The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 125 119 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.29% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.47% 6.31% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 7
Average salary £36,250 £30,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.85% -17.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £27,375 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
WSUS
West Midlands

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

Systems Management Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
173 111 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.50% 5.44% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 157 107 190
Average salary £52,000 £46,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.82% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WSUS
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

WSUS Salary Trend in Birmingham

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Change Control
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (28.57%) CommVault
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) Statistics
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Change Management
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
5 2 (28.57%) Legal
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) MOM

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
1 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) VCP4
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 4 (57.14%) Backup Exec
3 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 2 (28.57%) MOM
4 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (14.29%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco