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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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1136 854 833
Rank change year-on-year -282 -21 +60
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 68 61 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.067% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 63 56 57
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £28,020
25th Percentile £25,375 £27,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.80% -15.26% +35.71%
75th Percentile £60,000 £47,813 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £68,125 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11% +31.91%

Fat Client is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,805 34,760 33,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.34% 38.25% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32,696 23,500 26,657
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +5.56%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -272 66 £55,000 +36.65% 13
UK excluding London -163 48 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Work from Home -274 20 £34,500 -16.36% 4
London -270 19 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Midlands -72 13 £25,000 -23.08%
North of England -90 13 £55,000 +37.50% 4
East Midlands -32 12 £25,000 -23.08%
South East -98 12 £50,000 +16.28% 2
Yorkshire -41 10 £55,000 +12.82% 1
East of England -87 5 £26,500 -3.64% 1
South West -32 4 £58,750 -9.62% 1
North West -80 3 £55,000 +150.00% 3
West Midlands -65 1 £22,000 -6.38%
Scotland - 1 £25,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 68 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 48 (70.59%) Windows
3 45 (66.18%) Active Directory
4 44 (64.71%) Microsoft 365
5 42 (61.76%) Citrix
6 36 (52.94%) Cisco
7 35 (51.47%) Windows 10
8 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
9 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
10 29 (42.65%) Social Skills
11 25 (36.76%) WAN
11 25 (36.76%) Windows 7
12 24 (35.29%) Windows Server
12 24 (35.29%) LAN
12 24 (35.29%) ITIL
13 22 (32.35%) Firewall
14 20 (29.41%) WLAN
15 19 (27.94%) XenApp
15 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (26.47%) Azure
16 18 (26.47%) HP
16 18 (26.47%) VPN
17 17 (25.00%) Degree
18 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
18 16 (23.53%) VMware
19 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
19 14 (20.59%) Finance
19 14 (20.59%) Logistics
20 13 (19.12%) VoIP

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 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.29%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.35%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (64.71%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (26.47%) Azure
3 9 (13.24%) IaaS
4 8 (11.76%) PaaS
5 7 (10.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (8.82%) Nutanix
7 3 (4.41%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) WAN
2 24 (35.29%) LAN
3 22 (32.35%) Firewall
4 20 (29.41%) WLAN
5 18 (26.47%) VPN
6 13 (19.12%) VoIP
7 12 (17.65%) SAN
7 12 (17.65%) Wireless
8 10 (14.71%) DNS
9 9 (13.24%) DHCP
9 9 (13.24%) VLAN
10 8 (11.76%) IPsec
10 8 (11.76%) SSL
11 7 (10.29%) NAS
11 7 (10.29%) NetScaler
12 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
13 4 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (5.88%) SD-WAN
13 4 (5.88%) Softphone
14 2 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 29 (42.65%) Social Skills
2 14 (20.59%) Finance
3 10 (14.71%) Retail
4 8 (11.76%) Automotive
4 8 (11.76%) Publishing
5 7 (10.29%) Banking
5 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
5 7 (10.29%) Presentation Skills
5 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.41%) Legal
8 2 (2.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (2.94%) Marketing
9 1 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.47%) Law
9 1 (1.47%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Desktop Support
2 22 (32.35%) Analyst
2 22 (32.35%) IT Support
3 21 (30.88%) Support Analyst
4 19 (27.94%) IT Analyst
4 19 (27.94%) IT Support Analyst
4 19 (27.94%) Support Engineer
5 12 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 11 (16.18%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (16.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 8 (11.76%) Network Engineer
9 7 (10.29%) IT Manager
10 6 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (7.35%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) CSS
1 1 (1.47%) HTML
1 1 (1.47%) Java SE
1 1 (1.47%) React
1 1 (1.47%) React Native
1 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 68 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.76%) FMCG
4 7 (10.29%) Blackberry
5 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (5.88%) Handset
6 3 (4.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.94%) User Experience
8 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (1.47%) NHS
8 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (70.59%) Windows
2 35 (51.47%) Windows 10
3 25 (36.76%) Windows 7
4 24 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (13.24%) Mac OS
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (2.94%) Android
9 2 (2.94%) Linux
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Logistics
2 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
3 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (17.65%) Change Management
5 11 (16.18%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.24%) Application Packaging
6 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.76%) Decision-Making
7 8 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (11.76%) Web Filtering
8 7 (10.29%) Inventory Control
8 7 (10.29%) Inventory Management
8 7 (10.29%) ITSM
9 6 (8.82%) Network Management
9 6 (8.82%) Task Automation
10 5 (7.35%) Contract Negotiation
10 5 (7.35%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) Java
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.88%) MCP
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) APMP
4 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) ECDL
6 1 (1.47%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (66.18%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.94%) XenApp
3 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (8.82%) vSphere
6 4 (5.88%) Firmware
7 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.41%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.94%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.94%) MetaFrame
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCOM
2 2 (2.94%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.47%) Sysprep
3 1 (1.47%) Terraform
3 1 (1.47%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Citrix
2 36 (52.94%) Cisco
3 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.47%) HP
5 16 (23.53%) VMware
6 8 (11.76%) Veeam
7 7 (10.29%) Bloomberg
7 7 (10.29%) Fidessa
7 7 (10.29%) Lotus
8 6 (8.82%) Oracle
9 3 (4.41%) Dell
10 2 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.94%) F5
10 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (2.94%) Symantec
10 2 (2.94%) Wyse
11 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.47%) Snow