Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 803 704
Rank change year-on-year +9 -99 +160
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 387 458 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.41% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 305 368 598
UK median annual salary £37,000 £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.35% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,925
90th Percentile £53,250 £47,500 £45,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -15.38%

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 27854 32539 37401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.88% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 22568 26875 30779
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 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 -16 375 £37,000 +19.35% 24
UK excluding London +32 283 £35,000 +16.67% 21
London -18 104 £41,250 +25.95% 4
South East +98 93 £42,000 +29.23% 7
North of England -14 74 £27,500 -5.17% 7
East of England +4 49 £45,000 +38.46%
North West -5 38 £33,250 +13.68% 2
Yorkshire -6 36 £22,500 -25.00% 2
South West +10 35 £31,500 +3.28% 3
Midlands +11 23 £31,500 +12.50% 3
West Midlands +4 17 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Scotland +4 7 £32,250 -9.79% 1
East Midlands +16 6 £22,500 -13.46% 1
Wales +15 2 £21,500 -21.82%
Channel Islands - 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £39,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 318 (82.17%) Windows
2 302 (78.04%) Active Directory
3 285 (73.64%) Microsoft
4 220 (56.85%) Windows Server
5 204 (52.71%) VMware
6 167 (43.15%) MS Exchange
7 162 (41.86%) DNS
8 157 (40.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 153 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 139 (35.92%) Office 365
11 138 (35.66%) ITIL
12 133 (34.37%) VPN
13 128 (33.07%) DHCP
14 127 (32.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 125 (32.30%) Citrix
16 110 (28.42%) Firewall
17 108 (27.91%) WAN
18 102 (26.36%) Terminal Services
19 101 (26.10%) Hyper-V
20 96 (24.81%) TCP/IP
21 93 (24.03%) LAN
21 93 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
22 92 (23.77%) Windows 7
23 91 (23.51%) Windows Server 2003
24 90 (23.26%) Cisco
25 84 (21.71%) SQL Server
26 74 (19.12%) SAN
27 71 (18.35%) Linux
28 69 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
28 69 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 167 (43.15%) MS Exchange
2 69 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (16.80%) Skype for Business
4 62 (16.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (10.59%) IIS
6 40 (10.34%) SharePoint
7 27 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (6.46%) Apache
9 17 (4.39%) Tomcat
10 12 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (2.33%) FileNet
12 6 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.78%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.78%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.52%) nginx
15 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 93 (24.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.78%) HipChat
4 3 (0.78%) Inkscape
4 3 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.33%) iTrent
2 9 (2.33%) ResourceLink
3 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.78%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.52%) Eikon
5 2 (0.52%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.52%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 139 (35.92%) Office 365
2 55 (14.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (6.20%) PaaS
4 22 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.84%) Mimecast
6 9 (2.33%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 7 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.81%) IaaS
8 6 (1.55%) SaaS
9 4 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 162 (41.86%) DNS
2 133 (34.37%) VPN
3 128 (33.07%) DHCP
4 110 (28.42%) Firewall
5 108 (27.91%) WAN
6 96 (24.81%) TCP/IP
7 93 (24.03%) LAN
8 74 (19.12%) SAN
9 57 (14.73%) MPLS
10 52 (13.44%) VoIP
11 50 (12.92%) Skype
12 47 (12.14%) VLAN
13 32 (8.27%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
15 24 (6.20%) NAS
16 22 (5.68%) PBX
16 22 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (5.43%) ISDN
18 17 (4.39%) DSL
19 16 (4.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.68%) MySQL
4 19 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.55%) Big Data
8 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.26%) GIS
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (3.88%) JIRA
2 7 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.78%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.26%) Ant
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (14.73%) Finance
2 36 (9.30%) Retail
3 32 (8.27%) Manufacturing
4 31 (8.01%) Back Office
5 30 (7.75%) Legal
6 19 (4.91%) Games
7 13 (3.36%) Marketing
7 13 (3.36%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.10%) Electronics
9 11 (2.84%) Law
10 5 (1.29%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.52%) Banking
12 2 (0.52%) French Language
12 2 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.52%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 97 (25.06%) Analyst
2 68 (17.57%) Support Engineer
3 64 (16.54%) Support Analyst
4 56 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (11.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 42 (10.85%) Administrator
7 41 (10.59%) Systems Administrator
8 34 (8.79%) IT Support
9 33 (8.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (8.27%) Desktop Support
11 31 (8.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 31 (8.01%) Consultant
12 30 (7.75%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (7.49%) Service Desk Analyst
14 28 (7.24%) Service Analyst
15 25 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
16 21 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (5.17%) Technical Consultant
18 17 (4.39%) IT Engineer
18 17 (4.39%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.36%) Web Services
2 9 (2.33%) CSS
2 9 (2.33%) HTML
3 6 (1.55%) .NET
4 2 (0.52%) Flash
4 2 (0.52%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.26%) COM
5 1 (0.26%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) J2EE
5 1 (0.26%) jQuery
5 1 (0.26%) LINQ
5 1 (0.26%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.26%) Tapestry
5 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.82%) Clustering
3 25 (6.46%) Replication
4 16 (4.13%) Fat Client
4 16 (4.13%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.10%) Smartphone
6 11 (2.84%) IVR
7 9 (2.33%) Handset
8 8 (2.07%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.55%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.29%) Cyber Attack
11 5 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.29%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.29%) iPhone
12 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 318 (82.17%) Windows
2 220 (56.85%) Windows Server
3 157 (40.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 127 (32.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (23.77%) Windows 7
6 91 (23.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (18.35%) Linux
8 51 (13.18%) Windows 10
9 33 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (8.27%) Windows 8
11 17 (4.39%) Windows XP
12 16 (4.13%) Android
13 10 (2.58%) CentOS
14 9 (2.33%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.81%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.55%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (35.66%) ITIL
2 60 (15.50%) Mentoring
3 37 (9.56%) Service Delivery
4 34 (8.79%) Problem Management
5 29 (7.49%) High Availability
6 26 (6.72%) Migration
7 25 (6.46%) Coaching
8 24 (6.20%) Incident Management
9 23 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (5.94%) Presales
10 22 (5.68%) CRM
10 22 (5.68%) Service Management
11 21 (5.43%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.43%) Project Management
12 20 (5.17%) Server Building
13 18 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
14 17 (4.39%) ITSM
14 17 (4.39%) Load Balancing
15 16 (4.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.57%) SQL
2 55 (14.21%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.33%) PHP
4 8 (2.07%) C#
4 8 (2.07%) Java
5 5 (1.29%) C
5 5 (1.29%) VB
6 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.78%) VBA
7 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (13.95%) MCSE
3 47 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (9.82%) MCP
5 36 (9.30%) CCNA
6 28 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (5.94%) MCSA
8 22 (5.68%) MCITP
9 19 (4.91%) Degree
10 15 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (3.62%) CCIE
11 14 (3.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (3.10%) Security Cleared
14 10 (2.58%) CCA
14 10 (2.58%) CCNP
15 9 (2.33%) A+ Certification
16 8 (2.07%) DBS Check
16 8 (2.07%) NCIE
17 5 (1.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.66%) SLA
2 10 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 302 (78.04%) Active Directory
2 153 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (26.36%) Terminal Services
4 101 (26.10%) Hyper-V
5 56 (14.47%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (11.63%) XenApp
7 26 (6.72%) XenDesktop
8 21 (5.43%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (4.91%) vSphere
10 17 (4.39%) XenServer
11 16 (4.13%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (3.36%) KVM
14 10 (2.58%) DFS Replication
15 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
18 2 (0.52%) NFS
18 2 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 67 (17.31%) WSUS
2 40 (10.34%) SCCM
3 33 (8.53%) Backup Exec
4 30 (7.75%) vCenter Server
5 29 (7.49%) SCOM
6 13 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (3.36%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (2.07%) Puppet
9 6 (1.55%) EdgeSight
9 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.78%) Cacti
11 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 2 (0.52%) DameWare
12 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.26%) Nagios
13 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 285 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 204 (52.71%) VMware
3 125 (32.30%) Citrix
4 90 (23.26%) Cisco
5 45 (11.63%) Veeam
6 35 (9.04%) HP
7 34 (8.79%) Dell
8 33 (8.53%) Symantec
9 26 (6.72%) Apple
10 23 (5.94%) SonicWALL
10 23 (5.94%) Sophos
11 21 (5.43%) McAfee
12 20 (5.17%) NetApp
13 17 (4.39%) Juniper
14 16 (4.13%) Draytek
14 16 (4.13%) WatchGuard
15 15 (3.88%) ProCurve
16 14 (3.62%) SolarWinds
16 14 (3.62%) Veritas
16 14 (3.62%) ZyXEL