Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 642 674
Rank change year-on-year +163 +32 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 213 467 556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 196 409 475
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 47,256 130,751 157,390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.64% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39,119 104,632 126,580
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +171 203 £55,000 -4.35% 43
London +176 119 £60,000 -7.69% 14
UK excluding London +151 88 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Work from Home +26 29 £50,000 - 9
Midlands +124 20 £55,000 - 6
North of England +140 19 £65,000 +39.06% 13
West Midlands +115 19 £55,000 +15.79% 6
South East +153 18 £52,500 -4.55% 4
South West +105 18 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North West +101 14 £65,000 +39.06% 9
East of England +134 9 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire +121 5 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Wales +43 3 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland +84 1 £60,000 +23.71%
East Midlands +70 1 £42,500 -22.73%

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, Automation Engineer job roles required the following IT 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.

1 102 (47.89%) Python
2 94 (44.13%) Test Automation
3 74 (34.74%) QA
4 65 (30.52%) Ansible
5 63 (29.58%) DevOps
6 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (28.17%) AWS
8 59 (27.70%) Selenium
8 59 (27.70%) Java
9 55 (25.82%) Linux
10 46 (21.60%) Windows
11 44 (20.66%) Finance
12 43 (20.19%) Azure
13 39 (18.31%) Degree
14 33 (15.49%) BDD
14 33 (15.49%) C#
15 32 (15.02%) PowerShell
16 29 (13.62%) JIRA
16 29 (13.62%) Terraform
17 28 (13.15%) Docker
18 27 (12.68%) Jenkins
19 26 (12.21%) Cucumber
20 25 (11.74%) Fintech
21 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
21 24 (11.27%) EMC
22 23 (10.80%) .NET
22 23 (10.80%) Bash Shell
22 23 (10.80%) Computer Science
23 22 (10.33%) JavaScript
23 22 (10.33%) Hitachi

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 8 (3.76%) Confluence
2 5 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.41%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
4 2 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) Resin
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 60 (28.17%) AWS
2 43 (20.19%) Azure
3 13 (6.10%) Amazon ECS
4 10 (4.69%) Office 365
5 6 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.82%) IaaS
6 5 (2.35%) GCP
6 5 (2.35%) GitHub
6 5 (2.35%) PaaS
6 5 (2.35%) Slack
7 4 (1.88%) SaaS
8 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.41%) BrowserStack
8 3 (1.41%) Firebase
8 3 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.41%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.94%) AWS CodeBuild
9 2 (0.94%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.86%) SAN
2 16 (7.51%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.82%) DNS
4 5 (2.35%) BGP
4 5 (2.35%) Firewall
4 5 (2.35%) HTTP
4 5 (2.35%) MPLS
5 4 (1.88%) OSPF
5 4 (1.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.94%) 4G
6 2 (0.94%) 5G
6 2 (0.94%) FTP
6 2 (0.94%) NAS
6 2 (0.94%) Network Security
6 2 (0.94%) Wireless
7 1 (0.47%) DHCP
7 1 (0.47%) IPsec
7 1 (0.47%) LAN
7 1 (0.47%) SNMP
7 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.29%) Big Data
1 7 (3.29%) Data Lake
1 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.41%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.41%) MySQL
4 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.94%) Power BI
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) Tableau
6 1 (0.47%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (27.70%) Selenium
2 29 (13.62%) JIRA
3 27 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 26 (12.21%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.98%) Appium
6 15 (7.04%) Postman
7 13 (6.10%) SoapUI
8 12 (5.63%) SpecFlow
9 11 (5.16%) Git (software)
10 10 (4.69%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.29%) Spock
11 7 (3.29%) TeamCity
11 7 (3.29%) TestRail
12 6 (2.82%) JMeter
13 5 (2.35%) Cypress.io
13 5 (2.35%) REST Assured
14 4 (1.88%) eggPlant
14 4 (1.88%) GitLab
14 4 (1.88%) MSTest
14 4 (1.88%) Protractor
General
1 44 (20.66%) Finance
2 9 (4.23%) Law
3 7 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.82%) Banking
5 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.41%) Retail
7 2 (0.94%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.80%) .NET
2 11 (5.16%) Node.js
3 8 (3.76%) Gherkin
3 8 (3.76%) Web Services
4 7 (3.29%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (3.29%) SOAP
5 4 (1.88%) Celery
5 4 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.41%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.41%) React
6 3 (1.41%) REST
6 3 (1.41%) RESTful
6 3 (1.41%) WebdriverIO
7 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.94%) Middleware
7 2 (0.94%) Spring
7 2 (0.94%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.94%) WPF
7 2 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.57%) Replication
2 13 (6.10%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.23%) SCADA
4 6 (2.82%) User Experience
5 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.88%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.41%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.41%) Robotics
8 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.94%) Life Science
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Equities
9 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.82%) Linux
2 46 (21.60%) Windows
3 16 (7.51%) Unix
4 13 (6.10%) Android
4 13 (6.10%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.13%) Test Automation
2 63 (29.58%) DevOps
3 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (15.49%) BDD
5 25 (11.74%) Fintech
6 23 (10.80%) Computer Science
7 22 (10.33%) QA Automation
8 20 (9.39%) Scrum
9 19 (8.92%) Manual Testing
9 19 (8.92%) Software Engineering
10 17 (7.98%) Infrastructure Automation
11 16 (7.51%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.51%) TDD
12 15 (7.04%) API Testing
12 15 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.04%) Performance Testing
13 14 (6.57%) Open Source
14 13 (6.10%) Microservices
14 13 (6.10%) Regression Testing
15 12 (5.63%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (47.89%) Python
2 59 (27.70%) Java
3 33 (15.49%) C#
4 32 (15.02%) PowerShell
5 23 (10.80%) Bash Shell
6 22 (10.33%) JavaScript
7 21 (9.86%) SQL
8 19 (8.92%) C++
9 15 (7.04%) Perl
10 14 (6.57%) TypeScript
11 13 (6.10%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.29%) R
12 7 (3.29%) Ruby
13 4 (1.88%) Go
13 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.47%) Groovy
15 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (18.31%) Degree
2 9 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.29%) Master's Degree
4 5 (2.35%) CEH
4 5 (2.35%) CREST Certified
4 5 (2.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.35%) OSCP
5 4 (1.88%) CCNA
5 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.88%) JNCIA
6 2 (0.94%) CCNP
6 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.94%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.47%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (34.74%) QA
2 7 (3.29%) NIST
3 2 (0.94%) GAMP
3 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (13.15%) Docker
2 11 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.88%) RHEV
5 2 (0.94%) NFS
5 2 (0.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (30.52%) Ansible
2 29 (13.62%) Terraform
3 18 (8.45%) Puppet
4 16 (7.51%) Kubernetes
5 15 (7.04%) Grafana
6 10 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (2.35%) SCCM
9 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.41%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.41%) Kibana
10 3 (1.41%) vRealize
11 1 (0.47%) Graphite
11 1 (0.47%) Nagios
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (11.27%) EMC
1 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.33%) Hitachi
3 15 (7.04%) Dell
4 13 (6.10%) VMware
5 12 (5.63%) Brocade
6 11 (5.16%) Isilon
7 9 (4.23%) Oracle
7 9 (4.23%) Splunk
8 7 (3.29%) Cisco
8 7 (3.29%) Google
8 7 (3.29%) HP
9 4 (1.88%) IBM
9 4 (1.88%) Juniper
9 4 (1.88%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.41%) Allen-Bradley
10 3 (1.41%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.41%) Rockwell
10 3 (1.41%) Siemens