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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 857 837 836
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Permanent jobs citing WSH 22 35 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.034% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.056% 0.082% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 9
Average salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.16% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £31,500 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,400 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £31,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -19.23%

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
39073 42586 46481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.08% 41.05% 42.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33698 35569 41359
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 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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 27 January 2015 within the UK.

WSH Salary Histogram in the UK

WSH
Top 11 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 27 January 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 -10 22 £45,000 -8.16% 2
London +16 12 £45,000 -10.00%
City of London +11 6 - -
Berkshire 0 5 - - 1
South East -34 5 - - 1
Reading - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £40,500 - 1
East Yorkshire - 4 £40,500 - 1
Hull - 4 £40,500 - 1
Leeds - 1 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (71.79%) Windows
1 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
3 23 (58.97%) SQL Server
4 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
5 19 (48.72%) VMware
6 18 (46.15%) Statistics
7 16 (41.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
8 14 (35.90%) Finance
8 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (35.90%) VBScript
9 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (28.21%) MCITP
11 11 (28.21%) MCTS
11 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
11 11 (28.21%) ETL
11 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (25.64%) HP
13 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
14 8 (20.51%) SCCM
14 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
15 7 (17.95%) High Availability

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (12.82%) IIS
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.95%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 7 (17.95%) SAN
3 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 5 (12.82%) Wireless
4 5 (12.82%) VLAN
5 3 (7.69%) VoIP
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.13%) DMVPN
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.13%) MPLS
6 2 (5.13%) BGP
6 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
6 2 (5.13%) TACACS
6 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (58.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MSI
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) DBA
2 7 (17.95%) SQL DBA
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Junior SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Junior DBA
7 1 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Statistics
2 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (12.82%) Open Source
4 4 (10.26%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.56%) CMDB
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (28.21%) ETL
4 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
4 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
4 7 (17.95%) High Availability
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 6 (15.38%) Migration
5 6 (15.38%) Benchmarking
6 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Mobile Commerce
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (5.13%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (5.13%) People Management
9 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
2 14 (35.90%) VBScript
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) VB
4 4 (10.26%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (28.21%) MCTS
1 11 (28.21%) MCITP
2 7 (17.95%) CCNA
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 28 (71.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
4 9 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 5 (12.82%) XenApp
6 4 (10.26%) vSphere
7 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.69%) ISA Server
8 2 (5.13%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (10.26%) WMI
4 3 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.13%) Cacti
5 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) HP
4 6 (15.38%) Oracle
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) BMC
5 5 (12.82%) SAP
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) Dell
6 4 (10.26%) Remedy
7 3 (7.69%) EMC
7 3 (7.69%) Siemens
7 3 (7.69%) Veritas
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 2 (5.13%) CA
8 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) Nimsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Compuware
8 2 (5.13%) IBM
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