Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 699 771
Rank change year-on-year +131 +72 +70
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 137 415 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 1.87% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 129 329 311
Median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,750 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +9.17% -4.76% -10.00%

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 7,789 22,167 25,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 15.68% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6,144 16,775 19,957
Median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 2020. 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 +126 123 £38,250 +21.43% 31
UK excluding London +162 100 £32,750 +9.17% 29
London +189 29 £45,000 +38.46% 2
South East +201 28 £28,000 +12.00% 6
North of England +130 27 £31,500 -10.00% 7
Midlands +92 24 £45,000 +13.82% 9
West Midlands +93 23 £45,000 - 7
North West +117 16 £33,500 -4.29% 6
Work from Home +66 16 £51,250 +13.89% 4
South West +87 10 £30,000 +11.11% 6
North East +23 6 £22,500 -6.25% 1
East of England +128 5 £52,500 +40.94% 1
Yorkshire +106 5 £29,000 -17.14%
Scotland +110 3 £42,500 -
Wales +33 3 £37,000 +13.85%
East Midlands +57 1 £34,000 -6.21% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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.

1 118 (86.13%) Windows
2 97 (70.80%) Microsoft
2 97 (70.80%) Active Directory
3 91 (66.42%) Windows Server
4 86 (62.77%) Office 365
5 69 (50.36%) VMware
6 60 (43.80%) DNS
7 59 (43.07%) Hyper-V
8 55 (40.15%) Azure
9 49 (35.77%) PowerShell
10 47 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (34.31%) DHCP
11 40 (29.20%) Data Centre
12 39 (28.47%) Firewall
13 37 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 33 (24.09%) Citrix
15 32 (23.36%) Windows Server 2016
16 31 (22.63%) TCP/IP
17 29 (21.17%) SQL
17 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
17 29 (21.17%) ITIL
18 28 (20.44%) MS Exchange
18 28 (20.44%) VPN
19 27 (19.71%) Cisco
19 27 (19.71%) Windows 10
20 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
21 24 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (17.52%) SAN
21 24 (17.52%) Windows 7
21 24 (17.52%) Azure Active Directory

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 28 (20.44%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.68%) IIS
3 14 (10.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.19%) CMS
6 2 (1.46%) Apache
6 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (62.77%) Office 365
2 55 (40.15%) Azure
3 24 (17.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (14.60%) IaaS
5 14 (10.22%) Mimecast
6 11 (8.03%) AWS
6 11 (8.03%) PaaS
7 9 (6.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 9 (6.57%) OneDrive
8 6 (4.38%) Power Platform
8 6 (4.38%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.46%) SaaS
10 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.73%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 60 (43.80%) DNS
2 47 (34.31%) DHCP
3 39 (28.47%) Firewall
4 31 (22.63%) TCP/IP
5 28 (20.44%) VPN
6 24 (17.52%) SAN
7 17 (12.41%) VLAN
8 16 (11.68%) VoIP
9 12 (8.76%) Internet
9 12 (8.76%) LAN
10 11 (8.03%) WAN
11 9 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (5.84%) Network Security
12 8 (5.84%) Wireless
13 6 (4.38%) NetScaler
14 5 (3.65%) DKIM
14 5 (3.65%) IPsec
15 4 (2.92%) ISDN
15 4 (2.92%) SSL
15 4 (2.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (5.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) JIRA
General
1 14 (10.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Marketing
3 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.38%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.92%) Back Office
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Law
7 2 (1.46%) Electronics
7 2 (1.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (24.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (24.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 26 (18.98%) Support Engineer
4 23 (16.79%) Analyst
5 18 (13.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (11.68%) IT Engineer
7 15 (10.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (9.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (8.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (8.76%) Consultant
10 11 (8.03%) Support Analyst
11 10 (7.30%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Azure Consultant
12 7 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
13 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (4.38%) IT Analyst
13 6 (4.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (4.38%) Office 365 Engineer
13 6 (4.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) JSON
2 3 (2.19%) XMPP
3 2 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (29.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (14.60%) Clustering
3 16 (11.68%) Fat Client
3 16 (11.68%) Thin Client
4 14 (10.22%) Replication
5 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.57%) PKI
7 8 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.19%) iPad
8 3 (2.19%) iPhone
9 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.46%) NHS
10 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.73%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.73%) LIMS
10 1 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (86.13%) Windows
2 91 (66.42%) Windows Server
3 32 (23.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 27 (19.71%) Windows 10
5 24 (17.52%) Windows 7
6 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.84%) Linux
9 6 (4.38%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.92%) Android
10 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.19%) Unix
12 2 (1.46%) CentOS
12 2 (1.46%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.73%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (21.17%) ITIL
3 23 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (13.87%) Change Management
5 17 (12.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 17 (12.41%) Service Delivery
6 16 (11.68%) Problem Management
7 14 (10.22%) DevOps
8 13 (9.49%) ITSM
8 13 (9.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 12 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (8.76%) Service Management
10 11 (8.03%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (8.03%) Patch Management
11 10 (7.30%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 9 (6.57%) Analytics
12 9 (6.57%) CRM
13 8 (5.84%) Change Control
13 8 (5.84%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.84%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.77%) PowerShell
2 29 (21.17%) SQL
3 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.46%) C
4 2 (1.46%) Python
4 2 (1.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (16.79%) MCSE
3 20 (14.60%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (10.95%) MCSA
6 11 (8.03%) Degree
7 9 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (5.84%) MCP
9 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.73%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.73%) CCNA
13 1 (0.73%) CCNP
13 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.73%) MCTS
13 1 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.92%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) PMO
3 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 97 (70.80%) Active Directory
2 59 (43.07%) Hyper-V
3 47 (34.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.49%) vSphere
5 12 (8.76%) XenApp
6 11 (8.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (8.03%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (8.03%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.11%) KVM
8 6 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (3.65%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.46%) vCloud
11 1 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.73%) Firmware
11 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.73%) Xen
11 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) SCCM
2 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (8.03%) SCOM
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (6.57%) WSUS
5 7 (5.11%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (5.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (3.65%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.92%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (2.19%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (2.19%) Nessus
9 2 (1.46%) Kibana
9 2 (1.46%) logstash
9 2 (1.46%) ServerView Suite
9 2 (1.46%) vRealize
10 1 (0.73%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 97 (70.80%) Microsoft
2 69 (50.36%) VMware
3 33 (24.09%) Citrix
4 27 (19.71%) Cisco
5 18 (13.14%) Sophos
6 17 (12.41%) Dell
7 16 (11.68%) Veeam
8 10 (7.30%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.11%) Draytek
9 7 (5.11%) HP
9 7 (5.11%) McAfee
9 7 (5.11%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.11%) Symantec
10 6 (4.38%) Adobe
10 6 (4.38%) Polycom
11 5 (3.65%) SonicWALL
12 4 (2.92%) IronPort
12 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.92%) SAP
13 3 (2.19%) Intapp