The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 698 860
Rank change year-on-year +98 +162  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 285 236 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.25% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 234 185 109
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +84 279 £55,000 +4.76% 35
London +46 156 £56,000 -6.66% 11
South East +67 39 £50,000 - 4
North West -14 29 £46,000 +16.45% 8
Manchester -16 24 £46,000 +17.94% 4
Yorkshire -2 20 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Berkshire +24 19 £50,000 -11.66%
East of England +10 18 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 14 £45,000 +5.88% 3
City of London +33 13 £80,000 +56.09% 4
Leeds +14 13 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +1 12 £45,000 -
Hammersmith -14 9 £55,000 -4.34%
Reading +23 8 £50,000 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Milton Keynes -4 8 £42,500 -5.55% 1
East Midlands +28 7 £65,000 +73.33%
Bracknell +20 7 £50,000 +5.26%
Hampshire +15 7 £64,500 +29.00% 2
West Midlands +7 6 £52,750 +5.50% 7
Scotland +3 6 £53,750 +53.57%
Edinburgh -1 6 £53,750 -
Watford - 6 £45,000 -
Cheshire -24 5 £47,500 -5.00% 1
York - 5 - - 1
Hatfield - 5 £57,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Nottingham +5 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £65,000 +73.33%
West Sussex - 4 £51,250 -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 255 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 251 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (43.05%) QA
4 211 (40.19%) Java
5 204 (38.86%) Selenium
6 194 (36.95%) Linux
7 165 (31.43%) Python
8 163 (31.05%) DevOps
9 127 (24.19%) Finance
10 124 (23.62%) QA Automation
11 121 (23.05%) Puppet
12 119 (22.67%) Opscode Chef
13 115 (21.90%) SQL
14 112 (21.33%) Jenkins
15 109 (20.76%) WebDriver
16 106 (20.19%) Ansible
17 103 (19.62%) Git (software)
17 103 (19.62%) Ruby
18 102 (19.43%) Scrum
19 101 (19.24%) Cucumber
20 99 (18.86%) BDD
21 91 (17.33%) Windows
22 84 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
23 82 (15.62%) C#
24 80 (15.24%) JIRA
25 78 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
25 78 (14.86%) PowerShell
26 77 (14.67%) Unix
27 76 (14.48%) JavaScript
27 76 (14.48%) TDD

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 22 (4.19%) Confluence
2 18 (3.43%) OpenStack
3 12 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.52%) IIS
5 4 (0.76%) nginx
6 3 (0.57%) Apache
6 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.38%) CMS
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Predix
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.76%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.19%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.00%) SaaS
4 14 (2.67%) GitHub
5 12 (2.29%) IaaS
6 7 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.95%) Slack
8 4 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.57%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.57%) Datadog
9 3 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.38%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.57%) Internet
2 14 (2.67%) DNS
3 12 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.10%) HTTP
5 8 (1.52%) Firewall
6 7 (1.33%) DHCP
6 7 (1.33%) LDAP
6 7 (1.33%) SAN
7 4 (0.76%) AMQP
7 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.76%) LAN
7 4 (0.76%) Network Security
8 3 (0.57%) BGP
8 3 (0.57%) VLAN
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.38%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.38%) OSPF
9 2 (0.38%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (0.19%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.71%) MySQL
3 12 (2.29%) Big Data
4 11 (2.10%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.14%) Redis
6 5 (0.95%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.76%) VLDB
8 3 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 204 (38.86%) Selenium
2 112 (21.33%) Jenkins
3 109 (20.76%) WebDriver
4 103 (19.62%) Git (software)
5 101 (19.24%) Cucumber
6 80 (15.24%) JIRA
7 51 (9.71%) TeamCity
8 40 (7.62%) Appium
9 30 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (5.52%) JMeter
11 28 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (4.95%) JUnit
13 23 (4.38%) Capybara
14 21 (4.00%) Maven
15 20 (3.81%) Gatling
15 20 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
16 19 (3.62%) Subversion
17 17 (3.24%) SpecFlow
18 15 (2.86%) RSpec
18 15 (2.86%) RubyGems
General
1 127 (24.19%) Finance
2 29 (5.52%) Banking
3 21 (4.00%) Marketing
4 20 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.05%) Retail
6 15 (2.86%) Games
7 14 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.29%) Electronics
