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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Script Host (WSH)
UK
Rank 848 937 930
Rank change year-on-year +89 -7  
Permanent jobs citing WSH 1 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.009% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.003% 0.023% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 8
Median salary £40,500 £70,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.14% +98.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +24.61% +8.33%  

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 33438 39322 39675
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.92% 38.33% 37.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28547 33855 33669
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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 March 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 +85 1 £40,500 -42.14%
Hull - 1 £40,500 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £40,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £40,500 -

WSH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Salt
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (42.86%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) SNMP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Life Science

WSH
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) LDAP
1 3 (42.86%) SMTP
1 3 (42.86%) SNMP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Linux Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Supply Chain Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) CentOS
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle