Period
to 26 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 637 674 777
Rank change year-on-year +37 +103 +8
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 177 347 372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 1.88% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 174 336 333
Median annual salary £39,250 £32,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.71% -7.86% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £21,250 £24,096
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £28,792 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.56% -17.74% -

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,789 18,470 22,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 15.00% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,699 14,797 18,084
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,200 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop.

Salary trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 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 +55 155 £36,000 +10.77% 38
UK excluding London +40 123 £35,000 +21.56% 36
North of England +39 43 £37,250 +26.27% 16
London +127 38 £42,500 +8.97% 4
South East +92 25 £30,000 -5.17% 4
South West +28 23 £32,500 +27.45% 2
Midlands +60 21 £35,000 -11.47% 10
Work from Home -94 19 £60,000 +71.43% 3
North West +39 18 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire +29 16 £29,000 +30.34% 4
West Midlands +52 15 £35,500 -21.11% 8
North East +6 9 £43,750 +82.29% 9
Wales +36 8 £35,000 +55.56%
East Midlands +31 6 £28,500 -27.91% 2
Scotland +24 5 £50,000 +42.86% 1
East of England +43 2 £42,500 +63.46% 2

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, IT jobs citing Remote Desktop 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 Remote Desktop.

1 137 (77.40%) Windows
2 125 (70.62%) Microsoft
3 121 (68.36%) Active Directory
4 112 (63.28%) Microsoft 365
5 106 (59.89%) VMware
6 98 (55.37%) Azure
7 92 (51.98%) Windows Server
8 81 (45.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 76 (42.94%) DNS
10 73 (41.24%) PowerShell
11 67 (37.85%) Hyper-V
12 65 (36.72%) Citrix
13 60 (33.90%) Firewall
14 47 (26.55%) DHCP
15 44 (24.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 43 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (21.47%) SQL
18 37 (20.90%) ITIL
18 37 (20.90%) Windows 10
19 34 (19.21%) VPN
20 33 (18.64%) vSphere
21 32 (18.08%) Disaster Recovery
22 30 (16.95%) Data Centre
23 29 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
23 29 (16.38%) SAN
23 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
24 28 (15.82%) Cisco
24 28 (15.82%) Dell
25 27 (15.25%) Migration
25 27 (15.25%) MS Exchange

Remote Desktop
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 27 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 15 (8.47%) IIS
4 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Endur
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 112 (63.28%) Microsoft 365
2 98 (55.37%) Azure
3 18 (10.17%) AWS
4 16 (9.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (9.04%) IaaS
5 15 (8.47%) OneDrive
6 11 (6.21%) PaaS
7 6 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (3.39%) Mimecast
8 5 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.26%) GCP
9 4 (2.26%) SaaS
10 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.69%) G Suite
10 3 (1.69%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.56%) Serverless
11 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 76 (42.94%) DNS
2 60 (33.90%) Firewall
3 47 (26.55%) DHCP
4 34 (19.21%) VPN
5 29 (16.38%) SAN
6 26 (14.69%) TCP/IP
7 21 (11.86%) WAN
8 20 (11.30%) SSL
9 19 (10.73%) VoIP
10 16 (9.04%) Wireless
11 14 (7.91%) LAN
11 14 (7.91%) VLAN
12 7 (3.95%) Internet
12 7 (3.95%) VSAN
13 6 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.39%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (3.39%) MPLS
13 6 (3.39%) Network Security
14 5 (2.82%) Skype
15 4 (2.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.69%) Power BI
4 2 (1.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Legal
3 8 (4.52%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.69%) Law
5 2 (1.13%) Local Government
5 2 (1.13%) Marketing
5 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.56%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Analyst
2 37 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (15.82%) Support Engineer
4 25 (14.12%) IT Engineer
5 24 (13.56%) Consultant
6 15 (8.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.34%) IT Support
8 10 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.65%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) IT Support Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Cloud Consultant
9 9 (5.08%) IT Consultant
9 9 (5.08%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Administrator
10 8 (4.52%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.52%) JSON
2 3 (1.69%) SAML
3 2 (1.13%) .NET
3 2 (1.13%) CGI
3 2 (1.13%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (11.30%) Clustering
4 18 (10.17%) Replication
5 11 (6.21%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.65%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.95%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.39%) Fat Client
8 6 (3.39%) PKI
8 6 (3.39%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.26%) AS400
10 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.13%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.13%) SCADA
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.56%) iPad
12 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 137 (77.40%) Windows
2 92 (51.98%) Windows Server
3 37 (20.90%) Windows 10
4 29 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (11.30%) Windows 7
6 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (7.34%) Linux
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (5.65%) Android
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.95%) Mac OS
11 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.82%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.26%) CentOS
13 4 (2.26%) VMS
14 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.56%) Debian
15 1 (0.56%) Unix
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (20.90%) ITIL
4 32 (18.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (15.25%) Migration
6 24 (13.56%) Service Delivery
7 20 (11.30%) Service Management
8 17 (9.60%) DevOps
8 17 (9.60%) Presales
9 16 (9.04%) Project Delivery
10 15 (8.47%) Problem Management
11 14 (7.91%) Business Continuity
11 14 (7.91%) Change Management
11 14 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (7.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 13 (7.34%) ITSM
12 13 (7.34%) Patch Management
13 11 (6.21%) Application Packaging
13 11 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (41.24%) PowerShell
2 38 (21.47%) SQL
3 8 (4.52%) VB
4 4 (2.26%) Python
5 2 (1.13%) C#
5 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.21%) MCSA
2 11 (6.21%) MCSE
2 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) Degree
3 9 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.69%) CEH
7 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.13%) CCNA
8 2 (1.13%) CCNP
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.56%) HND
9 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.60%) SLA
2 11 (6.21%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.13%) PMO
5 2 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 121 (68.36%) Active Directory
2 81 (45.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (37.85%) Hyper-V
4 33 (18.64%) vSphere
5 19 (10.73%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (8.47%) XenApp
8 14 (7.91%) XenDesktop
9 9 (5.08%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.26%) BitLocker
11 4 (2.26%) KVM
12 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.69%) NFS
13 2 (1.13%) Xen
14 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (8.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (7.91%) SCCM
4 6 (3.39%) PaperCut
5 5 (2.82%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.82%) WSUS
6 4 (2.26%) vRealize
7 3 (1.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.56%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.56%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.56%) Terraform
8 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 125 (70.62%) Microsoft
2 106 (59.89%) VMware
3 65 (36.72%) Citrix
4 28 (15.82%) Cisco
4 28 (15.82%) Dell
5 23 (12.99%) Veeam
6 15 (8.47%) HP
6 15 (8.47%) SonicWALL
7 9 (5.08%) Avaya
7 9 (5.08%) Sophos
8 8 (4.52%) Apple
9 7 (3.95%) Aderant
9 7 (3.95%) Zerto
10 6 (3.39%) Google
10 6 (3.39%) iManage
10 6 (3.39%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.82%) Mitel
12 4 (2.26%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.26%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.26%) Trayport