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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 708 675 631
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -44
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 224 283 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.93% 3.82% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 192 198 286
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
7651 7412 7009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.63% 7.06% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6197 5934 5452
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 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 -32 214 £40,000 +3.89% 27
South East +5 84 £44,500 +11.25% 5
London -22 65 £42,500 - 9
Berkshire +10 33 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Reading +8 25 £52,500 +31.25% 2
South West +10 24 £35,000 -24.32% 2
Surrey +11 22 £48,750 +20.37% 1
West Sussex +2 13 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Oxfordshire - 13 £44,000 -
Manchester +21 12 £32,500 +18.18%
North West +21 12 £32,500 +14.03% 3
East of England -7 12 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Haywards Heath - 12 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 12 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -21 11 £42,000 +12.00% 3
City of London +59 10 £45,000 +29.49% 1
Abingdon - 10 £44,000 -
Egham - 10 £60,000 -
Birmingham -3 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Wales +11 8 £30,500 -4.68%
South Wales +3 8 £30,500 -4.68%
Wiltshire 0 8 £35,000 -24.32%
Cardiff 0 7 £30,500 -4.68%
Swindon - 7 £35,000 -
Cirencester - 7 £34,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +8 6 £30,000 - 1
Slough +1 6 £52,500 -
Farnham - 6 £30,791 -
Leeds +11 5 £31,385 +2.90%
Yorkshire +4 5 £31,385 +4.61% 1

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 464 (91.70%) Windows
2 358 (70.75%) Windows Server
3 354 (69.96%) Microsoft
4 338 (66.80%) Active Directory
5 283 (55.93%) VMware
6 282 (55.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 226 (44.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 215 (42.49%) MS Exchange
9 212 (41.90%) Firewall
9 212 (41.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 210 (41.50%) DNS
11 202 (39.92%) Linux
12 201 (39.72%) SCCM
13 199 (39.33%) DHCP
14 198 (39.13%) Cisco
15 156 (30.83%) SQL Server
16 153 (30.24%) SQL
16 153 (30.24%) ITIL
17 148 (29.25%) Hyper-V
18 146 (28.85%) SAN
19 144 (28.46%) PowerShell
20 138 (27.27%) Windows 7
21 134 (26.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 133 (26.28%) Citrix
23 131 (25.89%) MS Excel
24 128 (25.30%) Finance
25 124 (24.51%) vSphere
25 124 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
26 110 (21.74%) Dell
27 102 (20.16%) Symantec

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 215 (42.49%) MS Exchange
2 124 (24.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (20.16%) Skype for Business
4 87 (17.19%) IIS
5 74 (14.62%) SharePoint
6 50 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (5.34%) Apache
8 25 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (4.74%) Tomcat
10 17 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.79%) nginx
13 4 (0.79%) WordPress
14 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
16 1 (0.20%) Drupal
16 1 (0.20%) JBoss
16 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 131 (25.89%) MS Excel
2 42 (8.30%) MS Office
3 8 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) Adaptiv
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.40%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.09%) Office 365
2 29 (5.73%) OpenShift
3 28 (5.53%) SaaS
4 15 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.17%) PaaS
6 10 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.79%) IaaS
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 212 (41.90%) Firewall
2 210 (41.50%) DNS
3 199 (39.33%) DHCP
4 146 (28.85%) SAN
5 101 (19.96%) VPN
6 94 (18.58%) LAN
7 92 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 82 (16.21%) WAN
9 62 (12.25%) iSCSI
10 58 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (10.28%) Cisco IOS
12 48 (9.49%) VLAN
13 42 (8.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (6.92%) SNMP
15 32 (6.32%) NAS
16 30 (5.93%) Internet
17 28 (5.53%) Remote Desktop
18 21 (4.15%) LDAP
19 20 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
19 20 (3.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (5.93%) MySQL
5 14 (2.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.40%) MS Access
11 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.20%) DB2
12 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (3.16%) JIRA
2 11 (2.17%) MSI
3 7 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.19%) InstallShield
5 5 (0.99%) Subversion
6 3 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.20%) Gradle
8 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Toad
8 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 128 (25.30%) Finance
2 34 (6.72%) Back Office
3 26 (5.14%) Financial Institution
4 10 (1.98%) Banking
5 4 (0.79%) Japanese Language
5 4 (0.79%) Law
6 3 (0.59%) Local Government
6 3 (0.59%) Retail
7 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.40%) Front Office
7 2 (0.40%) Legal
7 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (22.33%) Administrator
2 105 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 79 (15.61%) Support Engineer
3 79 (15.61%) Systems Administrator
4 69 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
5 61 (12.06%) Analyst
6 59 (11.66%) VMware Engineer
7 38 (7.51%) Support Analyst
8 37 (7.31%) IT Support
9 36 (7.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 36 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
9 36 (7.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (6.92%) IT Engineer
11 31 (6.13%) Linux Administrator
12 30 (5.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 30 (5.93%) Senior Systems Administrator
13 28 (5.53%) Consultant
14 25 (4.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 24 (4.74%) Server Support
15 24 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.93%) .NET
2 21 (4.15%) LAMP
3 17 (3.36%) Software Packaging
4 16 (3.16%) Web Services
5 8 (1.58%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.99%) RESTful
7 4 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.79%) Sass
8 3 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.59%) Memcached
8 3 (0.59%) mod_perl
9 2 (0.40%) COM
9 2 (0.40%) WAP
9 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.20%) Flash
10 1 (0.20%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (18.77%) Clustering
2 61 (12.06%) Data Centre
3 47 (9.29%) EqualLogic
4 41 (8.10%) EMC VNX
5 37 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (7.11%) Management Information System
7 26 (5.14%) PKI
8 17 (3.36%) CESG
9 14 (2.77%) Replication
10 10 (1.98%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.58%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.58%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.38%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.19%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.19%) Symmetrix
13 6 (1.19%) VCE vBlock
14 5 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 464 (91.70%) Windows
2 358 (70.75%) Windows Server
3 282 (55.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 226 (44.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 202 (39.92%) Linux
6 138 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 67 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (8.10%) CentOS
9 40 (7.91%) Windows 8
10 36 (7.11%) Unix
11 33 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (4.94%) Windows 10
13 17 (3.36%) Mac OS X
14 14 (2.77%) AIX
14 14 (2.77%) Solaris
15 13 (2.57%) Debian
16 9 (1.78%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.58%) Android
18 7 (1.38%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (30.24%) ITIL
2 52 (10.28%) Mentoring
3 45 (8.89%) Service Management
4 42 (8.30%) Capacity Planning
5 40 (7.91%) Configuration Management
6 39 (7.71%) Patch Management
7 38 (7.51%) Migration
8 37 (7.31%) Network Load Balancing
9 35 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (5.73%) Service Delivery
11 26 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (4.74%) Change Management
13 23 (4.55%) Security Patching
14 21 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (3.75%) Time Management
16 18 (3.56%) Load Balancing
16 18 (3.56%) Project Management
17 17 (3.36%) Incident Management
17 17 (3.36%) Information Assurance
18 16 (3.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (30.24%) SQL
2 144 (28.46%) PowerShell
3 99 (19.57%) Perl
4 59 (11.66%) Java
5 48 (9.49%) Python
6 42 (8.30%) Ruby
7 37 (7.31%) Bash Shell
8 36 (7.11%) VBScript
9 13 (2.57%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.40%) C
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) C#
12 1 (0.20%) F#
12 1 (0.20%) PHP
12 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.20%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (26.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (17.59%) MCSE
3 82 (16.21%) MCSA
4 66 (13.04%) MCITP
5 54 (10.67%) MCP
6 53 (10.47%) CCNA
6 53 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (8.10%) Degree
8 39 (7.71%) MCTS
9 30 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (4.35%) Security Cleared
11 13 (2.57%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.57%) MCDST
12 11 (2.17%) CCNP
13 10 (1.98%) ACMT
14 7 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (1.38%) HP ASE
14 7 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.92%) QA
2 34 (6.72%) SLA
3 9 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) BS7799
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 338 (66.80%) Active Directory
2 212 (41.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (29.25%) Hyper-V
4 124 (24.51%) vSphere
5 71 (14.03%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (9.68%) VMware ESX
7 43 (8.50%) XenApp
8 21 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (3.56%) VMware Workstation
9 18 (3.56%) XenServer
10 17 (3.36%) Terminal Services
11 15 (2.96%) Forefront TMG
12 14 (2.77%) Firmware
13 13 (2.57%) XenDesktop
14 12 (2.37%) DFS Replication
15 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.58%) Docker
17 5 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.99%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 201 (39.72%) SCCM
2 81 (16.01%) SCOM
3 79 (15.61%) Backup Exec
4 54 (10.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 38 (7.51%) Nagios
5 38 (7.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 30 (5.93%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (3.36%) Icinga
7 17 (3.36%) SELinux
8 16 (3.16%) NetBackup
9 15 (2.96%) MOM
10 13 (2.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 12 (2.37%) HP SIM
12 11 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (2.17%) Tivoli
13 10 (1.98%) SCOrch
14 9 (1.78%) HP Data Protector
14 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 9 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (1.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 354 (69.96%) Microsoft
2 283 (55.93%) VMware
3 198 (39.13%) Cisco
4 133 (26.28%) Citrix
5 110 (21.74%) Dell
6 102 (20.16%) Symantec
7 89 (17.59%) Red Hat
8 85 (16.80%) HP
9 75 (14.82%) NetApp
10 52 (10.28%) Intel Security
11 49 (9.68%) EMC
12 48 (9.49%) Veeam
13 44 (8.70%) Sophos
14 41 (8.10%) Qualys
15 33 (6.52%) SolarWinds
16 24 (4.74%) Avaya
16 24 (4.74%) IBM
17 21 (4.15%) Oracle
18 20 (3.95%) Apple
18 20 (3.95%) Fortinet
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent bens inc 10% pension etc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
TRP Research
Salary: £18k - 24k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Pebble.IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tonbridge, Kent
Latcom Ltd
Salary: Unspecified - £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Talent Spa
Salary: up to £60k basic salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
aap3
Salary: £26000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Normal business hours 37.5 hrs/week
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Yorkshire Water
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + pension + bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Colchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Woking, Surrey
The Pirbright Institute
Salary: £39,775 to £43,216
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago