Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 623 876 857
Rank change year-on-year +253 -19 +154
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 147 219 331
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.29% 0.89% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 131 191 234
Median annual salary £50,000 £56,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £78,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +17.65%

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 11,406 24,514 24,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.04% 17.22% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9,364 20,114 20,100
Median annual salary £53,262 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.52% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020. 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 +255 133 £51,000 -7.27% 16
UK excluding London +218 72 £47,500 -2.56% 10
London +186 66 £57,500 -4.17% 8
South East +219 36 £47,500 -12.64% 4
Midlands +107 10 £44,000 +14.29%
Work from Home +68 10 £52,500 -36.36% 1
North of England +133 9 £52,500 +29.63% 2
West Midlands +96 8 £44,000 -2.22%
Wales +41 8 £37,500 +19.05% 2
East of England +113 6 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +82 6 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Yorkshire +134 5 £70,000 +72.84% 1
North East +25 4 £31,500 -51.54% 1
Scotland +97 3 - -
East Midlands +76 2 £34,500 -10.39%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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.

1 101 (68.71%) Windows
2 97 (65.99%) Microsoft
3 65 (44.22%) Active Directory
4 60 (40.82%) VMware
4 60 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (37.41%) Azure
5 55 (37.41%) Office 365
6 50 (34.01%) SCCM
6 50 (34.01%) Citrix
7 48 (32.65%) Windows Server
8 47 (31.97%) PowerShell
9 46 (31.29%) Windows 10
10 38 (25.85%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (25.17%) ITIL
12 36 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 32 (21.77%) Microsoft Intune
14 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
15 30 (20.41%) LAN
16 29 (19.73%) Finance
17 28 (19.05%) SharePoint
18 27 (18.37%) DNS
18 27 (18.37%) Project Delivery
19 26 (17.69%) VMware ESXi
20 25 (17.01%) SQL
21 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (14.97%) AWS
23 21 (14.29%) DHCP
23 21 (14.29%) Data Centre
24 20 (13.61%) DV Cleared
24 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared

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 28 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.08%) IIS
3 6 (4.08%) Mendix
3 6 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (4.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (25.85%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (4.08%) Elite 3E
2 5 (3.40%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 55 (37.41%) Azure
1 55 (37.41%) Office 365
2 22 (14.97%) AWS
3 17 (11.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (7.48%) Power Platform
5 9 (6.12%) IaaS
5 9 (6.12%) SaaS
6 8 (5.44%) OneDrive
7 6 (4.08%) PowerApps
8 5 (3.40%) Serverless
9 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.72%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (2.72%) PaaS
10 3 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.41%) LAN
2 27 (18.37%) DNS
3 21 (14.29%) DHCP
4 17 (11.56%) WAN
5 13 (8.84%) WLAN
6 9 (6.12%) NetScaler
6 9 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.44%) SAN
8 7 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.08%) Firewall
10 5 (3.40%) VPN
11 4 (2.72%) Wireless
12 3 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.36%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.36%) Internet
13 2 (1.36%) Intranet
13 2 (1.36%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.36%) NAS
13 2 (1.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.40%) Power BI
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (19.73%) Finance
2 9 (6.12%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.40%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.72%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.93%) Wintel Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) Analyst
4 12 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Desktop Support
5 11 (7.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Support Manager
6 9 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Change Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Consultant
7 8 (5.44%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Transition Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) ODBC
2 4 (2.72%) boto
3 2 (1.36%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) LDAP
4 1 (0.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.20%) CMDB
3 13 (8.84%) Driving Licence
4 11 (7.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (7.48%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.80%) User Experience
6 7 (4.76%) NHS
7 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.08%) PKI
8 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Licensing
9 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.72%) Replication
10 3 (2.04%) Clustering
10 3 (2.04%) Fat Client
10 3 (2.04%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (2.04%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (68.71%) Windows
2 48 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 46 (31.29%) Windows 10
4 14 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.16%) Linux
6 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (6.12%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (5.44%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.08%) VMS
10 5 (3.40%) Android
11 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.36%) Debian
12 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.17%) ITIL
2 36 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (18.37%) Project Delivery
4 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (11.56%) Data Protection
5 17 (11.56%) ITIL V3
6 16 (10.88%) Project Management
7 13 (8.84%) DevOps
7 13 (8.84%) ITSM
7 13 (8.84%) Patch Management
7 13 (8.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 13 (8.84%) Server Patching
7 13 (8.84%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.84%) Software Distribution
7 13 (8.84%) Validation
7 13 (8.84%) Virtual Environments
8 12 (8.16%) Change Management
8 12 (8.16%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 12 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (7.48%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) PowerShell
2 25 (17.01%) SQL
3 13 (8.84%) VB
4 7 (4.76%) C
5 6 (4.08%) Python
6 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) DV Cleared
1 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.80%) MCSE
4 9 (6.12%) Degree
4 9 (6.12%) VCAP
4 9 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.76%) VCDX
6 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.04%) MCSA
7 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.36%) MOS
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PMP
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) SLA
2 6 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.40%) PMO
4 3 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (44.22%) Active Directory
2 60 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (17.69%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (12.24%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (10.88%) XenApp
6 13 (8.84%) VMware Server
7 12 (8.16%) vSphere
8 9 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.76%) Hyper-V
10 6 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (4.08%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.72%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.68%) Docker
13 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (34.01%) SCCM
2 32 (21.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (11.56%) WSUS
4 13 (8.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 5 (3.40%) SCOM
6 4 (2.72%) SCDPM
6 4 (2.72%) SCSM
6 4 (2.72%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.36%) Ansible
8 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.36%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.36%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.68%) Terraform
9 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 97 (65.99%) Microsoft
2 60 (40.82%) VMware
3 50 (34.01%) Citrix
4 11 (7.48%) Cisco
5 6 (4.08%) Apple
5 6 (4.08%) BeyondTrust
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) iManage
5 6 (4.08%) Intapp
5 6 (4.08%) SolarWinds
6 5 (3.40%) Wyse
7 4 (2.72%) Dell
7 4 (2.72%) MobileIron
7 4 (2.72%) Oracle
8 3 (2.04%) Avaya
8 3 (2.04%) NetApp
8 3 (2.04%) Samsung
9 2 (1.36%) Polycom
9 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.36%) Veeam