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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 219 240 243
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 15 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.28% 2.54% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 6
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £18,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -5.63%
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
284 315 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.43% 4.52% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 212 245 267
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.17%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire - 6 £37,500 -
Manchester +7 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Merseyside +14 3 £50,000 +53.84%
Lancashire - 2 £27,500 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
3 23 (71.88%) DNS
4 22 (68.75%) Citrix
4 22 (68.75%) VMware
5 21 (65.63%) SCCM
6 19 (59.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (59.38%) DHCP
7 17 (53.13%) MCSE
8 16 (50.00%) ITIL
8 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (46.88%) PowerShell
10 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
11 13 (40.63%) XenDesktop
11 13 (40.63%) Migration
12 11 (34.38%) Degree
12 11 (34.38%) LAN
12 11 (34.38%) WAN
12 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
13 10 (31.25%) vSphere
13 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
14 9 (28.13%) XenApp
14 9 (28.13%) SAN
15 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
15 8 (25.00%) SQL
15 8 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
15 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Lync
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) DNS
2 19 (59.38%) DHCP
3 11 (34.38%) LAN
3 11 (34.38%) WAN
4 9 (28.13%) SAN
5 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 6 (18.75%) VoIP
7 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.63%) MPLS
7 5 (15.63%) DSL
8 4 (12.50%) Internet
8 4 (12.50%) VPN
8 4 (12.50%) SMS
9 3 (9.38%) HTTP
9 3 (9.38%) SSL
9 3 (9.38%) H.323
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (9.38%) FCoE
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 4 (12.50%) Publishing
2 3 (9.38%) Billing
2 3 (9.38%) Law
2 3 (9.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) IT Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) Replication
3 5 (15.63%) EMC VNX
4 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.38%) FlexPod
6 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (40.63%) Migration
3 7 (21.88%) Asset Management
3 7 (21.88%) Problem Management
3 7 (21.88%) Patch Management
4 5 (15.63%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (15.63%) Project Planning
4 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.50%) Coaching
6 3 (9.38%) Security Patching
6 3 (9.38%) Server Building
6 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) VBScript
4 2 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (53.13%) MCSE
3 11 (34.38%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (18.75%) MCITP
4 6 (18.75%) MCP
5 4 (12.50%) CCNP
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.38%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (40.63%) XenDesktop
4 10 (31.25%) vSphere
5 9 (28.13%) XenApp
6 8 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (15.63%) vCloud
8 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 3 (9.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (65.63%) SCCM
2 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
3 4 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) Citrix
2 22 (68.75%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) EMC
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
5 5 (15.63%) Symantec
5 5 (15.63%) ProCurve
6 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) NetApp
7 3 (9.38%) LANDesk
7 3 (9.38%) Sophos
7 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.38%) Lumension
7 3 (9.38%) Meraki
8 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.25%) SAP
8 2 (6.25%) McAfee
8 2 (6.25%) Siemens
8 2 (6.25%) Sun
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