Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 756 666 908
Rank change year-on-year -90 +242 -60
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 239 151 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 1.20% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 210 116 176
10th Percentile £32,477 £34,000 £27,125
25th Percentile £41,919 £39,000 £35,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £58,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -10.26% +17.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,125 £73,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -31.62% +17.00%

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 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 13 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 July 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 -100 208 £55,000 - 50
UK excluding London -72 130 £50,000 +25.00% 27
Work from Home -185 82 £62,500 +4.17% 10
London -125 71 £56,500 -1.74% 26
North of England -17 58 £45,000 -28.00% 8
South East -66 38 £60,000 +50.00% 6
North West -12 27 £45,000 -28.00% 7
West Midlands -54 20 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Midlands -66 20 £65,000 +36.84% 3
Yorkshire -37 19 £55,000 -21.43% 1
North East -6 12 £41,125 +30.56%
South West -56 10 £37,000 -27.80% 5
Wales -22 4 £43,895 +17.05%

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 203 (84.94%) Windows
2 198 (82.85%) Microsoft
3 182 (76.15%) Azure
4 150 (62.76%) Microsoft 365
5 145 (60.67%) Active Directory
6 110 (46.03%) VMware
6 110 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 98 (41.00%) Windows 10
8 89 (37.24%) Windows Server
9 79 (33.05%) Citrix
10 78 (32.64%) Microsoft Intune
11 69 (28.87%) Azure Active Directory
12 68 (28.45%) ITIL
13 65 (27.20%) Migration
14 63 (26.36%) PowerShell
15 56 (23.43%) Social Skills
16 50 (20.92%) Hyper-V
16 50 (20.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 48 (20.08%) Firewall
18 47 (19.67%) SCCM
19 45 (18.83%) DNS
20 43 (17.99%) VPN
21 41 (17.15%) SharePoint
21 41 (17.15%) AWS
22 37 (15.48%) Finance
23 36 (15.06%) SQL
24 35 (14.64%) OneDrive
25 34 (14.23%) IaaS
26 31 (12.97%) SQL Server
27 30 (12.55%) Data Centre

