Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 703 779 824
Rank change year-on-year +76 +45 -29
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 399 403 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 1.66% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 325 286 307
UK median annual salary £31,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.46% -4.29% +13.91%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% -14.29% +16.67%

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 21,291 24,311 27,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 14.86% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,347 19,238 22,533
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,925 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Remote Desktop.

Salary trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 14 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 21 October 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 +86 373 £31,000 -10.14% 124
UK excluding London +86 278 £27,500 -8.33% 110
London +41 104 £32,500 -22.62% 24
Midlands +43 68 £39,535 -1.16% 17
North of England +15 68 £31,250 +15.74% 27
South West +49 61 £27,000 -1.82% 15
South East +22 53 £25,500 -10.53% 33
West Midlands +33 35 £44,000 +10.00% 11
Yorkshire +4 34 £31,250 +11.61% 10
East Midlands +42 33 £35,000 +16.67% 6
North West +33 27 £35,000 +40.00% 15
East of England +41 17 £27,000 -28.00% 8
Wales +14 11 £32,500 +32.65% 6
North East - 7 £24,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 331 (82.96%) Windows
2 255 (63.91%) Active Directory
3 243 (60.90%) Microsoft
4 195 (48.87%) Windows Server
5 182 (45.61%) Office 365
6 172 (43.11%) Windows 10
7 133 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 124 (31.08%) Microsoft Office
9 114 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 114 (28.57%) VMware
10 111 (27.82%) DNS
11 103 (25.81%) Citrix
12 96 (24.06%) Windows 7
13 86 (21.55%) ITIL
14 83 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 81 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (20.05%) SQL Server
16 80 (20.05%) VPN
17 78 (19.55%) DHCP
18 77 (19.30%) Hyper-V
19 76 (19.05%) WAN
20 75 (18.80%) TCP/IP
20 75 (18.80%) Azure
21 74 (18.55%) Firewall
22 73 (18.30%) SQL
23 70 (17.54%) LAN
24 63 (15.79%) SCCM
25 60 (15.04%) PowerShell
26 57 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
26 57 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 114 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 46 (11.53%) Skype for Business
3 44 (11.03%) IIS
4 35 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (6.02%) SharePoint
7 19 (4.76%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.26%) SAS
9 7 (1.75%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.25%) Confluence
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 124 (31.08%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (7.52%) MS Visio
4 17 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (3.01%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.26%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.50%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.25%) ContrOCC
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 182 (45.61%) Office 365
2 75 (18.80%) Azure
3 32 (8.02%) AWS
4 27 (6.77%) SaaS
5 23 (5.76%) IaaS
6 9 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (2.26%) PaaS
7 6 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.75%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 3 (0.75%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.75%) Serverless
10 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.50%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.25%) GCP
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 111 (27.82%) DNS
2 80 (20.05%) VPN
3 78 (19.55%) DHCP
4 76 (19.05%) WAN
5 75 (18.80%) TCP/IP
6 74 (18.55%) Firewall
7 70 (17.54%) LAN
8 48 (12.03%) Skype
9 30 (7.52%) Wireless
10 25 (6.27%) SAN
11 21 (5.26%) VoIP
12 16 (4.01%) MPLS
12 16 (4.01%) NetScaler
13 15 (3.76%) WebEx
14 14 (3.51%) Internet
14 14 (3.51%) PBX
15 13 (3.26%) Broadband
15 13 (3.26%) IPsec
16 12 (3.01%) NGN
16 12 (3.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.25%) MS Access
9 1 (0.25%) MySQL
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.00%) JIRA
1 4 (1.00%) MSI
2 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (10.53%) Finance
2 39 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.01%) Law
4 14 (3.51%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.26%) Legal
6 12 (3.01%) Publishing
7 9 (2.26%) Retail
8 8 (2.01%) Banking
9 6 (1.50%) Marketing
10 4 (1.00%) French Language
11 3 (0.75%) Games
11 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.75%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 104 (26.07%) Support Engineer
2 73 (18.30%) IT Support
3 68 (17.04%) Analyst
4 54 (13.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (12.03%) Technical Support
6 42 (10.53%) Support Analyst
7 37 (9.27%) Consultant
7 37 (9.27%) Desktop Support
7 37 (9.27%) IT Engineer
8 35 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (7.52%) IT Support Engineer
10 28 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (5.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 23 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.26%) IT Analyst
13 20 (5.01%) IT Support Analyst
14 19 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
15 18 (4.51%) Field Engineer
16 17 (4.26%) Service Analyst
17 16 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.76%) HTML
2 14 (3.51%) JSON
3 13 (3.26%) .NET
4 12 (3.01%) CSS
5 8 (2.01%) Web Services
6 3 (0.75%) LDAP
6 3 (0.75%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.02%) Driving Licence
3 21 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.01%) Blackberry
4 20 (5.01%) Smartphone
5 16 (4.01%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.76%) iPhone
7 13 (3.26%) CMDB
8 12 (3.01%) PDA
9 10 (2.51%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.26%) Clustering
10 9 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (2.01%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.75%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.50%) iPad
13 6 (1.50%) User Experience
14 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
14 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
15 4 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
15 4 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 331 (82.96%) Windows
2 195 (48.87%) Windows Server
3 172 (43.11%) Windows 10
4 133 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (24.06%) Windows 7
6 83 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (8.52%) Linux
9 31 (7.77%) Windows 8
10 27 (6.77%) Apple iOS
11 20 (5.01%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.76%) Mac OS
13 14 (3.51%) Windows Vista
14 12 (3.01%) Android
14 12 (3.01%) Windows 2000
15 8 (2.01%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.75%) Unix
17 3 (0.75%) CentOS
17 3 (0.75%) Debian
17 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.55%) ITIL
2 57 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (12.78%) Change Management
5 36 (9.02%) Asset Management
6 29 (7.27%) Antivirus Management
7 28 (7.02%) Patch Management
8 27 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (5.76%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.51%) Service Delivery
12 21 (5.26%) Migration
12 21 (5.26%) Time Management
13 20 (5.01%) Preventative Maintenance
14 19 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
14 19 (4.76%) Service Management
15 18 (4.51%) Project Delivery
16 17 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (4.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.30%) SQL
2 60 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.01%) C#
4 11 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.76%) PHP
4 11 (2.76%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.76%) VB
5 9 (2.26%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.25%) Python
8 3 (0.75%) C
8 3 (0.75%) Perl
8 3 (0.75%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) R
10 1 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.02%) MCSE
3 20 (5.01%) Degree
4 19 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.01%) CCNA
5 16 (4.01%) CCNP
5 16 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.51%) MCP
7 13 (3.26%) A+ Certification
7 13 (3.26%) MCSA
8 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.00%) MCITP
11 3 (0.75%) CCA
11 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.03%) SLA
2 9 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.50%) NCSC
5 2 (0.50%) NIST
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.50%) RMADS
6 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.25%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 255 (63.91%) Active Directory
2 81 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (19.30%) Hyper-V
4 50 (12.53%) XenApp
5 23 (5.76%) Terminal Services
6 19 (4.76%) vSphere
7 17 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (4.01%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.26%) DFS Replication
9 9 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.50%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.00%) Docker
12 4 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.75%) KVM
13 3 (0.75%) NFS
13 3 (0.75%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (15.79%) SCCM
2 53 (13.28%) WSUS
3 22 (5.51%) Backup Exec
4 13 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.01%) Nessus
6 10 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.50%) PaperCut
7 6 (1.50%) SCOM
8 5 (1.25%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.00%) Nagios
10 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.75%) Puppet
10 3 (0.75%) Terraform
10 3 (0.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 243 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 114 (28.57%) VMware
3 103 (25.81%) Citrix
4 53 (13.28%) Cisco
5 26 (6.52%) HP
6 25 (6.27%) Veeam
7 24 (6.02%) Apple
8 21 (5.26%) Mitel
9 19 (4.76%) Lotus
10 18 (4.51%) Dell
11 17 (4.26%) McAfee
12 16 (4.01%) Symantec
13 15 (3.76%) Adobe
13 15 (3.76%) iManage
14 14 (3.51%) Sage
15 12 (3.01%) Siemens
16 11 (2.76%) Sophos
17 10 (2.51%) Juniper
17 10 (2.51%) Meraki
18 9 (2.26%) IronPort