Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 692 715 806
Rank change year-on-year +23 +91 +7
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 542 558 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.49% 3.40% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 468 474 486
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £24,750 £28,500 £27,125
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,875 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.81% +6.67% +15.38%

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 15532 16422 16769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.85% 8.66% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12695 13267 13573
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +52 527 £40,000 -5.88% 22
UK excluding London +67 370 £38,875 -2.81% 15
London -40 172 £42,500 -19.05% 8
North of England +66 123 £35,000 -10.83% 4
South East +4 99 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North West +38 61 £62,500 +56.25% 4
Yorkshire +57 58 £32,306 -2.10%
Midlands +25 53 £38,750 +10.71% 4
East of England +27 43 £45,000 +38.46% 1
West Midlands -2 40 £37,500 +7.14% 2
South West +20 37 £35,000 -
East Midlands +44 13 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Scotland -4 11 £51,250 +62.70%
North East +19 4 £33,250 -21.76%
Wales +7 4 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 391 (72.14%) Active Directory
2 389 (71.77%) Windows
3 380 (70.11%) Microsoft
4 306 (56.46%) VMware
5 275 (50.74%) Windows Server
6 227 (41.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 209 (38.56%) DHCP
8 207 (38.19%) DNS
9 204 (37.64%) MS Exchange
10 182 (33.58%) SQL Server
11 170 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 164 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 163 (30.07%) SCCM
14 160 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
15 151 (27.86%) ITIL
16 147 (27.12%) Firewall
17 138 (25.46%) Office 365
18 135 (24.91%) Citrix
19 129 (23.80%) Linux
20 122 (22.51%) Cisco
21 120 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
21 120 (22.14%) Hyper-V
22 113 (20.85%) WAN
23 108 (19.93%) LAN
24 104 (19.19%) Windows 7
25 100 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
26 99 (18.27%) SQL
27 95 (17.53%) VPN
28 92 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
28 92 (16.97%) Symantec

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
1 204 (37.64%) MS Exchange
2 80 (14.76%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (13.28%) Skype for Business
5 69 (12.73%) IIS
6 58 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (8.49%) SharePoint
8 41 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (3.87%) Tomcat
10 19 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (2.95%) Apache
12 13 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.66%) FileNet
15 6 (1.11%) SAS
16 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.74%) Confluence
17 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
18 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 1 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 120 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.66%) iTrent
2 9 (1.66%) ResourceLink
3 6 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.74%) Workfront
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 160 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 138 (25.46%) Office 365
3 37 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.69%) PaaS
5 11 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.66%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 7 (1.29%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.11%) SaaS
8 6 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.55%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.55%) IaaS
11 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.18%) G Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 209 (38.56%) DHCP
2 207 (38.19%) DNS
3 147 (27.12%) Firewall
4 113 (20.85%) WAN
5 108 (19.93%) LAN
6 95 (17.53%) VPN
7 90 (16.61%) TCP/IP
8 86 (15.87%) SAN
9 67 (12.36%) VLAN
10 63 (11.62%) Remote Desktop
11 57 (10.52%) Skype
12 42 (7.75%) MPLS
13 39 (7.20%) VoIP
14 26 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (4.80%) NAS
15 25 (4.61%) SSL
16 22 (4.06%) PBX
17 19 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (3.51%) Wireless
18 17 (3.14%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (33.58%) SQL Server
2 80 (14.76%) MongoDB
3 56 (10.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (5.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.77%) MySQL
8 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.55%) InterBase
11 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.18%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (14.76%) TeamCity
2 26 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.58%) JIRA
4 10 (1.85%) AdminStudio
4 10 (1.85%) MSI
5 7 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.29%) InstallShield
6 6 (1.11%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.55%) NetBeans
8 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.18%) Ant
10 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.18%) Maven
10 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 90 (16.61%) Finance
2 29 (5.35%) Banking
3 27 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.69%) Retail
6 19 (3.51%) Back Office
7 16 (2.95%) Marketing
8 15 (2.77%) Games
9 11 (2.03%) Electronics
10 8 (1.48%) Publishing
11 7 (1.29%) Legal
12 6 (1.11%) Law
13 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 2 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (22.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 96 (17.71%) Analyst
3 78 (14.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 72 (13.28%) .NET Developer
4 72 (13.28%) Developer
4 72 (13.28%) Messaging Developer
5 65 (11.99%) Support Engineer
6 63 (11.62%) Support Analyst
7 58 (10.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 57 (10.52%) IT Support
9 50 (9.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 46 (8.49%) Administrator
11 44 (8.12%) Systems Engineer
12 42 (7.75%) Systems Administrator
13 41 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 39 (7.20%) Infrastructure Support
15 32 (5.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 31 (5.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
16 31 (5.72%) IT Analyst
16 31 (5.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.24%) .NET
2 81 (14.94%) RESTful
3 80 (14.76%) AngularJS
3 80 (14.76%) ASP.NET
3 80 (14.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 80 (14.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 80 (14.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 80 (14.76%) KnockoutJS
3 80 (14.76%) MSMQ
3 80 (14.76%) Node.js
3 80 (14.76%) RabbitMQ
3 80 (14.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 80 (14.76%) WPF
4 23 (4.24%) SailPoint
5 18 (3.32%) Web Services
6 13 (2.40%) WAP
7 8 (1.48%) CSS
7 8 (1.48%) HTML
8 3 (0.55%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.55%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.93%) Clustering
3 27 (4.98%) Replication
4 25 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.24%) Fat Client
5 23 (4.24%) Thin Client
6 22 (4.06%) Blackberry
7 18 (3.32%) iPad
8 13 (2.40%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.85%) Life Science
9 10 (1.85%) User Experience
10 9 (1.66%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.66%) IVR
10 9 (1.66%) RSA SecurID
11 8 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.29%) iPhone
13 6 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 389 (71.77%) Windows
2 275 (50.74%) Windows Server
3 170 (31.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (23.80%) Linux
6 104 (19.19%) Windows 7
7 79 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (12.92%) Windows 10
9 43 (7.93%) Windows 8
10 42 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.14%) CentOS
12 15 (2.77%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.40%) Android
14 12 (2.21%) Mac OS X
15 11 (2.03%) Unix
16 7 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (1.29%) Windows Phone
16 7 (1.29%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.74%) Solaris
17 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (27.86%) ITIL
2 100 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (14.94%) Kanban
4 80 (14.76%) Dependency Injection
4 80 (14.76%) Multithreading
4 80 (14.76%) MVC
4 80 (14.76%) TDD
4 80 (14.76%) Web Application Development
5 72 (13.28%) OO
6 59 (10.89%) Incident Management
7 46 (8.49%) Mentoring
8 43 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (6.64%) Project Management
10 34 (6.27%) Change Management
11 33 (6.09%) CRM
12 31 (5.72%) Migration
12 31 (5.72%) Performance Management
12 31 (5.72%) Vulnerability Management
13 30 (5.54%) Coaching
13 30 (5.54%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (18.27%) SQL
2 91 (16.79%) PowerShell
3 83 (15.31%) C#
4 80 (14.76%) F#
4 80 (14.76%) Ruby
5 18 (3.32%) VBScript
6 11 (2.03%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.48%) PHP
8 7 (1.29%) Java
8 7 (1.29%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.11%) VB
10 5 (0.92%) C
11 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (11.44%) MCSA
3 57 (10.52%) MCSE
4 30 (5.54%) Degree
5 28 (5.17%) MCP
6 26 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 24 (4.43%) CISSP
8 23 (4.24%) CISA
8 23 (4.24%) CISM
8 23 (4.24%) GIAC
8 23 (4.24%) GISF
8 23 (4.24%) GSEC
9 22 (4.06%) CCNA
9 22 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (3.51%) DBS Check
11 18 (3.32%) MCITP
12 13 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (2.03%) SC Cleared
13 11 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.09%) SLA
2 13 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) QA
5 4 (0.74%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 391 (72.14%) Active Directory
2 227 (41.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (22.14%) Hyper-V
4 92 (16.97%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (16.24%) vSphere
6 61 (11.25%) XenApp
7 48 (8.86%) Terminal Services
8 24 (4.43%) VMware Workstation
9 20 (3.69%) DFS Replication
9 20 (3.69%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.58%) KVM
11 13 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (2.21%) XenServer
13 9 (1.66%) UAG
14 7 (1.29%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.92%) Docker
15 5 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 163 (30.07%) SCCM
2 80 (14.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 80 (14.76%) Kibana
3 65 (11.99%) SCOM
4 47 (8.67%) vCenter Server
5 41 (7.56%) Backup Exec
6 35 (6.46%) McAfee ePO
7 29 (5.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (4.98%) Nessus
9 23 (4.24%) Core Impact
9 23 (4.24%) Nexpose
9 23 (4.24%) OpenVAS
9 23 (4.24%) PowerBroker
9 23 (4.24%) QRadar
9 23 (4.24%) RSA Security Analytics
10 22 (4.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (2.77%) Puppet
13 12 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (2.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 380 (70.11%) Microsoft
2 306 (56.46%) VMware
3 135 (24.91%) Citrix
4 122 (22.51%) Cisco
5 92 (16.97%) Symantec
6 65 (11.99%) McAfee
7 61 (11.25%) HP
8 55 (10.15%) Dell
9 40 (7.38%) Veeam
10 37 (6.83%) NetApp
11 35 (6.46%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.90%) Red Hat
13 31 (5.72%) Avaya
14 29 (5.35%) CommVault
15 27 (4.98%) ArcSight
15 27 (4.98%) Palo Alto
16 26 (4.80%) Apple
16 26 (4.80%) Qualys
17 25 (4.61%) Splunk
18 23 (4.24%) CyberArk