The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 842 827 828
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs citing WSH 21 30 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.031% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.075% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 4
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £31,500 £40,050
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £31,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.69%
WSH
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
37306 40057 41670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.39% 40.87% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32144 33531 37041
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WSH across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in England

WSH
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSH across the England region.

WSH Salary Trend in England

WSH
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSH across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WSH Salary Histogram in England

WSH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 13 £55,000 +22.22% 1
South East -13 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £40,500 -
WSH
UK

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing WSH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSH.

1 33 (80.49%) Windows
1 33 (80.49%) Active Directory
2 29 (70.73%) PowerShell
3 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
4 26 (63.41%) VMware
5 23 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (53.66%) Hyper-V
7 21 (51.22%) Statistics
7 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
8 17 (41.46%) VBScript
9 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (39.02%) VMware ESX
10 14 (34.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
12 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (26.83%) Project Planning
13 10 (24.39%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (24.39%) MCITP
13 10 (24.39%) MCTS
13 10 (24.39%) ETL
13 10 (24.39%) HP
13 10 (24.39%) Benchmarking
13 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (21.95%) Finance
14 9 (21.95%) Windows 7

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing WSH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WSH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) IIS
2 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
3 3 (7.32%) VLAN
3 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications
3 3 (7.32%) VoIP
3 3 (7.32%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MSI
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) DBA
2 6 (14.63%) SQL DBA
2 6 (14.63%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (9.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Junior
7 1 (2.44%) Administrator
7 1 (2.44%) Junior SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Junior DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) Statistics
2 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (14.63%) Open Source
4 3 (7.32%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
5 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (26.83%) Project Planning
2 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (24.39%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (24.39%) ETL
3 10 (24.39%) Benchmarking
4 6 (14.63%) Mobile Commerce
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 6 (14.63%) Unit Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
4 6 (14.63%) High Availability
4 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
4 6 (14.63%) People Management
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.88%) Data Management
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Management
8 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) PowerShell
2 17 (41.46%) VBScript
3 8 (19.51%) SQL
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) PHP
5 3 (7.32%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (24.39%) MCTS
1 10 (24.39%) MCITP
2 6 (14.63%) CCNA
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) VCP4
System Software
1 33 (80.49%) Active Directory
2 23 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (53.66%) Hyper-V
4 16 (39.02%) VMware ESX
5 5 (12.20%) ISA Server
6 4 (9.76%) XenApp
6 4 (9.76%) vSphere
7 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.44%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 6 (14.63%) WMI
2 6 (14.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (14.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (12.20%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (12.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (63.41%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) HP
4 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 7 (17.07%) BMC
5 6 (14.63%) Remedy
6 5 (12.20%) Veritas
6 5 (12.20%) SAP
7 4 (9.76%) Dell
7 4 (9.76%) Citrix
8 3 (7.32%) Siemens
8 3 (7.32%) EMC
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco
9 2 (4.88%) IBM
9 2 (4.88%) Compuware
9 2 (4.88%) CA
9 2 (4.88%) Nimsoft
10 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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