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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England / North West
Rank 213 225 240
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15  
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 34 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 7.38% 3.03% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 34 9 10
Median salary £42,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.23% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £33,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -9.09%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next 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.

Systems Management Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 461 363 380
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 7.57% 6.39% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 393 272 295
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WSUS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for WSUS in the North West

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 20 £34,500 +6.15% 3
Cheshire +19 14 £62,500 +85.18% 2
WSUS
England

WSUS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 47 (92.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (68.63%) Active Directory
3 27 (52.94%) VMware
4 23 (45.10%) Firewall
4 23 (45.10%) DNS
4 23 (45.10%) SQL
5 20 (39.22%) Windows
5 20 (39.22%) MS Exchange
6 19 (37.25%) VLAN
6 19 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (35.29%) Terminal Services
7 18 (35.29%) DHCP
7 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
7 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 18 (35.29%) IIS
8 16 (31.37%) Office 365
9 15 (29.41%) Web Application Development
9 15 (29.41%) Node.js
9 15 (29.41%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (29.41%) MongoDB
9 15 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (29.41%) RESTful
9 15 (29.41%) TeamCity
9 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (29.41%) TDD
9 15 (29.41%) Ruby
9 15 (29.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 15 (29.41%) WPF

WSUS
Top Related 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 20 (39.22%) MS Exchange
2 18 (35.29%) IIS
3 15 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.80%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (31.37%) Office 365
3 5 (9.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (45.10%) DNS
1 23 (45.10%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) VLAN
3 18 (35.29%) DHCP
4 13 (25.49%) SAN
4 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.80%) LAN
5 5 (9.80%) WAN
6 4 (7.84%) Skype
7 2 (3.92%) VPN
8 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.96%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (9.80%) Back Office
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (37.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 19 (37.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Infrastructure Support
2 19 (37.25%) Support Analyst
3 18 (35.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 18 (35.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (35.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 15 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 15 (29.41%) Developer
4 15 (29.41%) Messaging Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (17.65%) IT Support
7 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
8 6 (11.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 5 (9.80%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (9.80%) IT Analyst
9 5 (9.80%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (9.80%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
1 15 (29.41%) AngularJS
1 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
1 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
1 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
1 15 (29.41%) KnockoutJS
1 15 (29.41%) MSMQ
1 15 (29.41%) Node.js
1 15 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
1 15 (29.41%) RESTful
1 15 (29.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 15 (29.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.84%) Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Unix
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
1 15 (29.41%) Kanban
1 15 (29.41%) Multithreading
1 15 (29.41%) MVC
1 15 (29.41%) OO
1 15 (29.41%) TDD
1 15 (29.41%) Web Application Development
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Information Security
4 4 (7.84%) Data Management
4 4 (7.84%) Master Data Management
4 4 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (3.92%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.96%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) C#
2 15 (29.41%) F#
2 15 (29.41%) Ruby
3 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
4 7 (13.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) MCSA
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) MCT
3 1 (1.96%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (68.63%) Active Directory
2 18 (35.29%) Terminal Services
3 9 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 15 (29.41%) Kibana
2 12 (23.53%) SCCM
3 5 (9.80%) Backup Exec
3 5 (9.80%) HP SIM
3 5 (9.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.88%) Nagios
5 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 47 (92.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (52.94%) VMware
3 15 (29.41%) NetApp
4 13 (25.49%) Avaya
5 10 (19.61%) Dell
5 10 (19.61%) HP
6 6 (11.76%) Cisco
6 6 (11.76%) Citrix
6 6 (11.76%) Sophos
7 5 (9.80%) Symantec
8 4 (7.84%) GFI Software
8 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.84%) Veeam
9 3 (5.88%) Forcepoint
9 3 (5.88%) Meraki
10 2 (3.92%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.96%) Apple
11 1 (1.96%) Panasonic
11 1 (1.96%) Sage
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