Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 921 1043 1032
Rank change year-on-year +122 -11 +61
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 259 137 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 0.63% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 213 130 203
UK median annual salary £52,500 £39,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.62% -22.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £28,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,868 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +30.31% -16.67% +12.50%

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 22,538 21,634 24,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 12.30% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 18,760 17,948 20,406
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 14 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 21 January 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 +134 255 £52,500 +34.62% 20
London +112 159 £60,000 +33.33% 13
UK excluding London +20 98 £48,868 +30.31% 7
South West +27 46 £46,000 +24.32% 1
South East +2 24 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Midlands +41 15 £48,868 +95.47% 2
West Midlands +20 15 £48,868 +95.47%
North of England +12 12 £47,500 -26.92%
Yorkshire - 6 £37,750 -
North West -7 5 £50,000 -23.08%
Wales +16 1 £30,000 -25.00%
East of England +3 1 £34,500 -22.43% 1
North East -13 1 £55,000 +163.16%
Scotland -38 1 £48,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 201 (77.61%) Windows
2 160 (61.78%) Active Directory
3 153 (59.07%) Microsoft
4 137 (52.90%) Office 365
5 120 (46.33%) SCCM
6 116 (44.79%) ITIL
7 111 (42.86%) Windows 10
8 109 (42.08%) Windows Server
9 95 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 95 (36.68%) VMware
10 92 (35.52%) Finance
11 84 (32.43%) Service Management
12 83 (32.05%) PowerShell
12 83 (32.05%) Windows 7
13 82 (31.66%) Microsoft Azure
14 77 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
15 75 (28.96%) Citrix
16 71 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 70 (27.03%) Microsoft App-V
18 68 (26.25%) Service Delivery
19 67 (25.87%) Analytical Skills
20 65 (25.10%) Asset Management
21 64 (24.71%) Firewall
22 63 (24.32%) Degree
23 61 (23.55%) SQL Server
24 59 (22.78%) ITIL V3
25 57 (22.01%) ITSM
26 56 (21.62%) Migration
26 56 (21.62%) User Experience
27 55 (21.24%) Amazon AWS

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 55 (21.24%) SharePoint
2 31 (11.97%) IIS
3 19 (7.34%) IBM Notes
4 11 (4.25%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.09%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.54%) CMS
8 3 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 77 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (52.90%) Office 365
2 82 (31.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.79%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.16%) IaaS
7 3 (1.16%) PaaS
7 3 (1.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.71%) Firewall
2 43 (16.60%) SAN
3 42 (16.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 41 (15.83%) Network Security
5 35 (13.51%) NAS
6 23 (8.88%) WAN
7 18 (6.95%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (5.41%) LAN
9 12 (4.63%) Skype
10 11 (4.25%) DHCP
10 11 (4.25%) DNS
11 9 (3.47%) TCP/IP
12 8 (3.09%) VPN
13 7 (2.70%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.70%) PCoIP
13 7 (2.70%) VLAN
13 7 (2.70%) Wireless
14 4 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.54%) Unified Communications
15 3 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (23.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (15.44%) MSI
2 2 (0.77%) FxCop
2 2 (0.77%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (35.52%) Finance
2 33 (12.74%) Banking
3 31 (11.97%) Investment Banking
4 23 (8.88%) Retail Banking
5 19 (7.34%) Legal
6 12 (4.63%) Front Office
7 8 (3.09%) Law
8 5 (1.93%) Retail
9 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (19.31%) Desktop Support
2 49 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (16.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 42 (16.22%) Service Manager
4 41 (15.83%) Analyst
5 33 (12.74%) VMware Engineer
6 29 (11.20%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 27 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (10.42%) SCCM Engineer
7 27 (10.42%) Support Analyst
8 26 (10.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (9.27%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 19 (7.34%) Architect
11 17 (6.56%) PowerShell Engineer
11 17 (6.56%) Senior SCCM Engineer
11 17 (6.56%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (6.18%) IT Support
13 15 (5.79%) Support Engineer
14 13 (5.02%) IT Manager
14 13 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.97%) Software Packaging
2 26 (10.04%) Web Services
3 20 (7.72%) LDAP
4 9 (3.47%) ODBC
5 4 (1.54%) .NET
5 4 (1.54%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 67 (25.87%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (21.62%) User Experience
3 40 (15.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 25 (9.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (6.95%) Private Cloud
6 13 (5.02%) PMI
7 12 (4.63%) Blackberry
8 11 (4.25%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.09%) Hedge funds
9 8 (3.09%) iPhone
9 8 (3.09%) Minimum Viable Product
9 8 (3.09%) Smartphone
10 7 (2.70%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.70%) Mainframe
11 6 (2.32%) AS400
11 6 (2.32%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.32%) CMDB
11 6 (2.32%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.32%) Fat Client
11 6 (2.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 201 (77.61%) Windows
2 111 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 109 (42.08%) Windows Server
4 83 (32.05%) Windows 7
5 71 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 13 (5.02%) Unix
9 12 (4.63%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.70%) Android
11 6 (2.32%) OS/390
12 5 (1.93%) Linux
13 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.77%) VMS
15 2 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.79%) ITIL
2 84 (32.43%) Service Management
3 68 (26.25%) Service Delivery
4 65 (25.10%) Asset Management
5 59 (22.78%) ITIL V3
6 57 (22.01%) ITSM
7 56 (21.62%) Migration
8 49 (18.92%) Problem Management
9 48 (18.53%) Mobile Device Management
10 40 (15.44%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (15.44%) Proactive Management
11 34 (13.13%) Task Automation
12 30 (11.58%) Product Management
13 28 (10.81%) Wealth Management
14 27 (10.42%) Change Management
14 27 (10.42%) Network Virtualisation
15 25 (9.65%) Application Packaging
16 24 (9.27%) Boundary Protection
16 24 (9.27%) Data Loss Prevention
16 24 (9.27%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.05%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.81%) SQL
3 9 (3.47%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.54%) VB
5 3 (1.16%) Java
5 3 (1.16%) Python
6 2 (0.77%) C#
6 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.77%) VBScript
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (24.32%) Degree
2 41 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 33 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.34%) MCSE
5 18 (6.95%) DV Cleared
6 13 (5.02%) MCSA
6 13 (5.02%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.93%) CCNA
9 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.54%) MCP
11 2 (0.77%) CISSP
11 2 (0.77%) VCP6
11 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.39%) CCIE
12 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.79%) SLA
2 5 (1.93%) QA
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) GCP
4 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 160 (61.78%) Active Directory
2 95 (36.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (27.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 47 (18.15%) Hyper-V
5 41 (15.83%) vSphere
6 38 (14.67%) BitLocker
7 33 (12.74%) XenDesktop
8 23 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (8.11%) XenApp
10 17 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (3.47%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.54%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 120 (46.33%) SCCM
2 46 (17.76%) SCOM
3 42 (16.22%) SCVMM
4 39 (15.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (11.97%) SCOrch
6 21 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 17 (6.56%) AirWatch
7 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (6.56%) SCDPM
7 17 (6.56%) SCSM
8 14 (5.41%) vCenter Server
9 8 (3.09%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (2.32%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (2.32%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.32%) Tivoli NetView
10 6 (2.32%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (59.07%) Microsoft
2 95 (36.68%) VMware
3 75 (28.96%) Citrix
4 40 (15.44%) McAfee
5 29 (11.20%) HP
6 23 (8.88%) MobileIron
7 19 (7.34%) Lotus
8 13 (5.02%) Google
8 13 (5.02%) Ivanti
9 12 (4.63%) iManage
10 11 (4.25%) Apple
11 10 (3.86%) Cisco
12 8 (3.09%) Alias
13 7 (2.70%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.32%) IBM
15 5 (1.93%) Bloomberg
16 4 (1.54%) Capita
16 4 (1.54%) Oracle
16 4 (1.54%) Wyse
17 3 (1.16%) Remedy