SAPIEN – Survey Results for Windows PowerShell Version Use

Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest Windows PowerShell survey.  We wanted to see what PowerShell versions people are currently using, and especially what percentage are using version 2.0. We also wanted to understand how frequently the survey responders use PowerShell.

Here are the survey results:

PowerShell version 2.0 is still very much in use, and it will take some time for IT professionals to replace their legacy systems. Use of PowerShell version 5.x is clearly on the rise as this scripting technology is increasingly utilized for on-premise and cloud infrastructure automation.


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Max Trinidad is a technology evangelist at SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. and a Microsoft PowerShell MVP. You can reach him at