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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
Rank 640 725 676
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -49
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 214 222 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.07% 2.82% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 191 196 202
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%

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
6974 7881 7768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.40% 7.85% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5722 6428 6211
Median salary £55,000 £51,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% +7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,830 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +82 207 £45,000 +5.88% 22
London +67 76 £50,000 +17.64% 4
South East +25 52 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire +50 27 £30,000 -4.41% 5
West Yorkshire +50 24 £30,000 -4.41% 4
Leeds +49 24 £30,000 -4.41% 2
City of London +54 21 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West 0 20 £32,500 - 4
Berkshire +23 16 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Manchester -13 15 £30,000 -7.69% 3
West Sussex +3 14 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Kent +24 13 £57,500 +109.09% 1
Crawley +14 13 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Maidstone -4 13 £57,500 +79.68% 1
South West +17 11 £36,000 +2.85% 2
West Midlands 0 10 £25,750 -32.67% 1
Reading +18 8 £45,000 -20.00%
East Midlands +15 8 £45,000 +63.63%
Bury - 8 £30,000 -
Slough +32 7 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Leicestershire +3 7 £45,000 +80.00%
Leicester 0 7 £45,000 +80.00%
Hampshire +24 6 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Cheshire - 5 £62,500 - 1
Warrington - 5 £62,500 - 1
Somerset - 4 £39,250 -
Bristol +5 3 £33,500 +21.81%
Worcestershire - 3 £35,000 -
Hull - 3 £28,500 - 1
Alton - 3 £30,000 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 346 (78.82%) Windows
2 311 (70.84%) Microsoft
3 306 (69.70%) Active Directory
4 254 (57.86%) VMware
5 215 (48.97%) Windows Server
6 195 (44.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 160 (36.45%) ITIL
8 145 (33.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 144 (32.80%) Cisco
9 144 (32.80%) SCCM
10 137 (31.21%) DNS
10 137 (31.21%) SQL Server
11 128 (29.16%) Firewall
12 127 (28.93%) Citrix
13 122 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 120 (27.33%) MS Exchange
15 117 (26.65%) Linux
15 117 (26.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 113 (25.74%) DHCP
17 107 (24.37%) PowerShell
18 104 (23.69%) Hyper-V
18 104 (23.69%) IIS
19 97 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 88 (20.05%) MCSE
21 86 (19.59%) vSphere
22 81 (18.45%) TCP/IP
23 80 (18.22%) MS Excel
24 76 (17.31%) MS Office
25 74 (16.86%) Finance
25 74 (16.86%) Data Centre

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
1 120 (27.33%) MS Exchange
2 104 (23.69%) IIS
3 62 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (12.76%) Skype for Business
5 53 (12.07%) Elasticsearch
6 48 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (10.25%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.37%) Apache
12 4 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.68%) Documentum
14 2 (0.46%) CMS
14 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (18.22%) MS Excel
2 76 (17.31%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.11%) SaaS
3 39 (8.88%) Office 365
4 21 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (3.42%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.46%) G Suite
10 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 137 (31.21%) DNS
2 128 (29.16%) Firewall
3 113 (25.74%) DHCP
4 81 (18.45%) TCP/IP
5 65 (14.81%) SAN
6 60 (13.67%) WAN
7 56 (12.76%) VPN
8 53 (12.07%) LAN
9 37 (8.43%) Network Security
10 35 (7.97%) VLAN
11 33 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (7.52%) VoIP
12 30 (6.83%) Skype
13 27 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (4.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (4.33%) IP Telephony
16 17 (3.87%) Cisco PIX
17 16 (3.64%) NAS
18 14 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (3.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 57 (12.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 53 (12.07%) MongoDB
4 27 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.91%) MySQL
8 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.23%) OLAP
10 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (12.07%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (16.86%) Finance
2 38 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.61%) Back Office
4 15 (3.42%) Marketing
5 14 (3.19%) Retail
6 6 (1.37%) Law
6 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.14%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 4 (0.91%) Banking
9 3 (0.68%) Automotive
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (16.63%) Support Engineer
3 61 (13.90%) Administrator
4 60 (13.67%) Analyst
5 53 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 53 (12.07%) Developer
5 53 (12.07%) Messaging Developer
6 38 (8.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 36 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (7.97%) IT Support
9 34 (7.74%) VMware Engineer
10 32 (7.29%) Systems Engineer
11 31 (7.06%) IT Engineer
12 30 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
14 27 (6.15%) Support Analyst
15 26 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
16 25 (5.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 22 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.76%) .NET
2 53 (12.07%) AngularJS
2 53 (12.07%) ASP.NET
2 53 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
2 53 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 53 (12.07%) ASP.NET Web API
2 53 (12.07%) KnockoutJS
2 53 (12.07%) MSMQ
2 53 (12.07%) Node.js
2 53 (12.07%) RabbitMQ
2 53 (12.07%) RESTful
2 53 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 53 (12.07%) WPF
3 16 (3.64%) Web Services
4 7 (1.59%) JSON
4 7 (1.59%) SOAP
5 6 (1.37%) LAMP
6 5 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (1.14%) HTML
7 4 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.48%) Clustering
3 28 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.47%) Driving Licence
5 23 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (4.78%) Replication
7 18 (4.10%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.87%) PKI
8 17 (3.87%) Smartphone
9 11 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.82%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.59%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.37%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.14%) Eurex
14 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.68%) PACS
14 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 346 (78.82%) Windows
2 215 (48.97%) Windows Server
3 145 (33.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (26.65%) Linux
6 57 (12.98%) Windows 7
6 57 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (7.29%) Windows 10
8 31 (7.06%) Unix
9 25 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (4.10%) Solaris
11 11 (2.51%) Windows 8
12 10 (2.28%) AIX
13 9 (2.05%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (1.14%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.68%) CentOS
16 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (36.45%) ITIL
2 58 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (12.07%) Dependency Injection
3 53 (12.07%) Kanban
3 53 (12.07%) Multithreading
3 53 (12.07%) MVC
3 53 (12.07%) OO
3 53 (12.07%) TDD
3 53 (12.07%) Web Application Development
4 39 (8.88%) Information Security
5 32 (7.29%) SIEM
6 31 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (6.38%) Project Management
8 27 (6.15%) Service Delivery
9 26 (5.92%) Vulnerability Management
10 24 (5.47%) Service Management
11 23 (5.24%) Capacity Planning
11 23 (5.24%) Release Management
12 21 (4.78%) Risk Management
13 20 (4.56%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (24.37%) PowerShell
2 68 (15.49%) SQL
3 61 (13.90%) Ruby
4 54 (12.30%) C#
5 53 (12.07%) F#
6 22 (5.01%) Python
7 18 (4.10%) Perl
8 17 (3.87%) VBScript
9 15 (3.42%) VB
10 11 (2.51%) Java
11 10 (2.28%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.91%) Korn
14 2 (0.46%) C
14 2 (0.46%) PHP
15 1 (0.23%) Google Apps Script
15 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 117 (26.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (20.05%) MCSE
3 73 (16.63%) MCSA
4 58 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (11.39%) CCNA
5 50 (11.39%) Degree
6 29 (6.61%) Security Cleared
7 28 (6.38%) MCP
8 22 (5.01%) DV Cleared
9 21 (4.78%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (4.78%) MCITP
10 16 (3.64%) GCIH
10 16 (3.64%) GIAC
10 16 (3.64%) MCDST
11 10 (2.28%) MCTS
12 9 (2.05%) CCNP
12 9 (2.05%) MCT
13 7 (1.59%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.37%) MOS
14 6 (1.37%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.92%) SLA
2 25 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 23 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.82%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.82%) QA
4 8 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.59%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.46%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 306 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 195 (44.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (23.69%) Hyper-V
4 86 (19.59%) vSphere
5 59 (13.44%) XenApp
6 36 (8.20%) Terminal Services
7 32 (7.29%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (7.29%) XenDesktop
8 22 (5.01%) VMware Workstation
9 20 (4.56%) Forefront TMG
10 19 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (3.87%) VMware ESX
12 13 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (2.51%) ISA Server
14 8 (1.82%) vCloud
14 8 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (1.37%) Firmware
16 6 (1.37%) Xen
17 4 (0.91%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 144 (32.80%) SCCM
2 60 (13.67%) Kibana
3 59 (13.44%) SCOM
4 53 (12.07%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 25 (5.69%) Backup Exec
5 25 (5.69%) McAfee ePO
6 24 (5.47%) Nessus
7 19 (4.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 17 (3.87%) MOM
8 17 (3.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (3.87%) Puppet
9 15 (3.42%) AirWatch
9 15 (3.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 14 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (2.73%) Nagios
12 11 (2.51%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (2.51%) NetBackup
12 11 (2.51%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (2.28%) Malwarebytes
13 10 (2.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 311 (70.84%) Microsoft
2 254 (57.86%) VMware
3 144 (32.80%) Cisco
4 127 (28.93%) Citrix
5 64 (14.58%) HP
6 60 (13.67%) Intel Security
7 39 (8.88%) NetApp
8 38 (8.66%) Red Hat
9 35 (7.97%) Qualys
10 33 (7.52%) Symantec
11 29 (6.61%) Dell
12 24 (5.47%) Avaya
13 19 (4.33%) Veeam
14 18 (4.10%) CommVault
14 18 (4.10%) F5
15 16 (3.64%) Forcepoint
16 13 (2.96%) Apple
16 13 (2.96%) EMC
16 13 (2.96%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.96%) TOWER Software
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: Flex on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Send
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Elliot
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum plus bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £56000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago