Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 711 776 783
Rank change year-on-year +65 +7 +62
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 415 433 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.44% 2.68% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 309 390 371
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,700 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,750 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -1.18% +7.59%

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 17,020 16,166 15,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 9.23% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 13,293 13,038 12,479
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 +57 396 £42,500 - 71
UK excluding London +15 261 £36,750 -12.50% 56
London +85 142 £57,500 +27.78% 16
Midlands +72 72 £42,500 +21.43% 9
South East +38 72 £31,500 -23.64% 14
West Midlands +77 69 £42,500 +17.24% 8
North of England +32 62 £35,000 -17.65% 16
South West -1 25 £35,000 -2.78% 6
North West +12 22 £37,500 -40.00% 7
East of England -2 22 £29,500 -34.44% 10
North East +27 21 £26,500 -22.06% 5
Yorkshire +53 19 £35,750 -4.67% 4
Scotland +11 5 £28,750 -50.00% 1
Wales +17 3 £24,000 -12.73%
East Midlands +6 3 £32,500 +3.17% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 381 (91.81%) Windows
2 289 (69.64%) Microsoft
3 266 (64.10%) SCCM
4 257 (61.93%) Windows Server
5 246 (59.28%) Active Directory
6 192 (46.27%) VMware
7 168 (40.48%) PowerShell
8 167 (40.24%) Windows 7
9 164 (39.52%) Windows 10
10 153 (36.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 151 (36.39%) ITIL
12 147 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 131 (31.57%) DNS
14 120 (28.92%) Microsoft Office
14 120 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 116 (27.95%) Office 365
16 112 (26.99%) DHCP
17 104 (25.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 94 (22.65%) Hyper-V
19 93 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 87 (20.96%) SQL Server
20 87 (20.96%) Firewall
21 75 (18.07%) Citrix
22 73 (17.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 72 (17.35%) Data Centre
23 72 (17.35%) LAN
24 68 (16.39%) SQL
25 67 (16.14%) WAN
26 66 (15.90%) VBScript
26 66 (15.90%) MCSE

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 55 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.43%) IIS
3 23 (5.54%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.17%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.45%) Confluence
8 4 (0.96%) Apache
9 3 (0.72%) CMS
9 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.72%) Kentico
10 2 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 120 (28.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Workfront
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.72%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 116 (27.95%) Office 365
2 93 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.17%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.20%) Yammer
6 3 (0.72%) IaaS
6 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.48%) G Suite
7 2 (0.48%) GitHub
7 2 (0.48%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 131 (31.57%) DNS
2 112 (26.99%) DHCP
3 87 (20.96%) Firewall
4 72 (17.35%) LAN
5 67 (16.14%) WAN
6 61 (14.70%) SAN
7 51 (12.29%) TCP/IP
7 51 (12.29%) VPN
8 35 (8.43%) VLAN
9 22 (5.30%) VoIP
10 16 (3.86%) Wireless
11 15 (3.61%) Network Security
12 14 (3.37%) Skype
13 12 (2.89%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.89%) NAS
14 10 (2.41%) DSL
14 10 (2.41%) Internet
15 9 (2.17%) IP Telephony
15 9 (2.17%) iSCSI
15 9 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.96%) MySQL
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) OLTP
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (6.75%) WinDbg
2 24 (5.78%) MSI
3 12 (2.89%) AdminStudio
4 11 (2.65%) InstallShield
5 10 (2.41%) JIRA
6 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 41 (9.88%) Finance
2 13 (3.13%) Retail
3 10 (2.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.17%) Banking
5 6 (1.45%) Legal
5 6 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.96%) Advertising
6 4 (0.96%) Law
7 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
8 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 75 (18.07%) Analyst
2 70 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (10.60%) SCCM Engineer
4 40 (9.64%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 38 (9.16%) Desktop Engineer
6 33 (7.95%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 33 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 32 (7.71%) IT Engineer
8 29 (6.99%) Support Analyst
9 27 (6.51%) Administrator
10 25 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.82%) IT Analyst
12 20 (4.82%) IT Support
12 20 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (4.34%) Desktop Support
13 18 (4.34%) PowerShell Engineer
13 18 (4.34%) Service Analyst
14 17 (4.10%) Windows Specialist
15 16 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.51%) Software Packaging
2 10 (2.41%) .NET
3 6 (1.45%) Middleware
4 5 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.96%) LDAP
6 3 (0.72%) HTML
7 2 (0.48%) WinForms
7 2 (0.48%) WSH
8 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.24%) SAML
8 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 54 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.92%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (8.19%) Clustering
5 22 (5.30%) User Experience
6 13 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
7 12 (2.89%) PKI
7 12 (2.89%) Replication
8 11 (2.65%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.45%) iPad
11 6 (1.45%) Life Science
11 6 (1.45%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.96%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 381 (91.81%) Windows
2 257 (61.93%) Windows Server
3 167 (40.24%) Windows 7
4 164 (39.52%) Windows 10
5 147 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (14.46%) Linux
8 37 (8.92%) Windows 8
9 25 (6.02%) Windows XP
10 18 (4.34%) Android
11 13 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.17%) Apple iOS
13 9 (2.17%) Ubuntu
13 9 (2.17%) Unix
14 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.45%) CentOS
16 5 (1.20%) AIX
17 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (36.39%) ITIL
2 73 (17.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 64 (15.42%) Patch Management
4 63 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (14.70%) Security Patching
6 58 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (12.05%) Change Management
8 48 (11.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 45 (10.84%) Service Management
10 42 (10.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 42 (10.12%) Migration
11 39 (9.40%) Problem Management
12 36 (8.67%) Antivirus Management
13 35 (8.43%) Data Protection
14 33 (7.95%) Project Management
15 29 (6.99%) Configuration Management
16 28 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (6.75%) Software Deployment
17 27 (6.51%) Service Delivery
18 25 (6.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 168 (40.48%) PowerShell
2 68 (16.39%) SQL
3 66 (15.90%) VBScript
4 19 (4.58%) VB
5 9 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.45%) VBA
7 4 (0.96%) Python
8 3 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 104 (25.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (15.90%) MCSE
3 45 (10.84%) MCSA
4 39 (9.40%) Degree
4 39 (9.40%) Security Cleared
5 25 (6.02%) MCP
6 23 (5.54%) MCITP
6 23 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (5.06%) MCDST
8 20 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 17 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (4.10%) DV Cleared
10 14 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (3.13%) CISSP
12 10 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (2.17%) CCNA
14 8 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.45%) MCTS
15 6 (1.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.75%) SLA
2 22 (5.30%) GDPR
3 20 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.96%) COBIT
5 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.48%) QA
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 246 (59.28%) Active Directory
2 153 (36.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (22.65%) Hyper-V
4 43 (10.36%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (9.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 34 (8.19%) vSphere
7 30 (7.23%) XenApp
8 29 (6.99%) BitLocker
9 20 (4.82%) Firmware
9 20 (4.82%) XenDesktop
10 16 (3.86%) DFS Replication
10 16 (3.86%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (2.17%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.20%) Docker
14 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.72%) vCloud
16 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 266 (64.10%) SCCM
2 39 (9.40%) IBM BigFix
3 36 (8.67%) Backup Exec
3 36 (8.67%) Perfmon
4 34 (8.19%) SCOM
5 21 (5.06%) SCOrch
6 19 (4.58%) vRealize
6 19 (4.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 17 (4.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 16 (3.86%) vCenter Server
9 15 (3.61%) AirWatch
10 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (2.41%) Nagios
11 10 (2.41%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.69%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.45%) Nessus
14 5 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 289 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 192 (46.27%) VMware
3 75 (18.07%) Citrix
4 61 (14.70%) Cisco
5 51 (12.29%) Ivanti
6 38 (9.16%) McAfee
7 36 (8.67%) IBM
8 28 (6.75%) NetApp
9 26 (6.27%) Symantec
9 26 (6.27%) Veeam
10 24 (5.78%) SolarWinds
11 22 (5.30%) HP
11 22 (5.30%) Nimble Storage
11 22 (5.30%) Sophos
12 21 (5.06%) Veritas
13 20 (4.82%) Sun
14 18 (4.34%) Dell
15 17 (4.10%) Intel
15 17 (4.10%) Splunk
16 14 (3.37%) Meraki