Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 575 664
Rank change year-on-year +11 +89 +112
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 816 776 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.48% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 602 548 593
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 159,594 161,008 183,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.69% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,542 129,851 152,298
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in the UK

Task 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 Task Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 +26 748 £55,000 +1.85% 105
London -13 417 £65,000 +18.18% 49
UK excluding London +78 373 £45,000 - 63
South East -18 117 £44,750 -10.50% 18
North of England +96 105 £45,000 +20.00% 16
North West +54 67 £50,000 +42.86% 12
East of England +11 42 £60,000 +4.35% 14
Yorkshire +49 38 £35,000 -26.32% 4
Midlands +26 38 £52,500 -3.45% 2
Scotland -12 32 £34,000 -23.60% 6
West Midlands +36 29 £43,000 -29.80% 2
South West -32 29 £38,000 -5.00% 6
Wales 0 10 £45,000 +16.88% 1
East Midlands 0 8 £52,500 +23.53%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 300 (36.76%) Linux
2 284 (34.80%) Python
3 266 (32.60%) Windows
4 252 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
5 250 (30.64%) PowerShell
5 250 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
6 249 (30.51%) SQL
7 227 (27.82%) DevOps
8 213 (26.10%) Finance
9 201 (24.63%) Java
10 197 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 184 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
12 176 (21.57%) JavaScript
13 150 (18.38%) Git (software)
14 145 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
14 145 (17.77%) SQL Server
15 137 (16.79%) Puppet
16 135 (16.54%) Bash Shell
17 133 (16.30%) C#
18 130 (15.93%) Jenkins
19 126 (15.44%) Ansible
19 126 (15.44%) Test Automation
20 124 (15.20%) Windows Server
21 123 (15.07%) .NET
22 121 (14.83%) VMware
23 112 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
23 112 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 111 (13.60%) MySQL
24 111 (13.60%) Active Directory
25 110 (13.48%) Docker

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 66 (8.09%) Apache
2 55 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (5.51%) nginx
4 42 (5.15%) IIS
5 40 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 32 (3.92%) Confluence
7 28 (3.43%) MS Exchange
8 25 (3.06%) WebSphere
9 23 (2.82%) Apache Spark
10 22 (2.70%) SharePoint
11 17 (2.08%) WordPress
12 16 (1.96%) Drupal
13 14 (1.72%) OpenStack
14 13 (1.59%) Moodle
15 12 (1.47%) Skype for Business
16 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.98%) CMS
17 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
18 6 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 32 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 14 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.37%) Revit
9 3 (0.37%) SPSS
9 3 (0.37%) Stata
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Maximo
2 3 (0.37%) Primavera
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 252 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (6.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 49 (6.00%) Amazon S3
5 48 (5.88%) Office 365
6 31 (3.80%) Serverless
7 30 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
7 30 (3.68%) SaaS
8 29 (3.55%) IaaS
9 28 (3.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 28 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (3.19%) GitHub
10 26 (3.19%) PaaS
11 25 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (1.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (1.59%) Amazon Glacier
15 10 (1.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.07%) DNS
2 69 (8.46%) Firewall
3 66 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 50 (6.13%) DHCP
4 50 (6.13%) LAN
5 43 (5.27%) WAN
6 38 (4.66%) HTTP
7 37 (4.53%) Network Security
8 34 (4.17%) SAN
8 34 (4.17%) SSL
9 31 (3.80%) VPN
10 30 (3.68%) MPLS
11 26 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (2.57%) VoIP
13 20 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (2.21%) IPsec
15 17 (2.08%) Internet
16 15 (1.84%) Multicast
16 15 (1.84%) Wireless
17 14 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 111 (13.60%) MySQL
3 84 (10.29%) Big Data
4 82 (10.05%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (7.48%) MongoDB
5 61 (7.48%) Redis
6 51 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 48 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (5.64%) Amazon RDS
9 44 (5.39%) Hadoop
10 32 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (3.06%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (1.59%) Data Lake
15 12 (1.47%) DB2
15 12 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (1.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 150 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 130 (15.93%) Jenkins
3 57 (6.99%) TeamCity
4 47 (5.76%) Selenium
5 43 (5.27%) JIRA
6 38 (4.66%) gulp
7 36 (4.41%) Grunt
8 35 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 24 (2.94%) Subversion
9 24 (2.94%) webpack
10 22 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.45%) SpecFlow
12 19 (2.33%) WebDriver
12 19 (2.33%) WiX
13 17 (2.08%) Cucumber
13 17 (2.08%) Visual Studio
14 16 (1.96%) MSI
15 15 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 213 (26.10%) Finance
2 99 (12.13%) Banking
3 65 (7.97%) Investment Banking
4 36 (4.41%) Financial Institution
5 35 (4.29%) Front Office
6 30 (3.68%) Legal
7 24 (2.94%) Marketing
8 17 (2.08%) Games
9 14 (1.72%) Advertising
9 14 (1.72%) Publishing
10 13 (1.59%) Law
11 10 (1.23%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.10%) Back Office
13 6 (0.74%) Retail
14 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.49%) Military
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) French Language
15 2 (0.25%) German Language
15 2 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 192 (23.53%) Developer
2 121 (14.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 82 (10.05%) Analyst
4 60 (7.35%) Administrator
5 56 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
6 48 (5.88%) Applications Support
7 47 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 45 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 43 (5.27%) Linux Administrator
9 43 (5.27%) Linux Engineer
9 43 (5.27%) Support Engineer
10 37 (4.53%) Java Engineer
10 37 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
11 36 (4.41%) Applications Engineer
11 36 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
12 35 (4.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 33 (4.04%) AWS DevOps
13 33 (4.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 33 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
14 31 (3.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (15.07%) .NET
2 102 (12.50%) Web Services
3 92 (11.27%) HTML
4 74 (9.07%) CSS
5 54 (6.62%) AngularJS
6 46 (5.64%) HTML5
7 44 (5.39%) Sass
8 38 (4.66%) REST
9 32 (3.92%) jQuery
9 32 (3.92%) LAMP
10 30 (3.68%) Node.js
11 28 (3.43%) XML
12 26 (3.19%) CSS3
12 26 (3.19%) RESTful
13 25 (3.06%) React
14 23 (2.82%) SailPoint
14 23 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (2.57%) FIX Protocol
16 20 (2.45%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 110 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 60 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 49 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
5 44 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (4.53%) Equities
7 34 (4.17%) Fixed Income
8 32 (3.92%) Replication
9 31 (3.80%) Computer Science
10 29 (3.55%) Cyberthreat
10 29 (3.55%) Fintech
11 25 (3.06%) Robotics
12 24 (2.94%) Algorithms
12 24 (2.94%) Mobile App
12 24 (2.94%) Virtual Team
13 23 (2.82%) Public Cloud
13 23 (2.82%) Tandem
14 22 (2.70%) User Experience
15 21 (2.57%) Clustering
16 16 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 300 (36.76%) Linux
2 266 (32.60%) Windows
3 124 (15.20%) Windows Server
4 105 (12.87%) Unix
5 48 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (4.41%) Ubuntu
6 36 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (4.29%) CentOS
8 32 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (3.19%) Windows 10
9 26 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 17 (2.08%) Android
11 13 (1.59%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.74%) AIX
12 6 (0.74%) Solaris
12 6 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.37%) Fedora
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (27.82%) DevOps
3 184 (22.55%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (15.44%) Test Automation
6 99 (12.13%) Configuration Management
7 91 (11.15%) ITIL
8 88 (10.78%) High Availability
9 87 (10.66%) Software Engineering
10 76 (9.31%) Risk Management
11 74 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 72 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
13 68 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
14 65 (7.97%) Project Management
15 64 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
16 60 (7.35%) TDD
17 59 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
18 52 (6.37%) Analytics
18 52 (6.37%) Open Source
18 52 (6.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 284 (34.80%) Python
2 250 (30.64%) PowerShell
3 249 (30.51%) SQL
4 201 (24.63%) Java
5 176 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 135 (16.54%) Bash Shell
7 133 (16.30%) C#
8 105 (12.87%) Ruby
9 94 (11.52%) Perl
10 70 (8.58%) PHP
11 66 (8.09%) Shell Script
12 47 (5.76%) C
13 43 (5.27%) T-SQL
14 40 (4.90%) C++
15 35 (4.29%) Scala
16 23 (2.82%) BeanShell
17 21 (2.57%) Java 8
18 19 (2.33%) VB
19 16 (1.96%) VBA
20 15 (1.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 105 (12.87%) Degree
2 26 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.21%) CCNP
5 18 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.84%) CISSP
7 15 (1.84%) MCSE
8 13 (1.59%) CCNA
9 12 (1.47%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.35%) CCDP
11 10 (1.23%) MCSA
12 9 (1.10%) SANS
13 8 (0.98%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.61%) ISEB
15 5 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
16 4 (0.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.56%) QA
2 17 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.96%) SLA
4 11 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.98%) GCP
6 6 (0.74%) PMO
7 4 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.49%) GDPR
7 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 112 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 111 (13.60%) Active Directory
3 110 (13.48%) Docker
4 43 (5.27%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (4.90%) vSphere
6 31 (3.80%) Hyper-V
7 26 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.57%) Firmware
9 12 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.47%) VMware Server
10 11 (1.35%) Samba
11 9 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.98%) KVM
12 8 (0.98%) Xen
13 6 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 6 (0.74%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.74%) XenApp
14 5 (0.61%) HDFS
14 5 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 137 (16.79%) Puppet
2 126 (15.44%) Ansible
3 109 (13.36%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (6.25%) SCCM
5 47 (5.76%) Kubernetes
6 39 (4.78%) Terraform
7 34 (4.17%) Nagios
8 25 (3.06%) HAProxy
9 15 (1.84%) Nessus
10 14 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (1.59%) Tivoli
12 12 (1.47%) Check_MK
13 11 (1.35%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (1.35%) TrustSec
14 10 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
15 9 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.98%) Salt
17 7 (0.86%) Icinga
Vendors
1 197 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 121 (14.83%) VMware
3 82 (10.05%) Oracle
4 53 (6.50%) Cisco
5 50 (6.13%) Google
6 38 (4.66%) Bloomberg
6 38 (4.66%) Red Hat
7 37 (4.53%) Tableau
8 36 (4.41%) Citrix
9 27 (3.31%) Atlassian
10 25 (3.06%) ServiceNow
11 20 (2.45%) Fidessa
12 17 (2.08%) NetApp
13 16 (1.96%) Adobe
13 16 (1.96%) New Relic
13 16 (1.96%) Splunk
14 15 (1.84%) IBM
14 15 (1.84%) WorldPay
15 13 (1.59%) FactSet
15 13 (1.59%) Reuters