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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 595 713 691
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -22
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 333 260 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.94% 3.15% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 287 216 246
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
8460 8260 7973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.62% 7.49% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6881 6567 6401
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 25 July 2016 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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +125 319 £41,496 +3.73% 21
London +69 115 £52,500 +16.66% 7
South East +51 102 £44,250 +4.11% 3
Berkshire +38 43 £50,000 +53.84% 2
West Midlands +31 38 £34,500 +2.22% 1
City of London +83 36 £46,000 -3.15% 3
Birmingham +22 33 £33,000 -8.96% 1
Reading +31 26 £70,000 - 2
Surrey +23 21 £50,000 +33.33% 1
South West +10 18 £34,000 -15.00% 3
East of England +37 17 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Yorkshire +43 16 £33,000 +10.00%
West Yorkshire +27 15 £33,000 +10.00%
Oxfordshire -13 14 £37,500 -6.25%
North West +18 13 £37,500 - 4
West Sussex -17 13 £40,000 -10.11%
Abingdon - 13 £35,000 -
Leeds +35 11 £39,500 +10.76%
Slough +20 11 £45,000 +20.00%
Haywards Heath - 10 £40,000 -
Manchester +3 8 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Wiltshire +3 8 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Scotland +4 7 £31,500 -10.00%
Suffolk - 7 £27,000 -
Kent +20 6 £29,000 +0.86%
Cardiff +14 6 £41,250 +17.85%
South Wales +13 6 £41,250 +17.85%
Wales +3 6 £41,250 +17.85%
Chippenham - 6 £32,500 -
Edinburgh +10 5 £31,000 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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.

1 507 (87.72%) Windows
2 395 (68.34%) Windows Server
3 388 (67.13%) Active Directory
4 332 (57.44%) Microsoft
5 315 (54.50%) VMware
6 247 (42.73%) SCCM
7 226 (39.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 219 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 210 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 180 (31.14%) Hyper-V
11 174 (30.10%) Firewall
12 172 (29.76%) ITIL
13 171 (29.58%) MS Exchange
14 168 (29.07%) Cisco
15 165 (28.55%) Linux
16 162 (28.03%) DNS
17 155 (26.82%) Citrix
18 140 (24.22%) DHCP
19 135 (23.36%) SQL Server
19 135 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
20 129 (22.32%) PowerShell
20 129 (22.32%) Windows 7
21 123 (21.28%) MS Office
22 111 (19.20%) vSphere
23 109 (18.86%) Microsoft Certification
24 107 (18.51%) SAN
25 103 (17.82%) MS Excel
26 101 (17.47%) Office 365
27 97 (16.78%) VPN
28 87 (15.05%) Finance

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
1 171 (29.58%) MS Exchange
2 62 (10.73%) SharePoint
3 60 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (9.86%) IIS
5 55 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 26 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
8 24 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (4.15%) IBM Notes
9 21 (3.63%) IBM Domino
10 13 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.38%) Apache
12 7 (1.21%) nginx
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.52%) CMS
14 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.35%) Drupal
16 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 123 (21.28%) MS Office
2 103 (17.82%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Eikon
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) FastStats
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 101 (17.47%) Office 365
2 43 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.02%) SaaS
4 28 (4.84%) OpenShift
5 14 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.38%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 174 (30.10%) Firewall
2 162 (28.03%) DNS
3 140 (24.22%) DHCP
4 107 (18.51%) SAN
5 97 (16.78%) VPN
6 86 (14.88%) TCP/IP
7 59 (10.21%) LAN
8 48 (8.30%) WAN
9 36 (6.23%) Internet
10 28 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (4.67%) Wireless
12 25 (4.33%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (4.33%) VLAN
13 24 (4.15%) VoIP
14 23 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (3.29%) ADSL
16 18 (3.11%) iSCSI
17 14 (2.42%) Skype
18 13 (2.25%) Cisco PIX
18 13 (2.25%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 31 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 19 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.90%) MySQL
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (3.46%) TeamCity
2 13 (2.25%) MSI
3 8 (1.38%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.38%) WinDbg
4 7 (1.21%) JIRA
5 6 (1.04%) GitLab
6 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.17%) GoCD
8 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (15.05%) Finance
2 20 (3.46%) Legal
3 19 (3.29%) Back Office
4 14 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.90%) Retail
6 6 (1.04%) Law
6 6 (1.04%) Local Government
7 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.35%) Games
8 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (20.59%) Analyst
2 103 (17.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 103 (17.82%) Support Engineer
3 87 (15.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 72 (12.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 66 (11.42%) Desktop Support
6 60 (10.38%) Support Analyst
7 51 (8.82%) Administrator
8 46 (7.96%) IT Support
9 43 (7.44%) Infrastructure Support
10 41 (7.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 40 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 38 (6.57%) IT Analyst
12 38 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
13 37 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
13 37 (6.40%) SCCM Engineer
14 36 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
15 35 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
16 34 (5.88%) Server Engineer
17 33 (5.71%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.81%) .NET
2 20 (3.46%) AngularJS
2 20 (3.46%) ASP.NET
2 20 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 20 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 20 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web API
2 20 (3.46%) KnockoutJS
2 20 (3.46%) MSMQ
2 20 (3.46%) Node.js
2 20 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (3.46%) RESTful
2 20 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 20 (3.46%) WPF
3 19 (3.29%) Web Services