8 12 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.57%) .NET
2 40 (7.62%) XML
3 29 (5.52%) RESTful
3 29 (5.52%) Web Services
4 27 (5.14%) REST
5 25 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 23 (4.38%) Node.js
7 20 (3.81%) HTML
8 6 (1.14%) React
9 5 (0.95%) CSS
9 5 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.95%) HTML5
9 5 (0.95%) jQuery
9 5 (0.95%) Middleware
9 5 (0.95%) YAML
10 4 (0.76%) JDBC
10 4 (0.76%) JMS
10 4 (0.76%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.57%) Rendezvous
11 3 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.48%) Fintech
5 13 (2.48%) RIA
6 12 (2.29%) User Experience
7 10 (1.90%) Hedge funds
7 10 (1.90%) Robotics
8 7 (1.33%) iPad
9 6 (1.14%) Clustering
9 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.76%) Replication
12 3 (0.57%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 194 (36.95%) Linux
2 91 (17.33%) Windows
3 77 (14.67%) Unix
4 47 (8.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (7.62%) Windows Server
6 30 (5.71%) Android
7 27 (5.14%) Apple iOS
8 23 (4.38%) CentOS
9 15 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.71%) Debian
12 5 (0.95%) AIX
12 5 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.95%) Solaris
12 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.76%) SmartOS
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 251 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (31.05%) DevOps
4 124 (23.62%) QA Automation
5 102 (19.43%) Scrum
6 99 (18.86%) BDD
7 78 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (14.48%) TDD
9 61 (11.62%) Software Engineering
10 60 (11.43%) Configuration Management
11 53 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 42 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 39 (7.43%) API Testing
14 37 (7.05%) OO
15 36 (6.86%) Kanban
15 36 (6.86%) Manual Testing
15 36 (6.86%) Performance Testing
15 36 (6.86%) SDET
16 32 (6.10%) E-Commerce
16 32 (6.10%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (40.19%) Java
2 165 (31.43%) Python
3 115 (21.90%) SQL
4 103 (19.62%) Ruby
5 82 (15.62%) C#
6 78 (14.86%) PowerShell
7 76 (14.48%) JavaScript
8 70 (13.33%) Bash Shell
9 43 (8.19%) Perl
10 24 (4.57%) Shell Script
11 22 (4.19%) C++
12 19 (3.62%) PHP
13 18 (3.43%) PL/SQL
14 17 (3.24%) C
15 16 (3.05%) Go
16 15 (2.86%) Groovy
17 8 (1.52%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.57%) Scala
18 3 (0.57%) VB
18 3 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (6.67%) Degree
2 18 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.71%) ISEB
5 5 (0.95%) HND
5 5 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.38%) CCNP
8 2 (0.38%) HNC
8 2 (0.38%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MBA
9 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (43.05%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) COBIT
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 56 (10.67%) Docker
2 23 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.43%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.95%) KVM
4 5 (0.95%) NFS
4 5 (0.95%) Xen
5 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.76%) vSphere
6 3 (0.57%) vCloud
6 3 (0.57%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.38%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 121 (23.05%) Puppet
2 119 (22.67%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (20.19%) Ansible
4 15 (2.86%) SCOM
5 12 (2.29%) Terraform
6 11 (2.10%) Nagios
7 9 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (1.71%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.71%) Salt
7 9 (1.71%) SCCM
8 8 (1.52%) CFEngine
9 7 (1.33%) CA Service Virtualization
10 6 (1.14%) Grafana
10 6 (1.14%) Packer
11 3 (0.57%) Consul
11 3 (0.57%) Graphite
11 3 (0.57%) Graylog
11 3 (0.57%) rkt
11 3 (0.57%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 61 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.76%) Red Hat
3 42 (8.00%) VMware
4 27 (5.14%) HP
5 25 (4.76%) Oracle
6 24 (4.57%) Atlassian
7 13 (2.48%) Google
8 12 (2.29%) Cisco
8 12 (2.29%) XebiaLabs
9 11 (2.10%) IBM
10 9 (1.71%) Splunk
11 8 (1.52%) Dell
11 8 (1.52%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.33%) CA
12 7 (1.33%) Rackspace
12 7 (1.33%) SAP
12 7 (1.33%) Sun
13 5 (0.95%) Citrix
13 5 (0.95%) Sybase
13 5 (0.95%) TIBCO
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum +10% bonus and good corporate benefi
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Professional Certs
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65k-68k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Union Street
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £62000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 7.5% bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago