The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 632 727 681
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -46
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 301 249 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.63% 3.04% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 265 197 278
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,100 £23,170
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £50,400 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
8284 8180 8008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.53% 7.38% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6725 6460 6458
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +6.54%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 285 £40,000 +6.66% 28
South East +63 108 £41,000 +9.33% 4
London +33 86 £45,000 - 6
Berkshire +35 35 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Midlands +6 35 £34,500 +2.98% 3
Surrey +41 29 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Birmingham +23 29 £32,500 -13.33% 1
City of London +69 24 £49,000 +10.73% 2
Reading +25 19 £62,500 +31.57% 1
South West +6 17 £33,250 -14.74% 4
Oxfordshire +5 15 £35,000 -12.50%
West Sussex -12 15 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England +35 13 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Yorkshire +34 13 £28,500 -19.33% 3
West Yorkshire +25 13 £28,500 -19.33% 2
North West +23 13 £35,500 -5.33% 6
Abingdon -16 13 £35,000 +6.06%
Haywards Heath +18 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South Wales +18 11 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cardiff +13 11 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Wales +13 11 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Kent +18 10 £29,000 +5.45%
Slough - 10 £45,000 -
Manchester +10 9 £35,500 +9.23% 4
Whyteleafe - 9 £52,500 -
Wiltshire +9 7 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Suffolk - 7 £27,000 -
Tonbridge - 7 £29,000 -
Bury - 6 £35,500 -
Hertfordshire +23 5 £26,000 -25.71%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WSUS.

1 483 (87.66%) Windows
2 377 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 362 (65.70%) Active Directory
4 325 (58.98%) Microsoft
5 301 (54.63%) VMware
6 232 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 223 (40.47%) SCCM
8 212 (38.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 196 (35.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 179 (32.49%) Firewall
11 166 (30.13%) MS Exchange
12 163 (29.58%) Hyper-V
13 161 (29.22%) ITIL
14 156 (28.31%) Cisco
15 155 (28.13%) DNS
16 153 (27.77%) Linux
17 150 (27.22%) Citrix
18 148 (26.86%) SQL Server
19 135 (24.50%) DHCP
20 129 (23.41%) Windows 7
21 119 (21.60%) PowerShell
22 117 (21.23%) SAN
23 113 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
24 108 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
24 108 (19.60%) vSphere
25 104 (18.87%) MS Office
26 101 (18.33%) VPN
27 93 (16.88%) Dell
27 93 (16.88%) MS Excel
28 92 (16.70%) Office 365

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 166 (30.13%) MS Exchange
2 70 (12.70%) SharePoint
3 65 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 64 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (10.71%) IIS
6 42 (7.62%) Skype for Business
7 26 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (3.81%) IBM Notes
9 19 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (3.27%) IBM Domino
11 11 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.45%) Apache
13 8 (1.45%) nginx
14 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.73%) WordPress
16 3 (0.54%) CMS
16 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
17 2 (0.36%) Drupal
18 1 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 104 (18.87%) MS Office
2 93 (16.88%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Eikon
2 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 92 (16.70%) Office 365
2 38 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.81%) SaaS
4 20 (3.63%) OpenShift
5 15 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (32.49%) Firewall
2 155 (28.13%) DNS
3 135 (24.50%) DHCP
4 117 (21.23%) SAN
5 101 (18.33%) VPN
6 73 (13.25%) TCP/IP
7 58 (10.53%) LAN
8 45 (8.17%) WAN
9 43 (7.80%) Internet
10 26 (4.72%) VLAN
11 25 (4.54%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (4.54%) iSCSI
11 25 (4.54%) Wireless
12 22 (3.99%) VoIP
13 20 (3.63%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (3.45%) ADSL
15 18 (3.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (2.36%) Cisco PIX
17 12 (2.18%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (2.18%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (26.86%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 36 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.63%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.36%) MySQL
7 6 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.18%) DB2
11 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (3.63%) TeamCity
2 13 (2.36%) MSI
3 8 (1.45%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.45%) WinDbg
4 7 (1.27%) JIRA
5 6 (1.09%) GitLab
6 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.36%) Subversion
7 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) GoCD
8 1 (0.18%) Gradle
8 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 77 (13.97%) Finance
2 24 (4.36%) Back Office
3 15 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.18%) Legal
5 8 (1.45%) Retail
6 7 (1.27%) Law
7 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.73%) Publishing
9 3 (0.54%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 112 (20.33%) Analyst
2 110 (19.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 95 (17.24%) Support Engineer
4 79 (14.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 65 (11.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 63 (11.43%) Desktop Support
7 62 (11.25%) Support Analyst
8 56 (10.16%) Administrator
9 47 (8.53%) Infrastructure Support
10 43 (7.80%) IT Support
11 42 (7.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 38 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
13 37 (6.72%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 37 (6.72%) IT Analyst
14 35 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
15 34 (6.17%) SCCM Engineer
16 33 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
17 32 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 32 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
17 32 (5.81%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.36%) .NET
2 20 (3.63%) AngularJS
2 20 (3.63%) ASP.NET
2 20 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 20 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 20 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 20 (3.63%) KnockoutJS
2 20 (3.63%) MSMQ
2 20 (3.63%) Node.js
2 20 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (3.63%) RESTful
2 20 (3.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 20 (3.63%) WPF
3 19 (3.45%) Web Services
4 10 (1.81%) JSON
4 10 (1.81%) SOAP
5 8 (1.45%) ELK Stack
6 5 (0.91%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.73%) HTML
7 4 (0.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.61%) Data Centre
2 72 (13.07%) Clustering
3 24 (4.36%) EqualLogic
4 19 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 17 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.54%) Replication
7 13 (2.36%) EPoS
8 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.00%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.81%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.81%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.27%) User Experience
13 6 (1.09%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.09%) iPhone
13 6 (1.09%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.91%) Biotechnology
14 5 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 483 (87.66%) Windows
2 377 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 232 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 212 (38.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (27.77%) Linux
6 129 (23.41%) Windows 7
7 113 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (13.07%) Windows 10
9 33 (5.99%) Unix
10 30 (5.44%) Android
10 30 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (5.44%) Windows 8
11 21 (3.81%) Apple iOS
12 18 (3.27%) Solaris
13 15 (2.72%) CentOS
14 12 (2.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (2.00%) AIX
15 11 (2.00%) Mac OS
16 10 (1.81%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (29.22%) ITIL
2 47 (8.53%) Service Management
3 45 (8.17%) Service Delivery
4 40 (7.26%) Patch Management
5 39 (7.08%) Virtual Environments
6 34 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 29 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (4.90%) Change Management
8 27 (4.90%) Project Management
9 26 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
10 23 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 23 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 22 (3.99%) Kanban
11 22 (3.99%) Problem Management
12 21 (3.81%) DevOps
12 21 (3.81%) High Availability
12 21 (3.81%) Migration
13 20 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (3.63%) SIEM
13 20 (3.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 119 (21.60%) PowerShell
2 76 (13.79%) SQL
3 52 (9.44%) VBScript
4 38 (6.90%) Ruby
5 36 (6.53%) Perl
6 34 (6.17%) Python
7 22 (3.99%) Java
8 20 (3.63%) Bash Shell
8 20 (3.63%) C#
8 20 (3.63%) F#
9 10 (1.81%) VB
10 7 (1.27%) C
11 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.36%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) AWK
13 1 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 108 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (14.70%) MCSE
3 64 (11.62%) MCSA
4 45 (8.17%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (7.26%) CCNA
6 36 (6.53%) Degree
6 36 (6.53%) Security Cleared
7 35 (6.35%) MCITP
8 26 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (3.27%) MCP
9 18 (3.27%) MCTS
10 16 (2.90%) SC Cleared
11 15 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 15 (2.72%) MCDST
12 13 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (2.00%) CCNP
14 8 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.27%) CISSP
16 5 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.91%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.26%) SLA
2 17 (3.09%) QA
3 15 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.63%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 362 (65.70%) Active Directory
2 196 (35.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (29.58%) Hyper-V
4 108 (19.60%) vSphere
5 60 (10.89%) XenApp
6 52 (9.44%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (9.07%) VMware ESX
8 30 (5.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (5.44%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (4.36%) Terminal Services
11 20 (3.63%) XenDesktop
12 15 (2.72%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
15 11 (2.00%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.73%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.73%) NFS
17 3 (0.54%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 223 (40.47%) SCCM
2 58 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 44 (7.99%) SCOM
4 39 (7.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (6.53%) NetBackup
6 35 (6.35%) Kibana
7 29 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 22 (3.99%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (3.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 18 (3.27%) FortiGate
11 15 (2.72%) AirWatch
11 15 (2.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 14 (2.54%) MOM
13 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (1.81%) Nagios
13 10 (1.81%) Perfmon
14 9 (1.63%) Sysprep
14 9 (1.63%) WMI
15 8 (1.45%) HP SIM
16 7 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 325 (58.98%) Microsoft
2 301 (54.63%) VMware
3 156 (28.31%) Cisco
4 150 (27.22%) Citrix
5 93 (16.88%) Dell
6 90 (16.33%) HP
7 70 (12.70%) Symantec
8 66 (11.98%) NetApp
9 61 (11.07%) Intel Security
10 51 (9.26%) Red Hat
11 46 (8.35%) Sophos
12 43 (7.80%) IBM
13 37 (6.72%) EMC
14 31 (5.63%) Avaya
15 28 (5.08%) Acronis
16 27 (4.90%) Qualys
17 21 (3.81%) AppSense
17 21 (3.81%) Juniper
18 20 (3.63%) CommVault
18 20 (3.63%) SolarWinds
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £43.28 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + strong benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £46,000 to £58,000 per annum + on call + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Capita plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita Internal Resourcing
Posted: 18 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Posted: 25 days ago
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago