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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 924 940
Rank change year-on-year +55 +16  
Permanent jobs citing WSH 4 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.012% 0.011% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Median salary £45,000 £27,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.63% -38.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £26,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £28,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 - -

WSH is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34077 36133 40044
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 40.79% 39.23% 38.43%
Number of salaries quoted 131923 141558 156188
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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
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 3 months to 29 June 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
South East +45 2 £42,500 -
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
WSH
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (40.00%) Actian
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Database Security
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Logistics
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Ingres

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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Ingres
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (40.00%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (40.00%) Database Security
3 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Logistics
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Actian
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware