Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 955 639 941
Rank change year-on-year -316 +302 -57
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 83 45 157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56 37 126
10th Percentile £22,000 £30,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £29,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £40,938 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £53,125 " £58,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71% -6.67%

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 50,924 17,302 48,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.55% 35.19% 35.24%
Number of salaries quoted 30,591 14,296 37,003
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,486
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.53% +3.78%
75th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021. 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 -277 73 £35,000 -7.89% 15
UK excluding London -208 62 £30,000 -9.09% 15
London -242 21 £35,750 -31.90% 4
Midlands -113 20 £32,500 -
North of England -137 17 £32,750 -0.76% 3
East Midlands -65 14 £31,500 -3.08%
South West -72 14 £50,000 - 3
North West -96 10 £27,500 -16.67% 2
Wales - 10 £25,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 7 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands -99 6 £42,500 +1.93%
Work from Home -276 5 £25,000 -22.23% 3
East of England -102 2 £27,500 -14.46% 3
South East -174 1 £21,500 -47.56% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 83 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 59 (71.08%) Microsoft
3 58 (69.88%) Active Directory
4 56 (67.47%) Windows
5 33 (39.76%) ITIL
6 32 (38.55%) VMware
6 32 (38.55%) Microsoft 365
7 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
8 25 (30.12%) Citrix
8 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (27.71%) SCCM
10 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
10 23 (27.71%) Windows Server
11 20 (24.10%) Social Skills
12 19 (22.89%) LAN
13 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
13 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
14 17 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (19.28%) Firewall
15 16 (19.28%) WAN
16 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2016
17 14 (16.87%) Dell
18 13 (15.66%) VPN
18 13 (15.66%) Azure
18 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2019
19 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (14.46%) Advertising

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 12 (14.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) CMS
2 3 (3.61%) EPiServer
2 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.61%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 32 (38.55%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (15.66%) Azure
3 7 (8.43%) Slack
4 4 (4.82%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.61%) npm
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) LAN
2 16 (19.28%) Firewall
2 16 (19.28%) WAN
3 13 (15.66%) VPN
4 12 (14.46%) DHCP
5 11 (13.25%) DNS
5 11 (13.25%) VoIP
6 9 (10.84%) SAN
7 8 (9.64%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.23%) NAS
8 6 (7.23%) Wireless
8 6 (7.23%) WLAN
9 5 (6.02%) Internet
9 5 (6.02%) Skype
10 3 (3.61%) ADSL
10 3 (3.61%) FTP
10 3 (3.61%) MPLS
11 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) WinDbg
2 3 (3.61%) Babel
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) gulp
2 3 (3.61%) JIRA
2 3 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.61%) webpack
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (24.10%) Social Skills
2 12 (14.46%) Advertising
2 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (13.25%) Finance
4 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
5 6 (7.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 5 (6.02%) Law
7 4 (4.82%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (4.82%) Legal
8 3 (3.61%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.41%) Automotive
9 2 (2.41%) Back Office
9 2 (2.41%) Marketing
9 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
9 2 (2.41%) Publishing
9 2 (2.41%) Retail
10 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Analyst
2 22 (26.51%) Support Analyst
3 21 (25.30%) IT Support
4 17 (20.48%) Support Engineer
5 16 (19.28%) IT Analyst
5 16 (19.28%) IT Support Analyst
6 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (14.46%) Desktop Support
8 7 (8.43%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Administrator
10 5 (6.02%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) IT Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (4.82%) Architect
11 4 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) .NET
1 4 (4.82%) CSS
1 4 (4.82%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.61%) Ajax
2 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.61%) COM
2 3 (3.61%) CSS3
2 3 (3.61%) Jest
2 3 (3.61%) jQuery
2 3 (3.61%) LESS
2 3 (3.61%) OOCSS
2 3 (3.61%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (3.61%) React
2 3 (3.61%) Sass
2 3 (3.61%) SVG
2 3 (3.61%) Vue.js
2 3 (3.61%) XHR
3 1 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (10.84%) Handset
3 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.82%) PMI
5 3 (3.61%) Animation
5 3 (3.61%) FMCG
6 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.41%) Clustering
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (67.47%) Windows
2 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
3 23 (27.71%) Windows Server
4 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (14.46%) Linux
5 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (12.05%) Android
8 8 (9.64%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
5 9 (10.84%) Project Management
5 9 (10.84%) Security Patching
6 8 (9.64%) High Availability
7 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.23%) Change Management
8 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.82%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.82%) DevOps
9 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.82%) ERP
9 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (4.82%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (4.82%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.05%) VBScript
3 5 (6.02%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.82%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) Python
5 3 (3.61%) ES6
5 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) MCSE
3 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) MCP
4 5 (6.02%) MCSA
5 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.41%) EMC Certification
7 2 (2.41%) MCITP
7 2 (2.41%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCNA
8 1 (1.20%) CCNP
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 9 (10.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.61%) Accessibility
System Software
1 58 (69.88%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.23%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.41%) MetaFrame
6 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.20%) Firmware
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) SCCM
2 7 (8.43%) Perfmon
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.82%) Ansible
4 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 4 (4.82%) SCOM
4 4 (4.82%) vRealize
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) MOM
6 1 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (71.08%) Microsoft
2 32 (38.55%) VMware
3 25 (30.12%) Citrix
4 14 (16.87%) Dell
5 10 (12.05%) Apple
5 10 (12.05%) Cisco
6 9 (10.84%) Bloomberg
6 9 (10.84%) Reuters
7 8 (9.64%) Veeam
8 7 (8.43%) F5
8 7 (8.43%) WatchGuard
8 7 (8.43%) Wyse
9 4 (4.82%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) HP
10 3 (3.61%) Meraki
10 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
11 2 (2.41%) EMC
12 1 (1.20%) Altiris
12 1 (1.20%) Freshdesk