Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > North West
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 286 333
Rank change year-on-year +48 +47 -32
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 13 43 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 3.97% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 11 43 32
Median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £21,650 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% -3.53%

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 North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 709 1,082 1,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.68% 10.58% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 521 793 906
Median annual salary £52,284 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.57% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 North West

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the North West over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the North West region over the 6 months to 6 June 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
Manchester +50 10 £57,500 +43.75%
Cheshire +25 1 £32,000 -29.86%
Merseyside +17 1 £37,500 +56.25%
Lancashire - 1 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) Azure
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) DHCP
4 9 (69.23%) DNS
5 8 (61.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (53.85%) Identity Management
6 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (46.15%) Law
7 6 (46.15%) Legal
8 4 (30.77%) SCCM
8 4 (30.77%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (23.08%) SAN
9 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 3 (23.08%) Office 365
9 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 2 (15.38%) Due Diligence
10 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
10 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
10 2 (15.38%) Cisco
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 2 (15.38%) Linux
10 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 2 (15.38%) Data Security

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Azure
2 8 (61.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Office 365
4 1 (7.69%) AWS
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.69%) G Suite
4 1 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DHCP
1 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (46.15%) Law
1 6 (46.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Identity Management Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (53.85%) Identity Management
2 6 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Data Security
3 2 (15.38%) Due Diligence
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) HND
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) Google
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Varonis
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam