The median annual salary for a Automation Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 226 248
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 28 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.19% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.20% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 0
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.17% -15.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5931 5576 6456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.83% 97.04% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4959 4681 5205
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the North West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester -7 27 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 North West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) QA
3 21 (48.84%) Java
4 20 (46.51%) Selenium
5 19 (44.19%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (41.86%) DevOps
6 18 (41.86%) Puppet
6 18 (41.86%) BDD
6 18 (41.86%) Python
6 18 (41.86%) QA Automation
7 16 (37.21%) Ansible
7 16 (37.21%) TDD
8 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
9 13 (30.23%) Scrum
9 13 (30.23%) Salt
10 12 (27.91%) Linux
11 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
11 11 (25.58%) Ruby
11 11 (25.58%) JIRA
12 10 (23.26%) Finance
12 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
12 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
13 9 (20.93%) Cucumber
13 9 (20.93%) Kanban
13 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
13 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
13 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
14 8 (18.60%) CentOS
14 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (16.28%) High Availability

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.65%) Apache
1 2 (4.65%) Confluence
1 2 (4.65%) nginx
1 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Autodesk Inventor
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
1 2 (4.65%) SSL
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Redis
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Selenium
2 11 (25.58%) JIRA
3 10 (23.26%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.93%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.95%) ClearCase
5 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.95%) JUnit
6 5 (11.63%) Gradle
6 5 (11.63%) Maven
6 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (9.30%) Ant
7 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (9.30%) CruiseControl
7 4 (9.30%) Mercurial
7 4 (9.30%) Subversion
7 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
7 4 (9.30%) Vagrant
8 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
1 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.65%) Servlets
2 2 (4.65%) WSGI
2 2 (4.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Online Games
4 1 (2.33%) Robotics
4 1 (2.33%) SCADA
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) CentOS
2 8 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Debian
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) BDD
2 18 (41.86%) DevOps
2 18 (41.86%) QA Automation
3 16 (37.21%) TDD
4 14 (32.56%) Configuration Management
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
7 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
7 9 (20.93%) Kanban
7 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.28%) ATDD
8 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
8 7 (16.28%) High Availability
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) Python
3 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) Ruby
4 7 (16.28%) Perl
5 5 (11.63%) C#
6 4 (9.30%) Groovy
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.30%) SQL
7 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.65%) C
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Scala
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (51.16%) QA
2 7 (16.28%) SDET
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) vCloud
2 4 (9.30%) Docker
3 2 (4.65%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 19 (44.19%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (41.86%) Puppet
3 16 (37.21%) Ansible
4 13 (30.23%) Salt
5 2 (4.65%) CFEngine
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Veritas
4 1 (2.33%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (2.33%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) Wonderware
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Large Pension + Flexible Bonus's
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
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