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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Script Host (WSH)
Rank 874 895 847
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -48
Permanent jobs citing WSH 29 33 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.028% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.070% 0.070% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 9
Average salary £26,008 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.98% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,016 £31,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £49,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,016 £31,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-30.10% -25.88%

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
41458 46921 44837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.46% 40.46% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 35314 39257 39115
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 1 April 2015 within the UK.

WSH Salary Histogram in the UK

WSH
Top 14 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 1 April 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 +30 29 £26,008 -34.98%
London -5 20 £55,000 +30.95%
City of London +20 7 - -
East of England +6 4 £22,016 -
Suffolk -1 4 £22,016 -
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £22,016 -
Yorkshire - 3 £40,500 -
Berkshire -5 2 - -
South East -10 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 £35,250 -
Hull - 2 £35,250 -
Reading - 2 - -
Leeds - 1 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £52,500 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 39 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 39 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 32 (66.67%) VMware
4 29 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (60.42%) PowerShell
5 28 (58.33%) Hyper-V
6 26 (54.17%) Statistics
7 22 (45.83%) VMware ESX
8 18 (37.50%) VBScript
9 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
10 16 (33.33%) Project Planning
10 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (31.25%) Benchmarking
11 15 (31.25%) SCCM
11 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
11 15 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (27.08%) ITIL
13 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
15 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
15 10 (20.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (20.83%) People Management
16 9 (18.75%) HP
17 8 (16.67%) SQL
17 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

WSH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) IIS
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) Intranet
2 4 (8.33%) LAN
2 4 (8.33%) DHCP
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
3 3 (6.25%) VLAN
3 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.25%) VoIP
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MSI
2 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) DBA
2 6 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) SQL DBA
3 5 (10.42%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Junior DBA
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (54.17%) Statistics
2 16 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (12.50%) Open Source
4 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.33%) NHS
5 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
6 3 (6.25%) Clustering
7 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (2.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (85.42%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 15 (31.25%) Benchmarking
2 15 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (27.08%) ITIL
4 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (20.83%) People Management
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.58%) Mobile Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
6 6 (12.50%) ETL
6 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
7 4 (8.33%) Service Management
7 4 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (8.33%) Information Security
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.25%) High Availability
9 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) PowerShell
2 18 (37.50%) VBScript
3 8 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) PHP
5 4 (8.33%) C
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.50%) MCTS
2 6 (12.50%) MCITP
2 6 (12.50%) MCP
2 6 (12.50%) CCNA
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) HND
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (58.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (45.83%) VMware ESX
5 6 (12.50%) ISA Server
6 4 (8.33%) vSphere
7 3 (6.25%) XenApp
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) SCCM
2 10 (20.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (14.58%) WMI
4 6 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) HP
4 8 (16.67%) BMC
5 7 (14.58%) Remedy
5 7 (14.58%) Oracle
6 6 (12.50%) Veritas
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco
8 3 (6.25%) Dell
8 3 (6.25%) EMC
8 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 3 (6.25%) Siemens
9 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 2 (4.17%) CA
9 2 (4.17%) Compuware
9 2 (4.17%) IBM
9 2 (4.17%) SAP
9 2 (4.17%) Polycom
9 2 (4.17%) Nimsoft
9 2 (4.17%) MobileIron