Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 727 794
Rank change year-on-year +28 +67 +64
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 519 532 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.27% 3.23% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 451 451 493
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +19.23%

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 15848 16496 16583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.67% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12995 13331 13467
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £82,200 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +15 507 £40,000 -9.09% 31
UK excluding London +74 350 £38,750 -3.13% 28
London -56 169 £42,500 -15.00% 3
North of England +40 115 £37,500 - 11
South East -1 81 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Midlands +51 57 £38,750 +10.71% 4
North West +7 57 £62,500 +51.52% 7
Yorkshire +39 50 £32,500 -1.52% 4
East of England +45 49 £45,000 +28.57% 6
West Midlands +21 46 £38,750 +14.81% 4
South West +5 36 £35,500 +1.43% 3
East Midlands +42 11 £40,000 -11.11%
North East +8 8 £34,000 -20.00%
Scotland -10 8 £55,000 +74.60%
Wales +8 4 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing WSUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WSUS.

1 375 (72.25%) Windows
2 369 (71.10%) Microsoft
3 359 (69.17%) Active Directory
4 285 (54.91%) VMware
5 272 (52.41%) Windows Server
6 212 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 188 (36.22%) DNS
8 187 (36.03%) DHCP
9 181 (34.87%) SQL Server
10 176 (33.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 175 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 172 (33.14%) MS Exchange
13 160 (30.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 150 (28.90%) SCCM
15 135 (26.01%) Firewall
16 134 (25.82%) ITIL
16 134 (25.82%) Office 365
17 125 (24.08%) Microsoft Office
18 121 (23.31%) Linux
19 120 (23.12%) Citrix
20 114 (21.97%) Cisco
21 113 (21.77%) Hyper-V
22 112 (21.58%) Windows 7
23 110 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
24 99 (19.08%) WAN
25 96 (18.50%) .NET
25 96 (18.50%) PowerShell
26 94 (18.11%) LAN
27 91 (17.53%) C#
27 91 (17.53%) ASP.NET

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
1 172 (33.14%) MS Exchange
2 90 (17.34%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (13.29%) Skype for Business
4 68 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (10.60%) IIS
6 52 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 30 (5.78%) SharePoint
9 22 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.70%) Tomcat
11 11 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.73%) Apache
12 9 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.96%) Confluence
13 5 (0.96%) SAS
14 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.39%) FileNet
15 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.19%) Documentum
Applications
1 125 (24.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.58%) Workfront
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.39%) iTrent
4 2 (0.39%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.19%) Eikon
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 176 (33.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (25.82%) Office 365
3 40 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.89%) PaaS
5 8 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (0.58%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.58%) G Suite
8 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.19%) Route 53
9 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 188 (36.22%) DNS
2 187 (36.03%) DHCP
3 135 (26.01%) Firewall
4 99 (19.08%) WAN
5 94 (18.11%) LAN
6 86 (16.57%) VPN
7 75 (14.45%) SAN
8 74 (14.26%) TCP/IP
9 62 (11.95%) VLAN
10 52 (10.02%) Skype
11 51 (9.83%) Remote Desktop
12 35 (6.74%) VoIP
13 34 (6.55%) MPLS
14 27 (5.20%) NAS
15 24 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (4.62%) SSL
16 23 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (3.85%) PBX
18 18 (3.47%) Wireless
19 15 (2.89%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (34.87%) SQL Server
2 90 (17.34%) MongoDB
3 54 (10.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 43 (8.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.12%) MySQL
8 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.58%) InterBase
12 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 90 (17.34%) TeamCity
2 24 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.31%) MSI
4 10 (1.93%) AdminStudio
5 8 (1.54%) JIRA
6 7 (1.35%) AutoIt
6 7 (1.35%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.19%) Ant
10 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.19%) Maven
10 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 77 (14.84%) Finance
2 21 (4.05%) Banking
2 21 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 18 (3.47%) Retail
5 15 (2.89%) Back Office
6 13 (2.50%) Games
7 12 (2.31%) Marketing
8 7 (1.35%) Electronics
8 7 (1.35%) Legal
9 6 (1.16%) Publishing
10 5 (0.96%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 115 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (15.80%) .NET Developer
2 82 (15.80%) Developer
2 82 (15.80%) Messaging Developer
3 77 (14.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 73 (14.07%) Analyst
4 73 (14.07%) Support Engineer
5 50 (9.63%) IT Support
6 49 (9.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 47 (9.06%) Support Analyst
8 43 (8.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (7.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 37 (7.13%) Systems Engineer
11 36 (6.94%) Administrator
12 32 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
13 31 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
14 27 (5.20%) IT Analyst
15 26 (5.01%) Infrastructure Support
15 26 (5.01%) IT Engineer
15 26 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (18.50%) .NET
2 91 (17.53%) ASP.NET
2 91 (17.53%) RESTful
3 90 (17.34%) AngularJS
3 90 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 90 (17.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 90 (17.34%) ASP.NET Web API
3 90 (17.34%) KnockoutJS
3 90 (17.34%) MSMQ
3 90 (17.34%) Node.js
3 90 (17.34%) RabbitMQ
3 90 (17.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 90 (17.34%) WPF
4 17 (3.28%) WAP
5 16 (3.08%) SailPoint
6 15 (2.89%) Web Services
7 3 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.58%) HTML
7 3 (0.58%) Java SE
7 3 (0.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (14.84%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.94%) Clustering
3 23 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.24%) Replication
5 15 (2.89%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.70%) Fat Client
6 14 (2.70%) iPad
6 14 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.70%) User Experience
7 13 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.93%) Life Science
9 7 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.35%) iPhone
10 6 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.16%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.16%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.77%) AS400
12 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 375 (72.25%) Windows
2 272 (52.41%) Windows Server
3 175 (33.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 160 (30.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (23.31%) Linux
6 112 (21.58%) Windows 7
7 87 (16.76%) Windows 10
8 76 (14.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (9.06%) Windows 8
10 43 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (3.66%) CentOS
12 14 (2.70%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.50%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.12%) Android
15 9 (1.73%) Unix
16 8 (1.54%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (1.16%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (25.82%) ITIL
2 110 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (17.53%) Kanban
4 90 (17.34%) Dependency Injection
4 90 (17.34%) Multithreading
4 90 (17.34%) MVC
4 90 (17.34%) TDD
4 90 (17.34%) Web Application Development
5 82 (15.80%) OO
6 55 (10.60%) Incident Management
7 41 (7.90%) Mentoring
8 39 (7.51%) Change Management
9 38 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (7.32%) Patch Management
10 29 (5.59%) Migration
10 29 (5.59%) Problem Management
11 28 (5.39%) Coaching
11 28 (5.39%) CRM
11 28 (5.39%) Root Cause Analysis
12 27 (5.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (18.50%) PowerShell
2 91 (17.53%) C#
3 90 (17.34%) F#
3 90 (17.34%) Ruby
3 90 (17.34%) SQL
4 20 (3.85%) VBScript
5 10 (1.93%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.54%) VB
7 6 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.96%) C
9 4 (0.77%) Java
10 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.39%) PHP
11 2 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) Perl
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 86 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (11.56%) MCSA
3 53 (10.21%) MCSE
4 29 (5.59%) Degree
5 26 (5.01%) MCP
6 19 (3.66%) MCITP
6 19 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.28%) CCNA
7 17 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.28%) CISSP
8 16 (3.08%) CISA
8 16 (3.08%) CISM
8 16 (3.08%) GIAC
8 16 (3.08%) GISF
8 16 (3.08%) GSEC
9 14 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.12%) DBS Check
12 10 (1.93%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.78%) SLA
2 15 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.96%) QA
5 4 (0.77%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 359 (69.17%) Active Directory
2 212 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (21.77%) Hyper-V
4 80 (15.41%) VMware ESXi
5 79 (15.22%) vSphere
6 54 (10.40%) XenApp
7 39 (7.51%) Terminal Services
8 21 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (3.66%) DFS Replication
9 19 (3.66%) XenDesktop
10 17 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (2.89%) KVM
11 15 (2.89%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.93%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.73%) UAG
13 9 (1.73%) XenServer
14 6 (1.16%) NFS
14 6 (1.16%) oVirt
14 6 (1.16%) pfSense
14 6 (1.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 150 (28.90%) SCCM
2 90 (17.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 90 (17.34%) Kibana
3 69 (13.29%) SCOM
4 44 (8.48%) vCenter Server
5 38 (7.32%) Backup Exec
6 29 (5.59%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 21 (4.05%) Nessus
9 18 (3.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 16 (3.08%) Core Impact
10 16 (3.08%) Nexpose
10 16 (3.08%) OpenVAS
10 16 (3.08%) PowerBroker
10 16 (3.08%) QRadar
10 16 (3.08%) RSA Security Analytics
11 15 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
12 14 (2.70%) Puppet
13 12 (2.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (2.12%) MOM
Vendors
1 369 (71.10%) Microsoft
2 285 (54.91%) VMware
3 120 (23.12%) Citrix
4 114 (21.97%) Cisco
5 83 (15.99%) Symantec
6 52 (10.02%) HP
7 51 (9.83%) McAfee
8 49 (9.44%) Dell
9 39 (7.51%) Red Hat
9 39 (7.51%) Veeam
10 30 (5.78%) Sophos
11 29 (5.59%) CommVault
11 29 (5.59%) NetApp
12 27 (5.20%) Avaya
13 25 (4.82%) SolarWinds
14 23 (4.43%) Apple
15 21 (4.05%) Palo Alto
16 20 (3.85%) ArcSight
17 19 (3.66%) EqualLogic
17 19 (3.66%) Qualys