Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 507 603
Rank change year-on-year +29 +96 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 77 81 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 73 44
South East median annual salary £58,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £26,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £58,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +32 35 £64,500 +29.00%
Thames Valley +20 34 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £42,500 -26.09%
Berkshire +30 12 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire +6 9 £57,500 +15.00%
Surrey 0 4 £50,000 -13.04%
West Sussex - 4 - -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (67.53%) Python
3 48 (62.34%) Linux
4 46 (59.74%) Java
5 45 (58.44%) DevOps
6 44 (57.14%) Puppet
7 37 (48.05%) Ruby
8 36 (46.75%) Docker
9 34 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
10 33 (42.86%) Test Automation
10 33 (42.86%) Windows
11 30 (38.96%) C#
11 30 (38.96%) PowerShell
11 30 (38.96%) Bash Shell
12 29 (37.66%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (37.66%) Jenkins
13 28 (36.36%) QA
14 27 (35.06%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (29.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (29.87%) SaaS
16 21 (27.27%) Selenium
16 21 (27.27%) SQL
16 21 (27.27%) Terraform
17 20 (25.97%) Grafana
17 20 (25.97%) Packer
17 20 (25.97%) New Relic
17 20 (25.97%) Finance
18 19 (24.68%) Ansible
19 16 (20.78%) Open Source
19 16 (20.78%) Unit Testing

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 29 (37.66%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (11.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 34 (44.16%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (29.87%) SaaS
3 11 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (5.19%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.30%) Slack
5 1 (1.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Internet
1 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.60%) NGN
3 1 (1.30%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) MySQL
2 10 (12.99%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (12.99%) RDBMS
2 10 (12.99%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Jenkins
2 21 (27.27%) Selenium
3 14 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.69%) JIRA
5 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.19%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.60%) Gradle
8 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.60%) JMeter
8 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.60%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.30%) Appium
9 1 (1.30%) git-flow
9 1 (1.30%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.30%) TestLink
9 1 (1.30%) UI Automator
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.69%) Electronics
3 9 (11.69%) Manufacturing
3 9 (11.69%) Marketing
4 6 (7.79%) Billing
5 3 (3.90%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (7.79%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (7.79%) Web Services
4 5 (6.49%) XML
5 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.19%) jQuery
6 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
6 2 (2.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (62.34%) Linux
2 33 (42.86%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) CoreOS
3 4 (5.19%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (58.44%) DevOps
3 33 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 23 (29.87%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (20.78%) Open Source
5 16 (20.78%) Unit Testing
6 15 (19.48%) Collaborative Working
7 14 (18.18%) QA Automation
8 12 (15.58%) Kanban
9 11 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 11 (14.29%) Scrum
9 11 (14.29%) SDLC
9 11 (14.29%) Task Automation
10 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
11 9 (11.69%) BDD
11 9 (11.69%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (11.69%) Manual Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
11 9 (11.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (67.53%) Python
2 46 (59.74%) Java
3 37 (48.05%) Ruby
4 30 (38.96%) Bash Shell
4 30 (38.96%) C#
4 30 (38.96%) PowerShell
5 21 (27.27%) SQL
6 15 (19.48%) Go
7 13 (16.88%) Perl
8 5 (6.49%) C++
9 4 (5.19%) C
9 4 (5.19%) Groovy
9 4 (5.19%) PHP
10 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.90%) ISEB
4 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 36 (46.75%) Docker
2 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (57.14%) Puppet
2 27 (35.06%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (27.27%) Terraform
4 20 (25.97%) Grafana
4 20 (25.97%) Packer
5 19 (24.68%) Ansible
6 15 (19.48%) Kibana
7 14 (18.18%) Kubernetes
8 11 (14.29%) StatsD
9 10 (12.99%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) New Relic
2 11 (14.29%) SAP
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 9 (11.69%) Atlassian
4 9 (11.69%) LANDesk
4 9 (11.69%) Oracle
5 8 (10.39%) Sophos
6 4 (5.19%) Splunk
7 2 (2.60%) Concur
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft