Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 290 309
Rank change year-on-year +48 +19 -10
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 55 40 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 8.73% 5.16% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 42
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £38,500 £24,350 £31,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £44,875 £43,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +4.29%

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 630 775 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.31% 7.82% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 419 577 536
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,628 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% -2.05% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +24 31 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Solihull +11 11 £45,000 - 1
Coventry +2 2 £46,250 +20.13% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +5 1 £52,500 +26.12%
Worcestershire +5 1 £28,500 +18.75% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Walsall - 1 - -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (83.64%) SCCM
3 43 (78.18%) VMware
4 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
5 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
5 40 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
5 40 (72.73%) Windows 7
6 39 (70.91%) Windows Server
7 36 (65.45%) Data Centre
8 35 (63.64%) MCSE
8 35 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (52.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (49.09%) Office 365
11 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (47.27%) SQL
12 24 (43.64%) Windows 8
13 23 (41.82%) DNS
14 21 (38.18%) MCSA
14 21 (38.18%) Windows 10
15 19 (34.55%) NetApp
16 18 (32.73%) DHCP
16 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
18 16 (29.09%) Finance
18 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (27.27%) VBScript
19 15 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
20 14 (25.45%) Nimble Storage
20 14 (25.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Office 365
2 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Yammer
5 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) DNS
2 18 (32.73%) DHCP
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (7.27%) Skype
5 2 (3.64%) LAN
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) DSL
6 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) MPLS
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (25.45%) SCCM Engineer
1 14 (25.45%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 10 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Server Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (1.82%) Active Directory Administrator
8 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (65.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (25.45%) Computer Science
2 14 (25.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 39 (70.91%) Windows Server
4 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (47.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (43.64%) Windows 8
7 21 (38.18%) Windows 10
8 8 (14.55%) Linux
9 7 (12.73%) Mac OS
9 7 (12.73%) SUSE
9 7 (12.73%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (25.45%) Software Engineering
4 10 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 9 (16.36%) DNA
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 8 (14.55%) Server Management
7 4 (7.27%) High Availability
8 3 (5.45%) Change Control
9 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.64%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (3.64%) DevOps
9 2 (3.64%) People Management
9 2 (3.64%) Project Management
9 2 (3.64%) Release Management
9 2 (3.64%) Service Management
9 2 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
10 1 (1.82%) CAD
10 1 (1.82%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
3 15 (27.27%) VBScript
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) MCSE
1 35 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (38.18%) MCSA
3 14 (25.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (25.45%) Degree
3 14 (25.45%) MCITP
3 14 (25.45%) MCP
3 14 (25.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) CCNA
5 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) GDPR
2 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (52.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.27%) XenApp
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (83.64%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (78.18%) VMware
2 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (34.55%) NetApp
4 14 (25.45%) Cisco
4 14 (25.45%) Nimble Storage
5 7 (12.73%) Adobe
6 5 (9.09%) CA
6 5 (9.09%) Citrix
6 5 (9.09%) McAfee
7 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.27%) Cylance
7 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.27%) Trend Micro
8 2 (3.64%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.64%) Remedy
8 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.82%) EMC
9 1 (1.82%) HP
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) Wyse