The table below looks at the statistics for WSUS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 202 197 186
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 10 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.58% 2.93% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 14
Average salary £30,500 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.27% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £27,600 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £42,200 £33,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
WSUS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Systems Management Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
279 443 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.10% 7.98% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 256 376 166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

WSUS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region.

WSUS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSUS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

WSUS Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

WSUS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
Birmingham 0 5 £32,750 -9.02%
Staffordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Coventry -2 2 £38,000 +16.92%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (90.48%) Active Directory
3 36 (57.14%) MS Office
4 32 (50.79%) ITIL
4 32 (50.79%) Finance
5 28 (44.44%) Line Management
6 26 (41.27%) Server Monitoring
6 26 (41.27%) ITIL V3
6 26 (41.27%) Service Delivery
6 26 (41.27%) Operations Management
7 25 (39.68%) DNS
8 21 (33.33%) Linux
8 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 18 (28.57%) Cisco
9 18 (28.57%) IIS
10 17 (26.98%) SAN
11 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
11 16 (25.40%) Forefront TMG
12 15 (23.81%) DHCP
13 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (20.63%) VMware
14 13 (20.63%) HTTP
14 13 (20.63%) Citrix
14 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
15 12 (19.05%) NetApp
16 11 (17.46%) SSL
16 11 (17.46%) Backup Exec
17 10 (15.87%) Firewall
17 10 (15.87%) Altiris
17 10 (15.87%) SSH

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 18 (28.57%) IIS
2 9 (14.29%) Apache
2 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (9.52%) Moodle
3 6 (9.52%) Lync
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.35%) WordPress
6 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (57.14%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) DNS
2 17 (26.98%) SAN
3 15 (23.81%) DHCP
4 13 (20.63%) HTTP
5 11 (17.46%) SSL
6 10 (15.87%) Firewall
6 10 (15.87%) SSH
6 10 (15.87%) VLAN
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (9.52%) LDAP
7 6 (9.52%) VoIP
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.94%) VPN
9 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 3 (4.76%) FTP
9 3 (4.76%) WAN
9 3 (4.76%) LAN
9 3 (4.76%) IPsec
10 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (50.79%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Publishing
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 17 (26.98%) Service Manager
2 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 9 (14.29%) IT Technical Manager
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 2 (3.17%) Support Team Leader
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) LAMP
2 6 (9.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Replication
2 8 (12.70%) Open Source
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (33.33%) Linux
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Debian
6 6 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) ITIL
2 28 (44.44%) Line Management
3 26 (41.27%) Server Monitoring
3 26 (41.27%) Service Delivery
3 26 (41.27%) Operations Management
3 26 (41.27%) ITIL V3
4 10 (15.87%) Load Balancing
5 9 (14.29%) Change Control
5 9 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (9.52%) Time Management
7 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.35%) Content Management
9 2 (3.17%) SIEM
10 1 (1.59%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.63%) Bash Shell
3 10 (15.87%) Perl
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 6 (9.52%) PHP
5 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.59%) MCITP
3 1 (1.59%) MCSE
3 1 (1.59%) MCSA
3 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (90.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) Forefront TMG
3 10 (15.87%) vSphere
4 9 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 8 (12.70%) XenApp
6 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (9.52%) Shibboleth
6 6 (9.52%) IAG
6 6 (9.52%) UAG
7 5 (7.94%) ISA Server
8 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
9 3 (4.76%) XenServer
10 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) Backup Exec
2 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) Cacti
2 6 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) Cisco
3 13 (20.63%) VMware
3 13 (20.63%) Citrix
4 12 (19.05%) NetApp
5 10 (15.87%) Altiris
6 8 (12.70%) HP
7 7 (11.11%) Symantec
8 6 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.52%) Talend
8 6 (9.52%) Dell
8 6 (9.52%) EMC
9 5 (7.94%) LANDesk
10 3 (4.76%) Juniper
11 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.17%) Websense
12 1 (1.59%) CommVault