Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 148 136
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 28 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.10% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 1
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £61,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.69% +75.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £28,875 £56,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £48,250 £67,875 £37,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -23.81% +50.00% +2.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,399 2,591 2,194
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 96.21% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 1,566 1,421
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

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

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 Edinburgh region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) QA
2 14 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 11 (39.29%) Python
6 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Selenium
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
8 8 (28.57%) DevOps
8 8 (28.57%) Linux
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
9 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (25.00%) Subversion
9 7 (25.00%) Scrum
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) Release Management
9 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (25.00%) Ranorex
9 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
9 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 7 (25.00%) SDLC
9 7 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (21.43%) QA Automation
10 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) npm
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 9 (32.14%) Selenium
3 7 (25.00%) Ranorex
3 7 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (25.00%) Subversion
3 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.57%) GitLab
5 1 (3.57%) Gradle
5 1 (3.57%) Grunt
5 1 (3.57%) gulp
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
5 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.14%) Kafka
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 4 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 8 (28.57%) DevOps
6 7 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (25.00%) Release Management
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) SDLC
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (21.43%) QA Automation
8 5 (17.86%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (17.86%) API Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Task Automation
9 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Go
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.57%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.57%) Jython
7 1 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Ansible
1 5 (17.86%) Terraform
2 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.14%) Cacti
4 2 (7.14%) Capistrano
4 2 (7.14%) Packer
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) AppDynamics
2 2 (7.14%) Perforce
2 2 (7.14%) Remedy
2 2 (7.14%) SaltStack
2 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle