Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 758 781
Rank change year-on-year +116 +23 -21
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 643 437 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 536 353 453
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £29,625 £27,550 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,742 £43,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year -14.55% +8.86% -7.06%

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 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 +143 632 £45,000 - 75
London +107 322 £55,000 +22.22% 26
UK excluding London +53 316 £36,742 -14.55% 54
North of England +78 108 £36,742 +17.57% 16
South East -37 87 £33,500 -25.56% 15
Yorkshire +78 62 £40,000 +3.23% 2
Midlands +35 57 £38,500 -11.49% 9
East of England +24 37 £50,000 +26.58% 4
North West +12 37 £36,742 +0.66% 13
East Midlands +29 35 £37,500 -25.00% 2
West Midlands 0 21 £38,500 +2.67% 7
South West -32 17 £36,000 -20.00% 5
North East -22 12 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Scotland -37 7 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Wales +6 3 £42,500 +46.55% 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 368 (57.23%) Windows
2 295 (45.88%) Active Directory
3 262 (40.75%) Firewall
4 251 (39.04%) Microsoft
5 223 (34.68%) Windows Server
6 188 (29.24%) DNS
7 184 (28.62%) VMware
8 183 (28.46%) DHCP
9 164 (25.51%) ITIL
10 159 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 151 (23.48%) Finance
12 145 (22.55%) Information Security
13 133 (20.68%) Cybersecurity
14 123 (19.13%) SCCM
15 121 (18.82%) TCP/IP
15 121 (18.82%) Office 365
16 119 (18.51%) Linux
16 119 (18.51%) PowerShell
17 111 (17.26%) MS Exchange
18 104 (16.17%) Network Security
19 101 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 101 (15.71%) SIEM
20 95 (14.77%) Management Information System
20 95 (14.77%) LAN
21 94 (14.62%) CISSP
22 92 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
23 90 (14.00%) Cisco
24 86 (13.37%) WAN
25 84 (13.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 83 (12.91%) Microsoft Office

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
1 111 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 43 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (4.98%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.95%) Apache
5 19 (2.95%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.49%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.40%) IIS
10 7 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.78%) Confluence
11 5 (0.78%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.31%) CMS
13 2 (0.31%) nginx
13 2 (0.31%) Zimbra
14 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 83 (12.91%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.24%) IntelliMatch
1 8 (1.24%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.16%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (18.82%) Office 365
2 92 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.73%) IaaS
5 20 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (3.11%) Mimecast
6 16 (2.49%) SaaS
7 13 (2.02%) PaaS
8 6 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.78%) GitHub
10 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.62%) Serverless
11 2 (0.31%) G Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 262 (40.75%) Firewall
2 188 (29.24%) DNS
3 183 (28.46%) DHCP
4 121 (18.82%) TCP/IP
5 104 (16.17%) Network Security
6 95 (14.77%) LAN
7 86 (13.37%) WAN
8 82 (12.75%) SAN
9 55 (8.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 55 (8.55%) VPN
10 45 (7.00%) VoIP
11 39 (6.07%) Wireless
12 38 (5.91%) Internet
13 31 (4.82%) NAS
13 31 (4.82%) VLAN
14 29 (4.51%) MPLS
15 25 (3.89%) SMTP
16 24 (3.73%) HTTP
16 24 (3.73%) Multicast
17 23 (3.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.49%) MySQL
5 14 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (2.02%) DB2
7 10 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.09%) JIRA
2 5 (0.78%) AdminStudio
2 5 (0.78%) MSI
2 5 (0.78%) TeamCity
2 5 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.31%) GCC
4 2 (0.31%) GDB
4 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.16%) Automake
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 151 (23.48%) Finance
2 28 (4.35%) Legal
3 23 (3.58%) Games
4 21 (3.27%) French Language
5 19 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.49%) Banking
7 14 (2.18%) Law
8 13 (2.02%) Back Office
9 11 (1.71%) Retail
10 9 (1.40%) International Banking
11 7 (1.09%) German Language
11 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.78%) Automotive
12 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.62%) Advertising
13 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 128 (19.91%) Analyst
2 110 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 61 (9.49%) Support Engineer
4 59 (9.18%) Security Analyst
5 48 (7.47%) IT Manager
6 47 (7.31%) Security Engineer
7 46 (7.15%) IT Support
8 42 (6.53%) Administrator
9 41 (6.38%) IT Engineer
10 39 (6.07%) IT Analyst
10 39 (6.07%) Security Manager
11 34 (5.29%) Desktop Support
12 33 (5.13%) Security Specialist
13 31 (4.82%) Network Engineer
14 27 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 27 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 27 (4.20%) Service Analyst
14 27 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
15 26 (4.04%) IT Security Analyst
15 26 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.42%) Web Services
2 19 (2.95%) LDAP
3 7 (1.09%) .NET
3 7 (1.09%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.93%) XML
5 5 (0.78%) SAML
5 5 (0.78%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.78%) WAP
6 4 (0.62%) Middleware
7 3 (0.47%) WSH
8 2 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.31%) LAMP
8 2 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.31%) XMPP
9 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.16%) HTML
9 1 (0.16%) J2EE
9 1 (0.16%) jQuery
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 95 (14.77%) Management Information System
2 74 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.31%) Data Centre
4 35 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (5.13%) Fintech
6 27 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 26 (4.04%) Clustering
8 24 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (3.42%) Security Operations Centre
10 20 (3.11%) Data Protection Act
10 20 (3.11%) PKI
11 19 (2.95%) Cyberattack
12 14 (2.18%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.56%) Replication
14 9 (1.40%) Fat Client
14 9 (1.40%) Thin Client
15 8 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.24%) NHS
15 8 (1.24%) STB
15 8 (1.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 368 (57.23%) Windows
2 223 (34.68%) Windows Server
3 119 (18.51%) Linux
4 101 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (12.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (12.13%) Windows 7
7 56 (8.71%) Unix
8 46 (7.15%) Windows 10
8 46 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.42%) Mac OS X
9 22 (3.42%) Solaris
10 20 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.71%) CentOS
12 10 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (25.51%) ITIL
2 145 (22.55%) Information Security
3 133 (20.68%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (15.71%) SIEM
5 79 (12.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 78 (12.13%) Kalman Filter
7 76 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 70 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
9 63 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (9.18%) Incident Management
11 54 (8.40%) Security Management
12 52 (8.09%) Mentoring
13 50 (7.78%) Business Continuity
13 50 (7.78%) Software Distribution
14 45 (7.00%) Security Patching
15 43 (6.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 42 (6.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 41 (6.38%) Change Management
18 40 (6.22%) Configuration Management
19 39 (6.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 119 (18.51%) PowerShell
2 70 (10.89%) SQL
3 28 (4.35%) Python
4 25 (3.89%) Bash Shell
4 25 (3.89%) Shell Script
5 18 (2.80%) Java
6 13 (2.02%) Ruby
7 12 (1.87%) C
7 12 (1.87%) Perl
8 9 (1.40%) C#
9 7 (1.09%) Lua
9 7 (1.09%) VBScript
10 4 (0.62%) C++
10 4 (0.62%) Korn
11 3 (0.47%) VB
12 2 (0.31%) Clojure
13 1 (0.16%) AWK
13 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (14.62%) CISSP
2 71 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (10.11%) Degree
4 58 (9.02%) MCSE
5 50 (7.78%) CISM
6 44 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (4.67%) CISA
8 28 (4.35%) CCNA
9 25 (3.89%) CCNP
10 23 (3.58%) MCSA
10 23 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (2.33%) MCITP
13 14 (2.18%) SANS
14 12 (1.87%) CEH
14 12 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (1.87%) MCTS
15 11 (1.71%) MCP
15 11 (1.71%) VCAP
16 8 (1.24%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (13.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (10.42%) PCI DSS
3 38 (5.91%) SLA
4 35 (5.44%) GDPR
5 31 (4.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.24%) QA
8 7 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.93%) ISO 31000
10 5 (0.78%) GAMP
10 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.62%) COBIT
12 2 (0.31%) IFRS
12 2 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.31%) RMADS
12 2 (0.31%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 295 (45.88%) Active Directory
2 159 (24.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 56 (8.71%) vSphere
5 32 (4.98%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (4.04%) XenApp
7 24 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (3.11%) Firmware
10 19 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (2.02%) iptables
12 13 (2.02%) VMware NSX
13 12 (1.87%) Samba
14 9 (1.40%) DFS Replication
15 8 (1.24%) XenServer
16 7 (1.09%) Docker
17 6 (0.93%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 123 (19.13%) SCCM
2 48 (7.47%) Nessus
3 38 (5.91%) WSUS
4 32 (4.98%) Backup Exec
5 24 (3.73%) Single Sign-On
5 24 (3.73%) vCenter Server
6 23 (3.58%) Nagios
7 20 (3.11%) SCOM
8 18 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (2.49%) Cacti
10 15 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (2.33%) SCOrch
11 14 (2.18%) Puppet
12 13 (2.02%) Oracle ZFS
12 13 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.71%) Ansible
13 11 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (1.40%) AirWatch
14 9 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 251 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 184 (28.62%) VMware
3 90 (14.00%) Cisco
4 63 (9.80%) Citrix
5 47 (7.31%) HP
5 47 (7.31%) Symantec
6 45 (7.00%) Oracle
7 39 (6.07%) McAfee
8 38 (5.91%) Qualys
9 37 (5.75%) Red Hat
10 33 (5.13%) NetApp
11 32 (4.98%) Veeam
12 29 (4.51%) Sophos
13 20 (3.11%) EMC
14 18 (2.80%) Avaya
15 17 (2.64%) F5
15 17 (2.64%) IBM
16 15 (2.33%) 3PAR
17 14 (2.18%) Brocade
17 14 (2.18%) Dell