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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 660 846 827
Rank change year-on-year
+186 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 240 131 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 170 120 145
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,390 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
92868 105229 112076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 78150 87307 90374
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +159 224 £50,000 - 21
London +71 92 £60,000 +9.09% 6
South East +66 56 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire +37 21 £42,500 -2.85% 3
West Yorkshire +21 19 £41,250 -5.71% 2
Leeds +36 18 £40,625 -7.14% 2
Berkshire +23 18 £47,500 +11.76% 3
West Midlands - 17 £38,500 -
Birmingham - 12 - -
Scotland +26 11 £35,000 -30.00%
East Midlands - 11 £35,000 - 1
Surrey +33 9 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Hampshire +16 9 £45,000 -11.33%
North West +23 8 £40,500 +1.25% 3
Glasgow +16 8 £35,000 -30.00%
Oxfordshire - 8 £52,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £35,000 -
Reading - 8 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 8 £35,000 -
East of England -5 7 £45,000 +13.63% 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Cambridge +11 6 £45,000 +28.57%
South West +10 6 £37,500 +7.14% 1
North East - 6 £50,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £50,000 -
Southampton - 6 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 6 £43,750 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £50,000 -
Manchester -4 5 £45,000 +12.50% 3

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 252 (54.19%) Linux
2 202 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (33.33%) Python
4 144 (30.97%) Windows
5 143 (30.75%) QA
6 139 (29.89%) Java
7 123 (26.45%) Puppet
8 121 (26.02%) Selenium
9 120 (25.81%) DevOps
10 115 (24.73%) Opscode Chef
11 113 (24.30%) Ruby
12 112 (24.09%) VMware
13 105 (22.58%) Finance
13 105 (22.58%) Bash Shell
14 104 (22.37%) Scrum
15 102 (21.94%) Amazon AWS
16 101 (21.72%) Jenkins
17 100 (21.51%) PowerShell
18 92 (19.78%) BDD
18 92 (19.78%) C#
19 91 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
20 87 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
21 83 (17.85%) Ansible
22 81 (17.42%) Perl
23 75 (16.13%) Windows Server
24 69 (14.84%) QA Automation
25 68 (14.62%) WebDriver
25 68 (14.62%) Test Automation
26 66 (14.19%) TDD
27 64 (13.76%) Git (software)

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 21 (4.52%) IIS
2 13 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.37%) JBoss
4 7 (1.51%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.29%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.08%) Apache
6 5 (1.08%) Confluence
7 4 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.86%) Resin
8 3 (0.65%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) nginx
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 102 (21.94%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (8.82%) SaaS
4 35 (7.53%) IaaS
5 33 (7.10%) PaaS
6 24 (5.16%) Office 365
7 20 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (2.15%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.43%) GitHub
12 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.25%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.59%) DNS
3 21 (4.52%) Firewall
3 21 (4.52%) Internet
4 17 (3.66%) DHCP
5 11 (2.37%) Multicast
6 5 (1.08%) GPRS
7 4 (0.86%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.65%) HTTP
9 2 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.43%) VPN
9 2 (0.43%) WAN
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.22%) LAN
10 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.22%) SAN
10 1 (0.22%) SMTP
10 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.44%) MySQL
3 8 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) HBase
5 2 (0.43%) MS Access
5 2 (0.43%) Redis
5 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (26.02%) Selenium
2 101 (21.72%) Jenkins
3 68 (14.62%) WebDriver
4 64 (13.76%) Git (software)
5 53 (11.40%) Cucumber
6 48 (10.32%) JIRA
7 38 (8.17%) Visual Studio
8 29 (6.24%) SpecFlow
9 26 (5.59%) JUnit
10 23 (4.95%) Appium
11 19 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (3.23%) RSpec
13 14 (3.01%) TestNG
14 13 (2.80%) Subversion
15 11 (2.37%) Calabash
15 11 (2.37%) JBehave
15 11 (2.37%) Vagrant
16 9 (1.94%) Hudson
16 9 (1.94%) JMeter
16 9 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 105 (22.58%) Finance
2 25 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.80%) Retail
4 11 (2.37%) Games
5 6 (1.29%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.29%) Automotive
5 6 (1.29%) Electronics
6 5 (1.08%) Online Betting
7 4 (0.86%) Advertising
7 4 (0.86%) Marketing
8 3 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (12.47%) Web Services
2 44 (9.46%) .NET
3 23 (4.95%) JSON
4 22 (4.73%) SOAP
5 21 (4.52%) RESTful
5 21 (4.52%) XML
6 17 (3.66%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.66%) HTML
6 17 (3.66%) LAMP
7 16 (3.44%) Gherkin
7 16 (3.44%) Node.js
8 15 (3.23%) REST
