The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 227 -
Rank change year-on-year -15 -  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 29 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 0
Median salary £46,000 £39,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.45% -  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -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 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 6527 5416 6176
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.74% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5334 4594 5041
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 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
Manchester -3 24 £46,000 +17.94% 4
Cheshire -27 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 28 (49.12%) Test Automation
4 27 (47.37%) QA
4 27 (47.37%) Python
5 26 (45.61%) Puppet
6 25 (43.86%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (40.35%) Ansible
8 22 (38.60%) Selenium
8 22 (38.60%) Linux
9 21 (36.84%) Java
9 21 (36.84%) JIRA
10 17 (29.82%) QA Automation
10 17 (29.82%) Finance
10 17 (29.82%) Scrum
11 16 (28.07%) BDD
12 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
13 13 (22.81%) Ruby
13 13 (22.81%) TDD
14 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
15 11 (19.30%) Kanban
15 11 (19.30%) Docker
16 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (17.54%) Electronics
16 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
16 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
17 9 (15.79%) ClearCase
17 9 (15.79%) .NET
17 9 (15.79%) TeamCity

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 (3.51%) Confluence
1 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.51%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
2 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) Redis
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (38.60%) Selenium
2 21 (36.84%) JIRA
3 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.79%) ClearCase
5 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
6 7 (12.28%) GitLab
7 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
8 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (7.02%) Ant
9 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (7.02%) CruiseControl
9 4 (7.02%) Gradle
9 4 (7.02%) Maven
9 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
9 4 (7.02%) Subversion
10 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Electronics
3 6 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.77%) Marketing
4 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.26%) Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Games
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) JSON Schema
3 1 (1.75%) LAMP
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.77%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.26%) iPad
3 3 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Online Games
5 1 (1.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (38.60%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Unix
4 4 (7.02%) CentOS
5 3 (5.26%) Debian
6 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) DevOps
3 28 (49.12%) Test Automation
4 17 (29.82%) QA Automation
4 17 (29.82%) Scrum
5 16 (28.07%) BDD
6 13 (22.81%) TDD
7 11 (19.30%) Kanban
8 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.79%) Defect Management
10 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (8.77%) High Availability
12 5 (8.77%) Machine Learning
12 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
12 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) Python
2 21 (36.84%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) Ruby
4 8 (14.04%) C#
4 8 (14.04%) Perl
5 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.53%) SQL
7 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.77%) C
7 5 (8.77%) C++
8 4 (7.02%) Groovy
8 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.51%) Scala
10 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) HND
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (47.37%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) vCloud
3 2 (3.51%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 26 (45.61%) Puppet
2 25 (43.86%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (40.35%) Ansible
4 7 (12.28%) Salt
5 2 (3.51%) CFEngine
5 2 (3.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.28%) Rackspace
3 5 (8.77%) Atlassian
3 5 (8.77%) Google
3 5 (8.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) Veritas
6 1 (1.75%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Sybase
6 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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