Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 416 461 574
Rank change year-on-year +45 +113 0
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 543 611 686
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.61% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 333 459 552
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,450 £33,750
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £43,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.87%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,098 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14% +8.89%

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 79,099 99,556 136,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.52% 92.22% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 60,404 79,992 108,656
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 23 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Top 17 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 23 April 2021. 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 +42 477 £60,000 +4.35% 85
UK excluding London +71 288 £55,000 +4.76% 58
London +26 207 £70,000 +16.67% 28
South West +38 88 £55,000 - 12
Work from Home -113 75 £62,500 +2.04% 20
North of England +7 69 £54,000 -10.00% 15
South East +70 67 £57,500 +26.37% 13
North West +25 29 £54,000 -8.09% 5
Yorkshire -13 29 £54,000 -16.92% 9
Scotland +10 23 £55,000 +46.67%
Midlands +5 22 £57,500 +43.75% 8
East of England +59 19 £47,500 -13.64% 9
West Midlands -11 14 £61,250 +53.13% 7
North East +18 13 £40,000 -7.74% 1
East Midlands +31 8 £32,750 -32.12% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 231 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (42.36%) Python
3 227 (41.80%) AWS
4 225 (41.44%) DevOps
5 204 (37.57%) Linux
6 203 (37.38%) Azure
7 188 (34.62%) PowerShell
8 172 (31.68%) Microsoft
9 159 (29.28%) Windows
10 154 (28.36%) Ansible
11 148 (27.26%) Web Services
11 148 (27.26%) Git (software)
12 147 (27.07%) Docker
13 140 (25.78%) Puppet
14 132 (24.31%) VMware
15 131 (24.13%) JIRA
16 128 (23.57%) Bash Shell
17 120 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 115 (21.18%) Firewall
18 115 (21.18%) Infrastructure as Code
19 113 (20.81%) SDLC
20 108 (19.89%) Scrum
21 107 (19.71%) SQL
22 106 (19.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
23 100 (18.42%) Terraform
24 99 (18.23%) Confluence
25 98 (18.05%) ITIL
26 97 (17.86%) Machine Learning
27 96 (17.68%) Configuration Management
28 85 (15.65%) Service Management

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 99 (18.23%) Confluence
2 35 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.05%) SAS
4 19 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.21%) Apache
6 10 (1.84%) IIS
7 6 (1.10%) CMS
8 5 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.92%) nginx
9 4 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.74%) Drupal
10 3 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.55%) Kentico
10 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.55%) WordPress
11 2 (0.37%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (0.74%) Fireworks
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.74%) Photoshop
1 4 (0.74%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 227 (41.80%) AWS
2 203 (37.38%) Azure
3 60 (11.05%) GCP
4 46 (8.47%) Power Platform
4 46 (8.47%) SaaS
5 41 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
6 39 (7.18%) PowerApps
7 34 (6.26%) Serverless
8 30 (5.52%) IaaS
9 27 (4.97%) PaaS
10 25 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
11 21 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (3.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (3.50%) Amazon S3
14 18 (3.31%) Power Automate
15 14 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (2.39%) GitHub
17 10 (1.84%) Azure Functions
18 9 (1.66%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 115 (21.18%) Firewall
2 77 (14.18%) IPv4
3 70 (12.89%) VPN
4 65 (11.97%) OSPF
5 61 (11.23%) VLAN
6 25 (4.60%) DNS
7 20 (3.68%) Network Security
8 17 (3.13%) Internet
8 17 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (2.95%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.58%) HTTP
11 11 (2.03%) WAN
12 10 (1.84%) LAN
13 9 (1.66%) DHCP
14 6 (1.10%) Multicast
14 6 (1.10%) tcpdump
15 5 (0.92%) BGP
15 5 (0.92%) SSL
16 4 (0.74%) MPLS
16 4 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.81%) NoSQL
2 36 (6.63%) MongoDB
3 34 (6.26%) SQL Server
4 25 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.24%) Power BI
6 20 (3.68%) MySQL
6 20 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (3.31%) Big Data
9 15 (2.76%) Tableau
10 13 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (2.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.47%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 148 (27.26%) Git (software)
2 131 (24.13%) JIRA
3 64 (11.79%) Subversion
4 48 (8.84%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.71%) Bitbucket
6 17 (3.13%) Pylint
6 17 (3.13%) Sourcetree
7 13 (2.39%) GitLab
7 13 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.84%) Grunt
8 10 (1.84%) gulp
9 9 (1.66%) Selenium
10 7 (1.29%) Gradle
11 6 (1.10%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (1.10%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.10%) Mocha
11 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.92%) Maven
13 4 (0.74%) Spinnaker
General
1 59 (10.87%) Finance
2 37 (6.81%) Banking
3 22 (4.05%) Retail
4 17 (3.13%) Marketing
5 13 (2.39%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.39%) Publishing
6 12 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.84%) Advertising
8 8 (1.47%) Law
8 8 (1.47%) Legal
9 7 (1.29%) Local Government
10 6 (1.10%) Electronics
11 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.55%) Games
13 2 (0.37%) Social Housing
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (14.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 61 (11.23%) Developer
3 49 (9.02%) Linux Engineer
4 43 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 33 (6.08%) Security Engineer
7 32 (5.89%) Analyst
8 31 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
9 29 (5.34%) Administrator
9 29 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
10 27 (4.97%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 26 (4.79%) Site Engineer
12 25 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
12 25 (4.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.05%) Data Programmer
13 22 (4.05%) Programmer
14 21 (3.87%) Consultant
14 21 (3.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.68%) Linux Systems Engineer
16 19 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (27.26%) Web Services
2 39 (7.18%) RESTful
3 33 (6.08%) Elastic Stack
3 33 (6.08%) React
4 29 (5.34%) HTML
5 24 (4.42%) CSS
6 23 (4.24%) Redux
7 22 (4.05%) REST
8 21 (3.87%) .NET
9 19 (3.50%) pytest
10 16 (2.95%) AngularJS
10 16 (2.95%) Kafka
10 16 (2.95%) OAuth
10 16 (2.95%) SAML
11 15 (2.76%) Node.js
12 13 (2.39%) Pandas
13 12 (2.21%) Django
13 12 (2.21%) Sass
14 11 (2.03%) XML
15 8 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.26%) Public Cloud
2 37 (6.81%) Cloud Native
3 30 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.58%) User Experience
7 13 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.03%) PKI
9 10 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.66%) Clustering
11 8 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.47%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.47%) NHS
12 7 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.29%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.10%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.10%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 204 (37.57%) Linux
2 159 (29.28%) Windows
3 81 (14.92%) Windows Server
4 67 (12.34%) CentOS
5 58 (10.68%) Windows Server 2016
6 54 (9.94%) Unix
7 52 (9.58%) Ubuntu
8 21 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (3.50%) Windows 10
10 13 (2.39%) Android
11 11 (2.03%) Apple iOS
11 11 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.55%) Debian
14 3 (0.55%) Fedora
14 3 (0.55%) SUSE
15 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (41.44%) DevOps
3 115 (21.18%) Infrastructure as Code
4 113 (20.81%) SDLC
5 108 (19.89%) Scrum
6 106 (19.52%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 98 (18.05%) ITIL
8 97 (17.86%) Machine Learning
9 96 (17.68%) Configuration Management
10 85 (15.65%) DevSecOps
10 85 (15.65%) Service Management
11 84 (15.47%) Data Science
12 83 (15.29%) Software Testing
13 81 (14.92%) Problem-Solving
14 76 (14.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 72 (13.26%) Cyber Intelligence
15 72 (13.26%) Test Automation
16 62 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (9.94%) Computer Science
18 47 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 230 (42.36%) Python
2 188 (34.62%) PowerShell
3 128 (23.57%) Bash Shell
4 107 (19.71%) SQL
5 60 (11.05%) JavaScript
6 57 (10.50%) Java
7 31 (5.71%) C#
8 23 (4.24%) Perl
8 23 (4.24%) Shell Script
9 17 (3.13%) PHP
10 14 (2.58%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.39%) Go
12 12 (2.21%) C
13 11 (2.03%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.66%) Groovy
15 7 (1.29%) Jython
15 7 (1.29%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.92%) C++
17 4 (0.74%) ES6
17 4 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (12.89%) Degree
2 37 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.34%) GIAC
4 26 (4.79%) RHCE
5 18 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.95%) AWS Certification
8 10 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.84%) CISSP
9 6 (1.10%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.74%) CCSP
10 4 (0.74%) CEH
10 4 (0.74%) GPEN
10 4 (0.74%) OSCE
10 4 (0.74%) OSCP
11 3 (0.55%) CCIE
11 3 (0.55%) CCNA
11 3 (0.55%) CCNP
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.95%) QA
2 10 (1.84%) GRC
3 6 (1.10%) NIST
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.92%) SLA
5 4 (0.74%) GDPR
5 4 (0.74%) SOC 2
5 4 (0.74%) WAI
5 4 (0.74%) WCAG
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 147 (27.07%) Docker
2 120 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (14.00%) VMware ESXi
4 58 (10.68%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.29%) Xen
8 5 (0.92%) NFS
8 5 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.74%) Firmware
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.74%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.74%) XenApp
10 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.55%) Postfix
10 3 (0.55%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.37%) LXC
11 2 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 154 (28.36%) Ansible
2 140 (25.78%) Puppet
3 100 (18.42%) Terraform
4 61 (11.23%) Kubernetes
5 22 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.39%) Grafana
7 12 (2.21%) logstash
7 12 (2.21%) SCCM
8 11 (2.03%) Kibana
8 11 (2.03%) Nessus
8 11 (2.03%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.84%) Nagios
9 10 (1.84%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.47%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.47%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.92%) CSIRT
12 5 (0.92%) SCOM
12 5 (0.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 172 (31.68%) Microsoft
2 132 (24.31%) VMware
3 44 (8.10%) Google
3 44 (8.10%) Oracle
4 40 (7.37%) Red Hat
5 26 (4.79%) Splunk
6 21 (3.87%) Cisco
7 14 (2.58%) SAP
8 11 (2.03%) AppDynamics
8 11 (2.03%) PagerDuty
9 8 (1.47%) Citrix
10 7 (1.29%) CA
10 7 (1.29%) F5
10 7 (1.29%) Juniper
10 7 (1.29%) New Relic
11 6 (1.10%) HP
12 5 (0.92%) Dell
12 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.74%) Adobe
13 4 (0.74%) Sun