Period
to 21 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 91 119
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28 +21
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,869 5,442 4,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 3.33% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.65% 5.99% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,860 4,386 3,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.50% +0.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -2.17% +4.55% +3.53%

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 73,254 90,879 96,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.48% 55.56% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 60,089 75,617 78,941
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +11 4,508 £51,500 - 886
UK excluding London +17 2,624 £45,000 -2.17% 631
London -1 2,111 £60,000 - 316
South East +23 830 £50,000 - 173
North of England -2 520 £45,000 -5.26% 128
South West +8 398 £44,000 -2.22% 102
Midlands +37 363 £42,500 -2.30% 114
East of England -2 264 £50,000 +5.26% 58
North West +47 256 £45,000 - 59
West Midlands +44 223 £45,000 -2.17% 71
Yorkshire -47 213 £45,000 -5.26% 51
Scotland +52 202 £44,000 +3.53% 44
East Midlands +16 138 £42,000 -1.18% 42
North East +24 51 £40,000 -23.81% 18
Wales -26 38 £41,250 +2.48% 14
Northern Ireland -6 11 £39,500 - 3
Channel Islands +4 2 £24,500 -16.95%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 2,768 (56.85%) Windows
2 2,456 (50.44%) Azure
3 2,358 (48.43%) Microsoft
4 1,791 (36.78%) Active Directory
5 1,477 (30.33%) DevOps
6 1,451 (29.80%) SQL
7 1,410 (28.96%) Windows Server
8 1,279 (26.27%) VMware
9 1,277 (26.23%) AWS
10 1,254 (25.75%) Office 365
11 1,234 (25.34%) Linux
12 1,228 (25.22%) Python
13 1,183 (24.30%) SQL Server
14 1,126 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
15 1,046 (21.48%) Finance
16 877 (18.01%) ITIL
17 869 (17.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 828 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
19 818 (16.80%) Ansible
20 809 (16.62%) C#
21 801 (16.45%) DNS
22 796 (16.35%) Bash Shell
23 783 (16.08%) .NET
24 669 (13.74%) Docker
25 658 (13.51%) Hyper-V
26 656 (13.47%) SCCM
27 624 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
28 622 (12.77%) Puppet
29 584 (11.99%) DHCP
30 583 (11.97%) Terraform

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
1 580 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 396 (8.13%) MS Exchange
3 393 (8.07%) IIS
4 192 (3.94%) Skype for Business
5 133 (2.73%) Confluence
6 125 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 120 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 109 (2.24%) Apache
9 83 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
10 77 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 69 (1.42%) nginx
12 57 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (0.76%) OpenStack
14 35 (0.72%) JBoss
15 33 (0.68%) CMS
16 30 (0.62%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.39%) CloudStack
17 19 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
18 17 (0.35%) Apache Spark
19 16 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 348 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.062%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.021%) HipChat
9 1 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 67 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.18%) Exchequer
4 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.082%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.062%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.062%) Workfront
8 2 (0.041%) Relativity
8 2 (0.041%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.041%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.021%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.021%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.021%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.021%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.021%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.021%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,456 (50.44%) Azure
2 1,277 (26.23%) AWS
3 1,254 (25.75%) Office 365
4 359 (7.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 333 (6.84%) IaaS
6 316 (6.49%) PaaS
7 256 (5.26%) GCP
8 238 (4.89%) SaaS
9 220 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 218 (4.48%) Power Platform
11 137 (2.81%) OneDrive
12 118 (2.42%) Serverless
13 102 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
14 94 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
15 85 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
16 84 (1.73%) GitHub
17 61 (1.25%) OpenShift
17 61 (1.25%) PowerApps
18 51 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 51 (1.05%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 801 (16.45%) DNS
2 584 (11.99%) DHCP
3 571 (11.73%) Firewall
4 381 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 254 (5.22%) SAN
6 253 (5.20%) VPN
7 243 (4.99%) Skype
8 201 (4.13%) WAN
9 194 (3.98%) LAN
10 154 (3.16%) VLAN
11 137 (2.81%) VoIP
12 121 (2.49%) Network Security
13 117 (2.40%) Internet
14 88 (1.81%) Wireless
15 85 (1.75%) NAS
15 85 (1.75%) SMTP
16 79 (1.62%) NetScaler
17 69 (1.42%) HTTP
18 60 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
19 56 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,183 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 278 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 247 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (3.76%) Power BI
5 163 (3.35%) MySQL
6 152 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
7 141 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 134 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 131 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 120 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
11 119 (2.44%) Relational Database
12 89 (1.83%) MongoDB
13 86 (1.77%) NoSQL
14 78 (1.60%) Big Data
15 75 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
16 73 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
17 71 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
18 66 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
19 63 (1.29%) RDBMS
20 52 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 540 (11.09%) Jenkins
2 516 (10.60%) Git (software)
3 309 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 291 (5.98%) TeamCity
5 280 (5.75%) Visual Studio
6 270 (5.55%) JIRA
7 249 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 229 (4.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 134 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 130 (2.67%) Bitbucket
11 118 (2.42%) Subversion
12 104 (2.14%) Selenium
13 72 (1.48%) GitLab
14 65 (1.33%) Maven
15 63 (1.29%) MSI
16 62 (1.27%) Travis CI
17 60 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
18 56 (1.15%) NUnit
19 55 (1.13%) Cucumber
20 51 (1.05%) Ant
General
1 1,046 (21.48%) Finance
2 177 (3.64%) Banking
3 158 (3.25%) Public Sector
4 117 (2.40%) Retail
5 84 (1.73%) Legal
6 83 (1.70%) Marketing
7 62 (1.27%) Law
8 57 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 52 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 51 (1.05%) Aerospace
11 45 (0.92%) Games
12 43 (0.88%) Advertising
12 43 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 37 (0.76%) Back Office
14 33 (0.68%) Military
15 25 (0.51%) Electronics
16 22 (0.45%) Front Office
17 14 (0.29%) Billing
18 12 (0.25%) Automotive
19 9 (0.18%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 720 (14.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 686 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 508 (10.43%) Analyst
4 485 (9.96%) Developer
5 338 (6.94%) Consultant
6 304 (6.24%) Support Engineer
7 299 (6.14%) Azure Engineer
8 296 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 220 (4.52%) Administrator
10 203 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
11 188 (3.86%) Support Analyst
12 186 (3.82%) Architect
13 184 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
14 182 (3.74%) .NET Developer
15 172 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
16 165 (3.39%) IT Engineer
17 148 (3.04%) DBA
18 145 (2.98%) Applications Support
19 144 (2.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
20 141 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (16.08%) .NET
2 283 (5.81%) JSON
3 266 (5.46%) Web Services
4 262 (5.38%) ASP.NET
5 213 (4.37%) HTML
6 190 (3.90%) REST
7 187 (3.84%) .NET Framework
8 166 (3.41%) CSS
9 146 (3.00%) XML
10 133 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 125 (2.57%) Node.js
12 119 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
13 115 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 113 (2.32%) SOAP
15 91 (1.87%) Entity Framework
15 91 (1.87%) jQuery
16 89 (1.83%) LDAP
17 82 (1.68%) WCF
18 67 (1.38%) .NET Core
19 66 (1.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 337 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 307 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 281 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 204 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 183 (3.76%) Clustering
6 161 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 139 (2.85%) Replication
8 116 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 95 (1.95%) PKI
10 83 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 82 (1.68%) Hedge funds
12 81 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
13 79 (1.62%) User Experience
14 63 (1.29%) Private Cloud
15 61 (1.25%) Driving Licence
16 55 (1.13%) Mobile App
17 46 (0.94%) Virtual Team
18 45 (0.92%) PlayStation
19 43 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
20 35 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2,768 (56.85%) Windows
2 1,410 (28.96%) Windows Server
3 1,234 (25.34%) Linux
4 529 (10.86%) Windows 10
5 488 (10.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 384 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 293 (6.02%) Unix
8 258 (5.30%) Windows 7
9 123 (2.53%) CentOS
9 123 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 116 (2.38%) Ubuntu
11 69 (1.42%) Mac OS
12 64 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (1.09%) Android
14 44 (0.90%) Apple iOS
15 43 (0.88%) Solaris
16 42 (0.86%) Windows 8
17 41 (0.84%) VMS
18 40 (0.82%) Mesosphere
19 22 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,477 (30.33%) DevOps
2 1,126 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
3 877 (18.01%) ITIL
4 869 (17.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 624 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
6 477 (9.80%) Configuration Management
7 455 (9.34%) Migration
8 450 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
9 385 (7.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 352 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 332 (6.82%) Mentoring
12 307 (6.31%) Scrum
13 262 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 259 (5.32%) High Availability
15 249 (5.11%) SDLC
15 249 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 242 (4.97%) Project Management
17 238 (4.89%) Computer Science
18 237 (4.87%) MVC
19 227 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1,451 (29.80%) SQL
2 1,228 (25.22%) Python
3 809 (16.62%) C#
4 796 (16.35%) Bash Shell
5 435 (8.93%) JavaScript
6 415 (8.52%) Java
7 329 (6.76%) Ruby
8 282 (5.79%) T-SQL
9 180 (3.70%) VBScript
10 179 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 156 (3.20%) Go
12 153 (3.14%) Perl
13 137 (2.81%) C
14 123 (2.53%) C++
15 110 (2.26%) PHP
15 110 (2.26%) VB
16 68 (1.40%) VBA
17 32 (0.66%) PL/SQL
17 32 (0.66%) TypeScript
18 30 (0.62%) Lua
Qualifications
1 554 (11.38%) Degree
2 437 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 280 (5.75%) Security Cleared
4 248 (5.09%) MCSE
5 210 (4.31%) MCSA
6 158 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 135 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 122 (2.51%) CCNA
9 95 (1.95%) SC Cleared
10 91 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 90 (1.85%) DV Cleared
12 79 (1.62%) MCP
13 54 (1.11%) CISSP
14 52 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
15 46 (0.94%) CCNP
16 45 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
17 38 (0.78%) CCA
18 35 (0.72%) AWS Certification
19 28 (0.58%) RHCE
20 25 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (4.29%) QA
2 194 (3.98%) SLA
3 104 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.09%) GDPR
4 53 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 26 (0.53%) Data Quality
8 25 (0.51%) COBIT
9 20 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 20 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 19 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
11 14 (0.29%) NIST
12 13 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
13 11 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.18%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 6 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 4 (0.082%) NCSC
17 4 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 1,791 (36.78%) Active Directory
2 828 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 669 (13.74%) Docker
4 658 (13.51%) Hyper-V
5 253 (5.20%) XenApp
6 210 (4.31%) vSphere
7 179 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
8 170 (3.49%) XenDesktop
9 116 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 94 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
11 49 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
11 49 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
12 44 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 41 (0.84%) Firmware
14 40 (0.82%) VMware NSX
14 40 (0.82%) Xen
15 39 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 38 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 31 (0.64%) KVM
18 25 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 818 (16.80%) Ansible
2 656 (13.47%) SCCM
3 622 (12.77%) Puppet
4 583 (11.97%) Terraform
5 519 (10.66%) Kubernetes
6 497 (10.21%) Opscode Chef
7 209 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 182 (3.74%) SCOM
9 143 (2.94%) WSUS
10 124 (2.55%) Nagios
11 89 (1.83%) Grafana
12 85 (1.75%) vCenter Server
13 83 (1.70%) Prometheus
14 75 (1.54%) Packer
15 74 (1.52%) SCOrch
16 64 (1.31%) Automic
17 62 (1.27%) ZABBIX
18 61 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
19 59 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
20 57 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 2,358 (48.43%) Microsoft
2 1,279 (26.27%) VMware
3 576 (11.83%) Citrix
4 440 (9.04%) Cisco
5 216 (4.44%) Splunk
6 190 (3.90%) HP
7 189 (3.88%) Oracle
8 169 (3.47%) Google
8 169 (3.47%) ServiceNow
9 163 (3.35%) Veeam
10 150 (3.08%) Atlassian
11 136 (2.79%) Dell
12 132 (2.71%) Symantec
13 120 (2.46%) Red Hat
14 89 (1.83%) Apple
15 87 (1.79%) AppDynamics
16 82 (1.68%) Meraki
17 81 (1.66%) Ivanti
18 77 (1.58%) SolarWinds
19 60 (1.23%) IBM