Period
to 23 October 2020

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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 512 666 769
Rank change year-on-year +154 +103 -43
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 167 460 422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.09% 2.60% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 116 359 321
Median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £57,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +3.23%

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 7,987 17,707 17,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 12.96% 10.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6,572 13,370 13,855
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,855 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 October 2020.

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 23 October 2020. 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 +142 164 £40,000 +0.58% 25
UK excluding London +122 113 £38,500 +10.00% 23
South East +204 56 £35,000 +7.69% 7
London +207 54 £52,500 +16.67% 2
North of England +87 22 £57,500 +64.29% 9
North West +93 16 £57,500 +78.29% 5
East of England +124 15 £36,000 +24.14% 1
Midlands +80 13 £36,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +78 12 £36,000 -27.27% 3
South West +91 4 £30,000 -9.09% 3
Yorkshire +70 4 £27,500 -24.66% 1
Work from Home +26 4 £38,750 -22.50% 4
Scotland +96 3 £42,500 +11.11%
North East +18 2 £43,000 +79.17% 3
East Midlands +83 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, 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.

1 153 (91.62%) Windows
2 135 (80.84%) Active Directory
3 111 (66.47%) Microsoft
4 109 (65.27%) Windows Server
5 93 (55.69%) VMware
6 81 (48.50%) DNS
7 79 (47.31%) PowerShell
8 78 (46.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 75 (44.91%) Azure
10 72 (43.11%) DHCP
11 71 (42.51%) SCCM
12 54 (32.34%) Office 365
13 52 (31.14%) Windows Server 2016
14 50 (29.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (29.34%) Security Cleared
16 46 (27.54%) Linux
17 44 (26.35%) DV Cleared
18 41 (24.55%) Finance
19 39 (23.35%) Microsoft Office
19 39 (23.35%) Patch Management
20 38 (22.75%) SQL
20 38 (22.75%) Hyper-V
21 36 (21.56%) Disaster Recovery
22 33 (19.76%) Firewall
22 33 (19.76%) ITIL
23 32 (19.16%) Windows 10
24 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
25 30 (17.96%) SCOM
25 30 (17.96%) LAN
26 29 (17.37%) Azure Active Directory

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 25 (14.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.19%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.40%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (23.35%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (6.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 75 (44.91%) Azure
2 54 (32.34%) Office 365
3 29 (17.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (6.59%) IaaS
4 11 (6.59%) SaaS
5 9 (5.39%) PaaS
6 8 (4.79%) OneDrive
7 5 (2.99%) AWS
8 4 (2.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 81 (48.50%) DNS
2 72 (43.11%) DHCP
3 33 (19.76%) Firewall
4 30 (17.96%) LAN
5 22 (13.17%) SAN
6 16 (9.58%) VPN
7 15 (8.98%) TCP/IP
7 15 (8.98%) WAN
7 15 (8.98%) Wireless
8 14 (8.38%) SSL
9 13 (7.78%) WLAN
10 12 (7.19%) Skype
11 11 (6.59%) DMARC
12 9 (5.39%) NAS
12 9 (5.39%) Network Security
13 8 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (4.79%) VoIP
14 7 (4.19%) Internet
15 3 (1.80%) FTP
15 3 (1.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) JIRA
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Law
3 12 (7.19%) Legal
4 10 (5.99%) Military
5 3 (1.80%) Back Office
5 3 (1.80%) Banking
5 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (13.77%) Analyst
2 23 (13.77%) Server Engineer
3 21 (12.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 18 (10.78%) IT Engineer
5 17 (10.18%) Team Leader
6 14 (8.38%) Administrator
6 14 (8.38%) IT Support
6 14 (8.38%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Support Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Azure Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 13 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (7.19%) Active Directory Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Identity Management Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) IT Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Network Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.60%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.78%) Driving Licence
3 13 (7.78%) Replication
4 11 (6.59%) Client/Server
4 11 (6.59%) CMDB
5 9 (5.39%) Fat Client
5 9 (5.39%) Thin Client
6 8 (4.79%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.40%) Clustering
9 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.80%) PKI
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.20%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.20%) User Experience
10 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.60%) Eurex
11 1 (0.60%) iPhone
11 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 153 (91.62%) Windows
2 109 (65.27%) Windows Server
3 52 (31.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 50 (29.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (27.54%) Linux
6 32 (19.16%) Windows 10
7 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (8.98%) Windows 7
11 12 (7.19%) CentOS
12 5 (2.99%) Android
13 4 (2.40%) Debian
13 4 (2.40%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.40%) Unix
14 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.35%) Patch Management
2 36 (21.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (19.76%) ITIL
4 29 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (10.18%) Network Management
6 17 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.58%) Server Management
7 16 (9.58%) Service Delivery
7 16 (9.58%) Storage Management
7 16 (9.58%) Virtual Environments
8 14 (8.38%) Data Protection
8 14 (8.38%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.38%) Validation
9 13 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (7.78%) Identity Management
9 13 (7.78%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (7.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (7.78%) Proactive Management
10 12 (7.19%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.31%) PowerShell
2 38 (22.75%) SQL
3 11 (6.59%) VB
4 5 (2.99%) Python
5 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (29.34%) Security Cleared
2 44 (26.35%) DV Cleared
3 18 (10.78%) SC Cleared
4 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (8.38%) MCSA
6 12 (7.19%) MCSE
7 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.40%) Degree
9 3 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.20%) LFCE
10 2 (1.20%) LFCS
10 2 (1.20%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (1.20%) MCITP
10 2 (1.20%) RHCE
10 2 (1.20%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.20%) VCAP
11 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.60%) VCP5
11 1 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.18%) SLA
2 11 (6.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.40%) GDPR
4 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.80%) QA
5 2 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 135 (80.84%) Active Directory
2 78 (46.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (22.75%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.58%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (8.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (8.98%) vSphere
6 13 (7.78%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (7.78%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (6.59%) VMware Server
8 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.20%) XenApp
10 1 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (42.51%) SCCM
2 30 (17.96%) SCOM
3 16 (9.58%) NetBackup
4 13 (7.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 13 (7.78%) SCVMM
5 11 (6.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (4.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.80%) Control-M
8 3 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.20%) SnapMirror
9 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.60%) Nessus
10 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 111 (66.47%) Microsoft
2 93 (55.69%) VMware
3 27 (16.17%) HP
4 25 (14.97%) Symantec
5 24 (14.37%) Citrix
5 24 (14.37%) SolarWinds
6 21 (12.57%) Sophos
7 16 (9.58%) Cisco
8 15 (8.98%) EMC
8 15 (8.98%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.39%) Apple
9 9 (5.39%) Veeam
10 7 (4.19%) NetApp
11 6 (3.59%) Adobe
11 6 (3.59%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.59%) Polycom
12 3 (1.80%) BMC
12 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.20%) Sage