Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 132 189
Rank change year-on-year +12 +57 +26
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 4,826 4,446 3,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 2.51% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.00% 4.73% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,806 3,630 3,182
UK median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £76,875 £72,500 £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 96,601 94,085 108,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.50% 53.19% 51.95%
Number of salaries quoted 80,519 80,818 93,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 +15 4,583 £52,500 +10.53% 655
UK excluding London +1 2,466 £45,000 +5.88% 406
London +16 2,312 £60,000 +9.09% 280
South East -11 800 £47,500 - 111
North of England -35 504 £40,000 - 76
Midlands +58 375 £42,500 - 80
East of England +32 338 £50,000 +5.26% 68
South West +11 261 £45,000 +20.00% 39
Yorkshire +6 241 £40,000 +5.26% 26
North West -55 227 £45,000 +5.88% 36
West Midlands +52 226 £42,500 - 41
Scotland -8 160 £47,500 +14.46% 20
East Midlands +59 148 £40,000 -11.11% 39
North East -8 37 £34,000 -9.33% 14
Wales +8 29 £43,750 +45.83% 6
Northern Ireland -10 12 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Channel Islands -1 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 2,978 (61.71%) Windows
2 2,174 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 1,649 (34.17%) Active Directory
4 1,647 (34.13%) Windows Server
5 1,618 (33.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 1,575 (32.64%) SQL
7 1,490 (30.87%) SQL Server
8 1,373 (28.45%) VMware
9 1,224 (25.36%) DevOps
10 1,214 (25.16%) Finance
11 1,213 (25.13%) Linux
12 1,068 (22.13%) C#
13 1,033 (21.40%) .NET
14 1,022 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
15 979 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
16 978 (20.27%) Python
17 930 (19.27%) Office 365
18 878 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 799 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 779 (16.14%) ITIL
21 732 (15.17%) SCCM
22 700 (14.50%) Puppet
23 689 (14.28%) Bash Shell
24 681 (14.11%) DNS
25 674 (13.97%) Firewall
26 644 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
27 626 (12.97%) Configuration Management
28 596 (12.35%) JavaScript
29 594 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
30 592 (12.27%) IIS

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
1 592 (12.27%) IIS
2 555 (11.50%) SharePoint
3 454 (9.41%) MS Exchange
4 188 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 184 (3.81%) Apache
6 175 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 175 (3.63%) Skype for Business
7 131 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 122 (2.53%) Confluence
9 116 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
10 93 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 77 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 70 (1.45%) OpenStack
13 69 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
14 68 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
15 50 (1.04%) nginx
16 43 (0.89%) CMS
17 40 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 40 (0.83%) Umbraco
18 32 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 253 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.062%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.041%) Maya
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.021%) HipChat
8 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.021%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.021%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 101 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.21%) MetaTrader
5 9 (0.19%) HFM
5 9 (0.19%) Teamcenter
6 8 (0.17%) Endur
7 7 (0.15%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 5 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.083%) Maximo
10 3 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.062%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.062%) Workday HCM
11 2 (0.041%) Bloomberg AIM
11 2 (0.041%) Eze OMS
11 2 (0.041%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.041%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 1,618 (33.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 979 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
3 930 (19.27%) Office 365
4 314 (6.51%) IaaS
5 250 (5.18%) PaaS
6 223 (4.62%) SaaS
7 153 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 91 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 90 (1.86%) OneDrive
10 88 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
11 77 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
12 74 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
13 70 (1.45%) GitHub
14 49 (1.02%) Amazon S3
14 49 (1.02%) Serverless
15 47 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 42 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 33 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
18 24 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
19 23 (0.48%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 681 (14.11%) DNS
2 674 (13.97%) Firewall
3 484 (10.03%) DHCP
4 367 (7.60%) TCP/IP
5 364 (7.54%) SAN
6 297 (6.15%) WAN
7 275 (5.70%) VPN
8 229 (4.75%) LAN
9 160 (3.32%) VLAN
10 153 (3.17%) Internet
11 147 (3.05%) Network Security
12 143 (2.96%) Skype
13 128 (2.65%) HTTP
14 127 (2.63%) SSL
15 101 (2.09%) NAS
15 101 (2.09%) VoIP
16 82 (1.70%) NetScaler
17 73 (1.51%) MPLS
18 68 (1.41%) FTP
19 63 (1.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,490 (30.87%) SQL Server
2 370 (7.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 354 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 225 (4.66%) MySQL
5 218 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 199 (4.12%) NoSQL
7 184 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 176 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 154 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 120 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
11 119 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
12 114 (2.36%) Relational Database
13 107 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
14 101 (2.09%) Power BI
15 82 (1.70%) Oracle Database
16 65 (1.35%) Big Data
17 62 (1.28%) Hadoop
18 61 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
19 59 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
19 59 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 458 (9.49%) TeamCity
2 443 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 426 (8.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 403 (8.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 387 (8.02%) Jenkins
6 340 (7.05%) Visual Studio
7 281 (5.82%) JIRA
8 211 (4.37%) MSBuild
9 185 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 140 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 124 (2.57%) Subversion
12 123 (2.55%) MSI
13 106 (2.20%) Hudson
14 63 (1.31%) NuGet
14 63 (1.31%) Selenium
15 52 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
16 50 (1.04%) Maven
16 50 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 38 (0.79%) Bitbucket
18 36 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 1,214 (25.16%) Finance
2 529 (10.96%) Banking
3 157 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 101 (2.09%) Retail
5 90 (1.86%) Law
6 81 (1.68%) Advertising
7 78 (1.62%) Retail Banking
8 64 (1.33%) Legal
9 52 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 52 (1.08%) Front Office
10 51 (1.06%) Publishing
11 46 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 45 (0.93%) Telecoms
13 43 (0.89%) Games
14 34 (0.70%) Marketing
15 24 (0.50%) Back Office
16 19 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.25%) Private Banking
18 11 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
19 10 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 594 (12.31%) Developer
2 589 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 534 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 443 (9.18%) Administrator
5 426 (8.83%) Analyst
6 326 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
7 304 (6.30%) Support Engineer
8 275 (5.70%) DBA
9 237 (4.91%) .NET Developer
10 232 (4.81%) Architect
11 228 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
12 225 (4.66%) Consultant
13 223 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
14 199 (4.12%) SQL DBA
15 197 (4.08%) Desktop Support
16 190 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
17 183 (3.79%) Support Analyst
18 182 (3.77%) PowerShell Engineer
19 177 (3.67%) C# Developer
20 161 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,033 (21.40%) .NET
2 426 (8.83%) ASP.NET
3 364 (7.54%) Web Services
4 338 (7.00%) HTML
5 247 (5.12%) CSS
6 231 (4.79%) REST
7 206 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 192 (3.98%) XML
9 168 (3.48%) JSON
10 166 (3.44%) .NET Framework
11 161 (3.34%) jQuery
12 157 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 155 (3.21%) RESTful
14 140 (2.90%) AngularJS
15 124 (2.57%) WCF
16 123 (2.55%) HTML5
17 114 (2.36%) Software Packaging
18 108 (2.24%) SOAP
19 84 (1.74%) HATEOAS
20 79 (1.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 394 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 393 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 230 (4.77%) Clustering
5 190 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 164 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 146 (3.03%) Hedge funds
8 130 (2.69%) Fintech
9 113 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
10 111 (2.30%) User Experience
11 110 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
12 92 (1.91%) Online Banking
13 90 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 90 (1.86%) Replication
14 88 (1.82%) Private Cloud
15 75 (1.55%) Blackberry
16 66 (1.37%) Virtual Team
17 64 (1.33%) PKI
18 49 (1.02%) Fat Client
18 49 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,978 (61.71%) Windows
2 1,647 (34.13%) Windows Server
3 1,213 (25.13%) Linux
4 799 (16.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 644 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 410 (8.50%) Unix
7 409 (8.47%) Windows 7
8 384 (7.96%) Windows 10
9 132 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (1.95%) CentOS
11 83 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 75 (1.55%) Ubuntu
13 64 (1.33%) Android
14 50 (1.04%) Solaris
15 39 (0.81%) Mac OS X
16 37 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 30 (0.62%) VMS
18 29 (0.60%) HPUX
18 29 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,224 (25.36%) DevOps
2 1,022 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
3 779 (16.14%) ITIL
4 626 (12.97%) Configuration Management
5 594 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
6 492 (10.19%) Migration
7 387 (8.02%) Scrum
8 313 (6.49%) Task Automation
9 312 (6.46%) Service Delivery
10 310 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
11 304 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
11 304 (6.30%) Test Automation
12 302 (6.26%) Software Engineering
13 261 (5.41%) Change Management
14 255 (5.28%) Project Management
15 252 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
15 252 (5.22%) Open Source
16 248 (5.14%) MVC
17 247 (5.12%) High Availability
18 229 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,575 (32.64%) SQL
2 1,068 (22.13%) C#
3 978 (20.27%) Python
4 689 (14.28%) Bash Shell
5 596 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 464 (9.61%) Java
7 438 (9.08%) Perl
8 389 (8.06%) T-SQL
9 277 (5.74%) Ruby
10 252 (5.22%) VBScript
11 205 (4.25%) Shell Script
12 165 (3.42%) PHP
13 138 (2.86%) VB
14 130 (2.69%) C++
15 119 (2.47%) C
16 79 (1.64%) VBA
17 63 (1.31%) Bourne shell
18 51 (1.06%) Korn
19 40 (0.83%) VB.NET
20 29 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 530 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 458 (9.49%) Degree
3 354 (7.34%) MCSE
4 263 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 200 (4.14%) MCSA
6 150 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 135 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 121 (2.51%) CCNA
9 117 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 98 (2.03%) CISSP
10 98 (2.03%) MCITP
11 83 (1.72%) DV Cleared
12 81 (1.68%) MCP
13 71 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 54 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (1.02%) GIAC
16 47 (0.97%) CISM
17 45 (0.93%) CCNP
18 41 (0.85%) CISA
18 41 (0.85%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (2.82%) SLA
2 130 (2.69%) QA
3 116 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 48 (0.99%) GDPR
6 27 (0.56%) HIPAA
7 20 (0.41%) COBIT
8 13 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.21%) SSAE 16
10 9 (0.19%) GCP
11 5 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.10%) GPG13
11 5 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.062%) PMO
12 3 (0.062%) SEPA
13 2 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.041%) RMADS
13 2 (0.041%) TickIT
14 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,649 (34.17%) Active Directory
2 878 (18.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 580 (12.02%) Hyper-V
4 267 (5.53%) Docker
5 252 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
6 215 (4.46%) XenApp
7 202 (4.19%) vSphere
8 192 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 129 (2.67%) XenDesktop
10 103 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
11 86 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 55 (1.14%) Xen
13 54 (1.12%) DFS Replication
14 49 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
15 44 (0.91%) XenServer
16 38 (0.79%) BitLocker
17 34 (0.70%) Terminal Services
18 27 (0.56%) VMware NSX
19 26 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
20 18 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 732 (15.17%) SCCM
2 700 (14.50%) Puppet
3 584 (12.10%) Opscode Chef
4 580 (12.02%) Ansible
5 367 (7.60%) SCOM
6 166 (3.44%) Nagios
7 123 (2.55%) Terraform
8 88 (1.82%) WSUS
9 76 (1.57%) Kubernetes
9 76 (1.57%) vCenter Server
10 75 (1.55%) Backup Exec
11 70 (1.45%) SCVMM
12 67 (1.39%) SCOrch
13 59 (1.22%) Kibana
14 50 (1.04%) NetBackup
15 48 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
16 44 (0.91%) vRealize
17 43 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
18 38 (0.79%) Salt
19 37 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,174 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 1,373 (28.45%) VMware
3 541 (11.21%) Citrix
4 416 (8.62%) Cisco
5 357 (7.40%) Oracle
6 336 (6.96%) HP
7 169 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 164 (3.40%) Splunk
9 141 (2.92%) NetApp
10 128 (2.65%) McAfee
11 127 (2.63%) Dell
12 126 (2.61%) Symantec
13 114 (2.36%) Google
14 97 (2.01%) EMC
14 97 (2.01%) IBM
15 90 (1.86%) SolarWinds
16 82 (1.70%) Veeam
17 70 (1.45%) AppDynamics
18 69 (1.43%) Ivanti
19 68 (1.41%) 3PAR