Period
to 18 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 681 793 778
Rank change year-on-year +112 -15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 352 359 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.59% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 315 279 360
UK median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.87% +9.17%
10th Percentile £21,100 £24,000 £20,725
90th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -21.43% +7.69% +18.18%

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 18,653 22,627 26,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.01% 15.03% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14,702 17,699 21,369
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
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 18 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +102 332 £31,500 -10.00% 113
UK excluding London +111 267 £27,500 -21.43% 105
London +35 83 £39,000 -7.14% 19
North of England +79 71 £28,500 - 33
South East +24 61 £31,818 -2.10% 22
East of England +71 48 £26,000 -42.22% 10
South West +50 47 £25,500 -4.67% 9
North West +43 38 £31,500 +10.53% 21
Midlands +31 23 £39,535 +5.43% 20
Yorkshire +25 22 £24,750 -11.61% 6
West Midlands +27 14 £39,750 -0.63% 17
Wales +13 12 £22,500 -18.18% 4
North East +20 11 £24,000 - 6
East Midlands +27 9 £39,535 +12.96% 3
Scotland +34 6 £35,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 269 (76.42%) Windows
2 247 (70.17%) Microsoft
3 231 (65.63%) Active Directory
4 201 (57.10%) Office 365
5 142 (40.34%) Windows Server
6 137 (38.92%) Windows 10
7 122 (34.66%) VMware
8 99 (28.13%) DNS
9 94 (26.70%) Firewall
10 93 (26.42%) Azure
11 89 (25.28%) Windows 7
12 84 (23.86%) MS Exchange
13 82 (23.30%) Hyper-V
14 78 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 78 (22.16%) TCP/IP
14 78 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
15 71 (20.17%) DHCP
16 67 (19.03%) ITIL
17 65 (18.47%) Citrix
18 63 (17.90%) WAN
18 63 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
19 60 (17.05%) LAN
20 57 (16.19%) Cisco
21 55 (15.63%) SQL Server
22 51 (14.49%) Skype
23 50 (14.20%) SLA
23 50 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 49 (13.92%) PowerShell
25 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
26 46 (13.07%) Skype for Business

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 84 (23.86%) MS Exchange
2 46 (13.07%) Skype for Business
3 42 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (11.65%) SharePoint
5 36 (10.23%) IIS
6 23 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.14%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.14%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 201 (57.10%) Office 365
2 93 (26.42%) Azure
3 29 (8.24%) AWS
4 17 (4.83%) IaaS
4 17 (4.83%) SaaS
5 14 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.99%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.42%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.57%) PaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 99 (28.13%) DNS
2 94 (26.70%) Firewall
3 78 (22.16%) TCP/IP
4 71 (20.17%) DHCP
5 63 (17.90%) WAN
6 60 (17.05%) LAN
7 51 (14.49%) Skype
8 41 (11.65%) VPN
9 39 (11.08%) VoIP
9 39 (11.08%) Wireless
10 25 (7.10%) Broadband
11 23 (6.53%) SAN
12 21 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (4.26%) VLAN
14 13 (3.69%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.84%) VSAN
16 9 (2.56%) Internet
16 9 (2.56%) PBX
17 8 (2.27%) Network Security
18 7 (1.99%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.42%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 26 (7.39%) Finance
2 17 (4.83%) Legal
2 17 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.13%) Law
4 10 (2.84%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.27%) French Language
5 8 (2.27%) Marketing
6 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.70%) Advertising
7 6 (1.70%) Electronics
7 6 (1.70%) Retail
8 5 (1.42%) Publishing
9 4 (1.14%) Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 70 (19.89%) Analyst
3 60 (17.05%) IT Support
4 47 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 42 (11.93%) IT Engineer
7 35 (9.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 34 (9.66%) Support Analyst
9 32 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
10 31 (8.81%) Service Analyst
10 31 (8.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 29 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
11 29 (8.24%) Technical Support
12 28 (7.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 28 (7.95%) IT Analyst
13 27 (7.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 26 (7.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 24 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (6.53%) Windows Engineer
17 19 (5.40%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.56%) Web Services
2 6 (1.70%) SAML
3 4 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) HTML
4 2 (0.57%) XMPP
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.66%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.24%) Smartphone
4 23 (6.53%) Blackberry
5 20 (5.68%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.83%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.26%) Clustering
8 14 (3.98%) Private Cloud
8 14 (3.98%) Replication
9 13 (3.69%) iPad
10 10 (2.84%) Public Cloud
11 9 (2.56%) Handset
12 8 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.99%) iPhone
13 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.70%) Mobile Computing
14 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 269 (76.42%) Windows
2 142 (40.34%) Windows Server
3 137 (38.92%) Windows 10
4 89 (25.28%) Windows 7
5 63 (17.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (11.93%) Apple iOS
8 30 (8.52%) Windows 8
9 28 (7.95%) Linux
10 21 (5.97%) Android
10 21 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.84%) Mac OS
12 8 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.70%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.14%) SUSE
14 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.57%) Fedora
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (19.03%) ITIL
2 50 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (10.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 32 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 29 (8.24%) Service Management
7 25 (7.10%) Incident Management
8 24 (6.82%) Asset Management
8 24 (6.82%) Migration
9 21 (5.97%) Break/Fix
9 21 (5.97%) ITSM
10 18 (5.11%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.11%) Time Management
11 17 (4.83%) Presales
12 16 (4.55%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.98%) Change Management
14 14 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (3.98%) Project Delivery
15 13 (3.69%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.94%) SQL
3 5 (1.42%) C
4 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.57%) Python
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) R
6 1 (0.28%) Ruby
6 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.28%) VBA
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (11.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.95%) MCSE
4 25 (7.10%) Degree
5 23 (6.53%) CCNA
5 23 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (5.40%) A+ Certification
7 18 (5.11%) MCSA
8 17 (4.83%) CCNP
9 11 (3.13%) MCITP
10 8 (2.27%) JNCIA
10 8 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.99%) MCP
12 5 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (14.20%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.57%) NCSC
4 2 (0.57%) NIST
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.57%) RMADS
5 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 231 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 82 (23.30%) Hyper-V
3 78 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (9.66%) XenApp
5 24 (6.82%) XenDesktop
6 18 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (4.83%) Terminal Services
8 16 (4.55%) vSphere
9 14 (3.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (3.13%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.99%) vCloud
12 7 (1.99%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.99%) Xen
13 6 (1.70%) Terminal Server
14 4 (1.14%) Firmware
14 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (12.78%) SCCM
2 19 (5.40%) WSUS
3 15 (4.26%) vCenter Server
4 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (2.56%) Nagios
6 6 (1.70%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.70%) PaperCut
6 6 (1.70%) SCDPM
6 6 (1.70%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.14%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.14%) Nessus
8 4 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.14%) SCSM
8 4 (1.14%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.14%) vRealize
9 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 247 (70.17%) Microsoft
2 122 (34.66%) VMware
3 65 (18.47%) Citrix
4 57 (16.19%) Cisco
5 41 (11.65%) Apple
6 23 (6.53%) Veeam
7 17 (4.83%) Dell
8 13 (3.69%) HP
9 10 (2.84%) Ivanti
9 10 (2.84%) McAfee
9 10 (2.84%) Meraki
9 10 (2.84%) Mitel
9 10 (2.84%) Remedy
9 10 (2.84%) Sophos
10 9 (2.56%) Adobe
11 8 (2.27%) Symantec
11 8 (2.27%) WatchGuard
11 8 (2.27%) Zscaler
12 7 (1.99%) Draytek
12 7 (1.99%) ServiceNow