Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 83 115
Rank change year-on-year -16 +32 +6
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 4,124 1,888 4,019
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 3.80% 2.93%
As % of the Systems Management category 19.30% 23.17% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,432 1,542 2,958
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £66,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.26% +10.83%
75th Percentile £86,250 £78,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £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 21,369 8,149 17,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 16.42% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13,644 6,825 13,793
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,565 £32,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -16 3,701 £70,000 +7.69% 717
UK excluding London -14 2,037 £60,000 +9.09% 377
London -45 1,741 £77,500 +6.90% 387
Work from Home -29 928 £70,000 +21.74% 150
South East +42 754 £67,500 +8.00% 79
North of England -19 492 £60,000 +14.29% 114
South West -2 328 £55,000 +4.76% 43
North West 0 282 £60,000 +14.29% 70
Midlands -37 221 £60,000 +14.29% 48
Yorkshire -28 197 £60,000 +14.29% 28
West Midlands -47 156 £62,500 +16.28% 36
Scotland -27 117 £62,000 +13.24% 40
East of England -76 85 £65,000 -3.70% 41
East Midlands -23 65 £58,750 +17.50% 12
Wales -43 47 £55,000 +22.22% 10
North East -31 22 £50,750 +12.78% 16
Northern Ireland -44 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 2,988 (72.45%) DevOps
2 2,474 (59.99%) Terraform
3 2,411 (58.46%) AWS
4 2,081 (50.46%) Linux
4 2,081 (50.46%) Docker
5 2,073 (50.27%) Python
6 1,976 (47.91%) Kubernetes
7 1,949 (47.26%) Jenkins
8 1,929 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
9 1,855 (44.98%) Azure
10 1,542 (37.39%) Java
11 1,195 (28.98%) Infrastructure as Code
12 1,191 (28.88%) Puppet
13 1,111 (26.94%) Git (software)
14 983 (23.84%) Opscode Chef
15 966 (23.42%) Software Engineering
16 958 (23.23%) Bash Shell
17 938 (22.74%) Finance
18 933 (22.62%) Configuration Management
19 920 (22.31%) Microservices
20 887 (21.51%) GCP
21 800 (19.40%) Social Skills
22 724 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
23 719 (17.43%) Windows
24 718 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
25 708 (17.17%) Scrum
26 677 (16.42%) Spring
27 662 (16.05%) Degree
28 660 (16.00%) PowerShell
29 659 (15.98%) Kafka

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
1 369 (8.95%) Apache Spark
2 304 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 292 (7.08%) Apache
4 209 (5.07%) GemFire
5 189 (4.58%) Confluence
6 130 (3.15%) nginx
7 105 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 73 (1.77%) OpenStack
9 66 (1.60%) IIS
10 47 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
12 23 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 20 (0.48%) JBoss
14 19 (0.46%) Jupyter
15 15 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.36%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.29%) Camunda
17 9 (0.22%) Mule
17 9 (0.22%) WebSphere
18 8 (0.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.073%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.048%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.048%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.024%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 8 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.073%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.073%) Summit
3 2 (0.048%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.024%) Magento
4 1 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.024%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,411 (58.46%) AWS
2 1,855 (44.98%) Azure
3 887 (21.51%) GCP
4 511 (12.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 495 (12.00%) GitHub
6 454 (11.01%) OpenShift
7 423 (10.26%) Serverless
8 421 (10.21%) PaaS
9 301 (7.30%) SaaS
10 290 (7.03%) IaaS
11 214 (5.19%) Amazon Kinesis
12 193 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
13 185 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
14 153 (3.71%) Amazon ECS
15 138 (3.35%) Datadog
16 136 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
17 129 (3.13%) Amazon S3
18 128 (3.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 117 (2.84%) Amazon EKS
20 104 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 289 (7.01%) Firewall
2 161 (3.90%) DNS
3 141 (3.42%) HTTP
4 123 (2.98%) VPN
5 95 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 75 (1.82%) Kerberos
7 61 (1.48%) Network Security
8 60 (1.45%) SSL
9 59 (1.43%) WAN
10 58 (1.41%) BGP
11 57 (1.38%) DHCP
11 57 (1.38%) OSPF
12 52 (1.26%) IPv4
13 51 (1.24%) AMQP
14 50 (1.21%) Broadband
15 49 (1.19%) LAN
16 41 (0.99%) VLAN
17 36 (0.87%) Internet
18 35 (0.85%) SAN
19 34 (0.82%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 574 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
2 454 (11.01%) MySQL
3 442 (10.72%) Redis
4 401 (9.72%) Big Data
5 395 (9.58%) NoSQL
6 317 (7.69%) Relational Database
7 306 (7.42%) MariaDB
8 265 (6.43%) Hadoop
9 263 (6.38%) MongoDB
10 239 (5.80%) HBase
11 154 (3.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 153 (3.71%) SQL Server
13 118 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
14 110 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 75 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
16 69 (1.67%) Apache Accumulo
17 68 (1.65%) Amazon Athena
18 67 (1.62%) Amazon Aurora
19 50 (1.21%) Oracle Database
20 49 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,949 (47.26%) Jenkins
2 1,111 (26.94%) Git (software)
3 444 (10.77%) JIRA
4 369 (8.95%) GitLab
5 299 (7.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 279 (6.77%) Cucumber
7 244 (5.92%) Gradle
8 228 (5.53%) Protractor
9 227 (5.50%) Eclipse
10 218 (5.29%) JUnit
11 203 (4.92%) Maven
12 197 (4.78%) Mockito
13 187 (4.53%) Cypress.io
14 186 (4.51%) TeamCity
15 181 (4.39%) IntelliJ
16 178 (4.32%) Bitbucket
16 178 (4.32%) Storybook
17 177 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 156 (3.78%) Artifactory
19 155 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 938 (22.74%) Finance
2 800 (19.40%) Social Skills
3 444 (10.77%) Banking
4 383 (9.29%) Law
5 367 (8.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 204 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 195 (4.73%) Retail
8 160 (3.88%) Public Sector
9 97 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 92 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
11 79 (1.92%) Marketing
12 65 (1.58%) Games
13 61 (1.48%) Legal
14 50 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
15 44 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
16 33 (0.80%) Automotive
17 31 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 30 (0.73%) Manufacturing
19 29 (0.70%) Electronics
20 26 (0.63%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,314 (31.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 488 (11.83%) Developer
3 460 (11.15%) Software Engineer
4 381 (9.24%) Senior DevOps
5 375 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 330 (8.00%) Architect
7 329 (7.98%) Cloud Engineer
8 311 (7.54%) AWS Engineer
9 266 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
10 251 (6.09%) Platform Engineer
11 204 (4.95%) Java Developer
12 193 (4.68%) AWS DevOps
13 190 (4.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 172 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 169 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
16 161 (3.90%) Senior Software Engineer
17 155 (3.76%) Principal Engineer
18 132 (3.20%) Lead Software Engineer
19 131 (3.18%) Azure DevOps
20 130 (3.15%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 677 (16.42%) Spring
2 659 (15.98%) Kafka
3 517 (12.54%) Node.js
4 509 (12.34%) React
5 454 (11.01%) Spring Boot
6 427 (10.35%) AngularJS
7 419 (10.16%) RabbitMQ
8 408 (9.89%) Web Services
9 376 (9.12%) RESTful
10 304 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
11 295 (7.15%) CSS
12 277 (6.72%) JSON
12 277 (6.72%) REST
13 239 (5.80%) Redux
14 211 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 207 (5.02%) Spark Streaming
16 202 (4.90%) Play Framework
16 202 (4.90%) WireMock
17 199 (4.83%) Express
18 195 (4.73%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 351 (8.51%) Public Cloud
2 275 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 272 (6.60%) User Experience
4 183 (4.44%) Cloud Native
5 172 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 167 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 167 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
7 131 (3.18%) Algorithms
8 109 (2.64%) Private Cloud
9 107 (2.59%) Management Information System
10 100 (2.42%) Virtual Team
11 98 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 97 (2.35%) Cyberattack
13 62 (1.50%) Clustering
14 38 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 38 (0.92%) SWIFT
15 37 (0.90%) iPhone
16 31 (0.75%) Hedge funds
17 29 (0.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2,081 (50.46%) Linux
2 719 (17.43%) Windows
3 639 (15.49%) Unix
4 314 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 236 (5.72%) CentOS
6 190 (4.61%) Windows Server
7 113 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 61 (1.48%) Debian
9 54 (1.31%) Mesosphere
10 29 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
11 26 (0.63%) Android
12 25 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 24 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 23 (0.56%) VMS
15 22 (0.53%) Solaris
16 20 (0.48%) AIX
16 20 (0.48%) CoreOS
17 19 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
18 15 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,988 (72.45%) DevOps
2 1,929 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,195 (28.98%) Infrastructure as Code
4 966 (23.42%) Software Engineering
5 933 (22.62%) Configuration Management
6 920 (22.31%) Microservices
7 724 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
8 718 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
9 708 (17.17%) Scrum
10 563 (13.65%) Open Source
11 545 (13.22%) Computer Science
12 518 (12.56%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 461 (11.18%) Mentoring
14 431 (10.45%) Test Automation
15 362 (8.78%) TDD
16 354 (8.58%) Full Stack Development
17 327 (7.93%) Analytics
18 303 (7.35%) Digital Banking
19 291 (7.06%) OO
20 289 (7.01%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 2,073 (50.27%) Python
2 1,542 (37.39%) Java
3 958 (23.23%) Bash Shell
4 660 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 602 (14.60%) SQL
6 581 (14.09%) JavaScript
7 381 (9.24%) Go
8 374 (9.07%) C#
9 365 (8.85%) Shell Script
10 335 (8.12%) Groovy
11 309 (7.49%) Ruby
12 235 (5.70%) C++
13 207 (5.02%) Perl
14 202 (4.90%) Java 8
14 202 (4.90%) PHP
15 197 (4.78%) C
16 169 (4.10%) TypeScript
17 62 (1.50%) Scala
18 27 (0.65%) Java 11
19 24 (0.58%) Rust
Qualifications
1 662 (16.05%) Degree
2 456 (11.06%) Security Cleared
3 344 (8.34%) SC Cleared
4 211 (5.12%) OCP
4 211 (5.12%) Oracle Certification
5 156 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 87 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (2.06%) DV Cleared
8 76 (1.84%) AWS Certification
9 54 (1.31%) RHCE
10 37 (0.90%) CCNP
11 26 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.56%) RHCSA
13 22 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 19 (0.46%) PhD
15 15 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 15 (0.36%) CCNA
16 13 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
16 13 (0.32%) GIAC
16 13 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (3.49%) QA
2 85 (2.06%) SLA
3 26 (0.63%) NIST
4 25 (0.61%) GDPR
5 23 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (0.34%) IASME
9 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.22%) NCSC
10 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (0.15%) GxP
11 6 (0.15%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.12%) Accessibility
12 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.097%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.073%) PMO
15 2 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.048%) SOC 2
15 2 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,081 (50.46%) Docker
2 388 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 184 (4.46%) HDFS
4 168 (4.07%) Active Directory
5 128 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 53 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (1.16%) vSphere
9 42 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 32 (0.78%) NFS
11 27 (0.65%) VirtualBox
12 23 (0.56%) KVM
13 19 (0.46%) VMware NSX
14 18 (0.44%) iptables
14 18 (0.44%) XenApp
14 18 (0.44%) XenDesktop
15 14 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.32%) Ceph
17 12 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2,474 (59.99%) Terraform
2 1,976 (47.91%) Kubernetes
3 1,191 (28.88%) Puppet
4 983 (23.84%) Opscode Chef
5 270 (6.55%) Prometheus
6 252 (6.11%) Grafana
7 118 (2.86%) Packer
8 104 (2.52%) Docker Swarm
9 98 (2.38%) Kibana
10 91 (2.21%) Salt
11 82 (1.99%) Nagios
12 65 (1.58%) Consul
13 55 (1.33%) logstash
14 49 (1.19%) ZABBIX
15 47 (1.14%) Istio
16 46 (1.12%) Graphite
17 43 (1.04%) Automic
18 38 (0.92%) CFEngine
19 36 (0.87%) HAProxy
20 32 (0.78%) Rancher
Vendors
1 550 (13.34%) VMware
2 434 (10.52%) Red Hat
3 384 (9.31%) Oracle
4 355 (8.61%) Google
5 349 (8.46%) Microsoft
6 206 (5.00%) Splunk
7 179 (4.34%) Okta
8 134 (3.25%) SaltStack
9 129 (3.13%) Cisco
10 91 (2.21%) IBM
11 89 (2.16%) New Relic
12 74 (1.79%) Atlassian
13 44 (1.07%) SAP
13 44 (1.07%) ServiceNow
14 42 (1.02%) Cloudera
15 39 (0.95%) Hortonworks
16 37 (0.90%) LexisNexis
17 34 (0.82%) Dell
17 34 (0.82%) HP
18 33 (0.80%) SolarWinds