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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 656 836 848
Rank change year-on-year
+180 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 258 134 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 190 119 119
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%

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
94638 106188 112312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.31% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79637 87538 91558
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +171 243 £50,000 - 28
London +94 123 £60,000 +14.28% 15
South East +49 44 £50,000 - 4
Yorkshire +42 18 £41,250 -2.94% 1
Berkshire +24 18 £53,750 +26.47% 3
West Yorkshire +25 17 £40,625 -4.41% 1
West Midlands - 17 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham - 15 £50,000 -
Leeds +31 13 £38,750 -8.82% 1
East of England +31 12 £45,000 +13.63% 1
Hampshire +1 10 £47,500 -5.00%
North West +30 9 £39,750 -0.62% 2
Scotland +10 9 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 9 £57,500 -
Reading - 9 £70,000 -
Surrey +31 8 £48,750 -2.50%
East Midlands - 8 £35,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Cambridge +10 7 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Glasgow 0 7 £35,000 -30.00% 1
North East - 7 £50,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £50,000 - 1
Bracknell - 7 £45,000 - 1
Southampton - 7 £50,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 6 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £35,750 - 1
Nottingham - 6 £35,750 - 1
South West +19 5 £37,500 +7.14% 2
City of London +44 4 £45,000 -10.00% 3

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 277 (56.88%) Linux
2 203 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (33.47%) Python
4 142 (29.16%) Java
5 141 (28.95%) QA
6 139 (28.54%) Puppet
7 137 (28.13%) Windows
8 135 (27.72%) DevOps
9 126 (25.87%) Opscode Chef
10 123 (25.26%) Bash Shell
11 121 (24.85%) Selenium
11 121 (24.85%) Ruby
12 117 (24.02%) Finance
13 110 (22.59%) Jenkins
14 102 (20.94%) VMware
15 100 (20.53%) Scrum
16 98 (20.12%) Ansible
16 98 (20.12%) Amazon AWS
17 95 (19.51%) PowerShell
18 92 (18.89%) BDD
19 88 (18.07%) C#
20 87 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
21 80 (16.43%) Perl
22 78 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 74 (15.20%) TDD
24 73 (14.99%) Web Services
25 71 (14.58%) Windows Server
26 67 (13.76%) WebDriver
27 65 (13.35%) QA Automation
28 62 (12.73%) Test Automation

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 22 (4.52%) IIS
2 15 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.67%) JBoss
4 10 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.64%) Apache
7 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.03%) Confluence
9 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.82%) nginx
9 4 (0.82%) Resin
10 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.21%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.21%) Jetty
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 98 (20.12%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (9.03%) SaaS
4 24 (4.93%) IaaS
4 24 (4.93%) Office 365
4 24 (4.93%) PaaS
5 15 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (2.05%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.62%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.80%) TCP/IP
2 29 (5.95%) DNS
3 20 (4.11%) Internet
4 19 (3.90%) Firewall
5 18 (3.70%) DHCP
6 13 (2.67%) Multicast
7 6 (1.23%) HTTP
8 5 (1.03%) Network Security
8 5 (1.03%) WAN
9 4 (0.82%) BGP
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.82%) IPsec
9 4 (0.82%) MPLS
9 4 (0.82%) NetScreen
9 4 (0.82%) OSPF
9 4 (0.82%) VPN
10 3 (0.62%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.11%) MySQL
3 8 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.62%) HBase
4 3 (0.62%) Redis
4 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.41%) Big Data
5 2 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (24.85%) Selenium
2 110 (22.59%) Jenkins
3 67 (13.76%) WebDriver
4 56 (11.50%) Git (software)
5 54 (11.09%) JIRA
6 52 (10.68%) Cucumber
7 36 (7.39%) Visual Studio
8 33 (6.78%) JUnit
9 28 (5.75%) SpecFlow
10 19 (3.90%) Appium
10 19 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (3.08%) Subversion
11 15 (3.08%) TestNG
12 13 (2.67%) Calabash
12 13 (2.67%) Vagrant
13 12 (2.46%) RSpec
14 11 (2.26%) JMeter
15 9 (1.85%) Hudson
15 9 (1.85%) JBehave
16 8 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 117 (24.02%) Finance
2 30 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.29%) Retail
4 15 (3.08%) Games
5 9 (1.85%) Online Betting
6 7 (1.44%) Electronics
6 7 (1.44%) Marketing
7 6 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.23%) Automotive
7 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.62%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.99%) Web Services
2 39 (8.01%) .NET
3 23 (4.72%) LAMP
3 23 (4.72%) SOAP
4 22 (4.52%) JSON
4 22 (4.52%) XML
5 21 (4.31%) RESTful
6 20 (4.11%) Gherkin
7 19 (3.90%) Node.js
8 16 (3.29%) HTML
9 15 (3.08%) REST
10 13 (2.67%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.44%) CSS
12 6 (1.23%) J2EE
12 6 (1.23%) OpenGL
13 5 (1.03%) Django
13 5 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.82%) HTML5
14 4 (0.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 21 (4.31%) Fintech
5 16 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.29%) User Experience
6 15 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.87%) Mathematics
8 13 (2.67%) Robotics
9 11 (2.26%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.44%) RIA
11 6 (1.23%) VCE vBlock
12 5 (1.03%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.03%) Online Games
13 4 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.82%) Mechatronics
13 4 (0.82%) Tandem
13 4 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 277 (56.88%) Linux
2 137 (28.13%) Windows
3 71 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.75%) Unix
5 22 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.87%) CentOS
7 13 (2.67%) Android
7 13 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 11 (2.26%) Debian
9 10 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.44%) Solaris
12 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.41%) AIX
15 2 (0.41%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.41%) SUSE
15 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (41.68%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (27.72%) DevOps
3 100 (20.53%) Scrum
4 92 (18.89%) BDD
5 87 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (15.20%) TDD
7 65 (13.35%) QA Automation
8 62 (12.73%) Configuration Management
8 62 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 59 (12.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 42 (8.62%) Automation Testing
11 38 (7.80%) Software Testing
12 37 (7.60%) Mentoring
13 36 (7.39%) Software Engineering
14 35 (7.19%) Automated Testing
14 35 (7.19%) E-Commerce
15 31 (6.37%) SDLC
16 28 (5.75%) ITIL
16 28 (5.75%) OO
17 27 (5.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 163 (33.47%) Python
2 142 (29.16%) Java
3 123 (25.26%) Bash Shell
4 121 (24.85%) Ruby
5 95 (19.51%) PowerShell
6 88 (18.07%) C#
7 80 (16.43%) Perl
8 56 (11.50%) SQL
9 54 (11.09%) PHP
10 31 (6.37%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.87%) C++
12 12 (2.46%) Go
13 9 (1.85%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.64%) VBScript
15 7 (1.44%) VB
16 6 (1.23%) C
16 6 (1.23%) Scala
17 5 (1.03%) Erlang
17 5 (1.03%) XPath
18 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (10.68%) Degree
2 16 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.87%) ISEB
4 10 (2.05%) ISTQB
5 8 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.23%) CCNP
7 6 (1.23%) RHCE
7 6 (1.23%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.62%) CCIE
8 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) CCDE
9 2 (0.41%) CCSP
9 2 (0.41%) CISSP
9 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.41%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (28.95%) QA
2 14 (2.87%) SDET
3 11 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.05%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.62%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) GAMP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.01%) Hyper-V
3 35 (7.19%) vSphere
4 32 (6.57%) Active Directory
5 25 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (4.11%) Docker
7 11 (2.26%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.03%) vCloud
10 4 (0.82%) Firmware
11 3 (0.62%) KVM
11 3 (0.62%) NFS
12 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.41%) qmail
12 2 (0.41%) Squid
12 2 (0.41%) Xen
13 1 (0.21%) etcd
13 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 139 (28.54%) Puppet
2 126 (25.87%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (20.12%) Ansible
4 37 (7.60%) Salt
5 34 (6.98%) SCVMM
6 33 (6.78%) SCCM
7 22 (4.52%) Nagios
8 18 (3.70%) vRealize
9 15 (3.08%) CFEngine
9 15 (3.08%) Kibana
10 12 (2.46%) Terraform
11 11 (2.26%) Graphite
12 10 (2.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 10 (2.05%) SCOM
12 10 (2.05%) WMI
12 10 (2.05%) WSUS
13 9 (1.85%) Grafana
14 8 (1.64%) Kubernetes
14 8 (1.64%) logstash
14 8 (1.64%) yum
Vendors
1 102 (20.94%) VMware
2 39 (8.01%) Red Hat
3 30 (6.16%) Splunk
4 29 (5.95%) Cisco
5 27 (5.54%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.93%) HP
7 19 (3.90%) F5
8 16 (3.29%) New Relic
9 15 (3.08%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.87%) Oracle
11 13 (2.67%) Google
12 11 (2.26%) AppDynamics
12 11 (2.26%) SaltStack
13 10 (2.05%) Qualys
14 9 (1.85%) Citrix
15 8 (1.64%) Sybase
16 7 (1.44%) IBM
17 5 (1.03%) Perforce
17 5 (1.03%) SolarWinds
18 4 (0.82%) Infoblox
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits, bonus and relocation
Posted: 4 days ago
Bucks
MillsHill
Salary: £50,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: package (Dependent on Experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Moo Print Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Talent Point
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow, UK
JP Morgan Glasgow
Salary: Highly Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Leamington Spa
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 DOE Plus Private Medical
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago