The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 638 652 626
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 259 259 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.30% 3.36% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 229 215 204
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7856 7712 6854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.17% 6.72% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6367 6143 5558
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 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
England +11 247 £41,000 +17.14% 27
London -7 86 £48,750 +21.87% 5
South East +44 73 £44,500 +32.83% 7
Surrey +32 40 £45,000 +34.32% 3
Egham - 31 £45,000 - 1
South West -14 30 £40,000 +48.14% 6
East of England +5 19 £35,000 -22.22% 2
North West +4 18 £37,500 +27.11% 3
West Sussex - 13 £44,500 -
Yorkshire +9 12 £31,239 -10.74% 1
City of London +12 11 £47,500 -11.62%
Devon -2 11 £21,000 +2.43%
West Midlands -3 11 £36,250 +19.83% 1
Crawley - 11 £44,500 -
Swindon +21 10 £42,500 +21.42%
Wiltshire +8 10 £42,500 +21.42%
Exeter -10 10 £23,200 +13.17%
West Yorkshire +10 9 £31,239 +4.13% 1
Manchester +4 9 £33,000 +48.31% 3
Berkshire 0 9 £37,500 +4.16%
Gloucestershire -8 9 £40,000 - 4
Woking +6 8 £38,000 +13.43%
Leeds +19 7 £32,739 -6.46%
Cheshire +5 7 £37,500 +27.11%
Essex -3 7 £40,000 -33.33%
Cirencester - 7 £40,500 -
Birmingham +12 6 £36,250 +10.68%
Hampshire +8 6 £30,000 -2.19% 2
Scotland +6 6 £35,000 +70.31%
Hertfordshire - 6 £30,000 - 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 482 (96.59%) Windows
2 400 (80.16%) Microsoft
3 310 (62.12%) Active Directory
4 271 (54.31%) DNS
5 270 (54.11%) MS Exchange
6 263 (52.71%) VMware
7 255 (51.10%) DHCP
8 252 (50.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 209 (41.88%) SCCM
10 184 (36.87%) Citrix
11 175 (35.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 169 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 156 (31.26%) Cisco
14 154 (30.86%) TCP/IP
15 152 (30.46%) Windows 7
16 150 (30.06%) Firewall
17 148 (29.66%) SQL Server
18 145 (29.06%) Exchange Server 2010
19 143 (28.66%) SAN
20 136 (27.25%) LAN
21 130 (26.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 121 (24.25%) Symantec
23 120 (24.05%) MS Excel
24 119 (23.85%) HP
25 117 (23.45%) SQL
26 115 (23.05%) PowerShell
27 113 (22.65%) ITIL
28 111 (22.24%) Linux
29 109 (21.84%) WAN
29 109 (21.84%) Backup Exec

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 270 (54.11%) MS Exchange
2 145 (29.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (14.83%) SharePoint
4 68 (13.63%) Lync
5 66 (13.23%) IIS
6 41 (8.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 28 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (3.41%) Tomcat
10 16 (3.21%) Apache
11 15 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.60%) SAS
14 3 (0.60%) Confluence
15 2 (0.40%) nginx
16 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
Applications
1 120 (24.05%) MS Excel
2 104 (20.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Infor CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.21%) Office 365
2 13 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.00%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (54.31%) DNS
2 255 (51.10%) DHCP
3 154 (30.86%) TCP/IP
4 150 (30.06%) Firewall
5 143 (28.66%) SAN
6 136 (27.25%) LAN
7 109 (21.84%) WAN
8 78 (15.63%) VPN
9 48 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (9.02%) iSCSI
10 45 (9.02%) VoIP
11 41 (8.22%) VLAN
12 28 (5.61%) Skype
13 25 (5.01%) MPLS
14 23 (4.61%) NAS
15 21 (4.21%) SNMP
15 21 (4.21%) LDAP
16 15 (3.01%) Internet
17 14 (2.81%) DSL
18 13 (2.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (29.66%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.81%) MySQL
5 11 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.00%) Big Data
7 5 (1.00%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (4.41%) MSI
2 20 (4.01%) JIRA
3 10 (2.00%) InstallShield
4 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.00%) Subversion
6 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (18.44%) Finance
2 24 (4.81%) Back Office
3 18 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.20%) Online Betting
6 9 (1.80%) Banking
6 9 (1.80%) Law
6 9 (1.80%) Legal
7 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.00%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.60%) Front Office
9 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (21.64%) Support Engineer
2 93 (18.64%) Analyst
3 76 (15.23%) Administrator
4 66 (13.23%) Systems Administrator
5 63 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (10.62%) Support Analyst
7 35 (7.01%) Server Support
8 28 (5.61%) Technical Support
8 28 (5.61%) Applications Support
9 27 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (5.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 24 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (4.61%) Technical Engineer
12 23 (4.61%) Server Analyst
13 22 (4.41%) Server Support Analyst
13 22 (4.41%) Applications Support Engineer
13 22 (4.41%) Team Leader
13 22 (4.41%) Technical Support Engineer
14 19 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.01%) .NET
2 27 (5.41%) Software Packaging
3 21 (4.21%) Application Packaging
4 19 (3.81%) Web Services
5 8 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.00%) COM
7 3 (0.60%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) EDI
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.20%) mod_perl
8 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.20%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (13.03%) Clustering
3 42 (8.42%) Data Centre
4 37 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 31 (6.21%) Management Information System
6 30 (6.01%) Computer Science
7 29 (5.81%) Hedge funds
8 27 (5.41%) EqualLogic
9 13 (2.61%) Replication
10 12 (2.40%) Mathematics
11 11 (2.20%) Thin Client
11 11 (2.20%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.80%) iPad
12 9 (1.80%) CESG
12 9 (1.80%) PKI
13 8 (1.60%) Streaming Video
13 8 (1.60%) iPhone
14 6 (1.20%) EMC VNX
15 5 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
15 5 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 482 (96.59%) Windows
2 252 (50.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 175 (35.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 152 (30.46%) Windows 7
5 111 (22.24%) Linux
6 83 (16.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (8.42%) Windows XP
8 33 (6.61%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.01%) Windows Vista
10 19 (3.81%) CentOS
11 13 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.20%) UNIX
13 5 (1.00%) Solaris
14 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.80%) Android
15 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.60%) AIX
15 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (22.65%) ITIL
2 65 (13.03%) Patch Management
3 58 (11.62%) Migration
4 48 (9.62%) Security Patching
5 40 (8.02%) Configuration Management
6 36 (7.21%) Project Management
6 36 (7.21%) Network Load Balancing
7 31 (6.21%) Load Balancing
8 30 (6.01%) Service Management
8 30 (6.01%) Change Management
8 30 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (5.81%) Asset Management
9 29 (5.81%) Problem Management
10 27 (5.41%) Server Patching
10 27 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (5.21%) Server Building
11 26 (5.21%) Software Deployment
11 26 (5.21%) Business Continuity
12 23 (4.61%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (4.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (23.45%) SQL
2 115 (23.05%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.22%) Perl
4 40 (8.02%) VBScript
5 27 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 21 (4.21%) VB
7 17 (3.41%) Java
8 12 (2.40%) C
9 7 (1.40%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.40%) Python
10 5 (1.00%) Ruby
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) VB6
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (26.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (19.44%) MCSE
3 75 (15.03%) MCSA
3 75 (15.03%) MCITP
4 46 (9.22%) Degree
5 42 (8.42%) CCNA
5 42 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (8.22%) MCP
7 40 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (6.61%) Security Cleared
9 23 (4.61%) SC Cleared
10 20 (4.01%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.41%) CCNP
12 16 (3.21%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.60%) MCTS
14 6 (1.20%) CEH
15 5 (1.00%) CCA
15 5 (1.00%) VCAP
16 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.60%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.22%) SLA
2 20 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.40%) QA
3 7 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 310 (62.12%) Active Directory
2 169 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (20.04%) vSphere
4 92 (18.44%) Hyper-V
5 56 (11.22%) XenApp
6 51 (10.22%) VMware ESX
7 42 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (8.02%) XenServer
9 35 (7.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (3.61%) Terminal Services
10 18 (3.61%) ISA Server
11 16 (3.21%) XenDesktop
12 15 (3.01%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (3.01%) Firmware
12 15 (3.01%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.20%) KVM
15 4 (0.80%) vCloud
15 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.60%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 209 (41.88%) SCCM
2 109 (21.84%) Backup Exec
3 101 (20.24%) SCOM
4 55 (11.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 43 (8.62%) NetBackup
6 29 (5.81%) Nagios
7 21 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (3.41%) HP SIM
9 16 (3.21%) ARCserve
10 14 (2.81%) SELinux
11 13 (2.61%) Icinga
12 12 (2.40%) Zenoss
13 11 (2.20%) WhatsUp Gold
13 11 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.80%) SCSM
15 8 (1.60%) BladeLogic
16 7 (1.40%) Puppet
16 7 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 400 (80.16%) Microsoft
2 263 (52.71%) VMware
3 184 (36.87%) Citrix
4 156 (31.26%) Cisco
5 121 (24.25%) Symantec
6 119 (23.85%) HP
7 71 (14.23%) Dell
8 56 (11.22%) NetApp
9 42 (8.42%) SolarWinds
10 37 (7.41%) McAfee
11 36 (7.21%) Sophos
12 29 (5.81%) Red Hat
13 27 (5.41%) Lumension
14 25 (5.01%) SAP
15 22 (4.41%) IBM
16 21 (4.21%) CommVault
16 21 (4.21%) Remedy
17 18 (3.61%) EMC
17 18 (3.61%) Atlassian
18 17 (3.41%) Apple
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Paragon Group of Companies
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS & PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Professionals in Law
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
@ITS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bluetownonline Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Brighton
Newton Blue
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago