Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1167 1221 1257
Rank change year-on-year +54 +36 +26
Permanent jobs citing WSH 22 16 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.022% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 18
UK median annual salary £100,000 £58,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +72.41% +13.17% +20.59%
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,925 £35,600
90th Percentile £107,500 £78,750 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 - £39,500

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 72188 74049 82710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60025 64270 70733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

WSH
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSH over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WSH in the UK

WSH
Top 9 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 6 months to 23 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
England +48 22 £100,000 +163.16%
London +16 13 £105,000 +176.32%
UK excluding London +48 10 £35,000 -
South East +35 6 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £35,250 -
Midlands - 2 £35,250 -
North of England - 1 £34,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £34,000 -

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

1 22 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (72.73%) Hyper-V
5 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
7 13 (59.09%) SCCM
7 13 (59.09%) Patch Management
7 13 (59.09%) Citrix
8 12 (54.55%) Finance
9 11 (50.00%) Financial Institution
9 11 (50.00%) Terminal Server
9 11 (50.00%) C#
9 11 (50.00%) Perl
9 11 (50.00%) VBScript
9 11 (50.00%) .NET
9 11 (50.00%) Python
9 11 (50.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (50.00%) Low Latency
9 11 (50.00%) WMI
9 11 (50.00%) DFS Replication
10 8 (36.36%) Clustering
11 7 (31.82%) DHCP
11 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
11 7 (31.82%) DNS
11 7 (31.82%) VLAN
11 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
12 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
13 5 (22.73%) Information Security

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 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) 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%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
4 3 (13.64%) 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 7 (31.82%) Server Support
4 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Server Support Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Desktop Support
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Server Support Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) DBA
7 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Patch Management
2 11 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security
3 5 (22.73%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Benchmarking
4 4 (18.18%) Database Mirroring
4 4 (18.18%) Database Security
4 4 (18.18%) Database Tuning
4 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Runbook
5 2 (9.09%) Logistics
5 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
6 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 5 (22.73%) 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 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Actian
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Avaya
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) SAP