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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 220 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +23
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 22 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.38% 2.85% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 15
Average salary £32,000 £29,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,625 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,250 £36,834
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -4.29%
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
345 351 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.07% 5.30% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 288 284 344
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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 29 January 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
Cumbria +4 9 £35,000 +20.68%
Manchester -1 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Cheshire +3 4 £30,250 -
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
3 28 (65.12%) DNS
3 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
4 27 (62.79%) VMware
5 26 (60.47%) DHCP
6 24 (55.81%) MS Exchange
7 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (53.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (41.86%) vSphere
9 16 (37.21%) SQL
10 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
10 15 (34.88%) HP
10 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
10 15 (34.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (32.56%) LAN
11 14 (32.56%) WAN
11 14 (32.56%) Symantec
11 14 (32.56%) SCCM
11 14 (32.56%) Backup Exec
12 13 (30.23%) Sophos
13 12 (27.91%) Cisco
13 12 (27.91%) Dell
13 12 (27.91%) Replication
14 11 (25.58%) Firewall
15 10 (23.26%) Strategic Planning
15 10 (23.26%) MPLS
15 10 (23.26%) Firmware
16 9 (20.93%) Citrix

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (55.81%) MS Exchange
2 23 (53.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
3 15 (34.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (18.60%) Lync
5 1 (2.33%) Moodle
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) PowerPivot
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (65.12%) DNS
2 26 (60.47%) DHCP
3 14 (32.56%) LAN
3 14 (32.56%) WAN
4 11 (25.58%) Firewall
5 10 (23.26%) MPLS
6 8 (18.60%) VLAN
6 8 (18.60%) SNMP
7 6 (13.95%) Wireless
8 5 (11.63%) iSCSI
9 4 (9.30%) SAN
9 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.65%) VPN
11 1 (2.33%) GPRS
11 1 (2.33%) 3G
11 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (16.28%) Billing
1 7 (16.28%) Back Office
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Operations Team Leader
2 7 (16.28%) Team Leader
2 7 (16.28%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) Network Support
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Operations Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Help Desk Supervisor
6 1 (2.33%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Replication
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) PDA
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) CentOS
3 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 7 (16.28%) Linux
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) AIX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Strategic Planning
2 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (18.60%) Asset Management
4 6 (13.95%) Line Management
5 5 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 5 (11.63%) ERP
5 5 (11.63%) Validation
6 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) Change Management
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.65%) Security Management
8 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.33%) Network Management
9 1 (2.33%) IT Asset Management
9 1 (2.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.95%) C
4 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.95%) MCSE
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) MCSA
4 3 (6.98%) MCP
4 3 (6.98%) CCNA
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.98%) MCITP
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) HNC
5 2 (4.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (53.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (41.86%) vSphere
4 15 (34.88%) Hyper-V
5 10 (23.26%) Firmware
6 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.98%) XenApp
8 2 (4.65%) vCloud
9 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) SCCM
1 14 (32.56%) Backup Exec
2 9 (20.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (18.60%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (18.60%) HP SIM
4 5 (11.63%) WMI
5 3 (6.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (6.98%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (62.79%) VMware
3 15 (34.88%) HP
4 14 (32.56%) Symantec
5 13 (30.23%) Sophos
6 12 (27.91%) Cisco
6 12 (27.91%) Dell
7 9 (20.93%) Citrix
7 9 (20.93%) LANDesk
8 8 (18.60%) Lumension
9 7 (16.28%) EMC
9 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
10 5 (11.63%) Avaya
10 5 (11.63%) WatchGuard
11 4 (9.30%) NetApp
12 3 (6.98%) CommVault
13 2 (4.65%) ProCurve
13 2 (4.65%) McAfee
14 1 (2.33%) SOTI
14 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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