The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 688 840
Rank change year-on-year +95 +152  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 276 227 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 228 179 106
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
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 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 79492 88017 100281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65375 75047 83568
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +44 154 £56,000 -6.66% 14
South East +60 39 £50,000 - 4
North West -15 29 £46,000 +16.45% 8
Yorkshire +16 19 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East of England +14 18 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +31 7 £65,000 +73.33%
West Midlands +5 6 £52,750 +5.50% 6
North East +11 2 £35,000 -22.65%
South West +2 2 £30,000 -22.58%
Automation Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 255 (49.71%) Test Automation
2 244 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (44.25%) QA
4 208 (40.55%) Java
5 204 (39.77%) Selenium
6 185 (36.06%) Linux
7 161 (31.38%) Python
8 157 (30.60%) DevOps
9 125 (24.37%) QA Automation
10 123 (23.98%) Finance
11 118 (23.00%) Puppet
12 115 (22.42%) SQL
13 113 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
14 110 (21.44%) Jenkins
14 110 (21.44%) WebDriver
15 106 (20.66%) Ansible
16 103 (20.08%) Scrum
17 101 (19.69%) Ruby
17 101 (19.69%) Git (software)
18 100 (19.49%) Cucumber
19 99 (19.30%) BDD
20 82 (15.98%) Windows
21 81 (15.79%) C#
21 81 (15.79%) JIRA
22 80 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
23 77 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
24 76 (14.81%) TDD
24 76 (14.81%) Unix
25 75 (14.62%) JavaScript
26 70 (13.65%) PowerShell

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 22 (4.29%) Confluence
2 17 (3.31%) OpenStack
3 12 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.56%) IIS
5 4 (0.78%) nginx
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.78%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.19%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 80 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.09%) SaaS
4 13 (2.53%) GitHub
5 11 (2.14%) IaaS
6 5 (0.97%) Slack
6 5 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.58%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) Datadog
7 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.48%) Internet
2 14 (2.73%) DNS
3 12 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.95%) HTTP
5 8 (1.56%) Firewall
6 7 (1.36%) DHCP
6 7 (1.36%) LDAP
6 7 (1.36%) SAN
7 4 (0.78%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.78%) LAN
7 4 (0.78%) Network Security
8 3 (0.58%) AMQP
8 3 (0.58%) BGP
8 3 (0.58%) VLAN
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.39%) OSPF
9 2 (0.39%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.19%) IGMP
10 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.85%) MySQL
3 12 (2.34%) Big Data
4 11 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.17%) Redis
6 5 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.78%) VLDB
8 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 204 (39.77%) Selenium
2 110 (21.44%) Jenkins
2 110 (21.44%) WebDriver
3 101 (19.69%) Git (software)
4 100 (19.49%) Cucumber
5 81 (15.79%) JIRA
6 51 (9.94%) TeamCity
7 40 (7.80%) Appium
8 30 (5.85%) JMeter
8 30 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (5.07%) JUnit
11 23 (4.48%) Capybara
12 21 (4.09%) Gatling
13 20 (3.90%) Maven
13 20 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (3.70%) Subversion
15 17 (3.31%) SpecFlow
16 15 (2.92%) RSpec
16 15 (2.92%) RubyGems
General
1 123 (23.98%) Finance
2 29 (5.65%) Banking
3 21 (4.09%) Marketing
4 19 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.12%) Retail
6 15 (2.92%) Games
7 13 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.34%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Back Office
10 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.19%) .NET
2 40 (7.80%) XML
3 29 (5.65%) Web Services
4 28 (5.46%) RESTful
5 27 (5.26%) REST
6 25 (4.87%) Gherkin
7 22 (4.29%) Node.js
8 20 (3.90%) HTML
9 6 (1.17%) React
10 5 (0.97%) CSS
10 5 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.97%) HTML5
10 5 (0.97%) jQuery
10 5 (0.97%) Middleware
10 5 (0.97%) YAML
11 4 (0.78%) JDBC
11 4 (0.78%) JMS
11 4 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
12 3 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.85%) Mobile App
2 27 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.53%) RIA
6 12 (2.34%) User Experience
7 11 (2.14%) Fintech
8 10 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.95%) Robotics
9 9 (1.75%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.36%) iPad
11 6 (1.17%) Clustering
11 6 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.78%) Replication
14 3 (0.58%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 185 (36.06%) Linux
2 82 (15.98%) Windows
3 76 (14.81%) Unix
4 47 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 30 (5.85%) Android
7 27 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 22 (4.29%) CentOS
9 14 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.75%) Debian
10 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.97%) AIX
11 5 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.97%) Solaris
11 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.78%) SmartOS
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (49.71%) Test Automation
2 244 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (30.60%) DevOps
4 125 (24.37%) QA Automation
5 103 (20.08%) Scrum
6 99 (19.30%) BDD
7 77 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (14.81%) TDD
9 60 (11.70%) Software Engineering
10 52 (10.14%) Configuration Management
11 51 (9.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (8.38%) Test Strategy
13 39 (7.60%) API Testing
14 37 (7.21%) OO
15 36 (7.02%) Kanban
15 36 (7.02%) Manual Testing
15 36 (7.02%) Performance Testing
15 36 (7.02%) SDET
16 32 (6.24%) E-Commerce
16 32 (6.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 208 (40.55%) Java
2 161 (31.38%) Python
3 115 (22.42%) SQL
4 101 (19.69%) Ruby
5 81 (15.79%) C#
6 75 (14.62%) JavaScript
7 70 (13.65%) PowerShell
8 68 (13.26%) Bash Shell
9 42 (8.19%) Perl
10 23 (4.48%) Shell Script
11 21 (4.09%) C++
12 18 (3.51%) PHP
12 18 (3.51%) PL/SQL
13 16 (3.12%) C
13 16 (3.12%) Go
14 14 (2.73%) Groovy
15 8 (1.56%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.58%) Scala
16 3 (0.58%) VB
17 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (6.63%) Degree
2 17 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.14%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.75%) ISEB
5 5 (0.97%) HND
5 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CCNP
7 2 (0.39%) HNC
7 2 (0.39%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.19%) CCNA
8 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (44.25%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 52 (10.14%) Docker
2 20 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.31%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.97%) KVM
4 5 (0.97%) NFS
4 5 (0.97%) Xen
5 4 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.78%) vSphere
6 3 (0.58%) vCloud
6 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.39%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 118 (23.00%) Puppet
2 113 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (20.66%) Ansible
4 14 (2.73%) SCOM
5 12 (2.34%) Terraform
6 9 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.75%) Salt
7 8 (1.56%) CFEngine
7 8 (1.56%) SCCM
8 7 (1.36%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (1.36%) Grafana
8 7 (1.36%) Kubernetes
8 7 (1.36%) Nagios
9 6 (1.17%) Packer
10 3 (0.58%) Consul
10 3 (0.58%) Graphite
10 3 (0.58%) Graylog
10 3 (0.58%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.39%) Kibana
11 2 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 56 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.97%) Red Hat
3 39 (7.60%) VMware
4 27 (5.26%) HP
5 25 (4.87%) Oracle
6 24 (4.68%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.34%) Google
7 12 (2.34%) XebiaLabs
8 11 (2.14%) Cisco
8 11 (2.14%) IBM
9 8 (1.56%) Dell
10 7 (1.36%) CA
10 7 (1.36%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.36%) SaltStack
10 7 (1.36%) SAP
10 7 (1.36%) Sun
11 5 (0.97%) Citrix
11 5 (0.97%) Splunk
11 5 (0.97%) Sybase
11 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Professional Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65k-68k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Union Street
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £62000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55k-65k + bonus + benefits
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: 12 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago