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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 124 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.23% 0.23% 0.058%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.81% 2.12% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Average salary £32,750 £36,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.02% +30.90%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
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
104 236 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.87% 10.95% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 99 220 82
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,825
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Finance
3 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
4 17 (70.83%) MS Office
4 17 (70.83%) ITIL
4 17 (70.83%) Service Delivery
4 17 (70.83%) Operations Management
4 17 (70.83%) ITIL V3
4 17 (70.83%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) Juniper
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) Apache
7 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.50%) FTP
7 3 (12.50%) HTTP
7 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) IPsec
7 3 (12.50%) Replication

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (70.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) IPsec
2 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 3 (12.50%) FTP
2 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (95.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Service Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
4 1 (4.17%) Server Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
1 17 (70.83%) Service Delivery
1 17 (70.83%) Operations Management
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL V3
1 17 (70.83%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) MCSA
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.17%) MCITP
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) VCP4
System Software
1 22 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) XenServer
3 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) MOM
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.33%) Websense
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.17%) CommVault