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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK
Rank 639 711 823
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +112
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 220 236 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 183 202 89
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £40,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
81156 98559 103265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67379 82685 85216
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 24 February 2017 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +94 216 £54,375 -5.43% 33
London +52 107 £60,000 -7.69% 15
South East +75 57 £37,500 -31.81% 5
Berkshire +63 31 £44,250 -19.54% 2
North West +3 28 £41,500 -24.54% 3
Manchester -9 26 £42,000 -23.63% 2
Milton Keynes - 21 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 21 £37,500 - 1
Reading +54 9 £67,500 +22.72%
City of London +34 9 £80,000 +60.00% 5
Yorkshire +9 8 £65,000 +52.94% 4
Newbury - 7 £35,000 - 1
Leeds +24 6 £65,000 +52.94% 3
West Yorkshire +12 6 £65,000 +52.94% 3
Maidenhead - 6 £53,750 -
East Midlands +6 5 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Altrincham - 5 £41,500 - 1
Bracknell - 5 £43,500 -
West Midlands +33 4 £37,750 -16.11% 2
East of England +14 3 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Hampshire +11 3 £42,500 -22.72% 1
Nottingham +5 3 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Warwickshire +29 2 £38,500 -14.44%
Sheffield +15 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Southampton +9 2 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South Yorkshire +4 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Hammersmith -21 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Cheadle - 2 - -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 178 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (42.96%) QA
3 158 (39.70%) Java
4 142 (35.68%) Linux
5 123 (30.90%) Python
6 119 (29.90%) Selenium
7 104 (26.13%) DevOps
8 86 (21.61%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (20.35%) Windows
10 80 (20.10%) Finance
11 79 (19.85%) Opscode Chef
11 79 (19.85%) QA Automation
12 78 (19.60%) Puppet
13 72 (18.09%) Ansible
14 71 (17.84%) BDD
15 70 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
15 70 (17.59%) Git (software)
16 69 (17.34%) Jenkins
17 67 (16.83%) Automated Testing
18 65 (16.33%) Scrum
19 59 (14.82%) SQL
19 59 (14.82%) Test Automation
19 59 (14.82%) Cucumber
20 56 (14.07%) C#
21 55 (13.82%) JavaScript
22 54 (13.57%) Ruby
23 53 (13.32%) WebDriver
24 51 (12.81%) Configuration Management
25 48 (12.06%) Unix
26 45 (11.31%) .NET

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 10 (2.51%) IIS
2 7 (1.76%) Confluence
3 6 (1.51%) JBoss
4 5 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.75%) Apache
7 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.50%) WildFly
8 1 (0.25%) Predix
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Autodesk Inventor
2 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (17.59%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.52%) SaaS
4 13 (3.27%) IaaS
5 12 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.51%) PaaS
8 5 (1.26%) GitHub
8 5 (1.26%) Slack
8 5 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.75%) Route 53
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.52%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.77%) DNS
3 13 (3.27%) Firewall
4 9 (2.26%) Internet
5 8 (2.01%) DHCP
5 8 (2.01%) HTTP
6 6 (1.51%) GPRS
7 5 (1.26%) LDAP
7 5 (1.26%) Network Security
8 4 (1.01%) LAN
8 4 (1.01%) VPN
9 3 (0.75%) BGP
9 3 (0.75%) VLAN
10 2 (0.50%) AMQP
10 2 (0.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.50%) OSPF
10 2 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.28%) MySQL
2 19 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.02%) SSDT
4 10 (2.51%) Redis
5 7 (1.76%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.51%) Big Data
6 6 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.25%) HBase
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 119 (29.90%) Selenium
2 70 (17.59%) Git (software)
3 69 (17.34%) Jenkins
4 59 (14.82%) Cucumber
5 53 (13.32%) WebDriver
6 41 (10.30%) Appium
7 37 (9.30%) JMeter
8 34 (8.54%) JIRA
9 33 (8.29%) SpecFlow
10 28 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (6.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (5.28%) Gatling
12 21 (5.28%) TeamCity
13 20 (5.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (5.03%) JUnit
14 19 (4.77%) Vagrant
15 15 (3.77%) Maven
16 14 (3.52%) Subversion
17 12 (3.02%) TestNG
18 11 (2.76%) NUnit
General
1 80 (20.10%) Finance
2 20 (5.03%) Banking
3 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.26%) Electronics
5 8 (2.01%) Games
5 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.01%) Marketing
5 8 (2.01%) Retail
6 7 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Billing
9 3 (0.75%) Front Office
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.31%) .NET
2 31 (7.79%) Gherkin
3 20 (5.03%) Web Services
4 17 (4.27%) XML
5 12 (3.02%) REST
6 11 (2.76%) HTML
7 8 (2.01%) HTML5
8 7 (1.76%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.26%) Node.js
10 4 (1.01%) CSS
10 4 (1.01%) React
10 4 (1.01%) Spring
11 3 (0.75%) Servlets
11 3 (0.75%) SOAP
11 3 (0.75%) WireMock
11 3 (0.75%) YAML
12 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.50%) Behat
12 2 (0.50%) WSGI
12 2 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.80%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.02%) User Experience
6 10 (2.51%) Fintech
7 8 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.76%) Robotics
9 6 (1.51%) SCADA
10 5 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.26%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.01%) Clustering
11 4 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.01%) Derivative
11 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (1.01%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 142 (35.68%) Linux
2 81 (20.35%) Windows
3 48 (12.06%) Unix
4 26 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 24 (6.03%) Android
5 24 (6.03%) Apple iOS
6 23 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (5.03%) CentOS
8 11 (2.76%) Debian
9 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.51%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.01%) SmartOS
11 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.75%) AIX
12 3 (0.75%) Solaris
12 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (26.13%) DevOps
3 86 (21.61%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (19.85%) QA Automation
5 71 (17.84%) BDD
6 67 (16.83%) Automated Testing
7 65 (16.33%) Scrum
8 59 (14.82%) Test Automation
9 51 (12.81%) Configuration Management
10 44 (11.06%) TDD
11 41 (10.30%) Automation Testing
11 41 (10.30%) Software Engineering
12 38 (9.55%) Regression Testing
13 36 (9.05%) Kanban
14 34 (8.54%) Test Strategy
15 30 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (7.54%) OO
16 27 (6.78%) Manual Testing
17 24 (6.03%) Performance Testing
18 23 (5.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 158 (39.70%) Java
2 123 (30.90%) Python
3 59 (14.82%) SQL
4 56 (14.07%) C#
5 55 (13.82%) JavaScript
6 54 (13.57%) Ruby
7 41 (10.30%) PowerShell
8 36 (9.05%) Bash Shell
8 36 (9.05%) Perl
9 20 (5.03%) C++
10 14 (3.52%) PHP
10 14 (3.52%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.02%) Go
11 12 (3.02%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.76%) C
13 8 (2.01%) Groovy
14 5 (1.26%) Scala
15 4 (1.01%) VBScript
16 2 (0.50%) VB
16 2 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (9.05%) Degree
2 5 (1.26%) ISEB
2 5 (1.26%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.01%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.01%) HND
3 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.01%) MCSE
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.50%) CCNP
5 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.50%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.25%) CCA
6 1 (0.25%) CCNA
6 1 (0.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (42.96%) QA
2 25 (6.28%) SDET
3 9 (2.26%) SLA
4 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) GAMP
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (5.28%) Docker
2 18 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.26%) vCloud
4 8 (2.01%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.01%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.75%) NFS
6 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 79 (19.85%) Opscode Chef
2 78 (19.60%) Puppet
3 72 (18.09%) Ansible
4 26 (6.53%) Salt
5 13 (3.27%) Terraform
6 7 (1.76%) CFEngine
6 7 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.26%) SCOM
7 5 (1.26%) yum
8 4 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.75%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.75%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.75%) Linux-HA
9 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.75%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.75%) SCCM
10 2 (0.50%) Grafana
10 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.25%) Icinga
Vendors
1 36 (9.05%) VMware
2 34 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.78%) Red Hat
4 22 (5.53%) HP
5 10 (2.51%) Google
5 10 (2.51%) Oracle
6 7 (1.76%) Cognizant
6 7 (1.76%) Perforce
6 7 (1.76%) Sun
7 6 (1.51%) Cisco
8 5 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.26%) Dell
8 5 (1.26%) F5
9 4 (1.01%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.01%) EMC
9 4 (1.01%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.01%) Vyatta
10 3 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.75%) Citrix
10 3 (0.75%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus+HC+Pension+More
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £42k DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, equity, flexi working
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: Competetive
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Sky Betting & Gaming
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 per annum + Extensive benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 7.5% bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £75,000 + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Options, Pension, Health
Posted: 25 days ago