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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
Rank 638 706 678
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -28
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 210 228 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.99% 2.79% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 181 197 196
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%

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
7016 8160 7966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.36% 7.98% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5759 6614 6346
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 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 23 February 2017 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +76 204 £47,500 +18.75% 24
London +89 73 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East +31 59 £50,000 +13.63% 2
City of London +53 26 £55,500 +85.00%
North West +5 26 £34,500 +6.15% 3
Yorkshire +39 22 £30,000 -4.41% 4
Berkshire +21 17 £52,500 -
West Sussex +11 16 £50,000 +44.92% 1
Manchester -20 15 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Crawley +21 14 £50,000 +44.92% 1
Hampshire +31 12 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East Yorkshire - 12 £28,500 - 2
Hull - 12 £28,500 - 2
Cheshire +25 11 £62,500 +85.18% 2
Kent +24 11 £57,500 +79.68%
Maidstone -3 11 £57,500 +79.68%
West Yorkshire +30 10 £32,000 +1.95% 1
Leeds +23 10 £32,000 +1.95%
Warrington +16 10 £62,500 +85.18% 1
South West -7 10 £38,500 +10.00% 5
Bury - 9 £30,000 -
Reading +30 7 £45,000 -14.28%
West Midlands +21 7 £35,000 -16.66% 3
Slough +28 6 £53,750 +2.38%
Southampton - 6 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +19 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Wiltshire +12 3 £36,500 +4.28%
Birmingham +8 3 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Bristol +7 3 £42,500 +54.54%
Fareham +4 3 £37,500 -11.76%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 338 (76.30%) Windows
2 320 (72.23%) Microsoft
3 312 (70.43%) Active Directory
4 238 (53.72%) VMware
5 220 (49.66%) Windows Server
6 177 (39.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 150 (33.86%) ITIL
8 149 (33.63%) DNS
9 145 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 140 (31.60%) SQL Server
11 132 (29.80%) SCCM
12 127 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 125 (28.22%) MS Exchange
14 121 (27.31%) Cisco
15 118 (26.64%) Citrix
16 111 (25.06%) Firewall
17 109 (24.60%) DHCP
18 108 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 104 (23.48%) IIS
20 102 (23.02%) Linux
20 102 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
21 100 (22.57%) PowerShell
22 84 (18.96%) MCSE
22 84 (18.96%) Hyper-V
23 82 (18.51%) TCP/IP
24 80 (18.06%) MS Excel
25 73 (16.48%) SQL
26 72 (16.25%) MS Office
26 72 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
27 71 (16.03%) .NET

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
1 125 (28.22%) MS Exchange
2 104 (23.48%) IIS
3 67 (15.12%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (10.84%) Skype for Business
6 47 (10.61%) SharePoint
7 42 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.90%) Apache
11 3 (0.68%) Documentum
12 2 (0.45%) CMS
12 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.23%) Confluence
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 80 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 72 (16.25%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Eikon
3 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (23.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (12.42%) Office 365
3 25 (5.64%) SaaS
4 15 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.68%) G Suite
8 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.45%) IaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 149 (33.63%) DNS
2 111 (25.06%) Firewall
3 109 (24.60%) DHCP
4 82 (18.51%) TCP/IP
5 59 (13.32%) WAN
6 56 (12.64%) LAN
6 56 (12.64%) SAN
7 51 (11.51%) VPN
8 36 (8.13%) Network Security
8 36 (8.13%) VLAN
9 35 (7.90%) VoIP
10 31 (7.00%) Skype
11 26 (5.87%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (4.51%) IP Telephony
13 19 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (4.29%) Internet
14 14 (3.16%) NAS
15 13 (2.93%) SSL
16 12 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (2.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (31.60%) SQL Server
2 68 (15.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 67 (15.12%) MongoDB
4 26 (5.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.68%) MySQL
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.23%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.23%) OLAP
11 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (15.12%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) MSI
3 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (15.35%) Finance
2 37 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.51%) Back Office
4 13 (2.93%) Retail
5 11 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.26%) Marketing
7 6 (1.35%) Banking
8 5 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.90%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Games
11 2 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 67 (15.12%) .NET Developer
2 67 (15.12%) Developer
2 67 (15.12%) Messaging Developer
3 65 (14.67%) Support Engineer
4 62 (14.00%) Analyst
5 57 (12.87%) Administrator
6 40 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (8.13%) Support Analyst
8 33 (7.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 33 (7.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 33 (7.45%) IT Support
9 32 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (7.00%) VMware Engineer
11 27 (6.09%) Infrastructure Support
12 26 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (5.42%) IT Engineer
13 24 (5.42%) IT Support Engineer
13 24 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (5.42%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.03%) .NET
2 67 (15.12%) AngularJS
2 67 (15.12%) ASP.NET
2 67 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC
2 67 (15.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 67 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
2 67 (15.12%) KnockoutJS
2 67 (15.12%) MSMQ
2 67 (15.12%) Node.js
2 67 (15.12%) RabbitMQ
2 67 (15.12%) RESTful
2 67 (15.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 67 (15.12%) WPF
3 10 (2.26%) Web Services
4 9 (2.03%) LAMP
5 5 (1.13%) HTML
6 4 (0.90%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.90%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) COM
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.38%) Clustering
3 26 (5.87%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.42%) PKI
5 23 (5.19%) Driving Licence
6 21 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (4.51%) Replication
8 18 (4.06%) Smartphone
9 16 (3.61%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.35%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.90%) Eurex
12 4 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (0.68%) PACS
14 2 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 338 (76.30%) Windows
2 220 (49.66%) Windows Server
3 145 (32.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 127 (28.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (23.02%) Linux
6 55 (12.42%) Windows 7
7 49 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (8.13%) Unix
9 33 (7.45%) Windows 10
10 17 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.93%) Solaris
11 13 (2.93%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.48%) AIX
13 8 (1.81%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.45%) CentOS
17 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (33.86%) ITIL
2 72 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (15.12%) Dependency Injection
3 67 (15.12%) Kanban
3 67 (15.12%) Multithreading
3 67 (15.12%) MVC
3 67 (15.12%) OO
3 67 (15.12%) TDD
3 67 (15.12%) Web Application Development
4 36 (8.13%) Information Security
5 30 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (6.32%) Service Delivery
7 27 (6.09%) Project Management
8 26 (5.87%) SIEM
9 25 (5.64%) Release Management
10 24 (5.42%) Service Management
11 23 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (4.97%) Change Management
13 21 (4.74%) Line Management
14 20 (4.51%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.57%) PowerShell
2 73 (16.48%) SQL
3 68 (15.35%) C#
4 67 (15.12%) F#
4 67 (15.12%) Ruby
5 17 (3.84%) VB
5 17 (3.84%) VBScript
6 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.68%) Java
8 3 (0.68%) Python
9 2 (0.45%) C
9 2 (0.45%) Perl
9 2 (0.45%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 108 (24.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (18.96%) MCSE
3 64 (14.45%) MCSA
4 47 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (9.26%) Degree
6 40 (9.03%) CCNA
7 31 (7.00%) MCP
8 25 (5.64%) Security Cleared
9 18 (4.06%) MCDST
10 17 (3.84%) GCIH
10 17 (3.84%) MCITP
11 16 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.61%) GIAC
12 9 (2.03%) CCNP
13 8 (1.81%) MCTS
14 7 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.35%) MCT
15 6 (1.35%) NCDA
15 6 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.87%) PCI DSS
2 22 (4.97%) SLA
3 19 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.81%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.45%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.45%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) COSO
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 312 (70.43%) Active Directory
2 177 (39.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (18.96%) Hyper-V
4 65 (14.67%) vSphere
5 57 (12.87%) XenApp
6 44 (9.93%) Terminal Services
7 32 (7.22%) XenDesktop
8 23 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (4.06%) VMware Workstation
10 13 (2.93%) Forefront TMG
11 12 (2.71%) VMware ESX
12 9 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.35%) Firmware
14 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (1.13%) Xen
16 4 (0.90%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.90%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.68%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 132 (29.80%) SCCM
2 67 (15.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 67 (15.12%) Kibana
3 48 (10.84%) SCOM
4 23 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 23 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (5.19%) Nessus
5 16 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (2.48%) Nagios
6 11 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.48%) Puppet
7 10 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.26%) MOM
7 10 (2.26%) NetBackup
8 9 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (2.03%) WhatsUp Gold
9 8 (1.81%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 320 (72.23%) Microsoft
2 238 (53.72%) VMware
3 121 (27.31%) Cisco
4 118 (26.64%) Citrix
5 68 (15.35%) HP
6 46 (10.38%) Intel Security
7 40 (9.03%) NetApp
8 35 (7.90%) Dell
9 31 (7.00%) Symantec
10 26 (5.87%) Avaya
11 25 (5.64%) Veeam
12 21 (4.74%) Qualys
12 21 (4.74%) Red Hat
13 16 (3.61%) Apple
14 15 (3.39%) Forcepoint
15 13 (2.93%) Sophos
15 13 (2.93%) TOWER Software
16 12 (2.71%) CommVault
16 12 (2.71%) SonicWALL
17 11 (2.48%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston, Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Sarah West Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Acceler-IT
Salary: Competitive+bens+bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
IntaPeople
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum c£35k + Bonus - Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Actavis UK Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + bonus + significant benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
360 Resourcing
Salary: £24,000 to £28,000 DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Stanley Davis Group
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Harrow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
South West London
XLN Telecom
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago