Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 921 854 977
Rank change year-on-year -67 +123 +38
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 142 308 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.48% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 114 217 179
UK median annual salary £37,500 £46,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.48% +16.46% +5.33%
10th Percentile £26,625 £25,550 £21,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £66,250 £60,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +22.58% +10.71%

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 52,967 63,679 71,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.99% 39.60% 40.02%
Number of salaries quoted 40,178 48,859 53,415
UK median annual salary £52,725 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.43% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -65 140 £37,500 -20.63% 40
UK excluding London -44 74 £37,500 -1.32% 33
London +40 66 £42,500 -15.00% 9
East of England +53 16 £37,500 -37.50% 4
South West -5 16 £28,000 - 8
North of England +9 15 £35,000 +4.48% 8
Midlands +5 15 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East Midlands +18 14 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South East +1 12 £29,875 +24.48% 10
North West +26 10 £35,000 +26.13% 3
Yorkshire +15 5 £35,000 -26.32% 5
West Midlands +7 1 £49,500 -1.00%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 109 (76.76%) Windows
3 98 (69.01%) Microsoft
4 91 (64.08%) Active Directory
5 86 (60.56%) ITIL
6 72 (50.70%) Citrix
7 58 (40.85%) Windows Server
8 56 (39.44%) VMware
9 48 (33.80%) SCCM
10 46 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (28.17%) Windows 7
12 35 (24.65%) Windows 10
13 34 (23.94%) LAN
13 34 (23.94%) WAN
14 33 (23.24%) Finance
14 33 (23.24%) Office 365
15 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
16 31 (21.83%) XenApp
17 28 (19.72%) SharePoint
17 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 26 (18.31%) DHCP
19 25 (17.61%) SAN
19 25 (17.61%) Management Information System
19 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (16.90%) PowerShell
21 23 (16.20%) Service Management
21 23 (16.20%) Service Delivery
21 23 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
21 23 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
22 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange

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 28 (19.72%) SharePoint
2 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange
3 19 (13.38%) Skype for Business
4 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.24%) Office 365
2 22 (15.49%) Azure
3 5 (3.52%) AWS
3 5 (3.52%) GCP
4 4 (2.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.11%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.41%) IaaS
6 2 (1.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) LAN
1 34 (23.94%) WAN
2 26 (18.31%) DHCP
3 25 (17.61%) SAN
4 20 (14.08%) Firewall
5 19 (13.38%) Wireless
6 16 (11.27%) DNS
7 13 (9.15%) NAS
8 12 (8.45%) VoIP
9 8 (5.63%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.63%) Unified Communications
10 7 (4.93%) Skype
11 6 (4.23%) NetScaler
12 5 (3.52%) IP Telephony
12 5 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (3.52%) VPN
13 4 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (2.82%) Internet
14 3 (2.11%) Network Security
15 2 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.23%) WinDbg
2 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.11%) JIRA
3 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.41%) GitLab
3 2 (1.41%) MSI
3 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.70%) AppScan
4 1 (0.70%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.70%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 14 (9.86%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.86%) Public Sector
3 11 (7.75%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.93%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Law
6 3 (2.11%) Legal
7 2 (1.41%) Automotive
7 2 (1.41%) Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.54%) Analyst
2 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) Administrator
4 14 (9.86%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.86%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (9.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.04%) IT Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.34%) IT Analyst
8 9 (6.34%) Server Administrator
8 9 (6.34%) Virtualisation Administrator
8 9 (6.34%) Windows Administrator
8 9 (6.34%) Windows Server Administrator
8 9 (6.34%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) .NET
1 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 142 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 25 (17.61%) Management Information System
3 16 (11.27%) Blackberry
4 12 (8.45%) Handset
5 11 (7.75%) Data Centre
6 9 (6.34%) Driving Licence
7 8 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (4.93%) Replication
9 5 (3.52%) CMDB
10 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.82%) PKI
10 4 (2.82%) Public Cloud
11 3 (2.11%) Clustering
12 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.41%) NHS
12 2 (1.41%) Robotics
12 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (76.76%) Windows
2 58 (40.85%) Windows Server
3 40 (28.17%) Windows 7
4 35 (24.65%) Windows 10
5 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (11.27%) Android
6 16 (11.27%) Linux
7 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.52%) Unix
9 4 (2.82%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (60.56%) ITIL
2 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (16.20%) Service Delivery
3 23 (16.20%) Service Management
4 22 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (11.97%) High Availability
6 15 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (10.56%) Migration
7 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
8 13 (9.15%) Application Packaging
9 12 (8.45%) Project Management
10 11 (7.75%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.34%) IT Strategy
11 9 (6.34%) Presales
12 8 (5.63%) Change Control
12 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (5.63%) PRINCE2
13 7 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (4.93%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.75%) SQL
2 11 (7.75%) VBScript
3 3 (2.11%) Python
4 2 (1.41%) C
4 2 (1.41%) C++
4 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.70%) C#
5 1 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.34%) Degree
3 9 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.23%) APMP
4 6 (4.23%) HNC
4 6 (4.23%) HND
4 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.82%) MCSE
6 3 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.41%) CCDP
7 2 (1.41%) CCNA
7 2 (1.41%) CCNP
7 2 (1.41%) MCP
7 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.70%) MCSA
8 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.86%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (64.08%) Active Directory
2 46 (32.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (21.83%) XenApp
4 21 (14.79%) XenDesktop
5 19 (13.38%) Hyper-V
6 12 (8.45%) Terminal Services
7 6 (4.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.52%) DFS Replication
8 5 (3.52%) Terminal Server
8 5 (3.52%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (3.52%) vSphere
9 4 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.41%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (33.80%) SCCM
2 8 (5.63%) WSUS
3 6 (4.23%) Nagios
3 6 (4.23%) Perfmon
4 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.11%) Ansible
5 3 (2.11%) Terraform
6 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) SCOM
7 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.70%) Nessus
7 1 (0.70%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.70%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 98 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 72 (50.70%) Citrix
3 56 (39.44%) VMware
4 18 (12.68%) Wyse
5 15 (10.56%) Apple
5 15 (10.56%) Cisco
6 13 (9.15%) Bloomberg
6 13 (9.15%) Reuters
7 12 (8.45%) HP
8 7 (4.93%) NetApp
9 6 (4.23%) AppDynamics
9 6 (4.23%) Mitel
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle
9 6 (4.23%) Splunk
10 5 (3.52%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.52%) Dell
10 5 (3.52%) Google
11 2 (1.41%) Sophos
12 1 (0.70%) 3Com
12 1 (0.70%) IBM