Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 294 315
Rank change year-on-year +20 +21 -17
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 35 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.95% 2.79% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 27
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -10.26% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,050 £25,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £43,000 £47,400
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +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 887 646 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.15% 6.60% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 528 460 515
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,523
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.93% +6.31%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,875 £61,250 £67,000
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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +15 18 £40,000 -
Solihull +18 9 £39,500 +53.40% 1
Worcestershire +28 5 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £23,500 -
WSUS
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (82.86%) Windows Server
3 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 23 (65.71%) VMware
6 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
6 21 (60.00%) PowerShell
7 19 (54.29%) SCCM
7 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (48.57%) SQL
9 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (40.00%) Data Centre
10 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
10 14 (40.00%) DNS
11 13 (37.14%) Office 365
12 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (31.43%) MCSE
13 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
13 10 (28.57%) DHCP
14 9 (25.71%) NetApp
14 9 (25.71%) Nimble Storage
15 8 (22.86%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (22.86%) LAN
15 8 (22.86%) VBScript
16 7 (20.00%) Change Management
17 6 (17.14%) IBM
17 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IIS
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (37.14%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
2 10 (28.57%) DHCP
3 8 (22.86%) LAN
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 4 (11.43%) DSL
5 4 (11.43%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (11.43%) MPLS
6 3 (8.57%) ADSL
6 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) Wireless
6 3 (8.57%) WLAN
7 2 (5.71%) VLAN
8 1 (2.86%) Firewall
8 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) SCCM Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) SCCM Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.86%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
4 4 (11.43%) PKI
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (8.57%) PDA
6 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (82.86%) Windows Server
3 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 14 (40.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 4 (11.43%) Android
8 4 (11.43%) Debian
8 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Change Management
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
3 5 (14.29%) DNA
4 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (11.43%) Document Management
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Patch Management
4 4 (11.43%) Software Distribution
4 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (8.57%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 1 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (48.57%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) VBScript
4 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) MCSE
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) MCP
3 5 (14.29%) MCITP
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
3 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.71%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (54.29%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 4 (11.43%) AirWatch
4 4 (11.43%) PowerCLI
5 2 (5.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (65.71%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) NetApp
3 9 (25.71%) Nimble Storage
4 6 (17.14%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
5 4 (11.43%) Symantec
5 4 (11.43%) Veeam
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 3 (8.57%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) Capita
7 2 (5.71%) Sophos