Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 662 758 773
Rank change year-on-year +96 +15 +23
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 579 457 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 470 391 457
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,350 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% -

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 156,865 157,457 184,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,280 130,141 152,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +88 568 £45,000 +5.88% 69
UK excluding London +48 316 £37,500 -3.85% 49
London +53 262 £50,000 +11.11% 20
South East -22 85 £33,000 -26.67% 16
North of England +34 84 £41,500 +38.33% 17
Midlands +49 71 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Yorkshire +35 42 £41,750 +11.33% 8
East Midlands +37 38 £40,000 -20.00% 4
South West +4 38 £36,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +1 32 £38,500 +18.46% 5
East of England +35 29 £60,000 +20.00% 6
North West 0 28 £30,750 -5.38% 9
North East -13 17 £35,000 +22.81%
Scotland -37 9 £37,500 -25.00%
Wales +13 1 £23,500 -18.97%
Northern Ireland -27 1 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 369 (63.73%) Windows
2 276 (47.67%) Active Directory
3 251 (43.35%) Microsoft
4 239 (41.28%) Firewall
5 204 (35.23%) ITIL
5 204 (35.23%) Windows Server
6 188 (32.47%) DNS
7 173 (29.88%) DHCP
8 170 (29.36%) VMware
9 142 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 120 (20.73%) PowerShell
11 118 (20.38%) TCP/IP
12 115 (19.86%) MS Exchange
13 114 (19.69%) Information Security
14 110 (19.00%) Office 365
15 109 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 109 (18.83%) Linux
16 108 (18.65%) LAN
16 108 (18.65%) Cisco
17 106 (18.31%) WAN
17 106 (18.31%) Windows 7
18 104 (17.96%) Finance
19 102 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
20 96 (16.58%) Kalman Filter
21 92 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
22 91 (15.72%) SCCM
22 91 (15.72%) Citrix
23 86 (14.85%) Disaster Recovery
23 86 (14.85%) Hyper-V
24 85 (14.68%) SQL

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
1 115 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 53 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (6.91%) Skype for Business
4 33 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 32 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (4.49%) Apache
8 24 (4.15%) Tomcat
9 20 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (2.59%) IIS
11 9 (1.55%) nginx
11 9 (1.55%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.38%) Jetty
13 5 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.52%) Confluence
15 2 (0.35%) JBoss
16 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 79 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (0.52%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (0.69%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 110 (19.00%) Office 365
2 92 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (5.01%) IaaS
5 28 (4.84%) SaaS
6 18 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (2.76%) Mimecast
7 16 (2.76%) PaaS
8 15 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.04%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.35%) G Suite
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 239 (41.28%) Firewall
2 188 (32.47%) DNS
3 173 (29.88%) DHCP
4 118 (20.38%) TCP/IP
5 108 (18.65%) LAN
6 106 (18.31%) WAN
7 78 (13.47%) Network Security
8 74 (12.78%) SAN
9 59 (10.19%) VoIP
10 56 (9.67%) VPN
11 51 (8.81%) Wireless
12 42 (7.25%) VLAN
13 33 (5.70%) Kerberos
14 23 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
15 21 (3.63%) NAS
16 20 (3.45%) Skype
17 19 (3.28%) DMZ
17 19 (3.28%) HTTP
17 19 (3.28%) Multicast
18 17 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.87%) MySQL
3 30 (5.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.42%) DB2
6 14 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.38%) JIRA
2 5 (0.86%) MSI
3 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.52%) AppScan
4 3 (0.52%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.52%) Paros
4 3 (0.52%) WebScarab
5 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (17.96%) Finance
2 24 (4.15%) Retail
3 21 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.45%) Law
5 17 (2.94%) Banking
6 16 (2.76%) Legal
7 15 (2.59%) Back Office
8 13 (2.25%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.25%) French Language
8 13 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 12 (2.07%) International Banking
10 10 (1.73%) Games
10 10 (1.73%) Marketing
11 5 (0.86%) German Language
12 3 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 138 (23.83%) Analyst
2 81 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (10.02%) Desktop Support
4 55 (9.50%) Security Analyst
5 52 (8.98%) Support Engineer
6 49 (8.46%) IT Analyst
7 47 (8.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 46 (7.94%) Systems Engineer
9 40 (6.91%) IT Manager
10 39 (6.74%) Administrator
10 39 (6.74%) Support Analyst
11 36 (6.22%) IT Support
12 34 (5.87%) Security Engineer
13 33 (5.70%) Desktop Engineer
14 31 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 31 (5.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 30 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
16 29 (5.01%) Network Engineer
17 26 (4.49%) IT Engineer
17 26 (4.49%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.35%) LDAP
2 23 (3.97%) .NET
3 22 (3.80%) Web Services
4 12 (2.07%) J2EE
4 12 (2.07%) WSH
5 10 (1.73%) Software Packaging
6 9 (1.55%) 802.1X
6 9 (1.55%) XML
7 8 (1.38%) Servlets
8 7 (1.21%) WAP
9 6 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
9 6 (1.04%) Middleware
10 5 (0.86%) HTML
10 5 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.69%) CGI
12 2 (0.35%) EDI
12 2 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
12 2 (0.35%) SAML
12 2 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.50%) Management Information System
2 44 (7.60%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.66%) PKI
4 26 (4.49%) Clustering
5 25 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.63%) Cyberthreat
8 20 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (3.11%) Security Operations Centre
9 18 (3.11%) Smartphone
10 15 (2.59%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.59%) User Experience
11 14 (2.42%) Fat Client
11 14 (2.42%) Thin Client
12 12 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (2.07%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.90%) iPhone
13 11 (1.90%) STB
14 10 (1.73%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 369 (63.73%) Windows
2 204 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 109 (18.83%) Linux
3 109 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 106 (18.31%) Windows 7
5 102 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (10.71%) Unix
7 61 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (10.02%) Windows 10
9 30 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.49%) Solaris
11 20 (3.45%) CentOS
11 20 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (3.28%) Mac OS X
13 14 (2.42%) Ubuntu
14 11 (1.90%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.55%) Debian
15 9 (1.55%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.38%) Android
17 7 (1.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (35.23%) ITIL
2 114 (19.69%) Information Security
3 96 (16.58%) Kalman Filter
4 86 (14.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 83 (14.34%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (13.47%) Incident Management
7 72 (12.44%) SIEM
8 69 (11.92%) Penetration Testing
9 49 (8.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 44 (7.60%) Business Continuity
11 40 (6.91%) Email Filtering
11 40 (6.91%) Network Monitoring
12 39 (6.74%) Problem Management
13 38 (6.56%) BCP
13 38 (6.56%) Web Filtering
14 37 (6.39%) Change Management
14 37 (6.39%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 37 (6.39%) Software Distribution
14 37 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
15 36 (6.22%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (20.73%) PowerShell
2 85 (14.68%) SQL
3 46 (7.94%) Python
4 38 (6.56%) Shell Script
5 30 (5.18%) Bash Shell
6 29 (5.01%) Java
7 25 (4.32%) Perl
8 24 (4.15%) C#
9 16 (2.76%) Ruby
9 16 (2.76%) VBScript
10 14 (2.42%) VB
11 12 (2.07%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.73%) C
12 10 (1.73%) JavaScript
13 9 (1.55%) Lua
14 4 (0.69%) C++
15 3 (0.52%) Korn
16 1 (0.17%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 76 (13.13%) CISSP
2 61 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (10.36%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (8.81%) CCNA
5 49 (8.46%) MCSE
6 43 (7.43%) Degree
7 41 (7.08%) CISM
8 24 (4.15%) CISA
9 18 (3.11%) SANS
9 18 (3.11%) Security Cleared
10 17 (2.94%) CCNP
10 17 (2.94%) CEH
11 15 (2.59%) MCSA
11 15 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 13 (2.25%) CCA
14 12 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (12.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (6.39%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.87%) SLA
4 26 (4.49%) GDPR
5 24 (4.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (1.90%) COBIT
7 11 (1.90%) QA
8 8 (1.38%) ISO 22301
9 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (1.04%) ISO 31000
11 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.17%) IFRS
12 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 276 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 142 (24.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (14.85%) Hyper-V
4 41 (7.08%) XenApp
5 40 (6.91%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.80%) vSphere
8 18 (3.11%) DFS Replication
9 14 (2.42%) iptables
10 13 (2.25%) Samba
11 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (1.90%) Terminal Server
13 9 (1.55%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.55%) Docker
13 9 (1.55%) XenServer
14 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 2 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 91 (15.72%) SCCM
2 41 (7.08%) WSUS
3 37 (6.39%) SCOM
4 33 (5.70%) Puppet
5 27 (4.66%) Backup Exec
6 23 (3.97%) Nagios
7 21 (3.63%) Terraform
8 20 (3.45%) Nessus
9 17 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (2.42%) Oracle ZFS
10 14 (2.42%) Red Hat Satellite
11 13 (2.25%) Cacti
11 13 (2.25%) WMI
12 12 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 12 (2.07%) vCenter Server
13 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 10 (1.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 7 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 251 (43.35%) Microsoft
2 170 (29.36%) VMware
3 108 (18.65%) Cisco
4 91 (15.72%) Citrix
5 65 (11.23%) HP
6 49 (8.46%) Oracle
7 45 (7.77%) Symantec
8 41 (7.08%) Sophos
9 36 (6.22%) Red Hat
10 27 (4.66%) Avaya
11 25 (4.32%) NetApp
12 23 (3.97%) EMC
13 22 (3.80%) Apple
13 22 (3.80%) Splunk
14 20 (3.45%) Veeam
15 19 (3.28%) CommVault
15 19 (3.28%) Dell
16 17 (2.94%) Palo Alto
16 17 (2.94%) Veritas
17 16 (2.76%) McAfee