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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 973 802 587
Rank change year-on-year -171 -215 +107
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 293 151 271
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.92% 0.84% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 217 121 210
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,200
25th Percentile £34,500 £28,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% +1.33%
75th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,250 £70,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £33,625 £36,050
% change year-on-year +26.39% -6.73% +0.07%

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 31,933 18,033 11,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 17.01% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14,237 12,343 9,192
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.92% +4.00% +6.84%
75th Percentile £85,250 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,966 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.39% +10.00% -

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -105 276 £45,000 +28.57% 58
UK excluding London -43 215 £42,500 +26.39% 51
Work from Home -144 137 £47,500 +55.74% 16
North of England -49 84 £42,500 +6.25% 20
London -205 65 £55,000 +7.32% 11
South East -60 44 £43,500 +55.36% 11
North West -71 36 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Midlands -57 30 £48,250 +56.91% 6
Yorkshire -39 25 £45,000 +38.46% 12
North East -1 23 £40,000 +20.30% 3
East of England -65 23 £35,000 -17.65% 1
South West -10 22 £32,500 +8.33% 8
West Midlands -54 22 £51,250 +68.03% 4
East Midlands -28 8 £45,000 +14.65% 2
Wales -32 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Scotland -57 6 £51,500 +51.47% 5

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 263 (89.76%) Windows
2 244 (83.28%) Active Directory
3 216 (73.72%) Microsoft
4 200 (68.26%) VMware
5 195 (66.55%) Windows Server
6 169 (57.68%) Azure
7 167 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 151 (51.54%) DNS
9 136 (46.42%) Microsoft 365
10 124 (42.32%) DHCP
11 104 (35.49%) Firewall
12 102 (34.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 100 (34.13%) PowerShell
14 99 (33.79%) Hyper-V
14 99 (33.79%) ITIL
15 92 (31.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 91 (31.06%) MS Exchange
17 90 (30.72%) Cisco
18 89 (30.38%) SCCM
19 88 (30.03%) SharePoint
20 87 (29.69%) WAN
21 85 (29.01%) Social Skills
22 84 (28.67%) VPN
23 83 (28.33%) LAN
24 73 (24.91%) Microsoft Intune
25 69 (23.55%) Patch Management
26 66 (22.53%) Veeam
27 64 (21.84%) SQL
28 62 (21.16%) Disaster Recovery
29 60 (20.48%) Windows Server 2016

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 91 (31.06%) MS Exchange
2 88 (30.03%) SharePoint
3 40 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (10.92%) IIS
5 12 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.71%) Confluence
6 5 (1.71%) Site Server
7 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
9 1 (0.34%) CMS
9 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 45 (15.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 169 (57.68%) Azure
2 136 (46.42%) Microsoft 365
3 49 (16.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (12.63%) IaaS
5 32 (10.92%) SaaS
6 26 (8.87%) PaaS
7 25 (8.53%) AWS
8 20 (6.83%) OneDrive
9 19 (6.48%) Power Platform
10 14 (4.78%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (4.10%) Azure Monitor
12 7 (2.39%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.71%) Azure DevOps
13 5 (1.71%) Azure Functions
13 5 (1.71%) Nutanix
13 5 (1.71%) PowerApps
13 5 (1.71%) Serverless
14 3 (1.02%) Rubrik
15 2 (0.68%) Azure Sentinel
16 1 (0.34%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 151 (51.54%) DNS
2 124 (42.32%) DHCP
3 104 (35.49%) Firewall
4 87 (29.69%) WAN
5 84 (28.67%) VPN
6 83 (28.33%) LAN
7 59 (20.14%) SAN
8 51 (17.41%) TCP/IP
9 42 (14.33%) VLAN
10 40 (13.65%) Remote Desktop
11 38 (12.97%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (11.60%) MPLS
13 33 (11.26%) Wireless
14 21 (7.17%) Network Security
15 19 (6.48%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (6.14%) NAS
17 16 (5.46%) SNMP
18 15 (5.12%) VoIP
19 14 (4.78%) Intrusion Detection
19 14 (4.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.78%) Power BI
3 5 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.02%) MySQL
4 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) Power Query
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (6.48%) JIRA
2 7 (2.39%) MSI
3 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
General
1 85 (29.01%) Social Skills
2 30 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.12%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (3.75%) Finance
5 10 (3.41%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.39%) Humanities
6 7 (2.39%) Publishing
6 7 (2.39%) Social Science
7 6 (2.05%) Banking
7 6 (2.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 6 (2.05%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.37%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
9 3 (1.02%) Law
9 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (27.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (12.63%) IT Engineer
3 29 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 28 (9.56%) Analyst
5 27 (9.22%) Administrator
5 27 (9.22%) IT Support
5 27 (9.22%) Project Manager
6 25 (8.53%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (7.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (7.51%) Security Engineer
8 19 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 17 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 15 (5.12%) VMWare Administrator
11 13 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.44%) Wintel Administrator
11 13 (4.44%) Wintel Systems Administrator
12 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.83%) .NET
2 11 (3.75%) SAML
3 8 (2.73%) LDAP
4 6 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.02%) EDI
6 2 (0.68%) Web Services
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.24%) Clustering
3 22 (7.51%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.14%) Mobile App
4 18 (6.14%) PKI
5 16 (5.46%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.73%) IoT
7 7 (2.39%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.71%) User Experience
10 3 (1.02%) CMDB
10 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.02%) Replication
11 2 (0.68%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 263 (89.76%) Windows
2 195 (66.55%) Windows Server
3 102 (34.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (20.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 58 (19.80%) Windows 10
6 39 (13.31%) Windows Server 2019
7 36 (12.29%) Linux
8 26 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (4.44%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.75%) VMS
12 9 (3.07%) Unix
13 7 (2.39%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 3 (1.02%) Android
16 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.02%) CentOS
16 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (33.79%) ITIL
2 92 (31.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 69 (23.55%) Patch Management
4 62 (21.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (19.80%) Agile
6 45 (15.36%) Service Delivery
7 42 (14.33%) Change Management
8 41 (13.99%) Incident Management
8 41 (13.99%) Project Management
9 40 (13.65%) High Availability
10 38 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (12.63%) Business Continuity
12 34 (11.60%) PRINCE2
13 30 (10.24%) Computer Science
14 28 (9.56%) Service Management
15 27 (9.22%) ITSM
16 26 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (8.53%) Mobile Device Management
18 23 (7.85%) Security Patching
19 22 (7.51%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 100 (34.13%) PowerShell
2 64 (21.84%) SQL
3 15 (5.12%) C#
3 15 (5.12%) VB.NET
4 11 (3.75%) C
4 11 (3.75%) Python
5 6 (2.05%) Perl
6 5 (1.71%) Java
7 4 (1.37%) VBScript
8 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.97%) Degree
3 36 (12.29%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (6.48%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 13 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.10%) CCNA
7 12 (4.10%) MCSA
8 11 (3.75%) MCSE
9 9 (3.07%) CISSP
10 8 (2.73%) MCITP
11 7 (2.39%) MCP
12 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.05%) MCTS
13 5 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.02%) CCNP
15 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
16 1 (0.34%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (9.56%) SLA
3 17 (5.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (2.05%) GDPR
6 5 (1.71%) PMO
7 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.02%) NCSC
7 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 244 (83.28%) Active Directory
2 167 (57.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (33.79%) Hyper-V
4 58 (19.80%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (15.36%) vSphere
6 21 (7.17%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (6.83%) XenApp
8 19 (6.48%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (5.12%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.39%) BitLocker
11 7 (2.39%) Firmware
11 7 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.71%) Docker
14 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
15 3 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.02%) KVM
15 3 (1.02%) Openswan
16 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 89 (30.38%) SCCM
2 73 (24.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (12.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 26 (8.87%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (8.53%) Kubernetes
6 22 (7.51%) SCOM
7 14 (4.78%) vCenter Server
8 13 (4.44%) Backup Exec
8 13 (4.44%) NetBackup
9 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (3.41%) N-central
10 7 (2.39%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (2.39%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.39%) Sysprep
10 7 (2.39%) WMI
11 5 (1.71%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.37%) Ansible
13 3 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 216 (73.72%) Microsoft
2 200 (68.26%) VMware
3 90 (30.72%) Cisco
4 66 (22.53%) Veeam
5 56 (19.11%) Citrix
6 36 (12.29%) SolarWinds
7 26 (8.87%) Ruckus Wireless
8 25 (8.53%) Dell
9 20 (6.83%) Sophos
10 18 (6.14%) arcserve
11 15 (5.12%) HP
12 14 (4.78%) Veritas
13 12 (4.10%) NetApp
14 11 (3.75%) Nimble Storage
15 10 (3.41%) EMC
15 10 (3.41%) Kaspersky
16 9 (3.07%) Juniper
17 7 (2.39%) Draytek
17 7 (2.39%) Oracle
17 7 (2.39%) Red Hat