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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 903 941 958
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Permanent jobs citing WSH 12 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.032% 0.037% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 5
Median salary £38,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,150 £42,500 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,350 £77,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -10.52%

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
37311 40924 44916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 37.48% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 32506 34933 37768
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 6 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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +57 11 £38,000 -36.66% 1
London +39 7 £38,000 -36.66%
South East - 4 - -
Guildford - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
City of London - 2 £38,000 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) VBScript
2 9 (60.00%) VoIP
2 9 (60.00%) vSphere
3 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (46.67%) MCITP
4 7 (46.67%) Clustering
4 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (46.67%) CommVault
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 7 (46.67%) MCSE
4 7 (46.67%) XenApp
5 6 (40.00%) Office 365
5 6 (40.00%) EMC VNX
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) EMC
5 6 (40.00%) VLAN
6 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Finance

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 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (40.00%) DHCP
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) VLAN
3 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Server Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Server Support
4 3 (20.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (60.00%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCITP
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (13.33%) CEH
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) EnCE
2 2 (13.33%) GCIH
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) vSphere
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) CommVault
4 6 (40.00%) EMC
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya