Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 936 1022 1056
Rank change year-on-year +86 +34 +36
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 246 202 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.07% 0.86% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 192 187 209
UK median annual salary £46,750 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,900 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £54,700 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £39,335 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.94% -12.59% +12.50%

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 22919 23581 24894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.06% 12.44% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19293 19844 20760
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,689
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +117 239 £46,000 +15.00% 7
London +83 156 £50,000 +18.34% 4
UK excluding London +10 85 £46,000 +16.94% 3
South West +24 27 £46,000 +31.43%
South East +17 23 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Midlands +27 20 £42,500 -15.00%
West Midlands +21 20 £42,500 -
North of England +6 12 £38,000 -22.05% 1
Yorkshire +29 11 £38,000 +19.69%
East of England -1 2 - -
Scotland -11 2 £36,500 -5.61%
North East - 1 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 155 (63.01%) Windows
2 129 (52.44%) Microsoft
3 123 (50.00%) ITIL
4 108 (43.90%) Finance
5 96 (39.02%) Active Directory
6 88 (35.77%) Office 365
7 82 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 82 (33.33%) Asset Management
8 80 (32.52%) Service Management
8 80 (32.52%) Windows 10
9 79 (32.11%) SCCM
10 67 (27.24%) VMware
10 67 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (24.80%) Banking
12 61 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
13 60 (24.39%) PowerShell
14 57 (23.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 54 (21.95%) Windows 7
16 51 (20.73%) User Experience
16 51 (20.73%) Investment Banking
17 45 (18.29%) Wealth Management
18 44 (17.89%) Firewall
18 44 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (16.26%) Product Management
19 40 (16.26%) Cost Transparency
19 40 (16.26%) Retail Banking
20 38 (15.45%) ITSM
20 38 (15.45%) Citrix
21 37 (15.04%) 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 36 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.54%) IBM Notes
3 20 (8.13%) IIS
4 16 (6.50%) MS Exchange
5 14 (5.69%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (24.80%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 88 (35.77%) Office 365
2 44 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.47%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.22%) IaaS
6 3 (1.22%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.22%) OpenDNS
6 3 (1.22%) PaaS
6 3 (1.22%) SaaS
7 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.89%) Firewall
2 33 (13.41%) SAN
3 28 (11.38%) NAS
4 25 (10.16%) Network Security
5 23 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (9.35%) WAN
6 20 (8.13%) LAN
7 18 (7.32%) DHCP
7 18 (7.32%) DNS
8 17 (6.91%) Skype
9 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
10 14 (5.69%) Internet
10 14 (5.69%) VPN
11 10 (4.07%) Kerberos
11 10 (4.07%) LDAP
12 7 (2.85%) PCoIP
12 7 (2.85%) VLAN
12 7 (2.85%) VoIP
13 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (12.60%) MSI
2 2 (0.81%) FxCop
2 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
General
1 108 (43.90%) Finance
2 61 (24.80%) Banking
3 51 (20.73%) Investment Banking
4 40 (16.26%) Retail Banking
5 26 (10.57%) Front Office
6 10 (4.07%) Legal
7 7 (2.85%) Retail
8 5 (2.03%) Law
8 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (23.58%) Analyst
2 55 (22.36%) Service Manager
3 38 (15.45%) Support Analyst
4 35 (14.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (12.60%) Desktop Support
6 28 (11.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
8 20 (8.13%) Support Engineer
9 19 (7.72%) Architect
10 17 (6.91%) Asset Management Analyst
10 17 (6.91%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 17 (6.91%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 14 (5.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 14 (5.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 14 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 14 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (5.28%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (4.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.72%) Software Packaging
2 11 (4.47%) Web Services
3 5 (2.03%) ODBC
4 4 (1.63%) .NET
4 4 (1.63%) COM
4 4 (1.63%) HTML
4 4 (1.63%) J2EE
4 4 (1.63%) XML
4 4 (1.63%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.81%) Middleware
6 1 (0.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 63 (25.61%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (20.73%) User Experience
3 21 (8.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (7.32%) Client/Server
5 17 (6.91%) AS400
5 17 (6.91%) IBM Mainframe
5 17 (6.91%) Mainframe
5 17 (6.91%) Private Cloud
6 13 (5.28%) Blackberry
7 12 (4.88%) Hedge funds
8 11 (4.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (4.07%) iPhone
9 10 (4.07%) Management Information System
9 10 (4.07%) Mobile Computing
10 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
10 9 (3.66%) iPad
11 8 (3.25%) Data Centre
11 8 (3.25%) Fat Client
11 8 (3.25%) Thin Client
12 6 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 155 (63.01%) Windows
2 82 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 80 (32.52%) Windows 10
4 57 (23.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 34 (13.82%) Unix
7 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (6.91%) OS/390
9 16 (6.50%) Mac OS X
10 13 (5.28%) Linux
11 10 (4.07%) Android
12 8 (3.25%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.03%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.22%) VMS
15 3 (1.22%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.81%) CentOS
16 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (50.00%) ITIL
2 82 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 80 (32.52%) Service Management
4 45 (18.29%) Wealth Management
5 40 (16.26%) Cost Transparency
5 40 (16.26%) Product Management
6 38 (15.45%) ITSM
7 36 (14.63%) Service Delivery
8 35 (14.23%) ITIL V3
9 30 (12.20%) Migration
10 29 (11.79%) Change Management
11 28 (11.38%) Problem Management
12 24 (9.76%) Task Automation
13 21 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (8.13%) Mobile Device Management
15 15 (6.10%) TOGAF
16 14 (5.69%) Configuration Management
17 13 (5.28%) Network Virtualisation
18 12 (4.88%) Presales
19 11 (4.47%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 24 (9.76%) SQL
3 10 (4.07%) Java
4 5 (2.03%) Perl
4 5 (2.03%) Shell Script
4 5 (2.03%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.03%) VB
5 4 (1.63%) C++
6 3 (1.22%) Python
7 2 (0.81%) C#
7 2 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (14.23%) Degree
2 25 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.72%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.10%) MCSE
6 11 (4.47%) MCP
7 7 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.44%) CCNA
8 6 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.03%) MCSA
10 3 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.22%) VCP6
10 3 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.81%) CCNP
11 2 (0.81%) CISSP
11 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.41%) CCA
12 1 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.22%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) GCP
System Software
1 96 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 67 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (15.04%) Hyper-V
4 36 (14.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (13.82%) vSphere
6 25 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (7.32%) XenDesktop
8 13 (5.28%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.85%) XenApp
10 5 (2.03%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.63%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 79 (32.11%) SCCM
2 27 (10.98%) SCOM
3 17 (6.91%) BMC PATROL
3 17 (6.91%) Tivoli
3 17 (6.91%) Tivoli NetView
4 16 (6.50%) SCOrch
5 13 (5.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 13 (5.28%) SCVMM
6 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (3.66%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (2.03%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.81%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.81%) SCSM
11 1 (0.41%) Ansible
11 1 (0.41%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.41%) Puppet
11 1 (0.41%) vRealize
11 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 129 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 67 (27.24%) VMware
3 38 (15.45%) Citrix
4 22 (8.94%) HP
5 21 (8.54%) Lotus
5 21 (8.54%) McAfee
6 17 (6.91%) IBM
7 13 (5.28%) Apple
8 9 (3.66%) Cisco
9 8 (3.25%) iManage
9 8 (3.25%) Oracle
9 8 (3.25%) Remedy
9 8 (3.25%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.44%) AppSense
11 5 (2.03%) BMC
11 5 (2.03%) EMC
11 5 (2.03%) Wyse
12 4 (1.63%) Dell
12 4 (1.63%) SAP
13 3 (1.22%) Juniper