Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 741 767
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26 +35
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 435 500 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.45% 3.08% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 334 432 419
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £39,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.91% -7.65% +6.25%

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 17,772 16,234 16,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.13% 9.04% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 14,031 13,303 13,392
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +3 419 £42,500 +3.66% 34
UK excluding London -41 237 £38,500 -1.91% 30
London +86 184 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Midlands +48 67 £42,500 +9.68% 12
South East +13 66 £32,500 -21.21% 4
West Midlands +33 62 £42,500 +10.39% 12
North of England -17 50 £37,500 -1.96% 6
South West +9 32 £35,000 -2.78% 3
Yorkshire +26 29 £41,250 +21.32% 4
North West -23 19 £37,500 -40.00%
East of England -3 18 £29,500 -34.44% 3
East Midlands +18 5 £36,250 -9.38%
Scotland -1 3 £24,000 -56.36% 1
North East -7 2 £29,000 -14.71% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 401 (92.18%) Windows
2 305 (70.11%) Microsoft
3 286 (65.75%) SCCM
4 272 (62.53%) Windows Server
5 267 (61.38%) Active Directory
6 210 (48.28%) VMware
7 185 (42.53%) Windows 7
8 181 (41.61%) PowerShell
9 171 (39.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 167 (38.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 163 (37.47%) Windows 10
12 143 (32.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 131 (30.11%) Office 365
14 129 (29.66%) Microsoft Office
15 128 (29.43%) DNS
16 121 (27.82%) ITIL
17 110 (25.29%) DHCP
18 103 (23.68%) Citrix
19 95 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 91 (20.92%) Linux
21 85 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 84 (19.31%) SQL Server
23 82 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
24 81 (18.62%) Data Centre
25 80 (18.39%) Firewall
26 77 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 74 (17.01%) SQL
28 73 (16.78%) Finance
28 73 (16.78%) Hyper-V
29 67 (15.40%) Cisco

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 60 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.06%) IIS
3 20 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.07%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.92%) Apache
6 4 (0.92%) Confluence
7 3 (0.69%) CMS
7 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.69%) Kentico
8 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.46%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 129 (29.66%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.23%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Eikon
2 3 (0.69%) Workfront
3 1 (0.23%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 131 (30.11%) Office 365
2 85 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.38%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.15%) Yammer
7 2 (0.46%) G Suite
7 2 (0.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (29.43%) DNS
2 110 (25.29%) DHCP
3 80 (18.39%) Firewall
4 65 (14.94%) SAN
5 59 (13.56%) LAN
6 53 (12.18%) TCP/IP
7 45 (10.34%) WAN
8 42 (9.66%) VPN
9 26 (5.98%) VLAN
10 20 (4.60%) Fibre Channel
11 18 (4.14%) VoIP
12 13 (2.99%) Skype
12 13 (2.99%) Wireless
13 12 (2.76%) Internet
14 11 (2.53%) NAS
15 10 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (2.07%) iSCSI
16 9 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.84%) MPLS
17 8 (1.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (19.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.92%) Big Data
6 4 (0.92%) MySQL
7 3 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.46%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) Power BI
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (6.90%) WinDbg
2 21 (4.83%) MSI
3 12 (2.76%) AdminStudio
4 7 (1.61%) InstallShield
5 5 (1.15%) JIRA
6 4 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.46%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.23%) Hudson
8 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (16.78%) Finance
2 26 (5.98%) Banking
3 23 (5.29%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.14%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.07%) Retail
6 6 (1.38%) Legal
7 5 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.92%) Advertising
8 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.69%) Back Office
9 3 (0.69%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) French Language
10 2 (0.46%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (17.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (12.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 48 (11.03%) SCCM Engineer
4 47 (10.80%) Analyst
5 46 (10.57%) Support Engineer
6 44 (10.11%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 37 (8.51%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 29 (6.67%) Desktop Support
9 27 (6.21%) Administrator
10 25 (5.75%) PowerShell Engineer
10 25 (5.75%) Systems Administrator
11 24 (5.52%) IT Engineer
11 24 (5.52%) IT Support
12 21 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (4.60%) Service Analyst
13 20 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support
14 17 (3.91%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.98%) Software Packaging
2 12 (2.76%) .NET
3 6 (1.38%) Middleware
4 4 (0.92%) WinForms
5 3 (0.69%) HTML
5 3 (0.69%) LDAP
6 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.46%) Sensu
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.23%) Node.js
7 1 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.23%) RESTful
7 1 (0.23%) SAML
7 1 (0.23%) Web Services
7 1 (0.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (18.62%) Data Centre
2 66 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (6.67%) Clustering
5 27 (6.21%) User Experience
6 22 (5.06%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (3.22%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.84%) Replication
11 7 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.61%) iPad
11 7 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.61%) PKI
12 6 (1.38%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.38%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.15%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.15%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 401 (92.18%) Windows
2 272 (62.53%) Windows Server
3 185 (42.53%) Windows 7
4 171 (39.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 163 (37.47%) Windows 10
6 143 (32.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (20.92%) Linux
8 40 (9.20%) Windows 8
9 26 (5.98%) Windows XP
10 23 (5.29%) Mac OS X
11 15 (3.45%) Android
11 15 (3.45%) Apple iOS
12 13 (2.99%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.76%) Unix
13 12 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (2.07%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.84%) AIX
16 7 (1.61%) Solaris
16 7 (1.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (27.82%) ITIL
2 82 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (17.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 67 (15.40%) Patch Management
5 56 (12.87%) Security Patching
6 54 (12.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 52 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (10.57%) Migration
9 45 (10.34%) Data Protection
10 39 (8.97%) Project Management
11 38 (8.74%) Change Management
12 36 (8.28%) SIEM
13 34 (7.82%) Information Security
14 33 (7.59%) Vulnerability Management
15 31 (7.13%) Software Deployment
16 30 (6.90%) Configuration Management
16 30 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
17 29 (6.67%) Problem Management
17 29 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (41.61%) PowerShell
2 74 (17.01%) SQL
3 61 (14.02%) VBScript
4 20 (4.60%) VB
5 7 (1.61%) Python
6 6 (1.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.92%) C
8 3 (0.69%) C#
8 3 (0.69%) Ruby
9 2 (0.46%) Java
9 2 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.46%) Perl
9 2 (0.46%) R
10 1 (0.23%) F#
10 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (13.56%) MCSE
3 42 (9.66%) Security Cleared
4 41 (9.43%) MCSA
5 38 (8.74%) Degree
6 26 (5.98%) CISSP
7 25 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (5.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 23 (5.29%) DV Cleared
9 22 (5.06%) MCITP
9 22 (5.06%) MCP
10 21 (4.83%) MCDST
11 19 (4.37%) CISMP
12 18 (4.14%) SC Cleared
13 16 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (2.76%) CEH
15 10 (2.30%) GIAC
16 8 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.38%) CCNA
17 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (5.98%) SLA
3 22 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 19 (4.37%) GDPR
5 4 (0.92%) COBIT
6 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 267 (61.38%) Active Directory
2 167 (38.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 55 (12.64%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (9.89%) BitLocker
6 38 (8.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (7.13%) vSphere
7 31 (7.13%) XenApp
8 20 (4.60%) XenDesktop
9 19 (4.37%) Firmware
10 17 (3.91%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (3.22%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (2.99%) Terminal Server
13 11 (2.53%) DFS Replication
14 9 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.61%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.92%) XenServer
17 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 286 (65.75%) SCCM
2 47 (10.80%) IBM BigFix
3 42 (9.66%) SCOM
4 35 (8.05%) Backup Exec
5 33 (7.59%) Perfmon
6 27 (6.21%) SCOrch
7 25 (5.75%) vRealize
7 25 (5.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 18 (4.14%) AirWatch
9 16 (3.68%) vCenter Server
10 15 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 15 (3.45%) Puppet
10 15 (3.45%) Terraform
11 14 (3.22%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 10 (2.30%) Nagios
13 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (1.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 305 (70.11%) Microsoft
2 210 (48.28%) VMware
3 103 (23.68%) Citrix
4 67 (15.40%) Cisco
5 61 (14.02%) Ivanti
6 50 (11.49%) McAfee
7 36 (8.28%) IBM
8 30 (6.90%) NetApp
9 27 (6.21%) HP
10 23 (5.29%) Bloomberg
11 22 (5.06%) Veeam
12 21 (4.83%) Nimble Storage
12 21 (4.83%) Sophos
12 21 (4.83%) Symantec
13 18 (4.14%) Veritas
14 17 (3.91%) Apple
14 17 (3.91%) Sun
15 16 (3.68%) Splunk
16 15 (3.45%) 3PAR
16 15 (3.45%) SolarWinds