Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Automation Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 142 176
Rank change year-on-year -16 +34 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 19 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.62% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 3
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £38,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £41,875 £47,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2948 2201 3140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 97.17% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2251 1886 2665
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Cheshire

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in Cheshire

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 7 £50,000 -
Chester -7 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Automation Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
3 13 (68.42%) Oracle
4 12 (63.16%) MongoDB
4 12 (63.16%) MariaDB
5 11 (57.89%) Unix
5 11 (57.89%) Windows
5 11 (57.89%) Linux
6 10 (52.63%) Teradata
7 9 (47.37%) Python
8 8 (42.11%) C#
8 8 (42.11%) Finance
8 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (36.84%) Sybase
9 7 (36.84%) DB2
10 5 (26.32%) ITIL
10 5 (26.32%) Perl
10 5 (26.32%) .NET
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 5 (26.32%) Advertising
10 5 (26.32%) Banking
10 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
11 4 (21.05%) Puppet
11 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
11 4 (21.05%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (21.05%) Serverless
11 4 (21.05%) JSON
11 4 (21.05%) Ingres
11 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (21.05%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (21.05%) Serverless
3 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) MariaDB
2 12 (63.16%) MongoDB
3 7 (36.84%) DB2
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) Ingres
5 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
8 1 (5.26%) Informix
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Advertising
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 3 (15.79%) JSON Schema
3 3 (15.79%) Middleware
3 3 (15.79%) Node.js
3 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) XSD
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) LAMP
5 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
1 11 (57.89%) Unix
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Microservices
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) API Development
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) PowerShell
2 9 (47.37%) Python
3 8 (42.11%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) Perl
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.26%) C
7 1 (5.26%) Ruby
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (21.05%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Teradata
3 7 (36.84%) Sybase
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat