Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 819 926 928
Rank change year-on-year +107 +2 +152
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 207 200 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 0.85% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 157 162 220
UK median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +34.62%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,500 £33,700
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £60,000 £48,868
% change year-on-year -33.33% +22.78% +30.31%

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 21,450 23,508 22,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 15.49% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17,507 19,154 18,992
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 12 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 24 January 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 +88 191 £47,500 -20.83% 33
UK excluding London +85 122 £40,000 -33.33% 24
London +75 82 £53,750 -2.27% 12
South East +54 29 £36,875 -35.87% 11
Midlands +60 27 £38,500 -16.30%
East Midlands +38 20 £37,500 -21.05%
North of England +55 18 £35,000 -15.86% 5
North West +48 18 £35,000 -31.10% 3
South West -1 18 £63,750 -1.92% 3
East of England +84 15 £43,750 -39.66% 2
Scotland +41 15 - - 2
West Midlands +24 7 £45,000 -2.17%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 159 (76.81%) Windows
2 121 (58.45%) Citrix
3 118 (57.00%) VMware
3 118 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 111 (53.62%) Microsoft
6 98 (47.34%) Windows 10
7 70 (33.82%) SCCM
8 68 (32.85%) ITIL
9 64 (30.92%) Office 365
10 61 (29.47%) Windows Server
11 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
12 46 (22.22%) Windows 7
13 44 (21.26%) Azure
14 43 (20.77%) Finance
15 42 (20.29%) XenApp
16 39 (18.84%) XenDesktop
17 37 (17.87%) Hyper-V
18 36 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (17.39%) Cisco
19 35 (16.91%) Microsoft App-V
20 32 (15.46%) DNS
21 28 (13.53%) LAN
21 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (13.04%) WAN
22 27 (13.04%) SLA
23 26 (12.56%) Change Management
24 25 (12.08%) DHCP
24 25 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
25 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.31%) IBM Domino
2 11 (5.31%) IBM Notes
3 10 (4.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.45%) IIS
6 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) assyst
2 1 (0.48%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 64 (30.92%) Office 365
2 44 (21.26%) Azure
3 22 (10.63%) AWS
3 22 (10.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.83%) Amazon S3
4 10 (4.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (4.83%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (4.83%) Serverless
5 5 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.45%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.48%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.46%) DNS
2 28 (13.53%) LAN
3 27 (13.04%) WAN
4 25 (12.08%) DHCP
5 20 (9.66%) TCP/IP
6 19 (9.18%) NetScaler
7 17 (8.21%) Firewall
8 16 (7.73%) Remote Desktop
8 16 (7.73%) VPN
9 14 (6.76%) Wireless
10 10 (4.83%) Intranet
10 10 (4.83%) IP Telephony
11 9 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.35%) Internet
12 8 (3.86%) Software-Defined Networking
13 6 (2.90%) SAN
13 6 (2.90%) Unified Communications
14 5 (2.42%) Skype
14 5 (2.42%) VSAN
14 5 (2.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (8.21%) MSI
General
1 43 (20.77%) Finance
2 15 (7.25%) Retail
3 13 (6.28%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.80%) Marketing
5 9 (4.35%) Law
6 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.90%) Legal
8 4 (1.93%) Local Government
9 3 (1.45%) Banking
9 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.97%) Back Office
10 2 (0.97%) Electronics
10 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.97%) Military
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (22.71%) Analyst
2 22 (10.63%) Service Analyst
2 22 (10.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (10.14%) Architect
3 21 (10.14%) Support Analyst
4 18 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 18 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 17 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.73%) Consultant
7 14 (6.76%) Desktop Support
8 13 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (5.31%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.86%) Cloud Software Engineer
12 8 (3.86%) Senior Desktop Engineer
13 7 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.83%) boto
2 7 (3.38%) XML
3 5 (2.42%) .NET
3 5 (2.42%) XMPP
4 4 (1.93%) LDAP
5 3 (1.45%) SAML
5 3 (1.45%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.45%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.97%) ODBC
7 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.48%) Node.js
7 1 (0.48%) React
7 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (5.31%) User Experience
4 10 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.38%) Replication
7 5 (2.42%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.93%) iPad
8 4 (1.93%) iPhone
8 4 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.93%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.45%) Clustering
9 3 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.97%) AS400
10 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 159 (76.81%) Windows
2 98 (47.34%) Windows 10
3 61 (29.47%) Windows Server
4 46 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 28 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.28%) Mac OS X
7 10 (4.83%) Linux
8 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.38%) Android
10 4 (1.93%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.85%) ITIL
2 26 (12.56%) Change Management
3 24 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (10.63%) Presales
5 18 (8.70%) Architectural Design
5 18 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 16 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (7.73%) Project Management
7 15 (7.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 15 (7.25%) Logistics
7 15 (7.25%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.76%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.28%) Data Protection
9 13 (6.28%) Investment Management
9 13 (6.28%) Service Management
10 11 (5.31%) Application Packaging
10 11 (5.31%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (5.31%) Technical Leadership
10 11 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.83%) Python
3 9 (4.35%) C
4 4 (1.93%) SQL
5 3 (1.45%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.66%) MCSE
3 16 (7.73%) MCSA
4 14 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (6.28%) Degree
5 13 (6.28%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (5.31%) MCP
7 9 (4.35%) CCNP
7 9 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.86%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.90%) MCDST
10 5 (2.42%) CCA
10 5 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.42%) MOS
10 5 (2.42%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.45%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.45%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.04%) SLA
2 13 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 118 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 42 (20.29%) XenApp
4 39 (18.84%) XenDesktop
5 37 (17.87%) Hyper-V
6 35 (16.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (7.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 11 (5.31%) BitLocker
9 10 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.83%) vSphere
10 9 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (3.86%) Terminal Services
12 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.45%) vCloud
14 3 (1.45%) VMware NSX
14 3 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (33.82%) SCCM
2 21 (10.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (7.73%) vRealize
4 14 (6.76%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.86%) SCOM
5 8 (3.86%) vCenter Server
6 7 (3.38%) SCSM
7 6 (2.90%) WSUS
8 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.93%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.93%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.93%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.93%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.45%) Sysprep
9 3 (1.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 121 (58.45%) Citrix
2 118 (57.00%) VMware
3 111 (53.62%) Microsoft
4 36 (17.39%) Cisco
5 19 (9.18%) Ivanti
6 17 (8.21%) Wyse
7 14 (6.76%) NetApp
8 13 (6.28%) Veeam
9 12 (5.80%) Apple
10 11 (5.31%) Lotus
11 9 (4.35%) Bloomberg
11 9 (4.35%) McAfee
11 9 (4.35%) Reuters
12 8 (3.86%) Avaya
12 8 (3.86%) Polycom
13 7 (3.38%) EMC
13 7 (3.38%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.93%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.93%) Dell
14 4 (1.93%) MobileIron