The median annual salary for a Automation Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 419 427
Rank change year-on-year +77 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 54 29 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 47 26 32
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.81% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.17% -15.00%  

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 14466 18825 20301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.68% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12097 16070 16349
Median salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +61 28 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +30 20 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Hampshire +6 4 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Kent +24 1 - -
West Sussex +9 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 45 (61.64%) QA
2 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (49.32%) Linux
3 36 (49.32%) Finance
4 35 (47.95%) Java
4 35 (47.95%) Selenium
5 30 (41.10%) SQL
6 28 (38.36%) QA Automation
7 21 (28.77%) Web Testing
8 20 (27.40%) Regression Testing
9 18 (24.66%) Python
9 18 (24.66%) WebDriver
10 16 (21.92%) BDD
10 16 (21.92%) DevOps
10 16 (21.92%) Test Scripting
11 15 (20.55%) Kanban
11 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
11 15 (20.55%) OO
11 15 (20.55%) Unix
12 14 (19.18%) JMeter
12 14 (19.18%) Banking
12 14 (19.18%) JIRA
13 13 (17.81%) PL/SQL
14 12 (16.44%) Windows
14 12 (16.44%) XML
14 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
15 11 (15.07%) Puppet
15 11 (15.07%) SDET

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 3 (4.11%) JBoss
2 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) SaaS
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) VLAN
3 1 (1.37%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) InfluxDB
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (47.95%) Selenium
2 18 (24.66%) WebDriver
3 14 (19.18%) JIRA
3 14 (19.18%) JMeter
4 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.48%) Gatling
6 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.48%) Vagrant
7 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.74%) Maven
8 2 (2.74%) Subversion
9 1 (1.37%) Ant
9 1 (1.37%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.37%) Gradle
9 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.37%) Toad
9 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (49.32%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Banking
3 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.74%) Advertising
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
4 2 (2.74%) REST
5 1 (1.37%) J2EE
5 1 (1.37%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) Servlets
5 1 (1.37%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) Spring
5 1 (1.37%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 36 (49.32%) Linux
2 15 (20.55%) Unix
3 12 (16.44%) Windows
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) QA Automation
3 21 (28.77%) Web Testing
4 20 (27.40%) Regression Testing
5 16 (21.92%) BDD
5 16 (21.92%) DevOps
5 16 (21.92%) Test Scripting
6 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
6 15 (20.55%) Kanban
6 15 (20.55%) OO
7 12 (16.44%) Performance Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
8 11 (15.07%) API Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Scrum
9 10 (13.70%) OOP
10 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.22%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) Java
2 30 (41.10%) SQL
3 18 (24.66%) Python
4 13 (17.81%) PL/SQL
5 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
6 11 (15.07%) Ruby
6 11 (15.07%) Shell Script
7 8 (10.96%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.22%) C#
9 5 (6.85%) C
10 4 (5.48%) Perl
11 1 (1.37%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.37%) C-shell
11 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) HND
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (61.64%) QA
2 11 (15.07%) SDET
3 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Docker
2 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.11%) VirtualBox
2 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Puppet
2 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (12.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.74%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.74%) Grafana
4 2 (2.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (2.74%) Linux-HA
4 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.74%) yum
5 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.85%) Sun
5 4 (5.48%) HP
6 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.74%) BMC
6 2 (2.74%) CA
6 2 (2.74%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
7 1 (1.37%) SAP
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