The median annual salary for a Automation Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Specialist
UK
Rank 850 934 954
Rank change year-on-year +84 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 15 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.007% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 5
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.31% -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,050 £34,700 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £88,250 £47,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +26.31% -  

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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 7 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 22 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 +115 13 £60,000 +26.31% 1
South East +62 7 £60,000 - 1
London +72 4 £95,000 +201.58%
Surrey - 4 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 3 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £46,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £46,500 -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 12 (46.15%) HP
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Selenium
4 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) ATG
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Cognizant
6 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) QA
6 6 (23.08%) Retail
6 6 (23.08%) Subversion
6 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 6 (23.08%) JIRA
6 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 6 (23.08%) Node.js
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Testing
6 6 (23.08%) GitHub
6 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (23.08%) TestRail
7 5 (19.23%) Analytics
7 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) GitHub
2 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Bluemix
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) G Suite
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) HP UFT
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 6 (23.08%) TestRail
4 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) SonarQube
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Capybara
5 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) French Language
3 2 (7.69%) German Language
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
1 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (11.54%) Robotics
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) BDD
2 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) Analytics
4 5 (19.23%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Workflow
6 3 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Marketing Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Robotic Process Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Integrated Marketing
7 2 (7.69%) Integrated Marketing Communications
7 2 (7.69%) IT Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Lead Generation
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 4 (15.38%) VB
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) NCDA
3 1 (3.85%) NCIE
3 1 (3.85%) VCAP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 4 (15.38%) SCOrch
4 3 (11.54%) Ansible
5 2 (7.69%) BladeLogic
6 1 (3.85%) Nagios
6 1 (3.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) ATG
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) Cognizant
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) Blue Prism
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Mitel
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Opsware
6 2 (7.69%) Splunk
7 1 (3.85%) Google
7 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
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