Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 393 279 455
Rank change year-on-year -114 +176 +41
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 40 84 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.69% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.58% 6.01% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 36 76 59
10th Percentile £23,000 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £27,000 £34,000 £27,661
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,000 £36,050 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -22.33% +10.92% -18.75%
75th Percentile £35,000 £39,425 £36,913
90th Percentile £43,625 £39,713 £42,750
England median annual salary £32,875 £36,050 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.81% -3.87% -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 2,531 1,398 2,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.50% 11.52% 11.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 1,126 2,369
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £54,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.09% +0.93% +2.86%
75th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,125 £78,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -71 20 £32,000 -11.23% 11
Hampshire -68 16 £28,000 -22.22% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Oxfordshire 0 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Surrey -29 4 £47,500 +53.23%
Berkshire -88 2 £46,500 +28.99% 6
Sussex - 1 £39,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (70.00%) VMware
3 26 (65.00%) Firewall
4 24 (60.00%) SLA
4 24 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (60.00%) ITIL
4 24 (60.00%) Social Skills
5 23 (57.50%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (55.00%) Azure
7 21 (52.50%) SQL
8 19 (47.50%) Driving Licence
9 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
10 16 (40.00%) Windows
10 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
11 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (35.00%) Citrix
12 14 (35.00%) DHCP
13 13 (32.50%) CRM
13 13 (32.50%) Service Management
13 13 (32.50%) Service Delivery
13 13 (32.50%) Customer-Centricity
13 13 (32.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (32.50%) IP Telephony
13 13 (32.50%) Knowledge Management
13 13 (32.50%) VLAN
14 12 (30.00%) DNS
15 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
16 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (25.00%) PowerShell

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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (55.00%) Azure
3 8 (20.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) Firewall
2 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 13 (32.50%) IP Telephony
3 13 (32.50%) VLAN
4 12 (30.00%) DNS
5 8 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (5.00%) OpenScape
7 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 24 (60.00%) Social Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 8 (20.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 8 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 6 (15.00%) IT Support
4 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Administrator
7 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (47.50%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) VMS
6 1 (2.50%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) CRM
2 13 (32.50%) Customer-Centricity
2 13 (32.50%) Knowledge Management
2 13 (32.50%) Service Delivery
2 13 (32.50%) Service Management
3 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (20.00%) ITSM
4 8 (20.00%) Ticket Management
5 4 (10.00%) Proactive Maintenance
5 4 (10.00%) Server Management
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) VB
4 3 (7.50%) VBScript
5 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (32.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 8 (20.00%) CCA
4 8 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (20.00%) MCSA
4 8 (20.00%) MCSE
4 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (60.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (70.00%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Veeam
4 8 (20.00%) Zscaler
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Dell
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) Sun
5 3 (7.50%) Veritas
6 2 (5.00%) ESET
7 1 (2.50%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee