Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 721 922 855
Rank change year-on-year +201 -67 +193
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 169 192 351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.81% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 124 159 259
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,350 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,203 £58,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.31% +17.00% +34.23%

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 15,551 23,761 24,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.34% 16.54% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12,622 19,398 19,718
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%

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 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 17 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 30 May 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 +176 154 £55,000 +10.00% 18
London +147 92 £55,000 +10.00% 9
UK excluding London +172 74 £47,203 -19.31% 10
South East +129 31 £38,750 +13.59% 6
North of England +130 13 £62,500 +43.68%
Midlands +86 12 £62,500 +62.34%
West Midlands +76 7 £62,500 +4.17%
Wales +6 7 £38,750 +23.02%
Yorkshire +109 6 £70,000 +72.84%
Work from Home +45 6 £62,500 +4.17% 1
East Midlands +60 5 £27,500 -28.57%
Scotland +66 4 - - 1
North East - 4 £31,500 -
East of England +81 3 £52,500 -27.59%
North West +73 3 £62,500 +34.41%
South West +59 3 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 115 (68.05%) Windows
2 100 (59.17%) Microsoft
3 72 (42.60%) Citrix
4 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
5 67 (39.64%) VMware
5 67 (39.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 65 (38.46%) Windows 10
7 62 (36.69%) Office 365
8 58 (34.32%) ITIL
9 56 (33.14%) SCCM
10 49 (28.99%) Finance
11 47 (27.81%) Windows Server
12 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Office
12 42 (24.85%) Azure
13 40 (23.67%) PowerShell
14 34 (20.12%) XenApp
14 34 (20.12%) LAN
15 29 (17.16%) SharePoint
16 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
16 28 (16.57%) Microsoft Intune
17 27 (15.98%) WAN
18 26 (15.38%) SLA
19 24 (14.20%) AWS
19 24 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
20 23 (13.61%) XenDesktop
21 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
21 22 (13.02%) TCP/IP
21 22 (13.02%) Mac OS X
21 22 (13.02%) VMware ESXi
22 21 (12.43%) Apple

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 29 (17.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.14%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.55%) Mendix
3 6 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.37%) IIS
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (24.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Elite 3E
2 6 (3.55%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.59%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (36.69%) Office 365
2 42 (24.85%) Azure
3 24 (14.20%) AWS
4 14 (8.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (7.10%) Power Platform
6 8 (4.73%) SaaS
7 7 (4.14%) IaaS
8 6 (3.55%) OneDrive
8 6 (3.55%) PowerApps
8 6 (3.55%) Serverless
9 5 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.96%) Amazon S3
9 5 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.12%) LAN
2 27 (15.98%) WAN
3 22 (13.02%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.43%) DNS
5 19 (11.24%) DHCP
6 15 (8.88%) NetScaler
7 14 (8.28%) Remote Desktop
8 13 (7.69%) Intranet
9 12 (7.10%) Internet
9 12 (7.10%) IP Telephony
9 12 (7.10%) SAN
10 10 (5.92%) Wireless
11 8 (4.73%) Skype
11 8 (4.73%) VPN
12 7 (4.14%) Firewall
13 6 (3.55%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (3.55%) VSAN
13 6 (3.55%) WLAN
14 4 (2.37%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (2.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.55%) Power BI
4 5 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) MSI
2 1 (0.59%) Ranorex
General
1 49 (28.99%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Retail
3 5 (2.96%) Law
4 4 (2.37%) Legal
4 4 (2.37%) Marketing
4 4 (2.37%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.02%) Desktop Support
2 18 (10.65%) Analyst
3 17 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.88%) Architect
4 15 (8.88%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Consultant
5 13 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Support Manager
6 10 (5.92%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Change Analyst
8 8 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.73%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (4.73%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Transition Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.33%) ODBC
2 7 (4.14%) LDAP
2 7 (4.14%) SAML
3 5 (2.96%) .NET
3 5 (2.96%) boto
4 4 (2.37%) XMPP
5 3 (1.78%) JSON
6 2 (1.18%) Web Services
7 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Management Information System
1 15 (8.88%) User Experience
2 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (5.33%) Clustering
4 9 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.73%) CMDB
5 8 (4.73%) Replication
6 7 (4.14%) iPad
6 7 (4.14%) iPhone
7 6 (3.55%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.55%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.96%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.78%) AS400
10 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 115 (68.05%) Windows
2 65 (38.46%) Windows 10
3 47 (27.81%) Windows Server
4 22 (13.02%) Mac OS X
4 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.92%) Android
8 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (4.14%) Windows Phone
10 5 (2.96%) Linux
11 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.78%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (34.32%) ITIL
2 24 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (11.24%) ITIL V3
4 18 (10.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (10.06%) Technical Leadership
6 16 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 15 (8.88%) Project Management
8 13 (7.69%) Change Management
8 13 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 13 (7.69%) Service Management
8 13 (7.69%) Validation
9 12 (7.10%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.10%) CRM
9 12 (7.10%) Project Delivery
10 11 (6.51%) Migration
10 11 (6.51%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (6.51%) Presales
11 10 (5.92%) ITSM
11 10 (5.92%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.47%) SQL
3 10 (5.92%) VB
4 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.96%) C
5 5 (2.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.10%) Degree
4 11 (6.51%) MCSA
4 11 (6.51%) MCSE
5 10 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (5.33%) MOS
7 6 (3.55%) VCAP
8 5 (2.96%) VCDX
9 4 (2.37%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.37%) CCNA
9 4 (2.37%) CCNP
9 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.38%) SLA
2 8 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.96%) PMO
4 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 67 (39.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.12%) XenApp
4 23 (13.61%) XenDesktop
5 22 (13.02%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (10.06%) vSphere
7 15 (8.88%) Hyper-V
8 13 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (7.10%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (6.51%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (4.14%) Xen
12 6 (3.55%) Terminal Services
12 6 (3.55%) vCloud
12 6 (3.55%) VMware NSX
12 6 (3.55%) VMware Server
13 4 (2.37%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (33.14%) SCCM
2 28 (16.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (7.10%) WSUS
4 8 (4.73%) AirWatch
5 7 (4.14%) vCenter Server
6 6 (3.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 6 (3.55%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.96%) SCOM
8 4 (2.37%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.37%) SCSM
8 4 (2.37%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.78%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.18%) Ansible
10 2 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.18%) Terraform
11 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 100 (59.17%) Microsoft
2 72 (42.60%) Citrix
3 67 (39.64%) VMware
4 21 (12.43%) Apple
5 18 (10.65%) Cisco
6 14 (8.28%) Avaya
6 14 (8.28%) NetApp
7 13 (7.69%) Wyse
8 12 (7.10%) Polycom
9 10 (5.92%) Veeam
10 8 (4.73%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.14%) Dell
11 7 (4.14%) iManage
11 7 (4.14%) Intapp
12 6 (3.55%) EMC
12 6 (3.55%) MobileIron
12 6 (3.55%) Zerto
13 4 (2.37%) McAfee
13 4 (2.37%) Oracle
14 3 (1.78%) Sybase