Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Automation Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 204 239
Rank change year-on-year -14 +35 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 7 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 6
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £32,875 £33,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £36,750 £50,000
UK median annual salary £56,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5432 4977 6111
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 95.95% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3483 3096 3930
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -18 4 £60,000 +71.43% 3
Glasgow -21 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Fife - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
4 2 (28.57%) Robotics
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) Spatial Data
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Vision
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) PhD
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) GIS
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) NUnit
5 1 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Finance

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) npm
1 1 (14.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
1 2 (28.57%) Spatial Data
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) GitLab
1 1 (14.29%) Gradle
1 1 (14.29%) Grunt
1 1 (14.29%) gulp
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
1 2 (28.57%) Robotics
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Vision
2 2 (28.57%) Image Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Machine Learning
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Groovy
5 1 (14.29%) Jython
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk