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

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 670 723 765
Rank change year-on-year +53 +42 +46
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 324 400 476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 1.78% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 313 333 408
Median annual salary £31,636 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.61% -6.67% +16.73%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +16.67%

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 17,621 22,439 26,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.16% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,841 17,333 21,169
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 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +62 303 £31,818 -9.09% 61
UK excluding London +69 238 £27,500 -21.43% 53
London +79 83 £43,500 +19.18% 10
South East +17 60 £27,500 -21.43% 16
North of England +82 59 £29,000 +1.75% 13
East of England +59 45 £26,000 -42.22% 6
South West +66 43 £25,500 -5.56% 8
North West +49 33 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Work from Home +14 18 £46,250 -22.92% 1
North East +13 15 £24,000 -5.88% 3
Midlands +34 14 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Yorkshire +38 11 £21,500 -23.21% 4
West Midlands +29 10 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Wales -4 10 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Scotland +41 8 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +26 4 £48,750 +39.29% 2

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 235 (72.53%) Windows
2 228 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 206 (63.58%) Active Directory
4 172 (53.09%) Office 365
5 116 (35.80%) Windows Server
6 109 (33.64%) Windows 10
7 107 (33.02%) VMware
8 85 (26.23%) DNS
9 82 (25.31%) Azure
10 79 (24.38%) Firewall
11 76 (23.46%) Hyper-V
12 73 (22.53%) Windows 7
13 69 (21.30%) MS Exchange
14 67 (20.68%) ITIL
14 67 (20.68%) TCP/IP
15 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Office
16 63 (19.44%) Citrix
17 62 (19.14%) DHCP
18 60 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 56 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
20 51 (15.74%) Cisco
21 49 (15.12%) LAN
22 47 (14.51%) WAN
23 44 (13.58%) SLA
24 41 (12.65%) VoIP
24 41 (12.65%) PowerShell
25 40 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
25 40 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
26 38 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2010
27 37 (11.42%) Skype

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 69 (21.30%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (10.80%) SharePoint
4 31 (9.57%) Skype for Business
5 23 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (6.48%) IIS
7 5 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (20.06%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 172 (53.09%) Office 365
2 82 (25.31%) Azure
3 30 (9.26%) AWS
4 18 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.09%) IaaS
5 10 (3.09%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.16%) SaaS
7 6 (1.85%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) G Suite
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (26.23%) DNS
2 79 (24.38%) Firewall
3 67 (20.68%) TCP/IP
4 62 (19.14%) DHCP
5 49 (15.12%) LAN
6 47 (14.51%) WAN
7 41 (12.65%) VoIP
8 37 (11.42%) Skype
9 34 (10.49%) VPN
10 30 (9.26%) Wireless
11 21 (6.48%) SAN
11 21 (6.48%) VLAN
11 21 (6.48%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (6.17%) Broadband
12 20 (6.17%) NetScaler
13 14 (4.32%) Internet
14 7 (2.16%) VSAN
15 6 (1.85%) IPsec
15 6 (1.85%) Reverse Proxy
16 5 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.16%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 19 (5.86%) Legal
2 15 (4.63%) Finance
3 12 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.09%) Law
5 8 (2.47%) Electronics
5 8 (2.47%) French Language
5 8 (2.47%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.85%) Marketing
7 5 (1.54%) Advertising
7 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.54%) Publishing
8 3 (0.93%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Games
8 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 82 (25.31%) Support Engineer
2 65 (20.06%) Analyst
3 55 (16.98%) IT Support
4 47 (14.51%) IT Engineer
5 36 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 35 (10.80%) Desktop Support
7 34 (10.49%) Service Analyst
7 34 (10.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 33 (10.19%) IT Support Engineer
9 32 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (8.02%) IT Analyst
10 26 (8.02%) Support Analyst
11 25 (7.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 24 (7.41%) Consultant
13 22 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 21 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 21 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
15 20 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 18 (5.56%) Technical Support
17 17 (5.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.78%) Web Services
2 6 (1.85%) SAML
3 2 (0.62%) CSS
3 2 (0.62%) XMPP
4 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
1 28 (8.64%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (6.48%) Smartphone
3 20 (6.17%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.17%) Driving Licence
4 18 (5.56%) Clustering
5 17 (5.25%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.94%) Replication
7 10 (3.09%) Handset
7 10 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.78%) iPad
8 9 (2.78%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.85%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.85%) User Experience
10 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.23%) iPhone
10 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 235 (72.53%) Windows
2 116 (35.80%) Windows Server
3 109 (33.64%) Windows 10
4 73 (22.53%) Windows 7
5 56 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (10.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (10.19%) Apple iOS
8 25 (7.72%) Windows 8
9 23 (7.10%) Linux
10 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (5.56%) Android
12 11 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (3.09%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.85%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.62%) SUSE
17 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.68%) ITIL
2 40 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (9.57%) Service Management
5 28 (8.64%) Incident Management
6 27 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (8.02%) Service Delivery
8 25 (7.72%) ITSM
9 22 (6.79%) Migration
10 19 (5.86%) Presales
11 18 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.25%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.63%) Asset Management
13 15 (4.63%) Proactive Management
14 13 (4.01%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 12 (3.70%) Break/Fix
15 12 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
15 12 (3.70%) Project Delivery
16 11 (3.40%) Customer Requirements
17 10 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.65%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.56%) SQL
3 6 (1.85%) C
4 1 (0.31%) Python
4 1 (0.31%) R
4 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.31%) VB
4 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (9.57%) MCSE
3 25 (7.72%) Degree
4 22 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (6.17%) MCSA
6 19 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 17 (5.25%) CCNA
8 12 (3.70%) A+ Certification
9 11 (3.40%) MCP
10 10 (3.09%) MCITP
11 9 (2.78%) CCNP
12 8 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.47%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.54%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.62%) MOS
17 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
17 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.58%) SLA
2 3 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (63.58%) Active Directory
2 76 (23.46%) Hyper-V
3 60 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (8.95%) XenApp
5 24 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 16 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.63%) Terminal Services
8 13 (4.01%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (4.01%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (3.70%) vSphere
10 11 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.78%) BitLocker
12 7 (2.16%) Terminal Server
12 7 (2.16%) vCloud
12 7 (2.16%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.85%) Firmware
13 6 (1.85%) Xen
14 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (9.26%) SCCM
2 14 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.70%) vCenter Server
4 9 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (2.16%) Nagios
6 6 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (1.85%) SCDPM
6 6 (1.85%) WSUS
6 6 (1.85%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.54%) SCOM
8 4 (1.23%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.23%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.23%) SCSM
8 4 (1.23%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.93%) PaperCut
9 3 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 228 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 107 (33.02%) VMware
3 63 (19.44%) Citrix
4 51 (15.74%) Cisco
5 37 (11.42%) Apple
6 22 (6.79%) Dell
7 21 (6.48%) Veeam
8 12 (3.70%) HP
8 12 (3.70%) Ivanti
9 10 (3.09%) Draytek
10 9 (2.78%) NETGEAR
11 8 (2.47%) Adobe
11 8 (2.47%) McAfee
11 8 (2.47%) Meraki
11 8 (2.47%) WatchGuard
11 8 (2.47%) Zscaler
12 7 (2.16%) NetApp
12 7 (2.16%) Remedy
12 7 (2.16%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.16%) SonicWALL