Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 317 519 583
Rank change year-on-year +202 +64 -5
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 456 705 749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.56% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 457 521 570
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £31,725
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +21.05% - +13.10%

Task 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 45,824 126,277 150,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,784 99,664 119,596
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Task Automation.

Salary trend for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Task Automation over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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 28 October 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 +188 424 £60,000 +9.09% 73
London +199 256 £60,000 -7.69% 31
UK excluding London +165 189 £57,500 +21.05% 47
Work from Home +67 74 £57,500 -23.33% 13
South East +161 70 £75,000 +57.89% 15
North of England +141 43 £42,500 -15.00% 14
South West +97 30 £57,500 +27.78% 6
North West +94 28 £58,500 +17.00% 4
Midlands +121 19 £50,000 +29.03% 3
Scotland +103 13 £52,500 +10.53% 2
East Midlands +90 11 £50,000 +33.33% 1
East of England +102 8 £58,750 +17.50% 4
West Midlands +98 8 £55,000 +41.94% 2
Wales +50 8 £45,000 +12.50%
North East +25 8 £42,500 -34.97% 2
Yorkshire +112 7 £40,000 -20.00% 8

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT jobs citing Task 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 Task Automation.

1 218 (47.81%) Azure
2 164 (35.96%) AWS
3 159 (34.87%) Python
4 148 (32.46%) Microsoft
5 146 (32.02%) PowerShell
6 142 (31.14%) DevOps
7 115 (25.22%) Windows
8 108 (23.68%) Terraform
9 106 (23.25%) Linux
10 97 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
11 95 (20.83%) SQL
12 84 (18.42%) Finance
13 81 (17.76%) Ansible
13 81 (17.76%) Docker
14 77 (16.89%) Active Directory
15 76 (16.67%) Office 365
16 72 (15.79%) JIRA
17 68 (14.91%) DNS
18 65 (14.25%) C#
18 65 (14.25%) Kubernetes
19 64 (14.04%) SaaS
20 63 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (13.82%) Windows Server
21 62 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
22 61 (13.38%) IaaS
22 61 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
23 56 (12.28%) PaaS
24 55 (12.06%) Confluence
24 55 (12.06%) Degree
25 54 (11.84%) JavaScript

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 55 (12.06%) Confluence
2 17 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.51%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.07%) IIS
5 6 (1.32%) Apache
6 5 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.44%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.10%) Maximo
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 218 (47.81%) Azure
2 164 (35.96%) AWS
3 76 (16.67%) Office 365
4 64 (14.04%) SaaS
5 61 (13.38%) IaaS
6 56 (12.28%) PaaS
7 43 (9.43%) Serverless
8 36 (7.89%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 34 (7.46%) Power Platform
9 34 (7.46%) PowerApps
10 33 (7.24%) Azure Functions
11 29 (6.36%) GCP
12 9 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.97%) GitHub
12 9 (1.97%) Logic Apps
12 9 (1.97%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.97%) Slack
13 8 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (14.91%) DNS
2 47 (10.31%) Firewall
3 41 (8.99%) Internet
3 41 (8.99%) TCP/IP
4 25 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (3.95%) VPN
6 17 (3.73%) Wireless
7 13 (2.85%) DHCP
7 13 (2.85%) Network Security
8 11 (2.41%) DMARC
8 11 (2.41%) SSL
9 9 (1.97%) HTTP
10 8 (1.75%) SAN
11 6 (1.32%) LAN
11 6 (1.32%) WAN
12 5 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.10%) DMZ
12 5 (1.10%) IPsec
12 5 (1.10%) NAS
13 4 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.99%) NoSQL
3 30 (6.58%) MySQL
4 25 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.41%) Big Data
7 11 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.19%) Looker
8 10 (2.19%) Snowflake Schema
9 9 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.97%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.32%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.32%) HBase
11 6 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (15.79%) JIRA
2 44 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.14%) GitLab
5 21 (4.61%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.54%) Grunt
7 7 (1.54%) gulp
7 7 (1.54%) Pylint
7 7 (1.54%) Sourcetree
8 5 (1.10%) FishEye
8 5 (1.10%) Selenium
9 4 (0.88%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.88%) Maven
9 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.66%) Gradle
10 3 (0.66%) Subversion
11 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.22%) eggPlant
General
1 84 (18.42%) Finance
2 26 (5.70%) Banking
3 18 (3.95%) Marketing
4 12 (2.63%) Retail
5 9 (1.97%) Law
6 5 (1.10%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.88%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) Front Office
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (17.76%) Developer
2 54 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (11.40%) Administrator
4 36 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (7.46%) Analyst
6 28 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 28 (6.14%) JIRA Administrator
7 27 (5.92%) Security Engineer
8 25 (5.48%) Security Specialist
9 23 (5.04%) Cloud Specialist
10 22 (4.82%) Azure Specialist
11 20 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) IT Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) Site Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 20 (4.39%) SQL Developer
12 16 (3.51%) Support Engineer
13 15 (3.29%) Office 365 Engineer
13 15 (3.29%) Operations Engineer
14 14 (3.07%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.65%) Web Services
2 40 (8.77%) .NET
3 37 (8.11%) HTML
4 28 (6.14%) CSS
5 22 (4.82%) AngularJS
6 21 (4.61%) React
7 18 (3.95%) HTML5
8 16 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (3.07%) jQuery
10 12 (2.63%) RESTful
11 11 (2.41%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.41%) LDAP
12 8 (1.75%) Sass
13 7 (1.54%) CSS3
13 7 (1.54%) Django
13 7 (1.54%) pytest
13 7 (1.54%) Redux
14 6 (1.32%) Node.js
14 6 (1.32%) REST
15 5 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.89%) Hedge funds
3 34 (7.46%) Cloud Native
4 27 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 16 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.51%) User Experience
7 13 (2.85%) Clustering
8 12 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 10 (2.19%) CMDB
10 9 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.54%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.88%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 115 (25.22%) Windows
2 106 (23.25%) Linux
3 63 (13.82%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.80%) Windows 10
5 29 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (5.48%) CentOS
7 17 (3.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (3.51%) Unix
9 13 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.10%) AIX
12 5 (1.10%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.44%) Android
13 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.44%) tvOS
14 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.14%) DevOps
2 97 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (11.40%) Fintech
6 49 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 44 (9.65%) Software Engineering
8 41 (8.99%) Configuration Management
9 36 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
9 36 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 35 (7.68%) Anomaly Detection
10 35 (7.68%) SDLC
11 32 (7.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 31 (6.80%) Information Security
13 29 (6.36%) Continuous Deployment
14 28 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (6.14%) Open Source
15 27 (5.92%) Analytics
16 26 (5.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 159 (34.87%) Python
2 146 (32.02%) PowerShell
3 95 (20.83%) SQL
4 65 (14.25%) C#
5 54 (11.84%) JavaScript
6 40 (8.77%) Bash Shell
7 21 (4.61%) Java
8 18 (3.95%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.29%) Go
10 14 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.85%) PHP
12 12 (2.63%) Perl
13 8 (1.75%) Ruby
14 7 (1.54%) R
14 7 (1.54%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.32%) C++
16 5 (1.10%) C
17 4 (0.88%) VBScript
18 3 (0.66%) Groovy
18 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (12.06%) Degree
2 14 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.97%) CCNA
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.54%) MCSE
5 7 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) CISSP
7 5 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.10%) CCSP
7 5 (1.10%) CEH
7 5 (1.10%) GPEN
7 5 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.10%) OSCE
7 5 (1.10%) OSCP
8 4 (0.88%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.66%) CCNP
10 2 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.17%) GDPR
2 17 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.41%) NIST
3 11 (2.41%) NIST 800
4 10 (2.19%) SLA
5 9 (1.97%) QA
6 5 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.66%) EMIR
8 3 (0.66%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (17.76%) Docker
2 77 (16.89%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.41%) vSphere
6 9 (1.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (1.32%) HDFS
8 5 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.88%) Firmware
9 4 (0.88%) Gluster
9 4 (0.88%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.66%) XenApp
10 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.22%) LXC
12 1 (0.22%) NFS
12 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 108 (23.68%) Terraform
2 81 (17.76%) Ansible
3 65 (14.25%) Kubernetes
4 44 (9.65%) Puppet
5 39 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (6.36%) SCCM
7 28 (6.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (3.07%) SCVMM
9 11 (2.41%) WSUS
10 8 (1.75%) CSIRT
10 8 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.54%) Tivoli
12 6 (1.32%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (1.32%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (1.10%) Nagios
14 4 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.88%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 148 (32.46%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.75%) Cisco
3 45 (9.87%) VMware
4 24 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 21 (4.61%) Splunk
6 19 (4.17%) HP
7 18 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 15 (3.29%) CheckPoint
8 15 (3.29%) Oracle
9 12 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.97%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.75%) Google
11 8 (1.75%) New Relic
11 8 (1.75%) Sun
12 7 (1.54%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.54%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.54%) IBM
12 7 (1.54%) SAP
12 7 (1.54%) Solarflare
13 6 (1.32%) Dell