Period
to 24 October 2021

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 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 390 238 439
Rank change year-on-year -152 +201 +71
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 55 56 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.70% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.02% 5.13% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 54 48 65
10th Percentile £22,000 £27,825 £22,750
25th Percentile £27,000 £34,000 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,500 £36,050 £36,050
Median % change year-on-year -15.40% - -1.90%
75th Percentile £35,000 £39,425 £38,750
90th Percentile £48,175 £42,500 £48,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.96% -2.67% -11.76%

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 2,724 1,091 2,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.18% 13.60% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,625 888 2,131
10th Percentile £32,550 £34,775 £31,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,813 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £59,102
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.75% +7.46%

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 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -84 37 £32,000 -11.23% 5
Buckinghamshire -42 16 £29,750 -15.00%
Berkshire -87 13 £30,500 -15.40% 3
Hampshire -136 13 £28,000 -22.22% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £35,000 - 2
Kent -43 3 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Surrey -75 1 £47,500 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £65,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (72.73%) VMware
2 40 (72.73%) Azure
3 38 (69.09%) Social Skills
4 35 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (61.82%) SQL
6 33 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
7 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
8 31 (56.36%) Firewall
9 28 (50.91%) SLA
10 26 (47.27%) ITIL
11 23 (41.82%) DNS
12 22 (40.00%) Citrix
12 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 21 (38.18%) Ticket Management
13 21 (38.18%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (38.18%) AWS
13 21 (38.18%) Veeam
13 21 (38.18%) SCCM
13 21 (38.18%) CCA
13 21 (38.18%) Citrix Certification
13 21 (38.18%) Windows
13 21 (38.18%) MCSE
13 21 (38.18%) MCSA
13 21 (38.18%) ITSM
14 20 (36.36%) DHCP
15 19 (34.55%) Driving Licence
16 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
17 17 (30.91%) VLAN
17 17 (30.91%) Windows Server

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 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (72.73%) Azure
2 33 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (38.18%) AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) Firewall
2 23 (41.82%) DNS
3 20 (36.36%) DHCP
4 17 (30.91%) VLAN
5 9 (16.36%) IP Telephony
6 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
7 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (7.27%) LAN
8 4 (7.27%) MPLS
8 4 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (7.27%) VPN
8 4 (7.27%) WAN
9 2 (3.64%) Network Security
10 1 (1.82%) SAN
10 1 (1.82%) Skype
10 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
General
1 38 (69.09%) Social Skills
2 8 (14.55%) French Language
2 8 (14.55%) German Language
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 18 (32.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 15 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 8 (14.55%) Support Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Team Leader
4 8 (14.55%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Technical Support
4 8 (14.55%) Technical Support Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) IT Support
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Telecoms Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 12 (21.82%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.82%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) ITIL
2 21 (38.18%) ITSM
2 21 (38.18%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (38.18%) Ticket Management
3 13 (23.64%) Service Management
4 12 (21.82%) CRM
4 12 (21.82%) Customer-Centricity
4 12 (21.82%) Knowledge Management
4 12 (21.82%) Service Delivery
5 8 (14.55%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.91%) Proactive Maintenance
7 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.64%) Analytics
9 2 (3.64%) Information Security
9 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Project Management
10 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (61.82%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (38.18%) CCA
2 21 (38.18%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (38.18%) MCSA
2 21 (38.18%) MCSE
3 12 (21.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (16.36%) Degree
4 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.45%) CCNA
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.82%) CCNP
8 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (50.91%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.73%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (38.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Microsoft
2 40 (72.73%) VMware
3 22 (40.00%) Citrix
4 21 (38.18%) Veeam
5 13 (23.64%) Zscaler
6 8 (14.55%) ServiceNow
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco
8 4 (7.27%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.82%) BiZZdesign
9 1 (1.82%) CA
9 1 (1.82%) McAfee
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle