Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 77 91
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +24
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 2,944 4,467 5,010
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.89% 3.66% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.88% 6.76% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,772 3,766 4,184
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

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 42,816 66,037 82,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.57% 54.05% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35,482 54,938 68,660
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 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 +9 2,664 £55,000 +4.76% 662
UK excluding London +16 1,697 £50,000 +7.53% 481
London -6 1,063 £65,000 +8.33% 228
South East +19 477 £55,000 +4.76% 128
Work from Home +8 444 £60,000 - 129
North of England +52 429 £50,000 +11.11% 116
Midlands +17 326 £47,500 +5.56% 111
West Midlands +19 255 £50,000 +5.26% 73
South West +4 215 £48,750 +21.88% 50
North West +52 210 £52,500 +10.53% 72
Yorkshire +38 170 £50,000 +11.11% 29
East of England +14 116 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Scotland -15 96 £52,500 +31.25% 31
East Midlands -13 68 £40,000 -5.88% 37
North East +20 49 £50,000 +35.14% 15
Wales +8 49 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Northern Ireland +9 4 £48,750 +21.88% 9
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2,023 (68.72%) Azure
2 1,439 (48.88%) Windows
3 1,366 (46.40%) Microsoft
4 1,245 (42.29%) DevOps
5 1,037 (35.22%) Active Directory
6 898 (30.50%) VMware
7 883 (29.99%) SQL
8 792 (26.90%) Python
9 784 (26.63%) Windows Server
10 762 (25.88%) Microsoft 365
11 748 (25.41%) AWS
12 733 (24.90%) Terraform
13 725 (24.63%) Linux
14 713 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
15 636 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 621 (21.09%) Ansible
17 591 (20.07%) SQL Server
18 573 (19.46%) C#
19 525 (17.83%) Bash Shell
20 507 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 496 (16.85%) Docker
22 475 (16.13%) Azure Active Directory
23 474 (16.10%) PaaS
24 443 (15.05%) .NET
24 443 (15.05%) Kubernetes
25 440 (14.95%) DNS
26 436 (14.81%) Finance
27 415 (14.10%) ITIL
28 414 (14.06%) Jenkins
29 388 (13.18%) 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
1 324 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 235 (7.98%) IIS
3 159 (5.40%) MS Exchange
4 129 (4.38%) Confluence
5 54 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (1.43%) Apache
7 36 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (1.15%) Skype for Business
9 30 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (0.92%) nginx
11 21 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.34%) JBoss
17 9 (0.31%) Apache Spark
18 8 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 8 (0.27%) FileNet
18 8 (0.27%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 128 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 63 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.10%) Eikon
5 3 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.10%) Tradar
6 2 (0.068%) Endur
6 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.068%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.034%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2,023 (68.72%) Azure
2 762 (25.88%) Microsoft 365
3 748 (25.41%) AWS
4 475 (16.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 474 (16.10%) PaaS
6 347 (11.79%) IaaS
7 295 (10.02%) SaaS
8 191 (6.49%) Serverless
9 176 (5.98%) GCP
10 157 (5.33%) Power Platform
11 98 (3.33%) GitHub
12 95 (3.23%) Azure Functions
13 79 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
14 77 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
15 70 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
16 69 (2.34%) PowerApps
17 61 (2.07%) Logic Apps
18 60 (2.04%) Datadog
19 59 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
20 56 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 440 (14.95%) DNS
2 388 (13.18%) Firewall
3 261 (8.87%) DHCP
4 238 (8.08%) SAN
5 228 (7.74%) TCP/IP
6 184 (6.25%) VPN
7 141 (4.79%) VLAN
8 111 (3.77%) WAN
9 92 (3.13%) LAN
10 90 (3.06%) Internet
11 78 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
12 64 (2.17%) IPv4
13 61 (2.07%) VoIP
14 60 (2.04%) NAS
15 58 (1.97%) Network Security
16 57 (1.94%) OSPF
17 55 (1.87%) NetScaler
18 51 (1.73%) Skype
19 50 (1.70%) HTTP
20 49 (1.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (20.07%) SQL Server
2 222 (7.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 131 (4.45%) Cosmos DB
4 119 (4.04%) MySQL
5 103 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 82 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 81 (2.75%) Power BI
8 76 (2.58%) Redis
9 59 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
10 55 (1.87%) MariaDB
10 55 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 55 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 35 (1.19%) NoSQL
12 35 (1.19%) Relational Database
13 34 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.02%) Big Data
15 28 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 414 (14.06%) Jenkins
2 329 (11.18%) Git (software)
3 206 (7.00%) JIRA
4 146 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 143 (4.86%) TeamCity
6 131 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 81 (2.75%) Bitbucket
8 72 (2.45%) Subversion
9 69 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 65 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 60 (2.04%) GitLab
12 39 (1.32%) Maven
13 36 (1.22%) Artifactory
13 36 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (0.99%) Gradle
14 29 (0.99%) Selenium
15 26 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
16 22 (0.75%) Fiddler
17 17 (0.58%) Burp Suite
17 17 (0.58%) Charles Proxy
General
1 436 (14.81%) Finance
2 79 (2.68%) Public Sector
3 77 (2.62%) Banking
4 68 (2.31%) Law
5 60 (2.04%) Legal
6 38 (1.29%) Retail
7 36 (1.22%) Marketing
8 33 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 28 (0.95%) Games
10 25 (0.85%) Back Office
10 25 (0.85%) Billing
11 21 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.61%) Publishing
13 17 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 12 (0.41%) Front Office
15 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.27%) Advertising
16 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 567 (19.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 407 (13.82%) Azure Engineer
3 398 (13.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 275 (9.34%) Developer
5 231 (7.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 208 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 201 (6.83%) Analyst
8 162 (5.50%) Support Engineer
9 134 (4.55%) Architect
9 134 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
10 128 (4.35%) Administrator
11 126 (4.28%) .NET Developer
12 124 (4.21%) Consultant
13 120 (4.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 119 (4.04%) Azure DevOps
15 117 (3.97%) C# Developer
16 110 (3.74%) Applications Support
17 109 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
18 96 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
19 94 (3.19%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (15.05%) .NET
2 232 (7.88%) Web Services
3 163 (5.54%) .NET Core
4 158 (5.37%) React
5 157 (5.33%) CSS
6 140 (4.76%) jQuery
7 128 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 123 (4.18%) .NET Framework
9 110 (3.74%) JSON
10 108 (3.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 85 (2.89%) Entity Framework
12 84 (2.85%) HTML
13 79 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 75 (2.55%) REST
15 68 (2.31%) Node.js
16 63 (2.14%) ASP.NET
17 46 (1.56%) YAML
18 44 (1.49%) XML
19 43 (1.46%) LDAP
20 38 (1.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.91%) Public Cloud
2 210 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 202 (6.86%) Data Centre
4 94 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
5 83 (2.82%) Clustering
6 77 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.45%) N-Tier
8 61 (2.07%) Replication
9 60 (2.04%) PKI
10 55 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
11 54 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 50 (1.70%) Cloud Native
13 47 (1.60%) Reinsurance
14 41 (1.39%) Private Cloud
15 37 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
16 33 (1.12%) User Experience
17 31 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (1.05%) Hedge funds
18 28 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
19 21 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,439 (48.88%) Windows
2 784 (26.63%) Windows Server
3 725 (24.63%) Linux
4 270 (9.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 234 (7.95%) Windows 10
6 228 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 144 (4.89%) Unix
8 128 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 122 (4.14%) Ubuntu
10 98 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 88 (2.99%) CentOS
13 50 (1.70%) Windows 7
14 35 (1.19%) Android
15 31 (1.05%) Mac OS
16 25 (0.85%) Solaris
17 21 (0.71%) Debian
18 14 (0.48%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.48%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,245 (42.29%) DevOps
2 713 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
3 507 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 415 (14.10%) ITIL
5 383 (13.01%) Infrastructure as Code
6 374 (12.70%) Configuration Management
7 330 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 294 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
9 281 (9.54%) Migration
10 232 (7.88%) Deployment Automation
11 225 (7.64%) Analytics
11 225 (7.64%) Mentoring
12 224 (7.61%) Test Automation
13 196 (6.66%) Microservices
14 173 (5.88%) Scrum
15 153 (5.20%) Project Delivery
15 153 (5.20%) Task Automation
16 145 (4.93%) MVC
17 139 (4.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 138 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 883 (29.99%) SQL
2 792 (26.90%) Python
3 573 (19.46%) C#
4 525 (17.83%) Bash Shell
5 346 (11.75%) JavaScript
6 235 (7.98%) T-SQL
7 218 (7.40%) Java
8 155 (5.26%) Ruby
9 120 (4.08%) Go
10 103 (3.50%) Perl
11 70 (2.38%) TypeScript
12 69 (2.34%) Groovy
13 68 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 63 (2.14%) VB
15 62 (2.11%) PHP
16 57 (1.94%) VBScript
17 34 (1.15%) C++
18 29 (0.99%) C
19 25 (0.85%) VB.NET
20 18 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 193 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (6.42%) Degree
3 156 (5.30%) Security Cleared
4 128 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 76 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (2.34%) MCSA
7 65 (2.21%) MCSE
8 60 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 53 (1.80%) CCNA
10 50 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (1.26%) AWS Certification
12 34 (1.15%) RHCE
13 32 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (1.09%) GIAC
14 31 (1.05%) CCNP
15 29 (0.99%) CISSP
15 29 (0.99%) MCITP
16 20 (0.68%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
18 17 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.72%) SLA
2 74 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (2.00%) GDPR
4 58 (1.97%) QA
5 21 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (0.65%) NIST
7 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.37%) ISO 22301
8 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.27%) NCSC
11 7 (0.24%) PMO
12 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.17%) GPG13
13 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.034%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,037 (35.22%) Active Directory
2 636 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 496 (16.85%) Docker
4 351 (11.92%) Hyper-V
5 152 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
6 119 (4.04%) vSphere
7 109 (3.70%) XenApp
8 105 (3.57%) XenDesktop
9 81 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
10 43 (1.46%) Xen
11 37 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 33 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
15 21 (0.71%) VMware NSX
16 18 (0.61%) VMware Server
17 17 (0.58%) KVM
18 16 (0.54%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.44%) Terminal Server
20 12 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 733 (24.90%) Terraform
2 621 (21.09%) Ansible
3 443 (15.05%) Kubernetes
4 339 (11.51%) Puppet
5 335 (11.38%) SCCM
6 294 (9.99%) Opscode Chef
7 206 (7.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 108 (3.67%) SCOM
9 83 (2.82%) Grafana
10 78 (2.65%) Prometheus
11 57 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
12 53 (1.80%) vCenter Server
13 44 (1.49%) Nagios
14 43 (1.46%) Packer
15 37 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
16 34 (1.15%) SCVMM
17 33 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
17 33 (1.12%) SCOrch
18 28 (0.95%) HAProxy
18 28 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,366 (46.40%) Microsoft
2 898 (30.50%) VMware
3 273 (9.27%) Citrix
4 205 (6.96%) Cisco
5 165 (5.60%) Oracle
6 121 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 116 (3.94%) Google
8 113 (3.84%) Veeam
9 108 (3.67%) Dell
10 91 (3.09%) HP
11 80 (2.72%) SolarWinds
12 66 (2.24%) Nintex
13 61 (2.07%) Splunk
14 60 (2.04%) NetApp
15 59 (2.00%) SaltStack
16 57 (1.94%) EMC
16 57 (1.94%) New Relic
17 54 (1.83%) IBM
18 48 (1.63%) ServiceNow
19 44 (1.49%) Sophos