Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 870 930
Rank change year-on-year +316 +60 +25
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 135 196 243
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 0.83% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 151 158 196
Median annual salary £48,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.82% - +12.97%
10th Percentile £40,000 £27,500 £34,789
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -18.18% +19.57%

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 9,149 23,523 24,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 17.18% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7,766 19,394 20,024
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +8.97%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop.

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 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 +312 117 £49,000 -10.91% 15
UK excluding London +253 67 £45,000 - 13
London +273 53 £60,000 - 3
South East +233 31 £47,500 -32.14% 3
Work from Home +38 26 £52,500 -41.67% 3
North of England +165 17 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Yorkshire +143 16 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Wales - 10 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +114 6 £44,000 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +99 5 £44,000 -2.22% 1
South West +91 5 £47,500 -29.63% 1
East of England +120 3 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +90 3 - -
North West +94 1 £62,500 +104.08% 2
East Midlands +82 1 £41,500 +10.67% 1

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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.

1 100 (74.07%) Windows
2 98 (72.59%) Microsoft
3 83 (61.48%) Office 365
4 68 (50.37%) Azure
5 54 (40.00%) SCCM
6 52 (38.52%) PowerShell
6 52 (38.52%) Active Directory
7 47 (34.81%) VMware
7 47 (34.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (31.85%) Windows 10
8 43 (31.85%) Windows Server
9 42 (31.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 42 (31.11%) Citrix
10 36 (26.67%) ITIL
10 36 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (21.48%) Incident Management
13 28 (20.74%) SharePoint
14 26 (19.26%) Identity Management
14 26 (19.26%) Project Delivery
15 25 (18.52%) ITSM
16 24 (17.78%) Service Management
16 24 (17.78%) Problem Management
16 24 (17.78%) Unified Communications
17 23 (17.04%) DevOps
17 23 (17.04%) DNS
17 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (16.30%) Finance
19 20 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
20 19 (14.07%) SQL

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 28 (20.74%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.19%) IIS
3 7 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) Mendix
4 5 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (8.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 83 (61.48%) Office 365
2 68 (50.37%) Azure
3 20 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (8.15%) OneDrive
5 10 (7.41%) IaaS
5 10 (7.41%) PaaS
6 8 (5.93%) SaaS
7 7 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.48%) AWS
9 2 (1.48%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.74%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) Unified Communications
2 23 (17.04%) DNS
3 19 (14.07%) LAN
4 16 (11.85%) NetScaler
5 12 (8.89%) DHCP
6 11 (8.15%) WLAN
7 10 (7.41%) SAN
8 9 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (6.67%) Firewall
8 9 (6.67%) Skype
9 8 (5.93%) WAN
10 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (4.44%) PBX
11 6 (4.44%) Softphone
11 6 (4.44%) VoIP
12 5 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.22%) VPN
14 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.74%) Network Security
14 1 (0.74%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 22 (16.30%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.19%) Law
3 7 (5.19%) Legal
4 5 (3.70%) Marketing
5 2 (1.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (16.30%) Analyst
3 19 (14.07%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (11.85%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Senior Support Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Support Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Office 365 Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Project Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.15%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Change and Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) User Experience
2 14 (10.37%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.63%) CMDB
4 12 (8.89%) Management Information System
5 11 (8.15%) Driving Licence
5 11 (8.15%) PKI
6 9 (6.67%) NHS
7 7 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (5.19%) Smartphone
8 6 (4.44%) Wiki
9 4 (2.96%) Replication
10 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
10 3 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 100 (74.07%) Windows
2 43 (31.85%) Windows 10
2 43 (31.85%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2019
5 13 (9.63%) Linux
6 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (5.93%) VMS
8 6 (4.44%) Android
9 4 (2.96%) Debian
10 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 36 (26.67%) ITIL
2 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.48%) Incident Management
4 26 (19.26%) Identity Management
4 26 (19.26%) Project Delivery
5 25 (18.52%) ITSM
6 24 (17.78%) Problem Management
6 24 (17.78%) Service Management
7 23 (17.04%) DevOps
8 18 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (11.85%) Identity Access Management
10 12 (8.89%) Data Protection
10 12 (8.89%) Service Delivery
11 11 (8.15%) CRM
11 11 (8.15%) Patch Management
11 11 (8.15%) Project Management
11 11 (8.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 11 (8.15%) Server Patching
11 11 (8.15%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.07%) SQL
3 11 (8.15%) VB
4 4 (2.96%) Python
5 3 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (8.15%) DV Cleared
2 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) MCSE
4 6 (4.44%) VCAP
4 6 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.70%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) VCDX
7 2 (1.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) PMO
2 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 52 (38.52%) Active Directory
2 47 (34.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.59%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (9.63%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (8.15%) VMware Server
6 8 (5.93%) vSphere
7 6 (4.44%) Hyper-V
8 5 (3.70%) XenApp
9 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
10 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.74%) Docker
11 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (40.00%) SCCM
2 42 (31.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (11.11%) WSUS
4 11 (8.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 7 (5.19%) CASB
6 4 (2.96%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.74%) Ansible
7 1 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.74%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 98 (72.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (34.81%) VMware
3 42 (31.11%) Citrix
4 16 (11.85%) Cisco
5 15 (11.11%) HP
6 8 (5.93%) Mitel
7 7 (5.19%) Apple
7 7 (5.19%) BeyondTrust
8 6 (4.44%) Canon
8 6 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.44%) Netskope
8 6 (4.44%) RightFax
8 6 (4.44%) Sophos
9 4 (2.96%) Dell
9 4 (2.96%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.96%) Veeam
10 3 (2.22%) Samsung
10 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.22%) Wyse
11 2 (1.48%) ServiceNow