Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 824 902 957
Rank change year-on-year +78 +55 +14
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 286 274 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 204 204 220
UK median annual salary £46,000 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.46% +21.54% -15.58%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% +40.00% -34.21%

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 63,239 70,026 69,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 40.63% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 48,509 53,882 56,669
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Fat Client in the UK

Fat Client
Top 14 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 15 January 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 +64 276 £47,500 +20.25% 15
UK excluding London +56 171 £38,000 +8.57% 13
London +36 106 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North of England +33 49 £35,000 -11.95% 2
East of England +29 34 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North West +32 33 £29,500 -18.06% 2
South West +23 33 £35,000 +52.17% 1
South East +2 29 £28,000 - 4
Midlands +53 24 £46,250 +20.13% 3
Yorkshire +26 15 £47,500 +18.75%
East Midlands +18 13 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands +44 11 £50,000 +29.87% 1
Wales +2 2 £40,500 +1.25% 1
North East +5 1 £23,000 -9.80%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 286 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 263 (91.96%) Windows
3 161 (56.29%) Active Directory
4 158 (55.24%) Microsoft
5 126 (44.06%) ITIL
6 114 (39.86%) Citrix
7 106 (37.06%) Windows Server
8 104 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
9 102 (35.66%) Windows 7
9 102 (35.66%) Office 365
10 96 (33.57%) SCCM
11 89 (31.12%) Windows 10
12 88 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
13 79 (27.62%) Finance
14 70 (24.48%) PowerShell
14 70 (24.48%) VMware
15 66 (23.08%) XenApp
16 62 (21.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 61 (21.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 57 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (19.23%) Intel
20 50 (17.48%) Apple
21 48 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 47 (16.43%) XenDesktop
23 46 (16.08%) Application Packaging
24 41 (14.34%) SQL Server
25 39 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
26 38 (13.29%) Service Delivery
26 38 (13.29%) DNS
27 37 (12.94%) Reuters

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 34 (11.89%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.39%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.50%) IIS
4 9 (3.15%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.05%) Apache
7 3 (1.05%) JBoss
7 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.35%) Moodle
Applications
1 104 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (10.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.50%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.05%) Lawson
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.70%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.70%) Academy Housing
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.70%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (0.70%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.70%) OPENHousing
3 2 (0.70%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 102 (35.66%) Office 365
2 62 (21.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.15%) IaaS
4 9 (3.15%) SaaS
5 6 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.29%) DNS
2 37 (12.94%) MPLS
3 35 (12.24%) DHCP
3 35 (12.24%) Firewall
4 26 (9.09%) IP Telephony
5 25 (8.74%) Network Security
6 24 (8.39%) LAN
7 23 (8.04%) WAN
8 20 (6.99%) SAN
8 20 (6.99%) TCP/IP
9 16 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (5.24%) NetScaler
10 15 (5.24%) VLAN
11 13 (4.55%) VSAN
12 11 (3.85%) Wireless
13 10 (3.50%) SSL
14 7 (2.45%) Broadband
14 7 (2.45%) Internet
14 7 (2.45%) VPN
15 6 (2.10%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.05%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (8.04%) WinDbg
2 14 (4.90%) MSI
General
1 79 (27.62%) Finance
2 14 (4.90%) Banking
2 14 (4.90%) Investment Banking
3 13 (4.55%) Retail
4 12 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.45%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.45%) Automotive
6 4 (1.40%) Legal
7 3 (1.05%) Back Office
7 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Front Office
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (29.37%) Desktop Support
2 76 (26.57%) Support Engineer
3 72 (25.17%) IT Support
4 65 (22.73%) IT Engineer
5 58 (20.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 55 (19.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 55 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 48 (16.78%) Field Engineer
8 47 (16.43%) Analyst
9 43 (15.03%) Field Support Engineer
10 40 (13.99%) Support Analyst
11 38 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
12 26 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 26 (9.09%) Project Manager
13 25 (8.74%) Citrix Engineer
14 23 (8.04%) Desktop Analyst
14 23 (8.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 23 (8.04%) Windows Support Analyst
15 16 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.59%) Software Packaging
2 10 (3.50%) Web Services
3 4 (1.40%) .NET
3 4 (1.40%) Ajax
3 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.40%) DHTML
3 4 (1.40%) HTML
3 4 (1.40%) SOAP
3 4 (1.40%) XML
4 3 (1.05%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.05%) LDAP
4 3 (1.05%) Middleware
4 3 (1.05%) Node.js
4 3 (1.05%) SAML
5 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 286 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 25 (8.74%) Handset
3 23 (8.04%) Blackberry
4 16 (5.59%) Clustering
5 12 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.85%) Smartphone
7 10 (3.50%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.10%) HP StoreVirtual
9 6 (2.10%) iPhone
9 6 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.40%) Fintech
10 4 (1.40%) PDA
10 4 (1.40%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) Equities
11 2 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 263 (91.96%) Windows
2 106 (37.06%) Windows Server
3 102 (35.66%) Windows 7
4 89 (31.12%) Windows 10
5 48 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (11.54%) Android
8 19 (6.64%) Mac OS
9 16 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.85%) Linux
11 7 (2.45%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.10%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.75%) Unix
13 5 (1.75%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (44.06%) ITIL
2 88 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (21.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (16.08%) Application Packaging
5 38 (13.29%) Service Delivery
6 31 (10.84%) Migration
7 28 (9.79%) PRINCE2
8 27 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (9.09%) Email Migration
10 22 (7.69%) Asset Management
11 21 (7.34%) Patch Management
12 20 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (6.29%) Service Management
14 16 (5.59%) Line Management
14 16 (5.59%) Task Automation
15 13 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
15 13 (4.55%) Data Protection
16 11 (3.85%) Capacity Management
16 11 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.48%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.74%) SQL
3 23 (8.04%) VBScript
4 15 (5.24%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.15%) Python
6 6 (2.10%) C#
6 6 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.10%) Korn
6 6 (2.10%) Perl
6 6 (2.10%) Ruby
7 5 (1.75%) Java
8 2 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.64%) Citrix Certification
3 12 (4.20%) MCSE
4 11 (3.85%) CCA
4 11 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.15%) Degree
5 9 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.10%) CCAA
7 6 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.10%) MCITP
7 6 (2.10%) VCAP
8 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.40%) CCNA
10 3 (1.05%) ACSP
10 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.89%) SLA
2 13 (4.55%) GDPR
3 5 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (56.29%) Active Directory
2 66 (23.08%) XenApp
3 57 (19.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (16.43%) XenDesktop
5 29 (10.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (9.44%) Hyper-V
7 15 (5.24%) vSphere
8 12 (4.20%) VMware NSX
9 11 (3.85%) Terminal Services
9 11 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.45%) BitLocker
12 6 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (2.10%) XenServer
13 3 (1.05%) Docker
13 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 96 (33.57%) SCCM
2 23 (8.04%) Perfmon
3 12 (4.20%) SCOM
4 8 (2.80%) XenMobile
5 7 (2.45%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.10%) PowerCLI
7 5 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.05%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) WSUS
9 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
10 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 158 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 114 (39.86%) Citrix
3 70 (24.48%) VMware
4 55 (19.23%) Intel
5 50 (17.48%) Apple
6 37 (12.94%) Bloomberg
6 37 (12.94%) Reuters
7 29 (10.14%) Cisco
8 26 (9.09%) HP
9 20 (6.99%) Dell
10 19 (6.64%) Ivanti
11 16 (5.59%) McAfee
12 14 (4.90%) FactSet
13 13 (4.55%) Wyse
14 10 (3.50%) Oracle
14 10 (3.50%) Veeam
15 7 (2.45%) CheckPoint
15 7 (2.45%) Kaspersky
15 7 (2.45%) NetApp
15 7 (2.45%) SonicWALL