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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 431 368 325
Rank change year-on-year -63 -43 +139
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 43 15 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.11% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.58% 0.77% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 82
10th Percentile £30,975 £24,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £34,375 £26,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £28,000 £36,050
Median % change year-on-year +51.79% -22.33% +10.92%
75th Percentile £64,688 £43,875 £39,425
90th Percentile £67,500 £48,750 £42,425
England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,950
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.72% -8.35%

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 2,714 1,946 1,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.39% 14.35% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,734 1,494 1,365
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £58,492 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.13% +6.35% +2.80%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,125 £81,250
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -35 21 £50,000 +81.82% 4
Hampshire -43 17 £47,500 +82.69% 5
Oxfordshire -18 10 £32,000 +18.52%
Berkshire 0 7 £60,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire -57 4 £53,750 +95.45%
East Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 40 (93.02%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (69.77%) Cisco
4 28 (65.12%) VMware
5 24 (55.81%) Security Cleared
6 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
7 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (41.86%) Agile
7 18 (41.86%) DNS
8 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
8 17 (39.53%) SharePoint
8 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
8 17 (39.53%) ITIL
8 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
9 16 (37.21%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (34.88%) Firewall
11 14 (32.56%) Service Delivery
11 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (30.23%) Azure
12 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
13 12 (27.91%) Organisational Skills
14 11 (25.58%) vCenter Server
14 11 (25.58%) DV Cleared
14 11 (25.58%) Degree
14 11 (25.58%) PKI
15 10 (23.26%) VPN
15 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (20.93%) Microsoft 365

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 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
1 17 (39.53%) SharePoint
2 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.98%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Azure
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (6.98%) AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) DNS
2 15 (34.88%) Firewall
3 10 (23.26%) VPN
4 9 (20.93%) DHCP
5 7 (16.28%) LAN
5 7 (16.28%) WAN
6 6 (13.95%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (13.95%) VLAN
7 5 (11.63%) MPLS
7 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.98%) OpenVPN
9 2 (4.65%) SAN
9 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.33%) Broadband
10 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.33%) NAS
10 1 (2.33%) Network Security
10 1 (2.33%) VoIP
10 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
General
1 12 (27.91%) Organisational Skills
2 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Billing
6 1 (2.33%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Service Continuity Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) PKI
2 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (93.02%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.28%) Unix
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.95%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile
2 17 (39.53%) ITIL
3 14 (32.56%) Service Delivery
4 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (20.93%) Biometrics
6 9 (20.93%) Case Management
6 9 (20.93%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (20.93%) Project Management
7 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
7 8 (18.60%) Use Case
8 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (9.30%) High Availability
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Security Patching
10 3 (6.98%) CRM
10 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
10 3 (6.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) C
3 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) Degree
3 11 (25.58%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.65%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) CCNP
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
4 16 (37.21%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.98%) Docker
5 3 (6.98%) Firmware
5 3 (6.98%) Openswan
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) vCenter Server
2 8 (18.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 5 (11.63%) SCCM
4 4 (9.30%) Ansible
5 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (4.65%) Autotask
6 2 (4.65%) SCOM
6 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.33%) MIIS
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.33%) vMotion
7 1 (2.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 28 (65.12%) VMware
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.93%) NetApp
5 5 (11.63%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 3 (6.98%) Dell
7 3 (6.98%) HP
8 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.33%) Aruba
9 1 (2.33%) Avaya
9 1 (2.33%) Datto
9 1 (2.33%) EMC
9 1 (2.33%) Meraki
9 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.33%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.33%) Veeam
9 1 (2.33%) Veritas
9 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard