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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 651 700 726
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +26
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 242 266 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.06% 3.25% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 208 235 206
Median salary £46,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +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
7911 8186 8517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 8.42% 7.53% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6411 6676 6721
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 £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +37 227 £47,500 +18.75% 24
London +80 112 £55,000 +15.78% 7
South East +39 45 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Berkshire +45 27 £62,500 +66.66% 2
City of London +54 19 £37,500 -16.66% 1
South West -9 18 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Reading +40 17 £70,000 +55.55% 2
North West +7 16 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Manchester +11 13 £47,500 +43.93% 2
East of England +21 11 £40,000 +3.22% 3
Slough +21 10 £55,000 +46.66%
West Midlands -25 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Yorkshire +27 8 £33,000 -2.94%
West Sussex +21 7 £47,500 +6.74% 1
West Yorkshire +11 7 £33,000 -2.94%
Essex +8 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wiltshire -1 7 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Leeds +22 6 £33,000 -2.94%
Bristol +4 6 £35,000 -6.66%
Surrey -14 6 £45,748 +1.66%
Birmingham -25 6 £35,000 +7.69%
North East - 6 £42,500 - 2
Brentwood +1 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire +3 4 - - 1
Durham - 4 £42,500 -
Abingdon - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £60,000 -
Chippenham - 4 £38,750 - 1
Solihull +14 3 £77,500 +210.00%
Bedfordshire +13 3 £35,000 -

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 491 (88.63%) Windows
2 395 (71.30%) Active Directory
3 340 (61.37%) Windows Server
4 336 (60.65%) Microsoft
5 320 (57.76%) VMware
6 250 (45.13%) SCCM
7 231 (41.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 200 (36.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 191 (34.48%) ITIL
10 189 (34.12%) Cisco
11 181 (32.67%) Hyper-V
12 177 (31.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 171 (30.87%) DNS
14 165 (29.78%) Citrix
14 165 (29.78%) Firewall
15 161 (29.06%) Linux
16 158 (28.52%) PowerShell
17 154 (27.80%) MS Exchange
18 146 (26.35%) DHCP
19 129 (23.29%) MS Office
20 125 (22.56%) Windows Server 2003
21 119 (21.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 115 (20.76%) SQL Server
23 112 (20.22%) Windows 7
23 112 (20.22%) Data Centre
24 108 (19.49%) vSphere
25 101 (18.23%) MS Excel
26 99 (17.87%) TCP/IP
26 99 (17.87%) SAN
27 90 (16.25%) MCSE

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
1 154 (27.80%) MS Exchange
2 68 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (10.29%) IIS
4 52 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 50 (9.03%) SharePoint
6 45 (8.12%) Skype for Business
7 24 (4.33%) IBM Notes
8 23 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (3.97%) IBM Domino
10 21 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.90%) Apache
13 4 (0.72%) CMS
14 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.36%) nginx
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 129 (23.29%) MS Office
2 101 (18.23%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Eikon
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.54%) Office 365
2 55 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (8.48%) SaaS
4 38 (6.86%) OpenShift
5 27 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.90%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.54%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) IaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 171 (30.87%) DNS
2 165 (29.78%) Firewall
3 146 (26.35%) DHCP
4 99 (17.87%) SAN
4 99 (17.87%) TCP/IP
5 86 (15.52%) VPN
6 67 (12.09%) LAN
7 60 (10.83%) WAN
8 36 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
9 34 (6.14%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (5.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (4.33%) Internet
11 24 (4.33%) VoIP
12 22 (3.97%) Network Security
12 22 (3.97%) VLAN
13 19 (3.43%) Wireless
14 18 (3.25%) Cisco PIX
15 17 (3.07%) IP Telephony
16 16 (2.89%) Skype
17 14 (2.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.76%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 21 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (2.71%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.72%) MySQL
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.71%) TeamCity
2 12 (2.17%) MSI
3 8 (1.44%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.44%) WinDbg
4 5 (0.90%) JIRA
5 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.54%) GitLab
7 2 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.18%) GoCD
8 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 82 (14.80%) Finance
2 26 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.51%) Back Office
4 24 (4.33%) Legal
5 20 (3.61%) Retail
6 11 (1.99%) Law
7 9 (1.62%) Marketing
8 7 (1.26%) Local Government
9 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.54%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (16.97%) Analyst
1 94 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (16.61%) Support Engineer
3 60 (10.83%) Administrator
4 59 (10.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 55 (9.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 50 (9.03%) Windows Engineer
7 46 (8.30%) Systems Engineer
8 45 (8.12%) Desktop Support
9 44 (7.94%) Support Analyst
10 40 (7.22%) IT Engineer
10 40 (7.22%) IT Support
11 39 (7.04%) Server Engineer
12 35 (6.32%) SCCM Engineer
13 33 (5.96%) VMware Engineer
14 29 (5.23%) IT Analyst
15 28 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 28 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
15 28 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.05%) Web Services
2 21 (3.79%) JSON
3 20 (3.61%) SOAP
4 16 (2.89%) .NET
5 15 (2.71%) AngularJS
5 15 (2.71%) ASP.NET
