Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 900 840 1048
Rank change year-on-year -60 +208 +74
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 198 354 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 1.45% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 156 239 111
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £27,125 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,500 £50,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +17.00% +35.14% +1.37%

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 23,953 24,457 21,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 14.06% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19,557 19,830 17,635
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -

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 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 14 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 25 May 2019. 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 -61 175 £50,000 -4.76% 4
London +6 89 £50,000 -20.00%
UK excluding London -46 89 £58,500 +17.00% 5
South West -3 34 £60,000 +14.29%
Midlands +13 16 £38,500 -23.00% 1
North of England +43 14 £43,500 +10.13% 1
North West +45 13 £46,500 -7.00%
South East +4 13 £34,114 -35.02% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland +19 6 £58,500 +20.62% 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £40,500 +16.55% 1
East Midlands +32 4 £38,500 -9.41%
East of England +56 3 £72,500 +61.11%
Wales +15 3 £31,500 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 156 (78.79%) Windows
2 139 (70.20%) Active Directory
3 120 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 97 (48.99%) Office 365
5 93 (46.97%) VMware
5 93 (46.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 88 (44.44%) Windows 10
7 87 (43.94%) Citrix
8 85 (42.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 75 (37.88%) SCCM
10 71 (35.86%) Windows 7
11 64 (32.32%) PowerShell
12 58 (29.29%) Finance
13 57 (28.79%) Microsoft Office
13 57 (28.79%) Windows Server
14 49 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (23.74%) XenApp
16 45 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
16 45 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 38 (19.19%) ITIL
18 37 (18.69%) Service Delivery
19 36 (18.18%) SharePoint
20 35 (17.68%) Data Centre
21 34 (17.17%) Security Cleared
21 34 (17.17%) Application Packaging
22 33 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
23 30 (15.15%) XenDesktop
23 30 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
24 29 (14.65%) Linux
24 29 (14.65%) SCOM

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 36 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.56%) IIS
3 10 (5.05%) IBM Notes
3 10 (5.05%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.02%) Apache
5 4 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.02%) CMS
6 2 (1.01%) Confluence
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (28.79%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (7.07%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (1.01%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 97 (48.99%) Office 365
2 85 (42.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (13.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (8.59%) IaaS
6 13 (6.57%) OpenDNS
7 10 (5.05%) Azure Stack
8 8 (4.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 7 (3.54%) PaaS
10 6 (3.03%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.03%) SaaS
11 5 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (2.02%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.52%) Mimecast
13 3 (1.52%) OneDrive
14 2 (1.01%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.64%) WAN
2 21 (10.61%) Firewall
3 20 (10.10%) LAN
4 19 (9.60%) SAN
5 18 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (7.58%) Software-Defined Networking
6 15 (7.58%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.07%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (6.57%) Network Security
9 12 (6.06%) DNS
9 12 (6.06%) Unified Communications
9 12 (6.06%) VPN
10 10 (5.05%) Internet
10 10 (5.05%) Intranet
10 10 (5.05%) IP Telephony
11 9 (4.55%) VSAN
12 8 (4.04%) DHCP
13 7 (3.54%) NetScaler
13 7 (3.54%) PCoIP
13 7 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.01%) Power BI
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) MSI
2 5 (2.53%) JIRA
3 4 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) GCC
General
1 58 (29.29%) Finance
2 19 (9.60%) Banking
3 16 (8.08%) Legal
4 10 (5.05%) Aerospace
5 9 (4.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.02%) Law
6 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Electronics
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.52%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (22.22%) Architect
2 42 (21.21%) Analyst
2 42 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
4 24 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 20 (10.10%) Service Analyst
6 18 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 16 (8.08%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (6.57%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.56%) Consultant
11 11 (5.56%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
13 9 (4.55%) Senior Architect
13 9 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.57%) Web Services
2 9 (4.55%) LDAP
3 7 (3.54%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.02%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) React
5 1 (0.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.68%) Data Centre
2 28 (14.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.59%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (8.08%) User Experience
6 12 (6.06%) Blackberry
7 10 (5.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (5.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (3.54%) Fat Client
8 7 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.54%) Thin Client
9 6 (3.03%) iSeries
10 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.53%) Public Cloud
11 4 (2.02%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.52%) BYOD
12 3 (1.52%) Fintech
12 3 (1.52%) PKI
13 2 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (1.01%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (78.79%) Windows
2 88 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 71 (35.86%) Windows 7
4 57 (28.79%) Windows Server
5 49 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (14.65%) Linux
7 9 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.03%) VMS
9 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.01%) CentOS
10 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.01%) Unix
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (19.19%) ITIL
3 37 (18.69%) Service Delivery
4 34 (17.17%) Application Packaging
5 29 (14.65%) Mobile Device Management
6 28 (14.14%) Data Protection
6 28 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (14.14%) Service Management
7 26 (13.13%) TOGAF
8 25 (12.63%) ITSM
8 25 (12.63%) Migration
9 24 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (10.10%) ITIL V3
11 19 (9.60%) Mentoring
12 18 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (9.09%) Project Management
12 18 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
13 17 (8.59%) PRINCE2
13 17 (8.59%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (7.58%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.32%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.54%) SQL
3 5 (2.53%) Python
4 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.13%) DV Cleared
3 23 (11.62%) Degree
4 15 (7.58%) TOGAF Certification
5 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.02%) CCA
6 4 (2.02%) CCNA
6 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.02%) MCSA
6 4 (2.02%) MCSE
6 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.01%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.01%) GDPR
2 2 (1.01%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 139 (70.20%) Active Directory
2 93 (46.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (23.74%) XenApp
4 30 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 30 (15.15%) XenDesktop
5 27 (13.64%) Hyper-V
6 23 (11.62%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (11.11%) BitLocker
8 14 (7.07%) VMware NSX
8 14 (7.07%) vSphere
9 13 (6.57%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (4.04%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (3.03%) NFS
12 4 (2.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 75 (37.88%) SCCM
2 33 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (14.65%) SCOM
4 24 (12.12%) vRealize
5 22 (11.11%) SCVMM
6 20 (10.10%) AirWatch
7 9 (4.55%) SCOrch
8 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (4.04%) SCDPM
8 8 (4.04%) SCSM
9 7 (3.54%) Terraform
10 4 (2.02%) Nessus
11 3 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (1.01%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.51%) EdgeSight
13 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 93 (46.97%) VMware
3 87 (43.94%) Citrix
4 22 (11.11%) Cisco
5 20 (10.10%) HP
6 13 (6.57%) MobileIron
7 11 (5.56%) Sophos
8 10 (5.05%) Lotus
8 10 (5.05%) McAfee
9 9 (4.55%) Google
10 8 (4.04%) Adobe
10 8 (4.04%) Veeam
11 7 (3.54%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.03%) CyberArk
12 6 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (2.53%) SAP
14 4 (2.02%) CA
14 4 (2.02%) Dell
14 4 (2.02%) NetApp
15 3 (1.52%) EMC