The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 910 970
Rank change year-on-year +42 +60  
Permanent jobs citing WSH 2 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.005% 0.008% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Median salary £45,000 £27,500 £33,508
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.63% -17.93%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 - £22,016

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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 36508 38298 42245
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.97% 38.94% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30684 33260 36138
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WSH as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSH in the UK

WSH
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WSH in the UK

WSH
Top 4 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 23 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
England +51 2 £45,000 +63.63%
Hertfordshire - 2 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £45,000 -
East of England - 2 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for WSH.

1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP

WSH
Co-occurring 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Logistics Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (66.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware