The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Automation Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 255 288
Rank change year-on-year +36 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 12 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.095% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.099% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 17
Median salary £67,500 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.70% +2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,750 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £81,250 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4908 6053 9822
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.19% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5522 8417
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 25 June 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 City of London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) Python
1 8 (40.00%) QA
1 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (25.00%) SCCM
4 5 (25.00%) SCOM
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.00%) B2B
6 3 (15.00%) B2C
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.00%) HP

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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) BGP
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
1 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (10.00%) OSPF
1 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (5.00%) AMQP
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
1 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (15.00%) Node.js
2 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) YAML
3 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.00%) Celery
3 1 (5.00%) JMS
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.00%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
2 2 (10.00%) Derivative
2 2 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (20.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) B2B
5 3 (15.00%) B2C
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Microservices
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.00%) C++
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) Go
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) NFS
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
1 5 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
3 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (5.00%) Salt
4 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) TIBCO
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