The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 461 508 610
Rank change year-on-year +47 +102  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 151 136 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.35% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 119 106 58
Median salary £56,000 £60,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +17.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,750 £85,000 £70,375
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34746 38402 42429
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.79% 95.88% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112463 146439 161035
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in London

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in London

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London +34 12 £80,000 +56.09% 4
Hammersmith -16 10 £55,000 -4.34%
Canary Wharf - 4 £71,250 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Automation Engineer 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 London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 133 (48.36%) Test Automation
2 113 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (37.82%) Java
4 100 (36.36%) QA
5 99 (36.00%) Selenium
6 94 (34.18%) Linux
7 88 (32.00%) Python
8 78 (28.36%) Jenkins
9 70 (25.45%) DevOps
9 70 (25.45%) Git (software)
10 65 (23.64%) Cucumber
11 59 (21.45%) JavaScript
12 56 (20.36%) SQL
13 54 (19.64%) Unix
13 54 (19.64%) Windows
13 54 (19.64%) Finance
14 53 (19.27%) WebDriver
15 51 (18.55%) Puppet
15 51 (18.55%) Ansible
16 50 (18.18%) Ruby
17 48 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (17.45%) Opscode Chef
18 46 (16.73%) QA Automation
18 46 (16.73%) PowerShell
19 45 (16.36%) C#
19 45 (16.36%) BDD
20 43 (15.64%) Scrum
21 39 (14.18%) Appium
22 37 (13.45%) Bash Shell
22 37 (13.45%) Windows Server

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 18 (6.55%) Confluence
2 9 (3.27%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.91%) IIS
4 4 (1.45%) nginx
5 3 (1.09%) Apache
5 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.73%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.64%) GitHub
4 7 (2.55%) IaaS
4 7 (2.55%) SaaS
5 5 (1.82%) Slack
6 3 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.73%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Trello
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.00%) DNS
1 11 (4.00%) Internet
2 10 (3.64%) HTTP
3 9 (3.27%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.91%) Firewall
5 7 (2.55%) DHCP
5 7 (2.55%) LDAP
6 5 (1.82%) SAN
7 4 (1.45%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.45%) LAN
8 3 (1.09%) AMQP
8 3 (1.09%) BGP
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.73%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.73%) OSPF
9 2 (0.73%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.36%) MPLS
10 1 (0.36%) Multicast
10 1 (0.36%) SSH
10 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.18%) MySQL
2 24 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.18%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.82%) Redis
5 4 (1.45%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.45%) VLDB
6 2 (0.73%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 99 (36.00%) Selenium
2 78 (28.36%) Jenkins
3 70 (25.45%) Git (software)
4 65 (23.64%) Cucumber
5 53 (19.27%) WebDriver
6 39 (14.18%) Appium
7 35 (12.73%) TeamCity
8 32 (11.64%) JIRA
9 21 (7.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (6.91%) Capybara
11 18 (6.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (5.82%) JUnit
12 16 (5.82%) RSpec
12 16 (5.82%) RubyGems
13 11 (4.00%) Artifactory
13 11 (4.00%) JMeter
14 10 (3.64%) Gatling
14 10 (3.64%) Maven
14 10 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (3.27%) Subversion
General
1 54 (19.64%) Finance
2 16 (5.82%) Banking
3 14 (5.09%) Marketing
3 14 (5.09%) Retail
4 13 (4.73%) Games
5 7 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.91%) HTML
2 17 (6.18%) REST
3 16 (5.82%) Node.js
3 16 (5.82%) RESTful
4 15 (5.45%) XML
5 13 (4.73%) Gherkin
5 13 (4.73%) Web Services
6 12 (4.36%) .NET
7 6 (2.18%) React
8 5 (1.82%) Middleware
8 5 (1.82%) YAML
9 4 (1.45%) CSS
9 4 (1.45%) HTML5
9 4 (1.45%) jQuery
9 4 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.09%) Behat
10 3 (1.09%) JMS
10 3 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.09%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.73%) Mobile App
2 18 (6.55%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.55%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.64%) Hedge funds
4 9 (3.27%) User Experience
5 7 (2.55%) Fintech
6 6 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.18%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.18%) RIA
7 5 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.45%) Clustering
8 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.45%) Replication
8 4 (1.45%) Robotics
9 3 (1.09%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.18%) Linux
2 54 (19.64%) Unix
2 54 (19.64%) Windows
3 37 (13.45%) Windows Server
4 27 (9.82%) Android
5 25 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 23 (8.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.73%) CentOS
9 9 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.82%) AIX
10 5 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.82%) Solaris
11 4 (1.45%) SmartOS
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.36%) Debian
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (48.36%) Test Automation
2 113 (41.09%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (25.45%) DevOps
4 48 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (16.73%) QA Automation
6 45 (16.36%) BDD
7 43 (15.64%) Scrum
8 27 (9.82%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.09%) TDD
10 24 (8.73%) OO
10 24 (8.73%) Release Management
11 22 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (7.27%) Manual Testing
13 19 (6.91%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.91%) Open Source
14 18 (6.55%) API Testing
15 17 (6.18%) Test Strategy
16 16 (5.82%) Mobile Application Development
17 15 (5.45%) SDLC
18 14 (5.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (37.82%) Java
2 88 (32.00%) Python
3 59 (21.45%) JavaScript
4 56 (20.36%) SQL
5 50 (18.18%) Ruby
6 46 (16.73%) PowerShell
7 45 (16.36%) C#
8 37 (13.45%) Bash Shell
9 22 (8.00%) Perl
10 18 (6.55%) PHP
11 14 (5.09%) C++
12 13 (4.73%) Go
13 11 (4.00%) Shell Script
14 10 (3.64%) Groovy
15 8 (2.91%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.82%) C
17 2 (0.73%) VB
17 2 (0.73%) VBScript
17 2 (0.73%) XPath
18 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 20 (7.27%) Degree
2 10 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.73%) CCNP
5 2 (0.73%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.36%) CCNA
6 1 (0.36%) ISEB
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (36.36%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) GCP
System Software
1 18 (6.55%) Active Directory
1 18 (6.55%) Docker
2 12 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 51 (18.55%) Ansible
1 51 (18.55%) Puppet
2 48 (17.45%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.45%) SCOM
4 8 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.55%) CA Service Virtualization
5 7 (2.55%) SCCM
6 6 (2.18%) CFEngine
7 4 (1.45%) Terraform
8 2 (0.73%) Grafana
8 2 (0.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.73%) Nagios
8 2 (0.73%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.73%) yum
9 1 (0.36%) Endace
9 1 (0.36%) Nmap
9 1 (0.36%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (9.45%) HP
1 26 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.36%) VMware
3 18 (6.55%) Atlassian
3 18 (6.55%) Red Hat
4 14 (5.09%) Oracle
5 12 (4.36%) XebiaLabs
6 11 (4.00%) Cisco
6 11 (4.00%) IBM
7 8 (2.91%) Dell
8 7 (2.55%) CA
8 7 (2.55%) Google
8 7 (2.55%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.82%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.45%) ATG
10 4 (1.45%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.45%) Sybase
11 3 (1.09%) Citrix
12 2 (0.73%) Juniper
12 2 (0.73%) Sun
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