The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 920 934 925
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 10 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 14
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £51,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £65,000 £71,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Automation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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 historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 10 £50,000 -16.66%
London +14 4 £50,000 -23.07%
East of England +7 3 £47,500 -
South East +5 2 - -
Essex +4 2 £47,500 -
Brentwood - 2 £47,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Specialist in their job title.

1 16 (59.26%) Degree
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) QA
4 9 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (22.22%) IBM
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
7 6 (22.22%) SDLC
7 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
8 5 (18.52%) Puppet
8 5 (18.52%) QA Automation
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Perl
8 5 (18.52%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) Python
9 4 (14.81%) DHCP
9 4 (14.81%) NFS
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.81%) Kernel Tuning
9 4 (14.81%) CFEngine
9 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (14.81%) yum
9 4 (14.81%) Time Management
10 3 (11.11%) BDD
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) TestNG
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) DevOps
3 6 (22.22%) SDLC
4 5 (18.52%) QA Automation
5 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Kernel Tuning
5 4 (14.81%) Time Management
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Marketing Automation
8 1 (3.70%) Defect Management
8 1 (3.70%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.70%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) Perl
2 4 (14.81%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) NFS
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) vCloud
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
2 4 (14.81%) CFEngine
2 4 (14.81%) yum
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Marketo
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) SaltStack
5 1 (3.70%) Software AG