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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 590 564 596
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 285 333 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.09% 5.11% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 206 275 258
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £35,250 £36,834
% change year-on-year
+5.67% -4.29%

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
6966 6514 6173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.69% 6.25% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5625 5123 4994
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 £28,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -1 278 £37,500 - 31
London -13 109 £42,500 +1.19% 12
South East -31 82 £38,000 +1.33% 10
Surrey -17 25 £48,500 +7.77% 1
North West +10 22 £32,000 +10.34% 1
East of England -10 21 £40,000 +11.88% 1
Berkshire -20 20 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London -7 19 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Kent +17 18 £32,500 +44.44% 1
West Midlands +4 15 £37,500 - 1
Reading -14 13 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Birmingham - 13 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -19 12 £30,000 +7.14% 2
South West -30 12 £41,500 +99.51% 3
Maidstone - 12 £32,500 -
Wiltshire -2 11 £41,500 -30.83% 1
Chippenham - 11 £41,500 - 1
Essex -12 10 £25,000 -19.35% 1
East Midlands +19 9 £37,500 +53.06% 1
Cumbria +4 9 £35,000 +20.68%
Manchester -1 9 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Barrow-in-Furness - 9 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +7 7 £33,500 -10.66% 3
Milton Keynes +3 7 £33,500 - 3
West Yorkshire -22 7 £30,000 +8.10% 2
Wigan - 7 £27,500 -
Crawley +2 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Suffolk +1 6 £40,000 -11.11%
West Sussex -1 6 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Hampshire -32 6 £21,000 -32.25% 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 490 (93.69%) Windows
2 352 (67.30%) Active Directory
3 346 (66.16%) Microsoft
4 345 (65.97%) VMware
5 291 (55.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 282 (53.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 221 (42.26%) MS Exchange
8 219 (41.87%) DNS
9 194 (37.09%) DHCP
10 186 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 174 (33.27%) SCCM
12 158 (30.21%) ITIL
13 157 (30.02%) Citrix
14 148 (28.30%) MS Excel
15 142 (27.15%) Windows 7
16 128 (24.47%) TCP/IP
17 127 (24.28%) Firewall
18 126 (24.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 124 (23.71%) HP
20 122 (23.33%) LAN
20 122 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
21 120 (22.94%) WAN
22 118 (22.56%) SAN
23 117 (22.37%) Linux
24 113 (21.61%) vSphere
25 110 (21.03%) MS Office
26 109 (20.84%) Cisco
26 109 (20.84%) Hyper-V
27 97 (18.55%) SQL
28 96 (18.36%) SQL Server

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 221 (42.26%) MS Exchange
2 122 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (11.47%) IIS
4 55 (10.52%) Lync
5 52 (9.94%) SharePoint
6 46 (8.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 45 (8.60%) Apache
8 32 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (5.54%) Tomcat
10 27 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.57%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.38%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.19%) Drupal
16 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 148 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 110 (21.03%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Front Arena
1 3 (0.57%) Eikon
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.19%) Line 50
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.31%) Office 365
2 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) IaaS
5 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (41.87%) DNS
2 194 (37.09%) DHCP
3 128 (24.47%) TCP/IP
4 127 (24.28%) Firewall
5 122 (23.33%) LAN
6 120 (22.94%) WAN
7 118 (22.56%) SAN
8 71 (13.58%) VPN
9 52 (9.94%) iSCSI
10 42 (8.03%) LDAP
11 37 (7.07%) SNMP
12 34 (6.50%) VoIP
13 29 (5.54%) MPLS
13 29 (5.54%) Wireless
13 29 (5.54%) NAS
14 27 (5.16%) VLAN
15 21 (4.02%) MRTG
16 20 (3.82%) SSL
17 19 (3.63%) Internet
18 15 (2.87%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.46%) MySQL
3 26 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.97%) MongoDB
4 17 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.19%) QlikView
11 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (2.29%) AdminStudio
2 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.96%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.57%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.38%) MSI
5 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 59 (11.28%) Finance
2 29 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.16%) Banking
4 19 (3.63%) Back Office
5 18 (3.44%) Advertising
6 12 (2.29%) Legal
7 8 (1.53%) Billing
7 8 (1.53%) Marketing
8 6 (1.15%) French Language
8 6 (1.15%) Retail
9 4 (0.76%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
10 3 (0.57%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 129 (24.67%) Support Engineer
2 86 (16.44%) Analyst
3 50 (9.56%) Support Analyst
4 45 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
4 45 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
4 45 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 42 (8.03%) Administrator
5 42 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 36 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
7 31 (5.93%) IT Support
8 27 (5.16%) Desktop Support
9 26 (4.97%) Technical Support
9 26 (4.97%) Wintel Support
9 26 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 25 (4.78%) Server Engineer
11 22 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 22 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
12 20 (3.82%) Team Leader
12 20 (3.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.16%) Application Packaging
2 18 (3.44%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (1.91%) Web Services
4 8 (1.53%) HTML
5 7 (1.34%) .NET
6 6 (1.15%) LAMP
7 5 (0.96%) J2EE
8 4 (0.76%) XML
8 4 (0.76%) JSP
9 3 (0.57%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.38%) WAP
10 2 (0.38%) COM
10 2 (0.38%) CSS
11 1 (0.19%) Middleware
11 1 (0.19%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 67 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (9.37%) Clustering
3 46 (8.80%) Blackberry
4 31 (5.93%) Replication
5 30 (5.74%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.44%) CESG
6 18 (3.44%) Streaming Video
7 11 (2.10%) EqualLogic
7 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.15%) iPhone
11 6 (1.15%) PDA
12 5 (0.96%) Equities
12 5 (0.96%) Life Science
12 5 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.76%) Statistics
13 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 490 (93.69%) Windows
2 291 (55.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (27.15%) Windows 7
5 126 (24.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (22.37%) Linux
7 59 (11.28%) Windows 8
8 52 (9.94%) Windows XP
9 36 (6.88%) CentOS
10 26 (4.97%) Windows Vista
11 19 (3.63%) Solaris
12 17 (3.25%) UNIX
13 14 (2.68%) Android
14 13 (2.49%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.91%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.72%) Windows 2000
16 9 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (30.21%) ITIL
2 72 (13.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 48 (9.18%) Configuration Management
4 40 (7.65%) Change Management
5 36 (6.88%) Service Management
6 35 (6.69%) Migration
7 34 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
8 30 (5.74%) Load Balancing
9 29 (5.54%) Time Management
10 27 (5.16%) Business Continuity
11 25 (4.78%) Capacity Planning
12 24 (4.59%) Project Management
12 24 (4.59%) BCP
13 23 (4.40%) Asset Management
14 22 (4.21%) Performance Monitoring
15 21 (4.02%) Service Delivery
16 18 (3.44%) DRM
16 18 (3.44%) Problem Management
17 17 (3.25%) Line Management
18 14 (2.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.55%) SQL
2 74 (14.15%) PowerShell
3 32 (6.12%) VBScript
4 30 (5.74%) Perl
4 30 (5.74%) Java
5 27 (5.16%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.10%) VB
7 8 (1.53%) C
7 8 (1.53%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.76%) PHP
8 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) C#
9 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) Winbatch
Qualifications
1 94 (17.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (12.43%) MCSE
3 38 (7.27%) Degree
4 37 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 35 (6.69%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.69%) MCSA
6 32 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (5.74%) MCITP
8 24 (4.59%) MCP
9 17 (3.25%) CCNA
9 17 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.68%) MCTS
11 13 (2.49%) DV Cleared
12 11 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.91%) VCP4
14 7 (1.34%) HND
15 6 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.76%) MCDST
16 4 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.03%) SLA
2 6 (1.15%) QA
3 5 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 352 (67.30%) Active Directory
2 282 (53.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (21.61%) vSphere
4 109 (20.84%) Hyper-V
5 65 (12.43%) XenApp
6 47 (8.99%) VMware ESX
7 40 (7.65%) XenDesktop
8 37 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (6.50%) XenServer
10 24 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (3.06%) NFS
12 15 (2.87%) Firmware
12 15 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (1.91%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.53%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.76%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.76%) KVM
16 4 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 174 (33.27%) SCCM
2 82 (15.68%) Backup Exec
3 70 (13.38%) SCOM
4 42 (8.03%) Nagios
5 37 (7.07%) NetBackup
6 36 (6.88%) McAfee ePO
7 35 (6.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (4.59%) SELinux
9 21 (4.02%) Icinga
9 21 (4.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 20 (3.82%) SCVMM
11 13 (2.49%) HP SIM
12 12 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 10 (1.91%) MOM
14 8 (1.53%) BladeLogic
14 8 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (1.34%) Puppet
15 7 (1.34%) WMI
16 6 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 346 (66.16%) Microsoft
2 345 (65.97%) VMware
3 157 (30.02%) Citrix
4 124 (23.71%) HP
5 109 (20.84%) Cisco
6 95 (18.16%) Symantec
7 73 (13.96%) Dell
8 62 (11.85%) Red Hat
9 60 (11.47%) McAfee
10 52 (9.94%) NetApp
11 42 (8.03%) EMC
12 37 (7.07%) Sophos
13 32 (6.12%) CommVault
14 31 (5.93%) SolarWinds
15 27 (5.16%) LANDesk
16 24 (4.59%) Oracle
17 23 (4.40%) CheckPoint
18 17 (3.25%) Avaya
18 17 (3.25%) Altiris
19 15 (2.87%) Juniper
Wembley, Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 85k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £65k - 80k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £3000 - £36107 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-35k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23000 - 25000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Arts Council of Wales
Salary: From £29,749 to £39,093 per annum - Grade D
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension + life
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 19 days ago