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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 604 648
Rank change year-on-year +81 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 365 322 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 257 271 239
Median salary £55,000 £53,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.28% +6.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,875 £48,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.59% +12.94%  

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 76220 88818 94836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.67% 89.09% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 62239 73997 76987
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Task Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Task Automation in the UK

Task Automation
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +101 347 £55,000 +2.80% 44
London +63 200 £62,500 +8.69% 19
South East +75 61 £50,000 -6.54% 8
South West +16 35 £40,000 -2.43% 6
City of London +23 26 £62,500 +16.27% 2
East of England -1 23 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Bedfordshire +21 16 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Bristol +5 14 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Berkshire +36 13 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Oxfordshire +14 12 £60,000 -22.58% 3
Gloucestershire - 12 £28,500 - 2
Cirencester - 12 £28,500 - 1
Reading +27 11 £50,000 -18.36%
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Milton Keynes +6 10 - - 1
North West -34 10 £35,000 -16.41% 1
Hampshire +25 9 £43,750 +16.66%
East Sussex +18 9 £28,750 -10.29% 1
Cornwall - 9 £55,000 -
Scotland +10 8 £44,500 +1.13% 1
Yorkshire +22 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hertfordshire +5 7 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Brighton - 7 - - 1
Surrey +41 5 £55,000 +2.80% 1
Leeds +27 5 £50,000 +5.26%
West Yorkshire +15 5 £50,000 +5.26%
Hatfield +8 5 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Channel Islands +3 5 £32,500 -10.95%
Jersey 0 5 £32,500 -10.95%
West End of London - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 282 (41.90%) Linux
2 256 (38.04%) Windows
3 218 (32.39%) Finance
4 206 (30.61%) PowerShell
5 196 (29.12%) Microsoft
6 178 (26.45%) DevOps
7 171 (25.41%) Python
7 171 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
9 154 (22.88%) Puppet
10 152 (22.59%) VMware
11 146 (21.69%) Windows Server
12 145 (21.55%) SQL
13 138 (20.51%) Java
14 136 (20.21%) Active Directory
15 130 (19.32%) Degree
16 123 (18.28%) Opscode Chef
17 117 (17.38%) Git (software)
18 114 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 103 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 99 (14.71%) Jenkins
22 98 (14.56%) Configuration Management
23 96 (14.26%) Ansible
24 94 (13.97%) Data Centre
24 94 (13.97%) Red Hat
25 91 (13.52%) JavaScript
26 88 (13.08%) SQL Server
27 84 (12.48%) Computer Science
28 82 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012

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 73 (10.85%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.84%) IIS
3 43 (6.39%) Apache
4 40 (5.94%) WebSphere
5 34 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (2.97%) Skype for Business
8 16 (2.38%) CMS
9 12 (1.78%) JBoss
9 12 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.63%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.63%) SAS
10 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.49%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (1.04%) Apache Solr
14 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) ArcInfo
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.59%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Actimize
6 1 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 157 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (6.84%) Office 365
4 25 (3.71%) IaaS
4 25 (3.71%) PaaS
5 16 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.93%) GitHub
7 13 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.63%) SaaS
9 10 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.59%) Loggly
15 2 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 81 (12.04%) Firewall
2 39 (5.79%) SAN
3 36 (5.35%) Kerberos
4 33 (4.90%) DNS
5 32 (4.75%) Network Security
6 31 (4.61%) DHCP
7 27 (4.01%) LAN
7 27 (4.01%) LDAP
7 27 (4.01%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.01%) VPN
8 20 (2.97%) Internet
8 20 (2.97%) Wireshark
9 19 (2.82%) BGP
9 19 (2.82%) Multicast
10 18 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
10 18 (2.67%) Skype
10 18 (2.67%) WAN
11 16 (2.38%) NAS
12 15 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (2.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.24%) Big Data
2 42 (6.24%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.79%) MySQL
4 29 (4.31%) Hadoop
5 21 (3.12%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.23%) InfluxDB
10 12 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.34%) Blockchain
13 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.34%) Redis
14 8 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.19%) HBase
14 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 117 (17.38%) Git (software)
2 99 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 61 (9.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 47 (6.98%) JIRA
5 46 (6.84%) Subversion
6 44 (6.54%) TeamCity
7 42 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (6.09%) Selenium
9 33 (4.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (4.31%) Hudson
10 29 (4.31%) MSBuild
11 28 (4.16%) Cucumber
12 26 (3.86%) gulp
13 25 (3.71%) Grunt
14 22 (3.27%) Maven
15 21 (3.12%) git-flow
16 19 (2.82%) WebDriver
17 18 (2.67%) JMeter
18 13 (1.93%) Bower
19 11 (1.63%) Vagrant
General
1 218 (32.39%) Finance
2 81 (12.04%) Banking
3 60 (8.92%) Telecoms
4 34 (5.05%) Marketing
5 27 (4.01%) Retail
6 20 (2.97%) Financial Institution
7 16 (2.38%) Advertising
8 15 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.93%) Games
10 11 (1.63%) Legal
10 11 (1.63%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.04%) Electronics
12 6 (0.89%) Publishing
13 4 (0.59%) Billing
13 4 (0.59%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.59%) Law
14 3 (0.45%) Automotive
15 2 (0.30%) Back Office
15 2 (0.30%) Front Office
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (16.64%) Analyst
2 95 (14.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 84 (12.48%) Developer
4 75 (11.14%) Administrator
5 52 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
7 50 (7.43%) Windows Engineer
8 45 (6.69%) Systems Engineer
9 42 (6.24%) Linux Engineer
10 40 (5.94%) Support Analyst
11 35 (5.20%) VMware Engineer
12 31 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 31 (4.61%) Systems Analyst
13 28 (4.16%) Applications Support
14 26 (3.86%) Banking Analyst
14 26 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
14 26 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
14 26 (3.86%) Windows Administrator
15 24 (3.57%) Server Engineer
15 24 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.74%) .NET
2 70 (10.40%) HTML
3 59 (8.77%) CSS
4 55 (8.17%) XML
5 45 (6.69%) Web Services
6 44 (6.54%) AngularJS
7 41 (6.09%) Software Packaging
8 37 (5.50%) Node.js
9 30 (4.46%) HTML5
10 29 (4.31%) REST
11 28 (4.16%) Middleware
12 27 (4.01%) RESTful
12 27 (4.01%) Sass
12 27 (4.01%) WebSphere MQ
13 25 (3.71%) LAMP
14 23 (3.42%) MSMQ
15 20 (2.97%) JSON
16 19 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (2.67%) ASP.NET
18 16 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.97%) Data Centre
2 84 (12.48%) Computer Science
3 81 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.35%) Hedge funds
4 36 (5.35%) User Experience
5 27 (4.01%) Fintech
6 25 (3.71%) Fat Client
6 25 (3.71%) Thin Client
7 21 (3.12%) PKI
8 19 (2.82%) Clustering
9 15 (2.23%) Private Cloud
9 15 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.78%) Replication
11 11 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.34%) iPad
12 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.19%) Bitcoin
14 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.89%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 282 (41.90%) Linux
2 256 (38.04%) Windows
3 146 (21.69%) Windows Server
4 82 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 57 (8.47%) Unix
7 45 (6.69%) Windows 7
8 38 (5.65%) CentOS
9 29 (4.31%) Solaris
10 26 (3.86%) Ubuntu
11 25 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (2.82%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.93%) VMS
14 12 (1.78%) Debian
15 10 (1.49%) Android
16 8 (1.19%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.89%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.74%) Fedora
19 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (26.45%) DevOps
2 171 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (14.56%) Configuration Management
5 70 (10.40%) SDLC
6 69 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 69 (10.25%) Open Source
7 64 (9.51%) Mentoring
8 63 (9.36%) Scrum
9 61 (9.06%) Test Automation
10 57 (8.47%) ITIL
11 47 (6.98%) Analytics
12 45 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (6.24%) Performance Tuning
14 38 (5.65%) Web Development
15 37 (5.50%) E-Commerce
15 37 (5.50%) Software Engineering
16 36 (5.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 35 (5.20%) TDD
18 34 (5.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 206 (30.61%) PowerShell
2 171 (25.41%) Python
3 145 (21.55%) SQL
4 138 (20.51%) Java
5 91 (13.52%) JavaScript
6 81 (12.04%) Ruby
7 80 (11.89%) Bash Shell
8 72 (10.70%) Perl
9 61 (9.06%) C#
10 52 (7.73%) C++
11 46 (6.84%) PHP
12 32 (4.75%) T-SQL
13 28 (4.16%) Scala
14 26 (3.86%) Shell Script
15 22 (3.27%) C
16 19 (2.82%) AWK
17 13 (1.93%) Erlang
17 13 (1.93%) VB
18 12 (1.78%) Go
19 9 (1.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (19.32%) Degree
2 42 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (3.71%) Master's Degree
4 21 (3.12%) CCNA
4 21 (3.12%) CCNP
5 16 (2.38%) VCAP
5 16 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (2.08%) CCIE
6 14 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.78%) CCIE Data Center
7 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.63%) CCDP
8 11 (1.63%) CCSA
8 11 (1.63%) RHCA
9 10 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.34%) MCSE
11 7 (1.04%) GCIH
11 7 (1.04%) GIAC
12 5 (0.74%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.13%) QA
2 16 (2.38%) SLA
3 5 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) WAI
7 1 (0.15%) FISMA
7 1 (0.15%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 136 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 110 (16.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (7.28%) Docker
4 44 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (5.20%) VMware Workstation
6 33 (4.90%) Hyper-V
7 19 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (2.08%) vSphere
9 13 (1.93%) KVM
10 8 (1.19%) NFS
11 7 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (1.04%) Snort
12 6 (0.89%) Ceph
12 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.59%) LXC
13 4 (0.59%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.59%) XenApp
14 3 (0.45%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 154 (22.88%) Puppet
2 123 (18.28%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (14.26%) Ansible
4 57 (8.47%) SCCM
5 55 (8.17%) Nagios
6 35 (5.20%) SCOM
7 29 (4.31%) Terraform
8 16 (2.38%) Opsview
9 14 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 11 (1.63%) Salt
11 10 (1.49%) Graphite
12 9 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (1.34%) Grafana
12 9 (1.34%) Juju
13 7 (1.04%) Cacti
13 7 (1.04%) logstash
13 7 (1.04%) Munin
13 7 (1.04%) RSA enVision
13 7 (1.04%) Rsyslog
13 7 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 196 (29.12%) Microsoft
2 152 (22.59%) VMware
3 94 (13.97%) Red Hat
4 69 (10.25%) Cisco
5 38 (5.65%) Citrix
6 33 (4.90%) Oracle
7 25 (3.71%) NetApp
8 21 (3.12%) Atlassian
8 21 (3.12%) HP
9 17 (2.53%) Google
10 13 (1.93%) IBM
11 11 (1.63%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.49%) Cognizant
13 9 (1.34%) SAP
13 9 (1.34%) Splunk
14 8 (1.19%) SaltStack
14 8 (1.19%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.04%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.04%) LogLogic
15 7 (1.04%) Tableau
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Salary and Benefits packag
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
ThreePeople
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits doe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Pension + 25% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 + £5,000 on-call bonus + 7.5% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Altus Analytics
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Altus Analytics
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bathgate, West Lothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 48,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 10% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
UBS
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
DERBYSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE
Salary: up to £45,473 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32004.00 - £38183.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: From £32,480 to £49,268 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago