Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 902 935 1056
Rank change year-on-year +33 +121 -14
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 203 261 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 1.15% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 167 213 133
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +34.62% -22.00%
10th Percentile £35,500 £33,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,250 £64,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £48,868 £37,500
% change year-on-year +22.78% +30.31% -16.67%

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 23,492 22,780 21,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 13.10% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19,120 18,967 18,111
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,364 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 13 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 18 January 2019. 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 +30 199 £60,000 +14.29% 22
UK excluding London +53 98 £60,000 +22.78% 9
London -19 98 £55,000 -8.33% 14
South West +35 43 £65,000 +41.30% 1
South East +30 24 £60,000 +14.29% 3
North of England +45 15 £41,595 -12.43% 2
North West +34 14 £50,798 +1.60% 2
Midlands +39 13 £46,000 -5.87% 2
West Midlands +32 12 £46,000 -5.87% 2
Scotland +9 2 - - 1
East of England +38 1 £72,500 +110.14%
Yorkshire +9 1 £29,000 -23.18%
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 139 (68.47%) Windows
2 122 (60.10%) Active Directory
3 115 (56.65%) VMware
3 115 (56.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (51.23%) Microsoft
5 85 (41.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (40.89%) Citrix
7 76 (37.44%) Office 365
8 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
9 72 (35.47%) Amazon AWS
10 61 (30.05%) PowerShell
11 58 (28.57%) Windows 10
12 57 (28.08%) SCCM
13 56 (27.59%) Data Protection
13 56 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
14 54 (26.60%) Security Cleared
14 54 (26.60%) Windows 7
15 50 (24.63%) ITIL
15 50 (24.63%) Enterprise Architecture
16 48 (23.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 47 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 46 (22.66%) XenApp
19 45 (22.17%) Mobile Device Management
20 42 (20.69%) vRealize
21 40 (19.70%) Hybrid Cloud
22 38 (18.72%) XenDesktop
22 38 (18.72%) Technical Architecture
22 38 (18.72%) Security Monitoring
23 37 (18.23%) VSAN
24 35 (17.24%) TOGAF

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 31 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (5.91%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.42%) CMS
4 11 (5.42%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.49%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.48%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (41.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (37.44%) Office 365
3 72 (35.47%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (8.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (6.90%) SaaS
7 13 (6.40%) IaaS
7 13 (6.40%) PaaS
8 7 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.96%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.97%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.48%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.99%) G Suite
12 2 (0.99%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.99%) Yammer
13 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.23%) VSAN
2 35 (17.24%) Firewall
3 31 (15.27%) SAN
4 24 (11.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (9.85%) Software-Defined Networking
6 16 (7.88%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (7.88%) Unified Communications
6 16 (7.88%) WAN
7 15 (7.39%) DHCP
7 15 (7.39%) DNS
7 15 (7.39%) TCP/IP
8 14 (6.90%) NetScaler
9 12 (5.91%) VPN
10 10 (4.93%) Wireless
11 9 (4.43%) LAN
11 9 (4.43%) Network Security
12 7 (3.45%) VLAN
12 7 (3.45%) VoIP
13 5 (2.46%) PBX
13 5 (2.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.94%) Big Data
2 8 (3.94%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.94%) Oracle Exadata
2 8 (3.94%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.99%) Power BI
5 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 28 (13.79%) Finance
2 21 (10.34%) Banking
3 16 (7.88%) Legal
4 9 (4.43%) Retail
5 8 (3.94%) Marketing
5 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Advertising
8 3 (1.48%) Law
9 2 (0.99%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (41.38%) Architect
2 53 (26.11%) Solutions Architect
3 40 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (12.81%) VMware Architect
5 24 (11.82%) Analyst
6 15 (7.39%) Lead Architect
7 13 (6.40%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Administrator
8 12 (5.91%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.91%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) Desktop Support
9 11 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.93%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) Automation Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.40%) Web Services
2 11 (5.42%) LDAP
3 8 (3.94%) .NET
3 8 (3.94%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.94%) J2EE
4 4 (1.97%) LAMP
5 2 (0.99%) Middleware
6 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 32 (15.76%) Data Centre
3 26 (12.81%) Blackberry
4 23 (11.33%) Hedge funds
4 23 (11.33%) User Experience
5 17 (8.37%) Public Cloud
6 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.91%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.42%) Fat Client
7 11 (5.42%) Thin Client
8 9 (4.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (3.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (3.94%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.45%) PMI
11 6 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.96%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (2.46%) Fintech
13 4 (1.97%) Clustering
14 3 (1.48%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 139 (68.47%) Windows
2 73 (35.96%) Windows Server
3 58 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 54 (26.60%) Windows 7
5 47 (23.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (15.76%) Linux
7 14 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.93%) Unix
9 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.59%) Data Protection
2 50 (24.63%) Enterprise Architecture
2 50 (24.63%) ITIL
3 48 (23.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 45 (22.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 38 (18.72%) Security Monitoring
5 38 (18.72%) Technical Architecture
6 35 (17.24%) TOGAF
7 34 (16.75%) Application Packaging
8 32 (15.76%) Service Delivery
9 27 (13.30%) ITSM
10 26 (12.81%) Migration
11 24 (11.82%) IT Strategy
12 23 (11.33%) Mentoring
13 22 (10.84%) DevOps
13 22 (10.84%) Service Management
14 21 (10.34%) PRINCE2
14 21 (10.34%) Project Management
15 19 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (9.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.05%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.37%) Python
3 9 (4.43%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.96%) Korn
4 6 (2.96%) Perl
4 6 (2.96%) Ruby
5 5 (2.46%) SQL
6 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
7 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.82%) Degree
3 21 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (5.91%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (3.45%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.45%) VCAP
8 5 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.46%) MCSE
9 3 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.99%) MCP
11 1 (0.49%) CCNA
11 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.49%) CISSP
11 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) GDPR
2 5 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 122 (60.10%) Active Directory
2 115 (56.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (22.66%) XenApp
4 38 (18.72%) XenDesktop
5 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
6 21 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (9.36%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (8.37%) BitLocker
9 10 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (4.43%) VMware NSX
10 9 (4.43%) vSphere
11 4 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.48%) RHEV
13 2 (0.99%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (28.08%) SCCM
2 42 (20.69%) vRealize
3 31 (15.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (13.79%) AirWatch
5 22 (10.84%) SCOrch
6 18 (8.87%) SCOM
7 17 (8.37%) SCVMM
8 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (7.39%) SCDPM
8 15 (7.39%) SCSM
9 7 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (3.45%) PowerCLI
9 7 (3.45%) vCenter Server
10 6 (2.96%) Ansible
10 6 (2.96%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (2.96%) XenMobile
11 4 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.97%) Terraform
12 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 115 (56.65%) VMware
2 104 (51.23%) Microsoft
3 83 (40.89%) Citrix
4 28 (13.79%) Google
5 25 (12.32%) MobileIron
6 18 (8.87%) Cisco
7 11 (5.42%) Lotus
7 11 (5.42%) Oracle
7 11 (5.42%) SAP
8 10 (4.93%) Dell
8 10 (4.93%) HP
8 10 (4.93%) NetApp
8 10 (4.93%) SolarWinds
9 9 (4.43%) McAfee
10 7 (3.45%) Ivanti
11 6 (2.96%) Avaya
11 6 (2.96%) Cognizant
12 4 (1.97%) Apple
12 4 (1.97%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.97%) Wyse