Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 760 694 731
Rank change year-on-year -66 +37 +70
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 418 546 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.41% 3.46% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 318 469 477
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,675 £24,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +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 17,375 15,785 17,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.56% 9.01% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13,761 12,896 13,839
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -47 404 £42,500 +6.25% 47
UK excluding London -93 230 £40,000 +2.56% 32
London +44 177 £50,000 +17.65% 17
Midlands +36 63 £42,500 +9.68% 8
North of England -40 60 £37,500 +7.14% 15
West Midlands +38 55 £42,500 +13.33% 7
South East -63 42 £36,750 -18.33% 5
South West +12 35 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Yorkshire -6 31 £47,500 +47.03% 8
North West -26 28 £32,500 -48.00% 5
East of England +20 25 £38,500 -14.44% 1
East Midlands -5 8 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
Scotland -6 2 - - 1
North East -10 1 £35,000 +5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 372 (89.00%) Windows
2 278 (66.51%) Microsoft
3 255 (61.00%) Windows Server
4 251 (60.05%) Active Directory
5 227 (54.31%) SCCM
6 203 (48.56%) VMware
7 167 (39.95%) PowerShell
8 160 (38.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 158 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 155 (37.08%) Windows 7
11 143 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 127 (30.38%) Office 365
13 122 (29.19%) Windows 10
14 120 (28.71%) DNS
15 103 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
16 102 (24.40%) DHCP
17 100 (23.92%) Citrix
18 93 (22.25%) ITIL
19 91 (21.77%) Linux
20 88 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
21 85 (20.33%) SQL Server
22 83 (19.86%) Finance
23 82 (19.62%) Firewall
24 80 (19.14%) Data Centre
25 79 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
26 77 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 74 (17.70%) MS Exchange
27 74 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
27 74 (17.70%) Hyper-V
28 72 (17.22%) Cisco

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 74 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (6.22%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.83%) IIS
6 12 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.15%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.67%) Confluence
9 6 (1.44%) Apache
10 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.24%) SAS
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Maya
4 1 (0.24%) NUKE
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.67%) Eikon
2 2 (0.48%) Misys Opics
2 2 (0.48%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 127 (30.38%) Office 365
2 88 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.91%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.96%) G Suite
6 4 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.96%) Yammer
7 2 (0.48%) GitHub
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (28.71%) DNS
2 102 (24.40%) DHCP
3 82 (19.62%) Firewall
4 64 (15.31%) SAN
5 52 (12.44%) LAN
6 42 (10.05%) TCP/IP
7 38 (9.09%) VPN
8 37 (8.85%) WAN
9 23 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
10 20 (4.78%) VLAN
11 15 (3.59%) Internet
11 15 (3.59%) Wireless
12 14 (3.35%) VoIP
13 13 (3.11%) Skype
14 9 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (2.15%) Network Security
15 8 (1.91%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.91%) NAS
15 8 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 14 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.11%) Big Data
5 12 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.44%) MySQL
8 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.48%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.48%) Power BI
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (4.31%) WinDbg
2 12 (2.87%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.15%) MSI
4 8 (1.91%) JIRA
5 7 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.96%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.48%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 83 (19.86%) Finance
2 35 (8.37%) Banking
3 34 (8.13%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.11%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.87%) Retail
7 11 (2.63%) Legal
8 7 (1.67%) Back Office
9 5 (1.20%) Military
10 4 (0.96%) Advertising
10 4 (0.96%) Law
10 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.72%) Marketing
12 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.48%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (14.11%) Desktop Support
3 51 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 43 (10.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 38 (9.09%) SCCM Engineer
6 37 (8.85%) Analyst
7 34 (8.13%) Senior SCCM Engineer
8 27 (6.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 27 (6.46%) IT Engineer
9 25 (5.98%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 25 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support
12 22 (5.26%) Administrator
12 22 (5.26%) IT Support
13 20 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
14 18 (4.31%) PowerShell Engineer
15 17 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.74%) .NET
2 15 (3.59%) Software Packaging
