Period
to 24 February 2018

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

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 753 822
Rank change year-on-year -13 +69 -18
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 423 442 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.58% 2.86% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 377 373 462
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,100 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £42,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year -4.14% +8.33% +11.43%

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 16,394 15,454 17,202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.36% 8.80% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13,174 12,506 13,998
UK median annual salary £53,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.91% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +4.88%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 15 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 February 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 -3 416 £42,500 -5.56% 64
UK excluding London +25 308 £40,500 -4.14% 47
London -42 117 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North of England -10 80 £42,500 +30.77% 15
South East -31 79 £40,000 -20.00% 13
East of England +54 59 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North West +15 50 £62,500 +48.81% 10
Midlands +37 48 £35,000 - 7
West Midlands +27 35 £36,000 +2.86% 5
South West +3 35 £36,000 - 10
Yorkshire -10 21 £37,500 +25.00% 5
East Midlands +11 13 £31,500 -30.00% 2
North East -19 9 £34,000 -20.00%
Scotland -26 4 £57,500 +43.75%
Wales +10 3 £27,500 -19.12%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT jobs citing WSUS 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 WSUS.

1 347 (82.03%) Microsoft
2 279 (65.96%) Windows
3 250 (59.10%) Active Directory
4 211 (49.88%) Windows Server
5 199 (47.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 196 (46.34%) SQL Server
6 196 (46.34%) VMware
7 135 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 134 (31.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 124 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
10 123 (29.08%) .NET
10 123 (29.08%) Office 365
10 123 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 121 (28.61%) DNS
12 118 (27.90%) DHCP
13 117 (27.66%) ASP.NET
13 117 (27.66%) C#
14 114 (26.95%) MSMQ
14 114 (26.95%) TDD
14 114 (26.95%) MVC
14 114 (26.95%) F#
14 114 (26.95%) TeamCity
14 114 (26.95%) RESTful
14 114 (26.95%) Multithreading
14 114 (26.95%) Kanban
14 114 (26.95%) Ruby
14 114 (26.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 114 (26.95%) WPF
14 114 (26.95%) KnockoutJS
14 114 (26.95%) Web Application Development

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
1 114 (26.95%) Elasticsearch
2 99 (23.40%) MS Exchange
3 40 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (7.80%) IIS
6 32 (7.57%) Skype for Business
7 22 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.55%) SharePoint
9 13 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.71%) Confluence
11 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 104 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) Eikon
3 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.24%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 199 (47.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (29.08%) Office 365
3 31 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.36%) OneDrive
6 9 (2.13%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.89%) G Suite
8 5 (1.18%) IaaS
8 5 (1.18%) PaaS
9 4 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.71%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 121 (28.61%) DNS
2 118 (27.90%) DHCP
3 86 (20.33%) Firewall
4 60 (14.18%) LAN
5 59 (13.95%) WAN
6 47 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 39 (9.22%) SAN
8 34 (8.04%) VLAN
9 32 (7.57%) VPN
10 23 (5.44%) Skype
11 20 (4.73%) Wireless
12 19 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (4.26%) VoIP
14 15 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (2.84%) MPLS
15 12 (2.84%) NAS
15 12 (2.84%) WLAN
16 10 (2.36%) IPsec
16 10 (2.36%) SMTP
17 9 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 114 (26.95%) MongoDB
3 70 (16.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 55 (13.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.71%) MySQL
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.24%) InterBase
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 114 (26.95%) TeamCity
2 11 (2.60%) MSI
2 11 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.95%) WinDbg
4 3 (0.71%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.71%) JIRA
4 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.47%) Chocolatey
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (11.82%) Finance
2 11 (2.60%) Legal
3 9 (2.13%) Banking
4 8 (1.89%) Law
5 7 (1.65%) Back Office
5 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.42%) Marketing
7 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.95%) Advertising
8 4 (0.95%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (26.24%) .NET Developer
1 111 (26.24%) Developer
1 111 (26.24%) Messaging Developer
2 83 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 59 (13.95%) Support Engineer
4 51 (12.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 45 (10.64%) Analyst
6 36 (8.51%) IT Support
7 30 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
8 29 (6.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 28 (6.62%) Desktop Support
10 26 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (5.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (5.91%) IT Engineer
12 23 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
14 20 (4.73%) Administrator
14 20 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
14 20 (4.73%) Server Engineer
15 18 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (29.08%) .NET
2 117 (27.66%) ASP.NET
3 114 (26.95%) AngularJS
3 114 (26.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 114 (26.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 114 (26.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 114 (26.95%) KnockoutJS
3 114 (26.95%) MSMQ
3 114 (26.95%) Node.js
3 114 (26.95%) RabbitMQ
3 114 (26.95%) RESTful
3 114 (26.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 114 (26.95%) WPF
4 13 (3.07%) Web Services
5 9 (2.13%) WAP
6 5 (1.18%) LDAP
7 2 (0.47%) HTML
7 2 (0.47%) HTML5
7 2 (0.47%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.47%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.67%) Clustering
3 17 (4.02%) User Experience
4 16 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.55%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.60%) PKI
7 10 (2.36%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.13%) Replication
9 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.18%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.71%) Fintech
13 3 (0.71%) iPad
13 3 (0.71%) iPhone
13 3 (0.71%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 279 (65.96%) Windows
2 211 (49.88%) Windows Server
3 134 (31.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 123 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (22.46%) Windows 7
6 81 (19.15%) Windows 10
7 56 (13.24%) Linux
8 31 (7.33%) Windows 8
9 27 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 14 (3.31%) Android
12 12 (2.84%) CentOS
13 11 (2.60%) Unix
14 8 (1.89%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.89%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.65%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (26.95%) Dependency Injection
2 114 (26.95%) Kanban
2 114 (26.95%) Multithreading
2 114 (26.95%) MVC
2 114 (26.95%) TDD
2 114 (26.95%) Web Application Development
3 111 (26.24%) OO
4 97 (22.93%) ITIL
5 47 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 40 (9.46%) Patch Management
7 27 (6.38%) Security Patching
8 23 (5.44%) Change Management
8 23 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 21 (4.96%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.73%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (4.49%) Migration
12 18 (4.26%) Capacity Management
12 18 (4.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.66%) C#
2 114 (26.95%) F#
2 114 (26.95%) Ruby
3 81 (19.15%) PowerShell
4 65 (15.37%) SQL
5 25 (5.91%) VBScript
6 7 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.95%) VB
9 3 (0.71%) Perl
9 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.47%) C
10 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (10.17%) MCSE
3 24 (5.67%) MCSA
4 18 (4.26%) MCP
5 16 (3.78%) Degree
6 14 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (2.13%) MCITP
9 7 (1.65%) CCNA
9 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.65%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.42%) CISSP
11 5 (1.18%) MCTS
12 4 (0.95%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.95%) SSCP
13 3 (0.71%) CCNP
13 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.33%) SLA
2 18 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.95%) QA
6 3 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 250 (59.10%) Active Directory
2 135 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (18.91%) Hyper-V
4 48 (11.35%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (9.22%) vSphere
6 32 (7.57%) XenApp
7 18 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (4.02%) BitLocker
8 17 (4.02%) DFS Replication
9 16 (3.78%) XenDesktop
10 10 (2.36%) Firmware
10 10 (2.36%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.65%) NFS
11 7 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.42%) KVM
12 6 (1.42%) oVirt
12 6 (1.42%) pfSense
12 6 (1.42%) Samba
12 6 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 114 (26.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 114 (26.95%) Kibana
2 112 (26.48%) SCCM
3 41 (9.69%) SCOM
4 33 (7.80%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.55%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (3.07%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (2.84%) Nessus
9 10 (2.36%) Puppet
9 10 (2.36%) SCOrch
9 10 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (2.36%) vRealize
10 8 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (1.65%) WMI
12 6 (1.42%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.42%) Bacula
12 6 (1.42%) HP SIM
13 5 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 347 (82.03%) Microsoft
2 196 (46.34%) VMware
3 75 (17.73%) Citrix
4 72 (17.02%) Cisco
5 56 (13.24%) Symantec
6 40 (9.46%) HP
7 27 (6.38%) Sophos
8 23 (5.44%) CommVault
8 23 (5.44%) Dell
8 23 (5.44%) Ivanti
8 23 (5.44%) McAfee
9 22 (5.20%) NetApp
10 19 (4.49%) Avaya
11 18 (4.26%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.26%) Veeam
12 15 (3.55%) Apple
12 15 (3.55%) Lumension
12 15 (3.55%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.13%) Adobe
14 8 (1.89%) Remedy