Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 417 560 689
Rank change year-on-year +143 +129 -102
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 163 311 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.46% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.61% 3.30% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 79 262 197
Median annual salary £35,000 £35,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% -10.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% -11.76% +6.25%

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 4,513 9,417 9,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.63% 11.38% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,506 6,930 7,016
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +4.76%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
South East +196 77 £30,500 -6.15% 7
Midlands +97 31 £30,000 -35.83% 4
North of England +55 29 £37,500 +2.74% 9
East of England +102 19 £36,000 +0.70% 3
West Midlands +77 19 £30,000 -36.84% 3
North West +89 17 £57,500 +53.33% 6
East Midlands +86 12 £42,500 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire +88 11 £27,500 -26.67%
South West +78 7 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Scotland +86 1 - -
North East +18 1 £41,000 +54.72% 3
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 136 (83.44%) Windows
2 135 (82.82%) Active Directory
3 122 (74.85%) Microsoft
4 103 (63.19%) Windows Server
5 93 (57.06%) VMware
6 89 (54.60%) SCCM
7 83 (50.92%) DNS
8 82 (50.31%) DHCP
9 68 (41.72%) Security Cleared
10 64 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 62 (38.04%) DV Cleared
12 61 (37.42%) Hyper-V
13 57 (34.97%) Azure
14 50 (30.67%) SCOM
15 47 (28.83%) PowerShell
16 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
17 41 (25.15%) Windows Server 2016
18 40 (24.54%) LAN
19 39 (23.93%) Data Centre
19 39 (23.93%) Windows 10
20 37 (22.70%) Citrix
20 37 (22.70%) Disaster Recovery
21 36 (22.09%) Firewall
22 35 (21.47%) HP
22 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (21.47%) Patch Management
23 34 (20.86%) Office 365
23 34 (20.86%) Microsoft Office
24 33 (20.25%) SQL
24 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development

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 18 (11.04%) MS Exchange
1 18 (11.04%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (6.75%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.29%) IIS
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (20.86%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (7.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (34.97%) Azure
2 34 (20.86%) Office 365
3 16 (9.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (7.36%) AWS
5 9 (5.52%) SaaS
6 3 (1.84%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.23%) GCP
7 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (50.92%) DNS
2 82 (50.31%) DHCP
3 40 (24.54%) LAN
4 36 (22.09%) Firewall
5 27 (16.56%) SAN
6 24 (14.72%) WAN
7 22 (13.50%) TCP/IP
8 13 (7.98%) WLAN
9 12 (7.36%) NAS
9 12 (7.36%) Skype
10 11 (6.75%) VPN
11 9 (5.52%) VoIP
12 8 (4.91%) VLAN
13 6 (3.68%) Wireless
14 5 (3.07%) Network Security
15 4 (2.45%) Internet
16 2 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
16 2 (1.23%) DMZ
17 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
17 1 (0.61%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) MS Access
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.23%) Power BI
3 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) JIRA
2 4 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (7.36%) Retail
2 11 (6.75%) Law
3 10 (6.13%) Legal
3 10 (6.13%) Marketing
4 9 (5.52%) Finance
5 6 (3.68%) Military
6 5 (3.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (19.63%) Server Engineer
2 27 (16.56%) IT Support
3 20 (12.27%) Team Leader
4 19 (11.66%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 19 (11.66%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
5 18 (11.04%) Support Engineer
6 16 (9.82%) Wintel Engineer
7 15 (9.20%) Analyst
8 14 (8.59%) Active Directory Engineer
9 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) Identity Management Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) IT Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) Network Engineer
10 10 (6.13%) Security Engineer
11 9 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (4.91%) Administrator
12 8 (4.91%) Architect
13 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (4.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.84%) LDAP
2 2 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.93%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.20%) Driving Licence
3 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.98%) CMDB
5 8 (4.91%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.91%) Replication
6 7 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.68%) FMCG
8 5 (3.07%) Clustering
9 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.45%) EPoS
9 4 (2.45%) Social Media
10 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.23%) iPad
10 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.23%) User Experience
11 1 (0.61%) Eurex
11 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 136 (83.44%) Windows
2 103 (63.19%) Windows Server
3 41 (25.15%) Windows Server 2016
4 39 (23.93%) Windows 10
5 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (19.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (16.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (12.27%) Linux
9 11 (6.75%) Windows 7
10 9 (5.52%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (1.84%) Android
14 3 (1.84%) CentOS
15 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.23%) Debian
15 2 (1.23%) Unix
16 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 35 (21.47%) Patch Management
3 33 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (17.18%) ITIL
4 28 (17.18%) Storage Management
5 26 (15.95%) Server Management
6 23 (14.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 23 (14.11%) Proactive Management
6 23 (14.11%) Validation
7 22 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (12.27%) Service Delivery
9 18 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (10.43%) Virtual Environments
11 16 (9.82%) Data Protection
12 13 (7.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 13 (7.98%) Server Patching
12 13 (7.98%) Software Distribution
13 12 (7.36%) Identity Management
13 12 (7.36%) Infrastructure Management
13 12 (7.36%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.83%) PowerShell
2 33 (20.25%) SQL
3 15 (9.20%) VB
4 3 (1.84%) C#
4 3 (1.84%) Python
4 3 (1.84%) VBScript
5 2 (1.23%) C
6 1 (0.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 68 (41.72%) Security Cleared
2 62 (38.04%) DV Cleared
3 27 (16.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.91%) MCSA
6 5 (3.07%) MCSE
6 5 (3.07%) RHCE
7 4 (2.45%) Degree
8 3 (1.84%) LFCE
8 3 (1.84%) LFCS
8 3 (1.84%) Linux+ Certification
8 3 (1.84%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.84%) VCAP
9 2 (1.23%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.61%) HND
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.50%) SLA
2 18 (11.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 135 (82.82%) Active Directory
2 64 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (37.42%) Hyper-V
4 22 (13.50%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (13.50%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (9.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (7.98%) VMware Server
7 9 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.45%) Firmware
9 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.84%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.23%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.23%) Docker
10 2 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 89 (54.60%) SCCM
2 50 (30.67%) SCOM
3 25 (15.34%) SCVMM
4 24 (14.72%) NetBackup
5 23 (14.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (7.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (2.45%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.84%) Control-M
9 2 (1.23%) Ansible
9 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.23%) Puppet
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.23%) SCSM
9 2 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.23%) yum
Vendors
1 122 (74.85%) Microsoft
2 93 (57.06%) VMware
3 37 (22.70%) Citrix
4 35 (21.47%) HP
5 26 (15.95%) Symantec
6 25 (15.34%) Cisco
7 23 (14.11%) EMC
8 13 (7.98%) Sophos
9 10 (6.13%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.52%) Dell
10 9 (5.52%) Google
11 7 (4.29%) Apple
12 6 (3.68%) Meraki
12 6 (3.68%) NetApp
12 6 (3.68%) Veeam
13 5 (3.07%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.84%) BMC
14 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.84%) Sage
15 2 (1.23%) McAfee