Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 759 843
Rank change year-on-year -36 +84 -42
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 415 434 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.37% 2.89% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 368 386 419
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,125 £26,500
90th Percentile £59,875 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.33%

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 17,482 15,018 17,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.86% 8.77% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13,890 12,156 13,921
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,750 £30,061
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -33 411 £42,500 - 52
UK excluding London -11 297 £40,000 - 37
London -46 117 £44,000 -12.00% 18
North of England -39 85 £38,000 +16.92% 13
South East -54 70 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East of England +35 59 £45,000 +37.40% 6
Midlands +18 49 £36,000 +2.86% 6
Yorkshire +7 41 £37,500 +25.00% 6
North West -27 39 £62,500 +71.23% 7
West Midlands +23 35 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South West +1 33 £38,000 +8.57% 5
East Midlands +8 14 £35,000 -22.22%
North East -18 5 £35,000 -6.67%
Wales +6 1 £45,000 +28.36%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 333 (80.24%) Microsoft
2 294 (70.84%) Windows
3 272 (65.54%) Active Directory
4 212 (51.08%) Windows Server
5 204 (49.16%) VMware
6 173 (41.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 164 (39.52%) SQL Server
8 151 (36.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 138 (33.25%) Office 365
10 131 (31.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 127 (30.60%) DNS
12 126 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 124 (29.88%) MS Exchange
14 123 (29.64%) SCCM
15 120 (28.92%) DHCP
16 116 (27.95%) Windows 7
17 108 (26.02%) Microsoft Office
18 103 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
19 101 (24.34%) ITIL
20 98 (23.61%) .NET
21 95 (22.89%) ASP.NET
21 95 (22.89%) C#
22 92 (22.17%) OO
22 92 (22.17%) MSMQ
22 92 (22.17%) TDD
22 92 (22.17%) MVC
22 92 (22.17%) RESTful
22 92 (22.17%) TeamCity
22 92 (22.17%) F#
22 92 (22.17%) Kanban

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
1 124 (29.88%) MS Exchange
2 92 (22.17%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (14.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (6.27%) Skype for Business
7 19 (4.58%) SharePoint
8 18 (4.34%) IIS
9 15 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.45%) Confluence
11 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (26.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Eikon
2 1 (0.24%) Misys Opics
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.24%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 173 (41.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (33.25%) Office 365
3 26 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.37%) Mimecast
5 10 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.41%) G Suite
6 6 (1.45%) IaaS
6 6 (1.45%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.48%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 127 (30.60%) DNS
2 120 (28.92%) DHCP
3 77 (18.55%) Firewall
4 63 (15.18%) LAN
5 55 (13.25%) WAN
6 47 (11.33%) TCP/IP
7 43 (10.36%) SAN
8 35 (8.43%) VPN
9 33 (7.95%) Wireless
10 32 (7.71%) VLAN
11 18 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (3.61%) VoIP
13 14 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
13 14 (3.37%) Skype
14 13 (3.13%) MPLS
15 12 (2.89%) 4G
15 12 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (2.89%) IPsec
16 10 (2.41%) Internet
16 10 (2.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (39.52%) SQL Server
2 92 (22.17%) MongoDB
3 64 (15.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 41 (9.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.24%) Firebird
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 92 (22.17%) TeamCity
2 22 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.13%) MSI
4 6 (1.45%) Chocolatey
4 6 (1.45%) JIRA
5 5 (1.20%) AdminStudio
5 5 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.96%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.24%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (10.60%) Finance
2 26 (6.27%) Marketing
3 12 (2.89%) Back Office
4 8 (1.93%) Banking
4 8 (1.93%) Retail
4 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.69%) Legal
5 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Law
7 4 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Automotive
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Front Office
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (22.17%) .NET Developer
1 92 (22.17%) Developer
1 92 (22.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 92 (22.17%) Messaging Developer
2 61 (14.70%) Support Engineer
3 52 (12.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (9.40%) Analyst
5 36 (8.67%) IT Support
6 33 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 30 (7.23%) IT Engineer
8 27 (6.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 26 (6.27%) Desktop Support
9 26 (6.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (6.02%) Infrastructure Support
10 25 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
10 25 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
11 23 (5.54%) Administrator
12 20 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (4.58%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (23.61%) .NET
2 95 (22.89%) ASP.NET
3 92 (22.17%) AngularJS
3 92 (22.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 92 (22.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 92 (22.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 92 (22.17%) KnockoutJS
3 92 (22.17%) MSMQ
3 92 (22.17%) Node.js
3 92 (22.17%) RabbitMQ
3 92 (22.17%) RESTful
3 92 (22.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 92 (22.17%) WPF
4 8 (1.93%) LDAP
4 8 (1.93%) Web Services
5 5 (1.20%) WAP
6 2 (0.48%) HTML
6 2 (0.48%) HTML5
6 2 (0.48%) WSH
7 1 (0.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.54%) Clustering
3 21 (5.06%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.37%) User Experience
6 13 (3.13%) Replication
7 12 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.89%) PKI
8 9 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.69%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
13 4 (0.96%) CMDB
14 3 (0.72%) Handset
14 3 (0.72%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 294 (70.84%) Windows
2 212 (51.08%) Windows Server
3 131 (31.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (27.95%) Windows 7
6 79 (19.04%) Windows 10
7 57 (13.73%) Linux
8 32 (7.71%) Windows 8
9 26 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (3.13%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.65%) Android
12 9 (2.17%) Unix
12 9 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.93%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.93%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.69%) Solaris
15 6 (1.45%) CentOS
15 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (24.34%) ITIL
3 92 (22.17%) Dependency Injection
3 92 (22.17%) Kanban
3 92 (22.17%) Multithreading
3 92 (22.17%) MVC
3 92 (22.17%) OO
3 92 (22.17%) TDD
3 92 (22.17%) Web Application Development
4 38 (9.16%) Patch Management
5 33 (7.95%) Incident Management
6 32 (7.71%) Security Patching
7 24 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (4.58%) Change Management
9 19 (4.58%) Migration
10 18 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (4.10%) Service Delivery
12 16 (3.86%) Mentoring
12 16 (3.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (22.89%) C#
2 92 (22.17%) F#
2 92 (22.17%) Ruby
3 81 (19.52%) PowerShell
4 61 (14.70%) SQL
5 27 (6.51%) VBScript
6 15 (3.61%) C
7 12 (2.89%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.20%) Perl
9 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.96%) VB
10 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (14.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (11.81%) MCSE
3 22 (5.30%) MCP
3 22 (5.30%) MCSA
4 18 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (3.37%) CCNA
5 14 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (3.13%) Degree
7 11 (2.65%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.41%) MCITP
9 7 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.45%) MCTS
11 5 (1.20%) CCNP
12 4 (0.96%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.96%) CISSP
12 4 (0.96%) SSCP
13 3 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.16%) SLA
2 15 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.96%) GDPR
6 3 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 272 (65.54%) Active Directory
2 151 (36.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (18.07%) Hyper-V
4 53 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (8.19%) vSphere
6 29 (6.99%) XenApp
7 20 (4.82%) DFS Replication
8 19 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (3.37%) Terminal Services
10 13 (3.13%) XenDesktop
11 11 (2.65%) BitLocker
12 10 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (1.93%) Firmware
13 8 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (1.69%) NFS
15 5 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (1.20%) KVM
15 5 (1.20%) pfSense
15 5 (1.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 123 (29.64%) SCCM
2 92 (22.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 92 (22.17%) Kibana
3 38 (9.16%) Backup Exec
4 37 (8.92%) SCOM
5 25 (6.02%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (2.41%) SCOrch
8 10 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (2.41%) vRealize
8 10 (2.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 8 (1.93%) Nessus
9 8 (1.93%) WMI
10 7 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (1.69%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.69%) Nagios
11 6 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.20%) Bacula
Vendors
1 333 (80.24%) Microsoft
2 204 (49.16%) VMware
3 64 (15.42%) Cisco
4 63 (15.18%) Citrix
5 44 (10.60%) HP
6 43 (10.36%) Symantec
7 23 (5.54%) Ivanti
8 22 (5.30%) Sophos
8 22 (5.30%) Veeam
9 19 (4.58%) Apple
9 19 (4.58%) NetApp
10 18 (4.34%) Dell
11 17 (4.10%) CommVault
12 16 (3.86%) McAfee
13 15 (3.61%) Avaya
13 15 (3.61%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.13%) Lumension
14 13 (3.13%) ServiceNow
15 11 (2.65%) Nimble Storage
15 11 (2.65%) Red Hat