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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 878 889 830
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -59
Permanent jobs citing WSH 15 18 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.016% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.037% 0.041% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 16
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,900 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £61,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
40912 43930 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34970 36925 36603
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 28 August 2015 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 28 August 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
England -2 11 £60,000 +42.85% 5
London +16 9 £60,000 +44.57% 1
Glasgow - 3 £36,250 - 1
Scotland - 3 £36,250 - 1
Yorkshire +10 1 £45,000 +8.43% 4
East Yorkshire +2 1 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Hull -1 1 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
4 15 (38.46%) Statistics
5 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (30.77%) Oracle
7 11 (28.21%) ITIL
8 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
9 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (23.08%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) VMware
9 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
9 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 9 (23.08%) Service Management
10 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
10 8 (20.51%) Benchmarking
10 8 (20.51%) MCP
10 8 (20.51%) SCCM
10 8 (20.51%) Project Planning
10 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
10 8 (20.51%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (15.38%) Polycom
12 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (15.38%) Android
12 6 (15.38%) Manufacturing
12 6 (15.38%) Oracle EBS

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) Lync
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Intranet
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Hudson
2 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
2 1 (2.56%) Ant
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Consultant
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Functional Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Supply Chain Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) DBA
4 5 (12.82%) Management Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) CRM Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Forensic Investigator
7 2 (5.13%) Security Investigator
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) COM
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.56%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Statistics
2 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.26%) NHS
5 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (7.69%) Data Conversion
7 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
7 2 (5.13%) Clustering
7 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Android
4 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) VMS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Service Management
3 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.51%) Benchmarking
3 8 (20.51%) Project Planning
3 8 (20.51%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (15.38%) Procure-to-pay
4 6 (15.38%) Logistics
4 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.82%) CRM
5 5 (12.82%) ETL
5 5 (12.82%) People Management
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.26%) Software Deployment
6 4 (10.26%) ITSM
6 4 (10.26%) Information Security
7 3 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) Digital Forensics
7 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) C
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) XPath
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) AWK
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) MCP
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) MCDST
3 4 (10.26%) HND
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (7.69%) MCTS
4 3 (7.69%) MCITP
4 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) WMI
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) Polycom
5 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
6 4 (10.26%) MobileIron
6 4 (10.26%) McAfee
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco
7 2 (5.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) BMC
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Veritas
8 1 (2.56%) Perforce
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