Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 472 582
Rank change year-on-year -89 +110 +80
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 114 235 298
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.23% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.61% 4.01% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 91 185 254
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,850 £25,225
25th Percentile £27,250 £31,250 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £36,050 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% -8.54%
75th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £54,250 £57,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £38,250 £37,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.32% -11.18% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7,084 5,861 8,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.19% 10.95% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5,571 4,555 6,653
10th Percentile £34,000 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,125 £63,354
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £63,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.09%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the UK excluding London

WSUS
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for WSUS in the UK excluding London

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK excluding London

WSUS
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 WSUS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 May 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
North of England -2 56 £37,500 -4.06% 3
North West +31 34 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Midlands -22 22 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -26 22 £31,500 -21.25%
West Midlands -8 17 £31,000 +3.33% 3
South East -26 14 £39,000 +8.18% 10
South West -54 10 £26,000 -30.67% 3
East of England +12 5 £35,000 -17.65% 2
East Midlands -11 5 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Scotland -26 5 £50,000 +61.29% 2
Wales - 3 £35,000 -
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 15 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 100 (87.72%) Active Directory
2 93 (81.58%) Windows
3 87 (76.32%) Microsoft
4 74 (64.91%) VMware
5 67 (58.77%) Windows Server
6 61 (53.51%) DNS
7 48 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
8 47 (41.23%) DHCP
9 45 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (37.72%) Azure
11 42 (36.84%) SCCM
11 42 (36.84%) Firewall
12 41 (35.96%) Hyper-V
13 38 (33.33%) ITIL
14 36 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (29.82%) Microsoft Office
16 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (27.19%) Citrix
18 30 (26.32%) TCP/IP
19 29 (25.44%) Windows 10
19 29 (25.44%) Social Skills
20 27 (23.68%) SQL
21 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
22 25 (21.93%) Linux
23 24 (21.05%) MCSE
24 23 (20.18%) PowerShell
24 23 (20.18%) Disaster Recovery
25 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
25 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
25 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering

WSUS
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 21 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 14 (12.28%) IIS
5 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.63%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.75%) WordPress
8 1 (0.88%) Apache
8 1 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (29.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Workfront
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 48 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (37.72%) Azure
3 12 (10.53%) AWS
3 12 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.02%) IaaS
5 6 (5.26%) PaaS
6 3 (2.63%) SaaS
7 2 (1.75%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.88%) Datadog
8 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (53.51%) DNS
2 47 (41.23%) DHCP
3 42 (36.84%) Firewall
4 30 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 20 (17.54%) LAN
6 19 (16.67%) WAN
7 15 (13.16%) SAN
7 15 (13.16%) VLAN
7 15 (13.16%) VPN
8 10 (8.77%) Network Security
9 6 (5.26%) FTP
9 6 (5.26%) IPsec
9 6 (5.26%) NAS
9 6 (5.26%) SSL
9 6 (5.26%) WLAN
10 5 (4.39%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.39%) Wireless
11 4 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (3.51%) VoIP
12 3 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.88%) Power BI
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (25.44%) Social Skills
2 20 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (15.79%) Finance
4 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.02%) Back Office
6 6 (5.26%) Electronics
6 6 (5.26%) Marketing
7 5 (4.39%) Local Government
8 3 (2.63%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.75%) Automotive
9 2 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) IT Engineer
2 24 (21.05%) IT Support
3 18 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Analyst
6 13 (11.40%) IT Analyst
7 11 (9.65%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) Support Engineer
9 9 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (7.02%) Administrator
10 8 (7.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Field Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
13 5 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) LDAP
2 3 (2.63%) Apache NiFi
2 3 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (0.88%) COM
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Replication
2 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.65%) Clustering
4 7 (6.14%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 93 (81.58%) Windows
2 67 (58.77%) Windows Server
3 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (25.44%) Windows 10
5 25 (21.93%) Linux
6 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.02%) VMS
9 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (3.51%) CentOS
10 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.75%) Unix
12 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.88%) Android
13 1 (0.88%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.33%) ITIL
2 23 (20.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (15.79%) Project Management
4 18 (15.79%) Storage Management
5 15 (13.16%) Server Management
6 14 (12.28%) Mentoring
7 13 (11.40%) Change Control
7 13 (11.40%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (9.65%) CRM
8 11 (9.65%) Server Building
8 11 (9.65%) Service Delivery
9 10 (8.77%) Computer Science
10 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.02%) Coaching
11 8 (7.02%) DNA
11 8 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (6.14%) Data Security
12 7 (6.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) SQL
2 23 (20.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.14%) VB
4 6 (5.26%) VBScript
5 4 (3.51%) Python
6 2 (1.75%) C
7 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (21.05%) MCSE
3 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.16%) MCSA
5 10 (8.77%) MCITP
6 9 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (7.89%) MCP
7 8 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.51%) Degree
9 3 (2.63%) MCTS
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.75%) VCP5
10 2 (1.75%) VCP6
10 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.88%) CCNA
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) NIST
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (87.72%) Active Directory
2 45 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (35.96%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (4.39%) vSphere
7 4 (3.51%) XenApp
8 3 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.63%) Docker
8 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.75%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.88%) NFS
10 1 (0.88%) Samba
10 1 (0.88%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (36.84%) SCCM
2 13 (11.40%) NetBackup
3 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (8.77%) SCOM
5 9 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (3.51%) Backup Exec
9 4 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (3.51%) Terraform
10 3 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.88%) Ansible
12 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.88%) Proxmox
12 1 (0.88%) Puppet
12 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 87 (76.32%) Microsoft
2 74 (64.91%) VMware
3 31 (27.19%) Citrix
4 16 (14.04%) Cisco
5 13 (11.40%) HP
6 11 (9.65%) McAfee
6 11 (9.65%) Veeam
6 11 (9.65%) Veritas
7 10 (8.77%) Symantec
8 9 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 8 (7.02%) Lumension
9 8 (7.02%) Sophos
10 7 (6.14%) Intel
11 6 (5.26%) EMC
11 6 (5.26%) NetApp
11 6 (5.26%) ZyXEL
12 4 (3.51%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.51%) Ivanti
12 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.51%) Remedy