Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 - 106
Rank change year-on-year - +106 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.00% - 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% - 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 0
Cardiff median annual salary £55,000 - -
South Wales median annual salary £55,000 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 1,079 893 1,320
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.36% 98.67% 98.21%
Number of salaries quoted 901 786 1,169
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in Cardiff

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) REST
2 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
2 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
2 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) JMeter
2 7 (63.64%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Go
2 7 (63.64%) Microservices
2 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
2 7 (63.64%) SDET
2 7 (63.64%) Swagger
2 7 (63.64%) Fintech
2 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Cloud Native
3 4 (36.36%) CF BOSH
3 4 (36.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (36.36%) Stackdriver
3 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (36.36%) Ansible

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (36.36%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
1 7 (63.64%) JMeter
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
2 4 (36.36%) CF BOSH
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) REST
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Fintech
2 4 (36.36%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) CentOS
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) BDD
1 7 (63.64%) Microservices
1 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
1 7 (63.64%) SDET
1 7 (63.64%) TDD
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) Go
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 4 (36.36%) Groovy
2 4 (36.36%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Google
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
1 4 (36.36%) Splunk
1 4 (36.36%) VMware