Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Task Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Task Automation over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 668 769
Rank change year-on-year +96 +101 -5
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 785 725 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 546 603 438
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,122
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.27%

Task Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 160086 180203 194767
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.89% 87.85%
Number of salaries quoted 128594 149903 158369
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +99 741 £55,000 +10.00% 52
London +93 460 £60,000 +9.09% 23
UK excluding London +61 308 £45,000 - 34
South East +100 125 £50,000 - 11
South West +18 56 £40,000 - 5
East of England -3 41 £57,500 +15.00% 7
North of England -26 37 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Midlands +28 20 £54,375 +20.83% 1
North West -16 20 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +31 14 £61,250 +104.17% 1
Scotland -14 14 £44,500 +18.67% 3
Yorkshire +19 13 £46,250 +8.82% 3
Wales +5 9 £38,500 -14.44%
East Midlands +5 6 £42,500 -5.56%
Channel Islands -1 6 £32,500 -10.96% 2
North East +16 4 £35,000 +9.38%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 329 (41.91%) Windows
2 321 (40.89%) Linux
3 270 (34.39%) Finance
4 265 (33.76%) Microsoft
5 260 (33.12%) PowerShell
6 211 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (26.50%) Puppet
8 207 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
9 204 (25.99%) DevOps
10 197 (25.10%) Windows Server
11 192 (24.46%) Python
12 181 (23.06%) Active Directory
13 175 (22.29%) SQL
14 171 (21.78%) VMware
15 159 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 149 (18.98%) Configuration Management
17 143 (18.22%) Java
18 142 (18.09%) Opscode Chef
19 135 (17.20%) Ansible
20 133 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
21 130 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
22 129 (16.43%) Degree
23 126 (16.05%) Banking
24 123 (15.67%) Jenkins
25 120 (15.29%) Red Hat
26 119 (15.16%) Git (software)
27 117 (14.90%) SQL Server
28 116 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
29 106 (13.50%) .NET
30 105 (13.38%) Data Centre

Task 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 89 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 78 (9.94%) IIS
3 66 (8.41%) Apache
4 64 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (7.13%) WebSphere
6 48 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (4.59%) SharePoint
8 30 (3.82%) Skype for Business
9 19 (2.42%) CMS
10 17 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (2.04%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.78%) JBoss
13 12 (1.53%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.53%) OpenStack
13 12 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
13 12 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.53%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.40%) nginx
15 10 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) ArcInfo
6 2 (0.25%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
4 2 (0.25%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 207 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (9.17%) Office 365
4 32 (4.08%) PaaS
5 30 (3.82%) IaaS
6 28 (3.57%) Amazon S3
7 23 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 14 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.66%) SaaS
11 9 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (1.15%) GitHub
12 7 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.89%) Loggly
13 6 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.64%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 100 (12.74%) Firewall
2 56 (7.13%) DNS
3 47 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 46 (5.86%) DHCP
4 46 (5.86%) SAN
5 44 (5.61%) VPN
6 40 (5.10%) Kerberos
6 40 (5.10%) Network Security
7 32 (4.08%) LAN
8 29 (3.69%) BGP
8 29 (3.69%) LDAP
8 29 (3.69%) Skype
9 25 (3.18%) Cisco IOS
9 25 (3.18%) Internet
9 25 (3.18%) Multicast
9 25 (3.18%) VLAN
10 23 (2.93%) HTTP
11 22 (2.80%) Wireshark
12 21 (2.68%) WAN
13 19 (2.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (14.90%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.64%) MySQL
3 54 (6.88%) Big Data
4 36 (4.59%) Hadoop
5 33 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.42%) InfluxDB
7 19 (2.42%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.42%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.27%) HBase
12 10 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.27%) Redis
13 7 (0.89%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 123 (15.67%) Jenkins
2 119 (15.16%) Git (software)
3 61 (7.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 61 (7.77%) JIRA
4 56 (7.13%) Selenium
5 53 (6.75%) TeamCity
6 48 (6.11%) Subversion
7 43 (5.48%) Cucumber
7 43 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 31 (3.95%) Hudson
9 31 (3.95%) Maven
9 31 (3.95%) MSBuild
10 30 (3.82%) WebDriver
11 24 (3.06%) JMeter
12 13 (1.66%) Gradle
12 13 (1.66%) Grunt
13 12 (1.53%) git-flow
13 12 (1.53%) gulp
14 11 (1.40%) MSI
General
1 270 (34.39%) Finance
2 126 (16.05%) Banking
3 77 (9.81%) Telecoms
4 43 (5.48%) Retail
5 40 (5.10%) Investment Banking
6 33 (4.20%) Marketing
7 26 (3.31%) Retail Banking
8 21 (2.68%) Advertising
9 18 (2.29%) Financial Institution
10 17 (2.17%) Games
11 15 (1.91%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.40%) Law
13 10 (1.27%) Electronics
14 6 (0.76%) Back Office
15 5 (0.64%) Automotive
15 5 (0.64%) Front Office
15 5 (0.64%) Legal
16 4 (0.51%) Billing
16 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 137 (17.45%) Analyst
2 103 (13.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 83 (10.57%) Developer
4 72 (9.17%) Administrator
5 54 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (6.75%) Systems Engineer
7 47 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
8 46 (5.86%) Linux Engineer
9 44 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 38 (4.84%) Banking Analyst
10 38 (4.84%) Windows Engineer
11 32 (4.08%) Applications Support
12 30 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
13 29 (3.69%) VMware Engineer
14 28 (3.57%) Network Engineer
15 26 (3.31%) Junior
16 25 (3.18%) Architect
16 25 (3.18%) Linux Administrator
16 25 (3.18%) Support Engineer
17 23 (2.93%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (13.50%) .NET
2 70 (8.92%) XML
3 66 (8.41%) HTML
4 65 (8.28%) Web Services
5 46 (5.86%) CSS
6 37 (4.71%) LAMP
7 36 (4.59%) Middleware
8 35 (4.46%) AngularJS
9 34 (4.33%) REST
9 34 (4.33%) RESTful
10 31 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 30 (3.82%) Node.js
12 29 (3.69%) Software Packaging
13 27 (3.44%) HTML5
13 27 (3.44%) MSMQ
13 27 (3.44%) YAML
14 26 (3.31%) JDBC
15 25 (3.18%) JSON
16 21 (2.68%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.42%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 133 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (13.38%) Data Centre
3 96 (12.23%) Computer Science
4 33 (4.20%) Hedge funds
5 31 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 31 (3.95%) User Experience
6 29 (3.69%) Fintech
7 28 (3.57%) Private Cloud
8 25 (3.18%) Clustering
9 23 (2.93%) Fat Client
9 23 (2.93%) Thin Client
10 22 (2.80%) Replication
11 19 (2.42%) PKI
12 16 (2.04%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.27%) BYOD
13 10 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.27%) iPad
14 9 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.15%) iSeries
14 9 (1.15%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 329 (41.91%) Windows
2 321 (40.89%) Linux
3 197 (25.10%) Windows Server
4 103 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (11.34%) Unix
6 83 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (6.75%) CentOS
7 53 (6.75%) Solaris
8 48 (6.11%) Ubuntu
9 38 (4.84%) Windows 7
10 26 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (2.42%) VMS
12 17 (2.17%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.78%) Debian
14 13 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.02%) Android
16 6 (0.76%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (25.99%) DevOps
3 149 (18.98%) Configuration Management
4 130 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (11.59%) ITIL
6 83 (10.57%) Mentoring
7 82 (10.45%) Open Source
8 81 (10.32%) Test Automation
9 72 (9.17%) SDLC
10 66 (8.41%) Analytics
11 56 (7.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 56 (7.13%) Scrum
12 53 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 53 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
13 51 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
14 46 (5.86%) Asset Management
15 45 (5.73%) Migration
16 44 (5.61%) High Availability
17 43 (5.48%) Web Development
18 39 (4.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 260 (33.12%) PowerShell
2 192 (24.46%) Python
3 175 (22.29%) SQL
4 143 (18.22%) Java
5 96 (12.23%) Perl
6 94 (11.97%) JavaScript
7 90 (11.46%) Bash Shell
8 69 (8.79%) Ruby
9 67 (8.54%) PHP
10 66 (8.41%) C#
11 45 (5.73%) C++
12 39 (4.97%) T-SQL
13 30 (3.82%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.17%) C
15 16 (2.04%) AWK
15 16 (2.04%) Scala
15 16 (2.04%) VB
16 15 (1.91%) Erlang
17 12 (1.53%) VBA
18 10 (1.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 129 (16.43%) Degree
2 43 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.93%) CCNA
5 21 (2.68%) CCNP
5 21 (2.68%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.17%) Master's Degree
6 17 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.91%) VCAP
9 14 (1.78%) CCIE
10 12 (1.53%) CCIE Data Center
11 11 (1.40%) CCSA
12 10 (1.27%) RHCA
13 9 (1.15%) MCSE
13 9 (1.15%) PMI Certification
13 9 (1.15%) PMP
14 8 (1.02%) GCIH
14 8 (1.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.50%) QA
2 25 (3.18%) SLA
3 9 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.64%) PMO
4 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.25%) WAI
8 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.13%) FISMA
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 181 (23.06%) Active Directory
2 116 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (11.21%) Docker
4 36 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
7 20 (2.55%) vSphere
8 17 (2.17%) Postfix
9 16 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.53%) KVM
11 11 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.27%) Ceph
13 9 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.02%) NFS
14 8 (1.02%) Snort
14 8 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.64%) XenApp
17 4 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 208 (26.50%) Puppet
2 142 (18.09%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (17.20%) Ansible
4 79 (10.06%) SCCM
5 64 (8.15%) Nagios
6 40 (5.10%) Terraform
7 38 (4.84%) SCOM
8 19 (2.42%) Juju
9 17 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (1.66%) Graphite
10 13 (1.66%) Opsview
11 12 (1.53%) Salt
12 11 (1.40%) Grafana
12 11 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
12 11 (1.40%) Rsyslog
13 10 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.15%) Cacti
14 9 (1.15%) logstash
14 9 (1.15%) Munin
15 8 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 265 (33.76%) Microsoft
2 171 (21.78%) VMware
3 120 (15.29%) Red Hat
4 88 (11.21%) Cisco
5 52 (6.62%) Citrix
6 51 (6.50%) Oracle
7 23 (2.93%) HP
8 22 (2.80%) Atlassian
9 20 (2.55%) NetApp
10 18 (2.29%) IBM
11 14 (1.78%) CheckPoint
12 13 (1.66%) SAP
12 13 (1.66%) Splunk
13 12 (1.53%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.40%) Google
14 11 (1.40%) Sybase
15 10 (1.27%) Tableau
16 8 (1.02%) ArcSight
16 8 (1.02%) LogLogic
16 8 (1.02%) SaltStack
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 25% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + £5,000 on-call bonus + 7.5% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guernsey
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 10% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + 20-30% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £4800 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + 20-30% Bonus + 8% Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with strong benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum with car allowance & bonuses
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary + strong benefits and bonus package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 - £53000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
William Hill
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits, Amazing Culture!
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience plus exc ben
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago