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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 237 242 238
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 17 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.060% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.01% 1.20% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 14
Average salary £29,500 £32,750 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.92% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,950 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,550 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
339 332 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.63% 4.96% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 247 258 288
Average salary £43,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 1 October 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
Cheshire -4 9 £29,500 - 1
Manchester -11 5 £31,000 -5.34% 3
Merseyside - 2 £22,000 -
Cumbria - 1 £34,500 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
4 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (60.00%) Backup Exec
5 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (56.00%) HP
6 14 (56.00%) Symantec
7 13 (52.00%) SQL
8 12 (48.00%) Linux
8 12 (48.00%) Dell
8 12 (48.00%) SCCM
8 12 (48.00%) vSphere
9 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (44.00%) VMware
10 10 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
10 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
10 10 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
11 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (36.00%) DNS
11 9 (36.00%) DHCP
11 9 (36.00%) Firmware
12 8 (32.00%) Sophos
12 8 (32.00%) SNMP
12 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (32.00%) HP SIM
12 8 (32.00%) WhatsUp Gold
12 8 (32.00%) Lync
13 7 (28.00%) CentOS

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (32.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (32.00%) Lync
6 2 (8.00%) Apache
7 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
1 9 (36.00%) DHCP
2 8 (32.00%) SNMP
3 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.00%) SAN
7 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) VPN
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (28.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 7 (28.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
1 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) CentOS
4 7 (28.00%) UNIX
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.00%) Debian
7 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) vSphere
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) Firmware
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.00%) vCloud
6 2 (8.00%) Squid
6 2 (8.00%) XenApp
7 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Backup Exec
2 12 (48.00%) SCCM
3 10 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (32.00%) HP SIM
4 8 (32.00%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (4.00%) SCOM
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) HP
2 14 (56.00%) Symantec
3 12 (48.00%) Dell
4 11 (44.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (44.00%) VMware
5 8 (32.00%) Sophos
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) Veeam
7 3 (12.00%) NetApp
8 2 (8.00%) EMC
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) ProCurve
9 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (4.00%) Avaya
9 1 (4.00%) Juniper
9 1 (4.00%) CommVault
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago