Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring WSUS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited WSUS over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 654 709 985
Rank change year-on-year +55 +276 -129
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 242 187 314
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.63% 1.59% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 179 151 230
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,000 £31,125
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,875 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,925 £52,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.91% +15.56% +32.35%
75th Percentile £56,525 £67,500 £54,688
90th Percentile £59,450 £75,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +11.49% +33.85%

All Systems Management Skills
UK

WSUS falls under the Systems Management category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring systems management skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 9,186 11,767 32,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.19% 13.95% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6,390 8,344 14,359
10th Percentile £32,750 £35,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% - +3.85%
75th Percentile £83,750 £87,419 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 17 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 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +79 237 £48,925 -10.23% 19
UK excluding London +12 199 £47,500 -2.06% 17
Work from Home +81 113 £52,500 -3.67% 6
South East +10 94 £54,000 +44.00% 10
London +80 40 £52,500 -12.50% 2
North of England +17 38 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South West +4 28 £57,500 +7.98% 2
East of England -8 19 £32,000 -36.00% 4
Yorkshire +29 16 £37,500 -16.67% 1
North West -6 16 £52,500 +50.00% 3
Midlands -37 16 £40,000 -38.46%
West Midlands -17 8 £40,000 -38.46%
East Midlands -25 8 £33,966 -54.71%
North East -16 6 £27,500 -56.00%
Scotland -53 2 - -
Wales +27 1 - -
Northern Ireland +19 1 - -

WSUS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 80 (33.06%) Microsoft Exchange
2 50 (20.66%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.02%) IIS
4 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) CATIA
2 2 (0.83%) NASTRAN
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 96 (39.67%) Microsoft 365
2 80 (33.06%) Azure
3 40 (16.53%) Entra ID
4 17 (7.02%) Azure Monitor
4 17 (7.02%) Azure Storage
5 11 (4.55%) OneDrive
6 10 (4.13%) AWS
7 7 (2.89%) OCI
8 5 (2.07%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.07%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.24%) GCP
9 3 (1.24%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.41%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 112 (46.28%) DNS
2 92 (38.02%) Firewall
3 82 (33.88%) DHCP
4 53 (21.90%) VPN
5 49 (20.25%) LAN
6 48 (19.83%) WAN
7 38 (15.70%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (14.46%) Network Security
9 26 (10.74%) TCP/IP
10 25 (10.33%) VLAN
11 23 (9.50%) MPLS
12 21 (8.68%) SD-WAN
13 18 (7.44%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (6.20%) SAN
15 11 (4.55%) WLAN
16 9 (3.72%) NAS
17 6 (2.48%) NetScaler
17 6 (2.48%) Wireless
18 5 (2.07%) OSPF
18 5 (2.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (6.20%) MSI
2 13 (5.37%) AdminStudio
2 13 (5.37%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 99 (40.91%) Social Skills
2 32 (13.22%) Finance
3 16 (6.61%) Organisational Skills
4 13 (5.37%) Aerospace
4 13 (5.37%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (4.96%) Games
6 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.55%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.48%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.07%) Retail
10 4 (1.65%) Advertising
10 4 (1.65%) Automotive
10 4 (1.65%) Banking
10 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.41%) Front Office
13 1 (0.41%) Marketing
13 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (15.70%) Analyst
3 24 (9.92%) Senior
4 19 (7.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.44%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 17 (7.02%) Active Directory Specialist
6 17 (7.02%) Active Directory Support
6 17 (7.02%) Azure Specialist
6 17 (7.02%) Support Specialist
7 16 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 16 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) IT Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) Applications Packager
9 13 (5.37%) Network Manager
9 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared Application Packager
10 12 (4.96%) Administrator
10 12 (4.96%) Data Centre Manager
10 12 (4.96%) Data Centre Project Manager
11 11 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.02%) ARM Templates
2 4 (1.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (24.79%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (16.94%) Data Centre
3 23 (9.50%) PKI
4 20 (8.26%) Public Cloud
5 13 (5.37%) Shadow IT
6 12 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.96%) Replication
7 6 (2.48%) IoT
8 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.83%) Clustering
10 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.41%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 191 (78.93%) Windows
2 102 (42.15%) Windows Server
3 66 (27.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 65 (26.86%) Linux
4 65 (26.86%) Windows Server 2019
5 61 (25.21%) Windows 10
6 42 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.85%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.61%) Windows NT
9 14 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.79%) Unix
9 14 (5.79%) VMS
10 10 (4.13%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.83%) CentOS
13 2 (0.83%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (35.54%) ITIL
2 61 (25.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 58 (23.97%) Customer Service
4 53 (21.90%) Agile
5 50 (20.66%) Service Management
6 49 (20.25%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (16.53%) Project Management
8 39 (16.12%) Release Management
9 31 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (11.16%) Patch Management
10 27 (11.16%) Vulnerability Remediation
11 23 (9.50%) Mentoring
12 22 (9.09%) DevOps
12 22 (9.09%) Software Deployment
13 21 (8.68%) Analytics
13 21 (8.68%) Service Delivery
14 19 (7.85%) Change Management
14 19 (7.85%) ITSM
14 19 (7.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 18 (7.44%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 31 (12.81%) SQL
3 30 (12.40%) C#
3 30 (12.40%) VB
4 20 (8.26%) VBScript
5 17 (7.02%) Bicep
6 8 (3.31%) Python
7 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.83%) Bash
8 2 (0.83%) Java
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (41.74%) Security Cleared
2 77 (31.82%) DV Cleared
3 64 (26.45%) SC Cleared
4 59 (24.38%) Degree
5 21 (8.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 16 (6.61%) APMP
7 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.13%) CCNA
8 10 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.72%) MCSE
10 7 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (2.48%) CCNP
11 6 (2.48%) MCSA
12 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.65%) MCP
14 3 (1.24%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.83%) Dell Certification
16 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.55%) SLA
3 9 (3.72%) QA
4 5 (2.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) GxP
5 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 191 (78.93%) Active Directory
2 92 (38.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (22.31%) Hyper-V
4 37 (15.29%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (7.85%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (7.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (6.20%) Firmware
7 15 (6.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (5.79%) vSphere
9 11 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (3.72%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.24%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.83%) vCloud
12 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 103 (42.56%) SCCM
2 45 (18.60%) SCOM
3 42 (17.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (11.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 19 (7.85%) Kubernetes
6 16 (6.61%) vCenter Server
7 12 (4.96%) Sysprep
8 9 (3.72%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.48%) Ansible
9 6 (2.48%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.65%) Grafana
10 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.65%) Nessus
10 4 (1.65%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.24%) Nagios
11 3 (1.24%) OfficeScan
11 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 164 (67.77%) Microsoft
2 111 (45.87%) VMware
3 49 (20.25%) Cisco
4 22 (9.09%) Veeam
5 18 (7.44%) Oracle
6 17 (7.02%) ServiceNow
7 16 (6.61%) Apple
7 16 (6.61%) Ruckus Wireless
8 14 (5.79%) Autodesk
8 14 (5.79%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.96%) HP
9 12 (4.96%) Sophos
10 11 (4.55%) Citrix
11 9 (3.72%) Dell
11 9 (3.72%) Juniper
12 8 (3.31%) Symantec
13 7 (2.89%) Remedy
14 6 (2.48%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.48%) EMC
14 6 (2.48%) Veritas