Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 343 342
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 14 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.064% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.066% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 7
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,250 £46,500 £41,500
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10020 10556 11566
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8299 8909 9807
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bristol -12 9 £62,500 +25.00%
Somerset +4 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Devon - 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Puppet
1 10 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (71.43%) Ansible
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Python
3 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) Salt
3 7 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (35.71%) Google
4 5 (35.71%) Terraform
5 4 (28.57%) Presales
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) PaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (21.43%) PaaS
4 3 (21.43%) SaaS
5 1 (7.14%) GitHub
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Games
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 7 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Open Source
2 4 (28.57%) Presales
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
1 7 (50.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GCP
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Ansible
1 10 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (71.43%) Puppet
2 7 (50.00%) Salt
3 5 (35.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Rackspace