Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 686 489 662
Rank change year-on-year -197 +173 -5
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 369 223 495
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 304 180 364
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £37,875 £36,149 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,250
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +12.43% -6.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £64,063 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,375 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,710 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% +8.75% -0.47%

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 114,171 47,519 131,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.99% 93.18% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 76,441 39,081 104,547
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -

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 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Patch Management in the UK

Patch Management
Top 16 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 17 September 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
England -160 323 £48,500 -1.02% 65
UK excluding London -174 199 £42,710 -1.82% 53
London -167 146 £57,500 +4.55% 16
Work from Home -236 73 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Midlands -74 71 £42,500 -3.95% 14
North of England -82 47 £42,710 -5.09% 20
West Midlands -69 38 £45,000 - 9
East Midlands -45 33 £38,000 -12.64% 5
South East -162 32 £43,000 +19.44% 6
North West -65 30 £40,000 -27.27% 11
South West -88 20 £50,000 -23.08% 6
Scotland -90 14 £42,500 -10.53% 1
Yorkshire -102 11 £51,000 +36.00% 5
Wales -51 8 £45,000 - 3
East of England -111 7 £44,500 +15.58% 3
North East -26 6 £27,000 -40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT jobs citing Patch Management 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 with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 187 (50.68%) Windows
2 161 (43.63%) Microsoft
3 159 (43.09%) Azure
4 156 (42.28%) Active Directory
5 150 (40.65%) Firewall
6 145 (39.30%) VMware
7 136 (36.86%) Windows Server
8 119 (32.25%) Microsoft 365
9 105 (28.46%) ITIL
10 104 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 96 (26.02%) Cisco
12 92 (24.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 86 (23.31%) Management Information System
14 85 (23.04%) DNS
14 85 (23.04%) PowerShell
15 80 (21.68%) Citrix
16 78 (21.14%) DHCP
16 78 (21.14%) Linux
16 78 (21.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 74 (20.05%) LAN
18 71 (19.24%) Information Security
19 66 (17.89%) Social Skills
20 64 (17.34%) AWS
21 61 (16.53%) Finance
22 60 (16.26%) Cybersecurity
23 57 (15.45%) TCP/IP
24 55 (14.91%) WAN
25 53 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
26 51 (13.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 51 (13.82%) SAN

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 34 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.96%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (4.88%) Apache
5 16 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.79%) Apache Spark
8 11 (2.98%) IIS
9 3 (0.81%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Confluence
10 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.27%) Site Server
11 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.44%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 159 (43.09%) Azure
2 119 (32.25%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (17.34%) AWS
4 22 (5.96%) IaaS
5 20 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (4.34%) Azure Sentinel
6 16 (4.34%) PaaS
6 16 (4.34%) SaaS
7 14 (3.79%) OpenShift
8 10 (2.71%) Google Workspace
9 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.17%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.90%) GCP
11 5 (1.36%) OpenDNS
12 4 (1.08%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.81%) Azure Service Bus
14 2 (0.54%) Boomi
14 2 (0.54%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 150 (40.65%) Firewall
2 85 (23.04%) DNS
3 78 (21.14%) DHCP
4 74 (20.05%) LAN
5 57 (15.45%) TCP/IP
6 55 (14.91%) WAN
7 51 (13.82%) SAN
8 48 (13.01%) VPN
9 41 (11.11%) Wireless
10 30 (8.13%) VLAN
11 29 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (6.78%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (5.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 22 (5.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 21 (5.69%) NetScaler
15 20 (5.42%) Internet
15 20 (5.42%) IP Telephony
16 19 (5.15%) MPLS
17 15 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (4.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 14 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.08%) MySQL
5 2 (0.54%) GIS
5 2 (0.54%) Power BI
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Metadata
6 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (4.61%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.52%) Metasploit
3 8 (2.17%) Burp Suite
4 4 (1.08%) MSI
5 2 (0.54%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (17.89%) Social Skills
2 61 (16.53%) Finance
3 27 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.05%) Legal
5 20 (5.42%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.34%) Manufacturing
7 15 (4.07%) Law
8 14 (3.79%) Advertising
9 12 (3.25%) Public Sector
10 10 (2.71%) Games
10 10 (2.71%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.90%) Marketing
12 6 (1.63%) Digital Economy
12 6 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.36%) Electronics
13 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.08%) Back Office
14 4 (1.08%) Banking
14 4 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 4 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 55 (14.91%) Analyst
2 53 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (8.67%) Security Specialist
4 28 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.32%) Administrator
5 27 (7.32%) IT Engineer
6 24 (6.50%) Security Operations Specialist
7 23 (6.23%) Information Security Specialist
7 23 (6.23%) Information Specialist
7 23 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (5.69%) Security Engineer
9 19 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (4.88%) IT Support
11 17 (4.61%) DBA
11 17 (4.61%) Network Engineer
12 16 (4.34%) IT Analyst
13 15 (4.07%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.79%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.59%) Middleware
2 14 (3.79%) JMS
3 8 (2.17%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.90%) Web Services
5 6 (1.63%) .NET
6 4 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.08%) WSH
7 3 (0.81%) YAML
8 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.27%) ARM Templates
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) HTML5
8 1 (0.27%) JCE
8 1 (0.27%) JSON
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (23.31%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.76%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (5.42%) Clustering
3 20 (5.42%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.61%) Replication
5 9 (2.44%) iPhone
5 9 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.17%) PKI
7 6 (1.63%) HACMP
7 6 (1.63%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.36%) SCADA
8 5 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.36%) User Experience
9 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 187 (50.68%) Windows
2 136 (36.86%) Windows Server
3 78 (21.14%) Linux
4 53 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (13.01%) Windows 10
6 44 (11.92%) Windows Server 2016
7 38 (10.30%) Windows Server 2019
8 36 (9.76%) Unix
9 26 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.34%) CentOS
11 14 (3.79%) Windows 7
12 13 (3.52%) Kali Linux
13 11 (2.98%) Android
14 10 (2.71%) Mac OS
14 10 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (2.44%) Apple iOS
16 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (1.90%) SUSE
18 6 (1.63%) HPUX
19 3 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (28.46%) ITIL
2 92 (24.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 78 (21.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 71 (19.24%) Information Security
5 60 (16.26%) Cybersecurity
6 46 (12.47%) Security Operations
7 45 (12.20%) SIEM
8 44 (11.92%) Business Continuity
8 44 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (11.65%) Service Management
10 42 (11.38%) Service Delivery
11 33 (8.94%) ITSM
12 32 (8.67%) Server Management
13 31 (8.40%) Risk Management
14 30 (8.13%) Capacity Management
14 30 (8.13%) Remediation Plan
15 29 (7.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (7.05%) Antivirus Management
16 26 (7.05%) Change Management
16 26 (7.05%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 85 (23.04%) PowerShell
2 25 (6.78%) Python
3 16 (4.34%) SQL
4 14 (3.79%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.25%) VB
6 10 (2.71%) C
6 10 (2.71%) C#
7 8 (2.17%) Lua
7 8 (2.17%) Ruby
8 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.36%) C++
9 5 (1.36%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.36%) VBScript
10 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.81%) Perl
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.67%) Degree
3 25 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.69%) MCSA
5 18 (4.88%) MCSE
5 18 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.61%) CCNA
7 15 (4.07%) CISSP
7 15 (4.07%) RHCE
8 14 (3.79%) CCNP
9 13 (3.52%) CISM
10 8 (2.17%) OSCP
10 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.63%) CREST Certified
12 6 (1.63%) MCP
13 5 (1.36%) CHECK Team Member
13 5 (1.36%) GXPN
13 5 (1.36%) SANS
14 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (13.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.94%) SLA
3 27 (7.32%) PCI DSS
4 24 (6.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 21 (5.69%) GDPR
6 20 (5.42%) COBIT
7 18 (4.88%) NIST
8 15 (4.07%) QA
9 9 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (1.63%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.54%) PMO
12 1 (0.27%) GRC
12 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (42.28%) Active Directory
2 104 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (13.55%) vSphere
4 40 (10.84%) Hyper-V
5 36 (9.76%) XenApp
6 27 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (6.78%) XenDesktop
8 15 (4.07%) Docker
9 11 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (2.71%) Terminal Services
11 8 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.17%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.63%) iptables
12 6 (1.63%) NFS
12 6 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.36%) Snort
13 5 (1.36%) Squid
14 4 (1.08%) Firmware
15 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 36 (9.76%) SCCM
2 30 (8.13%) Nessus
3 24 (6.50%) Ansible
4 23 (6.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (4.88%) Puppet
6 17 (4.61%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.61%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (3.79%) WSUS
8 10 (2.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (2.17%) Nmap
10 6 (1.63%) Nexpose
11 5 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.36%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.36%) SCOM
11 5 (1.36%) Suricata
11 5 (1.36%) Terraform
12 4 (1.08%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 161 (43.63%) Microsoft
2 145 (39.30%) VMware
3 96 (26.02%) Cisco
4 80 (21.68%) Citrix
5 40 (10.84%) F5
6 36 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 27 (7.32%) Apple
7 27 (7.32%) ServiceNow
7 27 (7.32%) Zscaler
8 26 (7.05%) Oracle
8 26 (7.05%) Red Hat
9 18 (4.88%) Veeam
10 16 (4.34%) Dell
11 14 (3.79%) Avaya
11 14 (3.79%) Splunk
12 13 (3.52%) NetApp
12 13 (3.52%) SonicWALL
12 13 (3.52%) Zerto
13 11 (2.98%) Aruba
14 10 (2.71%) iManage