Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Engineer
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 521 677 719
Rank change year-on-year +156 +42 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 370 448 535
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 315 402 447
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 83,902 137,747 166,940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 95.98% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67,259 109,368 135,654
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Automation Engineer.

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Automation Engineer over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. 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
England +106 335 £55,000 -2.22% 20
UK excluding London +180 212 £45,000 -10.00% 11
London +70 157 £70,000 +7.69% 10
North of England +155 67 £48,000 +1.05% 2
South East +112 53 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +112 32 £57,500 +31.81%
Work from Home +56 30 £48,000 -23.20% 1
North West +101 28 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Midlands +94 27 £45,000 - 5
West Midlands +75 20 £45,000 - 3
South West +70 20 £44,500 -1.11% 2
Northern Ireland +28 14 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England +53 11 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Scotland +70 10 £43,750 -16.67%
Wales +8 10 £48,750 +62.50% 1
East Midlands +57 7 £50,000 +66.67% 2
North East +14 7 £42,500 -19.05% 1

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (45.14%) Test Automation
2 145 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (37.30%) QA
4 111 (30.00%) Java
5 102 (27.57%) DevOps
6 95 (25.68%) Selenium
7 94 (25.41%) C#
8 93 (25.14%) Windows
9 92 (24.86%) Linux
10 91 (24.59%) Python
11 83 (22.43%) AWS
12 79 (21.35%) Azure
13 76 (20.54%) Finance
14 69 (18.65%) SQL
15 68 (18.38%) PowerShell
16 66 (17.84%) QA Automation
17 62 (16.76%) Jenkins
18 58 (15.68%) Ansible
18 58 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (15.68%) JavaScript
19 52 (14.05%) .NET
20 49 (13.24%) BDD
21 48 (12.97%) Cucumber
22 44 (11.89%) Microsoft
23 43 (11.62%) Scrum
24 42 (11.35%) Task Automation
25 40 (10.81%) Microservices
25 40 (10.81%) Fintech
26 38 (10.27%) Docker
27 36 (9.73%) Bash Shell

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.62%) JBoss
4 5 (1.35%) Confluence
4 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.08%) Apache
5 4 (1.08%) Resin
5 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.54%) CICS
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 83 (22.43%) AWS
2 79 (21.35%) Azure
3 16 (4.32%) GitHub
3 16 (4.32%) Office 365
4 13 (3.51%) OpenShift
5 11 (2.97%) GCP
6 10 (2.70%) Datadog
6 10 (2.70%) Serverless
7 7 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (1.89%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.89%) SaaS
8 5 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.81%) AWS CodeBuild
9 3 (0.81%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.81%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.54%) AWS IoT
10 2 (0.54%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.22%) Firewall
2 19 (5.14%) SAN
3 18 (4.86%) VPN
4 13 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.97%) DNS
6 6 (1.62%) NAS
7 3 (0.81%) BGP
7 3 (0.81%) DHCP
7 3 (0.81%) FTP
7 3 (0.81%) IPsec
7 3 (0.81%) MPLS
8 2 (0.54%) HTTP
8 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.54%) LAN
8 2 (0.54%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.54%) OSPF
8 2 (0.54%) WAN
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.27%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.57%) MySQL
3 23 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 21 (5.68%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.43%) InterSystems Cache
8 9 (2.43%) OLTP
9 8 (2.16%) Redis
10 7 (1.89%) Power BI
10 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.08%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.81%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 95 (25.68%) Selenium
2 62 (16.76%) Jenkins
3 48 (12.97%) Cucumber
4 36 (9.73%) Git (software)
5 34 (9.19%) SpecFlow
6 25 (6.76%) Bitbucket
7 24 (6.49%) Postman
8 23 (6.22%) WebDriver
9 17 (4.59%) JIRA
10 16 (4.32%) Maven
10 16 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (3.51%) JUnit
11 13 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.24%) Visual Studio
13 11 (2.97%) Hudson
13 11 (2.97%) NUnit
13 11 (2.97%) TestNG
14 10 (2.70%) Protractor
15 9 (2.43%) Appium
15 9 (2.43%) SoapUI
General
1 76 (20.54%) Finance
2 19 (5.14%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.59%) Legal
4 13 (3.51%) Banking
5 11 (2.97%) Marketing
6 8 (2.16%) Back Office
7 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.62%) Front Office
9 5 (1.35%) Games
9 5 (1.35%) Law
9 5 (1.35%) Retail
9 5 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.81%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.05%) .NET
2 30 (8.11%) REST
3 29 (7.84%) Web Services
4 13 (3.51%) SOAP
5 12 (3.24%) React
6 10 (2.70%) Node.js
6 10 (2.70%) Sensu
7 9 (2.43%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.43%) Gherkin
8 7 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (1.89%) RESTful
9 6 (1.62%) .NET Core
9 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.62%) WebdriverIO
10 5 (1.35%) XML
11 4 (1.08%) LAMP
11 4 (1.08%) Middleware
11 4 (1.08%) Swagger
11 4 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.41%) User Experience
2 13 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.43%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (2.43%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.43%) Replication
4 8 (2.16%) SCADA
5 6 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.81%) Robotics
9 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.54%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.14%) Windows
2 92 (24.86%) Linux
3 25 (6.76%) Unix
4 21 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.86%) Mac OS
6 11 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.35%) Android
7 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.35%) Solaris
8 4 (1.08%) CentOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.54%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (45.14%) Test Automation
2 145 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (27.57%) DevOps
4 66 (17.84%) QA Automation
5 58 (15.68%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (13.24%) BDD
7 43 (11.62%) Scrum
8 42 (11.35%) Task Automation
9 40 (10.81%) Fintech
9 40 (10.81%) Microservices
10 34 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (8.92%) Manual Testing
12 28 (7.57%) TDD
13 26 (7.03%) Test Strategy
14 25 (6.76%) SDLC
15 23 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (5.68%) Workflow
17 20 (5.41%) OO
18 19 (5.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (30.00%) Java
2 94 (25.41%) C#
3 91 (24.59%) Python
4 69 (18.65%) SQL
5 68 (18.38%) PowerShell
6 58 (15.68%) JavaScript
7 36 (9.73%) Bash Shell
8 17 (4.59%) Ruby
9 15 (4.05%) Perl
9 15 (4.05%) Shell Script
9 15 (4.05%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.43%) Groovy
10 9 (2.43%) PHP
10 9 (2.43%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.89%) VBScript
12 6 (1.62%) C++
12 6 (1.62%) F#
13 5 (1.35%) VB
14 4 (1.08%) Lua
14 4 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (8.11%) Degree
2 19 (5.14%) ISTQB
3 17 (4.59%) ISEB
4 10 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.08%) CCNP
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.08%) HND
6 4 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.81%) HNC
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.81%) SANS
8 2 (0.54%) CCIE
8 2 (0.54%) CEH
8 2 (0.54%) CISSP
8 2 (0.54%) GCIA
8 2 (0.54%) GIAC
8 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (37.30%) QA
2 8 (2.16%) GDPR
2 8 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.08%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (10.27%) Docker
2 29 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 26 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.59%) XenApp
4 17 (4.59%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.08%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) IAG
6 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.54%) ACF2
7 2 (0.54%) RACF
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (15.68%) Ansible
2 29 (7.84%) Kubernetes
3 26 (7.03%) SCCM
3 26 (7.03%) Terraform
4 23 (6.22%) Grafana
5 17 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.78%) Nagios
6 14 (3.78%) SCOM
7 12 (3.24%) Puppet
8 10 (2.70%) Automic
9 4 (1.08%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.81%) Kibana
10 3 (0.81%) Matomo
10 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.81%) Packer
10 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 44 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.38%) VMware
3 30 (8.11%) Citrix
4 25 (6.76%) Oracle
5 17 (4.59%) Reuters
6 15 (4.05%) Splunk
7 12 (3.24%) EMC
7 12 (3.24%) Hitachi
8 10 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.43%) Cloudera
9 9 (2.43%) Dell
9 9 (2.43%) Google
9 9 (2.43%) InterSystems
9 9 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.16%) Brocade
11 7 (1.89%) Isilon
12 6 (1.62%) F5
13 4 (1.08%) ATG
13 4 (1.08%) IBM
13 4 (1.08%) New Relic