Period
to 6 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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

Automation Engineer
England > London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 483 556 563
Rank change year-on-year +73 +7 +36
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 190 225 280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 157 219 260
Median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £47,500 £39,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £93,500 £95,000 £77,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 45,467 58,603 66,948
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 95.42% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 36,924 47,942 55,599
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in London

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in London

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Engineer in London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in London

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
Central London +20 36 £67,500 -6.90% 3
South London -5 2 £70,000 +33.33%
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 84 (44.21%) Test Automation
2 72 (37.89%) QA
3 70 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (30.53%) DevOps
5 57 (30.00%) Finance
5 57 (30.00%) Java
6 53 (27.89%) Python
6 53 (27.89%) AWS
7 52 (27.37%) Selenium
8 45 (23.68%) Windows
9 42 (22.11%) PowerShell
10 41 (21.58%) Task Automation
11 39 (20.53%) SQL
12 36 (18.95%) BDD
12 36 (18.95%) Ansible
13 35 (18.42%) Azure
14 33 (17.37%) Linux
14 33 (17.37%) Jenkins
14 33 (17.37%) Fintech
15 31 (16.32%) Citrix
16 27 (14.21%) MySQL
17 26 (13.68%) JavaScript
17 26 (13.68%) Unix
17 26 (13.68%) Git (software)
17 26 (13.68%) TDD
17 26 (13.68%) QA Automation
18 25 (13.16%) Cucumber
18 25 (13.16%) C#
18 25 (13.16%) Firewall
19 24 (12.63%) VMware

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.58%) Confluence
3 3 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Resin
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.89%) AWS
2 35 (18.42%) Azure
3 15 (7.89%) Office 365
4 12 (6.32%) Datadog
5 9 (4.74%) SaaS
6 8 (4.21%) Serverless
7 4 (2.11%) Azure Stack
8 3 (1.58%) Heroku
8 3 (1.58%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.05%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.05%) GCP
9 2 (1.05%) Slack
10 1 (0.53%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.53%) G Suite
10 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.16%) Firewall
2 17 (8.95%) VPN
3 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.21%) BGP
4 8 (4.21%) OSPF
5 7 (3.68%) DNS
6 5 (2.63%) Internet
7 4 (2.11%) SAN
8 3 (1.58%) DHCP
9 2 (1.05%) HTTP
9 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.05%) IPsec
9 2 (1.05%) MPLS
9 2 (1.05%) NAS
9 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.05%) WAN
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.53%) Modbus
10 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.21%) MySQL
2 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.74%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.74%) Redis
4 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.68%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.11%) InfluxDB
6 4 (2.11%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.53%) OpenTSDB
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 52 (27.37%) Selenium
2 33 (17.37%) Jenkins
3 26 (13.68%) Git (software)
4 25 (13.16%) Cucumber
5 24 (12.63%) Postman
6 18 (9.47%) Bitbucket
6 18 (9.47%) JIRA
6 18 (9.47%) WebDriver
7 14 (7.37%) Appium
8 12 (6.32%) Cypress.io
8 12 (6.32%) TeamCity
9 9 (4.74%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.74%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.21%) Mocha
11 7 (3.68%) JMeter
12 6 (3.16%) Calabash
12 6 (3.16%) Charles Proxy
12 6 (3.16%) Gatling
13 5 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (30.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Banking
3 7 (3.68%) Games
4 6 (3.16%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.16%) Front Office
5 5 (2.63%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.53%) .NET
2 12 (6.32%) Sensu
3 11 (5.79%) React
4 10 (5.26%) Web Services
5 9 (4.74%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.68%) WebdriverIO
7 6 (3.16%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.63%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.63%) Node.js
8 5 (2.63%) REST
8 5 (2.63%) RESTful
8 5 (2.63%) XML
9 4 (2.11%) Chai
9 4 (2.11%) Jest
10 3 (1.58%) WireMock
11 2 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.05%) Kafka
11 2 (1.05%) Nightwatchjs
11 2 (1.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.95%) User Experience
2 10 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.16%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) Derivative
8 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.68%) Windows
2 33 (17.37%) Linux
3 26 (13.68%) Unix
4 18 (9.47%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.95%) Android
5 17 (8.95%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.63%) CentOS
8 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.05%) Solaris
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (44.21%) Test Automation
2 70 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (30.53%) DevOps
4 41 (21.58%) Task Automation
5 36 (18.95%) BDD
6 33 (17.37%) Fintech
7 26 (13.68%) QA Automation
7 26 (13.68%) TDD
8 19 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (10.00%) Scrum
8 19 (10.00%) Visualisation
9 18 (9.47%) API Testing
10 17 (8.95%) SDET
11 16 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (7.89%) Microservices
13 14 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (7.37%) Deployment Automation
13 14 (7.37%) ITIL
13 14 (7.37%) Proactive Monitoring
13 14 (7.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.00%) Java
2 53 (27.89%) Python
3 42 (22.11%) PowerShell
4 39 (20.53%) SQL
5 26 (13.68%) JavaScript
6 25 (13.16%) C#
7 24 (12.63%) Bash Shell
8 16 (8.42%) Ruby
9 10 (5.26%) Groovy
9 10 (5.26%) Lua
10 7 (3.68%) T-SQL
11 6 (3.16%) F#
12 5 (2.63%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.63%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.11%) Korn
13 4 (2.11%) Perl
14 3 (1.58%) Java 8
15 2 (1.05%) C++
15 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (7.37%) Degree
2 11 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.11%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.58%) CCNP
5 3 (1.58%) SANS
6 2 (1.05%) CCIE
6 2 (1.05%) CEH
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) GCIA
6 2 (1.05%) GCIH
6 2 (1.05%) GIAC
6 2 (1.05%) GSEC
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.53%) PhD
7 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (37.89%) QA
2 10 (5.26%) GDPR
2 10 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.58%) NIST
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (8.95%) XenApp
3 17 (8.95%) XenDesktop
4 11 (5.79%) Docker
5 4 (2.11%) KVM
6 3 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.05%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (18.95%) Ansible
2 19 (10.00%) SCCM
3 18 (9.47%) Grafana
4 13 (6.84%) Kubernetes
4 13 (6.84%) Nagios
5 12 (6.32%) Automic
5 12 (6.32%) SCOM
6 11 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (5.26%) Puppet
7 10 (5.26%) Terraform
8 5 (2.63%) Packer
9 4 (2.11%) Kibana
9 4 (2.11%) Matomo
10 3 (1.58%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 31 (16.32%) Citrix
2 24 (12.63%) VMware
3 23 (12.11%) Microsoft
4 21 (11.05%) Oracle
5 12 (6.32%) ServiceNow
5 12 (6.32%) Splunk
6 10 (5.26%) Cisco
6 10 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.63%) New Relic
7 5 (2.63%) Sybase
8 4 (2.11%) F5
8 4 (2.11%) Instagram
8 4 (2.11%) Twitter
9 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.58%) Black Duck
9 3 (1.58%) Coverity
9 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.05%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.05%) McAfee