Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 650 668 728
Rank change year-on-year +18 +60 +22
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 234 286 402
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.06% 1.86% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 201 260 314
10th Percentile £25,250 £21,744 £22,750
25th Percentile £28,500 £24,938 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.46% -7.14% -6.67%
75th Percentile £48,000 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £28,542 £35,000
% change year-on-year +24.38% -18.45% -

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 11,332 15,355 22,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 15.03% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,555 12,238 17,465
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,086
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,600 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.04% +0.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,992 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,955 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +3.42% -

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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 +35 219 £38,500 +18.46% 42
UK excluding London +31 169 £35,500 +24.38% 36
North of England +11 51 £35,500 +24.56% 8
London +61 50 £45,000 +3.45% 8
Midlands +44 47 £35,000 - 10
South East +42 31 £38,500 +36.08% 4
West Midlands +11 29 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Yorkshire +10 27 £29,000 +34.88% 2
South West -32 25 £33,500 +24.07% 8
East Midlands +22 18 £28,500 -41.54% 5
North West +10 15 £41,000 +25.19% 6
Work from Home -161 13 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Wales +35 9 £38,000 +38.18%
North East +3 9 £45,000 +87.50%
East of England -2 7 £48,750 +87.50% 4
Scotland -6 5 £50,000 +42.86% 2

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 199 (85.04%) Windows
2 180 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 179 (76.50%) Microsoft
4 140 (59.83%) Microsoft 365
5 134 (57.26%) VMware
6 125 (53.42%) Windows Server
7 122 (52.14%) Azure
8 111 (47.44%) Firewall
9 107 (45.73%) PowerShell
10 101 (43.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 91 (38.89%) DNS
12 89 (38.03%) Hyper-V
13 86 (36.75%) Citrix
14 72 (30.77%) Windows 10
15 67 (28.63%) VPN
16 61 (26.07%) Social Skills
17 60 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 58 (24.79%) Microsoft Office
19 57 (24.36%) DHCP
19 57 (24.36%) Problem-Solving
20 54 (23.08%) SAN
21 50 (21.37%) Disaster Recovery
21 50 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (17.95%) Cisco
22 42 (17.95%) Dell
23 41 (17.52%) ITIL
24 40 (17.09%) Migration
24 40 (17.09%) vSphere
25 39 (16.67%) SCCM
26 38 (16.24%) MS Exchange

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 38 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 32 (13.68%) SharePoint
3 20 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.98%) nginx
5 9 (3.85%) IIS
6 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.85%) WordPress
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 58 (24.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Endur
2 1 (0.43%) Relativity
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 140 (59.83%) Microsoft 365
2 122 (52.14%) Azure
3 29 (12.39%) OneDrive
4 25 (10.68%) AWS
4 25 (10.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.27%) IaaS
6 8 (3.42%) Azure Storage
6 8 (3.42%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.99%) SaaS
8 6 (2.56%) PaaS
9 5 (2.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.14%) Google Workspace
10 3 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.28%) GCP
11 2 (0.85%) Azure App Service
11 2 (0.85%) Azure Key Vault
11 2 (0.85%) Slack
12 1 (0.43%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 111 (47.44%) Firewall
2 91 (38.89%) DNS
3 67 (28.63%) VPN
4 57 (24.36%) DHCP
5 54 (23.08%) SAN
6 37 (15.81%) WAN
7 35 (14.96%) TCP/IP
8 32 (13.68%) SSL
9 31 (13.25%) LAN
10 29 (12.39%) VoIP
11 19 (8.12%) Wireless
12 14 (5.98%) VLAN
13 13 (5.56%) Asterisk PBX
13 13 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
14 10 (4.27%) Internet
15 9 (3.85%) Skype
16 8 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (3.42%) Cisco ISE
16 8 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (3.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MSI
2 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 61 (26.07%) Social Skills
2 38 (16.24%) Finance
3 29 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.71%) Electronics
7 4 (1.71%) Legal
7 4 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.28%) Law
8 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (19.23%) Analyst
2 41 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (14.53%) Support Engineer
4 33 (14.10%) IT Engineer
5 26 (11.11%) Consultant
6 24 (10.26%) Server Engineer
7 20 (8.55%) IT Support
8 19 (8.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (8.12%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (7.69%) Service Analyst
9 18 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (7.69%) Support Analyst
10 15 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (5.98%) Cloud Consultant
12 13 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
12 13 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 10 (4.27%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.28%) .NET
2 2 (0.85%) Azure Blueprints
2 2 (0.85%) CGI
2 2 (0.85%) HTML
2 2 (0.85%) JSON
3 1 (0.43%) COM
3 1 (0.43%) LAMP
3 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.26%) Clustering
2 17 (7.26%) Replication
3 12 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.85%) PKI
5 8 (3.42%) AS400
6 7 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.56%) iPad
7 6 (2.56%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.14%) iPhone
8 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.71%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.71%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.28%) User Experience
11 2 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
11 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 199 (85.04%) Windows
2 125 (53.42%) Windows Server
3 72 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 50 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (14.53%) Linux
6 31 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 26 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (8.55%) Windows 8
10 18 (7.69%) Android
10 18 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (4.70%) Mac OS X
13 9 (3.85%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.14%) VMS
15 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.43%) CentOS
16 1 (0.43%) Debian
16 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (24.36%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (21.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (17.52%) ITIL
5 40 (17.09%) Migration
6 30 (12.82%) ITSM
7 26 (11.11%) Project Delivery
7 26 (11.11%) Service Management
8 23 (9.83%) Application Packaging
9 21 (8.97%) Patch Management
10 19 (8.12%) Service Delivery
11 18 (7.69%) Project Management
12 17 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (7.26%) Incident Management
12 17 (7.26%) Mobile Device Management
13 16 (6.84%) Problem Management
14 15 (6.41%) Business Continuity
14 15 (6.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 13 (5.56%) PRINCE2
15 13 (5.56%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (45.73%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.81%) SQL
3 14 (5.98%) VB
4 4 (1.71%) C
5 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) Perl
7 1 (0.43%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.98%) Degree
3 14 (5.98%) MCSE
4 13 (5.56%) MCSA
5 11 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.99%) CCNA
7 7 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.14%) CEH
10 4 (1.71%) VCP6
11 3 (1.28%) CCNP
12 2 (0.85%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.85%) MCP
13 1 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.43%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.82%) SLA
2 11 (4.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.85%) QA
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 180 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 101 (43.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (38.03%) Hyper-V
4 40 (17.09%) vSphere
5 33 (14.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (10.26%) XenDesktop
7 23 (9.83%) XenApp
8 20 (8.55%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.56%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.28%) NFS
12 3 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.43%) KVM
14 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (16.67%) SCCM
2 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (5.56%) HAProxy
4 13 (5.56%) Nagios
5 7 (2.99%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (2.14%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.14%) PaperCut
6 5 (2.14%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (2.14%) WSUS
7 4 (1.71%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.28%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.28%) SCOM
8 3 (1.28%) vRealize
9 1 (0.43%) Nessus
9 1 (0.43%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (0.43%) ServerView Suite
9 1 (0.43%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 179 (76.50%) Microsoft
2 134 (57.26%) VMware
3 86 (36.75%) Citrix
4 42 (17.95%) Cisco
4 42 (17.95%) Dell
5 32 (13.68%) Veeam
6 25 (10.68%) HP
6 25 (10.68%) SonicWALL
7 19 (8.12%) NetApp
7 19 (8.12%) Sophos
8 16 (6.84%) Avaya
9 13 (5.56%) Oracle
9 13 (5.56%) Zerto
10 10 (4.27%) Nimble Storage
11 9 (3.85%) Apple
12 7 (2.99%) Intel
12 7 (2.99%) Mitel
12 7 (2.99%) Polycom
13 6 (2.56%) Google
13 6 (2.56%) Proofpoint