Period
to 29 January 2020

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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 90 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 +31 +18
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,511 5,164 4,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.60% 3.40% 2.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.65% 6.19% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,619 4,123 3,821
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.96% +9.47%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%

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 67,829 83,478 96,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.11% 54.90% 55.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56,033 69,026 80,710
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 29 January 2020.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 16 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 29 January 2020. 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 +5 4,167 £52,500 - 882
UK excluding London +15 2,322 £45,000 -2.17% 642
London -6 2,053 £60,000 - 301
South East +32 808 £52,500 +5.00% 198
Midlands +63 388 £45,000 -1.64% 86
North of England -14 386 £44,218 -1.74% 153
South West +5 300 £40,000 -12.09% 78
West Midlands +56 258 £45,000 -3.23% 57
East of England -7 203 £47,500 +5.56% 66
North West +25 193 £45,000 +12.50% 85
Scotland +36 165 £41,000 -8.89% 30
Yorkshire -28 155 £43,136 -9.19% 48
East Midlands +47 128 £42,500 - 29
Wales 0 69 £45,000 +12.50% 30
North East +13 38 £37,000 -26.00% 20
Northern Ireland +13 6 £40,000 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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 2,594 (57.50%) Windows
2 2,311 (51.23%) Azure
3 2,229 (49.41%) Microsoft
4 1,630 (36.13%) Active Directory
5 1,439 (31.90%) DevOps
6 1,325 (29.37%) Windows Server
7 1,264 (28.02%) SQL
8 1,180 (26.16%) VMware
9 1,166 (25.85%) AWS
10 1,164 (25.80%) Office 365
11 1,126 (24.96%) Linux
12 1,112 (24.65%) Python
13 1,090 (24.16%) SQL Server
14 989 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
15 896 (19.86%) Finance
16 860 (19.06%) ITIL
17 845 (18.73%) Bash Shell
18 810 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 803 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 752 (16.67%) DNS
21 734 (16.27%) C#
22 715 (15.85%) Ansible
23 695 (15.41%) .NET
24 642 (14.23%) SCCM
25 635 (14.08%) Docker
26 604 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
27 600 (13.30%) Terraform
28 589 (13.06%) Firewall
29 573 (12.70%) Hyper-V
30 540 (11.97%) Puppet

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
1 500 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 361 (8.00%) IIS
3 360 (7.98%) MS Exchange
4 137 (3.04%) Skype for Business
5 108 (2.39%) Confluence
6 99 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 94 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 78 (1.73%) Apache
9 72 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
10 71 (1.57%) Tomcat
11 47 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 42 (0.93%) nginx
13 40 (0.89%) JBoss
14 33 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 19 (0.42%) Apache Spark
17 19 (0.42%) Drupal
18 15 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
19 12 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 293 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.089%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.089%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.067%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.067%) InDesign
9 2 (0.044%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.022%) Maya
10 1 (0.022%) NUKE
10 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 41 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.40%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.31%) Salerio
4 9 (0.20%) Temenos T24
5 8 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.18%) Relativity
6 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.067%) Workfront
9 2 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.022%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.022%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.022%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2,311 (51.23%) Azure
2 1,166 (25.85%) AWS
3 1,164 (25.80%) Office 365
4 332 (7.36%) PaaS
5 327 (7.25%) IaaS
6 322 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 254 (5.63%) SaaS
8 215 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 190 (4.21%) GCP
10 169 (3.75%) Power Platform
11 140 (3.10%) Serverless
12 118 (2.62%) OneDrive
13 103 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
14 93 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
15 83 (1.84%) GitHub
16 69 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
17 64 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 62 (1.37%) Amazon S3
19 57 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
19 57 (1.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 752 (16.67%) DNS
2 589 (13.06%) Firewall
3 515 (11.42%) DHCP
4 391 (8.67%) TCP/IP
5 274 (6.07%) SAN
6 232 (5.14%) VPN
7 184 (4.08%) LAN
8 181 (4.01%) Skype
9 179 (3.97%) WAN
10 152 (3.37%) VoIP
11 141 (3.13%) VLAN
12 108 (2.39%) Wireless
13 102 (2.26%) Internet
14 88 (1.95%) NAS
15 85 (1.88%) Network Security
16 72 (1.60%) HTTP
17 66 (1.46%) SSL
18 64 (1.42%) NetScaler
19 59 (1.31%) SMTP
20 54 (1.20%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,090 (24.16%) SQL Server
2 193 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 188 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 153 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 135 (2.99%) Power BI
6 134 (2.97%) MySQL
7 106 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 96 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
9 95 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 92 (2.04%) NoSQL
11 83 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 74 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 70 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 68 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
15 65 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 64 (1.42%) MongoDB
16 64 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
17 63 (1.40%) Big Data
18 59 (1.31%) Cosmos DB
19 46 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 405 (8.98%) Jenkins
2 400 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 250 (5.54%) JIRA
4 233 (5.17%) TeamCity
5 216 (4.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 206 (4.57%) Visual Studio
7 200 (4.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 174 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 121 (2.68%) Bitbucket
10 91 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 79 (1.75%) Selenium
12 71 (1.57%) GitLab
13 68 (1.51%) Subversion
14 58 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
15 56 (1.24%) Ant
16 50 (1.11%) Maven
17 48 (1.06%) Postman
18 45 (1.00%) MSI
19 44 (0.98%) SonarQube
20 42 (0.93%) Cucumber
General
1 896 (19.86%) Finance
2 141 (3.13%) Banking
3 138 (3.06%) Retail
4 123 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 108 (2.39%) Legal
6 85 (1.88%) Law
7 59 (1.31%) Marketing
8 55 (1.22%) Back Office
9 50 (1.11%) Front Office
10 49 (1.09%) Advertising
10 49 (1.09%) Games
10 49 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 42 (0.93%) Aerospace
12 36 (0.80%) Billing
13 32 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.55%) Military
16 17 (0.38%) Electronics
17 15 (0.33%) Local Government
18 11 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 693 (15.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 643 (14.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 468 (10.37%) Analyst
4 372 (8.25%) Developer
5 347 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
6 300 (6.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 296 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 280 (6.21%) Consultant
9 258 (5.72%) Administrator
10 201 (4.46%) Applications Support
11 187 (4.15%) Architect
12 174 (3.86%) IT Engineer
13 173 (3.84%) Support Analyst
14 170 (3.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 154 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
16 153 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
17 141 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 129 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
19 126 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
20 119 (2.64%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 695 (15.41%) .NET
2 227 (5.03%) Web Services
3 195 (4.32%) JSON
4 191 (4.23%) ASP.NET
5 160 (3.55%) Node.js
6 159 (3.52%) .NET Framework
7 148 (3.28%) HTML
8 146 (3.24%) CSS
9 145 (3.21%) REST
10 113 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
11 103 (2.28%) LDAP
12 101 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 99 (2.19%) Entity Framework
14 84 (1.86%) XML
15 83 (1.84%) .NET Core
16 70 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 69 (1.53%) SOAP
18 68 (1.51%) React
19 63 (1.40%) AngularJS
19 63 (1.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 317 (7.03%) Data Centre
2 243 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 219 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 178 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 175 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 166 (3.68%) Clustering
7 107 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
8 104 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 95 (2.11%) Replication
10 93 (2.06%) Private Cloud
11 80 (1.77%) PKI
12 74 (1.64%) User Experience
13 65 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 62 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 45 (1.00%) Virtual Team
16 44 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 43 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
17 43 (0.95%) Driving Licence
18 36 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
