The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 907 937 966
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +29
Permanent jobs citing WSH 11 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.064% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 7
Median salary £38,000 £60,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% +44.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £35,900 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,900 £74,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.94%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
37110 40828 43556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.78% 37.72% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 32146 35022 36654
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WSH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WSH as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSH
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSH within the UK.

WSH Salary Trend in the UK

WSH
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSH over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 within the UK.

WSH Salary Histogram in the UK

WSH
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 9 £38,000 -36.66%
London +36 7 £38,000 -36.66%
City of London +54 2 £38,000 +2.70%
South East +35 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing WSH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WSH.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) VBScript
1 9 (64.29%) VoIP
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
1 9 (64.29%) vSphere
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) CommVault
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 7 (50.00%) MCITP
3 7 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (50.00%) Clustering
3 7 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) EMC VNX
4 6 (42.86%) EMC
4 6 (42.86%) VLAN
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server

WSH
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) VoIP
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) VLAN
3 5 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (35.71%) iSCSI
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Support
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Server Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Server Support
3 3 (21.43%) Server Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server Support
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 6 (42.86%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
3 4 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) VBScript
2 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) MCITP
1 7 (50.00%) MCSE
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) vSphere
2 7 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) CommVault
4 6 (42.86%) EMC
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle