Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 304 390 458
Rank change year-on-year +86 +68 +44
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 23 87 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.70% 3.68% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21 72 63
Median annual salary £36,500 £36,050 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.92% -12.16%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,925 £26,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,250 £45,350
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -

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 1,355 2,364 2,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.39% 10.24% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 1,806 2,029
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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
Hampshire +100 9 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Thames Valley +83 9 £36,500 -6.29% 1
Berkshire +54 9 £36,500 +1.25%
Kent +35 3 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Surrey +56 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
4 16 (69.57%) SCCM
5 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
7 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
7 10 (43.48%) DNS
7 10 (43.48%) DHCP
8 9 (39.13%) Citrix
8 9 (39.13%) SCOM
8 9 (39.13%) Server Management
9 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
10 7 (30.43%) Azure
10 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) HP
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
11 6 (26.09%) EMC
11 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (26.09%) Symantec
11 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (26.09%) Validation
11 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
11 6 (26.09%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (26.09%) SCVMM
11 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (26.09%) Data Centre

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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Mimecast
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
4 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) DHCP
1 10 (43.48%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) NAS
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) Skype
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.70%) WLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Server Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) IT Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) IT Operations Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Server Support
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server Support
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.70%) CentOS
6 2 (8.70%) FreeNAS
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Server Management
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (26.09%) Proactive Management
3 6 (26.09%) Storage Management
3 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) ITSM
5 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
7 2 (8.70%) Benchmarking
7 2 (8.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (8.70%) Server Patching
7 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
7 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Tcl
3 2 (8.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
1 3 (13.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) KVM
4 2 (8.70%) NFS
4 2 (8.70%) Samba
4 2 (8.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.70%) VirtualBox
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (69.57%) SCCM
2 9 (39.13%) SCOM
3 6 (26.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
3 6 (26.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (8.70%) Ansible
4 2 (8.70%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 7 (30.43%) HP
5 6 (26.09%) EMC
5 6 (26.09%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos