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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 631 615 572
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -43
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 278 351 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.65% 4.69% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 215 288 276
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%

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
7611 7479 6536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.84% 6.18% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6086 5930 5023
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £32,460
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -26 266 £37,000 -1.33% 24
London +10 98 £32,500 -18.75% 6
South East +17 81 £38,500 +2.66% 6
Berkshire +12 33 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England +40 28 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Reading -1 27 £41,250 -10.81% 1
Yorkshire +5 21 £35,000 +27.27% 2
West Yorkshire +15 20 £35,000 +32.07% 2
Surrey +24 18 £37,500 -16.66%
City of London +22 17 £32,500 -27.77%
North West +16 15 £33,500 -18.78% 2
South West -22 14 £35,500 +54.68% 1
Hertfordshire +4 12 £29,000 -29.69%
Manchester +9 11 £40,000 -3.03%
West Sussex +3 11 £42,500 +13.33% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £39,000 +34.48% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £35,750 -4.66%
Milton Keynes -1 9 £35,750 -
Bedfordshire +29 8 £30,000 -20.00%
Leeds +13 8 £35,661 +27.36% 2
Crawley 0 7 £42,500 +13.33%
Wiltshire 0 7 - -
Watford +14 6 £42,500 +3.03%
Essex +10 6 £47,500 +156.75%
Bradford -9 6 - -
Wakefield - 6 £30,000 -
Suffolk - 6 £38,500 -
Hampshire -6 5 £35,500 +14.51% 2
Wembley - 5 £25,000 -
Colchester - 5 £47,500 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 531 (95.85%) Windows
2 411 (74.19%) Active Directory
3 390 (70.40%) Microsoft
4 348 (62.82%) VMware
5 286 (51.62%) MS Exchange
6 277 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 269 (48.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 259 (46.75%) DNS
9 225 (40.61%) DHCP
10 189 (34.12%) TCP/IP
11 187 (33.75%) SCCM
12 184 (33.21%) Citrix
13 164 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 161 (29.06%) Firewall
15 159 (28.70%) LAN
15 159 (28.70%) Windows 7
16 156 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 153 (27.62%) MS Excel
18 151 (27.26%) Exchange Server 2010
19 149 (26.90%) SAN
20 138 (24.91%) ITIL
21 135 (24.37%) MS Office
22 134 (24.19%) HP
23 130 (23.47%) WAN
24 129 (23.29%) Cisco
25 110 (19.86%) SQL Server
26 104 (18.77%) SQL
26 104 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
27 100 (18.05%) Symantec
28 94 (16.97%) Linux

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 286 (51.62%) MS Exchange
2 151 (27.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (11.37%) SharePoint
4 53 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 52 (9.39%) Lync
6 49 (8.84%) IIS
7 35 (6.32%) Apache
8 34 (6.14%) Tomcat
9 29 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.44%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.36%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 153 (27.62%) MS Excel
2 135 (24.37%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.90%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
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%) Primavera
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.66%) Office 365
2 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 259 (46.75%) DNS
2 225 (40.61%) DHCP
3 189 (34.12%) TCP/IP
4 161 (29.06%) Firewall
5 159 (28.70%) LAN
6 149 (26.90%) SAN
7 130 (23.47%) WAN
8 60 (10.83%) VPN
9 47 (8.48%) iSCSI
10 42 (7.58%) LDAP
11 39 (7.04%) VoIP
12 31 (5.60%) NAS
13 30 (5.42%) SNMP
14 25 (4.51%) MPLS
15 24 (4.33%) MRTG
16 21 (3.79%) VLAN
17 19 (3.43%) Wireless
18 18 (3.25%) SSL
19 16 (2.89%) Internet
20 15 (2.71%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.14%) MySQL
3 29 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (2.17%) MSI
2 9 (1.62%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.72%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.54%) JIRA
5 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (12.09%) Finance
2 36 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.79%) Back Office
4 20 (3.61%) Banking
5 11 (1.99%) Law
5 11 (1.99%) Advertising
6 8 (1.44%) Billing
7 7 (1.26%) Publishing
8 6 (1.08%) Legal
8 6 (1.08%) Retail
8 6 (1.08%) Front Office
9 5 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Games
10 4 (0.72%) Marketing
11 3 (0.54%) French Language
11 3 (0.54%) Welsh Language
11 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 120 (21.66%) Support Engineer
2 90 (16.25%) Analyst
3 54 (9.75%) Administrator
4 51 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (8.84%) Support Analyst
6 47 (8.48%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 39 (7.04%) Technical Support
9 37 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (5.78%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (5.05%) Server Engineer
11 28 (5.05%) IT Support
12 24 (4.33%) Desktop Support
12 24 (4.33%) Server Support
12 24 (4.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (3.97%) Consultant
14 21 (3.79%) Technical Engineer
14 21 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 20 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
16 19 (3.43%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (3.61%) Application Packaging
3 17 (3.07%) Web Services
4 14 (2.53%) .NET
5 13 (2.35%) Software Packaging
6 10 (1.81%) HTML
7 6 (1.08%) LAMP
8 5 (0.90%) J2EE
9 4 (0.72%) JSP
9 4 (0.72%) XML
10 3 (0.54%) COM
10 3 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.36%) EDI
11 2 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (10.11%) Blackberry
3 45 (8.12%) Clustering
4 37 (6.68%) Replication
5 21 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.79%) Streaming Video
6 20 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 19 (3.43%) Fat Client
7 19 (3.43%) Thin Client
7 19 (3.43%) CESG
8 18 (3.25%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.44%) iPhone
11 7 (1.26%) EqualLogic
11 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.26%) BYOD
12 6 (1.08%) Equities
12 6 (1.08%) PDA
13 5 (0.90%) iPad
13 5 (0.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 531 (95.85%) Windows
2 269 (48.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 164 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 159 (28.70%) Windows 7
5 156 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (16.97%) Linux
7 59 (10.65%) Windows 8
8 53 (9.57%) Windows XP
9 33 (5.96%) CentOS
10 32 (5.78%) Windows Vista
11 16 (2.89%) Android
12 14 (2.53%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.99%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.81%) Solaris
16 6 (1.08%) UNIX
17 5 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (24.91%) ITIL
2 76 (13.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 66 (11.91%) Configuration Management
4 49 (8.84%) Migration
5 43 (7.76%) Load Balancing
6 42 (7.58%) Project Management
6 42 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
7 38 (6.86%) Asset Management
8 37 (6.68%) Service Management
9 36 (6.50%) Time Management
10 31 (5.60%) Performance Monitoring
11 30 (5.42%) Change Management
12 28 (5.05%) Business Continuity
13 25 (4.51%) BCP
14 23 (4.15%) Change Control
15 21 (3.79%) Problem Management
15 21 (3.79%) DRM
16 20 (3.61%) Software Deployment
16 20 (3.61%) Mentoring
17 19 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 104 (18.77%) SQL
2 93 (16.79%) PowerShell
3 43 (7.76%) VBScript
4 38 (6.86%) Java
5 36 (6.50%) Perl
6 28 (5.05%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.89%) VB
8 12 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.81%) C
10 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.18%) C#
12 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) Python
12 1 (0.18%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 104 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (13.36%) MCSE
3 50 (9.03%) Security Cleared
4 48 (8.66%) MCSA
5 43 (7.76%) SC Cleared
6 38 (6.86%) MCITP
7 30 (5.42%) Degree
7 30 (5.42%) MCP
8 24 (4.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (3.61%) DV Cleared
10 15 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (2.71%) CCNA
11 11 (1.99%) MCTS
12 10 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (1.08%) CCA
13 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.72%) MCDST
14 4 (0.72%) VCP4
15 3 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.86%) SLA
2 18 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 411 (74.19%) Active Directory
2 277 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (16.79%) Hyper-V
4 86 (15.52%) vSphere
5 65 (11.73%) VMware ESX
6 59 (10.65%) XenApp
7 58 (10.47%) XenServer
8 40 (7.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (4.69%) XenDesktop
11 17 (3.07%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (2.17%) NFS
12 12 (2.17%) ISA Server
13 8 (1.44%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.26%) Xen
14 7 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (1.08%) NLBS
16 4 (0.72%) Firmware
17 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.54%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 187 (33.75%) SCCM
2 79 (14.26%) Backup Exec
3 74 (13.36%) SCOM
4 40 (7.22%) Nagios
5 38 (6.86%) McAfee ePO
6 33 (5.96%) NetBackup
7 30 (5.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (5.05%) SELinux
9 24 (4.33%) Icinga
9 24 (4.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 21 (3.79%) ARCserve
11 20 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
12 16 (2.89%) HP SIM
13 12 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (2.17%) BladeLogic
14 11 (1.99%) Unicenter
14 11 (1.99%) SCSM
15 10 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 8 (1.44%) SCVMM
17 7 (1.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 390 (70.40%) Microsoft
2 348 (62.82%) VMware
3 184 (33.21%) Citrix
4 134 (24.19%) HP
5 129 (23.29%) Cisco
6 100 (18.05%) Symantec
7 74 (13.36%) McAfee
8 56 (10.11%) Red Hat
9 55 (9.93%) Dell
10 49 (8.84%) NetApp
11 40 (7.22%) EMC
12 39 (7.04%) Sophos
13 37 (6.68%) SolarWinds
14 34 (6.14%) Lumension
15 23 (4.15%) CheckPoint
16 22 (3.97%) CA
16 22 (3.97%) Oracle
16 22 (3.97%) LANDesk
17 19 (3.43%) Veeam
17 19 (3.43%) SAP
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
J & C Associates Ltd
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Robert Half
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £47,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £1 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Car allowance + laptop + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hartlepool
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £15000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cirencester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 19 days ago
Haywards Heath
Ortolan Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago