Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 624 607 723
Rank change year-on-year -17 +116 +49
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 128 447 432
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 2.81% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 127 334 338
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,800 £24,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -9.33%

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 10,368 15,898 17,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.38% 12.77% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8,533 12,256 13,556
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,290
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.73% +9.12%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WSUS.

Salary trend for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WSUS over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 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 +18 122 £40,000 - 21
UK excluding London +14 105 £40,000 +1.27% 21
North of England +40 40 £40,000 +0.82% 11
South East +93 26 £36,500 +1.25% 2
North West +70 25 £47,500 +42.01% 7
London +134 21 £55,000 +12.24% 2
Midlands +54 20 £40,000 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +55 18 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Work from Home -61 15 £40,000 -38.46% 3
Yorkshire -12 13 £30,500 -23.75% 4
South West +60 12 £28,000 -37.78%
Scotland +27 4 £45,000 +45.16% 1
East of England +84 3 £25,500 -13.56%
East Midlands +54 2 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North East +17 2 £43,000 +91.11%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 115 (89.84%) Windows
2 108 (84.38%) Active Directory
3 89 (69.53%) Microsoft
4 85 (66.41%) Windows Server
5 78 (60.94%) VMware
6 70 (54.69%) DNS
7 64 (50.00%) Azure
8 63 (49.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (41.41%) DHCP
10 49 (38.28%) PowerShell
11 47 (36.72%) Hyper-V
12 46 (35.94%) SCCM
13 41 (32.03%) ITIL
14 39 (30.47%) Microsoft Office
15 38 (29.69%) Office 365
16 37 (28.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (26.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 32 (25.00%) Windows 10
18 32 (25.00%) Linux
19 30 (23.44%) SQL
19 30 (23.44%) Disaster Recovery
20 29 (22.66%) Firewall
21 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (20.31%) Azure Active Directory
21 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2016
22 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
22 25 (19.53%) Citrix
22 25 (19.53%) MCSE
23 24 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
24 23 (17.97%) 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 20 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (7.81%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.91%) IIS
5 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (30.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 64 (50.00%) Azure
2 38 (29.69%) Office 365
3 26 (20.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (10.16%) IaaS
4 13 (10.16%) SaaS
5 10 (7.81%) AWS
5 10 (7.81%) PaaS
6 4 (3.13%) Mimecast
6 4 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 70 (54.69%) DNS
2 53 (41.41%) DHCP
3 29 (22.66%) Firewall
4 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
5 23 (17.97%) SAN
6 21 (16.41%) LAN
6 21 (16.41%) VPN
7 17 (13.28%) WAN
8 14 (10.94%) NAS
9 11 (8.59%) VLAN
10 10 (7.81%) Wireless
11 9 (7.03%) Network Security
11 9 (7.03%) WLAN
12 8 (6.25%) SSL
13 7 (5.47%) FTP
13 7 (5.47%) IPsec
13 7 (5.47%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (3.91%) Internet
14 5 (3.91%) Skype
15 3 (2.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Law
2 10 (7.81%) Legal
3 8 (6.25%) Marketing
4 7 (5.47%) Electronics
5 5 (3.91%) Back Office
5 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.13%) Military
7 3 (2.34%) Local Government
7 3 (2.34%) Retail
8 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.56%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) IT Engineer
2 37 (28.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (17.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (16.41%) Systems Engineer
5 17 (13.28%) Azure Engineer
5 17 (13.28%) Support Engineer
6 16 (12.50%) IT Support
7 14 (10.94%) Analyst
7 14 (10.94%) Server Engineer
8 12 (9.38%) Storage Engineer
9 11 (8.59%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (7.81%) IT Analyst
10 10 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (7.81%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (7.03%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (7.03%) Identity Management Engineer
12 8 (6.25%) Administrator
12 8 (6.25%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
13 7 (5.47%) IT Support Engineer
13 7 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) Apache NiFi
1 2 (1.56%) Kafka
1 2 (1.56%) LDAP
1 2 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) COM
2 1 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.50%) Replication
3 11 (8.59%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
4 7 (5.47%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.91%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.91%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.56%) Clustering
8 2 (1.56%) CMDB
8 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.56%) PKI
8 2 (1.56%) User Experience
8 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.78%) iPhone
9 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 115 (89.84%) Windows
2 85 (66.41%) Windows Server
3 37 (28.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (25.00%) Linux
4 32 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.69%) Mac OS
12 4 (3.13%) CentOS
13 3 (2.34%) Android
13 3 (2.34%) Debian
14 2 (1.56%) FreeNAS
14 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.56%) Unix
14 2 (1.56%) VMS
14 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) ITIL
2 34 (26.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (23.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (17.97%) Project Management
5 17 (13.28%) Patch Management
6 16 (12.50%) Service Management
6 16 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (10.94%) Storage Management
8 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
8 13 (10.16%) ITSM
8 13 (10.16%) Server Management
8 13 (10.16%) Service Delivery
9 12 (9.38%) Change Control
10 11 (8.59%) Network Management
11 10 (7.81%) Asset Management
11 10 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.81%) Identity Management
11 10 (7.81%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (7.03%) Data Analysis
12 9 (7.03%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.28%) PowerShell
2 30 (23.44%) SQL
3 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.91%) Python
5 2 (1.56%) Tcl
5 2 (1.56%) VB
6 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (19.53%) MCSE
3 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.63%) MCSA
5 15 (11.72%) DV Cleared
6 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.59%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (5.47%) MCITP
9 6 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (3.13%) Degree
10 4 (3.13%) VCP5
10 4 (3.13%) VCP6
10 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.34%) MCP
12 2 (1.56%) LFCE
12 2 (1.56%) LFCS
12 2 (1.56%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (1.56%) RHCE
12 2 (1.56%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) GDPR
3 3 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 63 (49.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (36.72%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.72%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (7.03%) vSphere
7 8 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (3.91%) XenApp
10 2 (1.56%) Docker
10 2 (1.56%) KVM
10 2 (1.56%) NFS
10 2 (1.56%) Samba
10 2 (1.56%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.56%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (35.94%) SCCM
2 23 (17.97%) SCOM
3 16 (12.50%) NetBackup
4 9 (7.03%) Backup Exec
4 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (4.69%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.56%) Ansible
7 2 (1.56%) Control-M
7 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.56%) Puppet
7 2 (1.56%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.56%) Terraform
7 2 (1.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.78%) Nessus
8 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (69.53%) Microsoft
2 78 (60.94%) VMware
3 25 (19.53%) Citrix
4 19 (14.84%) Cisco
5 17 (13.28%) HP
5 17 (13.28%) NetApp
6 15 (11.72%) EMC
6 15 (11.72%) SolarWinds
7 14 (10.94%) Sophos
8 13 (10.16%) Symantec
9 11 (8.59%) Veeam
10 10 (7.81%) Red Hat
11 9 (7.03%) Apple
11 9 (7.03%) Ivanti
11 9 (7.03%) Remedy
11 9 (7.03%) ServiceNow
12 7 (5.47%) ZyXEL
13 5 (3.91%) Intel
13 5 (3.91%) McAfee
14 3 (2.34%) Adobe