Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Automation Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1188 1207 1303
Rank change year-on-year +19 +96 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 23 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 12
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.02% +16.77%
10th Percentile £25,350 £46,050 £34,050
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,800 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £52,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year -21.90% +29.63% +4.52%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +58 23 £50,000 -4.76% 3
UK excluding London +56 12 £41,000 -21.90% 1
London +11 11 £57,500 - 2
South East +60 5 £37,500 -50.33% 1
North of England +17 4 £57,500 +9.52%
North West - 4 £57,500 -
East of England - 3 £42,000 -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Python
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Marketing
3 6 (26.09%) Eloqua
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) Marketing Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Pardot
4 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (21.74%) Marketo
4 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) Puppet
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) Robotics
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
5 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (17.39%) Ansible
5 4 (17.39%) Robotic Process Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Terraform
6 3 (13.04%) AppDynamics
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.04%) HubSpot
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.04%) PowerShell

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 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) JBoss
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Blockchain
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Gatling
4 2 (8.70%) GoCD
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) MSBuild
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 2 (8.70%) TestRail
5 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
1 6 (26.09%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Robotics
3 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.70%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Debian
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) DevOps
1 6 (26.09%) Marketing Automation
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Robotic Process Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) B2B
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Market Research
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) Python
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 3 (13.04%) VBA
6 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.70%) VB
7 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Ansible
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) Terraform
4 2 (8.70%) BladeLogic
4 2 (8.70%) Nagios
4 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
5 1 (4.35%) CA Wily
5 1 (4.35%) Salt
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Marketo
1 5 (21.74%) Pardot
2 3 (13.04%) AppDynamics
2 3 (13.04%) Cognos
2 3 (13.04%) HubSpot
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Splunk
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) New Relic
3 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) SaltStack