Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 282 306
Rank change year-on-year +63 +24 -11
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 71 41 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.42% 0.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 10.64% 5.62% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 52 32 17
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% +29.17% -10.45%
10th Percentile £28,825 £24,000 £21,050
90th Percentile £50,000 £44,875 £60,300
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%

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 667 729 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.53% 7.41% 6.68%
Number of salaries quoted 451 478 454
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,600 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 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 +47 47 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Solihull +14 11 £45,000 +16.13% 1
Warwickshire +30 5 £44,000 +87.23% 1
Coventry +15 3 £47,500 +7.95% 3
Worcestershire -7 3 £27,500 +14.58%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 69 (97.18%) Windows
2 56 (78.87%) VMware
2 56 (78.87%) SCCM
3 51 (71.83%) Active Directory
4 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
4 49 (69.01%) Data Centre
4 49 (69.01%) Windows Server
5 48 (67.61%) Microsoft Office
6 47 (66.20%) MCSE
6 47 (66.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (63.38%) Windows 7
8 38 (53.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (45.07%) Office 365
9 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (40.85%) MCSA
10 29 (40.85%) SQL
11 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (36.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (36.62%) PowerShell
13 25 (35.21%) Windows 8
13 25 (35.21%) NetApp
14 23 (32.39%) VBScript
14 23 (32.39%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (29.58%) DNS
15 21 (29.58%) DHCP
15 21 (29.58%) Windows 10
16 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 19 (26.76%) Self-Motivation
18 18 (25.35%) GDPR

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 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (67.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (45.07%) Office 365
2 26 (36.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.04%) Yammer
5 4 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) DHCP
1 21 (29.58%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) Skype
3 4 (5.63%) SAN
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) DSL
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) MPLS
5 2 (2.82%) NAS
5 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) SNMP
6 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) SCCM Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Technical Leader
4 8 (11.27%) Team Leader
5 7 (9.86%) IT Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) IT Support
8 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (4.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (69.01%) Data Centre
2 19 (26.76%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (97.18%) Windows
2 49 (69.01%) Windows Server
3 45 (63.38%) Windows 7
4 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (35.21%) Windows 8
7 21 (29.58%) Windows 10
8 13 (18.31%) Linux
9 3 (4.23%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.23%) SUSE
9 3 (4.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.82%) Android
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Root Cause Analysis
2 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (25.35%) Computer Science
4 18 (25.35%) Data Protection
4 18 (25.35%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.90%) ITIL
6 9 (12.68%) Service Management
7 8 (11.27%) Server Management
8 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.86%) Project Management
8 7 (9.86%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.45%) Migration
10 5 (7.04%) Change Control
10 5 (7.04%) Change Management
11 4 (5.63%) DNA
11 4 (5.63%) High Availability
11 4 (5.63%) Release Management
12 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) SQL
2 26 (36.62%) PowerShell
3 23 (32.39%) VBScript
4 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (66.20%) MCSE
1 47 (66.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (40.85%) MCSA
3 18 (25.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (25.35%) Degree
3 18 (25.35%) MCITP
3 18 (25.35%) MCP
3 18 (25.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.35%) GDPR
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (71.83%) Active Directory
2 38 (53.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (7.04%) XenApp
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (78.87%) SCCM
2 10 (14.08%) Backup Exec
3 9 (12.68%) SCOM
4 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) VMware
2 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.21%) NetApp
4 18 (25.35%) Nimble Storage
5 8 (11.27%) ServiceNow
6 7 (9.86%) Ivanti
6 7 (9.86%) Remedy
7 6 (8.45%) McAfee
8 5 (7.04%) Cisco
8 5 (7.04%) Citrix
8 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) Symantec
9 4 (5.63%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.63%) CyberArk
9 4 (5.63%) Cylance
9 4 (5.63%) Trend Micro
10 3 (4.23%) Adobe
10 3 (4.23%) EMC
10 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.82%) Veeam