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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 173 181 183
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 9 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.10% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.92% 1.98% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 15
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
152 202 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.29% 5.12% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 96 151 142
Average salary £43,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,875 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.70%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSUS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

WSUS Salary Histogram in Manchester

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
1 17 (89.47%) PowerShell
2 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
4 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (52.63%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) Citrix
5 10 (52.63%) MCSE
6 9 (47.37%) DHCP
6 9 (47.37%) Replication
6 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (42.11%) Migration
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (42.11%) MCITP
8 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) MPLS
8 7 (36.84%) Sophos
8 7 (36.84%) LAN
8 7 (36.84%) WAN
8 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
8 7 (36.84%) SQL
8 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 7 (36.84%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (36.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (68.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (36.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) PowerPivot
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
1 5 (26.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
2 9 (47.37%) DHCP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) VLAN
5 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 4 (21.05%) SMS
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
1 7 (36.84%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Build Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Replication
2 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) ERP
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) Validation
2 5 (26.32%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (26.32%) Line Management
3 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
3 5 (26.32%) C
4 4 (21.05%) VBScript
5 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) MCSE
3 8 (42.11%) MCITP
4 6 (31.58%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
5 5 (26.32%) vSphere
6 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (10.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) Sophos
5 5 (26.32%) EMC
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Avaya
5 5 (26.32%) WatchGuard
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 2 (10.53%) Siemens
6 2 (10.53%) Lotus
6 2 (10.53%) MobileIron