Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £56,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 807 893
Rank change year-on-year +139 +86 +76
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 558 406 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 436 310 340
England median annual salary £56,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,875 £72,500 £67,625
UK median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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
London +122 306 £60,000 - 20
North of England +46 90 £45,000 -2.17% 6
South East +42 79 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Yorkshire +44 55 £45,000 - 2
East of England +37 41 £52,500 +16.67%
North West +17 33 £45,000 - 4
Midlands +13 28 £65,000 +62.50% 3
East Midlands +29 19 £65,000 +62.50% 1
South West +20 14 £40,000 +6.67%
West Midlands +3 9 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North East +3 2 £41,250 -17.50%
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 240 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (37.99%) Linux
3 211 (37.81%) Java
4 207 (37.10%) DevOps
5 202 (36.20%) Python
6 197 (35.30%) Test Automation
7 183 (32.80%) QA
8 177 (31.72%) Amazon AWS
9 166 (29.75%) Puppet
10 144 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
10 144 (25.81%) Jenkins
11 143 (25.63%) Ruby
12 135 (24.19%) PowerShell
13 134 (24.01%) Finance
14 131 (23.48%) Windows
15 129 (23.12%) Selenium
16 118 (21.15%) Docker
17 116 (20.79%) Ansible
18 109 (19.53%) SQL
19 106 (19.00%) C#
20 100 (17.92%) Cucumber
21 92 (16.49%) Configuration Management
22 87 (15.59%) QA Automation
23 84 (15.05%) BDD
24 82 (14.70%) Bash Shell
25 77 (13.80%) Git (software)
26 74 (13.26%) Degree
27 73 (13.08%) VMware
28 71 (12.72%) .NET
28 71 (12.72%) WebDriver

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 29 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.69%) Confluence
4 11 (1.97%) Apache
5 8 (1.43%) nginx
6 7 (1.25%) IIS
7 5 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.72%) CMS
8 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) JBoss
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 177 (31.72%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (6.09%) SaaS
4 22 (3.94%) IaaS
5 19 (3.41%) GitHub
5 19 (3.41%) PaaS
6 11 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (0.72%) Serverless
9 4 (0.72%) Trello
10 3 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.66%) Internet
2 13 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.43%) HTTP
4 6 (1.08%) DNS
4 6 (1.08%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.08%) SAN
5 5 (0.90%) BGP
5 5 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.90%) Firewall
5 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.90%) MPLS
5 5 (0.90%) OSPF
5 5 (0.90%) VoIP
5 5 (0.90%) VSAT
6 4 (0.72%) IPsec
6 4 (0.72%) VPN
6 4 (0.72%) WAN
6 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.54%) DHCP
7 3 (0.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.94%) MariaDB
3 21 (3.76%) MySQL
4 17 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.87%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.87%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.69%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.97%) DB2
9 10 (1.79%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.61%) Big Data
10 9 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.25%) Blockchain
11 7 (1.25%) Redis
11 7 (1.25%) VLDB
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.90%) HBase
14 4 (0.72%) Ingres
15 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.36%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 144 (25.81%) Jenkins
2 129 (23.12%) Selenium
3 100 (17.92%) Cucumber
4 77 (13.80%) Git (software)
5 71 (12.72%) WebDriver
6 65 (11.65%) JIRA
7 41 (7.35%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (3.76%) JUnit
9 18 (3.23%) Appium
10 17 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (2.87%) SoapUI
12 14 (2.51%) Maven
12 14 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (2.33%) Bitbucket
13 13 (2.33%) Calabash
14 12 (2.15%) HP UFT
15 11 (1.97%) GitLab
16 10 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.61%) Capybara
General
1 134 (24.01%) Finance
2 56 (10.04%) Banking
3 28 (5.02%) Retail
4 26 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.30%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.76%) Retail Banking
7 18 (3.23%) Front Office
7 18 (3.23%) Marketing
8 13 (2.33%) Electronics
9 11 (1.97%) Games
9 11 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.43%) Advertising
12 6 (1.08%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.72%) .NET
2 52 (9.32%) Web Services
3 47 (8.42%) RESTful
4 40 (7.17%) Node.js
5 32 (5.73%) REST
6 28 (5.02%) HTML
7 21 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
8 17 (3.05%) React
8 17 (3.05%) XML
9 16 (2.87%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.69%) Spring
11 14 (2.51%) Hibernate
12 12 (2.15%) Gherkin
13 11 (1.97%) jQuery
13 11 (1.97%) JSON
14 10 (1.79%) SOAP
15 8 (1.43%) Apache Flex
15 8 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
16 7 (1.25%) LAMP
17 6 (1.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.83%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.58%) Fintech
6 19 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.33%) N-Tier
8 13 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
9 11 (1.97%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.97%) Robotics
10 10 (1.79%) PMI
10 10 (1.79%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.43%) User Experience
13 7 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (1.08%) Blog
14 6 (1.08%) Clustering
14 6 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.90%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 212 (37.99%) Linux
2 131 (23.48%) Windows
3 62 (11.11%) Unix
4 42 (7.53%) Windows Server
5 31 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.51%) Android
8 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.43%) CentOS
10 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.08%) Debian
12 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.72%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (37.10%) DevOps
3 197 (35.30%) Test Automation
4 92 (16.49%) Configuration Management
5 87 (15.59%) QA Automation
6 84 (15.05%) BDD
7 69 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
8 68 (12.19%) Software Engineering
9 65 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (10.75%) TDD
11 44 (7.89%) Open Source
12 43 (7.71%) Scrum
13 40 (7.17%) ITIL
14 37 (6.63%) API Testing
14 37 (6.63%) Manual Testing
14 37 (6.63%) Test Strategy
15 36 (6.45%) Regression Testing
16 33 (5.91%) Collaborative Working
17 29 (5.20%) Microservices
18 27 (4.84%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 211 (37.81%) Java
2 202 (36.20%) Python
3 143 (25.63%) Ruby
4 135 (24.19%) PowerShell
5 109 (19.53%) SQL
6 106 (19.00%) C#
7 82 (14.70%) Bash Shell
8 65 (11.65%) JavaScript
9 42 (7.53%) Perl
10 31 (5.56%) PHP
11 23 (4.12%) Go
12 12 (2.15%) C++
12 12 (2.15%) ES6
13 11 (1.97%) Groovy
14 7 (1.25%) C
14 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.90%) VB
16 4 (0.72%) ECMAScript
17 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (13.26%) Degree
2 43 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.87%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.79%) ISEB
5 10 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.18%) CCIE
9 1 (0.18%) CCIP
9 1 (0.18%) CCSP
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (32.80%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) GCP
3 2 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 118 (21.15%) Docker
2 39 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.69%) Xen
4 15 (2.69%) XenApp
4 15 (2.69%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.08%) KVM
6 5 (0.90%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 166 (29.75%) Puppet
2 144 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (20.79%) Ansible
4 47 (8.42%) Terraform
5 31 (5.56%) Packer
6 24 (4.30%) Kubernetes
7 23 (4.12%) Grafana
8 16 (2.87%) Salt
9 15 (2.69%) Kibana
10 14 (2.51%) SCCM
11 11 (1.97%) StatsD
12 10 (1.79%) logstash
13 9 (1.61%) SCOM
14 8 (1.43%) rkt
15 6 (1.08%) Oozie
16 5 (0.90%) Nagios
17 3 (0.54%) BladeLogic
17 3 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
18 2 (0.36%) Mesos
18 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (13.08%) VMware
2 60 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 46 (8.24%) Oracle
4 37 (6.63%) Red Hat
5 30 (5.38%) Sybase
6 28 (5.02%) HP
7 27 (4.84%) Atlassian
8 24 (4.30%) Cisco
9 23 (4.12%) New Relic
10 21 (3.76%) Citrix
11 17 (3.05%) Google
12 13 (2.33%) ION Trading
12 13 (2.33%) SAP
12 13 (2.33%) Teradata
13 9 (1.61%) IBM
13 9 (1.61%) LANDesk
14 8 (1.43%) Rackspace
14 8 (1.43%) Sophos
15 7 (1.25%) Dell
15 7 (1.25%) Splunk