Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 634 759 694
Rank change year-on-year +125 -65 +42
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 442 399 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.69% 2.46% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 347 309 448
England median annual salary £39,535 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £23,250 £27,700 £24,675
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £37,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.18% +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 16,434 16,217 14,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.07% 10.64% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 12,541 12,910 12,187
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,635
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.49% +5.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 +43 120 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North of England +82 115 £35,000 -6.67% 14
South East +74 72 £32,500 -11.56% 22
Midlands +36 63 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +33 62 £35,000 -26.32% 4
West Midlands +30 54 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North West +58 48 £32,250 +3.20% 7
South West +23 42 £33,000 -22.35% 14
East of England +79 30 £29,500 -23.38% 10
East Midlands +28 9 £39,535 -1.16% 6
North East +22 5 £24,000 -31.43% 3
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 384 (86.88%) Windows
2 356 (80.54%) Active Directory
3 281 (63.57%) Microsoft
4 271 (61.31%) Windows Server
5 245 (55.43%) VMware
6 204 (46.15%) DNS
7 200 (45.25%) SCCM
8 186 (42.08%) Office 365
9 175 (39.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 174 (39.37%) DHCP
11 162 (36.65%) Firewall
12 158 (35.75%) Azure
13 149 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 138 (31.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 137 (31.00%) Windows 10
16 134 (30.32%) PowerShell
17 128 (28.96%) ITIL
18 126 (28.51%) Windows Server 2008
19 123 (27.83%) Cisco
20 118 (26.70%) Hyper-V
21 117 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
22 106 (23.98%) VPN
23 105 (23.76%) Citrix
24 102 (23.08%) SQL Server
25 96 (21.72%) Linux
26 94 (21.27%) MS Exchange
27 93 (21.04%) Microsoft Office
28 85 (19.23%) LAN
28 85 (19.23%) Patch Management
29 83 (18.78%) WAN

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 94 (21.27%) MS Exchange
2 64 (14.48%) SharePoint
3 47 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (7.92%) IIS
5 33 (7.47%) Skype for Business
6 24 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.17%) SAS
8 13 (2.94%) Confluence
8 13 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.94%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (21.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (2.71%) Workfront
2 9 (2.04%) Exchequer
3 7 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.58%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (1.58%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 186 (42.08%) Office 365
2 158 (35.75%) Azure
3 47 (10.63%) AWS
4 40 (9.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.85%) IaaS
6 14 (3.17%) SaaS
7 11 (2.49%) GCP
8 10 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.13%) PaaS
11 3 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.23%) G Suite
13 1 (0.23%) Slack
13 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 204 (46.15%) DNS
2 174 (39.37%) DHCP
3 162 (36.65%) Firewall
4 106 (23.98%) VPN
5 85 (19.23%) LAN
6 83 (18.78%) WAN
7 81 (18.33%) TCP/IP
8 78 (17.65%) SAN
9 52 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
10 50 (11.31%) Wireless
11 41 (9.28%) NAS
12 40 (9.05%) VLAN
13 28 (6.33%) VoIP
14 24 (5.43%) Internet
14 24 (5.43%) Skype
15 23 (5.20%) MPLS
15 23 (5.20%) PBX
16 20 (4.52%) iSCSI
17 19 (4.30%) SMTP
18 17 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.04%) MySQL
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (1.58%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2017
6 5 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (6.79%) JIRA
2 16 (3.62%) MSI
3 12 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.36%) Terragrunt
5 6 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.13%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.13%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.90%) WinDbg
General
1 54 (12.22%) Finance
2 41 (9.28%) Retail
3 16 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.71%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.49%) Marketing
6 10 (2.26%) Automotive
7 8 (1.81%) Games
7 8 (1.81%) Law
7 8 (1.81%) Local Government
8 6 (1.36%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Legal
10 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.45%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 131 (29.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (19.23%) Analyst
3 43 (9.73%) IT Engineer
4 41 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.82%) Administrator
6 36 (8.14%) IT Support
7 33 (7.47%) Support Analyst
8 26 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 22 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (4.75%) Server Engineer
12 20 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (4.30%) Active Directory Engineer
13 19 (4.30%) Infrastructure Support
13 19 (4.30%) IT Analyst
13 19 (4.30%) Service Analyst
13 19 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
14 18 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.81%) .NET
1 8 (1.81%) SAML
2 6 (1.36%) LDAP
3 4 (0.90%) HTML
4 3 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.23%) JSON
5 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 48 (10.86%) Driving Licence
3 38 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (8.14%) Public Cloud
5 30 (6.79%) Management Information System
6 27 (6.11%) Clustering
7 19 (4.30%) Private Cloud
8 18 (4.07%) Replication
9 16 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (3.17%) CMDB
11 12 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (2.71%) Smartphone
12 10 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.26%) iPhone
13 9 (2.04%) iPad
14 8 (1.81%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.81%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.58%) LIMS
16 6 (1.36%) Social Network
16 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 384 (86.88%) Windows
2 271 (61.31%) Windows Server
3 138 (31.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (31.00%) Windows 10
5 126 (28.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (21.72%) Linux
7 62 (14.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (13.80%) Windows 7
9 28 (6.33%) Unix
9 28 (6.33%) Windows 8
10 19 (4.30%) CentOS
11 18 (4.07%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.07%) Ubuntu
12 15 (3.39%) Android
13 14 (3.17%) Mac OS
14 12 (2.71%) Mac OS X
15 11 (2.49%) AIX
16 10 (2.26%) Debian
17 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (1.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 128 (28.96%) ITIL
3 85 (19.23%) Patch Management
4 67 (15.16%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (12.90%) Server Management
6 55 (12.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 37 (8.37%) High Availability
9 36 (8.14%) Service Management
10 34 (7.69%) Migration
11 31 (7.01%) Project Management
11 31 (7.01%) Server Hardening
11 31 (7.01%) Virtual Environments
12 30 (6.79%) Incident Management
12 30 (6.79%) Service Delivery
13 28 (6.33%) Project Delivery
14 27 (6.11%) Analytics
14 27 (6.11%) Change Management
15 25 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
15 25 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 134 (30.32%) PowerShell
2 74 (16.74%) SQL
3 21 (4.75%) Python
4 12 (2.71%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.49%) VBScript
6 7 (1.58%) VB
7 6 (1.36%) VBA
8 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.45%) C
10 2 (0.45%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 117 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (16.52%) MCSE
3 70 (15.84%) MCSA
4 38 (8.60%) Security Cleared
5 28 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (5.20%) CCNA
7 20 (4.52%) DV Cleared
8 18 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.39%) Degree
10 14 (3.17%) CCNP
11 10 (2.26%) RHCE
11 10 (2.26%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.81%) VCP5
13 6 (1.36%) MCITP
14 5 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.13%) MCP
15 4 (0.90%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.45%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (10.86%) SLA
2 7 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.36%) GDPR
4 3 (0.68%) COBIT
4 3 (0.68%) RMADS
5 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 356 (80.54%) Active Directory
2 175 (39.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (26.70%) Hyper-V
4 60 (13.57%) vSphere
5 46 (10.41%) XenApp
6 37 (8.37%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (6.79%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.30%) Firmware
9 17 (3.85%) DFS Replication
10 16 (3.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 16 (3.62%) Terminal Services
11 14 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (2.26%) BitLocker
12 10 (2.26%) Docker
13 9 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.13%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.90%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 200 (45.25%) SCCM
2 29 (6.56%) Backup Exec
3 28 (6.33%) NetBackup
3 28 (6.33%) SCOM
4 22 (4.98%) vCenter Server
5 19 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (4.07%) SCVMM
7 17 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (3.39%) Nessus
9 14 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 13 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (2.71%) Ansible
11 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (2.49%) Kubernetes
12 11 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (2.26%) Jamf Pro
13 10 (2.26%) Puppet
13 10 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (2.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (2.26%) yum
Vendors
1 281 (63.57%) Microsoft
2 245 (55.43%) VMware
3 123 (27.83%) Cisco
4 105 (23.76%) Citrix
5 52 (11.76%) HP
6 42 (9.50%) SolarWinds
7 41 (9.28%) Symantec
8 39 (8.82%) Dell
9 38 (8.60%) Veeam
10 37 (8.37%) McAfee
11 30 (6.79%) Apple
12 27 (6.11%) Red Hat
13 26 (5.88%) Sage
14 25 (5.66%) IBM
15 23 (5.20%) EMC
15 23 (5.20%) NetApp
16 22 (4.98%) IronPort
17 21 (4.75%) Meraki
18 20 (4.52%) 3PAR
18 20 (4.52%) Cylance