The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 129 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 11 32 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.49% 1.35% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.35% 10.85% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 2
Average salary - £42,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.30%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -5.63%
WSUS
Berkshire

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

Systems Management Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
253 295 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 11.17% 12.47% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 161 208 170
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 Reading

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WSUS
Salary Trend in Reading

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

WSUS Salary Trend in Reading

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 40 (97.56%) Windows
1 40 (97.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (80.49%) Active Directory
3 31 (75.61%) DHCP
3 31 (75.61%) TCP/IP
3 31 (75.61%) DNS
4 27 (65.85%) SCCM
4 27 (65.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
6 23 (56.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 23 (56.10%) DV Cleared
7 21 (51.22%) HP
8 20 (48.78%) SCOM
8 20 (48.78%) SolarWinds
8 20 (48.78%) ArcSight
8 20 (48.78%) HP SIM
8 20 (48.78%) Lumension
9 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
11 16 (39.02%) VMware
11 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (36.59%) Project Management
13 14 (34.15%) Security Patching
14 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
14 13 (31.71%) Symantec
15 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
15 12 (29.27%) MS Office
15 12 (29.27%) Windows XP

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (29.27%) SharePoint
2 12 (29.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) DHCP
1 31 (75.61%) TCP/IP
1 31 (75.61%) DNS
2 12 (29.27%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) LAN
3 11 (26.83%) SSL
4 2 (4.88%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Support Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Applications Support
3 6 (14.63%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (7.32%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Server Support
4 3 (7.32%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (97.56%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
5 11 (26.83%) Windows 7
6 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Performance Monitoring
2 15 (36.59%) Project Management
3 14 (34.15%) Security Patching
4 11 (26.83%) Migration
4 11 (26.83%) Project Planning
5 10 (24.39%) Change Control
6 5 (12.20%) Patch Management
6 5 (12.20%) Security Management
7 3 (7.32%) Server Building
7 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL
8 1 (2.44%) ERP
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
2 23 (56.10%) DV Cleared
3 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (80.49%) Active Directory
2 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (26.83%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (65.85%) SCCM
2 23 (56.10%) EMC NetWorker
3 20 (48.78%) SCOM
3 20 (48.78%) HP SIM
4 12 (29.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.44%) Nagios
5 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 40 (97.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) HP
3 20 (48.78%) SolarWinds
3 20 (48.78%) ArcSight
3 20 (48.78%) Lumension
4 16 (39.02%) VMware
5 13 (31.71%) Symantec
6 3 (7.32%) EMC
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco
8 1 (2.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Sophos
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.44%) Veeam
8 1 (2.44%) 3PAR