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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 647 703 678
Rank change year-on-year +56 -25  
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 207 251 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.94% 2.97% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 185 216 209
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +4.28% -7.28%  

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 7050 8445 7947
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.25% 8.09% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5716 6802 6317
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.19% +2.35%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +31 200 £41,500 +10.66% 21
London +67 67 £50,000 +17.64% 8
South East +33 54 £50,000 +17.64% 3
North West +17 34 £42,000 +29.23% 5
Yorkshire +42 20 £31,500 - 2
Manchester -11 20 £34,500 +6.15% 3
City of London +51 17 £55,000 +10.00%
Berkshire +40 15 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cheshire +19 14 £62,500 +85.18% 2
Hampshire +33 13 £40,000 +32.23% 1
Warrington +24 13 £62,500 +85.18% 1
South West +10 12 £32,500 -3.70% 1
West Sussex -1 12 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Crawley +16 11 £50,000 +42.85% 1
East Yorkshire - 11 £27,500 -
Hull - 11 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire +16 9 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Bury - 9 £32,500 - 1
Southampton +22 8 £40,000 +122.22% 1
Slough - 7 £52,500 - 1
Kent +16 6 £57,500 +121.15%
East of England -1 6 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Maidstone - 6 £57,500 -
West Midlands +22 5 £35,000 -14.63% 1
Devon - 5 £32,500 -
Exeter - 5 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire -1 4 £30,500 -28.23%
Reading +23 3 £51,250 +2.50%
Leeds +13 3 £30,000 -4.76%
Wales -1 3 £36,116 +11.12% 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 323 (74.25%) Microsoft
2 320 (73.56%) Windows
3 308 (70.80%) Active Directory
4 230 (52.87%) VMware
5 218 (50.11%) Windows Server
6 166 (38.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 151 (34.71%) DNS
8 150 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 145 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 138 (31.72%) MS Exchange
11 133 (30.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 129 (29.66%) ITIL
13 124 (28.51%) SCCM
14 111 (25.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 111 (25.52%) IIS
14 111 (25.52%) DHCP
15 109 (25.06%) Firewall
16 105 (24.14%) Cisco
17 104 (23.91%) PowerShell
18 103 (23.68%) Citrix
19 96 (22.07%) Linux
20 86 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
20 86 (19.77%) Hyper-V
21 82 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
22 81 (18.62%) MS Excel
23 80 (18.39%) .NET
24 78 (17.93%) C#
25 77 (17.70%) ASP.NET
25 77 (17.70%) MSMQ
25 77 (17.70%) 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
1 138 (31.72%) MS Exchange
2 111 (25.52%) IIS
3 77 (17.70%) Elasticsearch
4 61 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (11.72%) SharePoint
6 48 (11.03%) Skype for Business
7 44 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.61%) Apache
11 5 (1.15%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.69%) Documentum
14 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.46%) SAS
15 1 (0.23%) CMS
15 1 (0.23%) Confluence
15 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 81 (18.62%) MS Excel
2 55 (12.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Eikon
3 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.46%) Workfront
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 111 (25.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (16.78%) Office 365
3 23 (5.29%) SaaS
4 13 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.92%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.69%) G Suite
7 3 (0.69%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.46%) Akamai
8 2 (0.46%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 151 (34.71%) DNS
2 111 (25.52%) DHCP
3 109 (25.06%) Firewall
4 72 (16.55%) TCP/IP
5 66 (15.17%) SAN
6 49 (11.26%) VPN
7 47 (10.80%) VLAN
7 47 (10.80%) WAN
8 46 (10.57%) LAN
9 35 (8.05%) Skype
10 33 (7.59%) VoIP
11 24 (5.52%) Network Security
12 23 (5.29%) Internet
13 21 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (2.76%) IP Telephony
15 12 (2.76%) Wireless
16 10 (2.30%) MPLS
17 9 (2.07%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 77 (17.70%) MongoDB
3 74 (17.01%) SQL Server 2014
4 30 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.69%) MySQL
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.23%) DB2
10 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) OLAP
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 77 (17.70%) TeamCity
2 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.46%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (16.78%) Finance
2 33 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.68%) Back Office
4 15 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.07%) Marketing
5 9 (2.07%) Retail
6 7 (1.61%) Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.15%) Electronics
8 4 (0.92%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 99 (22.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (17.70%) .NET Developer
2 77 (17.70%) Developer
2 77 (17.70%) Messaging Developer
3 69 (15.86%) Support Engineer
4 64 (14.71%) Analyst
5 55 (12.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 45 (10.34%) Administrator
7 41 (9.43%) Support Analyst
8 40 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (8.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 39 (8.97%) IT Support
10 35 (8.05%) Infrastructure Support
11 31 (7.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
12 28 (6.44%) IT Engineer
12 28 (6.44%) IT Support Engineer
12 28 (6.44%) VMware Engineer
13 27 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
15 24 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.39%) .NET
2 77 (17.70%) AngularJS
2 77 (17.70%) ASP.NET
2 77 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 77 (17.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 77 (17.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 77 (17.70%) KnockoutJS
2 77 (17.70%) MSMQ
2 77 (17.70%) Node.js
2 77 (17.70%) RabbitMQ
2 77 (17.70%) RESTful
2 77 (17.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 77 (17.70%) WPF
3 10 (2.30%) LAMP
4 8 (1.84%) Web Services
5 5 (1.15%) HTML
6 4 (0.92%) XML
7 3 (0.69%) COM
8 2 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.46%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 45 (10.34%) Clustering
3 24 (5.52%) PKI
4 21 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.60%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.68%) Replication
7 14 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.30%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.15%) AS400
10 5 (1.15%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.92%) HP Storage
11 4 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
11 4 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.69%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 320 (73.56%) Windows
2 218 (50.11%) Windows Server
3 150 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 133 (30.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (22.07%) Linux
6 52 (11.95%) Windows 7
7 46 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (7.82%) Unix
8 34 (7.82%) Windows 10
9 16 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.07%) Solaris
12 8 (1.84%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.15%) AIX
14 5 (1.15%) Android
14 5 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.92%) CentOS
15 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (29.66%) ITIL
2 82 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (17.70%) Dependency Injection
3 77 (17.70%) Kanban
3 77 (17.70%) Multithreading
3 77 (17.70%) MVC
3 77 (17.70%) OO
3 77 (17.70%) TDD
3 77 (17.70%) Web Application Development
4 33 (7.59%) Information Security
5 25 (5.75%) Release Management
6 24 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.29%) Patch Management
7 23 (5.29%) Project Management
8 22 (5.06%) Change Management
8 22 (5.06%) SIEM
9 21 (4.83%) Service Delivery
10 20 (4.60%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (4.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (4.37%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 78 (17.93%) C#
3 77 (17.70%) F#
3 77 (17.70%) Ruby
4 73 (16.78%) SQL
5 18 (4.14%) VB
6 16 (3.68%) VBScript
7 11 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.15%) Python
10 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.46%) Java
11 2 (0.46%) Perl
11 2 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) C
12 1 (0.23%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (15.63%) MCSE
3 48 (11.03%) MCSA
4 37 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (7.82%) CCNA
6 25 (5.75%) Degree
7 22 (5.06%) MCP
8 17 (3.91%) Security Cleared
9 16 (3.68%) GCIH
10 15 (3.45%) GIAC
11 13 (2.99%) MCITP
12 11 (2.53%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.30%) MCDST
14 7 (1.61%) CCNP
14 7 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.15%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.92%) CCA
16 4 (0.92%) CCAA
16 4 (0.92%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.75%) PCI DSS
2 20 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.45%) SLA
4 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.92%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.46%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) COSO
6 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
System Software
1 308 (70.80%) Active Directory
2 166 (38.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (19.77%) Hyper-V
4 67 (15.40%) vSphere
5 61 (14.02%) XenApp
6 54 (12.41%) Terminal Services
7 37 (8.51%) XenDesktop
8 27 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (3.91%) VMware ESX
11 15 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.84%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.38%) KVM
13 6 (1.38%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.15%) XenServer
15 4 (0.92%) Firmware
15 4 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 124 (28.51%) SCCM
2 77 (17.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 77 (17.70%) Kibana
3 43 (9.89%) SCOM
4 27 (6.21%) Backup Exec
5 23 (5.29%) Nessus
6 21 (4.83%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (3.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (2.53%) Nagios
10 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (1.61%) Puppet
12 6 (1.38%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.38%) HP SIM
12 6 (1.38%) MOM
12 6 (1.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 323 (74.25%) Microsoft
2 230 (52.87%) VMware
3 105 (24.14%) Cisco
4 103 (23.68%) Citrix
5 72 (16.55%) HP
6 41 (9.43%) Dell
7 40 (9.20%) NetApp
8 36 (8.28%) Intel Security
9 31 (7.13%) Avaya
10 30 (6.90%) Symantec
11 27 (6.21%) Veeam
12 25 (5.75%) Apple
13 19 (4.37%) Qualys
13 19 (4.37%) Red Hat
14 18 (4.14%) Sophos
15 15 (3.45%) SonicWALL
16 12 (2.76%) TOWER Software
17 10 (2.30%) Forcepoint
17 10 (2.30%) Mitel
18 9 (2.07%) F5
Bury, Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dagenham, Essex
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £22,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
XLN Telecom
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Bloomberg
Salary: Additional benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
The SmartList
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago