Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 691 754 816
Rank change year-on-year +63 +62 +38
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 426 476 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.79% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 323 331 346
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +27.27%

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 22,898 26,605 28,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 15.12% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17,254 21,060 23,110
UK median annual salary £45,262 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 15 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 15 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 15 July 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 +60 401 £34,000 -6.85% 116
UK excluding London +38 308 £32,500 -7.14% 107
London +43 100 £35,000 -30.00% 16
South East +54 86 £32,500 - 38
North of England +26 71 £31,250 +12.61% 20
South West +48 60 £27,500 +3.77% 9
Midlands +30 59 £35,000 -12.50% 21
Yorkshire +11 35 £44,000 +57.14% 6
East Midlands +20 32 £35,000 +16.67% 5
West Midlands +17 27 £45,000 -10.00% 16
East of England +63 25 £35,000 -3.45% 12
North West +16 24 £28,500 +3.64% 12
North East +26 12 £24,750 - 2
Wales +15 6 £24,000 -52.00% 4
Scotland +3 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 351 (82.39%) Windows
2 278 (65.26%) Microsoft
3 259 (60.80%) Active Directory
4 200 (46.95%) Windows Server
5 193 (45.31%) Office 365
6 145 (34.04%) VMware
7 144 (33.80%) Windows 10
8 143 (33.57%) ITIL
9 135 (31.69%) Microsoft Office
10 131 (30.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 119 (27.93%) Hyper-V
12 114 (26.76%) Citrix
13 104 (24.41%) DNS
14 102 (23.94%) PowerShell
15 97 (22.77%) Cisco
15 97 (22.77%) Problem-Solving
16 96 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 90 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 85 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
19 83 (19.48%) Windows 7
20 82 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 82 (19.25%) MS Exchange
21 78 (18.31%) HP
22 76 (17.84%) VPN
23 72 (16.90%) SQL
24 71 (16.67%) SQL Server
24 71 (16.67%) SCCM
25 70 (16.43%) DHCP
26 67 (15.73%) MCSE
27 66 (15.49%) 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 82 (19.25%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.09%) Skype for Business
3 37 (8.69%) IIS
4 25 (5.87%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.11%) SAS
9 3 (0.70%) Confluence
9 3 (0.70%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.47%) CMS
10 2 (0.47%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 135 (31.69%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (5.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (5.16%) MS Visio
5 13 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (2.58%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.47%) iWork
7 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.11%) Exchequer
3 6 (1.41%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 193 (45.31%) Office 365
2 85 (19.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (3.76%) IaaS
5 15 (3.52%) PaaS
5 15 (3.52%) SaaS
6 11 (2.58%) Azure Functions
6 11 (2.58%) Azure Machine Learning
6 11 (2.58%) Serverless
7 10 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.64%) OpenDNS
10 6 (1.41%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.17%) Mimecast
11 5 (1.17%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.47%) G Suite
13 1 (0.23%) Akamai
13 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 104 (24.41%) DNS
2 76 (17.84%) VPN
3 70 (16.43%) DHCP
4 65 (15.26%) LAN
5 64 (15.02%) Firewall
6 63 (14.79%) TCP/IP
7 55 (12.91%) WAN
8 44 (10.33%) Skype
9 39 (9.15%) IP Telephony
10 35 (8.22%) BIG-IP
11 31 (7.28%) SAN
12 28 (6.57%) Wireless
13 20 (4.69%) Internet
14 19 (4.46%) NetScaler
15 16 (3.76%) VoIP
16 15 (3.52%) iSCSI
16 15 (3.52%) WebEx
17 14 (3.29%) PBX
18 13 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (3.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (3.76%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.17%) JIRA
4 2 (0.47%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.23%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (8.22%) Electronics
2 28 (6.57%) Finance
3 17 (3.99%) Aerospace
3 17 (3.99%) Publishing
4 15 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.29%) Law
5 14 (3.29%) Legal
6 7 (1.64%) French Language
6 7 (1.64%) German Language
6 7 (1.64%) Italian Language
6 7 (1.64%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.41%) Local Government
7 6 (1.41%) Retail
8 3 (0.70%) Games
8 3 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 91 (21.36%) Support Engineer
2 77 (18.08%) Analyst
3 63 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (13.15%) IT Support
5 45 (10.56%) IT Engineer
6 44 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (10.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (7.75%) Consultant
9 32 (7.51%) Service Analyst
10 31 (7.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 31 (7.28%) Support Analyst
11 27 (6.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 26 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (5.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (5.87%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (5.87%) Technical Support
14 23 (5.40%) Desktop Support
15 22 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (3.99%) Field Engineer
17 16 (3.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.63%) JSON
2 18 (4.23%) .NET
3 12 (2.82%) SAML
4 11 (2.58%) CSS
4 11 (2.58%) HTML
5 10 (2.35%) Web Services
6 2 (0.47%) REST
6 2 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) COM
7 1 (0.23%) OAuth
7 1 (0.23%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
1 49 (11.50%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.98%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.23%) CMDB
5 17 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.82%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.82%) iPhone
6 12 (2.82%) Smartphone
7 9 (2.11%) iPad
7 9 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.64%) Clustering
8 7 (1.64%) PDA
9 6 (1.41%) CCTV
9 6 (1.41%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.41%) User Experience
10 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.94%) Handset
12 3 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 351 (82.39%) Windows
2 200 (46.95%) Windows Server
3 144 (33.80%) Windows 10
4 131 (30.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (19.48%) Windows 7
7 49 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (9.15%) Linux
9 32 (7.51%) Windows 8
10 25 (5.87%) Mac OS
11 17 (3.99%) Android
11 17 (3.99%) Windows XP
12 16 (3.76%) Apple iOS
13 13 (3.05%) Windows 2000
14 10 (2.35%) Unix
14 10 (2.35%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.41%) VMS
16 5 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X Server
18 2 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (33.57%) ITIL
2 97 (22.77%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (9.86%) Load Balancing
5 41 (9.62%) Change Management
6 38 (8.92%) Business Continuity
6 38 (8.92%) High Availability
7 30 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (7.04%) Mentoring
8 29 (6.81%) Asset Management
8 29 (6.81%) Service Delivery
9 28 (6.57%) Presales
10 27 (6.34%) Migration
11 25 (5.87%) Incident Management
12 24 (5.63%) ITSM
13 23 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (5.40%) Service Management
14 22 (5.16%) Patch Management
15 20 (4.69%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 102 (23.94%) PowerShell
2 72 (16.90%) SQL
3 16 (3.76%) Bash Shell
4 13 (3.05%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.58%) C#
5 11 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.58%) PHP
5 11 (2.58%) VB
6 9 (2.11%) Perl
7 7 (1.64%) Java
7 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.64%) VBA
8 5 (1.17%) C
9 4 (0.94%) Python
10 2 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (22.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (15.73%) MCSE
3 49 (11.50%) MCSA
4 41 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 40 (9.39%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.40%) Degree
7 20 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.29%) CCNA
8 14 (3.29%) MCP
9 12 (2.82%) CCNP
9 12 (2.82%) MCITP
10 11 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.17%) CCA
14 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.70%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (13.38%) SLA
2 46 (10.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (8.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 38 (8.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 35 (8.22%) PMO
5 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.94%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 259 (60.80%) Active Directory
2 119 (27.93%) Hyper-V
3 82 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (14.32%) XenApp
5 33 (7.75%) XenDesktop
6 25 (5.87%) vSphere
7 22 (5.16%) Terminal Services
8 16 (3.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.05%) Docker
10 9 (2.11%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.88%) NFS
12 6 (1.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.70%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.47%) Firmware
15 2 (0.47%) KVM
15 2 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (16.67%) SCCM
2 40 (9.39%) WSUS
3 35 (8.22%) SCVMM
4 22 (5.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (3.99%) Backup Exec
6 13 (3.05%) FortiGate
6 13 (3.05%) Nessus
7 11 (2.58%) HP Data Protector
7 11 (2.58%) Kubernetes
7 11 (2.58%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.58%) Puppet
7 11 (2.58%) Terraform
8 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.88%) SCOM
10 7 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (1.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 278 (65.26%) Microsoft
2 145 (34.04%) VMware
3 114 (26.76%) Citrix
4 97 (22.77%) Cisco
5 78 (18.31%) HP
6 53 (12.44%) Mitel
7 43 (10.09%) Veeam
8 37 (8.69%) Aruba
9 35 (8.22%) F5
10 21 (4.93%) Dell
11 20 (4.69%) Apple
12 16 (3.76%) Adobe
12 16 (3.76%) Ivanti
13 14 (3.29%) CheckPoint
13 14 (3.29%) McAfee
14 13 (3.05%) iManage
15 12 (2.82%) CommVault
15 12 (2.82%) Siemens
15 12 (2.82%) Sophos
16 11 (2.58%) arcserve