The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 387 367 391
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 61 100 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.48% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.49% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 53 84 45
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Automation Engineer
England

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
18584 20269 19415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.08% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15911 16523 15406
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 8 February 2016.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +17 19 £55,000 +107.54% 6
Kent +22 12 £36,000 -10.00%
East Sussex +18 10 £35,000 -17.64%
Berkshire -34 9 £45,000 - 6
West Sussex -4 3 £57,500 +64.28%
Surrey -14 3 £31,500 -30.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £41,500 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 104 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (57.41%) Selenium
3 75 (46.30%) Java
4 70 (43.21%) Test Automation
5 68 (41.98%) Linux
6 64 (39.51%) C#
7 55 (33.95%) Ruby
7 55 (33.95%) Jenkins
8 50 (30.86%) QA
9 47 (29.01%) Python
10 44 (27.16%) Finance
11 43 (26.54%) WebDriver
12 37 (22.84%) Bash Shell
13 36 (22.22%) PowerShell
14 35 (21.60%) Opscode Chef
15 34 (20.99%) Telecoms
16 33 (20.37%) Scrum
16 33 (20.37%) Puppet
16 33 (20.37%) Test Scripting
17 32 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (19.75%) Automation Testing
17 32 (19.75%) TDD
18 31 (19.14%) Automated Testing
18 31 (19.14%) DevOps
19 29 (17.90%) Windows
19 29 (17.90%) .NET
19 29 (17.90%) HP UFT
20 28 (17.28%) SQL
21 26 (16.05%) Cucumber
21 26 (16.05%) Continuous Delivery

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.09%) Apache
2 4 (2.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.47%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.47%) MS Office
2 4 (2.47%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (1.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.96%) SaaS
2 13 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) VoIP
2 1 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) RS-232
2 1 (0.62%) RS-485
2 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.79%) MySQL
2 6 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) Big Data
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 93 (57.41%) Selenium
2 55 (33.95%) Jenkins
3 43 (26.54%) WebDriver
4 29 (17.90%) HP UFT
5 26 (16.05%) Cucumber
6 18 (11.11%) Hudson
7 17 (10.49%) SoapUI
8 16 (9.88%) JIRA
9 14 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
10 11 (6.79%) Maven
11 9 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 7 (4.32%) JMeter
12 7 (4.32%) JUnit
13 6 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (3.70%) FitNesse
13 6 (3.70%) NUnit
13 6 (3.70%) SpecFlow
14 5 (3.09%) Ant
14 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (27.16%) Finance
2 34 (20.99%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.94%) Electronics
3 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.94%) Marketing
4 4 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) .NET
2 21 (12.96%) XML
3 20 (12.35%) SOAP
4 14 (8.64%) JSON
4 14 (8.64%) Web Services
5 11 (6.79%) Spring
6 10 (6.17%) HTML
7 9 (5.56%) RESTful
8 7 (4.32%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.70%) Java EE
9 6 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (3.70%) LAMP
9 6 (3.70%) React
9 6 (3.70%) REST
10 5 (3.09%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.09%) J2EE
11 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.85%) Ajax
11 3 (1.85%) JMS
11 3 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Wiki
2 7 (4.32%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.32%) Digital Media
3 6 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.47%) Robotics
5 3 (1.85%) Blog
5 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.85%) PlayStation
5 3 (1.85%) Xbox
6 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.23%) IPTV
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.62%) STB
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.98%) Linux
2 29 (17.90%) Windows
3 13 (8.02%) CentOS
4 9 (5.56%) Unix
5 7 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.32%) SUSE
5 7 (4.32%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.47%) Android
7 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (43.21%) Test Automation
3 33 (20.37%) Scrum
3 33 (20.37%) Test Scripting
4 32 (19.75%) Automation Testing
4 32 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (19.75%) TDD
5 31 (19.14%) Automated Testing
5 31 (19.14%) DevOps
6 26 (16.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (14.20%) BDD
8 18 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (10.49%) Manual Testing
10 16 (9.88%) Test Management
10 16 (9.88%) Web Testing
11 15 (9.26%) Regression Testing
11 15 (9.26%) Software Testing
12 14 (8.64%) Build Automation
13 13 (8.02%) Change Management
13 13 (8.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (46.30%) Java
2 64 (39.51%) C#
3 55 (33.95%) Ruby
4 47 (29.01%) Python
5 37 (22.84%) Bash Shell
6 36 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 28 (17.28%) SQL
8 18 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 14 (8.64%) C
10 9 (5.56%) Perl
11 6 (3.70%) PHP
11 6 (3.70%) VBScript
12 5 (3.09%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.47%) C++
13 4 (2.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (12.96%) ISEB
2 19 (11.73%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.79%) Degree
4 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.62%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (30.86%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SDET
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.32%) vCloud
2 7 (4.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (21.60%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (20.37%) Puppet
3 10 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.62%) Munin
Vendors
1 11 (6.79%) VMware
2 10 (6.17%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) HP
3 9 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 9 (5.56%) SAP
4 7 (4.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.09%) Rally
6 3 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.23%) New Relic
8 1 (0.62%) IBM
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