The median annual salary for a Automation Engineer was £53,125 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK / England
Rank 601 726 811
Rank change year-on-year +125 +85  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 236 218 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 198 185 94
Median salary £53,125 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -15.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75889 93457 96279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63471 79007 79398
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 117 £60,000 -7.69% 16
South East +87 55 £37,500 -31.81% 10
North West +4 28 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire +5 18 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +43 7 £45,000 - 2
South West - 4 £35,000 - 2
East of England +14 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East Midlands -2 2 £40,500 +11.72%
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 193 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (45.66%) QA
3 157 (38.96%) Java
4 144 (35.73%) Selenium
5 134 (33.25%) Linux
6 123 (30.52%) Python
7 91 (22.58%) DevOps
8 90 (22.33%) Finance
9 88 (21.84%) QA Automation
10 85 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
11 84 (20.84%) Git (software)
12 81 (20.10%) Jenkins
13 79 (19.60%) BDD
14 73 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
14 73 (18.11%) Ansible
15 72 (17.87%) Cucumber
16 68 (16.87%) Puppet
16 68 (16.87%) Automated Testing
16 68 (16.87%) SQL
17 66 (16.38%) Scrum
18 64 (15.88%) WebDriver
19 63 (15.63%) Windows
20 60 (14.89%) Unix
20 60 (14.89%) Test Automation
21 59 (14.64%) JavaScript
21 59 (14.64%) C#
22 58 (14.39%) Ruby
23 54 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
24 50 (12.41%) TDD
24 50 (12.41%) Configuration Management

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (2.73%) Confluence
2 8 (1.99%) IIS
3 6 (1.49%) JBoss
3 6 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.99%) Apache
4 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.74%) nginx
6 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.50%) WildFly
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.99%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.97%) SaaS
4 9 (2.23%) GitHub
4 9 (2.23%) IaaS
5 6 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.24%) Slack
7 3 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.25%) PaaS
9 1 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.72%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.47%) DNS
3 8 (1.99%) Firewall
3 8 (1.99%) HTTP
4 7 (1.74%) DHCP
4 7 (1.74%) LDAP
5 6 (1.49%) Internet
6 4 (0.99%) LAN
6 4 (0.99%) Network Security
7 3 (0.74%) BGP
7 3 (0.74%) VLAN
8 2 (0.50%) AMQP
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.50%) GPRS
8 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.50%) OSPF
8 2 (0.50%) SAN
8 2 (0.50%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (0.50%) SSL
9 1 (0.25%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.20%) MySQL
2 13 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.99%) Big Data
3 8 (1.99%) Redis
4 7 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.24%) SSDT
7 4 (0.99%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 144 (35.73%) Selenium
2 84 (20.84%) Git (software)
3 81 (20.10%) Jenkins
4 72 (17.87%) Cucumber
5 64 (15.88%) WebDriver
6 47 (11.66%) JIRA
7 40 (9.93%) JMeter
8 39 (9.68%) Appium
9 29 (7.20%) TeamCity
10 28 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (5.96%) SpecFlow
12 22 (5.46%) Gatling
13 20 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (4.96%) JUnit
14 18 (4.47%) Maven
15 17 (4.22%) Subversion
16 16 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (3.47%) TestNG
17 14 (3.47%) Vagrant
18 13 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 90 (22.33%) Finance
2 22 (5.46%) Banking
3 13 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.23%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.23%) Games
4 9 (2.23%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.23%) Retail
5 8 (1.99%) Marketing
6 5 (1.24%) Electronics
7 4 (0.99%) Back Office
7 4 (0.99%) Billing
7 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.74%) Automotive
8 3 (0.74%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.67%) .NET
2 24 (5.96%) Gherkin
3 21 (5.21%) Web Services
4 19 (4.71%) XML
5 13 (3.23%) REST
6 11 (2.73%) HTML
6 11 (2.73%) Node.js
7 8 (1.99%) HTML5
8 7 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.24%) CSS
9 5 (1.24%) React
9 5 (1.24%) YAML
10 4 (0.99%) Servlets
10 4 (0.99%) Spring
11 3 (0.74%) Behat
11 3 (0.74%) JMS
11 3 (0.74%) SOAP
11 3 (0.74%) WireMock
12 2 (0.50%) RESTful
12 2 (0.50%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.68%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.98%) User Experience
5 9 (2.23%) Robotics
6 8 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.99%) Fintech
6 8 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.49%) Clustering
8 6 (1.49%) SCADA
9 5 (1.24%) iPad
9 5 (1.24%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (0.99%) Derivative
10 4 (0.99%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 134 (33.25%) Linux
2 63 (15.63%) Windows
3 60 (14.89%) Unix
4 28 (6.95%) Android
4 28 (6.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 21 (5.21%) CentOS
7 19 (4.71%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.99%) Debian
8 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.24%) AIX
9 5 (1.24%) Solaris
10 4 (0.99%) SmartOS
11 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.25%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (22.58%) DevOps
3 88 (21.84%) QA Automation
4 85 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
5 79 (19.60%) BDD
6 68 (16.87%) Automated Testing
7 66 (16.38%) Scrum
8 60 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 50 (12.41%) Configuration Management
9 50 (12.41%) TDD
10 49 (12.16%) Automation Testing
11 46 (11.41%) Software Engineering
12 43 (10.67%) Test Strategy
13 39 (9.68%) Kanban
14 36 (8.93%) Regression Testing
15 32 (7.94%) OO
16 29 (7.20%) Continuous Delivery
17 27 (6.70%) API Testing
17 27 (6.70%) Web Testing
18 26 (6.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (38.96%) Java
2 123 (30.52%) Python
3 68 (16.87%) SQL
4 59 (14.64%) C#
4 59 (14.64%) JavaScript
5 58 (14.39%) Ruby
6 41 (10.17%) Perl
7 36 (8.93%) Bash Shell
8 32 (7.94%) PowerShell
9 24 (5.96%) C++
10 16 (3.97%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.97%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.72%) PHP
12 11 (2.73%) C
13 10 (2.48%) Go
14 8 (1.99%) Groovy
15 4 (0.99%) Scala
15 4 (0.99%) VBScript
16 3 (0.74%) VB
17 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (7.94%) Degree
2 6 (1.49%) ISEB
2 6 (1.49%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.24%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.99%) HND
4 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.99%) MCSE
4 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.50%) CCNP
6 2 (0.50%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) CCA
7 1 (0.25%) CCNA
7 1 (0.25%) HNC
7 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (45.66%) QA
2 28 (6.95%) SDET
3 5 (1.24%) SLA
4 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 25 (6.20%) Docker
2 14 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.74%) vCloud
4 5 (1.24%) NFS
4 5 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.99%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.74%) vSphere
7 2 (0.50%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 73 (18.11%) Ansible
1 73 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
2 68 (16.87%) Puppet
3 20 (4.96%) Salt
4 10 (2.48%) CFEngine
4 10 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (2.23%) Terraform
6 6 (1.49%) SCOM
7 5 (1.24%) yum
8 4 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.74%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.74%) Cobbler
9 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.74%) Linux-HA
9 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.74%) SCCM
10 2 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.50%) Grafana
10 2 (0.50%) Packer
10 2 (0.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (7.44%) Microsoft
1 30 (7.44%) VMware
2 26 (6.45%) HP
2 26 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 13 (3.23%) Oracle
4 10 (2.48%) Cognizant
5 8 (1.99%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.99%) Dell
6 7 (1.74%) Perforce
6 7 (1.74%) Sun
7 6 (1.49%) Google
7 6 (1.49%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.24%) Cisco
9 4 (0.99%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.99%) ATG
9 4 (0.99%) CA
9 4 (0.99%) EMC
10 3 (0.74%) Autodesk
10 3 (0.74%) Citrix
10 3 (0.74%) SaltStack
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Plus benefits and bonus!
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IC Resources
Salary: attractive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Large Pension + Flexible Bonus's
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 - 100,000 + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 to 100,000 + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Training budget, pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 7.5% bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
247 Jobline
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Cross Training on Python
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 24 days ago