Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 902 951 1036
Rank change year-on-year +49 +85 +28
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 252 254 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.02% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 200 197 192
UK median annual salary £55,000 £48,868 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.55% +22.17% -11.11%
10th Percentile £35,500 £29,600 £28,775
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £54,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,000 £38,670
% change year-on-year +19.57% +18.96% -14.07%

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 24,721 23,317 23,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 12.94% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 20,168 19,534 19,845
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,513 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.56% +5.37% -

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 +60 250 £55,000 +14.15% 31
UK excluding London +83 140 £55,000 +19.57% 24
London -11 105 £55,000 +4.76% 9
South West +34 59 £60,000 +30.43% 6
South East +64 53 £62,500 +13.64% 6
North of England +30 14 £38,000 -15.56% 5
Midlands +17 13 £46,000 +0.69% 2
North West +19 10 £40,048 -19.91% 4
West Midlands +14 9 £46,000 +0.69% 2
Yorkshire +27 4 £33,000 -13.16% 1
East Midlands - 4 £43,750 -
Scotland +8 1 £48,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 164 (65.08%) Windows
2 135 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 135 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 129 (51.19%) VMware
3 129 (51.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 95 (37.70%) Amazon AWS
6 92 (36.51%) Windows Server
6 92 (36.51%) Citrix
7 85 (33.73%) PowerShell
8 79 (31.35%) Office 365
9 78 (30.95%) Enterprise Architecture
10 73 (28.97%) Windows 10
11 69 (27.38%) Security Cleared
11 69 (27.38%) SCCM
12 68 (26.98%) Windows 7
13 66 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 62 (24.60%) TOGAF
14 62 (24.60%) ITIL
15 59 (23.41%) Data Protection
16 54 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
16 54 (21.43%) vRealize
17 53 (21.03%) Firewall
17 53 (21.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 50 (19.84%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
19 48 (19.05%) Security Monitoring
19 48 (19.05%) Software-Defined Networking
20 47 (18.65%) Linux
21 46 (18.25%) MS Exchange

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 46 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (7.14%) CMS
5 12 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.97%) Skype for Business
7 9 (3.57%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.59%) IIS
8 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (19.84%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.73%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 102 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (37.70%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (31.35%) Office 365
4 32 (12.70%) SaaS
5 30 (11.90%) IaaS
5 30 (11.90%) PaaS
6 15 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.78%) G Suite
10 5 (1.98%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.59%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.19%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.79%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.79%) Yammer
14 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.03%) Firewall
2 48 (19.05%) Software-Defined Networking
3 40 (15.87%) Intrusion Detection
4 34 (13.49%) VSAN
5 32 (12.70%) SAN
6 27 (10.71%) Unified Communications
7 23 (9.13%) VPN
7 23 (9.13%) WAN
8 21 (8.33%) DNS
8 21 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 20 (7.94%) DHCP
10 16 (6.35%) LAN
11 14 (5.56%) Network Security
11 14 (5.56%) VoIP
12 12 (4.76%) NetScaler
12 12 (4.76%) Wireless
13 7 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.78%) VLAN
14 6 (2.38%) PBX
15 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.52%) Big Data
2 20 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.75%) Hadoop
3 17 (6.75%) Oracle Exadata
3 17 (6.75%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.79%) Power BI
6 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.40%) Hudson
2 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (16.27%) Finance
2 27 (10.71%) Banking
3 18 (7.14%) Marketing
4 12 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.76%) Legal
4 12 (4.76%) Retail
5 11 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.38%) Advertising
8 4 (1.59%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.59%) Law
9 3 (1.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (38.89%) Architect
2 51 (20.24%) Solutions Architect
3 44 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (10.71%) VMware Architect
5 26 (10.32%) Analyst
6 20 (7.94%) Lead Architect
7 18 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 18 (7.14%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 17 (6.75%) Enterprise Architect
9 16 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (5.95%) Administrator
10 15 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
11 14 (5.56%) Support Analyst
11 14 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (5.16%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
14 11 (4.37%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.37%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.32%) Web Services
2 18 (7.14%) .NET
3 17 (6.75%) .NET Framework
3 17 (6.75%) J2EE
4 10 (3.97%) LDAP
5 8 (3.17%) Middleware
6 4 (1.59%) LAMP
7 2 (0.79%) CSS
7 2 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.79%) HTML
8 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.40%) MEAN Stack
8 1 (0.40%) ODBC
8 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 44 (17.46%) Data Centre
3 29 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 28 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 20 (7.94%) Hedge funds
6 18 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (6.75%) Mobile App
8 16 (6.35%) Public Cloud
8 16 (6.35%) User Experience
9 14 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (3.97%) Fat Client
10 10 (3.97%) Thin Client
11 9 (3.57%) Fintech
12 7 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (2.78%) PMI
13 6 (2.38%) Computer Science
13 6 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.98%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 164 (65.08%) Windows
2 92 (36.51%) Windows Server
3 73 (28.97%) Windows 10
4 68 (26.98%) Windows 7
5 66 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (18.65%) Linux
7 20 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.56%) Unix
9 7 (2.78%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.38%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.59%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.79%) Android
13 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.95%) Enterprise Architecture
2 62 (24.60%) ITIL
2 62 (24.60%) TOGAF
3 59 (23.41%) Data Protection
4 53 (21.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 48 (19.05%) Security Monitoring
5 48 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
6 45 (17.86%) Mobile Device Management
7 41 (16.27%) Project Management
8 38 (15.08%) Service Delivery
9 35 (13.89%) Migration
10 32 (12.70%) PRINCE2
11 28 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (10.32%) DevOps
12 26 (10.32%) IT Strategy
12 26 (10.32%) Programme Management
13 25 (9.92%) ITSM
14 24 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (9.52%) ITIL V3
14 24 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (33.73%) PowerShell
2 20 (7.94%) Python
3 10 (3.97%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.57%) SQL
5 6 (2.38%) Korn
5 6 (2.38%) Perl
5 6 (2.38%) Ruby
6 4 (1.59%) R
6 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.19%) C
7 3 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (27.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.30%) Degree
3 30 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 22 (8.73%) TOGAF Certification
5 21 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 21 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.16%) MCSE
8 7 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.78%) VCAP
9 5 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.59%) MCSA
11 2 (0.79%) CCNA
11 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.79%) CISSP
11 2 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.79%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.79%) MCP
12 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.78%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.98%) GDPR
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 135 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 129 (51.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 36 (14.29%) XenApp
4 33 (13.10%) XenDesktop
5 17 (6.75%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (5.56%) BitLocker
7 14 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (5.16%) vSphere
9 7 (2.78%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.59%) RHEV
10 4 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.40%) Docker
13 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 69 (27.38%) SCCM
2 54 (21.43%) vRealize
3 32 (12.70%) SCOM
4 26 (10.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (7.14%) AirWatch
6 16 (6.35%) SCVMM
7 14 (5.56%) SCOrch
8 13 (5.16%) vCenter Server
9 8 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (3.17%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (2.78%) Ansible
10 7 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.78%) PowerCLI
10 7 (2.78%) SCDPM
10 7 (2.78%) SCSM
10 7 (2.78%) WSUS
11 6 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.59%) Puppet
12 4 (1.59%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 135 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 129 (51.19%) VMware
3 92 (36.51%) Citrix
4 30 (11.90%) Cisco
5 24 (9.52%) Google
6 19 (7.54%) Oracle
6 19 (7.54%) SAP
7 16 (6.35%) MobileIron
8 14 (5.56%) McAfee
9 11 (4.37%) HP
9 11 (4.37%) NetApp
10 10 (3.97%) Avaya
10 10 (3.97%) Dell
11 9 (3.57%) Lotus
12 8 (3.17%) Apple
12 8 (3.17%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.38%) Mitel
13 6 (2.38%) Okta
13 6 (2.38%) Wyse
14 4 (1.59%) Atlassian