Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 88 107
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 +35
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,334 5,121 5,199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.70% 3.46% 2.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.80% 6.32% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,680 4,226 4,105
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%

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 63,743 80,970 99,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.42% 54.69% 56.03%
Number of salaries quoted 52,551 66,675 83,594
Median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +5 4,003 £52,500 - 568
UK excluding London +12 2,259 £47,500 +4.40% 426
London +6 1,961 £60,000 - 181
South East +10 751 £52,500 - 120
North of England +8 416 £47,500 +11.76% 118
Midlands +46 392 £45,000 - 67
West Midlands +50 270 £47,500 +3.26% 42
South West -11 267 £41,750 -7.22% 45
Work from Home +12 218 £57,500 - 42
North West +10 206 £50,000 +17.65% 57
East of England -2 202 £45,000 - 38
Yorkshire +11 170 £47,500 +5.56% 32
Scotland +12 148 £42,500 -5.56% 25
East Midlands +26 121 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Wales +19 87 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North East -9 40 £37,250 -14.86% 29
Northern Ireland +12 2 £55,000 +20.22% 1
Isle of Man +1 2 £42,250 +12.67%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 2,510 (57.91%) Windows
2 2,283 (52.68%) Azure
3 2,051 (47.32%) Microsoft
4 1,553 (35.83%) Active Directory
5 1,371 (31.63%) DevOps
6 1,316 (30.36%) Windows Server
7 1,182 (27.27%) SQL
8 1,171 (27.02%) VMware
9 1,164 (26.86%) Office 365
10 1,143 (26.37%) Python
11 1,092 (25.20%) AWS
12 1,050 (24.23%) Linux
13 1,017 (23.47%) SQL Server
14 853 (19.68%) Finance
15 846 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 837 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
17 829 (19.13%) Bash Shell
18 787 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 787 (18.16%) ITIL
19 713 (16.45%) C#
20 705 (16.27%) DNS
21 666 (15.37%) Firewall
22 664 (15.32%) .NET
23 631 (14.56%) Ansible
24 592 (13.66%) SCCM
25 585 (13.50%) Terraform
26 569 (13.13%) Docker
27 532 (12.28%) Hyper-V
28 525 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
29 503 (11.61%) Citrix

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
1 418 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 377 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 300 (6.92%) IIS
4 115 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 104 (2.40%) Confluence
5 104 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 95 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 66 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 58 (1.34%) Apache
9 54 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (0.83%) JBoss
11 32 (0.74%) nginx
12 29 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.48%) Drupal
16 19 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
17 17 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (0.39%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 263 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.092%) Camtasia
8 4 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.069%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.069%) InDesign
10 2 (0.046%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.023%) Maya
11 1 (0.023%) NUKE
11 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 39 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.53%) Salerio
3 11 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.18%) Relativity
6 7 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
7 5 (0.12%) iTrent
8 4 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.069%) Exchequer
9 3 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.046%) assyst
10 2 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.046%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.046%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.046%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.046%) Shopify
10 2 (0.046%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.046%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,283 (52.68%) Azure
2 1,164 (26.86%) Office 365
3 1,092 (25.20%) AWS
4 336 (7.75%) PaaS
5 333 (7.68%) IaaS
6 322 (7.43%) SaaS
7 304 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 218 (5.03%) Power Platform
9 188 (4.34%) GCP
10 163 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 158 (3.65%) Serverless
12 92 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
13 90 (2.08%) GitHub
14 89 (2.05%) OneDrive
15 88 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
16 73 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
17 65 (1.50%) Amazon S3
18 63 (1.45%) PowerApps
18 63 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 56 (1.29%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 705 (16.27%) DNS
2 666 (15.37%) Firewall
3 458 (10.57%) DHCP
4 357 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 304 (7.01%) VPN
6 293 (6.76%) SAN
7 189 (4.36%) LAN
8 173 (3.99%) WAN
9 152 (3.51%) VoIP
10 143 (3.30%) Skype
11 130 (3.00%) VLAN
12 124 (2.86%) Network Security
13 112 (2.58%) Internet
14 95 (2.19%) Wireless
15 83 (1.92%) HTTP
16 80 (1.85%) NAS
17 63 (1.45%) NetScaler
18 59 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (1.32%) SSL
20 55 (1.27%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,017 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 185 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 182 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 176 (4.06%) Power BI
5 124 (2.86%) MySQL
6 115 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 106 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 102 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 95 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 92 (2.12%) Relational Database
11 86 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 69 (1.59%) Big Data
14 64 (1.48%) MongoDB
15 63 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
16 61 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
17 59 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
18 54 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
19 49 (1.13%) Data Lake
20 47 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 375 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 326 (7.52%) Jenkins
3 253 (5.84%) JIRA
4 208 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
5 200 (4.61%) TeamCity
6 167 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 133 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 129 (2.98%) Bitbucket
9 113 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 79 (1.82%) Selenium
11 77 (1.78%) GitLab
12 52 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 46 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
14 44 (1.02%) SpecFlow
15 41 (0.95%) Subversion
16 39 (0.90%) git-flow
16 39 (0.90%) MSI
16 39 (0.90%) NUnit
17 32 (0.74%) SonarQube
18 29 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 853 (19.68%) Finance
2 155 (3.58%) Retail
3 146 (3.37%) Legal
4 128 (2.95%) Banking
5 110 (2.54%) Law
6 89 (2.05%) Public Sector
7 56 (1.29%) Games
8 53 (1.22%) Advertising
8 53 (1.22%) Back Office
9 44 (1.02%) Front Office
10 34 (0.78%) Marketing
11 33 (0.76%) Billing
12 32 (0.74%) Aerospace
13 29 (0.67%) Telecoms
14 27 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.53%) Local Government
16 22 (0.51%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.42%) Military
18 16 (0.37%) Investment Banking
19 13 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 685 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 604 (13.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 481 (11.10%) Analyst
4 391 (9.02%) Developer
5 320 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
6 288 (6.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 251 (5.79%) Administrator
8 237 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 216 (4.98%) Consultant
10 193 (4.45%) IT Engineer
11 186 (4.29%) Support Analyst
12 185 (4.27%) Applications Support
13 176 (4.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 168 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
15 164 (3.78%) Architect
16 142 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
17 128 (2.95%) Junior
18 120 (2.77%) AWS Engineer
19 118 (2.72%) Windows Engineer
20 116 (2.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (15.32%) .NET
2 227 (5.24%) Web Services
3 186 (4.29%) ASP.NET
4 169 (3.90%) .NET Framework
5 162 (3.74%) JSON
6 157 (3.62%) HTML
7 156 (3.60%) Node.js
8 137 (3.16%) CSS
9 120 (2.77%) REST
10 105 (2.42%) .NET Core
11 101 (2.33%) AngularJS
12 97 (2.24%) Entity Framework
13 87 (2.01%) LDAP
14 85 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
15 79 (1.82%) React
16 78 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 73 (1.68%) XML
18 68 (1.57%) SOAP
19 58 (1.34%) jQuery
20 55 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 280 (6.46%) Data Centre
2 269 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 192 (4.43%) Public Cloud
4 188 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 170 (3.92%) Clustering
6 126 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 96 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
8 85 (1.96%) Private Cloud
9 79 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 68 (1.57%) Replication
10 68 (1.57%) User Experience
11 61 (1.41%) Cloud Native
12 60 (1.38%) PKI
13 58 (1.34%) Hedge funds
14 54 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
15 52 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
16 45 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
16 45 (1.04%) Virtual Team
17 42 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
18 36 (0.83%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2,510 (57.91%) Windows
2 1,316 (30.36%) Windows Server
3 1,050 (24.23%) Linux
4 470 (10.84%) Windows 10
5 382 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 359 (8.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 260 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 220 (5.08%) Unix
9 193 (4.45%) Windows 7
10 115 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 110 (2.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 89 (2.05%) Ubuntu
13 67 (1.55%) CentOS
13 67 (1.55%) Mac OS
14 41 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 36 (0.83%) Windows 8
17 23 (0.53%) Android
17 23 (0.53%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,371 (31.63%) DevOps
2 846 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 837 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
4 787 (18.16%) ITIL
5 525 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
6 451 (10.41%) Migration
7 370 (8.54%) Infrastructure as Code
8 343 (7.91%) Configuration Management
9 339 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
10 289 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 244 (5.63%) Scrum
12 235 (5.42%) Analytics
13 233 (5.38%) Information Security
13 233 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 226 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
15 216 (4.98%) Project Management
16 208 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 200 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
18 187 (4.31%) Problem Management
19 185 (4.27%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1,182 (27.27%) SQL
2 1,143 (26.37%) Python
3 829 (19.13%) Bash Shell
4 713 (16.45%) C#
5 340 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 268 (6.18%) Java
7 249 (5.75%) T-SQL
8 245 (5.65%) Ruby
8 245 (5.65%) VBScript
9 165 (3.81%) Perl
10 160 (3.69%) Shell Script
11 121 (2.79%) C
12 104 (2.40%) Go
13 101 (2.33%) VB
14 90 (2.08%) C++
15 85 (1.96%) PHP
16 55 (1.27%) VBA
17 41 (0.95%) R
18 27 (0.62%) TypeScript
18 27 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 381 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 357 (8.24%) Degree
3 198 (4.57%) Security Cleared
4 189 (4.36%) MCSE
5 180 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
6 157 (3.62%) MCSA
7 148 (3.41%) CCNA
8 108 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 99 (2.28%) SC Cleared
10 97 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 91 (2.10%) CISSP
12 73 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 71 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 52 (1.20%) CCNP
15 38 (0.88%) MCITP
16 37 (0.85%) AWS Certification
16 37 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
17 36 (0.83%) MCP
18 34 (0.78%) CISM
19 33 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (3.88%) SLA
2 161 (3.71%) QA
3 142 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (2.12%) GDPR
5 48 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 35 (0.81%) NIST
7 28 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 26 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 22 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.46%) Data Quality
11 18 (0.42%) BS25999
12 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.28%) COBIT
14 8 (0.18%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.14%) NCSC
16 3 (0.069%) PMO
17 2 (0.046%) AICPA
17 2 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 1 (0.023%) FedRAMP
18 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,553 (35.83%) Active Directory
2 787 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 569 (13.13%) Docker
4 532 (12.28%) Hyper-V
5 259 (5.98%) XenApp
6 193 (4.45%) vSphere
7 169 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
8 159 (3.67%) XenDesktop
9 92 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (1.38%) BitLocker
10 60 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 49 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
12 48 (1.11%) VirtualBox
13 40 (0.92%) NFS
14 39 (0.90%) Firmware
15 37 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
16 31 (0.72%) VMware NSX
17 30 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 28 (0.65%) Xen
19 27 (0.62%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 631 (14.56%) Ansible
2 592 (13.66%) SCCM
3 585 (13.50%) Terraform
4 492 (11.35%) Kubernetes
5 467 (10.78%) Puppet
6 367 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
7 190 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 170 (3.92%) SCOM
9 125 (2.88%) WSUS
10 121 (2.79%) Nagios
11 116 (2.68%) vCenter Server
12 79 (1.82%) Grafana
13 61 (1.41%) Backup Exec
14 59 (1.36%) ZABBIX
15 49 (1.13%) Packer
16 47 (1.08%) SCVMM
17 43 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
18 38 (0.88%) Kibana
18 38 (0.88%) PowerCLI
19 34 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,051 (47.32%) Microsoft
2 1,171 (27.02%) VMware
3 503 (11.61%) Citrix
4 410 (9.46%) Cisco
5 202 (4.66%) Oracle
6 188 (4.34%) HP
7 159 (3.67%) Splunk
8 141 (3.25%) ServiceNow
9 131 (3.02%) Google
10 123 (2.84%) Dell
11 116 (2.68%) Veeam
12 108 (2.49%) Red Hat
13 93 (2.15%) Atlassian
14 87 (2.01%) EMC
15 84 (1.94%) NetApp
16 68 (1.57%) Sophos
17 66 (1.52%) CheckPoint
18 62 (1.43%) IBM
19 61 (1.41%) SolarWinds
20 55 (1.27%) Meraki