Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Automation Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 653 651 700
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 +144
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 460 585 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 386 482 428
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +38 433 £57,500 +4.55% 71
UK excluding London +47 253 £50,000 - 56
London +12 204 £65,000 - 17
South East +28 77 £55,750 +20.54% 15
North of England +11 59 £46,741 -6.52% 12
South West +33 50 £45,000 -10.00% 6
North West +59 41 £46,741 +5.04% 10
Midlands +37 26 £52,500 +20.69% 11
East of England +39 18 £48,750 -7.14% 11
East Midlands +32 13 £55,000 +37.50% 2
West Midlands +28 13 £45,000 - 9
Scotland -9 12 £48,500 +17.58% 1
Wales +16 11 £45,000 -18.18%
Yorkshire -39 10 £40,000 -27.27% 2
North East +15 8 £52,500 +27.27%
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 - 1

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 215 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (45.43%) Test Automation
3 185 (40.22%) QA
4 166 (36.09%) Selenium
5 164 (35.65%) DevOps
6 160 (34.78%) Java
7 149 (32.39%) Python
8 110 (23.91%) Finance
9 105 (22.83%) Azure
10 98 (21.30%) Git (software)
10 98 (21.30%) Ansible
10 98 (21.30%) C#
11 94 (20.43%) Linux
12 93 (20.22%) Jenkins
13 87 (18.91%) BDD
13 87 (18.91%) SQL
14 79 (17.17%) Cucumber
15 77 (16.74%) Docker
15 77 (16.74%) QA Automation
16 74 (16.09%) Scrum
17 72 (15.65%) AWS
18 70 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 69 (15.00%) Windows
20 68 (14.78%) PowerShell
20 68 (14.78%) WebDriver
21 67 (14.57%) TDD
22 65 (14.13%) JIRA
23 63 (13.70%) Kubernetes
24 60 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
25 53 (11.52%) JavaScript

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 18 (3.91%) Confluence
2 10 (2.17%) Kinematics
3 9 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.87%) IIS
6 3 (0.65%) Apache
6 3 (0.65%) JBoss
6 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Simulink
2 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.22%) EPLAN
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 105 (22.83%) Azure
2 72 (15.65%) AWS
3 26 (5.65%) GCP
4 13 (2.83%) GitHub
5 11 (2.39%) SaaS
6 8 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.74%) IaaS
7 7 (1.52%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.52%) Serverless
8 6 (1.30%) PaaS
9 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.87%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.87%) Office 365
9 4 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.43%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.43%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.57%) Firewall
2 17 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.48%) DNS
4 15 (3.26%) WAN
5 12 (2.61%) DHCP
6 7 (1.52%) Internet
7 6 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.09%) SAN
9 4 (0.87%) BGP
9 4 (0.87%) OSPF
10 3 (0.65%) FTP
10 3 (0.65%) NAS
10 3 (0.65%) SMTP
10 3 (0.65%) SSL
11 2 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.43%) VPN
11 2 (0.43%) VSAN
11 2 (0.43%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (5.65%) MySQL
3 21 (4.57%) Big Data
4 20 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.30%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.30%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.30%) DataStage
7 6 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.87%) SQLite
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 166 (36.09%) Selenium
2 98 (21.30%) Git (software)
3 93 (20.22%) Jenkins
4 79 (17.17%) Cucumber
5 68 (14.78%) WebDriver
6 65 (14.13%) JIRA
7 49 (10.65%) Appium
8 43 (9.35%) Bitbucket
9 31 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (5.87%) SpecFlow
11 24 (5.22%) TeamCity
12 21 (4.57%) JUnit
13 20 (4.35%) JMeter
13 20 (4.35%) Maven
14 15 (3.26%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (2.83%) Hudson
15 13 (2.83%) TestNG
16 12 (2.61%) Calabash
16 12 (2.61%) NUnit
General
1 110 (23.91%) Finance
2 20 (4.35%) Retail
3 12 (2.61%) Electronics
4 11 (2.39%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.17%) Banking
6 9 (1.96%) Games
7 8 (1.74%) Marketing
8 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.09%) Law
9 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Front Office
10 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
11 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.35%) .NET
2 32 (6.96%) REST
3 23 (5.00%) Web Services
4 19 (4.13%) JSON
4 19 (4.13%) SOAP
5 18 (3.91%) Gherkin
6 14 (3.04%) XML
7 12 (2.61%) Spring
8 11 (2.39%) HTML
9 10 (2.17%) RESTful
10 9 (1.96%) Node.js
10 9 (1.96%) Swagger
11 8 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.30%) CSS
12 6 (1.30%) Velocity
12 6 (1.30%) WebdriverIO
13 5 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (0.87%) React
14 4 (0.87%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.00%) Robotics
2 22 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.48%) Algorithms
5 11 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.52%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.52%) SCADA
9 6 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.09%) Analogue Electronics
10 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.09%) FMCG
10 5 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (20.43%) Linux
2 69 (15.00%) Windows
3 34 (7.39%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.09%) Android
4 28 (6.09%) Apple iOS
5 27 (5.87%) Unix
6 25 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.43%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.43%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (45.43%) Test Automation
3 164 (35.65%) DevOps
4 87 (18.91%) BDD
5 77 (16.74%) QA Automation
6 74 (16.09%) Scrum
7 70 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 67 (14.57%) TDD
9 60 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (9.78%) Configuration Management
12 37 (8.04%) Open Source
13 36 (7.83%) Microservices
14 34 (7.39%) Artificial Intelligence
15 33 (7.17%) Fintech
16 32 (6.96%) Test Scripting
17 30 (6.52%) SDLC
18 28 (6.09%) Infrastructure Automation
18 28 (6.09%) Manual Testing
18 28 (6.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 160 (34.78%) Java
2 149 (32.39%) Python
3 98 (21.30%) C#
4 87 (18.91%) SQL
5 68 (14.78%) PowerShell
6 53 (11.52%) JavaScript
7 52 (11.30%) Bash Shell
8 27 (5.87%) Ruby
9 25 (5.43%) C
10 23 (5.00%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.48%) Lua
11 16 (3.48%) MATLAB
12 12 (2.61%) Scala
13 10 (2.17%) Go
13 10 (2.17%) Perl
14 8 (1.74%) VBScript
15 7 (1.52%) VB
16 6 (1.30%) C++
16 6 (1.30%) R
17 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (8.48%) Degree
2 20 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 16 (3.48%) CCNP
5 12 (2.61%) JNCIP
5 12 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.74%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.74%) HNC
8 4 (0.87%) ISEB
9 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (40.22%) QA
2 15 (3.26%) IEC 61131
3 3 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (16.74%) Docker
2 29 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 7 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.30%) NFS
6 6 (1.30%) vSphere
7 5 (1.09%) Firmware
8 3 (0.65%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) XenApp
9 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) vCloud
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 98 (21.30%) Ansible
2 63 (13.70%) Kubernetes
3 48 (10.43%) Terraform
4 44 (9.57%) Puppet
5 20 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.83%) SCOM
7 12 (2.61%) SCCM
8 11 (2.39%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.52%) Cloudify
10 6 (1.30%) logstash
10 6 (1.30%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.30%) vRealize
11 5 (1.09%) Kibana
11 5 (1.09%) Salt
11 5 (1.09%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.87%) Packer
13 3 (0.65%) Consul
13 3 (0.65%) Nagios
13 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 51 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.17%) VMware
3 27 (5.87%) Red Hat
4 24 (5.22%) Google
5 21 (4.57%) Cisco
6 18 (3.91%) Oracle
7 14 (3.04%) Juniper
8 13 (2.83%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.74%) Citrix
10 6 (1.30%) Ab Initio
10 6 (1.30%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 6 (1.30%) Informatica
10 6 (1.30%) Siemens
10 6 (1.30%) Teradata
10 6 (1.30%) Twitter
11 5 (1.09%) Lauterbach
11 5 (1.09%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.09%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.87%) Instagram
12 4 (0.87%) Palo Alto