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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK
Rank 840 935 923
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -12
Permanent jobs citing WSH 5 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.031% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 11
Median salary £48,500 £39,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.35% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £36,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,900 £70,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £36,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+32.87% -9.87%

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
33147 38111 39265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.48% 38.05% 37.41%
Number of salaries quoted 28631 32802 33871
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 19 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +61 4 £48,500 +24.35%
East of England +21 3 £48,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £48,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £48,500 -
Essex - 1 £48,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,500 -
Hull - 1 £40,500 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £48,500 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £40,500 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) VBScript
2 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) VoIP
2 8 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) MCITP
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (50.00%) vSphere
2 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (43.75%) Clustering
3 7 (43.75%) CommVault
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (43.75%) MCSE
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) EMC
4 6 (37.50%) EMC VNX
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel

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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (50.00%) VoIP
2 5 (31.25%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (31.25%) iSCSI
2 5 (31.25%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 3 (18.75%) SMTP
3 3 (18.75%) SNMP
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Support
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Server Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Server Support
3 3 (18.75%) Server Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
2 6 (37.50%) EMC VNX
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) CentOS
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Patch Management
3 4 (25.00%) High Availability
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (50.00%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) MCITP
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCSE
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) vSphere
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
1 3 (18.75%) Salt
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) CommVault
3 6 (37.50%) EMC
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya