Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 775 562 705
Rank change year-on-year -213 +143 +75
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 273 140 411
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 1.82% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 226 115 322
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £22,500
25th Percentile £26,813 £29,125 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £31,500
Median % change year-on-year - +26.98% -10.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £43,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £33,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +21.21% +13.79% -4.92%

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 15,853 7,674 22,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 15.64% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,991 6,238 17,010
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,425 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,813 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,284 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.37% +16.19% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,106 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -186 259 £40,000 +3.23% 63
UK excluding London -141 205 £40,000 +21.21% 62
North of England -91 68 £40,000 +26.98% 21
London -216 55 £41,500 -20.95% 10
Midlands -74 53 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Work from Home -265 47 £47,500 -7.32% 6
West Midlands -75 43 £40,000 -5.88% 9
North West -69 35 £42,500 +26.87% 10
South East -152 34 £38,500 +38.74% 10
Yorkshire -79 28 £33,750 +16.38% 7
East of England -72 24 £45,000 -14.29% 3
South West -90 20 £40,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands -58 10 £29,000 -14.71% 6
Wales -41 8 £26,000 -11.11% 5
North East -36 5 £22,000 -2.22% 4
Scotland -91 5 £30,000 -29.41% 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 214 (78.39%) Windows
2 199 (72.89%) Microsoft
3 170 (62.27%) Active Directory
4 165 (60.44%) Microsoft 365
5 139 (50.92%) Firewall
6 123 (45.05%) Windows Server
7 106 (38.83%) VMware
8 101 (37.00%) Hyper-V
9 92 (33.70%) Azure
10 88 (32.23%) VPN
11 85 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 82 (30.04%) Windows 10
12 82 (30.04%) Social Skills
13 69 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 69 (25.27%) DNS
14 66 (24.18%) MS Exchange
15 65 (23.81%) Cisco
16 60 (21.98%) PowerShell
17 59 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
18 56 (20.51%) DHCP
19 55 (20.15%) Disaster Recovery
20 54 (19.78%) Citrix
21 53 (19.41%) SAN
22 51 (18.68%) LAN
22 51 (18.68%) WAN
22 51 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 46 (16.85%) ITIL
24 45 (16.48%) SCCM
24 45 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
25 42 (15.38%) SQL

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 66 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (5.13%) nginx
6 10 (3.66%) IIS
7 6 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.37%) Confluence
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.73%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Relativity
2 1 (0.37%) AlphaBridge
2 1 (0.37%) Alphatax
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.37%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.37%) Farmplan
2 1 (0.37%) KEYPrime
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 165 (60.44%) Microsoft 365
2 92 (33.70%) Azure
3 29 (10.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (8.79%) IaaS
5 14 (5.13%) AWS
5 14 (5.13%) Mimecast
5 14 (5.13%) OneDrive
6 13 (4.76%) PaaS
7 11 (4.03%) Google Workspace
7 11 (4.03%) SaaS
8 5 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.10%) GCP
10 2 (0.73%) Slack
10 2 (0.73%) Yammer
11 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.37%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.37%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 139 (50.92%) Firewall
2 88 (32.23%) VPN
3 69 (25.27%) DNS
4 56 (20.51%) DHCP
5 53 (19.41%) SAN
6 51 (18.68%) LAN
6 51 (18.68%) WAN
7 39 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (9.16%) TCP/IP
8 25 (9.16%) VLAN
9 20 (7.33%) VoIP
10 17 (6.23%) MPLS
11 16 (5.86%) SSL
12 15 (5.49%) Wireless
13 13 (4.76%) Asterisk PBX
13 13 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (4.40%) BGP
14 12 (4.40%) Skype
15 10 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (3.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.47%) MySQL
4 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.37%) Power BI
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (0.73%) Browser DevTools
2 2 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 82 (30.04%) Social Skills
2 24 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.96%) Finance
4 17 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.03%) Presentation Skills
6 9 (3.30%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (2.93%) Games
8 7 (2.56%) Law
8 7 (2.56%) Legal
8 7 (2.56%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.83%) Advertising
10 4 (1.47%) Retail
11 3 (1.10%) Marketing
11 3 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.73%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.73%) Publishing
13 1 (0.37%) Automotive
13 1 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (15.38%) Analyst
2 41 (15.02%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (10.62%) IT Engineer
5 25 (9.16%) Infrastructure Manager
6 24 (8.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (8.79%) Server Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) Service Analyst
7 23 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
8 22 (8.06%) Consultant
8 22 (8.06%) IT Support
9 20 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.96%) Support Analyst
11 17 (6.23%) Infrastructure Support
12 16 (5.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (5.86%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
13 13 (4.76%) Project Engineer
14 12 (4.40%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.10%) LDAP
2 2 (0.73%) XMPP
3 1 (0.37%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) COM
3 1 (0.37%) HTML
3 1 (0.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 19 (6.96%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.23%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (5.13%) iPhone
5 12 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.40%) Replication
6 11 (4.03%) Clustering
6 11 (4.03%) PKI
7 9 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.93%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.93%) iPad
8 8 (2.93%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.56%) User Experience
10 5 (1.83%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.47%) CMDB
11 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.73%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 214 (78.39%) Windows
2 123 (45.05%) Windows Server
3 82 (30.04%) Windows 10
4 69 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (12.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 32 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (11.36%) Linux
8 26 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
9 25 (9.16%) Android
9 25 (9.16%) Windows 7
10 20 (7.33%) Mac OS
11 18 (6.59%) Windows 8
12 15 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (5.13%) Apple iOS
13 14 (5.13%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.73%) VMS
15 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 51 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (16.85%) ITIL
4 45 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (10.62%) Business Continuity
6 27 (9.89%) ITSM
7 26 (9.52%) Patch Management
8 25 (9.16%) Change Management
8 25 (9.16%) Service Delivery
9 23 (8.42%) Migration
10 22 (8.06%) Mobile Device Management
10 22 (8.06%) Proactive Maintenance
11 19 (6.96%) Asset Management
12 17 (6.23%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.23%) Service Management
13 16 (5.86%) Problem Management
14 14 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
14 14 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
15 13 (4.76%) Project Management
16 12 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.98%) PowerShell
2 42 (15.38%) SQL
3 5 (1.83%) VB
4 3 (1.10%) C
4 3 (1.10%) Java
5 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.73%) PHP
5 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.37%) Python
6 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (5.86%) Degree
3 16 (5.86%) VCP6
4 15 (5.49%) MCSE
5 14 (5.13%) MCSA
6 12 (4.40%) CCNA
6 12 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.83%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.47%) MCITP
10 4 (1.47%) MCTS
11 3 (1.10%) MCP
12 2 (0.73%) CCNP
12 2 (0.73%) HNC
13 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.89%) SLA
2 13 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 7 (2.56%) ISO 22301
4 2 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.37%) NCSC
5 1 (0.37%) NIST
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (62.27%) Active Directory
2 101 (37.00%) Hyper-V
3 85 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.23%) vSphere
5 15 (5.49%) XenApp
6 13 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.93%) BitLocker
7 8 (2.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.83%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.37%) StorNext
11 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.37%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 45 (16.48%) SCCM
2 35 (12.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (6.23%) WSUS
4 16 (5.86%) Jamf Pro
5 13 (4.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 13 (4.76%) HAProxy
5 13 (4.76%) Nagios
6 8 (2.93%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (2.20%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.10%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.37%) Ansible
11 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.37%) NetApp OnCommand
11 1 (0.37%) ServerView Suite
11 1 (0.37%) Terraform
11 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 199 (72.89%) Microsoft
2 106 (38.83%) VMware
3 65 (23.81%) Cisco
4 54 (19.78%) Citrix
5 28 (10.26%) Dell
5 28 (10.26%) Veeam
6 27 (9.89%) NetApp
7 26 (9.52%) SonicWALL
8 25 (9.16%) Sophos
9 23 (8.42%) HP
10 15 (5.49%) Meraki
11 14 (5.13%) Apple
11 14 (5.13%) Polycom
12 13 (4.76%) Intel
12 13 (4.76%) Oracle
13 9 (3.30%) Fortinet
13 9 (3.30%) Ruckus Wireless
14 8 (2.93%) Aruba
15 7 (2.56%) iManage
15 7 (2.56%) Nimble Storage