Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 683 546 652
Rank change year-on-year -137 +106 +8
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 279 339 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 218 249 421
10th Percentile £31,600 £32,400 £26,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.65% -9.57%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £69,125 £84,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 96,683 75,127 132,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.19% 92.35% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 67,037 60,458 105,562
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 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 -131 246 £50,000 - 57
UK excluding London -96 154 £42,500 - 43
London -67 114 £57,500 -4.17% 19
Midlands -28 40 £43,000 -4.44% 7
South East -39 34 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North of England -49 34 £43,750 -2.78% 13
Work from Home -185 30 £60,000 +69.01% 8
North West -3 24 £42,500 +5.92% 7
East Midlands -25 21 £45,500 +5.81% 3
West Midlands -43 19 £36,250 -25.64% 4
South West -49 18 £45,000 -29.41% 10
Scotland -42 12 £42,500 +70.00% 4
Wales +2 10 £38,000 - 1
Yorkshire -66 10 £51,000 +13.33% 4
East of England -42 7 £46,500 +9.41% 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 147 (52.69%) Windows
2 129 (46.24%) Microsoft
3 127 (45.52%) Active Directory
4 125 (44.80%) Azure
5 122 (43.73%) Firewall
6 113 (40.50%) VMware
7 104 (37.28%) Windows Server
8 96 (34.41%) PowerShell
9 94 (33.69%) Microsoft 365
10 83 (29.75%) ITIL
11 77 (27.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 75 (26.88%) Cisco
12 75 (26.88%) DNS
13 64 (22.94%) Finance
14 62 (22.22%) AWS
15 61 (21.86%) DHCP
16 58 (20.79%) Linux
17 54 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
18 53 (19.00%) Citrix
19 49 (17.56%) Management Information System
19 49 (17.56%) Information Security
20 48 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 48 (17.20%) Social Skills
21 46 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
21 46 (16.49%) TCP/IP
22 45 (16.13%) SAN
23 43 (15.41%) LAN
24 41 (14.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 40 (14.34%) SCCM

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 25 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.51%) Confluence
5 5 (1.79%) Apache
5 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.43%) IIS
7 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.23%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) Workfront
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 125 (44.80%) Azure
2 94 (33.69%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (22.22%) AWS
4 18 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (6.45%) Azure Sentinel
4 18 (6.45%) GCP
5 13 (4.66%) IaaS
6 12 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (3.58%) PaaS
8 8 (2.87%) OpenDNS
8 8 (2.87%) SaaS
9 3 (1.08%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (1.08%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.72%) Boomi
10 2 (0.72%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.72%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 122 (43.73%) Firewall
2 75 (26.88%) DNS
3 61 (21.86%) DHCP
4 46 (16.49%) TCP/IP
5 45 (16.13%) SAN
6 43 (15.41%) LAN
7 38 (13.62%) VPN
8 33 (11.83%) WAN
9 29 (10.39%) Wireless
10 20 (7.17%) Remote Desktop
11 18 (6.45%) VoIP
12 16 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (5.73%) Network Security
12 16 (5.73%) VLAN
13 15 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (5.38%) MPLS
14 14 (5.02%) SSL
15 13 (4.66%) HTTP
16 12 (4.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (4.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.72%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.73%) Metasploit
2 9 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.87%) Burp Suite
4 6 (2.15%) MSI
5 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.79%) JIRA
6 3 (1.08%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.72%) Maven
7 2 (0.72%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.72%) Terragrunt
8 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.36%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 64 (22.94%) Finance
2 48 (17.20%) Social Skills
3 17 (6.09%) Organisational Skills
4 15 (5.38%) Law
4 15 (5.38%) Legal
5 12 (4.30%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.30%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.58%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.23%) Marketing
8 7 (2.51%) Banking
8 7 (2.51%) Electronics
9 6 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.15%) Digital Economy
10 5 (1.79%) Advertising
10 5 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (1.08%) Retail
13 2 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (15.05%) Analyst
2 35 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (8.96%) Administrator
4 23 (8.24%) IT Engineer
5 21 (7.53%) Systems Administrator
6 20 (7.17%) Security Analyst
7 19 (6.81%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.73%) Security Specialist
9 15 (5.38%) Security Engineer
10 13 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 12 (4.30%) IT Support
12 11 (3.94%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.58%) DBA
13 10 (3.58%) IT Manager
13 10 (3.58%) Security Operations Specialist
13 10 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.23%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.02%) Middleware
2 10 (3.58%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.58%) Web Services
3 8 (2.87%) LDAP
4 4 (1.43%) YAML
5 3 (1.08%) JMS
6 2 (0.72%) WSH
7 1 (0.36%) ADO
7 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.36%) JSON
7 1 (0.36%) LAMP
7 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.56%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
3 17 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.30%) Clustering
5 10 (3.58%) Replication
6 6 (2.15%) PKI
6 6 (2.15%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.79%) SCADA
8 4 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.43%) HACMP
8 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.08%) BYOD
9 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 147 (52.69%) Windows
2 104 (37.28%) Windows Server
3 58 (20.79%) Linux
4 48 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 26 (9.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (9.32%) Windows Server 2019
7 20 (7.17%) Unix
8 16 (5.73%) Kali Linux
9 15 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (4.30%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.23%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.87%) Android
13 7 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.79%) CentOS
14 5 (1.79%) Debian
14 5 (1.79%) SUSE
14 5 (1.79%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.43%) HPUX
15 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.75%) ITIL
2 54 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (17.56%) Information Security
4 48 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 46 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (12.54%) Security Operations
7 33 (11.83%) Service Delivery
8 32 (11.47%) SIEM
9 29 (10.39%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (10.04%) Penetration Testing
10 28 (10.04%) Server Management
11 27 (9.68%) Business Continuity
11 27 (9.68%) ITSM
12 25 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (8.60%) Service Management
14 21 (7.53%) DevOps
15 20 (7.17%) Capacity Management
16 19 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (6.81%) Risk Management
17 18 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 96 (34.41%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.75%) Python
3 25 (8.96%) VB
4 23 (8.24%) SQL
5 13 (4.66%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.30%) C
7 8 (2.87%) C#
7 8 (2.87%) C++
7 8 (2.87%) Lua
7 8 (2.87%) Ruby
7 8 (2.87%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.87%) VBScript
8 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.72%) Perl
8 2 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (11.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (10.75%) Security Cleared
3 25 (8.96%) Degree
4 23 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 22 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (6.45%) MCSE
7 17 (6.09%) MCSA
8 16 (5.73%) CCNP
9 12 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.23%) CISSP
11 8 (2.87%) CCNA
11 8 (2.87%) CEH
12 7 (2.51%) CCDP
12 7 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.15%) CISM
13 6 (2.15%) OSCP
14 5 (1.79%) CHECK Team Member
14 5 (1.79%) CREST Certified
14 5 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.96%) SLA
3 18 (6.45%) PCI DSS
4 16 (5.73%) GDPR
5 15 (5.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (4.66%) QA
7 10 (3.58%) COBIT
7 10 (3.58%) NIST
8 4 (1.43%) PMO
9 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.72%) NCSC
11 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.36%) GRC
11 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 127 (45.52%) Active Directory
2 77 (27.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.26%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.83%) vSphere
5 18 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 16 (5.73%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (4.66%) XenApp
9 10 (3.58%) Docker
9 10 (3.58%) Terminal Services
9 10 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (2.87%) Snort
10 8 (2.87%) Squid
11 5 (1.79%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (1.43%) Firmware
12 4 (1.43%) iptables
12 4 (1.43%) NFS
12 4 (1.43%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (14.34%) SCCM
2 36 (12.90%) Nessus
3 17 (6.09%) Puppet
4 14 (5.02%) Ansible
4 14 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (5.02%) WSUS
5 12 (4.30%) Kubernetes
6 11 (3.94%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (3.58%) Nexpose
8 8 (2.87%) Nmap
8 8 (2.87%) Suricata
9 7 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.51%) SCOM
10 5 (1.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (1.79%) Terraform
10 5 (1.79%) vRealize
11 4 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (1.08%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 113 (40.50%) VMware
3 75 (26.88%) Cisco
4 53 (19.00%) Citrix
5 23 (8.24%) Dell
6 22 (7.89%) CheckPoint
7 20 (7.17%) Zscaler
8 19 (6.81%) F5
8 19 (6.81%) Palo Alto
8 19 (6.81%) ServiceNow
9 18 (6.45%) SonicWALL
10 16 (5.73%) Oracle
10 16 (5.73%) Qualys
10 16 (5.73%) Splunk
10 16 (5.73%) Veeam
11 15 (5.38%) Google
12 14 (5.02%) Apple
13 13 (4.66%) NetApp
14 12 (4.30%) Red Hat
14 12 (4.30%) Sophos