Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 131 190
Rank change year-on-year +14 +59 +34
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4953 4812 3908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 2.53% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.01% 4.80% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3883 3961 3302
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
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 98927 100325 113209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.29% 52.83% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81399 86540 96778
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 17 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 18 November 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 +15 4652 £50,000 +5.26% 228
UK excluding London -3 2483 £45,000 +5.88% 140
London +10 2428 £57,770 +5.04% 97
South East -13 778 £45,000 -5.26% 37
North of England -44 514 £40,000 - 30
Midlands +44 357 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East of England +33 311 £50,000 +5.26% 26
West Midlands +87 281 £42,500 - 16
Yorkshire +6 274 £40,000 +6.67% 15
South West -14 271 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Scotland +45 226 £47,500 +17.28% 8
North West -77 211 £40,000 -5.88% 11
East Midlands -11 76 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North East -10 29 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Wales -2 25 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Northern Ireland -26 12 £37,500 +7.14%
Channel Islands +5 6 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 3134 (63.27%) Windows
2 2285 (46.13%) Microsoft
3 1814 (36.62%) Active Directory
4 1697 (34.26%) Windows Server
5 1668 (33.68%) SQL
6 1582 (31.94%) SQL Server
7 1565 (31.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 1517 (30.63%) VMware
9 1356 (27.38%) Finance
10 1293 (26.11%) Linux
11 1214 (24.51%) DevOps
12 1070 (21.60%) .NET
13 1043 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
14 1026 (20.71%) Amazon AWS
15 1011 (20.41%) C#
16 953 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 950 (19.18%) Python
18 933 (18.84%) Office 365
19 876 (17.69%) ITIL
20 815 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
21 752 (15.18%) SCCM
22 748 (15.10%) Puppet
23 733 (14.80%) DNS
24 707 (14.27%) IIS
25 679 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
26 672 (13.57%) Firewall
27 668 (13.49%) Bash Shell
28 650 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
29 648 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
30 624 (12.60%) 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
1 707 (14.27%) IIS
2 624 (12.60%) MS Exchange
3 592 (11.95%) SharePoint
4 312 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 237 (4.78%) Skype for Business
6 220 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 202 (4.08%) Apache
8 164 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
9 158 (3.19%) Tomcat
10 125 (2.52%) Confluence
11 110 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 82 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
13 80 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 65 (1.31%) WebSphere
15 60 (1.21%) JBoss
16 57 (1.15%) OpenStack
16 57 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
17 52 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
17 52 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 48 (0.97%) nginx
Applications
1 285 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (0.52%) InfoPath
4 18 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.061%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Maya
9 1 (0.020%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.020%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.020%) Revit
Business Applications
1 104 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.28%) Teamcenter
4 12 (0.24%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.14%) Endur
6 7 (0.14%) Exstream
7 6 (0.12%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.10%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 5 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.081%) MetaTrader
10 3 (0.061%) Maximo
10 3 (0.061%) Workfront
11 2 (0.040%) Bloomberg AIM
11 2 (0.040%) Eze OMS
11 2 (0.040%) HFM
11 2 (0.040%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.040%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1565 (31.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1026 (20.71%) Amazon AWS
3 933 (18.84%) Office 365
4 255 (5.15%) IaaS
5 223 (4.50%) PaaS
6 197 (3.98%) SaaS
7 172 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 121 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 101 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 86 (1.74%) GitHub
11 76 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
12 69 (1.39%) OneDrive
13 65 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 64 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 55 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
16 50 (1.01%) Amazon S3
17 39 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
18 36 (0.73%) Mimecast
19 30 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
20 27 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 733 (14.80%) DNS
2 672 (13.57%) Firewall
3 510 (10.30%) DHCP
4 422 (8.52%) TCP/IP
5 419 (8.46%) SAN
6 322 (6.50%) VPN
7 270 (5.45%) WAN
8 214 (4.32%) LAN
9 192 (3.88%) Skype
10 174 (3.51%) Internet
11 173 (3.49%) VLAN
12 152 (3.07%) SSL
13 124 (2.50%) HTTP
14 115 (2.32%) VoIP
15 107 (2.16%) Network Security
16 91 (1.84%) NAS
17 88 (1.78%) SMTP
18 87 (1.76%) MPLS
19 80 (1.62%) LDAP
20 74 (1.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1582 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 342 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 333 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 290 (5.86%) MySQL
5 193 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 193 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 191 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 178 (3.59%) NoSQL
8 157 (3.17%) MongoDB
9 149 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 125 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 122 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
12 98 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 87 (1.76%) Power BI
14 79 (1.59%) RDBMS
15 73 (1.47%) Big Data
16 70 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
17 67 (1.35%) Redis
18 65 (1.31%) Oracle Database
19 64 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 483 (9.75%) TeamCity
2 467 (9.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 428 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 400 (8.08%) Jenkins
5 375 (7.57%) Git (software)
6 342 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 293 (5.92%) JIRA
8 214 (4.32%) MSBuild
9 194 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 127 (2.56%) Hudson
11 122 (2.46%) Subversion
12 96 (1.94%) MSI
13 86 (1.74%) Selenium
14 60 (1.21%) NuGet
15 59 (1.19%) Maven
16 55 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 53 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
18 51 (1.03%) InstallShield
19 50 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
19 50 (1.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 1356 (27.38%) Finance
2 593 (11.97%) Banking
3 194 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 128 (2.58%) Retail Banking
5 92 (1.86%) Law
6 80 (1.62%) Retail
7 74 (1.49%) Advertising
8 63 (1.27%) Legal
9 55 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 53 (1.07%) Financial Institution
11 51 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 49 (0.99%) Games
13 47 (0.95%) Marketing
14 43 (0.87%) Front Office
14 43 (0.87%) Publishing
15 31 (0.63%) Back Office
16 20 (0.40%) Electronics
17 16 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 14 (0.28%) Military
19 12 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 613 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 610 (12.32%) Developer
3 601 (12.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 483 (9.75%) Analyst
5 482 (9.73%) Administrator
6 339 (6.84%) Windows Engineer
7 321 (6.48%) Support Engineer
8 240 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
9 237 (4.78%) DBA
10 231 (4.66%) .NET Developer
11 226 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
12 225 (4.54%) Consultant
13 215 (4.34%) Desktop Support
14 208 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
15 203 (4.10%) PowerShell Engineer
16 197 (3.98%) Support Analyst
17 185 (3.74%) SQL DBA
18 173 (3.49%) Applications Support
19 172 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
20 169 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1070 (21.60%) .NET
2 436 (8.80%) ASP.NET
3 331 (6.68%) Web Services
4 306 (6.18%) HTML
5 242 (4.89%) CSS
6 192 (3.88%) XML
7 184 (3.71%) REST
8 177 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 159 (3.21%) jQuery
10 155 (3.13%) RESTful
11 142 (2.87%) JSON
12 141 (2.85%) .NET Framework
13 127 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 118 (2.38%) AngularJS
15 112 (2.26%) WCF
16 108 (2.18%) SOAP
17 103 (2.08%) Software Packaging
18 92 (1.86%) HTML5
19 87 (1.76%) HATEOAS
20 70 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 454 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 377 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 275 (5.55%) Computer Science
4 223 (4.50%) Clustering
5 164 (3.31%) Hedge funds
6 162 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 147 (2.97%) Public Cloud
8 135 (2.73%) User Experience
9 132 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
10 121 (2.44%) Fintech
11 109 (2.20%) Replication
12 97 (1.96%) Online Banking
13 90 (1.82%) Blackberry
14 81 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
15 80 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
15 80 (1.62%) Virtual Team
16 63 (1.27%) PKI
17 60 (1.21%) Private Cloud
18 51 (1.03%) Credit Risk
18 51 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3134 (63.27%) Windows
2 1697 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 1293 (26.11%) Linux
4 815 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 679 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 462 (9.33%) Unix
7 437 (8.82%) Windows 7
8 400 (8.08%) Windows 10
9 167 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 154 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 106 (2.14%) Windows 8
12 96 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 93 (1.88%) CentOS
14 87 (1.76%) Android
15 56 (1.13%) Solaris
16 48 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 48 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 35 (0.71%) Windows XP
18 24 (0.48%) HPUX
19 22 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1214 (24.51%) DevOps
2 1043 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
3 876 (17.69%) ITIL
4 648 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
5 613 (12.38%) Configuration Management
6 414 (8.36%) Migration
7 397 (8.02%) Scrum
8 349 (7.05%) Task Automation
9 317 (6.40%) Project Management
10 295 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
11 294 (5.94%) Performance Tuning
12 286 (5.77%) High Availability
13 271 (5.47%) Open Source
14 270 (5.45%) Test Automation
15 262 (5.29%) Service Delivery
16 260 (5.25%) Software Engineering
17 259 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
18 257 (5.19%) Asset Management
19 248 (5.01%) Change Management
20 235 (4.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1668 (33.68%) SQL
2 1011 (20.41%) C#
3 950 (19.18%) Python
4 668 (13.49%) Bash Shell
5 535 (10.80%) Java
6 529 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 455 (9.19%) Perl
8 404 (8.16%) T-SQL
9 290 (5.86%) VBScript
10 267 (5.39%) Ruby
11 217 (4.38%) PHP
12 213 (4.30%) Shell Script
13 167 (3.37%) VB
14 121 (2.44%) C++
15 118 (2.38%) C
16 77 (1.55%) VBA
17 55 (1.11%) Bourne shell
17 55 (1.11%) VB.NET
18 40 (0.81%) Korn
19 33 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 584 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 501 (10.12%) Degree
3 392 (7.91%) MCSE
4 255 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 221 (4.46%) MCSA
6 166 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
7 137 (2.77%) CCNA
8 126 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 125 (2.52%) SC Cleared
10 113 (2.28%) MCITP
11 96 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 79 (1.59%) DV Cleared
13 77 (1.55%) MCP
14 72 (1.45%) CISSP
15 53 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (1.03%) MCSD
17 45 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
18 38 (0.77%) GIAC
19 35 (0.71%) MCTS
20 31 (0.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.58%) QA
2 111 (2.24%) SLA
3 89 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 38 (0.77%) GDPR
6 19 (0.38%) HIPAA
7 14 (0.28%) COBIT
8 11 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.22%) GCP
9 10 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 8 (0.16%) GPG13
10 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.081%) PMO
12 4 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.081%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.061%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.040%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.040%) RMADS
System Software
1 1814 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 953 (19.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 592 (11.95%) Hyper-V
4 320 (6.46%) Docker
5 259 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
6 223 (4.50%) XenApp
7 221 (4.46%) vSphere
8 199 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 131 (2.64%) XenDesktop
10 93 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
11 71 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 61 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
13 45 (0.91%) Terminal Services
14 41 (0.83%) DFS Replication
15 38 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
16 35 (0.71%) XenServer
17 33 (0.67%) BitLocker
17 33 (0.67%) Xen
18 30 (0.61%) VMware NSX
19 28 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 752 (15.18%) SCCM
2 748 (15.10%) Puppet
3 650 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
4 551 (11.12%) Ansible
5 379 (7.65%) SCOM
6 227 (4.58%) Nagios
7 129 (2.60%) Terraform
8 97 (1.96%) Kubernetes
9 95 (1.92%) WSUS
10 84 (1.70%) Backup Exec
11 67 (1.35%) vCenter Server
12 61 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
12 61 (1.23%) SCVMM
13 52 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
13 52 (1.05%) vRealize
14 50 (1.01%) Kibana
15 47 (0.95%) SCOrch
16 44 (0.89%) NetBackup
17 42 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
18 41 (0.83%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 2285 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 1517 (30.63%) VMware
3 570 (11.51%) Citrix
4 515 (10.40%) Cisco
5 364 (7.35%) HP
6 345 (6.97%) Oracle
7 210 (4.24%) Splunk
8 182 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 161 (3.25%) NetApp
10 157 (3.17%) Symantec
11 141 (2.85%) Dell
12 138 (2.79%) EMC
13 102 (2.06%) IBM
14 98 (1.98%) McAfee
15 96 (1.94%) SolarWinds
16 92 (1.86%) Google
17 85 (1.72%) Veeam
18 78 (1.57%) AppDynamics
18 78 (1.57%) Atlassian
19 73 (1.47%) Palo Alto