Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Windows PowerShell
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 94 101
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +16
Permanent jobs citing PowerShell 1,033 303 246
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.55% 3.51% 3.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.28% 5.54% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 868 277 201
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,450 5,472 4,683
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.45% 63.32% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13,376 4,988 4,192
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

PowerShell
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing PowerShell as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

PowerShell trend for jobs with a WFH option

PowerShell
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing PowerShell.

PowerShell salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

PowerShell
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing PowerShell over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

PowerShell salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, PowerShell job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for PowerShell.

1 810 (78.41%) Azure
2 548 (53.05%) DevOps
3 430 (41.63%) Microsoft
4 418 (40.46%) Windows
5 376 (36.40%) Terraform
6 343 (33.20%) SQL
7 276 (26.72%) AWS
8 267 (25.85%) C#
9 264 (25.56%) Python
10 242 (23.43%) .NET
10 242 (23.43%) Kubernetes
11 237 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
12 227 (21.97%) Windows Server
13 218 (21.10%) Active Directory
14 210 (20.33%) Microsoft 365
15 207 (20.04%) Social Skills
16 204 (19.75%) SQL Server
17 199 (19.26%) Bash Shell
18 188 (18.20%) Linux
19 182 (17.62%) Infrastructure as Code
20 152 (14.71%) Git (software)
21 143 (13.84%) VMware
22 142 (13.75%) Finance
23 138 (13.36%) Octopus Deploy
24 136 (13.17%) Docker
25 132 (12.78%) Ansible
25 132 (12.78%) JavaScript
26 125 (12.10%) PaaS
27 118 (11.42%) IaaS
27 118 (11.42%) Problem-Solving

PowerShell
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 103 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 70 (6.78%) IIS
3 19 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (1.55%) Confluence
4 16 (1.55%) nginx
5 15 (1.45%) CMS
5 15 (1.45%) Umbraco
6 14 (1.36%) Apache
6 14 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 13 (1.26%) WordPress
8 11 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.77%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.097%) Weka
Business Applications
1 23 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.06%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.87%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.29%) Primavera
5 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.097%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 810 (78.41%) Azure
2 276 (26.72%) AWS
3 210 (20.33%) Microsoft 365
4 125 (12.10%) PaaS
5 118 (11.42%) IaaS
6 91 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (8.23%) GCP
8 82 (7.94%) SaaS
9 81 (7.84%) Power Platform
10 72 (6.97%) AWS CloudFormation
11 69 (6.68%) Serverless
12 38 (3.68%) Azure Functions
13 34 (3.29%) GitHub
14 33 (3.19%) Azure Service Bus
14 33 (3.19%) OneDrive
15 30 (2.90%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 28 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
17 25 (2.42%) Azure App Service
18 24 (2.32%) PowerApps
19 22 (2.13%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 98 (9.49%) Firewall
2 96 (9.29%) DNS
3 62 (6.00%) DHCP
4 55 (5.32%) VPN
5 48 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 37 (3.58%) HTTP
7 28 (2.71%) SAN
8 27 (2.61%) WAN
9 23 (2.23%) LAN
10 19 (1.84%) SSL
11 17 (1.65%) VLAN
12 16 (1.55%) IPv6
13 15 (1.45%) IPsec
13 15 (1.45%) Network Security
14 14 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (1.16%) VoIP
16 11 (1.06%) Internet
17 10 (0.97%) VSAN
18 8 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.77%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.20%) Power BI
3 56 (5.42%) Azure SQL Database
4 48 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (3.29%) Data Lake
8 30 (2.90%) NoSQL
9 28 (2.71%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 26 (2.52%) Big Data
12 25 (2.42%) MySQL
13 15 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (1.26%) Tableau
16 11 (1.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.87%) Hadoop
18 8 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 152 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 138 (13.36%) Octopus Deploy
3 106 (10.26%) TeamCity
4 80 (7.74%) Jenkins
5 36 (3.48%) Visual Studio
6 34 (3.29%) SpecFlow
7 30 (2.90%) JIRA
8 29 (2.81%) Selenium
9 25 (2.42%) Bitbucket
10 16 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (1.45%) GitLab
12 11 (1.06%) Postman
12 11 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (0.97%) Terragrunt
14 8 (0.77%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.77%) Jasmine
14 8 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (0.77%) NUnit
14 8 (0.77%) Subversion
15 6 (0.58%) Maven
General
1 207 (20.04%) Social Skills
2 142 (13.75%) Finance
3 66 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.36%) Public Sector
5 39 (3.78%) Marketing
6 32 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 28 (2.71%) Documentation Skills
8 26 (2.52%) Retail
9 25 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
10 23 (2.23%) Law
11 20 (1.94%) Legal
12 15 (1.45%) Banking
13 13 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 11 (1.06%) Games
16 10 (0.97%) Presentation Skills
17 9 (0.87%) Telecoms
18 8 (0.77%) Police
19 7 (0.68%) Publishing
20 6 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 237 (22.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 185 (17.91%) Azure Engineer
3 178 (17.23%) Developer
4 137 (13.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 100 (9.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 81 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 70 (6.78%) Azure DevOps
8 67 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 50 (4.84%) Consultant
10 45 (4.36%) Analyst
11 43 (4.16%) Software Developer
12 38 (3.68%) Data Engineer
13 37 (3.58%) Security Engineer
14 32 (3.10%) .NET Developer
14 32 (3.10%) Architect
14 32 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
15 30 (2.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 30 (2.90%) Senior Cloud Engineer
15 30 (2.90%) Senior DevOps
16 28 (2.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (23.43%) .NET
2 88 (8.52%) HTML
3 84 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 76 (7.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 72 (6.97%) ARM Templates
6 67 (6.49%) REST
7 66 (6.39%) CSS
8 54 (5.23%) .NET Framework
9 51 (4.94%) JSON
10 50 (4.84%) .NET Core
10 50 (4.84%) jQuery
11 47 (4.55%) React
11 47 (4.55%) Web Services
12 38 (3.68%) YAML
13 35 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (3.10%) AngularJS
15 28 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (2.61%) HTML5
16 27 (2.61%) RESTful
17 21 (2.03%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.94%) Public Cloud
2 41 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.90%) Cloud Native
4 29 (2.81%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.71%) Clustering
6 27 (2.61%) User Experience
7 21 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 19 (1.84%) Replication
9 18 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.97%) PKI
13 9 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.68%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.68%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 418 (40.46%) Windows
2 227 (21.97%) Windows Server
3 188 (18.20%) Linux
4 42 (4.07%) Windows 10
5 36 (3.48%) Windows Server 2019
6 32 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (3.00%) Unix
8 24 (2.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.65%) Android
12 12 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.97%) CentOS
13 10 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.48%) Debian
15 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.39%) Solaris
17 3 (0.29%) VMS
17 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (53.05%) DevOps
2 237 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (17.62%) Infrastructure as Code
4 118 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
5 114 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 91 (8.81%) Migration
7 84 (8.13%) Scrum
8 82 (7.94%) Analytics
8 82 (7.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 76 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (7.16%) Test Automation
11 60 (5.81%) Cybersecurity
12 59 (5.71%) ITIL
13 57 (5.52%) Microservices
14 56 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (5.32%) Load Balancing
15 55 (5.32%) Mentoring
16 54 (5.23%) Project Delivery
17 53 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 343 (33.20%) SQL
2 267 (25.85%) C#
3 264 (25.56%) Python
4 199 (19.26%) Bash Shell
5 132 (12.78%) JavaScript
6 61 (5.91%) T-SQL
7 47 (4.55%) Java
8 36 (3.48%) Ruby
9 33 (3.19%) PHP
10 26 (2.52%) Go
11 25 (2.42%) Perl
12 23 (2.23%) R
13 19 (1.84%) VBScript
14 14 (1.36%) C
14 14 (1.36%) C++
14 14 (1.36%) VB
15 12 (1.16%) Bicep
15 12 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.16%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 91 (8.81%) Degree
2 76 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.84%) MCSE
6 19 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.97%) MCSA
8 10 (0.97%) VCP6
9 8 (0.77%) VCP5
10 7 (0.68%) ACCA
10 7 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.68%) CCNA
11 5 (0.48%) CISSP
11 5 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.29%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.74%) QA
2 29 (2.81%) SLA
3 25 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.55%) GRC
5 14 (1.36%) GDPR
6 9 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.39%) HL7
8 4 (0.39%) PMO
8 4 (0.39%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.29%) NCSC
9 3 (0.29%) NIST
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.097%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 218 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 136 (13.17%) Docker
3 95 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 48 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 37 (3.58%) vSphere
7 13 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.48%) NFS
10 5 (0.48%) XenApp
11 4 (0.39%) iptables
11 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.29%) vCloud
13 2 (0.19%) OpenSSH
13 2 (0.19%) Snort
13 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.097%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 376 (36.40%) Terraform
2 242 (23.43%) Kubernetes
3 132 (12.78%) Ansible
4 87 (8.42%) Puppet
5 80 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 42 (4.07%) SCCM
8 29 (2.81%) Grafana
9 21 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (1.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 20 (1.94%) Rancher
11 17 (1.65%) Nagios
12 16 (1.55%) Prometheus
13 14 (1.36%) HAProxy
14 11 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (1.06%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.97%) Istio
15 10 (0.97%) Nmap
15 10 (0.97%) SCOM
16 8 (0.77%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 430 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 143 (13.84%) VMware
3 59 (5.71%) Splunk
4 44 (4.26%) Oracle
5 41 (3.97%) Google
6 39 (3.78%) Cisco
7 38 (3.68%) Citrix
8 26 (2.52%) Palo Alto
9 25 (2.42%) ServiceNow
10 21 (2.03%) Databricks
10 21 (2.03%) F5
10 21 (2.03%) HP
11 18 (1.74%) Veeam
12 15 (1.45%) Sophos
13 14 (1.36%) Dynatrace
14 13 (1.26%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (1.16%) EMC
16 11 (1.06%) Dell
16 11 (1.06%) IBM