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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 735 617 295
Rank change year-on-year -118 -322 +21
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 124 46 18
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.17% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.01% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 114 40 16
10th Percentile £23,650 £25,000 £31,875
25th Percentile £26,750 £31,063 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% -15.79% +53.23%
75th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £35,667 £40,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year -10.83% +18.52% +5.47%

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,068 4,558 1,133
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.17% 10.98% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5,524 3,334 920
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.35%
75th Percentile £74,250 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Remote Desktop
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Remote Desktop trend for jobs with a WFH option

Remote Desktop
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Remote Desktop
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Remote Desktop salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Remote Desktop job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 110 (88.71%) Windows
2 89 (71.77%) Microsoft
3 86 (69.35%) Active Directory
4 84 (67.74%) Windows Server
5 71 (57.26%) Azure
5 71 (57.26%) Microsoft 365
6 48 (38.71%) Social Skills
7 44 (35.48%) Cisco
7 44 (35.48%) WAN
8 42 (33.87%) VMware
8 42 (33.87%) Hyper-V
9 41 (33.06%) Firewall
10 39 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (29.03%) DNS
12 34 (27.42%) VPN
12 34 (27.42%) Windows 10
13 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (22.58%) PowerShell
15 27 (21.77%) DHCP
15 27 (21.77%) SharePoint
15 27 (21.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
16 26 (20.97%) Citrix
16 26 (20.97%) VMware ESXi
17 24 (19.35%) SaaS
17 24 (19.35%) Windows 7
17 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (17.74%) LAN
18 22 (17.74%) VLAN
19 19 (15.32%) Linux

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 27 (21.77%) SharePoint
2 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
3 15 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.23%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 71 (57.26%) Azure
1 71 (57.26%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (19.35%) SaaS
3 14 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (10.48%) AWS
5 9 (7.26%) IaaS
6 4 (3.23%) Azure Storage
7 3 (2.42%) Cloudflare
7 3 (2.42%) Google Workspace
8 2 (1.61%) GitHub
8 2 (1.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.81%) Azure DevOps
9 1 (0.81%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (0.81%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.81%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (35.48%) WAN
2 41 (33.06%) Firewall
3 36 (29.03%) DNS
4 34 (27.42%) VPN
5 27 (21.77%) DHCP
6 22 (17.74%) LAN
6 22 (17.74%) VLAN
7 17 (13.71%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (12.10%) MPLS
9 11 (8.87%) VoIP
10 10 (8.06%) SAN
11 8 (6.45%) Internet
12 7 (5.65%) PABX
12 7 (5.65%) RS-232
12 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
13 6 (4.84%) NetScaler
13 6 (4.84%) VSAN
13 6 (4.84%) Wireshark
14 4 (3.23%) PSTN
14 4 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.42%) MySQL
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) JIRA
2 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.61%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.61%) GitLab
3 2 (1.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.61%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.81%) Appium
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 48 (38.71%) Social Skills
2 11 (8.87%) Retail
3 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (5.65%) Fire and Rescue
5 7 (5.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.84%) Finance
7 5 (4.03%) Law
8 3 (2.42%) Advertising
8 3 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.42%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.61%) Banking
9 2 (1.61%) French Language
9 2 (1.61%) Games
9 2 (1.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.61%) Legal
9 2 (1.61%) Local Government
10 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.94%) IT Engineer
3 16 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 15 (12.10%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.68%) Senior Support Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Analyst
6 11 (8.87%) IT Support
7 10 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.45%) Field Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Field Service Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (5.65%) Customer Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Customer Service Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Field Telecoms Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) First Line Help Desk Support
10 7 (5.65%) Service Desk Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) REST
2 1 (0.81%) ARM Templates
2 1 (0.81%) COM
2 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) NHS
2 9 (7.26%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.65%) IoT
3 7 (5.65%) Replication
4 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.23%) PKI
6 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.61%) Hackathon
7 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) CCTV
8 1 (0.81%) CMDB
8 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (88.71%) Windows
2 84 (67.74%) Windows Server
3 34 (27.42%) Windows 10
4 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 19 (15.32%) Linux
7 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (8.87%) Ubuntu
9 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (4.03%) Android
11 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.61%) VMS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (13.71%) Agile
2 17 (13.71%) Project Management
3 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
5 14 (11.29%) ITIL
6 13 (10.48%) Customer Service
7 12 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (8.06%) Change Management
9 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.65%) Data Privacy
10 7 (5.65%) DevOps
10 7 (5.65%) Line Management
10 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.23%) CRM
12 4 (3.23%) Network Management
12 4 (3.23%) Resource Management
12 4 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.65%) SQL
3 5 (4.03%) Python
4 3 (2.42%) Java
4 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.61%) C++
5 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.81%) Bash
6 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.68%) MCSE
3 10 (8.06%) Degree
4 7 (5.65%) HNC
5 6 (4.84%) CCNA
5 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.23%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.23%) MCITP
6 4 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (2.42%) CCNP
7 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.42%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 86 (69.35%) Active Directory
2 42 (33.87%) Hyper-V
3 39 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (20.97%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (6.45%) vSphere
6 8 (6.45%) XenApp
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (4.84%) Docker
8 5 (4.03%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.23%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (13.71%) WSUS
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (8.87%) SCCM
4 5 (4.03%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.61%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.61%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.81%) Dell DRAC
7 1 (0.81%) Nessus
7 1 (0.81%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 89 (71.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (35.48%) Cisco
3 42 (33.87%) VMware
4 26 (20.97%) Citrix
5 15 (12.10%) Ruckus Wireless
6 9 (7.26%) HP
7 8 (6.45%) Mitel
7 8 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (4.84%) Veeam
9 5 (4.03%) Aruba
10 4 (3.23%) Apple
10 4 (3.23%) CA
10 4 (3.23%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.23%) Netskope
11 3 (2.42%) CrowdStrike
11 3 (2.42%) Dell
11 3 (2.42%) Google
11 3 (2.42%) RedGate
11 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.42%) Zscaler