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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 15 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 834 772 639
Rank change year-on-year -62 -133 +261
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 421 247 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.47% 1.16% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 272 220 116
10th Percentile £36,325 £31,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £43,438 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +8.91% -13.68%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,125 £74,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00% -31.62%

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 28,725 21,218 11,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.17% 18.43% 18.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15,032 14,923 9,424
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £39,905 £38,750 £38,991
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,300 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +0.55% +2.80% +7.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 15 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 16 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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -19 368 £50,614 -7.97% 51
Work from Home -110 219 £52,500 -12.50% 25
UK excluding London +6 214 £46,000 -8.00% 35
London -92 161 £57,000 -5.00% 17
North of England -56 61 £47,500 +5.56% 4
South East -38 54 £47,915 -20.14% 14
North West -40 48 £45,000 - 3
East of England -24 37 £40,000 +23.08% 3
South West +2 35 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Midlands -47 18 £50,000 -23.08% 6
West Midlands -50 15 £50,000 -23.08% 6
Yorkshire -24 13 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Scotland - 7 £72,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £65,000 -
Wales -14 1 £39,000 -13.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 296 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 265 (62.95%) Azure
3 255 (60.57%) Windows
4 200 (47.51%) Active Directory
4 200 (47.51%) Microsoft 365
5 162 (38.48%) Citrix
6 150 (35.63%) VMware
6 150 (35.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 142 (33.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 122 (28.98%) Windows 10
9 119 (28.27%) PowerShell
10 99 (23.52%) Social Skills
11 96 (22.80%) Azure Active Directory
12 92 (21.85%) SCCM
13 90 (21.38%) Windows Server
14 86 (20.43%) ITIL
15 81 (19.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 73 (17.34%) Data Centre
17 67 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
18 64 (15.20%) Apple
19 58 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
19 58 (13.78%) Firewall
19 58 (13.78%) PaaS
20 57 (13.54%) DevOps
21 53 (12.59%) Migration
21 53 (12.59%) Agile
21 53 (12.59%) WAN
21 53 (12.59%) DNS
22 52 (12.35%) LAN
23 51 (12.11%) Service Delivery

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 51 (12.11%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.74%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.85%) IIS
4 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.48%) JBoss
5 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.66%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 265 (62.95%) Azure
2 200 (47.51%) Microsoft 365
3 96 (22.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 58 (13.78%) PaaS
5 44 (10.45%) AWS
6 30 (7.13%) IaaS
7 25 (5.94%) SaaS
8 17 (4.04%) OneDrive
9 15 (3.56%) Mimecast
10 14 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
11 12 (2.85%) Power Platform
12 11 (2.61%) Azure Monitor
13 8 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.19%) Azure Storage
14 5 (1.19%) GCP
15 3 (0.71%) Azure Pipelines
15 3 (0.71%) Cloudflare
16 2 (0.48%) GitHub
16 2 (0.48%) Google Workspace
17 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.78%) Firewall
2 53 (12.59%) DNS
2 53 (12.59%) WAN
3 52 (12.35%) LAN
4 47 (11.16%) VPN
5 44 (10.45%) DHCP
6 36 (8.55%) Wireless
7 31 (7.36%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (7.13%) MPLS
9 26 (6.18%) Internet
10 25 (5.94%) VoIP
11 24 (5.70%) TCP/IP
12 14 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (3.09%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.09%) SAN
13 13 (3.09%) VLAN
14 11 (2.61%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.38%) WLAN
16 7 (1.66%) SD-WAN
17 6 (1.43%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (1.90%) MySQL
5 7 (1.66%) Big Data
5 7 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.66%) Power BI
6 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (2.14%) JIRA
2 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.48%) MSI
5 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 99 (23.52%) Social Skills
2 50 (11.88%) Finance
3 41 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.41%) Legal
5 19 (4.51%) Documentation Skills
6 18 (4.28%) Banking
6 18 (4.28%) Law
7 17 (4.04%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.90%) Aviation
8 8 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.66%) Back Office
9 7 (1.66%) Billing
9 7 (1.66%) Retail
10 6 (1.43%) Publishing
11 5 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (0.95%) Advertising
12 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (16.86%) Architect
1 71 (16.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (14.01%) Consultant
3 52 (12.35%) Analyst
4 45 (10.69%) Solutions Architect
5 40 (9.50%) Digital Architect
5 40 (9.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 24 (5.70%) Network Manager
7 23 (5.46%) Senior Consultant
8 18 (4.28%) Telephony Manager
9 17 (4.04%) Azure Consultant
9 17 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
10 16 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (3.56%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.33%) Team Leader
13 11 (2.61%) IT Architect
13 11 (2.61%) IT Manager
13 11 (2.61%) Operations Manager
13 11 (2.61%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.56%) Software Packaging
2 7 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Graph
2 7 (1.66%) Middleware
3 6 (1.43%) ADO
3 6 (1.43%) SAML
4 3 (0.71%) ARM Templates
4 3 (0.71%) JSON
4 3 (0.71%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 49 (11.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 24 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.99%) PKI
5 18 (4.28%) User Experience
6 17 (4.04%) Cloud Native
7 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.09%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (2.61%) NHS
10 9 (2.14%) BYOD
11 8 (1.90%) Replication
12 6 (1.43%) Blockchain
12 6 (1.43%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.43%) IoT
12 6 (1.43%) iPhone
12 6 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.19%) Life Science
14 4 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 255 (60.57%) Windows
2 122 (28.98%) Windows 10
3 90 (21.38%) Windows Server
4 29 (6.89%) Linux
5 26 (6.18%) Windows Server 2019
6 22 (5.23%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.38%) Android
9 10 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.14%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.66%) Unix
12 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.48%) VMS
13 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.43%) ITIL
2 81 (19.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (13.54%) DevOps
5 53 (12.59%) Agile
5 53 (12.59%) Migration
6 51 (12.11%) Service Delivery
7 48 (11.40%) Customer Engagement
8 43 (10.21%) Application Packaging
8 43 (10.21%) Software Licensing
9 39 (9.26%) Change Management
10 37 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (8.79%) Project Delivery
11 33 (7.84%) Service Management
12 30 (7.13%) Presales
13 28 (6.65%) Performance Management
14 26 (6.18%) Project Management
15 24 (5.70%) Analytics
16 23 (5.46%) Matrix Organization
17 22 (5.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.27%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.84%) SQL
3 15 (3.56%) VBScript
4 8 (1.90%) Bicep
5 7 (1.66%) C#
6 6 (1.43%) VB
7 5 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (0.24%) C
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (7.60%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.13%) CCNA
4 27 (6.41%) CCNP
5 23 (5.46%) DV Cleared
6 22 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 21 (4.99%) Degree
8 11 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.61%) MCSE
9 8 (1.90%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (1.90%) MCSA
10 7 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.19%) CCDP
12 5 (1.19%) MCP
13 4 (0.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 21 (4.99%) SLA
3 8 (1.90%) GDPR
3 8 (1.90%) NIST
4 7 (1.66%) PMO
5 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.48%) GxP
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 200 (47.51%) Active Directory
2 150 (35.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (9.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.99%) BitLocker
6 19 (4.51%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (3.33%) XenApp
8 7 (1.66%) KVM
8 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.19%) vSphere
10 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 142 (33.73%) Microsoft Intune
2 92 (21.85%) SCCM
3 34 (8.08%) Kubernetes
4 29 (6.89%) Terraform
5 23 (5.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (4.75%) Single Sign-On
7 18 (4.28%) WSUS
8 13 (3.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 13 (3.09%) CASB
9 9 (2.14%) Ansible
9 9 (2.14%) Sysprep
10 8 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (1.90%) VxRail
11 7 (1.66%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.66%) Puppet
12 6 (1.43%) SCOM
12 6 (1.43%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.19%) Observium
14 4 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
15 3 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 296 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 162 (38.48%) Citrix
3 150 (35.63%) VMware
4 64 (15.20%) Apple
5 46 (10.93%) Cisco
6 43 (10.21%) Adobe
7 26 (6.18%) Palo Alto
8 20 (4.75%) Dell
9 12 (2.85%) Juniper
10 11 (2.61%) ServiceNow
10 11 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.38%) Symantec
12 9 (2.14%) iManage
13 8 (1.90%) Isilon
13 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.90%) Trustwave
14 7 (1.66%) Forcepoint
14 7 (1.66%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (1.66%) Sun
15 6 (1.43%) HP