Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 595 685
Rank change year-on-year +39 +90 +95
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 784 696 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.40% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 614 584 548
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £46,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.44% -6.50% +28.21%

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 157,432 157,308 187,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,025 129,519 155,322
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 +61 731 £60,000 +9.09% 107
London +46 480 £65,000 +8.33% 54
UK excluding London +1 285 £40,000 -14.44% 55
South East +43 114 £37,500 -21.05% 16
North of England +24 59 £41,250 +3.13% 18
East of England -14 40 £63,750 +21.43% 11
North West +21 30 £47,500 +59.66% 11
Yorkshire +21 29 £35,000 -26.32% 7
Midlands -7 24 £39,000 -22.00% 5
West Midlands +15 23 £39,000 -29.09% 2
Scotland -39 23 £40,000 -9.09% 2
South West +1 14 £37,500 +5.21% 3
Northern Ireland -13 6 - -
Channel Islands -2 3 £32,500 -10.96%
Wales +7 2 £43,000 +14.67%
East Midlands -21 1 £60,000 +20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 314 (40.05%) PowerShell
2 307 (39.16%) Windows
3 305 (38.90%) Finance
4 271 (34.57%) Linux
5 257 (32.78%) SQL
6 218 (27.81%) DevOps
7 217 (27.68%) Python
8 209 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
9 193 (24.62%) Amazon AWS
10 189 (24.11%) Windows Server
11 170 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
12 160 (20.41%) Active Directory
13 156 (19.90%) Banking
14 154 (19.64%) Puppet
15 153 (19.52%) Ansible
16 147 (18.75%) Microsoft
17 145 (18.49%) Configuration Management
18 143 (18.24%) SQL Server
19 141 (17.98%) Java
20 140 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
21 129 (16.45%) Jenkins
22 127 (16.20%) Oracle
22 127 (16.20%) VMware
23 125 (15.94%) Unix
24 124 (15.82%) .NET
25 121 (15.43%) Bash Shell
26 118 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
27 115 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
27 115 (14.67%) Migration
28 114 (14.54%) Git (software)

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 95 (12.12%) IIS
2 85 (10.84%) Apache
3 65 (8.29%) Tomcat
4 51 (6.51%) Confluence
5 32 (4.08%) nginx
6 23 (2.93%) OpenStack
7 21 (2.68%) WebSphere
8 20 (2.55%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.15%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.02%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.89%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.26%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.26%) Revit
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Maximo
2 2 (0.26%) Primavera
2 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 193 (24.62%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (10.84%) Office 365
4 42 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 42 (5.36%) SaaS
5 28 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (3.44%) GitHub
7 23 (2.93%) Amazon S3
7 23 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 23 (2.93%) PaaS
8 21 (2.68%) IaaS
9 20 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.91%) npm
11 10 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.02%) Route 53
12 8 (1.02%) Serverless
13 7 (0.89%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 84 (10.71%) DNS
2 75 (9.57%) DHCP
3 74 (9.44%) Firewall
4 56 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 40 (5.10%) SAN
6 37 (4.72%) HTTP
7 34 (4.34%) WAN
8 33 (4.21%) BGP
9 32 (4.08%) MPLS
9 32 (4.08%) NAS
10 31 (3.95%) OSPF
11 28 (3.57%) SSL
12 27 (3.44%) IPsec
13 25 (3.19%) VPN
14 24 (3.06%) RIP
15 21 (2.68%) Network Security
16 20 (2.55%) VPLS
17 19 (2.42%) LAN
18 17 (2.17%) Wireless
19 13 (1.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.93%) MySQL
3 61 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (7.53%) Relational Database
5 56 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 47 (5.99%) Oracle Database
7 43 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (4.85%) NoSQL
10 36 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (3.95%) Redis
12 28 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
13 24 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (2.42%) Big Data
16 18 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (2.17%) RDBMS
18 15 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 12 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
20 11 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 129 (16.45%) Jenkins
2 114 (14.54%) Git (software)
3 88 (11.22%) TeamCity
4 72 (9.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 64 (8.16%) MSI
6 59 (7.53%) JIRA
7 54 (6.89%) MSBuild
8 44 (5.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 37 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 34 (4.34%) Grunt
11 32 (4.08%) gulp
11 32 (4.08%) Subversion
12 29 (3.70%) Hudson
13 25 (3.19%) Selenium
14 20 (2.55%) Vagrant
15 15 (1.91%) webpack
16 12 (1.53%) Cucumber
16 12 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (1.40%) JIRA Agile
17 11 (1.40%) ScriptRunner
General
1 305 (38.90%) Finance
2 156 (19.90%) Banking
3 68 (8.67%) Investment Banking
4 62 (7.91%) Front Office
5 46 (5.87%) Legal
6 24 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.81%) Marketing
8 11 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.15%) Back Office
9 9 (1.15%) Games
10 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.89%) Advertising
12 6 (0.77%) Law
12 6 (0.77%) Publishing
13 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.38%) Electronics
14 3 (0.38%) French Language
14 3 (0.38%) Retail
15 2 (0.26%) German Language
15 2 (0.26%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 111 (14.16%) Developer
1 111 (14.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 81 (10.33%) Applications Support
3 79 (10.08%) Support Engineer
4 66 (8.42%) Analyst
5 65 (8.29%) Desktop Support
6 60 (7.65%) Administrator
7 55 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
8 53 (6.76%) Applications Engineer
9 47 (5.99%) DBA
10 46 (5.87%) SCCM Engineer
11 45 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
12 40 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
12 40 (5.10%) PowerShell Engineer
13 39 (4.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 35 (4.46%) Applications Support Engineer
15 34 (4.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 32 (4.08%) SQL DBA
17 31 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 30 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (15.82%) .NET
2 82 (10.46%) Web Services
3 64 (8.16%) HTML
4 63 (8.04%) Software Packaging
5 54 (6.89%) CSS
6 49 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 37 (4.72%) Sass
8 36 (4.59%) FIX Protocol
9 34 (4.34%) HTML5
10 31 (3.95%) RESTful
10 31 (3.95%) XML
11 27 (3.44%) REST
12 23 (2.93%) Ember.js
13 21 (2.68%) LESS
14 19 (2.42%) JSON
15 18 (2.30%) jQuery
16 17 (2.17%) Backbone.js
16 17 (2.17%) CSS3
16 17 (2.17%) LAMP
17 16 (2.04%) React
Miscellaneous
1 110 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
1 110 (14.03%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.89%) Management Information System
3 47 (5.99%) Fixed Income
4 44 (5.61%) Clustering
4 44 (5.61%) Equities
5 41 (5.23%) Fintech
6 39 (4.97%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (4.34%) Computer Science
8 33 (4.21%) Algorithms
8 33 (4.21%) Fat Client
8 33 (4.21%) Thin Client
9 31 (3.95%) Virtual Team
10 28 (3.57%) Hedge funds
11 24 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (2.93%) Mobile App
13 21 (2.68%) Derivative
14 18 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (2.30%) User Experience
15 16 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 307 (39.16%) Windows
2 271 (34.57%) Linux
3 189 (24.11%) Windows Server
4 125 (15.94%) Unix
5 69 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (8.67%) Windows 10
7 64 (8.16%) Windows 7
8 43 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (4.21%) Ubuntu
11 32 (4.08%) Solaris
12 29 (3.70%) CentOS
13 27 (3.44%) Android
14 23 (2.93%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.51%) Fedora
15 4 (0.51%) Robot Operating System
16 2 (0.26%) AIX
16 2 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (27.81%) DevOps
2 209 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (21.68%) Continuous Integration
4 145 (18.49%) Configuration Management
5 115 (14.67%) Migration
6 90 (11.48%) Test Automation
7 85 (10.84%) High Availability
8 82 (10.46%) Asset Management
9 68 (8.67%) ITIL
10 64 (8.16%) Scrum
11 63 (8.04%) Performance Tuning
12 61 (7.78%) Software Engineering
13 51 (6.51%) Service Delivery
14 47 (5.99%) TDD
15 46 (5.87%) Automated Trading
15 46 (5.87%) Open Source
16 45 (5.74%) Mentoring
17 43 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
18 42 (5.36%) Collaborative Working
19 40 (5.10%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 314 (40.05%) PowerShell
2 257 (32.78%) SQL
3 217 (27.68%) Python
4 141 (17.98%) Java
5 121 (15.43%) Bash Shell
6 109 (13.90%) Perl
7 104 (13.27%) JavaScript
8 94 (11.99%) Shell Script
9 76 (9.69%) Ruby
10 70 (8.93%) C#
11 55 (7.02%) T-SQL
12 42 (5.36%) PHP
13 37 (4.72%) VB
14 23 (2.93%) C++
15 21 (2.68%) C
16 16 (2.04%) VBA
17 15 (1.91%) Scala
18 12 (1.53%) Go
19 11 (1.40%) TypeScript
20 8 (1.02%) ES6
Qualifications
1 68 (8.67%) Degree
2 17 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.40%) MCSE
6 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.28%) MCSA
8 9 (1.15%) CISSP
8 9 (1.15%) SANS
9 8 (1.02%) CCNP
10 7 (0.89%) CCIE
10 7 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.89%) PhD
11 6 (0.77%) CCNA
11 6 (0.77%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.64%) MCP
13 4 (0.51%) NCDA
13 4 (0.51%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.06%) QA
2 33 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.06%) PCI DSS
4 20 (2.55%) HIPAA
5 17 (2.17%) SLA
6 7 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.89%) PMO
7 6 (0.77%) SEPA
8 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.51%) GCP
10 1 (0.13%) GDPR
10 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 160 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 118 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (10.20%) Docker
4 66 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (6.12%) vSphere
6 42 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 16 (2.04%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.89%) KVM
11 6 (0.77%) Ceph
11 6 (0.77%) GPFS
11 6 (0.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (0.64%) Xen
13 4 (0.51%) XenApp
13 4 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.38%) Firmware
14 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.26%) Snort
15 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 154 (19.64%) Puppet
2 153 (19.52%) Ansible
3 140 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
4 98 (12.50%) SCCM
5 54 (6.89%) Nagios
6 46 (5.87%) Terraform
7 28 (3.57%) Icinga
8 23 (2.93%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.79%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.40%) Grafana
10 11 (1.40%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.28%) Salt
12 8 (1.02%) Rundeck
13 7 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 6 (0.77%) SCOM
14 6 (0.77%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.64%) Backup Exec
16 4 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 147 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 127 (16.20%) Oracle
2 127 (16.20%) VMware
3 67 (8.55%) Bloomberg
4 48 (6.12%) Atlassian
4 48 (6.12%) Citrix
5 34 (4.34%) Fidessa
6 33 (4.21%) FactSet
6 33 (4.21%) Reuters
7 30 (3.83%) Red Hat
8 29 (3.70%) Google
9 26 (3.32%) WorldPay
10 25 (3.19%) Sybase
11 22 (2.81%) HP
12 21 (2.68%) Cisco
13 20 (2.55%) RedGate
14 18 (2.30%) Murex
15 15 (1.91%) IBM
16 14 (1.79%) NetApp
17 9 (1.15%) Palo Alto