Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 571 678 769
Rank change year-on-year +107 +91 +52
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 138 410 401
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.99% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 141 361 314
Median annual salary £41,697 £31,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.50% -5.34% -3.68%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,690 £21,288
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,000 £63,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +16.36% -8.33% -6.25%

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 8,190 20,626 23,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 15.39% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,598 16,037 18,893
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,575 £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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 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 +101 116 £35,500 +18.33% 29
UK excluding London +100 100 £32,000 +16.36% 27
North of England +110 36 £31,500 -3.08% 3
South East +148 30 £28,000 +9.80% 7
London +155 24 £42,500 +25.93% 4
North West +112 22 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Work from Home -13 21 £56,250 +60.71% 2
South West +61 14 £32,500 +20.37% 5
Midlands +66 11 £45,000 +13.82% 9
West Midlands +61 11 £45,000 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire +92 10 £29,000 -1.69% 2
Scotland +83 4 £42,500 - 2
North East +9 4 £18,875 -21.35%
Wales +39 3 £22,000 -32.31%
East of England +99 2 £42,500 +80.78% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 108 (78.26%) Windows
2 97 (70.29%) Microsoft
3 95 (68.84%) Active Directory
4 89 (64.49%) Windows Server
5 81 (58.70%) Office 365
6 74 (53.62%) VMware
7 61 (44.20%) DNS
8 54 (39.13%) Azure
9 52 (37.68%) Hyper-V
9 52 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (28.99%) PowerShell
11 39 (28.26%) SQL
12 38 (27.54%) DHCP
12 38 (27.54%) Firewall
13 34 (24.64%) Data Centre
14 32 (23.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 30 (21.74%) VPN
15 30 (21.74%) Citrix
16 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
17 27 (19.57%) SQL Server
17 27 (19.57%) ITIL
17 27 (19.57%) Windows 10
18 25 (18.12%) Cisco
19 22 (15.94%) Service Delivery
20 21 (15.22%) DevOps
20 21 (15.22%) IIS
20 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
20 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
21 20 (14.49%) IaaS
21 20 (14.49%) Problem-Solving

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 28 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (15.22%) IIS
3 13 (9.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.17%) Apache
5 3 (2.17%) CMS
6 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.72%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 81 (58.70%) Office 365
2 54 (39.13%) Azure
3 20 (14.49%) IaaS
4 19 (13.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (11.59%) PaaS
6 13 (9.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 10 (7.25%) Mimecast
8 4 (2.90%) AWS
8 4 (2.90%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.17%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.45%) SaaS
11 1 (0.72%) GCP
11 1 (0.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (44.20%) DNS
2 38 (27.54%) DHCP
2 38 (27.54%) Firewall
3 30 (21.74%) VPN
4 19 (13.77%) TCP/IP
5 15 (10.87%) VLAN
6 14 (10.14%) SAN
7 13 (9.42%) VoIP
7 13 (9.42%) Wireless
8 12 (8.70%) Network Security
9 10 (7.25%) WAN
10 9 (6.52%) LAN
11 7 (5.07%) Internet
11 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (4.35%) MPLS
13 5 (3.62%) VSAN
14 4 (2.90%) ISDN
14 4 (2.90%) Skype
15 3 (2.17%) HTTP
15 3 (2.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.17%) Power BI
3 3 (2.17%) Tableau
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Legal
3 6 (4.35%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.62%) Marketing
5 3 (2.17%) Back Office
5 3 (2.17%) Law
6 2 (1.45%) Local Government
6 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Analyst
2 29 (21.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (15.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 19 (13.77%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.42%) Azure Consultant
5 13 (9.42%) Consultant
6 11 (7.97%) IT Analyst
7 10 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.25%) IT Consultant
7 10 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Administrator
10 7 (5.07%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Server Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) JSON
2 3 (2.17%) XMPP
3 2 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.87%) Fat Client
2 15 (10.87%) Thin Client
3 14 (10.14%) Management Information System
4 13 (9.42%) Clustering
5 11 (7.97%) Replication
6 10 (7.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.90%) PKI
9 3 (2.17%) iPad
9 3 (2.17%) iPhone
9 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.45%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (1.45%) NHS
10 2 (1.45%) SCADA
11 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.72%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 108 (78.26%) Windows
2 89 (64.49%) Windows Server
3 27 (19.57%) Windows 10
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (12.32%) Windows 7
5 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2019
7 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (6.52%) Linux
9 7 (5.07%) Android
10 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.17%) CentOS
13 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.72%) VMS
14 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (19.57%) ITIL
3 22 (15.94%) Service Delivery
4 21 (15.22%) DevOps
5 20 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (11.59%) Presales
7 15 (10.87%) Change Management
8 14 (10.14%) Business Continuity
8 14 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (9.42%) Analytics
10 11 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure as Code
10 11 (7.97%) Migration
10 11 (7.97%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (7.25%) Information Security
11 10 (7.25%) Release Management
12 9 (6.52%) Commercial Awareness
12 9 (6.52%) Patch Management
12 9 (6.52%) Service Management
13 8 (5.80%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) PowerShell
2 39 (28.26%) SQL
3 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.17%) Python
3 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.52%) Degree
4 9 (6.52%) MCSE
5 8 (5.80%) MCSA
6 5 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.17%) CCNA
8 3 (2.17%) CCNP
8 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) MCTS
9 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.72%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials
1 5 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 5 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.90%) SLA
3 3 (2.17%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (68.84%) Active Directory
2 52 (37.68%) Hyper-V
2 52 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.42%) vSphere
4 11 (7.97%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (7.97%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.52%) KVM
6 7 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.35%) XenApp
8 4 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.45%) vCloud
9 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) SCCM
2 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (5.80%) WSUS
3 6 (4.35%) SCOM
4 5 (3.62%) vCenter Server
5 4 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.17%) PaperCut
6 3 (2.17%) vRealize
7 2 (1.45%) Kibana
7 2 (1.45%) logstash
7 2 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.72%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.72%) Nessus
8 1 (0.72%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 97 (70.29%) Microsoft
2 74 (53.62%) VMware
3 30 (21.74%) Citrix
4 25 (18.12%) Cisco
5 18 (13.04%) Sophos
6 13 (9.42%) Veeam
7 10 (7.25%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.52%) Dell
8 9 (6.52%) Draytek
8 9 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.80%) HP
9 8 (5.80%) SonicWALL
10 7 (5.07%) Aderant
10 7 (5.07%) McAfee
11 6 (4.35%) iManage
12 5 (3.62%) NetApp
12 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.62%) Symantec
13 4 (2.90%) Adobe
13 4 (2.90%) IronPort