Period
to 13 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 245 455 507
Rank change year-on-year +210 +52 -74
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 77 64 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.07% 2.24% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 54 31
Median annual salary £31,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% -18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,900 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,500 £48,375 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% -10.59% +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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,269 2,856 2,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.83% 10.94% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 952 2,248 1,985
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,455
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,000 £73,000
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 South East

Job postings citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WSUS in the South East.

Salary trend for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the South East

WSUS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 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
Thames Valley +155 44 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Berkshire +137 44 £35,000 +25.80% 2
Hampshire +108 25 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Surrey +74 5 £29,000 -10.77%
Kent +50 2 £28,250 -13.08%
Buckinghamshire +73 1 £35,000 -46.15%
West Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 13 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 South East region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 70 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 69 (89.61%) SCCM
3 61 (79.22%) Security Cleared
3 61 (79.22%) VMware
4 60 (77.92%) DV Cleared
5 57 (74.03%) Windows
6 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
6 56 (72.73%) Windows Server
7 42 (54.55%) DNS
7 42 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (54.55%) SCOM
8 41 (53.25%) DHCP
9 34 (44.16%) LAN
9 34 (44.16%) Hyper-V
10 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2016
12 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (33.77%) Citrix
14 25 (32.47%) HP
14 25 (32.47%) Data Centre
15 24 (31.17%) Storage Management
15 24 (31.17%) SQL
15 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
15 24 (31.17%) Symantec
15 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (31.17%) PowerShell
15 24 (31.17%) Azure
15 24 (31.17%) NetBackup
16 23 (29.87%) EMC NetWorker
16 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.79%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (54.55%) DNS
2 41 (53.25%) DHCP
3 34 (44.16%) LAN
4 21 (27.27%) WAN
5 13 (16.88%) WLAN
6 9 (11.69%) Skype
7 8 (10.39%) Firewall
8 6 (7.79%) SAN
9 5 (6.49%) NAS
10 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
11 3 (3.90%) VoIP
11 3 (3.90%) VPN
12 2 (2.60%) VLAN
13 1 (1.30%) FTP
13 1 (1.30%) HTTP
13 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
13 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (9.09%) Military
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 18 (23.38%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 18 (23.38%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
2 18 (23.38%) Team Leader
3 17 (22.08%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.19%) Server Support
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) IT Support
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server Support
7 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Azure Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Support
7 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.47%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.88%) CMDB
2 13 (16.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) EPoS
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (74.03%) Windows
2 56 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2016
4 28 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
7 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.60%) Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.17%) Storage Management
3 23 (29.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (29.87%) Performance Monitoring
3 23 (29.87%) Proactive Management
3 23 (29.87%) Server Management
3 23 (29.87%) Validation
4 20 (25.97%) ITIL
5 18 (23.38%) Service Delivery
6 15 (19.48%) Patch Management
7 14 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (16.88%) Data Protection
8 13 (16.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 13 (16.88%) Server Patching
8 13 (16.88%) Software Distribution
9 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.19%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 2 (2.60%) Application Virtualisation
11 2 (2.60%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) PowerShell
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 15 (19.48%) VB
3 3 (3.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 61 (79.22%) Security Cleared
2 60 (77.92%) DV Cleared
3 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) MCSA
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) LFCE
5 2 (2.60%) LFCS
5 2 (2.60%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) RHCE
5 2 (2.60%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.60%) VCAP
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 18 (23.38%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 42 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (44.16%) Hyper-V
4 15 (19.48%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (19.48%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (16.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (16.88%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 69 (89.61%) SCCM
2 42 (54.55%) SCOM
3 24 (31.17%) NetBackup
4 23 (29.87%) EMC NetWorker
4 23 (29.87%) SCVMM
5 13 (16.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 61 (79.22%) VMware
2 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 26 (33.77%) Citrix
4 25 (32.47%) HP
5 24 (31.17%) Symantec
6 23 (29.87%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 2 (2.60%) Avaya
7 2 (2.60%) CA
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat