Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 723 738
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15 +74
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 417 480 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 3.20% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 349 418 500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £68,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16,715 14,990 16,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.18% 8.97% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13,338 12,187 13,878
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,400 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS in England.

Salary trend for WSUS in England

WSUS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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
London -2 143 £42,500 -15.00% 17
North of England -43 71 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South East -44 67 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Midlands +47 59 £37,500 +5.42% 8
East of England +36 50 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Yorkshire +1 42 £37,500 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +40 40 £40,000 +14.29% 6
South West +12 28 £42,500 +30.77% 8
North West -22 28 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +10 19 £35,000 -1.60% 2
North East - 1 £35,000 -
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 341 (81.77%) Windows
2 293 (70.26%) Microsoft
3 272 (65.23%) Active Directory
4 229 (54.92%) Windows Server
5 211 (50.60%) VMware
6 163 (39.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 160 (38.37%) SCCM
8 142 (34.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 132 (31.65%) DNS
11 130 (31.18%) Office 365
12 128 (30.70%) Windows 7
13 125 (29.98%) MS Exchange
14 124 (29.74%) PowerShell
15 117 (28.06%) DHCP
16 115 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
17 109 (26.14%) ITIL
18 102 (24.46%) Microsoft Office
19 100 (23.98%) SQL Server
20 85 (20.38%) Hyper-V
21 81 (19.42%) Windows 10
22 73 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
22 73 (17.51%) Firewall
23 71 (17.03%) SQL
23 71 (17.03%) Citrix
24 70 (16.79%) Finance
25 69 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
25 69 (16.55%) Cisco
25 69 (16.55%) LAN
25 69 (16.55%) Linux

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
1 125 (29.98%) MS Exchange
2 73 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (10.31%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (6.71%) SharePoint
7 22 (5.28%) Skype for Business
8 17 (4.08%) IIS
9 14 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.20%) Confluence
11 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.48%) Apache
12 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (24.46%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Maya
5 1 (0.24%) NUKE
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Eikon
2 2 (0.48%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.24%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 130 (31.18%) Office 365
2 115 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.64%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.40%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.92%) G Suite
7 4 (0.96%) IaaS
8 3 (0.72%) PaaS
9 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.48%) SaaS
10 1 (0.24%) GitHub
10 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 132 (31.65%) DNS
2 117 (28.06%) DHCP
3 73 (17.51%) Firewall
4 69 (16.55%) LAN
5 53 (12.71%) SAN
6 52 (12.47%) WAN
7 37 (8.87%) TCP/IP
7 37 (8.87%) VPN
8 28 (6.71%) Wireless
9 14 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (3.36%) Internet
9 14 (3.36%) Skype
10 12 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (2.88%) MPLS
10 12 (2.88%) VLAN
11 10 (2.40%) 4G
11 10 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.16%) HTTP
12 9 (2.16%) IPv4
13 8 (1.92%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (23.98%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.31%) MongoDB
3 37 (8.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 19 (4.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (3.12%) Big Data
5 13 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.48%) MySQL
9 2 (0.48%) Power BI
10 1 (0.24%) Firebird
10 1 (0.24%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (10.31%) TeamCity
2 21 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.64%) MSI
4 7 (1.68%) WinDbg
5 6 (1.44%) Chocolatey
5 6 (1.44%) JIRA
6 5 (1.20%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.24%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 70 (16.79%) Finance
2 26 (6.24%) Marketing
3 21 (5.04%) Banking
4 16 (3.84%) Back Office
4 16 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.36%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.12%) Retail
7 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.92%) Legal
9 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.20%) Military
11 4 (0.96%) Publishing
12 3 (0.72%) Front Office
12 3 (0.72%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Automotive
13 2 (0.48%) Local Government
13 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.24%) Games
14 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (15.11%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 43 (10.31%) .NET Developer
4 43 (10.31%) Developer
4 43 (10.31%) Messaging Developer
5 42 (10.07%) Analyst
6 37 (8.87%) 3rd Line Support
7 35 (8.39%) IT Engineer
8 31 (7.43%) Infrastructure Support
9 30 (7.19%) SCCM Engineer
9 30 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
10 29 (6.95%) IT Support
11 28 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 26 (6.24%) Desktop Support
13 25 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (5.76%) Administrator
15 23 (5.52%) Desktop Engineer
15 23 (5.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (5.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.27%) .NET
2 43 (10.31%) AngularJS
2 43 (10.31%) ASP.NET
2 43 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
2 43 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 43 (10.31%) ASP.NET Web API
2 43 (10.31%) KnockoutJS
2 43 (10.31%) MSMQ
2 43 (10.31%) Node.js
2 43 (10.31%) RabbitMQ
2 43 (10.31%) RESTful
2 43 (10.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 43 (10.31%) WPF
3 8 (1.92%) LDAP
4 5 (1.20%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.20%) Web Services
5 2 (0.48%) WSH
6 1 (0.24%) HTML
6 1 (0.24%) HTML5
6 1 (0.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.59%) Data Centre
2 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.56%) Blackberry
5 17 (4.08%) Clustering
5 17 (4.08%) PKI
6 14 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.36%) User Experience
7 13 (3.12%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.40%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (2.16%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.16%) Replication
10 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.44%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.44%) iPhone
11 6 (1.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 341 (81.77%) Windows
2 229 (54.92%) Windows Server
3 142 (34.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 138 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (30.70%) Windows 7
6 81 (19.42%) Windows 10
7 69 (16.55%) Linux
8 27 (6.47%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.12%) Unix
11 12 (2.88%) Android
11 12 (2.88%) Solaris
12 11 (2.64%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.40%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.92%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.44%) CentOS
15 6 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (1.20%) AIX
16 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (26.14%) ITIL
2 65 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (11.75%) Patch Management
5 43 (10.31%) Dependency Injection
5 43 (10.31%) Kanban
5 43 (10.31%) Multithreading
5 43 (10.31%) MVC
5 43 (10.31%) OO
5 43 (10.31%) TDD
5 43 (10.31%) Web Application Development
6 35 (8.39%) Security Patching
7 33 (7.91%) Migration
8 29 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (6.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 24 (5.76%) Incident Management
11 23 (5.52%) Service Delivery
12 21 (5.04%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (4.56%) Service Management
14 17 (4.08%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.74%) PowerShell
2 71 (17.03%) SQL
3 46 (11.03%) C#
4 44 (10.55%) Ruby
5 43 (10.31%) F#
6 30 (7.19%) VBScript
7 16 (3.84%) C
8 14 (3.36%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.40%) Python
10 8 (1.92%) VB
11 7 (1.68%) R
12 4 (0.96%) Java
12 4 (0.96%) Perl
13 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.72%) VBA
14 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (16.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (13.19%) MCSE
3 31 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 28 (6.71%) MCSA
5 25 (6.00%) MCP
6 22 (5.28%) DV Cleared
7 21 (5.04%) CCNA
7 21 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (4.80%) Degree
9 19 (4.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 16 (3.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.16%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.68%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.68%) MCITP
15 6 (1.44%) MCTS
16 4 (0.96%) CISSP
16 4 (0.96%) SSCP
17 3 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (14.39%) SLA
2 12 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.68%) PMO
4 5 (1.20%) GDPR
5 3 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 272 (65.23%) Active Directory
2 163 (39.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (20.38%) Hyper-V
4 56 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (8.87%) vSphere
6 24 (5.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (5.52%) XenApp
8 22 (5.28%) BitLocker
9 18 (4.32%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (3.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (3.36%) Firmware
12 13 (3.12%) DFS Replication
13 12 (2.88%) Terminal Services
13 12 (2.88%) XenDesktop
14 11 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (2.64%) XenServer
15 9 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 160 (38.37%) SCCM
2 43 (10.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 43 (10.31%) Kibana
3 34 (8.15%) Backup Exec
4 25 (6.00%) vCenter Server
5 24 (5.76%) SCOM
6 12 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (2.88%) Puppet
7 11 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.64%) Terraform
8 10 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (2.16%) Nagios
9 9 (2.16%) WMI
10 8 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.92%) MOM
10 8 (1.92%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.92%) vRealize
10 8 (1.92%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (1.68%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 293 (70.26%) Microsoft
2 211 (50.60%) VMware
3 71 (17.03%) Citrix
4 69 (16.55%) Cisco
5 52 (12.47%) HP
6 37 (8.87%) McAfee
7 27 (6.47%) Symantec
8 25 (6.00%) Ivanti
9 21 (5.04%) Veeam
10 18 (4.32%) CommVault
11 17 (4.08%) Shavlik
11 17 (4.08%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.84%) Avaya
12 16 (3.84%) ServiceNow
12 16 (3.84%) Sophos
13 15 (3.60%) NetApp
14 14 (3.36%) Apple
15 13 (3.12%) Bloomberg
15 13 (3.12%) IBM
15 13 (3.12%) Nimble Storage