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 3 months to 27 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 652 645 735
Rank change year-on-year -7 +90  
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 234 294 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.15% 3.46% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 207 261 199
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.47% -6.00%  

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7426 8498 8052
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.52% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5928 6914 6377
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WSUS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 228 £40,000 - 21
London +39 74 £50,000 +17.64% 10
South East +13 60 £42,500 +2.40% 3
North West -15 37 £40,000 +12.67% 3
Manchester -10 25 £35,000 -1.40% 2
Yorkshire +17 21 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Berkshire +29 17 £45,000 +1.12% 1
West Sussex +7 15 £50,000 +25.00% 1
West Yorkshire +6 15 £33,500 +19.64% 1
Hampshire +34 12 £40,000 +32.23%
Oxfordshire +2 12 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshire - 12 £62,500 - 1
Warrington - 12 £62,500 - 1
Crawley +12 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bury -7 11 £32,500 -8.45%
East of England -11 11 £31,000 +14.81% 1
West Midlands +1 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
City of London +17 9 £52,500 +5.52% 4
Hertfordshire +6 9 £28,000 +7.69% 1
Southampton +16 8 £40,000 +122.22%
South West -5 8 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands +24 7 £35,571 -22.67%
Leeds +15 7 £24,000 -26.71%
Slough +12 7 £45,000 +3.44% 1
Watford -4 7 - - 1
Bradford +2 6 £35,000 -20.45%
Reading +12 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Devon +3 5 £32,500 +20.37%
Leicestershire - 5 £35,571 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 341 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 328 (72.57%) Active Directory
3 316 (69.91%) Windows
4 235 (51.99%) VMware
5 216 (47.79%) Windows Server
6 184 (40.71%) DNS
7 161 (35.62%) MS Exchange
7 161 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 153 (33.85%) SQL Server
9 149 (32.96%) SCCM
10 148 (32.74%) DHCP
11 140 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 137 (30.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 131 (28.98%) ITIL
14 123 (27.21%) Firewall
15 116 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 114 (25.22%) PowerShell
17 109 (24.12%) Office 365
18 107 (23.67%) Citrix
19 100 (22.12%) TCP/IP
20 99 (21.90%) IIS
21 97 (21.46%) Linux
22 91 (20.13%) Hyper-V
23 86 (19.03%) Cisco
24 85 (18.81%) .NET
25 83 (18.36%) SQL
26 82 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
27 81 (17.92%) C#
28 79 (17.48%) HP
29 78 (17.26%) OO

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
1 161 (35.62%) MS Exchange
2 99 (21.90%) IIS
3 78 (17.26%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (13.94%) SharePoint
5 56 (12.39%) Skype for Business
6 38 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (3.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (2.88%) Apache
10 12 (2.65%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.77%) FileNet
12 6 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.33%) SAS
13 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.11%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.66%) Documentum
14 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (14.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.77%) iTrent
3 8 (1.77%) ResourceLink
4 7 (1.55%) Workfront
5 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.44%) Eikon
6 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 116 (25.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (24.12%) Office 365
3 18 (3.98%) SaaS
4 15 (3.32%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.43%) PaaS
6 8 (1.77%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 8 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.33%) IaaS
9 4 (0.88%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.66%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.44%) Akamai
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.22%) G Suite
12 1 (0.22%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 184 (40.71%) DNS
2 148 (32.74%) DHCP
3 123 (27.21%) Firewall
4 100 (22.12%) TCP/IP
5 72 (15.93%) LAN
6 71 (15.71%) SAN
7 67 (14.82%) WAN
8 53 (11.73%) VLAN
9 51 (11.28%) VPN
10 49 (10.84%) Skype
11 31 (6.86%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (6.42%) VoIP
13 24 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (5.31%) Internet
14 23 (5.09%) MPLS
15 18 (3.98%) Network Security
16 17 (3.76%) IP Telephony
17 15 (3.32%) iSCSI
18 13 (2.88%) Wireless
19 10 (2.21%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 78 (17.26%) MongoDB
3 71 (15.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 28 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.77%) MySQL
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (17.26%) TeamCity
2 10 (2.21%) JIRA
3 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.66%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.44%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 78 (17.26%) Finance
2 26 (5.75%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.98%) Banking
5 15 (3.32%) Back Office
6 13 (2.88%) Marketing
6 13 (2.88%) Retail
7 10 (2.21%) Electronics
8 8 (1.77%) Games
9 7 (1.55%) Law
10 4 (0.88%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (22.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 97 (21.46%) Analyst
3 78 (17.26%) .NET Developer
3 78 (17.26%) Developer
3 78 (17.26%) Messaging Developer
4 70 (15.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 65 (14.38%) Support Analyst
6 62 (13.72%) Support Engineer
7 61 (13.50%) Infrastructure Support
8 58 (12.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 58 (12.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 51 (11.28%) IT Support
10 50 (11.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 40 (8.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 39 (8.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (8.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
13 37 (8.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 33 (7.30%) Administrator
15 30 (6.64%) Systems Administrator
16 29 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.81%) .NET
2 78 (17.26%) AngularJS
2 78 (17.26%) ASP.NET
2 78 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 78 (17.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 78 (17.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 78 (17.26%) KnockoutJS
2 78 (17.26%) MSMQ
2 78 (17.26%) Node.js
2 78 (17.26%) RabbitMQ
2 78 (17.26%) RESTful
2 78 (17.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 78 (17.26%) WPF
3 16 (3.54%) Web Services
4 10 (2.21%) SailPoint
5 9 (1.99%) HTML
5 9 (1.99%) LAMP
6 8 (1.77%) CSS
7 4 (0.88%) COM
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.50%) Clustering
2 45 (9.96%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.65%) PKI
4 17 (3.76%) Driving Licence
5 16 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.88%) Smartphone
7 12 (2.65%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.43%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.43%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.21%) iPad
9 10 (2.21%) Replication
10 8 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (1.77%) IVR
11 7 (1.55%) RSA SecurID
11 7 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.11%) AS400
13 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.11%) HP Storage
13 5 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 316 (69.91%) Windows
2 216 (47.79%) Windows Server
3 140 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (30.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (21.46%) Linux
6 58 (12.83%) Windows 7
7 38 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (5.53%) Unix
8 25 (5.53%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.88%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.65%) Android
11 12 (2.65%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.55%) Solaris
14 5 (1.11%) CentOS
15 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (28.98%) ITIL
2 82 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (17.26%) Dependency Injection
3 78 (17.26%) Kanban
3 78 (17.26%) Multithreading
3 78 (17.26%) MVC
3 78 (17.26%) OO
3 78 (17.26%) TDD
3 78 (17.26%) Web Application Development
4 27 (5.97%) Project Management
5 26 (5.75%) Release Management
6 23 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (4.87%) Information Security
8 21 (4.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 18 (3.98%) Change Control
9 18 (3.98%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.98%) Mentoring
10 17 (3.76%) Incident Management
10 17 (3.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 83 (18.36%) SQL
3 81 (17.92%) C#
4 78 (17.26%) F#
4 78 (17.26%) Ruby
5 23 (5.09%) VBScript
6 15 (3.32%) VB
7 10 (2.21%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.77%) PHP
8 8 (1.77%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.88%) Java
10 4 (0.88%) Python
10 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (12.83%) MCSE
3 31 (6.86%) MCSA
4 23 (5.09%) Security Cleared
5 21 (4.65%) MCP
6 19 (4.20%) CCNA
6 19 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.10%) CISSP
8 13 (2.88%) GIAC
8 13 (2.88%) MCDST
9 11 (2.43%) DBS Check
10 10 (2.21%) CISA
10 10 (2.21%) CISM
10 10 (2.21%) Degree
10 10 (2.21%) GISF
10 10 (2.21%) GSEC
11 9 (1.99%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.33%) MCITP
12 6 (1.33%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.99%) SLA
3 6 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.88%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) COSO
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 328 (72.57%) Active Directory
2 161 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (20.13%) Hyper-V
4 70 (15.49%) vSphere
5 68 (15.04%) Terminal Services
6 66 (14.60%) XenApp
7 61 (13.50%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (8.41%) XenDesktop
9 16 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
10 13 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.43%) KVM
11 11 (2.43%) XenServer
12 9 (1.99%) DFS Replication
13 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.11%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.88%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.44%) NFS
15 2 (0.44%) pfSense
15 2 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 149 (32.96%) SCCM
2 78 (17.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 78 (17.26%) Kibana
3 38 (8.41%) SCOM
4 37 (8.19%) Backup Exec
5 25 (5.53%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (3.76%) vCenter Server
8 16 (3.54%) Nessus
9 15 (3.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (3.10%) QRadar
11 13 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (2.65%) Nexpose
13 10 (2.21%) Core Impact
13 10 (2.21%) OpenVAS
13 10 (2.21%) PowerBroker
13 10 (2.21%) RSA Security Analytics
14 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (1.99%) NetBackup
15 8 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 341 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 235 (51.99%) VMware
3 107 (23.67%) Citrix
4 86 (19.03%) Cisco
5 79 (17.48%) HP
6 56 (12.39%) Dell
7 51 (11.28%) NetApp
8 47 (10.40%) McAfee
9 46 (10.18%) Symantec
10 36 (7.96%) Apple
11 34 (7.52%) Avaya
12 28 (6.19%) Sophos
13 25 (5.53%) Veeam
14 17 (3.76%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.76%) Splunk
15 16 (3.54%) F5
16 15 (3.32%) CyberArk
17 14 (3.10%) CheckPoint
17 14 (3.10%) Palo Alto
18 13 (2.88%) Red Hat
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
William-Arthur & Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus additional benefits as detailed
Posted: 3 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Spire Healthcare
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
XLN Telecom
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago