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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 632 635 639
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 276 277 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.58% 3.67% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 236 228 211
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -15.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%

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
7716 7552 7043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.07% 6.48% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6188 6052 5647
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -

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 4 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 4 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 +26 261 £40,000 +9.58% 26
London -12 87 £47,500 +11.76% 6
South East +52 84 £44,500 +32.83% 6
Surrey +28 38 £44,750 +33.58% 1
South West -7 33 £39,000 +44.44% 5
Egham - 32 £45,000 - 1
East of England +13 20 £35,000 -22.22% 2
North West +11 19 £37,500 +70.45% 4
West Sussex - 19 £44,500 - 1
Crawley - 15 £44,500 - 1
Swindon +23 14 £42,500 +21.42%
City of London +13 14 £47,500 -12.84% 2
Wiltshire +7 14 £42,500 +21.42%
West Midlands -16 11 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Gloucestershire +3 10 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire -5 10 £30,500 -32.22% 2
Berkshire -7 10 £37,500 -1.31% 2
Devon -1 9 £25,400 +24.20% 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £30,000 - 1
Manchester +11 8 £42,500 +120.77% 3
Exeter -16 8 £25,400 +24.20% 1
Scotland +11 7 £35,000 -
Cheshire +3 7 £37,500 +45.63% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £30,500 -
Hampshire +13 6 £50,000 +63.00%
Woking +13 6 £37,750 +12.68%
Oxfordshire +10 6 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire -1 6 £35,000 -17.64%
Birmingham -12 6 £36,250 +18.85%
Reading -16 6 - -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 511 (96.42%) Windows
2 409 (77.17%) Microsoft
3 357 (67.36%) Active Directory
4 288 (54.34%) VMware
5 283 (53.40%) DNS
6 278 (52.45%) MS Exchange
7 261 (49.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 257 (48.49%) DHCP
9 237 (44.72%) SCCM
10 208 (39.25%) Citrix
11 192 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 173 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 171 (32.26%) TCP/IP
14 162 (30.57%) Cisco
15 159 (30.00%) Windows 7
16 153 (28.87%) Firewall
17 152 (28.68%) LAN
18 151 (28.49%) SAN
19 144 (27.17%) SQL Server
20 140 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2010
21 134 (25.28%) Microsoft Certification
22 133 (25.09%) HP
23 124 (23.40%) WAN
24 120 (22.64%) SQL
25 119 (22.45%) MS Office
25 119 (22.45%) MS Excel
25 119 (22.45%) Symantec
25 119 (22.45%) PowerShell
26 117 (22.08%) ITIL
27 104 (19.62%) SCOM

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 278 (52.45%) MS Exchange
2 140 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (13.58%) SharePoint
3 72 (13.58%) Lync
4 64 (12.08%) IIS
5 47 (8.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.83%) Tomcat
10 13 (2.45%) Apache
11 7 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.75%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.57%) SAS
14 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.57%) Confluence
15 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 119 (22.45%) MS Office
1 119 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Infor CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.57%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.17%) Office 365
2 10 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.75%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 283 (53.40%) DNS
2 257 (48.49%) DHCP
3 171 (32.26%) TCP/IP
4 153 (28.87%) Firewall
5 152 (28.68%) LAN
6 151 (28.49%) SAN
7 124 (23.40%) WAN
8 75 (14.15%) VPN
9 51 (9.62%) VoIP
10 43 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (7.92%) iSCSI
12 39 (7.36%) VLAN
13 27 (5.09%) MPLS
14 22 (4.15%) NAS
15 21 (3.96%) Skype
16 19 (3.58%) LDAP
17 17 (3.21%) DSL
17 17 (3.21%) SNMP
18 14 (2.64%) SSL
18 14 (2.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (7.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.02%) MySQL
5 14 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.94%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.94%) Big Data
7 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (4.15%) MSI
2 17 (3.21%) JIRA
3 9 (1.70%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.94%) Subversion
4 5 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 87 (16.42%) Finance
2 25 (4.72%) Back Office
3 20 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.26%) Law
5 11 (2.08%) Banking
5 11 (2.08%) Online Betting
6 8 (1.51%) Legal
7 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.75%) Front Office
9 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Retail
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 111 (20.94%) Support Engineer
2 101 (19.06%) Analyst
3 75 (14.15%) Administrator
4 64 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 62 (11.70%) Systems Administrator
6 52 (9.81%) Support Analyst
7 36 (6.79%) Server Support
8 30 (5.66%) Technical Support
9 28 (5.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 26 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
11 25 (4.72%) Applications Support
11 25 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (4.53%) Team Leader
12 24 (4.53%) Technical Engineer
12 24 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (4.53%) IT Support
13 22 (4.15%) Technical Support Engineer
14 21 (3.96%) Consultant
14 21 (3.96%) Server Analyst
15 20 (3.77%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.28%) .NET
2 25 (4.72%) Software Packaging
3 24 (4.53%) Application Packaging
4 20 (3.77%) Web Services
5 8 (1.51%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.75%) COM
7 3 (0.57%) Middleware
7 3 (0.57%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (13.02%) Clustering
3 59 (11.13%) Data Centre
4 39 (7.36%) Blackberry
5 31 (5.85%) Computer Science
6 29 (5.47%) EqualLogic
7 28 (5.28%) Hedge funds
7 28 (5.28%) Management Information System
8 18 (3.40%) Replication
9 16 (3.02%) Thin Client
9 16 (3.02%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.51%) iPhone
11 8 (1.51%) iPad
11 8 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.51%) Streaming Video
12 7 (1.32%) CESG
12 7 (1.32%) PKI
12 7 (1.32%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 511 (96.42%) Windows
2 261 (49.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (32.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 159 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 101 (19.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (17.55%) Linux
7 56 (10.57%) Windows XP
8 37 (6.98%) Windows 8
9 24 (4.53%) Windows Vista
10 15 (2.83%) CentOS
11 12 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (1.89%) Android
13 9 (1.70%) UNIX
14 8 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.13%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.94%) Solaris
17 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.57%) AIX
19 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (22.08%) ITIL
2 78 (14.72%) Patch Management
3 62 (11.70%) Migration
4 53 (10.00%) Security Patching
5 46 (8.68%) Configuration Management
5 46 (8.68%) Project Management
6 43 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (6.42%) Service Management
8 33 (6.23%) Asset Management
8 33 (6.23%) Load Balancing
8 33 (6.23%) Problem Management
9 31 (5.85%) Network Load Balancing
9 31 (5.85%) Business Continuity
10 30 (5.66%) Software Deployment
10 30 (5.66%) Server Patching
11 29 (5.47%) Change Management
12 28 (5.28%) Server Building
12 28 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (4.91%) Time Management
14 25 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 120 (22.64%) SQL
2 119 (22.45%) PowerShell
3 48 (9.06%) VBScript
4 37 (6.98%) Perl
5 25 (4.72%) VB
6 20 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.40%) Java
8 11 (2.08%) C
9 9 (1.70%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.94%) Python
10 5 (0.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 134 (25.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (18.87%) MCSE
3 77 (14.53%) MCSA
4 69 (13.02%) MCITP
5 44 (8.30%) Degree
6 42 (7.92%) Security Cleared
7 41 (7.74%) CCNA
7 41 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (6.79%) MCP
9 28 (5.28%) SC Cleared
10 24 (4.53%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.21%) CCNP
12 14 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.89%) MCTS
14 6 (1.13%) CEH
15 5 (0.94%) CCA
15 5 (0.94%) VCAP
15 5 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.74%) SLA
2 19 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.51%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 357 (67.36%) Active Directory
2 192 (36.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (18.11%) vSphere
4 95 (17.92%) Hyper-V
5 65 (12.26%) VMware ESX
6 57 (10.75%) XenApp
7 43 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (7.92%) VMware ESXi
9 41 (7.74%) XenServer
10 23 (4.34%) XenDesktop
11 18 (3.40%) ISA Server
12 17 (3.21%) Terminal Services
13 16 (3.02%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (2.83%) Forefront TMG
15 14 (2.64%) Firmware
16 6 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.94%) vCloud
17 5 (0.94%) KVM
18 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 3 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 237 (44.72%) SCCM
2 104 (19.62%) SCOM
3 101 (19.06%) Backup Exec
4 53 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 42 (7.92%) NetBackup
6 25 (4.72%) Nagios
7 23 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
8 22 (4.15%) ARCserve
9 21 (3.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 20 (3.77%) HP SIM
11 13 (2.45%) SCSM
12 12 (2.26%) SELinux
13 11 (2.08%) Icinga
14 10 (1.89%) Zenoss
14 10 (1.89%) BladeLogic
15 9 (1.70%) WhatsUp Gold
15 9 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 5 (0.94%) Puppet
17 5 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 409 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 288 (54.34%) VMware
3 208 (39.25%) Citrix
4 162 (30.57%) Cisco
5 133 (25.09%) HP
6 119 (22.45%) Symantec
7 72 (13.58%) Dell
8 54 (10.19%) NetApp
9 46 (8.68%) SolarWinds
10 44 (8.30%) McAfee
11 38 (7.17%) Sophos
12 33 (6.23%) Lumension
13 26 (4.91%) EMC
13 26 (4.91%) SAP
14 25 (4.72%) Remedy
15 23 (4.34%) Red Hat
16 21 (3.96%) IBM
17 20 (3.77%) Veeam
18 19 (3.58%) ArcSight
18 19 (3.58%) CommVault
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheddar, Somerset
Robert Half
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Praemium
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 9% non-contributory pension and an
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £26.5k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
jft maintenance
Salary: From £23,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Newton Blue
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Action 365 Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £23,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Hertfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago