Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 787 723
Rank change year-on-year +5 -64 +122
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 421 473 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.47% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 326 374 536
UK median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.51% -6.62%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,563 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -13.85%

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 28198 32234 36127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.98% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 26351 29897
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 17 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 23 November 2017. 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 -7 410 £34,250 +14.17% 38
UK excluding London -8 277 £32,000 +6.67% 27
London +19 143 £35,000 +12.90% 11
South East +80 99 £39,000 +30.00% 7
North of England -48 58 £24,000 -20.00% 7
South West +7 39 £27,750 -15.91% 5
East of England -22 38 £60,000 +106.90% 3
Midlands +6 36 £29,000 +3.57% 5
Yorkshire -1 27 £22,500 -29.69%
North West -50 23 £32,500 +14.04% 6
West Midlands +5 20 £31,500 - 2
East Midlands +24 16 £28,000 +5.66% 3
North East +16 8 £24,000 +9.09% 1
Wales +16 3 £21,500 +22.86%
Scotland -10 3 £22,250 -52.66%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £39,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Remote Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 352 (83.61%) Windows
2 317 (75.30%) Active Directory
3 306 (72.68%) Microsoft
4 214 (50.83%) Windows Server
5 204 (48.46%) VMware
6 171 (40.62%) MS Exchange
7 158 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 158 (37.53%) Office 365
8 156 (37.05%) DNS
9 153 (36.34%) Citrix
10 140 (33.25%) ITIL
11 139 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 127 (30.17%) Microsoft Office
13 117 (27.79%) Firewall
14 115 (27.32%) Windows 7
15 114 (27.08%) VPN
16 112 (26.60%) DHCP
17 111 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 94 (22.33%) Cisco
19 92 (21.85%) WAN
19 92 (21.85%) TCP/IP
20 89 (21.14%) Windows 10
21 87 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
22 86 (20.43%) Hyper-V
23 79 (18.76%) Terminal Services
24 75 (17.81%) LAN
25 74 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
26 70 (16.63%) Exchange Server 2010
27 68 (16.15%) SQL Server
28 65 (15.44%) SLA

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
1 171 (40.62%) MS Exchange
2 70 (16.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 56 (13.30%) Skype for Business
5 48 (11.40%) IIS
6 33 (7.84%) SharePoint
7 25 (5.94%) Apache
7 25 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.38%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.95%) WordPress
13 3 (0.71%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.48%) FileNet
14 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.24%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 127 (30.17%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.71%) HipChat
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.14%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.48%) Eikon
2 2 (0.48%) iTrent
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.48%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 158 (37.53%) Office 365
2 57 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.51%) PaaS
5 12 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.43%) IaaS
7 6 (1.43%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.43%) SaaS
7 6 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.19%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.48%) G Suite
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 156 (37.05%) DNS
2 117 (27.79%) Firewall
3 114 (27.08%) VPN
4 112 (26.60%) DHCP
5 92 (21.85%) TCP/IP
5 92 (21.85%) WAN
6 75 (17.81%) LAN
7 62 (14.73%) SAN
8 60 (14.25%) VoIP
9 50 (11.88%) Skype
10 44 (10.45%) MPLS
11 36 (8.55%) NAS
11 36 (8.55%) VLAN
12 26 (6.18%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (5.23%) Cisco PIX
14 20 (4.75%) Ethernet
15 19 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (4.51%) Wireless
16 17 (4.04%) DSL
16 17 (4.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.94%) MySQL
3 12 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.19%) Big Data
6 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) JIRA
2 7 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Ant
4 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Subversion
4 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (13.54%) Finance
2 53 (12.59%) Legal
3 34 (8.08%) Back Office
3 34 (8.08%) Retail
4 23 (5.46%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.33%) Law
6 13 (3.09%) Games
7 10 (2.38%) Advertising
8 9 (2.14%) Marketing
9 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.66%) Electronics
11 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.24%) Banking
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (29.22%) Analyst
2 85 (20.19%) Support Engineer
3 66 (15.68%) Support Analyst
4 59 (14.01%) Desktop Support
5 51 (12.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 50 (11.88%) Service Analyst
7 49 (11.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 46 (10.93%) IT Support
9 45 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 40 (9.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 40 (9.50%) Administrator
12 38 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
12 38 (9.03%) IT Engineer
12 38 (9.03%) Systems Administrator
13 37 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 32 (7.60%) Senior Analyst
15 29 (6.89%) VMware Engineer
16 28 (6.65%) Consultant
17 25 (5.94%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.09%) Web Services
2 6 (1.43%) Django
2 6 (1.43%) React
3 5 (1.19%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.71%) CSS
4 3 (0.71%) HTML
5 2 (0.48%) .NET
5 2 (0.48%) Flash
6 1 (0.24%) COM
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
6 1 (0.24%) jQuery
6 1 (0.24%) Middleware
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.24%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.50%) Clustering
3 20 (4.75%) Replication
4 15 (3.56%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 12 (2.85%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.85%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.61%) Handset
8 10 (2.38%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.38%) User Experience
9 9 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.14%) iPhone
10 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.66%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.19%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.95%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 352 (83.61%) Windows
2 214 (50.83%) Windows Server
3 139 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 115 (27.32%) Windows 7
5 111 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (21.14%) Windows 10
7 74 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (12.11%) Linux
9 39 (9.26%) Windows 8
10 25 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.04%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.56%) Android
13 11 (2.61%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.14%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.90%) CentOS
15 8 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.66%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.25%) ITIL
2 38 (9.03%) Service Delivery
3 35 (8.31%) Mentoring
4 29 (6.89%) Problem Management
5 27 (6.41%) Service Management
6 24 (5.70%) Incident Management
7 23 (5.46%) Presales
8 22 (5.23%) Business Continuity
8 22 (5.23%) Change Management
8 22 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (5.23%) Migration
8 22 (5.23%) Ticket Management
9 20 (4.75%) High Availability
10 19 (4.51%) Server Building
11 18 (4.28%) Information Security
11 18 (4.28%) Mobile Device Management
12 17 (4.04%) Load Balancing
13 16 (3.80%) Coaching
14 15 (3.56%) E-Commerce
14 15 (3.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.30%) SQL
2 40 (9.50%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.14%) C
3 9 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.43%) Python
5 5 (1.19%) VB
6 4 (0.95%) Java
7 3 (0.71%) C#
7 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) VBA
8 2 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (13.30%) MCSE
3 55 (13.06%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (10.45%) CCNA
5 35 (8.31%) MCP
6 30 (7.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (5.70%) MCSA
8 22 (5.23%) MCITP
9 17 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (3.33%) CCIE
10 14 (3.33%) Degree
10 14 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.61%) CCNP
12 8 (1.90%) NCIE
12 8 (1.90%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.19%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.95%) CCA
14 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (15.44%) SLA
2 17 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) RMADS
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 317 (75.30%) Active Directory
2 158 (37.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (20.43%) Hyper-V
4 79 (18.76%) Terminal Services
5 43 (10.21%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (9.74%) XenApp
7 29 (6.89%) XenDesktop
8 28 (6.65%) vSphere
9 21 (4.99%) VMware Workstation
10 20 (4.75%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (2.38%) XenServer
14 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.90%) KVM
15 8 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (1.19%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
18 3 (0.71%) NFS
19 2 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 58 (13.78%) SCCM
2 52 (12.35%) WSUS
3 35 (8.31%) Backup Exec
4 34 (8.08%) vCenter Server
5 18 (4.28%) SCOM
6 13 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.90%) Puppet
8 8 (1.90%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.19%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.19%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.19%) SCSM
9 5 (1.19%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.95%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.95%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.95%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 306 (72.68%) Microsoft
2 204 (48.46%) VMware
3 153 (36.34%) Citrix
4 94 (22.33%) Cisco
5 47 (11.16%) Veeam
6 35 (8.31%) Symantec
7 31 (7.36%) HP
8 29 (6.89%) Dell
9 26 (6.18%) Apple
9 26 (6.18%) Sophos
10 24 (5.70%) NetApp
11 20 (4.75%) SolarWinds
12 17 (4.04%) SonicWALL
13 16 (3.80%) Juniper
13 16 (3.80%) WatchGuard
14 15 (3.56%) Draytek
14 15 (3.56%) McAfee
14 15 (3.56%) ProCurve
15 14 (3.33%) Veritas
15 14 (3.33%) ZyXEL