Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 +19
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 3,505 3,813 5,164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 3.84% 3.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.23% 7.03% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,831 3,137 4,095
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,775
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £39,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
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 48,451 54,275 79,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.98% 54.68% 54.31%
Number of salaries quoted 38,140 45,142 65,710
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 19 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 11 May 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 +4 3,143 £55,000 +4.76% 685
UK excluding London +16 2,007 £50,000 +5.26% 480
London -18 1,230 £65,000 +8.33% 239
Work from Home +6 581 £60,000 +4.35% 131
South East +9 542 £52,500 - 128
North of England +28 510 £52,500 +9.38% 126
Midlands +3 386 £47,500 +5.56% 88
West Midlands +10 286 £50,000 +11.11% 58
South West +9 280 £45,000 +5.88% 55
North West +23 255 £50,000 - 74
Yorkshire +17 198 £54,600 +14.95% 42
Scotland +1 129 £55,000 +22.22% 26
East of England +1 126 £47,500 +5.56% 45
East Midlands -7 95 £43,000 -4.44% 28
North East +22 58 £55,000 +47.65% 10
Wales -1 44 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Isle of Man -13 2 £35,000 -17.16%
Northern Ireland +2 1 £32,500 - 7
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 2,403 (68.56%) Azure
2 1,702 (48.56%) Windows
3 1,649 (47.05%) Microsoft
4 1,496 (42.68%) DevOps
5 1,345 (38.37%) Active Directory
6 1,022 (29.16%) SQL
7 1,007 (28.73%) VMware
8 952 (27.16%) Python
9 921 (26.28%) Windows Server
10 909 (25.93%) Linux
11 904 (25.79%) Microsoft 365
12 895 (25.53%) AWS
13 863 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
14 817 (23.31%) Terraform
15 735 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 722 (20.60%) Ansible
17 681 (19.43%) Bash Shell
18 671 (19.14%) SQL Server
19 634 (18.09%) C#
20 633 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 623 (17.77%) Docker
22 616 (17.57%) Azure Active Directory
23 591 (16.86%) Kubernetes
24 585 (16.69%) Social Skills
25 552 (15.75%) PaaS
26 549 (15.66%) Firewall
27 520 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
28 514 (14.66%) Finance
29 509 (14.52%) ITIL
30 500 (14.27%) 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
1 370 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 254 (7.25%) MS Exchange
3 209 (5.96%) IIS
4 166 (4.74%) Confluence
5 64 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (1.31%) Apache
6 46 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 37 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 33 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (0.80%) nginx
11 19 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.37%) CMS
14 11 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.26%) FileNet
15 9 (0.26%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 173 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.029%) Weka
Business Applications
1 86 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.086%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.086%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.086%) Tradar
7 2 (0.057%) Eikon
7 2 (0.057%) Endur
7 2 (0.057%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.029%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.029%) FastStats
8 1 (0.029%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.029%) RMDS
8 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.029%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2,403 (68.56%) Azure
2 904 (25.79%) Microsoft 365
3 895 (25.53%) AWS
4 616 (17.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 552 (15.75%) PaaS
6 442 (12.61%) IaaS
7 332 (9.47%) SaaS
8 239 (6.82%) GCP
9 230 (6.56%) Serverless
10 202 (5.76%) Power Platform
11 133 (3.79%) Azure Service Bus
12 124 (3.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 123 (3.51%) Azure Key Vault
14 108 (3.08%) Azure Functions
15 102 (2.91%) Azure Storage
16 99 (2.82%) GitHub
17 97 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
18 93 (2.65%) Azure Service Fabric
19 88 (2.51%) OneDrive
20 87 (2.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 549 (15.66%) Firewall
2 500 (14.27%) DNS
3 333 (9.50%) DHCP
4 284 (8.10%) VPN
5 277 (7.90%) TCP/IP
6 262 (7.48%) SAN
7 196 (5.59%) VLAN
8 168 (4.79%) WAN
9 155 (4.42%) LAN
10 108 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
11 103 (2.94%) NAS
12 94 (2.68%) Internet
13 92 (2.62%) IPv4
13 92 (2.62%) Network Security
14 75 (2.14%) VoIP
15 71 (2.03%) HTTP
16 69 (1.97%) OSPF
17 62 (1.77%) SSL
18 59 (1.68%) iSCSI
19 55 (1.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 222 (6.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 154 (4.39%) MySQL
4 141 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
5 110 (3.14%) Power BI
6 109 (3.11%) MongoDB
7 100 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 75 (2.14%) Redis
10 70 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
10 70 (2.00%) MariaDB
11 64 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (1.77%) Relational Database
13 51 (1.46%) NoSQL
14 44 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (1.20%) Big Data
16 38 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
17 35 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (0.94%) RDBMS
19 30 (0.86%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 462 (13.18%) Jenkins
2 425 (12.13%) Git (software)
3 239 (6.82%) JIRA
4 194 (5.53%) TeamCity
5 169 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 153 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 92 (2.62%) Subversion
8 91 (2.60%) Bitbucket
9 83 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 76 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 74 (2.11%) GitLab
12 46 (1.31%) Selenium
13 44 (1.26%) Artifactory
13 44 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (1.20%) Maven
15 33 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
16 31 (0.88%) Gradle
17 24 (0.68%) JMeter
17 24 (0.68%) Postman
18 23 (0.66%) SpecFlow
General
1 585 (16.69%) Social Skills
2 514 (14.66%) Finance
3 228 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (3.77%) Public Sector
5 89 (2.54%) Banking
6 83 (2.37%) Legal
7 75 (2.14%) Law
8 71 (2.03%) Retail
9 65 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
10 60 (1.71%) Marketing
11 57 (1.63%) Telecoms
12 56 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
13 49 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
14 33 (0.94%) Manufacturing
15 32 (0.91%) Billing
16 29 (0.83%) Electronics
17 24 (0.68%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.63%) Games
19 20 (0.57%) Back Office
20 19 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 648 (18.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 511 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 463 (13.21%) Azure Engineer
4 343 (9.79%) Developer
5 301 (8.59%) Cloud Engineer
6 257 (7.33%) Analyst
7 229 (6.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 191 (5.45%) Architect
9 166 (4.74%) Consultant
10 161 (4.59%) Administrator
10 161 (4.59%) Support Engineer
11 155 (4.42%) Senior DevOps
12 141 (4.02%) C# Developer
13 136 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
14 135 (3.85%) .NET Developer
15 129 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 125 (3.57%) Applications Support
17 124 (3.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 122 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
19 120 (3.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (13.87%) .NET
2 308 (8.79%) Web Services
3 189 (5.39%) .NET Core
4 150 (4.28%) CSS
5 144 (4.11%) React
6 129 (3.68%) JSON
7 125 (3.57%) jQuery
8 115 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 107 (3.05%) .NET Framework
10 101 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 87 (2.48%) Node.js
12 85 (2.43%) HTML
13 80 (2.28%) REST
14 75 (2.14%) Entity Framework
15 64 (1.83%) AngularJS
16 60 (1.71%) ASP.NET
16 60 (1.71%) LDAP
17 59 (1.68%) XML
18 48 (1.37%) RESTful
19 47 (1.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 278 (7.93%) Public Cloud
2 257 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 124 (3.54%) Linux Command Line
4 113 (3.22%) Clustering
5 101 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 80 (2.28%) Cloud Native
7 78 (2.23%) PKI
8 74 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 72 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 70 (2.00%) N-Tier
11 60 (1.71%) Replication
12 55 (1.57%) Private Cloud
13 48 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
14 46 (1.31%) Hedge funds
15 44 (1.26%) Reinsurance
16 34 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
17 28 (0.80%) User Experience
18 26 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
19 24 (0.68%) NHS
20 23 (0.66%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1,702 (48.56%) Windows
2 921 (26.28%) Windows Server
3 909 (25.93%) Linux
4 318 (9.07%) Windows Server 2016
5 248 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 247 (7.05%) Windows 10
7 179 (5.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 170 (4.85%) Unix
9 154 (4.39%) Ubuntu
10 113 (3.22%) CentOS
11 102 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 102 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 48 (1.37%) Android
14 31 (0.88%) Alpine Linux
15 29 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.77%) Apple iOS
16 27 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.66%) Solaris
18 21 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,496 (42.68%) DevOps
2 863 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 633 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 520 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
5 509 (14.52%) ITIL
6 404 (11.53%) Configuration Management
7 391 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
8 351 (10.01%) Migration
9 341 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
10 284 (8.10%) Mentoring
11 264 (7.53%) Deployment Automation
12 258 (7.36%) Scrum
13 257 (7.33%) Test Automation
14 255 (7.28%) Analytics
15 203 (5.79%) Microservices
15 203 (5.79%) Task Automation
16 184 (5.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 174 (4.96%) Project Delivery
17 174 (4.96%) SDLC
18 159 (4.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,022 (29.16%) SQL
2 952 (27.16%) Python
3 681 (19.43%) Bash Shell
4 634 (18.09%) C#
5 358 (10.21%) JavaScript
6 263 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 255 (7.28%) Java
8 185 (5.28%) Ruby
9 146 (4.17%) Go
10 101 (2.88%) Perl
11 92 (2.62%) Groovy
12 88 (2.51%) TypeScript
13 82 (2.34%) PHP
14 66 (1.88%) VBScript
15 65 (1.85%) VB
16 53 (1.51%) Shell Script
17 45 (1.28%) C++
18 43 (1.23%) C
19 38 (1.08%) VB.NET
20 27 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 266 (7.59%) Degree
2 225 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 209 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 178 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 88 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (2.08%) MCSE
7 72 (2.05%) MCSA
8 65 (1.85%) CCNA
9 60 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 52 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 47 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 41 (1.17%) RHCE
13 38 (1.08%) GIAC
14 36 (1.03%) CCNP
15 31 (0.88%) AWS Certification
15 31 (0.88%) CISSP
16 28 (0.80%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.71%) MCITP
18 23 (0.66%) MCP
19 18 (0.51%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.37%) SLA
2 80 (2.28%) QA
3 68 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.51%) GDPR
5 23 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.60%) NIST
7 17 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 10 (0.29%) HIPAA
11 10 (0.29%) NCSC
12 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.17%) PMO
13 6 (0.17%) SOC 2
14 5 (0.14%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.11%) GRC
16 3 (0.086%) COBIT
16 3 (0.086%) GPG13
17 2 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,345 (38.37%) Active Directory
2 735 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 623 (17.77%) Docker
4 372 (10.61%) Hyper-V
5 202 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
6 144 (4.11%) vSphere
7 109 (3.11%) XenDesktop
8 104 (2.97%) XenApp
9 103 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
11 47 (1.34%) Xen
12 37 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 36 (1.03%) BitLocker
14 31 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 30 (0.86%) Terminal Server
15 30 (0.86%) VMware NSX
16 27 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (0.57%) NFS
18 15 (0.43%) KVM
19 14 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 817 (23.31%) Terraform
2 722 (20.60%) Ansible
3 591 (16.86%) Kubernetes
4 404 (11.53%) Puppet
5 386 (11.01%) SCCM
6 351 (10.01%) Opscode Chef
7 279 (7.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 130 (3.71%) SCOM
9 122 (3.48%) Grafana
10 115 (3.28%) Prometheus
11 79 (2.25%) vCenter Server
12 67 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
13 46 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 46 (1.31%) SCVMM
14 43 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
14 43 (1.23%) Nagios
14 43 (1.23%) Packer
15 40 (1.14%) WSUS
16 39 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 38 (1.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,649 (47.05%) Microsoft
2 1,007 (28.73%) VMware
3 307 (8.76%) Citrix
4 252 (7.19%) Cisco
5 208 (5.93%) Oracle
6 183 (5.22%) Google
7 139 (3.97%) Veeam
8 134 (3.82%) Dell
8 134 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 93 (2.65%) HP
10 89 (2.54%) Splunk
11 75 (2.14%) SolarWinds
12 74 (2.11%) NetApp
13 73 (2.08%) EMC
13 73 (2.08%) SaltStack
14 70 (2.00%) New Relic
15 66 (1.88%) Nintex
15 66 (1.88%) ServiceNow
16 61 (1.74%) IBM
17 59 (1.68%) Sophos