Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 72 79
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +23
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,406 2,800 5,267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.90% 4.12% 3.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.10% 7.31% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,566 2,259 4,218
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,535
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -1.96%
75th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 62,096 38,283 76,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.96% 56.31% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 42,706 31,764 63,588
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,815
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Salary trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PowerShell within the UK over the 6 months to 1 August 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
England -10 3,930 £56,125 +2.05% 827
UK excluding London +9 2,391 £50,000 +5.26% 537
London -33 1,638 £65,000 +4.00% 331
Work from Home +7 816 £60,000 +4.35% 148
North of England +9 608 £52,500 +9.38% 125
South East -14 599 £50,000 - 136
Midlands -7 425 £50,000 +11.11% 111
South West +23 376 £45,000 -9.09% 56
North West +13 316 £52,500 +1.94% 83
West Midlands -10 297 £55,000 +15.79% 61
Yorkshire +19 236 £55,000 +22.22% 33
East of England +11 174 £47,500 +5.56% 64
Scotland -8 160 £55,000 +15.79% 27
East Midlands +4 125 £47,500 +5.56% 50
Wales -11 64 £40,000 - 16
North East -3 58 £51,250 +19.88% 9
Northern Ireland -31 4 £32,500 -29.35% 4
Isle of Man -11 2 £35,000 -17.16%

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 2,923 (66.34%) Azure
2 2,017 (45.78%) Windows
3 2,016 (45.76%) Microsoft
4 1,882 (42.71%) DevOps
5 1,521 (34.52%) Active Directory
6 1,245 (28.26%) SQL
7 1,225 (27.80%) AWS
8 1,175 (26.67%) Python
9 1,136 (25.78%) Microsoft 365
10 1,086 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
11 1,078 (24.47%) Linux
12 1,077 (24.44%) Terraform
13 1,044 (23.69%) VMware
14 999 (22.67%) Windows Server
15 995 (22.58%) Bash Shell
16 928 (21.06%) Social Skills
17 841 (19.09%) Kubernetes
18 789 (17.91%) C#
19 765 (17.36%) Ansible
20 760 (17.25%) Docker
21 755 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 751 (17.04%) SQL Server
23 741 (16.82%) Infrastructure as Code
24 720 (16.34%) Firewall
25 694 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 666 (15.12%) Finance
27 664 (15.07%) .NET
28 633 (14.37%) Azure Active Directory
29 624 (14.16%) PaaS
30 574 (13.03%) DNS

PowerShell
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
1 470 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 295 (6.70%) MS Exchange
3 224 (5.08%) IIS
4 177 (4.02%) Confluence
5 74 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 36 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 32 (0.73%) Apache
9 32 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (0.59%) nginx
12 25 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 21 (0.48%) CMS
14 19 (0.43%) Traefik
14 19 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.34%) Umbraco
16 14 (0.32%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 263 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.068%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.023%) Maya
6 1 (0.023%) NUKE
6 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 72 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.07%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.41%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 14 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 6 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
8 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.11%) Unica
9 4 (0.091%) FastStats
9 4 (0.091%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.068%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.068%) Infor M3
10 3 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.045%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,923 (66.34%) Azure
2 1,225 (27.80%) AWS
3 1,136 (25.78%) Microsoft 365
4 633 (14.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 624 (14.16%) PaaS
6 559 (12.69%) IaaS
7 441 (10.01%) SaaS
8 349 (7.92%) Power Platform
9 344 (7.81%) GCP
10 286 (6.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 274 (6.22%) Serverless
12 167 (3.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 162 (3.68%) OneDrive
14 148 (3.36%) PowerApps
15 137 (3.11%) GitHub
16 113 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
17 109 (2.47%) Azure Key Vault
17 109 (2.47%) Power Automate
18 97 (2.20%) Azure Service Bus
19 91 (2.07%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 720 (16.34%) Firewall
2 574 (13.03%) DNS
3 401 (9.10%) DHCP
4 378 (8.58%) VPN
5 316 (7.17%) TCP/IP
6 281 (6.38%) SAN
7 262 (5.95%) WAN
8 251 (5.70%) LAN
9 213 (4.83%) VLAN
10 123 (2.79%) Network Security
11 119 (2.70%) HTTP
12 105 (2.38%) NAS
13 99 (2.25%) Internet
13 99 (2.25%) VoIP
14 97 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
15 90 (2.04%) IPv4
16 83 (1.88%) SSL
17 71 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
18 66 (1.50%) OSPF
19 61 (1.38%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 751 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 240 (5.45%) MySQL
3 206 (4.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 206 (4.68%) Power BI
4 193 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 184 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 182 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
7 160 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 138 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 133 (3.02%) NoSQL
10 123 (2.79%) Redis
11 113 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 102 (2.32%) Relational Database
13 87 (1.97%) Big Data
14 85 (1.93%) MariaDB
15 60 (1.36%) Data Lake
16 58 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
17 53 (1.20%) RDBMS
18 51 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
19 43 (0.98%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 542 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 499 (11.33%) Jenkins
3 301 (6.83%) JIRA
4 270 (6.13%) TeamCity
5 252 (5.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 172 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 130 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 129 (2.93%) GitLab
9 102 (2.32%) Bitbucket
10 96 (2.18%) Selenium
11 90 (2.04%) Subversion
12 78 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 72 (1.63%) JMeter
14 57 (1.29%) SpecFlow
15 54 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 54 (1.23%) NUnit
16 35 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
17 34 (0.77%) Artifactory
18 31 (0.70%) Postman
19 30 (0.68%) Log4Net
General
1 928 (21.06%) Social Skills
2 666 (15.12%) Finance
3 278 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 164 (3.72%) Public Sector
5 130 (2.95%) Retail
6 124 (2.81%) Banking
7 96 (2.18%) Legal
8 84 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
9 83 (1.88%) Marketing
10 80 (1.82%) Law
11 75 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
12 69 (1.57%) Telecoms
13 54 (1.23%) Manufacturing
14 47 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
15 44 (1.00%) Electronics
16 31 (0.70%) Billing
17 29 (0.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 25 (0.57%) Back Office
18 25 (0.57%) Retail Banking
19 23 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 776 (17.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 558 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 551 (12.51%) Azure Engineer
4 440 (9.99%) Developer
5 425 (9.65%) Cloud Engineer
6 293 (6.65%) Analyst
7 259 (5.88%) Architect
8 242 (5.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 239 (5.42%) Administrator
10 204 (4.63%) Consultant
11 186 (4.22%) Support Engineer
12 148 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 145 (3.29%) Azure DevOps
14 144 (3.27%) AWS Engineer
15 139 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
16 137 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
17 135 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
18 128 (2.91%) DBA
19 126 (2.86%) Support Analyst
20 123 (2.79%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (15.07%) .NET
2 295 (6.70%) Web Services
3 247 (5.61%) .NET Core
4 175 (3.97%) React
5 167 (3.79%) CSS
6 158 (3.59%) JSON
7 155 (3.52%) REST
8 151 (3.43%) .NET Framework
9 136 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 128 (2.91%) Node.js
11 127 (2.88%) HTML
12 115 (2.61%) ASP.NET
13 113 (2.56%) AngularJS
14 104 (2.36%) jQuery
15 91 (2.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 82 (1.86%) Entity Framework
17 79 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
18 76 (1.72%) YAML
19 72 (1.63%) XML
20 67 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 332 (7.54%) Public Cloud
2 267 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 172 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
4 155 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 126 (2.86%) Clustering
6 119 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 117 (2.66%) Cloud Native
8 91 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 82 (1.86%) User Experience
10 76 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 76 (1.72%) PKI
11 71 (1.61%) Private Cloud
11 71 (1.61%) Replication
12 58 (1.32%) Hedge funds
13 55 (1.25%) N-Tier
14 50 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 43 (0.98%) Algorithms
16 41 (0.93%) Driving Licence
17 35 (0.79%) NHS
18 34 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2,017 (45.78%) Windows
2 1,078 (24.47%) Linux
3 999 (22.67%) Windows Server
4 327 (7.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 324 (7.35%) Windows 10
6 287 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 238 (5.40%) Windows Server 2019
8 211 (4.79%) Unix
9 126 (2.86%) CentOS
10 125 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 94 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 87 (1.97%) Android
13 73 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 71 (1.61%) Apple iOS
15 63 (1.43%) Windows 7
16 46 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 37 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (0.61%) VMS
19 23 (0.52%) Mac OS X
20 21 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,882 (42.71%) DevOps
2 1,086 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
3 741 (16.82%) Infrastructure as Code
4 694 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 558 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
6 546 (12.39%) ITIL
7 433 (9.83%) Configuration Management
8 398 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
9 389 (8.83%) Migration
10 361 (8.19%) Mentoring
11 350 (7.94%) Scrum
12 290 (6.58%) Analytics
13 269 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
14 257 (5.83%) Test Automation
15 237 (5.38%) Microservices
16 232 (5.27%) Task Automation
17 227 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 223 (5.06%) SDLC
19 222 (5.04%) Computer Science
20 212 (4.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,245 (28.26%) SQL
2 1,175 (26.67%) Python
3 995 (22.58%) Bash Shell
4 789 (17.91%) C#
5 406 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 288 (6.54%) T-SQL
7 271 (6.15%) Java
8 197 (4.47%) Ruby
9 165 (3.74%) Go
10 128 (2.91%) PHP
11 113 (2.56%) TypeScript
12 111 (2.52%) Groovy
12 111 (2.52%) Perl
13 96 (2.18%) VBScript
14 75 (1.70%) VB
15 73 (1.66%) C++
16 62 (1.41%) C
17 60 (1.36%) VB.NET
18 51 (1.16%) R
19 47 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 350 (7.94%) Degree
2 303 (6.88%) Security Cleared
3 231 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 210 (4.77%) SC Cleared
5 102 (2.32%) MCSE
6 93 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (1.93%) MCSA
8 71 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 67 (1.52%) CCNA
10 53 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 39 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 37 (0.84%) AWS Certification
14 36 (0.82%) RHCE
15 33 (0.75%) CISSP
15 33 (0.75%) GIAC
16 31 (0.70%) MCITP
17 27 (0.61%) CCNP
18 25 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 23 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (2.86%) SLA
2 91 (2.07%) QA
3 68 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (1.52%) GDPR
5 34 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.52%) NIST
7 20 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (0.30%) GRC
10 9 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.20%) SOC 2
11 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.18%) NCSC
11 8 (0.18%) PMO
12 7 (0.16%) Accessibility
13 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.068%) COBIT
16 2 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 1 (0.023%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,521 (34.52%) Active Directory
2 760 (17.25%) Docker
3 755 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 378 (8.58%) Hyper-V
5 183 (4.15%) VMware ESXi
6 162 (3.68%) vSphere
7 124 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
8 73 (1.66%) XenDesktop
9 65 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 61 (1.38%) XenApp
11 42 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 40 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 37 (0.84%) Terminal Server
13 37 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
14 33 (0.75%) VMware NSX
15 21 (0.48%) NFS
16 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (0.41%) Xen
18 12 (0.27%) Snort
19 11 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1,077 (24.44%) Terraform
2 841 (19.09%) Kubernetes
3 765 (17.36%) Ansible
4 445 (10.10%) Puppet
5 427 (9.69%) SCCM
6 353 (8.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 342 (7.76%) Opscode Chef
8 209 (4.74%) Grafana
9 141 (3.20%) Prometheus
10 129 (2.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 100 (2.27%) SCOM
12 82 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
13 63 (1.43%) Nagios
14 62 (1.41%) vCenter Server
15 54 (1.23%) WSUS
16 46 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
16 46 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
17 42 (0.95%) Graphite
18 38 (0.86%) Packer
19 37 (0.84%) Consul
Vendors
1 2,016 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 1,044 (23.69%) VMware
3 329 (7.47%) Cisco
4 279 (6.33%) Citrix
5 242 (5.49%) Google
6 241 (5.47%) Oracle
7 137 (3.11%) Red Hat
7 137 (3.11%) Splunk
8 125 (2.84%) Veeam
9 114 (2.59%) Dell
10 100 (2.27%) ServiceNow
11 97 (2.20%) NetApp
12 91 (2.07%) HP
13 87 (1.97%) SaltStack
14 86 (1.95%) New Relic
15 81 (1.84%) IBM
16 80 (1.82%) SolarWinds
17 75 (1.70%) EMC
18 69 (1.57%) Palo Alto
19 62 (1.41%) Sophos