Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for PowerShell skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PowerShell over the 6 months to 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 88 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 +18 +29
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 1,666 2,318 2,505
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.98% 3.37% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.21% 6.36% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,457 1,910 2,124
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £31,530 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

PowerShell is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,101 36,460 45,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.22% 53.04% 54.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19,198 30,273 37,900
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK excluding London

PowerShell
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PowerShell in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for PowerShell in the UK excluding London

PowerShell
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing PowerShell in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK excluding London

PowerShell
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 27 February 2021. 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
South East +17 472 £55,000 +4.76% 133
North of England +58 424 £50,000 +11.11% 114
Midlands +14 318 £49,000 +8.89% 101
West Midlands +19 248 £50,000 +5.26% 68
South West -2 210 £47,500 +18.75% 47
North West +58 208 £52,500 +16.67% 64
Yorkshire +43 168 £50,000 +11.11% 32
East of England +20 111 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Scotland -14 93 £52,500 +31.25% 28
East Midlands -7 67 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Wales +15 49 £37,500 -16.67% 11
North East +17 48 £50,000 +35.14% 18
Northern Ireland +12 4 £48,750 +21.88% 12
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -
PowerShell
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, IT jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 1,124 (67.47%) Azure
2 855 (51.32%) Windows
3 790 (47.42%) Microsoft
4 692 (41.54%) DevOps
5 551 (33.07%) VMware
6 529 (31.75%) Active Directory
7 488 (29.29%) SQL
8 478 (28.69%) Linux
9 470 (28.21%) Windows Server
10 460 (27.61%) Python
11 423 (25.39%) Ansible
12 414 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
13 411 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 394 (23.65%) Microsoft 365
15 384 (23.05%) Terraform
16 374 (22.45%) AWS
17 372 (22.33%) Bash Shell
18 346 (20.77%) Docker
19 344 (20.65%) SQL Server
20 318 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 274 (16.45%) C#
22 269 (16.15%) DNS
23 264 (15.85%) Kubernetes
24 263 (15.79%) Configuration Management
25 260 (15.61%) Hyper-V
26 253 (15.19%) Firewall
27 251 (15.07%) ITIL
28 249 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
29 246 (14.77%) PaaS
30 231 (13.87%) Jenkins

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 141 (8.46%) IIS
2 107 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 99 (5.94%) Confluence
4 87 (5.22%) MS Exchange
5 46 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (1.62%) Apache
7 24 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.20%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.08%) nginx
10 13 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.48%) FileNet
12 8 (0.48%) LiveCycle
13 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.36%) JBoss
14 6 (0.36%) Site Server
15 5 (0.30%) CMS
15 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.060%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1,124 (67.47%) Azure
2 394 (23.65%) Microsoft 365
3 374 (22.45%) AWS
4 246 (14.77%) PaaS
5 209 (12.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 198 (11.88%) SaaS
7 197 (11.82%) IaaS
8 98 (5.88%) Serverless
9 93 (5.58%) Power Platform
10 87 (5.22%) GCP
11 50 (3.00%) GitHub
12 48 (2.88%) Datadog
12 48 (2.88%) Pulumi
13 47 (2.82%) Azure Functions
13 47 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
14 45 (2.70%) PowerApps
15 43 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
16 41 (2.46%) Logic Apps
17 36 (2.16%) Azure Data Factory
17 36 (2.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 269 (16.15%) DNS
2 253 (15.19%) Firewall
3 155 (9.30%) SAN
4 144 (8.64%) DHCP
5 137 (8.22%) VPN
6 135 (8.10%) TCP/IP
7 114 (6.84%) VLAN
8 70 (4.20%) WAN
9 63 (3.78%) IPv4
10 58 (3.48%) Internet
11 56 (3.36%) LAN
12 47 (2.82%) OSPF
13 45 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
14 43 (2.58%) NAS
15 35 (2.10%) HTTP
15 35 (2.10%) Skype
16 34 (2.04%) VoIP
17 32 (1.92%) SSL
18 26 (1.56%) Wireless
19 24 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 135 (8.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 93 (5.58%) Cosmos DB
4 87 (5.22%) MySQL
5 83 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (3.90%) MongoDB
7 61 (3.66%) Redis
8 50 (3.00%) MariaDB
8 50 (3.00%) Power BI
9 32 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
11 28 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 24 (1.44%) Data Lake
13 17 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 17 (1.02%) Big Data
13 17 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.96%) NoSQL
14 16 (0.96%) Relational Database
14 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 231 (13.87%) Jenkins
2 220 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 156 (9.36%) JIRA
4 87 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 77 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (4.14%) TeamCity
7 65 (3.90%) Subversion
8 59 (3.54%) Bitbucket
9 40 (2.40%) Visual Studio
10 33 (1.98%) Maven
11 32 (1.92%) GitLab
12 31 (1.86%) Artifactory
13 23 (1.38%) Gradle
14 22 (1.32%) Fiddler
15 17 (1.02%) Burp Suite
15 17 (1.02%) Charles Proxy
16 16 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (0.72%) NUnit
18 12 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 147 (8.82%) Finance
2 46 (2.76%) Public Sector
3 30 (1.80%) Law
4 25 (1.50%) Legal
5 24 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.32%) Retail
7 21 (1.26%) Billing
8 19 (1.14%) Marketing
9 18 (1.08%) Games
10 13 (0.78%) Publishing
11 9 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.48%) Digital Economy
13 7 (0.42%) Back Office
14 6 (0.36%) Advertising
14 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.36%) Local Government
14 6 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.36%) Military
15 5 (0.30%) Automotive
16 4 (0.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (20.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 260 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 239 (14.35%) Azure Engineer
4 151 (9.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 132 (7.92%) Developer
6 120 (7.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 115 (6.90%) Analyst
8 84 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 82 (4.92%) Azure DevOps
10 72 (4.32%) Administrator
11 67 (4.02%) IT Engineer
11 67 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
12 58 (3.48%) Senior DevOps
13 57 (3.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 54 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
15 52 (3.12%) Platform Engineer
16 46 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
17 43 (2.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 43 (2.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (11.58%) .NET
2 108 (6.48%) Web Services
3 66 (3.96%) JSON
4 61 (3.66%) CSS
5 59 (3.54%) HTML
6 46 (2.76%) REST
7 44 (2.64%) ASP.NET
8 43 (2.58%) YAML
9 41 (2.46%) React
10 38 (2.28%) jQuery
11 37 (2.22%) AngularJS
12 34 (2.04%) .NET Core
13 28 (1.68%) LDAP
14 25 (1.50%) .NET Framework
14 25 (1.50%) Node.js
15 24 (1.44%) OAuth
16 23 (1.38%) Ajax
17 22 (1.32%) OpenID
17 22 (1.32%) XML
18 20 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.82%) Public Cloud
2 113 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (6.60%) Data Centre
4 76 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
5 62 (3.72%) Clustering
6 45 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.28%) Replication
8 37 (2.22%) PKI
9 34 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 32 (1.92%) Cloud Native
11 25 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.32%) User Experience
14 20 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
15 19 (1.14%) EPoS
15 19 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
16 14 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
17 13 (0.78%) Mobile App
18 12 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
19 10 (0.60%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 855 (51.32%) Windows
2 478 (28.69%) Linux
3 470 (28.21%) Windows Server
4 159 (9.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 130 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (6.18%) Windows 10
7 90 (5.40%) Ubuntu
8 88 (5.28%) Unix
9 74 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
10 68 (4.08%) CentOS
11 51 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (1.26%) Windows 7
14 19 (1.14%) Solaris
15 15 (0.90%) Debian
16 12 (0.72%) Android
16 12 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.42%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (41.54%) DevOps
2 414 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (19.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 263 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 251 (15.07%) ITIL
6 249 (14.95%) Problem-Solving
7 222 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 161 (9.66%) Analytics
9 130 (7.80%) Scrum
10 116 (6.96%) Migration
11 113 (6.78%) Service Management
12 109 (6.54%) Task Automation
13 104 (6.24%) Mentoring
14 100 (6.00%) SDLC
15 99 (5.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 90 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
17 84 (5.04%) Project Delivery
18 82 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
19 81 (4.86%) Project Management
20 79 (4.74%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 488 (29.29%) SQL
2 460 (27.61%) Python
3 372 (22.33%) Bash Shell
4 274 (16.45%) C#
5 170 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 122 (7.32%) T-SQL
7 116 (6.96%) Java
8 90 (5.40%) Ruby
9 77 (4.62%) Go
10 70 (4.20%) Perl
11 68 (4.08%) TypeScript
12 53 (3.18%) Groovy
13 52 (3.12%) PHP
14 40 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.74%) VB
15 29 (1.74%) VBScript
16 13 (0.78%) C
16 13 (0.78%) C++
16 13 (0.78%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 98 (5.88%) Degree
4 85 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 56 (3.36%) MCSA
6 44 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (2.52%) MCSE
8 36 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.74%) GIAC
9 29 (1.74%) RHCE
10 22 (1.32%) CCNP
11 21 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (1.14%) AWS Certification
12 19 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (1.08%) CCNA
14 17 (1.02%) MCITP
15 15 (0.90%) CISSP
15 15 (0.90%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.84%) SLA
2 58 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (3.30%) GDPR
4 35 (2.10%) QA
5 15 (0.90%) NIST
5 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.60%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.60%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.48%) PMO
10 7 (0.42%) NCSC
11 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.30%) GPG13
12 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.24%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 529 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 411 (24.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 346 (20.77%) Docker
4 260 (15.61%) Hyper-V
5 111 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (4.44%) vSphere
7 63 (3.78%) XenApp
8 56 (3.36%) XenDesktop
9 54 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (1.74%) Xen
11 21 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (0.84%) BitLocker
15 13 (0.78%) KVM
16 11 (0.66%) NFS
17 10 (0.60%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.54%) Terminal Server
19 8 (0.48%) Samba
20 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 423 (25.39%) Ansible
2 384 (23.05%) Terraform
3 264 (15.85%) Kubernetes
4 213 (12.79%) Puppet
5 161 (9.66%) SCCM
6 159 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
7 97 (5.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 67 (4.02%) Grafana
9 66 (3.96%) Prometheus
10 60 (3.60%) SCOM
11 34 (2.04%) vCenter Server
12 30 (1.80%) Nagios
13 29 (1.74%) SCVMM
14 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
15 25 (1.50%) SCOrch
16 23 (1.38%) vRealize
17 21 (1.26%) HAProxy
17 21 (1.26%) Packer
17 21 (1.26%) Rancher
18 19 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 790 (47.42%) Microsoft
2 551 (33.07%) VMware
3 135 (8.10%) Citrix
4 108 (6.48%) Cisco
4 108 (6.48%) Oracle
5 90 (5.40%) Veeam
6 87 (5.22%) Red Hat
7 77 (4.62%) Dell
8 55 (3.30%) Google
9 52 (3.12%) SaltStack
10 51 (3.06%) New Relic
11 47 (2.82%) SolarWinds
12 43 (2.58%) IBM
13 40 (2.40%) Splunk
14 35 (2.10%) HP
14 35 (2.10%) Sophos
15 33 (1.98%) EMC
16 32 (1.92%) NetApp
17 25 (1.50%) F5
18 23 (1.38%) Atlassian