Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 944 1054
Rank change year-on-year +67 +110 +2
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 277 247 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 1.07% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 201 188 180
UK median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.57% +15.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,025 £29,150
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £53,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £38,085
% change year-on-year +19.57% +20.78% -15.37%

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 24,665 22,980 24,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.73% 12.94% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20,174 19,334 20,329
UK median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 14 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 26 September 2018. 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 +48 270 £55,000 +19.57% 24
UK excluding London +117 168 £55,000 +19.57% 11
London -38 98 £50,000 - 13
South East +56 67 £57,500 +16.16% 2
South West +56 66 £55,000 +19.57% 1
East of England +38 16 £45,000 - 3
North of England +20 8 £37,750 -0.66% 2
Yorkshire +31 7 £37,000 -1.99% 1
Midlands +14 6 £41,250 -2.94% 3
East Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Isle of Man - 3 £29,500 -
Scotland 0 2 £48,500 +32.88%
West Midlands +9 1 £32,500 -23.53% 3
North West - 1 £38,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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.

1 190 (68.59%) Windows
2 164 (59.21%) Microsoft
3 151 (54.51%) Active Directory
4 147 (53.07%) VMware
4 147 (53.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 121 (43.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 116 (41.88%) PowerShell
7 115 (41.52%) Amazon AWS
8 107 (38.63%) Citrix
9 93 (33.57%) Windows Server
10 84 (30.32%) Windows 7
11 83 (29.96%) Office 365
11 83 (29.96%) Windows 10
11 83 (29.96%) Firewall
12 82 (29.60%) SCCM
13 75 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (25.99%) Linux
15 67 (24.19%) Enterprise Architecture
15 67 (24.19%) TOGAF
16 65 (23.47%) ITIL
17 63 (22.74%) Finance
17 63 (22.74%) Security Cleared
17 63 (22.74%) Data Centre
18 57 (20.58%) Cisco
19 56 (20.22%) Software-Defined Networking
20 55 (19.86%) vRealize
21 54 (19.49%) MS Exchange
22 53 (19.13%) Project Management
23 48 (17.33%) Intrusion Detection
23 48 (17.33%) Analytical Skills

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 54 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 33 (11.91%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (7.22%) CMS
5 14 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.61%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.53%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.17%) IIS
9 4 (1.44%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.08%) DataSynapse
10 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (9.39%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (1.08%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (43.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (41.52%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (29.96%) Office 365
4 38 (13.72%) SaaS
5 34 (12.27%) IaaS
6 33 (11.91%) PaaS
7 15 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.89%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.17%) G Suite
10 4 (1.44%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.44%) Slack
11 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.72%) Yammer
12 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.36%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (29.96%) Firewall
2 56 (20.22%) Software-Defined Networking
3 48 (17.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (16.61%) DNS
5 37 (13.36%) VPN
6 32 (11.55%) WAN
7 30 (10.83%) TCP/IP
8 29 (10.47%) LAN
9 28 (10.11%) Unified Communications
10 23 (8.30%) DHCP
10 23 (8.30%) VSAN
11 19 (6.86%) Network Security
12 13 (4.69%) SAN
13 12 (4.33%) VoIP
13 12 (4.33%) Wireless
14 10 (3.61%) VLAN
15 8 (2.89%) Internet
16 7 (2.53%) Intranet
16 7 (2.53%) NAS
16 7 (2.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.55%) Big Data
1 32 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.86%) Hadoop
2 19 (6.86%) Oracle Exadata
2 19 (6.86%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.72%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (5.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.36%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.36%) Hudson
3 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (22.74%) Finance
2 26 (9.39%) Marketing
3 24 (8.66%) Banking
4 17 (6.14%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.78%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.69%) Financial Institution
7 12 (4.33%) Retail
8 8 (2.89%) Legal
9 6 (2.17%) Advertising
10 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.44%) Electronics
12 3 (1.08%) Back Office
12 3 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (32.85%) Architect
2 38 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (13.00%) Analyst
4 35 (12.64%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (7.94%) Desktop Support
5 22 (7.94%) Lead Architect
5 22 (7.94%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 19 (6.86%) Enterprise Architect
7 18 (6.50%) Support Analyst
8 17 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 16 (5.78%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (5.42%) Administrator
11 14 (5.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (5.05%) VMware Engineer
12 13 (4.69%) Platform Engineer
12 13 (4.69%) Service Analyst
12 13 (4.69%) VMware Architect
12 13 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.19%) Web Services
2 22 (7.94%) Middleware
3 20 (7.22%) .NET
4 19 (6.86%) .NET Framework
4 19 (6.86%) J2EE
5 12 (4.33%) LDAP
6 3 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.08%) ODBC
7 2 (0.72%) CSS
7 2 (0.72%) HTML
7 2 (0.72%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.36%) COM
8 1 (0.36%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.74%) Data Centre
2 48 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (16.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 34 (12.27%) Management Information System
5 31 (11.19%) Blackberry
6 20 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (7.22%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (7.22%) Public Cloud
7 19 (6.86%) Mobile App
8 18 (6.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 14 (5.05%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (5.05%) PMI
10 12 (4.33%) Clustering
10 12 (4.33%) Fat Client
10 12 (4.33%) Thin Client
11 9 (3.25%) Hedge funds
11 9 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (3.25%) User Experience
12 7 (2.53%) Fintech
13 6 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 190 (68.59%) Windows
2 93 (33.57%) Windows Server
3 84 (30.32%) Windows 7
4 83 (29.96%) Windows 10
5 75 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (25.99%) Linux
7 30 (10.83%) Unix
8 28 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.25%) Mac OS
10 8 (2.89%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.53%) Android
11 7 (2.53%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.44%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.19%) Enterprise Architecture
1 67 (24.19%) TOGAF
2 65 (23.47%) ITIL
3 53 (19.13%) Project Management
4 47 (16.97%) Mobile Device Management
5 46 (16.61%) Service Delivery
6 43 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 43 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (15.16%) Data Protection
7 42 (15.16%) PRINCE2
8 40 (14.44%) Service Management
9 37 (13.36%) Migration
9 37 (13.36%) Security Monitoring
9 37 (13.36%) Technical Architecture
10 34 (12.27%) DevOps
11 33 (11.91%) ITIL V3
11 33 (11.91%) Programme Management
12 32 (11.55%) ITSM
13 27 (9.75%) Load Balancing
13 27 (9.75%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (41.88%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.55%) Python
3 24 (8.66%) Bash Shell
4 20 (7.22%) Ruby
5 16 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.05%) SQL
7 7 (2.53%) R
8 6 (2.17%) Perl
8 6 (2.17%) VBA
9 5 (1.81%) C
9 5 (1.81%) Korn
9 5 (1.81%) VBScript
10 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.72%) C++
12 2 (0.72%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 63 (22.74%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.00%) Degree
3 34 (12.27%) SC Cleared
4 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (9.39%) TOGAF Certification
6 25 (9.03%) DV Cleared
7 20 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (6.50%) MCSE
9 14 (5.05%) PMI Certification
10 10 (3.61%) MCSA
10 10 (3.61%) VCAP
11 6 (2.17%) MCP
12 5 (1.81%) CCNA
12 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.44%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.44%) CISSP
13 4 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.44%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.44%) GDPR
1 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (54.51%) Active Directory
2 147 (53.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 37 (13.36%) vSphere
5 23 (8.30%) XenDesktop
6 21 (7.58%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (7.22%) XenApp
8 14 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (4.33%) BitLocker
10 11 (3.97%) VMware NSX
11 7 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (2.17%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.44%) RHEV
15 3 (1.08%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.72%) Docker
16 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (29.60%) SCCM
2 55 (19.86%) vRealize
3 40 (14.44%) SCOM
4 27 (9.75%) vCenter Server
5 21 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (6.86%) Ansible
7 15 (5.42%) SCVMM
7 15 (5.42%) WSUS
8 14 (5.05%) AirWatch
8 14 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (5.05%) Puppet
9 11 (3.97%) PowerCLI
9 11 (3.97%) SCOrch
9 11 (3.97%) Terraform
10 8 (2.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (2.89%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.08%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.72%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 164 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 147 (53.07%) VMware
3 107 (38.63%) Citrix
4 57 (20.58%) Cisco
5 26 (9.39%) F5
6 23 (8.30%) SAP
7 19 (6.86%) McAfee
7 19 (6.86%) Oracle
8 17 (6.14%) HP
9 16 (5.78%) ServiceNow
10 15 (5.42%) AppDynamics
10 15 (5.42%) BMC
10 15 (5.42%) Fortinet
10 15 (5.42%) Splunk
10 15 (5.42%) WorldPay
11 13 (4.69%) MobileIron
12 12 (4.33%) Google
13 11 (3.97%) Apple
13 11 (3.97%) Avaya
13 11 (3.97%) Wyse