Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Patch Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Patch Management over the 6 months to 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Patch Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 294 298
Rank change year-on-year +51 +4 -27
Permanent jobs citing Patch Management 45 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 6 10
West Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +49.35% +2.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £41,875 £29,063 £25,425
90th Percentile £58,750 £40,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Patch Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,257 8,778 9,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.35% 90.30% 92.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5,428 6,782 7,267
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,006
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.64% -3.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

Patch Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Patch Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Patch Management in the West Midlands

Patch Management
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Patch Management in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Patch Management in the West Midlands

Patch Management
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Patch Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Patch Management in the West Midlands

Patch Management
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Patch Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Birmingham +38 40 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Warwickshire +9 3 - -
Wolverhampton +31 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Solihull -5 1 - -
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Patch Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, IT jobs citing Patch Management 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Patch Management.

1 38 (84.44%) ITIL
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 37 (82.22%) DHCP
2 37 (82.22%) DNS
2 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
3 36 (80.00%) Symantec
3 36 (80.00%) VMware
4 35 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (75.56%) SCCM
5 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
6 33 (73.33%) Cisco
6 33 (73.33%) Hyper-V
6 33 (73.33%) Data Centre
7 32 (71.11%) Kalman Filter
7 32 (71.11%) Web Filtering
7 32 (71.11%) IBM
7 32 (71.11%) HP
7 32 (71.11%) Dell
7 32 (71.11%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (71.11%) SharePoint
7 32 (71.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (71.11%) McAfee
7 32 (71.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 32 (71.11%) Forcepoint
8 30 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
8 30 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (57.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (35.56%) DevOps

Patch Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 32 (71.11%) SharePoint
2 30 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (13.33%) GitHub
4 5 (11.11%) Office 365
5 3 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (82.22%) DHCP
1 37 (82.22%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (53.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (2.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Python Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 30 (66.67%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 32 (71.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Android
4 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) Unix
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) ITIL
2 32 (71.11%) Kalman Filter
2 32 (71.11%) Web Filtering
3 26 (57.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (35.56%) DevOps
5 10 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 10 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
6 8 (17.78%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (13.33%) High Availability
7 6 (13.33%) Microservices
7 6 (13.33%) Software Delivery
7 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Decision-Making
8 5 (11.11%) IT Strategy
8 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 4 (8.89%) Service Management
10 3 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.33%) PHP
2 6 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (71.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (82.22%) Active Directory
2 35 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (73.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.44%) vSphere
6 1 (2.22%) Docker
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (75.56%) SCCM
2 32 (71.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (13.33%) Puppet
3 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (6.67%) WSUS
6 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Symantec
1 36 (80.00%) VMware
2 34 (75.56%) Microsoft
3 33 (73.33%) Cisco
4 32 (71.11%) Dell
4 32 (71.11%) Forcepoint
4 32 (71.11%) HP
4 32 (71.11%) IBM
4 32 (71.11%) McAfee
5 4 (8.89%) Veeam
6 3 (6.67%) Altiris
6 3 (6.67%) CommVault
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.22%) Ubiquiti