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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 878 792 832
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +40
Permanent jobs citing WSH 20 63 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.061% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.050% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 46 23
Average salary £42,000 £52,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +9.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £37,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £30,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -23.07%
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
39721 42589 45631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 36.73% 41.08% 42.04%
Number of salaries quoted 34365 36733 40701
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -38 10 £45,000 -15.09% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £40,500 -
South East -11 2 - - 3
WSH
UK

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Finance
3 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
5 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
6 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
7 14 (37.84%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
8 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (35.14%) Firewall
9 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (27.03%) DNS
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco
10 10 (27.03%) VBScript
10 10 (27.03%) VMware
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (27.03%) Statistics
10 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (24.32%) SCCM
11 9 (24.32%) Degree
11 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
11 9 (24.32%) IIS
11 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
11 9 (24.32%) LAN
12 8 (21.62%) ETL
12 8 (21.62%) WAN
12 8 (21.62%) SAN
12 8 (21.62%) MCTS

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 9 (24.32%) IIS
2 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 4 (10.81%) PowerPivot
4 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
3 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) LAN
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) SAN
5 6 (16.22%) Wireless
5 6 (16.22%) DHCP
5 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
6 5 (13.51%) VLAN
7 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
8 3 (8.11%) VoIP
8 3 (8.11%) IPsec
8 3 (8.11%) Internet
8 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.41%) DMVPN
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.41%) NAS
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) PerformancePoint
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (64.86%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) DBA
2 5 (13.51%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) SQL DBA
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) COM
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
1 2 (5.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Statistics
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) Open Source
4 2 (5.41%) Hedge funds
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
3 8 (21.62%) ETL
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
4 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
4 7 (18.92%) High Availability
5 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
5 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) ITSM
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) Mobile Commerce
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.03%) VBScript
3 4 (10.81%) VB
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (24.32%) Degree
3 8 (21.62%) MCTS
3 8 (21.62%) MCITP
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.81%) MCDST
5 4 (10.81%) MCP
5 4 (10.81%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.41%) MetaFrame
6 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) WMI
3 2 (5.41%) Cacti
3 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) HP
5 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 4 (10.81%) Dell
6 4 (10.81%) BMC
6 4 (10.81%) Polycom
6 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) Siemens
7 3 (8.11%) Remedy
7 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.11%) Oracle
8 2 (5.41%) IBM
8 2 (5.41%) Compuware
8 2 (5.41%) Symantec
8 2 (5.41%) Veritas
8 2 (5.41%) CA
8 2 (5.41%) Nimsoft
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