The first table below looks at the demand for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 594 560 731
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +171
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 351 338 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.85% 5.36% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 288 276 162
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £25,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7241 6311 6077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.97% 5.68% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5753 4831 5047
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSUS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK.

WSUS Salary Trend in the UK

WSUS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSUS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

WSUS Salary Histogram in the UK

WSUS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -24 341 £37,500 +11.94% 27
London -9 131 £40,000 +3.22% 3
South East -1 65 £37,500 - 13
West Midlands +48 60 £37,500 +33.92% 3
South West -6 24 £22,950 -18.03% 3
Berkshire +15 22 £45,000 +28.57% 4
City of London -23 21 £45,000 +16.88%
East of England -27 20 £37,500 +1.80%
Yorkshire -72 20 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Devon +3 18 £22,950 -2.13% 1
Birmingham +7 17 £65,000 +136.36% 1
Solihull - 17 £37,500 -
Reading +12 16 £46,250 +32.14% 2
Telford - 16 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 16 £37,500 -
Exeter +2 12 £22,950 -2.13% 1
West Yorkshire -50 12 £26,500 -18.46%
West Sussex +11 11 £37,500 +25.00%
Oxford +7 9 £37,500 -8.53%
Surrey -7 9 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Oxfordshire -14 9 £37,500 -
Leeds -28 9 £28,000 +5.66%
East Midlands -34 9 £29,000 -30.95%
Manchester -8 7 £41,250 +37.50% 2
North West -16 7 £41,250 +37.50% 2
Coventry +15 6 £30,000 -16.66% 1
South Wales +8 6 £34,500 +12.19%
Wales +3 6 £34,500 +12.19%
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £46,250 +23.33%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 639 (94.95%) Windows
2 477 (70.88%) Microsoft
3 476 (70.73%) Active Directory
4 391 (58.10%) VMware
5 352 (52.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 318 (47.25%) DNS
7 295 (43.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 272 (40.42%) DHCP
9 271 (40.27%) MS Exchange
10 262 (38.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 235 (34.92%) SCCM
12 232 (34.47%) MS Excel
13 228 (33.88%) Citrix
14 217 (32.24%) Cisco
15 214 (31.80%) ITIL
16 203 (30.16%) Windows 7
17 202 (30.01%) Hyper-V
18 200 (29.72%) MS Office
19 197 (29.27%) SAN
20 183 (27.19%) Firewall
21 181 (26.89%) TCP/IP
22 179 (26.60%) Microsoft Certification
23 161 (23.92%) SQL
24 140 (20.80%) LAN
24 140 (20.80%) VPN
24 140 (20.80%) PowerShell
25 130 (19.32%) SQL Server
26 129 (19.17%) IIS
27 128 (19.02%) HP
28 124 (18.42%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 271 (40.27%) MS Exchange
2 129 (19.17%) IIS
3 111 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 86 (12.78%) SharePoint
5 85 (12.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 85 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 66 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 56 (8.32%) Lync
8 39 (5.79%) Apache
9 35 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.93%) SAS
12 10 (1.49%) Moodle
13 9 (1.34%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (0.89%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.59%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 232 (34.47%) MS Excel
2 200 (29.72%) MS Office
3 39 (5.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Eikon
2 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.86%) Office 365
2 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.93%) SaaS
4 8 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 318 (47.25%) DNS
2 272 (40.42%) DHCP
3 197 (29.27%) SAN
4 183 (27.19%) Firewall
5 181 (26.89%) TCP/IP
6 140 (20.80%) LAN
6 140 (20.80%) VPN
7 103 (15.30%) WAN
8 101 (15.01%) SSL
9 57 (8.47%) HTTP
10 52 (7.73%) Wireless
11 50 (7.43%) NAS
12 44 (6.54%) Internet
12 44 (6.54%) iSCSI
13 36 (5.35%) VLAN
14 30 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (4.31%) SSH
16 28 (4.16%) SNMP
17 26 (3.86%) IPv4
18 24 (3.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.65%) MySQL
4 26 (3.86%) NoSQL
4 26 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.42%) Redis
6 22 (3.27%) MariaDB
7 14 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.30%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.63%) MSI
2 7 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.30%) WebLOAD
3 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 95 (14.12%) Finance
2 27 (4.01%) Publishing
3 15 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.93%) Advertising
5 12 (1.78%) Legal
6 9 (1.34%) Back Office
6 9 (1.34%) French Language
7 7 (1.04%) Retail
8 5 (0.74%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 132 (19.61%) Support Engineer
2 90 (13.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 86 (12.78%) Analyst
4 77 (11.44%) Systems Engineer
5 56 (8.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 55 (8.17%) Support Analyst
7 46 (6.84%) Server Engineer
8 37 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 33 (4.90%) IT Support
9 33 (4.90%) Administrator
9 33 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
10 29 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (4.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.71%) Security Engineer
13 24 (3.57%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.42%) Consultant
14 23 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 22 (3.27%) Senior Support Engineer
15 22 (3.27%) Technical Manager
15 22 (3.27%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.42%) .NET
1 23 (3.42%) MSMQ
1 23 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (2.23%) Software Packaging
3 11 (1.63%) LAMP
3 11 (1.63%) COM
3 11 (1.63%) Web Services
3 11 (1.63%) Application Packaging
4 10 (1.49%) HTML
5 7 (1.04%) Rendezvous
6 6 (0.89%) XML
7 5 (0.74%) JSP
8 3 (0.45%) CSS
9 2 (0.30%) DCOM
9 2 (0.30%) J2EE
10 1 (0.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 120 (17.83%) Clustering
2 78 (11.59%) Blackberry
3 30 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.42%) Replication
5 19 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.08%) Open Source
6 14 (2.08%) Firmware
7 11 (1.63%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.04%) VLE
11 6 (0.89%) PKI
11 6 (0.89%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.74%) Handset
12 5 (0.74%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.59%) iPhone
14 3 (0.45%) Wiki
14 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 639 (94.95%) Windows
2 352 (52.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 262 (38.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (30.16%) Windows 7
5 124 (18.42%) Linux
6 105 (15.60%) Windows XP
7 85 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (10.85%) UNIX
9 63 (9.36%) Windows 8
10 51 (7.58%) Windows Vista
11 23 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 17 (2.53%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.23%) CentOS
14 11 (1.63%) Solaris
14 11 (1.63%) Android
15 9 (1.34%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.89%) Debian
17 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (31.80%) ITIL
2 89 (13.22%) Service Delivery
3 79 (11.74%) Service Management
4 61 (9.06%) Problem Management
4 61 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (8.32%) Change Control
6 46 (6.84%) Migration
6 46 (6.84%) Load Balancing
7 36 (5.35%) ITIL V3
8 31 (4.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 30 (4.46%) Server Monitoring
10 29 (4.31%) Operations Management
11 27 (4.01%) Change Management
12 23 (3.42%) Infrastructure Management
13 22 (3.27%) Project Management
14 21 (3.12%) Software Deployment
14 21 (3.12%) Network Monitoring
14 21 (3.12%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (2.97%) Configuration Management
16 19 (2.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (23.92%) SQL
2 140 (20.80%) PowerShell
3 35 (5.20%) Perl
4 29 (4.31%) VB
5 24 (3.57%) C#
6 23 (3.42%) VBScript
7 19 (2.82%) PHP
8 18 (2.67%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.53%) Ruby
10 10 (1.49%) Java
11 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.59%) C
13 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.15%) Python
15 1 (0.15%) LINC
Qualifications
1 179 (26.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (16.79%) MCSE
3 78 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (11.59%) Degree
4 70 (10.40%) CCNA
5 68 (10.10%) MCSA
6 65 (9.66%) Security Cleared
7 59 (8.77%) MCTS
8 57 (8.47%) SC Cleared
9 44 (6.54%) MCITP
10 38 (5.65%) MCP
11 30 (4.46%) Citrix Certification
12 26 (3.86%) CCA
13 25 (3.71%) DV Cleared
14 15 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (1.93%) CCNP
16 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.19%) MCSM
18 7 (1.04%) CISSP
18 7 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (16.20%) SLA
2 13 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.34%) QA
4 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 476 (70.73%) Active Directory
2 295 (43.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (30.01%) Hyper-V
4 114 (16.94%) XenApp
5 102 (15.16%) vSphere
6 65 (9.66%) XenDesktop
7 52 (7.73%) VMware ESX
8 45 (6.69%) Terminal Services
9 43 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (6.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (6.09%) XenServer
11 39 (5.79%) Forefront TMG
12 25 (3.71%) UAG
12 25 (3.71%) ISA Server
13 17 (2.53%) MetaFrame
14 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (1.63%) Terminal Server
16 10 (1.49%) IAG
17 9 (1.34%) Xen
18 7 (1.04%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 235 (34.92%) SCCM
2 116 (17.24%) SCOM
3 109 (16.20%) Backup Exec
4 57 (8.47%) McAfee ePO
5 51 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 40 (5.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 34 (5.05%) Puppet
7 34 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (4.16%) Nagios
9 27 (4.01%) EMC NetWorker
10 17 (2.53%) NetBackup
10 17 (2.53%) SCVMM
10 17 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (2.23%) MIMEsweeper
11 15 (2.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 14 (2.08%) Cacti
13 12 (1.78%) HP SIM
14 11 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 10 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 477 (70.88%) Microsoft
2 391 (58.10%) VMware
3 228 (33.88%) Citrix
4 217 (32.24%) Cisco
5 128 (19.02%) HP
6 118 (17.53%) Symantec
7 86 (12.78%) Dell
8 74 (11.00%) McAfee
9 51 (7.58%) Juniper
10 49 (7.28%) NetApp
11 45 (6.69%) Sophos
12 43 (6.39%) EMC
13 40 (5.94%) SolarWinds
14 39 (5.79%) CheckPoint
15 31 (4.61%) Remedy
16 29 (4.31%) Altiris
17 28 (4.16%) Oracle
18 27 (4.01%) CommVault
19 23 (3.42%) Reuters
19 23 (3.42%) Bloomberg
Woking, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Car, pension, laptop, phone
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum potentially flexible for the right
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £22950 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
University of Southampton
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Orpington, Kent
KH Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum - depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Entegraty
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 20 days ago