Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 888 921 966
Rank change year-on-year +33 +45 +34
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 187 266 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 156 193 207
UK median annual salary £37,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,813 £23,000 £19,800
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% -13.33% +15.38%

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 54,909 65,980 71,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.40% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,191 50,506 53,322
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fat Client.

Salary trend for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Fat Client over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 12 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 19 September 2019. 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 +33 184 £35,750 -15.88% 40
UK excluding London +1 108 £34,000 +4.62% 36
London +63 76 £42,500 -15.00% 7
North of England +7 30 £31,250 +11.61% 9
South East +30 29 £33,050 +37.71% 11
Midlands +38 27 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West +33 21 £32,500 +23.81% 4
East Midlands +24 21 £37,500 +15.38% 2
East of England +64 11 £42,500 +10.39% 8
South West -11 11 £28,000 - 2
Yorkshire +10 9 £30,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +16 6 £49,500 -1.00% 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 136 (72.73%) Windows
3 129 (68.98%) Active Directory
4 116 (62.03%) Microsoft
5 104 (55.61%) ITIL
6 100 (53.48%) Citrix
7 77 (41.18%) Windows Server
8 63 (33.69%) Windows 10
8 63 (33.69%) VMware
9 58 (31.02%) Windows 7
10 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 55 (29.41%) SCCM
12 54 (28.88%) LAN
12 54 (28.88%) WAN
13 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Office
14 43 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (21.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 41 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 40 (21.39%) PowerShell
16 40 (21.39%) Office 365
17 35 (18.72%) DHCP
18 33 (17.65%) DNS
18 33 (17.65%) Finance
18 33 (17.65%) XenDesktop
19 32 (17.11%) XenApp
19 32 (17.11%) Firewall
19 32 (17.11%) SQL Server
20 31 (16.58%) SharePoint
20 31 (16.58%) SAN
20 31 (16.58%) Management Information System

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 31 (16.58%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.23%) Skype for Business
3 20 (10.70%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (5.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.14%) IIS
7 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.60%) Confluence
8 3 (1.60%) JBoss
8 3 (1.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 46 (24.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.39%) Office 365
2 29 (15.51%) Azure
3 10 (5.35%) AWS
4 6 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.21%) GCP
5 5 (2.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (2.67%) IaaS
6 4 (2.14%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.60%) PaaS
8 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.07%) Slack
9 1 (0.53%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (28.88%) LAN
1 54 (28.88%) WAN
2 35 (18.72%) DHCP
3 33 (17.65%) DNS
4 32 (17.11%) Firewall
5 31 (16.58%) SAN
6 29 (15.51%) Wireless
7 21 (11.23%) VoIP
8 15 (8.02%) NAS
9 12 (6.42%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.28%) IP Telephony
10 8 (4.28%) VPN
11 7 (3.74%) Internet
11 7 (3.74%) Unified Communications
12 6 (3.21%) Skype
13 5 (2.67%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (1.60%) BIG-IP
15 3 (1.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) Power BI
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.28%) MSI
2 5 (2.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.07%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.07%) JMeter
3 2 (1.07%) Selenium
4 1 (0.53%) AppScan
4 1 (0.53%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.53%) GCC
4 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.53%) GitLab
4 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (17.65%) Finance
2 20 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 15 (8.02%) Retail
4 14 (7.49%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.88%) Banking
6 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.67%) Housing Association
8 4 (2.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.60%) Law
10 2 (1.07%) Automotive
10 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (21.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (20.32%) Analyst
3 22 (11.76%) IT Support
4 17 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.95%) Administrator
5 13 (6.95%) IT Engineer
5 13 (6.95%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (6.95%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) Junior
8 10 (5.35%) Server Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.35%) Virtualisation Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Windows Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Windows Server Administrator
8 10 (5.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.07%) COM
2 2 (1.07%) Express
2 2 (1.07%) JSON
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 187 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 31 (16.58%) Management Information System
3 19 (10.16%) Data Centre
4 18 (9.63%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (8.56%) Clustering
6 12 (6.42%) Blackberry
7 10 (5.35%) Replication
8 9 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (4.81%) Driving Licence
9 7 (3.74%) PKI
10 6 (3.21%) CMDB
10 6 (3.21%) Handset
11 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (2.67%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.67%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.60%) NHS
12 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 136 (72.73%) Windows
2 77 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 63 (33.69%) Windows 10
4 58 (31.02%) Windows 7
5 41 (21.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (11.76%) Linux
8 15 (8.02%) Android
9 9 (4.81%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.81%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.28%) Unix
11 5 (2.67%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.14%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.14%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.07%) CentOS
14 2 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (55.61%) ITIL
2 43 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (21.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (16.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (16.04%) Service Management
5 28 (14.97%) Application Packaging
6 27 (14.44%) High Availability
7 24 (12.83%) Migration
8 21 (11.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (10.70%) Problem Management
9 20 (10.70%) Service Delivery
10 14 (7.49%) Infrastructure Management
11 13 (6.95%) Change Control
11 13 (6.95%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (6.42%) BCP
13 11 (5.88%) Project Management
14 10 (5.35%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 9 (4.81%) Business Continuity
15 9 (4.81%) Business Continuity Planning
15 9 (4.81%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.39%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.09%) SQL
3 6 (3.21%) VBScript
4 4 (2.14%) Java
4 4 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.14%) Python
5 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.07%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) C#
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) JCL
6 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.95%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.28%) Degree
5 6 (3.21%) HNC
5 6 (3.21%) HND
6 4 (2.14%) APMP
6 4 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.14%) MCP
6 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.60%) MCSE
8 2 (1.07%) CCDP
8 2 (1.07%) CCNA
8 2 (1.07%) CCNP
8 2 (1.07%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.07%) OSCP
8 2 (1.07%) SANS
8 2 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 129 (68.98%) Active Directory
2 56 (29.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (17.65%) XenDesktop
4 32 (17.11%) XenApp
5 28 (14.97%) Hyper-V
6 22 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (8.56%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.81%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (4.28%) DFS Replication
9 8 (4.28%) Terminal Server
10 6 (3.21%) Docker
11 5 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.67%) vSphere
12 4 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (1.60%) BitLocker
13 3 (1.60%) NLBS
13 3 (1.60%) Xen
14 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (29.41%) SCCM
2 14 (7.49%) WSUS
3 10 (5.35%) Terraform
4 8 (4.28%) Ansible
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (4.28%) SCOM
4 8 (4.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.21%) Nagios
5 6 (3.21%) Packer
6 5 (2.67%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.14%) Puppet
7 4 (2.14%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.07%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.53%) Nessus
9 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 116 (62.03%) Microsoft
2 100 (53.48%) Citrix
3 63 (33.69%) VMware
4 25 (13.37%) Cisco
5 18 (9.63%) HP
6 13 (6.95%) Wyse
7 11 (5.88%) Apple
7 11 (5.88%) NetApp
8 10 (5.35%) Dell
9 9 (4.81%) Veeam
10 6 (3.21%) 3PAR
10 6 (3.21%) Google
11 4 (2.14%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.14%) Mitel
11 4 (2.14%) Novell
11 4 (2.14%) Oracle
11 4 (2.14%) Splunk
12 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.60%) McAfee
12 3 (1.60%) Sophos