Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 717 640 715
Rank change year-on-year -77 +75 +82
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 132 386 423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.98% 2.59% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 99 271 332
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £28,500 £31,125 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,950 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -8.35% -
75th Percentile £47,000 £47,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £58,500 £66,250 £65,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -2.60% +5.48% -10.98%

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 13,432 14,886 17,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.28% 13.11% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,743 11,744 13,964
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,754 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -67 124 £40,000 +1.27% 22
UK excluding London -43 110 £37,500 -2.60% 23
North of England +38 54 £37,500 +4.17% 3
North West +44 31 £40,000 +19.59% 3
Yorkshire +5 23 £31,500 -21.25%
London +56 20 £70,000 +42.86% 1
Midlands +2 19 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Work from Home -114 19 £39,000 -40.00% 5
South East +8 17 £46,000 +24.32% 8
West Midlands +23 16 £40,000 +33.33% 7
South West -12 12 £28,000 -30.00% 3
Scotland -6 5 £50,000 +61.29% 1
East of England +44 3 £34,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Wales +31 1 £35,000 -26.32% 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 116 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 113 (85.61%) Windows
3 97 (73.48%) Microsoft
4 86 (65.15%) VMware
5 77 (58.33%) DNS
6 72 (54.55%) Windows Server
7 60 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (41.67%) DHCP
9 53 (40.15%) SCCM
10 50 (37.88%) Hyper-V
11 48 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
12 44 (33.33%) ITIL
13 43 (32.58%) Firewall
14 42 (31.82%) Azure
15 41 (31.06%) TCP/IP
16 39 (29.55%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (28.79%) Citrix
18 36 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
19 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (25.76%) Windows 10
21 32 (24.24%) PowerShell
22 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
23 30 (22.73%) SQL
23 30 (22.73%) Linux
24 29 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
25 26 (19.70%) Disaster Recovery
25 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
26 25 (18.94%) MCSE
27 22 (16.67%) MS Exchange

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 22 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (12.88%) SharePoint
4 13 (9.85%) IIS
5 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.52%) WordPress
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Workfront
2 1 (0.76%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 48 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
2 42 (31.82%) Azure
3 14 (10.61%) AWS
3 14 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.06%) IaaS
5 5 (3.79%) PaaS
5 5 (3.79%) SaaS
6 2 (1.52%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.52%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.76%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 77 (58.33%) DNS
2 55 (41.67%) DHCP
3 43 (32.58%) Firewall
4 41 (31.06%) TCP/IP
5 19 (14.39%) LAN
6 18 (13.64%) WAN
7 16 (12.12%) VPN
8 15 (11.36%) SAN
9 11 (8.33%) VLAN
10 9 (6.82%) NAS
10 9 (6.82%) Network Security
11 7 (5.30%) FTP
12 6 (4.55%) IPsec
12 6 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (4.55%) SSL
12 6 (4.55%) WLAN
13 5 (3.79%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.79%) IP Telephony
13 5 (3.79%) Wireless
14 3 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.27%) MSI
3 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.76%) Chocolatey
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Back Office
2 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.06%) Marketing
4 6 (4.55%) Electronics
5 4 (3.03%) Local Government
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
6 2 (1.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) IT Engineer
2 26 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (14.39%) IT Support
3 19 (14.39%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (10.61%) Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) IT Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (8.33%) Administrator
6 11 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.58%) Storage Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.30%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Server Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (4.55%) SCCM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) LDAP
2 3 (2.27%) Apache NiFi
2 3 (2.27%) Kafka
3 2 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) COM
4 1 (0.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.15%) Replication
2 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.12%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.82%) Clustering
6 5 (3.79%) PKI
7 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (85.61%) Windows
2 72 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (25.76%) Windows 10
5 30 (22.73%) Linux
6 18 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (6.06%) VMS
9 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
10 7 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.79%) CentOS
12 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.52%) FreeNAS
13 2 (1.52%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.52%) Solaris
13 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.76%) Android
14 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.33%) ITIL
2 29 (21.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (19.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (15.91%) Storage Management
5 20 (15.15%) Server Management
6 19 (14.39%) Project Management
7 16 (12.12%) Virtual Environments
8 15 (11.36%) Change Control
8 15 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.09%) Patch Management
9 12 (9.09%) Service Management
10 11 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
11 10 (7.58%) Security Patching
11 10 (7.58%) Strategic Planning
12 9 (6.82%) Antivirus Management
12 9 (6.82%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.82%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 30 (22.73%) SQL
3 9 (6.82%) VBScript
4 7 (5.30%) VB
5 3 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (23.48%) Security Cleared
3 26 (19.70%) SC Cleared
4 25 (18.94%) MCSE
5 15 (11.36%) MCSA
6 11 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (6.82%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.30%) MCITP
9 6 (4.55%) CCNA
9 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.55%) MCP
9 6 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (3.79%) Degree
11 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.03%) MCTS
12 3 (2.27%) GISP
12 3 (2.27%) MCDST
12 3 (2.27%) VCP5
12 3 (2.27%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) PMO
2 3 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) NIST
System Software
1 116 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 60 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (37.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.58%) XenApp
5 9 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (6.06%) vSphere
7 7 (5.30%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.79%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (3.79%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.27%) Docker
9 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.52%) NFS
10 2 (1.52%) Samba
10 2 (1.52%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (40.15%) SCCM
2 21 (15.91%) SCOM
3 20 (15.15%) NetBackup
4 13 (9.85%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Backup Exec
8 6 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (3.79%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (3.03%) SCVMM
10 4 (3.03%) Terraform
11 3 (2.27%) Sysprep
11 3 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (1.52%) Ansible
12 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (1.52%) MOM
12 2 (1.52%) Nessus
12 2 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (73.48%) Microsoft
2 86 (65.15%) VMware
3 38 (28.79%) Citrix
4 21 (15.91%) McAfee
5 19 (14.39%) HP
6 17 (12.88%) Cisco
7 14 (10.61%) Symantec
8 12 (9.09%) EMC
8 12 (9.09%) Veritas
9 10 (7.58%) Ivanti
9 10 (7.58%) NetApp
9 10 (7.58%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.82%) Sophos
10 9 (6.82%) Veeam
11 8 (6.06%) Intel
11 8 (6.06%) Lumension
12 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
12 7 (5.30%) Remedy
12 7 (5.30%) ServiceNow
13 6 (4.55%) ZyXEL