Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 215 157
Rank change year-on-year +31 -58 +61
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 44 16 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 0.29% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.31% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 14
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £32,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% -20.00% -23.81%
10th Percentile £28,047 £28,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £39,000 £51,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 4,765 5,113 4,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.38% 92.51% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,094 3,373 2,695
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 30 £45,000 +40.63% 2
Glasgow +11 6 £40,000 +25.00%
Renfrewshire - 3 £25,000 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £41,000 -
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 20 (45.45%) Python
2 19 (43.18%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) SQL
4 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 13 (29.55%) Splunk
5 13 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (27.27%) SDLC
7 11 (25.00%) ServiceNow
7 11 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
7 11 (25.00%) Linux
8 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 10 (22.73%) QA
8 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.91%) Selenium
11 7 (15.91%) Degree
11 7 (15.91%) Scrum
11 7 (15.91%) C#
11 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
11 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
11 7 (15.91%) Ranorex
11 7 (15.91%) API Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
12 6 (13.64%) Virtual Team

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Pig
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.55%) AWS CodePipeline
2 2 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (4.55%) Datadog
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
2 2 (4.55%) Serverless
2 2 (4.55%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) HTTP
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) SMTP
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.27%) SSH
5 1 (2.27%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) GIS
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) MSDE
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Ranorex
2 7 (15.91%) Selenium
2 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
2 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) Bitbucket
4 3 (6.82%) Hudson
5 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.55%) GitLab
5 2 (4.55%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.27%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Junior
3 8 (18.18%) Junior Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Junior Software Developer
4 7 (15.91%) QA Automation Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) QA Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Administrator
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) DBA
7 3 (6.82%) GIS Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.82%) MySQL DBA
7 3 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.55%) Node.js
2 2 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) SPNEGO
3 1 (2.27%) WAP
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Replication
5 2 (4.55%) Robotics
6 1 (2.27%) Fintech
6 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 13 (29.55%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (27.27%) SDLC
4 11 (25.00%) Critical Thinking
5 10 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (15.91%) API Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (13.64%) Product Management
9 5 (11.36%) High Availability
9 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
10 4 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Python
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.91%) C#
5 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) Java
7 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.55%) Go
8 2 (4.55%) Perl
8 2 (4.55%) Scala
9 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.55%) CEH
3 2 (4.55%) CHFI
3 2 (4.55%) CISSP
3 2 (4.55%) SANS
4 1 (2.27%) HND
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) MCSD
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
3 1 (2.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Ansible
1 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) BladeLogic
2 2 (4.55%) Grafana
2 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.55%) Oozie
2 2 (4.55%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.55%) Salt
2 2 (4.55%) Sysdig
2 2 (4.55%) Terraform
2 2 (4.55%) vRealize
2 2 (4.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Splunk
2 11 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) EMC
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) ESRI
5 1 (2.27%) F5
5 1 (2.27%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.27%) Perforce
5 1 (2.27%) Veeam