Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 304 329
Rank change year-on-year +107 +25 +25
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 33 47 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.64% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.29% 3.86% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 37
Median annual salary £30,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,900 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £45,750 £50,250 £57,750
England median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.33% -11.76% +6.25%

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 624 1,218 1,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.11% 10.38% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 475 852 872
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +74 19 £30,000 -34.78% 4
East Midlands +89 14 £42,500 +7.50% 1
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
4 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
5 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
6 16 (48.48%) SCCM
7 15 (45.45%) VMware
8 14 (42.42%) SAN
9 13 (39.39%) DHCP
9 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
10 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
11 11 (33.33%) Linux
11 11 (33.33%) DNS
11 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 10 (30.30%) Azure
13 9 (27.27%) AWS
13 9 (27.27%) SaaS
13 9 (27.27%) SCOM
13 9 (27.27%) Retail
13 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (24.24%) Cisco
14 8 (24.24%) Change Control
14 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (24.24%) Citrix
15 7 (21.21%) NetApp
15 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
15 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (21.21%) HP
15 7 (21.21%) Dell

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 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Azure
2 9 (27.27%) AWS
2 9 (27.27%) SaaS
3 5 (15.15%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) SAN
2 13 (39.39%) DHCP
3 11 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.15%) NAS
6 4 (12.12%) Firewall
6 4 (12.12%) VLAN
6 4 (12.12%) Wireless
7 3 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (27.27%) Retail
2 6 (18.18%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) IT Support
2 11 (33.33%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) IT Support Specialist
4 6 (18.18%) Support Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Architect
8 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.21%) Public Cloud
3 6 (18.18%) FMCG
4 3 (9.09%) Replication
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) User Experience
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.03%) NHS
6 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (93.94%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (39.39%) Windows 10
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Ubuntu
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (9.09%) Android
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
11 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (24.24%) Change Control
3 7 (21.21%) Multichannel Retail
3 7 (21.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Project Delivery
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) Patch Management
5 4 (12.12%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (12.12%) Security Patching
6 3 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) IT Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) Server Management
8 1 (3.03%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) AWS Certification
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.12%) Firmware
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (6.06%) DFS Replication
7 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) SCCM
2 9 (27.27%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) vCenter Server
4 3 (9.09%) Control-M
5 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (6.06%) SCDPM
5 2 (6.06%) SCSM
5 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) Dell
4 7 (21.21%) Google
4 7 (21.21%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) NetApp
4 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.09%) Apple
5 3 (9.09%) BMC
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) PagerDuty
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds