Period
to 18 August 2017

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

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 971 1053 1033
Rank change year-on-year +82 -20 +3
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 210 196 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 0.80% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 156 176 233
UK median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £28,625 £29,255 £26,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% +31.25%

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 22542 24651 25404
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.74% 12.47% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 19027 20912 21014
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

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 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 +79 203 £46,000 +15.00% 11
London +110 146 £47,500 +5.56% 5
UK excluding London +8 59 £45,000 +20.00% 6
South East +38 19 £49,000 +30.67% 2
Midlands +41 15 £40,500 -10.00% 3
West Midlands +34 15 £40,500 - 3
South West +4 13 £46,000 +31.43% 1
North of England -11 7 £65,000 +100.00%
Yorkshire +23 5 £87,500 +184.54%
East of England +13 4 £38,250 -4.38%
Scotland +16 2 £36,500 -5.61%
North West -26 2 £65,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 136 (64.76%) Windows
2 111 (52.86%) Microsoft
3 86 (40.95%) Finance
4 85 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 76 (36.19%) ITIL
6 72 (34.29%) VMware
6 72 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 68 (32.38%) Citrix
8 60 (28.57%) Asset Management
9 55 (26.19%) Windows Server
10 54 (25.71%) SCCM
11 52 (24.76%) Windows 10
12 50 (23.81%) Office 365
13 49 (23.33%) Windows 7
14 47 (22.38%) XenDesktop
14 47 (22.38%) Banking
15 46 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
16 45 (21.43%) Service Management
17 38 (18.10%) Investment Banking
17 38 (18.10%) PowerShell
17 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (16.19%) Unix
18 34 (16.19%) User Experience
18 34 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
19 33 (15.71%) Wealth Management
20 32 (15.24%) Retail
21 29 (13.81%) Retail Banking
21 29 (13.81%) Product Management
21 29 (13.81%) Cost Transparency
22 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V

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 26 (12.38%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.05%) IBM Notes
3 13 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.24%) IIS
6 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.90%) JBoss
8 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (21.90%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.81%) Office 365
2 34 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.29%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.43%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.43%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.48%) IaaS
9 1 (0.48%) PaaS
9 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.90%) SAN
2 24 (11.43%) Firewall
3 23 (10.95%) DHCP
3 23 (10.95%) DNS
4 20 (9.52%) NAS
5 16 (7.62%) Internet
6 15 (7.14%) LAN
6 15 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 15 (7.14%) WAN
7 13 (6.19%) Skype
8 12 (5.71%) VPN
9 10 (4.76%) VoIP
10 9 (4.29%) Network Security
11 8 (3.81%) Kerberos
11 8 (3.81%) LDAP
12 6 (2.86%) Wireless
13 5 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.38%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.38%) VLAN
14 4 (1.90%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.62%) MSI
General
1 86 (40.95%) Finance
2 47 (22.38%) Banking
3 38 (18.10%) Investment Banking
4 32 (15.24%) Retail
5 29 (13.81%) Retail Banking
6 20 (9.52%) Front Office
7 17 (8.10%) Legal
8 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.95%) Advertising
9 2 (0.95%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (26.67%) Analyst
2 44 (20.95%) Support Analyst
3 37 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (15.71%) Service Manager
5 26 (12.38%) Support Engineer
6 21 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (10.00%) Desktop Support
7 20 (9.52%) Architect
7 20 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
8 18 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 17 (8.10%) Infrastructure Support
10 16 (7.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (7.14%) Asset Management Analyst
11 15 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (7.14%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
12 14 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
13 13 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 12 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 12 (5.71%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.76%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.86%) Middleware
3 5 (2.38%) COM
4 4 (1.90%) .NET
4 4 (1.90%) HTML
4 4 (1.90%) J2EE
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.90%) XML
5 3 (1.43%) Web Services
6 2 (0.95%) WAP
7 1 (0.48%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (16.19%) User Experience
3 18 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 16 (7.62%) Client/Server
5 15 (7.14%) AS400
5 15 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 15 (7.14%) iPad
5 15 (7.14%) iPhone
5 15 (7.14%) Mainframe
6 13 (6.19%) Hedge funds
7 10 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.29%) Management Information System
8 9 (4.29%) Private Cloud
9 8 (3.81%) Data Centre
10 5 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (2.38%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.90%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.90%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.90%) PKI
11 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (64.76%) Windows
2 55 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 52 (24.76%) Windows 10
4 49 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 34 (16.19%) Unix
6 28 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (7.62%) Android
9 15 (7.14%) Linux
9 15 (7.14%) OS/390
10 10 (4.76%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.38%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.90%) Solaris
13 3 (1.43%) VMS
13 3 (1.43%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.19%) ITIL
2 60 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 45 (21.43%) Service Management
4 33 (15.71%) Wealth Management
5 29 (13.81%) Cost Transparency
5 29 (13.81%) Product Management
6 21 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 19 (9.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (9.05%) TOGAF
8 16 (7.62%) Service Delivery
9 14 (6.67%) ITSM
9 14 (6.67%) Migration
10 13 (6.19%) Task Automation
11 12 (5.71%) Information Assurance
11 12 (5.71%) Presales
11 12 (5.71%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (5.24%) Change Management
12 11 (5.24%) High Availability
13 10 (4.76%) ITIL V3
13 10 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.10%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.76%) Java
3 8 (3.81%) Shell Script
3 8 (3.81%) SQL
4 5 (2.38%) VB
5 4 (1.90%) C++
5 4 (1.90%) Perl
6 3 (1.43%) Python
7 2 (0.95%) C#
7 2 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (9.05%) Degree
3 17 (8.10%) MCP
4 11 (5.24%) MCSE
5 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.33%) CCNA
6 7 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.43%) MCSA
8 2 (0.95%) CCNP
8 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.95%) VCP6
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.48%) CCA
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.90%) GCP
1 4 (1.90%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) PMO
2 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 85 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 72 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (22.38%) XenDesktop
4 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 25 (11.90%) XenApp
6 24 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (10.95%) vSphere
8 20 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.38%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.95%) NFS
12 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 54 (25.71%) SCCM
2 15 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
2 15 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 15 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
3 13 (6.19%) SCOM
4 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.81%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.38%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.90%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.90%) Control-M
7 4 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.90%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.95%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.95%) SCSM
10 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (52.86%) Microsoft
2 72 (34.29%) VMware
3 68 (32.38%) Citrix
4 19 (9.05%) Lotus
5 15 (7.14%) HP
5 15 (7.14%) IBM
6 13 (6.19%) Oracle
7 12 (5.71%) Cisco
8 11 (5.24%) Apple
9 7 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.86%) Reuters
10 6 (2.86%) SAP
10 6 (2.86%) Symantec
10 6 (2.86%) Veeam
11 5 (2.38%) McAfee
11 5 (2.38%) Meraki
11 5 (2.38%) Remedy
12 4 (1.90%) BEA
12 4 (1.90%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.90%) Cognizant