Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 303 296
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7 +6
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 46 29 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.50% 3.68% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 26
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £33,750 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.81% +16.38% -22.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £23,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £44,375 £57,225 £40,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +21.43%

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 837 789 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.23% 6.87% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 611 483 539
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.97%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 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
Birmingham +20 19 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Shropshire - 11 £41,628 - 1
Coventry +6 5 £38,500 +71.11% 2
Solihull -2 5 £35,000 -54.84%
Worcestershire -5 4 £24,000 -31.43%
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WSUS.

1 40 (86.96%) Windows
1 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 39 (84.78%) Windows Server
3 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
4 28 (60.87%) VMware
4 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (54.35%) DHCP
5 25 (54.35%) DNS
6 24 (52.17%) SCCM
7 23 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 21 (45.65%) SCOM
9 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
11 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (36.96%) SAN
11 17 (36.96%) MCSE
11 17 (36.96%) MCSA
12 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (30.43%) Change Management
13 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
13 13 (28.26%) MCITP
14 11 (23.91%) SQL
14 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 11 (23.91%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (21.74%) Firewall
15 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (21.74%) WAN
16 9 (19.57%) WAP
16 9 (19.57%) Service Management

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 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.39%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) DHCP
1 25 (54.35%) DNS
2 17 (36.96%) SAN
3 10 (21.74%) Firewall
3 10 (21.74%) WAN
4 9 (19.57%) NAS
5 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.04%) LAN
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (8.70%) MPLS
8 2 (4.35%) PBX
8 2 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Server Support
3 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Leader
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Support
5 5 (10.87%) Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Hardware Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) ICT Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Support
7 3 (6.52%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) AS400
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 39 (84.78%) Windows Server
3 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (15.22%) Windows 10
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Change Management
2 11 (23.91%) Root Cause Analysis
2 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.57%) Service Management
4 7 (15.22%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.87%) Line Management
7 4 (8.70%) CRM
7 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
7 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.52%) Software Distribution
8 3 (6.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) MCSA
1 17 (36.96%) MCSE
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (28.26%) MCITP
3 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (10.87%) VCP4
5 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 22301
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
4 9 (19.57%) UAG
5 5 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (52.17%) SCCM
2 21 (45.65%) SCOM
3 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (15.22%) MOM
6 6 (13.04%) Backup Exec
7 5 (10.87%) vCenter Server
8 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (60.87%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Veeam
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
5 6 (13.04%) Nimble Storage
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) EqualLogic
6 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 4 (8.70%) Synology
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 3 (6.52%) LANDesk
7 3 (6.52%) McAfee
7 3 (6.52%) Remedy
7 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.35%) Capita
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
9 1 (2.17%) Forcepoint