Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 741 819 826
Rank change year-on-year +78 +7 -113
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 432 394 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 1.40% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 302 312 375
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.41% +19.35% +3.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £57,250 £53,625 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.67% +7.14%

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 25,070 28,105 32,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.99% 15.89% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,937 22,809 27,091
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +53 407 £35,000 -5.41% 41
UK excluding London +10 263 £31,500 -10.00% 27
London +91 153 £42,250 +5.63% 15
North of England +14 69 £24,500 -15.52% 5
South East -32 62 £28,813 -31.40% 6
Midlands +51 59 £40,000 +26.98% 4
East of England +11 42 £37,500 -16.67% 3
North West +13 39 £25,000 -24.81% 1
West Midlands +45 32 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Yorkshire +26 30 £23,750 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +27 27 £30,000 +33.33% 2
South West -6 26 £31,000 -1.59% 8
Wales +10 6 £50,000 +132.56%
Scotland -14 6 £21,000 -34.88% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 344 (79.63%) Windows
2 324 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 321 (74.31%) Microsoft
4 204 (47.22%) VMware
5 180 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 175 (40.51%) Office 365
7 164 (37.96%) Citrix
8 156 (36.11%) Hyper-V
9 149 (34.49%) MS Exchange
10 147 (34.03%) Microsoft Office
11 146 (33.80%) ITIL
12 144 (33.33%) DNS
13 137 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 130 (30.09%) Firewall
15 123 (28.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 119 (27.55%) Windows 7
17 111 (25.69%) SAN
18 109 (25.23%) Windows 10
19 102 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
20 100 (23.15%) TCP/IP
21 98 (22.69%) Microsoft Certification
22 94 (21.76%) VPN
23 90 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
24 82 (18.98%) SQL
25 81 (18.75%) DHCP
26 78 (18.06%) Cisco
27 74 (17.13%) WAN
27 74 (17.13%) LAN
28 72 (16.67%) SQL Server
29 71 (16.44%) XenApp

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
1 149 (34.49%) MS Exchange
2 62 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 59 (13.66%) SharePoint
4 40 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (8.10%) IIS
6 27 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.31%) Apache
9 7 (1.62%) Confluence
10 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.93%) nginx
12 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 147 (34.03%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (4.40%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.85%) Acrobat
7 5 (1.16%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.23%) Revit
8 1 (0.23%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (3.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 175 (40.51%) Office 365
2 102 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.48%) IaaS
4 27 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 22 (5.09%) PaaS
6 22 (5.09%) SaaS
7 15 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.55%) G Suite
9 7 (1.62%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.39%) GitHub
10 6 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.93%) Akamai
12 2 (0.46%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 144 (33.33%) DNS
2 130 (30.09%) Firewall
3 111 (25.69%) SAN
4 100 (23.15%) TCP/IP
5 94 (21.76%) VPN
6 81 (18.75%) DHCP
7 74 (17.13%) LAN
7 74 (17.13%) WAN
8 40 (9.26%) NAS
9 36 (8.33%) Internet
10 35 (8.10%) VoIP
11 32 (7.41%) Wireless
12 30 (6.94%) VLAN
13 28 (6.48%) IPsec
13 28 (6.48%) NetScaler
14 24 (5.56%) iSCSI
14 24 (5.56%) Network Security
14 24 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (5.32%) Skype
16 17 (3.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.63%) MySQL
3 7 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.69%) Big Data
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.62%) JIRA
3 7 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (1.62%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.93%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.46%) git-flow
7 1 (0.23%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (10.19%) Finance
2 33 (7.64%) Law
3 30 (6.94%) Retail
4 21 (4.86%) Legal
5 13 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.31%) Marketing
6 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.85%) Advertising
7 8 (1.85%) French Language
7 8 (1.85%) Italian Language
7 8 (1.85%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.62%) Back Office
9 4 (0.93%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Billing
10 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 73 (16.90%) Analyst
3 56 (12.96%) Consultant
4 45 (10.42%) Desktop Support
5 43 (9.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 43 (9.95%) IT Support
6 37 (8.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 34 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (7.64%) Support Analyst
9 28 (6.48%) Citrix Engineer
10 27 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (6.25%) Service Analyst
10 27 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (6.02%) IT Engineer
11 26 (6.02%) Senior Consultant
12 25 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (5.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 22 (5.09%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
14 22 (5.09%) Technical Engineer
14 22 (5.09%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.55%) .NET
2 7 (1.62%) Web Services
3 6 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 6 (1.39%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.39%) SAML
4 4 (0.93%) CSS
4 4 (0.93%) OAuth
4 4 (0.93%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.46%) HTML
5 2 (0.46%) JSON
5 2 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.23%) LDAP
6 1 (0.23%) LINQ
6 1 (0.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.79%) Clustering
3 22 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.63%) Blackberry
5 18 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 17 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
8 15 (3.47%) Fat Client
8 15 (3.47%) Thin Client
9 14 (3.24%) Replication
9 14 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (3.01%) Computer Science
11 12 (2.78%) Fintech
12 11 (2.55%) Private Cloud
13 10 (2.31%) iPad
13 10 (2.31%) iPhone
14 8 (1.85%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.85%) NHS
15 7 (1.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 344 (79.63%) Windows
2 180 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 123 (28.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (27.55%) Windows 7
5 109 (25.23%) Windows 10
6 90 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (13.66%) Linux
8 35 (8.10%) Windows 8
9 31 (7.18%) Mac OS
10 30 (6.94%) Android
11 24 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (3.01%) Windows 2000
13 12 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (2.08%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.39%) Unix
15 6 (1.39%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (33.80%) ITIL
2 60 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (10.88%) ITSM
4 46 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (8.33%) Service Management
6 33 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (7.64%) Presales
7 31 (7.18%) Project Management
8 30 (6.94%) Migration
9 24 (5.56%) Change Management
9 24 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 22 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (5.09%) Time Management
11 21 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (4.86%) Server Virtualisation
12 18 (4.17%) High Availability
13 17 (3.94%) Information Security
13 17 (3.94%) Mentoring
14 15 (3.47%) Business Continuity
14 15 (3.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 82 (18.98%) SQL
2 63 (14.58%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.31%) Perl
5 9 (2.08%) VBA
6 8 (1.85%) Python
7 6 (1.39%) VBScript
8 3 (0.69%) Java
9 2 (0.46%) C#
9 2 (0.46%) C-shell
9 2 (0.46%) Ruby
9 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (22.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (12.27%) MCSE
3 35 (8.10%) MCP
4 29 (6.71%) Degree
4 29 (6.71%) MCSA
5 26 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
6 21 (4.86%) MCITP
6 21 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (4.17%) CCNA
7 18 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.70%) MCTS
9 12 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (2.55%) A+ Certification
11 9 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.08%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.08%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.62%) AWS Certification
12 7 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.39%) RHCE
14 5 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.97%) SLA
2 16 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.39%) GDPR
3 6 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.16%) ISAE 3402
4 5 (1.16%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.46%) COBIT
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 324 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 156 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 137 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (16.44%) XenApp
5 57 (13.19%) XenDesktop
6 53 (12.27%) Terminal Services
7 49 (11.34%) vSphere
8 28 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
10 15 (3.47%) Docker
11 12 (2.78%) XenServer
12 8 (1.85%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.85%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.39%) NFS
13 6 (1.39%) vCloud
14 3 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 40 (9.26%) SCCM
2 19 (4.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.31%) Ansible
6 9 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.08%) SCOM
7 8 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (1.85%) Puppet
8 6 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.16%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.93%) Kibana
10 4 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.93%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.69%) DameWare
11 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 321 (74.31%) Microsoft
2 204 (47.22%) VMware
3 164 (37.96%) Citrix
4 78 (18.06%) Cisco
5 56 (12.96%) HP
6 53 (12.27%) NetApp
7 31 (7.18%) Remedy
8 24 (5.56%) Bomgar
8 24 (5.56%) Veeam
9 23 (5.32%) Ivanti
10 22 (5.09%) Apple
10 22 (5.09%) ServiceNow
11 21 (4.86%) Dell
12 19 (4.40%) CheckPoint
12 19 (4.40%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.17%) Sony
14 17 (3.94%) Aruba
14 17 (3.94%) SonicWALL
15 13 (3.01%) Juniper
16 12 (2.78%) Sophos