The table below looks at the statistics for WSH skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WSH over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 881 857 817
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -40
Permanent jobs citing WSH 18 48 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.044% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 20
Average salary £43,750 £51,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.21% +7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £39,100 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £30,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -23.07%

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
41021 44662 48423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.90% 40.98% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 35359 37728 43094
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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WSH within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 December 2014 within the UK.

WSH Salary Histogram in the UK

WSH
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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
England -31 18 £43,750 -14.21% 2
London -32 10 £45,000 -11.76%
City of London +15 6 £37,500 -
East Yorkshire - 5 £41,500 -
Hull - 5 £41,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £41,500 -
Berkshire +15 3 - - 1
South East -7 3 - - 2
Reading - 3 - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
3 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 21 (56.76%) Finance
4 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
5 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
6 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (32.43%) VMware
7 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (32.43%) VBScript
7 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
7 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (27.03%) SCCM
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
9 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco
9 10 (27.03%) Risk Management
9 10 (27.03%) Firewall
9 10 (27.03%) Statistics
10 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (24.32%) LAN
10 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (21.62%) WAN
11 8 (21.62%) ETL
11 8 (21.62%) HP
11 8 (21.62%) SAN
11 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
1 10 (27.03%) Firewall
2 9 (24.32%) LAN
3 8 (21.62%) WAN
3 8 (21.62%) SAN
4 7 (18.92%) DNS
5 6 (16.22%) DHCP
5 6 (16.22%) Wireless
6 5 (13.51%) VLAN
7 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
7 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
7 3 (8.11%) IPsec
7 3 (8.11%) Internet
7 3 (8.11%) VoIP
8 2 (5.41%) MPLS
8 2 (5.41%) BGP
8 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.41%) TACACS
8 2 (5.41%) DMVPN
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.70%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) DBA
2 4 (10.81%) Analyst
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) SQL DBA
3 3 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Software Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Statistics
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (8.11%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Hedge funds
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (29.73%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (27.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (21.62%) ETL
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
5 7 (18.92%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) High Availability
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) Mobile Commerce
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) PowerShell
2 12 (32.43%) VBScript
3 4 (10.81%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) PHP
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.62%) MCTS
2 8 (21.62%) MCITP
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) MCP
5 4 (10.81%) MCDST
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.51%) XenApp
5 4 (10.81%) vSphere
6 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
6 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.41%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) WMI
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (8.11%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.41%) Cacti
4 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) HP
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
6 5 (13.51%) BMC
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) SAP
7 4 (10.81%) Remedy
7 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 4 (10.81%) Polycom
8 3 (8.11%) Siemens
8 3 (8.11%) Veritas
8 3 (8.11%) EMC
9 2 (5.41%) Compuware
9 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 2 (5.41%) CA
9 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
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