Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 83 78 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +11
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,700 2,499 4,526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.67% 3.95% 3.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.92% 6.81% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,475 1,990 3,638
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,488 £31,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 67,949 36,707 68,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.06% 58.01% 54.11%
Number of salaries quoted 43,801 31,295 56,683
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 4,167 £60,000 +9.09% 805
UK excluding London -9 2,382 £50,000 - 512
London +2 1,898 £70,000 +7.69% 334
Work from Home +5 1,053 £65,000 +8.33% 170
South East -17 636 £55,000 +4.76% 109
North of England -31 556 £52,500 +5.00% 140
Midlands -3 463 £52,500 +10.53% 91
North West -10 334 £52,500 - 85
South West +14 287 £50,000 +5.26% 51
West Midlands -33 272 £57,250 +14.50% 56
East of England -9 220 £50,000 +5.26% 71
East Midlands +40 189 £47,500 +15.15% 33
Yorkshire -64 164 £47,500 -5.00% 35
Scotland -15 132 £48,000 -4.00% 38
Wales -15 88 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North East -3 59 £53,750 +7.50% 20
Northern Ireland -27 8 £36,750 -24.62% 4
Channel Islands -8 4 £50,000 +38.89%
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,199 (68.06%) Azure
2 2,237 (47.60%) Windows
3 2,131 (45.34%) Microsoft
4 2,054 (43.70%) DevOps
5 1,455 (30.96%) Python
6 1,450 (30.85%) AWS
7 1,431 (30.45%) SQL
8 1,395 (29.68%) Active Directory
9 1,359 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
10 1,239 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
11 1,185 (25.21%) Terraform
12 1,180 (25.11%) CI/CD
13 1,105 (23.51%) Linux
14 1,042 (22.17%) Windows Server
15 1,007 (21.43%) Bash
16 946 (20.13%) Social Skills
17 926 (19.70%) C#
18 899 (19.13%) VMware
19 898 (19.11%) SQL Server
20 830 (17.66%) Kubernetes
21 807 (17.17%) Finance
22 711 (15.13%) .NET
23 674 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
24 673 (14.32%) Infrastructure as Code
25 672 (14.30%) VMware Infrastructure
26 650 (13.83%) Docker
27 637 (13.55%) ITIL
28 604 (12.85%) Analytics
29 591 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
30 572 (12.17%) 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
1 403 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 302 (6.43%) IIS
3 149 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 121 (2.57%) Apache
5 86 (1.83%) Confluence
6 82 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
7 64 (1.36%) Skype for Business
8 60 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 58 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 57 (1.21%) Apache Airflow
11 52 (1.11%) nginx
12 44 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 38 (0.81%) Tomcat
14 29 (0.62%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.57%) JBoss
16 26 (0.55%) CMS
17 22 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
18 19 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
19 17 (0.36%) Umbraco
20 16 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 232 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.064%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.064%) Weka
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 78 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (1.62%) Sentinel
3 21 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 19 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 9 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.085%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 4 (0.085%) Magento
11 3 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.064%) Primavera
11 3 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
12 2 (0.043%) Carpe Diem
12 2 (0.043%) IBM Planning Analytics
12 2 (0.043%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.043%) SAP Business ByDesign
12 2 (0.043%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3,199 (68.06%) Azure
2 1,450 (30.85%) AWS
3 1,239 (26.36%) Microsoft 365
4 560 (11.91%) PaaS
5 468 (9.96%) IaaS
6 463 (9.85%) Power Platform
7 420 (8.94%) GCP
8 397 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 385 (8.19%) SaaS
10 383 (8.15%) Serverless
11 334 (7.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 276 (5.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 270 (5.74%) GitHub
14 267 (5.68%) Azure Monitor
15 208 (4.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 202 (4.30%) Amazon S3
17 195 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
18 159 (3.38%) OneDrive
19 152 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
20 144 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 572 (12.17%) DNS
2 543 (11.55%) Firewall
3 448 (9.53%) DHCP
4 281 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 275 (5.85%) VPN
6 206 (4.38%) WAN
