Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 192 278
Rank change year-on-year -92 +86 +33
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 56 13 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.52% 0.32% 0.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.94% 2.39% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 53 11 54
10th Percentile £28,000 £19,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,000 £22,500 £38,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £26,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +53.85% -42.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £50,000
90th Percentile " £43,100 £51,300
England median annual salary £33,250 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.90% -2.67% -11.76%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,421 545 1,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.26% 13.32% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,094 403 912
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +6.15%
75th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £59,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.93% +7.27%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the Midlands

WSUS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for WSUS in the Midlands

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the Midlands

WSUS
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
West Midlands -75 34 £42,500 +63.46% 10
East Midlands -43 22 £37,500 - 5
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 54 (96.43%) Active Directory
2 53 (94.64%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (91.07%) Windows
4 50 (89.29%) Windows Server
5 40 (71.43%) DNS
6 39 (69.64%) DHCP
6 39 (69.64%) Azure
7 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
8 33 (58.93%) VMware
9 27 (48.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
11 24 (42.86%) WAN
11 24 (42.86%) SQL
11 24 (42.86%) LAN
12 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (35.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 19 (33.93%) SCCM
14 19 (33.93%) VLAN
15 18 (32.14%) Firewall
15 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (30.36%) Data Centre
16 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2019
17 16 (28.57%) ITIL
17 16 (28.57%) SharePoint
17 16 (28.57%) IIS
18 15 (26.79%) Project Management
18 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
20 13 (23.21%) Proactive Maintenance
21 12 (21.43%) Veeam

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 16 (28.57%) IIS
1 16 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 53 (94.64%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (69.64%) Azure
3 11 (19.64%) IaaS
3 11 (19.64%) PaaS
4 9 (16.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (14.29%) Mimecast
6 7 (12.50%) OneDrive
7 4 (7.14%) AWS
8 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (71.43%) DNS
2 39 (69.64%) DHCP
3 24 (42.86%) LAN
3 24 (42.86%) WAN
4 19 (33.93%) VLAN
5 18 (32.14%) Firewall
6 14 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (21.43%) VPN
8 11 (19.64%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (14.29%) SAN
10 7 (12.50%) Network Security
11 4 (7.14%) NAS
11 4 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (7.14%) VoIP
12 3 (5.36%) MPLS
12 3 (5.36%) SMTP
12 3 (5.36%) Wireless
13 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.29%) Back Office
1 8 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 8 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) IT Support
3 10 (17.86%) Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Azure Consultant
3 10 (17.86%) Cloud Consultant
3 10 (17.86%) Consultant
4 9 (16.07%) IT Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
5 8 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (19.64%) Clustering
3 8 (14.29%) PKI
4 4 (7.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 50 (89.29%) Windows Server
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2019
5 11 (19.64%) Linux
6 10 (17.86%) Windows 10
6 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) ITIL
2 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (26.79%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Proactive Maintenance
4 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
6 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (17.86%) Coaching
6 10 (17.86%) CRM
6 10 (17.86%) DevOps
6 10 (17.86%) Presales
6 10 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (17.86%) Project Delivery
7 9 (16.07%) Patch Management
8 8 (14.29%) BCP
8 8 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (8.93%) Server Management
10 4 (7.14%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.29%) MCSA
2 8 (14.29%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.57%) CCA
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCP
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) PMO
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (96.43%) Active Directory
2 27 (48.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (19.64%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
7 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 19 (33.93%) SCCM
3 11 (19.64%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (12.50%) Backup Exec
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
6 4 (7.14%) SCOM
7 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (58.93%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Veeam
4 8 (14.29%) Aruba
4 8 (14.29%) Avaya
4 8 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (7.14%) HP
5 4 (7.14%) Ivanti
5 4 (7.14%) ProCurve
5 4 (7.14%) Remedy
5 4 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 4 (7.14%) WatchGuard
6 3 (5.36%) EMC
6 3 (5.36%) NetApp
6 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.36%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (5.36%) Sophos
7 2 (3.57%) Apple
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix
7 2 (3.57%) CommVault