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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 638 631 675
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +44
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 259 254 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.53% 3.79% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 215 206 200
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 £24,000 £27,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £53,000
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
7333 6699 6417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.40% 6.20% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5838 5437 5216
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -49 240 £35,000 -14.63% 33
London -13 105 £40,000 -5.88% 11
South East -62 44 £33,500 -23.64% 10
City of London +1 24 £53,750 +31.09% 3
South West +3 22 £27,000 -0.91%
Berkshire +20 20 £36,000 +24.13% 2
Reading +15 18 £35,000 +48.93% 1
North West +6 17 £29,500 -26.25% 2
Yorkshire -25 14 £35,000 +25.00% 3
East of England -5 13 £45,000 +55.17% 3
Surrey -25 12 £33,500 -23.86% 1
North Yorkshire -4 11 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Somerset - 11 £27,000 -
Bath - 11 £27,000 -
West Midlands -5 9 £30,250 -15.97% 1
East Midlands -9 9 £32,500 -13.33% 2
York +5 8 £50,000 +81.81%
Cheshire -5 7 £29,500 -
Exeter -5 7 £20,500 -14.67%
Devon -7 7 £20,500 -14.67%
Bromley - 7 £42,500 -
Manchester +1 6 £22,250 -44.37% 1
Bedfordshire -7 6 £38,750 +40.90% 1
Woking +2 5 £33,500 -23.86%
Birmingham -2 5 £32,750 -9.02%
Belfast - 5 £24,000 -
County Antrim - 5 £24,000 -
Norwich - 5 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 5 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £24,000 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 581 (93.71%) Windows
2 427 (68.87%) Microsoft
3 416 (67.10%) Active Directory
4 348 (56.13%) VMware
5 310 (50.00%) DNS
6 301 (48.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 275 (44.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 234 (37.74%) DHCP
9 230 (37.10%) SCCM
10 225 (36.29%) MS Excel
11 224 (36.13%) MS Exchange
12 211 (34.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 206 (33.23%) Citrix
14 195 (31.45%) ITIL
15 175 (28.23%) HP
15 175 (28.23%) Windows 7
16 160 (25.81%) SQL
17 159 (25.65%) Hyper-V
18 158 (25.48%) Cisco
19 157 (25.32%) SAN
20 154 (24.84%) Firewall
21 145 (23.39%) MS Office
22 138 (22.26%) SQL Server
23 135 (21.77%) Linux
23 135 (21.77%) PowerShell
24 133 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
25 130 (20.97%) TCP/IP
26 126 (20.32%) IIS
27 121 (19.52%) Dell
27 121 (19.52%) Symantec

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 224 (36.13%) MS Exchange
2 126 (20.32%) IIS
3 108 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 70 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (10.16%) Lync
6 60 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (7.74%) Apache
8 46 (7.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 34 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2000
11 16 (2.58%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.29%) Moodle
14 6 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.81%) SAS
16 4 (0.65%) WordPress
17 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
18 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 225 (36.29%) MS Excel
2 145 (23.39%) MS Office
3 19 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.29%) Eikon
2 6 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.58%) Office 365
3 14 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.48%) SaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 310 (50.00%) DNS
2 234 (37.74%) DHCP
3 157 (25.32%) SAN
4 154 (24.84%) Firewall
5 130 (20.97%) TCP/IP
6 104 (16.77%) LAN
7 85 (13.71%) WAN
8 81 (13.06%) VPN
9 68 (10.97%) SSL
10 45 (7.26%) Wireless
11 43 (6.94%) HTTP
12 35 (5.65%) NAS
13 33 (5.32%) VLAN
14 30 (4.84%) SNMP
15 29 (4.68%) iSCSI
16 27 (4.35%) VoIP
17 26 (4.19%) IPv4
18 23 (3.71%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (3.39%) FTP
20 16 (2.58%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.77%) MySQL
3 40 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 39 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.26%) Redis
9 12 (1.94%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.48%) PowerCenter
13 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.16%) Big Data
14 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.35%) MSI
2 10 (1.61%) AdminStudio
3 6 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 88 (14.19%) Finance
2 25 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.39%) Publishing
4 18 (2.90%) Banking
5 16 (2.58%) French Language
6 13 (2.10%) Back Office
7 9 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.13%) Advertising
9 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.81%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Marketing
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Retail
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 147 (23.71%) Support Engineer
2 107 (17.26%) Analyst
3 74 (11.94%) Support Analyst
4 57 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 56 (9.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 53 (8.55%) Systems Engineer
7 48 (7.74%) Administrator
8 44 (7.10%) Server Engineer
9 42 (6.77%) IT Support
10 40 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (5.32%) Server Support
12 33 (5.32%) Desktop Engineer
13 31 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (4.84%) Technical Support
15 28 (4.52%) Server Support Engineer
16 26 (4.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 25 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
18 24 (3.87%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.03%) .NET
2 24 (3.87%) Application Packaging
3 18 (2.90%) Web Services
4 14 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (1.94%) Software Packaging
5 12 (1.94%) MSMQ
5 12 (1.94%) COM
6 9 (1.45%) LAMP
7 6 (0.97%) HTML
8 4 (0.65%) CSS
8 4 (0.65%) Rendezvous
8 4 (0.65%) XML
9 2 (0.32%) HTML5
10 1 (0.16%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (17.26%) Clustering
2 47 (7.58%) Replication
3 37 (5.97%) Blackberry
4 32 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.10%) Firmware
7 11 (1.77%) Open Source
8 10 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.13%) Statistics
10 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.97%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.65%) iPad
11 4 (0.65%) Biotechnology
11 4 (0.65%) VLE
11 4 (0.65%) Wiki
11 4 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.65%) iPhone
12 2 (0.32%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 581 (93.71%) Windows
2 301 (48.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 211 (34.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 175 (28.23%) Windows 7
5 135 (21.77%) Linux
6 133 (21.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (9.35%) Windows XP
8 53 (8.55%) Windows 8
9 36 (5.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 24 (3.87%) Windows Vista
11 17 (2.74%) UNIX
11 17 (2.74%) Solaris
12 16 (2.58%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.61%) Debian
14 9 (1.45%) CentOS
14 9 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.29%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (31.45%) ITIL
2 64 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 63 (10.16%) Service Delivery
4 42 (6.77%) Migration
5 41 (6.61%) Service Management
6 39 (6.29%) Load Balancing
7 35 (5.65%) Project Management
7 35 (5.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 34 (5.48%) Change Control
9 32 (5.16%) Problem Management
10 29 (4.68%) ITIL V3
10 29 (4.68%) Server Monitoring
11 26 (4.19%) Operations Management
12 25 (4.03%) Configuration Management
13 24 (3.87%) Incident Management
13 24 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
14 20 (3.23%) Asset Management
14 20 (3.23%) Change Management
15 19 (3.06%) Time Management
15 19 (3.06%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 160 (25.81%) SQL
2 135 (21.77%) PowerShell
3 45 (7.26%) VB
4 35 (5.65%) VBScript
5 29 (4.68%) Bash Shell
6 20 (3.23%) Perl
7 18 (2.90%) Ruby
8 13 (2.10%) C#
9 11 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.61%) PHP
11 8 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.13%) Java
13 5 (0.81%) C
14 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.32%) PowerHouse
15 2 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 109 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 56 (9.03%) Degree
4 56 (9.03%) MCSE
5 50 (8.06%) CCNA
5 50 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (5.32%) MCTS
6 33 (5.32%) MCSA
7 30 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
7 30 (4.84%) DV Cleared
8 28 (4.52%) MCITP
9 26 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (3.87%) CCA
11 23 (3.71%) MCP
12 13 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.97%) HND
14 4 (0.65%) PCI QSA
15 3 (0.48%) CCEE
15 3 (0.48%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.55%) SLA
2 15 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.29%) QA
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) BS7799
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 416 (67.10%) Active Directory
2 275 (44.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (25.65%) Hyper-V
4 97 (15.65%) vSphere
5 80 (12.90%) XenDesktop
6 76 (12.26%) XenApp
7 50 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (8.06%) VMware ESX
8 48 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (6.45%) Terminal Services
10 31 (5.00%) XenServer
11 25 (4.03%) Forefront TMG
12 18 (2.90%) ISA Server
13 17 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (2.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 11 (1.77%) UAG
16 10 (1.61%) IAG
16 10 (1.61%) Terminal Server
17 9 (1.45%) MetaFrame
18 8 (1.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 230 (37.10%) SCCM
2 91 (14.68%) Backup Exec
3 89 (14.35%) SCOM
4 44 (7.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 43 (6.94%) NetBackup
6 38 (6.13%) Nagios
7 29 (4.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 18 (2.90%) HP SIM
8 18 (2.90%) Cacti
9 17 (2.74%) Puppet
10 16 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (1.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 6 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
16 5 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
17 4 (0.65%) SCOrch
17 4 (0.65%) MOM
Vendors
1 427 (68.87%) Microsoft
2 348 (56.13%) VMware
3 206 (33.23%) Citrix
4 175 (28.23%) HP
5 158 (25.48%) Cisco
6 121 (19.52%) Dell
6 121 (19.52%) Symantec
7 45 (7.26%) Juniper
8 42 (6.77%) EMC
9 40 (6.45%) SolarWinds
10 37 (5.97%) NetApp
11 34 (5.48%) Altiris
12 33 (5.32%) CommVault
13 30 (4.84%) Sophos
13 30 (4.84%) Veeam
14 28 (4.52%) McAfee
15 27 (4.35%) Red Hat
16 25 (4.03%) AppSense
17 22 (3.55%) Oracle
18 20 (3.23%) Veritas
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Neg on Experience + On Call + Good Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34900 per annum + £1,200 DV Allowance
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
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus 25 days holiday + pension + add
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £34907 per annum + DV uplift + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
RSPB
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Yoh Company
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago