Period
to 23 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 756 775 777
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +48
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 367 457 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 1.70% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 286 363 341
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £24,125 £20,800 £20,563
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £47,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +16.07% -9.68%

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 22,651 26,828 29,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 15.22% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,725 21,661 23,676
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +25 348 £35,000 +6.06% 60
UK excluding London +7 237 £35,000 +7.69% 50
London +47 123 £41,000 +13.10% 13
South East +47 90 £34,500 -8.00% 12
North of England +27 51 £28,500 -3.39% 12
East of England +67 38 £45,000 +24.14% 6
Yorkshire +26 26 £28,000 -1.75% 7
Midlands -10 25 £35,000 - 10
North West +36 23 £28,500 -12.31% 4
South West -6 21 £27,250 +29.76% 7
West Midlands +20 20 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Scotland +17 8 - - 2
East Midlands -4 5 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Wales +9 4 £27,500 -46.34% 1
North East +3 2 £24,000 +6.67% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 305 (83.11%) Windows
2 259 (70.57%) Microsoft
3 248 (67.57%) Active Directory
4 170 (46.32%) Windows Server
5 164 (44.69%) Office 365
6 148 (40.33%) VMware
7 123 (33.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (32.97%) Windows 10
8 121 (32.97%) ITIL
9 117 (31.88%) Citrix
10 111 (30.25%) Hyper-V
11 108 (29.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 107 (29.16%) MS Exchange
13 104 (28.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 103 (28.07%) Microsoft Office
15 102 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 98 (26.70%) Windows 7
17 93 (25.34%) Firewall
18 89 (24.25%) Cisco
19 87 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
20 73 (19.89%) DNS
21 69 (18.80%) PowerShell
22 66 (17.98%) TCP/IP
23 64 (17.44%) SLA
24 61 (16.62%) MCSE
24 61 (16.62%) SQL
24 61 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 59 (16.08%) HP
26 54 (14.71%) XenDesktop
27 53 (14.44%) Linux

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
1 107 (29.16%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.08%) SharePoint
3 32 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (6.27%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.81%) IIS
7 12 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.36%) IBM Domino
9 5 (1.36%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.09%) Confluence
10 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 103 (28.07%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.09%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.54%) iWork
Business Applications
1 11 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.82%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 164 (44.69%) Office 365
2 87 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (5.72%) PaaS
5 13 (3.54%) OneDrive
6 9 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.45%) Mimecast
7 8 (2.18%) SaaS
8 4 (1.09%) G Suite
8 4 (1.09%) IaaS
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.54%) GitHub
10 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 93 (25.34%) Firewall
2 73 (19.89%) DNS
3 66 (17.98%) TCP/IP
4 53 (14.44%) DHCP
5 48 (13.08%) VPN
5 48 (13.08%) WAN
6 47 (12.81%) LAN
7 39 (10.63%) SAN
8 32 (8.72%) Skype
9 30 (8.17%) Wireless
10 29 (7.90%) VoIP
11 28 (7.63%) Internet
12 23 (6.27%) IP Telephony
13 20 (5.45%) BIG-IP
13 20 (5.45%) NetScaler
14 18 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (3.81%) Structured Cabling
16 11 (3.00%) NAS
16 11 (3.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.63%) MySQL
4 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.54%) Big Data
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (5.72%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.63%) JIRA
3 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.27%) git-flow
General
1 20 (5.45%) Electronics
2 18 (4.90%) Finance
2 18 (4.90%) Retail
3 12 (3.27%) French Language
3 12 (3.27%) Italian Language
3 12 (3.27%) Spanish Language
4 11 (3.00%) Law
4 11 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.91%) German Language
5 7 (1.91%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Greek Language
6 3 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (18.53%) Support Engineer
2 53 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (13.35%) Analyst
4 48 (13.08%) IT Support
5 38 (10.35%) Architect
6 35 (9.54%) IT Engineer
7 33 (8.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 33 (8.99%) Consultant
8 32 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 27 (7.36%) Desktop Support
9 27 (7.36%) Service Analyst
9 27 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 25 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 24 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (5.99%) Field Engineer
12 22 (5.99%) IT Support Engineer
12 22 (5.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (5.72%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (5.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.63%) .NET
2 14 (3.81%) JSON
3 7 (1.91%) Web Services
4 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET Core
4 6 (1.63%) XML
5 3 (0.82%) HTML
6 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.54%) SAML
7 1 (0.27%) COM
7 1 (0.27%) LDAP
7 1 (0.27%) REST
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.53%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.27%) User Experience
3 23 (6.27%) Video Conferencing
4 22 (5.99%) Driving Licence
5 18 (4.90%) Public Cloud
6 17 (4.63%) Blackberry
6 17 (4.63%) Clustering
7 13 (3.54%) iPhone
8 12 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (2.45%) BYOD
10 9 (2.45%) Fat Client
10 9 (2.45%) Thin Client
11 8 (2.18%) iPad
11 8 (2.18%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.91%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.36%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.09%) PDA
14 4 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 305 (83.11%) Windows
2 170 (46.32%) Windows Server
3 123 (33.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (32.97%) Windows 10
5 102 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (26.70%) Windows 7
7 53 (14.44%) Linux
8 37 (10.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.72%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.45%) Android
11 19 (5.18%) Apple iOS
12 18 (4.90%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.91%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.91%) Unix
13 7 (1.91%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.63%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.09%) VMS
16 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (32.97%) ITIL
2 61 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (9.54%) High Availability
5 33 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (8.72%) Presales
7 29 (7.90%) Migration
7 29 (7.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 25 (6.81%) Patch Management
8 25 (6.81%) Service Delivery
9 23 (6.27%) Business Continuity
10 22 (5.99%) Load Balancing
10 22 (5.99%) PRINCE2
10 22 (5.99%) Server Virtualisation
11 21 (5.72%) ITSM
12 19 (5.18%) Data Protection
12 19 (5.18%) Incident Management
12 19 (5.18%) Project Management
13 18 (4.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 61 (16.62%) SQL
3 19 (5.18%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.45%) Perl
4 9 (2.45%) VBA
5 7 (1.91%) Java
5 7 (1.91%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.91%) VBScript
6 6 (1.63%) C#
7 4 (1.09%) C++
7 4 (1.09%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.54%) C
8 2 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 104 (28.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (16.62%) MCSE
3 46 (12.53%) MCSA
4 29 (7.90%) SC Cleared
4 29 (7.90%) Security Cleared
5 24 (6.54%) Degree
5 24 (6.54%) MCP
6 15 (4.09%) MCITP
7 13 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.72%) MCTS
10 8 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.91%) CCA
11 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.91%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.36%) CCNA
13 5 (1.36%) HNC
13 5 (1.36%) HND
13 5 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (17.44%) SLA
2 23 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 20 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 20 (5.45%) PMO
4 4 (1.09%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 248 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 111 (30.25%) Hyper-V
3 108 (29.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (14.71%) XenDesktop
5 48 (13.08%) XenApp
6 24 (6.54%) vSphere
7 21 (5.72%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (4.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (4.36%) BitLocker
9 16 (4.36%) Terminal Services
10 13 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.91%) Docker
12 6 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.09%) Firmware
13 4 (1.09%) XenServer
14 3 (0.82%) NFS
15 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 49 (13.35%) SCCM
2 35 (9.54%) SCVMM
3 24 (6.54%) Backup Exec
4 23 (6.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (4.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 15 (4.09%) SCDPM
5 15 (4.09%) SCOrch
5 15 (4.09%) SCSM
6 14 (3.81%) FortiGate
7 13 (3.54%) AirWatch
8 12 (3.27%) Jamf Pro
9 9 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.45%) SCOM
10 7 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.91%) Puppet
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
12 4 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 259 (70.57%) Microsoft
2 148 (40.33%) VMware
3 117 (31.88%) Citrix
4 89 (24.25%) Cisco
5 59 (16.08%) HP
6 25 (6.81%) Veeam
7 23 (6.27%) Aruba
7 23 (6.27%) Mitel
8 20 (5.45%) F5
9 16 (4.36%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.81%) Ivanti
10 14 (3.81%) Remedy
11 13 (3.54%) MobileIron
11 13 (3.54%) Symantec
12 12 (3.27%) Dell
13 11 (3.00%) McAfee
13 11 (3.00%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.45%) Meraki
14 9 (2.45%) SonicWALL
15 8 (2.18%) Polycom