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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 843 817
Rank change year-on-year +54 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 85 92 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.74% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 83 117
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,052 £29,030 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £54,900 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25%  

Virtual Desktop is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11500 12483 12809
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.93% 12.69% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 16113 18682 19844
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 9 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 80 £45,000 +12.50% 6
London +59 63 £45,000 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London -1 18 £39,000 +4.00% 4
South East +17 5 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Midlands +12 5 £82,500 +83.33%
South West -11 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
North of England -6 2 £87,500 +175.59% 1
East of England -7 2 - -
Scotland +17 1 £24,500 +8.88%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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.

1 106 (70.67%) Windows
2 85 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 72 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 72 (48.00%) Citrix
4 61 (40.67%) VMware
4 61 (40.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (34.00%) Finance
5 51 (34.00%) Windows Server
6 44 (29.33%) XenDesktop
7 43 (28.67%) ITIL
8 35 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (23.33%) Windows 7
9 32 (21.33%) MS Exchange
10 29 (19.33%) SCCM
11 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
13 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (16.00%) Windows 10
15 22 (14.67%) Mentoring
16 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
16 21 (14.00%) Asset Management
17 20 (13.33%) Hyper-V
17 20 (13.33%) XenApp
17 20 (13.33%) Office 365
18 18 (12.00%) Legal
18 18 (12.00%) Unix
19 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
19 17 (11.33%) Banking

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 32 (21.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.33%) IBM Notes
4 9 (6.00%) IIS
5 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.67%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.67%) JBoss
8 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.33%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (23.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (13.33%) Office 365
4 7 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.33%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.00%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.00%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.67%) IaaS
8 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.67%) SAN
2 14 (9.33%) DHCP
2 14 (9.33%) DNS
2 14 (9.33%) LAN
2 14 (9.33%) WAN
3 12 (8.00%) NAS
4 11 (7.33%) Firewall
4 11 (7.33%) Internet
4 11 (7.33%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.33%) VoIP
5 7 (4.67%) Wireless
6 6 (4.00%) Skype
6 6 (4.00%) VLAN
7 5 (3.33%) Network Security
8 4 (2.67%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.67%) VPN
9 3 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 51 (34.00%) Finance
2 18 (12.00%) Legal
3 17 (11.33%) Banking
4 10 (6.67%) Front Office
5 9 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.00%) Retail
6 6 (4.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.33%) Games
8 2 (1.33%) Law
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (35.33%) Analyst
2 41 (27.33%) Support Analyst
3 27 (18.00%) Support Engineer
4 24 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
6 17 (11.33%) VMware Engineer
7 15 (10.00%) Architect
7 15 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (9.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (8.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (8.67%) Desktop Support
9 13 (8.67%) Senior Support Analyst
10 12 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (7.33%) Citrix Analyst
11 11 (7.33%) Citrix Support
11 11 (7.33%) Citrix Support Analyst
12 10 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) Middleware
1 4 (2.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 4 (2.67%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.33%) COM
2 2 (1.33%) WAP
3 1 (0.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.67%) Flash
3 1 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.67%) J2EE
3 1 (0.67%) ODBC
3 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.67%) Blackberry
1 13 (8.67%) iPad
1 13 (8.67%) iPhone
2 10 (6.67%) User Experience
3 9 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.33%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.67%) AS400
5 7 (4.67%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (4.67%) Mainframe
6 6 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.67%) Clustering
7 4 (2.67%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.67%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 106 (70.67%) Windows
2 51 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 35 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 27 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (12.00%) Unix
7 13 (8.67%) Android
8 11 (7.33%) Linux
9 9 (6.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.67%) OS/390
11 5 (3.33%) VMS
12 4 (2.67%) Solaris
13 2 (1.33%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.67%) CentOS
14 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.67%) ITIL
2 22 (14.67%) Mentoring
3 21 (14.00%) Asset Management
4 14 (9.33%) Service Management
5 13 (8.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 13 (8.67%) TOGAF
6 9 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.00%) Project Management
7 8 (5.33%) DevOps
7 8 (5.33%) ITIL V3
7 8 (5.33%) ITSM
7 8 (5.33%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.67%) Change Management
8 7 (4.67%) Information Assurance
8 7 (4.67%) Presales
8 7 (4.67%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (4.00%) Product Management
9 6 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (4.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.33%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.00%) SQL
3 7 (4.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.33%) C++
5 4 (2.67%) C
5 4 (2.67%) Java
6 2 (1.33%) VB
6 2 (1.33%) VBA
6 2 (1.33%) VBScript
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.33%) MCP
3 12 (8.00%) MCSE
4 10 (6.67%) Degree
5 5 (3.33%) CCNA
5 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.67%) CCA
8 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.67%) MCITP
8 1 (0.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.67%) GCP
3 2 (1.33%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 61 (40.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (29.33%) XenDesktop
4 20 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 20 (13.33%) XenApp
5 17 (11.33%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (8.00%) vSphere
7 11 (7.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.00%) NFS
10 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (19.33%) SCCM
2 7 (4.67%) BMC PATROL
2 7 (4.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.67%) Tivoli NetView
3 6 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.33%) SCOM
5 4 (2.67%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.67%) Control-M
5 4 (2.67%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.67%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.67%) Puppet
7 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 72 (48.00%) Citrix
3 61 (40.67%) VMware
4 13 (8.67%) Cisco
5 12 (8.00%) Oracle
6 11 (7.33%) Lotus
6 11 (7.33%) Symantec
7 9 (6.00%) HP
7 9 (6.00%) Veeam
8 7 (4.67%) IBM
9 6 (4.00%) Apple
9 6 (4.00%) SAP
10 5 (3.33%) Meraki
11 4 (2.67%) Altiris
11 4 (2.67%) Axway
11 4 (2.67%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.67%) F5
11 4 (2.67%) Google
11 4 (2.67%) iManage
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
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Winchester
University of Winchester
Salary: £26,829 to £32,004 per annum
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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