4 16 (2.77%) JSON
5 15 (2.60%) SOAP
6 8 (1.38%) ELK Stack
7 6 (1.04%) HTML
8 5 (0.87%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 69 (11.94%) Clustering
3 20 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.29%) EMC VNX
5 17 (2.94%) EqualLogic
6 15 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.42%) Blackberry
8 13 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.25%) EPoS
8 13 (2.25%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.90%) Replication
10 10 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.56%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.38%) User Experience
13 6 (1.04%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.04%) iPhone
14 5 (0.87%) Biotechnology
14 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 507 (87.72%) Windows
2 395 (68.34%) Windows Server
3 226 (39.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 219 (37.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (28.55%) Linux
6 135 (23.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 129 (22.32%) Windows 7
8 73 (12.63%) Windows 10
9 36 (6.23%) Windows 8
10 33 (5.71%) Unix
11 31 (5.36%) Android
12 23 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (3.81%) Apple iOS
14 15 (2.60%) Solaris
15 12 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 12 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (1.90%) Mac OS
17 10 (1.73%) Windows XP
18 9 (1.56%) AIX
18 9 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (29.76%) ITIL
2 53 (9.17%) Service Management
3 39 (6.75%) Patch Management
3 39 (6.75%) Service Delivery
4 37 (6.40%) Virtual Environments
5 35 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 32 (5.54%) Capacity Planning
7 31 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (5.19%) Project Management
9 28 (4.84%) Change Management
10 26 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 25 (4.33%) DevOps
11 25 (4.33%) Problem Management
12 24 (4.15%) SIEM
13 23 (3.98%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.81%) Migration
15 21 (3.63%) Kanban
16 20 (3.46%) Dependency Injection
16 20 (3.46%) Multithreading
16 20 (3.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.32%) PowerShell
2 64 (11.07%) SQL
3 55 (9.52%) VBScript
4 42 (7.27%) Perl
5 41 (7.09%) Python
6 39 (6.75%) Ruby
7 26 (4.50%) Bash Shell
8 21 (3.63%) Java
9 20 (3.46%) C#
9 20 (3.46%) F#
10 14 (2.42%) VB
11 10 (1.73%) C
12 7 (1.21%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.35%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) AWK
14 1 (0.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 109 (18.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (13.67%) MCSE
3 62 (10.73%) MCSA
4 48 (8.30%) Degree
5 43 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (7.27%) Security Cleared
7 41 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (5.88%) CCNA
9 27 (4.67%) MCITP
10 20 (3.46%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.29%) SC Cleared
12 17 (2.94%) MCP
13 16 (2.77%) MCTS
14 12 (2.08%) MCDST
15 11 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (1.56%) CCNP
17 6 (1.04%) NCDA
18 4 (0.69%) CISSP
18 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 3 (0.52%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.44%) SLA
2 18 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (2.77%) QA
5 15 (2.60%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.52%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 388 (67.13%) Active Directory
2 210 (36.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (31.14%) Hyper-V
4 111 (19.20%) vSphere
5 63 (10.90%) XenApp
6 53 (9.17%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (8.65%) VMware ESX
8 32 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (5.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 26 (4.50%) Terminal Services
10 25 (4.33%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (3.11%) XenDesktop
12 16 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (2.42%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (1.90%) DFS Replication
14 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (1.73%) ISA Server
16 7 (1.21%) vCloud
17 4 (0.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 247 (42.73%) SCCM
2 51 (8.82%) Backup Exec
3 50 (8.65%) SCOM
4 41 (7.09%) Kibana
5 37 (6.40%) NetBackup
6 34 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 33 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 32 (5.54%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (3.46%) AirWatch
9 20 (3.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 19 (3.29%) FortiGate
11 15 (2.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 15 (2.60%) WMI
12 14 (2.42%) MOM
13 12 (2.08%) Sysprep
14 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 10 (1.73%) Perfmon
15 9 (1.56%) Simpana
15 9 (1.56%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 332 (57.44%) Microsoft
2 315 (54.50%) VMware
3 168 (29.07%) Cisco
4 155 (26.82%) Citrix
5 85 (14.71%) HP
6 81 (14.01%) Dell
7 73 (12.63%) Intel Security
8 62 (10.73%) Symantec
9 61 (10.55%) NetApp
10 49 (8.48%) Red Hat
11 41 (7.09%) EMC
11 41 (7.09%) IBM
12 33 (5.71%) Qualys
13 32 (5.54%) Avaya
13 32 (5.54%) Sophos
14 31 (5.36%) Acronis
15 26 (4.50%) CommVault
16 20 (3.46%) Juniper
17 19 (3.29%) AppSense
18 16 (2.77%) ServiceNow
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus, Training Bursary, Pensi
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus, Training Bursary, Pensi
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Edmond De Rothschild Ltd
Salary: 10% employer pension, private health, life insurance.
Posted: 3 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + onsite parking, pen, 25 hols
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood
Montash Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Brentwood
Montash Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester
CGI IT UK
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North Herts / South Beds
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £28 - £30.5k + Good benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
North Herts / South Beds
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £28 - £30.5k + Good benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £31846.00 - £35662.00 per annum + fantastic benefits & pension
Posted: 27 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum salary is dependent upon experience
Posted: 19 days ago
London
ORC International
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago