Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 695 803
Rank change year-on-year +99 +108 -72
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 314 436 405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.48% 2.43% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 195 374 346
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,350 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,923 £62,125 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,674 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.80% -6.25% -

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 12,665 17,911 17,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.64% 12.33% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 9,890 13,810 13,600
Median annual salary £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.52% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +72 280 £40,000 -5.88% 26
UK excluding London +120 231 £39,674 +5.80% 21
South East +134 92 £40,000 +23.08% 6
London +69 63 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North of England +50 45 £39,674 +13.35% 4
Midlands +62 34 £42,500 -3.41%
South West +82 29 £40,000 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire +76 25 £40,000 +9.59% 1
East Midlands +68 20 £42,500 +30.77%
North West +60 20 £39,674 -0.82% 2
Scotland +68 17 £31,000 -2.36%
Work from Home +48 16 £65,000 +44.44%
West Midlands +36 14 £37,500 -14.77%
East of England +67 13 £36,000 -1.37% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 269 (85.67%) Active Directory
2 252 (80.25%) Windows
3 227 (72.29%) Microsoft
4 185 (58.92%) VMware
5 163 (51.91%) Windows Server
6 154 (49.04%) SCCM
7 139 (44.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 127 (40.45%) Azure
9 124 (39.49%) DNS
10 122 (38.85%) DHCP
11 106 (33.76%) Hyper-V
12 99 (31.53%) PowerShell
13 96 (30.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 79 (25.16%) Data Centre
15 77 (24.52%) Windows 10
16 76 (24.20%) SAN
17 71 (22.61%) Linux
18 70 (22.29%) Citrix
19 69 (21.97%) Windows Server 2016
20 68 (21.66%) Office 365
21 67 (21.34%) Security Cleared
21 67 (21.34%) Firewall
22 65 (20.70%) SQL Server
23 64 (20.38%) SCOM
24 60 (19.11%) ITIL
25 59 (18.79%) TCP/IP
26 56 (17.83%) HP
27 55 (17.52%) DV Cleared
28 53 (16.88%) LAN
28 53 (16.88%) Microsoft Office

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 42 (13.38%) SharePoint
2 38 (12.10%) Skype for Business
3 34 (10.83%) MS Exchange
4 29 (9.24%) IIS
5 14 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.96%) Confluence
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (16.88%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 127 (40.45%) Azure
2 68 (21.66%) Office 365
3 37 (11.78%) AWS
4 33 (10.51%) SaaS
5 20 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (6.37%) IaaS
6 14 (4.46%) PaaS
7 8 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.55%) GCP
7 8 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.27%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.96%) G Suite
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.64%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 124 (39.49%) DNS
2 122 (38.85%) DHCP
3 76 (24.20%) SAN
4 67 (21.34%) Firewall
5 59 (18.79%) TCP/IP
6 53 (16.88%) LAN
7 46 (14.65%) WAN
8 31 (9.87%) VPN
9 27 (8.60%) NAS
10 22 (7.01%) VLAN
11 20 (6.37%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (5.41%) Skype
13 16 (5.10%) Wireless
14 9 (2.87%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.87%) NetScaler
14 9 (2.87%) VoIP
15 8 (2.55%) DMZ
16 7 (2.23%) Internet
16 7 (2.23%) Network Security
17 6 (1.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) MS Access
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.64%) Power BI
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.32%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (4.14%) JIRA
2 12 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.27%) Subversion
4 2 (0.64%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 38 (12.10%) Finance
2 28 (8.92%) Retail
3 18 (5.73%) Marketing
4 16 (5.10%) Law
5 15 (4.78%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.50%) Electronics
7 9 (2.87%) Games
8 8 (2.55%) Local Government
9 7 (2.23%) Automotive
9 7 (2.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.91%) Legal
11 5 (1.59%) Back Office
11 5 (1.59%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Police
12 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (18.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 40 (12.74%) IT Support
4 34 (10.83%) Server Engineer
5 32 (10.19%) IT Engineer
6 29 (9.24%) Analyst
6 29 (9.24%) Architect
7 26 (8.28%) Team Leader
8 24 (7.64%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 24 (7.64%) IT Support Engineer
8 24 (7.64%) Technical Architect
9 23 (7.32%) Infrastructure Support
10 22 (7.01%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
11 19 (6.05%) Administrator
12 18 (5.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 16 (5.10%) Active Directory Engineer
15 14 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
15 14 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
16 13 (4.14%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.91%) LDAP
2 2 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) COM
3 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.32%) Flash
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (25.16%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.28%) Clustering
3 25 (7.96%) Public Cloud
4 18 (5.73%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.14%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.18%) PKI
8 9 (2.87%) Enterprise Storage
8 9 (2.87%) FMCG
9 8 (2.55%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.55%) Replication
10 7 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.91%) CMDB
12 4 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.27%) Social Media
12 4 (1.27%) Social Network
12 4 (1.27%) User Experience
12 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 252 (80.25%) Windows
2 163 (51.91%) Windows Server
3 77 (24.52%) Windows 10
4 71 (22.61%) Linux
5 69 (21.97%) Windows Server 2016
6 51 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (14.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (7.01%) Ubuntu
8 22 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (6.37%) Windows 7
10 15 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2019
12 11 (3.50%) CentOS
13 9 (2.87%) Apple iOS
14 8 (2.55%) Debian
14 8 (2.55%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.55%) Unix
15 6 (1.91%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.59%) Solaris
16 5 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 60 (19.11%) ITIL
3 51 (16.24%) Patch Management
4 40 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (12.42%) Server Management
6 34 (10.83%) Project Delivery
7 33 (10.51%) Storage Management
8 30 (9.55%) Service Delivery
9 29 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (8.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (7.32%) Application Virtualisation
12 22 (7.01%) Technical Leadership
13 21 (6.69%) DevOps
13 21 (6.69%) Performance Monitoring
13 21 (6.69%) Proactive Management
13 21 (6.69%) Validation
14 17 (5.41%) Change Control
15 16 (5.10%) Migration
16 15 (4.78%) Security Management
16 15 (4.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (31.53%) PowerShell
2 48 (15.29%) SQL
3 19 (6.05%) VBScript
4 14 (4.46%) Python
5 13 (4.14%) VB
6 12 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.96%) C#
8 1 (0.32%) C
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (21.34%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.52%) DV Cleared
3 38 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.82%) Degree
5 12 (3.82%) MCSA
6 11 (3.50%) MCSE
7 10 (3.18%) RHCE
8 8 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.59%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.59%) CCNA
11 4 (1.27%) CCNP
11 4 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.96%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.64%) LFCE
13 2 (0.64%) LFCS
13 2 (0.64%) Linux+ Certification
13 2 (0.64%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.06%) SLA
2 22 (7.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 269 (85.67%) Active Directory
2 139 (44.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (33.76%) Hyper-V
4 45 (14.33%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (9.24%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (8.92%) vSphere
7 27 (8.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (3.82%) Firmware
9 12 (3.82%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (3.18%) XenApp
11 8 (2.55%) BitLocker
11 8 (2.55%) Docker
11 8 (2.55%) VMware NSX
12 7 (2.23%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.91%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.59%) vCloud
15 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 154 (49.04%) SCCM
2 64 (20.38%) SCOM
3 27 (8.60%) NetBackup
4 23 (7.32%) SCVMM
5 21 (6.69%) EMC NetWorker
6 15 (4.78%) Puppet
7 12 (3.82%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.87%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.55%) Ansible
9 8 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 8 (2.55%) Terraform
9 8 (2.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 8 (2.55%) yum
10 7 (2.23%) vRealize
11 6 (1.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 227 (72.29%) Microsoft
2 185 (58.92%) VMware
3 70 (22.29%) Citrix
4 56 (17.83%) HP
5 47 (14.97%) Cisco
6 37 (11.78%) Dell
7 27 (8.60%) Symantec
8 25 (7.96%) Google
8 25 (7.96%) Red Hat
9 22 (7.01%) EMC
9 22 (7.01%) NetApp
10 20 (6.37%) Veeam
11 13 (4.14%) Palo Alto
12 12 (3.82%) Apple
12 12 (3.82%) Brocade
13 11 (3.50%) Capita
13 11 (3.50%) McAfee
14 10 (3.18%) Sophos
15 8 (2.55%) Meraki
16 7 (2.23%) Emulex