Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 80 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +31
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 2,212 4,742 5,496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.05% 3.54% 3.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.85% 6.58% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,049 3,980 4,624
Median annual salary £56,000 £51,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.74% +1.98% +1.00%
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 32,315 72,054 89,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.13% 53.77% 55.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27,681 59,394 74,148
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 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 +11 2,057 £57,500 +9.52% 496
UK excluding London +15 1,199 £50,000 +11.11% 389
London +7 924 £65,000 +8.33% 149
South East +32 384 £55,000 +4.76% 87
North of England +40 303 £50,000 +11.11% 106
Work from Home +16 288 £60,000 +9.09% 85
Midlands +32 209 £47,500 +5.56% 84
West Midlands +38 176 £52,000 +4.52% 58
North West +59 169 £52,500 +16.67% 63
South West -12 138 £50,000 +13.64% 40
Yorkshire +29 105 £47,500 +5.56% 30
East of England +18 74 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Scotland -15 54 £45,000 - 32
Wales +40 43 £42,500 - 6
East Midlands -11 32 £38,500 -9.41% 26
North East -7 29 £46,250 +24.93% 13
Northern Ireland +19 6 £50,000 +25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1,379 (62.34%) Azure
2 1,110 (50.18%) Windows
3 1,016 (45.93%) Microsoft
4 830 (37.52%) DevOps
5 721 (32.59%) Active Directory
6 659 (29.79%) Python
7 630 (28.48%) VMware
8 608 (27.49%) AWS
9 602 (27.22%) SQL
10 597 (26.99%) Windows Server
11 546 (24.68%) Office 365
12 515 (23.28%) Linux
13 485 (21.93%) SQL Server
14 475 (21.47%) Terraform
15 448 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 425 (19.21%) C#
17 398 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
18 379 (17.13%) Finance
19 372 (16.82%) Ansible
20 369 (16.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 363 (16.41%) Bash Shell
22 362 (16.37%) DNS
23 356 (16.09%) PaaS
24 347 (15.69%) .NET
25 320 (14.47%) Docker
26 314 (14.20%) Kubernetes
27 311 (14.06%) Jenkins
28 292 (13.20%) SCCM
29 281 (12.70%) IaaS
30 264 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 216 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 197 (8.91%) IIS
3 94 (4.25%) MS Exchange
4 61 (2.76%) Confluence
5 48 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 45 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 45 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.22%) Apache
8 25 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.63%) JBoss
13 13 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.54%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.54%) nginx
15 10 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.32%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.27%) Site Server
Applications
1 94 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.045%) Weka
Business Applications
1 21 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 8 (0.36%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.23%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.090%) Eikon
6 2 (0.090%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.090%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.090%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1,379 (62.34%) Azure
2 608 (27.49%) AWS
3 546 (24.68%) Office 365
4 356 (16.09%) PaaS
5 281 (12.70%) IaaS
6 264 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 202 (9.13%) SaaS
8 123 (5.56%) Power Platform
9 115 (5.20%) GCP
10 108 (4.88%) Serverless
11 83 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 81 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
13 78 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
14 76 (3.44%) GitHub
15 61 (2.76%) PowerApps
16 56 (2.53%) Azure Functions
17 53 (2.40%) OneDrive
18 49 (2.22%) Amazon S3
19 47 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
20 30 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 362 (16.37%) DNS
2 235 (10.62%) Firewall
3 201 (9.09%) DHCP
4 179 (8.09%) SAN
5 155 (7.01%) TCP/IP
6 106 (4.79%) VPN
7 87 (3.93%) Internet
8 73 (3.30%) WAN
9 68 (3.07%) LAN
10 67 (3.03%) Skype
11 57 (2.58%) Unified Communications
12 55 (2.49%) Network Security
13 51 (2.31%) NetScaler
14 42 (1.90%) VoIP
15 40 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
16 37 (1.67%) VLAN
17 35 (1.58%) SSL
18 31 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
19 30 (1.36%) Wireless
20 26 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 124 (5.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 73 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (3.21%) MySQL
5 64 (2.89%) Power BI
6 56 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
7 52 (2.35%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.35%) Redis
8 44 (1.99%) MongoDB
9 42 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 34 (1.54%) Big Data
13 31 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (1.36%) Data Lake
15 28 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 28 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
17 23 (1.04%) Relational Database
18 22 (0.99%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 311 (14.06%) Jenkins
2 189 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 145 (6.56%) TeamCity
4 141 (6.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 119 (5.38%) JIRA
6 90 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 48 (2.17%) GitLab
9 43 (1.94%) Selenium
9 43 (1.94%) Visual Studio
10 40 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 39 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 30 (1.36%) Subversion
13 19 (0.86%) NUnit
14 18 (0.81%) SonarQube
15 16 (0.72%) Cypress.io
16 14 (0.63%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.63%) JUnit
16 14 (0.63%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 379 (17.13%) Finance
2 84 (3.80%) Banking
3 55 (2.49%) Law
4 48 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 47 (2.12%) Legal
6 23 (1.04%) Back Office
7 22 (0.99%) Front Office
7 22 (0.99%) Retail
8 17 (0.77%) Games
9 16 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.63%) Marketing
11 12 (0.54%) Advertising
12 11 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.50%) Local Government
12 11 (0.50%) Military
13 9 (0.41%) Publishing
14 6 (0.27%) Billing
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (18.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 297 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 277 (12.52%) Azure Engineer
4 162 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 159 (7.19%) Developer
6 145 (6.56%) Analyst
7 142 (6.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 137 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 109 (4.93%) Architect
10 96 (4.34%) Senior DevOps
11 91 (4.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 89 (4.02%) Applications Support
13 88 (3.98%) IT Engineer
14 75 (3.39%) Consultant
15 74 (3.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 74 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
16 73 (3.30%) Administrator
17 68 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
17 68 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
18 64 (2.89%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (15.69%) .NET
2 134 (6.06%) Web Services
3 102 (4.61%) JSON
4 100 (4.52%) AngularJS
5 97 (4.39%) React
6 96 (4.34%) .NET Core
7 91 (4.11%) .NET Framework
8 89 (4.02%) CSS
9 76 (3.44%) Node.js
9 76 (3.44%) REST
10 68 (3.07%) ASP.NET
11 67 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 63 (2.85%) jQuery
13 59 (2.67%) HTML
14 54 (2.44%) XML
15 49 (2.22%) Entity Framework
15 49 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 38 (1.72%) RESTful
17 32 (1.45%) LDAP
18 28 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (6.74%) Public Cloud
3 146 (6.60%) Data Centre
4 72 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.80%) Cloud Native
6 60 (2.71%) User Experience
7 54 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 53 (2.40%) PKI
9 49 (2.22%) Clustering
9 49 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
10 42 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 39 (1.76%) N-Tier
11 39 (1.76%) Replication
12 34 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.49%) Private Cloud
14 32 (1.45%) Hedge funds
15 29 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
16 28 (1.27%) Reinsurance
17 21 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
18 19 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,110 (50.18%) Windows
2 597 (26.99%) Windows Server
3 515 (23.28%) Linux
4 231 (10.44%) Windows 10
5 217 (9.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (8.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 91 (4.11%) Unix
7 91 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (3.53%) Windows 7
9 64 (2.89%) Windows Server 2019
10 49 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 42 (1.90%) CentOS
12 36 (1.63%) Ubuntu
13 22 (0.99%) Solaris
14 18 (0.81%) Debian
14 18 (0.81%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.77%) Android
16 15 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.68%) VMS
17 12 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (37.52%) DevOps
2 398 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (16.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 233 (10.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 231 (10.44%) ITIL
6 222 (10.04%) Configuration Management
7 208 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
8 185 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
9 160 (7.23%) Migration
10 146 (6.60%) Mentoring
11 143 (6.46%) Fintech
12 136 (6.15%) Task Automation
12 136 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 117 (5.29%) Microservices
14 103 (4.66%) Information Security
15 102 (4.61%) Deployment Automation
15 102 (4.61%) Service Delivery
16 98 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
17 96 (4.34%) Analytics
17 96 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 659 (29.79%) Python
2 602 (27.22%) SQL
3 425 (19.21%) C#
4 363 (16.41%) Bash Shell
5 188 (8.50%) JavaScript
6 172 (7.78%) Java
7 135 (6.10%) T-SQL
8 111 (5.02%) Ruby
9 104 (4.70%) Perl
10 80 (3.62%) Go
11 66 (2.98%) Shell Script
12 59 (2.67%) VBScript
13 45 (2.03%) PHP
14 44 (1.99%) VB
15 41 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 35 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 34 (1.54%) C
18 33 (1.49%) Groovy
19 28 (1.27%) C++
20 15 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (5.97%) Degree
3 123 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 86 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 66 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 64 (2.89%) MCSE
7 62 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (2.76%) MCSA
9 49 (2.22%) CCNA
10 43 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
11 42 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 38 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (1.22%) AWS Certification
14 25 (1.13%) CISSP
14 25 (1.13%) MCITP
15 14 (0.63%) RHCE
16 12 (0.54%) CCNP
16 12 (0.54%) MCP
17 11 (0.50%) CISA
17 11 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.84%) SLA
2 73 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (3.03%) GDPR
4 44 (1.99%) QA
5 19 (0.86%) NIST
5 19 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.72%) PMO
7 15 (0.68%) NIST 800
8 11 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.27%) GPG13
10 6 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.18%) BS25999
12 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.090%) NCSC
14 1 (0.045%) COBIT
14 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 721 (32.59%) Active Directory
2 448 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 320 (14.47%) Docker
4 248 (11.21%) Hyper-V
5 138 (6.24%) vSphere
6 78 (3.53%) XenApp
7 66 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
8 55 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 43 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 21 (0.95%) VMware Server
12 18 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.63%) Firmware
15 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.36%) Xen
17 7 (0.32%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.32%) DFS Replication
18 6 (0.27%) KVM
19 5 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 475 (21.47%) Terraform
2 372 (16.82%) Ansible
3 314 (14.20%) Kubernetes
4 292 (13.20%) SCCM
5 257 (11.62%) Puppet
6 194 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
7 151 (6.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 78 (3.53%) SCOM
9 70 (3.16%) WSUS
10 46 (2.08%) Grafana
11 43 (1.94%) Prometheus
12 36 (1.63%) Nagios
13 35 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
14 34 (1.54%) SCOrch
14 34 (1.54%) vCenter Server
15 31 (1.40%) Packer
16 27 (1.22%) PowerCLI
17 23 (1.04%) SCVMM
18 18 (0.81%) vRealize
19 16 (0.72%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,016 (45.93%) Microsoft
2 630 (28.48%) VMware
3 216 (9.76%) Cisco
4 194 (8.77%) Citrix
5 110 (4.97%) HP
6 78 (3.53%) SolarWinds
7 76 (3.44%) Red Hat
8 73 (3.30%) Oracle
9 68 (3.07%) Google
10 58 (2.62%) Veeam
11 48 (2.17%) NetApp
12 46 (2.08%) Dell
13 42 (1.90%) Splunk
14 39 (1.76%) Sophos
15 37 (1.67%) Meraki
16 36 (1.63%) New Relic
17 34 (1.54%) EMC
17 34 (1.54%) IBM
18 28 (1.27%) Nintex
18 28 (1.27%) SaltStack