Period
to 9 March 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 9 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > South East
6 months to
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 331 374 451
Rank change year-on-year +43 +77 +36
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 17 98 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.10% 4.34% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 15 80 63
Median annual salary £39,000 £36,050 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% +16.29% -22.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,300 £43,875 £47,150
England median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% -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 1,549 2,258 2,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.44% 10.14% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 1,728 2,162
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,700
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.36% +5.40%
10th Percentile £35,050 £31,675 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,425
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 9 March 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 9 March 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 +41 6 £46,000 +18.10% 1
Hampshire +81 5 £47,500 +31.03% 1
Berkshire +23 5 £46,000 +27.60%
Kent +20 3 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Surrey +53 2 £39,000 +30.00%
Oxfordshire +34 1 £27,000 -32.50% 1
East Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Sussex - 1 £39,000 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 9 March 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
6 9 (52.94%) Citrix
7 8 (47.06%) DHCP
7 8 (47.06%) DNS
7 8 (47.06%) SCCM
7 8 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (47.06%) Server Management
8 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (35.29%) Azure
9 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
9 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
9 6 (35.29%) HP
9 6 (35.29%) Firewall
10 5 (29.41%) ITSM
10 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (29.41%) ITIL
10 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
10 5 (29.41%) SCOM
10 5 (29.41%) Storage Management
10 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
11 4 (23.53%) Proactive Management
11 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
11 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker

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 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (35.29%) Azure
3 4 (23.53%) Mimecast
4 3 (17.65%) AWS
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DHCP
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Military
1 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) IT Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) IT Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.76%) CentOS
6 2 (11.76%) FreeNAS
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Server Management
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) ITSM
2 5 (29.41%) Storage Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Proactive Management
3 4 (23.53%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Antivirus Management
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Cyber Assurance
6 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Inventory Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Tcl
2 2 (11.76%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) DV Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) KVM
4 2 (11.76%) NFS
4 2 (11.76%) Samba
4 2 (11.76%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (11.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (23.53%) NetBackup
3 4 (23.53%) SCVMM
4 2 (11.76%) Ansible
4 2 (11.76%) Puppet
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 6 (35.29%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) EMC
5 4 (23.53%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee
6 1 (5.88%) Sophos
6 1 (5.88%) Sun
6 1 (5.88%) Veritas