Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 692 735
Rank change year-on-year -96 +43 +95
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 410 539 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.32% 3.42% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 331 470 511
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 17,666 15,778 17,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 8.91% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14,039 12,750 14,350
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,620 £31,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -89 400 £42,500 +6.25% 34
UK excluding London -80 242 £40,000 +6.67% 23
London +27 161 £43,000 -4.44% 11
North of England -40 69 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Midlands +25 51 £42,500 +10.03% 4
Yorkshire +8 45 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South East -61 44 £40,000 -11.11% 7
East of England +21 43 £45,000 +12.50% 2
West Midlands +37 40 £42,500 +13.33% 4
South West -13 32 £40,000 +23.08% 8
North West -26 23 £31,250 -21.88% 1
East Midlands +13 11 £37,500 -6.25%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales -1 1 £45,000 +24.60%
North East - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 354 (86.34%) Windows
2 271 (66.10%) Microsoft
3 262 (63.90%) Active Directory
4 234 (57.07%) Windows Server
5 210 (51.22%) VMware
6 187 (45.61%) SCCM
7 163 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 149 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 142 (34.63%) Windows 7
10 141 (34.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 134 (32.68%) PowerShell
12 129 (31.46%) Office 365
13 123 (30.00%) DNS
14 116 (28.29%) MS Exchange
15 109 (26.59%) DHCP
16 104 (25.37%) ITIL
16 104 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 95 (23.17%) Linux
18 91 (22.20%) Microsoft Office
18 91 (22.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 85 (20.73%) Windows 10
20 80 (19.51%) SQL Server
21 79 (19.27%) Citrix
22 77 (18.78%) Finance
23 76 (18.54%) Hyper-V
24 75 (18.29%) Firewall
25 73 (17.80%) Data Centre
26 69 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
27 68 (16.59%) Cisco
28 65 (15.85%) SQL

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
1 116 (28.29%) MS Exchange
2 63 (15.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 48 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (6.59%) SharePoint
6 25 (6.10%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (4.15%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.93%) IIS
9 8 (1.95%) Confluence
10 6 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.49%) Apache
12 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.24%) CMS
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 91 (22.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Maya
5 1 (0.24%) NUKE
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Eikon
2 2 (0.49%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.24%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 129 (31.46%) Office 365
2 104 (25.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.20%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.95%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.46%) G Suite
7 3 (0.73%) IaaS
8 2 (0.49%) GitHub
8 2 (0.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 123 (30.00%) DNS
2 109 (26.59%) DHCP
3 75 (18.29%) Firewall
4 63 (15.37%) SAN
5 56 (13.66%) LAN
6 40 (9.76%) TCP/IP
7 39 (9.51%) WAN
8 34 (8.29%) VPN
9 23 (5.61%) Wireless
10 20 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (3.41%) Internet
12 13 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.93%) VLAN
14 10 (2.44%) Skype
15 9 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (2.20%) VoIP
16 8 (1.95%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (1.95%) Ethernet
16 8 (1.95%) Network Security
16 8 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 25 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.17%) Big Data
4 13 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.49%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.49%) MySQL
7 2 (0.49%) Power BI
8 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.24%) Firebird
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (6.10%) TeamCity
2 18 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.44%) WinDbg
4 9 (2.20%) JIRA
5 7 (1.71%) MSI
6 6 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.22%) Chocolatey
7 5 (1.22%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.98%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.73%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.49%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.24%) AutoIt
11 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (18.78%) Finance
2 33 (8.05%) Banking
3 31 (7.56%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.61%) Marketing
5 16 (3.90%) Retail
6 15 (3.66%) Back Office
7 13 (3.17%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.68%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.44%) Legal
10 8 (1.95%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.46%) Military
12 4 (0.98%) Publishing
13 3 (0.73%) Front Office
13 3 (0.73%) Law
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.24%) Advertising
15 1 (0.24%) Games
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (21.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (13.66%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.73%) Analyst
4 38 (9.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 37 (9.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 33 (8.05%) Infrastructure Support
7 30 (7.32%) Desktop Support
7 30 (7.32%) SCCM Engineer
8 28 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 28 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
9 27 (6.59%) IT Engineer
10 25 (6.10%) .NET Developer
10 25 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 25 (6.10%) Developer
10 25 (6.10%) Messaging Developer
11 24 (5.85%) IT Support
11 24 (5.85%) Senior SCCM Engineer
12 21 (5.12%) Administrator
12 21 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.32%) .NET
2 25 (6.10%) AngularJS
2 25 (6.10%) ASP.NET
2 25 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
2 25 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 25 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
2 25 (6.10%) KnockoutJS
2 25 (6.10%) MSMQ
2 25 (6.10%) Node.js
2 25 (6.10%) RabbitMQ
2 25 (6.10%) RESTful
2 25 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 25 (6.10%) WPF
3 5 (1.22%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.98%) LDAP
5 3 (0.73%) Web Services
6 2 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.49%) Sensu
6 2 (0.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.80%) Data Centre
2 48 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.83%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.15%) Clustering
5 16 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
7 13 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.17%) User Experience
7 13 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (2.93%) PKI
9 11 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (2.44%) Blackberry
11 9 (2.20%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.95%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.95%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.95%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.71%) Mainframe
14 6 (1.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 354 (86.34%) Windows
2 234 (57.07%) Windows Server
3 149 (36.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 142 (34.63%) Windows 7
5 141 (34.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 95 (23.17%) Linux
7 85 (20.73%) Windows 10
8 30 (7.32%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.39%) Mac OS X
10 16 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.17%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.68%) Solaris
12 11 (2.68%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.44%) CentOS
13 10 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.95%) AIX
14 8 (1.95%) Android
14 8 (1.95%) Unix
14 8 (1.95%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.37%) ITIL
2 91 (22.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (13.41%) Patch Management
5 48 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (8.29%) Migration
7 32 (7.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 29 (7.07%) Security Patching
9 27 (6.59%) Information Security
10 26 (6.34%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (6.10%) Dependency Injection
11 25 (6.10%) Kanban
11 25 (6.10%) Multithreading
11 25 (6.10%) MVC
11 25 (6.10%) OO
11 25 (6.10%) Server Management
11 25 (6.10%) TDD
11 25 (6.10%) Web Application Development
12 24 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (5.61%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 134 (32.68%) PowerShell
2 65 (15.85%) SQL
3 30 (7.32%) VBScript
4 29 (7.07%) C#
5 27 (6.59%) Ruby
6 25 (6.10%) F#
7 16 (3.90%) C
8 12 (2.93%) Python
9 11 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.44%) VB
11 7 (1.71%) R
12 5 (1.22%) Java
12 5 (1.22%) Perl
13 3 (0.73%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.73%) VBA
14 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (13.41%) MCSE
3 35 (8.54%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.05%) MCSA
5 26 (6.34%) DV Cleared
6 23 (5.61%) Degree
6 23 (5.61%) MCP
7 21 (5.12%) CCNA
7 21 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (4.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (4.15%) CISSP
11 15 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (3.17%) CISMP
12 13 (3.17%) CompTIA Security+
13 12 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (2.68%) MCITP
15 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
16 8 (1.95%) CEH
16 8 (1.95%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.93%) SLA
2 24 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.71%) GDPR
4 7 (1.71%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 262 (63.90%) Active Directory
2 163 (39.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (18.54%) Hyper-V
4 57 (13.90%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (9.76%) vSphere
6 24 (5.85%) BitLocker
7 23 (5.61%) XenApp
8 20 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (4.39%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (3.66%) DFS Replication
11 15 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (3.41%) Firmware
12 14 (3.41%) Terminal Services
13 13 (3.17%) XenDesktop
14 11 (2.68%) XenServer
15 8 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (1.46%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 187 (45.61%) SCCM
2 32 (7.80%) SCOM
3 25 (6.10%) Backup Exec
3 25 (6.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 25 (6.10%) Kibana
4 21 (5.12%) vCenter Server
5 19 (4.63%) Puppet
6 18 (4.39%) Terraform
7 16 (3.90%) IBM BigFix
8 14 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.44%) Nagios
10 10 (2.44%) Perfmon
10 10 (2.44%) SCOrch
10 10 (2.44%) vRealize
10 10 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.95%) MOM
Vendors
1 271 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 210 (51.22%) VMware
3 79 (19.27%) Citrix
4 68 (16.59%) Cisco
5 47 (11.46%) HP
6 42 (10.24%) McAfee
7 29 (7.07%) Ivanti
8 20 (4.88%) Shavlik
8 20 (4.88%) Symantec
9 19 (4.63%) ServiceNow
10 18 (4.39%) Apple
10 18 (4.39%) Veeam
11 17 (4.15%) Bloomberg
12 16 (3.90%) NetApp
12 16 (3.90%) Sophos
13 15 (3.66%) CommVault
13 15 (3.66%) IBM
13 15 (3.66%) Nimble Storage
14 14 (3.41%) 3PAR
14 14 (3.41%) Avaya