Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 101 126
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 +53
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 2,178 4,461 4,597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.30% 3.12% 2.68%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.02% 24.15% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 3,619 3,740
Median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 9,891 18,475 17,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 12.92% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7,911 14,060 14,137
Median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.76% +5.45% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,225 £32,500 £31,250
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +12 2,065 £65,000 -7.14% 309
London -1 1,188 £75,000 - 147
UK excluding London +38 959 £55,000 - 179
North of England +95 297 £51,000 -7.27% 42
South East +5 254 £62,500 - 40
Work from Home -8 199 £57,500 -17.86% 61
South West +76 162 £50,500 -3.81% 35
North West +63 158 £52,500 -12.50% 29
Yorkshire +99 118 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Midlands +25 81 £52,500 -4.55% 28
East of England 0 76 £60,000 +9.09% 16
West Midlands +28 60 £52,500 -4.55% 21
Scotland -19 50 £53,625 -0.23% 10
Wales +29 34 £45,000 - 6
East Midlands +27 21 £50,000 -6.98% 6
North East +1 21 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Northern Ireland +24 6 £55,000 +57.14% 2

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 1,469 (67.45%) DevOps
2 1,283 (58.91%) AWS
3 1,193 (54.78%) Python
4 1,160 (53.26%) Terraform
5 1,133 (52.02%) Docker
6 1,031 (47.34%) Linux
7 1,004 (46.10%) Kubernetes
8 831 (38.15%) Jenkins
9 814 (37.37%) Puppet
10 780 (35.81%) Azure
11 680 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
12 597 (27.41%) Opscode Chef
13 551 (25.30%) Java
14 535 (24.56%) Bash Shell
15 490 (22.50%) Infrastructure as Code
16 483 (22.18%) Configuration Management
17 480 (22.04%) Git (software)
18 436 (20.02%) GCP
19 433 (19.88%) Finance
20 422 (19.38%) Windows
21 402 (18.46%) PowerShell
22 335 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
23 308 (14.14%) VMware
24 306 (14.05%) JavaScript
25 278 (12.76%) Microservices
26 275 (12.63%) Go
27 260 (11.94%) Ruby
28 258 (11.85%) AWS CloudFormation
29 254 (11.66%) SQL
30 230 (10.56%) Red Hat

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
1 122 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
2 105 (4.82%) Confluence
3 90 (4.13%) Apache
4 80 (3.67%) OpenStack
5 57 (2.62%) Apache Spark
6 46 (2.11%) nginx
7 45 (2.07%) IIS
8 43 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 25 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (0.73%) JBoss
11 12 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.46%) CloudStack
13 10 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.41%) WildFly
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 2 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.046%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.046%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.046%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,283 (58.91%) AWS
2 780 (35.81%) Azure
3 436 (20.02%) GCP
4 258 (11.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 200 (9.18%) Serverless
6 171 (7.85%) SaaS
7 163 (7.48%) IaaS
8 157 (7.21%) PaaS
9 132 (6.06%) OpenShift
10 108 (4.96%) Amazon EC2
11 107 (4.91%) AWS Lambda
12 106 (4.87%) GitHub
13 98 (4.50%) Amazon S3
14 83 (3.81%) Office 365
15 75 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 71 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 63 (2.89%) Amazon ECS
18 62 (2.85%) Slack
19 48 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
20 47 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 168 (7.71%) Firewall
2 108 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 106 (4.87%) VPN
4 98 (4.50%) DNS
5 63 (2.89%) Network Security
6 59 (2.71%) WAN
7 57 (2.62%) SAN
8 54 (2.48%) MPLS
8 54 (2.48%) OSPF
9 52 (2.39%) BGP
10 42 (1.93%) Internet
10 42 (1.93%) LAN
11 40 (1.84%) HTTP
12 38 (1.74%) Wireless
13 37 (1.70%) VoIP
14 36 (1.65%) SSL
15 26 (1.19%) DHCP
15 26 (1.19%) IPsec
15 26 (1.19%) SNMP
15 26 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 160 (7.35%) MySQL
3 136 (6.24%) NoSQL
4 123 (5.65%) MongoDB
5 110 (5.05%) Big Data
6 107 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
7 102 (4.68%) Hadoop
8 61 (2.80%) Redis
9 60 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 48 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (2.07%) Relational Database
12 43 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (1.33%) MariaDB
14 26 (1.19%) Neo4j
15 23 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
17 21 (0.96%) Oracle Database
18 19 (0.87%) CouchDB
19 18 (0.83%) Blockchain
20 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 831 (38.15%) Jenkins
2 480 (22.04%) Git (software)
3 202 (9.27%) JIRA
4 180 (8.26%) GitLab
5 165 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 145 (6.66%) TeamCity
7 100 (4.59%) Bitbucket
8 90 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 84 (3.86%) Maven
10 77 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 68 (3.12%) Selenium
11 68 (3.12%) Vagrant
12 67 (3.08%) Artifactory
13 46 (2.11%) Cucumber
14 35 (1.61%) Subversion
15 34 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (1.47%) CircleCI
16 32 (1.47%) Gradle
17 31 (1.42%) Travis CI
18 28 (1.29%) GoCD
General
1 433 (19.88%) Finance
2 99 (4.55%) Banking
3 73 (3.35%) Retail
4 56 (2.57%) Law
5 36 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.56%) Games
7 30 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.24%) Public Sector
9 23 (1.06%) Marketing
10 19 (0.87%) Legal
11 14 (0.64%) Front Office
12 13 (0.60%) Advertising
12 13 (0.60%) Electronics
13 10 (0.46%) Automotive
13 10 (0.46%) Military
14 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.41%) Publishing
15 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.28%) Back Office
17 4 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 872 (40.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 282 (12.95%) AWS Engineer
3 220 (10.10%) AWS DevOps
4 216 (9.92%) Developer
5 196 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 193 (8.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 137 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 128 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
9 125 (5.74%) Administrator
10 119 (5.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 118 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
11 118 (5.42%) Platform Engineer
12 104 (4.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 102 (4.68%) Python Engineer
14 91 (4.18%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 89 (4.09%) Architect
16 84 (3.86%) Lead DevOps
17 80 (3.67%) Network Engineer
18 78 (3.58%) Azure Engineer
19 71 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (7.81%) Node.js
2 154 (7.07%) Elastic Stack
3 149 (6.84%) Web Services
4 114 (5.23%) .NET
5 93 (4.27%) Kafka
6 92 (4.22%) React
7 85 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 70 (3.21%) Spring
9 66 (3.03%) REST
10 63 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
11 52 (2.39%) YAML
12 50 (2.30%) JSON
13 49 (2.25%) LAMP
14 48 (2.20%) LDAP
15 45 (2.07%) Spring Boot
16 40 (1.84%) CSS
17 37 (1.70%) HTML
18 32 (1.47%) Laravel
19 25 (1.15%) Symfony
19 25 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 191 (8.77%) Public Cloud
2 130 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 110 (5.05%) Cloud Native
4 76 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 72 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 69 (3.17%) Private Cloud
7 52 (2.39%) User Experience
8 49 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 24 (1.10%) Clustering
13 20 (0.92%) Blog
13 20 (0.92%) Replication
14 19 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (0.87%) Social Network
15 18 (0.83%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
17 16 (0.73%) Mobile App
18 15 (0.69%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 1,031 (47.34%) Linux
2 422 (19.38%) Windows
3 203 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 185 (8.49%) Unix
5 167 (7.67%) CentOS
6 157 (7.21%) Windows Server
7 76 (3.49%) Ubuntu
8 46 (2.11%) Debian
9 30 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.10%) Solaris
12 20 (0.92%) CoreOS
13 19 (0.87%) VMS
14 17 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
15 16 (0.73%) AIX
16 14 (0.64%) Mesosphere
17 13 (0.60%) Android
18 12 (0.55%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.51%) Windows 10
20 10 (0.46%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,469 (67.45%) DevOps
2 680 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (22.50%) Infrastructure as Code
4 483 (22.18%) Configuration Management
5 335 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 278 (12.76%) Microservices
7 201 (9.23%) Scrum
8 199 (9.14%) Software Engineering
9 189 (8.68%) Test Automation
10 184 (8.45%) Open Source
11 183 (8.40%) Fintech
12 174 (7.99%) Deployment Automation
13 172 (7.90%) Mentoring
14 171 (7.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 159 (7.30%) Infrastructure Automation
16 155 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
16 155 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 153 (7.02%) TDD
18 133 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
19 130 (5.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,193 (54.78%) Python
2 551 (25.30%) Java
3 535 (24.56%) Bash Shell
4 402 (18.46%) PowerShell
5 306 (14.05%) JavaScript
6 275 (12.63%) Go
7 260 (11.94%) Ruby
8 254 (11.66%) SQL
9 152 (6.98%) C#
10 118 (5.42%) Perl
11 105 (4.82%) PHP
12 103 (4.73%) Groovy
13 101 (4.64%) Shell Script
14 93 (4.27%) C++
15 73 (3.35%) C
16 61 (2.80%) Scala
17 37 (1.70%) Java 8
18 24 (1.10%) TypeScript
19 22 (1.01%) Rust
20 21 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 178 (8.17%) Degree
2 142 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 106 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (3.17%) DV Cleared
6 68 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 65 (2.98%) CCNP
8 61 (2.80%) AWS Certification
9 41 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (1.79%) CCNA
11 34 (1.56%) RHCE
12 29 (1.33%) CCIE
13 27 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (1.15%) MCSA
15 23 (1.06%) MCSE
16 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.55%) CISSP
18 9 (0.41%) CCSP
19 8 (0.37%) JNCIS
19 8 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.20%) QA
2 37 (1.70%) SLA
3 23 (1.06%) GDPR
4 18 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) NIST
7 7 (0.32%) PMO
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.046%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 1,133 (52.02%) Docker
2 210 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (7.16%) Active Directory
4 76 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 45 (2.07%) VirtualBox
6 44 (2.02%) vSphere
7 33 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 20 (0.92%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.64%) Samba
12 13 (0.60%) KVM
13 10 (0.46%) OpenAM
14 9 (0.41%) LXC
14 9 (0.41%) NFS
14 9 (0.41%) Xen
15 8 (0.37%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.23%) Ceph
16 5 (0.23%) iptables
17 4 (0.18%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1,160 (53.26%) Terraform
2 1,004 (46.10%) Kubernetes
3 814 (37.37%) Puppet
4 597 (27.41%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (4.50%) Grafana
6 96 (4.41%) Prometheus
7 89 (4.09%) Packer
8 77 (3.54%) Nagios
9 70 (3.21%) Docker Swarm
10 60 (2.75%) SCCM
11 52 (2.39%) Consul
12 49 (2.25%) Salt
13 46 (2.11%) ZABBIX
14 44 (2.02%) Kibana
15 33 (1.52%) Istio
15 33 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
16 30 (1.38%) Graphite
16 30 (1.38%) logstash
17 27 (1.24%) SCVMM
18 23 (1.06%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 308 (14.14%) VMware
2 230 (10.56%) Red Hat
3 212 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 179 (8.22%) Google
5 158 (7.25%) Cisco
6 154 (7.07%) Oracle
7 95 (4.36%) Splunk
8 62 (2.85%) Atlassian
9 47 (2.16%) F5
10 43 (1.97%) IBM
11 41 (1.88%) Palo Alto
12 39 (1.79%) Cloudera
12 39 (1.79%) Dell
12 39 (1.79%) SaltStack
13 37 (1.70%) HP
14 36 (1.65%) EMC
14 36 (1.65%) New Relic
15 33 (1.52%) CheckPoint
16 31 (1.42%) Hitachi
16 31 (1.42%) Juniper