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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSUS over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 220 206 218
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 12 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.86% 3.87% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 9
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £29,150
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £39,500 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,498 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
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
420 310 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.39% 5.76% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 253 263 283
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%

WSUS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Birmingham -36 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Solihull +17 3 £77,500 +210.00%
Coventry -4 1 £22,500 -30.76%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 46 (97.87%) Windows
2 43 (91.49%) Windows Server
3 37 (78.72%) Hyper-V
4 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
5 32 (68.09%) SAN
5 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (65.96%) Acronis
7 24 (51.06%) IBM
7 24 (51.06%) VPN
8 23 (48.94%) DNS
8 23 (48.94%) DHCP
9 22 (46.81%) Citrix
9 22 (46.81%) IBM Notes
9 22 (46.81%) IBM Domino
10 15 (31.91%) VMware
10 15 (31.91%) Degree
11 12 (25.53%) ITIL
12 11 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (23.40%) Legal
12 11 (23.40%) Retail
13 10 (21.28%) MCSE
13 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (19.15%) MCSA
14 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
15 8 (17.02%) MCITP
15 8 (17.02%) SCCM
15 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (17.02%) NetApp
16 6 (12.77%) Problem Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 22 (46.81%) IBM Domino
1 22 (46.81%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (68.09%) SAN
2 24 (51.06%) VPN
3 23 (48.94%) DHCP
3 23 (48.94%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (23.40%) Legal
1 11 (23.40%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (17.02%) Team Leader
3 7 (14.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Server Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Service Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 46 (97.87%) Windows
2 43 (91.49%) Windows Server
3 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
3 6 (12.77%) Remediation Plan
4 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Time Management
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.38%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
8 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.13%) Change Management
8 1 (2.13%) Facilities Management
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
1 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) MCSE
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (19.15%) MCSA
4 8 (17.02%) MCITP
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (78.72%) Hyper-V
2 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (10.64%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) SCOM
3 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Acronis
2 24 (51.06%) IBM
3 22 (46.81%) Citrix
4 15 (31.91%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) NetApp
6 4 (8.51%) EMC
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco
8 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.26%) HP
8 2 (4.26%) Sophos
8 2 (4.26%) Symantec
9 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.13%) Remedy
9 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow