Period
to 26 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 66 126
Rank change year-on-year -43 +60 -19
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 909 355 189
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.10% 4.34% 2.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 17.49% 22.90% 16.25%
Number of salaries quoted 746 320 175
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £61,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.82% -12.14% +12.00%
75th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +8.00%

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 WFH option and a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,197 1,550 1,163
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 17.72% 18.93% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,110 1,441 983
10th Percentile £42,000 £38,750 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £65,100
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.83% +8.50%
75th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £82,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £87,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +4.55%

Ansible
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Ansible trend for jobs with a WFH option

Ansible
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Ansible.

Ansible salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Ansible
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Ansible over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Ansible salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, Ansible job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Ansible.

1 651 (71.62%) Terraform
2 648 (71.29%) DevOps
3 512 (56.33%) Docker
4 486 (53.47%) AWS
5 451 (49.61%) Kubernetes
6 436 (47.96%) Python
7 390 (42.90%) Azure
8 328 (36.08%) Linux
9 308 (33.88%) Jenkins
10 285 (31.35%) Puppet
11 269 (29.59%) Java
12 267 (29.37%) Opscode Chef
13 261 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
14 236 (25.96%) Infrastructure as Code
15 228 (25.08%) Microservices
16 208 (22.88%) Social Skills
17 189 (20.79%) GCP
18 188 (20.68%) SQL
19 187 (20.57%) Git (software)
20 174 (19.14%) Bash Shell
21 173 (19.03%) Finance
22 167 (18.37%) Configuration Management
23 152 (16.72%) Open Source
24 142 (15.62%) Windows
25 140 (15.40%) Spring
26 139 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
27 132 (14.52%) PowerShell
28 118 (12.98%) Kafka
29 116 (12.76%) Scrum
30 115 (12.65%) MySQL

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 71 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (7.37%) Apache Spark
3 28 (3.08%) IIS
4 23 (2.53%) Apache
5 19 (2.09%) Confluence
6 16 (1.76%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.32%) nginx
7 12 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Pulsar
10 2 (0.22%) JBoss
10 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 486 (53.47%) AWS
2 390 (42.90%) Azure
3 189 (20.79%) GCP
4 95 (10.45%) PaaS
5 94 (10.34%) GitHub
6 89 (9.79%) SaaS
7 86 (9.46%) Serverless
8 78 (8.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 62 (6.82%) IaaS
10 51 (5.61%) Datadog
11 39 (4.29%) OpenShift
12 37 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
13 36 (3.96%) Microsoft 365
14 31 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (2.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (2.42%) AWS Direct Connect
16 19 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (1.98%) IBM Cloud
18 17 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
19 16 (1.76%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.26%) DNS
2 54 (5.94%) Firewall
3 48 (5.28%) HTTP
4 42 (4.62%) DHCP
5 33 (3.63%) VPN
6 29 (3.19%) IPv6
7 25 (2.75%) Network Security
8 23 (2.53%) Broadband
9 20 (2.20%) BGP
10 19 (2.09%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.87%) WAN
12 15 (1.65%) LAN
12 15 (1.65%) OSPF
12 15 (1.65%) SNMP
13 13 (1.43%) IPsec
14 12 (1.32%) SSL
15 11 (1.21%) VLAN
16 9 (0.99%) MPLS
16 9 (0.99%) OpenVPN
17 8 (0.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (12.65%) MySQL
2 80 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
3 70 (7.70%) Hadoop
4 58 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 55 (6.05%) MongoDB
6 53 (5.83%) NoSQL
7 47 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 42 (4.62%) Redis
9 37 (4.07%) Big Data
10 28 (3.08%) Amazon Aurora
11 24 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 24 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (2.09%) Neo4j
13 17 (1.87%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (1.43%) Amazon Athena
15 13 (1.43%) Blockchain
15 13 (1.43%) MariaDB
16 12 (1.32%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 308 (33.88%) Jenkins
2 187 (20.57%) Git (software)
3 72 (7.92%) GitLab
4 60 (6.60%) JIRA
5 52 (5.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 43 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (3.19%) TeamCity
8 27 (2.97%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.53%) Subversion
10 21 (2.31%) Maven
11 19 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (1.65%) Vagrant
13 13 (1.43%) Gradle
14 12 (1.32%) gulp
14 12 (1.32%) webpack
15 11 (1.21%) CircleCI
15 11 (1.21%) Spinnaker
15 11 (1.21%) Terragrunt
16 9 (0.99%) SonarQube
17 6 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 208 (22.88%) Social Skills
2 173 (19.03%) Finance
3 104 (11.44%) Retail
4 59 (6.49%) Public Sector
5 49 (5.39%) Banking
6 42 (4.62%) Marketing
7 28 (3.08%) Automotive
8 25 (2.75%) Telecoms
9 24 (2.64%) Retail Finance
10 21 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (2.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 19 (2.09%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (0.99%) Law
14 8 (0.88%) Advertising
14 8 (0.88%) Private Banking
15 6 (0.66%) Games
15 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.55%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 254 (27.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 127 (13.97%) Architect
3 103 (11.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 80 (8.80%) Developer
5 74 (8.14%) Technical Architect
6 70 (7.70%) Consultant
7 57 (6.27%) AWS Engineer
8 48 (5.28%) Senior DevOps
9 47 (5.17%) AWS Consultant
10 46 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 44 (4.84%) Java Developer
11 44 (4.84%) Senior Architect
12 38 (4.18%) Lead DevOps
12 38 (4.18%) Platform Engineer
12 38 (4.18%) Senior Technical Architect
13 37 (4.07%) AWS DevOps
13 37 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
14 33 (3.63%) Azure Architect
14 33 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
14 33 (3.63%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (15.40%) Spring
2 118 (12.98%) Kafka
3 66 (7.26%) Node.js
4 56 (6.16%) Spring Boot
5 53 (5.83%) React
6 51 (5.61%) JSON
7 49 (5.39%) REST
8 46 (5.06%) RESTful
9 43 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
10 41 (4.51%) Web Services
11 37 (4.07%) Vue.js
12 36 (3.96%) Redux
13 28 (3.08%) YAML
14 27 (2.97%) XML
15 25 (2.75%) LAMP
16 23 (2.53%) AngularJS
16 23 (2.53%) Next.js
17 21 (2.31%) .NET
18 20 (2.20%) Middleware
19 18 (1.98%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.89%) Public Cloud
2 95 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.08%) Cloud Native
4 28 (3.08%) Private Cloud
5 24 (2.64%) User Experience
6 19 (2.09%) Clustering
7 17 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.65%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.10%) CMDB
10 10 (1.10%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.44%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 328 (36.08%) Linux
2 142 (15.62%) Windows
3 54 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.28%) CentOS
4 48 (5.28%) Unix
5 44 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.76%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.65%) Solaris
8 13 (1.43%) Debian
9 11 (1.21%) AIX
10 7 (0.77%) Android
10 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.33%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.33%) SUSE
14 3 (0.33%) VMS
14 3 (0.33%) zOS
15 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (71.29%) DevOps
2 261 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (25.96%) Infrastructure as Code
4 228 (25.08%) Microservices
5 167 (18.37%) Configuration Management
6 152 (16.72%) Open Source
7 139 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
8 116 (12.76%) Scrum
9 113 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
10 112 (12.32%) Test Automation
11 87 (9.57%) Migration
12 85 (9.35%) Software Engineering
13 75 (8.25%) Deployment Automation
14 74 (8.14%) Fintech
15 73 (8.03%) Open Source Development
16 72 (7.92%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 68 (7.48%) Mentoring
18 61 (6.71%) Load Balancing
19 57 (6.27%) Data Science
20 55 (6.05%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 436 (47.96%) Python
2 269 (29.59%) Java
3 188 (20.68%) SQL
4 174 (19.14%) Bash Shell
5 132 (14.52%) PowerShell
6 92 (10.12%) JavaScript
7 86 (9.46%) C#
8 72 (7.92%) PHP
9 55 (6.05%) Go
10 44 (4.84%) Ruby
11 41 (4.51%) Perl
12 37 (4.07%) C
13 36 (3.96%) TypeScript
14 32 (3.52%) Scala
15 29 (3.19%) Groovy
16 27 (2.97%) C++
17 15 (1.65%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.88%) R
19 7 (0.77%) Rust
20 5 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 38 (4.18%) Degree
2 31 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (2.97%) AWS Certification
4 18 (1.98%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 16 (1.76%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.21%) CCNP
9 8 (0.88%) RHCE
10 6 (0.66%) CCIE
11 4 (0.44%) CISSP
11 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) CCNA
12 3 (0.33%) CLAS
12 3 (0.33%) CREST Certified
12 3 (0.33%) PhD
13 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.30%) QA
2 20 (2.20%) NIST
3 16 (1.76%) IASME
3 16 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) GDPR
6 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.33%) NCSC
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 512 (56.33%) Docker
2 51 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.73%) Active Directory
4 21 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.54%) iptables
6 13 (1.43%) vSphere
7 10 (1.10%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.99%) XenApp
8 9 (0.99%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.55%) KVM
10 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.33%) NFS
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.33%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 651 (71.62%) Terraform
2 451 (49.61%) Kubernetes
3 285 (31.35%) Puppet
4 267 (29.37%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (5.61%) Grafana
6 47 (5.17%) Docker Swarm
7 32 (3.52%) Prometheus
8 31 (3.41%) Nagios
9 26 (2.86%) Packer
10 22 (2.42%) ZABBIX
11 21 (2.31%) Icinga
12 17 (1.87%) CASB
12 17 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (1.87%) Rancher
12 17 (1.87%) Salt
13 12 (1.32%) SCCM
14 10 (1.10%) Kibana
15 9 (0.99%) Istio
16 8 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
16 8 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 108 (11.88%) Google
2 77 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 71 (7.81%) Red Hat
4 66 (7.26%) VMware
5 54 (5.94%) Oracle
6 33 (3.63%) Splunk
7 26 (2.86%) Cisco
7 26 (2.86%) ServiceNow
8 24 (2.64%) IBM
9 22 (2.42%) SaltStack
10 19 (2.09%) Cloudera
11 18 (1.98%) Hortonworks
12 17 (1.87%) New Relic
13 13 (1.43%) Dynatrace
13 13 (1.43%) Sun
14 10 (1.10%) F5
15 9 (0.99%) Databricks
15 9 (0.99%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.88%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.88%) LogicMonitor