Period
to 5 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 789 910 955
Rank change year-on-year +121 +45 -21
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 58 202 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 38 175 198
Median annual salary £47,500 £34,114 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.24% -9.03% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,750 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,625 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £33,050 £33,000
% change year-on-year +36.16% +0.15% -12.00%

Fat Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,811 57,661 69,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 39.14% 39.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23,828 43,305 53,515
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fat Client.

Salary trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fat Client over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the UK over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +120 55 £48,750 +42.90% 8
UK excluding London +149 39 £45,000 +36.16% 7
London +103 19 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North of England +120 14 £40,000 +33.33% 3
South East +127 10 £42,500 +28.59% 2
North West +91 10 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Midlands +98 7 £50,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +56 7 £50,000 +33.33%
Work from Home +62 5 £45,000 -37.93% 1
East of England +88 3 - -
Yorkshire +111 2 £37,500 +25.00%
South West +108 2 £72,500 +130.16% 2
North East - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £45,000 -
Wales +23 1 £19,000 -54.22%

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT jobs citing Fat Client also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 58 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 44 (75.86%) Windows
3 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
4 28 (48.28%) VMware
5 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (39.66%) Office 365
6 22 (37.93%) ITIL
7 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
7 19 (32.76%) Azure
8 18 (31.03%) SCCM
8 18 (31.03%) Data Centre
8 18 (31.03%) Windows 10
8 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
10 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (25.86%) Firewall
11 15 (25.86%) Windows Server
12 14 (24.14%) LAN
12 14 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
13 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
14 12 (20.69%) Linux
14 12 (20.69%) Cisco
14 12 (20.69%) Citrix
15 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
15 11 (18.97%) WAN
15 11 (18.97%) Migration
15 11 (18.97%) Driving Licence
15 11 (18.97%) Hyper-V
15 11 (18.97%) Windows 7

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (39.66%) Office 365
2 19 (32.76%) Azure
3 10 (17.24%) AWS
4 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (5.17%) GCP
5 2 (3.45%) IaaS
5 2 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
2 14 (24.14%) LAN
3 11 (18.97%) WAN
4 10 (17.24%) DHCP
4 10 (17.24%) DNS
4 10 (17.24%) SAN
5 9 (15.52%) VoIP
6 8 (13.79%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.07%) VPN
7 7 (12.07%) Wireless
8 6 (10.34%) NAS
9 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
9 3 (5.17%) Network Security
9 3 (5.17%) SSL
9 3 (5.17%) tcpdump
9 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (3.45%) VSAN
11 1 (1.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Couchbase
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.34%) Public Sector
1 6 (10.34%) Retail
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Local Government
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Systems Support
5 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Team Leader
6 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Systems Support Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Field Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) IT Administrator
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 18 (31.03%) Data Centre
3 11 (18.97%) Driving Licence
4 8 (13.79%) PKI
5 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 5 (8.62%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
7 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.90%) Cloud Native
8 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (5.17%) Private Cloud
9 2 (3.45%) Replication
9 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (75.86%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) Windows 10
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server
4 12 (20.69%) Linux
5 11 (18.97%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.07%) Unix
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (8.62%) Android
9 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.45%) CentOS
11 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) ITIL
2 16 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (18.97%) Migration
5 9 (15.52%) DevOps
5 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (13.79%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (12.07%) Change Management
7 7 (12.07%) Network Design
7 7 (12.07%) Service Management
8 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (10.34%) Project Delivery
9 5 (8.62%) Antivirus Management
9 5 (8.62%) BCP
9 5 (8.62%) Performance Measurement
10 4 (6.90%) ITSM
10 4 (6.90%) Practice Management
10 4 (6.90%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) CCNA
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCA
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) MCDST
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) GDPR
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (18.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (13.79%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (12.07%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (8.62%) vSphere
7 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (6.90%) Terminal Server
7 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.17%) XenApp
8 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
9 2 (3.45%) VMware NSX
9 2 (3.45%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.72%) KVM
10 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) SCOM
3 4 (6.90%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (5.17%) WSUS
5 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.45%) Terraform
5 2 (3.45%) vRealize
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.72%) MobiControl
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Cisco
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) EMC
5 6 (10.34%) Capita
5 6 (10.34%) Dell
5 6 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) Samsung
6 5 (8.62%) Google
6 5 (8.62%) Sophos
7 4 (6.90%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.17%) Adobe
8 3 (5.17%) McAfee
8 3 (5.17%) Meraki
8 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.17%) Polycom
8 3 (5.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.45%) Wonderware
9 2 (3.45%) Wyse