Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 118 130
Rank change year-on-year +33 +12 +62
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 5,546 4,967 4,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 2.76% 2.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.32% 5.01% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4,467 3,891 3,901
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 87,730 99,180 98,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.93% 55.20% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72,842 81,926 84,420
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +32 5,253 £51,500 +3.00% 668
London +28 2,740 £60,000 - 254
UK excluding London +43 2,731 £46,500 +3.33% 448
South East +25 784 £50,000 +11.11% 126
North of England +55 605 £46,500 +16.25% 106
South West +63 435 £45,000 - 65
East of England +50 392 £45,000 -10.00% 51
Yorkshire +44 328 £48,000 +20.00% 50
Midlands -4 299 £46,000 +14.29% 68
North West +17 225 £40,000 -11.11% 45
West Midlands -22 190 £50,000 +17.65% 36
Scotland -28 141 £45,000 -10.00% 21
East Midlands +37 109 £42,500 +6.25% 32
Wales +46 75 £40,250 -10.56% 9
North East +19 52 £50,000 +47.06% 11
Northern Ireland -10 6 £47,500 +26.67% 4
Channel Islands -10 2 £29,750 -8.46%
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 3,272 (59.00%) Windows
2 2,524 (45.51%) Microsoft
3 2,168 (39.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,970 (35.52%) Active Directory
5 1,890 (34.08%) SQL
6 1,688 (30.44%) Windows Server
7 1,579 (28.47%) SQL Server
8 1,504 (27.12%) Linux
9 1,498 (27.01%) DevOps
10 1,465 (26.42%) Finance
11 1,422 (25.64%) VMware
12 1,403 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
13 1,337 (24.11%) Amazon AWS
14 1,327 (23.93%) Python
15 1,130 (20.38%) .NET
16 1,128 (20.34%) C#
16 1,128 (20.34%) Office 365
17 980 (17.67%) ITIL
18 971 (17.51%) Bash Shell
19 926 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
20 905 (16.32%) DNS
21 869 (15.67%) Firewall
22 845 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 828 (14.93%) SCCM
24 796 (14.35%) Puppet
25 752 (13.56%) Git (software)
26 742 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
27 691 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
28 674 (12.15%) Ansible
29 667 (12.03%) Citrix

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
1 543 (9.79%) MS Exchange
2 522 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 480 (8.65%) IIS
4 191 (3.44%) Tomcat
5 173 (3.12%) Confluence
6 170 (3.07%) Apache
7 158 (2.85%) Skype for Business
8 141 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 131 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 105 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
11 84 (1.51%) JBoss
12 69 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
13 62 (1.12%) OpenStack
14 58 (1.05%) CMS
14 58 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
15 54 (0.97%) WebSphere
16 50 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
17 45 (0.81%) nginx
18 41 (0.74%) Apache Spark
19 36 (0.65%) GlassFish
Applications
1 378 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.072%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.036%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.036%) Windchill
9 1 (0.018%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.018%) Maya
9 1 (0.018%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.018%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.018%) Revit
9 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 100 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.18%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (0.16%) thinkFolio
4 6 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
4 6 (0.11%) ReMetrica
5 5 (0.090%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.090%) MetaTrader
6 4 (0.072%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.072%) Relativity
6 4 (0.072%) Scribe Insight
6 4 (0.072%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.054%) Advent Geneva
7 3 (0.054%) Endur
7 3 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.054%) PlanetPress Connect
7 3 (0.054%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.054%) Tradar
8 2 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.036%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2,168 (39.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,337 (24.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1,128 (20.34%) Office 365
4 383 (6.91%) PaaS
5 343 (6.18%) IaaS
6 309 (5.57%) SaaS
7 241 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 239 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 149 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 132 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
11 119 (2.15%) GitHub
12 117 (2.11%) Serverless
13 74 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 74 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
14 67 (1.21%) Amazon S3
15 66 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
16 60 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
17 55 (0.99%) OneDrive
18 51 (0.92%) Mimecast
19 47 (0.85%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 905 (16.32%) DNS
2 869 (15.67%) Firewall
3 582 (10.49%) TCP/IP
4 534 (9.63%) DHCP
5 347 (6.26%) SAN
6 294 (5.30%) VPN
7 274 (4.94%) Internet
8 254 (4.58%) WAN
9 252 (4.54%) LAN
10 219 (3.95%) VLAN
11 167 (3.01%) Network Security
11 167 (3.01%) Skype
12 137 (2.47%) SSL
13 135 (2.43%) Wireless
14 122 (2.20%) HTTP
15 98 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
16 84 (1.51%) iSCSI
17 83 (1.50%) NetScaler
18 75 (1.35%) VoIP
19 70 (1.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,579 (28.47%) SQL Server
2 381 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 348 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 304 (5.48%) MySQL
5 203 (3.66%) Big Data
6 200 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 190 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 185 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
9 183 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 173 (3.12%) NoSQL
11 168 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
12 152 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 143 (2.58%) Power BI
14 137 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
15 117 (2.11%) MongoDB
16 112 (2.02%) RDBMS
17 106 (1.91%) Hadoop
18 88 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
19 85 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
20 84 (1.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 752 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 629 (11.34%) Jenkins
3 504 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 431 (7.77%) Octopus Deploy
5 397 (7.16%) JIRA
6 348 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 292 (5.27%) Visual Studio
8 277 (4.99%) Visual Studio Team System
9 177 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 170 (3.07%) Subversion
11 165 (2.98%) Selenium
12 156 (2.81%) SpecFlow
13 122 (2.20%) Bitbucket
14 117 (2.11%) MSI
15 116 (2.09%) MSBuild
16 104 (1.88%) NUnit
17 102 (1.84%) Maven
17 102 (1.84%) Vagrant
18 85 (1.53%) Cucumber
19 61 (1.10%) WinDbg
General
1 1,465 (26.42%) Finance
2 385 (6.94%) Banking
3 152 (2.74%) Retail
4 119 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 115 (2.07%) Marketing
6 105 (1.89%) Legal
7 101 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 99 (1.79%) Law
9 80 (1.44%) Games
10 72 (1.30%) Front Office
11 63 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 54 (0.97%) Advertising
13 46 (0.83%) Electronics
14 35 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.60%) Back Office
16 24 (0.43%) Aerospace
16 24 (0.43%) Publishing
17 19 (0.34%) French Language
18 13 (0.23%) German Language
19 11 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 749 (13.51%) Developer
2 687 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 643 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 609 (10.98%) Analyst
5 395 (7.12%) Support Engineer
6 386 (6.96%) Administrator
7 332 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 315 (5.68%) Applications Support
9 294 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
10 260 (4.69%) Architect
11 257 (4.63%) .NET Developer
12 255 (4.60%) Consultant
13 242 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
14 229 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
15 219 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
16 210 (3.79%) DBA
17 191 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
18 188 (3.39%) C# Developer
19 178 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
20 166 (2.99%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,130 (20.38%) .NET
2 420 (7.57%) Web Services
3 312 (5.63%) ASP.NET
4 310 (5.59%) HTML
5 275 (4.96%) JSON
6 243 (4.38%) REST
7 231 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 210 (3.79%) XML
9 206 (3.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 195 (3.52%) CSS
11 179 (3.23%) AngularJS
12 139 (2.51%) Node.js
13 115 (2.07%) jQuery
14 112 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
14 112 (2.02%) SOAP
15 103 (1.86%) React
16 101 (1.82%) RESTful
17 95 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 87 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
19 85 (1.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 510 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 379 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 272 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 254 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 209 (3.77%) Public Cloud
6 177 (3.19%) PKI
7 167 (3.01%) Fintech
8 161 (2.90%) Hedge funds
9 156 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 151 (2.72%) Clustering
11 133 (2.40%) Replication
12 120 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
13 110 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
14 102 (1.84%) User Experience
15 101 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
16 79 (1.42%) Fat Client
16 79 (1.42%) Thin Client
17 68 (1.23%) Blackberry
18 65 (1.17%) Private Cloud
19 57 (1.03%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3,272 (59.00%) Windows
2 1,688 (30.44%) Windows Server
3 1,504 (27.12%) Linux
4 651 (11.74%) Windows 10
5 646 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 643 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 461 (8.31%) Windows 7
8 388 (7.00%) Unix
9 198 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 126 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 117 (2.11%) CentOS
12 104 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 102 (1.84%) Android
14 97 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 88 (1.59%) Apple iOS
16 63 (1.14%) Windows 8
17 45 (0.81%) Windows XP
18 37 (0.67%) VMS
19 28 (0.50%) Solaris
20 26 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,498 (27.01%) DevOps
2 1,403 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 980 (17.67%) ITIL
4 845 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 742 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
6 691 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
7 557 (10.04%) Migration
8 448 (8.08%) Configuration Management
9 438 (7.90%) Scrum
10 436 (7.86%) Test Automation
11 362 (6.53%) Cybersecurity
12 344 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 305 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
14 297 (5.36%) High Availability
15 296 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 294 (5.30%) TDD
17 287 (5.17%) Analytics
18 275 (4.96%) Computer Science
19 274 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
20 273 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,890 (34.08%) SQL
2 1,327 (23.93%) Python
3 1,128 (20.34%) C#
4 971 (17.51%) Bash Shell
5 654 (11.79%) JavaScript
6 619 (11.16%) Java
7 432 (7.79%) T-SQL
8 379 (6.83%) Perl
9 336 (6.06%) VBScript
10 253 (4.56%) Ruby
11 213 (3.84%) Shell Script
12 200 (3.61%) C
13 198 (3.57%) C++
14 147 (2.65%) VB
15 127 (2.29%) PHP
16 97 (1.75%) Go
17 65 (1.17%) Korn
18 63 (1.14%) TypeScript
19 52 (0.94%) VBA
20 49 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 620 (11.18%) Degree
2 459 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 316 (5.70%) MCSE
4 294 (5.30%) Security Cleared
5 178 (3.21%) MCSA
6 168 (3.03%) DV Cleared
7 166 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
8 164 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 138 (2.49%) CISSP
10 130 (2.34%) SC Cleared
11 118 (2.13%) CCNA
12 88 (1.59%) GIAC
13 87 (1.57%) MCP
14 77 (1.39%) AWS Certification
15 76 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 67 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
17 65 (1.17%) SANS
18 64 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
19 54 (0.97%) CCNP
20 49 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (3.55%) SLA
2 173 (3.12%) QA
3 106 (1.91%) GDPR
4 101 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 67 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 45 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 29 (0.52%) HIPAA
8 23 (0.41%) Data Quality
9 19 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.29%) SAS 70
11 7 (0.13%) PMO
12 4 (0.072%) EMIR
12 4 (0.072%) FATCA
12 4 (0.072%) MiFID
13 3 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.036%) COBIT
14 2 (0.036%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.036%) GPG13
14 2 (0.036%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.036%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,970 (35.52%) Active Directory
2 926 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 656 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 625 (11.27%) Docker
5 301 (5.43%) vSphere
6 267 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
7 232 (4.18%) XenApp
8 198 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 165 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
10 154 (2.78%) XenDesktop
11 82 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
12 63 (1.14%) VirtualBox
13 59 (1.06%) BitLocker
14 57 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 56 (1.01%) Xen
16 49 (0.88%) XenServer
17 43 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
18 41 (0.74%) VMware NSX
19 34 (0.61%) DFS Replication
20 28 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 828 (14.93%) SCCM
2 796 (14.35%) Puppet
3 674 (12.15%) Ansible
4 597 (10.76%) Opscode Chef
5 357 (6.44%) Terraform
6 330 (5.95%) Kubernetes
7 314 (5.66%) SCOM
8 182 (3.28%) Nagios
9 181 (3.26%) WSUS
10 105 (1.89%) Salt
11 89 (1.60%) vRealize
12 81 (1.46%) vCenter Server
13 70 (1.26%) SCOrch
14 69 (1.24%) Backup Exec
15 63 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
15 63 (1.14%) SCVMM
16 61 (1.10%) Perfmon
17 55 (0.99%) Grafana
18 53 (0.96%) Packer
18 53 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2,524 (45.51%) Microsoft
2 1,422 (25.64%) VMware
3 667 (12.03%) Citrix
4 438 (7.90%) Cisco
5 298 (5.37%) Oracle
6 273 (4.92%) Splunk
7 241 (4.35%) Google
8 196 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 184 (3.32%) HP
10 150 (2.70%) Atlassian
11 144 (2.60%) NetApp
12 141 (2.54%) Veeam
13 140 (2.52%) Symantec
14 120 (2.16%) IBM
15 119 (2.15%) EMC
15 119 (2.15%) McAfee
16 114 (2.06%) Ivanti
17 106 (1.91%) Dell
18 105 (1.89%) Bloomberg
19 102 (1.84%) SAP