The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
England / South East
Rank 329 422 443
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 56 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 21
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
14253 18412 19904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.69% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11816 15811 16285
Median salary £43,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South East region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +73 31 £44,250 -19.54% 1
Buckinghamshire - 21 £37,500 - 2
Hampshire -3 2 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Kent +13 1 - -
West Sussex +3 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (57.14%) QA
2 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (49.35%) Linux
4 33 (42.86%) Finance
4 33 (42.86%) Java
5 31 (40.26%) Selenium
6 28 (36.36%) QA Automation
7 27 (35.06%) SQL
8 22 (28.57%) Python
9 20 (25.97%) Windows
9 20 (25.97%) Regression Testing
10 18 (23.38%) BDD
10 18 (23.38%) Web Testing
11 17 (22.08%) WebDriver
11 17 (22.08%) Ruby
12 14 (18.18%) JIRA
12 14 (18.18%) Banking
12 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
12 14 (18.18%) DevOps
13 13 (16.88%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (16.88%) Puppet
13 13 (16.88%) Scrum
13 13 (16.88%) OO
13 13 (16.88%) Unix
13 13 (16.88%) PL/SQL
14 12 (15.58%) XML
14 12 (15.58%) Performance Testing
14 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
14 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
14 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (5.19%) JBoss
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (9.09%) SaaS
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.49%) GPRS
3 2 (2.60%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) VLAN
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.60%) InfluxDB
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (40.26%) Selenium
2 17 (22.08%) WebDriver
3 14 (18.18%) JIRA
4 9 (11.69%) JMeter
5 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.19%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.60%) Appium
8 2 (2.60%) Calabash
8 2 (2.60%) Gatling
8 2 (2.60%) Subversion
9 1 (1.30%) Ant
9 1 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.30%) Gradle
9 1 (1.30%) Maven
9 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.30%) Toad
9 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (42.86%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Banking
3 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.79%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) REST
4 2 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) Servlets
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.60%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.30%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Linux
2 20 (25.97%) Windows
3 13 (16.88%) Unix
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Vista
6 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) QA Automation
3 20 (25.97%) Regression Testing
4 18 (23.38%) BDD
4 18 (23.38%) Web Testing
5 14 (18.18%) DevOps
6 13 (16.88%) OO
6 13 (16.88%) Scrum
7 12 (15.58%) API Testing
7 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
7 12 (15.58%) Kanban
7 12 (15.58%) Performance Testing
8 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 7 (9.09%) OOP
12 6 (7.79%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) Java
2 27 (35.06%) SQL
3 22 (28.57%) Python
4 17 (22.08%) Ruby
5 14 (18.18%) Bash Shell
6 13 (16.88%) PL/SQL
7 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
8 8 (10.39%) Shell Script
9 7 (9.09%) C#
10 5 (6.49%) C
11 4 (5.19%) Perl
12 2 (2.60%) PHP
13 1 (1.30%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.30%) C-shell
13 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) HND
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (57.14%) QA
2 11 (14.29%) SDET
3 7 (9.09%) SLA
4 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) Docker
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.90%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (16.88%) Puppet
2 10 (12.99%) Ansible
3 3 (3.90%) Cobbler
3 3 (3.90%) Linux-HA
3 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.90%) yum
4 2 (2.60%) Grafana
4 2 (2.60%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (2.60%) Icinga
4 2 (2.60%) Nagios
4 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) VMware
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.39%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.09%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) Oracle
6 5 (6.49%) Sun
7 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.60%) BMC
8 2 (2.60%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco
8 2 (2.60%) F5
8 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.30%) Citrix
9 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.30%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: Competetive
Posted: 6 days ago