Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 116 139
Rank change year-on-year +24 +23 +57
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 5,481 4,948 4,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 2.82% 2.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.99% 5.09% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,424 3,906 3,843
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% +1.19%

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 91,533 97,160 100,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.55% 55.30% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 76,138 79,691 86,241
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PowerShell.

Salary trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 +28 5,212 £51,500 +3.00% 738
UK excluding London +28 2,716 £46,000 +4.55% 484
London +25 2,692 £60,000 +4.35% 284
South East +13 760 £50,000 +11.11% 120
North of England +36 611 £47,500 +18.75% 122
East of England +55 413 £47,500 -5.00% 51
South West +53 413 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Midlands -1 329 £43,500 +2.35% 86
Yorkshire +26 327 £48,000 +20.00% 43
North West +8 239 £45,000 +12.50% 70
West Midlands -24 183 £46,000 +8.24% 55
East Midlands +46 146 £42,500 +6.25% 31
Scotland -55 124 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Wales +51 74 £40,250 -10.56% 4
North East +5 45 £52,500 +50.00% 9
Northern Ireland +6 5 - - 2
Channel Islands -6 4 £29,500 -9.23%
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 3,238 (59.08%) Windows
2 2,506 (45.72%) Microsoft
3 2,173 (39.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,915 (34.94%) Active Directory
5 1,888 (34.45%) SQL
6 1,667 (30.41%) SQL Server
7 1,645 (30.01%) Windows Server
8 1,544 (28.17%) Finance
9 1,469 (26.80%) Linux
10 1,462 (26.67%) DevOps
11 1,440 (26.27%) VMware
12 1,361 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
13 1,322 (24.12%) Amazon AWS
14 1,288 (23.50%) Python
15 1,157 (21.11%) C#
16 1,154 (21.05%) .NET
17 1,107 (20.20%) Office 365
18 956 (17.44%) Bash Shell
19 937 (17.10%) ITIL
20 931 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
21 888 (16.20%) DNS
22 855 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 841 (15.34%) Firewall
24 799 (14.58%) Puppet
25 776 (14.16%) SCCM
26 725 (13.23%) JavaScript
27 713 (13.01%) Git (software)
27 713 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
28 690 (12.59%) Hyper-V
29 688 (12.55%) Continuous Integration

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
1 561 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 527 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 470 (8.58%) IIS
4 195 (3.56%) Confluence
5 191 (3.48%) Tomcat
6 188 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 175 (3.19%) Apache
8 172 (3.14%) Skype for Business
9 169 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 117 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
11 88 (1.61%) OpenStack
12 86 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 85 (1.55%) JBoss
14 64 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
15 62 (1.13%) WebSphere
16 61 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 59 (1.08%) CMS
18 55 (1.00%) WebLogic
19 51 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
20 49 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 338 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
2 137 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.036%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.036%) Windchill
9 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 85 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
2 10 (0.18%) ReMetrica
3 9 (0.16%) Documaker
3 9 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (0.16%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.13%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.13%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.091%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.073%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.073%) Relativity
6 4 (0.073%) Scribe Insight
6 4 (0.073%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.055%) Advent Geneva
7 3 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.055%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.055%) PlanetPress Connect
7 3 (0.055%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2,173 (39.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,322 (24.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1,107 (20.20%) Office 365
4 373 (6.81%) PaaS
5 363 (6.62%) IaaS
6 296 (5.40%) SaaS
7 208 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 204 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 151 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 123 (2.24%) GitHub
11 116 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
12 98 (1.79%) Serverless
13 72 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
14 71 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
15 69 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 63 (1.15%) Amazon S3
17 53 (0.97%) NuGet
18 52 (0.95%) OneDrive
19 51 (0.93%) Mimecast
20 47 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 888 (16.20%) DNS
2 841 (15.34%) Firewall
3 581 (10.60%) TCP/IP
4 524 (9.56%) DHCP
5 380 (6.93%) SAN
6 316 (5.77%) VPN
7 266 (4.85%) WAN
8 256 (4.67%) LAN
9 247 (4.51%) Internet
10 201 (3.67%) VLAN
11 189 (3.45%) Skype
12 169 (3.08%) HTTP
12 169 (3.08%) SSL
13 159 (2.90%) Network Security
14 108 (1.97%) Wireless
15 88 (1.61%) NetScaler
16 86 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
16 86 (1.57%) NAS
17 70 (1.28%) iSCSI
18 67 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,667 (30.41%) SQL Server
2 410 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 364 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 344 (6.28%) MySQL
5 248 (4.52%) Big Data
6 211 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 202 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 195 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 192 (3.50%) Relational Database
10 166 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 164 (2.99%) NoSQL
12 133 (2.43%) Power BI
13 131 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 129 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 128 (2.34%) Hadoop
16 124 (2.26%) MongoDB
17 120 (2.19%) RDBMS
18 89 (1.62%) Redis
19 88 (1.61%) Oracle Database
19 88 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 713 (13.01%) Git (software)
2 625 (11.40%) Jenkins
3 511 (9.32%) TeamCity
4 417 (7.61%) JIRA
5 415 (7.57%) Octopus Deploy
6 331 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 270 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 247 (4.51%) Visual Studio Team System
9 194 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 172 (3.14%) Subversion
11 161 (2.94%) Selenium
12 141 (2.57%) Bitbucket
13 131 (2.39%) SpecFlow
14 127 (2.32%) MSBuild
15 96 (1.75%) MSI
15 96 (1.75%) Vagrant
16 90 (1.64%) NUnit
17 83 (1.51%) Maven
18 80 (1.46%) Cucumber
19 64 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,544 (28.17%) Finance
2 381 (6.95%) Banking
3 135 (2.46%) Investment Banking
4 132 (2.41%) Retail
5 108 (1.97%) Law
6 101 (1.84%) Marketing
7 94 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 93 (1.70%) Legal
9 87 (1.59%) Games
10 81 (1.48%) Front Office
11 63 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 55 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 54 (0.99%) Back Office
14 40 (0.73%) Advertising
15 38 (0.69%) Electronics
16 32 (0.58%) Publishing
17 28 (0.51%) French Language
18 17 (0.31%) German Language
19 16 (0.29%) Aerospace
20 14 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 801 (14.61%) Developer
2 692 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 631 (11.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 602 (10.98%) Analyst
5 389 (7.10%) Administrator
6 372 (6.79%) Support Engineer
7 341 (6.22%) Support Analyst
8 309 (5.64%) Applications Support
9 305 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
10 273 (4.98%) Architect
11 242 (4.42%) .NET Developer
12 239 (4.36%) Azure Engineer
12 239 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
13 234 (4.27%) DBA
14 223 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
15 220 (4.01%) Consultant
16 212 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
17 185 (3.38%) Desktop Support
18 181 (3.30%) SQL DBA
19 179 (3.27%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,154 (21.05%) .NET
2 449 (8.19%) Web Services
3 379 (6.91%) ASP.NET
4 375 (6.84%) HTML
5 286 (5.22%) REST
6 265 (4.83%) JSON
7 259 (4.73%) .NET Framework
8 245 (4.47%) CSS
9 242 (4.42%) XML
10 214 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
11 200 (3.65%) AngularJS
12 153 (2.79%) Node.js
13 133 (2.43%) SOAP
14 123 (2.24%) jQuery
15 112 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 107 (1.95%) Middleware
17 104 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
17 104 (1.90%) HTML5
18 103 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
19 102 (1.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 477 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 352 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 276 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 247 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 237 (4.32%) Computer Science
6 209 (3.81%) Public Cloud
7 202 (3.69%) PKI
8 173 (3.16%) Fintech
9 143 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 140 (2.55%) Replication
11 138 (2.52%) Hedge funds
12 131 (2.39%) Clustering
13 127 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
14 125 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
15 101 (1.84%) User Experience
16 91 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
17 82 (1.50%) Blackberry
18 71 (1.30%) Fat Client
18 71 (1.30%) Thin Client
19 67 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,238 (59.08%) Windows
2 1,645 (30.01%) Windows Server
3 1,469 (26.80%) Linux
4 680 (12.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 642 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 554 (10.11%) Windows 10
7 425 (7.75%) Windows 7
