Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 1031 1086
Rank change year-on-year +202 +55 -48
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 357 180 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.41% 0.81% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 233 132 179
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,320 £25,575 £29,318
90th Percentile £72,250 £68,625 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +31.58% +1.33% -26.83%

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 25,271 22,351 25,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.43% 12.61% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,444 18,830 21,405
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,825 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 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 +196 347 £50,000 +11.11% 22
UK excluding London +168 221 £50,000 +31.58% 11
London +19 127 £55,000 +22.22% 11
South West +61 67 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South East +44 67 £55,000 +46.67% 5
Midlands +28 36 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East of England +32 31 £45,000 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +31 21 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands - 15 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +27 11 £38,250 -41.15% 2
North of England +13 11 £38,250 -41.15% 3
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -
Wales - 3 £30,000 -
Scotland -17 2 £48,500 +32.88%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 274 (76.75%) Windows
2 237 (66.39%) Active Directory
3 227 (63.59%) Microsoft
4 184 (51.54%) VMware
4 184 (51.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 178 (49.86%) Citrix
6 170 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 141 (39.50%) Office 365
8 140 (39.22%) PowerShell
9 135 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
10 130 (36.41%) SCCM
11 129 (36.13%) Windows 10
12 110 (30.81%) Windows Server
13 104 (29.13%) ITIL
14 103 (28.85%) Firewall
15 97 (27.17%) Windows 7
16 92 (25.77%) Service Delivery
17 84 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 82 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
19 79 (22.13%) Finance
20 74 (20.73%) Linux
21 72 (20.17%) Mobile Device Management
22 71 (19.89%) Cisco
23 70 (19.61%) DNS
23 70 (19.61%) Data Centre
23 70 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
24 68 (19.05%) Service Management
25 67 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
26 64 (17.93%) Security Cleared
26 64 (17.93%) Hyper-V

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 47 (13.17%) SharePoint
2 39 (10.92%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 16 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (3.64%) CMS
6 10 (2.80%) IIS
7 7 (1.96%) DataSynapse
8 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.12%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) Confluence
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 82 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (0.84%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 170 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 141 (39.50%) Office 365
3 135 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (8.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (8.40%) SaaS
6 25 (7.00%) IaaS
7 24 (6.72%) PaaS
8 16 (4.48%) OneDrive
9 12 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.40%) G Suite
11 4 (1.12%) Slack
12 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 103 (28.85%) Firewall
2 70 (19.61%) DNS
3 53 (14.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 45 (12.61%) LAN
5 44 (12.32%) WAN
6 38 (10.64%) Network Security
6 38 (10.64%) Software-Defined Networking
7 34 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
8 31 (8.68%) VPN
9 28 (7.84%) TCP/IP
10 24 (6.72%) DHCP
11 17 (4.76%) Unified Communications
12 15 (4.20%) VSAN
13 13 (3.64%) SAN
14 11 (3.08%) Internet
15 10 (2.80%) VLAN
15 10 (2.80%) VoIP
16 9 (2.52%) NetScaler
17 7 (1.96%) Intranet
18 5 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.72%) Big Data
3 11 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.08%) Oracle Exadata
3 11 (3.08%) SAP HANA
4 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.40%) JIRA
3 2 (0.56%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.28%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.28%) MSI
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (22.13%) Finance
2 27 (7.56%) Marketing
3 19 (5.32%) Banking
4 18 (5.04%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.20%) Retail
6 14 (3.92%) Financial Institution
7 12 (3.36%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.40%) Electronics
10 4 (1.12%) Advertising
10 4 (1.12%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.12%) Law
10 4 (1.12%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (19.61%) Architect
2 56 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (12.89%) Analyst
4 40 (11.20%) Consultant
5 25 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 25 (7.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (6.72%) Desktop Support
7 22 (6.16%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 21 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
9 20 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 19 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
11 17 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
11 17 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
11 17 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
12 16 (4.48%) Technical Architect
13 15 (4.20%) Service Analyst
13 15 (4.20%) Support Engineer
13 15 (4.20%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.32%) Web Services
2 36 (10.08%) Middleware
3 18 (5.04%) LDAP
4 12 (3.36%) .NET
5 11 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.08%) J2EE
6 4 (1.12%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.84%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.84%) ODBC
8 2 (0.56%) CSS
8 2 (0.56%) HTML
9 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.28%) COM
9 1 (0.28%) MEAN Stack
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) React
9 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 70 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
1 70 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 42 (11.76%) User Experience
3 37 (10.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 36 (10.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 32 (8.96%) Public Cloud
6 30 (8.40%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (7.00%) Management Information System
8 23 (6.44%) Blackberry
8 23 (6.44%) PMI
9 17 (4.76%) iPhone
10 15 (4.20%) Private Cloud
11 14 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (3.64%) Clustering
13 12 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (3.08%) iPad
14 11 (3.08%) Mobile App
15 8 (2.24%) Fat Client
15 8 (2.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 274 (76.75%) Windows
2 129 (36.13%) Windows 10
3 110 (30.81%) Windows Server
4 97 (27.17%) Windows 7
5 84 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (20.73%) Linux
7 39 (10.92%) Unix
8 32 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (5.04%) Android
10 11 (3.08%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.80%) Mac OS
11 10 (2.80%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.28%) OS/390
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.13%) ITIL
2 92 (25.77%) Service Delivery
3 72 (20.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 68 (19.05%) Service Management
5 54 (15.13%) TOGAF
6 52 (14.57%) Data Protection
6 52 (14.57%) ITIL V3
7 49 (13.73%) ITSM
8 48 (13.45%) DevOps
8 48 (13.45%) Load Balancing
9 46 (12.89%) Presales
10 45 (12.61%) Problem Management
11 44 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
13 41 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (11.48%) PRINCE2
14 39 (10.92%) Enterprise Architecture
14 39 (10.92%) Project Management
15 38 (10.64%) Migration
16 37 (10.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 140 (39.22%) PowerShell
2 38 (10.64%) Python
3 32 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.68%) Bash Shell
5 30 (8.40%) Ruby
6 16 (4.48%) SQL
7 10 (2.80%) VBA
8 9 (2.52%) C
9 8 (2.24%) VBScript
10 7 (1.96%) R
11 6 (1.68%) C++
12 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) VB
14 1 (0.28%) C#
14 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (17.93%) Degree
2 64 (17.93%) Security Cleared
3 47 (13.17%) MCSE
4 30 (8.40%) MCSA
5 26 (7.28%) SC Cleared
6 24 (6.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (6.44%) PMI Certification
8 17 (4.76%) CCNA
8 17 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (4.48%) DV Cleared
9 16 (4.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (3.08%) VCAP
11 8 (2.24%) MCP
12 7 (1.96%) CCIE
12 7 (1.96%) CCNP
12 7 (1.96%) MCSD
12 7 (1.96%) MOS
13 6 (1.68%) CISSP
14 5 (1.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.40%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) GDPR
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 237 (66.39%) Active Directory
2 184 (51.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (17.93%) Hyper-V
4 63 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 57 (15.97%) vSphere
5 57 (15.97%) XenDesktop
6 51 (14.29%) XenApp
7 35 (9.80%) Virtual Servers
8 34 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (6.72%) BitLocker
10 17 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (3.92%) VMware NSX
12 7 (1.96%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.84%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.84%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.56%) Docker
15 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.56%) XenServer
16 1 (0.28%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 130 (36.41%) SCCM
2 54 (15.13%) SCVMM
3 52 (14.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 51 (14.29%) vCenter Server
5 50 (14.01%) vRealize
6 43 (12.04%) SCOrch
7 39 (10.92%) SCOM
8 31 (8.68%) Ansible
9 30 (8.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 30 (8.40%) SCDPM
9 30 (8.40%) SCSM
10 21 (5.88%) AirWatch
11 20 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (5.60%) Puppet
12 19 (5.32%) Terraform
13 17 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 15 (4.20%) WSUS
15 8 (2.24%) PowerCLI
16 6 (1.68%) Jamf Pro
17 5 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 227 (63.59%) Microsoft
2 184 (51.54%) VMware
3 178 (49.86%) Citrix
4 71 (19.89%) Cisco
5 42 (11.76%) F5
6 37 (10.36%) McAfee
7 30 (8.40%) AppDynamics
7 30 (8.40%) BMC
7 30 (8.40%) Fortinet
7 30 (8.40%) Splunk
7 30 (8.40%) WorldPay
8 24 (6.72%) ServiceNow
9 23 (6.44%) HP
10 21 (5.88%) MobileIron
11 18 (5.04%) Apple
12 17 (4.76%) Lotus
13 16 (4.48%) Google
13 16 (4.48%) SAP
14 11 (3.08%) Oracle
14 11 (3.08%) Wyse