Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Ansible skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ansible over the 6 months to 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 144 151
Rank change year-on-year +56 +7 +43
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 1,427 1,551 1,862
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.42% 2.24% 2.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.28% 21.14% 22.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,350 1,264 1,614
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +6.67%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £68,390 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.96% +5.22% +4.00%

Ansible is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,877 7,337 8,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.08% 10.62% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,742 5,645 6,506
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £33,525 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,225 £72,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK excluding London

Ansible
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Ansible in the UK excluding London

Ansible
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ansible in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Ansible in the UK excluding London

Ansible
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
North of England +45 411 £60,000 +9.09% 109
South East +18 300 £65,000 - 97
South West +50 265 £55,000 +7.84% 55
Midlands +94 212 £65,000 +13.04% 73
Yorkshire +26 185 £60,000 +9.09% 33
North West +37 184 £59,125 +12.62% 66
West Midlands +87 158 £65,000 +14.44% 50
East of England +91 109 £72,500 +26.09% 25
Scotland +35 107 £62,500 +13.64% 17
East Midlands +56 53 £51,250 -31.67% 22
North East +38 42 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Wales +5 30 £45,000 -10.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 7 £52,500 - 12
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Ansible
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT jobs citing Ansible 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 across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 1,016 (71.20%) DevOps
2 746 (52.28%) Linux
3 729 (51.09%) Docker
4 715 (50.11%) Terraform
5 640 (44.85%) Python
6 637 (44.64%) AWS
7 577 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
8 573 (40.15%) Jenkins
9 572 (40.08%) Azure
10 570 (39.94%) Kubernetes
11 463 (32.45%) Puppet
12 419 (29.36%) PowerShell
13 391 (27.40%) Bash Shell
14 369 (25.86%) Git (software)
15 362 (25.37%) Infrastructure as Code
16 361 (25.30%) Opscode Chef
17 337 (23.62%) Java
18 327 (22.92%) Configuration Management
19 318 (22.28%) Windows
20 299 (20.95%) VMware
21 284 (19.90%) SQL
22 232 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 223 (15.63%) Scrum
24 222 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
25 207 (14.51%) Microsoft
26 190 (13.31%) JIRA
27 185 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
28 183 (12.82%) Red Hat
28 183 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
29 177 (12.40%) MySQL

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 139 (9.74%) Confluence
2 136 (9.53%) Elasticsearch
3 104 (7.29%) Apache
4 68 (4.77%) nginx
5 63 (4.41%) OpenStack
6 37 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.96%) IIS
8 22 (1.54%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.05%) SAS
10 11 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.56%) JBoss
12 7 (0.49%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.42%) Camunda
13 6 (0.42%) CMS
13 6 (0.42%) Site Server
14 5 (0.35%) Apache Pulsar
15 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.070%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 637 (44.64%) AWS
2 572 (40.08%) Azure
3 166 (11.63%) PaaS
4 134 (9.39%) SaaS
5 130 (9.11%) GCP
6 113 (7.92%) IaaS
7 110 (7.71%) OpenShift
8 107 (7.50%) Serverless
9 104 (7.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 87 (6.10%) GitHub
11 69 (4.84%) Amazon EKS
12 62 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
13 60 (4.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 54 (3.78%) Datadog
15 52 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
16 49 (3.43%) Amazon ECS
17 48 (3.36%) Pulumi
18 42 (2.94%) Amazon S3
19 40 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
20 38 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 149 (10.44%) Firewall
2 83 (5.82%) DNS
3 79 (5.54%) VPN
4 72 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 59 (4.13%) IPv4
6 57 (3.99%) VLAN
7 55 (3.85%) OSPF
8 40 (2.80%) HTTP
9 29 (2.03%) DHCP
10 24 (1.68%) SAN
11 20 (1.40%) NAS
12 19 (1.33%) Network Security
12 19 (1.33%) WAN
13 17 (1.19%) LAN
14 16 (1.12%) SSL
15 15 (1.05%) DMZ
15 15 (1.05%) HTTPS
15 15 (1.05%) Internet
16 13 (0.91%) BGP
17 10 (0.70%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
2 177 (12.40%) MySQL
3 116 (8.13%) Redis
4 104 (7.29%) MongoDB
5 83 (5.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 81 (5.68%) NoSQL
7 73 (5.12%) SQL Server
8 59 (4.13%) Big Data
9 58 (4.06%) MariaDB
10 51 (3.57%) Relational Database
11 47 (3.29%) Cosmos DB
12 44 (3.08%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.12%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
15 15 (1.05%) Apache Accumulo
16 14 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.98%) Pentaho
17 10 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 573 (40.15%) Jenkins
2 369 (25.86%) Git (software)
3 190 (13.31%) JIRA
4 126 (8.83%) GitLab
5 100 (7.01%) Subversion
6 94 (6.59%) Bitbucket
7 77 (5.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 77 (5.40%) TeamCity
8 76 (5.33%) Maven
9 57 (3.99%) Artifactory
10 46 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 43 (3.01%) Mercurial
13 28 (1.96%) Gradle
14 20 (1.40%) Selenium
14 20 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.91%) Cucumber
18 12 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 112 (7.85%) Finance
2 80 (5.61%) Law
3 71 (4.98%) Games
4 59 (4.13%) Public Sector
5 27 (1.89%) Legal
5 27 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.40%) Retail
7 15 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 15 (1.05%) Banking
7 15 (1.05%) Billing
8 14 (0.98%) Marketing
9 12 (0.84%) Advertising
10 9 (0.63%) Military
11 8 (0.56%) Publishing
12 6 (0.42%) Electronics
12 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.35%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.070%) Automotive
15 1 (0.070%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 614 (43.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 145 (10.16%) Senior DevOps
2 145 (10.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 127 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 120 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
5 117 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 115 (8.06%) Developer
7 94 (6.59%) Linux Engineer
8 92 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
9 88 (6.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 83 (5.82%) Software Engineer
11 74 (5.19%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 73 (5.12%) AWS DevOps
13 71 (4.98%) Platform Engineer
14 67 (4.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 67 (4.70%) Azure DevOps
15 64 (4.48%) Architect
16 57 (3.99%) Site Engineer
17 50 (3.50%) Python Engineer
18 49 (3.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (10.02%) Kafka
2 130 (9.11%) Web Services
3 95 (6.66%) Node.js
4 82 (5.75%) Spring
5 76 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
6 75 (5.26%) REST
7 68 (4.77%) RabbitMQ
8 67 (4.70%) Spring Boot
9 66 (4.63%) Apache Flex
10 56 (3.92%) .NET
11 44 (3.08%) RESTful
12 32 (2.24%) AngularJS
13 31 (2.17%) Apache NiFi
14 30 (2.10%) JSON
15 26 (1.82%) HTML
16 25 (1.75%) CSS
17 23 (1.61%) LDAP
18 22 (1.54%) YAML
19 21 (1.47%) JMS
19 21 (1.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.55%) Public Cloud
2 105 (7.36%) Greenfield Project
3 100 (7.01%) Data Centre
4 79 (5.54%) Linux Command Line
5 61 (4.27%) Private Cloud
6 43 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 42 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 30 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.54%) Cyberattack
11 21 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (0.98%) Clustering
13 9 (0.63%) PKI
14 8 (0.56%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (0.49%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.49%) User Experience
16 5 (0.35%) Replication
17 3 (0.21%) Cybercrime
17 3 (0.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 746 (52.28%) Linux
2 318 (22.28%) Windows
3 149 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 143 (10.02%) CentOS
5 141 (9.88%) Windows Server
6 123 (8.62%) Unix
7 105 (7.36%) Ubuntu
8 53 (3.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 23 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.77%) Debian
11 10 (0.70%) Fedora
12 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.42%) Android
14 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.35%) Solaris
16 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
18 2 (0.14%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,016 (71.20%) DevOps
2 577 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (25.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 327 (22.92%) Configuration Management
5 223 (15.63%) Scrum
6 222 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 183 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
8 174 (12.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 161 (11.28%) Microservices
9 161 (11.28%) Software Engineering
10 154 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 133 (9.32%) ITIL
12 129 (9.04%) Analytics
13 126 (8.83%) Mentoring
14 106 (7.43%) Coaching
15 102 (7.15%) SDLC
16 100 (7.01%) Service Management
17 98 (6.87%) Machine Learning
18 96 (6.73%) Test Automation
19 95 (6.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 640 (44.85%) Python
2 419 (29.36%) PowerShell
3 391 (27.40%) Bash Shell
4 337 (23.62%) Java
5 284 (19.90%) SQL
6 158 (11.07%) C#
7 155 (10.86%) JavaScript
8 139 (9.74%) Go
9 113 (7.92%) Ruby
10 83 (5.82%) PHP
11 73 (5.12%) C++
12 67 (4.70%) Perl
13 60 (4.20%) Groovy
14 52 (3.64%) C
15 49 (3.43%) TypeScript
16 33 (2.31%) Shell Script
17 28 (1.96%) Java 8
18 25 (1.75%) Kotlin
19 15 (1.05%) PL/SQL
20 7 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 175 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.47%) Degree
4 44 (3.08%) RHCE
5 31 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.82%) AWS Certification
7 26 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.68%) CCNP
9 24 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (1.47%) GIAC
11 12 (0.84%) MCSE
12 11 (0.77%) CCNA
12 11 (0.77%) MCSA
13 6 (0.42%) CCIE
13 6 (0.42%) CISSP
14 4 (0.28%) PhD
15 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.10%) QA
3 19 (1.33%) SLA
4 17 (1.19%) PMBOK
5 10 (0.70%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.70%) ISO 22301
5 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 10 (0.70%) NCSC
5 10 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.56%) PMO
8 7 (0.49%) GDPR
9 3 (0.21%) NIST
10 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 729 (51.09%) Docker
2 232 (16.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (7.57%) Active Directory
4 61 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (4.06%) Hyper-V
6 41 (2.87%) vSphere
7 36 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.68%) XenApp
8 24 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.54%) Xen
10 20 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.70%) Postfix
13 9 (0.63%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 8 (0.56%) NFS
14 8 (0.56%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.49%) HDFS
15 7 (0.49%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.42%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 715 (50.11%) Terraform
2 570 (39.94%) Kubernetes
3 463 (32.45%) Puppet
4 361 (25.30%) Opscode Chef
5 115 (8.06%) Prometheus
6 85 (5.96%) Grafana
7 47 (3.29%) Nagios
7 47 (3.29%) ZABBIX
8 39 (2.73%) Packer
9 34 (2.38%) Graphite
10 29 (2.03%) HAProxy
11 25 (1.75%) Rancher
12 21 (1.47%) vRealize
13 20 (1.40%) Kibana
14 17 (1.19%) Salt
15 16 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
16 10 (0.70%) CFEngine
16 10 (0.70%) Istio
16 10 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
16 10 (0.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 299 (20.95%) VMware
2 207 (14.51%) Microsoft
3 183 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 134 (9.39%) Oracle
5 89 (6.24%) Google
6 68 (4.77%) Cisco
7 63 (4.41%) New Relic
8 54 (3.78%) SaltStack
9 47 (3.29%) F5
10 41 (2.87%) Splunk
11 39 (2.73%) IBM
12 37 (2.59%) Atlassian
13 31 (2.17%) Dell
14 25 (1.75%) Citrix
15 18 (1.26%) AppDynamics
15 18 (1.26%) Infoblox
15 18 (1.26%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.19%) Dynatrace
17 15 (1.05%) Cloudera
18 14 (0.98%) Juniper