Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WSH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WSH over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1187 1254
Rank change year-on-year +35 +67 +3
Permanent jobs citing WSH 22 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.032% 0.016% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 13
England median annual salary £100,000 £38,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +163.16% -36.67% +41.18%
10th Percentile £34,000 £36,500 £35,850
90th Percentile £107,500 £40,100 £85,000
UK median annual salary £100,000 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +72.41% +0.87% +35.29%

WSH is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 68271 69674 78142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.26% 39.08% 38.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57217 60999 67388
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WSH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WSH in England

WSH
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSH in England.

Salary trend for WSH in England

WSH
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSH in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WSH in England

WSH
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSH within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 12 £105,000 +176.32%
South East +46 6 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £35,250 -
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
Midlands - 2 £35,250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £34,000 -
North of England - 1 £34,000 -
WSH
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for WSH.

1 22 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (72.73%) Hyper-V
5 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (59.09%) SCCM
6 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
7 12 (54.55%) Patch Management
7 12 (54.55%) Citrix
7 12 (54.55%) Finance
8 11 (50.00%) Financial Institution
8 11 (50.00%) Terminal Server
8 11 (50.00%) C#
8 11 (50.00%) Perl
8 11 (50.00%) VBScript
8 11 (50.00%) .NET
8 11 (50.00%) Python
8 11 (50.00%) Low Latency
8 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (50.00%) DFS Replication
8 11 (50.00%) WMI
9 7 (31.82%) VLAN
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
9 7 (31.82%) DHCP
9 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 7 (31.82%) DNS
9 7 (31.82%) Clustering
10 6 (27.27%) SLA
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server

WSH
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DHCP
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
1 7 (31.82%) VLAN
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 2 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Ingres
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Desktop Engineer
1 12 (54.55%) Desktop Support
1 12 (54.55%) Server Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Server Support
3 6 (27.27%) Server Support Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Desktop Support
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Server Support Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) DBA
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
1 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Patch Management
2 11 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 6 (27.27%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (22.73%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) Benchmarking
5 4 (18.18%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (18.18%) Database Security
5 4 (18.18%) Database Tuning
5 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Runbook
6 3 (13.64%) Logistics
7 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) Perl
2 11 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCITP
1 1 (4.55%) MCSA
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Hyper-V
2 11 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 11 (50.00%) Terminal Server
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) SCCM
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (50.00%) WMI
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Actian
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) SAP