Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 750 670 720
Rank change year-on-year -80 +50 +89
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 405 548 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.48% 3.68% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 323 471 464
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £28,325
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +4.38%

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 16,301 14,909 16,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.44% 8.94% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,123 12,218 13,430
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +17 172 £47,500 +11.76% 11
North of England -38 69 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Midlands +32 59 £42,500 +9.68% 11
West Midlands +38 52 £42,500 +11.84% 8
Yorkshire +12 41 £40,000 +23.08% 5
South East -60 37 £37,500 -16.67% 5
East of England +18 34 £45,000 -
South West +16 32 £42,500 +21.43% 8
North West -27 27 £31,250 -25.60% 1
East Midlands -2 7 £40,000 - 3
North East -14 1 £35,000 +2.94% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 359 (88.64%) Windows
2 264 (65.19%) Microsoft
3 249 (61.48%) Active Directory
4 244 (60.25%) Windows Server
5 213 (52.59%) SCCM
6 205 (50.62%) VMware
7 161 (39.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 159 (39.26%) Windows 7
9 152 (37.53%) PowerShell
10 151 (37.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 136 (33.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (29.38%) Office 365
13 114 (28.15%) DNS
14 109 (26.91%) Windows 10
15 103 (25.43%) Microsoft Office
16 98 (24.20%) DHCP
17 94 (23.21%) ITIL
18 93 (22.96%) Linux
18 93 (22.96%) Citrix
19 86 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
19 86 (21.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 84 (20.74%) MS Exchange
21 82 (20.25%) Finance
22 78 (19.26%) Firewall
23 76 (18.77%) SQL Server
24 75 (18.52%) Data Centre
25 70 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
26 69 (17.04%) Cisco
27 67 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
28 66 (16.30%) SQL

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 84 (20.74%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.72%) IIS
8 10 (2.47%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.98%) Confluence
10 3 (0.74%) Apache
10 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (25.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Maya
4 1 (0.25%) NUKE
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Eikon
2 2 (0.49%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 119 (29.38%) Office 365
2 86 (21.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.98%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.48%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.99%) G Suite
7 3 (0.74%) Yammer
8 2 (0.49%) GitHub
8 2 (0.49%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 114 (28.15%) DNS
2 98 (24.20%) DHCP
3 78 (19.26%) Firewall
4 55 (13.58%) SAN
5 52 (12.84%) LAN
6 39 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 38 (9.38%) VPN
7 38 (9.38%) WAN
8 21 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
9 20 (4.94%) Wireless
10 17 (4.20%) Internet
11 15 (3.70%) VLAN
12 13 (3.21%) VoIP
13 12 (2.96%) Skype
14 10 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (2.22%) Network Security
15 9 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.98%) NAS
17 7 (1.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (18.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.20%) MongoDB
2 17 (4.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.21%) Big Data
5 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.74%) MySQL
8 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.49%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.49%) Power BI
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Firebird
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.20%) TeamCity
2 15 (3.70%) WinDbg
3 11 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.22%) JIRA
4 9 (2.22%) MSI
5 7 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.23%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.49%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.25%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 82 (20.25%) Finance
2 36 (8.89%) Banking
3 35 (8.64%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.70%) Retail
6 14 (3.46%) Marketing
7 13 (3.21%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.22%) Back Office
9 7 (1.73%) Legal
9 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.23%) Military
11 4 (0.99%) Law
12 3 (0.74%) Front Office
12 3 (0.74%) Publishing
13 2 (0.49%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.25%) Advertising
14 1 (0.25%) Games
14 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (12.84%) Support Engineer
3 50 (12.35%) Desktop Support
4 39 (9.63%) Analyst
5 38 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 35 (8.64%) SCCM Engineer
8 33 (8.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 31 (7.65%) Senior SCCM Engineer
10 28 (6.91%) Infrastructure Support
11 24 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 24 (5.93%) IT Engineer
12 22 (5.43%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 22 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
13 21 (5.19%) IT Support
14 18 (4.44%) Developer
15 17 (4.20%) .NET Developer
15 17 (4.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (4.20%) Messaging Developer
15 17 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.16%) .NET
2 17 (4.20%) AngularJS
2 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET
2 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 17 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
2 17 (4.20%) KnockoutJS
2 17 (4.20%) MSMQ
2 17 (4.20%) Node.js
2 17 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
2 17 (4.20%) RESTful
2 17 (4.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 17 (4.20%) WPF
3 13 (3.21%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.23%) Middleware
5 4 (0.99%) WinForms
6 2 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.49%) HTML
6 2 (0.49%) Sensu
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 63 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (4.44%) User Experience
6 17 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (3.21%) Clustering
8 13 (3.21%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.98%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.98%) PKI
10 8 (1.98%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.73%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.48%) iPhone
12 6 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.23%) EPoS
13 5 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 359 (88.64%) Windows
2 244 (60.25%) Windows Server
3 159 (39.26%) Windows 7
4 151 (37.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (33.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 109 (26.91%) Windows 10
7 93 (22.96%) Linux
8 29 (7.16%) Windows 8
9 22 (5.43%) Mac OS X
10 18 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.46%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.96%) Ubuntu
13 11 (2.72%) Android
13 11 (2.72%) CentOS
13 11 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.72%) Windows XP
14 10 (2.47%) AIX
15 8 (1.98%) Solaris
16 7 (1.73%) SUSE
16 7 (1.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (23.21%) ITIL
2 86 (21.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 70 (17.28%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (14.81%) Patch Management
5 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (9.14%) Migration
6 37 (9.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 33 (8.15%) Security Patching
8 30 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
8 30 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
9 29 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (6.91%) Data Protection
10 28 (6.91%) Information Security
11 27 (6.67%) Project Management
11 27 (6.67%) SIEM
12 25 (6.17%) Server Management
13 23 (5.68%) Software Deployment
14 22 (5.43%) Configuration Management
15 21 (5.19%) Storage Management
16 19 (4.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (37.53%) PowerShell
2 66 (16.30%) SQL
3 41 (10.12%) VBScript
4 21 (5.19%) C#
5 19 (4.69%) Ruby
6 17 (4.20%) F#
7 15 (3.70%) C
7 15 (3.70%) VB
8 12 (2.96%) Python
9 7 (1.73%) R
10 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.23%) Java
11 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.74%) Perl
11 3 (0.74%) VBA
12 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (11.85%) MCSE
3 40 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.41%) Degree
5 27 (6.67%) MCSA
6 26 (6.42%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.68%) CISSP
8 21 (5.19%) CompTIA Security+
9 19 (4.69%) MCP
9 19 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (4.20%) CISMP
11 16 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (3.70%) MCITP
13 14 (3.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (3.46%) SC Cleared
14 13 (3.21%) CCNA
14 13 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (2.72%) MCDST
16 10 (2.47%) CEH
16 10 (2.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.15%) SLA
2 29 (7.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (2.47%) GDPR
5 7 (1.73%) PMO
6 4 (0.99%) COBIT
7 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 249 (61.48%) Active Directory
2 161 (39.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (15.80%) Hyper-V
4 59 (14.57%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (8.15%) BitLocker
5 33 (8.15%) vSphere
6 24 (5.93%) XenApp
7 23 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (2.96%) Firmware
10 12 (2.96%) XenDesktop
11 11 (2.72%) XenServer
12 9 (2.22%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.98%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.23%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 213 (52.59%) SCCM
2 27 (6.67%) SCOM
3 26 (6.42%) IBM BigFix
4 19 (4.69%) Puppet
5 18 (4.44%) Terraform
6 17 (4.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 17 (4.20%) Kibana
7 16 (3.95%) Perfmon
7 16 (3.95%) SCOrch
8 15 (3.70%) Backup Exec
8 15 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (3.70%) vCenter Server
8 15 (3.70%) vRealize
8 15 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 12 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.47%) AirWatch
10 10 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (2.22%) Nagios
12 6 (1.48%) NetBackup
13 5 (1.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 264 (65.19%) Microsoft
2 205 (50.62%) VMware
3 93 (22.96%) Citrix
4 69 (17.04%) Cisco
5 49 (12.10%) McAfee
6 38 (9.38%) Ivanti
7 35 (8.64%) HP
8 22 (5.43%) Bloomberg
8 22 (5.43%) IBM
8 22 (5.43%) NetApp
9 18 (4.44%) Apple
9 18 (4.44%) Nimble Storage
9 18 (4.44%) Symantec
10 17 (4.20%) Shavlik
11 16 (3.95%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.70%) Sophos
13 14 (3.46%) ServiceNow
13 14 (3.46%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.46%) Veeam
14 13 (3.21%) Brocade