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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 689 712 656
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -56
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 267 254 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.18% 3.23% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 240 203 291
Median salary £35,750 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.05% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
8395 7874 7686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.18% 7.14% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6811 6230 6096
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +4.76%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +25 252 £37,500 +1.35% 21
South East +48 100 £40,000 +3.89% 8
London -25 65 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Surrey +11 33 £47,500 +26.66% 1
East of England +18 26 £30,000 -20.00%
West Sussex +5 21 £40,000 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -3 21 £39,000 +20.00% 5
South West +2 17 £35,000 -1.40%
Haywards Heath +5 16 £40,000 +6.66%
Berkshire +7 15 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Wales +17 14 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Hertfordshire +15 14 £30,500 +5.17%
Cardiff +13 14 £35,000 +14.75% 1
South Wales +12 14 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Oxfordshire +10 14 £42,500 +26.86% 1
City of London +41 13 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Kent +11 13 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire +2 13 £26,750 -23.57%
Birmingham -1 13 £40,000 - 3
West Yorkshire -3 13 £26,750 -24.28%
Bedfordshire +4 12 £30,000 -
Reading -9 11 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 10 £35,000 +4.47%
Whyteleafe - 10 £52,500 - 1
Redhill - 10 £47,500 -
North West +19 8 £35,500 -8.97% 3
Abingdon -18 8 £35,000 +5.26% 1
Tonbridge - 8 £29,000 - 1
Leeds +8 7 £32,500 -8.86%
Oxford +14 6 £42,500 -9.57%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 428 (87.53%) Windows
2 344 (70.35%) Windows Server
3 314 (64.21%) Active Directory
4 284 (58.08%) VMware
5 283 (57.87%) Microsoft
6 238 (48.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 203 (41.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 190 (38.85%) Firewall
9 180 (36.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 179 (36.61%) SCCM
11 166 (33.95%) MS Exchange
12 162 (33.13%) SQL Server
13 150 (30.67%) Linux
14 146 (29.86%) ITIL
15 145 (29.65%) Cisco
16 144 (29.45%) DNS
17 130 (26.58%) DHCP
18 129 (26.38%) Hyper-V
19 128 (26.18%) Citrix
20 115 (23.52%) vSphere
21 114 (23.31%) SAN
22 110 (22.49%) Windows 7
23 107 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
23 107 (21.88%) Dell
24 105 (21.47%) PowerShell
25 99 (20.25%) SQL
26 95 (19.43%) MS Excel
27 92 (18.81%) HP
27 92 (18.81%) VPN
28 84 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003

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 (33.95%) MS Exchange
2 74 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (14.31%) IIS
4 69 (14.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 66 (13.50%) SharePoint
6 55 (11.25%) Skype for Business
7 22 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (3.48%) Node.js
11 14 (2.86%) Apache
12 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.64%) IBM Notes
14 8 (1.64%) nginx
15 6 (1.23%) IBM Domino
16 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
16 5 (1.02%) WordPress
17 2 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 95 (19.43%) MS Excel
2 73 (14.93%) MS Office
3 5 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) FastStats
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.93%) Office 365
2 26 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.48%) SaaS
4 16 (3.27%) OpenShift
5 10 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 190 (38.85%) Firewall
2 144 (29.45%) DNS
3 130 (26.58%) DHCP
4 114 (23.31%) SAN
5 92 (18.81%) VPN
6 80 (16.36%) TCP/IP
7 64 (13.09%) LAN
8 59 (12.07%) WAN
9 42 (8.59%) Internet
10 40 (8.18%) iSCSI
11 36 (7.36%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (6.54%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (5.73%) VLAN
15 19 (3.89%) Fibre Channel
15 19 (3.89%) SNMP
16 18 (3.68%) Wireless
17 17 (3.48%) VoIP
18 15 (3.07%) NAS
19 13 (2.66%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (33.13%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (7.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.89%) MySQL
6 17 (3.48%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.41%) MS Access
11 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.20%) DB2
12 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (3.48%) TeamCity
2 9 (1.84%) JIRA
3 5 (1.02%) GitLab
3 5 (1.02%) MSI
3 5 (1.02%) Subversion
3 5 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.82%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.20%) Gradle
6 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.20%) Maven
6 1 (0.20%) Toad
6 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 77 (15.75%) Finance
2 28 (5.73%) Back Office
3 6 (1.23%) Local Government
4 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.82%) Publishing
6 3 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.41%) Law
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (17.79%) Analyst
3 83 (16.97%) Support Engineer
4 76 (15.54%) Administrator
5 54 (11.04%) 3rd Line Support
5 54 (11.04%) Support Analyst
6 51 (10.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 47 (9.61%) Systems Administrator
8 45 (9.20%) Desktop Support
8 45 (9.20%) Infrastructure Support
9 43 (8.79%) IT Support
10 40 (8.18%) VMware Engineer
11 38 (7.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 35 (7.16%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 32 (6.54%) Desktop Engineer
14 29 (5.93%) IT Analyst
15 28 (5.73%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
15 28 (5.73%) Windows Engineer
16 26 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
16 26 (5.32%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.11%) .NET
2 17 (3.48%) AngularJS
2 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET
2 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
2 17 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
2 17 (3.48%) MSMQ
2 17 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
2 17 (3.48%) RESTful
2 17 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 17 (3.48%) WPF
3 11 (2.25%) Web Services
4 8 (1.64%) LAMP
5 7 (1.43%) ELK Stack
6 5 (1.02%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.82%) Sass
8 3 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.41%) COM
9 2 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.16%) Clustering
2 58 (11.86%) Data Centre
3 36 (7.36%) EqualLogic
4 29 (5.93%) EMC VNX
5 20 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.25%) Replication
8 10 (2.04%) PKI
9 9 (1.84%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.23%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.23%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.23%) EPoS
11 6 (1.23%) iPhone
11 6 (1.23%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 428 (87.53%) Windows
2 344 (70.35%) Windows Server
3 238 (48.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 203 (41.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (30.67%) Linux
6 110 (22.49%) Windows 7
7 84 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (10.84%) Windows 10
9 34 (6.95%) Unix
10 31 (6.34%) Windows 8
11 28 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (4.91%) CentOS
13 22 (4.50%) Android
14 16 (3.27%) Solaris
15 12 (2.45%) Apple iOS
16 11 (2.25%) Windows XP
17 10 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (1.84%) AIX
19 8 (1.64%) Windows 2000
20 7 (1.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (29.86%) ITIL
2 43 (8.79%) Service Management
3 39 (7.98%) Mentoring
4 37 (7.57%) Patch Management
5 29 (5.93%) Service Delivery
6 28 (5.73%) Capacity Planning
7 24 (4.91%) Project Management
8 21 (4.29%) Migration
8 21 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (3.89%) Change Management
10 19 (3.89%) Incident Management
10 19 (3.89%) Kanban
10 19 (3.89%) Problem Management
11 18 (3.68%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (3.48%) Dependency Injection
12 17 (3.48%) SIEM
12 17 (3.48%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (21.47%) PowerShell
2 99 (20.25%) SQL
3 46 (9.41%) Ruby
4 44 (9.00%) Perl
5 38 (7.77%) Java
6 36 (7.36%) VBScript
7 35 (7.16%) Python
8 17 (3.48%) C#
8 17 (3.48%) F#
9 16 (3.27%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.23%) C
11 6 (1.23%) VB
12 2 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (16.77%) MCSE
3 68 (13.91%) MCSA
4 40 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (8.18%) MCITP
5 37 (7.57%) CCNA
6 29 (5.93%) Degree
7 26 (5.32%) MCTS
8 24 (4.91%) MCP
9 20 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (4.09%) MCDST
10 18 (3.68%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.45%) CCNP
11 12 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.84%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.64%) CISSP
15 7 (1.43%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.43%) RHCE
15 7 (1.43%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.52%) QA
2 22 (4.50%) SLA
3 19 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) BS7799
6 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
System Software
1 314 (64.21%) Active Directory
2 180 (36.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (26.38%) Hyper-V
4 115 (23.52%) vSphere
5 58 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (10.84%) XenApp
7 43 (8.79%) VMware ESX
8 19 (3.89%) XenDesktop
9 17 (3.48%) Terminal Services
10 15 (3.07%) Forefront TMG
10 15 (3.07%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (2.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.84%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.43%) XenServer
14 5 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.82%) Docker
15 4 (0.82%) Firmware
16 3 (0.61%) NFS
16 3 (0.61%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 179 (36.61%) SCCM
2 72 (14.72%) Backup Exec
3 42 (8.59%) SCOM
4 36 (7.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 34 (6.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 31 (6.34%) NetBackup
7 24 (4.91%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (4.50%) Kibana
9 18 (3.68%) Nagios
10 17 (3.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 15 (3.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (3.07%) MOM
12 14 (2.86%) FortiGate
13 12 (2.45%) HP SIM
14 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (1.23%) SCDPM
15 6 (1.23%) Tivoli
16 5 (1.02%) Icinga
16 5 (1.02%) logstash
16 5 (1.02%) SELinux
Vendors
1 284 (58.08%) VMware
2 283 (57.87%) Microsoft
3 145 (29.65%) Cisco
4 128 (26.18%) Citrix
5 107 (21.88%) Dell
6 92 (18.81%) HP
7 69 (14.11%) NetApp
8 68 (13.91%) Symantec
9 61 (12.47%) Red Hat
10 55 (11.25%) Intel Security
11 48 (9.82%) Sophos
12 40 (8.18%) EMC
13 32 (6.54%) IBM
14 30 (6.13%) SolarWinds
15 29 (5.93%) Avaya
15 29 (5.93%) Qualys
16 27 (5.52%) Veeam
17 23 (4.70%) Juniper
18 19 (3.89%) Fortinet
18 19 (3.89%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tonbridge, Kent
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Waitrose
Salary: £37,000 - £52,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Whyteleafe, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
VIT
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum Normal business hours 37.5 hrs/week
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita Internal Resourcing
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, training etc
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Bemnefitys Pack
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £31000.00 - £35600.00 per annum + Pension & Fantastic benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £22511 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Holborn, London
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago