The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 712 818 925
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +107
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 225 156 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.14% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 188 124 68
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 within the UK.

Automation Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +100 218 £56,600 +13.20% 25
London +90 142 £65,000 +30.00% 19
South East +4 25 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +30 24 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +32 22 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +15 10 £56,600 +13.20%
East of England +5 10 £45,000 -5.26% 2
North West +17 9 £40,000 -
City of London +33 8 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Hampshire +17 8 £45,000 -1.09%
Manchester +8 8 £40,000 -
Leeds - 8 £42,500 -
Hammersmith - 7 £65,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £45,000 - 1
Bracknell - 6 £56,600 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £55,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 5 £45,000 -
East Midlands +18 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,750 -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Northampton - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £41,750 -
Farnborough -16 3 £45,000 -10.00%
Essex +1 2 - -
Newbury -2 2 £52,500 +5.00%
West Midlands -20 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Reading - 2 £55,000 -
St Albans - 2 £50,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £35,000 -
Crawley - 2 - -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 271 (57.42%) Linux
2 234 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (39.19%) DevOps
4 159 (33.69%) Puppet
5 157 (33.26%) Python
5 157 (33.26%) Java
6 148 (31.36%) Jenkins
7 146 (30.93%) Bash Shell
8 145 (30.72%) QA
9 137 (29.03%) Ruby
10 121 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
11 113 (23.94%) Finance
12 108 (22.88%) Ansible
13 104 (22.03%) Selenium
14 101 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
15 96 (20.34%) Scrum
16 87 (18.43%) Windows
17 86 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
18 79 (16.74%) Continuous Delivery
19 76 (16.10%) BDD
20 70 (14.83%) PowerShell
21 68 (14.41%) C#
22 66 (13.98%) QA Automation
23 65 (13.77%) Configuration Management
23 65 (13.77%) VMware
24 64 (13.56%) TDD
25 63 (13.35%) E-Commerce
26 60 (12.71%) Web Services
26 60 (12.71%) Degree
26 60 (12.71%) WebDriver

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (5.08%) OpenStack
2 18 (3.81%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.60%) Node.js
4 12 (2.54%) Apache
5 11 (2.33%) nginx
6 10 (2.12%) IIS
7 8 (1.69%) JBoss
7 8 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.85%) Resin
10 2 (0.42%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.42%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.21%) Confluence
11 1 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (1.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.45%) SaaS
3 20 (4.24%) IaaS
4 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.91%) Office 365
6 7 (1.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.42%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.42%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.42%) TCP/IP
2 34 (7.20%) DNS
3 26 (5.51%) Internet
4 17 (3.60%) Firewall
5 15 (3.18%) DHCP
5 15 (3.18%) Multicast
6 13 (2.75%) HTTP
7 10 (2.12%) LDAP
8 6 (1.27%) Network Security
9 5 (1.06%) VPN
10 4 (0.85%) BGP
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.85%) IPsec
10 4 (0.85%) MPLS
10 4 (0.85%) NetScreen
10 4 (0.85%) OSPF
10 4 (0.85%) Unicast
10 4 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.18%) MySQL
3 4 (0.85%) Redis
3 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) HBase
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 148 (31.36%) Jenkins
2 104 (22.03%) Selenium
3 60 (12.71%) WebDriver
4 55 (11.65%) Cucumber
5 46 (9.75%) Git (software)
6 42 (8.90%) JIRA
7 37 (7.84%) JUnit
8 22 (4.66%) Vagrant
9 20 (4.24%) Appium
10 18 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (3.81%) SpecFlow
11 17 (3.60%) Calabash
12 16 (3.39%) Visual Studio
13 14 (2.97%) JMeter
14 13 (2.75%) GitLab
14 13 (2.75%) Maven
14 13 (2.75%) Subversion
14 13 (2.75%) TestNG
15 11 (2.33%) JBehave
15 11 (2.33%) NeoLoad
General
1 113 (23.94%) Finance
2 39 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.87%) Games
4 20 (4.24%) Online Betting
5 19 (4.03%) Retail
6 7 (1.48%) Marketing
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.85%) Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.71%) Web Services
2 29 (6.14%) REST
3 27 (5.72%) XML
4 24 (5.08%) LAMP
5 22 (4.66%) RESTful
6 20 (4.24%) Gherkin
7 19 (4.03%) .NET
8 15 (3.18%) HTML
9 13 (2.75%) JSON
10 11 (2.33%) CSS
10 11 (2.33%) MCollective
11 9 (1.91%) J2EE
11 9 (1.91%) Spring
12 6 (1.27%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.27%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.27%) SOAP
13 4 (0.85%) Apache Flex
13 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.64%) Hibernate
14 3 (0.64%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.30%) User Experience
2 23 (4.87%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.81%) Fintech
3 18 (3.81%) Mathematics
3 18 (3.81%) Robotics
4 17 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.97%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.75%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.91%) RIA
9 8 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.69%) Mechatronics
10 7 (1.48%) VCE vBlock
11 5 (1.06%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.06%) Online Games
12 4 (0.85%) Blog
12 4 (0.85%) PlayStation
12 4 (0.85%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 271 (57.42%) Linux
2 87 (18.43%) Windows
3 37 (7.84%) CentOS
4 34 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (6.36%) Unix
6 28 (5.93%) Windows Server
7 25 (5.30%) Ubuntu
8 22 (4.66%) Apple iOS
9 21 (4.45%) Debian
10 20 (4.24%) Android
11 10 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.91%) Solaris
13 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.42%) AIX
14 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (39.19%) DevOps
3 101 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (20.34%) Scrum
5 79 (16.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 76 (16.10%) BDD
7 66 (13.98%) QA Automation
8 65 (13.77%) Configuration Management
9 64 (13.56%) TDD
10 63 (13.35%) E-Commerce
11 48 (10.17%) Test Automation
12 45 (9.53%) Software Engineering
13 34 (7.20%) OO
14 33 (6.99%) Automation Testing
15 29 (6.14%) Automated Testing
16 27 (5.72%) User Stories
17 26 (5.51%) Kanban
17 26 (5.51%) Open Source
17 26 (5.51%) Software Testing
18 23 (4.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 157 (33.26%) Java
1 157 (33.26%) Python
2 146 (30.93%) Bash Shell
3 137 (29.03%) Ruby
4 70 (14.83%) PowerShell
5 68 (14.41%) C#
6 58 (12.29%) Perl
7 54 (11.44%) SQL
8 49 (10.38%) PHP
9 19 (4.03%) Go
9 19 (4.03%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.97%) C++
11 8 (1.69%) C
11 8 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.64%) XPath
14 2 (0.42%) Korn
14 2 (0.42%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) VBScript
15 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (12.71%) Degree
2 9 (1.91%) ISEB
2 9 (1.91%) RHCE
2 9 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.48%) CCNP
3 7 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.48%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.27%) RHCSA
5 5 (1.06%) MCSE
5 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) CCNA
8 2 (0.42%) CEH
8 2 (0.42%) CISA
8 2 (0.42%) CISM
8 2 (0.42%) CISSP
8 2 (0.42%) GCIA
8 2 (0.42%) GCIH
8 2 (0.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (30.72%) QA
2 16 (3.39%) SDET
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.24%) Docker
4 17 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.54%) KVM
6 11 (2.33%) Xen
7 10 (2.12%) NFS
8 9 (1.91%) vSphere
9 8 (1.69%) Samba
10 7 (1.48%) vCloud
11 6 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.42%) qmail
12 2 (0.42%) Squid
13 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.21%) LXC
13 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 159 (33.69%) Puppet
2 121 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (22.88%) Ansible
4 27 (5.72%) Nagios
5 23 (4.87%) Salt
6 18 (3.81%) CFEngine
7 13 (2.75%) Terraform
8 11 (2.33%) ZABBIX
9 10 (2.12%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
10 9 (1.91%) SCCM
11 8 (1.69%) Kubernetes
11 8 (1.69%) vRealize
11 8 (1.69%) yum
12 6 (1.27%) Kibana
13 4 (0.85%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.85%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.85%) logstash
13 4 (0.85%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.64%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 65 (13.77%) VMware
2 28 (5.93%) SaltStack
3 17 (3.60%) Cisco
3 17 (3.60%) Red Hat
4 16 (3.39%) New Relic
5 14 (2.97%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.33%) AppDynamics
6 11 (2.33%) Oracle
6 11 (2.33%) Splunk
7 9 (1.91%) Citrix
8 8 (1.69%) F5
8 8 (1.69%) HP
8 8 (1.69%) Sybase
9 5 (1.06%) Google
9 5 (1.06%) SAP
10 4 (0.85%) ATG
10 4 (0.85%) IBM
10 4 (0.85%) Juniper
10 4 (0.85%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
First Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Serendipity Recruitment
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago