Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 784 556 894
Rank change year-on-year -228 +338 +21
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 254 137 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 1.55% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 221 115 176
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,400 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,250 £40,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £48,500 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% -9.77% -2.27%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% -20.91%

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 22,459 8,852 23,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 18.47% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15,469 7,603 19,746
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -210 221 £51,000 +2.00% 75
UK excluding London -191 120 £45,000 +12.50% 45
London -209 101 £61,250 +2.08% 31
Work from Home -242 72 £57,500 -4.17% 15
North of England -103 41 £53,000 +32.50% 10
South East -154 33 £42,500 +1.19% 13
Yorkshire -93 24 £53,000 +32.50% 3
South West -81 21 £36,250 -23.68% 4
Midlands -100 18 £50,000 +13.64% 10
West Midlands -105 16 £50,000 +9.29% 6
North West -84 15 £46,750 -25.20% 5
East of England -104 5 £32,500 -31.58% 6
Wales -56 2 £45,000 +12.50%
East Midlands -75 2 £57,000 +37.35% 4
North East - 2 £41,750 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 204 (80.31%) Windows
2 198 (77.95%) Microsoft
3 179 (70.47%) Azure
4 155 (61.02%) Active Directory
5 146 (57.48%) Microsoft 365
6 101 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 101 (39.76%) VMware
7 93 (36.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 93 (36.61%) Windows 10
8 89 (35.04%) Windows Server
9 84 (33.07%) Citrix
10 76 (29.92%) ITIL
11 73 (28.74%) PowerShell
12 66 (25.98%) SCCM
13 59 (23.23%) Migration
13 59 (23.23%) Social Skills
14 50 (19.69%) Azure Active Directory
15 45 (17.72%) DNS
16 44 (17.32%) SharePoint
16 44 (17.32%) Finance
17 40 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 39 (15.35%) VPN
19 38 (14.96%) Data Centre
19 38 (14.96%) IaaS
20 36 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
21 35 (13.78%) SQL
21 35 (13.78%) Linux
21 35 (13.78%) Firewall
21 35 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
22 33 (12.99%) SQL Server

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 44 (17.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (6.69%) IIS
3 16 (6.30%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.15%) Confluence
4 8 (3.15%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.79%) JBoss
5 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.79%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Carpe Diem
1 2 (0.79%) Eikon
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 179 (70.47%) Azure
2 146 (57.48%) Microsoft 365
3 50 (19.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 38 (14.96%) IaaS
5 31 (12.20%) PaaS
6 27 (10.63%) AWS
7 24 (9.45%) SaaS
8 23 (9.06%) OneDrive
9 12 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (3.54%) Mimecast
11 8 (3.15%) Power Platform
12 6 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (2.36%) Azure Storage
13 5 (1.97%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 5 (1.97%) AWS CodePipeline
14 4 (1.57%) GCP
14 4 (1.57%) Serverless
15 3 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.72%) DNS
2 39 (15.35%) VPN
3 35 (13.78%) Firewall
4 30 (11.81%) DHCP
5 19 (7.48%) SAN
5 19 (7.48%) WAN
6 16 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (5.91%) LAN
8 14 (5.51%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.33%) NAS
9 11 (4.33%) NetScaler
10 9 (3.54%) Skype
10 9 (3.54%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.76%) VSAN
12 6 (2.36%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.97%) Internet
13 5 (1.97%) IPv4
13 5 (1.97%) IPv6
13 5 (1.97%) Network Security
13 5 (1.97%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.15%) Power BI
3 7 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.39%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Jenkins
1 11 (4.33%) JIRA
2 9 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.97%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.97%) SonarQube
3 5 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.97%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 59 (23.23%) Social Skills
2 44 (17.32%) Finance
3 15 (5.91%) Documentation Skills
4 11 (4.33%) Marketing
5 9 (3.54%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.76%) Legal
7 6 (2.36%) Retail
8 5 (1.97%) Banking
8 5 (1.97%) Billing
8 5 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.18%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (15.35%) Support Engineer
2 29 (11.42%) Azure Engineer
3 25 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) Consultant
5 22 (8.66%) IT Support
6 21 (8.27%) Desktop Support
6 21 (8.27%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 20 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
8 17 (6.69%) Analyst
8 17 (6.69%) Technical Support
9 16 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.30%) Architect
10 15 (5.91%) Technical Leader
11 14 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (5.51%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (4.72%) IT Engineer
12 12 (4.72%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.12%) ARM Templates
2 6 (2.36%) LDAP
2 6 (2.36%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.57%) JSON
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (0.79%) Middleware
4 2 (0.79%) REST
4 2 (0.79%) SOAP
4 2 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.66%) Public Cloud
3 21 (8.27%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.33%) BYOD
4 11 (4.33%) Private Cloud
4 11 (4.33%) Smartphone
5 10 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.76%) User Experience
6 7 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.36%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.18%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.18%) Replication
10 2 (0.79%) CMDB
10 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.79%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 204 (80.31%) Windows
2 93 (36.61%) Windows 10
3 89 (35.04%) Windows Server
4 35 (13.78%) Linux
5 28 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (5.91%) Android
8 14 (5.51%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.54%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.79%) Unix
12 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (29.92%) ITIL
2 59 (23.23%) Migration
3 40 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 35 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (11.81%) Service Management
6 27 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (10.63%) Service Delivery
7 24 (9.45%) DevOps
8 23 (9.06%) ITSM
9 21 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (7.87%) Mobile Device Management
11 18 (7.09%) Project Delivery
12 17 (6.69%) Application Packaging
13 16 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (5.91%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 15 (5.91%) Problem Management
15 14 (5.51%) Network Management
16 13 (5.12%) Presales
16 13 (5.12%) Project Management
16 13 (5.12%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.74%) PowerShell
2 35 (13.78%) SQL
3 7 (2.76%) Python
4 3 (1.18%) C
5 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.94%) Degree
3 8 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.76%) EMC Certification
5 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.97%) MCSA
6 4 (1.57%) CCNA
6 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.18%) MCP
7 3 (1.18%) MCSE
7 3 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (0.79%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.91%) SLA
2 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.18%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) GxP
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) NIST
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 101 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (12.20%) vSphere
4 24 (9.45%) Hyper-V
5 16 (6.30%) Docker
6 13 (5.12%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.94%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (3.94%) XenApp
8 6 (2.36%) BitLocker
8 6 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (36.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 66 (25.98%) SCCM
3 19 (7.48%) Terraform
4 15 (5.91%) AirWatch
5 13 (5.12%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (4.72%) Ansible
6 12 (4.72%) Jamf Pro
6 12 (4.72%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.94%) SCOM
8 8 (3.15%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.36%) CASB
10 3 (1.18%) Puppet
11 2 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.39%) Nessus
12 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.39%) WSUS
12 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 198 (77.95%) Microsoft
2 101 (39.76%) VMware
3 84 (33.07%) Citrix
4 26 (10.24%) Dell
5 24 (9.45%) HP
5 24 (9.45%) ServiceNow
6 22 (8.66%) Apple
6 22 (8.66%) Cisco
7 10 (3.94%) EMC
8 9 (3.54%) Meraki
8 9 (3.54%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.15%) Ivanti
9 8 (3.15%) Symantec
9 8 (3.15%) Toshiba
10 7 (2.76%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.76%) Brocade
10 7 (2.76%) F5
10 7 (2.76%) Nimble Storage
10 7 (2.76%) Sophos
11 6 (2.36%) Mitel