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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 662 609 650
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +41
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 257 276 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.37% 4.27% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 209 221 241
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%

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
7629 6466 6637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.70% 6.04% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6044 5169 5363
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
England -55 246 £35,000 -14.63% 32
London -29 98 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South East -56 50 £35,000 -17.64% 8
South West -11 22 £27,000 -0.91%
Yorkshire -21 22 £32,500 +16.07% 6
City of London +3 21 £42,500 +2.40% 2
North West +2 17 £29,500 -9.92% 4
Surrey -24 17 £35,000 -22.22% 1
West Midlands -6 13 £35,000 -4.10% 1
East of England -15 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -30 12 £30,000 +7.14% 3
Berkshire -4 11 £34,750 +12.09% 4
North Yorkshire - 10 £32,500 - 2
Cheshire -1 9 £29,500 - 1
Somerset - 9 £27,000 -
Bath - 9 £27,000 -
Reading +4 8 £33,500 +55.81% 1
Exeter +1 8 £20,500 -14.67%
Birmingham -4 8 £36,000 +30.90%
Devon -17 8 £20,500 -14.67%
East Midlands -14 7 £35,750 -1.37% 1
Leeds -22 7 £35,000 +25.00% 2
Woking +9 6 £32,500 -26.13%
Manchester +6 5 £31,000 -5.34% 3
Kent +1 5 £67,500 +42.10% 1
Hampshire -47 5 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Norfolk - 5 £45,000 -
Norwich - 5 £45,000 -
Bradford - 5 £25,500 - 1
Guildford -3 4 £32,500 -20.73%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 541 (93.92%) Windows
2 382 (66.32%) Microsoft
3 376 (65.28%) Active Directory
4 351 (60.94%) VMware
5 293 (50.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 284 (49.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 283 (49.13%) DNS
8 222 (38.54%) SCCM
9 218 (37.85%) DHCP
10 211 (36.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 201 (34.90%) MS Exchange
12 200 (34.72%) Citrix
13 183 (31.77%) MS Excel
13 183 (31.77%) ITIL
14 173 (30.03%) HP
15 162 (28.13%) Hyper-V
16 158 (27.43%) SQL
17 149 (25.87%) Windows 7
18 141 (24.48%) Firewall
18 141 (24.48%) SAN
18 141 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
19 132 (22.92%) Linux
20 131 (22.74%) Cisco
21 130 (22.57%) SQL Server
22 122 (21.18%) Dell
23 116 (20.14%) IIS
24 113 (19.62%) MS Office
25 112 (19.44%) TCP/IP
26 111 (19.27%) PowerShell
27 109 (18.92%) Symantec

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 201 (34.90%) MS Exchange
2 116 (20.14%) IIS
3 91 (15.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (9.72%) Lync
5 53 (9.20%) SharePoint
6 51 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (7.99%) Apache
9 34 (5.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2000
12 14 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (2.26%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.69%) Moodle
15 4 (0.69%) WordPress
16 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 183 (31.77%) MS Excel
2 113 (19.62%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.35%) Eikon
2 2 (0.35%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.91%) Office 365
3 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 283 (49.13%) DNS
2 218 (37.85%) DHCP
3 141 (24.48%) SAN
3 141 (24.48%) Firewall
4 112 (19.44%) TCP/IP
5 101 (17.53%) LAN
6 87 (15.10%) WAN
7 69 (11.98%) VPN
8 56 (9.72%) SSL
9 44 (7.64%) Wireless
10 35 (6.08%) HTTP
11 33 (5.73%) NAS
12 32 (5.56%) SNMP
13 25 (4.34%) VoIP
13 25 (4.34%) IPv4
13 25 (4.34%) iSCSI
14 21 (3.65%) VLAN
15 20 (3.47%) FTP
16 18 (3.13%) MPLS
17 15 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (22.57%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 39 (6.77%) MySQL
3 39 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (2.43%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.43%) Redis
8 12 (2.08%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.52%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.69%) MSI
2 19 (3.30%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.35%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 72 (12.50%) Finance
2 25 (4.34%) Banking
3 23 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.43%) French Language
5 13 (2.26%) Publishing
6 11 (1.91%) Back Office
7 10 (1.74%) Advertising
8 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.04%) Legal
10 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.69%) Local Government
11 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.52%) Marketing
13 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Front Office
14 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 145 (25.17%) Support Engineer
2 105 (18.23%) Analyst
3 64 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 50 (8.68%) Administrator
5 47 (8.16%) Systems Engineer
6 46 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (7.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (7.12%) Server Engineer
9 39 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (6.60%) IT Support
11 32 (5.56%) Server Support
12 31 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 31 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 27 (4.69%) Server Support Engineer
14 26 (4.51%) Technical Support
15 25 (4.34%) Consultant
16 22 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
17 21 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 20 (3.47%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.73%) Application Packaging
2 23 (3.99%) .NET
3 16 (2.78%) Web Services
4 14 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (2.08%) MSMQ
6 6 (1.04%) COM
7 5 (0.87%) LAMP
8 4 (0.69%) HTML
8 4 (0.69%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.52%) CSS
10 2 (0.35%) XML
11 1 (0.17%) Middleware
11 1 (0.17%) JSP
11 1 (0.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 108 (18.75%) Clustering
2 87 (15.10%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.99%) Replication
4 37 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.51%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.39%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.04%) Open Source
9 6 (1.04%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.87%) Statistics
11 4 (0.69%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.69%) Wiki
11 4 (0.69%) iPhone
11 4 (0.69%) iPad
12 3 (0.52%) Life Science
13 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 541 (93.92%) Windows
2 293 (50.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 211 (36.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 149 (25.87%) Windows 7
5 141 (24.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 132 (22.92%) Linux
7 50 (8.68%) Windows XP
7 50 (8.68%) Windows 8
8 38 (6.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 24 (4.17%) Windows Vista
10 19 (3.30%) Solaris
11 14 (2.43%) UNIX
12 10 (1.74%) CentOS
13 9 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.56%) Debian
13 9 (1.56%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.22%) Android
16 6 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (31.77%) ITIL
2 61 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 45 (7.81%) Service Delivery
4 39 (6.77%) Service Management
5 34 (5.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 33 (5.73%) Project Management
7 28 (4.86%) Change Management
8 27 (4.69%) Load Balancing
9 26 (4.51%) Migration
10 25 (4.34%) Problem Management
11 24 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 24 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 23 (3.99%) Line Management
13 21 (3.65%) Change Control
14 20 (3.47%) SIEM
14 20 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
15 19 (3.30%) Business Continuity
16 18 (3.13%) Software Deployment
17 17 (2.95%) Information Security
17 17 (2.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.43%) SQL
2 111 (19.27%) PowerShell
3 41 (7.12%) VBScript
4 32 (5.56%) VB
5 21 (3.65%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.13%) Ruby
7 11 (1.91%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.91%) Perl
8 9 (1.56%) C#
9 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.87%) C
10 5 (0.87%) PHP
11 4 (0.69%) Java
12 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.35%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 99 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (10.94%) Security Cleared
3 55 (9.55%) SC Cleared
4 49 (8.51%) Degree
5 43 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (7.47%) CCNA
6 41 (7.12%) MCSE
7 35 (6.08%) MCTS
8 32 (5.56%) MCSA
9 29 (5.03%) MCITP
9 29 (5.03%) DV Cleared
10 26 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (3.82%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (2.78%) CCA
13 15 (2.60%) MCP
14 10 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.22%) CISSP
16 5 (0.87%) CISA
16 5 (0.87%) CISM
17 4 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.99%) SLA
2 15 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.56%) QA
4 6 (1.04%) COBIT
5 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.35%) BS7799
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 376 (65.28%) Active Directory
2 284 (49.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (28.13%) Hyper-V
4 91 (15.80%) vSphere
5 81 (14.06%) XenDesktop
6 76 (13.19%) XenApp
7 46 (7.99%) VMware ESX
8 41 (7.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (4.86%) Terminal Services
11 27 (4.69%) XenServer
12 21 (3.65%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 12 (2.08%) Firmware
15 11 (1.91%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.56%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.56%) NFS
17 6 (1.04%) Nmap
17 6 (1.04%) Terminal Server
18 5 (0.87%) UAG
Systems Management
1 222 (38.54%) SCCM
2 85 (14.76%) SCOM
3 79 (13.72%) Backup Exec
4 43 (7.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 42 (7.29%) NetBackup
6 39 (6.77%) Nagios
7 25 (4.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 20 (3.47%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (3.30%) HP SIM
10 16 (2.78%) Puppet
11 14 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (2.08%) Cacti
13 8 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (1.04%) SCVMM
14 6 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
16 4 (0.69%) Nessus
16 4 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (0.69%) MOM
16 4 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 382 (66.32%) Microsoft
2 351 (60.94%) VMware
3 200 (34.72%) Citrix
4 173 (30.03%) HP
5 131 (22.74%) Cisco
6 122 (21.18%) Dell
7 109 (18.92%) Symantec
8 43 (7.47%) Juniper
9 39 (6.77%) NetApp
9 39 (6.77%) SolarWinds
10 35 (6.08%) CommVault
11 33 (5.73%) EMC
12 32 (5.56%) AppSense
13 30 (5.21%) Veeam
14 29 (5.03%) Sophos
15 28 (4.86%) McAfee
15 28 (4.86%) Red Hat
16 25 (4.34%) Altiris
17 21 (3.65%) LANDesk
17 21 (3.65%) Oracle
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary; £20,000 - £26,000 Depending on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 7 days ago