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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Desktop
UK
Rank 800 849 802
Rank change year-on-year +49 -47  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 64 100 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.79% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 83 129
Median salary £43,750 £50,000 £54,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £31,133 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £35,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% -35.18%  

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 10189 12616 13550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.05% 12.20% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8503 10631 11231
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 30 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 27 March 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 +52 62 £42,500 -15.42% 14
London +54 31 £50,000 -11.11% 8
South East +70 16 £37,500 +15.38%
Surrey +46 10 £35,000 +10.60%
South West +9 5 £37,000 +9.62% 2
North West -8 5 £65,000 +17.11%
Berkshire +37 3 £38,000 -
East of England +29 3 £38,250 -17.29%
Gloucester +3 3 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Gloucestershire -8 3 £37,000 +13.84% 1
Manchester -20 3 £65,000 +8.33%
Reigate - 3 £35,000 -
Cheshire +8 2 - -
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £34,000 -
St Ives - 2 £42,500 - 1
Hatfield - 2 £34,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £38,000 -
Camberley - 2 £38,000 -
Redhill - 2 £34,000 -
West Yorkshire +30 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Yorkshire +16 1 £42,500 -5.55%
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £36,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £35,000 -

Virtual Desktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 101 (77.10%) Windows
2 94 (71.76%) Active Directory
3 79 (60.31%) Microsoft
4 76 (58.02%) VMware
4 76 (58.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 68 (51.91%) Windows Server
6 56 (42.75%) Citrix
7 46 (35.11%) ITIL
8 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
9 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
9 39 (29.77%) SCCM
10 33 (25.19%) SQL Server
11 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (19.08%) PowerShell
13 25 (19.08%) Problem Management
13 25 (19.08%) MS Office
14 24 (18.32%) SLA
14 24 (18.32%) Cisco
14 24 (18.32%) Finance
14 24 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (17.56%) SQL
15 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (16.79%) XenDesktop
17 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (16.03%) ITIL V3
17 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
18 20 (15.27%) Windows 7
19 19 (14.50%) Hyper-V
19 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared

Virtual Desktop
Top Related 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 42 (32.06%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.92%) IIS
4 12 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.05%) DataSynapse
6 4 (3.05%) JBoss
6 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.76%) CMS
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (29.77%) MS Excel
2 25 (19.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.11%) Office 365
4 4 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.29%) IaaS
6 2 (1.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.76%) G Suite
7 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.50%) SAN
2 17 (12.98%) LAN
3 16 (12.21%) WAN
4 12 (9.16%) DHCP
4 12 (9.16%) DNS
4 12 (9.16%) Firewall
4 12 (9.16%) Wireless
5 9 (6.87%) NAS
6 7 (5.34%) VoIP
7 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.82%) VPN
9 4 (3.05%) BIG-IP
9 4 (3.05%) Network Security
9 4 (3.05%) VLAN
10 3 (2.29%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.53%) Skype
12 1 (0.76%) DMZ
12 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.76%) Essbase
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MSI
General
1 24 (18.32%) Finance
2 14 (10.69%) Legal
3 5 (3.82%) Banking
4 4 (3.05%) Law
5 2 (1.53%) Games
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (27.48%) Analyst
2 31 (23.66%) Support Engineer
3 29 (22.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (22.14%) Support Analyst
4 23 (17.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (16.79%) Architect
6 19 (14.50%) VMware Engineer
7 16 (12.21%) Infrastructure Support
8 13 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (9.16%) Desktop Support
9 12 (9.16%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (9.16%) VMware Support Engineer
10 11 (8.40%) IT Analyst
10 11 (8.40%) Technical Support
11 10 (7.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (6.87%) Software Analyst
12 9 (6.87%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Web Services
2 4 (3.05%) Middleware
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (3.05%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.76%) COM
3 1 (0.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Clustering
2 12 (9.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (5.34%) FlexPod
4 7 (5.34%) Hedge funds
4 7 (5.34%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) iPad
7 2 (1.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.76%) AS400
8 1 (0.76%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.76%) Social Media
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (77.10%) Windows
2 68 (51.91%) Windows Server
3 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (15.27%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.69%) Linux
7 6 (4.58%) Unix
8 4 (3.05%) Solaris
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.53%) Android
10 2 (1.53%) VMS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) ITIL
2 25 (19.08%) Problem Management
3 21 (16.03%) ITIL V3
4 19 (14.50%) Service Management
5 17 (12.98%) Infrastructure Management
5 17 (12.98%) Service Delivery
6 15 (11.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.63%) IT Strategy
9 8 (6.11%) Change Management
9 8 (6.11%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.11%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (5.34%) High Availability
10 7 (5.34%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (4.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 6 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.82%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.82%) Business Continuity
12 5 (3.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) PowerShell
2 23 (17.56%) SQL
3 6 (4.58%) C
3 6 (4.58%) C++
4 4 (3.05%) VBA
5 2 (1.53%) VB
5 2 (1.53%) VBScript
6 1 (0.76%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.74%) DV Cleared
3 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (7.63%) Degree
5 10 (7.63%) MCSE
6 4 (3.05%) CCNA
6 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.05%) MCP
6 4 (3.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.76%) MCDST
8 1 (0.76%) MCSA
8 1 (0.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.32%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (71.76%) Active Directory
2 76 (58.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (16.79%) XenDesktop
4 19 (14.50%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.16%) VMware ESX
6 11 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (6.87%) vSphere
8 7 (5.34%) XenApp
9 3 (2.29%) NFS
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (29.77%) SCCM
2 5 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.05%) BladeLogic
3 4 (3.05%) Control-M
3 4 (3.05%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (3.05%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.05%) SCOM
3 4 (3.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (3.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (3.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 79 (60.31%) Microsoft
2 76 (58.02%) VMware
3 56 (42.75%) Citrix
4 24 (18.32%) Cisco
5 13 (9.92%) Symantec
6 12 (9.16%) Oracle
7 11 (8.40%) Veeam
8 10 (7.63%) HP
9 8 (6.11%) Apple
9 8 (6.11%) Bloomberg
9 8 (6.11%) Reuters
10 6 (4.58%) AppSense
10 6 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.58%) Juniper
10 6 (4.58%) NetApp
11 4 (3.05%) BEA
11 4 (3.05%) Cognizant
11 4 (3.05%) Mitel
11 4 (3.05%) Nokia
11 4 (3.05%) Veritas
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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