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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 684 756 798
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 213 185 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 153 165 147
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,800 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +76 202 £50,000 - 21
London +29 80 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East +60 47 £50,000 - 6
Yorkshire +21 22 £52,500 +10.52% 2
East Midlands +29 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Yorkshire +13 16 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Leeds +20 15 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Northamptonshire +30 13 £40,000 -2.43%
Northampton +26 13 £40,000 -2.43%
West Midlands - 12 £35,500 -
Berkshire +24 11 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Surrey +24 11 £57,500 +15.00%
North West +9 10 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Nottingham +10 8 £35,000 -30.00%
Nottinghamshire +10 8 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Birmingham - 8 - -
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £57,500 +64.28% 2
M4 Corridor - 7 £27,500 -
Scotland +28 6 £35,000 -30.00%
Manchester -5 6 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £50,000 -
City of London +32 5 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Milton Keynes +24 5 £57,500 +64.28% 1
Glasgow +16 5 - -
East of England +7 5 - - 4
Hampshire +4 5 £45,000 -13.46% 3
Cheshire +31 4 £35,000 -22.22%
Cambridge +17 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +11 4 - - 2
Reading - 4 £60,000 -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 233 (51.43%) Linux
2 191 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (34.22%) Python
4 154 (34.00%) Windows
5 138 (30.46%) Java
6 132 (29.14%) QA
7 122 (26.93%) DevOps
8 113 (24.94%) Puppet
9 112 (24.72%) Selenium
10 111 (24.50%) VMware
11 106 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
11 106 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
12 101 (22.30%) Ruby
13 97 (21.41%) PowerShell
14 94 (20.75%) Scrum
15 91 (20.09%) Finance
16 86 (18.98%) BDD
17 85 (18.76%) Bash Shell
17 85 (18.76%) Continuous Integration
18 83 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 83 (18.32%) Jenkins
19 82 (18.10%) C#
20 80 (17.66%) Perl
21 78 (17.22%) Windows Server
22 73 (16.11%) Ansible
23 65 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
24 64 (14.13%) Test Automation
25 63 (13.91%) QA Automation
26 61 (13.47%) Git (software)
27 60 (13.25%) TDD

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 (4.42%) IIS
2 12 (2.65%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.21%) JBoss
4 6 (1.32%) Confluence
4 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.10%) Apache
5 5 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.88%) Resin
7 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.44%) 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 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) HipChat
3 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 106 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (8.39%) IaaS
4 37 (8.17%) PaaS
4 37 (8.17%) SaaS
5 24 (5.30%) Office 365
6 20 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (2.21%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.44%) GitHub
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.71%) TCP/IP
2 25 (5.52%) DNS
2 25 (5.52%) Firewall
3 23 (5.08%) Internet
4 17 (3.75%) DHCP
5 8 (1.77%) GPRS
5 8 (1.77%) Multicast
6 5 (1.10%) VPN
7 4 (0.88%) BIG-IP
7 4 (0.88%) HTTP
8 3 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.44%) WAN
10 1 (0.22%) LAN
10 1 (0.22%) LDAP
10 1 (0.22%) SAN
10 1 (0.22%) SMS
10 1 (0.22%) SMTP
10 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.75%) MySQL
3 8 (1.77%) SSDT
4 7 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.88%) HBase
6 3 (0.66%) Redis
7 2 (0.44%) Big Data
7 2 (0.44%) MS Access
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 112 (24.72%) Selenium
2 83 (18.32%) Jenkins
3 61 (13.47%) Git (software)
4 59 (13.02%) WebDriver
5 51 (11.26%) Cucumber
6 36 (7.95%) Visual Studio
7 35 (7.73%) JIRA
7 35 (7.73%) SpecFlow
8 33 (7.28%) Appium
9 21 (4.64%) JUnit
10 19 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (2.87%) RSpec
13 12 (2.65%) Calabash
14 11 (2.43%) JBehave
14 11 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (2.21%) Hudson
15 10 (2.21%) TestNG
15 10 (2.21%) Vagrant
16 8 (1.77%) JMeter
General
1 91 (20.09%) Finance
2 23 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.21%) Retail
4 8 (1.77%) Electronics
4 8 (1.77%) Games
5 6 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.32%) Automotive
6 4 (0.88%) Advertising
6 4 (0.88%) Law
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
7 3 (0.66%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.44%) Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.60%) .NET
2 45 (9.93%) Web Services
3 24 (5.30%) Gherkin
4 23 (5.08%) JSON
5 21 (4.64%) XML
6 20 (4.42%) SOAP
7 17 (3.75%) ASP.NET
8 16 (3.53%) RESTful
9 12 (2.65%) HTML
9 12 (2.65%) LAMP
10 11 (2.43%) Node.js
10 11 (2.43%) REST
11 10 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.32%) J2EE
12 6 (1.32%) OpenGL
13 5 (1.10%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.10%) Django
13 5 (1.10%) HTML5
13 5 (1.10%) OpenEmbedded
13 5 (1.10%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.17%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 25 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 23 (5.08%) Fintech
6 20 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.43%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.55%) RIA
10 7 (1.55%) Robotics
11 6 (1.32%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.32%) Wiki
12 5 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
12 5 (1.10%) PKI
12 5 (1.10%) User Experience
12 5 (1.10%) VCE vBlock
13 4 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 233 (51.43%) Linux
2 154 (34.00%) Windows
3 78 (17.22%) Windows Server
4 36 (7.95%) Unix
5 20 (4.42%) Android
5 20 (4.42%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.77%) CentOS
9 8 (1.77%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.10%) Solaris
11 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.66%) Debian
12 3 (0.66%) SUSE
13 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.44%) VMS
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (26.93%) DevOps
3 94 (20.75%) Scrum
4 86 (18.98%) BDD
5 85 (18.76%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (14.13%) Test Automation
7 63 (13.91%) QA Automation
8 60 (13.25%) TDD
9 51 (11.26%) Configuration Management
10 46 (10.15%) SDLC
11 44 (9.71%) Automated Testing
11 44 (9.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 41 (9.05%) Software Testing
13 38 (8.39%) Mentoring
14 33 (7.28%) Automation Testing
15 32 (7.06%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.52%) ITIL
16 25 (5.52%) Open Source
17 24 (5.30%) Continuous Deployment
18 23 (5.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 155 (34.22%) Python
2 138 (30.46%) Java
3 101 (22.30%) Ruby
4 97 (21.41%) PowerShell
5 85 (18.76%) Bash Shell
6 82 (18.10%) C#
7 80 (17.66%) Perl
8 48 (10.60%) SQL
9 46 (10.15%) JavaScript
9 46 (10.15%) PHP
10 12 (2.65%) C++
10 12 (2.65%) Go
11 9 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.77%) Scala
13 7 (1.55%) VB
13 7 (1.55%) VBScript
14 5 (1.10%) Erlang
14 5 (1.10%) XPath
15 3 (0.66%) C
15 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (10.60%) Degree
2 15 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (2.87%) ISEB
4 9 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.10%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.10%) RHCE
6 5 (1.10%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.66%) CCIE
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.44%) CCDE
8 2 (0.44%) CCNP
8 2 (0.44%) CCSP
8 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (29.14%) QA
2 13 (2.87%) SLA
3 10 (2.21%) HIPAA
3 10 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.21%) SDET
4 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) GAMP
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (18.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (8.61%) Hyper-V
3 33 (7.28%) vSphere
4 29 (6.40%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (5.96%) Active Directory
6 12 (2.65%) Docker
7 11 (2.43%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.88%) Firmware
9 4 (0.88%) vCloud
10 2 (0.44%) NFS
10 2 (0.44%) Xen
11 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.22%) etcd
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) Samba
11 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 113 (24.94%) Puppet
2 106 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (16.11%) Ansible
4 39 (8.61%) SCVMM
5 36 (7.95%) SCCM
6 32 (7.06%) Salt
7 22 (4.86%) vRealize
8 20 (4.42%) Nagios
9 15 (3.31%) CFEngine
9 15 (3.31%) Kibana
9 15 (3.31%) Rundeck
10 14 (3.09%) Terraform
11 10 (2.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 10 (2.21%) SCOM
11 10 (2.21%) WMI
11 10 (2.21%) WSUS
12 9 (1.99%) Grafana
12 9 (1.99%) Graphite
13 7 (1.55%) yum
14 6 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 111 (24.50%) VMware
2 44 (9.71%) Red Hat
3 35 (7.73%) Splunk
4 32 (7.06%) Microsoft
5 30 (6.62%) Cisco
6 25 (5.52%) HP
7 24 (5.30%) F5
8 19 (4.19%) Google
9 13 (2.87%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.21%) Qualys
11 8 (1.77%) Oracle
12 6 (1.32%) IBM
12 6 (1.32%) Perforce
13 5 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.10%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.10%) Juniper
13 5 (1.10%) NetApp
13 5 (1.10%) WatchGuard
14 4 (0.88%) ATG
14 4 (0.88%) CA
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 8% pension, private medical, etc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Obscurant
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent company benefits - Pension
Posted: 11 days ago
South West London
Chelsea Apps Factory Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum free Breakfast, Pension, Childcare V
Posted: 7 days ago
Sheffield
Sky Betting & Gaming
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits (Healthcare, Pension, free Sky + HD and Broadband)
Posted: 8 days ago
London
harringtonstarr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Aquilaheywood Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Suffolk, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 19 days ago