Period
to 28 October 2021

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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 66 81
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 +13
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,727 2,122 4,853
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 4.28% 3.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.92% 7.20% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,686 1,731 3,840
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.23%

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 68,333 29,463 73,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.75% 59.36% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 45,359 25,216 60,996
10th Percentile £35,461 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

PowerShell
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PowerShell.

Salary trend for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for PowerShell in the UK

PowerShell
Top 19 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 28 October 2021. 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 -14 4,216 £57,500 +4.55% 939
UK excluding London -9 2,504 £50,000 +5.26% 612
London -29 1,797 £67,500 +3.85% 377
Work from Home -3 979 £62,500 +8.70% 185
South East -28 646 £55,000 +10.00% 146
North of England -9 610 £54,000 +12.50% 156
Midlands -7 467 £52,500 +10.53% 125
North West -8 358 £53,350 +6.70% 100
South West +26 351 £47,500 -5.00% 57
West Midlands -29 284 £57,500 +15.00% 74
East of England -2 220 £47,500 +11.76% 71
Yorkshire -19 207 £54,000 +20.00% 39
East Midlands +37 182 £47,500 +18.75% 51
Scotland -7 142 £48,000 +1.05% 41
Wales -30 75 £42,500 +2.41% 15
North East -11 47 £55,000 +17.02% 17
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland -47 3 £32,500 -29.73% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 3,165 (66.96%) Azure
2 2,176 (46.03%) Windows
3 2,065 (43.69%) DevOps
4 2,045 (43.26%) Microsoft
5 1,499 (31.71%) AWS
6 1,420 (30.04%) SQL
7 1,385 (29.30%) Active Directory
8 1,378 (29.15%) Python
9 1,264 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
10 1,260 (26.66%) Terraform
11 1,212 (25.64%) Microsoft 365
12 1,115 (23.59%) Linux
13 1,092 (23.10%) Bash Shell
14 1,079 (22.83%) Social Skills
15 974 (20.61%) Windows Server
16 957 (20.25%) VMware
17 909 (19.23%) C#
18 866 (18.32%) Kubernetes
19 813 (17.20%) SQL Server
20 765 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
21 758 (16.04%) Finance
22 720 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
23 716 (15.15%) .NET
24 708 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
25 702 (14.85%) Docker
26 660 (13.96%) Ansible
27 636 (13.45%) Firewall
28 615 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 583 (12.33%) DNS
30 561 (11.87%) PaaS

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
1 434 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 261 (5.52%) IIS
3 198 (4.19%) MS Exchange
4 129 (2.73%) Confluence
5 73 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 66 (1.40%) Apache
7 53 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (0.97%) Skype for Business
10 45 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 36 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
12 26 (0.55%) nginx
13 24 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 22 (0.47%) CMS
14 22 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (0.47%) Umbraco
15 20 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.36%) Traefik
17 16 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
18 14 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 280 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.085%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.063%) Weka
7 2 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.021%) Maya
8 1 (0.021%) NUKE
8 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 81 (1.71%) Sentinel
2 49 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 11 (0.23%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.11%) Unica
8 4 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.063%) FastStats
9 3 (0.063%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 2 (0.042%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.042%) Relativity
10 2 (0.042%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.042%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.042%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,165 (66.96%) Azure
2 1,499 (31.71%) AWS
3 1,212 (25.64%) Microsoft 365
4 561 (11.87%) PaaS
5 517 (10.94%) IaaS
6 471 (9.96%) SaaS
7 462 (9.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 453 (9.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 451 (9.54%) Power Platform
10 400 (8.46%) GCP
11 380 (8.04%) Serverless
12 210 (4.44%) AWS Lambda
12 210 (4.44%) GitHub
13 206 (4.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 172 (3.64%) Amazon S3
15 162 (3.43%) Azure Data Factory
16 161 (3.41%) OneDrive
17 141 (2.98%) PowerApps
18 137 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
19 121 (2.56%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 636 (13.45%) Firewall
2 583 (12.33%) DNS
3 438 (9.27%) DHCP
4 341 (7.21%) VPN
5 309 (6.54%) TCP/IP
6 234 (4.95%) WAN
7 227 (4.80%) LAN
8 215 (4.55%) SAN
9 152 (3.22%) VLAN
10 142 (3.00%) HTTP
11 101 (2.14%) Network Security
12 99 (2.09%) VoIP
13 75 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
14 73 (1.54%) SSL
15 70 (1.48%) Internet
16 59 (1.25%) NAS
17 52 (1.10%) Cisco IPT
18 51 (1.08%) Skype
19 50 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
20 47 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 813 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 311 (6.58%) Power BI
3 288 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 273 (5.78%) MySQL
5 250 (5.29%) MongoDB
6 233 (4.93%) Data Lake
7 232 (4.91%) Big Data
8 220 (4.65%) NoSQL
9 218 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
10 212 (4.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 205 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 172 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 161 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
14 126 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
15 124 (2.62%) Redis
16 105 (2.22%) Relational Database
17 80 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
18 75 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 65 (1.38%) RDBMS
20 64 (1.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 524 (11.09%) Git (software)
2 456 (9.65%) Jenkins
3 307 (6.49%) TeamCity
4 279 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 254 (5.37%) JIRA
6 162 (3.43%) GitLab
7 157 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 129 (2.73%) Visual Studio
9 121 (2.56%) Selenium
10 93 (1.97%) Bitbucket
11 91 (1.93%) JMeter
12 73 (1.54%) SpecFlow
13 70 (1.48%) NUnit
14 49 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 49 (1.04%) Subversion
15 48 (1.02%) Log4Net
16 44 (0.93%) Moq
17 40 (0.85%) CircleCI
18 39 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
19 37 (0.78%) SonarQube
General
1 1,079 (22.83%) Social Skills
2 758 (16.04%) Finance
3 330 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 159 (3.36%) Public Sector
5 144 (3.05%) Banking
6 143 (3.03%) Retail
7 121 (2.56%) Marketing
8 108 (2.28%) Documentation Skills
9 104 (2.20%) Legal
10 99 (2.09%) Law
11 96 (2.03%) Manufacturing
12 90 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
13 65 (1.38%) Telecoms
14 53 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
15 46 (0.97%) Electronics
16 44 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 39 (0.83%) Back Office
18 35 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
19 33 (0.70%) Advertising
20 30 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 751 (15.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 528 (11.17%) Azure Engineer
3 504 (10.66%) Developer
4 471 (9.96%) Cloud Engineer
5 467 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 347 (7.34%) Analyst
7 284 (6.01%) Architect
8 260 (5.50%) Support Engineer
9 236 (4.99%) Administrator
10 228 (4.82%) Data Engineer
11 223 (4.72%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 223 (4.72%) Security Engineer
12 181 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
12 181 (3.83%) Consultant
13 159 (3.36%) DBA
14 145 (3.07%) Support Analyst
15 144 (3.05%) Azure DevOps
16 137 (2.90%) Platform Engineer
17 133 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
18 127 (2.69%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 716 (15.15%) .NET
2 342 (7.24%) ARM Templates
3 246 (5.20%) .NET Core
4 232 (4.91%) JSON
5 202 (4.27%) REST
6 201 (4.25%) Web Services
7 188 (3.98%) React
8 184 (3.89%) CSS
8 184 (3.89%) HTML
9 171 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 166 (3.51%) .NET Framework
11 160 (3.38%) ASP.NET
12 148 (3.13%) AngularJS
13 126 (2.67%) YAML
14 121 (2.56%) Node.js
15 109 (2.31%) Kafka
16 94 (1.99%) jQuery
17 91 (1.93%) RabbitMQ
18 90 (1.90%) XML
19 88 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 295 (6.24%) Public Cloud
2 220 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 151 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
4 148 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 144 (3.05%) Clustering
5 144 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 136 (2.88%) User Experience
7 121 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 115 (2.43%) Cloud Native
9 77 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 71 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 68 (1.44%) Replication
12 64 (1.35%) PKI
13 53 (1.12%) Hedge funds
14 50 (1.06%) Algorithms
15 48 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
15 48 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 40 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
17 37 (0.78%) EFT
17 37 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2,176 (46.03%) Windows
2 1,115 (23.59%) Linux
3 974 (20.61%) Windows Server
4 370 (7.83%) Windows 10
5 289 (6.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 287 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 243 (5.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 226 (4.78%) Unix
9 127 (2.69%) Mac OS
10 119 (2.52%) Android
11 102 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 101 (2.14%) CentOS
13 79 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 77 (1.63%) Ubuntu
15 70 (1.48%) Windows 7
16 57 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 45 (0.95%) Mac OS X
18 43 (0.91%) VMS
19 33 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,065 (43.69%) DevOps
2 1,264 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 765 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 720 (15.23%) Problem-Solving
5 615 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 551 (11.66%) ITIL
7 482 (10.20%) Analytics
8 405 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 389 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
10 386 (8.17%) Migration
11 377 (7.98%) Configuration Management
12 361 (7.64%) Mentoring
13 350 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 323 (6.83%) Scrum
15 309 (6.54%) ETL
16 306 (6.47%) Cybersecurity
16 306 (6.47%) Test Automation
17 255 (5.39%) Software Engineering
18 242 (5.12%) Microservices
19 236 (4.99%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,420 (30.04%) SQL
2 1,378 (29.15%) Python
3 1,092 (23.10%) Bash Shell
4 909 (19.23%) C#
5 503 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 360 (7.62%) Java
7 277 (5.86%) T-SQL
8 232 (4.91%) Ruby
9 172 (3.64%) Go
10 169 (3.58%) Perl
11 139 (2.94%) PHP
12 112 (2.37%) TypeScript
13 101 (2.14%) Groovy
14 98 (2.07%) VB
15 83 (1.76%) VBScript
16 80 (1.69%) Scala
17 72 (1.52%) R
18 56 (1.18%) C++
19 49 (1.04%) C
20 48 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 414 (8.76%) Degree
2 322 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 311 (6.58%) Security Cleared
4 212 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 144 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 136 (2.88%) MCSE
7 126 (2.67%) MCSA
8 81 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 77 (1.63%) CISSP
10 70 (1.48%) AWS Certification
10 70 (1.48%) CCNA
11 61 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 53 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 45 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 45 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 44 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (0.87%) SANS
16 38 (0.80%) GCFA
16 38 (0.80%) GCIA
16 38 (0.80%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (3.74%) SLA
2 126 (2.67%) QA
3 91 (1.93%) GDPR
4 59 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.34%) GRC
7 16 (0.34%) NIST
8 14 (0.30%) PMO
9 10 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.13%) SOC 2
12 5 (0.11%) NCSC
13 4 (0.085%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.085%) HL7
13 4 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.063%) Accessibility
15 2 (0.042%) GxP
15 2 (0.042%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,385 (29.30%) Active Directory
2 708 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 702 (14.85%) Docker
4 354 (7.49%) Hyper-V
5 162 (3.43%) vSphere
6 139 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 122 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 56 (1.18%) XenApp
10 43 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 35 (0.74%) NFS
13 30 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 25 (0.53%) BitLocker
15 23 (0.49%) VMware NSX
16 17 (0.36%) Terminal Server
16 17 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.19%) Firmware
19 8 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1,260 (26.66%) Terraform
2 866 (18.32%) Kubernetes
3 660 (13.96%) Ansible
4 462 (9.77%) SCCM
5 379 (8.02%) Puppet
6 378 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 311 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
8 206 (4.36%) Grafana
9 113 (2.39%) Prometheus
10 73 (1.54%) Nagios
10 73 (1.54%) SCOM
11 69 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
12 68 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 53 (1.12%) WSUS
14 51 (1.08%) Opsgenie
15 49 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
16 48 (1.02%) Jamf Pro
17 38 (0.80%) ZABBIX
18 36 (0.76%) Graylog
18 36 (0.76%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,045 (43.26%) Microsoft
2 957 (20.25%) VMware
3 311 (6.58%) Cisco
4 279 (5.90%) Citrix
5 278 (5.88%) Oracle
6 214 (4.53%) Google
7 180 (3.81%) Databricks
8 152 (3.22%) Splunk
9 151 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 144 (3.05%) Red Hat
11 109 (2.31%) HP
12 104 (2.20%) Veeam
13 103 (2.18%) IBM
14 100 (2.12%) Palo Alto
15 85 (1.80%) Dell
16 81 (1.71%) New Relic
17 71 (1.50%) EMC
18 66 (1.40%) SAP
19 65 (1.38%) NetApp
20 63 (1.33%) SaltStack