Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 814 909
Rank change year-on-year +142 +95 +95
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 565 426 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 441 318 345
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,375 £35,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 15 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 22 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
England +126 554 £57,500 +9.52% 26
London +90 303 £60,000 - 18
UK excluding London +70 259 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North of England +28 92 £45,000 -2.17% 3
South East +39 77 £58,750 +17.50% 2
Yorkshire +43 55 £45,000 - 2
East of England +47 41 £52,500 +16.67%
North West -3 35 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +5 27 £65,000 +62.50% 3
East Midlands +27 19 £65,000 +62.50% 1
South West +18 14 £40,000 +6.67%
West Midlands -10 8 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland -17 7 £52,500 +50.00% 4
North East +2 2 £41,250 -17.50%
Northern Ireland -24 1 £26,500 -15.87%

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 241 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (37.88%) Java
3 212 (37.52%) Linux
4 207 (36.64%) DevOps
5 206 (36.46%) Python
6 200 (35.40%) Test Automation
7 182 (32.21%) QA
8 178 (31.50%) Amazon AWS
9 166 (29.38%) Puppet
10 145 (25.66%) Opscode Chef
10 145 (25.66%) Jenkins
11 142 (25.13%) Ruby
12 140 (24.78%) PowerShell
13 133 (23.54%) Finance
14 132 (23.36%) Windows
15 130 (23.01%) Selenium
16 119 (21.06%) Docker
17 115 (20.35%) Ansible
18 108 (19.12%) C#
19 106 (18.76%) SQL
20 101 (17.88%) Cucumber
21 93 (16.46%) Configuration Management
22 86 (15.22%) QA Automation
23 85 (15.04%) BDD
24 83 (14.69%) Bash Shell
25 78 (13.81%) Git (software)
26 74 (13.10%) Degree
27 73 (12.92%) .NET
27 73 (12.92%) Software Engineering
27 73 (12.92%) VMware

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 29 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.19%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.65%) Confluence
4 11 (1.95%) Apache
5 8 (1.42%) nginx
6 7 (1.24%) IIS
7 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.71%) CMS
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.35%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 178 (31.50%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.84%) SaaS
4 22 (3.89%) IaaS
5 20 (3.54%) GitHub
6 19 (3.36%) PaaS
7 11 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.88%) Serverless
10 4 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.71%) Trello
11 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.35%) Slack
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.60%) Internet
2 13 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.59%) HTTP
4 6 (1.06%) DNS
4 6 (1.06%) Firewall
4 6 (1.06%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.06%) SAN
5 5 (0.88%) BGP
5 5 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.88%) MPLS
5 5 (0.88%) OSPF
5 5 (0.88%) VoIP
5 5 (0.88%) VSAT
6 4 (0.71%) IPsec
6 4 (0.71%) VPN
6 4 (0.71%) WAN
6 4 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.53%) DHCP
7 3 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.25%) MariaDB
3 21 (3.72%) MySQL
4 17 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 17 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.95%) DB2
8 10 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.59%) Big Data
10 7 (1.24%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.24%) Redis
10 7 (1.24%) VLDB
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.88%) HBase
13 4 (0.71%) Ingres
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.35%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 145 (25.66%) Jenkins
2 130 (23.01%) Selenium
3 101 (17.88%) Cucumber
4 78 (13.81%) Git (software)
5 72 (12.74%) WebDriver
6 66 (11.68%) JIRA
7 39 (6.90%) TeamCity
8 22 (3.89%) JUnit
9 21 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (3.19%) Appium
11 17 (3.01%) SoapUI
12 16 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (2.65%) Maven
14 13 (2.30%) Bitbucket
14 13 (2.30%) Calabash
14 13 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.12%) GitLab
15 12 (2.12%) HP UFT
16 10 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.59%) Capybara
General
1 133 (23.54%) Finance
2 57 (10.09%) Banking
3 27 (4.78%) Retail
4 26 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.42%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.72%) Retail Banking
7 18 (3.19%) Front Office
7 18 (3.19%) Marketing
8 13 (2.30%) Electronics
9 12 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.95%) Games
11 9 (1.59%) Advertising
11 9 (1.59%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.06%) Billing
13 3 (0.53%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
15 1 (0.18%) Legal
15 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.92%) .NET
2 53 (9.38%) Web Services
3 49 (8.67%) RESTful
4 40 (7.08%) Node.js
5 33 (5.84%) REST
6 27 (4.78%) HTML
7 21 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (2.83%) React
8 16 (2.83%) XML
9 15 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.65%) Spring
10 14 (2.48%) Hibernate
11 13 (2.30%) Gherkin
12 12 (2.12%) JSON
13 11 (1.95%) jQuery
14 10 (1.77%) SOAP
15 8 (1.42%) Apache Flex
15 8 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
16 7 (1.24%) LAMP
17 6 (1.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.36%) Fintech
5 19 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.30%) N-Tier
7 13 (2.30%) Robotics
7 13 (2.30%) Video\Live Streaming
8 12 (2.12%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.77%) PMI
11 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.42%) User Experience
13 7 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (1.06%) Blog
14 6 (1.06%) Clustering
14 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 212 (37.52%) Linux
2 132 (23.36%) Windows
3 63 (11.15%) Unix
4 42 (7.43%) Windows Server
5 31 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.48%) Android
8 9 (1.59%) CentOS
8 9 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.06%) Debian
11 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.88%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.71%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (36.64%) DevOps
3 200 (35.40%) Test Automation
4 93 (16.46%) Configuration Management
5 86 (15.22%) QA Automation
6 85 (15.04%) BDD
7 73 (12.92%) Software Engineering
8 69 (12.21%) Continuous Delivery
9 66 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
10 60 (10.62%) TDD
11 44 (7.79%) Open Source
12 42 (7.43%) Scrum
13 39 (6.90%) ITIL
14 38 (6.73%) Test Strategy
15 37 (6.55%) API Testing
16 36 (6.37%) Manual Testing
16 36 (6.37%) Regression Testing
17 35 (6.19%) Collaborative Working
18 29 (5.13%) Microservices
19 27 (4.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 214 (37.88%) Java
2 206 (36.46%) Python
3 142 (25.13%) Ruby
4 140 (24.78%) PowerShell
5 108 (19.12%) C#
6 106 (18.76%) SQL
7 83 (14.69%) Bash Shell
8 66 (11.68%) JavaScript
9 43 (7.61%) Perl
10 31 (5.49%) PHP
11 23 (4.07%) Go
12 13 (2.30%) C++
13 12 (2.12%) ES6
14 11 (1.95%) Groovy
15 7 (1.24%) C
16 6 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.88%) VB
18 4 (0.71%) ECMAScript
18 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (13.10%) Degree
2 42 (7.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.95%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.77%) ISEB
5 10 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.35%) PhD
8 2 (0.35%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.18%) CCIE
9 1 (0.18%) CCIP
9 1 (0.18%) CCSP
9 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (32.21%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) GCP
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 119 (21.06%) Docker
2 39 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.65%) Xen
4 15 (2.65%) XenApp
4 15 (2.65%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.06%) KVM
6 5 (0.88%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 166 (29.38%) Puppet
2 145 (25.66%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (20.35%) Ansible
4 47 (8.32%) Terraform
5 31 (5.49%) Packer
6 25 (4.42%) Kubernetes
7 23 (4.07%) Grafana
8 16 (2.83%) Salt
9 15 (2.65%) Kibana
10 14 (2.48%) SCCM
11 11 (1.95%) StatsD
12 10 (1.77%) logstash
13 9 (1.59%) SCOM
14 8 (1.42%) rkt
15 6 (1.06%) Nagios
15 6 (1.06%) Oozie
16 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
16 3 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
16 3 (0.53%) vRealize
17 2 (0.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 73 (12.92%) VMware
2 61 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 49 (8.67%) Oracle
4 37 (6.55%) Red Hat
5 30 (5.31%) Sybase
6 29 (5.13%) HP
7 27 (4.78%) Atlassian
8 24 (4.25%) Cisco
9 23 (4.07%) New Relic
10 21 (3.72%) Citrix
11 17 (3.01%) Google
12 14 (2.48%) Teradata
13 13 (2.30%) ION Trading
13 13 (2.30%) SAP
14 9 (1.59%) IBM
14 9 (1.59%) LANDesk
15 8 (1.42%) Rackspace
15 8 (1.42%) Sophos
15 8 (1.42%) Splunk
16 7 (1.24%) Dell