Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 102 132
Rank change year-on-year +3 +30 +63
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 2,797 4,496 4,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 3.10% 2.59%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.22% 25.11% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,321 3,736 3,663
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,586 17,907 17,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.65% 12.34% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9,827 13,811 13,694
Median annual salary £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.96% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +4 2,670 £69,250 +2.59% 244
London -13 1,567 £77,500 +3.33% 87
UK excluding London +14 1,196 £55,000 -4.35% 174
South East -12 374 £65,750 +5.20% 34
North of England +47 342 £52,500 -4.55% 59
South West +66 177 £51,046 +2.09% 16
North West +29 174 £55,000 -8.33% 42
Work from Home -32 171 £62,500 -7.41% 36
Yorkshire +86 148 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Midlands +57 124 £56,415 -5.98% 18
West Midlands +52 93 £57,500 -4.17% 11
East of England -37 70 £62,500 +24.58% 30
Scotland -19 61 £57,500 +9.52% 3
Wales +18 49 £45,000 - 15
East Midlands +22 31 £55,000 -8.33% 7
North East -7 20 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Northern Ireland +13 1 £70,000 +43.59%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,951 (69.75%) DevOps
2 1,519 (54.31%) AWS
3 1,513 (54.09%) Python
4 1,491 (53.31%) Docker
5 1,457 (52.09%) Terraform
6 1,322 (47.26%) Linux
7 1,315 (47.01%) Kubernetes
8 1,059 (37.86%) Puppet
9 1,017 (36.36%) Jenkins
10 989 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
11 925 (33.07%) Azure
12 797 (28.49%) Opscode Chef
13 744 (26.60%) Java
14 713 (25.49%) Bash Shell
15 685 (24.49%) Configuration Management
16 640 (22.88%) Git (software)
17 624 (22.31%) Infrastructure as Code
18 558 (19.95%) Finance
19 541 (19.34%) Windows
20 526 (18.81%) GCP
21 506 (18.09%) PowerShell
22 468 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
23 384 (13.73%) VMware
24 352 (12.58%) JavaScript
25 338 (12.08%) SQL
26 330 (11.80%) Ruby
27 326 (11.66%) Red Hat
28 318 (11.37%) Microservices
29 310 (11.08%) Go
30 288 (10.30%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 135 (4.83%) Elasticsearch
2 126 (4.50%) Confluence
3 124 (4.43%) Apache Spark
4 121 (4.33%) Apache
5 105 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 71 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 59 (2.11%) nginx
8 57 (2.04%) IIS
9 42 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
10 38 (1.36%) JBoss
11 29 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.39%) SAS
14 11 (0.39%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.36%) WildFly
16 8 (0.29%) CMS
17 7 (0.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.14%) assyst
5 3 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.072%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.036%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.036%) Magento
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,519 (54.31%) AWS
2 925 (33.07%) Azure
3 526 (18.81%) GCP
4 288 (10.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 239 (8.54%) Serverless
6 196 (7.01%) OpenShift
7 188 (6.72%) SaaS
8 178 (6.36%) PaaS
9 153 (5.47%) GitHub
10 152 (5.43%) IaaS
11 138 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
12 118 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
13 111 (3.97%) Amazon S3
14 86 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 82 (2.93%) Amazon ECS
16 73 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 73 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
17 66 (2.36%) Office 365
18 54 (1.93%) Slack
19 49 (1.75%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 205 (7.33%) Firewall
2 111 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 107 (3.83%) DNS
4 96 (3.43%) VPN
5 72 (2.57%) Internet
6 71 (2.54%) WAN
7 62 (2.22%) SAN
8 60 (2.15%) HTTP
9 57 (2.04%) BGP
10 56 (2.00%) MPLS
11 54 (1.93%) LAN
12 53 (1.89%) SSL
13 50 (1.79%) Network Security
13 50 (1.79%) OSPF
14 28 (1.00%) VoIP
15 26 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
15 26 (0.93%) Wireless
16 21 (0.75%) DMZ
16 21 (0.75%) SSH
17 19 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (7.19%) Big Data
2 180 (6.44%) MySQL
3 164 (5.86%) Hadoop
3 164 (5.86%) SQL Server
4 161 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 144 (5.15%) MongoDB
6 140 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 65 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 62 (2.22%) Redis
10 61 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
11 60 (2.15%) Neo4j
12 54 (1.93%) Relational Database
13 47 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 31 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
15 29 (1.04%) Blockchain
16 26 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
17 25 (0.89%) Oracle Database
18 23 (0.82%) MariaDB
18 23 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,017 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 640 (22.88%) Git (software)
3 260 (9.30%) JIRA
4 189 (6.76%) GitLab
5 182 (6.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 169 (6.04%) Bitbucket
7 161 (5.76%) TeamCity
8 138 (4.93%) Maven
9 109 (3.90%) Vagrant
10 96 (3.43%) Artifactory
11 91 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
12 85 (3.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 72 (2.57%) Selenium
14 65 (2.32%) SonarQube
15 59 (2.11%) CircleCI
16 46 (1.64%) Cucumber
16 46 (1.64%) Subversion
17 38 (1.36%) Gradle
17 38 (1.36%) JUnit
18 34 (1.22%) GoCD
General
1 558 (19.95%) Finance
2 173 (6.19%) Banking
3 132 (4.72%) Retail
4 64 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 44 (1.57%) Games
7 42 (1.50%) Legal
8 37 (1.32%) Public Sector
9 34 (1.22%) Law
10 30 (1.07%) Marketing
11 28 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.97%) Automotive
13 21 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.64%) Electronics
14 18 (0.64%) Front Office
15 15 (0.54%) Back Office
16 14 (0.50%) Billing
17 13 (0.46%) Military
18 9 (0.32%) Advertising
19 5 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,119 (40.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 345 (12.33%) AWS Engineer
3 250 (8.94%) AWS DevOps
4 238 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
5 235 (8.40%) Developer
6 221 (7.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 199 (7.11%) Senior DevOps
8 185 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 177 (6.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 168 (6.01%) Platform Engineer
11 150 (5.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 144 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
13 140 (5.01%) Architect
14 136 (4.86%) Administrator
15 115 (4.11%) Python Engineer
16 113 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
17 102 (3.65%) Lead DevOps
18 92 (3.29%) Java Developer
19 91 (3.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
20 89 (3.18%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (8.40%) Node.js
2 190 (6.79%) Web Services
3 168 (6.01%) .NET
4 167 (5.97%) Elastic Stack
5 159 (5.68%) Kafka
6 109 (3.90%) Spring
7 102 (3.65%) React
8 99 (3.54%) AngularJS
9 79 (2.82%) REST
10 72 (2.57%) RabbitMQ
11 68 (2.43%) JSON
12 59 (2.11%) YAML
13 57 (2.04%) Middleware
14 50 (1.79%) Spring Boot
15 47 (1.68%) CSS
16 44 (1.57%) LAMP
17 43 (1.54%) RESTful
18 37 (1.32%) HTML
18 37 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
19 34 (1.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 262 (9.37%) Public Cloud
2 169 (6.04%) Data Centre
3 110 (3.93%) Cloud Native
4 96 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
5 95 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (2.43%) Private Cloud
7 66 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 59 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 53 (1.89%) User Experience
10 41 (1.47%) Blog
11 35 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.07%) Mobile App
14 29 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 28 (1.00%) Acoustics
16 26 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
17 25 (0.89%) Clustering
18 23 (0.82%) Algorithms
19 18 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
20 16 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,322 (47.26%) Linux
2 541 (19.34%) Windows
3 253 (9.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 252 (9.01%) Unix
5 194 (6.94%) CentOS
6 186 (6.65%) Windows Server
7 108 (3.86%) Ubuntu
8 51 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (1.64%) Debian
10 45 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
11 31 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (0.93%) Android
13 25 (0.89%) Solaris
14 24 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 23 (0.82%) VMS
16 18 (0.64%) CoreOS
17 17 (0.61%) AIX
18 16 (0.57%) Fedora
19 13 (0.46%) FreeBSD
20 12 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,951 (69.75%) DevOps
2 989 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (24.49%) Configuration Management
4 624 (22.31%) Infrastructure as Code
5 468 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
6 318 (11.37%) Microservices
7 287 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 250 (8.94%) Scrum
9 243 (8.69%) Test Automation
10 242 (8.65%) TDD
11 241 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 240 (8.58%) Fintech
13 227 (8.12%) Open Source
14 213 (7.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 206 (7.37%) Deployment Automation
16 203 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
16 203 (7.26%) Mentoring
17 193 (6.90%) Migration
18 187 (6.69%) Infrastructure Automation
19 181 (6.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,513 (54.09%) Python
2 744 (26.60%) Java
3 713 (25.49%) Bash Shell
4 506 (18.09%) PowerShell
5 352 (12.58%) JavaScript
6 338 (12.08%) SQL
7 330 (11.80%) Ruby
8 310 (11.08%) Go
9 168 (6.01%) C#
10 149 (5.33%) Perl
11 127 (4.54%) Shell Script
12 112 (4.00%) PHP
13 110 (3.93%) Groovy
14 105 (3.75%) C++
15 85 (3.04%) Scala
16 77 (2.75%) C
17 55 (1.97%) PL/SQL
18 33 (1.18%) Java 8
19 18 (0.64%) Kotlin
19 18 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 204 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 200 (7.15%) Degree
3 123 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 86 (3.07%) DV Cleared
6 71 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 68 (2.43%) CCNP
8 63 (2.25%) AWS Certification
9 55 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (1.82%) CCNA
11 42 (1.50%) RHCE
12 35 (1.25%) MCSE
13 31 (1.11%) CCIE
14 23 (0.82%) CISSP
15 22 (0.79%) MCSA
15 22 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (0.75%) SANS
17 18 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
18 17 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
18 17 (0.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.11%) QA
2 27 (0.97%) GDPR
2 27 (0.97%) SLA
3 20 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.36%) NIST
6 9 (0.32%) ISO 22301
6 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.14%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.036%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 1,491 (53.31%) Docker
2 269 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 69 (2.47%) VirtualBox
5 65 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (2.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 57 (2.04%) Hyper-V
8 46 (1.64%) vSphere
9 43 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (1.04%) KVM
11 24 (0.86%) VMware NSX
12 23 (0.82%) Samba
13 22 (0.79%) NFS
13 22 (0.79%) Xen
14 18 (0.64%) iptables
15 12 (0.43%) oVirt
16 11 (0.39%) Apache Flume
17 10 (0.36%) OpenAM
18 9 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
19 7 (0.25%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1,457 (52.09%) Terraform
2 1,315 (47.01%) Kubernetes
3 1,059 (37.86%) Puppet
4 797 (28.49%) Opscode Chef
5 158 (5.65%) Packer
6 146 (5.22%) Docker Swarm
7 132 (4.72%) Grafana
8 124 (4.43%) Prometheus
8 124 (4.43%) Salt
9 98 (3.50%) Nagios
10 80 (2.86%) ZABBIX
11 54 (1.93%) Consul
12 50 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
13 44 (1.57%) Kibana
14 43 (1.54%) SCCM
15 37 (1.32%) Graphite
15 37 (1.32%) Rancher
16 33 (1.18%) Istio
17 25 (0.89%) Mesos
18 21 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 384 (13.73%) VMware
2 326 (11.66%) Red Hat
3 270 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 247 (8.83%) Google
5 230 (8.22%) Oracle
6 145 (5.18%) Cisco
7 101 (3.61%) Splunk
8 86 (3.07%) Atlassian
9 84 (3.00%) Cloudera
10 83 (2.97%) SaltStack
11 70 (2.50%) IBM
12 60 (2.15%) Hortonworks
13 50 (1.79%) F5
14 46 (1.64%) Juniper
15 39 (1.39%) Dell
15 39 (1.39%) SolarWinds
16 37 (1.32%) HP
17 34 (1.22%) EMC
18 32 (1.14%) Palo Alto
19 31 (1.11%) FIS