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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 667 607 608
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +1
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 236 286 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.04% 4.40% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 184 228 248
Average salary £35,000 £37,800 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.13% +5.71%

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
7753 6507 6493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.80% 5.98% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6162 5256 5289
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £64,450
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -43 227 £35,000 -9.09% 31
London -28 74 £37,500 -9.63% 8
South East -44 61 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Surrey -16 23 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire -26 23 £32,500 +16.07% 4
North West -7 20 £31,750 -25.29% 4
South West -14 18 £27,000 +3.34% 3
West Midlands -8 17 £37,000 +1.36% 3
Berkshire -10 15 £36,750 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -24 13 £30,000 +7.14% 4
City of London -9 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Birmingham - 12 £37,000 -
Manchester +3 10 £32,500 -23.52% 3
North Yorkshire - 10 £35,000 -
Cheshire -10 8 £30,250 -
Slough - 8 £37,500 -
Reading -1 7 £36,000 +67.44% 1
Leeds -15 7 £35,000 +25.00% 2
Bath - 7 £27,000 -
Somerset - 7 £27,000 -
Kent +3 6 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Exeter -5 6 £20,500 -14.67% 1
Devon -21 6 £20,500 -14.67% 1
East of England -21 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Woking - 5 £32,500 -
York - 5 £48,000 -
Bradford - 5 £25,500 -
Bristol +4 4 £36,250 - 2
East Midlands -3 4 £25,500 -21.53%
Guildford -8 4 £32,500 -27.77%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 500 (93.11%) Windows
2 349 (64.99%) Microsoft
3 346 (64.43%) Active Directory
4 328 (61.08%) VMware
5 295 (54.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 259 (48.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 253 (47.11%) DNS
8 213 (39.66%) SCCM
9 204 (37.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 202 (37.62%) DHCP
11 180 (33.52%) MS Exchange
12 177 (32.96%) Citrix
13 174 (32.40%) ITIL
14 155 (28.86%) HP
15 154 (28.68%) SQL
16 153 (28.49%) MS Excel
17 145 (27.00%) Windows 7
18 143 (26.63%) Hyper-V
19 132 (24.58%) Windows Server 2012
20 128 (23.84%) Firewall
21 127 (23.65%) SAN
22 122 (22.72%) SQL Server
23 111 (20.67%) Linux
24 109 (20.30%) TCP/IP
25 105 (19.55%) IIS
26 104 (19.37%) Cisco
27 101 (18.81%) Dell
28 98 (18.25%) Clustering
29 96 (17.88%) PowerShell
30 93 (17.32%) LAN

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 180 (33.52%) MS Exchange
2 105 (19.55%) IIS
3 85 (15.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (10.24%) Lync
5 51 (9.50%) SharePoint
6 42 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 41 (7.64%) Apache
7 41 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2000
12 11 (2.05%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.93%) JBoss
13 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.37%) Moodle
14 2 (0.37%) Confluence
14 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 153 (28.49%) MS Excel
2 88 (16.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.37%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (2.61%) Office 365
2 13 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 253 (47.11%) DNS
2 202 (37.62%) DHCP
3 128 (23.84%) Firewall
4 127 (23.65%) SAN
5 109 (20.30%) TCP/IP
6 93 (17.32%) LAN
7 84 (15.64%) WAN
8 64 (11.92%) VPN
9 40 (7.45%) SSL
10 35 (6.52%) Wireless
11 30 (5.59%) HTTP
12 28 (5.21%) VoIP
13 27 (5.03%) SNMP
14 25 (4.66%) iSCSI
14 25 (4.66%) NAS
15 20 (3.72%) MPLS
15 20 (3.72%) IPv4
16 19 (3.54%) FTP
17 17 (3.17%) VLAN
18 15 (2.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (22.72%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 34 (6.33%) MySQL
5 27 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.23%) Redis
7 12 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.86%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.56%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.19%) Big Data
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (5.03%) MSI
2 20 (3.72%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.93%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 63 (11.73%) Finance
2 26 (4.84%) Banking
3 23 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.79%) Advertising
5 11 (2.05%) Back Office
5 11 (2.05%) French Language
6 9 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.49%) Legal
8 7 (1.30%) Publishing
8 7 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.12%) Marketing
10 4 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.74%) Local Government
11 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (25.88%) Support Engineer
2 103 (19.18%) Analyst
3 63 (11.73%) Support Analyst
4 48 (8.94%) Administrator
5 42 (7.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 42 (7.82%) Systems Engineer
6 41 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 40 (7.45%) Systems Administrator
8 39 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (6.52%) Server Engineer
10 33 (6.15%) IT Support
11 30 (5.59%) Server Support
12 28 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 27 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (4.28%) Server Support Engineer
15 21 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 21 (3.91%) Technical Support
16 20 (3.72%) Consultant
17 19 (3.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 19 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.52%) Application Packaging
2 20 (3.72%) .NET
3 15 (2.79%) Web Services
4 12 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (1.86%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.74%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.56%) HTML
7 3 (0.56%) COM
7 3 (0.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.19%) J2EE
8 1 (0.19%) Middleware
8 1 (0.19%) LAMP
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 98 (18.25%) Clustering
2 81 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.33%) Replication
4 32 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.35%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.42%) EqualLogic
7 10 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.30%) Biotechnology
9 5 (0.93%) Statistics
10 4 (0.74%) iPad
10 4 (0.74%) iPhone
10 4 (0.74%) Life Science
10 4 (0.74%) Wiki
11 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.37%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.37%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.37%) Equities
12 2 (0.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 500 (93.11%) Windows
2 295 (54.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 204 (37.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 145 (27.00%) Windows 7
5 132 (24.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (20.67%) Linux
7 56 (10.43%) Windows 8
8 54 (10.06%) Windows XP
9 29 (5.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 23 (4.28%) Windows Vista
11 18 (3.35%) Solaris
12 13 (2.42%) UNIX
13 10 (1.86%) CentOS
14 9 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.68%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.49%) Android
16 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.93%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (32.40%) ITIL
2 59 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (6.33%) Project Management
4 32 (5.96%) Service Delivery
4 32 (5.96%) Change Management
5 31 (5.77%) Service Management
6 27 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (4.47%) Migration
8 22 (4.10%) Configuration Management
9 21 (3.91%) Business Continuity
9 21 (3.91%) Incident Management
9 21 (3.91%) Problem Management
9 21 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (3.54%) Load Balancing
11 18 (3.35%) Time Management
11 18 (3.35%) SIEM
12 17 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (2.79%) Change Control
13 15 (2.79%) Software Deployment
14 14 (2.61%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 154 (28.68%) SQL
2 96 (17.88%) PowerShell
3 38 (7.08%) VBScript
4 31 (5.77%) VB
5 16 (2.98%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.98%) Ruby
6 10 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.49%) C#
8 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.12%) Perl
10 5 (0.93%) C
11 4 (0.74%) PHP
11 4 (0.74%) Java
12 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.37%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 90 (16.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.06%) Security Cleared
3 47 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 43 (8.01%) Degree
5 37 (6.89%) MCSE
6 31 (5.77%) MCSA
6 31 (5.77%) MCITP
7 30 (5.59%) CCNA
7 30 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (5.59%) MCTS
8 27 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (4.28%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.98%) MCP
11 14 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
12 13 (2.42%) CCA
13 11 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.30%) CISSP
14 7 (1.30%) HND
15 6 (1.12%) VCP4
16 5 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.64%) SLA
2 16 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.86%) QA
4 6 (1.12%) COBIT
5 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.37%) BS7799
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 346 (64.43%) Active Directory
2 259 (48.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (26.63%) Hyper-V
4 88 (16.39%) vSphere
5 72 (13.41%) XenDesktop
6 65 (12.10%) XenApp
7 45 (8.38%) VMware ESX
8 41 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (4.28%) VMware Workstation
11 20 (3.72%) XenServer
12 19 (3.54%) Terminal Services
13 18 (3.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 12 (2.23%) Firmware
15 8 (1.49%) NFS
16 6 (1.12%) Nmap
16 6 (1.12%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.93%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 213 (39.66%) SCCM
2 87 (16.20%) SCOM
3 68 (12.66%) Backup Exec
4 39 (7.26%) NetBackup
5 37 (6.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 34 (6.33%) Nagios
7 19 (3.54%) EMC NetWorker
8 18 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (2.79%) HP SIM
10 14 (2.61%) Puppet
11 13 (2.42%) SCVMM
12 12 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
14 6 (1.12%) MOM
15 4 (0.74%) BladeLogic
16 3 (0.56%) Nessus
16 3 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
16 3 (0.56%) Cacti
16 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
16 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 349 (64.99%) Microsoft
2 328 (61.08%) VMware
3 177 (32.96%) Citrix
4 155 (28.86%) HP
5 104 (19.37%) Cisco
6 101 (18.81%) Dell
7 92 (17.13%) Symantec
8 35 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 34 (6.33%) CommVault
10 33 (6.15%) NetApp
10 33 (6.15%) AppSense
10 33 (6.15%) Sophos
11 31 (5.77%) Juniper
12 28 (5.21%) EMC
13 27 (5.03%) Red Hat
14 25 (4.66%) McAfee
15 24 (4.47%) LANDesk
16 21 (3.91%) Altiris
17 20 (3.72%) Oracle
18 19 (3.54%) Veeam
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita
Salary: Oncalls, Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
networx
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
DCV Technologies
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus overtime and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum £28k - £35k plus Pension + bonus + h
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Osborne Clarke
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago