Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 607 704 768
Rank change year-on-year +97 +64 -5
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 392 395 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.67% 2.42% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 273 300 378
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,250 £27,275
90th Percentile £64,750 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%

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 14,689 16,325 15,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.94% 11.63% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11,309 12,820 12,714
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +0.96%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 +68 96 £37,000 +19.35% 33
London +31 96 £48,500 -15.65% 11
North of England +59 72 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Midlands +33 64 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +57 43 £40,000 +6.67% 9
South West +50 38 £40,000 +14.29% 11
West Midlands +8 38 £50,000 +17.65% 11
East Midlands +49 26 £40,000 +23.08% 4
East of England +70 25 £28,500 -3.39% 17
North West +40 25 £33,448 -16.38% 3
North East -2 4 £22,500 -15.09% 2
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 (86.99%) Windows
2 320 (81.63%) Active Directory
3 294 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 225 (57.40%) SCCM
5 220 (56.12%) VMware
6 217 (55.36%) Windows Server
7 185 (47.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 165 (42.09%) Azure
9 159 (40.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 134 (34.18%) DNS
11 131 (33.42%) PowerShell
12 128 (32.65%) DHCP
13 125 (31.89%) Office 365
14 121 (30.87%) Hyper-V
15 109 (27.81%) Data Centre
16 106 (27.04%) Windows 10
17 96 (24.49%) Firewall
17 96 (24.49%) Citrix
18 89 (22.70%) Linux
19 81 (20.66%) ITIL
20 80 (20.41%) SAN
21 78 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
22 76 (19.39%) SharePoint
23 75 (19.13%) TCP/IP
23 75 (19.13%) Cisco
24 67 (17.09%) Patch Management
25 66 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
26 65 (16.58%) VPN
26 65 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
27 64 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification

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 76 (19.39%) SharePoint
2 63 (16.07%) MS Exchange
3 37 (9.44%) Skype for Business
4 34 (8.67%) IIS
5 29 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.55%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) WordPress
10 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 65 (16.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Workfront
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 165 (42.09%) Azure
2 125 (31.89%) Office 365
3 48 (12.24%) AWS
3 48 (12.24%) SaaS
4 30 (7.65%) IaaS
5 21 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (4.59%) PaaS
7 17 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (3.06%) GCP
8 12 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.02%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.77%) G Suite
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 134 (34.18%) DNS
2 128 (32.65%) DHCP
3 96 (24.49%) Firewall
4 80 (20.41%) SAN
5 75 (19.13%) TCP/IP
6 65 (16.58%) VPN
7 63 (16.07%) LAN
8 58 (14.80%) WAN
9 43 (10.97%) Wireless
10 39 (9.95%) VLAN
11 36 (9.18%) NAS
12 25 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (4.85%) Skype
14 18 (4.59%) iSCSI
15 17 (4.34%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (3.06%) DMZ
16 12 (3.06%) IPv4
17 11 (2.81%) PBX
17 11 (2.81%) SSL
18 10 (2.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.26%) MS Access
3 1 (0.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.26%) Power BI
3 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (7.40%) MSI
2 26 (6.63%) JIRA
3 12 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.53%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.53%) WinDbg
5 5 (1.28%) InstallShield
6 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.02%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (12.24%) Retail
2 43 (10.97%) Finance
3 21 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.34%) Marketing
5 16 (4.08%) Games
6 13 (3.32%) Local Government
7 12 (3.06%) Automotive
8 9 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.04%) Electronics
10 7 (1.79%) Law
11 6 (1.53%) Back Office
12 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.51%) Legal
14 1 (0.26%) Advertising
14 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.26%) Police
Job Titles
1 117 (29.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (13.52%) Support Engineer
3 50 (12.76%) Analyst
4 39 (9.95%) IT Engineer
4 39 (9.95%) IT Support
5 29 (7.40%) Server Engineer
6 27 (6.89%) Architect
6 27 (6.89%) IT Support Engineer
7 20 (5.10%) Administrator
7 20 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 19 (4.85%) Technical Architect
9 17 (4.34%) Team Leader
10 16 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 15 (3.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
12 14 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.32%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 12 (3.06%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.55%) LDAP
2 5 (1.28%) SAML
3 3 (0.77%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.51%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.26%) Flash
5 1 (0.26%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.26%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.26%) Node.js
5 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 109 (27.81%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.69%) Driving Licence
3 37 (9.44%) Clustering
4 34 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (8.42%) Management Information System
6 31 (7.91%) Public Cloud
7 22 (5.61%) Private Cloud
8 19 (4.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (2.30%) Replication
13 8 (2.04%) Social Network
14 7 (1.79%) PKI
14 7 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
16 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
16 4 (1.02%) CMDB
16 4 (1.02%) FMCG
17 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 341 (86.99%) Windows
2 217 (55.36%) Windows Server
3 106 (27.04%) Windows 10
4 89 (22.70%) Linux
5 78 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (7.40%) Ubuntu
9 27 (6.89%) Windows 7
10 21 (5.36%) CentOS
10 21 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.83%) Windows 8
12 13 (3.32%) Apple iOS
13 12 (3.06%) AIX
13 12 (3.06%) Debian
13 12 (3.06%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.30%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.53%) Solaris
16 4 (1.02%) Android
17 2 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (40.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 81 (20.66%) ITIL
3 67 (17.09%) Patch Management
4 52 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (12.50%) Project Delivery
5 49 (12.50%) Server Management
5 49 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 36 (9.18%) Migration
7 35 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (8.67%) Security Patching
9 33 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (7.65%) DevOps
11 27 (6.89%) Project Management
11 27 (6.89%) Service Management
12 25 (6.38%) Storage Management
13 22 (5.61%) Application Virtualisation
13 22 (5.61%) Change Management
13 22 (5.61%) Technical Leadership
13 22 (5.61%) Validation
14 21 (5.36%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 131 (33.42%) PowerShell
2 62 (15.82%) SQL
3 25 (6.38%) VBScript
4 18 (4.59%) Python
5 13 (3.32%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.28%) VB
7 3 (0.77%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) C
8 1 (0.26%) F#
8 1 (0.26%) Java
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (11.48%) MCSA
3 40 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 38 (9.69%) MCSE
5 32 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.57%) RHCE
7 14 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 13 (3.32%) CCNA
9 11 (2.81%) Degree
9 11 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.28%) CCNP
10 5 (1.28%) MCITP
10 5 (1.28%) VCP5
11 4 (1.02%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.51%) LFCE
12 2 (0.51%) LFCS
12 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.50%) SLA
2 10 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 320 (81.63%) Active Directory
2 185 (47.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (30.87%) Hyper-V
4 58 (14.80%) vSphere
5 32 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (7.91%) XenApp
7 22 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (5.10%) Firmware
9 14 (3.57%) Terminal Services
10 12 (3.06%) Docker
11 11 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (2.30%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (1.02%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.77%) VMware NSX
17 2 (0.51%) KVM
17 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 225 (57.40%) SCCM
2 47 (11.99%) SCOM
3 24 (6.12%) vCenter Server
4 21 (5.36%) NetBackup
5 20 (5.10%) Puppet
6 17 (4.34%) EMC NetWorker
6 17 (4.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (4.34%) SCVMM
6 17 (4.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 15 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (3.57%) Ansible
8 14 (3.57%) Kubernetes
9 12 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (3.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 12 (3.06%) yum
10 11 (2.81%) vRealize
11 9 (2.30%) Backup Exec
12 8 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 294 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 220 (56.12%) VMware
3 96 (24.49%) Citrix
4 75 (19.13%) Cisco
5 64 (16.33%) HP
6 39 (9.95%) Symantec
7 36 (9.18%) NetApp
7 36 (9.18%) Red Hat
8 29 (7.40%) Dell
8 29 (7.40%) Google
9 27 (6.89%) SolarWinds
10 25 (6.38%) McAfee
11 21 (5.36%) EMC
12 19 (4.85%) 3PAR
13 17 (4.34%) Apple
13 17 (4.34%) Cylance
13 17 (4.34%) IronPort
14 16 (4.08%) Trend Micro
15 15 (3.83%) Brocade
15 15 (3.83%) Veeam