The median annual salary for a Automation Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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

Automation Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 821 924 953
Rank change year-on-year +103 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 21 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.012% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 2
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.31% -9.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £40,950 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,950 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.31% +5.55%  

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 78973 93664 100549
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.32% 96.40% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66148 79476 82818
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Specialist in England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +72 9 £70,000 +55.55%
South East +72 8 £60,000 -
East of England +13 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £46,500 -
Automation Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) HP
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle
3 12 (36.36%) Selenium
4 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 11 (33.33%) BDD
4 11 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 10 (30.30%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) Cognizant
6 9 (27.27%) ATG
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) Retail
6 9 (27.27%) JIRA
6 9 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (27.27%) TestRail
6 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 9 (27.27%) Node.js
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Testing
7 8 (24.24%) DevOps
8 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
9 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
9 6 (18.18%) QA
9 6 (18.18%) VMware
9 6 (18.18%) Subversion
9 6 (18.18%) HP UFT
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (18.18%) GitHub
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server

Automation Specialist 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 4 (12.12%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) GitHub
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Bluemix
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) JIRA
3 9 (27.27%) TestRail
4 6 (18.18%) HP UFT
4 6 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) Capybara
General
1 9 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) French Language
3 2 (6.06%) German Language
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Robotics
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Fintech
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) BDD
2 11 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 8 (24.24%) DevOps
5 5 (15.15%) Analytics
6 4 (12.12%) Business Transformation
6 4 (12.12%) Open Source
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (12.12%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Workflow
7 3 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Marketing Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Integrated Marketing
8 2 (6.06%) Integrated Marketing Communications
8 2 (6.06%) IT Strategy
8 2 (6.06%) Lead Generation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (15.15%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) Ansible
3 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 4 (12.12%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) HP
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) ATG
2 9 (27.27%) Cognizant
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Blue Prism
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
6 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds