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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 659 738
Rank change year-on-year +55 +79  
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 272 299 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.46% 3.50% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 234 263 199
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,100 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £68,450 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.67% -5.33%  

WSUS is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 7860 8542 8366
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.85% 8.66% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6346 6947 6601
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year +2.22% +0.55%  

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WSUS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the UK

WSUS
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 266 £40,000 - 24
London +49 95 £50,000 +13.63% 8
South East -2 64 £45,000 +8.43% 2
Yorkshire +24 34 £32,306 +13.35% 4
North West -22 32 £40,000 +12.67% 3
West Yorkshire +26 24 £32,111 +12.67% 2
Berkshire +14 20 £45,000 - 1
Manchester -20 19 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Leeds +20 17 £24,000 -39.24%
West Sussex +12 17 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +16 15 £33,750 -3.57%
Crawley +17 13 £50,000 +11.11% 1
City of London +14 13 £51,250 +15.81% 2
Slough +13 13 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -5 13 £32,500 -5.79% 4
Cheshire - 13 £62,500 - 1
Warrington - 13 £62,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 12 £35,000 +34.61% 1
East of England -3 12 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Watford -5 12 £35,000 +34.61%
Hampshire +37 10 £40,000 +32.01%
North Yorkshire - 9 £32,500 - 2
Witney - 9 £32,500 -
East Midlands +31 8 £39,035 +129.61% 1
South West -1 8 £30,750 -9.55% 1
Bury -4 8 £32,500 -8.45%
York - 8 £32,500 - 2
Bradford +5 6 £35,000 -20.45% 2
Southampton - 6 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 6 £35,571 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 353 (74.63%) Microsoft
1 353 (74.63%) Active Directory
2 330 (69.77%) Windows
3 265 (56.03%) VMware
4 222 (46.93%) Windows Server
5 204 (43.13%) DNS
6 190 (40.17%) MS Exchange
7 189 (39.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 177 (37.42%) DHCP
9 159 (33.62%) SCCM
10 154 (32.56%) SQL Server
11 150 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 145 (30.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 138 (29.18%) ITIL
14 136 (28.75%) Office 365
15 133 (28.12%) Firewall
16 120 (25.37%) Citrix
16 120 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 114 (24.10%) PowerShell
18 110 (23.26%) TCP/IP
19 109 (23.04%) Linux
20 106 (22.41%) Cisco
20 106 (22.41%) Hyper-V
21 95 (20.08%) IIS
22 93 (19.66%) SQL
23 87 (18.39%) LAN
24 86 (18.18%) HP
25 85 (17.97%) Microsoft Office
26 80 (16.91%) .NET
26 80 (16.91%) WAN

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
1 190 (40.17%) MS Exchange
2 95 (20.08%) IIS
3 74 (15.64%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (13.53%) Skype for Business
6 60 (12.68%) SharePoint
7 45 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (4.02%) Apache
10 18 (3.81%) Tomcat
11 13 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (2.11%) SAS
14 9 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.90%) FileNet
15 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.06%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.85%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 85 (17.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.06%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.90%) iTrent
2 9 (1.90%) ResourceLink
3 6 (1.27%) Workfront
4 5 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.42%) Eikon
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 136 (28.75%) Office 365
2 120 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.81%) SaaS
4 17 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.38%) PaaS
6 9 (1.90%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 8 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.27%) IaaS
10 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.42%) Akamai
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) G Suite
13 1 (0.21%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 204 (43.13%) DNS
2 177 (37.42%) DHCP
3 133 (28.12%) Firewall
4 110 (23.26%) TCP/IP
5 87 (18.39%) LAN
6 80 (16.91%) WAN
7 79 (16.70%) SAN
8 74 (15.64%) VPN
9 60 (12.68%) VLAN
10 52 (10.99%) Skype
11 45 (9.51%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (7.19%) MPLS
13 33 (6.98%) VoIP
14 30 (6.34%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (5.29%) Internet
16 18 (3.81%) iSCSI
17 17 (3.59%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (3.59%) Wireless
18 14 (2.96%) IP Telephony
18 14 (2.96%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 74 (15.64%) MongoDB
3 69 (14.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (2.75%) MySQL
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.21%) DB2
10 1 (0.21%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (15.64%) TeamCity
2 11 (2.33%) JIRA
3 7 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.63%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.63%) MSI
5 3 (0.63%) NetBeans
5 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.42%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 80 (16.91%) Finance
2 31 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.07%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.44%) Banking
5 19 (4.02%) Back Office
6 18 (3.81%) Marketing
7 17 (3.59%) Retail
8 14 (2.96%) Electronics
9 11 (2.33%) Games
10 7 (1.48%) Law
10 7 (1.48%) Publishing
11 6 (1.27%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Automotive
12 2 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (19.66%) Analyst
3 74 (15.64%) .NET Developer
3 74 (15.64%) Developer
3 74 (15.64%) Messaging Developer
4 73 (15.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 68 (14.38%) Support Analyst
6 64 (13.53%) Infrastructure Support
7 63 (13.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 60 (12.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 60 (12.68%) Support Engineer
9 51 (10.78%) IT Support
10 49 (10.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 48 (10.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 40 (8.46%) Administrator
13 38 (8.03%) Systems Engineer
14 37 (7.82%) Systems Administrator
15 35 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (7.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
16 34 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (16.91%) .NET
2 74 (15.64%) AngularJS
2 74 (15.64%) ASP.NET
2 74 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC
2 74 (15.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 74 (15.64%) ASP.NET Web API
2 74 (15.64%) KnockoutJS
2 74 (15.64%) MSMQ
2 74 (15.64%) Node.js
2 74 (15.64%) RabbitMQ
2 74 (15.64%) RESTful
2 74 (15.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 74 (15.64%) WPF
3 17 (3.59%) Web Services
4 14 (2.96%) SailPoint
5 9 (1.90%) CSS
5 9 (1.90%) HTML
5 9 (1.90%) LAMP
6 4 (0.85%) COM
7 2 (0.42%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 52 (10.99%) Clustering
3 17 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.17%) Replication
6 14 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.75%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.75%) iPad
7 13 (2.75%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.54%) PKI
9 11 (2.33%) Smartphone
10 10 (2.11%) RSA SecurID
11 9 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.90%) IVR
11 9 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.48%) HP Storage
12 7 (1.48%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.27%) iPhone
14 5 (1.06%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 330 (69.77%) Windows
2 222 (46.93%) Windows Server
3 150 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 145 (30.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (23.04%) Linux
6 67 (14.16%) Windows 7
7 48 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (6.55%) Windows 10
9 25 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (4.65%) Windows 8
11 21 (4.44%) Unix
12 14 (2.96%) Android
13 13 (2.75%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.54%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.90%) Solaris
16 7 (1.48%) CentOS
17 5 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (29.18%) ITIL
2 76 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (15.64%) Dependency Injection
3 74 (15.64%) Kanban
3 74 (15.64%) Multithreading
3 74 (15.64%) MVC
3 74 (15.64%) OO
3 74 (15.64%) TDD
3 74 (15.64%) Web Application Development
4 32 (6.77%) Project Management
5 29 (6.13%) Mentoring
6 28 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (4.86%) Service Management
8 22 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 22 (4.65%) Information Security
9 20 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 20 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (4.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 114 (24.10%) PowerShell
2 93 (19.66%) SQL
3 77 (16.28%) C#
4 74 (15.64%) F#
4 74 (15.64%) Ruby
5 24 (5.07%) VBScript
6 12 (2.54%) VB
7 10 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.90%) PHP
9 8 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.85%) Java
12 3 (0.63%) Python
12 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) C
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (13.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (11.63%) MCSE
3 33 (6.98%) MCSA
4 23 (4.86%) CCNA
4 23 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (4.02%) MCP
7 18 (3.81%) CISSP
8 15 (3.17%) GIAC
9 14 (2.96%) CISA
9 14 (2.96%) CISM
9 14 (2.96%) DBS Check
9 14 (2.96%) GISF
9 14 (2.96%) GSEC
10 11 (2.33%) MCDST
11 9 (1.90%) Degree
12 8 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.69%) MCITP
13 5 (1.06%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.54%) SLA
3 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.85%) SSAE 16
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) COSO
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.21%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) SAS 70
System Software
1 353 (74.63%) Active Directory
2 189 (39.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (22.41%) Hyper-V
4 78 (16.49%) vSphere
5 75 (15.86%) XenApp
6 74 (15.64%) Terminal Services
6 74 (15.64%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (7.40%) XenDesktop
8 27 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (3.38%) XenServer
10 15 (3.17%) DFS Replication
10 15 (3.17%) KVM
11 11 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.27%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.06%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 159 (33.62%) SCCM
2 74 (15.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 74 (15.64%) Kibana
3 39 (8.25%) Backup Exec
4 31 (6.55%) SCOM
5 28 (5.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
7 26 (5.50%) vCenter Server
8 21 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 17 (3.59%) Nessus
10 16 (3.38%) Nexpose
10 16 (3.38%) QRadar
11 14 (2.96%) Core Impact
11 14 (2.96%) OpenVAS
11 14 (2.96%) PowerBroker
11 14 (2.96%) RSA Security Analytics
12 11 (2.33%) ZABBIX
13 9 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (1.90%) SmoothWall
13 9 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 353 (74.63%) Microsoft
2 265 (56.03%) VMware
3 120 (25.37%) Citrix
4 106 (22.41%) Cisco
5 86 (18.18%) HP
6 61 (12.90%) Dell
6 61 (12.90%) Symantec
7 56 (11.84%) McAfee
8 54 (11.42%) NetApp
9 46 (9.73%) Apple
10 32 (6.77%) Avaya
11 31 (6.55%) Veeam
12 27 (5.71%) Sophos
13 25 (5.29%) SolarWinds
14 23 (4.86%) F5
15 20 (4.23%) Splunk
16 18 (3.81%) CyberArk
17 17 (3.59%) Palo Alto
18 16 (3.38%) EMC
18 16 (3.38%) Qualys
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + on call allowance & benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
World Fuel Services
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Qube Global Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
North West London
Frances Crick Group
Salary: From £41,600 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago