Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 590 663 776
Rank change year-on-year +73 +113 -38
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 265 417 404
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.30% 2.49% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 170 357 343
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,260 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +1.19%

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,516 16,773 16,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.93% 12.60% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9,043 12,959 12,889
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WSUS in England.

Salary trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for WSUS in England

WSUS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the England region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +118 87 £40,000 +23.08% 11
London +69 62 £43,250 -8.95% 6
North of England +63 41 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Midlands +59 33 £37,500 -14.77% 1
South West +90 24 £38,750 -11.43% 4
Yorkshire +81 23 £40,000 +9.59% 1
East Midlands - 20 £42,500 -
North West +54 18 £46,087 +18.93% 3
East of England +74 14 £36,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands +24 13 £30,000 -31.82% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 226 (85.28%) Active Directory
2 217 (81.89%) Windows
3 188 (70.94%) Microsoft
4 148 (55.85%) VMware
5 141 (53.21%) Windows Server
6 137 (51.70%) SCCM
7 117 (44.15%) Azure
8 110 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 100 (37.74%) DHCP
9 100 (37.74%) DNS
10 92 (34.72%) Hyper-V
11 87 (32.83%) PowerShell
12 82 (30.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 66 (24.91%) Office 365
14 63 (23.77%) Data Centre
15 62 (23.40%) Windows 10
16 61 (23.02%) SAN
16 61 (23.02%) SCOM
17 59 (22.26%) Linux
18 56 (21.13%) Security Cleared
19 55 (20.75%) ITIL
20 53 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
21 52 (19.62%) Citrix
22 51 (19.25%) LAN
22 51 (19.25%) SQL Server
22 51 (19.25%) Firewall
22 51 (19.25%) DV Cleared
23 50 (18.87%) TCP/IP
24 49 (18.49%) HP
25 48 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 33 (12.45%) MS Exchange
1 33 (12.45%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.81%) Skype for Business
3 22 (8.30%) IIS
4 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.75%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 117 (44.15%) Azure
2 66 (24.91%) Office 365
3 34 (12.83%) AWS
4 32 (12.08%) SaaS
5 21 (7.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (5.66%) IaaS
7 12 (4.53%) PaaS
8 8 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.64%) GCP
9 7 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.51%) Mimecast
11 3 (1.13%) G Suite
12 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.75%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 100 (37.74%) DHCP
1 100 (37.74%) DNS
2 61 (23.02%) SAN
3 51 (19.25%) Firewall
3 51 (19.25%) LAN
4 50 (18.87%) TCP/IP
5 44 (16.60%) WAN
6 26 (9.81%) NAS
7 24 (9.06%) VPN
8 18 (6.79%) VLAN
9 16 (6.04%) Wireless
10 15 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (4.53%) Skype
12 9 (3.40%) VoIP
13 8 (3.02%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.64%) DMZ
14 7 (2.64%) Network Security
15 6 (2.26%) ADSL
15 6 (2.26%) Internet
15 6 (2.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.51%) MS Access
3 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.75%) Power BI
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.38%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (4.15%) JIRA
2 10 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.75%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (12.45%) Finance
2 25 (9.43%) Retail
3 16 (6.04%) Marketing
4 12 (4.53%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.15%) Law
6 10 (3.77%) Electronics
7 9 (3.40%) Games
8 6 (2.26%) Automotive
8 6 (2.26%) Legal
8 6 (2.26%) Local Government
9 5 (1.89%) Back Office
9 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Police
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (17.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (13.96%) Support Engineer
3 35 (13.21%) IT Support
4 30 (11.32%) Analyst
4 30 (11.32%) Server Engineer
5 27 (10.19%) IT Engineer
6 26 (9.81%) Team Leader
7 24 (9.06%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 21 (7.92%) Architect
8 21 (7.92%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
9 19 (7.17%) IT Support Engineer
10 18 (6.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 17 (6.42%) Technical Architect
12 16 (6.04%) Infrastructure Support
13 15 (5.66%) Active Directory Engineer
14 12 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) Administrator
15 10 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 10 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.64%) LDAP
2 2 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) Flash
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (23.77%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.06%) Public Cloud
3 23 (8.68%) Clustering
4 11 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.40%) FMCG
6 8 (3.02%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (3.02%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.26%) CMDB
8 6 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.89%) PKI
10 4 (1.51%) EPoS
10 4 (1.51%) Social Media
10 4 (1.51%) Social Network
10 4 (1.51%) User Experience
10 4 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 217 (81.89%) Windows
2 141 (53.21%) Windows Server
3 62 (23.40%) Windows 10
4 59 (22.26%) Linux
5 53 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 48 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (7.92%) Ubuntu
9 20 (7.55%) Windows 7
9 20 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.77%) CentOS
12 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (3.02%) Apple iOS
13 8 (3.02%) Mac OS
14 7 (2.64%) Debian
15 5 (1.89%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.89%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.51%) Solaris
17 2 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (30.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (20.75%) ITIL
3 46 (17.36%) Patch Management
4 36 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (12.45%) Project Delivery
6 32 (12.08%) Server Management
7 30 (11.32%) Storage Management
8 26 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (9.81%) Service Delivery
9 22 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (7.55%) DevOps
11 19 (7.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 19 (7.17%) Proactive Management
11 19 (7.17%) Validation
12 18 (6.79%) Application Virtualisation
13 17 (6.42%) Change Control
14 16 (6.04%) Technical Leadership
15 15 (5.66%) Migration
15 15 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
15 15 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 87 (32.83%) PowerShell
2 46 (17.36%) SQL
3 13 (4.91%) Python
3 13 (4.91%) VBScript
4 9 (3.40%) VB
5 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.13%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 51 (19.25%) DV Cleared
3 29 (10.94%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.77%) MCSA
5 10 (3.77%) MCSE
6 9 (3.40%) RHCE
7 4 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.13%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.75%) Degree
9 2 (0.75%) LFCE
9 2 (0.75%) LFCS
9 2 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.75%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.75%) VCAP
10 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) HND
10 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.08%) SLA
2 21 (7.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 226 (85.28%) Active Directory
2 110 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (34.72%) Hyper-V
4 35 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (6.79%) vSphere
8 12 (4.53%) Firmware
9 8 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (2.64%) Docker
10 7 (2.64%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (2.26%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.13%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.13%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.13%) XenApp
13 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 137 (51.70%) SCCM
2 61 (23.02%) SCOM
3 21 (7.92%) SCVMM
4 19 (7.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 19 (7.17%) NetBackup
5 14 (5.28%) Puppet
6 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (3.02%) Terraform
7 8 (3.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 7 (2.64%) Ansible
8 7 (2.64%) Kubernetes
8 7 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (2.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 7 (2.64%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.64%) vRealize
8 7 (2.64%) yum
9 4 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 188 (70.94%) Microsoft
2 148 (55.85%) VMware
3 52 (19.62%) Citrix
4 49 (18.49%) HP
5 37 (13.96%) Cisco
6 24 (9.06%) Google
6 24 (9.06%) Red Hat
7 23 (8.68%) Symantec
8 21 (7.92%) Dell
9 20 (7.55%) EMC
10 17 (6.42%) NetApp
11 11 (4.15%) Apple
11 11 (4.15%) Sophos
12 8 (3.02%) Brocade
12 8 (3.02%) Meraki
13 7 (2.64%) Arista
13 7 (2.64%) Capita
13 7 (2.64%) Emulex
14 6 (2.26%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.89%) Veeam