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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 651 611 632
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +21
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 255 276 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.40% 4.26% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 210 220 237
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £27,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £53,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%

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
7509 6477 6608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.58% 6.06% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5947 5219 5357
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 -14 240 £35,000 -14.63% 26
London -16 103 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South East -56 44 £35,000 -20.45% 10
South West -16 23 £27,000 -0.91% 1
City of London -17 22 £43,000 +3.61% 1
Yorkshire -37 18 £32,500 +16.07% 1
North West -5 15 £29,500 -26.25% 2
Surrey -33 15 £39,000 -13.33% 2
Berkshire +3 12 £33,500 +8.06% 1
East of England -1 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -6 12 £35,000 -4.10%
Reading +5 11 £33,500 +55.81% 1
North Yorkshire - 11 £32,500 - 1
Somerset - 10 £27,000 -
Bath - 10 £27,000 -
Birmingham +7 8 £35,000 -2.77%
Exeter -4 8 £20,500 -14.67%
Cheshire -6 8 £29,500 -
Devon -17 8 £20,500 -14.67%
East Midlands -14 7 £35,750 +2.14% 1
West Yorkshire -38 7 £35,000 +25.00%
Woking +7 5 £37,500 -14.77%
Hampshire -37 5 £30,000 -17.24% 2
York - 5 - - 1
Norwich - 5 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 5 £45,000 -
Manchester -7 4 £29,500 -26.25% 2
Bedfordshire -13 4 £43,750 +16.66%
Leeds -30 4 £35,000 +25.00%
Harrow - 4 - -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 556 (93.60%) Windows
2 398 (67.00%) Microsoft
3 391 (65.82%) Active Directory
4 346 (58.25%) VMware
5 297 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 292 (49.16%) DNS
7 282 (47.47%) VMware Infrastructure
8 232 (39.06%) SCCM
9 226 (38.05%) DHCP
10 215 (36.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 209 (35.19%) MS Exchange
12 206 (34.68%) Citrix
13 194 (32.66%) MS Excel
14 187 (31.48%) ITIL
15 177 (29.80%) HP
16 165 (27.78%) Hyper-V
17 155 (26.09%) SQL
18 153 (25.76%) Windows 7
19 149 (25.08%) SAN
20 145 (24.41%) Firewall
21 140 (23.57%) Cisco
22 139 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
23 137 (23.06%) Linux
24 135 (22.73%) SQL Server
25 124 (20.88%) Dell
26 117 (19.70%) MS Office
27 116 (19.53%) IIS
27 116 (19.53%) Symantec
28 115 (19.36%) TCP/IP
29 112 (18.86%) Clustering

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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
1 209 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 116 (19.53%) IIS
3 101 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (10.94%) Lync
5 60 (10.10%) SharePoint
6 59 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (7.41%) Apache
9 41 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2000
12 14 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (2.36%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.67%) WordPress
14 4 (0.67%) Moodle
15 3 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.51%) SAS
16 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 194 (32.66%) MS Excel
2 117 (19.70%) MS Office
3 9 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.51%) Eikon
3 2 (0.34%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.85%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 292 (49.16%) DNS
2 226 (38.05%) DHCP
3 149 (25.08%) SAN
4 145 (24.41%) Firewall
5 115 (19.36%) TCP/IP
6 97 (16.33%) LAN
7 82 (13.80%) WAN
8 73 (12.29%) VPN
9 59 (9.93%) SSL
10 44 (7.41%) Wireless
11 35 (5.89%) HTTP
12 34 (5.72%) SNMP
12 34 (5.72%) NAS
13 27 (4.55%) VoIP
14 26 (4.38%) IPv4
15 25 (4.21%) iSCSI
16 22 (3.70%) VLAN
17 20 (3.37%) FTP
17 20 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (2.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 39 (6.57%) MySQL
4 38 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.36%) Redis
9 12 (2.02%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.51%) PowerCenter
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (4.55%) MSI
2 14 (2.36%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (12.46%) Finance
2 24 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.37%) Banking
4 15 (2.53%) French Language
5 13 (2.19%) Publishing
6 12 (2.02%) Back Office
7 9 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.52%) Advertising
8 6 (1.01%) Legal
9 5 (0.84%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.84%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.67%) Local Government
11 3 (0.51%) Marketing
12 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Retail
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 145 (24.41%) Support Engineer
2 109 (18.35%) Analyst
3 68 (11.45%) Support Analyst
4 52 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 50 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
6 49 (8.25%) Administrator
6 49 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (7.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (7.07%) Server Engineer
9 39 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
9 39 (6.57%) IT Support
10 33 (5.56%) Server Support
11 32 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 31 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (4.71%) Technical Support
13 28 (4.71%) Server Support Engineer
14 26 (4.38%) Consultant
14 26 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 24 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
16 21 (3.54%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.71%) Application Packaging
2 23 (3.87%) .NET
3 17 (2.86%) Web Services
4 14 (2.36%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (2.02%) MSMQ
6 11 (1.85%) COM
7 5 (0.84%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.84%) LAMP
8 4 (0.67%) HTML
9 3 (0.51%) CSS
10 2 (0.34%) XML
11 1 (0.17%) HTML5
11 1 (0.17%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.17%) Middleware
11 1 (0.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (18.86%) Clustering
2 89 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.74%) Replication
4 38 (6.40%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.71%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.19%) Firmware
6 13 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.35%) EqualLogic
8 7 (1.18%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.01%) Open Source
10 5 (0.84%) Statistics
11 4 (0.67%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.67%) Wiki
11 4 (0.67%) iPhone
11 4 (0.67%) iPad
12 2 (0.34%) Equities
12 2 (0.34%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.34%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 556 (93.60%) Windows
2 297 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 215 (36.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 153 (25.76%) Windows 7
5 139 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 137 (23.06%) Linux
7 50 (8.42%) Windows XP
8 49 (8.25%) Windows 8
9 38 (6.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 24 (4.04%) Windows Vista
11 19 (3.20%) Solaris
12 16 (2.69%) UNIX
13 10 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.68%) CentOS
14 9 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.52%) Debian
15 8 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.84%) Android
17 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (31.48%) ITIL
2 65 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 51 (8.59%) Service Delivery
4 40 (6.73%) Service Management
5 36 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 33 (5.56%) Project Management
7 32 (5.39%) Migration
8 29 (4.88%) Load Balancing
9 27 (4.55%) Line Management
10 26 (4.38%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.38%) Problem Management
11 23 (3.87%) Incident Management
11 23 (3.87%) Change Control
12 22 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (3.54%) SIEM
14 20 (3.37%) ITIL V3
14 20 (3.37%) Change Management
15 19 (3.20%) Business Continuity
15 19 (3.20%) Software Deployment
15 19 (3.20%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 155 (26.09%) SQL
2 112 (18.86%) PowerShell
3 36 (6.06%) VBScript
3 36 (6.06%) VB
4 21 (3.54%) Bash Shell
5 18 (3.03%) Ruby
6 11 (1.85%) Perl
6 11 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.68%) C#
8 7 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.84%) PHP
9 5 (0.84%) Java
9 5 (0.84%) C
10 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.34%) R
11 2 (0.34%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 103 (17.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (11.28%) Security Cleared
3 59 (9.93%) SC Cleared
4 50 (8.42%) Degree
5 46 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (7.74%) CCNA
6 45 (7.58%) MCSE
7 36 (6.06%) MCTS
8 32 (5.39%) MCSA
9 31 (5.22%) DV Cleared
10 30 (5.05%) MCITP
11 28 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (3.37%) CCA
14 17 (2.86%) MCP
15 11 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.18%) CISSP
17 5 (0.84%) CISA
17 5 (0.84%) CISM
18 4 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.92%) SLA
2 15 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.68%) QA
4 6 (1.01%) COBIT
5 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) BS7799
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 391 (65.82%) Active Directory
2 282 (47.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (27.78%) Hyper-V
4 88 (14.81%) vSphere
5 86 (14.48%) XenDesktop
6 79 (13.30%) XenApp
7 46 (7.74%) VMware ESX
8 43 (7.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (5.22%) Terminal Services
11 28 (4.71%) XenServer
12 21 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (2.69%) Forefront TMG
15 15 (2.53%) ISA Server
16 10 (1.68%) UAG
17 9 (1.52%) IAG
17 9 (1.52%) Terminal Server
17 9 (1.52%) NFS
18 6 (1.01%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 232 (39.06%) SCCM
2 90 (15.15%) SCOM
3 81 (13.64%) Backup Exec
4 45 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 43 (7.24%) NetBackup
6 39 (6.57%) Nagios
7 27 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 20 (3.37%) HP SIM
9 18 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
10 17 (2.86%) Cacti
10 17 (2.86%) Puppet
11 15 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
14 5 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
15 4 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.67%) MOM
15 4 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 398 (67.00%) Microsoft
2 346 (58.25%) VMware
3 206 (34.68%) Citrix
4 177 (29.80%) HP
5 140 (23.57%) Cisco
6 124 (20.88%) Dell
7 116 (19.53%) Symantec
8 44 (7.41%) Juniper
9 42 (7.07%) SolarWinds
10 40 (6.73%) NetApp
11 39 (6.57%) EMC
12 36 (6.06%) CommVault
13 31 (5.22%) AppSense
14 30 (5.05%) Veeam
15 29 (4.88%) Sophos
16 28 (4.71%) Red Hat
17 26 (4.38%) McAfee
17 26 (4.38%) Altiris
18 21 (3.54%) LANDesk
18 21 (3.54%) Oracle
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £73000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenwich
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Total Gas & Power Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Benefits package offered
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + Pension and Healthcare and
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
University College London
Salary: From £33,353 to £40,313 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottingham
Computacenter
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 19 days ago