Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 827 627 644
Rank change year-on-year -200 +17 +60
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 192 122 396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.04% 1.28% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 174 102 298
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £24,425
25th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £44,250 £54,125 £50,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £63,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -5.88%

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 18,423 9,526 15,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.58% 16.85% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,142 7,964 11,691
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £88,750 £79,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +4.35%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -102 56 £37,500 -8.54% 18
Midlands -65 55 £42,500 +6.25% 13
South East -105 41 £30,500 -16.44% 11
West Midlands -67 34 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire -55 23 £37,500 +22.95% 8
East Midlands -48 21 £37,500 - 3
North West -99 19 £34,728 -39.60% 8
North East -18 14 £40,000 -6.98% 2
London -244 14 £52,500 -4.55% 8
East of England -88 13 £23,500 -30.88% 2
South West -65 12 £26,750 -4.46% 4
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 179 (93.23%) Active Directory
2 170 (88.54%) Windows
3 138 (71.88%) Azure
4 137 (71.35%) Windows Server
5 134 (69.79%) Microsoft
5 134 (69.79%) VMware
6 131 (68.23%) Microsoft 365
7 113 (58.85%) DNS
8 104 (54.17%) DHCP
9 98 (51.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 82 (42.71%) Firewall
11 81 (42.19%) SCCM
12 75 (39.06%) SQL
13 73 (38.02%) Hyper-V
14 71 (36.98%) Veeam
15 68 (35.42%) Social Skills
16 61 (31.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 60 (31.25%) ITIL
17 60 (31.25%) WAN
18 59 (30.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 55 (28.65%) LAN
19 55 (28.65%) Citrix
20 54 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
20 54 (28.13%) Microsoft Intune
21 52 (27.08%) Cisco
22 46 (23.96%) Windows Server 2019
23 45 (23.44%) SAN
23 45 (23.44%) SharePoint
24 44 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 42 (21.88%) PowerShell

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 45 (23.44%) SharePoint
2 32 (16.67%) IIS
2 32 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.04%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (17.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 138 (71.88%) Azure
2 131 (68.23%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (21.35%) AWS
4 33 (17.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (14.06%) OneDrive
6 19 (9.90%) IaaS
7 16 (8.33%) PaaS
8 14 (7.29%) Mimecast
9 12 (6.25%) SaaS
10 10 (5.21%) Nutanix
11 7 (3.65%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.56%) Azure Monitor
13 1 (0.52%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 113 (58.85%) DNS
2 104 (54.17%) DHCP
3 82 (42.71%) Firewall
4 60 (31.25%) WAN
5 55 (28.65%) LAN
6 45 (23.44%) SAN
7 40 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 38 (19.79%) VPN
9 31 (16.15%) VLAN
10 24 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (10.94%) Wireless
12 20 (10.42%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (8.85%) MPLS
14 16 (8.33%) NAS
14 16 (8.33%) Network Security
15 11 (5.73%) VoIP
16 10 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
17 5 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
17 5 (2.60%) SD-WAN
18 4 (2.08%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (35.42%) Social Skills
2 17 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.29%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.21%) Finance
5 9 (4.69%) Back Office
5 9 (4.69%) French Language
5 9 (4.69%) German Language
6 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.56%) Games
8 3 (1.56%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.04%) Front Office
9 2 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.04%) Retail
10 1 (0.52%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (25.52%) Analyst
3 30 (15.63%) IT Engineer
4 28 (14.58%) IT Support
5 22 (11.46%) Support Engineer
6 21 (10.94%) Support Analyst
7 18 (9.38%) Service Analyst
8 17 (8.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (7.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (7.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (6.77%) Administrator
13 12 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
14 11 (5.73%) IT Analyst
14 11 (5.73%) IT Support Analyst
14 11 (5.73%) Technical Support
15 10 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
16 9 (4.69%) Consultant
16 9 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
16 9 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) .NET
2 6 (3.13%) LDAP
3 3 (1.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.52%) ADO
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.35%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.90%) Clustering
3 10 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.21%) PKI
4 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.17%) Replication
5 7 (3.65%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (3.13%) CMDB
7 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.60%) User Experience
8 4 (2.08%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.56%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.04%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (88.54%) Windows
2 137 (71.35%) Windows Server
3 61 (31.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (23.96%) Windows Server 2019
5 42 (21.88%) Windows 10
5 42 (21.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 34 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (14.06%) Linux
7 27 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (10.94%) Windows 7
9 12 (6.25%) Android
10 5 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.60%) Unix
11 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.56%) VMS
11 3 (1.56%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.25%) ITIL
2 59 (30.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (19.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (15.10%) Patch Management
6 26 (13.54%) ITSM
7 24 (12.50%) Project Management
8 22 (11.46%) Security Patching
9 20 (10.42%) Change Management
9 20 (10.42%) Server Management
9 20 (10.42%) Virtual Environments
10 17 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.85%) Project Delivery
10 17 (8.85%) Ticket Management
11 16 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.33%) Service Management
12 15 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.81%) Proactive Maintenance
13 14 (7.29%) Capacity Management
13 14 (7.29%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (39.06%) SQL
2 42 (21.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.21%) C#
3 10 (5.21%) VB.NET
4 8 (4.17%) VBScript
5 2 (1.04%) C
5 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (19.79%) MCSE
3 34 (17.71%) MCSA
4 19 (9.90%) CCA
4 19 (9.90%) CCNA
4 19 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (9.90%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (7.81%) Degree
5 15 (7.81%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.65%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.60%) CCENT
9 4 (2.08%) CCNP
10 3 (1.56%) MCP
10 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.52%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.98%) SLA
2 12 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.17%) PMO
4 6 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (3.13%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.08%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.08%) NCSC
6 2 (1.04%) GDPR
7 1 (0.52%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 179 (93.23%) Active Directory
2 98 (51.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (38.02%) Hyper-V
4 34 (17.71%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (14.06%) vSphere
6 17 (8.85%) XenApp
7 14 (7.29%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (3.65%) BitLocker
10 6 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.56%) Docker
12 2 (1.04%) Firmware
12 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.52%) NFS
13 1 (0.52%) Openswan
13 1 (0.52%) Samba
13 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (42.19%) SCCM
2 54 (28.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (15.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 23 (11.98%) NetBackup
5 18 (9.38%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (7.81%) Backup Exec
7 12 (6.25%) SCOM
8 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (3.65%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.60%) vCenter Server
12 4 (2.08%) Nessus
13 3 (1.56%) Ansible
13 3 (1.56%) FortiGate
13 3 (1.56%) Kubernetes
14 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 2 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 134 (69.79%) Microsoft
1 134 (69.79%) VMware
2 71 (36.98%) Veeam
3 55 (28.65%) Citrix
4 52 (27.08%) Cisco
5 28 (14.58%) HP
6 22 (11.46%) Dell
7 18 (9.38%) Zscaler
8 17 (8.85%) ServiceNow
9 15 (7.81%) Sophos
10 13 (6.77%) ProCurve
10 13 (6.77%) WatchGuard
11 12 (6.25%) EMC
12 10 (5.21%) Apple
12 10 (5.21%) Aruba
12 10 (5.21%) Fortinet
12 10 (5.21%) Ivanti
13 9 (4.69%) Avaya
13 9 (4.69%) Symantec
13 9 (4.69%) Veritas