3 12 (2.87%) AngularJS
3 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 12 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
3 12 (2.87%) MSMQ
3 12 (2.87%) Node.js
3 12 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (2.87%) RESTful
3 12 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 12 (2.87%) WPF
4 5 (1.20%) Middleware
5 4 (0.96%) WinForms
6 3 (0.72%) HTML
7 2 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.48%) Sensu
8 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 67 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.02%) User Experience
5 19 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (4.31%) Clustering
7 17 (4.07%) Computer Science
8 16 (3.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (2.63%) PKI
11 10 (2.39%) Fat Client
11 10 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (2.39%) Thin Client
12 9 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.91%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.67%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.67%) Private Cloud
15 6 (1.44%) iPhone
16 5 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 372 (89.00%) Windows
2 255 (61.00%) Windows Server
3 160 (38.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 155 (37.08%) Windows 7
5 143 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (29.19%) Windows 10
7 91 (21.77%) Linux
8 29 (6.94%) Windows 8
9 22 (5.26%) Mac OS X
10 15 (3.59%) Android
10 15 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.35%) Ubuntu
12 13 (3.11%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (2.63%) CentOS
15 10 (2.39%) AIX
16 8 (1.91%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.67%) SUSE
17 7 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.25%) ITIL
2 79 (18.90%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 62 (14.83%) Patch Management
5 44 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (10.53%) Security Patching
6 43 (10.29%) Migration
6 43 (10.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 32 (7.66%) Data Protection
8 31 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
8 31 (7.42%) SIEM
9 30 (7.18%) Information Security
9 30 (7.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 29 (6.94%) Project Management
11 28 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (6.70%) Server Management
12 27 (6.46%) Software Deployment
13 25 (5.98%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.98%) Service Management
13 25 (5.98%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (39.95%) PowerShell
2 70 (16.75%) SQL
3 44 (10.53%) VBScript
4 16 (3.83%) C#
5 14 (3.35%) Ruby
5 14 (3.35%) VB
6 12 (2.87%) F#
6 12 (2.87%) Python
7 10 (2.39%) C
8 7 (1.67%) R
9 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.20%) Java
10 3 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
11 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (12.44%) MCSE
3 43 (10.29%) Security Cleared
4 34 (8.13%) Degree
5 33 (7.89%) MCSA
6 26 (6.22%) DV Cleared
7 23 (5.50%) CISSP
8 22 (5.26%) MCP
9 21 (5.02%) CompTIA Security+
10 20 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (4.07%) CISMP
11 17 (4.07%) MCITP
12 16 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (3.83%) SC Cleared
13 13 (3.11%) MCDST
14 10 (2.39%) CCNA
14 10 (2.39%) CEH
14 10 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (2.39%) GIAC
15 8 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.37%) SLA
2 29 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (2.63%) GDPR
5 7 (1.67%) PMO
6 4 (0.96%) COBIT
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) QA
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 251 (60.05%) Active Directory
2 158 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (17.70%) Hyper-V
4 59 (14.11%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (9.09%) vSphere
6 36 (8.61%) BitLocker
7 24 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (5.74%) XenApp
8 21 (5.02%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (4.55%) Firmware
10 14 (3.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (3.35%) XenDesktop
11 13 (3.11%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (2.39%) XenServer
13 9 (2.15%) Terminal Server
13 9 (2.15%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (1.44%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.72%) Docker
16 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 227 (54.31%) SCCM
2 32 (7.66%) SCOM
3 30 (7.18%) IBM BigFix
4 22 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 21 (5.02%) Perfmon
6 20 (4.78%) SCOrch
7 19 (4.55%) Puppet
8 18 (4.31%) Terraform
8 18 (4.31%) vRealize
8 18 (4.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 14 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (2.87%) AirWatch
11 12 (2.87%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 12 (2.87%) Kibana
11 12 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (2.87%) vCenter Server
12 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (1.91%) Nagios
14 7 (1.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 278 (66.51%) Microsoft
2 203 (48.56%) VMware
3 100 (23.92%) Citrix
4 72 (17.22%) Cisco
5 47 (11.24%) McAfee
6 46 (11.00%) Ivanti
7 37 (8.85%) HP
8 26 (6.22%) IBM
9 25 (5.98%) Bloomberg
10 24 (5.74%) NetApp
11 21 (5.02%) Sophos
12 19 (4.55%) Veeam
13 18 (4.31%) Apple
13 18 (4.31%) Nimble Storage
13 18 (4.31%) Symantec
14 17 (4.07%) 3PAR
15 16 (3.83%) Shavlik
16 15 (3.59%) SolarWinds
17 13 (3.11%) Brocade
18 12 (2.87%) CA