The median annual salary for an Automation Specialist was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Automation Specialist
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 923 974
Rank change year-on-year +59 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 25 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.018% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 4
UK median annual salary £70,000 £48,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.58% +21.87%  
10th Percentile £23,700 £33,750 £32,875
90th Percentile £96,500 £75,775 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - £48,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +14.70%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Specialist.

Salary trend for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Specialist over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +67 25 £70,000 +43.58% 5
London +36 13 £70,000 +15.22% 2
UK excluding London +29 12 - - 4
North of England -8 4 - - 1
East of England -9 4 - -
South West - 4 - -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (53.66%) DevOps
2 20 (48.78%) Oracle
3 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 16 (39.02%) IIS
4 16 (39.02%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (39.02%) Business Transformation
5 10 (24.39%) HP
5 10 (24.39%) Windows
6 8 (19.51%) VMware
6 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) Selenium
8 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
8 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (14.63%) Puppet
8 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
9 5 (12.20%) Robotic Process Automation
9 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
9 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 5 (12.20%) Robotics
9 5 (12.20%) QA
10 4 (9.76%) JIRA
10 4 (9.76%) Retail
10 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center

Automation Specialist 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 16 (39.02%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Bluemix
2 2 (4.88%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Selenium
2 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) TestRail
4 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Robotics
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Fintech
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 10 (24.39%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) DevOps
2 16 (39.02%) Business Transformation
2 16 (39.02%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Software Delivery
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
5 5 (12.20%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Agile Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Open Source
6 4 (9.76%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Task Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.76%) Workflow
7 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 3 (7.32%) Business Development
7 3 (7.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (4.88%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
8 2 (4.88%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) VB
4 3 (7.32%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.44%) Groovy
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Ansible
2 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
2 4 (9.76%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.88%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) HP
3 8 (19.51%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) ATG
5 4 (9.76%) Blue Prism
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) Cognizant
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) Opsware
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) F5
7 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
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