Period
to 26 November 2021

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 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 839 564 658
Rank change year-on-year -275 +94 +115
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 223 155 465
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.03% 1.72% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 204 131 353
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,000 £24,050
25th Percentile £27,000 £32,500 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,864 £38,950 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.49% +3.87% -11.76%
75th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £52,625 £69,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,728 £37,500 £36,050
% change year-on-year -7.39% +4.02% -7.56%

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 21,640 9,028 17,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 16.61% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 14,040 7,629 13,596
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,450 £32,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £87,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +0.25%

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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 -264 205 £34,728 -10.84% 57
UK excluding London -140 196 £34,728 -7.39% 49
Midlands -66 60 £42,500 +6.25% 13
South East -146 57 £30,500 -15.40% 10
North of England -107 44 £37,500 -34.78% 13
Work from Home -233 42 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -67 38 £42,500 +6.25% 9
East Midlands -46 22 £37,500 - 4
Yorkshire -78 18 £37,500 +36.36% 5
East of England -102 16 £23,500 -36.91% 1
South West -71 15 £27,500 -8.33% 8
North West -86 15 £34,728 -39.60% 8
London -272 13 £45,000 -14.29% 10
North East -19 11 £33,250 -22.67%
Scotland -68 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wales - 1 £30,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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.

1 184 (82.51%) Active Directory
2 182 (81.61%) Windows
3 152 (68.16%) VMware
4 151 (67.71%) Azure
5 150 (67.26%) Windows Server
6 149 (66.82%) Microsoft
7 145 (65.02%) Microsoft 365
8 119 (53.36%) DNS
9 110 (49.33%) DHCP
10 98 (43.95%) Hyper-V
11 97 (43.50%) Social Skills
12 95 (42.60%) Firewall
13 89 (39.91%) SQL
13 89 (39.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (39.46%) SCCM
15 77 (34.53%) Veeam
16 74 (33.18%) ITIL
17 66 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
18 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Intune
20 60 (26.91%) Problem-Solving
21 57 (25.56%) WAN
22 55 (24.66%) Citrix
23 54 (24.22%) PowerShell
23 54 (24.22%) AWS
24 53 (23.77%) MCSE
25 52 (23.32%) LAN
26 50 (22.42%) Cisco
26 50 (22.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 48 (21.52%) SharePoint

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 48 (21.52%) SharePoint
2 33 (14.80%) IIS
3 27 (12.11%) MS Exchange
4 16 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.35%) Confluence
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.14%) Workfront
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 151 (67.71%) Azure
2 145 (65.02%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (24.22%) AWS
4 27 (12.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (8.52%) OneDrive
6 13 (5.83%) IaaS
6 13 (5.83%) PaaS
7 10 (4.48%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.69%) SaaS
9 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.45%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.45%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 119 (53.36%) DNS
2 110 (49.33%) DHCP
3 95 (42.60%) Firewall
4 57 (25.56%) WAN
5 52 (23.32%) LAN
6 47 (21.08%) VLAN
7 44 (19.73%) TCP/IP
8 38 (17.04%) SAN
9 34 (15.25%) VPN
10 30 (13.45%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (8.97%) MPLS
11 20 (8.97%) Remote Desktop
12 18 (8.07%) Wireless
13 17 (7.62%) Network Security
14 14 (6.28%) VoIP
15 11 (4.93%) NAS
16 8 (3.59%) Ethernet
17 7 (3.14%) IP Telephony
18 6 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
19 5 (2.24%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) Power BI
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) AutoIt
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (43.50%) Social Skills
2 14 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.28%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.04%) Back Office
4 9 (4.04%) French Language
4 9 (4.04%) German Language
5 7 (3.14%) Finance
6 3 (1.35%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Front Office
7 2 (0.90%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 58 (26.01%) Analyst
2 45 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (13.90%) IT Engineer
4 29 (13.00%) IT Support
5 26 (11.66%) Support Analyst
6 24 (10.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (10.76%) Service Analyst
7 23 (10.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 21 (9.42%) Support Engineer
9 17 (7.62%) Technical Support
10 15 (6.73%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (6.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (6.28%) Technical Analyst
11 14 (6.28%) Technical Support Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) IT Analyst
12 12 (5.38%) IT Support Analyst
13 11 (4.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (4.93%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.69%) LDAP
2 5 (2.24%) .NET
3 2 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.45%) ADO
4 1 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.87%) Clustering
2 22 (9.87%) Driving Licence
3 13 (5.83%) Replication
4 10 (4.48%) PKI
5 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.14%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.24%) CMDB
8 5 (2.24%) User Experience
9 3 (1.35%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.45%) Blog
11 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.45%) Handset
11 1 (0.45%) iPad
11 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 182 (81.61%) Windows
2 150 (67.26%) Windows Server
3 66 (29.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (20.63%) Windows Server 2019
5 41 (18.39%) Windows 10
6 35 (15.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 30 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (12.56%) Linux
9 27 (12.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (8.07%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.38%) Android
12 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.79%) Unix
13 4 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (33.18%) ITIL
2 60 (26.91%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (22.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (14.80%) ITSM
5 30 (13.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (12.11%) Project Management
6 27 (12.11%) Server Management
7 25 (11.21%) Ticket Management
8 22 (9.87%) CRM
8 22 (9.87%) Service Management
9 21 (9.42%) Change Management
10 20 (8.97%) Proactive Maintenance
11 18 (8.07%) Mentoring
11 18 (8.07%) Patch Management
11 18 (8.07%) Security Patching
12 17 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (7.62%) Project Delivery
13 16 (7.17%) Virtual Environments
14 15 (6.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.91%) SQL
2 54 (24.22%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.14%) VBScript
4 5 (2.24%) C#
4 5 (2.24%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.35%) C
6 2 (0.90%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (29.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (23.77%) MCSE
3 44 (19.73%) MCSA
4 27 (12.11%) CCA
4 27 (12.11%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (9.42%) CCNA
5 21 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (8.97%) Security Cleared
7 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.17%) Degree
9 9 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.69%) CCENT
11 6 (2.69%) MCP
12 5 (2.24%) CCNP
13 4 (1.79%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (17.04%) SLA
2 11 (4.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.48%) PMO
4 9 (4.04%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.79%) NCSC
7 2 (0.90%) GDPR
8 1 (0.45%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 184 (82.51%) Active Directory
2 98 (43.95%) Hyper-V
3 89 (39.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (14.80%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (9.42%) vSphere
6 9 (4.04%) XenApp
7 8 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (3.14%) BitLocker
8 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.45%) Docker
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
10 1 (0.45%) NFS
10 1 (0.45%) Samba
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 88 (39.46%) SCCM
2 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (12.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 18 (8.07%) NetBackup
5 17 (7.62%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (5.83%) Backup Exec
6 13 (5.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (4.93%) SCOM
8 10 (4.48%) vCenter Server
9 7 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (2.69%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.79%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.79%) Nessus
11 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.79%) vMotion
12 2 (0.90%) Ansible
12 2 (0.90%) Nagios
12 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 152 (68.16%) VMware
2 149 (66.82%) Microsoft
3 77 (34.53%) Veeam
4 55 (24.66%) Citrix
5 50 (22.42%) Cisco
6 29 (13.00%) Zscaler
7 27 (12.11%) HP
8 17 (7.62%) Dell
9 16 (7.17%) ServiceNow
10 13 (5.83%) Sophos
11 11 (4.93%) Fortinet
12 10 (4.48%) ProCurve
12 10 (4.48%) Ruckus Wireless
13 9 (4.04%) Apple
13 9 (4.04%) Aruba
13 9 (4.04%) EMC
13 9 (4.04%) Veritas
13 9 (4.04%) WatchGuard
14 8 (3.59%) Avaya
15 7 (3.14%) Remedy