19 31 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2,594 (57.50%) Windows
2 1,325 (29.37%) Windows Server
3 1,126 (24.96%) Linux
4 497 (11.02%) Windows 10
5 414 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 248 (5.50%) Unix
8 194 (4.30%) Windows 7
9 111 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 70 (1.55%) CentOS
12 64 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 50 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 42 (0.93%) Solaris
15 40 (0.89%) Android
16 38 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 37 (0.82%) VMS
18 36 (0.80%) Windows 8
19 24 (0.53%) Mesosphere
20 22 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,439 (31.90%) DevOps
2 989 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 860 (19.06%) ITIL
4 810 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 604 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 414 (9.18%) Migration
7 395 (8.76%) Infrastructure as Code
8 394 (8.73%) Configuration Management
9 347 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 285 (6.32%) Mentoring
11 277 (6.14%) Test Automation
12 256 (5.68%) Scrum
13 246 (5.45%) Analytics
14 222 (4.92%) Project Management
15 208 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
15 208 (4.61%) SDLC
16 197 (4.37%) Fintech
17 196 (4.34%) Deployment Automation
18 191 (4.23%) Software Engineering
19 190 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1,264 (28.02%) SQL
2 1,112 (24.65%) Python
3 845 (18.73%) Bash Shell
4 734 (16.27%) C#
5 357 (7.91%) Java
6 355 (7.87%) JavaScript
7 304 (6.74%) Ruby
8 223 (4.94%) VBScript
9 217 (4.81%) T-SQL
10 165 (3.66%) Shell Script
11 164 (3.64%) Perl
12 142 (3.15%) Go
13 140 (3.10%) C
14 115 (2.55%) C++
15 106 (2.35%) VB
16 86 (1.91%) PHP
17 64 (1.42%) VBA
18 31 (0.69%) PL/SQL
19 26 (0.58%) Lua
20 22 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 444 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 410 (9.09%) Degree
3 226 (5.01%) MCSE
4 214 (4.74%) Security Cleared
5 188 (4.17%) MCSA
6 167 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 138 (3.06%) CCNA
8 111 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 96 (2.13%) SC Cleared
10 90 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 70 (1.55%) MCP
12 66 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 60 (1.33%) CCNP
14 55 (1.22%) CISSP
15 50 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (0.95%) MCITP
17 37 (0.82%) AWS Certification
18 34 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
19 31 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
20 27 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (4.48%) QA
1 202 (4.48%) SLA
2 104 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (1.17%) GDPR
4 39 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 31 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 31 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.44%) NIST
8 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.22%) COBIT
10 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.13%) NCSC
11 5 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.067%) EMIR
12 3 (0.067%) MiFID
13 2 (0.044%) PMO
System Software
1 1,630 (36.13%) Active Directory
2 803 (17.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 635 (14.08%) Docker
4 573 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 260 (5.76%) XenApp
6 243 (5.39%) vSphere
7 171 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 149 (3.30%) XenDesktop
9 100 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 75 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 61 (1.35%) Firmware
12 51 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
13 48 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
14 45 (1.00%) VirtualBox
15 40 (0.89%) BitLocker
16 35 (0.78%) VMware NSX
17 33 (0.73%) Xen
18 30 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 28 (0.62%) vCloud
20 27 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 715 (15.85%) Ansible
2 642 (14.23%) SCCM
3 600 (13.30%) Terraform
4 540 (11.97%) Puppet
5 523 (11.59%) Kubernetes
6 415 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
7 210 (4.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 169 (3.75%) SCOM
9 147 (3.26%) WSUS
10 130 (2.88%) Nagios
11 111 (2.46%) vCenter Server
12 90 (2.00%) Grafana
13 76 (1.68%) ZABBIX
14 58 (1.29%) Packer
14 58 (1.29%) Prometheus
14 58 (1.29%) SCVMM
15 51 (1.13%) Automic
16 50 (1.11%) Rancher
17 44 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
18 42 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2,229 (49.41%) Microsoft
2 1,180 (26.16%) VMware
3 527 (11.68%) Citrix
4 392 (8.69%) Cisco
5 228 (5.05%) Splunk
6 225 (4.99%) Oracle
7 201 (4.46%) ServiceNow
8 171 (3.79%) HP
9 133 (2.95%) Google
10 128 (2.84%) Atlassian
11 117 (2.59%) Dell
12 114 (2.53%) Veeam
13 98 (2.17%) Symantec
14 97 (2.15%) Red Hat
15 82 (1.82%) Apple
16 78 (1.73%) NetApp
17 76 (1.68%) EMC
18 72 (1.60%) SolarWinds
19 63 (1.40%) Meraki
20 56 (1.24%) AppDynamics