The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 404 449
Rank change year-on-year +47 +45  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 39 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 34
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,750 £40,300
10% offered a salary of more than £63,300 £69,500 £54,250
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South East 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
Berkshire +28 19 £50,000 -11.66%
Buckinghamshire +11 8 £42,500 -17.07% 1
Hampshire +10 7 £64,500 +29.00% 2
West Sussex - 4 £51,250 -
Surrey +34 1 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.14%) QA
3 53 (56.99%) Test Automation
4 48 (51.61%) Finance
4 48 (51.61%) Java
5 46 (49.46%) Selenium
6 41 (44.09%) QA Automation
7 39 (41.94%) SQL
7 39 (41.94%) Linux
8 27 (29.03%) Python
9 26 (27.96%) WebDriver
9 26 (27.96%) DevOps
10 23 (24.73%) Test Scripting
10 23 (24.73%) Scrum
11 22 (23.66%) Windows
12 21 (22.58%) BDD
13 20 (21.51%) Web Testing
13 20 (21.51%) Ruby
13 20 (21.51%) Regression Testing
14 19 (20.43%) Performance Testing
15 17 (18.28%) JIRA
15 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
16 16 (17.20%) Bash Shell
16 16 (17.20%) Kanban
16 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (16.13%) PL/SQL
17 15 (16.13%) Puppet
18 14 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (15.05%) XML
19 13 (13.98%) C#

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.23%) Confluence
3 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.75%) SaaS
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.08%) Bluemix
7 1 (1.08%) GitHub
7 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.15%) VLAN
3 1 (1.08%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (49.46%) Selenium
2 26 (27.96%) WebDriver
3 17 (18.28%) JIRA
4 13 (13.98%) JMeter
5 12 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 12 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.60%) Vagrant
8 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.45%) Gatling
10 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.15%) Maven
11 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
12 1 (1.08%) Appium
12 1 (1.08%) Gradle
12 1 (1.08%) Robot Framework
12 1 (1.08%) Sahi
12 1 (1.08%) UI Automator
General
1 48 (51.61%) Finance
2 10 (10.75%) Banking
2 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Electronics
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) XML
2 11 (11.83%) .NET
3 4 (4.30%) Web Services
4 3 (3.23%) Node.js
5 2 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.08%) J2EE
6 1 (1.08%) REST
6 1 (1.08%) Spring
6 1 (1.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.15%) Robotics
5 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.94%) Linux
2 22 (23.66%) Windows
3 9 (9.68%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Android
5 1 (1.08%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (56.99%) Test Automation
3 41 (44.09%) QA Automation
4 26 (27.96%) DevOps
5 23 (24.73%) Scrum
5 23 (24.73%) Test Scripting
6 21 (22.58%) BDD
7 20 (21.51%) Regression Testing
7 20 (21.51%) Web Testing
8 19 (20.43%) Performance Testing
9 16 (17.20%) Kanban
10 14 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (13.98%) API Testing
11 13 (13.98%) Integration Testing
11 13 (13.98%) SDET
11 13 (13.98%) Test Strategy
12 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
13 9 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.68%) Software Testing
14 8 (8.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.61%) Java
2 39 (41.94%) SQL
3 27 (29.03%) Python
4 20 (21.51%) Ruby
5 16 (17.20%) Bash Shell
6 15 (16.13%) PL/SQL
7 13 (13.98%) C#
8 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
9 9 (9.68%) Shell Script
10 7 (7.53%) Perl
11 6 (6.45%) C
12 3 (3.23%) Go
12 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.08%) C++
13 1 (1.08%) Jython
13 1 (1.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.23%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.15%) HND
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.08%) HNC
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (59.14%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) COBIT
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) Docker
2 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.23%) VirtualBox
3 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) Puppet
2 13 (13.98%) Ansible
2 13 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) Grafana
3 4 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.30%) Packer
3 4 (4.30%) Terraform
4 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.15%) Kibana
5 2 (2.15%) logstash
5 2 (2.15%) StatsD
6 1 (1.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) VMware
4 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.38%) Sun
5 4 (4.30%) New Relic
6 2 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.15%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 2 (2.15%) Software AG
6 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.15%) webMethods
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix
7 1 (1.08%) Google
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