Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Robotic Process Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Robotic Process Automation over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 939 1199
Rank change year-on-year +153 +260 +114
Permanent jobs citing Robotic Process Automation 357 276 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.17% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 261 162 18
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.67% -4.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £108,750 £96,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £54,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +44.00% -

Robotic Process Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 145,517 163,975 170,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115,395 130,113 141,329
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Robotic Process Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Robotic Process Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 +107 333 £52,500 -12.50% 29
London +86 185 £57,500 -29.45% 13
UK excluding London +96 178 £45,000 -16.67% 21
North of England +57 42 £41,000 -3.53% 5
West Midlands +43 42 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Midlands +23 42 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South West - 28 £35,000 -
South East +7 25 £56,250 -16.67% 5
Yorkshire +49 22 £33,000 -17.50% 3
North West +23 20 £44,250 -1.67% 2
East of England +20 17 £95,000 +128.92%
Scotland +13 13 £47,500 +32.87% 2
Wales - 10 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Robotic Process Automation.

1 161 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (43.70%) Finance
3 154 (43.14%) Robotics
4 128 (35.85%) C#
5 121 (33.89%) Blue Prism
6 119 (33.33%) .NET
7 114 (31.93%) Microsoft
7 114 (31.93%) Artificial Intelligence
8 110 (30.81%) SQL
9 98 (27.45%) SQL Server
10 95 (26.61%) JavaScript
11 88 (24.65%) UiPath
12 81 (22.69%) Java
13 65 (18.21%) Banking
13 65 (18.21%) PowerShell
14 61 (17.09%) Machine Learning
14 61 (17.09%) Big Data
15 59 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 57 (15.97%) Python
16 57 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
17 56 (15.69%) Tandem
18 50 (14.01%) Automation Anywhere
19 49 (13.73%) Information Security
19 49 (13.73%) Windows
19 49 (13.73%) Analytics
20 47 (13.17%) Continuous Improvement
20 47 (13.17%) Management Information System
21 46 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
21 46 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (12.61%) DevOps

Robotic Process Automation
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 32 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.24%) Appian
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (3.64%) Chatbot
5 11 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.12%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.84%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle AGIS
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (16.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.16%) SaaS
4 10 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.96%) IaaS
6 7 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
6 7 (1.96%) PaaS
7 5 (1.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.36%) DNS
3 6 (1.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 61 (17.09%) Big Data
3 42 (11.76%) MySQL
3 42 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (8.96%) Hadoop
5 19 (5.32%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.80%) MariaDB
6 10 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.80%) Redis
6 10 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.12%) Blockchain
7 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 20 (5.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 12 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (3.36%) Hudson
2 12 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.36%) MSBuild
2 12 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 12 (3.36%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.40%) JIRA
4 5 (1.40%) JUnit
5 3 (0.84%) ERwin
6 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.28%) NUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 156 (43.70%) Finance
2 65 (18.21%) Banking
3 34 (9.52%) Retail
4 33 (9.24%) Legal
5 31 (8.68%) Marketing
6 13 (3.64%) Advertising
7 12 (3.36%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.12%) Back Office
8 4 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) French Language
9 3 (0.84%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 119 (33.33%) Developer
2 40 (11.20%) Consultant
3 36 (10.08%) Architect
4 35 (9.80%) Analyst
5 34 (9.52%) Automation Developer
6 20 (5.60%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.60%) Designer
6 20 (5.60%) Digital Designer
6 20 (5.60%) Digital UX Designer
6 20 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (5.60%) UX Designer
7 18 (5.04%) Automation Specialist
7 18 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.92%) Applications Support
8 14 (3.92%) Business Manager
8 14 (3.92%) Web Developer
9 13 (3.64%) Senior Developer
9 13 (3.64%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.64%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.36%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (33.33%) .NET
2 41 (11.48%) HTML
3 35 (9.80%) CSS
4 32 (8.96%) SailPoint
5 31 (8.68%) Web Services
6 29 (8.12%) React
7 27 (7.56%) CSS3
7 27 (7.56%) HTML5
8 25 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 17 (4.76%) SOAP
10 15 (4.20%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.92%) Spring
11 14 (3.92%) Vue.js
12 13 (3.64%) RESTful
13 12 (3.36%) XML
13 12 (3.36%) XSLT
14 10 (2.80%) GraphQL
14 10 (2.80%) gRPC
14 10 (2.80%) REST
15 8 (2.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 154 (43.14%) Robotics
2 56 (15.69%) Tandem
3 47 (13.17%) Management Information System
4 34 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (8.68%) User Experience
6 26 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (4.20%) Fintech
10 14 (3.92%) NHS
10 14 (3.92%) Social Network
11 6 (1.68%) Blog
12 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.84%) 3D Printing
13 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.84%) Social Media
14 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
15 1 (0.28%) Graphic Design
15 1 (0.28%) Photography
15 1 (0.28%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.73%) Windows
2 32 (8.96%) Linux
3 22 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (31.93%) Artificial Intelligence
3 61 (17.09%) Machine Learning
4 57 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (13.73%) Analytics
5 49 (13.73%) Information Security
6 47 (13.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 46 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (12.61%) Business Analysis
8 45 (12.61%) DevOps
9 44 (12.32%) Risk Management
10 37 (10.36%) Decision-Making
10 37 (10.36%) Project Management
11 35 (9.80%) ETL
11 35 (9.80%) Front End Development
11 35 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (9.52%) Business Development
12 34 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
12 34 (9.52%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 128 (35.85%) C#
2 110 (30.81%) SQL
3 95 (26.61%) JavaScript
4 81 (22.69%) Java
5 65 (18.21%) PowerShell
6 57 (15.97%) Python
7 32 (8.96%) BeanShell
8 20 (5.60%) VBA
9 18 (5.04%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.92%) VB
11 12 (3.36%) Bourne shell
11 12 (3.36%) Korn
11 12 (3.36%) Perl
11 12 (3.36%) Ruby
12 11 (3.08%) Kotlin
13 10 (2.80%) Erlang
13 10 (2.80%) Haskell
13 10 (2.80%) Rust
14 6 (1.68%) Java 8
14 6 (1.68%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 39 (10.92%) Degree
2 7 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
3 6 (1.68%) MBA
4 4 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.84%) PMP
6 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.56%) QA
2 11 (3.08%) SLA
3 7 (1.96%) PMO
4 5 (1.40%) COBIT
5 4 (1.12%) GDPR
6 3 (0.84%) BS7799
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.36%) Docker
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.36%) Ansible
1 12 (3.36%) Puppet
1 12 (3.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 121 (33.89%) Blue Prism
2 114 (31.93%) Microsoft
3 88 (24.65%) UiPath
4 50 (14.01%) Automation Anywhere
5 34 (9.52%) ServiceNow
6 32 (8.96%) Tableau
7 31 (8.68%) Oracle
8 20 (5.60%) Adobe
9 14 (3.92%) VMware
10 11 (3.08%) Google
11 10 (2.80%) SAP
12 9 (2.52%) Micro Focus
13 7 (1.96%) IBM
14 5 (1.40%) Pega
15 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.12%) Cognos
15 4 (1.12%) Sybase
16 3 (0.84%) Informatica
16 3 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
16 3 (0.84%) Talend