Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Task Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Task Automation over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 212 168
Rank change year-on-year +16 -44 +64
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 31 12 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 0.22% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.23% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 21
Scotland median annual salary £34,000 £32,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -14.67% -28.57%
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £38,800 £46,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

Task Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,992 5,125 4,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.00% 92.21% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,247 3,275 2,889
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in Scotland

Task Automation
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Task Automation in Scotland

Task Automation
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in Scotland

Task Automation
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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 +2 12 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +5 9 £26,666 -16.67%
Renfrewshire - 5 £25,000 -
West Lothian -17 3 £34,000 -22.73%
South Ayrshire - 2 £37,250 - 1
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) Linux
5 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
6 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
7 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (19.35%) SDLC
8 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (19.35%) Ansible
8 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) Python
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (19.35%) QA
9 5 (16.13%) Selenium
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Product Management
9 5 (16.13%) MySQL
9 5 (16.13%) C#
9 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
9 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
9 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
9 5 (16.13%) Scrum

Task Automation
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 (12.90%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Pig
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.23%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
2 2 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.45%) AWS CodePipeline
2 2 (6.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Datadog
2 2 (6.45%) GitHub
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Serverless
2 2 (6.45%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.45%) Skype
3 2 (6.45%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.23%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) MySQL
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) GIS
4 1 (3.23%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Ranorex
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
1 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Bitbucket
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.45%) GitLab
3 2 (6.45%) Hudson
3 2 (6.45%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Administrator
1 7 (22.58%) Applications Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) DBA
2 5 (16.13%) MySQL DBA
2 5 (16.13%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) QA Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Technical Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) SPNEGO
3 1 (3.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 5 (16.13%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Unix
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (19.35%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (16.13%) API Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Product Management
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Storage Management
6 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (19.35%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.68%) Java
7 2 (6.45%) Bourne shell
7 2 (6.45%) Go
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) Korn
7 2 (6.45%) Perl
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
7 2 (6.45%) Scala
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) R
8 1 (3.23%) sed
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) MCSD
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
1 2 (6.45%) NFS
1 2 (6.45%) Samba
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Ansible
1 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) Grafana
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Oozie
2 2 (6.45%) Prometheus
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Sysdig
2 2 (6.45%) Terraform
3 1 (3.23%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.23%) vRealize
3 1 (3.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Splunk
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) ESRI
3 1 (3.23%) F5
3 1 (3.23%) Perforce
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Veeam