Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 309 342
Rank change year-on-year +32 +33 +49
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 66 63 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.58% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.45% 5.77% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 54 46 48
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,875 £45,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -8.05%

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 1,211 1,092 1,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 10.71% 8.38% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 919 752 890
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,628
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.10% +4.07%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,125 £62,878
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +8.00%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the Midlands

WSUS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS in the Midlands.

Salary trend for WSUS in the Midlands

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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
West Midlands +18 52 £49,000 +15.29% 8
East Midlands +34 14 £40,000 +6.67% 5
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 64 (96.97%) Windows
2 59 (89.39%) Active Directory
3 56 (84.85%) Windows Server
4 41 (62.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 40 (60.61%) VMware
5 40 (60.61%) SCCM
6 39 (59.09%) Data Centre
7 37 (56.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (51.52%) Microsoft
9 28 (42.42%) Cisco
9 28 (42.42%) Office 365
10 25 (37.88%) NetApp
11 23 (34.85%) Citrix
12 22 (33.33%) DNS
13 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
13 21 (31.82%) MCSA
13 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (30.30%) McAfee
14 20 (30.30%) MCSE
14 20 (30.30%) DHCP
14 20 (30.30%) XenApp
14 20 (30.30%) Azure
14 20 (30.30%) SolarWinds
14 20 (30.30%) 3PAR
14 20 (30.30%) Cylance
15 19 (28.79%) Insurtech
15 19 (28.79%) Trend Micro
15 19 (28.79%) Analytics
15 19 (28.79%) High Availability
15 19 (28.79%) Driving Licence

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 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Workfront
2 1 (1.52%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 28 (42.42%) Office 365
2 20 (30.30%) Azure
3 6 (9.09%) AWS
4 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (6.06%) IaaS
4 4 (6.06%) PaaS
5 3 (4.55%) GCP
5 3 (4.55%) SaaS
6 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) DNS
2 20 (30.30%) DHCP
3 13 (19.70%) Firewall
3 13 (19.70%) SAN
4 12 (18.18%) VPN
5 10 (15.15%) Wireless
6 9 (13.64%) NAS
7 6 (9.09%) Kerberos
7 6 (9.09%) LAN
8 4 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (6.06%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.55%) WAN
9 3 (4.55%) Wireless Security
10 2 (3.03%) DMZ
10 2 (3.03%) Intranet
10 2 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.52%) Skype
11 1 (1.52%) SMTP
11 1 (1.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Automotive
4 2 (3.03%) Local Government
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Social Housing
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) IT Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (9.09%) IT Support
3 6 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Office 365 Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Junior
7 2 (3.03%) Platform Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) IT Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.52%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) LDAP
1 6 (9.09%) SAML
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (59.09%) Data Centre
2 19 (28.79%) Driving Licence
3 7 (10.61%) Replication
4 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 5 (7.58%) Clustering
6 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (6.06%) Private Cloud
6 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) Social Network
8 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (96.97%) Windows
2 56 (84.85%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.15%) Linux
5 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
6 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.58%) Ubuntu
8 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.55%) Android
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.03%) CentOS
10 2 (3.03%) Debian
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (28.79%) Analytics
2 19 (28.79%) High Availability
2 19 (28.79%) Insurtech
2 19 (28.79%) Migration
3 17 (25.76%) Change Control
4 14 (21.21%) Project Management
5 13 (19.70%) ITIL
6 12 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
7 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 10 (15.15%) Server Management
9 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (12.12%) Service Management
10 6 (9.09%) Project Delivery
10 6 (9.09%) Server Patching
10 6 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) Decision-Making
11 5 (7.58%) Patch Management
11 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.55%) Python
3 3 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) MCSA
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (30.30%) MCSE
3 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) CCNA
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.03%) RHCE
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 59 (89.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (56.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (30.30%) XenApp
4 18 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.55%) Firmware
8 2 (3.03%) Docker
8 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.52%) vSphere
9 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (60.61%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (12.12%) NetBackup
2 8 (12.12%) SCOM
3 6 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.03%) Ansible
6 2 (3.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.03%) yum
7 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) VMware
2 34 (51.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (42.42%) Cisco
4 25 (37.88%) NetApp
5 23 (34.85%) Citrix
6 20 (30.30%) 3PAR
6 20 (30.30%) Cylance
6 20 (30.30%) McAfee
6 20 (30.30%) SolarWinds
7 19 (28.79%) Trend Micro
8 17 (25.76%) IronPort
9 9 (13.64%) ServiceNow
10 8 (12.12%) Ivanti
10 8 (12.12%) Remedy
11 6 (9.09%) Red Hat
12 5 (7.58%) Google
13 4 (6.06%) Arista
13 4 (6.06%) Brocade
13 4 (6.06%) HP
13 4 (6.06%) Symantec