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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 203 198 193
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 24 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.25% 6.34% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 24
Average salary £27,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £41,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.73% +17.14%
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 South West region.

Systems Management Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
291 205 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.69% 3.96% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 229 155 266
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,050 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
Somerset - 12 £27,000 -
Devon - 7 £20,500 -
Bristol 0 3 £32,000 +23.07%
Gloucestershire -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 £35,000 +16.66%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 51 (96.23%) Windows
2 37 (69.81%) MS Excel
3 34 (64.15%) ITIL
4 31 (58.49%) VMware
4 31 (58.49%) SCCM
5 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
6 28 (52.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (43.40%) IIS
9 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
10 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
10 19 (35.85%) Problem Management
11 18 (33.96%) DNS
12 16 (30.19%) SCOM
12 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
13 15 (28.30%) Apache
13 15 (28.30%) Linux
13 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
14 14 (26.42%) MySQL
14 14 (26.42%) SQL
14 14 (26.42%) SLA
14 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
14 14 (26.42%) Firewall
15 13 (24.53%) DHCP
15 13 (24.53%) Nagios
16 12 (22.64%) CommVault
16 12 (22.64%) MS Office
16 12 (22.64%) Backup Exec
16 12 (22.64%) Windows 2000 Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 23 (43.40%) IIS
2 21 (39.62%) MS Exchange
3 15 (28.30%) Apache
4 10 (18.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
5 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (69.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (22.64%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) DNS
2 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
2 14 (26.42%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) DHCP
4 7 (13.21%) SAN
4 7 (13.21%) VLAN
5 6 (11.32%) Multicast
5 6 (11.32%) NAS
6 5 (9.43%) LAN
7 4 (7.55%) SSL
8 3 (5.66%) Intranet
8 3 (5.66%) Internet
9 2 (3.77%) WAN
9 2 (3.77%) VPN
9 2 (3.77%) IPv4
9 2 (3.77%) IPv6
10 1 (1.89%) HTTP
10 1 (1.89%) LDAP
10 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (26.42%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (5.66%) Multimedia
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Support Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Support Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (26.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (26.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (22.64%) Systems Support
5 11 (20.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 9 (16.98%) Systems Support Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support
8 5 (9.43%) Consultant
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (7.55%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Architect
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) JSP
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Firmware
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (96.23%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (28.30%) Linux
5 12 (22.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
7 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
8 7 (13.21%) Windows 2000
9 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
10 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (5.66%) UNIX
10 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) ITIL
2 19 (35.85%) Problem Management
3 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
4 8 (15.09%) Service Management
5 7 (13.21%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (11.32%) Build Automation
7 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
7 4 (7.55%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (7.55%) Business Development
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.66%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.77%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.77%) VB
4 2 (3.77%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) MCSE
1 11 (20.75%) MCP
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (5.66%) CCA
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) SLA
2 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.32%) vSphere
5 5 (9.43%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.55%) XenApp
7 3 (5.66%) XenServer
7 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
7 3 (5.66%) Xen
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (58.49%) SCCM
2 16 (30.19%) SCOM
3 13 (24.53%) Nagios
4 12 (22.64%) Backup Exec
5 8 (15.09%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (13.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (13.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.89%) Hyperic
8 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) VMware
2 29 (54.72%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) CommVault
3 12 (22.64%) Bomgar
4 9 (16.98%) Dell
5 8 (15.09%) Citrix
5 8 (15.09%) McAfee
6 7 (13.21%) Cisco
7 6 (11.32%) Altiris
8 4 (7.55%) HP
9 3 (5.66%) Juniper
10 2 (3.77%) Remedy
10 2 (3.77%) Apple
10 2 (3.77%) Sophos
11 1 (1.89%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.89%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.89%) IBM
11 1 (1.89%) ProCurve