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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 606 590 547
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -43
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 285 319 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.98% 4.86% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 194 264 286
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,375
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -

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
7166 6559 6032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.69% 6.23% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5721 5130 4697
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -21 274 £38,500 +2.66% 26
London +2 106 £35,000 -15.66% 5
South East -6 83 £40,500 +8.00% 6
Berkshire +11 32 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East of England -1 31 £40,000 +18.51% 5
North West +9 24 £33,750 +16.37% 4
Reading +1 23 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Surrey -7 21 £40,500 -10.00%
City of London -12 18 £34,500 -31.00% 2
West Yorkshire -9 13 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Yorkshire -11 13 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Manchester +7 12 £27,500 -22.80%
Essex -7 12 £25,000 +35.13% 1
Suffolk +6 9 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex -6 9 £42,500 +13.33%
Milton Keynes +8 8 £29,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £29,500 -21.33% 1
Cumbria 0 8 £35,000 +20.68%
Hertfordshire -5 8 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Crawley -6 8 £42,500 +13.33%
South West -23 8 £42,500 +104.32% 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 8 £35,000 -
East Midlands +28 7 £32,500 +9.24% 1
Wiltshire +7 7 £42,500 -29.16%
Hampshire -11 7 £28,000 -3.44% 2
Basingstoke +9 6 £21,000 -19.23%
Watford +3 6 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Birmingham -12 6 £35,000 +20.68%
Bradford -13 6 - -
West Midlands -25 6 £35,000 -6.66%

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 517 (94.00%) Windows
2 393 (71.45%) Active Directory
3 367 (66.73%) Microsoft
4 362 (65.82%) VMware
5 289 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 287 (52.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 242 (44.00%) MS Exchange
8 239 (43.45%) DNS
9 204 (37.09%) DHCP
10 196 (35.64%) SCCM
11 193 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 179 (32.55%) Citrix
13 164 (29.82%) ITIL
14 152 (27.64%) Windows 7
15 148 (26.91%) MS Excel
15 148 (26.91%) TCP/IP
16 146 (26.55%) Firewall
17 145 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 132 (24.00%) HP
19 129 (23.45%) SAN
19 129 (23.45%) LAN
20 128 (23.27%) Exchange Server 2010
21 125 (22.73%) WAN
22 114 (20.73%) Cisco
23 111 (20.18%) MS Office
24 110 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 109 (19.82%) Hyper-V
26 103 (18.73%) vSphere
27 101 (18.36%) SQL
28 99 (18.00%) SQL Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 242 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 128 (23.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (11.09%) IIS
4 57 (10.36%) Lync
5 51 (9.27%) SharePoint
6 49 (8.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 39 (7.09%) Apache
8 32 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (5.27%) Tomcat
10 23 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.27%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.55%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.18%) Drupal
16 1 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.18%) Moodle
Applications
1 148 (26.91%) MS Excel
2 111 (20.18%) MS Office
3 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.91%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.73%) MS Project
4 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Front Arena
1 3 (0.55%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.55%) 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%) Line 50
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.82%) Office 365
2 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.55%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 239 (43.45%) DNS
2 204 (37.09%) DHCP
3 148 (26.91%) TCP/IP
4 146 (26.55%) Firewall
5 129 (23.45%) SAN
5 129 (23.45%) LAN
6 125 (22.73%) WAN
7 65 (11.82%) VPN
8 49 (8.91%) iSCSI
9 40 (7.27%) VoIP
10 39 (7.09%) LDAP
11 30 (5.45%) SNMP
11 30 (5.45%) Wireless
12 29 (5.27%) MPLS
13 28 (5.09%) NAS
14 25 (4.55%) VLAN
15 21 (3.82%) MRTG
16 17 (3.09%) Internet
17 14 (2.55%) SSL
18 12 (2.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.00%) MySQL
3 27 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (1.82%) AdminStudio
2 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.91%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.73%) MSI
3 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.55%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 56 (10.18%) Finance
2 27 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.82%) Banking
4 17 (3.09%) Advertising
5 16 (2.91%) Back Office
6 11 (2.00%) Legal
7 8 (1.45%) Billing
7 8 (1.45%) Marketing
8 7 (1.27%) Law
8 7 (1.27%) Publishing
9 6 (1.09%) Retail
10 4 (0.73%) Games
10 4 (0.73%) Local Government
10 4 (0.73%) French Language
11 3 (0.55%) Welsh Language
11 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Front Office
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 121 (22.00%) Support Engineer
2 85 (15.45%) Analyst
3 51 (9.27%) Administrator
4 45 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 44 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 43 (7.82%) Support Analyst
7 36 (6.55%) Systems Engineer
8 34 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 33 (6.00%) IT Support
10 29 (5.27%) Technical Support
11 25 (4.55%) Server Engineer
11 25 (4.55%) Wintel Support
12 24 (4.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 23 (4.18%) Desktop Support
14 22 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
15 21 (3.82%) Consultant
16 19 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
17 18 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 18 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.09%) Application Packaging
2 18 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (2.18%) Web Services
4 11 (2.00%) HTML
5 10 (1.82%) .NET
6 6 (1.09%) LAMP
7 5 (0.91%) J2EE
8 4 (0.73%) XML
8 4 (0.73%) JSP
8 4 (0.73%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.36%) EDI
10 2 (0.36%) WAP
10 2 (0.36%) COM
10 2 (0.36%) CSS
11 1 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (10.00%) Clustering
3 48 (8.73%) Blackberry
4 34 (6.18%) Replication
5 28 (5.09%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.27%) CESG
6 18 (3.27%) Streaming Video
7 14 (2.55%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.18%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.18%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.18%) EqualLogic
9 11 (2.00%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.09%) PDA
11 6 (1.09%) Equities
12 5 (0.91%) Life Science
12 5 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.73%) Statistics
13 4 (0.73%) iPhone
14 3 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 517 (94.00%) Windows
2 287 (52.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 193 (35.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 152 (27.64%) Windows 7
5 145 (26.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (17.82%) Linux
7 63 (11.45%) Windows XP
8 62 (11.27%) Windows 8
9 30 (5.45%) CentOS
10 25 (4.55%) Windows Vista
11 19 (3.45%) Android
12 15 (2.73%) Apple iOS
13 14 (2.55%) Mac OS X
14 12 (2.18%) Windows 2000
15 11 (2.00%) Solaris
16 10 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (1.45%) UNIX
18 6 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (29.82%) ITIL
2 79 (14.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 54 (9.82%) Configuration Management
4 44 (8.00%) Migration
5 38 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (6.73%) Change Management
7 35 (6.36%) Service Management
8 34 (6.18%) Project Management
8 34 (6.18%) Load Balancing
9 32 (5.82%) Business Continuity
10 30 (5.45%) Time Management
11 27 (4.91%) BCP
12 26 (4.73%) Asset Management
12 26 (4.73%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (4.36%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (4.18%) Service Delivery
15 20 (3.64%) Problem Management
16 18 (3.27%) DRM
16 18 (3.27%) Software Deployment
17 17 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (18.36%) SQL
2 89 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 43 (7.82%) VBScript
4 32 (5.82%) Java
5 29 (5.27%) Perl
6 26 (4.73%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.73%) VB
8 8 (1.45%) C
9 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.09%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.73%) PHP
12 1 (0.18%) C#
12 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) Python
12 1 (0.18%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 110 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (14.73%) MCSE
3 50 (9.09%) MCSA
4 46 (8.36%) Security Cleared
5 41 (7.45%) MCITP
6 39 (7.09%) SC Cleared
7 34 (6.18%) Degree
8 33 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (5.82%) MCP
10 15 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.55%) VCP4
12 13 (2.36%) MCTS
13 12 (2.18%) CCNA
13 12 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.27%) HND
16 6 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.73%) CISSP
17 4 (0.73%) MCDST
18 3 (0.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.27%) SLA
2 9 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.09%) QA
4 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 393 (71.45%) Active Directory
2 289 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (19.82%) Hyper-V
4 103 (18.73%) vSphere
5 65 (11.82%) XenApp
6 58 (10.55%) VMware ESX
7 42 (7.64%) XenDesktop
8 40 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (6.55%) XenServer
10 35 (6.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (2.36%) NFS
13 8 (1.45%) Firmware
14 7 (1.27%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.27%) Xen
15 6 (1.09%) NLBS
16 4 (0.73%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.73%) KVM
16 4 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 196 (35.64%) SCCM
2 80 (14.55%) SCOM
3 79 (14.36%) Backup Exec
4 40 (7.27%) Nagios
5 35 (6.36%) NetBackup
5 35 (6.36%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (5.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (4.36%) SELinux
8 22 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 21 (3.82%) SCVMM
9 21 (3.82%) Icinga
10 14 (2.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 11 (2.00%) BladeLogic
11 11 (2.00%) Unicenter
12 10 (1.82%) ARCserve
12 10 (1.82%) HP SIM
13 9 (1.64%) MOM
14 8 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 8 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (1.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 367 (66.73%) Microsoft
2 362 (65.82%) VMware
3 179 (32.55%) Citrix
4 132 (24.00%) HP
5 114 (20.73%) Cisco
6 99 (18.00%) Symantec
7 65 (11.82%) Dell
8 62 (11.27%) McAfee
9 53 (9.64%) Red Hat
10 50 (9.09%) NetApp
11 44 (8.00%) EMC
12 39 (7.09%) Sophos
13 32 (5.82%) SolarWinds
14 29 (5.27%) CheckPoint
15 24 (4.36%) CommVault
15 24 (4.36%) LANDesk
16 22 (4.00%) Lumension
17 21 (3.82%) Oracle
18 18 (3.27%) Avaya
18 18 (3.27%) CA
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Strong Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Execuzen Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £3000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Circa £5,000 overtime
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Virtual College
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Bell Integration
Posted: 9 days ago