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The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 660 587 518
Rank change year-on-year -73 -69 +174
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 667 475 263
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 481 386 227
10th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,000 £42,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -4.35%
75th Percentile £74,250 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +3.26% -12.38%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

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 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 16 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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -70 574 £60,000 +4.35% 106
Work from Home -67 339 £60,000 +5.26% 41
UK excluding London +30 323 £55,000 +15.79% 90
London -156 274 £70,000 +14.29% 22
South East +45 150 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Midlands -16 64 £60,000 +29.73% 27
West Midlands -9 57 £52,500 +10.53% 20
South West -6 30 £57,500 +35.29% 10
North of England -108 26 £47,500 - 28
Scotland -33 23 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East of England -47 22 £52,500 -8.70% 10
Yorkshire -58 12 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North West -74 11 £46,250 -2.63% 11
Wales -9 8 £45,871 +14.68% 2
East Midlands -26 7 £67,500 +63.64% 7
North East -15 3 £47,500 - 10

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Automation Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 391 (58.62%) Test Automation
2 369 (55.32%) QA
3 306 (45.88%) Agile
4 274 (41.08%) Selenium
5 215 (32.23%) Finance
6 213 (31.93%) CI/CD
7 209 (31.33%) C#
7 209 (31.33%) Python
7 209 (31.33%) DevOps
8 186 (27.89%) QA Automation
9 179 (26.84%) Java
10 177 (26.54%) Azure
11 142 (21.29%) JavaScript
12 140 (20.99%) Social Skills
13 130 (19.49%) SpecFlow
14 121 (18.14%) .NET
15 119 (17.84%) SDLC
16 116 (17.39%) Jenkins
17 115 (17.24%) BDD
18 110 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
19 105 (15.74%) AWS
19 105 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
20 96 (14.39%) SQL
20 96 (14.39%) Postman
21 94 (14.09%) Cucumber
22 93 (13.94%) Cypress.io
23 90 (13.49%) Git (software)
23 90 (13.49%) Linux
24 87 (13.04%) Kubernetes
25 86 (12.89%) API Testing

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 32 (4.80%) Confluence
2 10 (1.50%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.60%) Apache
5 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.45%) IIS
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.30%) Camunda
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Simulink
2 9 (1.35%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.15%) CATIA
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Shopify
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 177 (26.54%) Azure
2 105 (15.74%) AWS
3 58 (8.70%) Azure DevOps
4 52 (7.80%) SaaS
5 43 (6.45%) GitHub
6 33 (4.95%) PaaS
7 27 (4.05%) IaaS
8 24 (3.60%) GCP
8 24 (3.60%) OpenShift
8 24 (3.60%) Sauce Labs
9 23 (3.45%) BrowserStack
10 22 (3.30%) Serverless
11 15 (2.25%) Power Platform
12 14 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
13 13 (1.95%) Power Automate
14 12 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.90%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.90%) Tricentis Tosca
17 5 (0.75%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.95%) Firewall
2 17 (2.55%) WAN
3 13 (1.95%) SD-WAN
3 13 (1.95%) SNA
4 12 (1.80%) BIG-IP
5 11 (1.65%) LAN
5 11 (1.65%) Wireless
5 11 (1.65%) WLAN
6 10 (1.50%) NetScaler
6 10 (1.50%) Network Security
7 9 (1.35%) AMQP
7 9 (1.35%) BGP
7 9 (1.35%) HTTP
8 7 (1.05%) IPsec
9 6 (0.90%) DNS
9 6 (0.90%) MPLS
10 5 (0.75%) DHCP
10 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.60%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.85%) NoSQL
2 17 (2.55%) MySQL
3 12 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.80%) Power BI
4 10 (1.50%) Tableau
5 9 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.05%) Big Data
6 7 (1.05%) SQL Server
7 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.45%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.30%) KNIME
11 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 274 (41.08%) Selenium
2 130 (19.49%) SpecFlow
3 116 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 96 (14.39%) Postman
5 94 (14.09%) Cucumber
6 93 (13.94%) Cypress.io
7 90 (13.49%) Git (software)
8 61 (9.15%) JIRA
9 46 (6.90%) REST Assured
10 42 (6.30%) Visual Studio
11 41 (6.15%) SoapUI
12 38 (5.70%) WebDriver
13 37 (5.55%) Appium
14 30 (4.50%) GitLab
15 28 (4.20%) JMeter
15 28 (4.20%) TestCafe
16 21 (3.15%) Newman
17 20 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (2.70%) Subversion
19 17 (2.55%) TeamCity
General
1 215 (32.23%) Finance
2 140 (20.99%) Social Skills
3 69 (10.34%) Banking
4 55 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (5.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 35 (5.25%) Retail
6 24 (3.60%) Automotive
7 20 (3.00%) Advertising
7 20 (3.00%) Marketing
8 16 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.10%) Public Sector
9 14 (2.10%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.95%) Local Government
11 12 (1.80%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.65%) Electronics
12 11 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.35%) Games
13 9 (1.35%) Tech for Good
14 7 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (18.14%) .NET
2 53 (7.95%) REST
3 42 (6.30%) Gherkin
4 26 (3.90%) XML
5 24 (3.60%) HTML
6 23 (3.45%) Kafka
7 21 (3.15%) SOAP
8 18 (2.70%) JSON
8 18 (2.70%) Playwright
8 18 (2.70%) React
9 16 (2.40%) RESTful
10 15 (2.25%) .NET Core
11 14 (2.10%) WebdriverIO
12 13 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.95%) CSS
12 13 (1.95%) Swagger
13 12 (1.80%) Django
14 11 (1.65%) Flask
14 11 (1.65%) Node.js
14 11 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.00%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.20%) Private Cloud
3 27 (4.05%) Cyberattack
4 21 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 18 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.95%) Cyber Defence
8 13 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.95%) Social Network
9 12 (1.80%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.65%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.65%) PKI
11 9 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.35%) Educational Technology
12 7 (1.05%) Blog
12 7 (1.05%) Legacy Applications
12 7 (1.05%) Low-Code
13 6 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.49%) Linux
2 56 (8.40%) Unix
3 35 (5.25%) Windows
4 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.20%) Android
6 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.75%) CentOS
8 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (58.62%) Test Automation
2 306 (45.88%) Agile
3 213 (31.93%) CI/CD
4 209 (31.33%) DevOps
5 186 (27.89%) QA Automation
6 119 (17.84%) SDLC
7 115 (17.24%) BDD
8 110 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
9 105 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (12.89%) API Testing
11 79 (11.84%) Fintech
12 73 (10.94%) TDD
13 72 (10.79%) Test Strategy
14 66 (9.90%) Software Engineering
15 64 (9.60%) Software Testing
16 58 (8.70%) Infrastructure Automation
17 57 (8.55%) Scrum
18 56 (8.40%) Microservices
19 55 (8.25%) Containerisation
20 54 (8.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 209 (31.33%) C#
1 209 (31.33%) Python
2 179 (26.84%) Java
3 142 (21.29%) JavaScript
4 96 (14.39%) SQL
5 38 (5.70%) PowerShell
6 35 (5.25%) Bash
7 32 (4.80%) TypeScript
8 28 (4.20%) Ruby
9 21 (3.15%) Groovy
10 15 (2.25%) Perl
10 15 (2.25%) Scala
10 15 (2.25%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.95%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.65%) Go
13 8 (1.20%) C++
14 6 (0.90%) PHP
15 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.45%) VB
17 2 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (9.15%) Degree
2 20 (3.00%) ISTQB
3 11 (1.65%) CCNP
3 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.50%) ISEB
5 7 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.90%) CCNA
7 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.60%) JNCIA
7 4 (0.60%) JNCIP
8 3 (0.45%) CIPD
8 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.15%) OCA
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.15%) RHCA
9 1 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (55.32%) QA
2 22 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.95%) GRC
4 9 (1.35%) ISO 26262
5 7 (1.05%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (12.14%) Docker
2 9 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.60%) NFS
4 4 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) Samba
6 2 (0.30%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.15%) iptables
Systems Management
1 87 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 77 (11.54%) Ansible
3 48 (7.20%) Terraform
4 17 (2.55%) Prometheus
5 13 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.35%) Grafana
8 8 (1.20%) Puppet
8 8 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.05%) Kibana
10 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.45%) Packer
13 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.30%) Iperf
13 2 (0.30%) SCCM
13 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.30%) yum
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.85%) Oracle
3 18 (2.70%) IBM
4 17 (2.55%) UiPath
5 15 (2.25%) FIS
5 15 (2.25%) Google
6 14 (2.10%) F5
7 13 (1.95%) Citrix
8 12 (1.80%) Blue Prism
9 11 (1.65%) SaltStack
9 11 (1.65%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.50%) Apple
10 10 (1.50%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.50%) Fortinet
11 9 (1.35%) HP
11 9 (1.35%) Splunk
12 6 (0.90%) Automation Anywhere
12 6 (0.90%) Databricks
12 6 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.75%) Juniper