Period
to 24 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WSUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WSUS over the 6 months to 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 725 813
Rank change year-on-year +53 +88 -26
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 550 580 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.58% 3.43% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 479 511 441
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.94%

WSUS is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15357 16919 16510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 8.62% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12424 13763 13190
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,625 £29,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WSUS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSUS.

Salary trend for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS over the 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSUS within the UK over the 6 months to 24 August 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 +41 539 £40,000 - 27
UK excluding London +38 367 £39,000 +4.00% 24
London +11 182 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North of England +72 130 £35,000 -0.71% 9
South East +24 109 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North West +23 70 £40,000 +7.38% 8
Yorkshire +46 60 £32,500 -1.52%
Midlands +42 53 £38,750 +10.71% 4
West Midlands +28 40 £38,625 +10.36% 3
East of England -3 34 £45,000 +50.00% 2
South West +11 30 £33,750 -0.74% 2
East Midlands +24 13 £40,000 +2.56% 1
Scotland +5 8 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Wales -8 3 £36,116 +3.19%

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing WSUS 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 WSUS.

1 423 (76.91%) Active Directory
2 400 (72.73%) Windows
3 385 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 327 (59.45%) VMware
5 287 (52.18%) Windows Server
6 244 (44.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 230 (41.82%) DNS
8 223 (40.55%) MS Exchange
9 222 (40.36%) DHCP
10 184 (33.45%) SCCM
11 178 (32.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 172 (31.27%) SQL Server
13 171 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 166 (30.18%) Firewall
15 155 (28.18%) ITIL
15 155 (28.18%) Office 365
16 144 (26.18%) Linux
17 140 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
18 134 (24.36%) Citrix
19 133 (24.18%) Hyper-V
20 128 (23.27%) Cisco
21 115 (20.91%) LAN
22 114 (20.73%) WAN
23 112 (20.36%) TCP/IP
24 111 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
25 109 (19.82%) PowerShell
26 107 (19.45%) VPN
27 104 (18.91%) VMware ESXi
28 103 (18.73%) SQL
29 97 (17.64%) SAN

WSUS
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
1 223 (40.55%) MS Exchange
2 89 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (14.73%) Skype for Business
4 80 (14.55%) IIS
5 67 (12.18%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 46 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (4.00%) Tomcat
10 20 (3.64%) Apache
11 17 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.82%) SAS
14 9 (1.64%) FileNet
15 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.73%) Confluence
16 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 111 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.64%) iTrent
2 9 (1.64%) ResourceLink
3 7 (1.27%) Workfront
4 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 155 (28.18%) Office 365
2 140 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (4.55%) PaaS
5 14 (2.55%) SaaS
6 9 (1.64%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 7 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.91%) IaaS
10 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.36%) Akamai
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 230 (41.82%) DNS
2 222 (40.36%) DHCP
3 166 (30.18%) Firewall
4 115 (20.91%) LAN
5 114 (20.73%) WAN
6 112 (20.36%) TCP/IP
7 107 (19.45%) VPN
8 97 (17.64%) SAN
9 82 (14.91%) VLAN
10 72 (13.09%) Remote Desktop
11 61 (11.09%) Skype
12 48 (8.73%) MPLS
13 42 (7.64%) VoIP
14 35 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (4.55%) PBX
16 23 (4.18%) SSL
17 22 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
18 21 (3.82%) ISDN
18 21 (3.82%) NAS
19 20 (3.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (31.27%) SQL Server
2 67 (12.18%) MongoDB
3 56 (10.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 30 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (2.55%) MySQL
8 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.36%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 67 (12.18%) TeamCity
2 24 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.55%) JIRA
4 10 (1.82%) AdminStudio
4 10 (1.82%) MSI
5 7 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.27%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.36%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.18%) Ant
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
General
1 90 (16.36%) Finance
2 33 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.27%) Banking
4 25 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 23 (4.18%) Back Office
6 22 (4.00%) Retail
7 19 (3.45%) Games
8 18 (3.27%) Marketing
9 13 (2.36%) Electronics
10 8 (1.45%) Publishing
11 7 (1.27%) Law
12 6 (1.09%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (18.36%) Analyst
3 82 (14.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 79 (14.36%) Support Analyst
5 75 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 69 (12.55%) Support Engineer
7 66 (12.00%) IT Support
8 62 (11.27%) .NET Developer
8 62 (11.27%) Developer
8 62 (11.27%) Messaging Developer
9 59 (10.73%) Infrastructure Support
10 55 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (9.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 49 (8.91%) Administrator
13 46 (8.36%) Systems Administrator
13 46 (8.36%) Systems Engineer
14 43 (7.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 39 (7.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 36 (6.55%) IT Analyst
17 35 (6.36%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.27%) .NET
2 68 (12.36%) RESTful
3 67 (12.18%) AngularJS
3 67 (12.18%) ASP.NET
3 67 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 67 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 67 (12.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 67 (12.18%) KnockoutJS
3 67 (12.18%) MSMQ
3 67 (12.18%) Node.js
3 67 (12.18%) RabbitMQ
3 67 (12.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 67 (12.18%) WPF
4 23 (4.18%) SailPoint
5 16 (2.91%) Web Services
6 9 (1.64%) WAP
7 8 (1.45%) CSS
7 8 (1.45%) HTML
8 4 (0.73%) LAMP
9 3 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 50 (9.09%) Clustering
3 27 (4.91%) Replication
4 21 (3.82%) Blackberry
4 21 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.45%) iPad
7 13 (2.36%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.18%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
10 10 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.64%) IVR
12 7 (1.27%) Life Science
12 7 (1.27%) User Experience
13 6 (1.09%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.91%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.91%) HP Storage
14 5 (0.91%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 400 (72.73%) Windows
2 287 (52.18%) Windows Server
3 178 (32.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 171 (31.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (26.18%) Linux
6 96 (17.45%) Windows 7
7 87 (15.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (10.18%) Windows 10
9 48 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (6.91%) Windows 8
11 16 (2.91%) Apple iOS
12 15 (2.73%) Android
13 13 (2.36%) CentOS
13 13 (2.36%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.36%) Unix
14 8 (1.45%) Solaris
14 8 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (1.27%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.09%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (28.18%) ITIL
2 86 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (12.36%) Kanban
4 67 (12.18%) Dependency Injection
4 67 (12.18%) Multithreading
4 67 (12.18%) MVC
4 67 (12.18%) TDD
4 67 (12.18%) Web Application Development
5 62 (11.27%) OO
6 51 (9.27%) Mentoring
7 40 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (7.27%) Incident Management
8 39 (7.09%) Project Management
9 31 (5.64%) Coaching
9 31 (5.64%) Migration
10 30 (5.45%) Change Management
10 30 (5.45%) Patch Management
10 30 (5.45%) Performance Management
11 29 (5.27%) Vulnerability Management
12 28 (5.09%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 109 (19.82%) PowerShell
2 103 (18.73%) SQL
3 70 (12.73%) C#
4 67 (12.18%) F#
4 67 (12.18%) Ruby
5 27 (4.91%) VBScript
6 11 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.45%) PHP
9 7 (1.27%) Java
10 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.09%) VB
11 5 (0.91%) C
12 3 (0.55%) Python
12 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (11.45%) MCSE
3 59 (10.73%) MCSA
4 29 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.73%) CCNA
5 26 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (4.73%) CISSP
6 25 (4.55%) Degree
6 25 (4.55%) MCP
7 24 (4.36%) GIAC
8 23 (4.18%) CISA
8 23 (4.18%) CISM
8 23 (4.18%) GISF
8 23 (4.18%) GSEC
9 20 (3.64%) MCITP
10 19 (3.45%) DBS Check
11 14 (2.55%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.64%) MCDST
13 9 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.36%) SLA
2 17 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.73%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.36%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 423 (76.91%) Active Directory
2 244 (44.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (24.18%) Hyper-V
4 104 (18.91%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (16.73%) vSphere
6 76 (13.82%) Terminal Services
7 70 (12.73%) XenApp
8 31 (5.64%) VMware Workstation
9 24 (4.36%) XenDesktop
10 18 (3.27%) KVM
10 18 (3.27%) XenServer
11 16 (2.91%) DFS Replication
12 13 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (1.64%) UAG
16 8 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (1.45%) ISA Server
17 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 184 (33.45%) SCCM
2 67 (12.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 67 (12.18%) Kibana
3 60 (10.91%) SCOM
4 52 (9.45%) vCenter Server
5 50 (9.09%) Backup Exec
6 40 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (5.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 30 (5.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 25 (4.55%) Nessus
9 25 (4.55%) Nexpose
9 25 (4.55%) QRadar
10 23 (4.18%) Core Impact
10 23 (4.18%) OpenVAS
10 23 (4.18%) PowerBroker
10 23 (4.18%) RSA Security Analytics
11 17 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (2.73%) MOM
13 14 (2.55%) ZABBIX
14 10 (1.82%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 385 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 327 (59.45%) VMware
3 134 (24.36%) Citrix
4 128 (23.27%) Cisco
5 83 (15.09%) HP
6 82 (14.91%) Symantec
7 75 (13.64%) McAfee
8 73 (13.27%) Dell
9 47 (8.55%) NetApp
10 42 (7.64%) Apple
10 42 (7.64%) Veeam
11 35 (6.36%) Avaya
11 35 (6.36%) SolarWinds
12 31 (5.64%) Splunk
13 28 (5.09%) F5
14 27 (4.91%) CyberArk
14 27 (4.91%) Red Hat
15 26 (4.73%) ArcSight
15 26 (4.73%) Palo Alto
16 25 (4.55%) Sophos