Period
to 21 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 112 117
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5 +53
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 1,858 4,036 4,632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.80% 2.95% 2.83%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.42% 22.70% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,736 3,170 3,760
Median annual salary £64,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.19% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 7,935 17,778 17,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.23% 12.98% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,532 13,415 13,744
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 October 2020.

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 October 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 +31 1,744 £65,000 -7.14% 413
London +19 962 £72,500 -3.33% 183
UK excluding London +62 851 £55,000 - 256
Work from Home +31 259 £58,750 -16.07% 87
North of England +62 239 £52,500 -4.55% 75
South East +25 202 £64,000 +6.67% 55
South West +78 156 £52,500 - 28
North West +51 121 £55,000 - 45
Midlands +73 99 £52,500 -5.41% 51
Yorkshire +74 97 £52,500 -4.55% 21
West Midlands +86 86 £52,500 -4.55% 41
East of England +47 60 £67,500 +22.73% 20
Scotland -7 52 £54,875 +9.75% 21
Wales +34 36 £45,000 -9.09% 1
North East +16 21 £47,500 -7.32% 9
East Midlands +50 13 £50,000 -11.89% 10
Northern Ireland +29 7 £55,000 -8.33% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 1,222 (65.77%) DevOps
2 1,048 (56.40%) AWS
3 997 (53.66%) Python
4 987 (53.12%) Terraform
5 974 (52.42%) Docker
6 906 (48.76%) Linux
7 796 (42.84%) Kubernetes
8 729 (39.24%) Azure
9 724 (38.97%) Puppet
10 704 (37.89%) Jenkins
11 559 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
12 497 (26.75%) Opscode Chef
13 474 (25.51%) Java
14 423 (22.77%) Bash Shell
15 409 (22.01%) Infrastructure as Code
16 402 (21.64%) Configuration Management
17 386 (20.78%) Git (software)
18 382 (20.56%) Windows
19 365 (19.64%) Finance
20 350 (18.84%) GCP
21 347 (18.68%) PowerShell
22 272 (14.64%) VMware
23 271 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
24 253 (13.62%) SQL
25 224 (12.06%) Go
26 220 (11.84%) Microservices
27 219 (11.79%) JavaScript
28 203 (10.93%) Ruby
29 202 (10.87%) Microsoft
30 197 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 149 (8.02%) Elasticsearch
2 97 (5.22%) Confluence
3 78 (4.20%) Apache
4 55 (2.96%) Apache Spark
5 52 (2.80%) OpenStack
6 40 (2.15%) nginx
7 37 (1.99%) IIS
8 32 (1.72%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.24%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.86%) SAS
11 14 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.48%) JBoss
14 6 (0.32%) CloudStack
14 6 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.32%) Site Server
15 5 (0.27%) DNN
15 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
1 23 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
2 12 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,048 (56.40%) AWS
2 729 (39.24%) Azure
3 350 (18.84%) GCP
4 192 (10.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 183 (9.85%) PaaS
6 178 (9.58%) IaaS
7 146 (7.86%) SaaS
8 141 (7.59%) Serverless
9 113 (6.08%) GitHub
10 112 (6.03%) OpenShift
11 87 (4.68%) Office 365
12 76 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
13 73 (3.93%) AWS Lambda
14 66 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
15 62 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 61 (3.28%) Amazon S3
17 56 (3.01%) Amazon EKS
18 55 (2.96%) Amazon ECS
19 50 (2.69%) Slack
20 45 (2.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.75%) Firewall
2 127 (6.84%) DNS
2 127 (6.84%) TCP/IP
3 94 (5.06%) VPN
4 60 (3.23%) Network Security
5 52 (2.80%) WAN
6 50 (2.69%) OSPF
7 49 (2.64%) BGP
8 46 (2.48%) MPLS
9 45 (2.42%) SAN
10 41 (2.21%) DHCP
10 41 (2.21%) LAN
11 40 (2.15%) Wireless
12 37 (1.99%) HTTP
13 35 (1.88%) Wireshark
14 34 (1.83%) SNMP
15 32 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (1.61%) IPsec
17 29 (1.56%) VoIP
18 28 (1.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
2 160 (8.61%) SQL Server
3 157 (8.45%) MySQL
