Period
to 14 July 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Robotics in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Robotics over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Robotics
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 633 495 673
Rank change year-on-year -138 +178 +269
Permanent jobs citing Robotics 177 835 589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.57% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 1.46% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 149 650 482
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,670 £27,750 £27,550
90th Percentile £88,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% +5.26%

Robotics is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,526 57,124 69,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.11% 39.13% 39.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22,850 42,824 53,424
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Robotics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Robotics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Robotics.

Salary trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Robotics over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Robotics within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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 -80 169 £57,500 -8.00% 63
London -25 89 £60,000 -14.29% 17
UK excluding London -96 86 £55,000 +29.41% 49
South East +92 46 £55,000 +32.11% 10
Work from Home -11 15 £57,500 -20.69% 7
South West +41 12 £60,000 +50.00% 4
East of England +74 11 £62,500 +4.17% 16
Midlands +75 7 £55,000 +18.92% 3
West Midlands +74 6 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Scotland -47 5 £55,000 +42.86% 3
North of England +82 3 £100,000 +74.05% 13
Northern Ireland +23 3 - -
North West +45 2 - - 4
Yorkshire +98 1 £100,000 +104.08% 8
East Midlands +57 1 £45,000 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing Robotics 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 Robotics.

1 75 (42.37%) Artificial Intelligence
2 73 (41.24%) Degree
3 66 (37.29%) Software Engineering
4 51 (28.81%) C++
5 49 (27.68%) Python
5 49 (27.68%) Computer Science
6 48 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (24.86%) Robotic Process Automation
8 42 (23.73%) Finance
9 41 (23.16%) Machine Learning
10 31 (17.51%) Scrum
10 31 (17.51%) Windows
11 30 (16.95%) Algorithms
12 29 (16.38%) C
12 29 (16.38%) Test Automation
13 28 (15.82%) HTML
14 26 (14.69%) C#
14 26 (14.69%) .NET
15 25 (14.12%) Java
16 24 (13.56%) Blue Prism
17 23 (12.99%) Automation Anywhere
18 22 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (11.86%) Life Science
19 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
20 20 (11.30%) Open Source
21 19 (10.73%) OOP
21 19 (10.73%) Mentoring
21 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (10.73%) UiPath
22 18 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree

Robotics
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 12 (6.78%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.82%) Apache
3 2 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.13%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Appian
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Chatbot
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.47%) AWS
2 14 (7.91%) Azure
3 10 (5.65%) GCP
4 7 (3.95%) G Suite
5 6 (3.39%) Office 365
6 5 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.69%) Azure LUIS
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) PaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.26%) Internet
1 4 (2.26%) Wireless
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) SSL
2 3 (1.69%) WAN
3 2 (1.13%) DHCP
3 2 (1.13%) DNS
3 2 (1.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.13%) MPLS
3 2 (1.13%) Skype
3 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.56%) RS-232
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.82%) Blockchain
3 5 (2.82%) MySQL
4 3 (1.69%) Big Data
4 3 (1.69%) JanusGraph
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.56%) Power BI
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.69%) GitLab
3 2 (1.13%) Subversion
3 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) JMeter
4 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 42 (23.73%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Manufacturing
2 16 (9.04%) Retail
3 15 (8.47%) Games
4 5 (2.82%) Automotive
5 3 (1.69%) Digital Economy
5 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.13%) Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) French Language
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (24.29%) Developer
2 36 (20.34%) Software Engineer
3 23 (12.99%) Senior Software Engineer
4 18 (10.17%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
5 17 (9.60%) Analyst
6 11 (6.21%) Consultant
7 10 (5.65%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Embedded Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Architect
11 5 (2.82%) Control Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) Presales Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) UI Developer
12 4 (2.26%) .NET Developer
12 4 (2.26%) C++ Developer
12 4 (2.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.82%) HTML
2 26 (14.69%) .NET
3 15 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 14 (7.91%) HTML5
4 14 (7.91%) Natural Language Processing
4 14 (7.91%) Qt
4 14 (7.91%) React
5 13 (7.34%) Web Services
6 12 (6.78%) Node.js
6 12 (6.78%) WCF
7 10 (5.65%) SOAP
7 10 (5.65%) Vue.js
7 10 (5.65%) XML
8 9 (5.08%) gRPC
8 9 (5.08%) Kafka
9 8 (4.52%) CSS
10 7 (3.95%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.95%) Akka
11 5 (2.82%) TensorFlow
12 4 (2.26%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.95%) Algorithms
2 22 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (11.86%) Life Science
4 16 (9.04%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (5.08%) User Experience
6 7 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.82%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.26%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.69%) Industry 4.0
10 3 (1.69%) Wiki
11 2 (1.13%) 3D Printing
11 2 (1.13%) Lidar
11 2 (1.13%) NHS
11 2 (1.13%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.51%) Windows
2 14 (7.91%) Linux
3 13 (7.34%) Android
4 9 (5.08%) Robot Operating System
5 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.13%) Unix
7 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.37%) Artificial Intelligence
2 66 (37.29%) Software Engineering
3 49 (27.68%) Computer Science
4 48 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (24.86%) Robotic Process Automation
6 41 (23.16%) Machine Learning
7 31 (17.51%) Scrum
8 29 (16.38%) Test Automation
9 20 (11.30%) Open Source
10 19 (10.73%) Mentoring
10 19 (10.73%) OOP
10 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (10.17%) DevOps
11 18 (10.17%) Microservices
11 18 (10.17%) Risk Management
12 15 (8.47%) Data Science
13 14 (7.91%) Mathematics
13 14 (7.91%) Project Delivery
13 14 (7.91%) TDD
13 14 (7.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.81%) C++
2 49 (27.68%) Python
3 29 (16.38%) C
4 26 (14.69%) C#
5 25 (14.12%) Java
6 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.34%) VBA
8 11 (6.21%) MATLAB
9 10 (5.65%) SQL
10 4 (2.26%) Go
11 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.13%) Google Apps Script
12 2 (1.13%) PHP
12 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.56%) Java 8
13 1 (0.56%) Julia
13 1 (0.56%) R
13 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 73 (41.24%) Degree
2 18 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (9.60%) PhD
4 9 (5.08%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.13%) CISSP
5 2 (1.13%) MBA
6 1 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.56%) CCSP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.56%) GCFA
6 1 (0.56%) GCIA
6 1 (0.56%) GCIH
6 1 (0.56%) OSWP
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) NIST
3 2 (1.13%) COBIT
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (8.47%) Firmware
2 7 (3.95%) Docker
3 4 (2.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.39%) Terraform
3 3 (1.69%) Zipkin
4 2 (1.13%) Kibana
5 1 (0.56%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.56%) EnCase
5 1 (0.56%) FTK
5 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 24 (13.56%) Blue Prism
2 23 (12.99%) Automation Anywhere
3 19 (10.73%) UiPath
4 4 (2.26%) Google
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.69%) Sun
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco
6 1 (0.56%) NICE Systems
6 1 (0.56%) Pega
6 1 (0.56%) Reuters
6 1 (0.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.56%) Tableau
6 1 (0.56%) VMware