Period
to 17 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 675 797 732
Rank change year-on-year +122 -65 +74
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 444 421 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.46% 2.43% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 373 360 407
UK median annual salary £38,000 £40,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.17% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £24,250 £27,500 £26,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.25% - +14.29%

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 18,014 17,312 15,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 10.08% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,802 13,631 12,216
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,194
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 June 2019.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 14 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 June 2019. 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 +93 430 £40,000 - 27
UK excluding London +56 316 £35,500 -11.25% 17
North of England +72 126 £35,000 -6.67% 2
London +80 123 £45,000 +5.88% 10
South East +32 63 £32,500 -20.73% 1
West Midlands +57 62 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Midlands +39 62 £45,000 +22.45% 8
Yorkshire +16 56 £36,500 -2.67% 1
North West +35 45 £37,500 -1.32% 1
South West +8 28 £36,500 -14.12% 3
East of England +55 27 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North East - 25 £26,500 -
Scotland - 7 £31,750 -
Wales +22 3 £24,000 -46.67%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 378 (85.14%) Windows
2 309 (69.59%) Active Directory
3 270 (60.81%) Microsoft
4 266 (59.91%) Windows Server
5 238 (53.60%) VMware
6 210 (47.30%) DNS
7 203 (45.72%) SCCM
8 179 (40.32%) Office 365
8 179 (40.32%) DHCP
9 174 (39.19%) ITIL
10 167 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 162 (36.49%) Firewall
12 148 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 147 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 144 (32.43%) PowerShell
15 130 (29.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 127 (28.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 126 (28.38%) Cisco
17 126 (28.38%) Windows 10
18 116 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 112 (25.23%) WAN
19 112 (25.23%) LAN
20 110 (24.77%) Hyper-V
21 104 (23.42%) VPN
22 103 (23.20%) Linux
23 99 (22.30%) SQL Server
23 99 (22.30%) Microsoft Office
23 99 (22.30%) SAN
24 97 (21.85%) Windows 7
25 90 (20.27%) MCSE

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 66 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 54 (12.16%) IIS
3 42 (9.46%) SharePoint
4 26 (5.86%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.25%) Confluence
7 10 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.58%) Apache
9 7 (1.58%) SAS
10 3 (0.68%) JBoss
10 3 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 99 (22.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.58%) Q-Pulse
3 7 (1.58%) Sage CRM
4 6 (1.35%) Workfront
5 3 (0.68%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 179 (40.32%) Office 365
2 148 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.15%) SaaS
6 9 (2.03%) IaaS
7 7 (1.58%) PaaS
8 4 (0.90%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.68%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.45%) GitHub
10 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 210 (47.30%) DNS
2 179 (40.32%) DHCP
3 162 (36.49%) Firewall
4 112 (25.23%) LAN
4 112 (25.23%) WAN
5 104 (23.42%) VPN
6 99 (22.30%) SAN
7 90 (20.27%) TCP/IP
8 53 (11.94%) VLAN
9 39 (8.78%) VoIP
10 37 (8.33%) Wireless
11 32 (7.21%) MPLS
11 32 (7.21%) NAS
12 29 (6.53%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (5.41%) Internet
14 23 (5.18%) Skype
15 22 (4.95%) IP Telephony
15 22 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (4.50%) Network Security
17 19 (4.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (22.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 10 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.58%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.58%) MySQL
3 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) OLTP
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (4.50%) JIRA
2 9 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.03%) MSI
2 9 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.13%) InstallShield
5 5 (1.13%) WinDbg
6 4 (0.90%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.68%) Terragrunt
7 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (11.71%) Finance
2 23 (5.18%) Retail
3 13 (2.93%) Law
3 13 (2.93%) Legal
4 9 (2.03%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.13%) Automotive
6 4 (0.90%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Military
7 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 123 (27.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 105 (23.65%) Analyst
3 53 (11.94%) Support Analyst
4 49 (11.04%) IT Engineer
5 35 (7.88%) Support Engineer
6 32 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (6.98%) Administrator
8 30 (6.76%) IT Support
9 27 (6.08%) IT Analyst
10 25 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 25 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
11 20 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.50%) Technical Analyst
12 19 (4.28%) Active Directory Engineer
12 19 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (4.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 17 (3.83%) Server Engineer
14 17 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.80%) .NET
2 6 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (0.90%) Apache NiFi
3 4 (0.90%) CGI
3 4 (0.90%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.90%) WAP
3 4 (0.90%) Web Services
4 2 (0.45%) WSH
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) EDI
5 1 (0.23%) LDAP
5 1 (0.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.33%) Clustering
3 26 (5.86%) Replication
4 24 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.83%) CMDB
5 17 (3.83%) Driving Licence
6 16 (3.60%) Enterprise Storage
6 16 (3.60%) Fat Client
6 16 (3.60%) Thin Client
7 13 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.93%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.25%) iPhone
9 10 (2.25%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.80%) iPad
11 7 (1.58%) FMCG
11 7 (1.58%) LIMS
11 7 (1.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 378 (85.14%) Windows
2 266 (59.91%) Windows Server
3 147 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 126 (28.38%) Windows 10
5 116 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (23.20%) Linux
7 97 (21.85%) Windows 7
8 37 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 33 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (6.76%) Unix
11 19 (4.28%) CentOS
12 14 (3.15%) Apple iOS
12 14 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (2.93%) Android
14 11 (2.48%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.03%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.58%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.13%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.68%) AIX
18 3 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (39.19%) ITIL
2 130 (29.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 69 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (12.84%) Patch Management
5 50 (11.26%) Service Management
6 47 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (9.01%) Change Management
8 40 (9.01%) Security Patching
9 38 (8.56%) Migration
10 35 (7.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 31 (6.98%) Antivirus Management
11 31 (6.98%) Server Management
12 29 (6.53%) Incident Management
12 29 (6.53%) Service Delivery
13 28 (6.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
15 23 (5.18%) Project Management
16 22 (4.95%) Server Virtualisation
16 22 (4.95%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 81 (18.24%) SQL
3 26 (5.86%) VBScript
4 23 (5.18%) Python
5 15 (3.38%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.25%) VB
7 8 (1.80%) VBA
8 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.90%) Java
9 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.23%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (28.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (20.27%) MCSE
3 57 (12.84%) MCSA
4 46 (10.36%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (7.43%) CCNA
5 33 (7.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 28 (6.31%) Degree
8 26 (5.86%) MCITP
9 19 (4.28%) MCP
10 15 (3.38%) CCNP
11 14 (3.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.70%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.48%) DV Cleared
14 9 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.35%) MCTS
16 5 (1.13%) VCP5
17 3 (0.68%) A+ Certification
17 3 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.16%) SLA
2 16 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.38%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.70%) GDPR
5 7 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.45%) COBIT
7 2 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.45%) QA
7 2 (0.45%) RMADS
8 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 309 (69.59%) Active Directory
2 167 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (24.77%) Hyper-V
4 60 (13.51%) vSphere
5 53 (11.94%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (7.43%) Virtual Servers
7 32 (7.21%) XenApp
8 17 (3.83%) DFS Replication
9 15 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (2.93%) Docker
10 13 (2.93%) Firmware
11 12 (2.70%) BitLocker
11 12 (2.70%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.80%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.35%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (1.13%) NFS
14 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.90%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 203 (45.72%) SCCM
2 26 (5.86%) SCOM
3 22 (4.95%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.83%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.83%) Perfmon
4 17 (3.83%) vCenter Server
5 12 (2.70%) Ansible
6 11 (2.48%) Nessus
6 11 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (2.25%) SCVMM
7 10 (2.25%) Terraform
8 8 (1.80%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.58%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (1.58%) Nagios
9 7 (1.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 270 (60.81%) Microsoft
2 238 (53.60%) VMware
3 126 (28.38%) Cisco
4 71 (15.99%) Citrix
5 49 (11.04%) HP
5 49 (11.04%) SolarWinds
5 49 (11.04%) Veeam
6 37 (8.33%) Dell
7 30 (6.76%) McAfee
8 27 (6.08%) NetApp
8 27 (6.08%) Red Hat
9 24 (5.41%) Symantec
10 22 (4.95%) Apple
11 20 (4.50%) Oracle
12 19 (4.28%) IBM
12 19 (4.28%) Nimble Storage
13 17 (3.83%) CheckPoint
13 17 (3.83%) Meraki
14 16 (3.60%) 3PAR
15 14 (3.15%) Ivanti