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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 618 576 564
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -12
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 285 347 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.94% 4.97% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 210 287 282
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £22,950 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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
7226 6981 6227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.72% 6.24% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5784 5495 4786
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -34 273 £37,500 - 37
London +8 106 £33,000 -17.50% 14
South East +15 84 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Berkshire +18 38 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England +19 33 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Reading +9 28 £40,000 -11.11% 1
City of London +6 21 £32,500 -25.40% 2
Surrey +18 20 £37,500 -16.66%
Yorkshire -3 20 £32,500 +20.37% 5
West Yorkshire -1 19 £35,000 +32.07% 3
North West +21 17 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Manchester +15 11 £40,000 -3.03%
Hertfordshire +10 11 £34,250 -16.96%
West Sussex +5 9 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Essex +1 9 £47,500 +156.75%
South West -40 9 £35,250 +53.59% 7
Bedfordshire +19 8 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Suffolk +11 8 £39,250 -12.77%
Milton Keynes +7 8 £29,500 -
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £29,500 -21.33%
Crawley -8 8 £42,500 +13.33%
East Midlands +17 7 £45,000 +55.17%
Leeds +9 7 £35,661 +27.36% 1
Hampshire +2 7 £35,500 +22.41% 3
Slough +15 6 £37,500 -
Bradford -8 6 - -
Colchester - 6 £47,500 -
Wakefield - 6 £30,000 - 1
Watford +6 5 £42,500 +3.03%
Wiltshire +3 5 - - 3

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 525 (94.42%) Windows
2 408 (73.38%) Active Directory
3 382 (68.71%) Microsoft
4 350 (62.95%) VMware
5 281 (50.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 277 (49.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 267 (48.02%) MS Exchange
8 252 (45.32%) DNS
9 218 (39.21%) DHCP
10 183 (32.91%) SCCM
11 176 (31.65%) Citrix
12 171 (30.76%) TCP/IP
13 169 (30.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 161 (28.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 160 (28.78%) Windows 7
16 154 (27.70%) ITIL
17 153 (27.52%) Firewall
18 150 (26.98%) MS Excel
19 145 (26.08%) LAN
20 144 (25.90%) Exchange Server 2010
21 139 (25.00%) HP
22 138 (24.82%) SAN
23 131 (23.56%) MS Office
24 122 (21.94%) WAN
25 120 (21.58%) Cisco
26 110 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
27 106 (19.06%) SQL Server
28 102 (18.35%) Symantec
29 101 (18.17%) SQL
30 97 (17.45%) Hyper-V

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 267 (48.02%) MS Exchange
2 144 (25.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (11.15%) SharePoint
4 55 (9.89%) IIS
5 53 (9.53%) Lync
6 47 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (6.47%) Apache
8 32 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (5.22%) Tomcat
10 25 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.44%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.54%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.18%) Drupal
16 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.18%) Moodle
Applications
1 150 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 131 (23.56%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.90%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.72%) MS Project
4 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Front Arena
1 3 (0.54%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.54%) Eikon
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Line 50
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.81%) Office 365
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 252 (45.32%) DNS
2 218 (39.21%) DHCP
3 171 (30.76%) TCP/IP
4 153 (27.52%) Firewall
5 145 (26.08%) LAN
6 138 (24.82%) SAN
7 122 (21.94%) WAN
8 60 (10.79%) VPN
9 48 (8.63%) iSCSI
10 38 (6.83%) VoIP
10 38 (6.83%) LDAP
11 27 (4.86%) NAS
12 25 (4.50%) SNMP
12 25 (4.50%) MPLS
13 24 (4.32%) VLAN
14 21 (3.78%) MRTG
14 21 (3.78%) Wireless
15 17 (3.06%) SSL
16 16 (2.88%) Internet
17 12 (2.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.58%) MySQL
3 26 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.68%) MongoDB
4 17 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (1.62%) MSI
2 6 (1.08%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.54%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.54%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 67 (12.05%) Finance
2 33 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.96%) Banking
4 18 (3.24%) Back Office
5 14 (2.52%) Advertising
6 10 (1.80%) Law
7 9 (1.62%) Legal
8 8 (1.44%) Billing
9 7 (1.26%) Publishing
9 7 (1.26%) Marketing
10 6 (1.08%) Retail
10 6 (1.08%) Front Office
11 4 (0.72%) Games
12 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 118 (21.22%) Support Engineer
2 90 (16.19%) Analyst
3 50 (8.99%) Support Analyst
3 50 (8.99%) Administrator
3 50 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
5 40 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (6.29%) Technical Support
6 35 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (5.94%) Systems Engineer
8 28 (5.04%) IT Support
9 26 (4.68%) Server Engineer
10 24 (4.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 22 (3.96%) Desktop Support
11 22 (3.96%) Server Support
11 22 (3.96%) Wintel Support
12 21 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
13 20 (3.60%) Consultant
13 20 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 19 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.96%) Application Packaging
2 18 (3.24%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (2.52%) Web Services
4 12 (2.16%) HTML
5 11 (1.98%) .NET
6 10 (1.80%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.08%) LAMP
8 5 (0.90%) J2EE
9 4 (0.72%) XML
9 4 (0.72%) JSP
10 3 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.36%) EDI
11 2 (0.36%) WAP
11 2 (0.36%) COM
11 2 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.17%) Blackberry
3 48 (8.63%) Clustering
4 34 (6.12%) Replication
5 19 (3.42%) Thin Client
5 19 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.42%) Fat Client
6 18 (3.24%) Client/Server
6 18 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.24%) CESG
6 18 (3.24%) Streaming Video
7 10 (1.80%) EqualLogic
8 9 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.08%) iPhone
10 6 (1.08%) PDA
10 6 (1.08%) Equities
11 4 (0.72%) Statistics
11 4 (0.72%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.54%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 525 (94.42%) Windows
2 281 (50.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (30.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 161 (28.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 160 (28.78%) Windows 7
6 89 (16.01%) Linux
7 61 (10.97%) Windows 8
8 52 (9.35%) Windows XP
9 31 (5.58%) Windows Vista
10 29 (5.22%) CentOS
11 16 (2.88%) Android
12 14 (2.52%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.98%) Windows 2000
15 9 (1.62%) Solaris
15 9 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.26%) UNIX
17 5 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (27.70%) ITIL
2 75 (13.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 57 (10.25%) Configuration Management
4 51 (9.17%) Migration
5 41 (7.37%) Project Management
6 38 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
7 37 (6.65%) Asset Management
8 36 (6.47%) Time Management
9 35 (6.29%) Load Balancing
10 34 (6.12%) Change Management
11 33 (5.94%) Service Management
12 29 (5.22%) Business Continuity
13 26 (4.68%) BCP
14 24 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (3.60%) Problem Management
15 20 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
15 20 (3.60%) Change Control
15 20 (3.60%) Software Deployment
16 19 (3.42%) Mentoring
17 18 (3.24%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 101 (18.17%) SQL
2 93 (16.73%) PowerShell
3 41 (7.37%) VBScript
4 33 (5.94%) Perl
4 33 (5.94%) Java
5 26 (4.68%) Bash Shell
6 15 (2.70%) VB
7 13 (2.34%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.80%) C
9 7 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) C#
11 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) Python
11 1 (0.18%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 110 (19.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (14.93%) MCSE
3 55 (9.89%) MCSA
4 46 (8.27%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.37%) MCITP
6 39 (7.01%) SC Cleared
7 33 (5.94%) Degree
8 32 (5.76%) MCP
9 30 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.70%) CCNA
10 15 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.16%) MCTS
12 8 (1.44%) VCP4
13 7 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.72%) MCDST
15 4 (0.72%) CCA
15 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.29%) SLA
2 13 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 408 (73.38%) Active Directory
2 277 (49.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (17.45%) Hyper-V
4 91 (16.37%) vSphere
5 66 (11.87%) VMware ESX
6 57 (10.25%) XenApp
7 46 (8.27%) XenServer
8 40 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (6.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (5.04%) XenDesktop
11 18 (3.24%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (2.16%) NFS
13 10 (1.80%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.26%) Xen
15 6 (1.08%) NLBS
15 6 (1.08%) Firmware
16 5 (0.90%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
17 4 (0.72%) KVM
18 3 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 183 (32.91%) SCCM
2 82 (14.75%) Backup Exec
3 79 (14.21%) SCOM
4 38 (6.83%) Nagios
5 35 (6.29%) McAfee ePO
6 33 (5.94%) NetBackup
7 28 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (4.32%) SELinux
9 22 (3.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 21 (3.78%) Icinga
11 17 (3.06%) ARCserve
12 15 (2.70%) SCVMM
12 15 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (2.34%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.98%) Unicenter
14 11 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 11 (1.98%) HP SIM
15 10 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 9 (1.62%) SCSM
17 8 (1.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 382 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 350 (62.95%) VMware
3 176 (31.65%) Citrix
4 139 (25.00%) HP
5 120 (21.58%) Cisco
6 102 (18.35%) Symantec
7 69 (12.41%) McAfee
8 54 (9.71%) Dell
9 50 (8.99%) Red Hat
10 48 (8.63%) NetApp
11 42 (7.55%) EMC
11 42 (7.55%) Sophos
12 34 (6.12%) SolarWinds
13 26 (4.68%) Lumension
14 25 (4.50%) CheckPoint
15 22 (3.96%) Avaya
16 21 (3.78%) Oracle
16 21 (3.78%) CA
16 21 (3.78%) LANDesk
17 19 (3.42%) CommVault
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: c. £40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath
Ortolan Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
CRL
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £3000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ComputAppoint
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
People Source
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Out of Hours Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago