Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 644 749 724
Rank change year-on-year +105 -25 +23
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 464 435 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.64% 2.44% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 342 332 456
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £23,250 £27,525 £24,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,250 £39,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -4.49% +0.65% -3.13%

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 17,555 17,826 16,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 10.93% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,350 14,053 13,253
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 16 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 16 November 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 +106 433 £40,000 -5.88% 78
UK excluding London +129 327 £37,250 -4.49% 74
London +22 117 £45,000 -10.00% 14
North of England +90 103 £35,750 -4.67% 20
South East +48 76 £32,500 -11.56% 15
Midlands +40 67 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Yorkshire +35 56 £37,500 -15.49% 6
West Midlands +22 53 £49,000 +15.29% 8
South West +12 42 £33,500 -10.67% 8
North West +56 39 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East of England +65 28 £29,500 -15.71% 6
East Midlands +30 14 £40,000 +6.67% 7
North East +31 8 £24,000 -31.43% 4
Scotland +21 5 £38,250 +59.38% 3
Wales - 5 £35,500 - 5
Northern Ireland +9 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 403 (86.85%) Windows
2 371 (79.96%) Active Directory
3 303 (65.30%) Microsoft
4 278 (59.91%) Windows Server
5 262 (56.47%) VMware
6 219 (47.20%) SCCM
7 214 (46.12%) DNS
8 201 (43.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 185 (39.87%) DHCP
9 185 (39.87%) Office 365
10 179 (38.58%) Azure
11 165 (35.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 158 (34.05%) Firewall
13 143 (30.82%) Windows 10
14 141 (30.39%) PowerShell
15 132 (28.45%) Hyper-V
16 130 (28.02%) Windows Server 2012
17 129 (27.80%) ITIL
18 128 (27.59%) Citrix
19 127 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
20 119 (25.65%) Cisco
21 107 (23.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 105 (22.63%) Linux
23 101 (21.77%) Data Centre
24 99 (21.34%) SQL Server
25 97 (20.91%) MS Exchange
25 97 (20.91%) VPN
26 90 (19.40%) TCP/IP
27 89 (19.18%) Patch Management
28 83 (17.89%) Microsoft Office

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 97 (20.91%) MS Exchange
2 77 (16.59%) SharePoint
3 55 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (8.84%) Skype for Business
5 36 (7.76%) IIS
6 27 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.02%) Confluence
7 14 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.80%) SAS
9 9 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.65%) Apache
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.22%) Site Server
11 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.37%) Workfront
2 9 (1.94%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) Q-Pulse
3 3 (0.65%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 185 (39.87%) Office 365
2 179 (38.58%) Azure
3 58 (12.50%) AWS
4 35 (7.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (5.39%) IaaS
6 22 (4.74%) SaaS
7 13 (2.80%) GCP
8 12 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (2.37%) PaaS
10 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.65%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.22%) G Suite
14 1 (0.22%) Slack
14 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 214 (46.12%) DNS
2 185 (39.87%) DHCP
3 158 (34.05%) Firewall
4 97 (20.91%) VPN
5 90 (19.40%) TCP/IP
6 83 (17.89%) SAN
7 81 (17.46%) LAN
8 78 (16.81%) WAN
9 48 (10.34%) Wireless
10 47 (10.13%) Remote Desktop
11 41 (8.84%) VLAN
12 35 (7.54%) NAS
13 25 (5.39%) VoIP
14 23 (4.96%) Skype
15 21 (4.53%) Internet
16 20 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (4.31%) PBX
17 18 (3.88%) MPLS
18 17 (3.66%) iSCSI
19 14 (3.02%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (21.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (1.08%) MySQL
5 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (7.11%) JIRA
2 27 (5.82%) MSI
3 12 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.29%) Terragrunt
6 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.08%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.86%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (12.72%) Finance
2 49 (10.56%) Retail
3 21 (4.53%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.02%) Local Government
5 12 (2.59%) Automotive
5 12 (2.59%) Marketing
6 9 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.72%) Games
7 8 (1.72%) Law
8 6 (1.29%) Electronics
9 5 (1.08%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.43%) Social Housing
10 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 145 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (15.95%) Analyst
3 43 (9.27%) Support Engineer
4 41 (8.84%) Administrator
5 36 (7.76%) IT Engineer
5 36 (7.76%) IT Support
6 31 (6.68%) Systems Administrator
7 29 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 26 (5.60%) Server Engineer
9 24 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (4.74%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (4.53%) Architect
11 21 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support
15 16 (3.45%) Active Directory Engineer
16 15 (3.23%) IT Analyst
16 15 (3.23%) Technical Architect
17 14 (3.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.94%) .NET
2 7 (1.51%) LDAP
2 7 (1.51%) SAML
3 4 (0.86%) HTML
4 3 (0.65%) Web Services
5 2 (0.43%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
6 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.22%) WPF
6 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (21.77%) Data Centre
2 52 (11.21%) Driving Licence
3 43 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (8.19%) Public Cloud
5 35 (7.54%) Management Information System
6 27 (5.82%) Clustering
7 21 (4.53%) Replication
8 20 (4.31%) Private Cloud
9 17 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (2.37%) CMDB
12 9 (1.94%) PKI
13 8 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.72%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.72%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.51%) Smartphone
15 6 (1.29%) EMC VNX
15 6 (1.29%) N-Tier
15 6 (1.29%) Social Network
15 6 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 403 (86.85%) Windows
2 278 (59.91%) Windows Server
3 143 (30.82%) Windows 10
4 130 (28.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 127 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 105 (22.63%) Linux
7 66 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 27 (5.82%) CentOS
10 25 (5.39%) Windows 8
11 24 (5.17%) Ubuntu
12 20 (4.31%) Unix
13 14 (3.02%) Apple iOS
14 13 (2.80%) Mac OS
15 12 (2.59%) AIX
15 12 (2.59%) Debian
15 12 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
17 9 (1.94%) Android
18 6 (1.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (35.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 129 (27.80%) ITIL
3 89 (19.18%) Patch Management
4 70 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 59 (12.72%) Server Management
7 40 (8.62%) High Availability
7 40 (8.62%) Service Management
8 39 (8.41%) Service Delivery
9 34 (7.33%) Migration
9 34 (7.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 34 (7.33%) Security Patching
10 33 (7.11%) Project Delivery
11 32 (6.90%) Incident Management
11 32 (6.90%) Server Hardening
12 31 (6.68%) Project Management
13 30 (6.47%) Virtual Environments
14 28 (6.03%) Change Management
14 28 (6.03%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (30.39%) PowerShell
2 69 (14.87%) SQL
3 21 (4.53%) Python
4 14 (3.02%) VBScript
5 12 (2.59%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.72%) VB
7 7 (1.51%) C#
8 6 (1.29%) VBA
9 5 (1.08%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.22%) F#
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (23.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (15.52%) MCSA
3 64 (13.79%) MCSE
4 40 (8.62%) Security Cleared
5 32 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (5.82%) CCNA
7 26 (5.60%) Degree
8 21 (4.53%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.80%) CCNP
10 12 (2.59%) RHCE
11 10 (2.16%) SC Cleared
12 9 (1.94%) MCITP
13 7 (1.51%) VCP5
14 5 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.86%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.65%) CISM
16 3 (0.65%) CISSP
16 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.29%) GDPR
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.65%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 371 (79.96%) Active Directory
2 201 (43.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (28.45%) Hyper-V
4 72 (15.52%) vSphere
5 57 (12.28%) XenApp
6 30 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (5.39%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.09%) Firmware
9 18 (3.88%) DFS Replication
9 18 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (3.88%) Terminal Services
10 16 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (2.59%) BitLocker
12 12 (2.59%) Docker
13 7 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.29%) XenDesktop
15 5 (1.08%) Terminal Server
15 5 (1.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 219 (47.20%) SCCM
2 35 (7.54%) NetBackup
3 33 (7.11%) SCOM
4 28 (6.03%) vCenter Server
5 26 (5.60%) Backup Exec
6 21 (4.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (4.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 20 (4.31%) SCVMM
8 17 (3.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 16 (3.45%) Ansible
10 15 (3.23%) Puppet
11 14 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (3.02%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 13 (2.80%) Kubernetes
13 12 (2.59%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (2.59%) yum
14 11 (2.37%) Jamf Pro
14 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 303 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 262 (56.47%) VMware
3 128 (27.59%) Citrix
4 119 (25.65%) Cisco
5 54 (11.64%) HP
6 48 (10.34%) Symantec
7 43 (9.27%) McAfee
8 41 (8.84%) SolarWinds
9 39 (8.41%) Dell
9 39 (8.41%) Veeam
10 29 (6.25%) Red Hat
11 27 (5.82%) NetApp
12 26 (5.60%) EMC
12 26 (5.60%) IronPort
13 24 (5.17%) Apple
14 23 (4.96%) IBM
15 22 (4.74%) Sage
16 20 (4.31%) 3PAR
16 20 (4.31%) Google
16 20 (4.31%) Meraki