Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 109 113
Rank change year-on-year +33 +4 +49
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 2,474 3,634 4,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.97% 2.88% 2.92%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.26% 22.59% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,370 2,783 3,716
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 10,199 16,084 17,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.38% 12.75% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,405 12,402 13,611
Median annual salary £60,500 £60,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.83% +6.19% +7.62%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%

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 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 18 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 16 January 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 +38 2,282 £65,000 -7.14% 508
UK excluding London +62 1,236 £60,000 +4.35% 312
London +24 1,118 £72,500 -6.45% 223
Work from Home +76 451 £65,000 - 84
North of England +57 362 £55,000 - 91
South East +27 266 £65,000 - 57
South West +55 212 £55,000 +4.76% 45
Midlands +102 197 £65,000 +13.04% 46
Yorkshire +21 165 £55,000 - 34
North West +61 156 £60,000 +14.29% 49
West Midlands +103 155 £65,000 +14.44% 35
East of England +67 87 £72,500 +31.82% 36
Scotland +13 85 £60,000 +14.29% 23
East Midlands +52 41 £63,750 -1.92% 11
North East +48 41 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Wales +24 28 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Northern Ireland - 11 £52,500 - 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 1,710 (69.12%) DevOps
2 1,373 (55.50%) Terraform
3 1,303 (52.67%) AWS
4 1,281 (51.78%) Docker
5 1,179 (47.66%) Linux
6 1,156 (46.73%) Python
7 1,101 (44.50%) Kubernetes
8 947 (38.28%) Puppet
9 934 (37.75%) Azure
10 920 (37.19%) Jenkins
11 883 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
12 676 (27.32%) Opscode Chef
13 649 (26.23%) Java
14 628 (25.38%) Infrastructure as Code
15 543 (21.95%) Bash Shell
16 537 (21.71%) Git (software)
17 513 (20.74%) Configuration Management
18 500 (20.21%) Windows
19 488 (19.73%) PowerShell
20 408 (16.49%) Finance
21 403 (16.29%) GCP
22 392 (15.84%) VMware
23 373 (15.08%) SQL
24 345 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
25 293 (11.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
26 290 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
26 290 (11.72%) Microsoft
27 285 (11.52%) Go
28 278 (11.24%) Microservices
29 272 (10.99%) JavaScript

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
1 178 (7.19%) Elasticsearch
2 138 (5.58%) Apache
3 112 (4.53%) Confluence
4 72 (2.91%) OpenStack
5 70 (2.83%) Apache Spark
6 67 (2.71%) nginx
7 46 (1.86%) IIS
7 46 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.01%) SAS
9 24 (0.97%) Skype for Business
10 20 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.57%) JBoss
12 9 (0.36%) CMS
13 7 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.24%) DNN
14 6 (0.24%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.24%) Site Server
14 6 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.20%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.20%) Camunda
Applications
1 25 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
2 14 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.081%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.081%) Shopify
4 1 (0.040%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.040%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,303 (52.67%) AWS
2 934 (37.75%) Azure
3 403 (16.29%) GCP
4 256 (10.35%) PaaS
5 226 (9.14%) IaaS
6 217 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 207 (8.37%) SaaS
8 200 (8.08%) GitHub
9 191 (7.72%) Serverless
10 174 (7.03%) OpenShift
11 111 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 111 (4.49%) Amazon EKS
12 108 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
13 107 (4.32%) AWS Lambda
14 95 (3.84%) Amazon ECS
14 95 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
15 93 (3.76%) Office 365
16 78 (3.15%) Amazon S3
17 52 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 49 (1.98%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 221 (8.93%) Firewall
2 185 (7.48%) DNS
3 160 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 116 (4.69%) VPN
5 76 (3.07%) OSPF
6 75 (3.03%) Network Security
7 65 (2.63%) BGP
7 65 (2.63%) DHCP
7 65 (2.63%) WAN
8 63 (2.55%) HTTP
9 58 (2.34%) LAN
10 52 (2.10%) Wireless
11 45 (1.82%) SAN
12 42 (1.70%) MPLS
13 39 (1.58%) SNMP
13 39 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (1.37%) Wireshark
15 31 (1.25%) VoIP
16 30 (1.21%) Internet
17 29 (1.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (9.98%) PostgreSQL
2 219 (8.85%) MySQL
3 165 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 158 (6.39%) SQL Server
5 140 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 120 (4.85%) Redis
7 116 (4.69%) Big Data
8 84 (3.40%) Hadoop
8 84 (3.40%) Relational Database
9 64 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 51 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
11 50 (2.02%) MariaDB
12 41 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
13 33 (1.33%) Oracle Database
14 32 (1.29%) Blockchain
15 31 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
16 30 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 28 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (0.97%) Pentaho
19 19 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 920 (37.19%) Jenkins
2 537 (21.71%) Git (software)
3 252 (10.19%) GitLab
4 218 (8.81%) JIRA
5 136 (5.50%) Bitbucket
6 116 (4.69%) TeamCity
7 101 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 101 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 99 (4.00%) Artifactory
9 98 (3.96%) Maven
10 79 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 72 (2.91%) Subversion
12 60 (2.43%) Selenium
13 52 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (1.90%) CircleCI
15 45 (1.82%) Mercurial
16 39 (1.58%) Travis CI
17 33 (1.33%) Cucumber
18 30 (1.21%) Gradle
19 27 (1.09%) Gerrit
General
1 408 (16.49%) Finance
2 132 (5.34%) Banking
3 126 (5.09%) Games
4 86 (3.48%) Law
5 78 (3.15%) Public Sector
6 49 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.86%) Retail
8 29 (1.17%) Legal
9 28 (1.13%) Advertising
10 24 (0.97%) Marketing
11 19 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.65%) Electronics
13 15 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 13 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.40%) Back Office
17 9 (0.36%) Front Office
18 7 (0.28%) Military
18 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,033 (41.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 287 (11.60%) AWS Engineer
3 260 (10.51%) Senior DevOps
4 244 (9.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 221 (8.93%) AWS DevOps
6 204 (8.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 190 (7.68%) Developer
8 175 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
9 167 (6.75%) Azure Engineer
9 167 (6.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 164 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
11 151 (6.10%) Platform Engineer
12 149 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 127 (5.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 124 (5.01%) Site Engineer
15 110 (4.45%) Architect
16 97 (3.92%) Python Engineer
17 88 (3.56%) Network Engineer
18 81 (3.27%) Software Engineer
19 78 (3.15%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (8.08%) Kafka
2 173 (6.99%) Node.js
3 157 (6.35%) Web Services
4 124 (5.01%) Elastic Stack
5 113 (4.57%) Spring
6 101 (4.08%) .NET
7 88 (3.56%) RabbitMQ
8 75 (3.03%) REST
9 73 (2.95%) Spring Boot
10 67 (2.71%) Apache Flex
11 62 (2.51%) React
12 55 (2.22%) AngularJS
13 49 (1.98%) JSON
13 49 (1.98%) LDAP
14 42 (1.70%) RESTful
15 40 (1.62%) XML
16 37 (1.50%) LAMP
16 37 (1.50%) YAML
17 31 (1.25%) CSS
18 29 (1.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.18%) Public Cloud
2 150 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 142 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
4 115 (4.65%) Cloud Native
5 77 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
6 60 (2.43%) Private Cloud
7 58 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
10 32 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.17%) Social Network
12 25 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 18 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.73%) FMCG
14 17 (0.69%) Clustering
15 15 (0.61%) Cyberattack
15 15 (0.61%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.61%) User Experience
16 12 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,179 (47.66%) Linux
2 500 (20.21%) Windows
3 228 (9.22%) Unix
4 210 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 178 (7.19%) Windows Server
6 173 (6.99%) CentOS
7 105 (4.24%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (1.01%) Mac OS X
10 23 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (0.77%) Debian
12 18 (0.73%) CoreOS
13 16 (0.65%) zOS
14 14 (0.57%) Fedora
15 13 (0.53%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.49%) Android
16 12 (0.49%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.28%) Solaris
17 7 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,710 (69.12%) DevOps
2 883 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 628 (25.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 513 (20.74%) Configuration Management
5 345 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 293 (11.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 278 (11.24%) Microservices
8 271 (10.95%) Software Engineering
9 246 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
10 231 (9.34%) Scrum
11 209 (8.45%) TDD
12 208 (8.41%) Test Automation
13 198 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 168 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 157 (6.35%) Mentoring
16 156 (6.31%) Infrastructure Automation
17 155 (6.27%) Fintech
18 144 (5.82%) Deployment Automation
19 133 (5.38%) SDLC
20 132 (5.34%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1,156 (46.73%) Python
2 649 (26.23%) Java
3 543 (21.95%) Bash Shell
4 488 (19.73%) PowerShell
5 373 (15.08%) SQL
6 285 (11.52%) Go
7 272 (10.99%) JavaScript
8 234 (9.46%) C#
9 220 (8.89%) Ruby
10 134 (5.42%) Perl
11 114 (4.61%) PHP
12 106 (4.28%) Shell Script
13 77 (3.11%) C++
14 76 (3.07%) Groovy
15 57 (2.30%) C
16 50 (2.02%) TypeScript
17 47 (1.90%) PL/SQL
18 40 (1.62%) Java 8
19 39 (1.58%) Scala
20 27 (1.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 244 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 195 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 140 (5.66%) Degree
4 80 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 52 (2.10%) CCNP
7 40 (1.62%) AWS Certification
8 39 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (1.50%) RHCE
10 27 (1.09%) CCNA
11 25 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (0.89%) CCIE
14 12 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.49%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.44%) MCSE
16 10 (0.40%) MCSA
17 9 (0.36%) PhD
18 7 (0.28%) CISSP
18 7 (0.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.26%) QA
2 44 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.46%) GDPR
4 17 (0.69%) SLA
5 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (0.53%) NIST
5 13 (0.53%) PMO
6 10 (0.40%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.36%) ISO 22301
7 9 (0.36%) NCSC
7 9 (0.36%) PMBOK
8 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.20%) EMIR
10 5 (0.20%) MiFID
11 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,281 (51.78%) Docker
2 290 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 78 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 57 (2.30%) vSphere
6 45 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (1.33%) XenApp
9 32 (1.29%) Xen
10 29 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 18 (0.73%) VMware NSX
12 16 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.53%) KVM
13 13 (0.53%) VirtualBox
14 12 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 12 (0.49%) HDFS
15 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.40%) RHEV
16 9 (0.36%) NFS
16 9 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 1,373 (55.50%) Terraform
2 1,101 (44.50%) Kubernetes
3 947 (38.28%) Puppet
4 676 (27.32%) Opscode Chef
5 156 (6.31%) Prometheus
6 95 (3.84%) Grafana
7 82 (3.31%) Nagios
8 53 (2.14%) ZABBIX
9 46 (1.86%) Istio
10 43 (1.74%) Packer
11 42 (1.70%) Salt
12 38 (1.54%) Rancher
13 36 (1.46%) Graphite
14 33 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
15 28 (1.13%) HAProxy
16 27 (1.09%) Kibana
17 24 (0.97%) Fortio
17 24 (0.97%) Kiali
18 22 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
18 22 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 392 (15.84%) VMware
2 290 (11.72%) Microsoft
3 237 (9.58%) Red Hat
4 198 (8.00%) Oracle
5 181 (7.32%) Google
6 166 (6.71%) Cisco
7 88 (3.56%) Splunk
8 76 (3.07%) New Relic
9 67 (2.71%) Atlassian
10 66 (2.67%) SaltStack
11 64 (2.59%) F5
12 54 (2.18%) Palo Alto
13 43 (1.74%) IBM
14 42 (1.70%) Citrix
15 40 (1.62%) SolarWinds
16 37 (1.50%) CheckPoint
17 36 (1.46%) SAP
18 34 (1.37%) Cloudera
18 34 (1.37%) Riverbed
19 29 (1.17%) Dell