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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK
Rank 674 674 811
Rank change year-on-year
0 +137
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 184 250 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 155 209 107
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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
81076 94889 99493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67322 79646 82693
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +4 180 £55,000 - 36
London +25 105 £62,500 - 19
North West -2 24 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South East +61 22 £37,500 -28.57% 7
Manchester -6 21 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Berkshire +57 14 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +10 12 £42,500 +3.65%
City of London +30 7 £80,000 +23.07% 4
Northampton +6 7 £40,000 -2.43%
Northamptonshire +6 7 £40,000 -2.43%
Altrincham - 6 £41,500 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £37,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £37,500 - 3
West Midlands +7 5 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +15 4 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East of England +12 4 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Newbury +12 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Nottinghamshire +5 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Nottingham -10 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Cheshire +13 3 - - 1
Sheffield +6 3 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire +6 3 £55,000 +29.41%
South Yorkshire +5 3 £35,000 -
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
South West - 3 £35,000 - 1
Leamington Spa - 3 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £52,500 - 1
Reading - 3 £70,000 -
Hampshire +3 2 £42,500 -19.04%

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 174 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (39.40%) QA
3 139 (37.77%) Linux
4 133 (36.14%) Java
5 112 (30.43%) Python
6 106 (28.80%) DevOps
7 104 (28.26%) Selenium
8 93 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
9 88 (23.91%) Windows
10 85 (23.10%) Opscode Chef
11 76 (20.65%) Puppet
12 75 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
13 73 (19.84%) Git (software)
14 70 (19.02%) Scrum
15 68 (18.48%) QA Automation
16 66 (17.93%) BDD
17 64 (17.39%) Jenkins
18 63 (17.12%) Test Automation
18 63 (17.12%) Ruby
19 59 (16.03%) C#
20 58 (15.76%) Finance
20 58 (15.76%) Ansible
21 56 (15.22%) Cucumber
22 55 (14.95%) Automated Testing
23 54 (14.67%) JavaScript
24 51 (13.86%) SQL
25 46 (12.50%) VMware
25 46 (12.50%) WebDriver
25 46 (12.50%) PowerShell
26 44 (11.96%) Configuration Management

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 8 (2.17%) IIS
2 6 (1.63%) JBoss
3 4 (1.09%) Confluence
4 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.54%) Apache
5 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.54%) nginx
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) WildFly
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (20.38%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.71%) IaaS
4 15 (4.08%) PaaS
5 12 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (3.26%) SaaS
6 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.82%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.54%) Route 53
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.16%) Firewall
3 17 (4.62%) DNS
4 10 (2.72%) DHCP
5 8 (2.17%) Internet
6 7 (1.90%) GPRS
7 5 (1.36%) VPN
8 4 (1.09%) HTTP
9 3 (0.82%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.82%) Multicast
10 2 (0.54%) BGP
10 2 (0.54%) SSL
11 1 (0.27%) LAN
11 1 (0.27%) MPLS
11 1 (0.27%) OSPF
11 1 (0.27%) SMS
11 1 (0.27%) SMTP
11 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.80%) MySQL
3 12 (3.26%) SSDT
4 7 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.63%) Redis
6 5 (1.36%) Big Data
7 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) HBase
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 104 (28.26%) Selenium
2 73 (19.84%) Git (software)
3 64 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 56 (15.22%) Cucumber
5 46 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 35 (9.51%) Appium
7 31 (8.42%) JMeter
7 31 (8.42%) SpecFlow
8 26 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (5.71%) JIRA
11 18 (4.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (4.89%) TeamCity
12 16 (4.35%) Gatling
12 16 (4.35%) JUnit
13 15 (4.08%) Vagrant
14 13 (3.53%) Maven
15 12 (3.26%) Subversion
16 10 (2.72%) Hudson
17 9 (2.45%) NUnit
General
1 58 (15.76%) Finance
2 14 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.26%) Banking
4 10 (2.72%) Electronics
5 6 (1.63%) Marketing
5 6 (1.63%) Retail
6 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.09%) Back Office
8 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 3 (0.82%) Front Office
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.60%) .NET
2 32 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 16 (4.35%) Web Services
4 12 (3.26%) REST
5 11 (2.99%) HTML
6 10 (2.72%) XML
7 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (1.90%) HTML5
8 6 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (1.36%) Node.js
9 5 (1.36%) React
10 4 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.09%) CSS
10 4 (1.09%) SOAP
10 4 (1.09%) Spring
11 3 (0.82%) Servlets
12 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.54%) Behat
12 2 (0.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.14%) Mobile App
2 27 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.99%) User Experience
8 10 (2.72%) Fintech
9 9 (2.45%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.90%) Physics
11 6 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.63%) SCADA
12 5 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.36%) PKI
13 4 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.09%) Derivative
13 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 139 (37.77%) Linux
2 88 (23.91%) Windows
3 39 (10.60%) Unix
4 25 (6.79%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.98%) Android
5 22 (5.98%) Apple iOS
5 22 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.16%) CentOS
7 11 (2.99%) Debian
8 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.90%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.54%) VMS
11 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (47.28%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (28.80%) DevOps
3 93 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (19.02%) Scrum
5 68 (18.48%) QA Automation
6 66 (17.93%) BDD
7 63 (17.12%) Test Automation
8 55 (14.95%) Automated Testing
9 44 (11.96%) Configuration Management
10 40 (10.87%) Software Engineering
10 40 (10.87%) TDD
11 37 (10.05%) Test Strategy
12 31 (8.42%) Automation Testing
13 30 (8.15%) Regression Testing
14 28 (7.61%) SDLC
15 27 (7.34%) Manual Testing
16 26 (7.07%) OO
17 23 (6.25%) Mentoring
18 22 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
18 22 (5.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 133 (36.14%) Java
2 112 (30.43%) Python
3 63 (17.12%) Ruby
4 59 (16.03%) C#
5 54 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 51 (13.86%) SQL
7 46 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 35 (9.51%) Perl
9 32 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 20 (5.43%) C++
11 16 (4.35%) PHP
12 8 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.63%) C
13 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.63%) Scala
14 5 (1.36%) Go
14 5 (1.36%) Groovy
15 4 (1.09%) VBScript
16 1 (0.27%) VB
16 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (10.05%) Degree
2 10 (2.72%) ISEB
3 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 4 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.09%) MCSE
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.09%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCA
8 1 (0.27%) CCNP
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) HNC
8 1 (0.27%) HND
8 1 (0.27%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (39.40%) QA
2 18 (4.89%) SDET
3 12 (3.26%) SLA
4 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.27%) GAMP
System Software
1 28 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.62%) Docker
3 9 (2.45%) vCloud
4 8 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.09%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.82%) vSphere
9 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) LXC
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (23.10%) Opscode Chef
2 76 (20.65%) Puppet
3 58 (15.76%) Ansible
4 29 (7.88%) Salt
5 15 (4.08%) Terraform
6 12 (3.26%) CFEngine
7 9 (2.45%) Rundeck
8 7 (1.90%) Nagios
9 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.63%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.63%) vRealize
10 5 (1.36%) Icinga
10 5 (1.36%) SCCM
11 3 (0.82%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.82%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.82%) Linux-HA
11 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.82%) yum
Vendors
1 46 (12.50%) VMware
2 31 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.79%) Red Hat
4 21 (5.71%) HP
5 13 (3.53%) F5
6 11 (2.99%) Cisco
6 11 (2.99%) Google
7 9 (2.45%) Splunk
8 7 (1.90%) EMC
9 6 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.63%) Cognizant
9 6 (1.63%) Juniper
9 6 (1.63%) Oracle
9 6 (1.63%) Perforce
10 5 (1.36%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.36%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.09%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.09%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.09%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.09%) Vyatta
North London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: Package (dependent on experience)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits including bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Shares given + Unlimited holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £49,000 - £62,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Base + Lucrative Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
View My Chain
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + good bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago