Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 217 222
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 32 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 5
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £53,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.28% +53.57% -26.32%
10th Percentile £21,525 £48,625 £34,250
90th Percentile £50,875 £65,375 £38,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 5,246 5,087 5,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.39% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,543 3,162 3,278
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,722 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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
Edinburgh +12 20 £48,000 -10.70%
Glasgow - 7 £47,750 - 1
West Lothian - 5 £31,750 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £47,500 -
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (65.63%) Jenkins
2 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
4 16 (50.00%) Linux
4 16 (50.00%) Python
5 15 (46.88%) C#
5 15 (46.88%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (43.75%) DevOps
6 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (40.63%) .NET
8 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (37.50%) Subversion
9 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (34.38%) Puppet
9 11 (34.38%) Ansible
10 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
10 10 (31.25%) JIRA
10 10 (31.25%) Java
10 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
11 9 (28.13%) Release Management
11 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
12 8 (25.00%) TeamCity
13 7 (21.88%) Terraform
13 7 (21.88%) Collaborative Working
13 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (21.88%) Ruby
13 7 (21.88%) OO
13 7 (21.88%) Windows

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 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) npm
3 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MSDE
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Jenkins
2 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (37.50%) Subversion
4 10 (31.25%) JIRA
5 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (25.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (18.75%) Bugzilla
7 6 (18.75%) SonarQube
8 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 5 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
9 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
10 2 (6.25%) Appium
10 2 (6.25%) CircleCI
10 2 (6.25%) Codeship
10 2 (6.25%) CruiseControl
10 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
10 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
10 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) RESTful
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
4 2 (6.25%) Kafka
4 2 (6.25%) Node.js
4 2 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
2 14 (43.75%) DevOps
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (28.13%) Release Management
7 7 (21.88%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (21.88%) OO
8 5 (15.63%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Analytics
10 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
10 3 (9.38%) Issue Tracking
10 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 3 (9.38%) Open Source
10 3 (9.38%) Open Source Development
10 3 (9.38%) Scrum
10 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Python
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) Java
4 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
5 7 (21.88%) Ruby
6 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
6 5 (15.63%) Go
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (3.13%) Jython
8 1 (3.13%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (34.38%) Ansible
2 11 (34.38%) Puppet
3 7 (21.88%) Terraform
4 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (6.25%) Cacti
5 2 (6.25%) Capistrano
5 2 (6.25%) Packer
5 2 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Perforce
3 2 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 2 (6.25%) Remedy
3 2 (6.25%) SaltStack
3 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle