Automation Engineer
UK

The median Automation Engineer salary in the UK is £53,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

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

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 567 642 680
Rank change year-on-year +75 +38 -174
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 260 396 516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 128 291 341
10th Percentile £24,000 £45,000 £42,000
25th Percentile £31,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.67% +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £69,063 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £96,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -28.57% - -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 22 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
UK excluding London +74 154 £37,500 -28.57% 77
England +19 143 £55,000 -8.33% 82
Wales +70 74 £31,250 -43.18% 2
Work from Home +46 59 £65,000 +8.33% 27
London +65 54 £75,000 +15.38% 21
South East +71 31 £58,750 +17.50% 12
North of England +65 19 £32,000 -28.89% 20
South West +21 16 £32,500 -40.91% 4
Midlands +19 12 £29,500 -43.81% 19
West Midlands +32 11 £24,000 -56.36% 13
North West +38 10 £24,000 -52.00% 15
Yorkshire +82 9 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Scotland -20 3 £55,000 -8.33% 10
East of England +38 1 £45,000 -25.00% 9
East Midlands +6 1 £60,000 +37.93% 6

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Automation Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 151 (58.08%) Problem-Solving
2 137 (52.69%) Degree
3 136 (52.31%) Social Skills
4 129 (49.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 128 (49.23%) Manufacturing
6 117 (45.00%) Law
7 115 (44.23%) Six Sigma
7 115 (44.23%) Benchmarking
7 115 (44.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 115 (44.23%) Lean Six Sigma
7 115 (44.23%) Lean Manufacturing
7 115 (44.23%) FMCG
7 115 (44.23%) Presentation Skills
7 115 (44.23%) Influencing Skills
7 115 (44.23%) Order Management
8 62 (23.85%) Test Automation
8 62 (23.85%) Java
9 53 (20.38%) DevOps
10 51 (19.62%) Python
11 48 (18.46%) C#
12 45 (17.31%) Agile
12 45 (17.31%) Azure
13 43 (16.54%) CI/CD
14 41 (15.77%) Terraform
14 41 (15.77%) AWS
14 41 (15.77%) QA
15 38 (14.62%) Infrastructure as Code
16 37 (14.23%) Mentoring
17 30 (11.54%) Ansible
18 29 (11.15%) Selenium

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.23%) Confluence
1 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Exchange
2 10 (3.85%) Apache
2 10 (3.85%) IIS
2 10 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.23%) SOLIDWORKS
2 9 (3.46%) AutoCAD
2 9 (3.46%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.31%) Azure
2 41 (15.77%) AWS
3 19 (7.31%) Azure DevOps
4 14 (5.38%) Entra ID
5 13 (5.00%) GitHub
5 13 (5.00%) IaaS
6 12 (4.62%) GCP
7 11 (4.23%) Serverless
8 10 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.85%) Amazon S3
8 10 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (3.85%) Route 53
8 10 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (3.08%) PaaS
11 5 (1.92%) SaaS
12 4 (1.54%) Microsoft 365
13 2 (0.77%) GitHub Actions
13 2 (0.77%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.38%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) DNS
2 1 (0.38%) BGP
2 1 (0.38%) MPLS
2 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (3.85%) SAP HANA
3 8 (3.08%) MySQL
4 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.77%) Power BI
7 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (11.15%) Selenium
2 27 (10.38%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.62%) Git
3 12 (4.62%) JIRA
3 12 (4.62%) Postman
4 10 (3.85%) Chocolatey
4 10 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (3.46%) Bitbucket
5 9 (3.46%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.46%) Subversion
6 7 (2.69%) Cypress.io
7 6 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.92%) Appium
8 5 (1.92%) JMeter
9 4 (1.54%) JUnit
9 4 (1.54%) Mockito
9 4 (1.54%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.54%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.15%) DTrace
10 3 (1.15%) GDB
General
1 136 (52.31%) Social Skills
2 128 (49.23%) Manufacturing
3 117 (45.00%) Law
4 115 (44.23%) Influencing Skills
4 115 (44.23%) Presentation Skills
5 20 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 17 (6.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 15 (5.77%) Finance
8 8 (3.08%) Marketing
9 6 (2.31%) Aerospace
9 6 (2.31%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.54%) Health Technology
11 3 (1.15%) Advertising
11 3 (1.15%) Automotive
11 3 (1.15%) Electronics
12 2 (0.77%) Legal
13 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.23%) YAML
2 10 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (3.85%) XML
3 6 (2.31%) Playwright
3 6 (2.31%) Spring
4 5 (1.92%) REST
4 5 (1.92%) Spring Boot
5 4 (1.54%) .NET
5 4 (1.54%) SAML
5 4 (1.54%) Web Services
5 4 (1.54%) WireMock
6 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.15%) React
7 2 (0.77%) CSS
7 2 (0.77%) HTML
7 2 (0.77%) Swagger
8 1 (0.38%) Blazor
8 1 (0.38%) JSON
8 1 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 115 (44.23%) FMCG
2 19 (7.31%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.38%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.46%) Distributed Systems
6 9 (3.46%) Operational Technology
6 9 (3.46%) Product Ownership
6 9 (3.46%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.08%) Robotics
8 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.77%) Onboarding
10 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.38%) PropTech
10 1 (0.38%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.62%) Linux
2 22 (8.46%) Windows
3 11 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.31%) Unix
6 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.38%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (58.08%) Problem-Solving
2 129 (49.62%) Continuous Improvement
3 115 (44.23%) Benchmarking
3 115 (44.23%) Lean Manufacturing
3 115 (44.23%) Lean Six Sigma
3 115 (44.23%) Order Management
3 115 (44.23%) Six Sigma
4 62 (23.85%) Test Automation
5 53 (20.38%) DevOps
6 45 (17.31%) Agile
7 43 (16.54%) CI/CD
8 38 (14.62%) Infrastructure as Code
9 37 (14.23%) Mentoring
10 27 (10.38%) QA Automation
11 24 (9.23%) Platform Engineering
12 23 (8.85%) Configuration Management
12 23 (8.85%) Infrastructure Automation
13 22 (8.46%) Software Testing
14 19 (7.31%) Migration
15 17 (6.54%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.85%) Java
2 51 (19.62%) Python
3 48 (18.46%) C#
4 24 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.77%) Bash
6 13 (5.00%) C
7 11 (4.23%) Perl
8 10 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.46%) MATLAB
9 9 (3.46%) SQL
10 8 (3.08%) C++
11 5 (1.92%) Go
11 5 (1.92%) VB
12 3 (1.15%) OCaml
12 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.15%) SystemTap
13 2 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (52.69%) Degree
2 115 (44.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 13 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (3.85%) MCSA
4 10 (3.85%) MCSE
4 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.08%) AWS Certification
5 8 (3.08%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
5 8 (3.08%) Azure Certification
6 6 (2.31%) PhD
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CCNP
9 1 (0.38%) CCIE
9 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.38%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.38%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.77%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) Accessibility
2 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 24 (9.23%) Docker
2 15 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Firmware
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (15.77%) Terraform
2 30 (11.54%) Ansible
3 25 (9.62%) Kubernetes
4 17 (6.54%) Puppet
5 15 (5.77%) Progress Chef
5 15 (5.77%) Salt
6 12 (4.62%) SCCM
7 10 (3.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 10 (3.85%) SCOM
8 9 (3.46%) Packer
9 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.38%) Argo
10 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.00%) Oracle
3 12 (4.62%) SAP
4 10 (3.85%) IBM
4 10 (3.85%) TOWER Software
4 10 (3.85%) YouTube
5 9 (3.46%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.46%) MathWorks
5 9 (3.46%) PTC
6 8 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.31%) ANSYS
8 3 (1.15%) Cisco
8 3 (1.15%) Citrix
9 2 (0.77%) Spotify
10 1 (0.38%) Allen-Bradley
10 1 (0.38%) Juniper
10 1 (0.38%) Nokia
10 1 (0.38%) Siemens
10 1 (0.38%) VMware