Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 587 704
Rank change year-on-year +7 +117 +75
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 718 719 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 545 629 510
England median annual salary £57,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.75% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.00% - +11.11%

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 150111 155258 179476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.48% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120003 129850 150038
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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 +21 483 £62,500 +13.64% 25
South East +65 113 £42,500 -10.99% 8
North of England -1 39 £45,000 +22.45% 9
South West +18 29 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Midlands +14 27 £40,000 -11.11% 2
East of England -19 27 £62,500 +19.05% 6
West Midlands +6 23 £40,000 -27.27% 1
North West -5 23 £40,000 +45.45% 4
Yorkshire +11 16 £45,000 +18.42% 5
East Midlands -16 4 £32,750 -27.22% 1
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 334 (46.52%) PowerShell
2 328 (45.68%) Finance
3 325 (45.26%) Windows
4 267 (37.19%) Linux
5 226 (31.48%) DevOps
6 219 (30.50%) SQL
7 210 (29.25%) Windows Server
8 204 (28.41%) Puppet
9 201 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
10 196 (27.30%) Amazon AWS
11 194 (27.02%) Python
12 183 (25.49%) Ansible
13 176 (24.51%) Configuration Management
13 176 (24.51%) Banking
14 170 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
15 166 (23.12%) Microsoft
16 162 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
17 159 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 158 (22.01%) Active Directory
19 138 (19.22%) Jenkins
20 136 (18.94%) .NET
21 133 (18.52%) IIS
22 127 (17.69%) SQL Server
22 127 (17.69%) VMware
23 126 (17.55%) Bash Shell
24 118 (16.43%) Data Centre
25 114 (15.88%) Migration
26 113 (15.74%) Perl
26 113 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
27 104 (14.48%) SCCM

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
1 133 (18.52%) IIS
2 94 (13.09%) Apache
3 55 (7.66%) Tomcat
4 53 (7.38%) Confluence
5 37 (5.15%) WebSphere
6 32 (4.46%) nginx
7 30 (4.18%) OpenStack
8 28 (3.90%) MS Exchange
9 25 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (2.92%) Skype for Business
11 19 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (2.51%) SharePoint
13 13 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (1.81%) WordPress
14 9 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (1.25%) WebLogic
15 8 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 20 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 196 (27.30%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (22.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (14.07%) Office 365
4 36 (5.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 31 (4.32%) SaaS
6 21 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (2.92%) PaaS
7 18 (2.51%) Amazon S3
7 18 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.51%) IaaS
8 15 (2.09%) GitHub
8 15 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.84%) Google Compute Engine
12 6 (0.84%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.84%) Route 53
13 5 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 77 (10.72%) DNS
2 72 (10.03%) Firewall
3 67 (9.33%) DHCP
4 52 (7.24%) TCP/IP
5 43 (5.99%) SAN
6 34 (4.74%) NAS
7 32 (4.46%) WAN
8 31 (4.32%) BGP
9 26 (3.62%) HTTP
10 25 (3.48%) LDAP
10 25 (3.48%) OSPF
10 25 (3.48%) VPN
11 22 (3.06%) MPLS
12 21 (2.92%) IPsec
12 21 (2.92%) Skype
13 20 (2.79%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (2.79%) Internet
13 20 (2.79%) Network Security
13 20 (2.79%) RIP
13 20 (2.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.69%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.94%) MySQL
3 49 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (5.99%) Relational Database
5 41 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 31 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (3.62%) RDBMS
8 23 (3.20%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.65%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (2.09%) Big Data
14 13 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
18 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 138 (19.22%) Jenkins
2 89 (12.40%) TeamCity
3 76 (10.58%) Git (software)
4 74 (10.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 69 (9.61%) JIRA
6 67 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 57 (7.94%) MSBuild
8 55 (7.66%) Hudson
8 55 (7.66%) MSI
9 42 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (5.71%) Selenium
11 24 (3.34%) Cucumber
12 19 (2.65%) WebDriver
13 17 (2.37%) Vagrant
14 14 (1.95%) JIRA Agile
14 14 (1.95%) ScriptRunner
15 13 (1.81%) Subversion
16 12 (1.67%) JMeter
16 12 (1.67%) Maven
17 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 328 (45.68%) Finance
2 176 (24.51%) Banking
3 52 (7.24%) Investment Banking
4 39 (5.43%) Front Office
5 32 (4.46%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.62%) Retail Banking
7 18 (2.51%) Marketing
8 16 (2.23%) Legal
9 12 (1.67%) Advertising
9 12 (1.67%) Retail
10 10 (1.39%) Back Office
10 10 (1.39%) Games
10 10 (1.39%) Law
11 8 (1.11%) Electronics
11 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.84%) French Language
14 5 (0.70%) Automotive
14 5 (0.70%) German Language
14 5 (0.70%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 105 (14.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (10.86%) Analyst
3 62 (8.64%) Applications Support
3 62 (8.64%) Developer
4 54 (7.52%) Administrator
4 54 (7.52%) Support Engineer
5 53 (7.38%) Desktop Support
6 50 (6.96%) Windows Engineer
7 49 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
8 46 (6.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 45 (6.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 41 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
11 39 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
12 36 (5.01%) Windows DevOps Engineer
13 35 (4.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 35 (4.87%) SCCM Engineer
14 34 (4.74%) PowerShell Engineer
15 33 (4.60%) DBA
15 33 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.94%) .NET
2 75 (10.45%) Web Services
3 50 (6.96%) Software Packaging
4 49 (6.82%) XML
5 38 (5.29%) HTML
6 32 (4.46%) AngularJS
7 29 (4.04%) JSON
8 25 (3.48%) LAMP
8 25 (3.48%) REST
9 24 (3.34%) RabbitMQ
9 24 (3.34%) YAML
10 21 (2.92%) CSS
10 21 (2.92%) Middleware
10 21 (2.92%) MSMQ
10 21 (2.92%) WebSphere MQ
11 20 (2.79%) LEMP Stack
12 19 (2.65%) RESTful
13 18 (2.51%) jQuery
14 16 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (2.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.43%) Data Centre
2 113 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (7.24%) Management Information System
4 49 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 34 (4.74%) Clustering
6 28 (3.90%) Fintech
6 28 (3.90%) Public Cloud
7 23 (3.20%) Fat Client
7 23 (3.20%) Thin Client
8 22 (3.06%) Derivative
8 22 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (3.06%) Hedge funds
9 21 (2.92%) Fixed Income
10 18 (2.51%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.51%) Equities
10 18 (2.51%) Private Cloud
11 15 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.95%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 325 (45.26%) Windows
2 267 (37.19%) Linux
3 210 (29.25%) Windows Server
4 99 (13.79%) Unix
5 86 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (9.05%) Windows 10
7 60 (8.36%) Windows 7
8 59 (8.22%) Solaris
9 57 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (6.82%) CentOS
11 47 (6.55%) Ubuntu
12 23 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (2.23%) Fedora
14 9 (1.25%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.97%) Android
16 6 (0.84%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
19 1 (0.14%) AIX
19 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (31.48%) DevOps
2 201 (27.99%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (24.51%) Configuration Management
4 162 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
5 114 (15.88%) Migration
6 98 (13.65%) Asset Management
7 86 (11.98%) ITIL
8 84 (11.70%) Test Automation
9 64 (8.91%) High Availability
10 63 (8.77%) Scrum
11 56 (7.80%) Open Source
12 46 (6.41%) Mentoring
13 42 (5.85%) Load Balancing
14 41 (5.71%) Service Delivery
15 37 (5.15%) Collaborative Working
15 37 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (5.01%) Root Cause Analysis
16 36 (5.01%) Software Engineering
17 32 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 334 (46.52%) PowerShell
2 219 (30.50%) SQL
3 194 (27.02%) Python
4 126 (17.55%) Bash Shell
5 113 (15.74%) Perl
6 100 (13.93%) Java
7 63 (8.77%) Ruby
8 58 (8.08%) JavaScript
9 55 (7.66%) Shell Script
10 49 (6.82%) PHP
11 46 (6.41%) C#
12 36 (5.01%) T-SQL
13 23 (3.20%) VB
14 16 (2.23%) Bourne shell
14 16 (2.23%) Korn
15 12 (1.67%) PHP 5
15 12 (1.67%) PHP 7
16 10 (1.39%) C++
16 10 (1.39%) VBScript
17 9 (1.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 74 (10.31%) Degree
2 15 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.97%) PhD
6 6 (0.84%) CCNP
6 6 (0.84%) CISSP
6 6 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.70%) CCIE
7 5 (0.70%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.56%) GCIH
8 4 (0.56%) ISEB
8 4 (0.56%) MCP
8 4 (0.56%) MCSE
8 4 (0.56%) OSCP
8 4 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.56%) SANS
9 3 (0.42%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.24%) QA
2 29 (4.04%) SLA
3 18 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.23%) HIPAA
4 16 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.84%) SEPA
6 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.70%) PMO
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
8 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 158 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 101 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (13.23%) Docker
4 59 (8.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (4.74%) vSphere
6 33 (4.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (3.06%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.39%) Xen
10 8 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.11%) XenApp
10 8 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.84%) Ceph
12 6 (0.84%) GPFS
12 6 (0.84%) KVM
12 6 (0.84%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.56%) Postfix
14 3 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 204 (28.41%) Puppet
2 183 (25.49%) Ansible
3 170 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (14.48%) SCCM
5 83 (11.56%) Nagios
6 45 (6.27%) Terraform
7 40 (5.57%) Icinga
8 18 (2.51%) Kubernetes
9 17 (2.37%) SCOM
10 13 (1.81%) SCOrch
11 12 (1.67%) Juju
11 12 (1.67%) Salt
11 12 (1.67%) vRealize
12 10 (1.39%) Grafana
13 8 (1.11%) Rundeck
14 7 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
15 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 6 (0.84%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.84%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 166 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 127 (17.69%) VMware
3 84 (11.70%) Oracle
4 66 (9.19%) Red Hat
5 62 (8.64%) Atlassian
6 59 (8.22%) Citrix
7 37 (5.15%) Cisco
8 36 (5.01%) Bloomberg
9 30 (4.18%) Sybase
10 26 (3.62%) HP
11 22 (3.06%) FactSet
11 22 (3.06%) Reuters
12 19 (2.65%) Murex
13 17 (2.37%) IBM
14 16 (2.23%) RedGate
15 14 (1.95%) Fidessa
16 11 (1.53%) Juniper
16 11 (1.53%) SaltStack
16 11 (1.53%) WorldPay
17 10 (1.39%) Palo Alto