Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 79 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15 +30
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 2,136 5,118 5,548
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.35% 3.62% 3.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.40% 6.77% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,852 4,284 4,555
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,500 £32,100
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 28,879 75,554 93,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.85% 53.48% 55.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24,159 61,748 77,360
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020. 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 +13 1,999 £55,000 +4.76% 388
UK excluding London +16 1,130 £47,500 +5.56% 301
London +17 950 £62,500 +4.17% 117
South East +28 353 £50,000 - 60
North of England +51 301 £47,500 +5.56% 103
Midlands +40 198 £45,000 - 48
Work from Home +17 198 £57,500 -4.17% 51
North West +56 181 £50,000 +11.11% 69
West Midlands +49 158 £47,500 +5.56% 34
South West -19 119 £55,000 +22.22% 24
Yorkshire +48 94 £45,000 +2.27% 25
East of England -14 64 £45,000 -10.00% 34
Scotland +11 50 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Wales +58 47 £40,000 -5.88% 11
East Midlands +10 40 £42,500 - 14
North East +3 26 £44,000 +10.00% 9
Northern Ireland +22 9 £46,250 +32.14% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 1,208 (56.55%) Azure
2 1,187 (55.57%) Windows
3 1,004 (47.00%) Microsoft
4 736 (34.46%) Active Directory
5 692 (32.40%) DevOps
6 660 (30.90%) Python
7 649 (30.38%) Windows Server
8 600 (28.09%) VMware
9 572 (26.78%) Linux
9 572 (26.78%) AWS
10 566 (26.50%) SQL
11 564 (26.40%) Office 365
12 517 (24.20%) SQL Server
13 457 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 446 (20.88%) Finance
15 368 (17.23%) Bash Shell
16 367 (17.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 365 (17.09%) C#
18 356 (16.67%) .NET
19 346 (16.20%) Terraform
20 342 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
21 332 (15.54%) DNS
22 325 (15.22%) Ansible
23 312 (14.61%) SCCM
24 306 (14.33%) Docker
25 299 (14.00%) Jenkins
25 299 (14.00%) Kubernetes
26 273 (12.78%) PaaS
27 262 (12.27%) ITIL
28 260 (12.17%) Firewall

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
1 213 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 188 (8.80%) IIS
3 118 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 59 (2.76%) Confluence
5 49 (2.29%) Skype for Business
6 41 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 39 (1.83%) Apache
8 34 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.12%) JBoss
11 22 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.51%) nginx
15 11 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 123 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.47%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.33%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.23%) Salerio
4 4 (0.19%) FastStats
4 4 (0.19%) Unica
5 2 (0.094%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.094%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.094%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.094%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,208 (56.55%) Azure
2 572 (26.78%) AWS
3 564 (26.40%) Office 365
4 273 (12.78%) PaaS
5 253 (11.84%) IaaS
6 228 (10.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 184 (8.61%) SaaS
8 133 (6.23%) Power Platform
9 107 (5.01%) GCP
10 104 (4.87%) Serverless
11 99 (4.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 68 (3.18%) GitHub
13 65 (3.04%) PowerApps
14 58 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (2.67%) OneDrive
16 56 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
17 46 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
18 40 (1.87%) Amazon S3
19 39 (1.83%) Azure Functions
20 33 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 332 (15.54%) DNS
2 260 (12.17%) Firewall
3 189 (8.85%) DHCP
4 144 (6.74%) SAN
5 141 (6.60%) TCP/IP
6 106 (4.96%) VPN
7 79 (3.70%) Skype
8 75 (3.51%) Internet
9 65 (3.04%) LAN
10 63 (2.95%) Network Security
11 51 (2.39%) Unified Communications
12 49 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
13 48 (2.25%) WAN
14 43 (2.01%) VoIP
15 41 (1.92%) NetScaler
15 41 (1.92%) SSL
16 35 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
17 33 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
18 31 (1.45%) Wireless
19 28 (1.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
3 71 (3.32%) Power BI
4 63 (2.95%) MySQL
5 62 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (2.53%) NoSQL
9 44 (2.06%) Big Data
9 44 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 34 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 32 (1.50%) MongoDB
14 30 (1.40%) Oracle Database
15 27 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (1.22%) Redis
17 24 (1.12%) Data Lake
17 24 (1.12%) Relational Database
17 24 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 299 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 192 (8.99%) Git (software)
3 139 (6.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 125 (5.85%) TeamCity
5 122 (5.71%) JIRA
6 66 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 53 (2.48%) Bitbucket
8 52 (2.43%) Selenium
9 50 (2.34%) GitLab
10 48 (2.25%) Visual Studio
11 37 (1.73%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (1.12%) SpecFlow
14 23 (1.08%) Subversion
15 19 (0.89%) Cypress.io
16 17 (0.80%) Moq
16 17 (0.80%) NUnit
16 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 12 (0.56%) Maven
18 11 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 446 (20.88%) Finance
2 91 (4.26%) Banking
3 71 (3.32%) Law
4 65 (3.04%) Legal
5 40 (1.87%) Public Sector
6 27 (1.26%) Games
7 22 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 18 (0.84%) Advertising
8 18 (0.84%) Retail
9 17 (0.80%) Front Office
10 16 (0.75%) Local Government
10 16 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 15 (0.70%) Back Office
12 13 (0.61%) Marketing
13 11 (0.51%) Military
14 10 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.33%) Digital Economy
16 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 349 (16.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 322 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 193 (9.04%) Azure Engineer
4 178 (8.33%) Analyst
5 162 (7.58%) Developer
6 136 (6.37%) Support Engineer
7 110 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 110 (5.15%) IT Engineer
8 103 (4.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 94 (4.40%) Administrator
10 83 (3.89%) Applications Support
10 83 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
11 80 (3.75%) Architect
11 80 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
12 78 (3.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 78 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
13 77 (3.60%) Consultant
14 74 (3.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 71 (3.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 63 (2.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (16.67%) .NET
2 140 (6.55%) Web Services
3 106 (4.96%) JSON
4 91 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 85 (3.98%) REST
6 81 (3.79%) XML
7 79 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 72 (3.37%) ASP.NET
8 72 (3.37%) HTML
9 66 (3.09%) .NET Core
10 63 (2.95%) Node.js
11 55 (2.57%) CSS
12 50 (2.34%) React
13 40 (1.87%) RESTful
14 32 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
15 31 (1.45%) SOAP
16 28 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 28 (1.31%) LDAP
17 27 (1.26%) YAML
18 25 (1.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 163 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (6.74%) Data Centre
3 134 (6.27%) Public Cloud
4 88 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.18%) Cloud Native
6 67 (3.14%) Clustering
7 63 (2.95%) PKI
8 61 (2.86%) User Experience
9 55 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (2.11%) Hedge funds
11 42 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 42 (1.97%) Replication
12 40 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 37 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
14 34 (1.59%) Private Cloud
15 33 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
16 29 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
16 29 (1.36%) Virtual Team
17 27 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
18 23 (1.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,187 (55.57%) Windows
2 649 (30.38%) Windows Server
3 572 (26.78%) Linux
4 230 (10.77%) Windows 10
5 201 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 201 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 100 (4.68%) Unix
7 95 (4.45%) Windows 7
7 95 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (2.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (2.39%) CentOS
10 41 (1.92%) Ubuntu
11 40 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (1.45%) Solaris
13 24 (1.12%) Debian
14 23 (1.08%) Mac OS
14 23 (1.08%) VMS
15 15 (0.70%) Android
15 15 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 14 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (32.40%) DevOps
2 367 (17.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 342 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (12.27%) ITIL
5 204 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
6 198 (9.27%) Infrastructure as Code
7 183 (8.57%) Migration
8 178 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 153 (7.16%) Task Automation
10 152 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
11 145 (6.79%) Fintech
12 139 (6.51%) Information Security
13 127 (5.95%) Test Automation
14 122 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
15 114 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 111 (5.20%) Computer Science
17 104 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
18 101 (4.73%) Software Engineering
19 94 (4.40%) High Availability
19 94 (4.40%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 660 (30.90%) Python
2 566 (26.50%) SQL
3 368 (17.23%) Bash Shell
4 365 (17.09%) C#
5 148 (6.93%) Java
6 137 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 137 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 96 (4.49%) Perl
8 90 (4.21%) Ruby
9 69 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 62 (2.90%) VBScript
11 59 (2.76%) Go
12 48 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 45 (2.11%) VB
14 35 (1.64%) C
15 33 (1.54%) PHP
16 24 (1.12%) C++
17 21 (0.98%) Groovy
18 18 (0.84%) R
18 18 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (7.54%) Degree
3 122 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 79 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 76 (3.56%) SC Cleared
6 74 (3.46%) MCSA
7 73 (3.42%) MCSE
8 57 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (2.43%) DV Cleared
10 50 (2.34%) CCNA
10 50 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (1.59%) CISSP
12 32 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.17%) AWS Certification
13 25 (1.17%) MCP
14 21 (0.98%) CISA
14 21 (0.98%) CISM
15 19 (0.89%) MCITP
15 19 (0.89%) RHCE
16 13 (0.61%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.40%) SLA
2 92 (4.31%) GDPR
3 91 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (3.00%) QA
5 35 (1.64%) NIST
6 20 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.89%) NIST 800
8 12 (0.56%) PMO
8 12 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.47%) BS25999
9 10 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 7 (0.33%) COBIT
11 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.19%) AICPA
12 4 (0.19%) GPG13
12 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.14%) NCSC
14 1 (0.047%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.047%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 736 (34.46%) Active Directory
2 457 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (14.33%) Docker
4 250 (11.70%) Hyper-V
5 152 (7.12%) vSphere
6 91 (4.26%) XenApp
7 64 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
8 55 (2.57%) XenDesktop
9 54 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 47 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (0.89%) VMware Server
12 16 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.66%) Firmware
15 10 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 10 (0.47%) NFS
16 9 (0.42%) Terminal Server
16 9 (0.42%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 346 (16.20%) Terraform
2 325 (15.22%) Ansible
3 312 (14.61%) SCCM
4 299 (14.00%) Kubernetes
5 240 (11.24%) Puppet
6 180 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
7 145 (6.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 84 (3.93%) WSUS
9 75 (3.51%) SCOM
10 36 (1.69%) Nagios
11 32 (1.50%) PowerCLI
12 31 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
13 29 (1.36%) vCenter Server
14 27 (1.26%) SCOrch
15 25 (1.17%) Prometheus
16 24 (1.12%) Grafana
16 24 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
17 23 (1.08%) SCVMM
17 23 (1.08%) vRealize
18 20 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,004 (47.00%) Microsoft
2 600 (28.09%) VMware
3 219 (10.25%) Cisco
4 217 (10.16%) Citrix
5 106 (4.96%) HP
6 102 (4.78%) Oracle
7 80 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 64 (3.00%) Google
9 50 (2.34%) Veeam
10 48 (2.25%) SolarWinds
11 45 (2.11%) Sophos
11 45 (2.11%) Splunk
12 43 (2.01%) Dell
13 42 (1.97%) IBM
14 40 (1.87%) Meraki
15 33 (1.54%) NetApp
16 30 (1.40%) Apple
17 27 (1.26%) CheckPoint
17 27 (1.26%) EMC
17 27 (1.26%) Symantec