Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 306 292
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14 +5
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 44 17 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.63% 2.45% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 29
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.17% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £44,500 £60,300 £43,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +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 782 694 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.02% 6.61% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 510 443 484
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.22% - +6.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 January 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 January 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 +35 14 £39,375 +12.50% 1
Shropshire - 10 £41,628 -
Solihull -5 9 £38,750 -25.12%
Worcestershire +7 5 £24,000 -31.43% 2
Coventry -2 4 £41,250 +83.33% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £23,500 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 (90.91%) Windows
1 40 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 39 (88.64%) Active Directory
3 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
4 27 (61.36%) VMware
5 25 (56.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (56.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (54.55%) SCCM
7 22 (50.00%) SCOM
7 22 (50.00%) DNS
8 21 (47.73%) DHCP
9 19 (43.18%) PowerShell
10 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
11 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (36.36%) MCSE
11 16 (36.36%) MCSA
12 15 (34.09%) MCITP
13 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (31.82%) Change Management
14 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (27.27%) SAN
15 12 (27.27%) Office 365
15 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (25.00%) SQL
16 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
16 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (20.45%) LAN
17 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) IIS
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) DNS
2 21 (47.73%) DHCP
3 12 (27.27%) SAN
4 9 (20.45%) LAN
5 8 (18.18%) NAS
6 7 (15.91%) WAN
7 6 (13.64%) Firewall
7 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.55%) ADSL
8 2 (4.55%) PBX
8 2 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.55%) Wireless
8 2 (4.55%) WLAN
9 1 (2.27%) DSL
9 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.27%) MPLS
9 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Law
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Server Support
3 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Support
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Leader
5 5 (11.36%) Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) IT Support
8 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Clustering
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) AS400
4 2 (4.55%) PDA
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (90.91%) Windows
1 40 (90.91%) Windows Server
2 25 (56.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.55%) Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Android
9 1 (2.27%) Debian
9 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Change Management
2 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (15.91%) Service Management
5 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (11.36%) Patch Management
6 5 (11.36%) Software Distribution
7 4 (9.09%) CRM
7 4 (9.09%) DNA
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.55%) Creative Thinking
8 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) PowerShell
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) MCSA
1 16 (36.36%) MCSE
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (34.09%) MCITP
3 9 (20.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (11.36%) VCP4
5 2 (4.55%) VCP6
System Software
1 39 (88.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (56.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
4 8 (18.18%) UAG
5 7 (15.91%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (54.55%) SCCM
2 22 (50.00%) SCOM
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (15.91%) MOM
5 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
5 5 (11.36%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.27%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
2 27 (61.36%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Symantec
4 5 (11.36%) IBM
4 5 (11.36%) NetApp
4 5 (11.36%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (11.36%) Veeam
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) Dell
5 4 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Capita
6 2 (4.55%) McAfee
6 2 (4.55%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.27%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds