The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 628 565 635
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +70
Permanent jobs citing WSH 6 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.092% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.035% 0.23% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 14
Average salary £41,500 £75,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.66% +57.89%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £33,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.28%
WSH
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
17269 17810 20216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 37.49% 40.00% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14718 15344 17912
Average salary £52,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in London

WSH
Salary Trend in London

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

WSH Salary Trend in London

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Finance
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (65.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (60.00%) Linux
7 11 (55.00%) Hedge funds
8 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (45.00%) Degree
8 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (45.00%) C#
8 9 (45.00%) SQL
8 9 (45.00%) .NET
8 9 (45.00%) Oracle
9 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
9 8 (40.00%) VBA
9 8 (40.00%) Sybase
9 8 (40.00%) VBScript
9 8 (40.00%) Perl
9 8 (40.00%) C++
9 8 (40.00%) Java
9 8 (40.00%) Windows 2000
9 8 (40.00%) CRM
9 8 (40.00%) Siebel
9 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (40.00%) UNIX
9 8 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (40.00%) Cisco
9 8 (40.00%) Bloomberg

WSH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 8 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
1 6 (30.00%) WAN
1 6 (30.00%) DHCP
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Law
2 4 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Services Director
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) ODBC
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Hedge funds
2 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 7 (35.00%) Data Integration
5 6 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (20.00%) EqualLogic
6 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
6 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Linux
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 2000
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 7 (35.00%) Product Management
4 6 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Analytics
6 4 (20.00%) Finite Element Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) ITSM
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C#
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) VBScript
2 8 (40.00%) Perl
2 8 (40.00%) C++
2 8 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 8 (40.00%) VBA
3 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (30.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) CFA
2 7 (35.00%) MBA
3 4 (20.00%) MCDST
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (30.00%) MetaFrame
1 6 (30.00%) XenApp
2 4 (20.00%) XenServer
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 8 (40.00%) Sybase
3 8 (40.00%) Siebel
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 6 (30.00%) Symantec
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Dell
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Reuters
5 4 (20.00%) McAfee
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) IronPort
5 4 (20.00%) Polycom
5 4 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks