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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 117 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 6 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.48% 2.59% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,200 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £57,800 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
134 116 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.43% 7.80% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 101 107 99
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%

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 3 March 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 9 (40.91%) MCSE
6 9 (40.91%) MCSA
6 9 (40.91%) MOM
6 9 (40.91%) Citrix
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
6 9 (40.91%) SCOM
6 9 (40.91%) MCITP
6 9 (40.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (40.91%) VCP4
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) ITIL
8 7 (31.82%) NetApp
9 6 (27.27%) Project Management
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
9 6 (27.27%) Altiris
9 6 (27.27%) Clustering
9 6 (27.27%) VoIP
9 6 (27.27%) Windows 2000
9 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) SLA

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.55%) Lync
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) VoIP
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) MPLS
3 1 (4.55%) DSL
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Wintel Support
2 8 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Project Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Server Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Server Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Server Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Life Science
3 3 (13.64%) Statistics
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
1 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 2000
4 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
3 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Control
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCSE
1 9 (40.91%) MCSA
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (40.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (40.91%) MCITP
1 9 (40.91%) VCP4
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) MOM
1 9 (40.91%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) Backup Exec
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) NetApp
5 6 (27.27%) Altiris
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 3 (13.64%) CommVault
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) HP
8 1 (4.55%) IBM
8 1 (4.55%) Acronis