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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 880 817 835
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +18
Permanent jobs citing WSH 16 64 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.059% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.038% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 43 27
Average salary £41,000 £51,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.60% +7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £33,000 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £30,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -21.05%

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
42115 43950 45617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.95% 40.41% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35654 38122 39999
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -57 16 £41,000 -19.60% 6
East Yorkshire - 8 £40,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £40,500 - 2
Hull - 8 £40,500 - 2
London -33 5 £41,500 -24.54% 3
Suffolk +6 3 - -
Ipswich +5 3 - -
East of England -18 3 - -
City of London +6 2 £37,500 -50.00% 2

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (78.38%) Finance
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (45.95%) Risk Management
5 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
6 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
7 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
7 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
8 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (29.73%) Degree
9 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (29.73%) ETL
9 11 (29.73%) Firewall
10 9 (24.32%) WAN
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco
10 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
11 8 (21.62%) Statistics
11 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (21.62%) DNS
11 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (18.92%) LAN
12 7 (18.92%) MCITP
12 7 (18.92%) MCTS
12 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
13 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (16.22%) IIS
1 6 (16.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 4 (10.81%) PowerPivot
4 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle SCM
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 9 (24.32%) WAN
3 8 (21.62%) DNS
4 7 (18.92%) LAN
5 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
6 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) DHCP
7 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
7 4 (10.81%) SAN
8 3 (8.11%) Wireless
8 3 (8.11%) IPsec
9 2 (5.41%) VLAN
9 2 (5.41%) MPLS
9 2 (5.41%) BGP
9 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.41%) TACACS
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.41%) NAS
9 2 (5.41%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (10.81%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 29 (78.38%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) DBA
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Developer
2 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Administrator
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Administrator
2 4 (10.81%) MI Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (5.41%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) COM
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Statistics
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
4 5 (13.51%) Hedge funds
5 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (5.41%) Clustering
6 2 (5.41%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.70%) PKI
7 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Risk Management
2 12 (32.43%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (29.73%) ETL
4 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
5 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.22%) High Availability
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (10.81%) System Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.41%) CRM
9 2 (5.41%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.81%) VBScript
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) MCTS
2 7 (18.92%) MCITP
3 4 (10.81%) MCDST
3 4 (10.81%) MCP
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) MBA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CFA
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) MetaFrame
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) XenServer
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Cacti
2 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) SAP
5 4 (10.81%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
5 4 (10.81%) McAfee
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) Polycom
6 2 (5.41%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.41%) IronPort
6 2 (5.41%) Nimsoft
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (5.41%) Reuters
6 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
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