The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 234 240 249
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 19 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.29% 2.40% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 9
Average salary £30,250 £40,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.37% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £20,400 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £34,800
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.83% +0.71%
WSUS
England

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

Systems Management Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
359 334 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.85% 4.86% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 286 265 338
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WSUS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WSUS Salary Trend in the North West

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSUS across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

WSUS Salary Histogram in the North West

WSUS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 13 £28,000 -30.00% 5
Cheshire -5 4 £31,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £36,000 - 1
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (63.89%) MS Exchange
4 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 19 (52.78%) VMware
7 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (50.00%) DNS
8 17 (47.22%) Backup Exec
9 16 (44.44%) DHCP
9 16 (44.44%) HP
9 16 (44.44%) Symantec
10 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (41.67%) vSphere
11 14 (38.89%) Dell
11 14 (38.89%) SQL
12 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
12 13 (36.11%) SCCM
13 12 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
14 10 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
14 10 (27.78%) Firewall
14 10 (27.78%) Linux
14 10 (27.78%) LAN
14 10 (27.78%) WAN
14 10 (27.78%) Cisco
14 10 (27.78%) Firmware
14 10 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (27.78%) Sophos
15 9 (25.00%) Red Hat

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 23 (63.89%) MS Exchange
2 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (36.11%) SharePoint
4 12 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (22.22%) Lync
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Joomla!
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.78%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) DNS
2 16 (44.44%) DHCP
3 10 (27.78%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) WAN
3 10 (27.78%) Firewall
4 8 (22.22%) SNMP
5 7 (19.44%) MPLS
6 6 (16.67%) VLAN
7 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (5.56%) VPN
9 2 (5.56%) Wireless
10 1 (2.78%) GPRS
10 1 (2.78%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (19.44%) Back Office
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Team Leader
2 7 (19.44%) Operations Team Leader
3 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Network Support
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Technician
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Supervisor
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.33%) Replication
1 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) VLE
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Linux
4 7 (19.44%) CentOS
4 7 (19.44%) UNIX
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.78%) AIX
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Strategic Planning
2 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.56%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Document Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.78%) Network Management
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.78%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) C
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (19.44%) Degree
3 5 (13.89%) MCSE
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.33%) MCSA
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) MCITP
6 2 (5.56%) MCP
6 2 (5.56%) HNC
6 2 (5.56%) HND
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (41.67%) vSphere
3 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 10 (27.78%) Firmware
4 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.56%) vCloud
6 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) XenApp
6 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) Backup Exec
2 13 (36.11%) SCCM
3 10 (27.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (22.22%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (22.22%) HP SIM
5 3 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (8.33%) SCOM
6 2 (5.56%) WMI
6 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
6 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 16 (44.44%) HP
3 16 (44.44%) Symantec
4 14 (38.89%) Dell
5 10 (27.78%) Sophos
5 10 (27.78%) Cisco
6 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (19.44%) Citrix
8 4 (11.11%) EMC
8 4 (11.11%) NetApp
9 3 (8.33%) CommVault
10 2 (5.56%) Avaya
10 2 (5.56%) Oracle
10 2 (5.56%) LANDesk
10 2 (5.56%) WatchGuard
10 2 (5.56%) ProCurve
10 2 (5.56%) Veeam
11 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.78%) Lumension
Wigan, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: 26,000 to 30,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £26,124 per annum Rising to £30,428 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £33,333 per annum Rising to £38,887 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Fresh Direct
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago