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 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 706 677 805
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +128
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 171 285 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 140 238 128
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,000 £36,450
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 December 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 December 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 -24 166 £55,000 +10.00% 28
London +13 104 £62,500 +13.63% 13
South East +46 18 £47,500 -7.31% 4
East Midlands +3 17 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Northampton +5 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Northamptonshire -2 12 £40,000 -11.11%
City of London +30 11 £62,500 -3.84% 3
North West -15 11 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire +6 8 £48,750 +14.70% 1
Manchester -27 8 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Berkshire +55 4 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £62,500 +78.57%
Cardiff +3 4 £40,000 -
South Wales +3 4 £40,000 -
Wales -3 4 £40,000 -
West Midlands -9 4 £40,000 -
M4 Corridor - 4 £27,500 -
Surrey +24 3 £65,000 +30.00%
West Yorkshire +21 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Cheshire +15 3 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Sheffield +9 3 £37,500 - 1
South Yorkshire +3 3 £37,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £52,500 +5.00%
Nottingham 0 3 £52,500 +5.00%
East of England -8 3 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Hampshire -12 3 £47,500 -9.52% 3
High Wycombe - 3 £62,500 -
Leeds +2 2 £55,000 +29.41%
Hertfordshire +1 2 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Farnborough -10 2 £48,750 +2.63%

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 176 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (42.75%) Linux
3 136 (33.42%) QA
4 133 (32.68%) Python
5 127 (31.20%) Windows
6 123 (30.22%) Java
7 111 (27.27%) DevOps
8 106 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (25.80%) Selenium
10 93 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
11 89 (21.87%) Opscode Chef
12 82 (20.15%) Puppet
13 79 (19.41%) VMware
14 76 (18.67%) Ruby
15 74 (18.18%) Git (software)
16 73 (17.94%) Scrum
17 71 (17.44%) C#
18 67 (16.46%) Finance
18 67 (16.46%) Test Automation
18 67 (16.46%) PowerShell
18 67 (16.46%) Jenkins
19 62 (15.23%) BDD
20 61 (14.99%) QA Automation
21 58 (14.25%) Perl
22 57 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (13.51%) JavaScript
23 55 (13.51%) .NET
24 52 (12.78%) Automated Testing
24 52 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
24 52 (12.78%) Windows Server

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 11 (2.70%) IIS
2 6 (1.47%) Confluence
3 5 (1.23%) JBoss
4 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.49%) Apache
5 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.25%) nginx
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.85%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.41%) IaaS
4 21 (5.16%) PaaS
4 21 (5.16%) SaaS
5 14 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (2.46%) Office 365
8 5 (1.23%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.74%) GitHub
11 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.88%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.41%) Firewall
3 18 (4.42%) DNS
4 13 (3.19%) DHCP
4 13 (3.19%) Internet
5 10 (2.46%) GPRS
6 5 (1.23%) VPN
7 4 (0.98%) HTTP
8 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.49%) Multicast
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.25%) LAN
10 1 (0.25%) Network Security
10 1 (0.25%) SAN
10 1 (0.25%) SMS
10 1 (0.25%) SMTP
10 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.93%) MySQL
3 12 (2.95%) SSDT
4 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.98%) Big Data
5 4 (0.98%) Redis
6 3 (0.74%) HBase
7 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.49%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 105 (25.80%) Selenium
2 74 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 67 (16.46%) Jenkins
4 48 (11.79%) WebDriver
5 47 (11.55%) Cucumber
6 34 (8.35%) Appium
7 31 (7.62%) SpecFlow
8 23 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (5.65%) JIRA
9 19 (4.67%) JMeter
9 19 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (4.18%) Visual Studio
11 16 (3.93%) Hudson
11 16 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (2.70%) JUnit
13 10 (2.46%) RSpec
13 10 (2.46%) Vagrant
14 9 (2.21%) Calabash
14 9 (2.21%) Maven
15 8 (1.97%) Subversion
General
1 67 (16.46%) Finance
2 17 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.70%) Electronics
4 8 (1.97%) Banking
5 7 (1.72%) Automotive
5 7 (1.72%) Marketing
5 7 (1.72%) Retail
6 6 (1.47%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.74%) Billing
8 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.51%) .NET
2 30 (7.37%) Gherkin
3 19 (4.67%) Web Services
4 13 (3.19%) HTML
5 12 (2.95%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.95%) SOAP
6 10 (2.46%) JSON
6 10 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (1.72%) HTML5
7 7 (1.72%) XML
8 6 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.47%) Node.js
8 6 (1.47%) OpenGL
8 6 (1.47%) React
8 6 (1.47%) REST
9 5 (1.23%) Django
9 5 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.98%) CSS
10 4 (0.98%) J2EE
11 3 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 29 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.65%) Data Centre
5 20 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.91%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.19%) Fintech
7 12 (2.95%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.70%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.46%) Robotics
10 9 (2.21%) Algorithms
10 9 (2.21%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.21%) User Experience
11 7 (1.72%) Physics
12 5 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.23%) PKI
12 5 (1.23%) SCADA
13 4 (0.98%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.98%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 174 (42.75%) Linux
2 127 (31.20%) Windows
3 52 (12.78%) Windows Server
4 40 (9.83%) Unix
5 25 (6.14%) Android
5 25 (6.14%) Apple iOS
6 18 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.46%) CentOS
7 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.46%) Windows Vista
8 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.98%) Debian
9 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.49%) SUSE
10 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.49%) VMS
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (27.27%) DevOps
3 106 (26.04%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (17.94%) Scrum
5 67 (16.46%) Test Automation
6 62 (15.23%) BDD
7 61 (14.99%) QA Automation
8 52 (12.78%) Automated Testing
9 46 (11.30%) Configuration Management
10 40 (9.83%) SDLC
10 40 (9.83%) TDD
11 36 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 34 (8.35%) Mentoring
13 32 (7.86%) Automation Testing
13 32 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (6.88%) Test Strategy
15 27 (6.63%) Regression Testing
16 26 (6.39%) Manual Testing
17 25 (6.14%) Software Testing
18 24 (5.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.68%) Python
2 123 (30.22%) Java
3 76 (18.67%) Ruby
4 71 (17.44%) C#
5 67 (16.46%) PowerShell
6 58 (14.25%) Perl
7 55 (13.51%) JavaScript
8 47 (11.55%) Bash Shell
9 40 (9.83%) SQL
10 23 (5.65%) PHP
11 21 (5.16%) C++
12 10 (2.46%) Scala
13 8 (1.97%) VBScript
14 5 (1.23%) Erlang
14 5 (1.23%) Go
14 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.23%) VB
15 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (10.81%) Degree
2 12 (2.95%) ISEB
3 9 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (1.97%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.72%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.23%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.98%) MCSE
7 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.74%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.49%) CCDE
9 2 (0.49%) CCIE
9 2 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) CCSP
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.25%) CCA
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (33.42%) QA
2 15 (3.69%) SLA
3 5 (1.23%) HIPAA
3 5 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.23%) SDET
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) GAMP
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.67%) vSphere
3 18 (4.42%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (3.93%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.93%) Docker
5 10 (2.46%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.23%) vCloud
7 2 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.25%) LXC
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 89 (21.87%) Opscode Chef
2 82 (20.15%) Puppet
3 48 (11.79%) Ansible
4 27 (6.63%) Salt
5 19 (4.67%) SCVMM
6 18 (4.42%) SCCM
7 17 (4.18%) Terraform
8 15 (3.69%) CFEngine
8 15 (3.69%) Rundeck
9 14 (3.44%) Nagios
10 12 (2.95%) vRealize
11 10 (2.46%) Kibana
12 8 (1.97%) Grafana
12 8 (1.97%) Graphite
13 6 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (1.23%) Icinga
14 5 (1.23%) logstash
14 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 5 (1.23%) SCOM
14 5 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 79 (19.41%) VMware
2 35 (8.60%) Red Hat
3 30 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.14%) Splunk
5 24 (5.90%) HP
6 22 (5.41%) F5
7 20 (4.91%) Google
8 17 (4.18%) Cisco
9 10 (2.46%) Perforce
10 8 (1.97%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.97%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.72%) EMC
12 5 (1.23%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.23%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.23%) Juniper
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle
12 5 (1.23%) Qualys
12 5 (1.23%) WatchGuard
13 4 (0.98%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.98%) Vyatta
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, PHI, 6% pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 100,000 + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary Details - Please contact for details
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum Benefits Package (Pension, Bonus etc)
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
SKYSCAPE Cloud Services
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days holiday - private healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits, Options
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + good bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On-Call Remuneration
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago