The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 219 202 204
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 26 26 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.76% 8.78% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 12
Average salary £39,000 £27,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.54% -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.92%
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 South West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
451 296 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 7.60% 4.80% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 348 218 228
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,500 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 South West

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WSUS
Salary Trend in the South West

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

WSUS Salary Trend in the South West

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSUS across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

WSUS Salary Histogram in the South West

WSUS
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 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
Wiltshire +3 14 £42,500 -29.16%
Gloucestershire -1 8 £38,250 -
Devon -13 4 £23,100 +11.05%
Bristol -26 2 £35,500 +9.23%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (59.46%) VMware
4 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
5 18 (48.65%) MCSE
5 18 (48.65%) MCSA
5 18 (48.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (45.95%) Backup Exec
6 17 (45.95%) vSphere
7 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
8 15 (40.54%) ITIL
8 15 (40.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (37.84%) NetBackup
9 14 (37.84%) MCITP
9 14 (37.84%) Symantec
9 14 (37.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (37.84%) Sophos
10 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
10 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
11 11 (29.73%) SAN
12 10 (27.03%) Citrix
12 10 (27.03%) Linux
12 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
13 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
13 9 (24.32%) NetApp
13 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
13 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (21.62%) Security Patching
14 8 (21.62%) Apple
14 8 (21.62%) Remedy

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.70%) Military
1 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Server Support
2 20 (54.05%) Analyst
3 19 (51.35%) Server Analyst
4 18 (48.65%) Server Support Analyst
4 18 (48.65%) Support Analyst
5 10 (27.03%) Team Leader
6 8 (21.62%) Support Team Leader
6 8 (21.62%) Senior Server Analyst
6 8 (21.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (21.62%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (21.62%) Desktop Support
6 8 (21.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (18.92%) Senior Support Analyst
8 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
8 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
9 4 (10.81%) Server Support Engineer
10 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.62%) iPhone
2 8 (21.62%) iPad
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000
5 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Service Delivery
2 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
3 8 (21.62%) Security Patching
4 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.81%) Server Patching
5 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Line Management
6 2 (5.41%) People Management
7 1 (2.70%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.70%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) VBScript
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) MCSE
1 18 (48.65%) MCSA
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (40.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (37.84%) MCITP
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) vSphere
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) Backup Exec
2 14 (37.84%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (37.84%) NetBackup
3 8 (21.62%) SCCM
3 8 (21.62%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (16.22%) Zenoss
4 6 (16.22%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (13.51%) SCOM
6 4 (10.81%) Nagios
7 1 (2.70%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (59.46%) VMware
3 14 (37.84%) Symantec
3 14 (37.84%) Sophos
4 10 (27.03%) Citrix
5 9 (24.32%) NetApp
6 8 (21.62%) Remedy
6 8 (21.62%) McAfee
6 8 (21.62%) Apple
7 4 (10.81%) Bomgar
8 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.11%) CommVault
8 3 (8.11%) Adobe
9 2 (5.41%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco
10 1 (2.70%) Hyland
10 1 (2.70%) Veeam
10 1 (2.70%) HP
10 1 (2.70%) Dell
10 1 (2.70%) EMC