Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ansible
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 86 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 +56
Permanent jobs citing Ansible 807 188 354
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 3.52% 3.47% 4.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.42% 18.16% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 626 157 341
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £43,750 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% -17.86% +16.67%
75th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £83,750 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -1.52% +10.00%

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 4,382 1,035 1,408
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.09% 19.10% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,449 908 1,195
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% +21.74%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,563 £85,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £87,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% +6.36%

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 30 July 2021.

Ansible salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 524 (64.93%) DevOps
2 509 (63.07%) Terraform
3 442 (54.77%) AWS
4 439 (54.40%) Python
5 425 (52.66%) Docker
6 343 (42.50%) Azure
7 338 (41.88%) Kubernetes
8 293 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
9 290 (35.94%) Linux
10 273 (33.83%) Jenkins
11 268 (33.21%) Puppet
12 228 (28.25%) Java
13 212 (26.27%) Opscode Chef
14 203 (25.15%) Social Skills
15 178 (22.06%) GCP
16 169 (20.94%) Microservices
17 166 (20.57%) Infrastructure as Code
18 160 (19.83%) Configuration Management
19 155 (19.21%) Bash Shell
20 149 (18.46%) SQL
21 147 (18.22%) PostgreSQL
22 142 (17.60%) Finance
23 140 (17.35%) Git (software)
24 135 (16.73%) Windows
25 132 (16.36%) PowerShell
26 123 (15.24%) Scrum
27 122 (15.12%) MySQL
28 118 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
29 114 (14.13%) Open Source
30 111 (13.75%) JavaScript

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 83 (10.29%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (6.20%) Apache Spark
3 33 (4.09%) nginx
4 30 (3.72%) Confluence
5 28 (3.47%) Apache
6 26 (3.22%) OpenStack
7 15 (1.86%) IIS
8 11 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.24%) CMS
10 6 (0.74%) Kentico
10 6 (0.74%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.62%) CloudStack
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.25%) Apache Pulsar
14 2 (0.25%) Traefik
Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 442 (54.77%) AWS
2 343 (42.50%) Azure
3 178 (22.06%) GCP
4 88 (10.90%) Serverless
5 85 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 75 (9.29%) PaaS
7 70 (8.67%) GitHub
8 68 (8.43%) IaaS
9 60 (7.43%) SaaS
10 52 (6.44%) Amazon EC2
11 43 (5.33%) Datadog
12 35 (4.34%) OpenShift
13 31 (3.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 31 (3.84%) Amazon EKS
13 31 (3.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 28 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
15 23 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
16 22 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
17 19 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (8.55%) Firewall
2 56 (6.94%) DNS
3 43 (5.33%) HTTP
4 32 (3.97%) VPN
5 30 (3.72%) TCP/IP
6 29 (3.59%) DHCP
7 25 (3.10%) BGP
7 25 (3.10%) Broadband
8 20 (2.48%) SSL
9 19 (2.35%) WAN
10 17 (2.11%) Network Security
10 17 (2.11%) VLAN
11 16 (1.98%) LAN
12 14 (1.73%) IPv6
12 14 (1.73%) SNMP
13 13 (1.61%) OSPF
14 12 (1.49%) IPsec
14 12 (1.49%) OpenVPN
15 11 (1.36%) HTTPS
16 8 (0.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (18.22%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (15.12%) MySQL
3 97 (12.02%) Redis
4 64 (7.93%) Big Data
5 62 (7.68%) MongoDB
6 58 (7.19%) SQL Server
7 50 (6.20%) Relational Database
8 48 (5.95%) Hadoop
9 43 (5.33%) NoSQL
10 35 (4.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 27 (3.35%) Amazon Aurora
12 25 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 16 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.86%) MariaDB
15 14 (1.73%) Amazon Redshift
15 14 (1.73%) Blockchain
16 13 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.61%) Neo4j
17 10 (1.24%) Amazon Athena
18 8 (0.99%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 273 (33.83%) Jenkins
2 140 (17.35%) Git (software)
3 65 (8.05%) GitLab
4 59 (7.31%) JIRA
5 50 (6.20%) TeamCity
6 38 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (3.22%) Maven
8 25 (3.10%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.85%) Artifactory
10 20 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (2.35%) Gradle
12 18 (2.23%) CircleCI
13 16 (1.98%) Vagrant
14 11 (1.36%) Spinnaker
14 11 (1.36%) Travis CI
15 10 (1.24%) Subversion
16 9 (1.12%) gulp
16 9 (1.12%) webpack
17 6 (0.74%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 203 (25.15%) Social Skills
2 142 (17.60%) Finance
3 73 (9.05%) Retail
4 70 (8.67%) Telecoms
5 50 (6.20%) Banking
5 50 (6.20%) Public Sector
6 45 (5.58%) Marketing
7 34 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (1.86%) Law
9 13 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.24%) Electronics
10 10 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.99%) Automotive
12 7 (0.87%) Games
12 7 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (0.74%) Advertising
14 5 (0.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Publishing
16 3 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 263 (32.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (13.01%) Architect
3 84 (10.41%) Developer
4 81 (10.04%) Senior DevOps
5 75 (9.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 53 (6.57%) AWS Engineer
7 42 (5.20%) Java Developer
8 41 (5.08%) Java Engineer
8 41 (5.08%) Technical Architect
9 39 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
10 37 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
11 36 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
12 33 (4.09%) AWS DevOps
13 32 (3.97%) Senior Architect
14 29 (3.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 29 (3.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 28 (3.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.22%) Cloud Architect
16 26 (3.22%) Site Engineer
17 23 (2.85%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (12.39%) React
1 100 (12.39%) Spring
2 85 (10.53%) Node.js
3 81 (10.04%) Kafka
4 78 (9.67%) REST
5 57 (7.06%) Django
6 55 (6.82%) AngularJS
6 55 (6.82%) Spring Boot
7 54 (6.69%) Vue.js
8 50 (6.20%) CSS
8 50 (6.20%) RESTful
9 45 (5.58%) JSON
10 40 (4.96%) RabbitMQ
11 36 (4.46%) NumPy
12 33 (4.09%) Web Services
13 32 (3.97%) Torch
14 31 (3.84%) Celery
15 29 (3.59%) .NET
15 29 (3.59%) XML
16 27 (3.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.54%) Public Cloud
2 49 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (5.82%) User Experience
4 44 (5.45%) Hedge funds
5 40 (4.96%) Data Centre
6 28 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 28 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.48%) Clustering
8 19 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 18 (2.23%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.61%) Replication
11 12 (1.49%) CESG
12 9 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.87%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.74%) CESG CLAS
15 6 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 290 (35.94%) Linux
2 135 (16.73%) Windows
3 59 (7.31%) Windows Server
4 43 (5.33%) Unix
5 39 (4.83%) CentOS
6 31 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.61%) Debian
8 11 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.74%) Solaris
9 6 (0.74%) VMS
10 5 (0.62%) Android
10 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.50%) AIX
11 4 (0.50%) SUSE
11 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (64.93%) DevOps
2 293 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (20.94%) Microservices
4 166 (20.57%) Infrastructure as Code
5 160 (19.83%) Configuration Management
6 123 (15.24%) Scrum
7 118 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
8 114 (14.13%) Open Source
9 91 (11.28%) Fintech
9 91 (11.28%) Software Engineering
10 90 (11.15%) Test Automation
11 86 (10.66%) Deployment Automation
12 84 (10.41%) Data Science
13 83 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
14 75 (9.29%) Full Stack Development
14 75 (9.29%) Mentoring
15 72 (8.92%) Artificial Intelligence
15 72 (8.92%) SDLC
16 69 (8.55%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 58 (7.19%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 439 (54.40%) Python
2 228 (28.25%) Java
3 155 (19.21%) Bash Shell
4 149 (18.46%) SQL
5 132 (16.36%) PowerShell
6 111 (13.75%) JavaScript
7 75 (9.29%) C#
8 70 (8.67%) PHP
9 68 (8.43%) Go
10 43 (5.33%) TypeScript
11 39 (4.83%) C++
12 37 (4.58%) Perl
13 36 (4.46%) Groovy
14 35 (4.34%) C
15 34 (4.21%) Ruby
16 28 (3.47%) Scala
17 27 (3.35%) Cython
18 15 (1.86%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.87%) Clojure
20 5 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (4.46%) Degree
2 33 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.48%) PhD
5 16 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.49%) CCNP
7 10 (1.24%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.87%) CISSP
10 6 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.74%) CCIE
10 6 (0.74%) CLAS
10 6 (0.74%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.50%) RHCE
12 3 (0.37%) CCNA
12 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.25%) VCP6
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.73%) QA
2 19 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.62%) GDPR
6 4 (0.50%) NCSC
6 4 (0.50%) NIST
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 425 (52.66%) Docker
2 59 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (2.85%) iptables
5 14 (1.73%) vSphere
6 7 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.87%) KVM
6 7 (0.87%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.87%) Xen
7 6 (0.74%) Gluster
7 6 (0.74%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.37%) XenApp
10 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.25%) Ceph
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.25%) QEMU
12 1 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 509 (63.07%) Terraform
2 338 (41.88%) Kubernetes
3 268 (33.21%) Puppet
4 212 (26.27%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (5.95%) Docker Swarm
5 48 (5.95%) Grafana
6 35 (4.34%) Prometheus
7 32 (3.97%) Packer
8 25 (3.10%) Rancher
9 21 (2.60%) Nagios
10 20 (2.48%) Salt
11 19 (2.35%) ZABBIX
12 15 (1.86%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (1.36%) Icinga
13 11 (1.36%) SCCM
14 10 (1.24%) QRadar
15 9 (1.12%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.87%) Kibana
16 7 (0.87%) Opsgenie
16 7 (0.87%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 83 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 79 (9.79%) VMware
3 67 (8.30%) Google
4 45 (5.58%) Red Hat
5 36 (4.46%) IBM
6 35 (4.34%) Oracle
6 35 (4.34%) Yahoo!
7 28 (3.47%) Cisco
7 28 (3.47%) Splunk
8 15 (1.86%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.73%) Atlassian
10 13 (1.61%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.49%) Hortonworks
12 11 (1.36%) F5
13 10 (1.24%) Dynatrace
13 10 (1.24%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.24%) SAP
14 9 (1.12%) AppDynamics
15 8 (0.99%) Palo Alto
16 7 (0.87%) Sun