Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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

Automation Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 200 190 310
Rank change year-on-year -10 +120 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 62 17 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 0.41% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.44% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 57 16 20
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £54,625
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £63,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% -24.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,813 £84,688
90th Percentile " £87,500 £95,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £64,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.54% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,767 3,830 9,541
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 93.39% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5,147 3,352 8,379
10th Percentile £42,150 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £54,918 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,375 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (72.58%) QA
2 42 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 35 (56.45%) SQL
4 30 (48.39%) QA Automation
5 29 (46.77%) Finance
6 28 (45.16%) Selenium
7 25 (40.32%) Manual Testing
8 24 (38.71%) C#
9 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (30.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (30.65%) Python
11 18 (29.03%) JIRA
12 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
13 16 (25.81%) Java
14 15 (24.19%) API Testing
15 14 (22.58%) Postman
15 14 (22.58%) Confluence
15 14 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (22.58%) Test Management
16 13 (20.97%) Social Skills
17 12 (19.35%) C
18 11 (17.74%) Law
18 11 (17.74%) Legal
18 11 (17.74%) Regression Testing
18 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
18 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
18 11 (17.74%) Test Planning
18 11 (17.74%) Ranorex
18 11 (17.74%) Self-Motivation
19 10 (16.13%) Data Lake

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 14 (22.58%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) AWS
2 8 (12.90%) Azure
3 3 (4.84%) GCP
3 3 (4.84%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (16.13%) Data Lake
2 10 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (45.16%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) JIRA
3 17 (27.42%) Cucumber
4 14 (22.58%) Postman
5 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
5 11 (17.74%) Ranorex
6 10 (16.13%) REST Assured
6 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (11.29%) Cypress.io
8 6 (9.68%) GitLab
8 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.45%) TestCafe
10 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 13 (20.97%) Social Skills
3 11 (17.74%) Law
3 11 (17.74%) Legal
4 8 (12.90%) Games
5 6 (9.68%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.68%) REST
3 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.61%) Loki
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.45%) Online Games
3 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Unix
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Test Automation
2 30 (48.39%) QA Automation
3 25 (40.32%) Manual Testing
4 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.19%) API Testing
6 14 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (22.58%) Test Management
7 11 (17.74%) Regression Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Test Planning
7 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.13%) SDLC
9 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
10 8 (12.90%) Analytics
10 8 (12.90%) Data Analytics
10 8 (12.90%) ETL
11 5 (8.06%) Information Security
12 4 (6.45%) Security Testing
12 4 (6.45%) SIEM
12 4 (6.45%) Software Licensing
12 4 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) SQL
2 24 (38.71%) C#
3 19 (30.65%) Python
4 16 (25.81%) Java
5 12 (19.35%) C
6 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.45%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) C++
9 1 (1.61%) Groovy
9 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (72.58%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GRC
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) NIST
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Ansible
1 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (1.61%) Mellanox
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle
1 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
1 1 (1.61%) Solarflare