5 15 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 15 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (2.71%) KnockoutJS
5 15 (2.71%) MSMQ
5 15 (2.71%) Node.js
5 15 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (2.71%) RESTful
5 15 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (2.71%) WPF
6 7 (1.26%) ELK Stack
7 5 (0.90%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.93%) Clustering
3 30 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.15%) Driving Licence
4 23 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.61%) EMC VNX
6 19 (3.43%) Smartphone
7 16 (2.89%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.35%) Replication
8 13 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (2.17%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.62%) User Experience
11 7 (1.26%) EPoS
11 7 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.90%) Biotechnology
13 5 (0.90%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 491 (88.63%) Windows
2 340 (61.37%) Windows Server
3 200 (36.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 177 (31.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (29.06%) Linux
6 125 (22.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 112 (20.22%) Windows 7
8 53 (9.57%) Windows 10
9 33 (5.96%) Windows 8
10 31 (5.60%) Unix
11 24 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (3.43%) Solaris
13 16 (2.89%) Android
13 16 (2.89%) Apple iOS
14 15 (2.71%) AIX
15 10 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (1.44%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.44%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (34.48%) ITIL
2 53 (9.57%) Service Management
3 44 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
4 38 (6.86%) Patch Management
5 37 (6.68%) Service Delivery
6 32 (5.78%) Project Management
7 31 (5.60%) DevOps
8 30 (5.42%) Incident Management
9 29 (5.23%) Problem Management
10 28 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (4.87%) SIEM
12 26 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
13 25 (4.51%) Application Virtualisation
13 25 (4.51%) High Availability
14 24 (4.33%) Asset Management
15 23 (4.15%) Change Management
16 22 (3.97%) Mentoring
16 22 (3.97%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 158 (28.52%) PowerShell
2 70 (12.64%) SQL
3 51 (9.21%) VBScript
4 50 (9.03%) Perl
5 47 (8.48%) Python
6 36 (6.50%) Ruby
7 26 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 24 (4.33%) Java
9 15 (2.71%) C#
9 15 (2.71%) F#
10 13 (2.35%) VB
11 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.90%) C
13 4 (0.72%) Korn
13 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.18%) AWK
14 1 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 119 (21.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (16.25%) MCSE
3 71 (12.82%) Degree
4 68 (12.27%) MCSA
5 53 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (9.03%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (8.84%) Security Cleared
8 39 (7.04%) CCNA
9 28 (5.05%) DV Cleared
10 25 (4.51%) MCITP
11 21 (3.79%) SC Cleared
12 19 (3.43%) MCP
12 19 (3.43%) MCTS
13 12 (2.17%) MCDST
14 11 (1.99%) CCNP
15 8 (1.44%) CISSP
15 8 (1.44%) NCDA
16 7 (1.26%) MCT
16 7 (1.26%) MOS
17 6 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.57%) SLA
2 24 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (3.61%) HIPAA
5 18 (3.25%) QA
6 8 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.54%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 395 (71.30%) Active Directory
2 231 (41.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (32.67%) Hyper-V
4 108 (19.49%) vSphere
5 61 (11.01%) XenApp
6 53 (9.57%) VMware ESX
7 52 (9.39%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (6.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 32 (5.78%) Terminal Services
10 27 (4.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (3.61%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (3.43%) Forefront TMG
13 19 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (3.25%) ISA Server
14 18 (3.25%) XenDesktop
15 13 (2.35%) vCloud
16 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (1.44%) Terminal Server
18 6 (1.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 250 (45.13%) SCCM
2 66 (11.91%) SCOM
3 41 (7.40%) Kibana
3 41 (7.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 35 (6.32%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (5.23%) AirWatch
6 26 (4.69%) NetBackup
7 25 (4.51%) Backup Exec
8 22 (3.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (3.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 20 (3.61%) WMI
10 18 (3.25%) MOM
11 17 (3.07%) Puppet
12 15 (2.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 15 (2.71%) Sysprep
13 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (2.17%) Nagios
13 12 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (1.99%) Malwarebytes
14 11 (1.99%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 336 (60.65%) Microsoft
2 320 (57.76%) VMware
3 189 (34.12%) Cisco
4 165 (29.78%) Citrix
5 82 (14.80%) Intel Security
6 68 (12.27%) HP
7 65 (11.73%) NetApp
8 52 (9.39%) Red Hat
9 51 (9.21%) Symantec
10 49 (8.84%) Dell
11 43 (7.76%) Qualys
12 39 (7.04%) EMC
13 38 (6.86%) IBM
14 36 (6.50%) CommVault
15 31 (5.60%) Acronis
16 26 (4.69%) Avaya
17 23 (4.15%) Forcepoint
18 22 (3.97%) ServiceNow
19 20 (3.61%) F5
20 14 (2.53%) Sophos
Tyneside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market salaries
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wavex
Salary: bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood
Montash Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + shift allowance
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood
Montash Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Barnet, London
The SmartList
Posted: 11 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
The SmartList
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitve salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chippenham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Company Performance Incentives
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 27 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago