Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 795 794
Rank change year-on-year +34 -1 -43
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 396 426 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 1.55% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 292 335 367
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,150 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +7.14%

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 23,777 27,560 30,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.38% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18,615 22,329 25,214
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 +32 379 £35,000 +7.69% 52
UK excluding London +11 240 £32,500 - 44
London +50 150 £42,000 +21.74% 11
South East -9 72 £28,250 -24.67% 11
North of England +37 59 £28,000 +14.29% 10
Midlands +30 44 £40,000 +33.33% 6
East of England +40 35 £45,000 -25.00% 7
Yorkshire +40 30 £28,000 +25.84% 7
West Midlands +40 30 £50,000 +50.38% 3
North West +35 28 £25,000 -23.08% 3
South West -3 20 £32,500 +27.45% 7
East Midlands +24 14 £30,000 +3.45% 3
Scotland +12 9 - - 2
Wales +8 3 £24,500 +13.95% 1
North East -3 1 £22,500 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 (83.59%) Windows
2 284 (71.72%) Active Directory
3 283 (71.46%) Microsoft
4 180 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 167 (42.17%) VMware
6 162 (40.91%) Office 365
7 136 (34.34%) Citrix
8 134 (33.84%) MS Exchange
9 127 (32.07%) ITIL
10 126 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 124 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 124 (31.31%) Hyper-V
12 122 (30.81%) Microsoft Office
12 122 (30.81%) Windows 10
13 115 (29.04%) Firewall
14 109 (27.53%) DNS
15 101 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 100 (25.25%) Windows 7
17 93 (23.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 93 (23.48%) TCP/IP
18 81 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 78 (19.70%) Cisco
19 78 (19.70%) SAN
20 75 (18.94%) SQL
21 74 (18.69%) DHCP
22 73 (18.43%) VPN
23 72 (18.18%) WAN
24 71 (17.93%) SLA
25 70 (17.68%) LAN
26 66 (16.67%) SharePoint

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
1 134 (33.84%) MS Exchange
2 66 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 45 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (8.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (5.56%) IIS
7 14 (3.54%) Skype for Business
8 9 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.26%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.26%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.76%) Apache
11 3 (0.76%) Confluence
11 3 (0.76%) nginx
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 122 (30.81%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (7.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.01%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.76%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 162 (40.91%) Office 365
2 93 (23.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (5.05%) PaaS
6 14 (3.54%) SaaS
7 12 (3.03%) OneDrive
8 10 (2.53%) IaaS
9 8 (2.02%) G Suite
9 8 (2.02%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.26%) GitHub
11 5 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.76%) Akamai
13 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 115 (29.04%) Firewall
2 109 (27.53%) DNS
3 93 (23.48%) TCP/IP
4 78 (19.70%) SAN
5 74 (18.69%) DHCP
6 73 (18.43%) VPN
7 72 (18.18%) WAN
8 70 (17.68%) LAN
9 37 (9.34%) Wireless
10 32 (8.08%) VoIP
11 29 (7.32%) NAS
12 28 (7.07%) Internet
12 28 (7.07%) IPsec
13 25 (6.31%) Skype
13 25 (6.31%) VLAN
14 24 (6.06%) NetScaler
15 19 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (3.54%) SSL
17 11 (2.78%) DDNS
18 10 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.53%) MySQL
4 9 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.76%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.76%) JIRA
4 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.25%) git-flow
General
1 30 (7.58%) Finance
2 24 (6.06%) Retail
3 22 (5.56%) Law
4 11 (2.78%) Legal
5 7 (1.77%) French Language
5 7 (1.77%) Italian Language
5 7 (1.77%) Spanish Language
5 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.76%) Advertising
6 3 (0.76%) Greek Language
6 3 (0.76%) Marketing
6 3 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (0.51%) Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Billing
7 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 61 (15.40%) Analyst
3 52 (13.13%) IT Support
4 47 (11.87%) Consultant
5 39 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 34 (8.59%) Desktop Support
8 31 (7.83%) IT Engineer
9 30 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
9 30 (7.58%) Service Analyst
9 30 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
10 28 (7.07%) Architect
10 28 (7.07%) IT Analyst
11 24 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 24 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 24 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 23 (5.81%) Field Engineer
13 22 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 22 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
13 22 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.78%) .NET
2 9 (2.27%) Web Services
3 8 (2.02%) JSON
4 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET Core
4 6 (1.52%) XML
5 3 (0.76%) HTML
5 3 (0.76%) OAuth
5 3 (0.76%) OAuth2
5 3 (0.76%) OpenID
5 3 (0.76%) SAML
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.51%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.82%) Clustering
4 24 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (5.81%) Driving Licence
6 19 (4.80%) Fat Client
6 19 (4.80%) Thin Client
7 18 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (4.55%) User Experience
8 16 (4.04%) Blackberry
8 16 (4.04%) HP StoreVirtual
9 15 (3.79%) Public Cloud
10 14 (3.54%) iPhone
11 13 (3.28%) Management Information System
12 10 (2.53%) BYOD
13 8 (2.02%) Fintech
13 8 (2.02%) Replication
13 8 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.77%) Client/Server
15 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 331 (83.59%) Windows
2 180 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 126 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (30.81%) Windows 10
5 101 (25.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (25.25%) Windows 7
7 58 (14.65%) Linux
8 42 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (6.82%) Windows 8
10 22 (5.56%) Mac OS
11 20 (5.05%) Android
11 20 (5.05%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.02%) Unix
13 6 (1.52%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.26%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.01%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (32.07%) ITIL
2 50 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (9.34%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (8.08%) ITSM
4 32 (8.08%) Migration
5 31 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
6 28 (7.07%) Service Management
7 27 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (6.82%) Presales
7 27 (6.82%) Project Management
8 24 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
9 23 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (5.81%) Mobile Device Management
10 22 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 21 (5.30%) Incident Management
12 20 (5.05%) Patch Management
12 20 (5.05%) PRINCE2
13 19 (4.80%) Computer Science
14 18 (4.55%) Mentoring
15 17 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.94%) SQL
2 48 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.05%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.78%) VBScript
5 7 (1.77%) Python
6 6 (1.52%) C#
6 6 (1.52%) Perl
7 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.26%) VBA
8 4 (1.01%) C++
8 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.51%) C-shell
9 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) C
10 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 81 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (10.35%) Degree
3 40 (10.10%) MCSE
4 32 (8.08%) MCP
5 30 (7.58%) MCSA
6 20 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (3.54%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.54%) Security Cleared
9 12 (3.03%) MCITP
10 10 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.77%) CCA
12 7 (1.77%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.77%) MCTS
13 6 (1.52%) AWS Certification
14 5 (1.26%) CISA
14 5 (1.26%) CISM
14 5 (1.26%) CISSP
14 5 (1.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (17.93%) SLA
2 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.52%) GDPR
4 5 (1.26%) ISAE 3402
4 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.26%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.51%) COBIT
5 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 284 (71.72%) Active Directory
2 124 (31.31%) Hyper-V
2 124 (31.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (13.38%) XenDesktop
4 51 (12.88%) XenApp
5 42 (10.61%) vSphere
6 38 (9.60%) Terminal Services
7 16 (4.04%) Forefront TMG
8 14 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.78%) BitLocker
12 10 (2.53%) Docker
13 8 (2.02%) VMware NSX
14 4 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.01%) XenServer
15 3 (0.76%) NFS
15 3 (0.76%) vCloud
16 2 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (9.34%) SCCM
2 26 (6.57%) Backup Exec
3 19 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (3.28%) SCSM
5 12 (3.03%) SCOM
6 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (2.78%) SCDPM
6 11 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 11 (2.78%) SCVMM
7 9 (2.27%) AirWatch
8 8 (2.02%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.02%) Puppet
8 8 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.77%) Ansible
10 6 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.01%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.76%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 283 (71.46%) Microsoft
2 167 (42.17%) VMware
3 136 (34.34%) Citrix
4 78 (19.70%) Cisco
5 49 (12.37%) HP
6 32 (8.08%) NetApp
7 24 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 22 (5.56%) Veeam
9 19 (4.80%) Remedy
9 19 (4.80%) SonicWALL
10 18 (4.55%) Sony
11 17 (4.29%) Ivanti
12 16 (4.04%) Dell
13 15 (3.79%) ServiceNow
14 10 (2.53%) CommVault
14 10 (2.53%) MobileIron
15 9 (2.27%) Apple
15 9 (2.27%) Google
15 9 (2.27%) Kaspersky
16 8 (2.02%) Meraki