Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 800 497 667
Rank change year-on-year -303 +170 +109
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 186 173 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.99% 2.28% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 169 153 356
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £23,250
25th Percentile £26,750 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,000 £36,050 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.23% -3.87% -11.76%
75th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £49,063
90th Percentile £53,750 £70,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £32,000 £36,275 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.78% -3.27% -11.76%

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 18,731 7,577 17,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.35% 16.78% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12,042 6,335 13,306
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +6.38% +6.82%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -164 55 £30,500 -15.40% 10
Midlands -72 48 £37,500 +25.00% 13
North of England -118 33 £33,250 -42.17% 6
West Midlands -76 32 £36,750 +22.50% 7
London -275 20 £42,500 -19.05% 7
East Midlands -55 16 £37,500 +25.00% 6
South West -87 15 £29,250 - 5
East of England -92 15 £23,500 -34.72% 2
North West -87 14 £32,500 -43.48% 4
North East -26 11 £33,250 -22.67% 1
Yorkshire -98 8 £37,500 +36.36% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 146 (78.49%) Active Directory
2 140 (75.27%) Windows
3 132 (70.97%) Microsoft
4 120 (64.52%) Microsoft 365
5 118 (63.44%) Azure
6 117 (62.90%) VMware
7 110 (59.14%) Windows Server
8 99 (53.23%) DNS
9 96 (51.61%) DHCP
10 84 (45.16%) Firewall
11 76 (40.86%) Social Skills
12 74 (39.78%) ITIL
13 73 (39.25%) SQL
13 73 (39.25%) Hyper-V
14 64 (34.41%) SCCM
15 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 55 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (29.03%) Microsoft Intune
18 53 (28.49%) Veeam
19 51 (27.42%) Microsoft Office
20 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
21 48 (25.81%) Citrix
22 47 (25.27%) VLAN
22 47 (25.27%) PowerShell
23 43 (23.12%) AWS
23 43 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
24 39 (20.97%) MCSE
24 39 (20.97%) SharePoint
25 37 (19.89%) SLA
26 36 (19.35%) LAN

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 39 (20.97%) SharePoint
2 28 (15.05%) IIS
3 25 (13.44%) MS Exchange
4 15 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.61%) Confluence
5 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (27.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.61%) Workfront
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.54%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 120 (64.52%) Microsoft 365
2 118 (63.44%) Azure
3 43 (23.12%) AWS
4 12 (6.45%) IaaS
4 12 (6.45%) PaaS
5 10 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.30%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.76%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.08%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (53.23%) DNS
2 96 (51.61%) DHCP
3 84 (45.16%) Firewall
4 47 (25.27%) VLAN
5 36 (19.35%) LAN
5 36 (19.35%) WAN
6 34 (18.28%) TCP/IP
7 24 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (10.75%) SAN
9 19 (10.22%) VPN
10 17 (9.14%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (6.45%) IP Telephony
11 12 (6.45%) Wireless
12 11 (5.91%) MPLS
13 9 (4.84%) Ethernet
14 8 (4.30%) Network Security
15 6 (3.23%) NAS
16 5 (2.69%) ADSL
16 5 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
16 5 (2.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.08%) Power BI
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (40.86%) Social Skills
2 16 (8.60%) Finance
3 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.99%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.69%) Back Office
5 5 (2.69%) Banking
5 5 (2.69%) French Language
5 5 (2.69%) German Language
6 4 (2.15%) Law
6 4 (2.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Local Government
8 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.08%) Front Office
8 2 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.08%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 53 (28.49%) Analyst
2 29 (15.59%) IT Support
3 26 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 26 (13.98%) Support Analyst
4 22 (11.83%) Service Analyst
5 21 (11.29%) IT Engineer
5 21 (11.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.06%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.99%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 13 (6.99%) IT Analyst
8 13 (6.99%) IT Support Analyst
8 13 (6.99%) Technical Support
9 10 (5.38%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (5.38%) Consultant
9 10 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Technical Support Analyst
10 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (4.84%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) .NET
2 3 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (0.54%) ADO
3 1 (0.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.29%) Driving Licence
3 15 (8.06%) Clustering
4 11 (5.91%) Replication
5 9 (4.84%) PKI
6 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.23%) User Experience
8 5 (2.69%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.61%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.08%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.54%) Blog
11 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) iPad
11 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (75.27%) Windows
2 110 (59.14%) Windows Server
3 49 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (17.20%) Windows 10
5 21 (11.29%) Linux
6 19 (10.22%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (8.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (6.45%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.69%) Android
12 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.61%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.61%) Unix
14 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (39.78%) ITIL
2 43 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (16.13%) ITSM
4 25 (13.44%) CRM
4 25 (13.44%) Project Management
5 24 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (11.29%) Service Management
6 21 (11.29%) Ticket Management
7 20 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (10.75%) Server Management
7 20 (10.75%) Service Delivery
8 19 (10.22%) Mentoring
9 16 (8.60%) Proactive Maintenance
10 15 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (8.06%) Change Management
10 15 (8.06%) Patch Management
11 14 (7.53%) Customer-Centricity
12 13 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (6.99%) DevOps
12 13 (6.99%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (39.25%) SQL
2 47 (25.27%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.69%) C#
3 5 (2.69%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.15%) C
5 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (32.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (20.97%) MCSE
3 36 (19.35%) MCSA
4 23 (12.37%) CCA
4 23 (12.37%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (10.75%) Degree
6 19 (10.22%) CCNA
6 19 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (10.22%) Security Cleared
7 15 (8.06%) SC Cleared
8 13 (6.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (3.23%) CCENT
12 5 (2.69%) MCP
13 4 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
15 2 (1.08%) CCNP
16 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
16 1 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.89%) SLA
2 10 (5.38%) PMO
3 7 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.08%) GDPR
6 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.54%) NCSC
System Software
1 146 (78.49%) Active Directory
2 73 (39.25%) Hyper-V
3 55 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (7.53%) vSphere
6 7 (3.76%) BitLocker
6 7 (3.76%) XenApp
7 3 (1.61%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.61%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.54%) Docker
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (34.41%) SCCM
2 54 (29.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (13.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (8.06%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (6.99%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.30%) SCOM
7 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (3.23%) Backup Exec
8 6 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (2.69%) vCenter Server
10 4 (2.15%) FortiGate
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.61%) OfficeScan
11 3 (1.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 2 (1.08%) Ansible
12 2 (1.08%) Nagios
12 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 132 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 117 (62.90%) VMware
3 53 (28.49%) Veeam
4 48 (25.81%) Citrix
5 34 (18.28%) Cisco
6 29 (15.59%) Zscaler
7 13 (6.99%) HP
8 12 (6.45%) McAfee
8 12 (6.45%) Sophos
9 9 (4.84%) Ruckus Wireless
10 8 (4.30%) F5
10 8 (4.30%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.30%) Veritas
11 7 (3.76%) Meraki
12 6 (3.23%) Apple
12 6 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.23%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.69%) Altiris
13 5 (2.69%) Avaya
13 5 (2.69%) EMC