The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 90 105 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -29
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 7 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.63% 0.083% 1.56%
As % of the Systems Management category 15.91% 1.23% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 15
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £40,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £36,834
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
WSUS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Systems Management Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
44 81 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.95% 6.71% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 34 68 60
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.87% -4.70%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the Bedfordshire region.

WSUS Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
5 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 4 (40.00%) C
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) ISA Server
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
5 4 (40.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (10.00%) XenServer
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (10.00%) Server Patching
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing WSUS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSUS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Support
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 4 (40.00%) Coaching
3 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Server Patching
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) LANDesk