Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 859 907 974
Rank change year-on-year +48 +67 +79
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 219 270 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.11% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 177 197 183
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.57% +15.00%
10th Percentile £26,550 £28,250 £27,650
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.57% +20.78%

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 24,254 24,342 22,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.72% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19,861 19,892 19,121
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK

Virtual Desktop
Top 15 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 23 September 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 +11 199 £55,000 - 31
UK excluding London +17 139 £52,500 -4.55% 32
London +57 69 £57,500 +15.00% 2
South West -5 46 £60,000 +9.09% 8
North of England +31 25 £32,500 -13.91% 10
South East -6 25 £70,000 +21.74% 5
North West +46 23 £28,750 -25.32% 10
Midlands +48 17 £38,500 -6.67% 3
East of England +68 15 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East Midlands +30 12 £38,000 -10.59% 2
Scotland +29 9 £58,500 +20.62% 3
West Midlands +37 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Wales - 2 £31,500 -
Yorkshire -15 1 £35,000 -5.41%
North East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 177 (80.82%) Windows
2 143 (65.30%) Active Directory
3 134 (61.19%) Microsoft
4 129 (58.90%) Citrix
5 127 (57.99%) VMware
5 127 (57.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 110 (50.23%) Windows 10
7 87 (39.73%) Windows Server
8 84 (38.36%) Office 365
9 81 (36.99%) Azure
10 77 (35.16%) SCCM
11 66 (30.14%) Windows 7
12 60 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 57 (26.03%) PowerShell
14 43 (19.63%) Project Management
15 42 (19.18%) Cisco
16 41 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 40 (18.26%) XenApp
18 39 (17.81%) ITIL
19 37 (16.89%) Hyper-V
20 36 (16.44%) vRealize
21 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
22 33 (15.07%) WAN
23 32 (14.61%) LAN
23 32 (14.61%) Data Protection
23 32 (14.61%) XenDesktop
23 32 (14.61%) Technical Architecture
23 32 (14.61%) Enterprise Architecture
23 32 (14.61%) AWS
23 32 (14.61%) Hybrid Cloud

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 19 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (4.57%) IBM Domino
4 10 (4.57%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.65%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.37%) IIS
7 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (12.33%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.91%) assyst
2 2 (0.91%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 84 (38.36%) Office 365
2 81 (36.99%) Azure
3 32 (14.61%) AWS
4 25 (11.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (7.31%) IaaS
6 7 (3.20%) PaaS
7 6 (2.74%) Serverless
8 5 (2.28%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.28%) OpenDNS
9 4 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.37%) Mimecast
10 3 (1.37%) SaaS
11 2 (0.91%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.46%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.07%) WAN
2 32 (14.61%) LAN
3 29 (13.24%) DNS
4 27 (12.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 21 (9.59%) DHCP
5 21 (9.59%) TCP/IP
6 20 (9.13%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (8.22%) Firewall
7 18 (8.22%) VPN
8 16 (7.31%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.11%) Network Security
9 9 (4.11%) Skype
10 8 (3.65%) Unified Communications
11 7 (3.20%) Intranet
11 7 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.74%) Internet
13 5 (2.28%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.28%) MPLS
13 5 (2.28%) VLAN
14 4 (1.83%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.91%) Power BI
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.85%) MSI
2 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) GCC
General
1 31 (14.16%) Finance
2 29 (13.24%) Public Sector
3 19 (8.68%) Law
4 17 (7.76%) Legal
5 14 (6.39%) Retail
6 7 (3.20%) Banking
7 6 (2.74%) Marketing
8 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.91%) Back Office
9 2 (0.91%) Military
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (20.55%) Analyst
2 43 (19.63%) Architect
3 36 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (15.07%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (9.59%) Citrix Engineer
5 21 (9.59%) Consultant
6 20 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (8.22%) Support Analyst
8 17 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 17 (7.76%) Service Analyst
8 17 (7.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.94%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.94%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.57%) Senior Architect
12 9 (4.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
13 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (3.65%) IT Engineer
13 8 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.74%) JSON
2 5 (2.28%) LDAP
3 3 (1.37%) boto
3 3 (1.37%) XML
4 2 (0.91%) Web Services
5 1 (0.46%) .NET
5 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.61%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.65%) User Experience
5 5 (2.28%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.28%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.28%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.83%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.37%) PKI
7 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.37%) Replication
7 3 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.37%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.91%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 177 (80.82%) Windows
2 110 (50.23%) Windows 10
3 87 (39.73%) Windows Server
4 66 (30.14%) Windows 7
5 60 (27.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (13.70%) Linux
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.83%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.91%) CentOS
9 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.91%) VMS
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.46%) Android
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.63%) Project Management
2 41 (18.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (17.81%) ITIL
4 32 (14.61%) Data Protection
4 32 (14.61%) Enterprise Architecture
4 32 (14.61%) Technical Architecture
5 31 (14.16%) Change Management
5 31 (14.16%) Security Monitoring
6 30 (13.70%) TOGAF
7 29 (13.24%) Architectural Design
8 27 (12.33%) PRINCE2
9 26 (11.87%) ArchiMate
10 25 (11.42%) MODAF
11 23 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (10.05%) Service Delivery
13 19 (8.68%) Migration
13 19 (8.68%) Mobile Device Management
13 19 (8.68%) Service Management
14 16 (7.31%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 57 (26.03%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.20%) SQL
3 5 (2.28%) C
4 3 (1.37%) Python
5 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.33%) TOGAF Certification
3 17 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.48%) MCSA
5 12 (5.48%) MCSE
6 10 (4.57%) Degree
7 9 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.65%) MCP
9 6 (2.74%) CCA
9 6 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.74%) VCAP
9 6 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.28%) CCNP
11 4 (1.83%) CCNA
11 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.46%) VCDX
13 1 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.22%) SLA
2 15 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 143 (65.30%) Active Directory
2 127 (57.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (18.26%) XenApp
4 37 (16.89%) Hyper-V
5 32 (14.61%) XenDesktop
6 27 (12.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (6.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 14 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (4.57%) BitLocker
10 9 (4.11%) VMware NSX
11 8 (3.65%) vSphere
12 6 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.37%) Docker
14 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.37%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.91%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.91%) NFS
16 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 77 (35.16%) SCCM
2 36 (16.44%) vRealize
3 31 (14.16%) SCOM
4 23 (10.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.65%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.28%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.83%) Nessus
7 4 (1.83%) SCSM
7 4 (1.83%) Terraform
8 3 (1.37%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.37%) Sysprep
8 3 (1.37%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.37%) WSUS
9 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 134 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 129 (58.90%) Citrix
3 127 (57.99%) VMware
4 42 (19.18%) Cisco
5 13 (5.94%) Ivanti
5 13 (5.94%) Veeam
6 11 (5.02%) HP
7 10 (4.57%) Lotus
8 9 (4.11%) iManage
8 9 (4.11%) Sophos
9 8 (3.65%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.74%) CyberArk
11 5 (2.28%) NetApp
12 4 (1.83%) Adobe
12 4 (1.83%) Dell
12 4 (1.83%) Intel
12 4 (1.83%) McAfee
12 4 (1.83%) Wyse
13 3 (1.37%) Intapp
13 3 (1.37%) Palo Alto