Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 626 697 773
Rank change year-on-year +71 +76 +6
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 459 433 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.85% 2.52% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 311 331 394
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.54% -3.53%

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 16,123 17,150 15,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 11.37% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12,283 13,400 12,706
UK median annual salary £60,000 £56,600 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.01% +7.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,120 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +86 405 £40,000 -5.88% 67
UK excluding London +132 327 £40,000 +6.67% 67
London -25 100 £49,000 -18.33% 11
North of England +92 93 £39,674 +13.35% 11
South East +54 86 £35,000 +1.08% 25
Midlands +15 59 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire +70 56 £40,000 +6.67% 4
South West +33 39 £45,000 +28.57% 12
West Midlands -9 39 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North West +50 33 £33,448 -10.81% 6
East of England +77 26 £30,000 +1.69% 2
East Midlands +31 20 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Scotland +41 18 £31,000 +29.17% 7
Northern Ireland +13 5 - -
North East 0 4 £22,500 -6.25% 1
Wales 0 4 £41,500 +72.92% 4

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 395 (86.06%) Windows
2 371 (80.83%) Active Directory
3 336 (73.20%) Microsoft
4 274 (59.69%) VMware
5 252 (54.90%) Windows Server
6 231 (50.33%) SCCM
7 224 (48.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 194 (42.27%) Azure
9 179 (39.00%) DNS
10 176 (38.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 167 (36.38%) DHCP
12 146 (31.81%) Office 365
12 146 (31.81%) PowerShell
13 141 (30.72%) Firewall
14 132 (28.76%) Hyper-V
15 127 (27.67%) Citrix
16 124 (27.02%) Windows 10
17 114 (24.84%) Data Centre
18 109 (23.75%) Linux
19 104 (22.66%) Windows Server 2008
20 101 (22.00%) SAN
21 99 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
22 97 (21.13%) Patch Management
23 92 (20.04%) ITIL
24 90 (19.61%) SharePoint
25 89 (19.39%) TCP/IP
26 87 (18.95%) Cisco
27 81 (17.65%) VPN
28 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
29 79 (17.21%) MS Exchange

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 90 (19.61%) SharePoint
2 79 (17.21%) MS Exchange
3 55 (11.98%) Skype for Business
4 47 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (8.28%) IIS
6 25 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.96%) Confluence
9 2 (0.44%) WordPress
10 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 61 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 194 (42.27%) Azure
2 146 (31.81%) Office 365
3 59 (12.85%) AWS
4 37 (8.06%) SaaS
5 34 (7.41%) IaaS
6 30 (6.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (4.14%) PaaS
8 15 (3.27%) GCP
9 14 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (0.44%) G Suite
13 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.22%) Slack
13 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 179 (39.00%) DNS
2 167 (36.38%) DHCP
3 141 (30.72%) Firewall
4 101 (22.00%) SAN
5 89 (19.39%) TCP/IP
6 81 (17.65%) VPN
7 61 (13.29%) LAN
8 58 (12.64%) WAN
9 47 (10.24%) Wireless
10 39 (8.50%) VLAN
11 38 (8.28%) NAS
12 36 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
13 24 (5.23%) Skype
14 22 (4.79%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (3.92%) iSCSI
16 17 (3.70%) Internet
16 17 (3.70%) NetScaler
17 14 (3.05%) DMZ
17 14 (3.05%) VoIP
18 12 (2.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (16.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.44%) MySQL
5 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (6.32%) MSI
2 28 (6.10%) JIRA
3 11 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.31%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.31%) WinDbg
5 5 (1.09%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (11.11%) Finance
2 49 (10.68%) Retail
3 26 (5.66%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.49%) Local Government
5 15 (3.27%) Marketing
6 14 (3.05%) Automotive
6 14 (3.05%) Games
7 12 (2.61%) Law
8 10 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.74%) Electronics
10 6 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.87%) Back Office
12 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.44%) Social Housing
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Military
14 1 (0.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 141 (30.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 58 (12.64%) Analyst
3 52 (11.33%) Support Engineer
4 38 (8.28%) Administrator
5 37 (8.06%) Architect
6 36 (7.84%) IT Support
7 35 (7.63%) IT Engineer
8 28 (6.10%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (6.10%) Technical Architect
9 24 (5.23%) Server Engineer
10 23 (5.01%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (4.58%) Infrastructure Support
12 19 (4.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
13 18 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 17 (3.70%) Support Analyst
15 16 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
16 14 (3.05%) IT Analyst
17 13 (2.83%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.74%) LDAP
2 7 (1.53%) SAML
3 6 (1.31%) .NET
4 4 (0.87%) HTML
5 2 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.44%) 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 MVC 5
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
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
1 114 (24.84%) Data Centre
2 47 (10.24%) Management Information System
3 38 (8.28%) Driving Licence
3 38 (8.28%) Public Cloud
4 35 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.63%) Clustering
5 28 (6.10%) Private Cloud
6 20 (4.36%) Replication
7 17 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (3.27%) PKI
9 14 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.96%) Social Network
12 9 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.53%) EMC VNX
14 6 (1.31%) CCTV
14 6 (1.31%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.09%) User Experience
16 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 395 (86.06%) Windows
2 252 (54.90%) Windows Server
3 124 (27.02%) Windows 10
4 109 (23.75%) Linux
5 104 (22.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (7.19%) Windows 7
9 32 (6.97%) Ubuntu
10 29 (6.32%) CentOS
11 18 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (3.70%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.27%) Apple iOS
14 14 (3.05%) Debian
15 12 (2.61%) AIX
15 12 (2.61%) Mac OS X
16 10 (2.18%) Mac OS
16 10 (2.18%) Unix
17 6 (1.31%) Solaris
18 5 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (38.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 97 (21.13%) Patch Management
3 92 (20.04%) ITIL
4 62 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (12.85%) Server Management
6 46 (10.02%) Project Delivery
7 45 (9.80%) Service Delivery
8 43 (9.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (9.15%) Migration
10 38 (8.28%) Security Patching
11 35 (7.63%) DevOps
12 34 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (6.97%) High Availability
13 32 (6.97%) Technical Leadership
14 31 (6.75%) Service Management
15 30 (6.54%) Application Virtualisation
15 30 (6.54%) Project Management
15 30 (6.54%) Security Management
16 28 (6.10%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 146 (31.81%) PowerShell
2 67 (14.60%) SQL
3 27 (5.88%) VBScript
4 22 (4.79%) Python
5 17 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.53%) C#
6 7 (1.53%) VB
7 5 (1.09%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) F#
8 1 (0.22%) Ruby
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (11.76%) MCSA
3 43 (9.37%) Security Cleared
4 36 (7.84%) MCSE
5 30 (6.54%) Degree
6 25 (5.45%) DV Cleared
7 24 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (4.58%) CCNA
9 19 (4.14%) SC Cleared
10 15 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.05%) RHCE
12 11 (2.40%) CCNP
13 5 (1.09%) CISM
13 5 (1.09%) CISSP
13 5 (1.09%) MCITP
14 4 (0.87%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.87%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.87%) VCP5
15 3 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.68%) SLA
2 5 (1.09%) GDPR
2 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 371 (80.83%) Active Directory
2 224 (48.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (28.76%) Hyper-V
4 74 (16.12%) vSphere
5 48 (10.46%) XenApp
6 39 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (6.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (4.79%) Virtual Servers
9 20 (4.36%) Firmware
10 19 (4.14%) Terminal Services
11 18 (3.92%) BitLocker
12 14 (3.05%) Docker
13 11 (2.40%) VMware NSX
14 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
16 5 (1.09%) vCloud
16 5 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.87%) KVM
Systems Management
1 231 (50.33%) SCCM
2 32 (6.97%) SCOM
3 31 (6.75%) vCenter Server
4 28 (6.10%) NetBackup
5 24 (5.23%) Puppet
6 21 (4.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (3.92%) Ansible
8 16 (3.49%) Kubernetes
8 16 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (3.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 16 (3.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 15 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (3.05%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (3.05%) yum
11 13 (2.83%) Backup Exec
11 13 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (2.83%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (2.83%) SCVMM
12 11 (2.40%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 336 (73.20%) Microsoft
2 274 (59.69%) VMware
3 127 (27.67%) Citrix
4 87 (18.95%) Cisco
5 58 (12.64%) HP
6 48 (10.46%) Dell
7 40 (8.71%) Symantec
8 39 (8.50%) NetApp
9 37 (8.06%) McAfee
10 36 (7.84%) Veeam
11 34 (7.41%) Red Hat
12 28 (6.10%) Google
12 28 (6.10%) SolarWinds
13 21 (4.58%) EMC
14 19 (4.14%) 3PAR
15 18 (3.92%) Apple
16 17 (3.70%) Brocade
16 17 (3.70%) Cylance
16 17 (3.70%) IronPort
17 16 (3.49%) WatchGuard