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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 625 590 627
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +37
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 279 325 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.67% 4.77% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 214 262 234
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%

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
7598 6807 6591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.77% 6.21% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6136 5363 5444
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 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -7 265 £37,500 - 27
London -3 86 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South East -6 84 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Surrey -10 31 £47,000 +4.44% 4
Kent +16 24 £32,500 -27.77% 1
North West -3 24 £31,500 +8.62% 1
Yorkshire -14 22 £30,000 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +14 21 £37,500 +2.73% 3
Birmingham +9 18 £37,500 +66.66% 2
South West -16 17 £40,000 +92.30% 7
Manchester -15 14 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Maidstone - 14 £32,500 -
City of London -5 13 £32,000 -28.88%
West Yorkshire -12 13 £30,000 +7.14%
Wiltshire - 12 £41,500 - 4
Berkshire -15 11 £52,500 +47.47% 1
Chippenham - 11 £41,500 - 4
East Midlands +18 7 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Wigan - 7 £27,500 -
Slough - 7 - -
Leeds -5 6 £30,000 +7.14%
Wales -5 6 £32,000 - 2
North Yorkshire - 6 £48,000 - 1
York - 6 £48,000 - 1
Cumbria -1 5 £35,000 +20.68%
South Wales -4 5 £32,000 - 2
Essex -14 5 £25,000 -22.48%
Hampshire -18 5 £21,000 -30.00%
East of England -32 5 £25,000 -21.25%
Cardiff - 5 £32,000 - 2

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 496 (92.88%) Windows
2 355 (66.48%) Active Directory
3 344 (64.42%) Microsoft
4 342 (64.04%) VMware
5 306 (57.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 278 (52.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 232 (43.45%) DNS
8 205 (38.39%) MS Exchange
9 199 (37.27%) DHCP
10 194 (36.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 187 (35.02%) SCCM
12 171 (32.02%) Citrix
12 171 (32.02%) ITIL
13 148 (27.72%) MS Excel
14 133 (24.91%) SAN
15 132 (24.72%) Windows 7
16 131 (24.53%) HP
17 125 (23.41%) Hyper-V
18 124 (23.22%) Firewall
19 122 (22.85%) Linux
20 120 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
21 119 (22.28%) vSphere
21 119 (22.28%) TCP/IP
22 116 (21.72%) SQL
23 115 (21.54%) LAN
24 110 (20.60%) WAN
25 108 (20.22%) Cisco
25 108 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
26 107 (20.04%) SQL Server
27 97 (18.16%) MS Office

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 205 (38.39%) MS Exchange
2 108 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (14.61%) IIS
4 50 (9.36%) Lync
5 49 (9.18%) SharePoint
6 45 (8.43%) Apache
7 36 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (4.49%) Tomcat
11 23 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.56%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.37%) Confluence
15 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
16 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 148 (27.72%) MS Excel
2 97 (18.16%) MS Office
3 5 (0.94%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.75%) MS Project
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Front Arena
1 5 (0.94%) Eikon
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Line 50
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.68%) Office 365
2 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 232 (43.45%) DNS
2 199 (37.27%) DHCP
3 133 (24.91%) SAN
4 124 (23.22%) Firewall
5 119 (22.28%) TCP/IP
6 115 (21.54%) LAN
7 110 (20.60%) WAN
8 69 (12.92%) VPN
9 40 (7.49%) iSCSI
10 34 (6.37%) VoIP
11 33 (6.18%) Wireless
12 30 (5.62%) VLAN
12 30 (5.62%) SNMP
13 29 (5.43%) NAS
14 28 (5.24%) MPLS
15 27 (5.06%) LDAP
16 23 (4.31%) SSL
17 19 (3.56%) Internet
18 17 (3.18%) HTTP
19 14 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.93%) MySQL
3 33 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (3.56%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.75%) Redis
9 4 (0.75%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.19%) DB2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (3.75%) AdminStudio
2 6 (1.12%) MSI
3 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 61 (11.42%) Finance
2 34 (6.37%) Banking
3 29 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.56%) Back Office
4 19 (3.56%) Advertising
5 12 (2.25%) Legal
6 9 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.50%) Marketing
7 8 (1.50%) French Language
8 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.75%) Billing
10 3 (0.56%) Welsh Language
10 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.56%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Retail
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 129 (24.16%) Support Engineer
2 99 (18.54%) Analyst
3 60 (11.24%) Support Analyst
4 47 (8.80%) Systems Engineer
4 47 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (8.05%) Administrator
6 42 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (7.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 38 (7.12%) Systems Administrator
9 32 (5.99%) IT Support
10 30 (5.62%) Technical Support
11 29 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 27 (5.06%) Desktop Support
13 25 (4.68%) Server Engineer
14 21 (3.93%) Wintel Support
14 21 (3.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (3.93%) Team Leader
15 20 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
16 18 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.18%) Application Packaging
2 12 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (2.06%) Web Services
4 10 (1.87%) .NET
5 6 (1.12%) HTML
6 5 (0.94%) J2EE
7 4 (0.75%) COM
7 4 (0.75%) XML
7 4 (0.75%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.75%) JSP
7 4 (0.75%) LAMP
8 2 (0.37%) WAP
8 2 (0.37%) CSS
9 1 (0.19%) Middleware
9 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.86%) Clustering
2 57 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 33 (6.18%) Blackberry
5 31 (5.81%) Replication
6 13 (2.43%) EqualLogic
7 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (1.50%) CESG
8 8 (1.50%) Streaming Video
9 6 (1.12%) iPhone
9 6 (1.12%) Statistics
10 5 (0.94%) Biotechnology
10 5 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.94%) Life Science
10 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.94%) Equities
11 4 (0.75%) PDA
11 4 (0.75%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.75%) iPad
11 4 (0.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 496 (92.88%) Windows
2 306 (57.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (36.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 132 (24.72%) Windows 7
5 122 (22.85%) Linux
6 120 (22.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (9.55%) Windows 8
8 50 (9.36%) Windows XP
9 26 (4.87%) CentOS
10 24 (4.49%) Windows Vista
11 20 (3.75%) Solaris
12 17 (3.18%) UNIX
13 13 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (2.25%) Android
15 10 (1.87%) Windows 2000
15 10 (1.87%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.69%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (32.02%) ITIL
2 72 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (7.30%) Configuration Management
4 33 (6.18%) Change Management
5 32 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
6 31 (5.81%) Service Management
7 27 (5.06%) Business Continuity
8 26 (4.87%) Project Management
8 26 (4.87%) Service Delivery
9 25 (4.68%) Time Management
9 25 (4.68%) Migration
10 22 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (3.93%) Load Balancing
11 21 (3.93%) BCP
12 18 (3.37%) SIEM
13 17 (3.18%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
13 17 (3.18%) Line Management
14 16 (3.00%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 116 (21.72%) SQL
2 66 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 33 (6.18%) VBScript
4 21 (3.93%) Bash Shell
5 20 (3.75%) Java
6 18 (3.37%) Perl
7 12 (2.25%) VB
8 11 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.87%) C
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
10 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.75%) Ruby
11 3 (0.56%) C#
12 2 (0.37%) R
13 1 (0.19%) Winbatch
13 1 (0.19%) Python
13 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 93 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (9.93%) MCSE
3 45 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 41 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 41 (7.68%) Degree
5 40 (7.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (5.62%) MCSA
7 29 (5.43%) MCITP
8 23 (4.31%) CCNA
8 23 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (3.37%) MCTS
10 17 (3.18%) MCP
11 12 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (2.06%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.87%) VCP4
14 7 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.31%) CISSP
14 7 (1.31%) HND
15 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.94%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.99%) SLA
2 15 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.87%) QA
4 9 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.12%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) BS7799
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 355 (66.48%) Active Directory
2 278 (52.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (23.41%) Hyper-V
4 119 (22.28%) vSphere
5 64 (11.99%) XenApp
6 45 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (8.24%) VMware ESX
8 42 (7.87%) XenDesktop
9 27 (5.06%) XenServer
10 25 (4.68%) VMware Workstation
11 19 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 14 (2.62%) Firmware
13 14 (2.62%) NFS
14 13 (2.43%) Terminal Services
15 11 (2.06%) ISA Server
16 6 (1.12%) Nmap
17 4 (0.75%) Snort
17 4 (0.75%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 187 (35.02%) SCCM
2 74 (13.86%) SCOM
3 69 (12.92%) Backup Exec
4 40 (7.49%) NetBackup
5 38 (7.12%) Nagios
5 38 (7.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 31 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (3.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 17 (3.18%) SCVMM
9 14 (2.62%) SELinux
10 11 (2.06%) Icinga
10 11 (2.06%) Puppet
11 10 (1.87%) HP SIM
11 10 (1.87%) MOM
12 8 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (1.50%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (1.31%) WMI
13 7 (1.31%) BladeLogic
14 6 (1.12%) Nessus
14 6 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 344 (64.42%) Microsoft
2 342 (64.04%) VMware
3 171 (32.02%) Citrix
4 131 (24.53%) HP
5 108 (20.22%) Cisco
6 95 (17.79%) Symantec
7 81 (15.17%) Dell
8 53 (9.93%) Red Hat
9 45 (8.43%) NetApp
9 45 (8.43%) McAfee
10 36 (6.74%) CommVault
11 35 (6.55%) Sophos
12 31 (5.81%) EMC
12 31 (5.81%) SolarWinds
13 27 (5.06%) LANDesk
14 22 (4.12%) Juniper
15 21 (3.93%) Oracle
16 20 (3.75%) Avaya
16 20 (3.75%) Altiris
17 17 (3.18%) CheckPoint
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum PENSION HEALTH CARE GYM MEMBERSHIP L
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rolls Royce
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rolls Royce
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23000 - 25000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34900 per annum + £1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunbury
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits: Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Salary: Competitive Salary + 29 Days Holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago