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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 86 104
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18 +1
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 5,421 3,304 2,848
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 3.60% 3.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.22% 21.77% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,335 2,347 2,230
10th Percentile £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,125 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £107,150 £95,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 29,751 15,174 12,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.23% 16.52% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14,087 11,562 10,278
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -17 4,578 £70,000 +7.69% 407
London -8 2,778 £80,000 +6.67% 195
Work from Home -11 2,496 £70,000 +7.69% 191
UK excluding London -29 1,971 £60,000 - 221
South East -32 530 £65,000 +4.00% 55
North of England -53 477 £57,500 -4.17% 68
South West -13 332 £55,000 +4.76% 32
North West -63 233 £60,000 +2.13% 34
Midlands -79 202 £67,500 +12.50% 19
Scotland -8 195 £60,000 - 13
Yorkshire -49 181 £57,500 -4.17% 22
East of England -33 160 £62,500 - 31
West Midlands -55 140 £67,500 +8.00% 16
North East +10 63 £45,000 -6.74% 12
East Midlands -62 62 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Wales -14 52 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Northern Ireland +8 34 £57,500 +4.55%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 3,887 (71.70%) DevOps
2 3,485 (64.29%) AWS
3 3,389 (62.52%) Kubernetes
4 3,261 (60.15%) Docker
5 3,260 (60.14%) Terraform
6 2,877 (53.07%) CI/CD
7 2,815 (51.93%) Python
8 2,713 (50.05%) Linux
9 2,687 (49.57%) Azure
10 2,379 (43.88%) Agile
11 2,374 (43.79%) Jenkins
12 1,731 (31.93%) Infrastructure as Code
13 1,617 (29.83%) Bash
13 1,617 (29.83%) Puppet
14 1,525 (28.13%) Configuration Management
15 1,502 (27.71%) Java
16 1,486 (27.41%) GCP
17 1,426 (26.31%) Finance
18 1,403 (25.88%) Git (software)
19 1,309 (24.15%) Opscode Chef
20 1,048 (19.33%) Windows
21 1,046 (19.30%) Social Skills
22 940 (17.34%) Microservices
23 895 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
24 884 (16.31%) AWS CloudFormation
25 847 (15.62%) Software Engineering
26 843 (15.55%) PowerShell
27 796 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
28 747 (13.78%) JavaScript
29 728 (13.43%) Test Automation

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
1 460 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
2 260 (4.80%) Confluence
3 199 (3.67%) Apache
4 166 (3.06%) IIS
5 153 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 148 (2.73%) OpenStack
7 131 (2.42%) Apache Spark
8 119 (2.20%) nginx
9 114 (2.10%) JBoss
10 73 (1.35%) Apache Airflow
11 47 (0.87%) GemFire
12 41 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
13 34 (0.63%) CMS
14 23 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.30%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.26%) Hyperledger
18 13 (0.24%) ArcGIS
18 13 (0.24%) Commerce Server
18 13 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.037%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.018%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.48%) Sentinel
3 25 (0.46%) R3 Corda
4 19 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 12 (0.22%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.092%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.055%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.037%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.037%) Summit
10 1 (0.018%) assyst
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.018%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3,485 (64.29%) AWS
2 2,687 (49.57%) Azure
3 1,486 (27.41%) GCP
4 884 (16.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 619 (11.42%) OpenShift
6 607 (11.20%) Serverless
7 447 (8.25%) GitHub
8 413 (7.62%) PaaS
9 341 (6.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 334 (6.16%) AWS Lambda
11 332 (6.12%) SaaS
12 310 (5.72%) Amazon ECS
13 273 (5.04%) IaaS
14 267 (4.93%) Amazon S3
14 267 (4.93%) Cloud Computing
15 258 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
16 219 (4.04%) Datadog
17 204 (3.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 203 (3.74%) Amazon Kinesis
19 180 (3.32%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 571 (10.53%) Firewall
2 309 (5.70%) DNS
3 228 (4.21%) Internet
4 202 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 193 (3.56%) Network Security
6 173 (3.19%) VPN
7 136 (2.51%) HTTP
8 128 (2.36%) DHCP
9 126 (2.32%) WAN
10 119 (2.20%) LAN
11 93 (1.72%) BGP
12 78 (1.44%) SAN
13 72 (1.33%) OSPF
14 69 (1.27%) Broadband
15 64 (1.18%) Kerberos
16 63 (1.16%) VLAN
17 53 (0.98%) IPv6
18 52 (0.96%) MPLS
19 47 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
20 46 (0.85%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (11.42%) PostgreSQL
2 509 (9.39%) MySQL
3 367 (6.77%) NoSQL
4 336 (6.20%) Big Data
5 304 (5.61%) MongoDB
6 283 (5.22%) Relational Database
7 252 (4.65%) SQL Server
8 230 (4.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 195 (3.60%) Hadoop
10 154 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 145 (2.67%) Redis
12 129 (2.38%) MariaDB
13 119 (2.20%) BigQuery
13 119 (2.20%) InfluxDB
14 117 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
15 102 (1.88%) Amazon Athena
16 80 (1.48%) Power BI
17 77 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
17 77 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
17 77 (1.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2,374 (43.79%) Jenkins
2 1,403 (25.88%) Git (software)
3 574 (10.59%) GitLab
4 440 (8.12%) JIRA
5 346 (6.38%) TeamCity
6 306 (5.64%) Maven
7 252 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 230 (4.24%) Bitbucket
9 188 (3.47%) Travis CI
10 180 (3.32%) Subversion
11 177 (3.27%) CircleCI
12 160 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 149 (2.75%) Selenium
14 142 (2.62%) SonarQube
15 141 (2.60%) Gradle
16 137 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 136 (2.51%) Cucumber
18 127 (2.34%) IBM UrbanCode
19 125 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
20 96 (1.77%) Artifactory
General
1 1,426 (26.31%) Finance
2 1,046 (19.30%) Social Skills
3 667 (12.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 543 (10.02%) Public Sector
5 450 (8.30%) Banking
6 429 (7.91%) Retail
7 364 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
8 266 (4.91%) Law
9 218 (4.02%) Telecoms
10 154 (2.84%) Games
11 149 (2.75%) Manufacturing
12 77 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
13 75 (1.38%) Marketing
14 66 (1.22%) Advertising
15 58 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
16 56 (1.03%) Financial Institution
17 51 (0.94%) Legal
18 48 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
19 47 (0.87%) Electronics
20 45 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 2,255 (41.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 653 (12.05%) Senior DevOps
3 615 (11.34%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 527 (9.72%) Cloud Engineer
5 450 (8.30%) Developer
6 358 (6.60%) Software Engineer
7 336 (6.20%) Architect
8 332 (6.12%) AWS Engineer
9 244 (4.50%) AWS DevOps
10 240 (4.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 235 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 216 (3.98%) Azure Engineer
13 193 (3.56%) Platform Engineer
14 183 (3.38%) Consultant
15 180 (3.32%) Site Reliability Engineer
16 152 (2.80%) Lead DevOps
17 147 (2.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 145 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
19 136 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
20 131 (2.42%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (12.06%) Kafka
2 580 (10.70%) Elastic Stack
3 475 (8.76%) React
4 337 (6.22%) Spring
5 334 (6.16%) REST
6 317 (5.85%) Node.js
7 288 (5.31%) Web Services
8 285 (5.26%) Spring Boot
9 282 (5.20%) .NET
10 268 (4.94%) RESTful
11 238 (4.39%) AngularJS
12 163 (3.01%) JSON
13 139 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
14 126 (2.32%) CSS
15 120 (2.21%) ARM Templates
16 111 (2.05%) Velocity
17 110 (2.03%) LAMP
17 110 (2.03%) Vue.js
18 98 (1.81%) HTML
19 90 (1.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 570 (10.51%) Public Cloud
2 484 (8.93%) Cloud Native
3 287 (5.29%) Linux Command Line
4 259 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
5 210 (3.87%) Private Cloud
6 209 (3.86%) Cyberattack
7 187 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 186 (3.43%) Data Centre
9 165 (3.04%) Cyber Defence
10 164 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
11 149 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
12 132 (2.43%) User Experience
13 128 (2.36%) Social Media
14 107 (1.97%) Life Science
15 106 (1.96%) Virtual Team
16 102 (1.88%) Social Network
17 99 (1.83%) IoT
18 91 (1.68%) Mobile App
19 67 (1.24%) Replication
20 66 (1.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2,713 (50.05%) Linux
2 1,048 (19.33%) Windows
3 535 (9.87%) Unix
4 343 (6.33%) Windows Server
5 320 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 258 (4.76%) CentOS
7 132 (2.43%) Mesosphere
8 120 (2.21%) Ubuntu
9 63 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 50 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (0.81%) Debian
12 40 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
13 37 (0.68%) Solaris
14 33 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
15 27 (0.50%) VMS
16 24 (0.44%) AIX
17 23 (0.42%) Android
17 23 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,887 (71.70%) DevOps
2 2,877 (53.07%) CI/CD
3 2,379 (43.88%) Agile
4 1,731 (31.93%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1,525 (28.13%) Configuration Management
6 940 (17.34%) Microservices
7 895 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
8 847 (15.62%) Software Engineering
9 796 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
10 728 (13.43%) Test Automation
11 658 (12.14%) Scrum
12 602 (11.10%) Mentoring
13 583 (10.75%) Open Source
14 575 (10.61%) SDLC
15 471 (8.69%) Analytics
16 447 (8.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 443 (8.17%) Computer Science
18 402 (7.42%) TDD
19 401 (7.40%) Migration
20 384 (7.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,815 (51.93%) Python
2 1,617 (29.83%) Bash
3 1,502 (27.71%) Java
4 843 (15.55%) PowerShell
5 747 (13.78%) JavaScript
6 689 (12.71%) SQL
7 667 (12.30%) Go
8 379 (6.99%) Groovy
9 375 (6.92%) C#
10 324 (5.98%) Ruby
11 321 (5.92%) Perl
12 272 (5.02%) Shell Script
13 249 (4.59%) TypeScript
14 190 (3.50%) PHP
15 188 (3.47%) C++
16 112 (2.07%) C
17 108 (1.99%) Scala
18 103 (1.90%) Kotlin
19 41 (0.76%) R
20 34 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 630 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 496 (9.15%) Degree
3 403 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 165 (3.04%) AWS Certification
5 140 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 130 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 77 (1.42%) CCNP
9 58 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 49 (0.90%) CCIE
11 46 (0.85%) RHCE
12 43 (0.79%) PhD
13 35 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
14 34 (0.63%) OCP
15 33 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 32 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
17 29 (0.53%) CCNA
18 24 (0.44%) PMI Certification
19 21 (0.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (2.75%) QA
2 54 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (0.98%) GDPR
4 52 (0.96%) SLA
5 40 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.70%) NIST
6 38 (0.70%) SOC 2
7 34 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 32 (0.59%) IASME
9 23 (0.42%) HIPAA
10 22 (0.41%) GxP
11 16 (0.30%) Data Quality
12 15 (0.28%) SOC 1
13 12 (0.22%) NCSC
14 8 (0.15%) FISMA
14 8 (0.15%) HITRUST
15 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 5 (0.092%) SNOMED CT
17 3 (0.055%) PMO
System Software
1 3,261 (60.15%) Docker
2 431 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (4.87%) Active Directory
4 231 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 113 (2.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 88 (1.62%) vSphere
7 83 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 77 (1.42%) Hyper-V
9 72 (1.33%) KVM
10 50 (0.92%) VMware NSX
11 39 (0.72%) Xen
12 31 (0.57%) NFS
13 30 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 26 (0.48%) Ceph
15 21 (0.39%) HDFS
16 19 (0.35%) iptables
16 19 (0.35%) XenApp
17 16 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
18 14 (0.26%) zsh
19 13 (0.24%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 3,389 (62.52%) Kubernetes
2 3,260 (60.14%) Terraform
3 1,617 (29.83%) Puppet
4 1,309 (24.15%) Opscode Chef
5 585 (10.79%) Prometheus
6 447 (8.25%) Grafana
7 206 (3.80%) Istio
8 193 (3.56%) Kibana
9 176 (3.25%) Docker Swarm
10 165 (3.04%) Consul
11 160 (2.95%) Packer
12 142 (2.62%) logstash
13 127 (2.34%) Automic
14 110 (2.03%) Nagios
15 107 (1.97%) ZABBIX
16 103 (1.90%) Rancher
17 75 (1.38%) HAProxy
18 67 (1.24%) Salt
19 45 (0.83%) Fortio
19 45 (0.83%) Kiali
Vendors
1 570 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 566 (10.44%) Splunk
3 548 (10.11%) VMware
4 485 (8.95%) Google
5 439 (8.10%) Red Hat
6 372 (6.86%) Oracle
7 245 (4.52%) Cisco
8 133 (2.45%) AppDynamics
9 122 (2.25%) ServiceNow
10 121 (2.23%) SaltStack
11 109 (2.01%) Atlassian
11 109 (2.01%) F5
12 91 (1.68%) IBM
13 87 (1.60%) SAP
14 85 (1.57%) Dell
15 82 (1.51%) Dynatrace
16 67 (1.24%) Facebook
16 67 (1.24%) Juniper
17 66 (1.22%) Fortinet
18 57 (1.05%) SolarWinds