Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 756 735
Rank change year-on-year +93 -21 +57
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 420 401 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 2.49% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 352 343 383
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,800 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,125 £57,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +1.19% +7.69%

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 16,868 16,098 14,174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.55% 9.97% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,076 12,883 11,541
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,000 £30,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +82 127 £47,500 +11.76% 6
North of England +64 107 £35,000 -6.67% 1
South East +31 71 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Midlands +45 64 £44,000 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +41 63 £44,000 +17.33% 6
Yorkshire +8 45 £36,500 -2.67%
North West +23 39 £40,000 - 1
East of England +48 29 £36,500 -18.89% 3
North East - 23 £26,500 -
South West +16 22 £43,750 -3.85% 3
East Midlands +25 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 365 (86.90%) Windows
2 282 (67.14%) Active Directory
3 263 (62.62%) Microsoft
4 259 (61.67%) Windows Server
5 222 (52.86%) VMware
6 215 (51.19%) SCCM
7 184 (43.81%) DNS
8 162 (38.57%) ITIL
9 159 (37.86%) DHCP
10 158 (37.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 152 (36.19%) Office 365
12 142 (33.81%) PowerShell
13 140 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 139 (33.10%) Firewall
15 134 (31.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 121 (28.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 120 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 118 (28.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 114 (27.14%) Windows 10
20 112 (26.67%) Windows 7
21 108 (25.71%) Hyper-V
22 98 (23.33%) Cisco
23 93 (22.14%) LAN
24 92 (21.90%) WAN
24 92 (21.90%) Linux
25 91 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
26 89 (21.19%) VPN
27 88 (20.95%) SAN
28 85 (20.24%) MCSE
29 82 (19.52%) SQL Server

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 62 (14.76%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.90%) IIS
3 33 (7.86%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.52%) Skype for Business
5 16 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.67%) Confluence
8 5 (1.19%) Apache
8 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.71%) JBoss
9 3 (0.71%) WildFly
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 91 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.19%) Q-Pulse
3 5 (1.19%) Sage CRM
3 5 (1.19%) Workfront
4 3 (0.71%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 152 (36.19%) Office 365
2 134 (31.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.38%) SaaS
6 8 (1.90%) IaaS
7 6 (1.43%) PaaS
8 4 (0.95%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.48%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 184 (43.81%) DNS
2 159 (37.86%) DHCP
3 139 (33.10%) Firewall
4 93 (22.14%) LAN
5 92 (21.90%) WAN
6 89 (21.19%) VPN
7 88 (20.95%) SAN
8 76 (18.10%) TCP/IP
9 49 (11.67%) VLAN
10 36 (8.57%) VoIP
11 28 (6.67%) NAS
12 27 (6.43%) Wireless
13 26 (6.19%) MPLS
14 20 (4.76%) Network Security
15 18 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (4.29%) Skype
15 18 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (3.81%) Internet
17 14 (3.33%) IP Telephony
17 14 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.19%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.19%) MySQL
4 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.24%) OLTP
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (3.33%) MSI
2 12 (2.86%) JIRA
3 11 (2.62%) WinDbg
4 8 (1.90%) InstallShield
5 6 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.19%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 45 (10.71%) Finance
2 20 (4.76%) Retail
3 11 (2.62%) Law
3 11 (2.62%) Legal
4 8 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.67%) Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Military
7 3 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (25.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (21.90%) Analyst
3 47 (11.19%) IT Engineer
4 44 (10.48%) Support Analyst
5 29 (6.90%) Administrator
5 29 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 27 (6.43%) IT Analyst
7 26 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (5.95%) IT Support
9 23 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
10 21 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 18 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) SCCM Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) Server Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (3.81%) Senior SCCM Engineer
14 16 (3.81%) Technical Analyst
15 15 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.90%) Software Packaging
2 7 (1.67%) .NET
3 6 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.19%) LDAP
5 4 (0.95%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (0.95%) CGI
6 3 (0.71%) WAP
6 3 (0.71%) Web Services
7 2 (0.48%) WSH
8 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) EDI
8 1 (0.24%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (18.81%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.29%) Clustering
3 33 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.76%) Replication
4 20 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 12 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.62%) CMDB
7 11 (2.62%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.62%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.14%) PKI
9 9 (2.14%) User Experience
10 8 (1.90%) iPhone
11 7 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.67%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.67%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 365 (86.90%) Windows
2 259 (61.67%) Windows Server
3 140 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (27.14%) Windows 10
6 112 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 92 (21.90%) Linux
8 38 (9.05%) Windows 8
9 22 (5.24%) Unix
9 22 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (3.81%) CentOS
11 14 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.62%) Android
13 9 (2.14%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.14%) Ubuntu
13 9 (2.14%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.43%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.95%) AIX
16 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (38.57%) ITIL
2 118 (28.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 63 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 60 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 47 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (10.95%) Service Management
7 42 (10.00%) Change Management
8 41 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (9.52%) Security Patching
10 37 (8.81%) Migration
11 30 (7.14%) Antivirus Management
12 28 (6.67%) Service Delivery
13 27 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 27 (6.43%) Server Management
14 26 (6.19%) Performance Monitoring
15 25 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (5.00%) Incident Management
16 21 (5.00%) Problem Management
16 21 (5.00%) Project Management
16 21 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 142 (33.81%) PowerShell
2 74 (17.62%) SQL
3 32 (7.62%) VBScript
4 20 (4.76%) Python
5 13 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.62%) VB
7 7 (1.67%) VBA
8 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.95%) Java
9 4 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 121 (28.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (20.24%) MCSE
3 56 (13.33%) MCSA
4 41 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (7.62%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (6.90%) CCNA
7 28 (6.67%) Degree
8 27 (6.43%) MCITP
9 19 (4.52%) MCP
10 14 (3.33%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (3.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (3.10%) SC Cleared
12 11 (2.62%) CCNP
13 10 (2.38%) CISSP
13 10 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.67%) MCTS
15 6 (1.43%) CEH
15 6 (1.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (11.43%) SLA
2 24 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.33%) GDPR
3 14 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 13 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) COBIT
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.48%) QA
6 2 (0.48%) RMADS
7 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 282 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 158 (37.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 53 (12.62%) vSphere
5 45 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (4.76%) XenApp
9 13 (3.10%) BitLocker
9 13 (3.10%) Firmware
10 12 (2.86%) DFS Replication
11 11 (2.62%) Docker
12 8 (1.90%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.43%) XenDesktop
14 5 (1.19%) NFS
14 5 (1.19%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.19%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 215 (51.19%) SCCM
2 30 (7.14%) SCOM
3 23 (5.48%) Backup Exec
4 22 (5.24%) Perfmon
5 18 (4.29%) vCenter Server
6 17 (4.05%) IBM BigFix
7 16 (3.81%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.38%) AirWatch
8 10 (2.38%) Ansible
8 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.38%) SCVMM
9 9 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (2.14%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.14%) vRealize
10 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (1.67%) Nagios
10 7 (1.67%) Terraform
11 6 (1.43%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.43%) Grafana
11 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 263 (62.62%) Microsoft
2 222 (52.86%) VMware
3 98 (23.33%) Cisco
4 54 (12.86%) Citrix
5 44 (10.48%) HP
6 40 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 37 (8.81%) Veeam
8 29 (6.90%) Dell
9 28 (6.67%) McAfee
9 28 (6.67%) NetApp
10 25 (5.95%) Symantec
11 23 (5.48%) Nimble Storage
11 23 (5.48%) Red Hat
12 20 (4.76%) IBM
13 19 (4.52%) Apple
13 19 (4.52%) Ivanti
14 17 (4.05%) Oracle
15 14 (3.33%) 3PAR
15 14 (3.33%) CheckPoint
16 13 (3.10%) CyberArk