Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 1049 1114
Rank change year-on-year +218 +65 -87
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 354 138 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.082% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 239 111 153
UK median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - -10.53%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,072
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +35.14% +1.37% -30.48%

Virtual Desktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,457 21,024 24,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.06% 12.44% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,830 17,632 21,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +193 343 £52,500 +23.53% 30
UK excluding London +147 197 £50,000 +35.14% 21
London +61 150 £62,500 +38.89% 9
South West +31 65 £52,500 +41.89% 5
South East +8 46 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Midlands +38 36 £50,000 +100.00% 4
East of England +21 31 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands +31 24 £50,000 +100.00% 2
East Midlands - 12 £42,500 - 2
North of England -2 11 £39,500 -39.23% 7
Yorkshire +22 9 £34,750 -18.24% 2
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -
Wales - 4 £30,000 -
North West -17 2 £50,000 -23.08% 3
Scotland -38 2 £48,500 +97.96%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop.

1 292 (82.49%) Windows
2 268 (75.71%) Active Directory
3 228 (64.41%) Microsoft
4 195 (55.08%) Citrix
5 190 (53.67%) VMware
5 190 (53.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 170 (48.02%) Office 365
7 168 (47.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 146 (41.24%) SCCM
9 142 (40.11%) Windows 10
10 134 (37.85%) PowerShell
11 123 (34.75%) Amazon AWS
12 111 (31.36%) Windows Server
13 108 (30.51%) ITIL
14 105 (29.66%) Service Delivery
14 105 (29.66%) Windows 7
15 101 (28.53%) Firewall
16 100 (28.25%) Microsoft Office
17 89 (25.14%) Microsoft App-V
18 81 (22.88%) Mobile Device Management
19 80 (22.60%) Degree
20 79 (22.32%) Service Management
21 76 (21.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 74 (20.90%) Finance
22 74 (20.90%) XenDesktop
23 73 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
24 70 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
25 68 (19.21%) Microsoft Intune
26 67 (18.93%) SCVMM
27 66 (18.64%) Hyper-V

Virtual 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 54 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 26 (7.34%) IBM Notes
4 16 (4.52%) IIS
5 7 (1.98%) DataSynapse
5 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.41%) CMS
7 4 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 100 (28.25%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Carpe Diem
1 6 (1.69%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 170 (48.02%) Office 365
2 168 (47.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (34.75%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (6.78%) OneDrive
6 15 (4.24%) SaaS
7 10 (2.82%) IaaS
8 9 (2.54%) PaaS
9 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 101 (28.53%) Firewall
2 65 (18.36%) DNS
3 48 (13.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (13.28%) Remote Desktop
5 46 (12.99%) Network Security
6 42 (11.86%) WAN
7 40 (11.30%) LAN
8 23 (6.50%) TCP/IP
9 21 (5.93%) SAN
10 20 (5.65%) DHCP
10 20 (5.65%) VPN
11 14 (3.95%) VSAN
12 13 (3.67%) Software-Defined Networking
13 12 (3.39%) VLAN
14 11 (3.11%) NAS
15 10 (2.82%) Internet
16 9 (2.54%) NetScaler
17 6 (1.69%) Intranet
17 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
18 4 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.11%) Big Data
3 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (0.85%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.54%) MSI
3 5 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 74 (20.90%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Marketing
3 12 (3.39%) Banking
3 12 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.11%) Retail
5 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.54%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.69%) Law
7 6 (1.69%) Legal
8 5 (1.41%) Electronics
8 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (17.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (15.82%) Architect
3 45 (12.71%) Consultant
4 43 (12.15%) Analyst
5 41 (11.58%) Desktop Support
6 30 (8.47%) SCCM Engineer
7 27 (7.63%) Wintel Engineer
8 26 (7.34%) Technical Consultant
9 25 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (7.06%) Support Manager
10 23 (6.50%) Cloud Engineer
10 23 (6.50%) Desktop Engineer
11 22 (6.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (6.21%) VMware Engineer
12 20 (5.65%) PowerShell Engineer
12 20 (5.65%) Support Analyst
13 19 (5.37%) Automation Engineer
13 19 (5.37%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (4.24%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.95%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.58%) Web Services
2 30 (8.47%) Middleware
3 26 (7.34%) LDAP
4 9 (2.54%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.13%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.85%) .NET
6 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.85%) J2EE
6 3 (0.85%) ODBC
7 2 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.28%) COM
8 1 (0.28%) Node.js
8 1 (0.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (17.23%) User Experience
3 56 (15.82%) Data Centre
4 43 (12.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 32 (9.04%) PMI
6 31 (8.76%) Public Cloud
7 30 (8.47%) Linux Command Line
8 28 (7.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (4.80%) iPhone
10 16 (4.52%) Private Cloud
11 14 (3.95%) Blackberry
11 14 (3.95%) Management Information System
12 13 (3.67%) Clustering
12 13 (3.67%) Minimum Viable Product
12 13 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (3.39%) iPad
14 9 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (1.69%) Fat Client
15 6 (1.69%) Smartphone
15 6 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 292 (82.49%) Windows
2 142 (40.11%) Windows 10
3 111 (31.36%) Windows Server
4 105 (29.66%) Windows 7
5 73 (20.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (16.10%) Linux
7 35 (9.89%) Unix
8 29 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.80%) Android
10 12 (3.39%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.11%) Windows Phone
12 9 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.85%) VMS
16 1 (0.28%) OS/390
16 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (30.51%) ITIL
2 105 (29.66%) Service Delivery
3 81 (22.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 79 (22.32%) Service Management
5 57 (16.10%) ITIL V3
5 57 (16.10%) Problem Management
6 56 (15.82%) ITSM
7 52 (14.69%) Data Protection
7 52 (14.69%) Presales
8 48 (13.56%) Application Virtualisation
8 48 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (13.56%) Collaborative Working
8 48 (13.56%) Load Balancing
9 47 (13.28%) Customer Requirements
10 46 (12.99%) Migration
11 45 (12.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 44 (12.43%) DevOps
13 43 (12.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 43 (12.15%) Proactive Management
14 39 (11.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 134 (37.85%) PowerShell
2 34 (9.60%) Python
3 31 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 30 (8.47%) Bash Shell
4 30 (8.47%) Ruby
5 15 (4.24%) SQL
6 8 (2.26%) VBA
7 7 (1.98%) C
7 7 (1.98%) VBScript
8 6 (1.69%) C++
9 4 (1.13%) R
10 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (22.60%) Degree
2 76 (21.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 61 (17.23%) Security Cleared
4 49 (13.84%) MCSE
5 39 (11.02%) MCSA
6 32 (9.04%) PMI Certification
7 21 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (5.08%) CCNA
8 18 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (4.52%) SC Cleared
10 11 (3.11%) VCAP
11 8 (2.26%) CCIE
11 8 (2.26%) CCNP
11 8 (2.26%) MCP
11 8 (2.26%) MCSD
11 8 (2.26%) MOS
12 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.69%) CISSP
14 5 (1.41%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.82%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 268 (75.71%) Active Directory
2 190 (53.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (25.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 74 (20.90%) XenDesktop
5 66 (18.64%) Hyper-V
6 62 (17.51%) XenApp
7 61 (17.23%) vSphere
8 43 (12.15%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (9.89%) BitLocker
9 35 (9.89%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (3.95%) VMware NSX
11 11 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.98%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.85%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.56%) XenServer
15 1 (0.28%) Firmware
15 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 146 (41.24%) SCCM
2 68 (19.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 67 (18.93%) SCVMM
4 57 (16.10%) SCOrch
5 54 (15.25%) vCenter Server
6 43 (12.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 43 (12.15%) SCDPM
6 43 (12.15%) SCSM
7 38 (10.73%) SCOM
8 35 (9.89%) vRealize
9 31 (8.76%) AirWatch
10 30 (8.47%) Ansible
11 22 (6.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 19 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (5.37%) Puppet
12 19 (5.37%) Terraform
13 10 (2.82%) WSUS
14 8 (2.26%) PowerCLI
15 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 228 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 195 (55.08%) Citrix
3 190 (53.67%) VMware
4 62 (17.51%) Cisco
5 44 (12.43%) McAfee
6 42 (11.86%) F5
7 34 (9.60%) MobileIron
8 30 (8.47%) AppDynamics
8 30 (8.47%) BMC
8 30 (8.47%) Fortinet
8 30 (8.47%) Splunk
8 30 (8.47%) WorldPay
9 26 (7.34%) HP
9 26 (7.34%) Lotus
10 25 (7.06%) Google
11 22 (6.21%) ServiceNow
12 16 (4.52%) Ivanti
13 14 (3.95%) Apple
14 13 (3.67%) Alias
15 11 (3.11%) Juniper