Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 144 184
Rank change year-on-year +40 +40 +22
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 5,313 4,094 3,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.00% 2.39% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.34% 4.38% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,061 3,335 3,226
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 99,489 93,528 106,542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.08% 54.61% 52.05%
Number of salaries quoted 83,619 79,881 91,986
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +37 5,062 £52,500 +10.53% 596
UK excluding London +41 2,791 £45,000 +5.88% 405
London +30 2,432 £60,000 +9.09% 222
South East +18 832 £47,500 +5.56% 95
North of England +8 547 £42,500 +6.25% 112
Midlands +104 488 £42,500 - 88
East of England +61 442 £52,500 +10.53% 38
South West +42 333 £45,000 +18.42% 41
West Midlands +88 274 £40,000 -5.88% 42
Yorkshire +42 273 £42,500 +6.25% 49
North West -19 235 £45,000 +7.14% 49
East Midlands +71 213 £45,000 +2.27% 46
Scotland -61 104 £42,500 +2.41% 20
Wales +43 69 £40,730 +12.77% 11
North East 0 40 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Northern Ireland - 11 £37,500 -
Isle of Man +5 6 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -6 2 £32,500 -4.41%

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 3,207 (60.36%) Windows
2 2,387 (44.93%) Microsoft
3 1,942 (36.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,759 (33.11%) Active Directory
5 1,716 (32.30%) SQL
6 1,668 (31.39%) Windows Server
7 1,629 (30.66%) SQL Server
8 1,525 (28.70%) DevOps
9 1,461 (27.50%) VMware
10 1,412 (26.58%) Linux
11 1,257 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
12 1,220 (22.96%) Finance
13 1,211 (22.79%) C#
14 1,187 (22.34%) Python
15 1,140 (21.46%) .NET
16 1,135 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
17 989 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 890 (16.75%) Office 365
19 867 (16.32%) DNS
20 823 (15.49%) Bash Shell
21 800 (15.06%) ITIL
22 768 (14.46%) Puppet
23 744 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 729 (13.72%) JavaScript
25 724 (13.63%) Firewall
26 686 (12.91%) SCCM
27 675 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
28 670 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
29 657 (12.37%) Configuration Management
30 650 (12.23%) Ansible

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
1 532 (10.01%) SharePoint
2 472 (8.88%) IIS
3 403 (7.59%) MS Exchange
4 194 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 180 (3.39%) Apache
6 170 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 162 (3.05%) Skype for Business
8 146 (2.75%) Tomcat
9 131 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 130 (2.45%) Confluence
11 79 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 76 (1.43%) OpenStack
13 74 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
14 71 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
15 70 (1.32%) WebSphere
16 65 (1.22%) CMS
17 57 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
18 55 (1.04%) WebLogic
19 53 (1.00%) Umbraco
20 52 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 264 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.019%) HipChat
7 1 (0.019%) Maya
7 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 98 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.34%) MetaTrader
3 16 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.15%) Documaker
5 8 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 7 (0.13%) HFM
7 4 (0.075%) Advent Geneva
7 4 (0.075%) Endur
7 4 (0.075%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 4 (0.075%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.075%) Tradar
7 4 (0.075%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.056%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.056%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.038%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.038%) Eze OMS
9 2 (0.038%) Maximo
10 1 (0.019%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1,942 (36.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,257 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
3 890 (16.75%) Office 365
4 460 (8.66%) IaaS
5 374 (7.04%) PaaS
6 324 (6.10%) SaaS
7 155 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 155 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 135 (2.54%) Serverless
9 121 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 110 (2.07%) GitHub
11 102 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
12 77 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
13 69 (1.30%) OneDrive
14 59 (1.11%) NuGet
15 58 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
16 54 (1.02%) Amazon S3
17 39 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
18 37 (0.70%) Mimecast
19 36 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 867 (16.32%) DNS
2 724 (13.63%) Firewall
3 580 (10.92%) DHCP
