The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 154 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 6 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.28% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Median salary £53,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.57% -22.22%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh 0 6 £53,750 -
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
1 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Nagios
3 4 (57.14%) Splunk
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Legal
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Fintech
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (14.29%) Predix
6 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (14.29%) gulp
6 1 (14.29%) Bluemix
6 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
6 1 (14.29%) MQTT
6 1 (14.29%) GitLab
6 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery

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%) Predix
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Bluemix
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) OpenShift
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) AMQP
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Modbus
1 1 (14.29%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) 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%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SonarQube
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Fintech
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Internet of Things
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Groovy
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Jython
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (57.14%) Nagios
3 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Splunk
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle