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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 872 820
Rank change year-on-year +88 -52  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 81 78 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.60% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 61 67 140
Median salary £45,000 £51,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,676 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,600 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £32,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +16.92% -38.67%  

Virtual Desktop is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10594 12895 13662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.32% 12.43% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8932 10895 11193
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +94 77 £45,000 -14.28% 9
London +82 53 £55,000 -2.22% 5
South East +72 12 £38,000 +23.41% 2
Surrey +54 5 £37,750 +22.60%
South West +7 4 £45,000 +38.46% 2
North West -17 4 £65,000 +27.45%
Twickenham - 4 £60,000 -
Berkshire +40 3 £38,000 -5.00% 1
East of England +23 3 £38,250 -17.29%
St Ives - 3 £45,000 -
Cornwall - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +34 2 £67,500 +9.75% 2
Bracknell +20 2 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Cheshire -5 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £34,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £55,000 -
Manchester - 2 £65,000 -
Camberley - 2 £38,000 -
Hatfield - 2 £34,000 -
Redhill -1 1 £34,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Stafford - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £35,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 £28,000 -
Kidlington - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 114 (78.62%) Windows
2 100 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 89 (61.38%) Microsoft
4 73 (50.34%) VMware
4 73 (50.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 71 (48.97%) Windows Server
6 69 (47.59%) Citrix
7 49 (33.79%) ITIL
8 44 (30.34%) SCCM
9 39 (26.90%) MS Exchange
10 37 (25.52%) XenDesktop
11 31 (21.38%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (21.38%) Windows 7
12 30 (20.69%) SQL Server
13 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
14 28 (19.31%) Finance
14 28 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
16 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (17.24%) Problem Management
17 25 (17.24%) SLA
18 23 (15.86%) SQL
18 23 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (14.48%) ITIL V3
19 21 (14.48%) Windows 10
20 20 (13.79%) Cisco
20 20 (13.79%) Service Management
20 20 (13.79%) Hyper-V
21 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared

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 39 (26.90%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (8.28%) IIS
4 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.76%) DataSynapse
5 4 (2.76%) JBoss
5 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.69%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (21.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.59%) Office 365
4 5 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.07%) IaaS
7 2 (1.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.69%) G Suite
8 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) SAN
2 14 (9.66%) DNS
3 13 (8.97%) DHCP
3 13 (8.97%) LAN
4 12 (8.28%) WAN
5 11 (7.59%) Wireless
6 10 (6.90%) Firewall
7 8 (5.52%) NAS
8 7 (4.83%) VoIP
9 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.76%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.76%) Internet
11 3 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.07%) VLAN
11 3 (2.07%) VPN
12 2 (1.38%) HTTP
12 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.38%) Skype
12 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.69%) Essbase
4 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MSI
General
1 28 (19.31%) Finance
2 19 (13.10%) Legal
3 5 (3.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Law
5 2 (1.38%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Analyst
2 37 (25.52%) Support Engineer
3 34 (23.45%) Support Analyst
4 32 (22.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (15.17%) VMware Engineer
6 20 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support
7 18 (12.41%) Architect
8 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 12 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 12 (8.28%) Desktop Support
9 12 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (8.28%) Technical Engineer
10 11 (7.59%) Citrix Support
10 11 (7.59%) VMware Support Engineer
11 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (6.90%) Citrix Analyst
11 10 (6.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
11 10 (6.90%) IT Analyst
11 10 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) Web Services
2 4 (2.76%) Middleware
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (2.76%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.38%) WAP
4 1 (0.69%) COM
4 1 (0.69%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Clustering
2 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.83%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.83%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.83%) iPad
4 7 (4.83%) iPhone
4 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.14%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.76%) FlexPod
7 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.07%) User Experience
7 3 (2.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.69%) Social Media
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (78.62%) Windows
2 71 (48.97%) Windows Server
3 31 (21.38%) Windows 7
4 28 (19.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (14.48%) Windows 10
7 14 (9.66%) Linux
8 9 (6.21%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.83%) Android
10 6 (4.14%) Unix
11 4 (2.76%) Solaris
12 2 (1.38%) VMS
12 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.79%) ITIL
2 25 (17.24%) Problem Management
3 21 (14.48%) ITIL V3
4 20 (13.79%) Service Management
5 19 (13.10%) Mentoring
6 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Management
6 17 (11.72%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.90%) High Availability
9 9 (6.21%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.52%) Change Management
10 8 (5.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 7 (4.83%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.83%) DevOps
11 7 (4.83%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (4.83%) TOGAF
12 6 (4.14%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (4.14%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.86%) SQL
3 6 (4.14%) C
3 6 (4.14%) C++
4 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.76%) VBA
5 2 (1.38%) VB
5 2 (1.38%) VBScript
6 1 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.41%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.59%) Degree
3 11 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (6.90%) MCSE
5 9 (6.21%) MCP
6 4 (2.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.07%) CCNA
7 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.69%) MCDST
9 1 (0.69%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.24%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) GCP
2 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 100 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 73 (50.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (25.52%) XenDesktop
4 20 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 19 (13.10%) XenApp
6 12 (8.28%) VMware ESX
7 11 (7.59%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (5.52%) vSphere
10 3 (2.07%) NFS
11 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (30.34%) SCCM
2 6 (4.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.76%) BladeLogic
3 4 (2.76%) Control-M
3 4 (2.76%) MIMEsweeper
3 4 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (2.76%) SCOM
3 4 (2.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 89 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 73 (50.34%) VMware
3 69 (47.59%) Citrix
4 20 (13.79%) Cisco
5 14 (9.66%) Oracle
6 11 (7.59%) Symantec
7 9 (6.21%) Veeam
8 8 (5.52%) Bloomberg
8 8 (5.52%) Reuters
9 7 (4.83%) Apple
9 7 (4.83%) HP
10 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.45%) Juniper
11 4 (2.76%) BEA
11 4 (2.76%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.76%) Cognizant
11 4 (2.76%) Forcepoint
11 4 (2.76%) Nokia
11 4 (2.76%) TOWER Software
11 4 (2.76%) Veritas
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Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
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CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lightfoot Solutions Group Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £45,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and expe
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Car Allowance & Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago