Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 719 739 792
Rank change year-on-year +20 +53 +19
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 474 480 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.23% 3.14% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 409 410 471
England median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £24,950 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +21.43%

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 14676 15309 15811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.79% 8.75% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12143 12479 13030
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -35 152 £45,000 -10.00% 9
North of England +29 106 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South East +3 71 £37,500 -25.00% 7
North West +11 58 £62,500 +61.29% 6
Midlands +56 53 £38,750 +4.73% 3
East of England +49 53 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +41 45 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Yorkshire +44 39 £34,000 +3.03% 1
South West +13 39 £36,000 +2.86% 2
North East -5 9 £34,000 -20.00%
East Midlands +15 8 £40,000 -11.11%
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 352 (74.26%) Microsoft
2 332 (70.04%) Windows
3 305 (64.35%) Active Directory
4 247 (52.11%) VMware
5 245 (51.69%) Windows Server
6 191 (40.30%) SQL Server
7 186 (39.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 178 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 150 (31.65%) DNS
9 150 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 147 (31.01%) DHCP
11 144 (30.38%) MS Exchange
12 135 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 129 (27.22%) SCCM
14 119 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
14 119 (25.11%) Office 365
15 118 (24.89%) Firewall
16 117 (24.68%) ITIL
17 113 (23.84%) Microsoft Office
18 109 (23.00%) Windows 7
19 106 (22.36%) .NET
20 103 (21.73%) Citrix
21 102 (21.52%) Linux
22 101 (21.31%) Hyper-V
23 100 (21.10%) ASP.NET
23 100 (21.10%) C#
24 99 (20.89%) RESTful
24 99 (20.89%) Kanban
25 98 (20.68%) Multithreading
25 98 (20.68%) Business Desktop Deployment

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
1 144 (30.38%) MS Exchange
2 98 (20.68%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (10.97%) Skype for Business
5 41 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (8.65%) IIS
6 24 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.59%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.90%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.05%) Confluence
11 4 (0.84%) Apache
12 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.21%) Documentum
13 1 (0.21%) SAS
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 113 (23.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.42%) Workfront
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Eikon
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 186 (39.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (25.11%) Office 365
3 41 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.32%) PaaS
6 9 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.05%) G Suite
8 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.63%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.63%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.21%) IaaS
10 1 (0.21%) Route 53
10 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (31.65%) DNS
2 147 (31.01%) DHCP
3 118 (24.89%) Firewall
4 84 (17.72%) WAN
5 79 (16.67%) LAN
6 71 (14.98%) VPN
7 63 (13.29%) SAN
8 60 (12.66%) VLAN
9 59 (12.45%) TCP/IP
10 40 (8.44%) Skype
11 39 (8.23%) Remote Desktop
12 31 (6.54%) VoIP
13 28 (5.91%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (5.06%) NAS
15 23 (4.85%) MPLS
16 19 (4.01%) SSL
17 18 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (3.59%) Wireless
19 14 (2.95%) PBX
20 11 (2.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (40.30%) SQL Server
2 98 (20.68%) MongoDB
3 53 (11.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 48 (10.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.48%) MySQL
8 5 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.63%) InterBase
10 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 98 (20.68%) TeamCity
2 23 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.53%) MSI
4 8 (1.69%) AdminStudio
5 5 (1.05%) AutoIt
5 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.05%) InstallShield
5 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.05%) JIRA
6 4 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.42%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.21%) Ant
9 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.21%) Maven
9 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (13.29%) Finance
2 18 (3.80%) Banking
3 17 (3.59%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.53%) Retail
6 10 (2.11%) Back Office
7 9 (1.90%) Games
7 9 (1.90%) Marketing
8 8 (1.69%) Legal
9 6 (1.27%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 4 (0.84%) Electronics
10 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.84%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (19.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (18.99%) .NET Developer
2 90 (18.99%) Developer
2 90 (18.99%) Messaging Developer
3 62 (13.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 62 (13.08%) Analyst
3 62 (13.08%) Support Engineer
4 46 (9.70%) IT Support
5 44 (9.28%) Support Analyst
6 40 (8.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 32 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (6.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (6.12%) Administrator
9 29 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
10 27 (5.70%) IT Analyst
11 26 (5.49%) Server Engineer
12 25 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (5.27%) IT Support Analyst
12 25 (5.27%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (5.06%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (22.36%) .NET
2 100 (21.10%) ASP.NET
3 99 (20.89%) RESTful
4 98 (20.68%) AngularJS
4 98 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 98 (20.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 98 (20.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 98 (20.68%) KnockoutJS
4 98 (20.68%) MSMQ
4 98 (20.68%) Node.js
4 98 (20.68%) RabbitMQ
4 98 (20.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 98 (20.68%) WPF
5 18 (3.80%) WAP
6 13 (2.74%) Web Services
7 12 (2.53%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.63%) Code First Entity Framework
8 3 (0.63%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.96%) Clustering
3 20 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.59%) Replication
5 16 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.38%) User Experience
6 12 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.53%) Thin Client
7 10 (2.11%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.11%) Life Science
8 9 (1.90%) iPad
9 7 (1.48%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.27%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.84%) PKI
12 4 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.63%) Handset
13 3 (0.63%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 332 (70.04%) Windows
2 245 (51.69%) Windows Server
3 150 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (28.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (23.00%) Windows 7
6 102 (21.52%) Linux
7 86 (18.14%) Windows 10
8 67 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (8.02%) Windows 8
10 33 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (3.80%) CentOS
12 13 (2.74%) Mac OS X
13 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.90%) Android
14 9 (1.90%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.90%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.69%) Unix
16 5 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (1.05%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (24.68%) ITIL
3 99 (20.89%) Kanban
4 98 (20.68%) Dependency Injection
4 98 (20.68%) Multithreading
4 98 (20.68%) MVC
4 98 (20.68%) TDD
4 98 (20.68%) Web Application Development
5 90 (18.99%) OO
6 51 (10.76%) Incident Management
7 41 (8.65%) Patch Management
8 40 (8.44%) Change Management
9 36 (7.59%) Mentoring
10 32 (6.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 29 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (6.12%) Problem Management
12 26 (5.49%) Migration
13 25 (5.27%) CRM
14 22 (4.64%) Coaching
15 21 (4.43%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (21.10%) C#
2 98 (20.68%) F#
2 98 (20.68%) Ruby
3 89 (18.78%) PowerShell
4 80 (16.88%) SQL
5 20 (4.22%) VBScript
6 8 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.48%) VB
8 5 (1.05%) C
9 4 (0.84%) Java
9 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) Perl
11 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (11.39%) MCSA
3 48 (10.13%) MCSE
4 28 (5.91%) Degree
5 23 (4.85%) MCP
6 15 (3.16%) MCITP
6 15 (3.16%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 14 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.74%) CISSP
9 12 (2.53%) CISA
9 12 (2.53%) CISM
9 12 (2.53%) GIAC
9 12 (2.53%) GISF
9 12 (2.53%) GSEC
10 11 (2.32%) CCNA
10 11 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.69%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.69%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.27%) SLA
2 15 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.05%) QA
5 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.63%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 305 (64.35%) Active Directory
2 178 (37.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (21.31%) Hyper-V
4 70 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (13.08%) vSphere
6 42 (8.86%) XenApp
7 33 (6.96%) Terminal Services
8 18 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (3.80%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (2.95%) DFS Replication
11 13 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (2.53%) BitLocker
13 10 (2.11%) KVM
14 9 (1.90%) UAG
15 7 (1.48%) NFS
16 6 (1.27%) oVirt
16 6 (1.27%) pfSense
16 6 (1.27%) Samba
17 5 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 129 (27.22%) SCCM
2 98 (20.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 98 (20.68%) Kibana
3 68 (14.35%) SCOM
4 36 (7.59%) vCenter Server
5 34 (7.17%) Backup Exec
6 24 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (3.59%) Nessus
9 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (2.74%) Puppet
11 12 (2.53%) Core Impact
11 12 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (2.53%) Nexpose
11 12 (2.53%) OpenVAS
11 12 (2.53%) PowerBroker
11 12 (2.53%) QRadar
11 12 (2.53%) RSA Security Analytics
11 12 (2.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 352 (74.26%) Microsoft
2 247 (52.11%) VMware
3 103 (21.73%) Citrix
4 90 (18.99%) Cisco
5 74 (15.61%) Symantec
6 41 (8.65%) McAfee
7 39 (8.23%) Dell
8 35 (7.38%) HP
8 35 (7.38%) Red Hat
9 34 (7.17%) Veeam
10 27 (5.70%) CommVault
10 27 (5.70%) Sophos
11 25 (5.27%) Avaya
12 21 (4.43%) NetApp
13 18 (3.80%) EqualLogic
14 17 (3.59%) Palo Alto
15 16 (3.38%) Apple
15 16 (3.38%) SolarWinds
16 15 (3.16%) ArcSight
16 15 (3.16%) Qualys