Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 139 192
Rank change year-on-year +20 +53 +39
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4827 4634 3913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 2.38% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.94% 4.53% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3812 3833 3268
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +2.50%

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 97665 102355 112960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.35% 52.62% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 80200 88430 96673
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.27%

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 21 September 2017.

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 21 September 2017. 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 +21 4531 £50,000 +5.26% 251
UK excluding London +12 2440 £43,000 +1.18% 158
London +22 2340 £57,500 +4.55% 112
South East +4 720 £43,500 -8.42% 42
North of England -26 548 £40,000 - 29
Midlands +61 373 £42,500 - 28
East of England +45 301 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Midlands +99 293 £42,500 - 15
Yorkshire +2 282 £40,000 +5.26% 10
South West -11 254 £40,000 - 17
North West -36 244 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Scotland +49 216 £52,500 +27.27% 18
East Midlands -26 80 £42,500 -3.04% 12
Wales -12 28 £43,000 +7.50%
North East -16 22 £35,000 - 4
Channel Islands +4 6 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -30 4 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Isle of Man -2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing PowerShell also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PowerShell.

1 3137 (64.99%) Windows
2 2323 (48.13%) Microsoft
3 1840 (38.12%) Active Directory
4 1664 (34.47%) Windows Server
5 1649 (34.16%) SQL
6 1643 (34.04%) SQL Server
7 1508 (31.24%) VMware
8 1456 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 1325 (27.45%) Linux
10 1269 (26.29%) Finance
11 1109 (22.97%) DevOps
12 989 (20.49%) .NET
12 989 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
13 977 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
14 948 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 921 (19.08%) C#
16 910 (18.85%) Office 365
17 891 (18.46%) ITIL
18 860 (17.82%) Python
19 795 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
20 722 (14.96%) DNS
21 721 (14.94%) SCCM
21 721 (14.94%) Puppet
22 702 (14.54%) IIS
23 694 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
24 670 (13.88%) Opscode Chef
25 639 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
26 637 (13.20%) Firewall
27 636 (13.18%) Hyper-V
28 634 (13.13%) MS Exchange

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
1 702 (14.54%) IIS
2 634 (13.13%) MS Exchange
3 583 (12.08%) SharePoint
4 345 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 292 (6.05%) Skype for Business
6 230 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 181 (3.75%) Apache
8 170 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
9 148 (3.07%) Tomcat
10 126 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 98 (2.03%) Confluence
12 92 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 80 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 79 (1.64%) JBoss
15 78 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 76 (1.57%) WebSphere
17 69 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
18 63 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
19 50 (1.04%) OpenStack
20 46 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 286 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.041%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.021%) Maya
9 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 111 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.33%) Exstream
4 15 (0.31%) Teamcenter
5 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.15%) Workfront
8 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.083%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.062%) Endur
10 3 (0.062%) ResourceLink
11 2 (0.041%) Eikon
11 2 (0.041%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.041%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.021%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 1 (0.021%) Infor SunSystems
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1456 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 977 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
3 910 (18.85%) Office 365
4 255 (5.28%) IaaS
5 226 (4.68%) PaaS
6 198 (4.10%) SaaS
7 162 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 123 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 92 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
10 79 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 74 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 67 (1.39%) GitHub
13 58 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 54 (1.12%) OneDrive
15 49 (1.02%) Amazon S3
16 38 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
17 34 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
17 34 (0.70%) Mimecast
18 30 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 28 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 722 (14.96%) DNS
2 637 (13.20%) Firewall
3 513 (10.63%) DHCP
4 431 (8.93%) SAN
5 404 (8.37%) TCP/IP
6 303 (6.28%) WAN
7 293 (6.07%) VPN
8 244 (5.05%) LAN
9 242 (5.01%) Skype
10 167 (3.46%) Internet
11 149 (3.09%) VLAN
12 126 (2.61%) SSL
13 125 (2.59%) Network Security
14 112 (2.32%) VoIP
15 104 (2.15%) HTTP
16 92 (1.91%) LDAP
17 89 (1.84%) SMTP
18 83 (1.72%) Intranet
19 82 (1.70%) NAS
20 80 (1.66%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1643 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 362 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 341 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 296 (6.13%) MySQL
5 239 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 217 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 207 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 171 (3.54%) NoSQL
9 154 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 146 (3.02%) Relational Database
11 124 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
13 85 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
14 84 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 84 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
15 74 (1.53%) Power BI
16 68 (1.41%) Redis
17 56 (1.16%) Oracle Database
18 48 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
18 48 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 418 (8.66%) Jenkins
1 418 (8.66%) TeamCity
2 406 (8.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 360 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 357 (7.40%) Git (software)
5 325 (6.73%) Visual Studio
6 255 (5.28%) JIRA
7 141 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 136 (2.82%) MSBuild
9 104 (2.15%) Subversion
10 95 (1.97%) Selenium
11 89 (1.84%) Hudson
12 85 (1.76%) SpecFlow
13 79 (1.64%) NuGet
14 68 (1.41%) NUnit
15 64 (1.33%) MSI
16 54 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 51 (1.06%) gulp
17 51 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
18 49 (1.02%) InstallShield
General
1 1269 (26.29%) Finance
2 508 (10.52%) Banking
3 178 (3.69%) Retail
4 167 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 117 (2.42%) Retail Banking
6 87 (1.80%) Law
7 83 (1.72%) Advertising
8 74 (1.53%) Legal
9 72 (1.49%) Marketing
10 67 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.37%) Games
12 54 (1.12%) Manufacturing
13 37 (0.77%) Publishing
14 36 (0.75%) Back Office
15 29 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.56%) Front Office
17 24 (0.50%) Electronics
18 21 (0.44%) Automotive
19 15 (0.31%) Military
20 9 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 619 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 594 (12.31%) Developer
3 585 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 530 (10.98%) Analyst
5 466 (9.65%) Administrator
6 341 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
7 293 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 241 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
9 236 (4.89%) Support Analyst
10 225 (4.66%) .NET Developer
11 215 (4.45%) Consultant
12 212 (4.39%) DBA
13 199 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
14 194 (4.02%) Applications Support
14 194 (4.02%) PowerShell Engineer
15 189 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
16 176 (3.65%) SQL DBA
17 169 (3.50%) Desktop Support
18 156 (3.23%) Architect
19 151 (3.13%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 989 (20.49%) .NET
2 427 (8.85%) ASP.NET
3 301 (6.24%) HTML
4 288 (5.97%) Web Services
5 246 (5.10%) CSS
6 175 (3.63%) XML
7 145 (3.00%) jQuery
8 140 (2.90%) RESTful
9 134 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 132 (2.73%) AngularJS
11 121 (2.51%) .NET Framework
12 116 (2.40%) REST
13 113 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 110 (2.28%) JSON
15 108 (2.24%) WCF
16 99 (2.05%) SOAP
17 82 (1.70%) HTML5
18 77 (1.60%) Software Packaging
19 76 (1.57%) Entity Framework
20 75 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 410 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 310 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 254 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 247 (5.12%) Clustering
5 160 (3.31%) Hedge funds
6 150 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 144 (2.98%) User Experience
8 130 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
9 115 (2.38%) Public Cloud
10 109 (2.26%) Replication
11 101 (2.09%) Fintech
12 93 (1.93%) Blackberry
13 82 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
14 70 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 65 (1.35%) Online Banking
16 63 (1.31%) PKI
17 58 (1.20%) Private Cloud
18 57 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
19 46 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
20 45 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3137 (64.99%) Windows
2 1664 (34.47%) Windows Server
3 1325 (27.45%) Linux
4 795 (16.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 694 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 421 (8.72%) Windows 7
7 405 (8.39%) Unix
8 372 (7.71%) Windows 10
9 169 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 157 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 97 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 94 (1.95%) Ubuntu
13 93 (1.93%) Android
14 84 (1.74%) CentOS
15 55 (1.14%) Solaris
16 53 (1.10%) Mac OS X
17 51 (1.06%) Apple iOS
18 28 (0.58%) Debian
18 28 (0.58%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.46%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1109 (22.97%) DevOps
2 989 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
3 891 (18.46%) ITIL
4 639 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
5 516 (10.69%) Configuration Management
6 349 (7.23%) Migration
7 327 (6.77%) Scrum
8 302 (6.26%) Project Management
9 285 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
10 283 (5.86%) High Availability
11 282 (5.84%) Task Automation
12 281 (5.82%) TDD
13 277 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
14 264 (5.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 241 (4.99%) Change Management
16 233 (4.83%) SDLC
17 231 (4.79%) Mentoring
18 229 (4.74%) Test Automation
19 228 (4.72%) Asset Management
19 228 (4.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1649 (34.16%) SQL
2 921 (19.08%) C#
3 860 (17.82%) Python
4 608 (12.60%) Bash Shell
5 505 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 470 (9.74%) Java
7 414 (8.58%) T-SQL
8 391 (8.10%) Perl
9 288 (5.97%) VBScript
10 257 (5.32%) Ruby
11 207 (4.29%) PHP
12 181 (3.75%) Shell Script
13 177 (3.67%) VB
14 84 (1.74%) VBA
15 83 (1.72%) C
16 79 (1.64%) C++
17 49 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 39 (0.81%) Bourne shell
19 32 (0.66%) R
20 27 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 608 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 491 (10.17%) Degree
3 410 (8.49%) MCSE
4 238 (4.93%) MCSA
5 220 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 145 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 120 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 110 (2.28%) CCNA
9 106 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 106 (2.20%) MCITP
10 98 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 91 (1.89%) MCP
12 59 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 51 (1.06%) CISSP
14 50 (1.04%) MCSD
15 46 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
17 34 (0.70%) MCTS
18 31 (0.64%) CCIE
19 30 (0.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (3.09%) QA
2 109 (2.26%) SLA
3 77 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.46%) GDPR
6 18 (0.37%) COBIT
7 12 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 10 (0.21%) GPG13
9 9 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.17%) GCP
10 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.10%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.083%) PMO
13 4 (0.083%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.062%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.041%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1840 (38.12%) Active Directory
2 948 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 636 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 301 (6.24%) Docker
5 242 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
6 228 (4.72%) vSphere
7 215 (4.45%) XenApp
8 153 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 135 (2.80%) XenDesktop
10 119 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
11 52 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
12 48 (0.99%) Terminal Services
13 47 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 43 (0.89%) Xen
15 39 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
16 33 (0.68%) XenServer
17 32 (0.66%) VirtualBox
18 28 (0.58%) KVM
18 28 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 28 (0.58%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 721 (14.94%) Puppet
1 721 (14.94%) SCCM
2 670 (13.88%) Opscode Chef
3 521 (10.79%) Ansible
4 392 (8.12%) SCOM
5 189 (3.92%) Nagios
6 111 (2.30%) Terraform
7 103 (2.13%) WSUS
8 89 (1.84%) Kubernetes
9 73 (1.51%) Backup Exec
10 68 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 64 (1.33%) SCVMM
12 63 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 55 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
14 52 (1.08%) AirWatch
15 51 (1.06%) vCenter Server
16 42 (0.87%) SCOrch
16 42 (0.87%) vRealize
17 40 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 40 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2323 (48.13%) Microsoft
2 1508 (31.24%) VMware
3 546 (11.31%) Citrix
4 512 (10.61%) Cisco
5 336 (6.96%) HP
6 325 (6.73%) Oracle
7 195 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 191 (3.96%) Splunk
9 180 (3.73%) NetApp
10 154 (3.19%) Dell
11 135 (2.80%) EMC
12 133 (2.76%) Symantec
13 102 (2.11%) IBM
14 80 (1.66%) SolarWinds
15 75 (1.55%) Atlassian
16 74 (1.53%) Google
17 72 (1.49%) F5
18 70 (1.45%) Veeam
19 69 (1.43%) Palo Alto
20 65 (1.35%) AppSense