Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 828 571 695
Rank change year-on-year -257 +124 +120
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 166 234 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.85% 2.29% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 137 192 367
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,250 £36,050 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.77% -3.87% -10.71%
75th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £67,375 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,250 £36,050 £36,500
% change year-on-year -10.54% -1.23% -8.75%

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 19,564 10,218 18,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.22% 15.02% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,059 8,350 14,473
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £58,100
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.27% +5.64%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 31 July 2021.

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 31 July 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 -241 149 £33,250 -7.77% 49
UK excluding London -173 129 £32,250 -10.54% 49
South East -135 40 £28,000 -22.33% 16
North of England -54 36 £40,000 +25.00% 13
London -177 30 £51,250 -2.38% 3
Midlands -85 27 £30,500 +1.67% 10
Work from Home -234 22 £31,000 - 4
North West -25 21 £40,000 -30.43% 10
West Midlands -68 21 £30,500 +1.67% 5
South West -67 9 £30,000 -17.24% 3
Yorkshire -71 9 £32,500 +18.18% 2
East of England -55 8 £23,500 -34.72% 4
Scotland -56 6 £34,000 - 2
East Midlands -61 6 £39,250 -7.65% 5
North East - 6 £33,250 - 1
Wales - 4 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 126 (75.90%) Windows
2 125 (75.30%) Microsoft
3 122 (73.49%) Active Directory
4 106 (63.86%) VMware
5 90 (54.22%) Microsoft 365
6 88 (53.01%) Azure
7 82 (49.40%) Windows Server
8 77 (46.39%) DNS
9 70 (42.17%) SCCM
10 68 (40.96%) DHCP
10 68 (40.96%) Firewall
11 62 (37.35%) Hyper-V
12 61 (36.75%) Social Skills
13 58 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 57 (34.34%) ITIL
15 55 (33.13%) SQL
16 54 (32.53%) PowerShell
17 46 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 45 (27.11%) Microsoft Office
18 45 (27.11%) TCP/IP
19 43 (25.90%) Citrix
20 35 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (21.08%) Windows 10
21 32 (19.28%) Microsoft Intune
21 32 (19.28%) SLA
21 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
22 29 (17.47%) Cisco
22 29 (17.47%) WAN
22 29 (17.47%) LAN
22 29 (17.47%) Veeam

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 28 (16.87%) SharePoint
2 26 (15.66%) IIS
3 17 (10.24%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.81%) Confluence
7 2 (1.20%) Apache
7 2 (1.20%) WordPress
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.60%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (27.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.60%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 90 (54.22%) Microsoft 365
2 88 (53.01%) Azure
3 28 (16.87%) AWS
4 11 (6.63%) IaaS
4 11 (6.63%) PaaS
5 9 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.01%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.81%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.81%) SaaS
8 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.60%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 77 (46.39%) DNS
2 68 (40.96%) DHCP
2 68 (40.96%) Firewall
3 45 (27.11%) TCP/IP
4 29 (17.47%) LAN
4 29 (17.47%) WAN
5 28 (16.87%) VLAN
6 21 (12.65%) SAN
7 13 (7.83%) IP Telephony
8 12 (7.23%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (6.63%) VoIP
10 10 (6.02%) Network Security
11 9 (5.42%) Ethernet
11 9 (5.42%) VPN
12 8 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (4.22%) Wireless
14 6 (3.61%) MPLS
14 6 (3.61%) Skype
15 4 (2.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) Power BI
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) JIRA
2 3 (1.81%) MSI
3 1 (0.60%) Chocolatey
General
1 61 (36.75%) Social Skills
2 22 (13.25%) Finance
3 16 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.01%) Law
6 4 (2.41%) Back Office
7 3 (1.81%) Banking
7 3 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (1.81%) Legal
7 3 (1.81%) Local Government
7 3 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 2 (1.20%) Automotive
8 2 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.60%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.60%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.87%) Analyst
2 23 (13.86%) IT Support
3 20 (12.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.24%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.04%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.43%) IT Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) IT Analyst
7 11 (6.63%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Service Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 8 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (4.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) LDAP
2 3 (1.81%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.20%) SAML
4 1 (0.60%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) LAMP
4 1 (0.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Driving Licence
2 19 (11.45%) Clustering
3 16 (9.64%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.02%) Replication
5 7 (4.22%) PKI
5 7 (4.22%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.01%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.81%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.81%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (75.90%) Windows
2 82 (49.40%) Windows Server
3 35 (21.08%) Windows 10
3 35 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (13.25%) Linux
5 19 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.42%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.01%) VMS
11 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.81%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.81%) Unix
12 3 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.34%) ITIL
2 28 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (15.66%) Server Management
4 22 (13.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (12.65%) CRM
5 21 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (10.84%) Service Management
7 17 (10.24%) Mentoring
7 17 (10.24%) Project Management
7 17 (10.24%) Service Delivery
8 16 (9.64%) Customer-Centricity
8 16 (9.64%) Patch Management
9 15 (9.04%) Server Building
10 14 (8.43%) ITSM
11 13 (7.83%) Change Management
11 13 (7.83%) DevOps
11 13 (7.83%) Knowledge Management
12 11 (6.63%) Storage Management
13 10 (6.02%) Ticket Management
13 10 (6.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.13%) SQL
2 54 (32.53%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.42%) VBScript
4 7 (4.22%) VB
5 6 (3.61%) Python
6 4 (2.41%) C
7 1 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (34.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
3 28 (16.87%) MCSE
4 25 (15.06%) SC Cleared
5 20 (12.05%) MCSA
6 16 (9.64%) Degree
7 13 (7.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (7.23%) CCNA
8 12 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (6.63%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (6.02%) CCA
10 10 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (5.42%) MCP
11 9 (5.42%) MCTS
12 7 (4.22%) MCITP
13 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.81%) GISP
15 3 (1.81%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.28%) SLA
2 10 (6.02%) PMO
3 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.41%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.60%) NIST
System Software
1 122 (73.49%) Active Directory
2 62 (37.35%) Hyper-V
3 46 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (4.82%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (4.82%) XenApp
6 7 (4.22%) vSphere
7 6 (3.61%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.61%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.81%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.81%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (42.17%) SCCM
2 32 (19.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (10.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (9.04%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (9.04%) SCOM
5 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (7.23%) NetBackup
7 10 (6.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (4.82%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.81%) OfficeScan
11 3 (1.81%) Sysprep
11 3 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 3 (1.81%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (1.20%) MOM
12 2 (1.20%) Nessus
13 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 125 (75.30%) Microsoft
2 106 (63.86%) VMware
3 43 (25.90%) Citrix
4 29 (17.47%) Cisco
4 29 (17.47%) Veeam
5 23 (13.86%) McAfee
6 20 (12.05%) HP
7 15 (9.04%) Veritas
8 14 (8.43%) Zscaler
9 9 (5.42%) Symantec
10 8 (4.82%) F5
10 8 (4.82%) Lumension
10 8 (4.82%) Meraki
11 7 (4.22%) Juniper
12 6 (3.61%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (3.61%) Sophos
13 5 (3.01%) Dell
14 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds
15 3 (1.81%) GENBAND
15 3 (1.81%) Kaseya