Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 730 767
Rank change year-on-year -43 +37 +51
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 421 469 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.42% 3.10% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 359 409 477
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +6.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,650
90th Percentile £57,500 £68,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -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 17,362 15,135 17,368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.09% 8.79% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13,685 12,222 14,059
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -35 414 £40,000 -4.19% 44
UK excluding London -11 295 £40,000 - 36
London -31 123 £42,500 -15.00% 11
North of England -38 78 £37,500 +9.49% 9
South East -49 69 £41,000 -8.89% 10
East of England +54 58 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Midlands +36 56 £36,750 +4.15% 4
Yorkshire +10 41 £37,500 +19.05% 6
West Midlands +36 39 £39,500 +17.04% 3
North West -33 36 £38,000 -7.32% 1
South West +13 32 £42,500 +30.77% 4
East Midlands +5 17 £35,000 -1.60% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Wales +14 1 £45,000 +24.60% 2
North East - 1 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 323 (76.72%) Windows
2 307 (72.92%) Microsoft
3 276 (65.56%) Active Directory
4 223 (52.97%) Windows Server
5 209 (49.64%) VMware
6 160 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 145 (34.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 140 (33.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 139 (33.02%) SCCM
10 133 (31.59%) Office 365
10 133 (31.59%) MS Exchange
11 132 (31.35%) DNS
12 131 (31.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 122 (28.98%) SQL Server
14 120 (28.50%) Windows 7
15 119 (28.27%) DHCP
16 102 (24.23%) ITIL
17 101 (23.99%) PowerShell
18 98 (23.28%) Microsoft Office
19 89 (21.14%) Hyper-V
20 83 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
21 81 (19.24%) Firewall
22 79 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2013
23 76 (18.05%) Windows 10
24 74 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
25 72 (17.10%) Cisco
26 68 (16.15%) .NET
27 67 (15.91%) LAN
28 66 (15.68%) C#
29 65 (15.44%) SQL

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
1 133 (31.59%) MS Exchange
2 79 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 63 (14.96%) Elasticsearch
4 54 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (6.89%) SharePoint
7 26 (6.18%) Skype for Business
8 18 (4.28%) IIS
9 15 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.66%) Confluence
11 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.48%) Apache
12 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (23.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Maya
4 1 (0.24%) NUKE
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Eikon
2 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
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
1 140 (33.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (31.59%) Office 365
3 19 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.09%) Mimecast
5 12 (2.85%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.90%) G Suite
7 5 (1.19%) IaaS
8 4 (0.95%) PaaS
9 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.48%) SaaS
11 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 132 (31.35%) DNS
2 119 (28.27%) DHCP
3 81 (19.24%) Firewall
4 67 (15.91%) LAN
5 51 (12.11%) WAN
6 45 (10.69%) SAN
7 36 (8.55%) TCP/IP
8 33 (7.84%) VPN
9 28 (6.65%) Wireless
10 17 (4.04%) VLAN
11 15 (3.56%) Skype
12 12 (2.85%) 4G
12 12 (2.85%) MPLS
13 11 (2.61%) Internet
14 10 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (2.38%) VoIP
15 9 (2.14%) HTTP
15 9 (2.14%) Network Security
15 9 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (28.98%) SQL Server
2 63 (14.96%) MongoDB
3 50 (11.88%) SQL Server 2016
4 27 (6.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.14%) Big Data
8 8 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.48%) MySQL
11 2 (0.48%) Power BI
12 1 (0.24%) Firebird
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 63 (14.96%) TeamCity
2 21 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.61%) MSI
4 8 (1.90%) JIRA
5 6 (1.43%) Chocolatey
6 5 (1.19%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (0.95%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.24%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (13.78%) Finance
2 25 (5.94%) Marketing
3 17 (4.04%) Banking
4 15 (3.56%) Back Office
5 13 (3.09%) Retail
6 12 (2.85%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.38%) Legal
8 7 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.95%) Military
9 4 (0.95%) Publishing
10 3 (0.71%) Front Office
10 3 (0.71%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (23.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (14.96%) .NET Developer
2 63 (14.96%) Developer
2 63 (14.96%) Messaging Developer
3 56 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 47 (11.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 39 (9.26%) Analyst
6 35 (8.31%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (8.31%) Windows Engineer
7 34 (8.08%) IT Engineer
8 28 (6.65%) Infrastructure Support
8 28 (6.65%) IT Support
9 27 (6.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 27 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 26 (6.18%) Administrator
10 26 (6.18%) SCCM Engineer
11 25 (5.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (4.99%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.15%) .NET
2 64 (15.20%) ASP.NET
3 63 (14.96%) AngularJS
3 63 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 63 (14.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 63 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
3 63 (14.96%) KnockoutJS
3 63 (14.96%) MSMQ
3 63 (14.96%) Node.js
3 63 (14.96%) RabbitMQ
3 63 (14.96%) RESTful
3 63 (14.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 63 (14.96%) WPF
4 8 (1.90%) LDAP
5 5 (1.19%) Web Services
6 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.48%) WSH
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) HTML
8 1 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.06%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.99%) Blackberry
5 17 (4.04%) Clustering
6 16 (3.80%) PKI
7 13 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.38%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.38%) User Experience
9 9 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.90%) Replication
11 7 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.66%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.66%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 323 (76.72%) Windows
2 223 (52.97%) Windows Server
3 145 (34.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 131 (31.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (28.50%) Windows 7
6 76 (18.05%) Windows 10
7 61 (14.49%) Linux
8 32 (7.60%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.56%) Android
11 12 (2.85%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.61%) Unix
13 10 (2.38%) Solaris
13 10 (2.38%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.43%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.19%) CentOS
15 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (24.23%) ITIL
2 83 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (14.96%) Dependency Injection
3 63 (14.96%) Kanban
3 63 (14.96%) Multithreading
3 63 (14.96%) MVC
3 63 (14.96%) OO
3 63 (14.96%) TDD
3 63 (14.96%) Web Application Development
4 47 (11.16%) Patch Management
5 37 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (7.60%) Security Patching
7 30 (7.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (7.13%) Incident Management
8 29 (6.89%) Migration
9 26 (6.18%) Service Delivery
10 21 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (4.28%) Deployment Automation
11 18 (4.28%) Service Management
11 18 (4.28%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.99%) PowerShell
2 66 (15.68%) C#
3 65 (15.44%) SQL
4 63 (14.96%) F#
4 63 (14.96%) Ruby
5 27 (6.41%) VBScript
6 17 (4.04%) C
7 12 (2.85%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.43%) Python
9 5 (1.19%) R
9 5 (1.19%) VB
10 4 (0.95%) Perl
11 3 (0.71%) Java
11 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.71%) VBA
12 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (14.73%) MCSE
3 29 (6.89%) MCSA
3 29 (6.89%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.41%) MCP
5 23 (5.46%) CCNA
5 23 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (5.23%) Degree
7 21 (4.99%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 18 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (2.61%) MCITP
12 9 (2.14%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.66%) A+ Certification
15 6 (1.43%) CCNP
15 6 (1.43%) MCTS
16 4 (0.95%) CISSP
16 4 (0.95%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (14.49%) SLA
2 13 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.66%) PMO
4 5 (1.19%) GDPR
5 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 276 (65.56%) Active Directory
2 160 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (21.14%) Hyper-V
4 54 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (8.55%) vSphere
6 21 (4.99%) XenApp
7 20 (4.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (3.56%) DFS Replication
8 15 (3.56%) Firmware
8 15 (3.56%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (3.33%) BitLocker
10 12 (2.85%) Terminal Services
11 11 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (2.14%) XenDesktop
13 9 (2.14%) XenServer
14 8 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 139 (33.02%) SCCM
2 63 (14.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 63 (14.96%) Kibana
3 36 (8.55%) Backup Exec
4 31 (7.36%) SCOM
5 27 (6.41%) vCenter Server
6 16 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (2.14%) Puppet
9 8 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 8 (1.90%) Terraform
9 8 (1.90%) WMI
10 7 (1.66%) HP SIM
10 7 (1.66%) MOM
10 7 (1.66%) Nagios
10 7 (1.66%) Nessus
10 7 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.43%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 307 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 209 (49.64%) VMware
3 72 (17.10%) Cisco
4 56 (13.30%) Citrix
5 54 (12.83%) HP
6 32 (7.60%) Symantec
7 27 (6.41%) Ivanti
8 26 (6.18%) McAfee
9 19 (4.51%) Veeam
10 17 (4.04%) NetApp
10 17 (4.04%) SolarWinds
11 16 (3.80%) Apple
11 16 (3.80%) Sophos
12 15 (3.56%) Avaya
12 15 (3.56%) Shavlik
13 14 (3.33%) Dell
14 13 (3.09%) Nimble Storage
14 13 (3.09%) ServiceNow
15 12 (2.85%) CommVault
15 12 (2.85%) IBM