Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 304 299
Rank change year-on-year +38 -5 +19
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 41 23 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Systems Management category 4.98% 2.85% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 50
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +6.85%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,700 £31,250
90th Percentile £49,500 £43,750 £45,056
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 823 807 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.75% 8.01% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 525 584 577
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.98% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,350 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,697 £68,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

WSUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSUS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for WSUS in the West Midlands

WSUS
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 WSUS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Birmingham -3 20 £39,000 +6.85% 2
Solihull +12 6 £42,500 -
Worcestershire +23 3 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £34,250 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +24 1 £52,500 -
Coventry +4 1 £45,000 +130.53% 2
Walsall - 1 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
3 29 (70.73%) VMware
4 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
4 27 (65.85%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (65.85%) SCCM
4 27 (65.85%) Windows 7
5 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
6 24 (58.54%) MCSE
6 24 (58.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (56.10%) Data Centre
8 22 (53.66%) Windows 10
8 22 (53.66%) SQL
9 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (48.78%) DNS
11 19 (46.34%) PowerShell
12 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (39.02%) VBScript
14 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (36.59%) Self-Motivation
15 14 (34.15%) Office 365
15 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
16 13 (31.71%) Degree
16 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
16 13 (31.71%) Root Cause Analysis
16 13 (31.71%) MCP
16 13 (31.71%) Cisco
16 13 (31.71%) Computer Science Degree

WSUS
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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (65.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Office 365
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) DNS
2 12 (29.27%) DHCP
3 5 (12.20%) LAN
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (9.76%) WAN
5 3 (7.32%) DSL
5 3 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (7.32%) MPLS
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) VLAN
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) ADSL
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.44%) Firewall
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) SCCM Engineer
1 13 (31.71%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) Server Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Specialist
7 1 (2.44%) Azure Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) WSH
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (56.10%) Data Centre
2 15 (36.59%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (31.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
4 3 (7.32%) PKI
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) PDA
6 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (65.85%) Windows 7
3 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
4 22 (53.66%) Windows 10
5 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (24.39%) Windows 8
8 7 (17.07%) Linux
8 7 (17.07%) Ubuntu
9 4 (9.76%) Mac OS
9 4 (9.76%) SUSE
10 3 (7.32%) Android
10 3 (7.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
3 8 (19.51%) DNA
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.32%) Document Management
5 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (4.88%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) People Management
6 2 (4.88%) Time Management
7 1 (2.44%) CAD
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) DevOps
7 1 (2.44%) IT Strategy
7 1 (2.44%) Release Management
7 1 (2.44%) Server Patching
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) PowerShell
3 16 (39.02%) VBScript
4 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) MCSE
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (31.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (31.71%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) MCP
3 11 (26.83%) MCSA
4 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) MCITP
5 6 (14.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (12.20%) CCNA
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (65.85%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 3 (7.32%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 29 (70.73%) VMware
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco
4 9 (21.95%) NetApp
4 9 (21.95%) Nimble Storage
5 5 (12.20%) CA
6 4 (9.76%) Adobe
6 4 (9.76%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.88%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) Veeam
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Wyse