Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 333 312
Rank change year-on-year +53 -21 +25
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 53 26 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.22% 0.51%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.00% 2.34% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 57
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £43,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25% -3.61%

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 1,061 1,109 1,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.16% 9.30% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 773 939 824
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,946 £27,500 £25,900
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 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
Manchester +46 38 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Cheshire +41 9 £32,000 +42.22%
Cumbria - 6 £32,500 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 North West region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 53 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 44 (83.02%) Windows
3 40 (75.47%) VMware
4 38 (71.70%) DNS
5 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
5 35 (66.04%) Windows Server
6 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (58.49%) Office 365
8 29 (54.72%) Azure
9 27 (50.94%) DHCP
10 26 (49.06%) Firewall
11 25 (47.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (39.62%) Windows 10
14 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
15 18 (33.96%) Patch Management
16 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
16 17 (32.08%) VLAN
17 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (30.19%) Azure Active Directory
18 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
19 13 (24.53%) LAN
19 13 (24.53%) HTTP
19 13 (24.53%) WAN
19 13 (24.53%) SMTP
19 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
19 13 (24.53%) VPN
19 13 (24.53%) Internet
19 13 (24.53%) Network Architecture
19 13 (24.53%) Capacity Planning

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 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (58.49%) Office 365
2 29 (54.72%) Azure
3 16 (30.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) DNS
2 27 (50.94%) DHCP
3 26 (49.06%) Firewall
4 17 (32.08%) VLAN
5 13 (24.53%) HTTP
5 13 (24.53%) Internet
5 13 (24.53%) LAN
5 13 (24.53%) SMTP
5 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
5 13 (24.53%) VPN
5 13 (24.53%) WAN
6 7 (13.21%) Kerberos
7 6 (11.32%) SAN
8 4 (7.55%) NAS
9 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.77%) SSL
11 1 (1.89%) Intranet
11 1 (1.89%) PBX
11 1 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) FileMaker
General
1 7 (13.21%) Law
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Administrator
2 20 (37.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (24.53%) Network Administrator
4 11 (20.75%) Support Technician
5 10 (18.87%) Network Support
5 10 (18.87%) Network Support Technician
5 10 (18.87%) Network Technician
6 9 (16.98%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (13.21%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (9.43%) Analyst
9 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
10 4 (7.55%) IT Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) VMware Engineer
11 3 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (5.66%) Technology Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) FMCG
3 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 4 (7.55%) Social Network
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Windows Server
3 21 (39.62%) Windows 10
4 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
7 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.55%) Linux
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
9 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.89%) CentOS
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (33.96%) Patch Management
3 13 (24.53%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (24.53%) Network Architecture
3 13 (24.53%) Project Planning
4 12 (22.64%) ITIL
5 8 (15.09%) High Availability
5 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
5 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (11.32%) Asset Management
7 6 (11.32%) DevOps
7 6 (11.32%) Email Filtering
7 6 (11.32%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (11.32%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Software Asset Management
8 5 (9.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (7.55%) Application Packaging
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.21%) Degree
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.55%) MCITP
4 4 (7.55%) MCP
4 4 (7.55%) MCSA
4 4 (7.55%) MCSE
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 33 (62.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (43.40%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (24.53%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (20.75%) vSphere
6 3 (5.66%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.66%) Sysprep
4 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (3.77%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.77%) vMotion
5 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
5 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) VMware
2 35 (66.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.75%) Cisco
4 10 (18.87%) HP
4 10 (18.87%) Veeam
5 7 (13.21%) CyberArk
6 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 5 (9.43%) McAfee
7 4 (7.55%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.77%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 1 (1.89%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.89%) Apple
10 1 (1.89%) EMC
10 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.89%) Meraki
10 1 (1.89%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.89%) Sage