Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 829 775
Rank change year-on-year +116 -54 +83
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 529 420 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 420 356 481
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,662 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.32% -12.50% -

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 161983 169953 194669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 127876 141202 160286
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 17 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +121 511 £47,500 +13.10% 28
UK excluding London +101 298 £39,662 +13.32% 19
London +56 227 £55,000 +26.44% 11
South East +35 89 £40,000 -33.33% 8
North of England +10 67 £44,000 +60.00% 4
Midlands +71 58 £38,500 +11.59%
South West +20 42 £36,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +29 36 £33,750 +3.85%
Yorkshire +36 30 £44,500 +18.67% 2
East of England +29 29 £65,000 +30.00% 4
North West -7 26 £43,750 +59.09% 1
East Midlands +46 22 £40,000 -13.51%
North East +14 11 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Scotland 0 11 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Wales +23 3 £23,500 -44.71%
Northern Ireland - 1 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Patch Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 360 (68.05%) Windows
2 277 (52.36%) Active Directory
3 237 (44.80%) Microsoft
4 217 (41.02%) ITIL
5 207 (39.13%) Firewall
6 200 (37.81%) Windows Server
7 174 (32.89%) VMware
8 170 (32.14%) DNS
9 157 (29.68%) DHCP
10 138 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 135 (25.52%) PowerShell
12 119 (22.50%) MS Exchange
13 116 (21.93%) LAN
13 116 (21.93%) WAN
14 111 (20.98%) Cisco
15 110 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 109 (20.60%) TCP/IP
17 106 (20.04%) Windows 7
18 105 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 102 (19.28%) Linux
20 99 (18.71%) Office 365
21 96 (18.15%) Information Security
22 95 (17.96%) Citrix
23 94 (17.77%) SCCM
24 93 (17.58%) Hyper-V
25 92 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
26 89 (16.82%) Disaster Recovery
27 88 (16.64%) SQL Server
28 83 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
29 80 (15.12%) 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
1 119 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.59%) Skype for Business
3 50 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 34 (6.43%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (3.97%) Apache
8 21 (3.97%) Tomcat
9 20 (3.78%) IIS
10 13 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.70%) nginx
12 8 (1.51%) Jetty
13 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.38%) JBoss
16 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
3 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.57%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 99 (18.71%) Office 365
2 83 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (5.29%) IaaS
5 22 (4.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 21 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (3.78%) SaaS
8 18 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.65%) Mimecast
10 10 (1.89%) PaaS
11 9 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.13%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.57%) Yammer
14 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 207 (39.13%) Firewall
2 170 (32.14%) DNS
3 157 (29.68%) DHCP
4 116 (21.93%) LAN
4 116 (21.93%) WAN
5 109 (20.60%) TCP/IP
6 73 (13.80%) SAN
7 57 (10.78%) VoIP
8 50 (9.45%) VPN
9 44 (8.32%) Wireless
10 41 (7.75%) Skype
11 40 (7.56%) VLAN
12 38 (7.18%) Kerberos
12 38 (7.18%) LDAP
13 37 (6.99%) Network Security
14 31 (5.86%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (4.35%) NAS
16 20 (3.78%) Internet
16 20 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (3.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (16.64%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.67%) MySQL
3 28 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (2.08%) DB2
6 11 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.70%) MSI
2 5 (0.95%) JIRA
3 4 (0.76%) AppScan
3 4 (0.76%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.76%) Paros
3 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.76%) WebScarab
3 4 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.57%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 78 (14.74%) Finance
2 23 (4.35%) Retail
3 22 (4.16%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.40%) Law
5 14 (2.65%) Banking
6 13 (2.46%) Back Office
6 13 (2.46%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.70%) International Banking
7 9 (1.70%) Marketing
8 8 (1.51%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Games
10 4 (0.76%) German Language
11 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 121 (22.87%) Analyst
2 74 (13.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 53 (10.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 50 (9.45%) Support Engineer
5 48 (9.07%) Desktop Support
6 47 (8.88%) Systems Engineer
7 45 (8.51%) IT Analyst
8 40 (7.56%) Support Analyst
9 39 (7.37%) Administrator
9 39 (7.37%) Security Analyst
10 36 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 32 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 30 (5.67%) IT Support
12 30 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
13 29 (5.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 27 (5.10%) Security Manager
15 26 (4.91%) Desktop Engineer
16 25 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
17 24 (4.54%) Consultant
17 24 (4.54%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.73%) Web Services
2 20 (3.78%) .NET
3 14 (2.65%) Software Packaging
4 12 (2.27%) J2EE
4 12 (2.27%) WSH
5 8 (1.51%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.51%) Servlets
6 6 (1.13%) HTML
6 6 (1.13%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (1.13%) WAP
6 6 (1.13%) XML
7 5 (0.95%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (0.95%) LAMP
7 5 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.76%) CGI
9 3 (0.57%) Middleware
10 2 (0.38%) CSS
10 2 (0.38%) EDI
10 2 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 45 (8.51%) Clustering
2 45 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 37 (6.99%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (6.05%) PKI
5 31 (5.86%) Computer Science
6 20 (3.78%) Blackberry
7 18 (3.40%) User Experience
8 15 (2.84%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.27%) BYOD
10 12 (2.27%) iPhone
10 12 (2.27%) N-Tier
11 11 (2.08%) Fat Client
11 11 (2.08%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.70%) Replication
13 9 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (1.70%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.51%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 360 (68.05%) Windows
2 200 (37.81%) Windows Server
3 110 (20.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (20.04%) Windows 7
5 105 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (19.28%) Linux
7 63 (11.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 61 (11.53%) Windows 10
9 49 (9.26%) Unix
10 38 (7.18%) Windows 8
11 21 (3.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 20 (3.78%) CentOS
13 19 (3.59%) Mac OS X
14 17 (3.21%) Windows XP
15 16 (3.02%) Solaris
16 15 (2.84%) Ubuntu
17 11 (2.08%) Android
17 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (1.89%) Debian
19 7 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (41.02%) ITIL
2 96 (18.15%) Information Security
3 92 (17.39%) Kalman Filter
4 89 (16.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 65 (12.29%) SIEM
6 62 (11.72%) Incident Management
7 57 (10.78%) Problem Management
8 56 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
9 49 (9.26%) Email Filtering
10 47 (8.88%) Change Management
10 47 (8.88%) Data Protection
11 45 (8.51%) Project Management
12 43 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
12 43 (8.13%) Service Delivery
13 40 (7.56%) Web Filtering
14 37 (6.99%) Configuration Management
15 36 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
16 33 (6.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 32 (6.05%) Mentoring
18 29 (5.48%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 135 (25.52%) PowerShell
2 80 (15.12%) SQL
3 34 (6.43%) Python
4 30 (5.67%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.73%) Perl
6 20 (3.78%) Java
6 20 (3.78%) VBScript
7 19 (3.59%) C#
7 19 (3.59%) VB
8 18 (3.40%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.46%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.08%) Ruby
11 6 (1.13%) C
12 4 (0.76%) C++
12 4 (0.76%) Lua
13 1 (0.19%) Clojure
13 1 (0.19%) REXX
13 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 73 (13.80%) CISSP
2 66 (12.48%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (12.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (10.59%) CCNA
4 53 (10.02%) MCSE
5 50 (9.45%) Degree
6 41 (7.75%) CISM
7 40 (7.56%) CISA
8 25 (4.73%) CEH
9 24 (4.54%) Security Cleared
10 18 (3.40%) SC Cleared
11 17 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (3.02%) SSCP
13 14 (2.65%) CCNP
13 14 (2.65%) MCSA
14 13 (2.46%) CompTIA Security+
14 13 (2.46%) MCP
14 13 (2.46%) Security+ Certification
15 12 (2.27%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (12.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 36 (6.81%) GDPR
4 33 (6.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (4.35%) SLA
6 14 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (2.46%) COBIT
8 10 (1.89%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (1.51%) ISO 22301
11 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (1.13%) QA
13 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 277 (52.36%) Active Directory
2 138 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 41 (7.75%) XenApp
5 36 (6.81%) Virtual Servers
6 34 (6.43%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (3.59%) vSphere
8 17 (3.21%) DFS Replication
9 12 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.08%) BitLocker
10 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (2.08%) Samba
10 11 (2.08%) Terminal Server
11 10 (1.89%) iptables
11 10 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.70%) XenServer
13 7 (1.32%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.13%) Docker
14 6 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 94 (17.77%) SCCM
2 41 (7.75%) SCOM
3 40 (7.56%) Puppet
4 39 (7.37%) WSUS
5 28 (5.29%) Terraform
6 25 (4.73%) Backup Exec
7 17 (3.21%) Nagios
8 14 (2.65%) Nessus
8 14 (2.65%) WMI
9 13 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (2.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.89%) Cacti
12 10 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
13 8 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (1.13%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 237 (44.80%) Microsoft
2 174 (32.89%) VMware
3 111 (20.98%) Cisco
4 95 (17.96%) Citrix
5 72 (13.61%) HP
6 35 (6.62%) Red Hat
6 35 (6.62%) Sophos
7 34 (6.43%) Symantec
8 32 (6.05%) Oracle
9 28 (5.29%) Apple
10 22 (4.16%) Splunk
11 20 (3.78%) Dell
11 20 (3.78%) EMC
11 20 (3.78%) McAfee
11 20 (3.78%) Veeam
12 18 (3.40%) Palo Alto
13 17 (3.21%) Avaya
13 17 (3.21%) SolarWinds
14 16 (3.02%) Veritas
15 15 (2.84%) IBM