Period
to 18 January 2022

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

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 718 638 846
Rank change year-on-year -80 +208 +95
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 354 138 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.56% 1.21% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 281 121 159
10th Percentile £28,000 £39,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,000 £41,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -22.73%
75th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -37.50%

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 22,734 11,391 21,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.35% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15,507 9,657 17,678
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% +10.59% -

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 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 17 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 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England -72 297 £50,000 +11.11% 64
UK excluding London -104 169 £41,250 -8.33% 49
London -134 127 £55,000 -18.52% 19
Work from Home -137 107 £60,000 +29.73% 11
North of England -121 50 £36,500 -18.89% 11
South East -86 39 £39,000 -17.89% 13
South West -31 34 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Midlands -90 27 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire -91 26 £36,500 -18.89% 4
North West -73 21 £40,500 -22.86% 4
West Midlands -58 18 £47,500 -18.45% 5
East of England -75 17 £32,500 -28.96% 9
East Midlands -56 9 £45,000 -
Wales -41 5 - - 1
North East - 3 £41,750 - 3
Scotland -67 1 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £28,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 286 (80.79%) Windows
2 275 (77.68%) Microsoft
3 248 (70.06%) Active Directory
4 245 (69.21%) Azure
5 232 (65.54%) Microsoft 365
6 155 (43.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 155 (43.79%) VMware
7 151 (42.66%) Citrix
8 140 (39.55%) Windows 10
9 122 (34.46%) ITIL
10 116 (32.77%) PowerShell
11 112 (31.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 102 (28.81%) Microsoft Intune
13 98 (27.68%) SCCM
13 98 (27.68%) Windows Server
14 94 (26.55%) SharePoint
15 90 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
16 84 (23.73%) Finance
17 81 (22.88%) Microsoft Office
18 75 (21.19%) ITSM
19 69 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (19.49%) Service Delivery
19 69 (19.49%) Social Skills
20 67 (18.93%) AWS
20 67 (18.93%) OneDrive
21 61 (17.23%) Migration
22 59 (16.67%) Google
23 58 (16.38%) DNS
23 58 (16.38%) Documentation Skills
24 56 (15.82%) Marketing

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 94 (26.55%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 21 (5.93%) IIS
4 8 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.26%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.85%) Confluence
6 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (22.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.85%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.28%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Eikon
2 2 (0.56%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.28%) Alphatax
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 245 (69.21%) Azure
2 232 (65.54%) Microsoft 365
3 112 (31.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 67 (18.93%) AWS
4 67 (18.93%) OneDrive
5 48 (13.56%) Power Platform
6 41 (11.58%) PowerApps
7 35 (9.89%) IaaS
8 31 (8.76%) PaaS
9 18 (5.08%) SaaS
10 17 (4.80%) Mimecast
11 14 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (3.11%) GCP
12 11 (3.11%) Rubrik
13 9 (2.54%) Azure Monitor
14 8 (2.26%) Google Workspace
15 6 (1.69%) Serverless
15 6 (1.69%) Slack
16 5 (1.41%) AWS CodeDeploy
16 5 (1.41%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.38%) DNS
2 40 (11.30%) DHCP
3 38 (10.73%) Firewall
4 35 (9.89%) VPN
5 18 (5.08%) WAN
6 12 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.39%) VLAN
7 11 (3.11%) LAN
7 11 (3.11%) Network Security
7 11 (3.11%) SAN
8 10 (2.82%) NAS
8 10 (2.82%) Skype
8 10 (2.82%) Unified Communications
9 8 (2.26%) VSAN
9 8 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.98%) VoIP
11 6 (1.69%) Softphone
12 5 (1.41%) Internet
12 5 (1.41%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.69%) Power BI
4 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.85%) Big Data
6 3 (0.85%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.41%) JIRA
3 4 (1.13%) MSI
4 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
General
1 84 (23.73%) Finance
2 69 (19.49%) Social Skills
3 58 (16.38%) Documentation Skills
4 56 (15.82%) Marketing
5 39 (11.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 20 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.24%) Public Sector
8 11 (3.11%) Retail
9 9 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.98%) Banking
10 7 (1.98%) Legal
11 5 (1.41%) Publishing
12 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.13%) Law
12 4 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
15 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (17.80%) Consultant
2 51 (14.41%) Support Engineer
3 37 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (9.89%) Analyst
5 34 (9.60%) IT Consultant
6 33 (9.32%) Service Delivery Consultant
7 31 (8.76%) Architect
8 30 (8.47%) Desktop Support
9 23 (6.50%) Azure Engineer
10 22 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (5.65%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (5.08%) IT Support
14 17 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
15 16 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 15 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 15 (4.24%) Technical Support
17 14 (3.95%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.95%) ARM Templates
2 11 (3.11%) Web Services
3 9 (2.54%) JSON
4 4 (1.13%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.56%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.15%) Handset
2 29 (8.19%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.95%) Smartphone
3 14 (3.95%) User Experience
3 14 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.54%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.41%) Replication
7 4 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) CMDB
8 3 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 286 (80.79%) Windows
2 140 (39.55%) Windows 10
3 98 (27.68%) Windows Server
4 41 (11.58%) Linux
5 29 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (5.08%) Android
8 14 (3.95%) Windows 7
9 12 (3.39%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.41%) Unix
11 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.85%) VMS
12 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (34.46%) ITIL
2 90 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (21.19%) ITSM
4 69 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (19.49%) Service Delivery
5 61 (17.23%) Migration
6 54 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 46 (12.99%) Data Security
8 44 (12.43%) Asset Management
9 41 (11.58%) Risk Management
10 38 (10.73%) Creative Thinking
10 38 (10.73%) Strategic Thinking
11 37 (10.45%) Service Management
12 28 (7.91%) Presales
13 27 (7.63%) Project Delivery
14 26 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 26 (7.34%) Mobile Device Management
15 23 (6.50%) Application Packaging
15 23 (6.50%) DevOps
16 22 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 116 (32.77%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.89%) SQL
3 5 (1.41%) VBScript
4 4 (1.13%) Python
5 3 (0.85%) C
6 1 (0.28%) Bash
6 1 (0.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.82%) Degree
6 8 (2.26%) EMC Certification
7 5 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.13%) MCSE
8 4 (1.13%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.85%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.85%) MCSA
9 3 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.56%) CCA
10 2 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.56%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.08%) SLA
2 7 (1.98%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (1.13%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.56%) GxP
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) SOC 2
System Software
1 248 (70.06%) Active Directory
2 155 (43.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (12.99%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (9.04%) Hyper-V
5 22 (6.21%) vSphere
6 18 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (4.24%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (3.39%) BitLocker
10 11 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (3.11%) XenApp
11 8 (2.26%) Docker
11 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.85%) Firmware
13 2 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (28.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 98 (27.68%) SCCM
3 19 (5.37%) Terraform
4 12 (3.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (2.54%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.98%) Jamf Pro
7 6 (1.69%) CASB
7 6 (1.69%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.41%) Ansible
9 4 (1.13%) SCOM
10 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.56%) Puppet
12 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.28%) Packer
12 1 (0.28%) WSUS
12 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 275 (77.68%) Microsoft
2 155 (43.79%) VMware
3 151 (42.66%) Citrix
4 59 (16.67%) Google
5 32 (9.04%) Apple
6 26 (7.34%) Cisco
6 26 (7.34%) Dell
7 25 (7.06%) HP
8 22 (6.21%) ServiceNow
9 12 (3.39%) Sophos
10 11 (3.11%) EMC
10 11 (3.11%) Veeam
11 10 (2.82%) Symantec
12 9 (2.54%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.54%) Zscaler
13 8 (2.26%) Toshiba
14 7 (1.98%) NetApp
15 6 (1.69%) Bloomberg
15 6 (1.69%) Mitel
16 5 (1.41%) McAfee