9 9 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (1.72%) CSS
11 6 (1.29%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.29%) J2EE
11 6 (1.29%) OpenGL
12 5 (1.08%) Django
12 5 (1.08%) OpenEmbedded
12 5 (1.08%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.17%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.81%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.52%) Fintech
5 19 (4.09%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.66%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.37%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.72%) User Experience
9 7 (1.51%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.51%) RIA
9 7 (1.51%) Robotics
10 6 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.29%) VCE vBlock
10 6 (1.29%) Wiki
11 5 (1.08%) Online Games
12 4 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.86%) PKI
12 4 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 252 (54.19%) Linux
2 144 (30.97%) Windows
3 75 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.31%) Unix
5 18 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.23%) Android
6 15 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.94%) CentOS
9 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.29%) Debian
10 6 (1.29%) Solaris
11 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.08%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.65%) SUSE
14 2 (0.43%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.43%) VMS
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (25.81%) DevOps
3 104 (22.37%) Scrum
4 92 (19.78%) BDD
5 91 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (14.84%) QA Automation
7 68 (14.62%) Test Automation
8 66 (14.19%) TDD
9 57 (12.26%) Configuration Management
10 50 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 44 (9.46%) SDLC
12 42 (9.03%) Software Testing
13 37 (7.96%) Mentoring
14 36 (7.74%) Automation Testing
14 36 (7.74%) Software Engineering
15 31 (6.67%) Automated Testing
16 27 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 27 (5.81%) ITIL
16 27 (5.81%) Open Source
17 23 (4.95%) OO
Programming Languages
1 155 (33.33%) Python
2 139 (29.89%) Java
3 113 (24.30%) Ruby
4 105 (22.58%) Bash Shell
5 100 (21.51%) PowerShell
6 92 (19.78%) C#
7 81 (17.42%) Perl
8 56 (12.04%) SQL
9 54 (11.61%) PHP
10 44 (9.46%) JavaScript
11 12 (2.58%) Go
12 11 (2.37%) C++
13 9 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.51%) Scala
14 7 (1.51%) VB
14 7 (1.51%) VBScript
15 5 (1.08%) Erlang
15 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.08%) XPath
16 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (9.03%) Degree
2 16 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (3.23%) ISEB
4 10 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.29%) RHCE
5 6 (1.29%) RHCSA
5 6 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.65%) CCIE
6 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.43%) CCDE
7 2 (0.43%) CCNP
7 2 (0.43%) CCSP
7 2 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) HNC
8 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (30.75%) QA
2 13 (2.80%) SDET
3 10 (2.15%) HIPAA
3 10 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.94%) SLA
5 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) GAMP
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (18.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (8.60%) Hyper-V
3 35 (7.53%) vSphere
4 30 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 30 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.23%) Docker
6 11 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.86%) Firmware
8 4 (0.86%) vCloud
9 2 (0.43%) KVM
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.22%) etcd
10 1 (0.22%) Samba
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 123 (26.45%) Puppet
2 115 (24.73%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (17.85%) Ansible
4 39 (8.39%) SCVMM
5 36 (7.74%) Salt
6 35 (7.53%) SCCM
7 23 (4.95%) vRealize
8 20 (4.30%) Nagios
9 16 (3.44%) CFEngine
10 15 (3.23%) Kibana
11 13 (2.80%) Rundeck
12 12 (2.58%) Terraform
13 10 (2.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (2.15%) SCOM
13 10 (2.15%) WMI
13 10 (2.15%) WSUS
14 9 (1.94%) Grafana
14 9 (1.94%) Graphite
15 8 (1.72%) yum
16 6 (1.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 112 (24.09%) VMware
2 44 (9.46%) Red Hat
3 33 (7.10%) Splunk
4 30 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.24%) Cisco
6 23 (4.95%) HP
7 22 (4.73%) F5
8 18 (3.87%) Google
9 13 (2.80%) ServiceNow
10 12 (2.58%) Oracle
11 10 (2.15%) Qualys
12 7 (1.51%) Citrix
12 7 (1.51%) IBM
12 7 (1.51%) New Relic
12 7 (1.51%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.29%) AppDynamics
14 5 (1.08%) NetApp
14 5 (1.08%) Perforce
15 4 (0.86%) ATG
15 4 (0.86%) Fortinet
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £46,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £40,000 pa + package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £110k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
BGC Partners
Salary: Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Northampton
Opus Energy
Salary: £35000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago