Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 726 702 726
Rank change year-on-year -24 +24 +59
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 414 513 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 3.41% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 324 445 459
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,575 £24,350 £28,450
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.41%

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 16,622 15,064 16,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.96% 8.90% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,197 12,495 13,253
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +60 180 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Midlands +26 62 £42,500 +9.68% 11
West Midlands +45 55 £42,500 +9.68% 10
South East -4 55 £36,750 -18.33% 14
North of England -33 54 £37,500 - 10
South West +9 37 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire +6 31 £47,500 +46.15% 8
East of England +2 24 £35,000 -22.22% 8
North West +1 22 £35,000 -44.00% 1
East Midlands 0 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
North East -11 1 £35,000 +2.94% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 375 (90.58%) Windows
2 284 (68.60%) Microsoft
3 257 (62.08%) SCCM
4 256 (61.84%) Windows Server
5 247 (59.66%) Active Directory
6 202 (48.79%) VMware
7 173 (41.79%) PowerShell
8 172 (41.55%) Windows 7
9 164 (39.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 160 (38.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 141 (34.06%) Windows 10
12 140 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 119 (28.74%) DNS
14 116 (28.02%) Office 365
15 114 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
16 104 (25.12%) DHCP
17 103 (24.88%) ITIL
18 100 (24.15%) Citrix
19 91 (21.98%) Linux
20 80 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
21 79 (19.08%) SQL Server
21 79 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
22 78 (18.84%) Data Centre
23 77 (18.60%) Finance
24 76 (18.36%) Microsoft Azure
25 74 (17.87%) Firewall
25 74 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 66 (15.94%) Cisco
27 65 (15.70%) SQL
27 65 (15.70%) SAN

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 61 (14.73%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.83%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.62%) IIS
5 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.42%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.97%) Apache
8 4 (0.97%) Confluence
9 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) Kentico
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 114 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Maya
4 1 (0.24%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.24%) NUKE
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Eikon
2 2 (0.48%) Workfront
3 1 (0.24%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 116 (28.02%) Office 365
2 76 (18.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.21%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.21%) Yammer
6 2 (0.48%) G Suite
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (28.74%) DNS
2 104 (25.12%) DHCP
3 74 (17.87%) Firewall
4 65 (15.70%) SAN
5 60 (14.49%) LAN
6 48 (11.59%) TCP/IP
7 44 (10.63%) WAN
8 36 (8.70%) VPN
9 23 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
10 18 (4.35%) VLAN
11 16 (3.86%) VoIP
12 14 (3.38%) Skype
13 13 (3.14%) Internet
13 13 (3.14%) Wireless
14 10 (2.42%) NAS
15 9 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (1.93%) DSL
16 8 (1.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.69%) Big Data
4 7 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.97%) MySQL
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.48%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.48%) Power BI
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (6.04%) WinDbg
2 16 (3.86%) MSI
3 9 (2.17%) AdminStudio
4 7 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.45%) JIRA
6 5 (1.21%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.97%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.48%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 77 (18.60%) Finance
2 26 (6.28%) Banking
2 26 (6.28%) Investment Banking
3 15 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.66%) Retail
5 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.69%) Legal
6 6 (1.45%) Back Office
7 5 (1.21%) Advertising
7 5 (1.21%) Military
8 4 (0.97%) Law
8 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (18.12%) Desktop Support
2 71 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (11.84%) Desktop Engineer
3 49 (11.84%) Support Engineer
4 46 (11.11%) Analyst
5 44 (10.63%) SCCM Engineer
6 39 (9.42%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 32 (7.73%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 27 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (5.31%) Administrator
10 22 (5.31%) PowerShell Engineer
11 21 (5.07%) IT Engineer
12 20 (4.83%) IT Support
13 19 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
14 18 (4.35%) Service Analyst
14 18 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
16 16 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.07%) Software Packaging
2 18 (4.35%) .NET
3 7 (1.69%) AngularJS
3 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (1.69%) MSMQ
3 7 (1.69%) Node.js
3 7 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (1.69%) RESTful
3 7 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (1.69%) WPF
4 6 (1.45%) Middleware
5 4 (0.97%) WinForms
6 3 (0.72%) HTML
7 2 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.48%) Sensu
8 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 64 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (6.28%) User Experience
5 19 (4.59%) Clustering
5 19 (4.59%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (4.11%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.86%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.42%) PKI
9 9 (2.17%) Fat Client
9 9 (2.17%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.69%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.45%) Replication
12 5 (1.21%) EPoS
12 5 (1.21%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 375 (90.58%) Windows
2 256 (61.84%) Windows Server
3 172 (41.55%) Windows 7
4 164 (39.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 141 (34.06%) Windows 10
6 140 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (21.98%) Linux
8 34 (8.21%) Windows 8
9 24 (5.80%) Mac OS X
10 20 (4.83%) Windows XP
11 14 (3.38%) Ubuntu
11 14 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (3.14%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.66%) Android
14 10 (2.42%) AIX
14 10 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (2.17%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.93%) CentOS
17 7 (1.69%) SUSE
17 7 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.88%) ITIL
2 80 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (17.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 62 (14.98%) Patch Management
5 51 (12.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 48 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (11.11%) Security Patching
8 42 (10.14%) Migration
9 37 (8.94%) Data Protection
10 36 (8.70%) Project Management
11 30 (7.25%) Change Management
11 30 (7.25%) Information Security
11 30 (7.25%) Software Deployment
11 30 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (7.00%) Configuration Management
12 29 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (6.76%) Service Management
14 27 (6.52%) SIEM
14 27 (6.52%) Storage Management
15 26 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 173 (41.79%) PowerShell
2 65 (15.70%) SQL
3 52 (12.56%) VBScript
4 19 (4.59%) VB
5 10 (2.42%) Python
6 9 (2.17%) C#
6 9 (2.17%) Ruby
7 7 (1.69%) F#
8 6 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.97%) C
9 4 (0.97%) R
10 3 (0.72%) Java
10 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (12.80%) MCSE
3 42 (10.14%) Security Cleared
4 32 (7.73%) MCSA
5 31 (7.49%) Degree
6 23 (5.56%) CISSP
7 22 (5.31%) DV Cleared
8 21 (5.07%) CompTIA Security+
8 21 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (4.59%) MCP
10 18 (4.35%) MCDST
10 18 (4.35%) MCITP
11 17 (4.11%) CISMP
12 16 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (3.86%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.42%) CEH
13 10 (2.42%) GIAC
14 6 (1.45%) CCNA
14 6 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.49%) SLA
2 28 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 15 (3.62%) GDPR
5 6 (1.45%) PMO
6 4 (0.97%) COBIT
7 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) QA
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (59.66%) Active Directory
2 160 (38.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 58 (14.01%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (10.39%) BitLocker
6 32 (7.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (7.25%) vSphere
7 30 (7.25%) XenApp
8 21 (5.07%) Firmware
9 17 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
9 17 (4.11%) XenDesktop
10 16 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.66%) Terminal Server
12 9 (2.17%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.69%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.21%) XenServer
16 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 257 (62.08%) SCCM
2 38 (9.18%) IBM BigFix
3 35 (8.45%) SCOM
4 31 (7.49%) Backup Exec
5 28 (6.76%) Perfmon
6 25 (6.04%) SCOrch
7 23 (5.56%) vRealize
7 23 (5.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 19 (4.59%) Puppet
9 18 (4.35%) Terraform
10 16 (3.86%) AirWatch
11 14 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 13 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (2.90%) vCenter Server
14 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (2.42%) Nagios
15 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (1.93%) NetBackup
16 7 (1.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 284 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 202 (48.79%) VMware
3 100 (24.15%) Citrix
4 66 (15.94%) Cisco
5 53 (12.80%) Ivanti
6 52 (12.56%) McAfee
7 34 (8.21%) IBM
8 32 (7.73%) HP
9 26 (6.28%) NetApp
10 24 (5.80%) Bloomberg
11 23 (5.56%) Symantec
12 21 (5.07%) Veeam
13 18 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
13 18 (4.35%) Sophos
14 17 (4.11%) 3PAR
14 17 (4.11%) Apple
15 16 (3.86%) Shavlik
15 16 (3.86%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.14%) Brocade
16 13 (3.14%) Splunk