Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 223 206
Rank change year-on-year +35 -17 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 39 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.72% 0.072% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.076% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 5
Scotland median annual salary £41,250 £53,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.26% +53.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £24,225 £43,875 £33,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £66,625 £36,500
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 5,144 5,297 5,102
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.77% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,386 3,380 3,106
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,875 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 19 October 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 19 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
Edinburgh +23 24 £37,500 -40.00% 2
Glasgow - 9 £47,500 - 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 19 October 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 23 (58.97%) Git (software)
2 22 (56.41%) Jenkins
3 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
3 20 (51.28%) C#
3 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
4 18 (46.15%) Python
5 17 (43.59%) Linux
6 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (35.90%) DevOps
9 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (33.33%) QA
9 13 (33.33%) .NET
10 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
10 12 (30.77%) JIRA
10 12 (30.77%) Subversion
11 11 (28.21%) Puppet
12 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
12 10 (25.64%) SQL
12 10 (25.64%) Java
12 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
13 9 (23.08%) Windows
13 9 (23.08%) Selenium
13 9 (23.08%) Release Management
13 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (23.08%) Ansible
13 9 (23.08%) SDLC
14 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
14 8 (20.51%) TDD

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 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.82%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) npm
3 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.13%) Big Data
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Git (software)
2 22 (56.41%) Jenkins
3 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 12 (30.77%) Subversion
4 9 (23.08%) Selenium
4 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (17.95%) SpecFlow
5 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
6 6 (15.38%) Bugzilla
6 6 (15.38%) SonarQube
6 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
7 5 (12.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (10.26%) CircleCI
8 4 (10.26%) CruiseControl
8 4 (10.26%) Ranorex
9 3 (7.69%) Ant
9 3 (7.69%) Appium
9 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
9 3 (7.69%) FitNesse
9 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.26%) RESTful
4 3 (7.69%) jQuery
4 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) XML
5 2 (5.13%) Kafka
5 2 (5.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.13%) Fintech
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Software Engineering
1 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (35.90%) DevOps
5 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Release Management
6 9 (23.08%) SDLC
7 8 (20.51%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (20.51%) OO
7 8 (20.51%) TDD
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) Analytics
9 5 (12.82%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (12.82%) Open Source
9 5 (12.82%) Open Source Development
9 5 (12.82%) QA Automation
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) Java
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.69%) Go
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) Jython
8 1 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (28.21%) Puppet
3 9 (23.08%) Ansible
4 5 (12.82%) Terraform
5 3 (7.69%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.13%) Cacti
6 2 (5.13%) Capistrano
6 2 (5.13%) Packer
6 2 (5.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Perforce
3 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.13%) Remedy
3 2 (5.13%) SaltStack
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle