Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 669 786 711
Rank change year-on-year +117 -75 +55
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 450 416 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.44% 2.36% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 359 328 481
UK median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +6.67%

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 18,475 17,648 15,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 10.52% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,898 14,048 12,814
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 16 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 18 September 2019. 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 +115 433 £37,500 -11.76% 78
UK excluding London +120 322 £36,000 -10.00% 75
North of England +87 133 £35,750 -4.67% 20
London +35 115 £45,000 -5.26% 9
Yorkshire +36 75 £37,500 -6.25% 13
South East +59 66 £32,500 -13.33% 16
North West +42 53 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Midlands +34 53 £45,000 +5.88% 12
West Midlands +19 48 £46,250 +8.82% 9
South West +24 37 £32,750 -22.94% 13
East of England +68 26 £36,500 -18.89% 8
North East +29 5 £24,000 -31.43% 3
East Midlands +19 5 £33,268 -16.83% 3
Scotland +12 4 £37,250 - 2
Wales +9 2 £27,250 -39.44% 3
Northern Ireland -9 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 383 (85.11%) Windows
2 359 (79.78%) Active Directory
3 283 (62.89%) Windows Server
4 278 (61.78%) Microsoft
5 258 (57.33%) VMware
6 229 (50.89%) DNS
7 199 (44.22%) Office 365
8 195 (43.33%) DHCP
9 186 (41.33%) SCCM
10 179 (39.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 177 (39.33%) Firewall
12 158 (35.11%) Azure
13 157 (34.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 156 (34.67%) ITIL
15 155 (34.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 141 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 139 (30.89%) Cisco
17 139 (30.89%) Windows 10
18 132 (29.33%) PowerShell
19 127 (28.22%) Microsoft Certification
20 126 (28.00%) Hyper-V
21 110 (24.44%) VPN
22 109 (24.22%) SQL Server
23 102 (22.67%) WAN
24 100 (22.22%) Citrix
25 98 (21.78%) LAN
26 96 (21.33%) Linux
27 94 (20.89%) TCP/IP
28 92 (20.44%) MS Exchange
28 92 (20.44%) 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 92 (20.44%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.33%) SharePoint
3 45 (10.00%) IIS
4 42 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (8.67%) Skype for Business
6 25 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (3.11%) SAS
9 13 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 9 (2.00%) Confluence
11 7 (1.56%) Apache
12 3 (0.67%) JBoss
12 3 (0.67%) WildFly
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 90 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.44%) Workfront
2 9 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.00%) Exchequer
3 7 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.56%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (1.56%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 199 (44.22%) Office 365
2 158 (35.11%) Azure
3 51 (11.33%) AWS
4 42 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (3.56%) SaaS
6 13 (2.89%) IaaS
7 8 (1.78%) GCP
8 7 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.11%) PaaS
10 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.89%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.22%) G Suite
12 1 (0.22%) Slack
12 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 229 (50.89%) DNS
2 195 (43.33%) DHCP
3 177 (39.33%) Firewall
4 110 (24.44%) VPN
5 102 (22.67%) WAN
6 98 (21.78%) LAN
7 94 (20.89%) TCP/IP
8 92 (20.44%) SAN
9 52 (11.56%) Remote Desktop
10 47 (10.44%) VLAN
10 47 (10.44%) Wireless
11 40 (8.89%) NAS
12 32 (7.11%) VoIP
13 31 (6.89%) Skype
14 28 (6.22%) MPLS
15 25 (5.56%) PBX
16 23 (5.11%) Internet
17 22 (4.89%) iSCSI
18 20 (4.44%) SMTP
18 20 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (1.78%) MySQL
4 8 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2017
6 5 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (5.11%) JIRA
2 13 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.33%) Terragrunt
4 6 (1.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.89%) MSI
6 3 (0.67%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.67%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.22%) WinDbg
General
1 53 (11.78%) Finance
2 35 (7.78%) Retail
3 17 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.44%) Law
5 9 (2.00%) Automotive
5 9 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.78%) Local Government
6 8 (1.78%) Marketing
7 7 (1.56%) Legal
8 5 (1.11%) Electronics
8 5 (1.11%) Games
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.44%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (29.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 90 (20.00%) Analyst
3 49 (10.89%) IT Engineer
4 46 (10.22%) Support Analyst
5 42 (9.33%) Administrator
6 39 (8.67%) Support Engineer
7 35 (7.78%) IT Support
8 30 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (4.67%) IT Analyst
10 21 (4.67%) IT Support Engineer
11 20 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
11 20 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
11 20 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (4.22%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.78%) Technical Analyst
14 16 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (3.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.33%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.00%) .NET
2 5 (1.11%) SAML
3 4 (0.89%) HTML
4 3 (0.67%) LDAP
4 3 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.22%) COM
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) JSON
5 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 36 (8.00%) Clustering
2 36 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 30 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 23 (5.11%) Replication
5 22 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.22%) CMDB
7 14 (3.11%) Fat Client
7 14 (3.11%) Thin Client
8 13 (2.89%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.44%) Smartphone
11 10 (2.22%) iPhone
12 9 (2.00%) iPad
13 7 (1.56%) FMCG
13 7 (1.56%) LIMS
14 6 (1.33%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 383 (85.11%) Windows
2 283 (62.89%) Windows Server
3 157 (34.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 141 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 139 (30.89%) Windows 10
6 96 (21.33%) Linux
7 75 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 65 (14.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (7.33%) Unix
9 33 (7.33%) Windows 8
10 17 (3.78%) Apple iOS
11 16 (3.56%) CentOS
12 15 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.67%) Android
13 12 (2.67%) Mac OS
14 11 (2.44%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.56%) Debian
16 7 (1.56%) Windows XP
17 5 (1.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (34.67%) ITIL
2 155 (34.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (18.67%) Patch Management
4 61 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 61 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (12.44%) Server Management
6 40 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
7 39 (8.67%) Service Management
8 38 (8.44%) Migration
9 34 (7.56%) Security Patching
10 33 (7.33%) High Availability
11 29 (6.44%) Change Management
11 29 (6.44%) Service Delivery
12 28 (6.22%) Virtual Environments
13 27 (6.00%) Incident Management
13 27 (6.00%) Server Hardening
14 26 (5.78%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (5.78%) Project Delivery
14 26 (5.78%) Project Management
15 25 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 132 (29.33%) PowerShell
2 85 (18.89%) SQL
3 20 (4.44%) Python
4 8 (1.78%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.33%) VB
5 6 (1.33%) VBScript
6 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.11%) VBA
7 4 (0.89%) Java
8 3 (0.67%) C#
8 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.44%) C
9 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (28.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (17.33%) MCSE
3 74 (16.44%) MCSA
4 36 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (7.33%) Security Cleared
6 29 (6.44%) CCNA
7 21 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.78%) CCNP
8 17 (3.78%) Degree
9 15 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.67%) MCITP
11 10 (2.22%) SC Cleared
12 9 (2.00%) VCP5
13 8 (1.78%) MCP
14 7 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.56%) RHCE
15 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.44%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.33%) SLA
2 11 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.56%) GDPR
5 6 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.67%) COBIT
6 3 (0.67%) RMADS
7 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 359 (79.78%) Active Directory
2 179 (39.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 60 (13.33%) vSphere
5 46 (10.22%) XenApp
6 45 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (7.78%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (4.67%) DFS Replication
9 18 (4.00%) Firmware
10 14 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.89%) Terminal Services
12 12 (2.67%) BitLocker
13 11 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (1.78%) Terminal Server
16 7 (1.56%) Docker
16 7 (1.56%) XenDesktop
17 6 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.89%) Xen
19 3 (0.67%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 186 (41.33%) SCCM
2 28 (6.22%) Backup Exec
2 28 (6.22%) SCOM
3 27 (6.00%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (3.78%) SCVMM
4 17 (3.78%) vCenter Server
5 15 (3.33%) Nessus
6 14 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
8 11 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (1.78%) FortiGate
9 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.56%) Perfmon
10 7 (1.56%) Puppet
10 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 7 (1.56%) yum
Vendors
1 278 (61.78%) Microsoft
2 258 (57.33%) VMware
3 139 (30.89%) Cisco
4 100 (22.22%) Citrix
5 57 (12.67%) HP
6 50 (11.11%) Veeam
7 42 (9.33%) Dell
8 37 (8.22%) McAfee
9 36 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 34 (7.56%) Symantec
11 28 (6.22%) Apple
12 24 (5.33%) Sage
13 23 (5.11%) Red Hat
14 21 (4.67%) IBM
14 21 (4.67%) Meraki
14 21 (4.67%) NetApp
15 20 (4.44%) EMC
16 18 (4.00%) CheckPoint
17 17 (3.78%) 3PAR
17 17 (3.78%) Mitel