4 127 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 125 (6.73%) NoSQL
6 87 (4.68%) Redis
7 80 (4.31%) Big Data
8 76 (4.09%) Hadoop
9 61 (3.28%) Relational Database
10 41 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 31 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.67%) MariaDB
13 27 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.40%) Blockchain
15 25 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
16 22 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
17 21 (1.13%) RDBMS
18 19 (1.02%) CouchDB
19 18 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 704 (37.89%) Jenkins
2 386 (20.78%) Git (software)
3 174 (9.36%) JIRA
4 165 (8.88%) GitLab
5 106 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 88 (4.74%) TeamCity
7 85 (4.57%) Bitbucket
8 76 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 66 (3.55%) Maven
10 65 (3.50%) Artifactory
11 60 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 56 (3.01%) Selenium
13 47 (2.53%) Subversion
14 35 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 31 (1.67%) Cucumber
15 31 (1.67%) Travis CI
16 30 (1.61%) Mercurial
17 27 (1.45%) Vagrant
18 26 (1.40%) CircleCI
19 21 (1.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 365 (19.64%) Finance
2 102 (5.49%) Banking
3 59 (3.18%) Law
4 43 (2.31%) Retail
5 40 (2.15%) Public Sector
6 35 (1.88%) Games
7 24 (1.29%) Advertising
7 24 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.75%) Marketing
10 10 (0.54%) Electronics
10 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.54%) Publishing
11 8 (0.43%) Front Office
12 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.32%) Legal
13 5 (0.27%) Back Office
13 5 (0.27%) Military
13 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 736 (39.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 207 (11.14%) AWS Engineer
3 174 (9.36%) AWS DevOps
4 173 (9.31%) Developer
5 158 (8.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 151 (8.13%) Senior DevOps
7 138 (7.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 137 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
9 130 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 110 (5.92%) Platform Engineer
11 103 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 101 (5.44%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 91 (4.90%) Python Engineer
14 87 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
15 81 (4.36%) Architect
16 79 (4.25%) Site Engineer
17 75 (4.04%) Administrator
18 72 (3.88%) Network Engineer
19 69 (3.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
19 69 (3.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.14%) Elastic Stack
1 114 (6.14%) Node.js
2 111 (5.97%) Web Services
3 89 (4.79%) Kafka
4 84 (4.52%) Spring
5 75 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
6 74 (3.98%) .NET
7 62 (3.34%) React
8 52 (2.80%) REST
9 50 (2.69%) AngularJS
10 47 (2.53%) LDAP
10 47 (2.53%) Spring Boot
11 45 (2.42%) LAMP
12 41 (2.21%) JSON
12 41 (2.21%) YAML
13 34 (1.83%) Symfony
14 33 (1.78%) Laravel
15 32 (1.72%) XML
16 25 (1.35%) .NET Framework
17 24 (1.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.02%) Public Cloud
2 96 (5.17%) Cloud Native
3 95 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 62 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (2.69%) Private Cloud
6 48 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 30 (1.61%) Hedge funds
10 28 (1.51%) User Experience
11 27 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
12 25 (1.35%) Social Network
13 22 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.13%) Management Information System
15 20 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 20 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (1.02%) Clustering
16 19 (1.02%) Replication
17 18 (0.97%) FMCG
18 14 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 906 (48.76%) Linux
2 382 (20.56%) Windows
3 173 (9.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 168 (9.04%) Unix
5 146 (7.86%) CentOS
6 138 (7.43%) Windows Server
7 47 (2.53%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.61%) Debian
9 26 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.29%) Mac OS X
11 18 (0.97%) CoreOS
12 16 (0.86%) Solaris
13 15 (0.81%) VMS
13 15 (0.81%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.65%) AIX
15 12 (0.65%) Mesosphere
16 10 (0.54%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.48%) Android
18 8 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,222 (65.77%) DevOps
2 559 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (22.01%) Infrastructure as Code
4 402 (21.64%) Configuration Management
5 271 (14.59%) Continuous Integration
6 220 (11.84%) Microservices
7 196 (10.55%) Software Engineering
8 191 (10.28%) Scrum
9 184 (9.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 152 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 150 (8.07%) Fintech
12 137 (7.37%) Mentoring
13 136 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 132 (7.10%) Infrastructure Automation
14 132 (7.10%) Open Source
15 128 (6.89%) TDD
16 120 (6.46%) Deployment Automation
16 120 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
17 96 (5.17%) Machine Learning
18 93 (5.01%) OO
Programming Languages
1 997 (53.66%) Python
2 474 (25.51%) Java
3 423 (22.77%) Bash Shell
4 347 (18.68%) PowerShell
5 253 (13.62%) SQL
6 224 (12.06%) Go
7 219 (11.79%) JavaScript
8 203 (10.93%) Ruby
9 161 (8.67%) C#
10 111 (5.97%) Perl
11 110 (5.92%) Shell Script
12 101 (5.44%) PHP
13 92 (4.95%) C++
14 71 (3.82%) Groovy
15 62 (3.34%) C
16 46 (2.48%) PL/SQL
17 43 (2.31%) Scala
18 32 (1.72%) Java 8
19 28 (1.51%) TypeScript
20 21 (1.13%) Rust
Qualifications
1 145 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 143 (7.70%) Degree
3 92 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (2.31%) AWS Certification
7 39 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 38 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (2.05%) RHCE
9 35 (1.88%) CCNP
10 31 (1.67%) CCNA
11 26 (1.40%) MCSA
12 23 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.08%) CCIE
14 19 (1.02%) MCSE
15 12 (0.65%) Master's Degree
16 9 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.43%) CISSP
18 7 (0.38%) MCP
18 7 (0.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.53%) QA
2 33 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (1.78%) SLA
3 26 (1.40%) GDPR
4 13 (0.70%) PMO
5 8 (0.43%) NIST
6 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.11%) NCSC
9 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.054%) EMIR
9 1 (0.054%) MiFID
System Software
1 974 (52.42%) Docker
2 197 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (8.56%) Active Directory
4 58 (3.12%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.15%) vSphere
6 26 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.24%) XenApp
8 21 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 19 (1.02%) VirtualBox
10 16 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.75%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.75%) Xen
12 10 (0.54%) KVM
12 10 (0.54%) RHEV
13 9 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.48%) LXC
14 8 (0.43%) Ceph
14 8 (0.43%) Firmware
14 8 (0.43%) GlusterFS
15 7 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 987 (53.12%) Terraform
2 796 (42.84%) Kubernetes
3 724 (38.97%) Puppet
4 497 (26.75%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (4.25%) Nagios
5 79 (4.25%) Prometheus
6 63 (3.39%) Grafana
7 53 (2.85%) SCCM
8 38 (2.05%) Packer
9 37 (1.99%) ZABBIX
10 36 (1.94%) Istio
11 30 (1.61%) Kibana
12 27 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
12 27 (1.45%) Salt
13 24 (1.29%) logstash
14 22 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
15 21 (1.13%) Consul
16 20 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
17 17 (0.91%) Rancher
17 17 (0.91%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 272 (14.64%) VMware
2 202 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 181 (9.74%) Red Hat
4 149 (8.02%) Oracle
5 136 (7.32%) Google
6 128 (6.89%) Cisco
7 84 (4.52%) Splunk
8 51 (2.74%) New Relic
9 46 (2.48%) Palo Alto
10 39 (2.10%) Atlassian
11 37 (1.99%) F5
12 35 (1.88%) Dell
12 35 (1.88%) SAP
12 35 (1.88%) SolarWinds
13 34 (1.83%) CheckPoint
14 32 (1.72%) Riverbed
15 31 (1.67%) Hitachi
16 30 (1.61%) SaltStack
17 29 (1.56%) AppDynamics
18 28 (1.51%) Cloudera