Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 93 104
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 3,957 2,291 4,531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.52% 3.24% 3.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.39% 21.88% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,480 1,851 3,370
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £98,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 19,408 10,473 18,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.81% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 12,953 8,568 14,555
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +8.18%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +2 3,651 £70,000 +7.69% 646
UK excluding London +28 2,073 £60,000 +9.09% 350
London -27 1,629 £77,500 - 317
Work from Home -8 789 £70,000 +21.74% 128
South East +60 689 £65,000 +4.00% 70
North of England +7 515 £60,000 +17.07% 104
South West +42 402 £55,000 +6.60% 50
North West +26 300 £60,000 +14.29% 63
Midlands +43 260 £57,500 +6.98% 66
Yorkshire -3 199 £60,000 +20.00% 33
West Midlands +21 173 £61,250 +16.67% 53
Scotland -18 104 £60,000 +14.29% 15
East Midlands +15 86 £50,000 -9.09% 13
East of England -23 76 £57,500 +4.55% 32
Wales -26 33 £52,500 +16.67% 9
North East -11 25 £47,500 +2.70% 8
Northern Ireland -36 1 £55,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 2,783 (70.33%) DevOps
2 2,367 (59.82%) Terraform
3 2,323 (58.71%) AWS
4 2,094 (52.92%) Docker
5 2,034 (51.40%) Python
6 1,982 (50.09%) Linux
7 1,912 (48.32%) Kubernetes
8 1,871 (47.28%) Jenkins
9 1,839 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
10 1,770 (44.73%) Azure
11 1,317 (33.28%) Puppet
12 1,314 (33.21%) Java
13 1,083 (27.37%) Infrastructure as Code
14 1,026 (25.93%) Configuration Management
15 1,014 (25.63%) Git (software)
16 947 (23.93%) Bash Shell
17 904 (22.85%) Opscode Chef
18 871 (22.01%) Software Engineering
19 867 (21.91%) GCP
20 822 (20.77%) Finance
21 787 (19.89%) Microservices
22 780 (19.71%) PowerShell
23 723 (18.27%) Windows
24 711 (17.97%) Social Skills
25 695 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
26 648 (16.38%) VMware
27 619 (15.64%) Scrum
28 602 (15.21%) SQL
29 599 (15.14%) Kafka
30 571 (14.43%) PostgreSQL

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
1 372 (9.40%) Apache Spark
2 352 (8.90%) Elasticsearch
3 280 (7.08%) Apache
4 256 (6.47%) Confluence
5 197 (4.98%) GemFire
6 155 (3.92%) nginx
7 88 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 72 (1.82%) OpenStack
9 61 (1.54%) IIS
10 55 (1.39%) Tomcat
11 22 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.45%) JBoss
14 14 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
15 12 (0.30%) CMS
16 11 (0.28%) ejabberd
17 8 (0.20%) MS Exchange
17 8 (0.20%) SharePoint
17 8 (0.20%) Traefik
18 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.025%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.025%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (0.13%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.076%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.025%) Magento
3 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.025%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 2,323 (58.71%) AWS
2 1,770 (44.73%) Azure
3 867 (21.91%) GCP
4 446 (11.27%) PaaS
5 434 (10.97%) GitHub
6 427 (10.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 359 (9.07%) IaaS
8 316 (7.99%) OpenShift
9 315 (7.96%) Serverless
10 289 (7.30%) SaaS
11 182 (4.60%) Amazon Kinesis
12 174 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
13 150 (3.79%) Datadog
14 147 (3.71%) Amazon ECS
15 135 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
16 132 (3.34%) Amazon EKS
17 127 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
18 114 (2.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 98 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
20 94 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 345 (8.72%) Firewall
2 185 (4.68%) VPN
3 183 (4.62%) DNS
4 139 (3.51%) HTTP
5 129 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 105 (2.65%) IPv4
7 96 (2.43%) OSPF
8 84 (2.12%) VLAN
9 81 (2.05%) BGP
10 79 (2.00%) LAN
11 78 (1.97%) WAN
12 71 (1.79%) Network Security
12 71 (1.79%) SSL
13 63 (1.59%) DHCP
14 62 (1.57%) Internet
15 56 (1.42%) SAN
16 46 (1.16%) AMQP
17 39 (0.99%) Broadband
17 39 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
18 38 (0.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 571 (14.43%) PostgreSQL
2 472 (11.93%) Big Data
3 460 (11.62%) Redis
4 434 (10.97%) NoSQL
5 407 (10.29%) MySQL
6 303 (7.66%) MariaDB
7 286 (7.23%) Relational Database
8 282 (7.13%) Hadoop
9 269 (6.80%) MongoDB
10 219 (5.53%) HBase
11 156 (3.94%) SQL Server
12 137 (3.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 115 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 105 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 100 (2.53%) Amazon Athena
16 94 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
17 91 (2.30%) Neo4j
18 69 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
19 68 (1.72%) Electronic Patient Records
20 63 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 1,871 (47.28%) Jenkins
2 1,014 (25.63%) Git (software)
3 495 (12.51%) JIRA
4 319 (8.06%) GitLab
5 296 (7.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 284 (7.18%) Cucumber
7 235 (5.94%) Gradle
8 231 (5.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 212 (5.36%) JUnit
10 208 (5.26%) Eclipse
11 203 (5.13%) Protractor
12 188 (4.75%) Mockito
13 183 (4.62%) Artifactory
14 181 (4.57%) TeamCity
15 169 (4.27%) Cypress.io
15 169 (4.27%) IntelliJ
16 166 (4.20%) Storybook
17 157 (3.97%) Subversion
18 150 (3.79%) Bitbucket
19 131 (3.31%) Maven
General
1 822 (20.77%) Finance
2 711 (17.97%) Social Skills
3 432 (10.92%) Banking
4 360 (9.10%) Law
5 325 (8.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 154 (3.89%) Public Sector
7 151 (3.82%) Retail
8 133 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
9 110 (2.78%) Telecoms
10 83 (2.10%) Legal
11 81 (2.05%) Presentation Skills
12 75 (1.90%) Marketing
13 68 (1.72%) Games
14 40 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
15 39 (0.99%) Documentation Skills
16 34 (0.86%) Manufacturing
17 33 (0.83%) Electronics
17 33 (0.83%) Investment Banking
18 25 (0.63%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,397 (35.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 426 (10.77%) Senior DevOps
3 413 (10.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 391 (9.88%) Developer
5 357 (9.02%) Software Engineer
6 351 (8.87%) Architect
7 343 (8.67%) AWS Engineer
8 282 (7.13%) Platform Engineer
9 260 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 259 (6.55%) Azure Engineer
11 236 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
12 222 (5.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 198 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 189 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
15 176 (4.45%) Java Developer
16 149 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 134 (3.39%) Principal Engineer
18 123 (3.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
19 121 (3.06%) Python Engineer
20 120 (3.03%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (15.14%) Kafka
2 502 (12.69%) Spring
3 464 (11.73%) Node.js
4 415 (10.49%) React
5 385 (9.73%) RabbitMQ
6 377 (9.53%) Web Services
7 345 (8.72%) AngularJS
8 303 (7.66%) Elastic Stack
9 277 (7.00%) CSS
10 273 (6.90%) RESTful
11 268 (6.77%) Spring Boot
12 256 (6.47%) JSON
13 247 (6.24%) Spark Streaming
14 236 (5.96%) REST
15 200 (5.05%) Redux
16 198 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 191 (4.83%) WireMock
18 180 (4.55%) Express
19 173 (4.37%) LAMP
20 168 (4.25%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 350 (8.85%) Public Cloud
2 284 (7.18%) Linux Command Line
3 204 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 202 (5.10%) User Experience
5 145 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 143 (3.61%) Cloud Native
7 107 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 106 (2.68%) Cyberattack
9 97 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 97 (2.45%) Private Cloud
10 55 (1.39%) Clustering
10 55 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 51 (1.29%) Management Information System
12 50 (1.26%) Virtual Team
13 43 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 39 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
15 33 (0.83%) SWIFT
16 31 (0.78%) Algorithms
17 29 (0.73%) iPhone
18 26 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,982 (50.09%) Linux
2 723 (18.27%) Windows
3 556 (14.05%) Unix
4 305 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 282 (7.13%) CentOS
6 238 (6.01%) Windows Server
7 149 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 83 (2.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 65 (1.64%) Debian
10 29 (0.73%) Mesosphere
11 26 (0.66%) Windows Server 2019
12 21 (0.53%) Android
13 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 17 (0.43%) VMS
16 16 (0.40%) Fedora
16 16 (0.40%) Solaris
17 14 (0.35%) CoreOS
18 10 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
19 8 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,783 (70.33%) DevOps
2 1,839 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
3 1,083 (27.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1,026 (25.93%) Configuration Management
5 871 (22.01%) Software Engineering
6 787 (19.89%) Microservices
7 695 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
8 619 (15.64%) Scrum
9 570 (14.40%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 519 (13.12%) Open Source
11 485 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
12 474 (11.98%) Computer Science
13 426 (10.77%) Mentoring
14 414 (10.46%) Test Automation
15 362 (9.15%) Data Science
16 344 (8.69%) Analytics
17 340 (8.59%) TDD
18 325 (8.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 321 (8.11%) SDLC
20 297 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,034 (51.40%) Python
2 1,314 (33.21%) Java
3 947 (23.93%) Bash Shell
4 780 (19.71%) PowerShell
5 602 (15.21%) SQL
6 473 (11.95%) JavaScript
7 393 (9.93%) Go
8 329 (8.31%) Groovy
9 316 (7.99%) C#
10 299 (7.56%) Ruby
11 285 (7.20%) Shell Script
12 210 (5.31%) PHP
13 196 (4.95%) C++
14 159 (4.02%) Perl
15 151 (3.82%) C
16 140 (3.54%) TypeScript
17 111 (2.81%) Java 8
18 59 (1.49%) Scala
19 31 (0.78%) Cython
20 23 (0.58%) Rust
Qualifications
1 521 (13.17%) Degree
2 487 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 344 (8.69%) SC Cleared
4 201 (5.08%) Oracle Certification
5 198 (5.00%) OCP
6 151 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 96 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
8 91 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 83 (2.10%) AWS Certification
10 75 (1.90%) RHCE
11 47 (1.19%) CCNP
12 35 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (0.78%) RHCSA
14 30 (0.76%) GIAC
15 27 (0.68%) PhD
16 26 (0.66%) CCNA
17 21 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (0.48%) CCIE
19 17 (0.43%) Master's Degree
20 15 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (2.20%) QA
2 75 (1.90%) SLA
3 41 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 30 (0.76%) GDPR
6 18 (0.45%) NCSC
7 14 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 14 (0.35%) NIST
8 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.13%) PMO
11 3 (0.076%) GxP
11 3 (0.076%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.051%) MiFID
12 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.025%) IASME
System Software
1 2,094 (52.92%) Docker
2 479 (12.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 248 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 172 (4.35%) HDFS
5 145 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
6 95 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 80 (2.02%) VirtualBox
8 78 (1.97%) Hyper-V
9 55 (1.39%) vSphere
10 35 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 35 (0.88%) iptables
11 31 (0.78%) VMware NSX
12 30 (0.76%) NFS
13 28 (0.71%) Xen
14 27 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
15 26 (0.66%) KVM
16 21 (0.53%) XenApp
16 21 (0.53%) XenDesktop
17 16 (0.40%) Postfix
18 15 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2,367 (59.82%) Terraform
2 1,912 (48.32%) Kubernetes
3 1,317 (33.28%) Puppet
4 904 (22.85%) Opscode Chef
5 298 (7.53%) Prometheus
6 293 (7.40%) Grafana
7 177 (4.47%) Docker Swarm
8 161 (4.07%) Packer
9 99 (2.50%) Nagios
10 96 (2.43%) Consul
11 93 (2.35%) Salt
12 86 (2.17%) Kibana
13 76 (1.92%) ZABBIX
14 72 (1.82%) Graphite
15 50 (1.26%) SCCM
16 47 (1.19%) HAProxy
17 45 (1.14%) Rancher
18 37 (0.94%) Istio
19 34 (0.86%) logstash
19 34 (0.86%) Opsview
Vendors
1 648 (16.38%) VMware
2 450 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 371 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 365 (9.22%) Google
5 341 (8.62%) Oracle
6 185 (4.68%) Splunk
7 170 (4.30%) Okta
8 160 (4.04%) Cisco
9 158 (3.99%) IBM
10 106 (2.68%) Cloudera
11 97 (2.45%) Hortonworks
12 91 (2.30%) Atlassian
13 89 (2.25%) SaltStack
14 79 (2.00%) New Relic
15 70 (1.77%) Informatica
15 70 (1.77%) Talend
16 66 (1.67%) F5
17 59 (1.49%) Dell
18 50 (1.26%) HP
19 49 (1.24%) AppDynamics