7 186 (3.96%) SAN
8 185 (3.94%) LAN
9 131 (2.79%) HTTP
10 121 (2.57%) Network Security
11 115 (2.45%) Cisco IPT
12 107 (2.28%) VoIP
13 104 (2.21%) VLAN
14 76 (1.62%) SSL
15 74 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
16 72 (1.53%) Skype
17 57 (1.21%) IPsec
18 52 (1.11%) HTTPS
19 51 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
20 45 (0.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 898 (19.11%) SQL Server
2 348 (7.40%) Big Data
3 346 (7.36%) Data Lake
3 346 (7.36%) Power BI
4 342 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 238 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 228 (4.85%) MongoDB
6 228 (4.85%) MySQL
7 204 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 201 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
9 192 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
10 164 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 157 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
12 130 (2.77%) Relational Database
13 120 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
14 118 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
15 91 (1.94%) HDInsight
16 82 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 82 (1.74%) Redis
17 81 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 488 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 410 (8.72%) Jenkins
3 341 (7.26%) TeamCity
4 315 (6.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 212 (4.51%) JIRA
6 156 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 114 (2.43%) GitLab
8 97 (2.06%) Bitbucket
9 95 (2.02%) Selenium
10 91 (1.94%) Visual Studio
11 74 (1.57%) SpecFlow
12 58 (1.23%) Subversion
13 54 (1.15%) NUnit
14 45 (0.96%) CircleCI
15 42 (0.89%) Moq
16 41 (0.87%) JMeter
17 40 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 37 (0.79%) MSBuild
19 35 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
20 34 (0.72%) Postman
General
1 946 (20.13%) Social Skills
2 807 (17.17%) Finance
3 374 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 169 (3.60%) Banking
5 154 (3.28%) Public Sector
6 146 (3.11%) Retail
7 126 (2.68%) Marketing
8 119 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
8 119 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
9 105 (2.23%) Law
10 101 (2.15%) Legal
11 90 (1.91%) Manufacturing
12 82 (1.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 64 (1.36%) Games
14 53 (1.13%) Telecoms
15 52 (1.11%) Back Office
15 52 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
16 48 (1.02%) Advertising
17 35 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
18 33 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 728 (15.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 497 (10.57%) Azure Engineer
3 484 (10.30%) Developer
4 456 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 416 (8.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 410 (8.72%) Analyst
7 342 (7.28%) Data Engineer
8 338 (7.19%) Security Engineer
9 278 (5.91%) Architect
10 260 (5.53%) Support Engineer
11 244 (5.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 222 (4.72%) Administrator
13 186 (3.96%) Support Analyst
14 177 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
15 175 (3.72%) DBA
16 168 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 163 (3.47%) Azure DevOps
18 158 (3.36%) Senior DevOps
19 154 (3.28%) IT Support
20 146 (3.11%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (15.13%) .NET
2 293 (6.23%) JSON
3 278 (5.91%) ARM Templates
4 200 (4.26%) HTML
5 198 (4.21%) REST
6 182 (3.87%) React
7 178 (3.79%) ASP.NET
8 168 (3.57%) .NET Core
9 164 (3.49%) CSS
10 138 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 133 (2.83%) XML
12 124 (2.64%) .NET Framework
12 124 (2.64%) Web Services
13 113 (2.40%) YAML
14 110 (2.34%) Kafka
15 106 (2.26%) AngularJS
16 103 (2.19%) Node.js
17 101 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
17 101 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 91 (1.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 222 (4.72%) Public Cloud
2 197 (4.19%) User Experience
3 180 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 166 (3.53%) Clustering
5 155 (3.30%) Cloud Native
6 143 (3.04%) Data Centre
7 120 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 96 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 95 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
10 85 (1.81%) PKI
11 82 (1.74%) Replication
12 57 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 54 (1.15%) Private Cloud
14 53 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
14 53 (1.13%) Legacy Applications
15 46 (0.98%) Mobile App
16 42 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
17 40 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 39 (0.83%) Algorithms
18 39 (0.83%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 2,237 (47.60%) Windows
2 1,105 (23.51%) Linux
3 1,042 (22.17%) Windows Server
4 361 (7.68%) Windows 10
5 333 (7.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 298 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 251 (5.34%) Unix
8 243 (5.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 149 (3.17%) Mac OS
10 123 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 82 (1.74%) Android
13 78 (1.66%) CentOS
14 74 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 66 (1.40%) Windows 7
16 59 (1.26%) VMS
17 54 (1.15%) Mac OS X
18 48 (1.02%) Ubuntu
19 37 (0.79%) Solaris
20 35 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,054 (43.70%) DevOps
2 1,359 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 1,180 (25.11%) CI/CD
4 674 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
5 673 (14.32%) Infrastructure as Code
6 637 (13.55%) ITIL
7 604 (12.85%) Analytics
8 591 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 463 (9.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 416 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
11 404 (8.60%) Migration
12 403 (8.57%) Test Automation
13 379 (8.06%) Configuration Management
14 373 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
14 373 (7.94%) ETL
15 367 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
16 319 (6.79%) Risk Management
17 308 (6.55%) Mentoring
18 305 (6.49%) Scrum
19 278 (5.91%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,455 (30.96%) Python
2 1,431 (30.45%) SQL
3 1,007 (21.43%) Bash
4 926 (19.70%) C#
5 519 (11.04%) JavaScript
6 500 (10.64%) Java
7 249 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 203 (4.32%) Ruby
9 198 (4.21%) Go
10 187 (3.98%) Perl
11 149 (3.17%) Scala
12 131 (2.79%) VB
13 105 (2.23%) Groovy
13 105 (2.23%) TypeScript
14 96 (2.04%) PHP
15 79 (1.68%) Shell Script
16 77 (1.64%) VBScript
17 48 (1.02%) C
18 39 (0.83%) C++
19 38 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 469 (9.98%) Degree
2 359 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 343 (7.30%) Security Cleared
4 225 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 208 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (3.06%) CISSP
7 124 (2.64%) MCSA
8 122 (2.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 122 (2.60%) MCSE
9 119 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 79 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 78 (1.66%) AWS Certification
12 76 (1.62%) CCNA
13 63 (1.34%) SANS
14 61 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 56 (1.19%) GCIA
15 56 (1.19%) GCIH
16 55 (1.17%) GCFA
17 53 (1.13%) GCFE
18 48 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (4.45%) SLA
2 154 (3.28%) QA
3 98 (2.09%) GDPR
4 79 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 51 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 27 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
8 20 (0.43%) NIST
9 15 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.30%) GRC
11 13 (0.28%) NCSC
12 11 (0.23%) PMO
13 8 (0.17%) SOC 2
14 7 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.085%) Accessibility
16 4 (0.085%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.085%) HL7
16 4 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.043%) GxP
System Software
1 1,395 (29.68%) Active Directory
2 672 (14.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 650 (13.83%) Docker
4 323 (6.87%) Hyper-V
5 163 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
6 156 (3.32%) vSphere
7 116 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 112 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (1.45%) XenApp
10 49 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (0.81%) NFS
12 33 (0.70%) XenDesktop
13 25 (0.53%) Terminal Services
14 21 (0.45%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
16 19 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (0.36%) BitLocker
18 16 (0.34%) Firmware
19 12 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1,185 (25.21%) Terraform
2 830 (17.66%) Kubernetes
3 569 (12.11%) Ansible
4 512 (10.89%) SCCM
5 351 (7.47%) Puppet
6 334 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 302 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
8 157 (3.34%) Grafana
9 111 (2.36%) Prometheus
10 92 (1.96%) SCOM
11 83 (1.77%) Nagios
12 74 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
13 57 (1.21%) WSUS
14 49 (1.04%) ZABBIX
15 48 (1.02%) vCenter Server
16 46 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 41 (0.87%) HAProxy
18 40 (0.85%) Rancher
19 38 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
20 37 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,131 (45.34%) Microsoft
2 899 (19.13%) VMware
3 364 (7.74%) Citrix
4 313 (6.66%) Oracle
5 283 (6.02%) Cisco
5 283 (6.02%) Databricks
6 170 (3.62%) Google
7 153 (3.26%) ServiceNow
8 151 (3.21%) Red Hat
9 144 (3.06%) Veeam
10 133 (2.83%) Splunk
11 123 (2.62%) HP
12 90 (1.91%) Palantir
13 89 (1.89%) IBM
14 73 (1.55%) EMC
15 70 (1.49%) Palo Alto
16 67 (1.43%) Dell
17 63 (1.34%) Meraki
17 63 (1.34%) SolarWinds
18 54 (1.15%) SAP