Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 428 484
Rank change year-on-year -41 +56 +78
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 370 495 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 245 363 387
London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £41,550 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 62,355 69,160 70,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.70% 92.80% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 50,128 52,941 61,013
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in London over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation within the London region over the 6 months to 16 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
Central London -10 87 £58,750 +17.50% 15
West London +8 11 £62,500 +27.15% 3
South London +5 5 £45,250 -24.58% 1
East London - 3 £58,750 - 3
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 164 (44.32%) Finance
2 151 (40.81%) PowerShell
3 150 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (39.73%) Python
5 122 (32.97%) Windows
6 112 (30.27%) SQL
7 110 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
8 101 (27.30%) JavaScript
8 101 (27.30%) C#
9 96 (25.95%) Java
10 94 (25.41%) Microsoft
11 90 (24.32%) DevOps
12 88 (23.78%) Linux
13 85 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
14 77 (20.81%) .NET
15 74 (20.00%) Big Data
16 70 (18.92%) Test Automation
17 69 (18.65%) Git (software)
17 69 (18.65%) Risk Management
18 64 (17.30%) SQL Server
19 63 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 61 (16.49%) Banking
21 60 (16.22%) Windows Server
22 59 (15.95%) Continuous Improvement
23 58 (15.68%) Degree
23 58 (15.68%) Puppet
23 58 (15.68%) Information Security
24 57 (15.41%) Elasticsearch
25 55 (14.86%) Jenkins
26 54 (14.59%) Ansible

Task Automation
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 57 (15.41%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (5.14%) Confluence
3 18 (4.86%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.51%) Apache
5 11 (2.97%) CMS
6 10 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.89%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.89%) IIS
9 5 (1.35%) Drupal
9 5 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.08%) SAS
11 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.81%) Moodle
11 3 (0.81%) nginx
11 3 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.81%) WordPress
12 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.08%) SPSS
4 3 (0.81%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.54%) PlanetPress Connect
1 2 (0.54%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.27%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 85 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (17.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.00%) Office 365
4 17 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (2.43%) Serverless
7 7 (1.89%) SaaS
8 5 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.08%) GitHub
9 4 (1.08%) NuGet
10 3 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.81%) IaaS
10 3 (0.81%) PaaS
10 3 (0.81%) Slack
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.05%) DNS
2 44 (11.89%) Firewall
3 40 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.30%) DHCP
5 22 (5.95%) LAN
6 21 (5.68%) SSL
7 20 (5.41%) SMTP
7 20 (5.41%) WAN
8 19 (5.14%) Wireless
9 16 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (3.24%) HTTP
11 11 (2.97%) SAN
12 10 (2.70%) Internet
13 7 (1.89%) Network Security
14 6 (1.62%) Skype
14 6 (1.62%) SSH
15 5 (1.35%) BGP
15 5 (1.35%) OSPF
16 4 (1.08%) MPLS
16 4 (1.08%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.00%) Big Data
2 64 (17.30%) SQL Server
3 51 (13.78%) MySQL
3 51 (13.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (12.16%) Hadoop
5 27 (7.30%) MongoDB
6 26 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (4.86%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.70%) DB2
9 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.43%) Redis
11 8 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.35%) Power BI
13 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.08%) BigQuery
14 4 (1.08%) Looker
Development Applications
1 69 (18.65%) Git (software)
2 55 (14.86%) Jenkins
3 50 (13.51%) Selenium
4 34 (9.19%) SpecFlow
5 31 (8.38%) WebDriver
6 30 (8.11%) JIRA
7 20 (5.41%) TeamCity
8 18 (4.86%) MSI
9 17 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (4.05%) gulp
10 15 (4.05%) HP UFT
11 14 (3.78%) Grunt
12 12 (3.24%) git-flow
12 12 (3.24%) NUnit
12 12 (3.24%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.70%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.89%) Gitweb
14 7 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (44.32%) Finance
2 61 (16.49%) Banking
3 48 (12.97%) Investment Banking
4 27 (7.30%) Financial Institution
5 14 (3.78%) Games
6 12 (3.24%) Front Office
6 12 (3.24%) Law
7 10 (2.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.35%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (29.46%) Developer
2 51 (13.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (10.54%) Analyst
4 33 (8.92%) Developer in Test
5 31 (8.38%) Administrator
6 26 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (7.03%) Systems Engineer
7 25 (6.76%) Support Engineer
8 24 (6.49%) Platform Engineer
9 23 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.68%) Desktop Support
10 21 (5.68%) Test Automation Developer
11 18 (4.86%) Analyst Developer
12 17 (4.59%) C# Developer
13 15 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
13 15 (4.05%) DevOps Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
14 14 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 14 (3.78%) Reliability Engineer
14 14 (3.78%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (20.81%) .NET
2 47 (12.70%) HTML
3 39 (10.54%) AngularJS
3 39 (10.54%) SailPoint
4 31 (8.38%) CSS
5 29 (7.84%) HTML5
6 25 (6.76%) Software Packaging
7 22 (5.95%) Gherkin
8 21 (5.68%) React
9 17 (4.59%) Web Services
10 15 (4.05%) RESTful
11 14 (3.78%) Node.js
12 13 (3.51%) CSS3
12 13 (3.51%) Sass
12 13 (3.51%) SOAP
13 12 (3.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (2.97%) Backbone.js
14 11 (2.97%) Ember.js
14 11 (2.97%) LAMP
15 9 (2.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (13.24%) Management Information System
3 38 (10.27%) Computer Science
4 37 (10.00%) Robotics
5 36 (9.73%) Tandem
6 30 (8.11%) Data Centre
7 26 (7.03%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (5.68%) Public Cloud
9 19 (5.14%) Fat Client
9 19 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (5.14%) Thin Client
10 12 (3.24%) Virtual Team
11 11 (2.97%) Equities
12 10 (2.70%) Client/Server
12 10 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (2.70%) User Experience
13 8 (2.16%) Clustering
13 8 (2.16%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.89%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 122 (32.97%) Windows
2 88 (23.78%) Linux
3 60 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 36 (9.73%) Unix
5 34 (9.19%) Windows 7
6 30 (8.11%) Windows 10
7 27 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.43%) Android
11 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.16%) CentOS
12 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.81%) Solaris
14 2 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.54%) Fedora
14 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (24.32%) DevOps
4 70 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 69 (18.65%) Risk Management
6 59 (15.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 58 (15.68%) Information Security
8 54 (14.59%) BDD
9 46 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (12.16%) Configuration Management
10 45 (12.16%) ETL
11 44 (11.89%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (10.81%) Decision-Making
12 40 (10.81%) SDLC
12 40 (10.81%) Software Engineering
13 39 (10.54%) High Availability
13 39 (10.54%) Open Source
14 37 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
14 37 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 151 (40.81%) PowerShell
2 147 (39.73%) Python
3 112 (30.27%) SQL
4 101 (27.30%) C#
4 101 (27.30%) JavaScript
5 96 (25.95%) Java
6 54 (14.59%) Perl
7 43 (11.62%) Bash Shell
8 37 (10.00%) BeanShell
8 37 (10.00%) Ruby
9 30 (8.11%) C
10 22 (5.95%) Scala
11 20 (5.41%) VBScript
12 19 (5.14%) C++
13 14 (3.78%) PHP
14 11 (2.97%) Shell Script
15 10 (2.70%) Erlang
16 8 (2.16%) Java 8
16 8 (2.16%) R
17 6 (1.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 58 (15.68%) Degree
2 33 (8.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.32%) CISSP
3 16 (4.32%) GIAC
3 16 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.05%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.51%) ISEB
6 7 (1.89%) MCDST
6 7 (1.89%) MCSE
7 6 (1.62%) CCNA
7 6 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.62%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.08%) MCP
9 4 (1.08%) MCSA
9 4 (1.08%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (14.32%) QA
2 16 (4.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 16 (4.32%) SAS 70
3 5 (1.35%) SLA
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 48 (12.97%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.27%) Docker
3 33 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.08%) Firmware
9 4 (1.08%) vSphere
10 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.54%) Xen
10 2 (0.54%) XenApp
10 2 (0.54%) XenServer
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (15.68%) Puppet
2 54 (14.59%) Ansible
3 40 (10.81%) SCCM
4 37 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (6.49%) Kubernetes
6 17 (4.59%) Terraform
7 16 (4.32%) Nagios
8 13 (3.51%) WSUS
9 8 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
11 6 (1.62%) Backup Exec
11 6 (1.62%) CFEngine
11 6 (1.62%) Mesos
11 6 (1.62%) Salt
11 6 (1.62%) SCOM
12 5 (1.35%) ZABBIX
13 4 (1.08%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.81%) Check_MK
14 3 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 94 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.89%) Tableau
3 41 (11.08%) VMware
4 39 (10.54%) ServiceNow
5 34 (9.19%) Citrix
6 31 (8.38%) Splunk
7 23 (6.22%) Bloomberg
8 18 (4.86%) FactSet
8 18 (4.86%) Reuters
9 17 (4.59%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.51%) Google
11 12 (3.24%) Cisco
12 10 (2.70%) IBM
12 10 (2.70%) Ivanti
12 10 (2.70%) SaltStack
13 9 (2.43%) Oracle
14 7 (1.89%) Intel
14 7 (1.89%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.89%) Sun
14 7 (1.89%) Tradeweb