Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 585 674
Rank change year-on-year +26 +89 +75
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 748 736 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.49% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 552 513 561
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% +5.88% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,589 £33,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 149,061 151,507 172,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.67% 90.67% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 119,997 123,028 145,152
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -13 417 £65,000 +18.18% 44
South East -18 117 £44,750 -10.50% 18
North of England +96 105 £45,000 +20.00% 16
North West +54 67 £50,000 +42.86% 11
East of England +11 42 £60,000 +4.35% 14
Yorkshire +49 38 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Midlands +26 38 £52,500 -3.45% 2
West Midlands +36 29 £43,000 -29.80% 2
South West -32 29 £38,000 -5.00% 6
East Midlands 0 8 £52,500 +23.53%
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 281 (37.57%) Linux
2 259 (34.63%) Python
3 238 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
4 235 (31.42%) Windows
5 229 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
6 227 (30.35%) SQL
7 224 (29.95%) DevOps
8 215 (28.74%) PowerShell
9 198 (26.47%) Finance
10 185 (24.73%) Java
11 170 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
12 165 (22.06%) Microsoft
13 152 (20.32%) JavaScript
14 135 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
15 131 (17.51%) Git (software)
15 131 (17.51%) Puppet
16 120 (16.04%) SQL Server
17 118 (15.78%) Jenkins
18 116 (15.51%) C#
19 115 (15.37%) Bash Shell
20 113 (15.11%) Ansible
20 113 (15.11%) Windows Server
21 112 (14.97%) VMware
22 111 (14.84%) .NET
23 109 (14.57%) Test Automation
24 107 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
25 103 (13.77%) Docker
25 103 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
26 102 (13.64%) Unix
27 101 (13.50%) Degree

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 64 (8.56%) Apache
2 55 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (5.35%) nginx
4 39 (5.21%) Tomcat
5 34 (4.55%) IIS
6 31 (4.14%) Confluence
7 25 (3.34%) WebSphere
8 23 (3.07%) Apache Spark
9 19 (2.54%) MS Exchange
10 17 (2.27%) WordPress
11 16 (2.14%) Drupal
12 15 (2.01%) SharePoint
13 13 (1.74%) Moodle
13 13 (1.74%) OpenStack
14 10 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (1.07%) CMS
15 8 (1.07%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.80%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
17 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.01%) Photoshop
4 14 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.40%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.40%) Revit
9 3 (0.40%) SPSS
9 3 (0.40%) Stata
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Maximo
2 3 (0.40%) Primavera
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 238 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 48 (6.42%) Amazon S3
5 39 (5.21%) Office 365
6 30 (4.01%) Amazon ELB
6 30 (4.01%) SaaS
6 30 (4.01%) Serverless
7 27 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 27 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (3.48%) GitHub
9 25 (3.34%) IaaS
9 25 (3.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (2.94%) PaaS
11 19 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 13 (1.74%) Amazon Glacier
14 10 (1.34%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.76%) DNS
2 66 (8.82%) Firewall
3 61 (8.16%) TCP/IP
4 50 (6.68%) DHCP
5 38 (5.08%) HTTP
5 38 (5.08%) LAN
6 34 (4.55%) SSL
7 31 (4.14%) Network Security
7 31 (4.14%) VPN
7 31 (4.14%) WAN
8 30 (4.01%) MPLS
9 26 (3.48%) Cisco IOS
10 25 (3.34%) SAN
11 20 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (2.41%) IPsec
13 17 (2.27%) Internet
14 15 (2.01%) Multicast
14 15 (2.01%) VoIP
14 15 (2.01%) Wireless
15 14 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 100 (13.37%) MySQL
3 83 (11.10%) Big Data
4 64 (8.56%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (7.09%) MongoDB
6 49 (6.55%) Redis
7 48 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (6.15%) Amazon RDS
9 44 (5.88%) Hadoop
10 43 (5.75%) NoSQL
11 41 (5.48%) Relational Database
12 32 (4.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 30 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (3.34%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.74%) Data Lake
17 12 (1.60%) DB2
17 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (1.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 131 (17.51%) Git (software)
2 118 (15.78%) Jenkins
3 56 (7.49%) TeamCity
4 38 (5.08%) JIRA
4 38 (5.08%) Selenium
5 35 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (4.14%) gulp
7 29 (3.88%) Grunt
8 24 (3.21%) webpack
9 22 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 22 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.54%) SpecFlow
10 19 (2.54%) WebDriver
11 16 (2.14%) MSI
12 15 (2.01%) Subversion
12 15 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (2.01%) WiX
13 12 (1.60%) Bundler
13 12 (1.60%) Vagrant
13 12 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 198 (26.47%) Finance
2 95 (12.70%) Banking
3 65 (8.69%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.81%) Financial Institution
5 35 (4.68%) Front Office
6 30 (4.01%) Legal
7 23 (3.07%) Marketing
8 15 (2.01%) Games
9 14 (1.87%) Advertising
10 13 (1.74%) Law
10 13 (1.74%) Publishing
11 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.67%) Back Office
13 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.53%) Military
14 3 (0.40%) Retail
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.27%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 173 (23.13%) Developer
2 120 (16.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 78 (10.43%) Analyst
4 57 (7.62%) Administrator
5 55 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
6 46 (6.15%) Applications Support
7 45 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
8 42 (5.61%) Linux Administrator
8 42 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
9 41 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (4.95%) Java Engineer
11 36 (4.81%) Support Engineer
11 36 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (4.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 33 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
13 33 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 33 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
14 31 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 31 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
15 30 (4.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.84%) .NET
2 90 (12.03%) Web Services
3 83 (11.10%) HTML
4 65 (8.69%) CSS
5 46 (6.15%) HTML5
6 44 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 37 (4.95%) REST
7 37 (4.95%) Sass
8 31 (4.14%) LAMP
9 30 (4.01%) Node.js
10 28 (3.74%) jQuery
10 28 (3.74%) XML
11 26 (3.48%) CSS3
12 25 (3.34%) RESTful
13 23 (3.07%) SailPoint
14 22 (2.94%) React
15 21 (2.81%) FIX Protocol
16 20 (2.67%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
18 18 (2.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (8.69%) Data Centre
3 58 (7.75%) Management Information System
4 44 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 44 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (4.95%) Equities
6 34 (4.55%) Fixed Income
7 30 (4.01%) Computer Science
7 30 (4.01%) Replication
8 29 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
9 25 (3.34%) Robotics
10 24 (3.21%) Algorithms
10 24 (3.21%) Fintech
11 23 (3.07%) Public Cloud
11 23 (3.07%) Tandem
12 21 (2.81%) Mobile App
13 16 (2.14%) User Experience
14 15 (2.01%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.87%) Clustering
15 14 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 281 (37.57%) Linux
2 235 (31.42%) Windows
3 113 (15.11%) Windows Server
4 102 (13.64%) Unix
5 44 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (4.55%) CentOS
8 31 (4.14%) Ubuntu
9 30 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.48%) Windows 10
10 26 (3.48%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.27%) Android
12 13 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.80%) AIX
13 6 (0.80%) Solaris
13 6 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
14 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.40%) Fedora
15 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (29.95%) DevOps
3 170 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
4 135 (18.05%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (14.57%) Test Automation
6 91 (12.17%) ITIL
7 90 (12.03%) Configuration Management
8 86 (11.50%) High Availability
9 85 (11.36%) Software Engineering
10 76 (10.16%) Risk Management
11 72 (9.63%) Performance Tuning
12 66 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
13 64 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 64 (8.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (8.16%) Project Management
15 58 (7.75%) TDD
16 55 (7.35%) Cybersecurity
17 52 (6.95%) Analytics
18 51 (6.82%) Open Source
19 49 (6.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 259 (34.63%) Python
2 227 (30.35%) SQL
3 215 (28.74%) PowerShell
4 185 (24.73%) Java
5 152 (20.32%) JavaScript
6 116 (15.51%) C#
7 115 (15.37%) Bash Shell
8 99 (13.24%) Ruby
9 85 (11.36%) Perl
10 64 (8.56%) Shell Script
11 60 (8.02%) PHP
12 43 (5.75%) T-SQL
13 35 (4.68%) C
13 35 (4.68%) Scala
14 32 (4.28%) C++
15 23 (3.07%) BeanShell
16 20 (2.67%) Java 8
17 15 (2.01%) Go
18 12 (1.60%) ES6
19 11 (1.47%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 101 (13.50%) Degree
2 25 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (2.41%) CCNP
5 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.01%) CISSP
7 14 (1.87%) MCSE
8 12 (1.60%) CCNA
9 11 (1.47%) CCDP
10 10 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 9 (1.20%) MCSA
11 9 (1.20%) SANS
12 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.80%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.67%) ISEB
15 4 (0.53%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.53%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.89%) QA
2 14 (1.87%) SLA
3 13 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.07%) GCP
6 6 (0.80%) PMO
7 4 (0.53%) GDPR
7 4 (0.53%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 103 (13.77%) Docker
1 103 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (12.17%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (4.55%) vSphere
5 27 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 26 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (2.81%) Firmware
8 12 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.60%) VMware Server
9 10 (1.34%) Samba
10 9 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.20%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.07%) KVM
11 8 (1.07%) Xen
12 6 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 6 (0.80%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.80%) XenApp
13 5 (0.67%) HDFS
14 4 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 131 (17.51%) Puppet
2 113 (15.11%) Ansible
3 100 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (6.28%) Kubernetes
5 46 (6.15%) SCCM
6 38 (5.08%) Terraform
7 34 (4.55%) Nagios
8 21 (2.81%) HAProxy
9 15 (2.01%) Nessus
10 14 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.74%) Tivoli
12 12 (1.60%) Check_MK
13 11 (1.47%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (1.47%) TrustSec
14 9 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (1.07%) Salt
16 7 (0.94%) CFEngine
16 7 (0.94%) Icinga
Vendors
1 165 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 112 (14.97%) VMware
3 74 (9.89%) Oracle
4 49 (6.55%) Google
5 46 (6.15%) Cisco
6 38 (5.08%) Bloomberg
7 37 (4.95%) Red Hat
7 37 (4.95%) Tableau
8 36 (4.81%) Citrix
9 25 (3.34%) ServiceNow
10 22 (2.94%) Atlassian
11 20 (2.67%) Fidessa
12 15 (2.01%) Adobe
12 15 (2.01%) IBM
12 15 (2.01%) New Relic
12 15 (2.01%) WorldPay
13 13 (1.74%) FactSet
13 13 (1.74%) Reuters
14 12 (1.60%) Splunk
15 11 (1.47%) Tradeweb