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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 653 697 728
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +31
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 230 281 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.01% 3.50% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 193 248 204
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%

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
7631 8040 8521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.50% 7.55% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6101 6561 6830
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,875 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +17 205 £42,500 - 26
London -10 72 £47,500 +11.76% 8
South East +27 49 £50,000 -4.76% 10
West Yorkshire +50 19 £30,000 -6.61% 2
Leeds +45 19 £30,000 -12.40% 2
Yorkshire +38 19 £30,000 -6.61% 2
Berkshire +25 17 £55,000 +4.76% 2
South West +8 17 £36,750 -5.16% 1
Manchester +5 16 £37,500 +11.94%
North West -3 16 £37,500 +11.94% 3
West Sussex +37 13 £50,000 +56.25% 1
West Midlands +4 12 £31,000 +24.00% 1
Crawley +20 11 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Slough +29 10 £55,000 +37.50%
Kent +22 10 £57,500 +109.09% 1
City of London +7 8 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Maidstone - 8 £57,500 - 1
East Midlands +9 7 £45,000 +47.54% 1
Leicestershire +2 7 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Leicester +1 7 £45,000 +80.00% 1
North East - 7 £42,500 -
Reading +11 6 £47,500 -20.83% 1
South Wales -2 6 £36,500 -0.68%
East of England -3 6 £37,500 -
Wales -6 6 £36,500 -0.68%
Essex +11 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Cardiff +3 5 £40,000 +8.84%
Bury - 5 £42,500 -
Somerset - 5 £38,500 -
Wiltshire +16 4 £43,750 +25.00%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 414 (83.64%) Windows
2 352 (71.11%) Active Directory
3 330 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 288 (58.18%) VMware
5 278 (56.16%) Windows Server
6 233 (47.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 192 (38.79%) SCCM
7 192 (38.79%) Cisco
8 190 (38.38%) ITIL
9 165 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 157 (31.72%) Linux
11 155 (31.31%) DNS
12 153 (30.91%) Hyper-V
13 152 (30.71%) Citrix
14 146 (29.49%) Firewall
14 146 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 141 (28.48%) MS Exchange
16 129 (26.06%) DHCP
17 127 (25.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 125 (25.25%) SQL Server
19 120 (24.24%) PowerShell
20 104 (21.01%) Data Centre
21 99 (20.00%) TCP/IP
22 96 (19.39%) MS Excel
23 95 (19.19%) MS Office
24 92 (18.59%) IIS
24 92 (18.59%) vSphere
25 91 (18.38%) MCSE
26 87 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
27 83 (16.77%) Intel Security

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
1 141 (28.48%) MS Exchange
2 92 (18.59%) IIS
3 57 (11.52%) Skype for Business
4 56 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (7.68%) SharePoint
7 34 (6.87%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.21%) IBM Domino
10 6 (1.21%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.01%) Apache
12 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.40%) CMS
13 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.20%) Documentum
14 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 95 (19.19%) MS Office
3 6 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Eikon
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (10.91%) Office 365
3 50 (10.10%) SaaS
4 27 (5.45%) OpenShift
5 21 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.61%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) G Suite
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.20%) IaaS
11 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 155 (31.31%) DNS
2 146 (29.49%) Firewall
3 129 (26.06%) DHCP
4 99 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 72 (14.55%) SAN
6 71 (14.34%) VPN
7 67 (13.54%) WAN
8 65 (13.13%) LAN
9 39 (7.88%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (7.47%) Cisco IOS
11 36 (7.27%) Network Security
12 34 (6.87%) VoIP
13 28 (5.66%) VLAN
14 27 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (4.85%) Cisco PIX
16 21 (4.24%) Skype
17 20 (4.04%) IP Telephony
18 19 (3.84%) NAS
19 15 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
19 15 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (25.25%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 34 (6.87%) MongoDB
4 27 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.61%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) OLAP
11 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (6.87%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.61%) JIRA
3 3 (0.61%) MSI
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 81 (16.36%) Finance
2 36 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.07%) Back Office
4 16 (3.23%) Retail
5 14 (2.83%) Legal
6 11 (2.22%) Marketing
7 8 (1.62%) Law
8 5 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.81%) Local Government
10 3 (0.61%) Automotive
10 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (19.39%) Support Engineer
2 83 (16.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 68 (13.74%) Analyst
4 63 (12.73%) Administrator
5 50 (10.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 49 (9.90%) Windows Engineer
7 48 (9.70%) Systems Engineer
8 46 (9.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 44 (8.89%) IT Support
10 42 (8.48%) VMware Engineer
11 37 (7.47%) Developer
11 37 (7.47%) IT Engineer
12 34 (6.87%) .NET Developer
12 34 (6.87%) Messaging Developer
12 34 (6.87%) Server Engineer
13 32 (6.46%) Support Analyst
14 30 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
15 29 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 27 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
16 27 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.27%) .NET
2 34 (6.87%) AngularJS
2 34 (6.87%) ASP.NET
2 34 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
2 34 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 34 (6.87%) ASP.NET Web API
2 34 (6.87%) KnockoutJS
2 34 (6.87%) MSMQ
2 34 (6.87%) Node.js
2 34 (6.87%) RabbitMQ
2 34 (6.87%) RESTful
2 34 (6.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 34 (6.87%) WPF
3 21 (4.24%) Web Services
4 15 (3.03%) JSON
4 15 (3.03%) SOAP
5 7 (1.41%) HTML
5 7 (1.41%) XML
6 6 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (1.01%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (21.01%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.70%) Clustering
3 33 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 32 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.45%) Replication
6 23 (4.65%) Driving Licence
6 23 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (3.64%) Computer Science
8 16 (3.23%) Smartphone
9 15 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.63%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.82%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.82%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.62%) PKI
13 7 (1.41%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.41%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.21%) Eurex
15 5 (1.01%) User Experience
16 3 (0.61%) Cybercrime
16 3 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 414 (83.64%) Windows
2 278 (56.16%) Windows Server
3 165 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 157 (31.72%) Linux
5 146 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (17.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (16.16%) Windows 7
8 44 (8.89%) Windows 10
9 35 (7.07%) Unix
10 27 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (4.65%) Solaris
12 16 (3.23%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.03%) AIX
14 12 (2.42%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (1.41%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.81%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.81%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.61%) CentOS
19 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (38.38%) ITIL
2 43 (8.69%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (7.88%) Information Security
4 38 (7.68%) Service Management
5 37 (7.47%) Project Management
6 34 (6.87%) Capacity Planning
6 34 (6.87%) Dependency Injection
6 34 (6.87%) Kanban
6 34 (6.87%) Multithreading
6 34 (6.87%) MVC
6 34 (6.87%) OO
6 34 (6.87%) SIEM
6 34 (6.87%) TDD
6 34 (6.87%) Web Application Development
7 33 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (5.86%) Patch Management
8 29 (5.86%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (5.05%) Software Deployment
11 24 (4.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 66 (13.33%) SQL
3 47 (9.49%) Ruby
4 35 (7.07%) C#
5 34 (6.87%) F#
5 34 (6.87%) Python
6 33 (6.67%) VBScript
7 32 (6.46%) Perl
8 19 (3.84%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.83%) Java
10 9 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.82%) VB
11 5 (1.01%) C
11 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.81%) Korn
13 1 (0.20%) Google Apps Script
13 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (25.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (18.38%) MCSE
3 75 (15.15%) MCSA
4 70 (14.14%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (13.13%) Degree
6 58 (11.72%) CCNA
7 47 (9.49%) Security Cleared
8 41 (8.28%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (6.46%) DV Cleared
10 29 (5.86%) MCITP
11 25 (5.05%) MCP
12 17 (3.43%) MCTS
13 16 (3.23%) SC Cleared
14 15 (3.03%) MCDST
15 14 (2.83%) GCIH
15 14 (2.83%) GIAC
16 13 (2.63%) CCNP
17 10 (2.02%) NCDA
18 9 (1.82%) MCT
19 7 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.30%) SLA
2 23 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (3.03%) HIPAA
5 12 (2.42%) QA
6 7 (1.41%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.40%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
System Software
1 352 (71.11%) Active Directory
2 233 (47.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (30.91%) Hyper-V
4 92 (18.59%) vSphere
5 67 (13.54%) XenApp
6 38 (7.68%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (7.27%) Terminal Services
8 31 (6.26%) VMware ESX
9 28 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
10 27 (5.45%) Forefront TMG
11 25 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (4.04%) XenDesktop
14 18 (3.64%) ISA Server
15 13 (2.63%) vCloud
15 13 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (1.62%) Terminal Server
19 6 (1.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 192 (38.79%) SCCM
2 68 (13.74%) SCOM
3 49 (9.90%) Kibana
4 38 (7.68%) McAfee ePO
5 34 (6.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 29 (5.86%) Backup Exec
7 27 (5.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 26 (5.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 25 (5.05%) AirWatch
10 24 (4.85%) MOM
10 24 (4.85%) Nessus
11 20 (4.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (3.64%) Puppet
13 15 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (3.03%) WMI
14 14 (2.83%) NetBackup
14 14 (2.83%) WhatsUp Gold
15 13 (2.63%) Malwarebytes
15 13 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
16 12 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 330 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 288 (58.18%) VMware
3 192 (38.79%) Cisco
4 152 (30.71%) Citrix
5 83 (16.77%) Intel Security
6 74 (14.95%) HP
7 47 (9.49%) Red Hat
8 46 (9.29%) Qualys
9 42 (8.48%) NetApp
10 41 (8.28%) Symantec
11 36 (7.27%) Dell
12 29 (5.86%) CommVault
13 26 (5.25%) F5
14 25 (5.05%) EMC
15 23 (4.65%) Forcepoint
16 22 (4.44%) Avaya
17 19 (3.84%) ServiceNow
18 17 (3.43%) IBM
19 15 (3.03%) Veeam
20 13 (2.63%) SolarWinds
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience + on-call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Reassured Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum Excellent benefits and annual perfor
Posted: 14 days ago