8 356 (6.50%) Unix
9 219 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 114 (2.08%) CentOS
10 114 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 110 (2.01%) Android
12 96 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 86 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 76 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 57 (1.04%) Windows 8
16 35 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.57%) VMS
18 30 (0.55%) Solaris
19 25 (0.46%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,462 (26.67%) DevOps
2 1,361 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
3 937 (17.10%) ITIL
4 855 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 713 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
6 688 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
7 520 (9.49%) Migration
8 452 (8.25%) Scrum
9 449 (8.19%) Configuration Management
10 438 (7.99%) Test Automation
11 319 (5.82%) Software Engineering
12 318 (5.80%) Mentoring
13 300 (5.47%) Project Management
14 293 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 290 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
16 286 (5.22%) Cybersecurity
17 279 (5.09%) TDD
18 273 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
18 273 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
19 265 (4.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,888 (34.45%) SQL
2 1,288 (23.50%) Python
3 1,157 (21.11%) C#
4 956 (17.44%) Bash Shell
5 725 (13.23%) JavaScript
6 601 (10.97%) Java
7 456 (8.32%) T-SQL
8 384 (7.01%) Perl
9 283 (5.16%) VBScript
10 273 (4.98%) Ruby
11 211 (3.85%) C
12 192 (3.50%) C++
12 192 (3.50%) Shell Script
13 155 (2.83%) VB
14 142 (2.59%) PHP
15 92 (1.68%) Go
16 73 (1.33%) VBA
17 67 (1.22%) TypeScript
18 58 (1.06%) Korn
19 44 (0.80%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 578 (10.55%) Degree
2 469 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 329 (6.00%) MCSE
4 285 (5.20%) Security Cleared
5 174 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 165 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
7 153 (2.79%) MCSA
8 135 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 133 (2.43%) CCNA
10 130 (2.37%) CISSP
11 123 (2.24%) SC Cleared
12 88 (1.61%) GIAC
13 83 (1.51%) MCP
13 83 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 76 (1.39%) AWS Certification
15 72 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
16 71 (1.30%) MCITP
17 66 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
18 65 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
19 64 (1.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.27%) SLA
2 168 (3.07%) QA
3 90 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 63 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 62 (1.13%) GDPR
6 26 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 20 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.29%) SAS 70
10 14 (0.26%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.13%) PMO
12 5 (0.091%) WCAG
13 4 (0.073%) EMIR
13 4 (0.073%) FATCA
13 4 (0.073%) MiFID
14 3 (0.055%) COBIT
15 2 (0.036%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.036%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.036%) TickIT
16 1 (0.018%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,915 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 931 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 690 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 613 (11.18%) Docker
5 306 (5.58%) vSphere
6 257 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
7 211 (3.85%) XenApp
8 187 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 160 (2.92%) XenDesktop
10 149 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
11 95 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
12 66 (1.20%) VirtualBox
13 63 (1.15%) Xen
14 53 (0.97%) BitLocker
15 52 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
15 52 (0.95%) XenServer
16 44 (0.80%) VMware NSX
17 31 (0.57%) Terminal Services
18 29 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
19 28 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 799 (14.58%) Puppet
2 776 (14.16%) SCCM
3 668 (12.19%) Ansible
4 610 (11.13%) Opscode Chef
5 346 (6.31%) Terraform
6 321 (5.86%) Kubernetes
7 312 (5.69%) SCOM
8 174 (3.17%) WSUS
9 169 (3.08%) Nagios
10 118 (2.15%) Salt
11 102 (1.86%) vRealize
12 77 (1.40%) vCenter Server
13 71 (1.30%) SCOrch
14 65 (1.19%) Backup Exec
15 61 (1.11%) SCVMM
16 56 (1.02%) Packer
17 54 (0.99%) Perfmon
18 52 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
19 48 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
20 47 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,506 (45.72%) Microsoft
2 1,440 (26.27%) VMware
3 672 (12.26%) Citrix
4 447 (8.16%) Cisco
5 347 (6.33%) Oracle
6 238 (4.34%) Splunk
7 224 (4.09%) Google
8 215 (3.92%) HP
9 214 (3.90%) Red Hat
10 151 (2.75%) Atlassian
11 145 (2.65%) Veeam
12 142 (2.59%) NetApp
13 126 (2.30%) ServiceNow
14 125 (2.28%) EMC
15 118 (2.15%) IBM
16 115 (2.10%) Bloomberg
17 105 (1.92%) McAfee
18 104 (1.90%) Symantec
19 96 (1.75%) Dell
20 95 (1.73%) Ivanti