Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 689 734 749
Rank change year-on-year +45 +15 +55
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 414 447 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.57% 3.04% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 321 392 379
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +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 16,115 14,690 14,869
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.47% 9.05% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 12,663 12,163 12,113
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,703 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.10% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +81 167 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Midlands +50 72 £42,500 +9.68% 11
West Midlands +76 69 £42,500 +9.68% 9
South East +37 69 £36,750 -2.00% 5
North of England -6 55 £37,500 -7.41% 15
South West -5 32 £35,000 -2.78% 4
Yorkshire +20 23 £37,500 - 8
North West -2 22 £37,500 -40.00% 4
East of England -9 18 £29,500 -34.44% 5
North East +17 10 £24,000 -29.41% 3
East Midlands +15 3 £32,500 -18.75% 2
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 382 (92.27%) Windows
2 291 (70.29%) SCCM
3 283 (68.36%) Microsoft
4 258 (62.32%) Windows Server
5 247 (59.66%) Active Directory
6 191 (46.14%) VMware
7 177 (42.75%) Windows 7
8 174 (42.03%) PowerShell
9 155 (37.44%) Windows 10
10 154 (37.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 151 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 137 (33.09%) ITIL
13 132 (31.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 116 (28.02%) DNS
15 113 (27.29%) Microsoft Office
16 109 (26.33%) Office 365
17 102 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 97 (23.43%) DHCP
19 85 (20.53%) Linux
20 81 (19.57%) Citrix
21 79 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
22 75 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 74 (17.87%) Data Centre
24 73 (17.63%) Firewall
25 72 (17.39%) SQL Server
26 69 (16.67%) VBScript
27 67 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
28 66 (15.94%) SQL
29 65 (15.70%) Hyper-V
30 64 (15.46%) MCSE

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 53 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.31%) IIS
3 19 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.97%) Apache
8 4 (0.97%) Confluence
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.72%) Kentico
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 113 (27.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Workfront
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.72%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 109 (26.33%) Office 365
2 79 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.93%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.21%) Yammer
7 2 (0.48%) G Suite
7 2 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (28.02%) DNS
2 97 (23.43%) DHCP
3 73 (17.63%) Firewall
4 55 (13.29%) SAN
5 54 (13.04%) LAN
6 49 (11.84%) TCP/IP
7 48 (11.59%) WAN
8 37 (8.94%) VPN
9 25 (6.04%) VLAN
10 18 (4.35%) VoIP
11 12 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (2.90%) Network Security
11 12 (2.90%) Skype
11 12 (2.90%) Wireless
12 9 (2.17%) DSL
12 9 (2.17%) Internet
12 9 (2.17%) NAS
13 8 (1.93%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.93%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.97%) MySQL
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.24%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.24%) OLTP
7 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (7.73%) WinDbg
2 24 (5.80%) MSI
3 13 (3.14%) AdminStudio
4 10 (2.42%) InstallShield
5 5 (1.21%) JIRA
6 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (12.32%) Finance
2 26 (6.28%) Banking
3 19 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.17%) Retail
6 6 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.97%) Advertising
7 4 (0.97%) Law
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (14.73%) Analyst
3 49 (11.84%) SCCM Engineer
4 46 (11.11%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 43 (10.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 34 (8.21%) Support Engineer
8 27 (6.52%) IT Engineer
9 26 (6.28%) Administrator
10 23 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
11 22 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (5.07%) IT Support
13 20 (4.83%) Desktop Support
13 20 (4.83%) Support Analyst
14 19 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 18 (4.35%) Service Analyst
15 18 (4.35%) Windows Specialist
16 17 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
16 17 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
16 17 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.76%) Software Packaging
2 12 (2.90%) .NET
3 6 (1.45%) Middleware
4 4 (0.97%) LDAP
5 3 (0.72%) HTML
5 3 (0.72%) WinForms
6 1 (0.24%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.24%) SAML
6 1 (0.24%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 50 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (7.73%) Clustering
5 26 (6.28%) Data Protection Act
5 26 (6.28%) User Experience
6 15 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (3.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 12 (2.90%) PKI
9 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.17%) Replication
11 8 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 6 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.45%) Life Science
13 5 (1.21%) EPoS
13 5 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.97%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.97%) Smartcard
15 3 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 382 (92.27%) Windows
2 258 (62.32%) Windows Server
3 177 (42.75%) Windows 7
4 155 (37.44%) Windows 10
5 154 (37.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (31.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (20.53%) Linux
8 38 (9.18%) Windows 8
9 26 (6.28%) Windows XP
10 23 (5.56%) Mac OS X
11 17 (4.11%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.42%) Android
14 9 (2.17%) AIX
14 9 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.69%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.45%) CentOS
16 6 (1.45%) Unix
17 4 (0.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (33.09%) ITIL
2 75 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (14.49%) Patch Management
6 54 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 52 (12.56%) Data Protection
8 51 (12.32%) Security Patching
9 44 (10.63%) Change Management
10 39 (9.42%) Migration
10 39 (9.42%) Project Management
11 38 (9.18%) Information Security
11 38 (9.18%) Problem Management
12 37 (8.94%) Vulnerability Management
13 36 (8.70%) Service Management
14 34 (8.21%) SIEM
15 33 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (7.73%) Cybersecurity
17 31 (7.49%) Configuration Management
17 31 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 174 (42.03%) PowerShell
2 69 (16.67%) VBScript
3 66 (15.94%) SQL
4 17 (4.11%) VB
5 6 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.21%) Python
7 4 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.24%) C#
8 1 (0.24%) Java
8 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (15.46%) MCSE
3 44 (10.63%) MCSA
4 41 (9.90%) Degree
5 40 (9.66%) Security Cleared
6 30 (7.25%) CISSP
7 25 (6.04%) CompTIA Security+
8 24 (5.80%) MCP
9 23 (5.56%) MCDST
9 23 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (5.31%) DV Cleared
11 21 (5.07%) CISMP
11 21 (5.07%) MCITP
12 19 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (4.35%) SC Cleared
14 14 (3.38%) CEH
15 10 (2.42%) GIAC
15 10 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 22 (5.31%) GDPR
4 21 (5.07%) SLA
5 4 (0.97%) COBIT
5 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (59.66%) Active Directory
2 151 (36.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (15.70%) Hyper-V
4 45 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (9.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (8.94%) BitLocker
7 28 (6.76%) vSphere
7 28 (6.76%) XenApp
8 19 (4.59%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.11%) Firmware
10 14 (3.38%) DFS Replication
11 13 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (2.66%) Terminal Server
12 11 (2.66%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.48%) vCloud
15 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 291 (70.29%) SCCM
2 56 (13.53%) IBM BigFix
3 39 (9.42%) SCOM
4 36 (8.70%) Perfmon
5 33 (7.97%) Backup Exec
6 26 (6.28%) SCOrch
7 24 (5.80%) vRealize
7 24 (5.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 17 (4.11%) AirWatch
9 16 (3.86%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (3.62%) vCenter Server
11 12 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (2.66%) Nagios
13 10 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (1.93%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.93%) Puppet
14 8 (1.93%) Terraform
15 5 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
16 4 (0.97%) Nmap
Vendors
1 283 (68.36%) Microsoft
2 191 (46.14%) VMware
3 81 (19.57%) Citrix
4 57 (13.77%) Ivanti
5 53 (12.80%) Cisco
6 42 (10.14%) McAfee
7 41 (9.90%) IBM
8 29 (7.00%) NetApp
9 24 (5.80%) HP
10 21 (5.07%) Apple
10 21 (5.07%) Symantec
10 21 (5.07%) Veeam
10 21 (5.07%) Veritas
11 20 (4.83%) Nimble Storage
12 18 (4.35%) Splunk
13 17 (4.11%) Intel
13 17 (4.11%) SolarWinds
13 17 (4.11%) Sun
14 14 (3.38%) Dell
14 14 (3.38%) Sophos