Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 727 618 687
Rank change year-on-year -109 +69 +94
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 360 156 367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 1.76% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 304 136 332
10th Percentile £23,475 £23,475 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,938 £28,500 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,250 £36,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.36% +20.00% -14.29%
75th Percentile £55,175 £47,500 £40,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year +23.08% +20.37% -16.92%

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 17,194 8,867 18,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 14.08% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10,955 7,091 15,123
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,216 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.43% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Top 17 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -79 337 £42,000 +23.53% 76
UK excluding London -62 269 £40,000 +23.08% 66
North of England -15 137 £40,000 +26.98% 29
London -179 78 £46,444 +9.28% 14
Work from Home -158 70 £50,000 -16.67% 16
North West -49 63 £50,000 +19.76% 15
Yorkshire -39 58 £33,750 +16.38% 7
Midlands -62 41 £32,500 -3.70% 10
South East -113 39 £65,000 +120.34% 8
West Midlands -42 32 £35,500 - 7
South West -54 23 £33,000 +1.54% 9
East of England - 17 £30,000 - 6
North East -11 16 £22,000 +4.76% 7
East Midlands -48 9 £22,500 -30.77% 3
Scotland -62 8 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales -49 3 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £28,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 284 (78.89%) Windows
2 261 (72.50%) Microsoft
3 257 (71.39%) Microsoft 365
4 216 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 175 (48.61%) Azure
6 166 (46.11%) Windows Server
7 112 (31.11%) Firewall
8 101 (28.06%) VMware
9 97 (26.94%) Social Skills
10 94 (26.11%) Windows 10
11 90 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 88 (24.44%) DNS
13 86 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (23.61%) Hyper-V
15 83 (23.06%) Cisco
16 81 (22.50%) Citrix
16 81 (22.50%) ITIL
17 80 (22.22%) DHCP
18 72 (20.00%) VPN
19 70 (19.44%) SharePoint
20 68 (18.89%) MS Exchange
21 65 (18.06%) WAN
22 63 (17.50%) AWS
23 61 (16.94%) SCCM
24 56 (15.56%) LAN
24 56 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
24 56 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 56 (15.56%) Windows Server 2019
25 54 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 54 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 70 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 68 (18.89%) MS Exchange
3 34 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (7.78%) IIS
5 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (14.72%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.94%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 257 (71.39%) Microsoft 365
2 175 (48.61%) Azure
3 63 (17.50%) AWS
4 47 (13.06%) IaaS
5 40 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (8.33%) PaaS
7 29 (8.06%) GCP
8 15 (4.17%) SaaS
9 12 (3.33%) Azure Monitor
10 11 (3.06%) OneDrive
11 10 (2.78%) Mimecast
11 10 (2.78%) Slack
12 7 (1.94%) Google Workspace
12 7 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.56%) Nutanix
14 1 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.28%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 112 (31.11%) Firewall
2 88 (24.44%) DNS
3 80 (22.22%) DHCP
4 72 (20.00%) VPN
5 65 (18.06%) WAN
6 56 (15.56%) LAN
7 50 (13.89%) TCP/IP
8 48 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 35 (9.72%) Network Security
10 33 (9.17%) SAN
11 24 (6.67%) Wireless
12 22 (6.11%) MPLS
13 17 (4.72%) VLAN
13 17 (4.72%) VoIP
14 11 (3.06%) BGP
15 9 (2.50%) Broadband
16 8 (2.22%) SD-WAN
16 8 (2.22%) SSL
17 6 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.00%) MySQL
3 22 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (4.44%) InfluxDB
5 16 (4.44%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (26.94%) Social Skills
2 32 (8.89%) Finance
3 28 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 22 (6.11%) Organisational Skills
5 18 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.44%) Law
6 16 (4.44%) Retail
7 15 (4.17%) Back Office
7 15 (4.17%) Legal
7 15 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.67%) Banking
9 6 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Advertising
10 5 (1.39%) Games
11 3 (0.83%) Fire and Rescue
11 3 (0.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.83%) Local Government
12 2 (0.56%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (18.06%) Support Engineer
2 54 (15.00%) IT Support
3 53 (14.72%) IT Engineer
4 52 (14.44%) Analyst
5 47 (13.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (10.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 33 (9.17%) Systems Engineer
8 31 (8.61%) Service Analyst
8 31 (8.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 30 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
10 28 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
11 27 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 22 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
14 20 (5.56%) Support Technician
15 18 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
15 18 (5.00%) IT Technician
16 17 (4.72%) IT Analyst
17 14 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 14 (3.89%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.56%) LDAP
2 5 (1.39%) SAML
3 3 (0.83%) Web Services
4 2 (0.56%) .NET
4 2 (0.56%) J2EE
4 2 (0.56%) XMPP
5 1 (0.28%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.78%) Clustering
2 25 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (5.56%) PKI
5 19 (5.28%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.06%) CMDB
8 10 (2.78%) Equities
8 10 (2.78%) User Experience
9 9 (2.50%) Replication
10 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.94%) NHS
11 6 (1.67%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.67%) iPhone
11 6 (1.67%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.67%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.39%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 284 (78.89%) Windows
2 166 (46.11%) Windows Server
3 94 (26.11%) Windows 10
4 90 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (15.56%) Windows Server 2019
6 45 (12.50%) Linux
7 44 (12.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (6.94%) Windows 7
9 20 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (5.00%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.89%) Android
12 9 (2.50%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.67%) CentOS
14 6 (1.67%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.39%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.11%) VMS
17 2 (0.56%) Unix
18 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.50%) ITIL
2 56 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 56 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (12.50%) Change Management
5 37 (10.28%) ITSM
6 35 (9.72%) Business Continuity
7 26 (7.22%) Time Management
8 25 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (6.94%) Patch Management
9 24 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 22 (6.11%) Project Planning
11 21 (5.83%) Network Load Balancing
11 21 (5.83%) Service Delivery
12 20 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (5.56%) Change Control
12 20 (5.56%) Project Delivery
12 20 (5.56%) Service Management
13 19 (5.28%) Infrastructure as Code
14 18 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.17%) PowerShell
2 33 (9.17%) SQL
3 5 (1.39%) Bicep
4 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.56%) Bash
5 2 (0.56%) Java
5 2 (0.56%) VBScript
6 1 (0.28%) C
6 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (12.22%) Security Cleared
3 43 (11.94%) SC Cleared
4 42 (11.67%) Degree
5 34 (9.44%) MCSA
6 24 (6.67%) CCNA
6 24 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (5.56%) MCTS
9 19 (5.28%) MCSE
10 16 (4.44%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.78%) AWS Certification
13 9 (2.50%) CCNP
14 8 (2.22%) DBS Check
15 7 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (1.67%) HNC
16 6 (1.67%) MCITP
16 6 (1.67%) MCP
17 4 (1.11%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.67%) SLA
2 25 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.94%) ISO 22301
5 6 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.83%) QA
7 2 (0.56%) GDPR
7 2 (0.56%) NIST
8 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 216 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 86 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (23.61%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.61%) vSphere
6 12 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.78%) XenApp
8 7 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (16.94%) SCCM
2 32 (8.89%) Terraform
3 24 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (6.39%) Jamf Pro
5 21 (5.83%) WSUS
6 13 (3.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 13 (3.61%) SCOM
7 5 (1.39%) Ansible
7 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) Nessus
7 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) Icinga
9 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.56%) vMotion
10 1 (0.28%) CASB
10 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 261 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 101 (28.06%) VMware
3 83 (23.06%) Cisco
4 81 (22.50%) Citrix
5 30 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 27 (7.50%) Dell
7 25 (6.94%) Veeam
8 20 (5.56%) Juniper
9 18 (5.00%) HP
10 17 (4.72%) SonicWALL
11 13 (3.61%) iManage
12 12 (3.33%) Mitel
13 11 (3.06%) ESET
13 11 (3.06%) Sun
14 9 (2.50%) Nasuni
14 9 (2.50%) New Relic
14 9 (2.50%) Sophos
15 8 (2.22%) NetApp
15 8 (2.22%) Polycom
15 8 (2.22%) SolarWinds