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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 689 852 892
Rank change year-on-year
+163 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 236 124 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 185 109 97
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £40,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
93561 106940 116399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78889 88177 95218
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +139 222 £52,500 +5.00% 27
London +108 135 £60,000 +17.07% 12
South East +31 29 £50,000 - 7
Yorkshire +39 17 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +29 17 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +33 16 £56,600 - 2
West Midlands - 13 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 12 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 11 £47,500 - 1
East of England +33 10 £45,000 +13.63% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £55,000 -
Leeds +19 8 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Scotland +12 8 £35,000 -22.22%
Hampshire +12 7 £50,000 -
North West - 7 £39,500 - 2
City of London +43 6 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Hertfordshire +32 6 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £35,000 -
North East - 6 £45,250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £45,250 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £45,250 -
Manchester - 6 £39,000 - 1
Reading - 5 £70,000 -
Southampton - 5 £50,000 -
South West +10 4 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Cambridge +7 3 £53,750 +43.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £53,750 +43.33% 1
Oxford - 3 £55,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
Surrey +15 2 £45,000 -12.19% 2

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 268 (58.13%) Linux
2 198 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (32.75%) Python
4 150 (32.54%) DevOps
5 140 (30.37%) Puppet
6 138 (29.93%) Java
7 134 (29.07%) QA
8 132 (28.63%) Bash Shell
9 122 (26.46%) Jenkins
10 121 (26.25%) Opscode Chef
11 119 (25.81%) Ruby
12 116 (25.16%) Windows
13 108 (23.43%) Selenium
14 104 (22.56%) Finance
15 100 (21.69%) Ansible
16 90 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
16 90 (19.52%) Scrum
16 90 (19.52%) VMware
17 85 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (17.79%) PowerShell
19 78 (16.92%) BDD
20 72 (15.62%) C#
20 72 (15.62%) Web Services
21 68 (14.75%) Perl
21 68 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 67 (14.53%) TDD
23 61 (13.23%) Configuration Management
23 61 (13.23%) QA Automation
24 60 (13.02%) WebDriver
25 58 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery

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 20 (4.34%) IIS
2 16 (3.47%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.82%) OpenStack
4 12 (2.60%) JBoss
5 8 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.52%) Apache
7 6 (1.30%) nginx
7 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.08%) Confluence
9 4 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.87%) Resin
10 2 (0.43%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.43%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.22%) Jetty
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (19.52%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (8.89%) SaaS
4 21 (4.56%) IaaS
4 21 (4.56%) PaaS
5 18 (3.90%) Office 365
6 11 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.95%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.72%) DNS
3 19 (4.12%) Internet
4 18 (3.90%) Firewall
5 17 (3.69%) DHCP
6 16 (3.47%) Multicast
7 8 (1.74%) HTTP
8 6 (1.30%) Network Security
9 5 (1.08%) LDAP
9 5 (1.08%) WAN
10 4 (0.87%) BGP
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.87%) IPsec
10 4 (0.87%) MPLS
10 4 (0.87%) NetScreen
10 4 (0.87%) OSPF
10 4 (0.87%) VPN
11 3 (0.65%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.12%) MySQL
3 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.65%) Redis
6 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.43%) HBase
6 2 (0.43%) MS Access
6 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 122 (26.46%) Jenkins
2 108 (23.43%) Selenium
3 60 (13.02%) WebDriver
4 50 (10.85%) JIRA
5 48 (10.41%) Git (software)
6 47 (10.20%) Cucumber
7 34 (7.38%) JUnit
8 28 (6.07%) Visual Studio
9 23 (4.99%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.69%) Appium
10 17 (3.69%) Vagrant
11 16 (3.47%) Subversion
11 16 (3.47%) TestNG
12 15 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (2.60%) Calabash
14 9 (1.95%) GitLab
14 9 (1.95%) JMeter
14 9 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (1.74%) Artifactory
15 8 (1.74%) NeoLoad
General
1 104 (22.56%) Finance
2 25 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.56%) Games
4 17 (3.69%) Retail
5 9 (1.95%) Online Betting
6 7 (1.52%) Marketing
7 5 (1.08%) Automotive
7 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.87%) Advertising
8 4 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.62%) Web Services
2 29 (6.29%) .NET
3 25 (5.42%) LAMP
4 23 (4.99%) XML
5 22 (4.77%) SOAP
6 21 (4.56%) RESTful
7 20 (4.34%) Gherkin
7 20 (4.34%) JSON
8 19 (4.12%) Node.js
8 19 (4.12%) REST
9 15 (3.25%) HTML
10 10 (2.17%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.52%) CSS
12 6 (1.30%) J2EE
12 6 (1.30%) MCollective
13 5 (1.08%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (0.87%) HTML5
14 4 (0.87%) jQuery
14 4 (0.87%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.99%) Computer Science
2 23 (4.99%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.12%) User Experience
4 18 (3.90%) Fintech
5 17 (3.69%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.25%) Mathematics
6 15 (3.25%) Robotics
7 13 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.52%) RIA
9 6 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.30%) Mechatronics
9 6 (1.30%) VCE vBlock
10 5 (1.08%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.08%) Online Games
10 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 268 (58.13%) Linux
2 116 (25.16%) Windows
3 55 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.72%) Unix
5 24 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.34%) CentOS
7 14 (3.04%) Debian
8 13 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 12 (2.60%) Android
9 12 (2.60%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.74%) Solaris
12 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.43%) AIX
13 2 (0.43%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (32.54%) DevOps
3 90 (19.52%) Scrum
4 85 (18.44%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (16.92%) BDD
6 67 (14.53%) TDD
7 61 (13.23%) Configuration Management
7 61 (13.23%) QA Automation
8 58 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 55 (11.93%) Test Automation
10 38 (8.24%) Automation Testing
10 38 (8.24%) E-Commerce
11 32 (6.94%) Automated Testing
12 31 (6.72%) Software Testing
13 30 (6.51%) Mentoring
13 30 (6.51%) Software Engineering
14 29 (6.29%) OO
14 29 (6.29%) Open Source
15 25 (5.42%) ITIL
16 24 (5.21%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 151 (32.75%) Python
2 138 (29.93%) Java
3 132 (28.63%) Bash Shell
4 119 (25.81%) Ruby
5 82 (17.79%) PowerShell
6 72 (15.62%) C#
7 68 (14.75%) Perl
8 53 (11.50%) PHP
8 53 (11.50%) SQL
9 25 (5.42%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.82%) C++
11 10 (2.17%) Go
12 8 (1.74%) C
12 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.08%) VB
13 5 (1.08%) VBScript
13 5 (1.08%) XPath
14 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.43%) VBA
15 2 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (11.28%) Degree
2 15 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (1.95%) ISEB
3 9 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.30%) RHCE
4 6 (1.30%) RHCSA
5 5 (1.08%) CCNP
6 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) CCIE
7 2 (0.43%) CEH
7 2 (0.43%) CISA
7 2 (0.43%) CISM
7 2 (0.43%) CISSP
7 2 (0.43%) GCIA
7 2 (0.43%) GCIH
7 2 (0.43%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (29.07%) QA
2 15 (3.25%) SDET
3 10 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.95%) HIPAA
System Software
1 68 (14.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (7.38%) Hyper-V
3 28 (6.07%) vSphere
4 27 (5.86%) Active Directory
5 21 (4.56%) Docker
6 19 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.30%) KVM
8 6 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.08%) NFS
9 5 (1.08%) vCloud
9 5 (1.08%) Xen
10 3 (0.65%) Firmware
10 3 (0.65%) Samba
11 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.43%) qmail
11 2 (0.43%) Squid
12 1 (0.22%) etcd
Systems Management
1 140 (30.37%) Puppet
2 121 (26.25%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (21.69%) Ansible
4 32 (6.94%) Salt
5 27 (5.86%) SCVMM
6 26 (5.64%) SCCM
7 20 (4.34%) Nagios
8 16 (3.47%) vRealize
9 14 (3.04%) CFEngine
9 14 (3.04%) Terraform
10 11 (2.39%) Kibana
11 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 9 (1.95%) WMI
11 9 (1.95%) WSUS
12 8 (1.74%) Kubernetes
12 8 (1.74%) yum
13 7 (1.52%) SCOM
14 6 (1.30%) Graphite
14 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (19.52%) VMware
2 32 (6.94%) Red Hat
3 28 (6.07%) Cisco
4 23 (4.99%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.56%) Splunk
6 19 (4.12%) HP
7 17 (3.69%) New Relic
8 16 (3.47%) SaltStack
9 14 (3.04%) F5
10 13 (2.82%) Oracle
10 13 (2.82%) ServiceNow
11 12 (2.60%) AppDynamics
12 9 (1.95%) Citrix
12 9 (1.95%) Qualys
13 8 (1.74%) Google
13 8 (1.74%) Sybase
14 5 (1.08%) IBM
15 4 (0.87%) ATG
15 4 (0.87%) Juniper
15 4 (0.87%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits (on-site gym & restaurant, pension,
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Private Healthcare + Pensi
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
asos
Salary: Excellent salary and package
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Apple
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Karhoo Inc
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: 26 days ago
South West
Cognizant
Posted: 25 days ago