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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Rank 202 177 179
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 6 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.13% 5.26% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,600 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £48,500 £36,900
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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
282 266 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.52% 6.47% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 221 203 229
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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
Birmingham -12 6 £35,000 +20.68%
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 19 (73.08%) VMware
5 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (50.00%) Citrix
6 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
9 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (34.62%) MOM
10 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
10 9 (34.62%) ITIL
10 9 (34.62%) MCSE
10 9 (34.62%) MCSA
10 9 (34.62%) Linux
10 9 (34.62%) VCP4
10 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (34.62%) MCITP
10 9 (34.62%) SCOM
11 8 (30.77%) SLA
11 8 (30.77%) NetApp
12 7 (26.92%) Firewall
12 7 (26.92%) VoIP
13 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
13 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
13 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
13 6 (23.08%) Clustering
13 6 (23.08%) Project Management

WSUS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) Lync
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) VoIP
1 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) DSL
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Wintel Support
3 4 (15.38%) Project Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Server Support
4 3 (11.54%) Server Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Server Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Clustering
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Life Science
3 3 (11.54%) Statistics
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
5 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Change Control
4 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Line Management
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (34.62%) MCITP
2 9 (34.62%) MCSE
2 9 (34.62%) MCSA
2 9 (34.62%) VCP4
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (34.62%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.85%) IAG
5 1 (3.85%) UAG
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) MOM
1 9 (34.62%) SCOM
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) Cacti
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) VMware
3 13 (50.00%) Citrix
4 8 (30.77%) NetApp
5 6 (23.08%) Altiris
6 4 (15.38%) Symantec
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 3 (11.54%) CommVault
8 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.85%) Acronis
9 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (3.85%) EMC