Patch Management
UK

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 599 733 829
Rank change year-on-year +134 +96 -174
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 244 305 327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 213 268 282
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,627
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £48,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.13% +4.44%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - - +6.25%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,159 106,312 135,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.20% 95.60% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53,246 63,311 81,825
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,639 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Patch Management.

Salary trend for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Patch Management over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Top 17 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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +135 222 £45,000 -5.26% 64
UK excluding London +111 169 £42,500 - 36
Work from Home +139 80 £54,000 +2.37% 25
London +100 70 £55,000 -1.00% 25
North of England +90 38 £42,500 +6.25% 9
South East +98 36 £42,500 -29.17% 6
Midlands +59 34 £40,000 -9.60% 13
South West +29 26 £53,000 +22.13% 4
East Midlands +7 21 £40,000 +7.38% 8
Yorkshire +90 17 £46,250 +15.63% 4
East of England +44 16 £42,500 -19.81% 4
North West +41 14 £60,000 +62.16% 4
West Midlands +45 12 £42,000 -8.70% 5
Scotland -20 9 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North East +9 7 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Wales - 7 £43,190 -
Northern Ireland +28 3 £90,000 +16.13%

Patch Management
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (15.16%) Microsoft Exchange
2 32 (13.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.28%) Confluence
4 6 (2.46%) IIS
5 3 (1.23%) CMS
5 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.28%) Trello
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 113 (46.31%) Azure
2 94 (38.52%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (17.21%) Entra ID
4 27 (11.07%) AWS
5 10 (4.10%) OneDrive
6 9 (3.69%) WhatsApp
7 8 (3.28%) Slack
8 5 (2.05%) Azure Sentinel
8 5 (2.05%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.64%) Azure Monitor
10 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.23%) Dropbox
10 3 (1.23%) Google Drive
10 3 (1.23%) Google Sheets
11 1 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.41%) GCP
11 1 (0.41%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.41%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (39.75%) Firewall
2 54 (22.13%) DNS
3 50 (20.49%) LAN
4 47 (19.26%) WAN
5 37 (15.16%) SAN
6 32 (13.11%) TCP/IP
7 29 (11.89%) VPN
8 24 (9.84%) DHCP
9 23 (9.43%) NAS
9 23 (9.43%) VLAN
10 15 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (6.15%) Wireshark
11 14 (5.74%) Network Security
12 13 (5.33%) VoIP
13 12 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (4.92%) Skype
14 10 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (4.10%) Wireless
15 8 (3.28%) 802.11
16 7 (2.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.05%) Power BI
4 3 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.23%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.23%) Metadata
4 3 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.69%) JIRA
2 4 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (26.23%) Social Skills
2 30 (12.30%) Finance
3 16 (6.56%) Military
4 13 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.51%) Banking
5 11 (4.51%) Legal
6 8 (3.28%) Retail
7 6 (2.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 6 (2.46%) Law
7 6 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.64%) Automotive
8 4 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.64%) Local Government
9 3 (1.23%) Aviation
9 3 (1.23%) Games
9 3 (1.23%) Police
9 3 (1.23%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 46 (18.85%) Analyst
2 41 (16.80%) Senior
3 38 (15.57%) Administrator
4 30 (12.30%) Systems Administrator
5 27 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (9.02%) IT Manager
7 20 (8.20%) IT Analyst
7 20 (8.20%) IT Support
7 20 (8.20%) Support Engineer
8 19 (7.79%) IT Engineer
8 19 (7.79%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 18 (7.38%) Security Analyst
10 16 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (6.56%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (6.15%) IT Administrator
11 15 (6.15%) IT Systems Administrator
11 15 (6.15%) Senior Wintel Engineer
12 11 (4.51%) Vulnerability Manager
13 10 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 10 (4.10%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) OLE
3 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.43%) Clustering
3 21 (8.61%) Fat Client
3 21 (8.61%) Thin Client
4 18 (7.38%) Data Centre
5 17 (6.97%) PKI
6 13 (5.33%) Cloud Native
7 11 (4.51%) Cyber Threat
8 9 (3.69%) Wiki
9 7 (2.87%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.05%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.64%) ARM Cortex
11 4 (1.64%) Cyber Security Posture
11 4 (1.64%) IoT
11 4 (1.64%) Reinsurance
11 4 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.23%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.82%) NHS
13 2 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 150 (61.48%) Windows
2 74 (30.33%) Windows Server
3 61 (25.00%) Linux
4 32 (13.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (9.84%) Windows 10
5 24 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (8.20%) Android
7 17 (6.97%) Apple iOS
8 15 (6.15%) Mac OS
9 13 (5.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (4.92%) Unix
11 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.64%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.64%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.41%) CentOS
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.92%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (29.51%) ITIL
3 56 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (15.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (15.16%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (11.89%) Vulnerability Remediation
8 25 (10.25%) Service Management
9 24 (9.84%) SIEM
10 23 (9.43%) Customer Service
10 23 (9.43%) Incident Management
11 20 (8.20%) Project Management
12 17 (6.97%) Incident Response
13 16 (6.56%) Key Management
13 16 (6.56%) Security Operations
13 16 (6.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 15 (6.15%) Process Improvement
14 15 (6.15%) Server Management
15 14 (5.74%) Line Management
15 14 (5.74%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.13%) PowerShell
2 36 (14.75%) SQL
3 17 (6.97%) Python
4 9 (3.69%) Perl
5 5 (2.05%) Kusto Query Language
6 2 (0.82%) Bash
6 2 (0.82%) Ruby
7 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (21.72%) Degree
2 39 (15.98%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.84%) DV Cleared
4 23 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 16 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.56%) CISSP
6 13 (5.33%) CCNP
7 11 (4.51%) CCNA
7 11 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.87%) Azure Certification
8 7 (2.87%) CISM
8 7 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.87%) Master's Degree
8 7 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (2.46%) OCP
9 6 (2.46%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (2.05%) CCIE
10 5 (2.05%) CISA
10 5 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (8.20%) GDPR
3 18 (7.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (6.15%) SLA
5 8 (3.28%) GRC
6 7 (2.87%) NCSC
7 6 (2.46%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.64%) COSHH
9 2 (0.82%) QA
10 1 (0.41%) GLP
10 1 (0.41%) GMP
10 1 (0.41%) GxP
10 1 (0.41%) NIST
10 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.41%) SOC 2
System Software
1 100 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 78 (31.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.43%) vSphere
5 16 (6.56%) VMware NSX
6 15 (6.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (4.92%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.64%) Firmware
9 4 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.23%) XenApp
11 2 (0.82%) Docker
11 2 (0.82%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (15.98%) SCCM
2 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (9.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 20 (8.20%) Failover Clustering
4 20 (8.20%) WSUS
5 16 (6.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (4.51%) Jamf Pro
7 8 (3.28%) SCOM
8 7 (2.87%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.46%) CSIRT
9 6 (2.46%) vCenter Server
10 5 (2.05%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (1.64%) Progress Chef
11 4 (1.64%) Terraform
12 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.82%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.41%) Nessus
13 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 124 (50.82%) Microsoft
2 88 (36.07%) VMware
3 33 (13.52%) Cisco
4 25 (10.25%) Citrix
5 16 (6.56%) Apple
5 16 (6.56%) Veeam
6 15 (6.15%) Qualys
7 13 (5.33%) HP
8 9 (3.69%) Sophos
9 8 (3.28%) Oracle
10 7 (2.87%) Google
11 6 (2.46%) Mitel
12 5 (2.05%) Meraki
12 5 (2.05%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.64%) Darktrace
13 4 (1.64%) NEC
13 4 (1.64%) NetApp
13 4 (1.64%) Ribbon
13 4 (1.64%) SAP
13 4 (1.64%) SolarWinds