Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 680 809
Rank change year-on-year +121 +129 -73
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 232 438 424
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.35% 2.37% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 133 370 346
Median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,800 £24,475 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £57,625 £60,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +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 9,891 18,475 17,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 12.92% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7,911 14,060 14,137
Median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.76% +5.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,225 £32,500 £31,250
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +144 226 £36,000 -4.00% 35
UK excluding London +145 167 £35,000 -4.11% 31
South East +191 82 £31,000 -4.62% 9
London +156 60 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Midlands +103 32 £30,000 -33.33% 6
North of England +67 26 £35,000 -4.11% 11
East of England +101 19 £36,000 +0.70% 3
West Midlands +71 19 £30,000 -34.78% 4
North West +82 14 £57,500 +53.33% 6
East Midlands +78 13 £42,500 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire +66 11 £27,500 -26.67% 1
South West +84 7 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Work from Home +68 6 - - 1
Scotland +87 2 - -
North East +12 1 £41,000 +54.72% 4

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 198 (85.34%) Active Directory
2 196 (84.48%) Windows
3 159 (68.53%) Microsoft
4 139 (59.91%) Windows Server
5 128 (55.17%) VMware
6 115 (49.57%) DNS
7 110 (47.41%) DHCP
8 106 (45.69%) SCCM
9 96 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 81 (34.91%) Azure
11 77 (33.19%) PowerShell
12 74 (31.90%) Security Cleared
13 73 (31.47%) Hyper-V
14 66 (28.45%) DV Cleared
15 65 (28.02%) Windows Server 2016
16 61 (26.29%) Linux
17 58 (25.00%) Office 365
18 56 (24.14%) SCOM
19 54 (23.28%) Windows 10
20 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
21 51 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
22 49 (21.12%) SQL Server
23 48 (20.69%) Firewall
24 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
24 45 (19.40%) HP
25 44 (18.97%) LAN
25 44 (18.97%) Patch Management
25 44 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 43 (18.53%) Data Centre
27 42 (18.10%) Citrix

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 37 (15.95%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.76%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.31%) IIS
6 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (34.91%) Azure
2 58 (25.00%) Office 365
3 24 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (6.90%) AWS
5 13 (5.60%) SaaS
6 7 (3.02%) IaaS
7 5 (2.16%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.29%) GCP
8 3 (1.29%) PaaS
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.86%) G Suite
9 2 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.86%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (49.57%) DNS
2 110 (47.41%) DHCP
3 48 (20.69%) Firewall
4 44 (18.97%) LAN
5 36 (15.52%) SAN
6 35 (15.09%) TCP/IP
7 28 (12.07%) WAN
8 19 (8.19%) VPN
9 17 (7.33%) Skype
10 14 (6.03%) NAS
10 14 (6.03%) VoIP
11 13 (5.60%) SSL
11 13 (5.60%) WLAN
12 12 (5.17%) Wireless
13 11 (4.74%) DMARC
14 9 (3.88%) VLAN
15 7 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (2.16%) Network Security
17 4 (1.72%) Internet
18 3 (1.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.72%) MS Access
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.86%) Power BI
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.43%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (3.45%) JIRA
2 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (18.10%) Finance
2 15 (6.47%) Retail
3 11 (4.74%) Law
4 10 (4.31%) Marketing
5 8 (3.45%) Legal
6 7 (3.02%) Electronics
7 6 (2.59%) Military
8 3 (1.29%) Back Office
8 3 (1.29%) Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.86%) Automotive
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (15.52%) IT Support
2 35 (15.09%) Server Engineer
3 31 (13.36%) Support Engineer
4 28 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (11.64%) Analyst
6 25 (10.78%) Team Leader
7 24 (10.34%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 20 (8.62%) IT Engineer
8 20 (8.62%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
9 17 (7.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 16 (6.90%) Administrator
10 16 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (6.47%) Support Analyst
11 15 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (6.03%) Active Directory Engineer
13 11 (4.74%) Network Engineer
14 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
14 10 (4.31%) Security Engineer
15 9 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.03%) LDAP
2 2 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.43%) COM
3 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.47%) Driving Licence
3 13 (5.60%) CMDB
3 13 (5.60%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.31%) Replication
6 8 (3.45%) Clustering
6 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.02%) Fat Client
7 7 (3.02%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.59%) FMCG
9 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.72%) EPoS
10 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.72%) Social Media
11 3 (1.29%) BBC
11 3 (1.29%) iPad
12 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.86%) PKI
12 2 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 196 (84.48%) Windows
2 139 (59.91%) Windows Server
3 65 (28.02%) Windows Server 2016
4 61 (26.29%) Linux
5 54 (23.28%) Windows 10
6 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (8.19%) Windows 7
10 15 (6.47%) CentOS
11 11 (4.74%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (2.16%) Debian
14 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.29%) Android
15 3 (1.29%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.29%) Solaris
15 3 (1.29%) Unix
16 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 44 (18.97%) Patch Management
2 38 (16.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.66%) ITIL
4 33 (14.22%) Storage Management
5 31 (13.36%) Server Management
6 29 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (10.34%) Proactive Management
7 24 (10.34%) Validation
8 22 (9.48%) Service Delivery
9 17 (7.33%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (6.90%) Data Protection
11 14 (6.03%) Line Management
12 13 (5.60%) Infrastructure Management
12 13 (5.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 13 (5.60%) Server Patching
12 13 (5.60%) Software Distribution
13 12 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.19%) PowerShell
2 39 (16.81%) SQL
3 16 (6.90%) VB
4 8 (3.45%) Python
5 4 (1.72%) VBScript
6 3 (1.29%) C#
7 2 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 74 (31.90%) Security Cleared
2 66 (28.45%) DV Cleared
3 31 (13.36%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.74%) MCSA
6 8 (3.45%) MCSE
7 6 (2.59%) RHCE
8 5 (2.16%) Degree
9 4 (1.72%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.29%) LFCE
10 3 (1.29%) LFCS
10 3 (1.29%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (1.29%) RHCSA
10 3 (1.29%) VCAP
11 2 (0.86%) CCNA
12 1 (0.43%) CCNP
12 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.07%) SLA
2 19 (8.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 198 (85.34%) Active Directory
2 96 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (31.47%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.64%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (10.78%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (7.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (6.47%) vSphere
8 13 (5.60%) VMware Server
9 11 (4.74%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.16%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.72%) Firmware
12 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.29%) Docker
13 3 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.86%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.86%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 106 (45.69%) SCCM
2 56 (24.14%) SCOM
3 26 (11.21%) SCVMM
4 25 (10.78%) NetBackup
5 24 (10.34%) EMC NetWorker
6 13 (5.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.59%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.29%) Ansible
9 3 (1.29%) Control-M
9 3 (1.29%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.29%) Puppet
9 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (1.29%) yum
10 2 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 159 (68.53%) Microsoft
2 128 (55.17%) VMware
3 45 (19.40%) HP
4 42 (18.10%) Citrix
5 33 (14.22%) Symantec
6 32 (13.79%) Cisco
7 24 (10.34%) EMC
8 23 (9.91%) Red Hat
9 19 (8.19%) SolarWinds
10 18 (7.76%) Sophos
11 15 (6.47%) Dell
12 12 (5.17%) Google
13 9 (3.88%) Veeam
14 8 (3.45%) Apple
15 7 (3.02%) NetApp
16 6 (2.59%) Adobe
16 6 (2.59%) Meraki
17 5 (2.16%) Oracle
17 5 (2.16%) Palo Alto
17 5 (2.16%) Polycom