Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 606 621 703
Rank change year-on-year +15 +82 +53
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 121 399 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.28% 2.67% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 120 313 331
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,475 £24,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -

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 9,444 14,960 16,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.71% 12.90% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 7,825 11,622 12,894
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +9.52%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +30 39 £40,000 +0.82% 11
South East +108 26 £36,500 +1.25% 1
North West +83 24 £47,500 +42.01% 5
London +127 21 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Midlands +65 20 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +49 18 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 13 £30,500 -23.75% 5
South West +49 12 £28,000 -34.12%
East of England +86 3 £25,500 -13.56%
East Midlands +47 2 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North East +14 2 £43,000 +91.11% 1
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 108 (89.26%) Windows
2 103 (85.12%) Active Directory
3 86 (71.07%) Microsoft
4 80 (66.12%) Windows Server
5 73 (60.33%) VMware
6 64 (52.89%) DNS
7 60 (49.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (48.76%) Azure
9 48 (39.67%) DHCP
10 47 (38.84%) Hyper-V
11 46 (38.02%) PowerShell
12 45 (37.19%) SCCM
13 40 (33.06%) ITIL
14 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
15 35 (28.93%) Office 365
16 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (25.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (24.79%) Windows 10
18 30 (24.79%) SQL
19 29 (23.97%) Linux
19 29 (23.97%) Disaster Recovery
20 28 (23.14%) Firewall
21 26 (21.49%) Azure Active Directory
22 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2016
22 25 (20.66%) TCP/IP
22 25 (20.66%) Citrix
22 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Certification
23 24 (19.83%) MCSE
24 23 (19.01%) SCOM
25 22 (18.18%) Security Cleared

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 19 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.13%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 59 (48.76%) Azure
2 35 (28.93%) Office 365
3 26 (21.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (9.92%) IaaS
4 12 (9.92%) SaaS
5 9 (7.44%) PaaS
6 8 (6.61%) AWS
7 4 (3.31%) Mimecast
7 4 (3.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (52.89%) DNS
2 48 (39.67%) DHCP
3 28 (23.14%) Firewall
4 25 (20.66%) TCP/IP
5 22 (18.18%) SAN
6 20 (16.53%) LAN
6 20 (16.53%) VPN
7 16 (13.22%) WAN
8 14 (11.57%) NAS
9 10 (8.26%) VLAN
9 10 (8.26%) Wireless
10 9 (7.44%) Network Security
11 8 (6.61%) WLAN
12 7 (5.79%) SSL
13 6 (4.96%) FTP
13 6 (4.96%) IPsec
13 6 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (4.13%) Internet
14 5 (4.13%) Skype
15 3 (2.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Law
2 10 (8.26%) Legal
3 7 (5.79%) Marketing
4 6 (4.96%) Electronics
5 5 (4.13%) Back Office
5 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.31%) Military
7 3 (2.48%) Local Government
7 3 (2.48%) Retail
8 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.65%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) IT Engineer
2 35 (28.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (16.53%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (13.22%) IT Support
5 16 (13.22%) Support Engineer
6 15 (12.40%) Azure Engineer
7 14 (11.57%) Analyst
7 14 (11.57%) Server Engineer
8 12 (9.92%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (8.26%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (8.26%) IT Analyst
9 10 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (7.44%) Active Directory Engineer
10 9 (7.44%) Identity Management Engineer
11 8 (6.61%) Administrator
11 8 (6.61%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
11 8 (6.61%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (5.79%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Apache NiFi
1 2 (1.65%) Kafka
1 2 (1.65%) LDAP
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) COM
2 1 (0.83%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.22%) Replication
3 10 (8.26%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.79%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.96%) Public Cloud
6 5 (4.13%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.13%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.65%) CMDB
7 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.65%) PKI
7 2 (1.65%) User Experience
7 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) iPhone
8 1 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 108 (89.26%) Windows
2 80 (66.12%) Windows Server
3 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (24.79%) Windows 10
5 29 (23.97%) Linux
6 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (9.92%) Windows 7
9 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.13%) Mac OS
12 4 (3.31%) CentOS
13 3 (2.48%) Android
13 3 (2.48%) Debian
14 2 (1.65%) FreeNAS
14 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.65%) Unix
14 2 (1.65%) VMS
14 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.06%) ITIL
2 31 (25.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (23.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (18.18%) Project Management
5 16 (13.22%) Patch Management
5 16 (13.22%) Service Management
5 16 (13.22%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (10.74%) Configuration Management
6 13 (10.74%) Server Management
6 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.74%) Storage Management
7 12 (9.92%) Change Control
7 12 (9.92%) ITSM
8 11 (9.09%) Network Management
9 10 (8.26%) Identity Management
10 9 (7.44%) Asset Management
10 9 (7.44%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (7.44%) Data Analysis
10 9 (7.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (7.44%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.02%) PowerShell
2 30 (24.79%) SQL
3 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.13%) Python
5 2 (1.65%) Tcl
5 2 (1.65%) VB
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (20.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (19.83%) MCSE
3 22 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 19 (15.70%) MCSA
5 15 (12.40%) DV Cleared
6 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.26%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (4.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (4.96%) MCITP
9 4 (3.31%) Degree
9 4 (3.31%) VCP5
9 4 (3.31%) VCP6
9 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.48%) MCP
11 2 (1.65%) LFCE
11 2 (1.65%) LFCS
11 2 (1.65%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (1.65%) RHCE
11 2 (1.65%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (3.31%) GDPR
3 3 (2.48%) QA
3 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (85.12%) Active Directory
2 60 (49.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (38.84%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.40%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (4.13%) vSphere
8 5 (4.13%) XenApp
9 2 (1.65%) Docker
9 2 (1.65%) KVM
9 2 (1.65%) NFS
9 2 (1.65%) Samba
9 2 (1.65%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (37.19%) SCCM
2 23 (19.01%) SCOM
3 16 (13.22%) NetBackup
4 9 (7.44%) Backup Exec
4 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.96%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (4.96%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.65%) Ansible
8 2 (1.65%) Control-M
8 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.65%) Puppet
8 2 (1.65%) Terraform
8 2 (1.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.83%) Nessus
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (71.07%) Microsoft
2 73 (60.33%) VMware
3 25 (20.66%) Citrix
4 18 (14.88%) Cisco
5 17 (14.05%) HP
5 17 (14.05%) NetApp
6 15 (12.40%) EMC
7 14 (11.57%) SolarWinds
8 13 (10.74%) Sophos
8 13 (10.74%) Symantec
9 11 (9.09%) Veeam
10 10 (8.26%) Red Hat
11 9 (7.44%) Ivanti
11 9 (7.44%) Remedy
11 9 (7.44%) ServiceNow
12 8 (6.61%) Apple
13 6 (4.96%) ZyXEL
14 5 (4.13%) Intel
14 5 (4.13%) McAfee
15 3 (2.48%) Adobe