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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 Virtual Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 640 520 293
Rank change year-on-year -120 -227 +50
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 239 98 14
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.30% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 1.34% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 123 94 10
10th Percentile £37,100 £41,438 £29,500
25th Percentile £45,463 £44,063 £60,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.40% - +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,750 £65,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -6.25%

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 WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 15,483 7,332 1,703
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.53% 19.51% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,983 5,910 1,481
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,263 £93,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Virtual Desktop
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Virtual Desktop trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop.

Virtual Desktop salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Virtual Desktop salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop.

1 185 (77.41%) Microsoft
2 137 (57.32%) Citrix
3 125 (52.30%) VMware
3 125 (52.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (52.30%) Azure
4 121 (50.63%) Windows
5 97 (40.59%) Active Directory
6 91 (38.08%) Microsoft 365
7 84 (35.15%) Cybersecurity
8 79 (33.05%) Data Centre
9 72 (30.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 72 (30.13%) Apple
9 72 (30.13%) Customer Engagement
10 71 (29.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 68 (28.45%) Software Licensing
12 67 (28.03%) Adobe
13 59 (24.69%) Azure Active Directory
14 52 (21.76%) PowerShell
15 46 (19.25%) Windows 10
16 42 (17.57%) SCCM
16 42 (17.57%) Cisco
17 41 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 38 (15.90%) SharePoint
19 37 (15.48%) Firewall
20 34 (14.23%) WAN
21 33 (13.81%) Service Delivery
21 33 (13.81%) AWS
21 33 (13.81%) Social Skills
21 33 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
22 32 (13.39%) LAN

Virtual 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 38 (15.90%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.93%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.51%) IIS
4 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) Blender
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 125 (52.30%) Azure
2 91 (38.08%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (24.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (13.81%) AWS
5 12 (5.02%) OneDrive
6 10 (4.18%) Mimecast
7 9 (3.77%) IaaS
8 7 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.51%) Power Platform
10 5 (2.09%) Azure DevOps
10 5 (2.09%) PaaS
11 4 (1.67%) Azure Storage
11 4 (1.67%) GCP
11 4 (1.67%) SaaS
12 3 (1.26%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.84%) Slack
14 1 (0.42%) Azure Monitor
14 1 (0.42%) GitHub
14 1 (0.42%) Google Workspace
14 1 (0.42%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.48%) Firewall
2 34 (14.23%) WAN
3 32 (13.39%) LAN
4 26 (10.88%) Wireless
5 23 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (8.79%) DNS
6 21 (8.79%) Internet
7 20 (8.37%) MPLS
8 19 (7.95%) VoIP
8 19 (7.95%) VPN
9 18 (7.53%) DHCP
10 11 (4.60%) iSCSI
11 10 (4.18%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (4.18%) TCP/IP
11 10 (4.18%) VLAN
12 6 (2.51%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (1.67%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.67%) SAN
14 2 (0.84%) SD-WAN
15 1 (0.42%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.51%) Big Data
4 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.84%) Power BI
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.42%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (1.26%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) MSI
General
1 33 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (13.81%) Social Skills
2 20 (8.37%) Finance
3 14 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.77%) Legal
5 8 (3.35%) Law
5 8 (3.35%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (2.09%) Back Office
6 5 (2.09%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.09%) Retail
6 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Banking
8 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.84%) Advertising
9 2 (0.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 2 (0.84%) Military
9 2 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 85 (35.56%) Architect
2 67 (28.03%) Solutions Architect
3 62 (25.94%) Digital Architect
3 62 (25.94%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 41 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (12.13%) Consultant
6 19 (7.95%) Network Manager
7 18 (7.53%) Telephony Manager
8 16 (6.69%) Analyst
9 11 (4.60%) IT Architect
9 11 (4.60%) Systems Architect
10 9 (3.77%) Citrix Consultant
11 8 (3.35%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.93%) IT Engineer
12 7 (2.93%) IT Support
13 6 (2.51%) Azure Consultant
13 6 (2.51%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
13 6 (2.51%) IT Analyst
13 6 (2.51%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.51%) ADO
2 3 (1.26%) LDAP
3 1 (0.42%) ARM Templates
3 1 (0.42%) JSON
3 1 (0.42%) SAML
3 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 79 (33.05%) Data Centre
2 71 (29.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (5.86%) PKI
4 10 (4.18%) NHS
4 10 (4.18%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.93%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.51%) Blockchain
7 6 (2.51%) IoT
7 6 (2.51%) iPhone
7 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) CMDB
8 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.26%) User Experience
9 2 (0.84%) Anti-Spyware
9 2 (0.84%) BYOD
9 2 (0.84%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 121 (50.63%) Windows
2 46 (19.25%) Windows 10
3 30 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (3.35%) Linux
5 8 (3.35%) Mac OS
6 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (2.51%) Android
7 6 (2.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (35.15%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (30.13%) Customer Engagement
3 68 (28.45%) Software Licensing
4 41 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 33 (13.81%) Service Delivery
6 31 (12.97%) ITIL
7 29 (12.13%) Project Delivery
8 28 (11.72%) Migration
9 26 (10.88%) Change Management
10 22 (9.21%) Presales
11 20 (8.37%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 18 (7.53%) Matrix Organization
13 17 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (6.69%) Agile
14 16 (6.69%) DevOps
14 16 (6.69%) Project Management
15 14 (5.86%) Mobile Device Management
15 14 (5.86%) TOGAF
16 13 (5.44%) Application Packaging
16 13 (5.44%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.76%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.60%) SQL
3 5 (2.09%) Python
4 4 (1.67%) Bicep
5 3 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (10.46%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (9.62%) CCNA
3 22 (9.21%) CCNP
4 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.86%) Degree
6 8 (3.35%) AWS Certification
6 8 (3.35%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.93%) MCSE
8 6 (2.51%) MCSA
9 5 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.26%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.84%) MCP
13 1 (0.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.51%) SLA
3 4 (1.67%) GDPR
4 3 (1.26%) GxP
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) NIST
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (52.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (40.59%) Active Directory
3 17 (7.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (6.28%) BitLocker
4 15 (6.28%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.60%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.67%) vSphere
8 3 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 72 (30.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 42 (17.57%) SCCM
3 18 (7.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (5.86%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (4.18%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.77%) Terraform
7 8 (3.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (3.35%) VxRail
8 5 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.09%) Sysprep
8 5 (2.09%) WSUS
9 3 (1.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.26%) Ansible
9 3 (1.26%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.84%) CASB
11 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) Nessus
11 1 (0.42%) Packer
11 1 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 185 (77.41%) Microsoft
2 137 (57.32%) Citrix
3 125 (52.30%) VMware
4 72 (30.13%) Apple
5 67 (28.03%) Adobe
6 42 (17.57%) Cisco
7 21 (8.79%) Palo Alto
8 11 (4.60%) Juniper
9 8 (3.35%) Dell
9 8 (3.35%) Isilon
9 8 (3.35%) Trustwave
10 7 (2.93%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.51%) Google
12 5 (2.09%) Zscaler
13 4 (1.67%) McAfee
14 3 (1.26%) CrowdStrike
14 3 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds
15 2 (0.84%) Darktrace
15 2 (0.84%) Meraki