Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 78 102
Rank change year-on-year +7 +24 +41
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 3,105 5,340 5,663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.02% 3.63% 3.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.24% 6.74% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,621 4,460 4,462
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +8.42%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 42,887 79,269 99,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.58% 53.83% 56.01%
Number of salaries quoted 35,298 64,941 82,539
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +10 2,904 £55,000 +4.76% 289
UK excluding London +13 1,619 £47,500 +5.56% 222
London +19 1,420 £60,000 - 86
South East +18 521 £50,000 - 60
North of England +35 372 £47,500 +6.15% 54
Midlands +48 280 £45,000 +5.88% 40
West Midlands +46 206 £47,500 +11.76% 36
North West +38 205 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Work from Home +8 181 £57,500 -4.17% 32
South West -23 171 £47,500 +5.56% 26
Yorkshire +38 134 £45,000 +2.27% 6
East of England -20 130 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Scotland +10 86 £47,500 +5.56% 13
East Midlands +23 73 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Wales +31 62 £40,500 +1.89% 8
North East -4 33 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Northern Ireland +20 6 £46,000 +31.43% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £42,250 -

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 1,770 (57.00%) Windows
2 1,677 (54.01%) Azure
3 1,426 (45.93%) Microsoft
4 1,071 (34.49%) Active Directory
5 961 (30.95%) DevOps
6 958 (30.85%) Windows Server
7 919 (29.60%) Python
8 895 (28.82%) VMware
9 833 (26.83%) Office 365
10 795 (25.60%) Linux
11 789 (25.41%) AWS
12 782 (25.19%) SQL
13 737 (23.74%) SQL Server
14 663 (21.35%) Finance
15 635 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 623 (20.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 566 (18.23%) Bash Shell
18 517 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
19 502 (16.17%) .NET
20 492 (15.85%) C#
21 469 (15.10%) Firewall
22 464 (14.94%) Terraform
23 463 (14.91%) ITIL
24 462 (14.88%) DNS
25 451 (14.52%) Ansible
26 442 (14.24%) SCCM
27 396 (12.75%) Docker
28 382 (12.30%) Kubernetes
29 380 (12.24%) Hyper-V
30 350 (11.27%) 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
1 285 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 229 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 224 (7.21%) IIS
4 77 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 69 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 68 (2.19%) Confluence
7 67 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 57 (1.84%) Apache
9 50 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 40 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (1.00%) JBoss
13 29 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 26 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (0.74%) nginx
15 23 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.64%) WebSphere
17 19 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
19 11 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 180 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.097%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.58%) Salerio
3 11 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
5 5 (0.16%) iTrent
6 4 (0.13%) FastStats
6 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.13%) Unica
7 3 (0.097%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.064%) assyst
8 2 (0.064%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.064%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.064%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.064%) Relativity
8 2 (0.064%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.064%) Shopify
8 2 (0.064%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.032%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,677 (54.01%) Azure
2 833 (26.83%) Office 365
3 789 (25.41%) AWS
4 295 (9.50%) PaaS
5 286 (9.21%) IaaS
6 285 (9.18%) SaaS
7 263 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 193 (6.22%) Power Platform
9 159 (5.12%) GCP
10 133 (4.28%) Serverless
11 119 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
12 81 (2.61%) GitHub
13 79 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
14 69 (2.22%) PowerApps
15 57 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
16 53 (1.71%) OneDrive
17 52 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
17 52 (1.67%) Mimecast
18 43 (1.38%) Azure Functions
18 43 (1.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 469 (15.10%) Firewall
2 462 (14.88%) DNS
3 298 (9.60%) DHCP
4 225 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 215 (6.92%) VPN
6 200 (6.44%) SAN
7 121 (3.90%) LAN
8 111 (3.57%) Network Security
9 104 (3.35%) WAN
10 99 (3.19%) Skype
11 82 (2.64%) Internet
12 77 (2.48%) VoIP
13 67 (2.16%) VLAN
14 51 (1.64%) SSL
15 48 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (1.48%) NetScaler
17 45 (1.45%) Wireless
18 44 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (1.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (23.74%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.57%) Power BI
3 118 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 114 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (2.83%) MySQL
6 73 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 70 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 68 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 68 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 66 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 57 (1.84%) Big Data
11 56 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 48 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 47 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 46 (1.48%) MongoDB
14 46 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
15 45 (1.45%) Data Lake
16 38 (1.22%) Oracle Database
17 35 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
18 30 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 316 (10.18%) Jenkins
2 273 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 198 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 162 (5.22%) JIRA
5 161 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 87 (2.80%) Visual Studio
7 78 (2.51%) Bitbucket
8 76 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 62 (2.00%) Selenium
10 49 (1.58%) GitLab
11 45 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 37 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 26 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
14 25 (0.81%) MSI
15 22 (0.71%) NUnit
15 22 (0.71%) Subversion
15 22 (0.71%) WebDriver
16 20 (0.64%) Maven
17 16 (0.52%) git-flow
General
1 663 (21.35%) Finance
2 110 (3.54%) Banking
3 109 (3.51%) Law
4 106 (3.41%) Legal
5 79 (2.54%) Retail
6 58 (1.87%) Public Sector
7 48 (1.55%) Games
8 33 (1.06%) Advertising
9 29 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 27 (0.87%) Back Office
11 26 (0.84%) Local Government
12 22 (0.71%) Front Office
13 18 (0.58%) Telecoms
14 17 (0.55%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.48%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.45%) Marketing
17 10 (0.32%) Billing
18 7 (0.23%) Digital Economy
18 7 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 516 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 461 (14.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 316 (10.18%) Analyst
4 265 (8.53%) Developer
5 206 (6.63%) Azure Engineer
6 188 (6.05%) Cloud Engineer
7 181 (5.83%) IT Engineer
8 174 (5.60%) Administrator
9 165 (5.31%) Support Engineer
10 141 (4.54%) Support Analyst
11 119 (3.83%) Applications Support
12 118 (3.80%) Consultant
13 117 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
14 116 (3.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 115 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 107 (3.45%) Architect
17 105 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
18 98 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
19 96 (3.09%) Security Engineer
20 93 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (16.17%) .NET
2 167 (5.38%) Web Services
3 135 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 129 (4.15%) HTML
5 121 (3.90%) JSON
6 120 (3.86%) .NET Framework
7 101 (3.25%) Node.js
8 99 (3.19%) AngularJS
9 91 (2.93%) REST
10 89 (2.87%) CSS
11 82 (2.64%) XML
12 80 (2.58%) .NET Core
13 59 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
14 52 (1.67%) React
15 45 (1.45%) jQuery
16 43 (1.38%) Entity Framework
17 41 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (1.26%) SOAP
19 38 (1.22%) RESTful
20 37 (1.19%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 163 (5.25%) Public Cloud
4 129 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 112 (3.61%) Clustering
6 87 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 82 (2.64%) Cloud Native
8 60 (1.93%) User Experience
9 58 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 54 (1.74%) Replication
11 51 (1.64%) PKI
12 48 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 47 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 47 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 45 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 45 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 43 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
16 39 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
17 37 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
18 35 (1.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,770 (57.00%) Windows
2 958 (30.85%) Windows Server
3 795 (25.60%) Linux
4 339 (10.92%) Windows 10
5 284 (9.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 264 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (5.15%) Unix
8 152 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 150 (4.83%) Windows 7
10 92 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 75 (2.42%) CentOS
12 72 (2.32%) Ubuntu
13 66 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (1.42%) Mac OS
15 28 (0.90%) Solaris
16 27 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (0.77%) Windows 8
18 21 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 21 (0.68%) Debian
19 18 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (30.95%) DevOps
2 623 (20.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 517 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
4 463 (14.91%) ITIL
5 328 (10.56%) Migration
6 317 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
7 274 (8.82%) Infrastructure as Code
8 242 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 236 (7.60%) Configuration Management
10 213 (6.86%) Test Automation
11 200 (6.44%) Information Security
12 176 (5.67%) Fintech
13 161 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
14 158 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
15 155 (4.99%) Business Intelligence
16 150 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 148 (4.77%) Mentoring
18 146 (4.70%) Scrum
19 143 (4.61%) Task Automation
20 137 (4.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 919 (29.60%) Python
2 782 (25.19%) SQL
3 566 (18.23%) Bash Shell
4 492 (15.85%) C#
5 216 (6.96%) JavaScript
6 193 (6.22%) T-SQL
7 178 (5.73%) Java
8 158 (5.09%) Ruby
9 150 (4.83%) VBScript
10 124 (3.99%) Perl
11 105 (3.38%) Shell Script
12 67 (2.16%) Go
13 64 (2.06%) PHP
14 60 (1.93%) C
14 60 (1.93%) VB
15 44 (1.42%) C++
15 44 (1.42%) R
16 43 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 31 (1.00%) VBA
18 25 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 250 (8.05%) Degree
2 208 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 95 (3.06%) MCSE
5 94 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (3.00%) MCSA
7 92 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 85 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 77 (2.48%) CCNA
10 73 (2.35%) CISSP
11 70 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 67 (2.16%) DV Cleared
13 55 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 41 (1.32%) CISM
15 32 (1.03%) AWS Certification
16 29 (0.93%) CISA
16 29 (0.93%) MCP
17 21 (0.68%) DBS Check
17 21 (0.68%) MCITP
18 20 (0.64%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (3.54%) GDPR
2 110 (3.54%) SLA
3 96 (3.09%) QA
4 40 (1.29%) NIST
5 36 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 24 (0.77%) BS25999
8 16 (0.52%) NIST 800
9 14 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.32%) COBIT
12 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.23%) PMO
14 5 (0.16%) AICPA
14 5 (0.16%) NCSC
15 1 (0.032%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 1,071 (34.49%) Active Directory
2 635 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 396 (12.75%) Docker
4 380 (12.24%) Hyper-V
5 171 (5.51%) XenApp
6 170 (5.48%) vSphere
7 127 (4.09%) XenDesktop
8 112 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
9 65 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 38 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 36 (1.16%) BitLocker
13 30 (0.97%) NFS
14 29 (0.93%) Terminal Server
15 26 (0.84%) Firmware
16 21 (0.68%) VirtualBox
17 19 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 17 (0.55%) VMware Server
19 14 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 464 (14.94%) Terraform
2 451 (14.52%) Ansible
3 442 (14.24%) SCCM
4 382 (12.30%) Kubernetes
5 341 (10.98%) Puppet
6 272 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
7 137 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 131 (4.22%) SCOM
9 87 (2.80%) WSUS
10 74 (2.38%) Nagios
11 55 (1.77%) vCenter Server
12 50 (1.61%) PowerCLI
13 47 (1.51%) Grafana
14 45 (1.45%) Backup Exec
15 40 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
16 36 (1.16%) SCVMM
17 33 (1.06%) Packer
17 33 (1.06%) vRealize
18 30 (0.97%) Kibana
18 30 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,426 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 895 (28.82%) VMware
3 350 (11.27%) Citrix
4 300 (9.66%) Cisco
5 156 (5.02%) Oracle
6 137 (4.41%) HP
7 102 (3.29%) Red Hat
8 97 (3.12%) Google
9 88 (2.83%) Dell
10 82 (2.64%) Splunk
11 81 (2.61%) Veeam
12 73 (2.35%) ServiceNow
13 57 (1.84%) Sophos
14 52 (1.67%) EMC
15 50 (1.61%) Meraki
16 49 (1.58%) SolarWinds
17 48 (1.55%) IBM
18 42 (1.35%) NetApp
19 41 (1.32%) CheckPoint
20 35 (1.13%) Atlassian