Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 686 629 698
Rank change year-on-year -57 +69 +81
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 124 337 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.00% 2.42% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 95 257 323
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,550 £26,250
25th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £39,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% -7.06% -
75th Percentile £47,000 £47,500 £53,375
90th Percentile £60,500 £66,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,950 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% -8.35% -

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 12,364 13,930 16,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.75% 13.30% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,995 11,039 13,233
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +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 11 April 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 11 April 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
North of England +34 54 £37,500 +4.17% 3
North West +48 31 £40,000 +19.59% 3
Yorkshire +9 23 £31,500 -21.25%
London +63 20 £70,000 +42.86% 1
Midlands +3 19 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South East +19 17 £46,000 +24.32% 8
West Midlands +31 16 £40,000 +33.33% 5
South West -22 12 £28,000 -30.00% 3
East of England +47 3 £34,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -9 3 £37,500 -6.25%
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 110 (88.71%) Active Directory
2 105 (84.68%) Windows
3 90 (72.58%) Microsoft
4 80 (64.52%) VMware
5 71 (57.26%) DNS
6 64 (51.61%) Windows Server
7 56 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (41.94%) DHCP
9 49 (39.52%) SCCM
10 48 (38.71%) Hyper-V
11 46 (37.10%) Microsoft 365
12 44 (35.48%) ITIL
13 42 (33.87%) Firewall
14 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
15 36 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (28.23%) Citrix
16 35 (28.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 35 (28.23%) Azure
17 34 (27.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (27.42%) Windows 10
18 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
19 30 (24.19%) SQL
20 29 (23.39%) Linux
21 26 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 26 (20.97%) SQL Server
21 26 (20.97%) Disaster Recovery
21 26 (20.97%) PowerShell
21 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
22 24 (19.35%) MCSE
23 22 (17.74%) MS Exchange

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 22 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
4 13 (10.48%) IIS
5 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.61%) WordPress
9 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Workfront
2 1 (0.81%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 46 (37.10%) Microsoft 365
2 35 (28.23%) Azure
3 14 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.06%) AWS
5 8 (6.45%) IaaS
6 5 (4.03%) PaaS
6 5 (4.03%) SaaS
7 2 (1.61%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (57.26%) DNS
2 52 (41.94%) DHCP
3 42 (33.87%) Firewall
4 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
5 18 (14.52%) LAN
6 17 (13.71%) WAN
7 16 (12.90%) VPN
8 14 (11.29%) SAN
9 11 (8.87%) VLAN
10 9 (7.26%) NAS
11 8 (6.45%) Network Security
12 7 (5.65%) FTP
13 6 (4.84%) IPsec
13 6 (4.84%) SSL
13 6 (4.84%) WLAN
14 5 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (4.03%) IP Telephony
14 5 (4.03%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (4.03%) Wireless
15 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.61%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.42%) MSI
3 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) Chocolatey
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Back Office
3 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.65%) Marketing
5 6 (4.84%) Electronics
6 4 (3.23%) Local Government
7 2 (1.61%) Advertising
7 2 (1.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Law
8 1 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (23.39%) IT Engineer
2 25 (20.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (15.32%) IT Support
3 19 (15.32%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) IT Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Administrator
6 10 (8.06%) Storage Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) IT Support Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.84%) Field Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) Apache NiFi
1 3 (2.42%) Kafka
1 3 (2.42%) LDAP
2 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) COM
3 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Replication
2 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.10%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.87%) Client/Server
5 9 (7.26%) Clustering
6 5 (4.03%) PKI
7 4 (3.23%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (84.68%) Windows
2 64 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 34 (27.42%) Windows 10
3 34 (27.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (23.39%) Linux
5 18 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (6.45%) VMS
8 8 (6.45%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.03%) CentOS
11 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.61%) FreeNAS
12 2 (1.61%) Solaris
12 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.81%) Android
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.48%) ITIL
2 26 (20.97%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (16.94%) Storage Management
4 19 (15.32%) Project Management
4 19 (15.32%) Server Management
5 16 (12.90%) Virtual Environments
6 15 (12.10%) Change Control
7 13 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 12 (9.68%) Patch Management
8 12 (9.68%) Service Management
9 11 (8.87%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (8.87%) Service Delivery
10 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
10 10 (8.06%) Strategic Planning
11 9 (7.26%) Antivirus Management
11 9 (7.26%) Security Patching
12 8 (6.45%) Email Filtering
12 8 (6.45%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.19%) SQL
2 26 (20.97%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.26%) VBScript
4 7 (5.65%) VB
5 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.61%) C
5 2 (1.61%) Python
5 2 (1.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (28.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
4 24 (19.35%) MCSE
5 14 (11.29%) MCSA
6 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (7.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (7.26%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.84%) CCNA
8 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.84%) MCITP
8 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.03%) Degree
9 5 (4.03%) MCP
10 4 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.42%) GISP
11 3 (2.42%) MCDST
11 3 (2.42%) MCTS
11 3 (2.42%) VCP5
11 3 (2.42%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) PMO
2 3 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 110 (88.71%) Active Directory
2 56 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (38.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.06%) XenApp
5 9 (7.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (7.26%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (7.26%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (5.65%) Terminal Services
8 6 (4.84%) vSphere
9 5 (4.03%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.42%) Docker
10 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.61%) KVM
11 2 (1.61%) NFS
11 2 (1.61%) Samba
11 2 (1.61%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 2 (1.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (39.52%) SCCM
2 20 (16.13%) NetBackup
2 20 (16.13%) SCOM
3 13 (10.48%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (5.65%) Backup Exec
5 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (4.84%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (3.23%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.42%) Sysprep
8 3 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.42%) Terraform
9 2 (1.61%) Ansible
9 2 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.61%) MOM
9 2 (1.61%) Nessus
9 2 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 80 (64.52%) VMware
3 35 (28.23%) Citrix
4 21 (16.94%) McAfee
5 19 (15.32%) HP
6 16 (12.90%) Cisco
7 14 (11.29%) Symantec
8 12 (9.68%) Veritas
9 11 (8.87%) EMC
10 10 (8.06%) Ivanti
10 10 (8.06%) NetApp
10 10 (8.06%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.26%) Sophos
12 8 (6.45%) Intel
12 8 (6.45%) Lumension
12 8 (6.45%) Veeam
13 7 (5.65%) Red Hat
13 7 (5.65%) Remedy
13 7 (5.65%) ServiceNow
14 6 (4.84%) ZyXEL