The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Automation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 936 980 982
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 12 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.005% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 8
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £46,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,950 £58,500 £37,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Specialist over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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 +41 11 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £47,500 -
London +16 3 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Bradford - 3 £47,500 -
South East +11 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
East of England +15 1 £47,500 - 1
Brentwood +10 1 £47,500 -
Essex +7 1 £47,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (25.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Marketing
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) Puppet
6 4 (20.00%) Ansible
6 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
6 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.00%) Marketo
7 3 (15.00%) Eloqua
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Unix
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco

Automation Specialist 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) DWDM
1 1 (5.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Appium
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
4 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (5.00%) TestNG
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
3 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) Cacti
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Marketo
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) HubSpot
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
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