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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 231 242 246
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 19 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.94% 2.10% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 5
Average salary £37,500 £22,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.45% -45.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £18,200 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £34,700 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
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
320 333 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.90% 4.66% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 238 253 273
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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 30 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 30 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
(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 +17 8 £42,500 +120.77% 3
Cheshire +8 7 £37,500 +45.63% 1
Merseyside +14 3 £50,000 +83.48%
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (84.85%) Windows
3 25 (75.76%) DNS
4 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 24 (72.73%) VMware
4 24 (72.73%) SCCM
5 23 (69.70%) Citrix
6 20 (60.61%) DHCP
7 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (51.52%) ITIL
9 17 (51.52%) MCSE
10 16 (48.48%) MS Exchange
10 16 (48.48%) PowerShell
11 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
12 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
12 13 (39.39%) Degree
13 12 (36.36%) Migration
14 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (33.33%) WAN
14 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
14 11 (33.33%) SQL
14 11 (33.33%) SAN
15 10 (30.30%) LAN
15 10 (30.30%) vSphere
15 10 (30.30%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (30.30%) Patch Management
16 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
16 9 (27.27%) XenApp
16 9 (27.27%) iSCSI

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 16 (48.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.12%) Lync
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (6.06%) IIS
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) DNS
2 20 (60.61%) DHCP
3 11 (33.33%) WAN
3 11 (33.33%) SAN
4 10 (30.30%) LAN
5 9 (27.27%) iSCSI
6 6 (18.18%) VoIP
7 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.15%) MPLS
7 5 (15.15%) DSL
8 4 (12.12%) Firewall
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) VPN
8 4 (12.12%) VLAN
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (9.09%) FCoE
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (9.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Law
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
3 3 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
1 6 (18.18%) IT Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Build Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Operations Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.03%) Architecture Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) EMC VNX
3 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.12%) Replication
4 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) FlexPod
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 3 (9.09%) UNIX
8 2 (6.06%) AIX
8 2 (6.06%) Solaris
9 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) ITIL
2 12 (36.36%) Migration
3 10 (30.30%) Patch Management
4 7 (21.21%) Business Continuity
4 7 (21.21%) Problem Management
5 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.15%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
6 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
6 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
7 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) PowerShell
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (51.52%) MCSE
3 13 (39.39%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (15.15%) MCITP
5 5 (15.15%) MCP
6 4 (12.12%) MCSA
6 4 (12.12%) CCNP
6 4 (12.12%) CCNA
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.03%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (39.39%) XenDesktop
4 10 (30.30%) vSphere
4 10 (30.30%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (27.27%) VMware ESX
5 9 (27.27%) XenApp
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (15.15%) vCloud
8 4 (12.12%) XenServer
9 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
10 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (72.73%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
3 4 (12.12%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (72.73%) VMware
3 23 (69.70%) Citrix
4 8 (24.24%) HP
4 8 (24.24%) EMC
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) Symantec
5 5 (15.15%) ProCurve
6 4 (12.12%) Sophos
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) IBM
6 4 (12.12%) Sun
7 3 (9.09%) Meraki
7 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) SAP
8 2 (6.06%) Siemens
8 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.06%) webMethods
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