Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 831 822
Rank change year-on-year +97 -9 +106
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 457 418 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 353 343 414
UK median annual salary £45,415 £40,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.54% -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,828 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.61% -7.93% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156716 171785 194539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.13% 88.29%
Number of salaries quoted 123459 143267 159915
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Patch Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Patch Management.

Salary trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Top 15 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. 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
England +70 442 £47,500 +18.75% 19
UK excluding London +103 257 £40,000 +8.61% 12
London +17 197 £55,000 +24.29% 8
South East +66 85 £39,000 -5.45% 5
North of England +13 57 £45,000 +63.64% 2
Midlands +57 46 £32,500 -23.53% 1
South West +22 33 £37,250 +12.88%
Yorkshire +27 32 £45,000 +80.00%
West Midlands +25 29 £35,500 -14.97%
East of England +35 26 £50,000 - 3
North West -13 22 £48,500 +76.36% 2
East Midlands +41 17 £32,500 -33.33% 1
Scotland +5 9 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wales +16 3 £23,500 -44.71%
North East +15 3 £47,596 +58.65%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Patch Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 291 (63.68%) Windows
2 249 (54.49%) Active Directory
3 192 (42.01%) Microsoft
4 185 (40.48%) ITIL
5 164 (35.89%) Firewall
5 164 (35.89%) VMware
6 163 (35.67%) Windows Server
7 151 (33.04%) DNS
8 139 (30.42%) DHCP
9 126 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 124 (27.13%) PowerShell
11 115 (25.16%) SCCM
12 97 (21.23%) WAN
12 97 (21.23%) LAN
12 97 (21.23%) Cisco
13 93 (20.35%) Hyper-V
14 83 (18.16%) MS Exchange
15 82 (17.94%) Office 365
16 81 (17.72%) Linux
16 81 (17.72%) Information Security
17 80 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
18 79 (17.29%) Windows 7
18 79 (17.29%) TCP/IP
18 79 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 74 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
20 71 (15.54%) Citrix
20 71 (15.54%) Kalman Filter
21 70 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
22 68 (14.88%) SQL Server
23 65 (14.22%) CISSP

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 83 (18.16%) MS Exchange
2 59 (12.91%) Skype for Business
3 44 (9.63%) SharePoint
4 30 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (5.25%) IIS
6 20 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.97%) Apache
10 9 (1.97%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.97%) nginx
11 8 (1.75%) Jetty
11 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.44%) Confluence
15 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 49 (10.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.66%) CINEMA 4D
2 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.66%) Vectorworks
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.94%) Office 365
2 74 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (8.32%) IaaS
5 25 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (5.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 20 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (4.38%) PaaS
7 18 (3.94%) SaaS
8 5 (1.09%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.66%) Yammer
10 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 164 (35.89%) Firewall
2 151 (33.04%) DNS
3 139 (30.42%) DHCP
4 97 (21.23%) LAN
4 97 (21.23%) WAN
5 79 (17.29%) TCP/IP
6 61 (13.35%) VoIP
7 56 (12.25%) Skype
8 49 (10.72%) SAN
9 46 (10.07%) VPN
10 43 (9.41%) Wireless
11 33 (7.22%) LDAP
12 29 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 29 (6.35%) Kerberos
13 25 (5.47%) Network Security
13 25 (5.47%) VLAN
14 24 (5.25%) Internet
15 18 (3.94%) FTP
15 18 (3.94%) PBX
15 18 (3.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (4.38%) MySQL
5 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.44%) Big Data
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.75%) MSI
1 8 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (0.88%) AdminStudio
2 4 (0.88%) AppScan
2 4 (0.88%) Burp Suite
2 4 (0.88%) JIRA
2 4 (0.88%) Paros
2 4 (0.88%) WebScarab
3 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 59 (12.91%) Finance
2 22 (4.81%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.50%) Retail
4 14 (3.06%) Banking
5 10 (2.19%) Marketing
6 9 (1.97%) Law
7 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.53%) Games
9 6 (1.31%) Back Office
9 6 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.09%) Legal
11 4 (0.88%) International Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 88 (19.26%) Analyst
2 60 (13.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (9.85%) Desktop Support
4 44 (9.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 40 (8.75%) Systems Engineer
6 38 (8.32%) Support Engineer
7 37 (8.10%) Administrator
7 37 (8.10%) IT Analyst
8 32 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (7.00%) Support Analyst
9 29 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
10 27 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 27 (5.91%) Network Engineer
10 27 (5.91%) Security Specialist
11 26 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
12 24 (5.25%) Consultant
13 23 (5.03%) IT Engineer
14 22 (4.81%) IT Manager
14 22 (4.81%) Security Manager
15 21 (4.60%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.50%) Software Packaging
1 16 (3.50%) Web Services
2 12 (2.63%) .NET
3 10 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.19%) LAMP
4 8 (1.75%) Servlets
5 6 (1.31%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (1.31%) WSH
6 5 (1.09%) HTML
6 5 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.88%) CGI
7 4 (0.88%) XML
8 3 (0.66%) J2EE
9 2 (0.44%) EDI
9 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.44%) Middleware
9 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.22%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.85%) Clustering
3 43 (9.41%) Management Information System
4 40 (8.75%) Data Protection Act
5 33 (7.22%) PKI
6 30 (6.56%) Computer Science
7 23 (5.03%) Blackberry
8 22 (4.81%) BYOD
9 17 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (3.72%) User Experience
10 16 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (2.41%) Fat Client
11 11 (2.41%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.97%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.53%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.31%) Life Science
15 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
15 5 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 291 (63.68%) Windows
2 163 (35.67%) Windows Server
3 81 (17.72%) Linux
4 80 (17.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (17.29%) Windows 7
5 79 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (10.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (10.07%) Windows 10
8 32 (7.00%) Windows 8
9 28 (6.13%) Unix
10 21 (4.60%) Mac OS X
11 20 (4.38%) CentOS
12 15 (3.28%) Debian
12 15 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.63%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.63%) Windows XP
14 10 (2.19%) Android
15 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (1.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (40.48%) ITIL
2 81 (17.72%) Information Security
3 71 (15.54%) Kalman Filter
4 65 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 65 (14.22%) SIEM
5 52 (11.38%) Problem Management
6 48 (10.50%) Data Protection
7 46 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
8 43 (9.41%) Email Filtering
9 42 (9.19%) Service Delivery
10 39 (8.53%) Change Management
11 38 (8.32%) Project Management
12 36 (7.88%) Configuration Management
13 33 (7.22%) Incident Management
14 32 (7.00%) Mentoring
14 32 (7.00%) Service Management
15 31 (6.78%) Risk Management
16 29 (6.35%) High Availability
16 29 (6.35%) Web Filtering
17 28 (6.13%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (27.13%) PowerShell
2 50 (10.94%) SQL
3 22 (4.81%) Perl
3 22 (4.81%) Python
4 19 (4.16%) Shell Script
5 15 (3.28%) VB
5 15 (3.28%) VBScript
6 14 (3.06%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.84%) Java
8 8 (1.75%) C#
9 7 (1.53%) Ruby
10 6 (1.31%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.09%) REXX
11 5 (1.09%) Tcl
12 4 (0.88%) C++
12 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.44%) C
14 1 (0.22%) AWK
14 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.22%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 65 (14.22%) CISSP
2 52 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (10.07%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (9.19%) CISA
4 42 (9.19%) Degree
5 41 (8.97%) MCSE
6 39 (8.53%) CISM
7 37 (8.10%) CCNA
8 23 (5.03%) Security Cleared
9 18 (3.94%) SC Cleared
10 17 (3.72%) CEH
11 15 (3.28%) MCP
11 15 (3.28%) SSCP
12 13 (2.84%) CompTIA Security+
12 13 (2.84%) Security+ Certification
12 13 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (2.19%) CCNP
13 10 (2.19%) CISMP
14 9 (1.97%) GIAC
14 9 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.63%) Cyber Essentials
1 44 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (9.19%) PCI DSS
3 35 (7.66%) GDPR
4 22 (4.81%) SLA
5 12 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (2.19%) ISO 9001
6 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.75%) COBIT
7 8 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.88%) QA
10 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 249 (54.49%) Active Directory
2 126 (27.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (20.35%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.69%) vSphere
6 22 (4.81%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (3.50%) XenApp
8 13 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.53%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.31%) BitLocker
13 5 (1.09%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.09%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.66%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.66%) KVM
14 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 115 (25.16%) SCCM
2 42 (9.19%) SCOM
3 37 (8.10%) Puppet
4 29 (6.35%) WSUS
5 27 (5.91%) Terraform
6 12 (2.63%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.97%) Nessus
9 8 (1.75%) WMI
10 7 (1.53%) Ansible
10 7 (1.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (1.31%) IBM BigFix
11 6 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (1.31%) Packer
12 5 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 192 (42.01%) Microsoft
2 164 (35.89%) VMware
3 97 (21.23%) Cisco
4 71 (15.54%) Citrix
5 58 (12.69%) HP
6 29 (6.35%) McAfee
7 24 (5.25%) Red Hat
8 23 (5.03%) Symantec
9 21 (4.60%) Apple
10 20 (4.38%) IBM
11 18 (3.94%) Dell
11 18 (3.94%) Sophos
12 16 (3.50%) Palo Alto
12 16 (3.50%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.63%) Splunk
14 11 (2.41%) Barracuda Networks
14 11 (2.41%) Forcepoint
14 11 (2.41%) Veeam
15 10 (2.19%) F5
15 10 (2.19%) Wyse