Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 628 824 920
Rank change year-on-year +196 +96 +14
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 142 205 201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 0.96% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 173 176 185
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -27.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £39,750 £27,500 £35,950
90th Percentile £76,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,875 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.03% -38.54% +21.21%

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 11,855 21,326 23,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.41% 17.07% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9,908 17,626 19,382
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +193 124 £45,000 - 28
UK excluding London +178 90 £45,000 +22.03% 24
North of England +118 42 £45,000 +27.66% 12
Yorkshire - 40 £45,000 - 5
London +169 38 £68,750 +25.00% 7
Work from Home -42 36 £45,000 -21.74% 6
Midlands +71 19 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +75 13 £50,750 +12.78% 2
South East +132 11 £47,500 +28.81% 3
Wales - 10 £42,500 - 1
South West +60 9 £44,000 -30.98% 2
East Midlands +41 5 £45,000 +26.76%
Scotland +17 3 £50,000 -
East of England +83 2 £45,750 +40.77% 2
North West +69 2 £52,500 +48.94% 5

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 102 (71.83%) Office 365
2 84 (59.15%) Windows
3 76 (53.52%) Azure
4 74 (52.11%) Microsoft
5 60 (42.25%) ITIL
6 57 (40.14%) SCCM
7 54 (38.03%) Unified Communications
8 53 (37.32%) Incident Management
9 52 (36.62%) Identity Management
10 50 (35.21%) Problem Management
11 48 (33.80%) ITSM
11 48 (33.80%) Service Management
12 47 (33.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (30.99%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (30.99%) Identity Access Management
14 38 (26.76%) Active Directory
15 37 (26.06%) VMware
15 37 (26.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (26.06%) PowerShell
16 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
17 33 (23.24%) Citrix
18 30 (21.13%) Microsoft Intune
19 27 (19.01%) Windows 10
20 24 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 22 (15.49%) SQL
22 20 (14.08%) SharePoint
22 20 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
23 18 (12.68%) Finance
23 18 (12.68%) DevOps
24 17 (11.97%) MS Exchange

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 20 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 17 (11.97%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.11%) IIS
3 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 102 (71.83%) Office 365
2 76 (53.52%) Azure
3 20 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (11.27%) IaaS
5 12 (8.45%) PaaS
6 9 (6.34%) AWS
7 8 (5.63%) OneDrive
8 7 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.11%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (2.11%) SaaS
10 2 (1.41%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.70%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.70%) GCP
11 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (38.03%) Unified Communications
2 14 (9.86%) DNS
2 14 (9.86%) Firewall
3 11 (7.75%) NetScaler
3 11 (7.75%) VoIP
4 8 (5.63%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (5.63%) SAN
4 8 (5.63%) Skype
5 7 (4.93%) LAN
6 6 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (4.23%) DHCP
6 6 (4.23%) IP Telephony
6 6 (4.23%) PBX
6 6 (4.23%) Softphone
7 5 (3.52%) WAN
7 5 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.82%) VPN
9 3 (2.11%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.11%) MPLS
9 3 (2.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 18 (12.68%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.23%) Law
3 6 (4.23%) Legal
4 5 (3.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.41%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.70%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (36.62%) Analyst
2 45 (31.69%) Support Analyst
3 44 (30.99%) Senior Analyst
3 44 (30.99%) Senior Support Analyst
4 23 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Project Analyst
6 16 (11.27%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Consultant
8 8 (5.63%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Office 365 Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Senior Telephony Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.63%) Telephony Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Telephony Support
9 7 (4.93%) Architect
10 6 (4.23%) Azure Architect
10 6 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.52%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.52%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.34%) User Experience
3 7 (4.93%) PKI
3 7 (4.93%) Smartphone
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.23%) Wiki
5 5 (3.52%) NHS
6 4 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.41%) CMDB
8 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.41%) Replication
8 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.70%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 34 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 27 (19.01%) Windows 10
4 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2019
5 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.63%) Linux
7 7 (4.93%) VMS
8 3 (2.11%) Android
8 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.25%) ITIL
2 53 (37.32%) Incident Management
3 52 (36.62%) Identity Management
4 50 (35.21%) Problem Management
5 48 (33.80%) ITSM
5 48 (33.80%) Service Management
6 47 (33.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (30.99%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (12.68%) DevOps
10 15 (10.56%) Service Delivery
11 14 (9.86%) Migration
12 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (8.45%) Project Delivery
13 12 (8.45%) Project Management
14 10 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (4.93%) Business Continuity
15 7 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (4.93%) Service Design
16 6 (4.23%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 37 (26.06%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.49%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) Python
3 2 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (30.99%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.34%) MCSE
4 6 (4.23%) Degree
4 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) MCTS
8 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) VCAP
8 1 (0.70%) VCDX
8 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 38 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) vSphere
4 9 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.52%) Docker
5 5 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.11%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.11%) NFS
7 3 (2.11%) XenApp
8 2 (1.41%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (40.14%) SCCM
2 30 (21.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.63%) vCenter Server
4 7 (4.93%) CASB
5 5 (3.52%) Ansible
5 5 (3.52%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.82%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.82%) WSUS
7 3 (2.11%) vRealize
8 2 (1.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.70%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.70%) SCOM
9 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 37 (26.06%) VMware
3 33 (23.24%) Citrix
4 13 (9.15%) Cisco
5 9 (6.34%) HP
6 8 (5.63%) Mitel
7 6 (4.23%) Canon
7 6 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.23%) Netskope
7 6 (4.23%) RightFax
7 6 (4.23%) Sophos
8 5 (3.52%) Veeam
9 4 (2.82%) Apple
9 4 (2.82%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.11%) BeyondTrust
10 3 (2.11%) Lotus
11 2 (1.41%) Civica
12 1 (0.70%) Qualys
12 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds