The median annual salary for a Automation Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 724 822
Rank change year-on-year +113 +98  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 244 228 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 207 194 105
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £75,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -15.00%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +94 240 £53,125 -3.40% 49
London +54 123 £60,000 -7.69% 13
South East +86 54 £37,500 -28.57% 11
Berkshire +63 28 £45,000 -18.18% 3
North West +2 28 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Manchester -7 27 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +34 20 £37,500 -10.17% 3
Milton Keynes +25 20 £37,500 -10.17% 2
Yorkshire +19 18 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +3 12 £50,000 +17.64%
City of London +35 10 £66,250 +35.89% 5
Reading +45 9 £67,500 +22.72% 2
Leeds +18 9 £65,000 +52.94%
West Midlands +36 7 £45,000 - 5
Newbury +20 7 £35,000 -33.33%
Hammersmith -18 6 £60,000 -7.69%
Bracknell +18 4 £38,000 -32.86% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Warwickshire +32 3 £45,000 -
East of England +26 3 £40,000 -5.88% 5
North Yorkshire +11 3 - - 1
York +10 3 - - 1
South Yorkshire +7 3 £40,000 -23.80%
Sheffield +6 3 £40,000 -23.80%
Basingstoke -1 3 £60,000 +9.09%
Maidenhead - 3 £53,750 -
South West - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 2 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands +1 2 £40,500 +11.72% 2
Birmingham - 2 £47,500 - 2

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 190 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (45.01%) QA
3 160 (38.93%) Java
4 146 (35.52%) Selenium
5 140 (34.06%) Linux
6 125 (30.41%) Python
7 100 (24.33%) DevOps
8 90 (21.90%) Finance
8 90 (21.90%) QA Automation
9 86 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (20.44%) Git (software)
11 81 (19.71%) Jenkins
12 80 (19.46%) BDD
13 78 (18.98%) Ansible
14 75 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
15 72 (17.52%) Puppet
16 71 (17.27%) Cucumber
17 68 (16.55%) Automated Testing
17 68 (16.55%) SQL
18 66 (16.06%) WebDriver
19 65 (15.82%) Scrum
20 64 (15.57%) Windows
21 61 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
21 61 (14.84%) Test Automation
21 61 (14.84%) Unix
22 60 (14.60%) JavaScript
23 59 (14.36%) Ruby
24 58 (14.11%) C#
25 53 (12.90%) Configuration Management
26 50 (12.17%) 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 11 (2.68%) Confluence
2 10 (2.43%) IIS
3 7 (1.70%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.22%) JBoss
5 4 (0.97%) Apache
5 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.97%) nginx
6 2 (0.49%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.49%) WildFly
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Predix
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.97%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.24%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.89%) SaaS
4 10 (2.43%) GitHub
5 8 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.95%) IaaS
6 5 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.22%) Slack
6 5 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.73%) Route 53
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.49%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.24%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.89%) DNS
2 15 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.95%) HTTP
4 7 (1.70%) DHCP
4 7 (1.70%) Firewall
4 7 (1.70%) Internet
4 7 (1.70%) LDAP
5 4 (0.97%) AMQP
5 4 (0.97%) LAN
5 4 (0.97%) Network Security
6 3 (0.73%) BGP
6 3 (0.73%) VLAN
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.49%) OSPF
7 2 (0.49%) SAN
7 2 (0.49%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (0.49%) SSL
8 1 (0.24%) Modbus
8 1 (0.24%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.57%) MySQL
2 12 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.95%) Big Data
3 8 (1.95%) Redis
4 7 (1.70%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.46%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.97%) SSDT
7 3 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.49%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 146 (35.52%) Selenium
2 84 (20.44%) Git (software)
3 81 (19.71%) Jenkins
4 71 (17.27%) Cucumber
5 66 (16.06%) WebDriver
6 49 (11.92%) JIRA
7 41 (9.98%) JMeter
8 38 (9.25%) Appium
9 31 (7.54%) TeamCity
10 27 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (5.84%) SpecFlow
12 23 (5.60%) Gatling
13 21 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (4.87%) JUnit
15 18 (4.38%) Maven
16 17 (4.14%) Octopus Deploy
16 17 (4.14%) Subversion
16 17 (4.14%) Vagrant
17 13 (3.16%) NUnit
17 13 (3.16%) TestNG
General
1 90 (21.90%) Finance
2 23 (5.60%) Banking
3 13 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.19%) Games
5 9 (2.19%) Retail
6 7 (1.70%) Marketing
7 4 (0.97%) Back Office
7 4 (0.97%) Billing
7 4 (0.97%) Electronics
7 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.73%) Automotive
8 3 (0.73%) Front Office
8 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.98%) .NET
2 23 (5.60%) Gherkin
3 21 (5.11%) Web Services
4 19 (4.62%) XML
5 13 (3.16%) REST
6 12 (2.92%) Node.js
7 11 (2.68%) HTML
8 8 (1.95%) HTML5
9 7 (1.70%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (1.22%) CSS
10 5 (1.22%) YAML
11 4 (0.97%) Behat
11 4 (0.97%) JMS
11 4 (0.97%) Middleware
11 4 (0.97%) React
11 4 (0.97%) Servlets
11 4 (0.97%) Spring
12 3 (0.73%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.73%) Rendezvous
12 3 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.52%) Mobile App
2 24 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.16%) User Experience
5 10 (2.43%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.19%) Fintech
6 9 (2.19%) Robotics
7 8 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.46%) SCADA
10 5 (1.22%) Clustering
10 5 (1.22%) iPad
10 5 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (0.97%) Derivative
11 4 (0.97%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 140 (34.06%) Linux
2 64 (15.57%) Windows
3 61 (14.84%) Unix
4 29 (7.06%) Android
4 29 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (6.57%) Apple iOS
6 23 (5.60%) CentOS
7 20 (4.87%) Windows Server
8 10 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.19%) Debian
10 5 (1.22%) AIX
10 5 (1.22%) Solaris
10 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.97%) SmartOS
11 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (24.33%) DevOps
3 90 (21.90%) QA Automation
4 86 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (19.46%) BDD
6 68 (16.55%) Automated Testing
7 65 (15.82%) Scrum
8 61 (14.84%) Test Automation
9 53 (12.90%) Configuration Management
10 50 (12.17%) Automation Testing
10 50 (12.17%) TDD
11 46 (11.19%) Software Engineering
12 42 (10.22%) Test Strategy
13 40 (9.73%) Kanban
14 36 (8.76%) Regression Testing
15 33 (8.03%) OO
16 30 (7.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (6.81%) Release Management
18 27 (6.57%) E-Commerce
18 27 (6.57%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (38.93%) Java
2 125 (30.41%) Python
3 68 (16.55%) SQL
4 60 (14.60%) JavaScript
5 59 (14.36%) Ruby
6 58 (14.11%) C#
7 40 (9.73%) Perl
8 39 (9.49%) Bash Shell
9 37 (9.00%) PowerShell
10 24 (5.84%) C++
11 16 (3.89%) PHP
11 16 (3.89%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.89%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.16%) C
13 10 (2.43%) Go
14 8 (1.95%) Groovy
15 4 (0.97%) VBScript
16 3 (0.73%) Scala
16 3 (0.73%) VB
17 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (8.03%) Degree
2 6 (1.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.22%) ISEB
3 5 (1.22%) Postgraduate
4 4 (0.97%) HND
4 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.97%) MCSE
4 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.49%) CCNP
6 2 (0.49%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) CCA
7 1 (0.24%) CCNA
7 1 (0.24%) HNC
7 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (45.01%) QA
2 28 (6.81%) SDET
3 4 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) GAMP
System Software
1 28 (6.81%) Docker
2 17 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.70%) vCloud
5 5 (1.22%) NFS
5 5 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.97%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.49%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 78 (18.98%) Ansible
2 75 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (17.52%) Puppet
4 21 (5.11%) Salt
5 10 (2.43%) CFEngine
5 10 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.43%) Terraform
6 6 (1.46%) SCOM
7 4 (0.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.97%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.97%) yum
8 3 (0.73%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.73%) SCCM
9 2 (0.49%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.49%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.49%) Grafana
9 2 (0.49%) Linux-HA
9 2 (0.49%) Nagios
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.54%) VMware
3 27 (6.57%) Red Hat
4 25 (6.08%) HP
5 13 (3.16%) Oracle
6 9 (2.19%) Cognizant
7 8 (1.95%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.95%) Dell
8 7 (1.70%) Sun
8 7 (1.70%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.46%) Cisco
9 6 (1.46%) Google
9 6 (1.46%) Perforce
10 4 (0.97%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.97%) ATG
10 4 (0.97%) CA
10 4 (0.97%) EMC
10 4 (0.97%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.73%) Citrix
11 3 (0.73%) IBM
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 52.5k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40,000 DoE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: Flexible Holiday, Free Lunch!
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus annual bonus and generous packa
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London
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Salary: £0.00 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £5k bonus, pension, healthcare and m
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London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: 50,000
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Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
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City, London
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
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