Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 795 869
Rank change year-on-year +74 +74 -150
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 489 400 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.88% 1.46% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 356 333 345
UK median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.90% +5.08%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +20.37% -1.82%

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 26,066 27,484 33,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.98% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,736 22,367 27,998
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Remote Desktop.

Salary trend for Remote Desktop in the UK

Remote Desktop
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 +51 449 £37,500 +7.14% 66
UK excluding London +26 322 £35,000 +7.69% 52
London +35 142 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Midlands +56 83 £37,500 +15.38% 5
South East +13 79 £38,500 -14.44% 12
North of England -11 73 £28,000 -3.45% 16
East of England -21 47 £37,500 +36.36% 10
West Midlands +34 42 £50,000 +42.86% 3
East Midlands +29 41 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +20 35 £28,250 +11.88% 8
North West -17 32 £27,500 -5.17% 6
South West -12 28 £25,000 -20.63% 9
Wales +14 9 £50,000 +52.67%
Scotland -28 7 £26,250 -34.38% 1
North East - 6 £20,000 - 2
Channel Islands +1 1 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 383 (78.32%) Windows
2 381 (77.91%) Microsoft
3 351 (71.78%) Active Directory
4 246 (50.31%) Citrix
5 240 (49.08%) VMware
6 206 (42.13%) Office 365
7 175 (35.79%) Windows Server
8 170 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 168 (34.36%) Microsoft Office
10 160 (32.72%) XenApp
11 158 (32.31%) Hyper-V
12 152 (31.08%) MS Exchange
13 151 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 144 (29.45%) DNS
15 140 (28.63%) Windows 10
16 136 (27.81%) ITIL
17 129 (26.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 119 (24.34%) Firewall
19 116 (23.72%) Windows 7
20 112 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 111 (22.70%) SAN
22 107 (21.88%) XenDesktop
23 105 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
24 102 (20.86%) VPN
25 92 (18.81%) SQL Server
26 86 (17.59%) DHCP
27 82 (16.77%) MCSE
28 80 (16.36%) Cisco
29 78 (15.95%) Exchange Server 2013
30 76 (15.54%) Presales

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
1 152 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 78 (15.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 55 (11.25%) SharePoint
4 52 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (5.93%) IIS
6 23 (4.70%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.43%) Apache
9 6 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.23%) Confluence
10 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.61%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.61%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.41%) Moodle
12 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.20%) JBoss
13 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 168 (34.36%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (7.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (7.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (4.29%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (1.64%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.20%) InDesign
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.20%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.20%) Revit
8 1 (0.20%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (2.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 206 (42.13%) Office 365
2 151 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (14.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 31 (6.34%) IaaS
4 31 (6.34%) PaaS
5 28 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (4.70%) SaaS
7 19 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.84%) G Suite
8 9 (1.84%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.84%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.61%) GitHub
9 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.41%) Serverless
11 1 (0.20%) Akamai
11 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 144 (29.45%) DNS
2 119 (24.34%) Firewall
3 111 (22.70%) SAN
4 102 (20.86%) VPN
5 86 (17.59%) DHCP
6 65 (13.29%) TCP/IP
7 63 (12.88%) WAN
8 62 (12.68%) iSCSI
9 60 (12.27%) LAN
10 48 (9.82%) Skype
11 43 (8.79%) Internet
12 40 (8.18%) Fibre Channel
13 35 (7.16%) NetScaler
14 33 (6.75%) Network Security
15 32 (6.54%) NAS
16 29 (5.93%) VoIP
17 27 (5.52%) Wireless
18 21 (4.29%) WebEx
19 20 (4.09%) VLAN
20 18 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.50%) MySQL
3 12 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.41%) GIS
8 2 (0.41%) Power BI
8 2 (0.41%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.20%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.23%) JIRA
2 6 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.20%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.20%) git-flow
General
1 54 (11.04%) Finance
2 41 (8.38%) Retail
3 27 (5.52%) Law
4 25 (5.11%) Manufacturing
5 23 (4.70%) Legal
6 16 (3.27%) Back Office
7 12 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.04%) French Language
8 10 (2.04%) Spanish Language
9 9 (1.84%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.84%) Marketing
10 7 (1.43%) Advertising
11 6 (1.23%) Electronics
12 5 (1.02%) Banking
12 5 (1.02%) German Language
13 4 (0.82%) Local Government
14 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.20%) Billing
15 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 103 (21.06%) Consultant
2 78 (15.95%) Analyst
3 61 (12.47%) Support Engineer
4 50 (10.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 50 (10.22%) IT Support
5 47 (9.61%) Technical Consultant
6 45 (9.20%) Desktop Support
7 38 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 36 (7.36%) Support Analyst
9 35 (7.16%) Senior Consultant
10 31 (6.34%) Service Analyst
10 31 (6.34%) Service Desk Analyst
11 30 (6.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 30 (6.13%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
12 29 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 28 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
13 28 (5.73%) Citrix Engineer
13 28 (5.73%) IT Engineer
13 28 (5.73%) Support Technician
14 25 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.48%) .NET
2 11 (2.25%) .NET Framework
2 11 (2.25%) Web Services
3 4 (0.82%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.82%) CSS
4 3 (0.61%) SAML
5 2 (0.41%) JSON
5 2 (0.41%) LINQ
5 2 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.41%) WPF
5 2 (0.41%) WSH
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.20%) COM
6 1 (0.20%) LDAP
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.43%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.98%) User Experience
3 31 (6.34%) Blackberry
4 22 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.09%) Clustering
5 20 (4.09%) NHS
6 19 (3.89%) Private Cloud
7 16 (3.27%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.25%) iPad
9 11 (2.25%) Replication
10 8 (1.64%) Fintech
10 8 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.64%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.43%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.43%) iPhone
11 7 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 383 (78.32%) Windows
2 175 (35.79%) Windows Server
3 140 (28.63%) Windows 10
4 116 (23.72%) Windows 7
5 112 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (9.82%) Linux
8 29 (5.93%) Android
8 29 (5.93%) Windows 8
9 26 (5.32%) Mac OS
10 19 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (3.89%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.66%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.45%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.84%) CentOS
14 7 (1.43%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.82%) Unix
16 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (27.81%) ITIL
2 76 (15.54%) Presales
3 67 (13.70%) Service Delivery
4 57 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (10.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 42 (8.59%) Application Virtualisation
7 41 (8.38%) Service Management
8 40 (8.18%) Data Protection
9 38 (7.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 38 (7.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 37 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (7.16%) Customer Requirements
12 34 (6.95%) Change Management
13 31 (6.34%) ITSM
14 30 (6.13%) Systems Analysis
15 29 (5.93%) Product Management
16 28 (5.73%) High Availability
17 27 (5.52%) Problem Management
18 25 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 23 (4.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 72 (14.72%) SQL
3 11 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.84%) Perl
4 9 (1.84%) VBA
5 5 (1.02%) VB
6 4 (0.82%) C#
6 4 (0.82%) Java
6 4 (0.82%) Python
7 3 (0.61%) VBScript
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.20%) C++
9 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (26.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (16.77%) MCSE
3 43 (8.79%) MCSA
4 31 (6.34%) CCNA
4 31 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (6.13%) Citrix Certification
6 28 (5.73%) MCITP
7 27 (5.52%) MCP
8 26 (5.32%) Degree
9 22 (4.50%) MCTS
10 15 (3.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (2.45%) A+ Certification
13 9 (1.84%) CCA
14 8 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.23%) CCNP
16 5 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.82%) AWS Certification
17 4 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (14.93%) SLA
2 19 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.25%) PMO
4 8 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.41%) GDPR
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 351 (71.78%) Active Directory
2 170 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (32.72%) XenApp
4 158 (32.31%) Hyper-V
5 107 (21.88%) XenDesktop
6 44 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 43 (8.79%) Terminal Services
8 42 (8.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 42 (8.59%) Virtual Machines
9 40 (8.18%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (5.32%) vSphere
11 23 (4.70%) XenServer
12 11 (2.25%) BitLocker
12 11 (2.25%) Docker
12 11 (2.25%) NFS
13 7 (1.43%) Squid
14 6 (1.23%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.82%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 70 (14.31%) SCCM
2 56 (11.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (8.18%) SCSM
3 40 (8.18%) SCVMM
4 38 (7.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 38 (7.77%) SCDPM
4 38 (7.77%) SCOrch
5 24 (4.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (3.89%) SCOM
7 17 (3.48%) Backup Exec
8 16 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
9 14 (2.86%) XenMobile
10 9 (1.84%) AirWatch
11 8 (1.64%) Kubernetes
12 7 (1.43%) WSUS
13 6 (1.23%) Ansible
14 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
15 4 (0.82%) Puppet
15 4 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 381 (77.91%) Microsoft
2 246 (50.31%) Citrix
3 240 (49.08%) VMware
4 80 (16.36%) Cisco
5 45 (9.20%) HP
6 33 (6.75%) NetApp
7 31 (6.34%) SolarWinds
8 26 (5.32%) Apple
8 26 (5.32%) Bomgar
8 26 (5.32%) Remedy
9 23 (4.70%) Dell
9 23 (4.70%) Ivanti
10 22 (4.50%) MobileIron
10 22 (4.50%) Veeam
11 20 (4.09%) Symantec
12 19 (3.89%) iManage
13 18 (3.68%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.66%) Aruba
15 11 (2.25%) Sophos
16 10 (2.04%) CheckPoint