Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 445 486
Rank change year-on-year +77 +41 -57
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 95 78 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.33% 2.79% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 50 65 68
Median annual salary £37,250 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.25% -21.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £26,700 £26,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £66,938 £70,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -1.16%

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 2,193 2,799 2,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.14% 10.56% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,627 2,204 2,021
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,950 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +7.73% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +45 49 £42,750 +6.88% 10
Berkshire +53 41 £76,250 +154.17% 9
West Sussex +39 13 £40,000 +6.67%
Surrey +33 13 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Hampshire +31 9 £30,000 -28.57% 5
Oxfordshire +13 7 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Kent +14 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £40,500 -37.69%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 88 (92.63%) Active Directory
2 74 (77.89%) Windows
3 69 (72.63%) Microsoft
4 66 (69.47%) SCCM
5 62 (65.26%) Windows Server
6 55 (57.89%) VMware
7 52 (54.74%) Hyper-V
8 41 (43.16%) DNS
9 39 (41.05%) DHCP
10 37 (38.95%) LAN
10 37 (38.95%) WAN
11 36 (37.89%) Azure
11 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (36.84%) ITIL
13 32 (33.68%) HP
14 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
15 30 (31.58%) Security Cleared
15 30 (31.58%) Citrix
16 29 (30.53%) DV Cleared
16 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2016
17 28 (29.47%) SCOM
17 28 (29.47%) PowerShell
17 28 (29.47%) Firewall
18 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (28.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 26 (27.37%) SQL
20 23 (24.21%) SLA
20 23 (24.21%) Server Management
21 22 (23.16%) Clustering
22 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP

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 18 (18.95%) IIS
2 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.42%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.16%) Confluence
4 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Site Server
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.89%) Azure
2 21 (22.11%) Office 365
3 13 (13.68%) SaaS
4 8 (8.42%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.21%) AWS
6 1 (1.05%) IaaS
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (43.16%) DNS
2 39 (41.05%) DHCP
3 37 (38.95%) LAN
3 37 (38.95%) WAN
4 28 (29.47%) Firewall
5 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
6 20 (21.05%) SAN
7 16 (16.84%) VPN
8 15 (15.79%) NAS
9 13 (13.68%) VLAN
10 8 (8.42%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (8.42%) iSCSI
10 8 (8.42%) Wireless
11 7 (7.37%) SSL
11 7 (7.37%) VoIP
12 6 (6.32%) ADSL
13 4 (4.21%) Internet
13 4 (4.21%) Skype
14 3 (3.16%) IPsec
14 3 (3.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) JIRA
General
1 8 (8.42%) Games
2 5 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (4.21%) Local Government
3 4 (4.21%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.16%) Electronics
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (18.95%) Server Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Team Leader
4 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 13 (13.68%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
5 10 (10.53%) IT Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Architect
7 8 (8.42%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Technical Architect
8 7 (7.37%) IT Support
8 7 (7.37%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Azure Architect
11 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (3.16%) IT Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.63%) Data Centre
2 22 (23.16%) Clustering
3 12 (12.63%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (8.42%) Private Cloud
5 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.26%) Social Network
7 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.11%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.11%) EPoS
9 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (77.89%) Windows
2 62 (65.26%) Windows Server
3 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2016
4 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (11.58%) Linux
6 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.16%) CentOS
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.11%) AIX
10 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.84%) ITIL
2 27 (28.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (24.21%) Server Management
4 18 (18.95%) Storage Management
5 16 (16.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (15.79%) Proactive Management
6 15 (15.79%) Validation
7 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
8 10 (10.53%) Security Patching
9 9 (9.47%) Change Management
9 9 (9.47%) ITSM
9 9 (9.47%) Patch Management
9 9 (9.47%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (8.42%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (8.42%) Break/Fix
10 8 (8.42%) Decision-Making
10 8 (8.42%) Security Management
10 8 (8.42%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) PowerShell
2 26 (27.37%) SQL
3 17 (17.89%) VBScript
4 4 (4.21%) C#
4 4 (4.21%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 29 (30.53%) DV Cleared
3 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) MCSA
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.11%) LFCE
6 2 (2.11%) LFCS
6 2 (2.11%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (2.11%) RHCE
6 2 (2.11%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.11%) VCAP
7 1 (1.05%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (24.21%) SLA
2 13 (13.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (92.63%) Active Directory
2 52 (54.74%) Hyper-V
3 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.58%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (10.53%) Firmware
5 10 (10.53%) vSphere
6 9 (9.47%) Terminal Services
7 8 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.21%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (4.21%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.05%) KVM
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 66 (69.47%) SCCM
2 28 (29.47%) SCOM
3 15 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 15 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 15 (15.79%) SCVMM
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.16%) Nagios
7 2 (2.11%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (2.11%) Perfmon
8 1 (1.05%) Ansible
8 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.05%) Nessus
8 1 (1.05%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 69 (72.63%) Microsoft
2 55 (57.89%) VMware
3 32 (33.68%) HP
4 30 (31.58%) Citrix
5 19 (20.00%) Symantec
6 17 (17.89%) EMC
7 14 (14.74%) Cisco
8 13 (13.68%) Dell
9 8 (8.42%) Arista
9 8 (8.42%) Brocade
9 8 (8.42%) Emulex
10 3 (3.16%) CA
10 3 (3.16%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.16%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.11%) Apple
11 2 (2.11%) Avaya
11 2 (2.11%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.11%) IBM
11 2 (2.11%) Mitel