Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 655 800 913
Rank change year-on-year +145 +113 -10
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 183 185 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 0.95% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 165 137 170
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,727 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,905 £58,500
% change year-on-year +7.39% -28.37% +17.00%

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 15,447 19,485 23,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.12% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,570 16,056 19,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 15 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 13 April 2021. 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 +121 168 £45,000 -14.29% 24
UK excluding London +142 125 £45,000 +7.39% 13
Work from Home -68 62 £45,000 -28.00% 6
North of England +91 60 £45,000 -28.00% 6
London +59 38 £52,500 - 11
Yorkshire +35 36 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Midlands +45 24 £57,500 +47.44% 4
South East +74 22 £55,000 +46.67%
West Midlands +37 19 £60,000 -4.00% 4
North West +46 13 £45,000 -28.00% 3
North East +22 11 £43,750 +38.89% 2
South West +26 10 £25,000 -54.55% 3
Wales +32 6 £46,395 +19.73%
East Midlands +13 4 £45,000 +26.76%
Scotland +5 3 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 128 (69.95%) Windows
2 127 (69.40%) Microsoft 365
3 118 (64.48%) Microsoft
4 117 (63.93%) Azure
5 92 (50.27%) Active Directory
6 78 (42.62%) VMware
6 78 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 71 (38.80%) ITIL
8 56 (30.60%) Windows 10
9 55 (30.05%) Windows Server
10 53 (28.96%) SCCM
11 51 (27.87%) PowerShell
12 49 (26.78%) Citrix
13 45 (24.59%) Azure Active Directory
14 39 (21.31%) Firewall
15 38 (20.77%) Hyper-V
16 37 (20.22%) Problem Management
16 37 (20.22%) Migration
16 37 (20.22%) Identity Access Management
17 36 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (19.67%) Service Management
18 35 (19.13%) ITSM
18 35 (19.13%) Microsoft Intune
18 35 (19.13%) Unified Communications
19 34 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 34 (18.58%) Identity Management
19 34 (18.58%) DNS
19 34 (18.58%) Incident Management
20 32 (17.49%) AWS
20 32 (17.49%) ITIL Certification

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 18 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 127 (69.40%) Microsoft 365
2 117 (63.93%) Azure
3 45 (24.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (17.49%) AWS
5 20 (10.93%) IaaS
5 20 (10.93%) OneDrive
6 13 (7.10%) PaaS
7 12 (6.56%) Power Platform
8 8 (4.37%) PowerApps
9 6 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.28%) Serverless
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.64%) SaaS
11 2 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.55%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.31%) Firewall
2 35 (19.13%) Unified Communications
3 34 (18.58%) DNS
4 31 (16.94%) Remote Desktop
5 22 (12.02%) SSL
6 14 (7.65%) VPN
7 12 (6.56%) Network Security
8 10 (5.46%) DHCP
8 10 (5.46%) VoIP
9 8 (4.37%) SAN
9 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.28%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.28%) LAN
10 6 (3.28%) WAN
11 5 (2.73%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.19%) HTTP
12 4 (2.19%) SMTP
12 4 (2.19%) Wireless
13 3 (1.64%) Internet
13 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.64%) Power BI
6 2 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 29 (15.85%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Legal
3 5 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.19%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.64%) Electronics
5 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (24.04%) Analyst
2 37 (20.22%) Support Analyst
3 32 (17.49%) Senior Analyst
3 32 (17.49%) Senior Support Analyst
4 29 (15.85%) Consultant
5 27 (14.75%) Architect
6 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (11.48%) Support Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) Azure Engineer
9 15 (8.20%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) IT Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) Office 365 Architect
13 9 (4.92%) Applications Support
13 9 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
14 8 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (4.37%) Senior Telephony Analyst
14 8 (4.37%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) .NET
2 6 (3.28%) Web Services
3 5 (2.73%) .NET Core
3 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.73%) RESTful
3 5 (2.73%) SOAP
3 5 (2.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.56%) Public Cloud
3 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.28%) User Experience
5 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.64%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) BYOD
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 128 (69.95%) Windows
2 56 (30.60%) Windows 10
3 55 (30.05%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.84%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (8.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (8.20%) Linux
7 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.28%) Android
10 5 (2.73%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.73%) SUSE
11 3 (1.64%) VMS
12 1 (0.55%) Unix
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (38.80%) ITIL
2 37 (20.22%) Identity Access Management
2 37 (20.22%) Migration
2 37 (20.22%) Problem Management
3 36 (19.67%) Service Management
3 36 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (19.13%) ITSM
5 34 (18.58%) Identity Management
5 34 (18.58%) Incident Management
5 34 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (13.11%) Project Management
7 23 (12.57%) Project Delivery
8 19 (10.38%) Application Packaging
8 19 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.20%) PRINCE2
10 13 (7.10%) Resource Allocation
11 12 (6.56%) TOGAF
12 10 (5.46%) Presales
12 10 (5.46%) Zachman Framework
13 9 (4.92%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.87%) PowerShell
2 27 (14.75%) SQL
3 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (7.10%) Degree
3 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.37%) MCSE
5 5 (2.73%) CISA
5 5 (2.73%) CISM
5 5 (2.73%) CISSP
5 5 (2.73%) ISSAP
5 5 (2.73%) ISSEP
5 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CBAP
8 1 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.55%) MCSA
8 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.73%) COBIT
2 5 (2.73%) NIST
3 4 (2.19%) GDPR
4 3 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (1.64%) SLA
5 2 (1.09%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 92 (50.27%) Active Directory
2 78 (42.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.29%) vSphere
5 12 (6.56%) XenDesktop
6 11 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (5.46%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.37%) XenApp
9 7 (3.83%) Docker
10 6 (3.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (1.64%) NFS
12 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 53 (28.96%) SCCM
2 35 (19.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.37%) vCenter Server
4 7 (3.83%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.73%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.73%) Ansible
6 3 (1.64%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.64%) vRealize
7 2 (1.09%) Puppet
7 2 (1.09%) SCOM
7 2 (1.09%) Terraform
8 1 (0.55%) CASB
8 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.55%) OPNET
8 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (64.48%) Microsoft
2 78 (42.62%) VMware
3 49 (26.78%) Citrix
4 17 (9.29%) Cisco
5 13 (7.10%) Zerto
6 8 (4.37%) Veeam
7 5 (2.73%) Meraki
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle
8 4 (2.19%) Apple
9 3 (1.64%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.64%) Brocade
9 3 (1.64%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.64%) Dell
9 3 (1.64%) Google
9 3 (1.64%) Lotus
9 3 (1.64%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.64%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (1.64%) SAP
10 2 (1.09%) Asigra
10 2 (1.09%) Civica