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 41 (17.15%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.69%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.93%) IIS
4 5 (2.09%) Confluence
5 3 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 182 (76.15%) Azure
2 150 (62.76%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (28.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (17.15%) AWS
5 35 (14.64%) OneDrive
6 34 (14.23%) IaaS
7 27 (11.30%) PaaS
8 13 (5.44%) Power Platform
9 11 (4.60%) SaaS
10 10 (4.18%) PowerApps
11 9 (3.77%) Azure Storage
12 8 (3.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (2.93%) Azure Service Bus
13 7 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (2.09%) Azure Sentinel
14 5 (2.09%) Serverless
15 3 (1.26%) Azure Key Vault
15 3 (1.26%) GitHub
15 3 (1.26%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.84%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.08%) Firewall
2 45 (18.83%) DNS
3 43 (17.99%) VPN
4 29 (12.13%) Remote Desktop
5 22 (9.21%) SSL
6 18 (7.53%) SAN
6 18 (7.53%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.11%) DHCP
8 15 (6.28%) NetScaler
9 14 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (5.44%) WAN
11 12 (5.02%) LAN
12 11 (4.60%) Network Security
13 6 (2.51%) Wireless
14 5 (2.09%) VoIP
15 4 (1.67%) HTTP
15 4 (1.67%) NAS
15 4 (1.67%) Skype
15 4 (1.67%) SMTP
16 3 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.67%) Power BI
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) MySQL
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) JIRA
2 5 (2.09%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.09%) SonarQube
2 5 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.09%) Visual Studio Code
3 3 (1.26%) MSI
General
1 56 (23.43%) Social Skills
2 37 (15.48%) Finance
3 13 (5.44%) Documentation Skills
4 9 (3.77%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.93%) Legal
6 7 (2.93%) Public Sector
7 6 (2.51%) Billing
8 5 (2.09%) Marketing
8 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.26%) Electronics
9 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.84%) Wearables
11 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.42%) Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Military
11 1 (0.42%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (14.64%) Consultant
2 34 (14.23%) Architect
2 34 (14.23%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.97%) Azure Engineer
3 31 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (11.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 23 (9.62%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (7.53%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 17 (7.11%) Cloud Consultant
8 15 (6.28%) Windows Engineer
9 14 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (5.44%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 12 (5.02%) IT Support
12 11 (4.60%) Desktop Support
12 11 (4.60%) Support Manager
13 10 (4.18%) Citrix Engineer
13 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (4.18%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.93%) SOAP
2 6 (2.51%) .NET
2 6 (2.51%) LDAP
2 6 (2.51%) Web Services
3 5 (2.09%) .NET Core
3 5 (2.09%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.09%) RESTful
3 5 (2.09%) XML
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (0.84%) REST
4 2 (0.84%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.42%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 27 (11.30%) Public Cloud
3 16 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.60%) Private Cloud
5 10 (4.18%) BYOD
5 10 (4.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.51%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.26%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.26%) Clustering
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
9 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.42%) EPoS
10 1 (0.42%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) Robotics
10 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 203 (84.94%) Windows
2 98 (41.00%) Windows 10
3 89 (37.24%) Windows Server
4 30 (12.55%) Linux
5 20 (8.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (7.11%) Apple iOS
8 16 (6.69%) Android
9 14 (5.86%) Mac OS
9 14 (5.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.93%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.09%) SUSE
12 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.84%) Unix
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.45%) ITIL
2 65 (27.20%) Migration
3 50 (20.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (10.04%) Project Delivery
5 23 (9.62%) Project Management
6 22 (9.21%) Application Packaging
7 21 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (7.53%) PRINCE2
9 16 (6.69%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (6.28%) DevOps
10 15 (6.28%) Service Management
11 14 (5.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 13 (5.44%) Presales
12 13 (5.44%) Resource Allocation
12 13 (5.44%) TOGAF
13 12 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (5.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.36%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.06%) SQL
3 3 (1.26%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) VBA
4 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.28%) Degree
2 13 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.09%) CISA
4 5 (2.09%) CISM
4 5 (2.09%) CISSP
4 5 (2.09%) ISSAP
4 5 (2.09%) ISSEP
4 5 (2.09%) MCSE
5 4 (1.67%) CCNA
5 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.67%) MCSA
5 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) EMC Certification
7 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.77%) SLA
3 5 (2.09%) COBIT
3 5 (2.09%) NIST
4 4 (1.67%) PMO
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.84%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (60.67%) Active Directory
2 110 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (20.92%) Hyper-V
4 24 (10.04%) vSphere
5 23 (9.62%) XenDesktop
6 15 (6.28%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (5.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 12 (5.02%) Docker
7 12 (5.02%) XenApp
8 7 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.26%) vCloud
10 3 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 78 (32.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 47 (19.67%) SCCM
3 14 (5.86%) AirWatch
3 14 (5.86%) Jamf Pro
4 12 (5.02%) Kubernetes
4 12 (5.02%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (4.18%) Terraform
6 9 (3.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 8 (3.35%) Ansible
8 7 (2.93%) SCOM
9 5 (2.09%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.26%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.26%) Puppet
11 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.42%) OPNET
11 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.42%) PaperCut
11 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 198 (82.85%) Microsoft
2 110 (46.03%) VMware
3 79 (33.05%) Citrix
4 22 (9.21%) Cisco
5 14 (5.86%) ServiceNow
6 13 (5.44%) Apple
6 13 (5.44%) Zerto
7 12 (5.02%) Dell
7 12 (5.02%) Meraki
8 10 (4.18%) 3PAR
8 10 (4.18%) Brocade
8 10 (4.18%) Nimble Storage
9 9 (3.77%) HP
10 7 (2.93%) Google
11 6 (2.51%) F5
11 6 (2.51%) Oracle
11 6 (2.51%) Veeam
12 5 (2.09%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.09%) Sonatype
13 4 (1.67%) Ivanti