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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 11 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 735 610 272
Rank change year-on-year -125 -338 +65
Permanent jobs citing WSUS 145 30 34
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.19% 0.074% 0.39%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.96% 0.40% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 102 27 22
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,400 -
25th Percentile £35,000 £28,500 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -14.29% -39.13%
75th Percentile £60,000 £41,375 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £45,000 £42,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £32,500 £36,050
% change year-on-year +40.00% -9.85% -3.87%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15,110 7,570 1,685
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.92% 18.58% 19.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,875 5,476 1,477
10th Percentile £42,270 £38,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £69,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.15% +8.33% +4.35%

WSUS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing WSUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

WSUS trend for jobs with a WFH option

WSUS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing WSUS.

WSUS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

WSUS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing WSUS over the 6 months to 11 August 2022.

WSUS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, WSUS job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for WSUS.

1 140 (96.55%) Windows
2 120 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 114 (78.62%) Windows Server
4 105 (72.41%) Microsoft
5 86 (59.31%) VMware
6 83 (57.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 83 (57.24%) Azure
7 82 (56.55%) DNS
8 65 (44.83%) DHCP
8 65 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (41.38%) Firewall
10 59 (40.69%) Microsoft 365
11 58 (40.00%) Social Skills
12 56 (38.62%) SCCM
13 55 (37.93%) MS Exchange
13 55 (37.93%) SharePoint
14 53 (36.55%) PowerShell
15 49 (33.79%) Cisco
16 43 (29.66%) Hyper-V
17 40 (27.59%) Agile
18 39 (26.90%) VPN
18 39 (26.90%) LAN
18 39 (26.90%) WAN
19 38 (26.21%) ITIL
19 38 (26.21%) Patch Management
20 37 (25.52%) Microsoft Intune
21 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
21 35 (24.14%) Windows 10
22 32 (22.07%) Microsoft Office
23 30 (20.69%) Project Management

WSUS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 55 (37.93%) MS Exchange
1 55 (37.93%) SharePoint
2 30 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (10.34%) IIS
4 14 (9.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) CMS
6 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (22.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (57.24%) Azure
2 59 (40.69%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (7.59%) AWS
3 11 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (7.59%) SaaS
4 10 (6.90%) IaaS
5 9 (6.21%) PaaS
6 5 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (3.45%) OneDrive
7 4 (2.76%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.76%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.76%) PowerApps
8 3 (2.07%) Rubrik
9 2 (1.38%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.69%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 82 (56.55%) DNS
2 65 (44.83%) DHCP
3 60 (41.38%) Firewall
4 39 (26.90%) LAN
4 39 (26.90%) VPN
4 39 (26.90%) WAN
5 26 (17.93%) TCP/IP
5 26 (17.93%) VLAN
6 24 (16.55%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (14.48%) MPLS
7 21 (14.48%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (11.72%) SAN
9 16 (11.03%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (9.66%) NAS
11 13 (8.97%) Network Security
12 10 (6.90%) iSCSI
13 8 (5.52%) Softphone
14 6 (4.14%) Wireless
15 4 (2.76%) WebEx
16 3 (2.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.38%) MySQL
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) JIRA
2 12 (8.28%) MSI
3 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 18 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.28%) Humanities
3 12 (8.28%) Publishing
3 12 (8.28%) Social Science
4 8 (5.52%) Organisational Skills
5 6 (4.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 6 (4.14%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.76%) Finance
6 4 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.07%) Legal
8 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.38%) Retail
9 1 (0.69%) Billing
9 1 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 19 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (12.41%) Analyst
4 15 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Network Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.90%) Administrator
6 10 (6.90%) IT Support
6 10 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 10 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.21%) NOC Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Senior NOC Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Senior Security Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.52%) IT Manager
9 7 (4.83%) VMWare Administrator
9 7 (4.83%) Wintel Administrator
9 7 (4.83%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) LDAP
2 7 (4.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.83%) User Experience
4 6 (4.14%) Clustering
5 4 (2.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.07%) IoT
6 3 (2.07%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.38%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (96.55%) Windows
2 114 (78.62%) Windows Server
3 65 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (24.14%) Windows 10
5 24 (16.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (13.79%) Linux
7 17 (11.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (4.14%) Android
10 6 (4.14%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.14%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.45%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.76%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.76%) Unix
12 4 (2.76%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.07%) CentOS
14 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.59%) Agile
2 38 (26.21%) ITIL
2 38 (26.21%) Patch Management
3 30 (20.69%) Project Management
4 29 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (16.55%) Incident Management
5 24 (16.55%) PRINCE2
6 22 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 20 (13.79%) Service Delivery
8 17 (11.72%) High Availability
8 17 (11.72%) Mentoring
9 15 (10.34%) Change Management
9 15 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (9.66%) Antivirus Management
10 14 (9.66%) Migration
10 14 (9.66%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (8.97%) CRM
11 13 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (8.28%) Application Packaging
12 12 (8.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.55%) PowerShell
2 23 (15.86%) SQL
3 7 (4.83%) C#
3 7 (4.83%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.38%) C
4 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 12 (8.28%) Degree
6 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.07%) CCNP
7 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.07%) MCSE
7 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.38%) CCNA
8 2 (1.38%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.38%) MCSA
9 1 (0.69%) CISA
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) SLA
2 10 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.83%) GDPR
4 5 (3.45%) PMO
5 3 (2.07%) GxP
6 2 (1.38%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.69%) NIST
System Software
1 120 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 83 (57.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (29.66%) Hyper-V
4 20 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (13.79%) vSphere
5 16 (11.03%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (8.28%) BitLocker
7 10 (6.90%) XenApp
8 9 (6.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (4.83%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.76%) Firmware
12 3 (2.07%) Docker
12 3 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (2.07%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.38%) KVM
13 2 (1.38%) Openswan
14 1 (0.69%) NFS
14 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (38.62%) SCCM
2 37 (25.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (18.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 13 (8.97%) Backup Exec
4 13 (8.97%) N-central
5 12 (8.28%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (8.28%) WMI
6 7 (4.83%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.83%) Sysprep
7 6 (4.14%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (3.45%) AirWatch
8 5 (3.45%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.76%) Ansible
9 4 (2.76%) SCOM
9 4 (2.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.76%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.07%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (1.38%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (1.38%) MIIS
11 2 (1.38%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 105 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 86 (59.31%) VMware
3 49 (33.79%) Cisco
4 20 (13.79%) Citrix
4 20 (13.79%) SolarWinds
5 19 (13.10%) Ruckus Wireless
5 19 (13.10%) Sophos
6 13 (8.97%) Kaspersky
7 12 (8.28%) Veeam
8 7 (4.83%) HP
8 7 (4.83%) Veritas
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle
9 6 (4.14%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.45%) Dell
11 4 (2.76%) Aruba
11 4 (2.76%) NetApp
11 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.76%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.76%) Symantec
11 4 (2.76%) Trend Micro