Virtual Desktop Jobs with Work from Home Options

Virtual Desktop
UK > Work from Home

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 14 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
14 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 442 544 592
Rank change year-on-year +102 +48 -147
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 153 144 245
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.46% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 2.12% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 134 86 152
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,397 £31,625
25th Percentile £36,849 £46,250 £44,796
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £57,500 £59,250
Median % change year-on-year -11.30% -2.95% +31.67%
75th Percentile £67,000 £73,750 £74,438
90th Percentile £115,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,750
% change year-on-year -4.76% -2.33% +19.44%

All System Software Skills
Work from Home

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,404 6,785 12,209
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 13.14% 15.24% 18.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,584 4,968 7,535
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £72,433 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +4.55%

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 14 April 2024.

Virtual Desktop salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (37.25%) Microsoft Exchange
2 33 (21.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 123 (80.39%) Microsoft 365
2 119 (77.78%) Azure
3 47 (30.72%) Entra ID
4 35 (22.88%) Azure DevOps
5 21 (13.73%) IaaS
5 21 (13.73%) PaaS
6 19 (12.42%) Azure Storage
7 15 (9.80%) AWS
8 14 (9.15%) Azure Monitor
8 14 (9.15%) Azure Sentinel
8 14 (9.15%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Purview
10 6 (3.92%) OneDrive
11 4 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (2.61%) Nutanix
11 4 (2.61%) Power Platform
11 4 (2.61%) SaaS
12 2 (1.31%) Cloudflare
12 2 (1.31%) GCP
12 2 (1.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.72%) Firewall
2 27 (17.65%) DNS
3 22 (14.38%) Remote Desktop
3 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
3 22 (14.38%) VPN
4 20 (13.07%) LAN
4 20 (13.07%) WAN
5 16 (10.46%) DHCP
6 15 (9.80%) Network Security
6 15 (9.80%) NGFW
7 13 (8.50%) Wireshark
8 7 (4.58%) SAN
9 4 (2.61%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.61%) Wireless
10 2 (1.31%) WLAN
11 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.65%) MPLS
11 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.31%) Power BI
General
1 51 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 39 (25.49%) Finance
3 12 (7.84%) Documentation Skills
4 8 (5.23%) Legal
4 8 (5.23%) Retail
5 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.96%) Law
6 3 (1.96%) Police
7 2 (1.31%) Advertising
7 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.65%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (18.30%) IT Support
2 19 (12.42%) Senior
2 19 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 17 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 16 (10.46%) Architect
4 16 (10.46%) Lead
5 15 (9.80%) Analyst
5 15 (9.80%) Citrix Architect
5 15 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
5 15 (9.80%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (9.80%) DevOps Architect
5 15 (9.80%) IT Analyst
6 14 (9.15%) Active Directory Specialist
6 14 (9.15%) Active Directory Support
6 14 (9.15%) Azure Specialist
6 14 (9.15%) Support Specialist
7 13 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (8.50%) Security Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.95%) ARM Templates
2 15 (9.80%) JSON
2 15 (9.80%) YAML
3 2 (1.31%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.95%) Management Information System
2 18 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 18 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (10.46%) PKI
3 16 (10.46%) Public Cloud
4 14 (9.15%) Data Centre
5 13 (8.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (7.84%) iPad
7 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
8 7 (4.58%) PMI
9 5 (3.27%) Low-Code
10 4 (2.61%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.61%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.96%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.96%) Product Ownership
12 2 (1.31%) Tandem
13 1 (0.65%) CMDB
13 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 104 (67.97%) Windows
2 52 (33.99%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.03%) Android
4 22 (14.38%) Apple iOS
5 20 (13.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (13.07%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (12.42%) Windows 10
7 14 (9.15%) Linux
8 11 (7.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.91%) Agile
2 54 (35.29%) DevOps
3 40 (26.14%) ITIL
4 29 (18.95%) CI/CD
4 29 (18.95%) Infrastructure as Code
5 24 (15.69%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (15.03%) Information Security
6 23 (15.03%) Roadmaps
7 22 (14.38%) Process Improvement
8 20 (13.07%) Data Loss Prevention
9 19 (12.42%) Migration
9 19 (12.42%) People Management
9 19 (12.42%) Project Delivery
10 18 (11.76%) Line Management
10 18 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (11.76%) Release Management
11 17 (11.11%) Identity Management
12 16 (10.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (10.46%) Security Operations
12 16 (10.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.87%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.15%) Bicep
2 14 (9.15%) C#
2 14 (9.15%) Python
2 14 (9.15%) VB
2 14 (9.15%) VBScript
3 2 (1.31%) Bash
Qualifications
1 29 (18.95%) Degree
2 14 (9.15%) DV Cleared
2 14 (9.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 14 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 13 (8.50%) CCSP
3 13 (8.50%) CEH
3 13 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (8.50%) CISSP
3 13 (8.50%) SANS
3 13 (8.50%) SSCP
4 7 (4.58%) PMI Certification
4 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.92%) Azure Certification
6 4 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) NIST
2 13 (8.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (8.50%) PCI DSS
3 12 (7.84%) QA
4 9 (5.88%) SLA
5 3 (1.96%) GDPR
6 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 85 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 56 (36.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.73%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (9.80%) vSphere
6 12 (7.84%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.61%) XenApp
8 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (46.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 37 (24.18%) SCCM
3 26 (16.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (9.80%) Terraform
5 14 (9.15%) Kubernetes
5 14 (9.15%) SCOM
5 14 (9.15%) WSUS
6 13 (8.50%) Nmap
7 11 (7.19%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.96%) Nessus
9 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 92 (60.13%) Microsoft
2 56 (36.60%) VMware
3 51 (33.33%) Citrix
4 14 (9.15%) ServiceNow
5 13 (8.50%) Qualys
5 13 (8.50%) Rapid7
5 13 (8.50%) Splunk
5 13 (8.50%) Thycotic
6 12 (7.84%) Dell
7 11 (7.19%) Apple
7 11 (7.19%) HP
7 11 (7.19%) Symantec
7 11 (7.19%) Toshiba
7 11 (7.19%) Veeam
8 4 (2.61%) Aruba
8 4 (2.61%) Cisco
9 3 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.65%) Commvault
10 1 (0.65%) Salesforce
10 1 (0.65%) SAP