Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 - 105
Rank change year-on-year - +105 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 12 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.04% - 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% - 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 3
Cardiff median annual salary £55,000 - £40,000
10th Percentile £52,500 - £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 - £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £55,000 - £40,000

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 1,136 805 1,361
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.35% 99.02% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 951 720 1,230
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,725 £21,738
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.90%

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 13 November 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 (91.67%) Web Services
1 11 (91.67%) REST
2 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Go
2 7 (58.33%) QA Automation
2 7 (58.33%) SDET
2 7 (58.33%) Swagger
2 7 (58.33%) Fintech
2 7 (58.33%) Microservices
2 7 (58.33%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) JMeter
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (58.33%) BDD
2 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (33.33%) Google
3 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (33.33%) Wireshark

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 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (58.33%) JMeter
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
1 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) CF BOSH
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) REST
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Fintech
2 4 (33.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (8.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) CentOS
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) BDD
1 7 (58.33%) Microservices
1 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
1 7 (58.33%) QA Automation
1 7 (58.33%) SDET
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
1 7 (58.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
1 7 (58.33%) Go
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (33.33%) Groovy
2 4 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Google
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) Splunk
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Siemens