Period
to 21 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 104 105
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1 +31
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 3,119 3,207 4,485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.70% 2.95% 3.02%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.76% 22.22% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,342 2,495 3,421
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,674 £42,414
25th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £98,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,706 14,434 17,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 13.29% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10,938 11,430 13,978
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,102 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ansible.

Salary trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 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
England +21 2,870 £65,000 -7.14% 640
UK excluding London +53 1,621 £60,000 +4.35% 382
London +5 1,294 £75,000 -6.25% 291
Work from Home +41 596 £65,000 +1.96% 137
North of England +38 470 £60,000 +9.09% 101
South East +26 356 £62,500 -3.85% 83
South West +36 312 £55,000 - 64
Midlands +86 254 £60,000 +4.35% 62
North West +46 227 £58,750 +6.82% 65
Yorkshire +18 203 £60,000 +9.09% 24
West Midlands +64 170 £62,500 +8.70% 43
East of England +85 113 £65,000 +8.33% 35
Scotland +24 109 £62,500 +19.05% 25
East Midlands +54 82 £50,000 -18.37% 19
North East +37 42 £45,000 - 12
Wales +7 18 £51,250 +2.50% 9
Northern Ireland +10 6 £52,500 -25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 with a requirement for Ansible.

1 2,199 (70.50%) DevOps
2 1,841 (59.03%) Terraform
3 1,694 (54.31%) Docker
4 1,678 (53.80%) AWS
5 1,517 (48.64%) Linux
6 1,496 (47.96%) Python
7 1,475 (47.29%) Kubernetes
8 1,305 (41.84%) Azure
9 1,289 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
10 1,277 (40.94%) Jenkins
11 1,137 (36.45%) Puppet
12 842 (27.00%) Infrastructure as Code
13 785 (25.17%) Opscode Chef
14 769 (24.66%) Configuration Management
15 765 (24.53%) Java
16 739 (23.69%) Bash Shell
17 706 (22.64%) PowerShell
18 693 (22.22%) Git (software)
19 664 (21.29%) Windows
20 558 (17.89%) GCP
21 534 (17.12%) VMware
22 504 (16.16%) SQL
23 476 (15.26%) Finance
24 475 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
25 444 (14.24%) Software Engineering
26 427 (13.69%) Microsoft
27 424 (13.59%) Site Reliability Engineering
28 423 (13.56%) Microservices
29 418 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
30 405 (12.98%) Scrum

Ansible
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
1 228 (7.31%) Confluence
2 225 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 169 (5.42%) Apache
4 132 (4.23%) Apache Spark
5 112 (3.59%) nginx
6 97 (3.11%) OpenStack
7 68 (2.18%) IIS
8 51 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 21 (0.67%) GemFire
9 21 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.64%) JBoss
11 17 (0.55%) CMS
12 15 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (0.42%) ejabberd
13 13 (0.42%) SAS
14 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.26%) Umbraco
17 7 (0.22%) Kentico
17 7 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.096%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.064%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.064%) Shopify
5 1 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.032%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,678 (53.80%) AWS
2 1,305 (41.84%) Azure
3 558 (17.89%) GCP
4 358 (11.48%) PaaS
5 321 (10.29%) IaaS
6 295 (9.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 254 (8.14%) GitHub
8 250 (8.02%) SaaS
8 250 (8.02%) Serverless
9 195 (6.25%) OpenShift
10 141 (4.52%) Amazon EKS
11 135 (4.33%) Amazon ECS
12 131 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
13 130 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 107 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
15 102 (3.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 96 (3.08%) Datadog
17 86 (2.76%) Microsoft 365
18 83 (2.66%) Amazon S3
19 70 (2.24%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 308 (9.87%) Firewall
2 179 (5.74%) DNS
3 158 (5.07%) VPN
4 142 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 99 (3.17%) OSPF
6 86 (2.76%) VLAN
7 80 (2.56%) HTTP
8 79 (2.53%) IPv4
9 75 (2.40%) Network Security
10 70 (2.24%) BGP
11 68 (2.18%) LAN
12 67 (2.15%) WAN
13 64 (2.05%) DHCP
14 60 (1.92%) SAN
15 49 (1.57%) NAS
16 43 (1.38%) Internet
17 36 (1.15%) SSL
18 35 (1.12%) SNMP
19 34 (1.09%) BIG-IP
20 32 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
2 269 (8.62%) MySQL
3 244 (7.82%) Big Data
4 211 (6.76%) NoSQL
5 186 (5.96%) MongoDB
6 182 (5.84%) Redis
7 180 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 152 (4.87%) Hadoop
9 118 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 104 (3.33%) MariaDB
11 92 (2.95%) Relational Database
12 74 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
13 64 (2.05%) Neo4j
14 62 (1.99%) Amazon Athena
15 57 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
16 52 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 46 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 46 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
18 35 (1.12%) HBase
19 29 (0.93%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 1,277 (40.94%) Jenkins
2 693 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 367 (11.77%) JIRA
4 287 (9.20%) GitLab
5 191 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 171 (5.48%) TeamCity
7 150 (4.81%) Bitbucket
8 135 (4.33%) Subversion
9 131 (4.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 129 (4.14%) Maven
11 118 (3.78%) Artifactory
12 102 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 81 (2.60%) Vagrant
14 78 (2.50%) Cucumber
15 75 (2.40%) CircleCI
15 75 (2.40%) Gradle
16 72 (2.31%) Travis CI
17 68 (2.18%) Selenium
18 59 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
19 52 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 476 (15.26%) Finance
2 179 (5.74%) Banking
3 135 (4.33%) Games
4 131 (4.20%) Public Sector
5 121 (3.88%) Law
6 84 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 78 (2.50%) Legal
8 66 (2.12%) Retail
9 32 (1.03%) Marketing
10 30 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 24 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.74%) Billing
13 21 (0.67%) Electronics
14 20 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.58%) Advertising
16 12 (0.38%) Back Office
17 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.35%) Front Office
18 9 (0.29%) Retail Banking
19 8 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,291 (41.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 372 (11.93%) AWS Engineer
3 338 (10.84%) Senior DevOps
4 323 (10.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 263 (8.43%) AWS DevOps
6 250 (8.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 247 (7.92%) Azure Engineer
8 237 (7.60%) Cloud Engineer
9 227 (7.28%) Platform Engineer
10 217 (6.96%) Developer
11 209 (6.70%) Architect
12 196 (6.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 186 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 168 (5.39%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 157 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
16 143 (4.58%) Software Engineer
17 126 (4.04%) Site Engineer
18 119 (3.82%) Azure DevOps
19 103 (3.30%) Administrator
20 100 (3.21%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (9.52%) Kafka
2 255 (8.18%) Web Services
3 214 (6.86%) Node.js
4 161 (5.16%) Elastic Stack
5 141 (4.52%) Spring
6 131 (4.20%) REST
7 122 (3.91%) .NET
8 110 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
9 107 (3.43%) React
10 98 (3.14%) RESTful
11 96 (3.08%) AngularJS
11 96 (3.08%) Spring Boot
12 89 (2.85%) CSS
13 71 (2.28%) Spark Streaming
14 70 (2.24%) Apache Flex
15 62 (1.99%) JSON
16 61 (1.96%) Apache NiFi
17 55 (1.76%) HTML
18 47 (1.51%) LDAP
19 42 (1.35%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 226 (7.25%) Public Cloud
2 201 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 147 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 139 (4.46%) Cloud Native
5 131 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
6 88 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 85 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 83 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
9 80 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 48 (1.54%) Cyberattack
11 46 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 44 (1.41%) User Experience
13 37 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 33 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 27 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 25 (0.80%) Management Information System
17 22 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
17 22 (0.71%) Social Network
18 21 (0.67%) Clustering
19 18 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,517 (48.64%) Linux
2 664 (21.29%) Windows
3 293 (9.39%) Unix
4 281 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 260 (8.34%) CentOS
6 238 (7.63%) Windows Server
7 182 (5.84%) Ubuntu
8 87 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
9 35 (1.12%) Debian
10 31 (0.99%) Alpine Linux
11 28 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (0.80%) Android
13 24 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
14 22 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.42%) Solaris
16 12 (0.38%) CoreOS
17 10 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (0.29%) Fedora
19 8 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,199 (70.50%) DevOps
2 1,289 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 842 (27.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 769 (24.66%) Configuration Management
5 475 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
6 444 (14.24%) Software Engineering
7 424 (13.59%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 423 (13.56%) Microservices
9 405 (12.98%) Scrum
10 300 (9.62%) Test Automation
11 297 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 283 (9.07%) Mentoring
13 267 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
14 263 (8.43%) Open Source
15 257 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 244 (7.82%) Analytics
16 244 (7.82%) Data Science
17 232 (7.44%) TDD
18 226 (7.25%) SDLC
19 221 (7.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,496 (47.96%) Python
2 765 (24.53%) Java
3 739 (23.69%) Bash Shell
4 706 (22.64%) PowerShell
5 504 (16.16%) SQL
6 350 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 340 (10.90%) Go
8 272 (8.72%) C#
9 244 (7.82%) Ruby
10 149 (4.78%) Perl
11 145 (4.65%) PHP
12 129 (4.14%) Groovy
13 117 (3.75%) C
14 103 (3.30%) C++
15 93 (2.98%) Shell Script
16 90 (2.89%) TypeScript
17 44 (1.41%) Scala
18 41 (1.31%) Java 8
19 24 (0.77%) Kotlin
20 18 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 352 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 252 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 203 (6.51%) Degree
4 82 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 74 (2.37%) AWS Certification
7 57 (1.83%) RHCE
8 54 (1.73%) CCNP
9 53 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (1.64%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (0.83%) GIAC
12 26 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
13 25 (0.80%) CCIE
14 23 (0.74%) OCP
15 20 (0.64%) CCNA
16 17 (0.55%) RHCSA
17 16 (0.51%) PhD
18 15 (0.48%) MCSE
19 13 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (1.67%) QA
2 48 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (0.90%) GDPR
4 26 (0.83%) SLA
5 21 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.64%) NCSC
7 17 (0.55%) PMBOK
8 15 (0.48%) NIST
9 14 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.35%) HIPAA
12 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.19%) PMO
14 5 (0.16%) SOC 2
15 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.13%) EMIR
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.13%) MiFID
16 3 (0.096%) ISO 9001
17 2 (0.064%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1,694 (54.31%) Docker
2 418 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (8.08%) Active Directory
4 116 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 88 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 88 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (1.99%) VirtualBox
7 48 (1.54%) vSphere
8 42 (1.35%) Xen
9 30 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (0.93%) VMware NSX
11 28 (0.90%) HDFS
12 27 (0.87%) KVM
13 23 (0.74%) Postfix
14 22 (0.71%) iptables
15 20 (0.64%) XenApp
16 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 19 (0.61%) NFS
17 18 (0.58%) XenDesktop
18 14 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1,841 (59.03%) Terraform
2 1,475 (47.29%) Kubernetes
3 1,137 (36.45%) Puppet
4 785 (25.17%) Opscode Chef
5 268 (8.59%) Prometheus
6 213 (6.83%) Grafana
7 121 (3.88%) Docker Swarm
8 114 (3.66%) Packer
9 86 (2.76%) Nagios
10 83 (2.66%) ZABBIX
11 76 (2.44%) Graphite
12 75 (2.40%) Salt
13 57 (1.83%) Consul
13 57 (1.83%) Rancher
14 53 (1.70%) HAProxy
15 42 (1.35%) Istio
16 34 (1.09%) Kibana
16 34 (1.09%) Opsview
17 31 (0.99%) SCCM
18 30 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 534 (17.12%) VMware
2 427 (13.69%) Microsoft
3 316 (10.13%) Red Hat
4 279 (8.95%) Google
5 224 (7.18%) Oracle
6 188 (6.03%) Cisco
7 125 (4.01%) IBM
8 124 (3.98%) Splunk
9 88 (2.82%) Cloudera
10 86 (2.76%) F5
11 83 (2.66%) SaltStack
12 78 (2.50%) New Relic
13 76 (2.44%) Atlassian
14 68 (2.18%) Hortonworks
15 58 (1.86%) Talend
16 57 (1.83%) Dell
17 49 (1.57%) Informatica
18 45 (1.44%) Citrix
19 41 (1.31%) Juniper
20 38 (1.22%) Fortinet