Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 602 736
Rank change year-on-year +44 +134 +32
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 795 793 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 583 678 500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,375 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +25.00%

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +32 751 £57,500 +15.00% 49
London +35 514 £62,500 +13.64% 27
UK excluding London -31 266 £42,500 -5.56% 26
South East +53 112 £45,000 -5.26% 10
North of England -3 43 £42,500 +11.84% 7
South West -3 30 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Midlands +3 26 £42,500 -5.56% 2
East of England -28 26 £61,250 +16.67% 2
North West -17 25 £40,000 +40.35% 4
West Midlands +20 22 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +19 18 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland -47 10 £32,000 -14.67% 4
Wales +21 8 £41,000 +17.14%
Northern Ireland -23 6 - -
Channel Islands +5 5 £32,500 -10.96%
East Midlands +6 4 £32,750 -27.22%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 374 (47.04%) Windows
2 356 (44.78%) Finance
3 354 (44.53%) PowerShell
4 303 (38.11%) Linux
5 248 (31.19%) DevOps
6 236 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
6 236 (29.69%) Puppet
6 236 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
7 232 (29.18%) Windows Server
8 231 (29.06%) SQL
9 226 (28.43%) Microsoft
10 215 (27.04%) Python
11 196 (24.65%) Ansible
12 190 (23.90%) Configuration Management
12 190 (23.90%) Banking
13 188 (23.65%) Active Directory
14 186 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 185 (23.27%) Opscode Chef
16 166 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
17 149 (18.74%) Jenkins
17 149 (18.74%) VMware
18 142 (17.86%) SQL Server
19 141 (17.74%) IIS
19 141 (17.74%) .NET
20 135 (16.98%) Data Centre
21 128 (16.10%) Perl
22 126 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
23 124 (15.60%) Java
24 121 (15.22%) Bash Shell
25 114 (14.34%) Migration

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
1 141 (17.74%) IIS
2 99 (12.45%) Apache
3 55 (6.92%) MS Exchange
4 53 (6.67%) Confluence
4 53 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 51 (6.42%) WebSphere
6 46 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (4.40%) SharePoint
8 32 (4.03%) OpenStack
9 29 (3.65%) nginx
10 28 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (2.89%) Skype for Business
12 17 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (1.64%) WordPress
14 12 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
14 12 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (1.51%) WebLogic
15 9 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.25%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.25%) Front Arena
2 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.25%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 236 (29.69%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (13.46%) Office 365
4 39 (4.91%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (3.52%) PaaS
6 26 (3.27%) Amazon S3
6 26 (3.27%) SaaS
7 24 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (3.02%) IaaS
8 17 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (1.89%) GitHub
10 9 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
12 6 (0.75%) npm
12 6 (0.75%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (10.82%) Firewall
2 83 (10.44%) DNS
3 70 (8.81%) DHCP
4 62 (7.80%) TCP/IP
5 49 (6.16%) SAN
6 36 (4.53%) VPN
7 34 (4.28%) BGP
7 34 (4.28%) NAS
8 31 (3.90%) LDAP
9 29 (3.65%) WAN
10 28 (3.52%) HTTP
11 24 (3.02%) LAN
12 23 (2.89%) Skype
13 22 (2.77%) Network Security
13 22 (2.77%) SSL
14 21 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (2.64%) OSPF
15 20 (2.52%) VLAN
16 19 (2.39%) Internet
16 19 (2.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.05%) MySQL
3 46 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (5.28%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 29 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (3.02%) Big Data
8 22 (2.77%) RDBMS
9 21 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.52%) NoSQL
11 17 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.64%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 149 (18.74%) Jenkins
2 99 (12.45%) Git (software)
3 87 (10.94%) TeamCity
4 82 (10.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 82 (10.31%) JIRA
5 72 (9.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 61 (7.67%) Hudson
7 59 (7.42%) MSBuild
8 50 (6.29%) Selenium
9 49 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (6.04%) MSI
11 33 (4.15%) Cucumber
12 31 (3.90%) Subversion
13 23 (2.89%) WebDriver
14 16 (2.01%) Maven
15 15 (1.89%) JMeter
15 15 (1.89%) Vagrant
16 14 (1.76%) JIRA Agile
16 14 (1.76%) ScriptRunner
17 10 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 356 (44.78%) Finance
2 190 (23.90%) Banking
3 59 (7.42%) Investment Banking
4 42 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 40 (5.03%) Retail Banking
6 28 (3.52%) Front Office
7 17 (2.14%) Legal
8 15 (1.89%) Advertising
8 15 (1.89%) Marketing
8 15 (1.89%) Retail
9 14 (1.76%) Games
9 14 (1.76%) Law
9 14 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.64%) Back Office
11 8 (1.01%) Electronics
11 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.75%) French Language
13 5 (0.63%) Automotive
13 5 (0.63%) German Language
13 5 (0.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 112 (14.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 96 (12.08%) Analyst
3 73 (9.18%) Developer
4 66 (8.30%) Administrator
5 60 (7.55%) Applications Support
6 51 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
7 50 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
8 47 (5.91%) Support Engineer
9 45 (5.66%) Desktop Support
10 43 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 42 (5.28%) Systems Engineer
12 40 (5.03%) Support Analyst
13 39 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
14 38 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
14 38 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 38 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
15 36 (4.53%) Applications Engineer
15 36 (4.53%) Windows DevOps Engineer
16 35 (4.40%) DBA
17 33 (4.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (17.74%) .NET
2 78 (9.81%) Web Services
3 58 (7.30%) XML
4 48 (6.04%) Software Packaging
5 46 (5.79%) HTML
6 34 (4.28%) AngularJS
7 30 (3.77%) LAMP
7 30 (3.77%) Middleware
8 29 (3.65%) REST
8 29 (3.65%) RESTful
9 28 (3.52%) JSON
9 28 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (3.40%) CSS
11 26 (3.27%) MSMQ
11 26 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
11 26 (3.27%) YAML
12 22 (2.77%) JDBC
13 20 (2.52%) HTML5
13 20 (2.52%) LEMP Stack
14 18 (2.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 126 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 54 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.91%) Public Cloud
6 34 (4.28%) Clustering
7 29 (3.65%) Hedge funds
8 26 (3.27%) Fintech
9 23 (2.89%) Fat Client
9 23 (2.89%) Thin Client
10 22 (2.77%) Private Cloud
11 21 (2.64%) Mobile App
12 17 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (2.01%) Replication
14 15 (1.89%) Derivative
15 14 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (1.64%) Equities
16 13 (1.64%) Fixed Income
17 12 (1.51%) Algorithms
18 11 (1.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 374 (47.04%) Windows
2 303 (38.11%) Linux
3 232 (29.18%) Windows Server
4 105 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (12.83%) Unix
6 73 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (7.92%) Solaris
8 61 (7.67%) Ubuntu
9 58 (7.30%) Windows 10
9 58 (7.30%) Windows 7
10 57 (7.17%) CentOS
11 28 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (2.01%) Fedora
13 11 (1.38%) Android
14 9 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.01%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.75%) Debian
16 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.75%) VMS
17 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (31.19%) DevOps
2 236 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (23.90%) Configuration Management
4 166 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
5 114 (14.34%) Migration
6 104 (13.08%) Asset Management
7 96 (12.08%) Test Automation
8 92 (11.57%) ITIL
9 73 (9.18%) Scrum
10 71 (8.93%) Mentoring
11 69 (8.68%) Open Source
12 65 (8.18%) High Availability
13 51 (6.42%) Root Cause Analysis
14 42 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
14 42 (5.28%) TDD
14 42 (5.28%) Workflow
15 41 (5.16%) Load Balancing
16 40 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (5.03%) Wealth Management
17 39 (4.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 354 (44.53%) PowerShell
2 231 (29.06%) SQL
3 215 (27.04%) Python
4 128 (16.10%) Perl
5 124 (15.60%) Java
6 121 (15.22%) Bash Shell
7 71 (8.93%) JavaScript
8 70 (8.81%) Ruby
9 53 (6.67%) C#
10 51 (6.42%) PHP
11 49 (6.16%) Shell Script
12 37 (4.65%) T-SQL
13 23 (2.89%) VB
14 17 (2.14%) C++
15 16 (2.01%) Bourne shell
15 16 (2.01%) Korn
16 14 (1.76%) TypeScript
17 12 (1.51%) PHP 5
17 12 (1.51%) PHP 7
18 11 (1.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (11.07%) Degree
2 19 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.13%) PMP
7 7 (0.88%) CCNA
7 7 (0.88%) PhD
8 5 (0.63%) GCIH
8 5 (0.63%) MCSE
9 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.50%) MCP
10 3 (0.38%) CCNP
10 3 (0.38%) CFCE
10 3 (0.38%) GCFA
10 3 (0.38%) GIAC
10 3 (0.38%) GPEN
10 3 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.17%) QA
2 32 (4.03%) SLA
3 14 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.51%) HIPAA
4 12 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.88%) PMO
7 6 (0.75%) SEPA
8 2 (0.25%) WAI
9 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 188 (23.65%) Active Directory
2 109 (13.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (13.46%) Docker
4 52 (6.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (4.28%) vSphere
7 29 (3.65%) Hyper-V
7 29 (3.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (2.14%) Postfix
9 10 (1.26%) Ceph
9 10 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.13%) Xen
11 8 (1.01%) XenApp
11 8 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.88%) KVM
12 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.75%) GPFS
13 6 (0.75%) NFS
13 6 (0.75%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 236 (29.69%) Puppet
2 196 (24.65%) Ansible
3 185 (23.27%) Opscode Chef
4 107 (13.46%) SCCM
5 89 (11.19%) Nagios
6 48 (6.04%) Terraform
7 40 (5.03%) Icinga
8 22 (2.77%) SCOM
9 16 (2.01%) Kubernetes
10 14 (1.76%) Salt
11 13 (1.64%) SCOrch
12 12 (1.51%) Grafana
12 12 (1.51%) Juju
12 12 (1.51%) vRealize
13 8 (1.01%) CFEngine
13 8 (1.01%) Rundeck
14 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
15 6 (0.75%) Graphite
15 6 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 226 (28.43%) Microsoft
2 149 (18.74%) VMware
3 84 (10.57%) Red Hat
4 77 (9.69%) Oracle
5 65 (8.18%) Citrix
6 64 (8.05%) Atlassian
7 37 (4.65%) Cisco
8 28 (3.52%) Bloomberg
9 27 (3.40%) Sybase
10 22 (2.77%) HP
11 20 (2.52%) Reuters
12 19 (2.39%) FactSet
13 18 (2.26%) IBM
14 16 (2.01%) SAP
15 15 (1.89%) Murex
16 12 (1.51%) SolarWinds
17 11 (1.38%) RedGate
17 11 (1.38%) SaltStack
18 10 (1.26%) Juniper
18 10 (1.26%) Palo Alto