4 449 (8.45%) TCP/IP
5 389 (7.32%) WAN
6 372 (7.00%) SAN
7 295 (5.55%) LAN
8 268 (5.04%) VPN
9 188 (3.54%) Network Security
10 186 (3.50%) HTTP
11 163 (3.07%) Internet
12 132 (2.48%) VLAN
13 128 (2.41%) Skype
14 126 (2.37%) NAS
15 100 (1.88%) SSL
16 98 (1.84%) WLAN
17 88 (1.66%) NetScaler
18 87 (1.64%) VoIP
19 86 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
19 86 (1.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,629 (30.66%) SQL Server
2 421 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 403 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 283 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 243 (4.57%) NoSQL
6 233 (4.39%) MySQL
7 192 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 187 (3.52%) MongoDB
9 167 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 160 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
11 149 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 126 (2.37%) Relational Database
13 121 (2.28%) Power BI
14 101 (1.90%) Oracle Database
15 89 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
16 88 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
17 84 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
18 80 (1.51%) Big Data
19 77 (1.45%) Hadoop
20 76 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 615 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 513 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 441 (8.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 425 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 421 (7.92%) TeamCity
6 326 (6.14%) JIRA
7 322 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 295 (5.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 187 (3.52%) MSBuild
10 170 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 152 (2.86%) Subversion
12 124 (2.33%) MSI
13 76 (1.43%) Selenium
14 66 (1.24%) GoCD
15 57 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
16 56 (1.05%) Bitbucket
17 53 (1.00%) NUnit
17 53 (1.00%) Vagrant
18 48 (0.90%) Cucumber
19 41 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,220 (22.96%) Finance
2 400 (7.53%) Banking
3 162 (3.05%) Retail
4 110 (2.07%) Advertising
5 102 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 100 (1.88%) Law
7 82 (1.54%) Legal
7 82 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 79 (1.49%) Marketing
9 61 (1.15%) Front Office
10 55 (1.04%) Publishing
11 53 (1.00%) Games
12 39 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.62%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.30%) Back Office
17 15 (0.28%) Billing
18 14 (0.26%) French Language
18 14 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 747 (14.06%) Developer
2 635 (11.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 538 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 408 (7.68%) Analyst
5 392 (7.38%) Administrator
6 370 (6.96%) Architect
7 317 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 309 (5.82%) .NET Developer
9 307 (5.78%) DBA
10 292 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
10 292 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
11 239 (4.50%) SQL DBA
12 235 (4.42%) Consultant
13 233 (4.39%) C# Developer
14 230 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
15 195 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 193 (3.63%) Applications Support
17 188 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
18 185 (3.48%) Desktop Support
19 182 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,140 (21.46%) .NET
2 513 (9.66%) ASP.NET
3 422 (7.94%) HTML
4 407 (7.66%) Web Services
5 283 (5.33%) CSS
6 267 (5.03%) REST
7 246 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 242 (4.55%) .NET Framework
9 237 (4.46%) JSON
10 225 (4.23%) AngularJS
11 211 (3.97%) XML
12 206 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 194 (3.65%) Middleware
14 183 (3.44%) RESTful
15 145 (2.73%) WCF
16 142 (2.67%) HTML5
17 140 (2.64%) jQuery
18 107 (2.01%) Node.js
19 104 (1.96%) SOAP
20 101 (1.90%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 451 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (6.91%) Data Centre
3 248 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 228 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 224 (4.22%) Clustering
5 224 (4.22%) Management Information System
6 211 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
7 145 (2.73%) Fintech
8 138 (2.60%) Hedge funds
9 135 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
10 123 (2.32%) Replication
11 120 (2.26%) User Experience
12 113 (2.13%) Private Cloud
13 109 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
14 93 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 82 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
16 73 (1.37%) PKI
17 66 (1.24%) Algorithms
18 65 (1.22%) Online Banking
19 59 (1.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3,207 (60.36%) Windows
2 1,668 (31.39%) Windows Server
3 1,412 (26.58%) Linux
4 744 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 670 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 410 (7.72%) Unix
7 397 (7.47%) Windows 10
8 395 (7.43%) Windows 7
9 177 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (1.88%) CentOS
11 85 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 77 (1.45%) Android
13 64 (1.20%) Ubuntu
14 61 (1.15%) VMS
15 53 (1.00%) Solaris
16 48 (0.90%) Windows 8
17 44 (0.83%) Mac OS X
18 36 (0.68%) Apple iOS
19 21 (0.40%) Debian
19 21 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,525 (28.70%) DevOps
2 1,135 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
3 800 (15.06%) ITIL
4 675 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
5 657 (12.37%) Configuration Management
6 561 (10.56%) Migration
7 540 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
8 398 (7.49%) Test Automation
9 353 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
10 352 (6.63%) Service Delivery
11 341 (6.42%) Scrum
12 337 (6.34%) Software Engineering
13 307 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
14 291 (5.48%) MVC
15 279 (5.25%) Task Automation
16 275 (5.18%) Deployment Automation
17 273 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
18 271 (5.10%) Mentoring
19 264 (4.97%) Service Management
20 258 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,716 (32.30%) SQL
2 1,211 (22.79%) C#
3 1,187 (22.34%) Python
4 823 (15.49%) Bash Shell
5 729 (13.72%) JavaScript
6 472 (8.88%) Java
7 457 (8.60%) Perl
8 404 (7.60%) T-SQL
9 369 (6.95%) Ruby
10 255 (4.80%) VBScript
11 191 (3.59%) Shell Script
12 167 (3.14%) PHP
13 151 (2.84%) VB
14 122 (2.30%) C++
15 121 (2.28%) C
16 106 (2.00%) VBA
17 63 (1.19%) TypeScript
18 52 (0.98%) VB.NET
19 45 (0.85%) Go
20 42 (0.79%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 539 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 522 (9.82%) Degree
3 362 (6.81%) MCSE
4 300 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 205 (3.86%) MCSA
6 156 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 140 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
8 133 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 124 (2.33%) MCP
10 105 (1.98%) MCITP
11 86 (1.62%) CCNA
12 85 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 80 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
14 77 (1.45%) DV Cleared
15 76 (1.43%) CISSP
16 73 (1.37%) CCNP
17 59 (1.11%) AWS Certification
18 37 (0.70%) CISM
19 35 (0.66%) GIAC
20 34 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (3.95%) SLA
2 152 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 144 (2.71%) QA
4 89 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 46 (0.87%) GDPR
6 22 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.38%) HIPAA
8 18 (0.34%) GCP
9 16 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.17%) COBIT
10 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.17%) SSAE 16
11 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.15%) PMO
12 3 (0.056%) SEPA
13 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.038%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.038%) TickIT
14 1 (0.019%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,759 (33.11%) Active Directory
2 989 (18.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 579 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 363 (6.83%) Docker
5 223 (4.20%) vSphere
6 200 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
7 185 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 175 (3.29%) XenApp
9 127 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
10 125 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 99 (1.86%) XenDesktop
12 73 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
13 65 (1.22%) BitLocker
14 62 (1.17%) Xen
15 54 (1.02%) DFS Replication
15 54 (1.02%) VMware NSX
16 33 (0.62%) XenServer
17 31 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
17 31 (0.58%) VirtualBox
18 27 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 768 (14.46%) Puppet
2 686 (12.91%) SCCM
3 650 (12.23%) Ansible
4 641 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
5 260 (4.89%) SCOM
6 222 (4.18%) Terraform
7 157 (2.96%) Nagios
8 120 (2.26%) Kubernetes
9 93 (1.75%) vCenter Server
10 81 (1.52%) WSUS
11 76 (1.43%) vRealize
12 69 (1.30%) SCOrch
13 67 (1.26%) Backup Exec
14 58 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
15 56 (1.05%) NetBackup
15 56 (1.05%) SCVMM
16 54 (1.02%) Kibana
17 49 (0.92%) AirWatch
17 49 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
18 45 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,387 (44.93%) Microsoft
2 1,461 (27.50%) VMware
3 549 (10.33%) Citrix
4 438 (8.24%) Cisco
5 390 (7.34%) Oracle
6 281 (5.29%) HP
7 213 (4.01%) Google
8 189 (3.56%) Red Hat
9 168 (3.16%) NetApp
10 160 (3.01%) Splunk
11 129 (2.43%) IBM
12 117 (2.20%) McAfee
13 100 (1.88%) ServiceNow
14 93 (1.75%) AppDynamics
15 91 (1.71%) F5
16 90 (1.69%) Bloomberg
16 90 (1.69%) Symantec
17 89 (1.68%) Veeam
18 84 (1.58%) CheckPoint
19 82 (1.54%) Dell