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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 168 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.18% 0.093%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.61% 4.40% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.92%
WSUS
North West

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

Systems Management Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
153 159 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.59% 4.00% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 103 130 177
Average salary £37,500 £38,250 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £57,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.17%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WSUS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

WSUS Salary Trend in Manchester

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) PowerShell
3 13 (86.67%) Citrix
4 12 (80.00%) SCCM
5 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
6 10 (66.67%) DNS
6 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 9 (60.00%) MCSE
7 9 (60.00%) XenDesktop
8 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (53.33%) Migration
8 8 (53.33%) VMware
8 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
9 6 (40.00%) MCP
9 6 (40.00%) MCITP
9 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (40.00%) DHCP
9 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (33.33%) XenApp
10 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 5 (33.33%) ITIL
10 5 (33.33%) VBScript
10 5 (33.33%) Degree
11 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
11 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (26.67%) Replication
11 4 (26.67%) Publishing

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (20.00%) Lync
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) SMS
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) OpenScape
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 3 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory Consultant
1 4 (26.67%) Build Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (26.67%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Server Patching
5 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 6 (40.00%) MCITP
3 6 (40.00%) MCP
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) MCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (20.00%) XenServer
5 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Siemens
4 2 (13.33%) Sun
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Sophos
4 2 (13.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam