Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Patch Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Patch Management over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 553 650
Rank change year-on-year +71 +97 +38
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 193 326 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.39% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 129 257 233
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +13.33% -6.83%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,500 £26,850
90th Percentile £64,250 £60,000 £58,100
UK median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% -4.26% +4.44%

Patch Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,238 75,678 90,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.17% 91.78% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35,663 58,410 73,012
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Patch Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the UK excluding London

Patch Management
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Patch Management in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Patch Management in the UK excluding London

Patch Management
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Patch Management in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Patch Management in the UK excluding London

Patch Management
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Patch Management within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
North of England +44 46 £45,000 +18.42% 8
South East +114 40 £47,500 - 3
Midlands +69 37 £45,000 -21.74% 5
East of England +49 34 £42,500 - 5
Yorkshire +94 31 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Midlands +56 26 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Scotland +60 15 £25,000 -56.49%
South West +93 14 £62,500 +65.56% 2
North West +22 13 £39,837 +4.83% 3
East Midlands +56 11 £42,500 +9.68% 2
Wales 0 5 £38,000 -3.80% 1
North East +19 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Patch Management
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT jobs citing Patch Management 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 116 (60.10%) Windows
2 97 (50.26%) Microsoft
3 79 (40.93%) VMware
4 75 (38.86%) Active Directory
5 71 (36.79%) Windows Server
6 61 (31.61%) DNS
7 59 (30.57%) DHCP
8 58 (30.05%) Firewall
9 57 (29.53%) PowerShell
9 57 (29.53%) Office 365
10 55 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 54 (27.98%) Windows 10
12 48 (24.87%) Linux
13 45 (23.32%) SQL Server
13 45 (23.32%) Information Security
13 45 (23.32%) Azure
14 43 (22.28%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (20.73%) LAN
16 38 (19.69%) TCP/IP
16 38 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
17 37 (19.17%) WSUS
17 37 (19.17%) Hyper-V
18 35 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 33 (17.10%) Server Management
19 33 (17.10%) SCCM
19 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (16.06%) Vulnerability Management
21 30 (15.54%) AWS
21 30 (15.54%) Management Information System
21 30 (15.54%) Citrix

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 27 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 22 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.11%) Apache
4 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.55%) Gluu
4 3 (1.55%) JBoss
4 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.52%) Site Server
6 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (19.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.52%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (29.53%) Office 365
2 45 (23.32%) Azure
3 30 (15.54%) AWS
4 21 (10.88%) IaaS
5 13 (6.74%) PaaS
6 6 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (3.11%) GCP
6 6 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.55%) AWS Fargate
7 3 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.55%) GitHub
7 3 (1.55%) Serverless
8 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (31.61%) DNS
2 59 (30.57%) DHCP
3 58 (30.05%) Firewall
4 40 (20.73%) LAN
5 38 (19.69%) TCP/IP
6 28 (14.51%) VPN
7 26 (13.47%) VLAN
8 21 (10.88%) VoIP
9 19 (9.84%) WAN
10 18 (9.33%) SAN
11 17 (8.81%) Internet
12 13 (6.74%) Wireless
13 8 (4.15%) Wireless Security
14 7 (3.63%) 802.11
14 7 (3.63%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (3.63%) HTTP
14 7 (3.63%) SNMP
15 6 (3.11%) DMZ
15 6 (3.11%) WLAN
16 5 (2.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (3.63%) MySQL
4 4 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.22%) JIRA
2 7 (3.63%) Burp Suite
2 7 (3.63%) Metasploit
3 5 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.07%) Subversion
4 4 (2.07%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.55%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 24 (12.44%) Finance
2 19 (9.84%) Retail
3 14 (7.25%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.22%) Games
5 8 (4.15%) Local Government
5 8 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.63%) Automotive
7 5 (2.59%) Advertising
8 4 (2.07%) Law
9 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.04%) Legal
10 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.52%) Back Office
11 1 (0.52%) Military
11 1 (0.52%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (13.99%) Analyst
2 19 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (8.29%) IT Engineer
3 16 (8.29%) Security Engineer
4 13 (6.74%) IT Support
4 13 (6.74%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.22%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.22%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.22%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.70%) Administrator
6 11 (5.70%) Security Analyst
6 11 (5.70%) Security Manager
6 11 (5.70%) Team Leader
7 10 (5.18%) Consultant
7 10 (5.18%) Infrastructure Support
7 10 (5.18%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 9 (4.66%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
9 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.15%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.88%) WSH
2 13 (6.74%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.11%) LAMP
4 3 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.55%) Middleware
4 3 (1.55%) Nightwatchjs
4 3 (1.55%) Node.js
4 3 (1.55%) OpenID
5 1 (0.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.52%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.52%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.52%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.54%) Management Information System
2 19 (9.84%) Enterprise Storage
3 12 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.18%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.66%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (3.11%) CMDB
7 6 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.11%) Driving Licence
7 6 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.11%) Replication
8 5 (2.59%) PKI
9 4 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.07%) Clustering
9 4 (2.07%) SCADA
10 3 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (1.04%) EPoS
11 2 (1.04%) iPhone
11 2 (1.04%) Life Science
11 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 116 (60.10%) Windows
2 71 (36.79%) Windows Server
3 54 (27.98%) Windows 10
4 48 (24.87%) Linux
5 33 (17.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (13.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (11.92%) Windows Server 2019
8 19 (9.84%) Windows 7
9 13 (6.74%) CentOS
10 11 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (5.18%) Debian
11 10 (5.18%) Ubuntu
12 8 (4.15%) Unix
12 8 (4.15%) Windows 8
13 7 (3.63%) Kali Linux
14 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (2.07%) Solaris
16 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.32%) Information Security
2 43 (22.28%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (17.10%) Server Management
5 31 (16.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 29 (15.03%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (15.03%) Project Delivery
7 22 (11.40%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (10.88%) DevOps
8 21 (10.88%) ITIL
9 20 (10.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (9.33%) Migration
11 17 (8.81%) Change Management
11 17 (8.81%) Customer Requirements
11 17 (8.81%) Security Management
12 16 (8.29%) Decision-Making
12 16 (8.29%) Information Security Management
12 16 (8.29%) Project Management
12 16 (8.29%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.53%) PowerShell
2 26 (13.47%) Python
3 25 (12.95%) VBScript
4 19 (9.84%) Bash Shell
5 15 (7.77%) SQL
6 11 (5.70%) C
7 10 (5.18%) C#
7 10 (5.18%) Java
7 10 (5.18%) VB
8 9 (4.66%) Perl
8 9 (4.66%) PHP
9 7 (3.63%) Lua
9 7 (3.63%) Ruby
10 5 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.55%) AWK
11 3 (1.55%) Go
11 3 (1.55%) sed
12 1 (0.52%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 26 (13.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.36%) Degree
3 14 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.18%) MCSE
5 8 (4.15%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.15%) GPEN
5 8 (4.15%) SANS
6 7 (3.63%) RHCE
6 7 (3.63%) RHCSA
7 6 (3.11%) CEH
7 6 (3.11%) CISSP
7 6 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.11%) MBCS
8 5 (2.59%) CCNA
8 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.07%) Cyber Scheme
9 4 (2.07%) Postgraduate
9 4 (2.07%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.22%) NIST
3 10 (5.18%) GDPR
3 10 (5.18%) QA
4 6 (3.11%) COBIT
4 6 (3.11%) NCSC
4 6 (3.11%) SLA
5 4 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (38.86%) Active Directory
2 55 (28.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (19.17%) Hyper-V
4 27 (13.99%) XenApp
5 25 (12.95%) vSphere
6 17 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.22%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.66%) Docker
9 8 (4.15%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (3.11%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (2.07%) Firmware
13 3 (1.55%) iptables
14 2 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (1.04%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (19.17%) WSUS
2 33 (17.10%) SCCM
3 26 (13.47%) Puppet
4 23 (11.92%) Ansible
5 20 (10.36%) Terraform
6 15 (7.77%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (6.22%) Nessus
8 10 (5.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (4.66%) Backup Exec
9 9 (4.66%) Kubernetes
10 7 (3.63%) Nmap
11 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (3.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (3.11%) yum
12 5 (2.59%) vCenter Server
13 4 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (2.07%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (2.07%) Packer
13 4 (2.07%) QRadar
13 4 (2.07%) SELinux
Vendors
1 97 (50.26%) Microsoft
2 79 (40.93%) VMware
3 30 (15.54%) Citrix
4 21 (10.88%) Cisco
5 18 (9.33%) HP
6 13 (6.74%) Dell
7 12 (6.22%) Capita
7 12 (6.22%) EqualLogic
7 12 (6.22%) NetApp
7 12 (6.22%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.70%) Mitel
9 9 (4.66%) Asigra
9 9 (4.66%) IBM
10 8 (4.15%) McAfee
10 8 (4.15%) Sophos
11 7 (3.63%) Aruba
11 7 (3.63%) Symantec
12 6 (3.11%) Google
13 5 (2.59%) Juniper
13 5 (2.59%) SolarWinds