Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 124 152
Rank change year-on-year +30 +28 +44
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 5,565 4,679 4,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.29% 2.64% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.89% 4.76% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4,316 3,713 3,751
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,900 £70,000
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 94,452 98,344 103,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.81% 55.58% 52.33%
Number of salaries quoted 78,408 81,394 89,680
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +37 5,263 £51,500 +3.00% 644
UK excluding London +42 2,875 £45,000 +5.88% 408
London +31 2,597 £60,000 +4.35% 273
South East +17 789 £50,000 +12.99% 117
North of England +35 594 £47,500 +18.75% 88
East of England +67 457 £50,000 - 52
Midlands +29 453 £42,500 - 57
South West +51 382 £45,000 +12.50% 56
Yorkshire +36 312 £47,500 +18.75% 43
West Midlands +5 241 £42,500 - 34
North West -3 230 £45,000 +12.50% 34
East Midlands +80 212 £42,500 -3.41% 23
Scotland -42 124 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Wales +58 91 £40,250 -6.40% 8
North East +5 52 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Northern Ireland +9 9 £33,750 -10.00%
Isle of Man +2 5 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -8 4 £29,500 -9.23%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 3,247 (58.35%) Windows
2 2,543 (45.70%) Microsoft
3 2,185 (39.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1,857 (33.37%) Active Directory
5 1,845 (33.15%) SQL
6 1,765 (31.72%) SQL Server
7 1,612 (28.97%) Windows Server
8 1,566 (28.14%) DevOps
9 1,531 (27.51%) Linux
10 1,486 (26.70%) VMware
11 1,476 (26.52%) Finance
12 1,468 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
13 1,323 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
14 1,297 (23.31%) Python
15 1,211 (21.76%) C#
16 1,186 (21.31%) .NET
17 1,017 (18.27%) Office 365
18 966 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 960 (17.25%) Bash Shell
20 884 (15.88%) ITIL
21 853 (15.33%) DNS
22 810 (14.56%) Puppet
23 803 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 782 (14.05%) JavaScript
25 748 (13.44%) Firewall
26 724 (13.01%) SCCM
27 715 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
28 699 (12.56%) Git (software)
29 694 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
30 690 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 551 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 538 (9.67%) SharePoint
3 436 (7.83%) IIS
4 242 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 228 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 199 (3.58%) Confluence
6 199 (3.58%) Tomcat
7 184 (3.31%) Apache
8 180 (3.23%) Skype for Business
9 125 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
10 122 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 99 (1.78%) OpenStack
12 84 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 80 (1.44%) JBoss
14 78 (1.40%) WebLogic
15 77 (1.38%) CMS
15 77 (1.38%) WebSphere
16 58 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
17 52 (0.93%) nginx
18 50 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 296 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.036%) Windchill
9 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 62 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.31%) Documaker
3 10 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
3 10 (0.18%) MetaTrader
3 10 (0.18%) ReMetrica
4 9 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
4 9 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.14%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.090%) Advent Geneva
7 5 (0.090%) Front Arena
7 5 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.090%) Tradar
8 4 (0.072%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.072%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.072%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.054%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.054%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2,185 (39.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,468 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1,017 (18.27%) Office 365
4 438 (7.87%) IaaS
5 386 (6.94%) PaaS
6 321 (5.77%) SaaS
7 185 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 175 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 157 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 150 (2.70%) GitHub
11 108 (1.94%) Serverless
12 104 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
13 70 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 70 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
14 62 (1.11%) NuGet
15 58 (1.04%) Amazon S3
15 58 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
15 58 (1.04%) Mimecast
16 55 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
17 50 (0.90%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 853 (15.33%) DNS
2 748 (13.44%) Firewall
3 507 (9.11%) TCP/IP
4 501 (9.00%) DHCP
5 407 (7.31%) SAN
6 298 (5.35%) VPN
7 290 (5.21%) WAN
8 258 (4.64%) LAN
9 200 (3.59%) Internet
10 195 (3.50%) HTTP
11 182 (3.27%) Network Security
12 166 (2.98%) Skype
13 144 (2.59%) VLAN
14 142 (2.55%) SSL
15 118 (2.12%) NAS
16 92 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
17 89 (1.60%) NetScaler
18 79 (1.42%) WLAN
19 73 (1.31%) Wireless
20 71 (1.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,765 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 436 (7.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 411 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 334 (6.00%) MySQL
5 232 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 219 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
7 206 (3.70%) Big Data
8 198 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 198 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 192 (3.45%) NoSQL
10 171 (3.07%) MongoDB
11 158 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 127 (2.28%) Hadoop
12 127 (2.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 123 (2.21%) Power BI
13 123 (2.21%) RDBMS
14 109 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
15 103 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
16 100 (1.80%) Redis
17 96 (1.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 699 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 684 (12.29%) Jenkins
3 468 (8.41%) TeamCity
4 458 (8.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 414 (7.44%) JIRA
6 371 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 286 (5.14%) Visual Studio
8 266 (4.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 213 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 181 (3.25%) Subversion
11 149 (2.68%) Selenium
12 141 (2.53%) MSBuild
13 139 (2.50%) Bitbucket
14 94 (1.69%) Vagrant
15 90 (1.62%) SpecFlow
16 87 (1.56%) NUnit
17 86 (1.55%) MSI
18 81 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
19 74 (1.33%) GoCD
20 65 (1.17%) GitLab
General
1 1,476 (26.52%) Finance
2 303 (5.44%) Banking
3 146 (2.62%) Retail
4 116 (2.08%) Law
5 111 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 96 (1.73%) Marketing
7 91 (1.64%) Legal
8 88 (1.58%) Games
9 86 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 80 (1.44%) Front Office
11 78 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 57 (1.02%) Advertising
13 50 (0.90%) Back Office
14 38 (0.68%) Publishing
15 35 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 26 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 25 (0.45%) French Language
18 21 (0.38%) Electronics
19 19 (0.34%) Spanish Language
20 16 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 899 (16.15%) Developer
2 651 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 613 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 574 (10.31%) Analyst
5 379 (6.81%) Administrator
6 366 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 312 (5.61%) Architect
8 309 (5.55%) Windows Engineer
9 296 (5.32%) Support Analyst
10 282 (5.07%) .NET Developer
11 254 (4.56%) Applications Support
12 245 (4.40%) DBA
12 245 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
13 236 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
14 215 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
15 214 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
16 212 (3.81%) C# Developer
17 206 (3.70%) Consultant
18 192 (3.45%) SQL DBA
19 169 (3.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,186 (21.31%) .NET
2 483 (8.68%) ASP.NET
3 421 (7.57%) Web Services
4 416 (7.48%) HTML
5 308 (5.53%) REST
6 297 (5.34%) CSS
7 295 (5.30%) .NET Framework
8 278 (5.00%) JSON
9 251 (4.51%) XML
10 232 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 214 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 191 (3.43%) Middleware
13 158 (2.84%) Node.js
14 152 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 141 (2.53%) RESTful
16 134 (2.41%) jQuery
17 129 (2.32%) HTML5
18 124 (2.23%) LDAP
19 119 (2.14%) SOAP
20 110 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 498 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 372 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 265 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 239 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 239 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 232 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 157 (2.82%) Fintech
7 154 (2.77%) PKI
8 143 (2.57%) Clustering
9 134 (2.41%) Replication
10 132 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 127 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
12 123 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 120 (2.16%) User Experience
14 104 (1.87%) Hedge funds
15 99 (1.78%) Private Cloud
16 88 (1.58%) Blackberry
16 88 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
17 69 (1.24%) Robotics
18 55 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3,247 (58.35%) Windows
2 1,612 (28.97%) Windows Server
3 1,531 (27.51%) Linux
4 690 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 654 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 485 (8.72%) Windows 10
7 397 (7.13%) Windows 7
8 387 (6.95%) Unix
9 222 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 123 (2.21%) Android
11 113 (2.03%) CentOS
12 91 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 86 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 70 (1.26%) Ubuntu
15 66 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 57 (1.02%) Windows 8
17 44 (0.79%) Solaris
18 42 (0.75%) VMS
19 27 (0.49%) Windows XP
20 25 (0.45%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,566 (28.14%) DevOps
2 1,323 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
3 884 (15.88%) ITIL
4 803 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 715 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
6 694 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
7 549 (9.87%) Configuration Management
8 498 (8.95%) Migration
9 464 (8.34%) Test Automation
10 402 (7.22%) Scrum
11 335 (6.02%) Software Engineering
12 305 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
13 299 (5.37%) Project Management
14 295 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 289 (5.19%) MVC
16 279 (5.01%) SDLC
17 269 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
18 268 (4.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 266 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
19 266 (4.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,845 (33.15%) SQL
2 1,297 (23.31%) Python
3 1,211 (21.76%) C#
4 960 (17.25%) Bash Shell
5 782 (14.05%) JavaScript
6 571 (10.26%) Java
7 428 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 413 (7.42%) Perl
9 380 (6.83%) Ruby
10 262 (4.71%) VBScript
11 211 (3.79%) Shell Script
12 179 (3.22%) C
13 170 (3.05%) VB
14 156 (2.80%) PHP
15 130 (2.34%) C++
16 108 (1.94%) VBA
17 74 (1.33%) TypeScript
18 70 (1.26%) Go
19 42 (0.75%) R
19 42 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 565 (10.15%) Degree
2 544 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 380 (6.83%) MCSE
4 293 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 189 (3.40%) MCSA
6 167 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 136 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 126 (2.26%) SC Cleared
9 120 (2.16%) CCNA
10 117 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
11 108 (1.94%) MCP
12 95 (1.71%) CISSP
13 93 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 92 (1.65%) MCITP
15 91 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
16 69 (1.24%) AWS Certification
17 57 (1.02%) CCNP
17 57 (1.02%) GIAC
18 56 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
19 54 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (3.41%) SLA
2 134 (2.41%) QA
3 82 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.88%) GDPR
6 34 (0.61%) GCP
7 28 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.16%) PMO
10 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.090%) WCAG
12 4 (0.072%) EMIR
12 4 (0.072%) FATCA
12 4 (0.072%) MiFID
12 4 (0.072%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.072%) SAS 70
13 2 (0.036%) TickIT
14 1 (0.018%) COBIT
System Software
1 1,857 (33.37%) Active Directory
2 966 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 648 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 574 (10.31%) Docker
5 325 (5.84%) vSphere
6 211 (3.79%) XenApp
7 200 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
8 192 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 142 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 133 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 129 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
12 84 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
13 64 (1.15%) BitLocker
14 53 (0.95%) VirtualBox
14 53 (0.95%) XenServer
15 47 (0.84%) VMware NSX
16 45 (0.81%) Xen
17 42 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
18 35 (0.63%) Firmware
19 33 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 810 (14.56%) Puppet
2 724 (13.01%) SCCM
3 673 (12.09%) Ansible
4 614 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
5 361 (6.49%) Terraform
6 266 (4.78%) SCOM
7 254 (4.56%) Kubernetes
8 195 (3.50%) Nagios
9 133 (2.39%) WSUS
10 117 (2.10%) vRealize
11 92 (1.65%) Salt
12 72 (1.29%) vCenter Server
13 70 (1.26%) Packer
14 69 (1.24%) SCOrch
15 61 (1.10%) SCVMM
16 56 (1.01%) Backup Exec
17 55 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
18 54 (0.97%) logstash
19 51 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
20 50 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2,543 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 1,486 (26.70%) VMware
3 676 (12.15%) Citrix
4 494 (8.88%) Cisco
5 373 (6.70%) Oracle
6 234 (4.20%) HP
7 232 (4.17%) Splunk
8 215 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 214 (3.85%) Google
10 171 (3.07%) ServiceNow
11 158 (2.84%) NetApp
12 132 (2.37%) Atlassian
13 126 (2.26%) IBM
14 118 (2.12%) Veeam
15 116 (2.08%) EMC
16 112 (2.01%) Bloomberg
17 111 (1.99%) McAfee
18 101 (1.81%) AppDynamics
19 92 (1.65%) Symantec
20 90 (1.62%) Dell