Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Task Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Task Automation over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 562 614
Rank change year-on-year -2 +52 +148
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 696 758 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 492 533 621
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.16%
10th Percentile £34,643 £33,589 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,250 £76,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

Task Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,685 149,404 163,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.57% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,106 118,704 137,397
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation within the England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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 -37 374 £62,500 - 34
South East +12 123 £50,000 +11.11% 22
North of England +60 80 £47,500 +15.85% 26
North West +39 58 £56,250 +50.00% 12
East of England +29 45 £45,000 -25.00% 8
South West +2 44 £45,000 +25.27% 8
Midlands +20 27 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Yorkshire +37 22 £45,000 - 6
West Midlands +25 20 £42,750 -30.20% 3
East Midlands -2 6 £52,500 +66.67% 4
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 272 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (34.77%) Python
3 233 (33.48%) PowerShell
4 225 (32.33%) Windows
5 220 (31.61%) Linux
6 217 (31.18%) Finance
7 195 (28.02%) SQL
8 171 (24.57%) Amazon AWS
9 166 (23.85%) C#
10 162 (23.28%) JavaScript
11 156 (22.41%) Microsoft
12 151 (21.70%) DevOps
13 150 (21.55%) Test Automation
13 150 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
14 143 (20.55%) Java
15 131 (18.82%) Git (software)
16 127 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
17 125 (17.96%) SQL Server
18 116 (16.67%) Ansible
19 111 (15.95%) Puppet
20 109 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 103 (14.80%) Continuous Improvement
22 101 (14.51%) .NET
23 97 (13.94%) VMware
24 95 (13.65%) Degree
24 95 (13.65%) Bash Shell
25 94 (13.51%) Unix
26 92 (13.22%) QA
27 91 (13.07%) Ruby
27 91 (13.07%) Jenkins

Task Automation
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 71 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (4.74%) Apache
3 28 (4.02%) nginx
4 27 (3.88%) Confluence
5 21 (3.02%) CMS
6 19 (2.73%) MS Exchange
7 18 (2.59%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.30%) SharePoint
9 14 (2.01%) WordPress
10 12 (1.72%) IIS
11 10 (1.44%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.29%) Apache Spark
12 9 (1.29%) WebSphere
13 7 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.86%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.86%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.72%) Drupal
15 5 (0.72%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.57%) SPSS
7 3 (0.43%) Stata
8 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Maximo
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Exstream
3 2 (0.29%) PlanetPress Connect
3 2 (0.29%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 171 (24.57%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (15.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (6.75%) Office 365
4 27 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (3.45%) Amazon S3
7 23 (3.30%) GitHub
8 21 (3.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 20 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (2.73%) SaaS
11 18 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (1.58%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (1.44%) Serverless
15 9 (1.29%) PaaS
16 8 (1.15%) DigitalOcean
16 8 (1.15%) IaaS
17 7 (1.01%) Google Analytics
17 7 (1.01%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.34%) Firewall
2 70 (10.06%) DNS
3 69 (9.91%) TCP/IP
4 47 (6.75%) WAN
5 46 (6.61%) LAN
6 40 (5.75%) DHCP
7 32 (4.60%) Wireless
8 30 (4.31%) SAN
8 30 (4.31%) SSL
9 29 (4.17%) Network Security
10 28 (4.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (2.87%) SMTP
11 20 (2.87%) VPN
12 16 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (2.16%) MPLS
13 15 (2.16%) VoIP
14 14 (2.01%) HTTP
15 13 (1.87%) Internet
16 12 (1.72%) IPsec
16 12 (1.72%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 87 (12.50%) Big Data
3 86 (12.36%) MySQL
4 58 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (7.33%) MongoDB
7 46 (6.61%) Hadoop
8 31 (4.45%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
9 29 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 26 (3.74%) Redis
11 22 (3.16%) MariaDB
12 14 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.01%) DB2
12 14 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.58%) Geospatial Data
14 9 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (1.15%) GIS
15 8 (1.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 131 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 91 (13.07%) Jenkins
3 75 (10.78%) Selenium
4 63 (9.05%) SpecFlow
5 36 (5.17%) JIRA
6 32 (4.60%) HP UFT
6 32 (4.60%) WebDriver
7 29 (4.17%) gulp
7 29 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 24 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (3.16%) Grunt
10 21 (3.02%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (2.73%) git-flow
12 18 (2.59%) MSI
12 18 (2.59%) PHPUnit
13 15 (2.16%) Maven
14 13 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (1.87%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.72%) SoapUI
15 12 (1.72%) WiX
General
1 217 (31.18%) Finance
2 69 (9.91%) Banking
3 48 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 29 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 23 (3.30%) Marketing
6 21 (3.02%) Games
7 14 (2.01%) Law
8 12 (1.72%) Front Office
9 6 (0.86%) Advertising
10 5 (0.72%) Back Office
10 5 (0.72%) Publishing
10 5 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.57%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Military
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Georgian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 205 (29.45%) Developer
2 84 (12.07%) Analyst
2 84 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (7.33%) Administrator
3 51 (7.33%) Developer in Test
4 39 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (5.46%) Support Engineer
5 38 (5.46%) Test Automation Developer
6 37 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
7 36 (5.17%) Platform Engineer
8 35 (5.03%) Analyst Developer
9 31 (4.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 31 (4.45%) Test Analyst
10 29 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
10 29 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 28 (4.02%) Applications Support
11 28 (4.02%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (3.88%) Software Developer
13 26 (3.74%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.51%) .NET
2 88 (12.64%) HTML
3 71 (10.20%) CSS
4 54 (7.76%) AngularJS
5 51 (7.33%) Web Services
6 49 (7.04%) HTML5
7 44 (6.32%) Gherkin
8 39 (5.60%) SailPoint
9 35 (5.03%) React
10 30 (4.31%) jQuery
10 30 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (4.17%) REST
12 27 (3.88%) Software Packaging
13 26 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (3.59%) CSS3
14 25 (3.59%) Sass
15 24 (3.45%) Node.js
16 19 (2.73%) Ember.js
17 18 (2.59%) Laravel
18 16 (2.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 46 (6.61%) Computer Science
4 39 (5.60%) Tandem
5 37 (5.32%) Robotics
6 33 (4.74%) Data Centre
6 33 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
7 30 (4.31%) Public Cloud
8 27 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
10 21 (3.02%) Fat Client
10 21 (3.02%) Thin Client
11 19 (2.73%) User Experience
11 19 (2.73%) Virtual Team
12 15 (2.16%) Replication
13 12 (1.72%) Fintech
14 11 (1.58%) Equities
14 11 (1.58%) Private Cloud
15 10 (1.44%) Clustering
15 10 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 225 (32.33%) Windows
2 220 (31.61%) Linux
3 94 (13.51%) Unix
4 80 (11.49%) Windows Server
5 36 (5.17%) CentOS
5 36 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (5.03%) Ubuntu
6 35 (5.03%) Windows 10
7 34 (4.89%) Windows 7
8 33 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (3.02%) Android
10 20 (2.87%) Apple iOS
11 15 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.87%) Fedora
13 9 (1.29%) AIX
14 6 (0.86%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.72%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.57%) SUSE
17 3 (0.43%) Solaris
18 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (21.70%) DevOps
3 150 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
3 150 (21.55%) Test Automation
4 127 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (14.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 90 (12.93%) ITIL
7 87 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 74 (10.63%) Risk Management
9 73 (10.49%) BDD
10 70 (10.06%) High Availability
11 65 (9.34%) Information Security
12 60 (8.62%) Software Engineering
13 59 (8.48%) Cybersecurity
13 59 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 56 (8.05%) Open Source
15 47 (6.75%) Decision-Making
15 47 (6.75%) Innovative Thinking
16 46 (6.61%) ETL
17 45 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 242 (34.77%) Python
2 233 (33.48%) PowerShell
3 195 (28.02%) SQL
4 166 (23.85%) C#
5 162 (23.28%) JavaScript
6 143 (20.55%) Java
7 95 (13.65%) Bash Shell
8 91 (13.07%) Ruby
9 90 (12.93%) Perl
10 56 (8.05%) C
11 46 (6.61%) PHP
12 37 (5.32%) BeanShell
13 31 (4.45%) C++
14 30 (4.31%) Scala
15 28 (4.02%) Shell Script
16 24 (3.45%) VBScript
17 14 (2.01%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.72%) ES6
19 10 (1.44%) Erlang
20 9 (1.29%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 95 (13.65%) Degree
2 41 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (4.60%) CISSP
3 32 (4.60%) ISTQB
4 30 (4.31%) ISEB
4 30 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.45%) GIAC
7 20 (2.87%) Security Cleared
8 18 (2.59%) CCNA
8 18 (2.59%) DV Cleared
9 16 (2.30%) MCSE
10 11 (1.58%) CCNP
11 10 (1.44%) Linux+ Certification
12 8 (1.15%) CCDP
12 8 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.15%) SANS
12 8 (1.15%) SSCP
13 7 (1.01%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (13.22%) QA
2 17 (2.44%) SLA
3 16 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (2.30%) SAS 70
4 7 (1.01%) GDPR
5 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 89 (12.79%) Docker
2 86 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (8.76%) Active Directory
4 36 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.31%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.88%) vSphere
7 24 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.59%) Firmware
9 15 (2.16%) Samba
9 15 (2.16%) VirtualBox
9 15 (2.16%) Xen
10 13 (1.87%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.72%) VMware Server
12 11 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.15%) NFS
14 7 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.01%) XenApp
15 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 6 (0.86%) XenServer
16 5 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 116 (16.67%) Ansible
2 111 (15.95%) Puppet
3 73 (10.49%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (7.47%) Kubernetes
5 50 (7.18%) SCCM
6 42 (6.03%) Terraform
7 29 (4.17%) Nagios
8 25 (3.59%) Docker Swarm
8 25 (3.59%) ZABBIX
9 18 (2.59%) vCenter Server
10 16 (2.30%) WSUS
11 13 (1.87%) HAProxy
11 13 (1.87%) OpenNMS
11 13 (1.87%) Tivoli
12 12 (1.72%) Nessus
13 11 (1.58%) Kibana
13 11 (1.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 9 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (1.29%) TrustSec
15 8 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 156 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 97 (13.94%) VMware
3 47 (6.75%) Red Hat
3 47 (6.75%) Tableau
4 41 (5.89%) Google
5 39 (5.60%) ServiceNow
6 38 (5.46%) Citrix
7 36 (5.17%) Cisco
7 36 (5.17%) Splunk
8 26 (3.74%) Oracle
9 23 (3.30%) Bloomberg
9 23 (3.30%) New Relic
10 21 (3.02%) SolarWinds
11 18 (2.59%) FactSet
11 18 (2.59%) Reuters
12 16 (2.30%) NetApp
13 15 (2.16%) Dell
13 15 (2.16%) EMC
13 15 (2.16%) IBM
14 13 (1.87%) Hortonworks