Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 520 646 607
Rank change year-on-year +126 -39 +65
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 328 238 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.80% 2.69% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 243 186 295
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.41% - -2.50%
10th Percentile £22,750 £27,125 £23,600
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £39,768 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.43% +6.25% -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 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 8,631 8,840 8,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.07% 9.65% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6,542 6,838 6,528
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 +101 103 £35,000 -6.67% 19
South East +70 77 £32,500 -11.56% 10
Midlands +45 66 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +46 55 £37,500 -15.49% 9
West Midlands +35 51 £48,500 +14.12% 6
South West +13 43 £33,000 -5.71% 9
North West +65 40 £32,500 -13.33% 6
East of England +70 28 £29,500 -15.71% 7
East Midlands +30 15 £40,000 +6.67% 4
North East +27 8 £24,000 -31.43% 4
Scotland +19 5 £38,250 +59.38% 3
Wales - 5 £35,500 - 5
Northern Ireland +7 4 - - 2
WSUS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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.

1 295 (89.94%) Windows
2 274 (83.54%) Active Directory
3 227 (69.21%) Windows Server
4 211 (64.33%) Microsoft
5 196 (59.76%) VMware
6 163 (49.70%) DNS
7 154 (46.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 149 (45.43%) SCCM
9 143 (43.60%) DHCP
10 130 (39.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 129 (39.33%) Azure
12 124 (37.80%) Office 365
13 117 (35.67%) Firewall
14 103 (31.40%) Hyper-V
15 100 (30.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 98 (29.88%) ITIL
16 98 (29.88%) Citrix
17 91 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
18 90 (27.44%) Data Centre
19 89 (27.13%) Cisco
20 84 (25.61%) PowerShell
21 81 (24.70%) VPN
21 81 (24.70%) MS Exchange
22 80 (24.39%) Windows 10
23 79 (24.09%) Linux
24 78 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
25 73 (22.26%) Patch Management
26 72 (21.95%) LAN
27 69 (21.04%) WAN
28 65 (19.82%) SQL Server

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 81 (24.70%) MS Exchange
2 51 (15.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (14.94%) SharePoint
4 28 (8.54%) IIS
4 28 (8.54%) Skype for Business
5 19 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.96%) SAS
7 8 (2.44%) Confluence
7 8 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 51 (15.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.05%) Workfront
2 9 (2.74%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.30%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 129 (39.33%) Azure
2 124 (37.80%) Office 365
3 41 (12.50%) AWS
4 32 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (6.71%) SaaS
6 21 (6.40%) IaaS
7 13 (3.96%) GCP
8 12 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.74%) PaaS
10 3 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 163 (49.70%) DNS
2 143 (43.60%) DHCP
3 117 (35.67%) Firewall
4 81 (24.70%) VPN
5 72 (21.95%) LAN
6 69 (21.04%) WAN
7 61 (18.60%) TCP/IP
8 60 (18.29%) SAN
9 43 (13.11%) Remote Desktop
10 42 (12.80%) Wireless
11 36 (10.98%) VLAN
12 28 (8.54%) NAS
13 19 (5.79%) Internet
14 18 (5.49%) VoIP
15 17 (5.18%) Skype
16 14 (4.27%) PBX
17 13 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
17 13 (3.96%) MPLS
18 12 (3.66%) DMZ
18 12 (3.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.30%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.30%) MySQL
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (7.93%) JIRA
2 6 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (12.80%) Retail
2 38 (11.59%) Finance
3 12 (3.66%) Automotive
3 12 (3.66%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.05%) Local Government
5 9 (2.74%) Marketing
6 8 (2.44%) Games
7 7 (2.13%) Electronics
8 5 (1.52%) Law
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (34.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (16.77%) Analyst
3 31 (9.45%) Support Engineer
4 27 (8.23%) IT Support
5 25 (7.62%) Administrator
6 23 (7.01%) Server Engineer
6 23 (7.01%) Support Analyst
7 22 (6.71%) IT Engineer
8 20 (6.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 19 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (5.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.57%) Active Directory Engineer
11 15 (4.57%) Architect
11 15 (4.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) Service Analyst
14 11 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (3.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.83%) LDAP
1 6 (1.83%) SAML
2 4 (1.22%) HTML
3 3 (0.91%) Web Services
4 2 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.30%) CSS
5 1 (0.30%) JSON
5 1 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.30%) Node.js
5 1 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.30%) RESTful
5 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.30%) WPF
5 1 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (27.44%) Data Centre
2 42 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (12.80%) Driving Licence
3 38 (11.59%) Public Cloud
4 25 (7.62%) Management Information System
5 20 (6.10%) Private Cloud
6 18 (5.49%) Clustering
7 16 (4.88%) Replication
8 13 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (3.05%) CMDB
9 10 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.44%) Fat Client
10 8 (2.44%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.83%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.83%) Social Network
11 6 (1.83%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 295 (89.94%) Windows
2 227 (69.21%) Windows Server
3 100 (30.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (24.39%) Windows 10
6 79 (24.09%) Linux
7 55 (16.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (7.93%) Windows 7
9 24 (7.32%) Ubuntu
10 23 (7.01%) CentOS
11 21 (6.40%) Windows 8
12 12 (3.66%) AIX
12 12 (3.66%) Debian
13 10 (3.05%) Unix
14 9 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (2.44%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.83%) Windows XP
17 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
18 4 (1.22%) Android
19 3 (0.91%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (39.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (29.88%) ITIL
3 73 (22.26%) Patch Management
4 52 (15.85%) Server Management
5 50 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (9.76%) Project Delivery
7 32 (9.76%) Server Hardening
8 31 (9.45%) Migration
8 31 (9.45%) Security Patching
9 29 (8.84%) High Availability
9 29 (8.84%) Service Delivery
10 28 (8.54%) Performance Monitoring
11 26 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (7.62%) Change Management
12 25 (7.62%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (7.62%) DevOps
12 25 (7.62%) Validation
13 24 (7.32%) Storage Management
14 23 (7.01%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 84 (25.61%) PowerShell
2 48 (14.63%) SQL
3 20 (6.10%) Python
4 10 (3.05%) VBScript
5 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.91%) C#
6 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.91%) VB
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) VBA
8 1 (0.30%) F#
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (17.99%) MCSA
3 42 (12.80%) MCSE
4 36 (10.98%) Security Cleared
5 27 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.71%) CCNA
7 20 (6.10%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.66%) RHCE
9 11 (3.35%) CCNP
10 10 (3.05%) Degree
11 8 (2.44%) SC Cleared
12 7 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.52%) MCITP
14 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (0.61%) DBS Check
16 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
16 1 (0.30%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 274 (83.54%) Active Directory
2 154 (46.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (31.40%) Hyper-V
4 46 (14.02%) XenApp
5 41 (12.50%) vSphere
6 26 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (7.32%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (5.18%) DFS Replication
9 15 (4.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (3.96%) Terminal Services
12 12 (3.66%) Docker
12 12 (3.66%) Firmware
12 12 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.83%) XenDesktop
14 5 (1.52%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.22%) BitLocker
15 4 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 4 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.91%) KVM
Systems Management
1 149 (45.43%) SCCM
2 30 (9.15%) NetBackup
3 28 (8.54%) SCOM
4 23 (7.01%) Backup Exec
5 21 (6.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 20 (6.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (5.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 16 (4.88%) SCVMM
8 16 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 15 (4.57%) Ansible
10 14 (4.27%) Puppet
11 13 (3.96%) Kubernetes
11 13 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (3.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 12 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (3.66%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (3.66%) yum
13 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (3.05%) vCenter Server
14 8 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 211 (64.33%) Microsoft
2 196 (59.76%) VMware
3 98 (29.88%) Citrix
4 89 (27.13%) Cisco
5 45 (13.72%) HP
6 44 (13.41%) Symantec
7 38 (11.59%) McAfee
8 35 (10.67%) SolarWinds
9 27 (8.23%) Dell
10 26 (7.93%) EMC
10 26 (7.93%) IronPort
11 25 (7.62%) NetApp
12 23 (7.01%) Red Hat
12 23 (7.01%) Veeam
13 20 (6.10%) 3PAR
13 20 (6.10%) Cylance
14 19 (5.79%) Sage
14 19 (5.79%) Trend Micro
15 17 (5.18%) Google
16 16 (4.88%) Apple