Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 618 706 755
Rank change year-on-year +88 +49 +63
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 199 426 478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.87% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 182 328 354
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.83% +4.67%
10th Percentile £22,050 £22,500 £21,963
90th Percentile £58,850 £53,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.31% -7.14% -2.10%

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 11,259 22,808 26,592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.64% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8,778 17,236 21,042
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +89 186 £35,000 +2.19% 11
UK excluding London +98 145 £31,750 -2.31% 10
London +141 51 £48,750 +33.56% 2
North of England +128 35 £30,000 -11.11% 3
South East +100 35 £28,583 -12.05% 3
Midlands +81 28 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +94 26 £45,000 - 1
South West +65 23 £28,250 +2.73%
North West +109 21 £33,000 +3.94% 2
East of England +74 14 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Work from Home +67 14 £57,500 +24.32% 1
North East +24 9 £26,000 +5.05%
Scotland +91 6 £33,750 - 1
Yorkshire +84 5 £29,000 -34.09% 1
Wales +30 5 £21,000 -12.50%
East Midlands +44 2 £27,750 -20.71%

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 153 (76.88%) Windows
2 132 (66.33%) Microsoft
3 126 (63.32%) Active Directory
4 113 (56.78%) Office 365
5 93 (46.73%) Windows Server
6 79 (39.70%) VMware
7 64 (32.16%) DNS
8 63 (31.66%) Hyper-V
9 61 (30.65%) DHCP
10 59 (29.65%) Windows 10
11 57 (28.64%) Firewall
12 50 (25.13%) Azure
13 49 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 47 (23.62%) TCP/IP
14 47 (23.62%) Citrix
15 45 (22.61%) ITIL
16 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
17 41 (20.60%) Microsoft Office
17 41 (20.60%) Cisco
18 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 37 (18.59%) Windows 7
19 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
20 36 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 35 (17.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 34 (17.09%) Dell
23 32 (16.08%) MCSE
23 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
24 31 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
24 31 (15.58%) Data Centre
24 31 (15.58%) Clustering

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 37 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.07%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.03%) IIS
6 9 (4.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.51%) CMS
8 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 41 (20.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (56.78%) Office 365
2 50 (25.13%) Azure
3 16 (8.04%) AWS
4 15 (7.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (6.53%) Mimecast
5 13 (6.53%) OneDrive
6 8 (4.02%) IaaS
7 6 (3.02%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.02%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.01%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (32.16%) DNS
2 61 (30.65%) DHCP
3 57 (28.64%) Firewall
4 47 (23.62%) TCP/IP
5 31 (15.58%) SAN
6 29 (14.57%) VPN
7 24 (12.06%) LAN
7 24 (12.06%) WAN
8 23 (11.56%) VLAN
8 23 (11.56%) VoIP
9 22 (11.06%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (9.55%) NetScaler
11 18 (9.05%) Internet
12 13 (6.53%) Skype
13 8 (4.02%) VSAN
14 7 (3.52%) Broadband
14 7 (3.52%) IPsec
14 7 (3.52%) Wireless
15 6 (3.02%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (3.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.52%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 13 (6.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.02%) Electronics
5 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 4 (2.01%) Back Office
7 3 (1.51%) Games
7 3 (1.51%) Legal
7 3 (1.51%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (21.11%) Support Engineer
2 32 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (15.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 31 (15.58%) Analyst
3 31 (15.58%) IT Engineer
4 22 (11.06%) IT Support
5 21 (10.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (10.05%) Consultant
7 18 (9.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.54%) Service Analyst
8 15 (7.54%) Support Analyst
9 14 (7.04%) Technical Consultant
10 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (6.03%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.03%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (5.53%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (5.53%) Technical Support
13 10 (5.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) SAML
2 4 (2.01%) XMPP
3 2 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.58%) Clustering
1 31 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.55%) Replication
3 18 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.03%) Driving Licence
4 12 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.03%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.03%) Thin Client
6 9 (4.52%) PKI
7 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.02%) Handset
8 6 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.51%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.01%) iPad
11 3 (1.51%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.51%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.51%) iPhone
12 2 (1.01%) User Experience
13 1 (0.50%) LIMS
13 1 (0.50%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 153 (76.88%) Windows
2 93 (46.73%) Windows Server
3 59 (29.65%) Windows 10
4 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (18.59%) Windows 7
6 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (9.05%) Linux
9 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2019
10 14 (7.04%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.02%) Android
12 4 (2.01%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.51%) Unix
14 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.50%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.61%) ITIL
2 35 (17.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (9.05%) ITSM
4 18 (9.05%) Service Management
5 17 (8.54%) Change Management
5 17 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.54%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (7.54%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.54%) Problem Management
7 14 (7.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 14 (7.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 13 (6.53%) Mentoring
9 11 (5.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 11 (5.53%) Proactive Management
10 10 (5.03%) Migration
11 9 (4.52%) Change Control
12 8 (4.02%) High Availability
12 8 (4.02%) ITIL V3
12 8 (4.02%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.55%) SQL
3 4 (2.01%) C
4 3 (1.51%) VBScript
5 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (16.08%) MCSE
3 19 (9.55%) MCSA
4 17 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (8.04%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.53%) MCP
7 11 (5.53%) Degree
7 11 (5.53%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.52%) CCNA
10 5 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) MCITP
12 2 (1.01%) MOS
13 1 (0.50%) CCNP
13 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.04%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 126 (63.32%) Active Directory
2 63 (31.66%) Hyper-V
3 49 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (12.06%) XenApp
5 20 (10.05%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (10.05%) vSphere
6 17 (8.54%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (6.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (6.53%) XenDesktop
8 8 (4.02%) Terminal Server
8 8 (4.02%) vCloud
9 7 (3.52%) Firmware
10 6 (3.02%) Terminal Services
10 6 (3.02%) VMware NSX
10 6 (3.02%) Xen
11 3 (1.51%) KVM
12 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (11.06%) SCCM
2 16 (8.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (6.03%) SCOM
3 12 (6.03%) vCenter Server
4 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (4.52%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (3.02%) XenMobile
8 5 (2.51%) WSUS
9 4 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.51%) vRealize
11 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (1.01%) Kibana
11 2 (1.01%) logstash
11 2 (1.01%) ServerView Suite
Vendors
1 132 (66.33%) Microsoft
2 79 (39.70%) VMware
3 47 (23.62%) Citrix
4 41 (20.60%) Cisco
5 34 (17.09%) Dell
6 29 (14.57%) Veeam
7 13 (6.53%) Draytek
7 13 (6.53%) Sophos
8 12 (6.03%) HP
9 11 (5.53%) McAfee
10 10 (5.03%) Apple
11 9 (4.52%) NETGEAR
12 8 (4.02%) NetApp
13 7 (3.52%) Palo Alto
14 6 (3.02%) EMC
14 6 (3.02%) Zerto
15 5 (2.51%) Adobe
15 5 (2.51%) Ivanti
15 5 (2.51%) SonicWALL
15 5 (2.51%) Symantec