Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 217 199
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18 +34
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.090% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.093% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 1
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,575 £32,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £60,000 £37,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +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 5,016 5,371 4,767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 96.72% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,260 3,502 3,014
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £63,943
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +19 21 £37,500 -37.50%
Glasgow +15 9 £32,500 - 1
West Lothian - 4 £21,000 -
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 22 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 20 (58.82%) C#
3 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
4 15 (44.12%) QA
4 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
4 15 (44.12%) Jenkins
5 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (41.18%) Linux
5 14 (41.18%) SQL
6 13 (38.24%) Python
6 13 (38.24%) Selenium
6 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
7 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (29.41%) Scrum
8 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
8 10 (29.41%) DevOps
8 10 (29.41%) SpecFlow
8 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (29.41%) SDLC
9 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
9 9 (26.47%) .NET
9 9 (26.47%) Subversion
10 8 (23.53%) Windows
10 8 (23.53%) JIRA
10 8 (23.53%) Puppet
10 8 (23.53%) Ranorex
10 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
11 7 (20.59%) API Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Release Management

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 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
1 15 (44.12%) Jenkins
2 13 (38.24%) Selenium
3 10 (29.41%) SpecFlow
3 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
4 9 (26.47%) Subversion
5 8 (23.53%) JIRA
5 8 (23.53%) Ranorex
6 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
8 4 (11.76%) CircleCI
8 4 (11.76%) CruiseControl
8 4 (11.76%) SonarQube
8 4 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
9 2 (5.88%) Appium
9 2 (5.88%) Artifactory
9 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
9 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
1 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
2 8 (23.53%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) JSON
3 2 (5.88%) Kafka
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
3 2 (5.88%) RESTful
3 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Algorithms
1 4 (11.76%) Data Structures
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
5 10 (29.41%) DevOps
5 10 (29.41%) Scrum
5 10 (29.41%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) API Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Release Management
7 6 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) OO
7 6 (17.65%) QA Automation
7 6 (17.65%) TDD
8 5 (14.71%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (14.71%) Task Automation
9 4 (11.76%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) SQL
3 13 (38.24%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.88%) Go
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (23.53%) Puppet
3 6 (17.65%) Ansible
4 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.88%) Packer
4 2 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Perforce