Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Task Automation
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 613 778
Rank change year-on-year +58 +165 +2
Permanent jobs citing Task Automation 799 762 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 556 645 436
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,480 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +7.59%

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 156716 171785 194539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.13% 88.29%
Number of salaries quoted 123459 143267 159915
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 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 September 2017.

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 24 September 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 +55 748 £55,000 +10.00% 30
London +41 465 £61,250 +16.67% 16
UK excluding London +37 318 £43,750 -2.78% 16
South East +81 123 £50,000 - 9
South West +23 51 £38,250 +9.29%
North of England +3 46 £40,000 +2.56% 3
East of England +10 38 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North West -11 25 £37,500 +13.21% 1
Midlands +31 24 £42,500 -5.56% 1
West Midlands +28 19 £61,250 +28.95% 1
Yorkshire +13 18 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland -34 16 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Wales +19 9 £41,000 -8.89%
Channel Islands +7 6 £32,500 -10.96%
East Midlands +12 5 £31,500 -30.00%
Northern Ireland -17 5 - - 1
North East +17 3 £35,000 -2.78%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 330 (41.30%) Windows
2 323 (40.43%) Linux
3 321 (40.18%) Finance
4 281 (35.17%) PowerShell
5 265 (33.17%) Microsoft
6 234 (29.29%) Puppet
7 233 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
8 220 (27.53%) DevOps
9 219 (27.41%) Amazon AWS
10 216 (27.03%) Python
11 194 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 194 (24.28%) Windows Server
12 192 (24.03%) SQL
13 175 (21.90%) Configuration Management
14 171 (21.40%) Ansible
15 168 (21.03%) Active Directory
16 165 (20.65%) VMware
17 155 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
18 148 (18.52%) Banking
19 147 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
20 142 (17.77%) Jenkins
21 140 (17.52%) Java
22 133 (16.65%) Analytical Skills
23 130 (16.27%) Data Centre
24 126 (15.77%) SQL Server
25 122 (15.27%) Perl
26 118 (14.77%) .NET
27 115 (14.39%) Red Hat
28 113 (14.14%) Degree
28 113 (14.14%) 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
1 105 (13.14%) IIS
2 89 (11.14%) Apache
3 76 (9.51%) MS Exchange
4 61 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (6.51%) WebSphere
6 42 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (4.88%) SharePoint
8 35 (4.38%) Confluence
9 33 (4.13%) Skype for Business
10 31 (3.88%) Tomcat
11 23 (2.88%) OpenStack
12 19 (2.38%) nginx
13 18 (2.25%) CMS
14 17 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
15 15 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (1.88%) WebLogic
16 13 (1.63%) WordPress
17 12 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 48 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (0.50%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
4 2 (0.25%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 219 (27.41%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (24.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (12.02%) Office 365
4 33 (4.13%) PaaS
5 31 (3.88%) IaaS
6 28 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (3.25%) Amazon S3
8 25 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (2.75%) SaaS
10 19 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.00%) npm
13 7 (0.88%) GitHub
14 6 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (11.39%) Firewall
2 67 (8.39%) DNS
3 54 (6.76%) DHCP
3 54 (6.76%) SAN
4 51 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 43 (5.38%) VPN
6 40 (5.01%) LDAP
7 35 (4.38%) BGP
8 32 (4.01%) Kerberos
8 32 (4.01%) Skype
9 31 (3.88%) Network Security
10 28 (3.50%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (3.38%) NAS
12 26 (3.25%) LAN
12 26 (3.25%) VLAN
13 25 (3.13%) HTTP
14 24 (3.00%) Internet
14 24 (3.00%) WAN
15 23 (2.88%) Multicast
16 19 (2.38%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.14%) MySQL
3 48 (6.01%) Big Data
4 41 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (3.38%) Hadoop
7 26 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.13%) InfluxDB
10 16 (2.00%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 16 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.25%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.13%) HBase
15 8 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.00%) SAP HANA
15 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 142 (17.77%) Jenkins
2 113 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 77 (9.64%) JIRA
4 65 (8.14%) Selenium
5 57 (7.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 53 (6.63%) TeamCity
7 47 (5.88%) Cucumber
8 40 (5.01%) Hudson
8 40 (5.01%) Subversion
9 38 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
10 35 (4.38%) WebDriver
11 32 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (3.50%) MSBuild
13 24 (3.00%) JMeter
14 17 (2.13%) Maven
14 17 (2.13%) MSI
15 12 (1.50%) JIRA Agile
15 12 (1.50%) ScriptRunner
16 9 (1.13%) Gradle
16 9 (1.13%) Grunt
General
1 321 (40.18%) Finance
2 148 (18.52%) Banking
3 69 (8.64%) Telecoms
4 54 (6.76%) Retail
5 52 (6.51%) Investment Banking
6 38 (4.76%) Retail Banking
7 25 (3.13%) Marketing
8 20 (2.50%) Advertising
9 18 (2.25%) Law
9 18 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.88%) Games
11 14 (1.75%) Financial Institution
12 10 (1.25%) Electronics
13 9 (1.13%) Back Office
14 8 (1.00%) Automotive
14 8 (1.00%) Front Office
14 8 (1.00%) Legal
15 6 (0.75%) French Language
16 5 (0.63%) German Language
16 5 (0.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 126 (15.77%) Analyst
2 103 (12.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 88 (11.01%) Developer
4 66 (8.26%) Administrator
5 58 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 54 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 47 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 45 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 45 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
9 41 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 38 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
11 35 (4.38%) Network Engineer
12 34 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
13 33 (4.13%) Applications Support
14 31 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
15 30 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 28 (3.50%) Architect
17 27 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
17 27 (3.38%) DBA
17 27 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (14.77%) .NET
2 80 (10.01%) Web Services
3 76 (9.51%) XML
4 61 (7.63%) HTML
5 44 (5.51%) CSS
6 43 (5.38%) RESTful
7 40 (5.01%) Middleware
8 38 (4.76%) LAMP
9 36 (4.51%) YAML
10 33 (4.13%) AngularJS
11 32 (4.01%) REST
12 31 (3.88%) JSON
13 30 (3.75%) JDBC
14 25 (3.13%) .NET Framework
15 24 (3.00%) Software Packaging
16 23 (2.88%) SOAP
16 23 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
17 22 (2.75%) Gherkin
17 22 (2.75%) HTML5
18 21 (2.63%) Apache POI
Miscellaneous
1 133 (16.65%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (16.27%) Data Centre
3 101 (12.64%) Computer Science
4 40 (5.01%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.63%) Private Cloud
7 26 (3.25%) Clustering
7 26 (3.25%) Fintech
8 23 (2.88%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.88%) User Experience
9 18 (2.25%) Replication
10 17 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.13%) PKI
11 15 (1.88%) BYOD
12 13 (1.63%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.63%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (1.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 330 (41.30%) Windows
2 323 (40.43%) Linux
3 194 (24.28%) Windows Server
4 100 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (11.51%) Unix
6 83 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (8.39%) Solaris
8 64 (8.01%) Ubuntu
9 62 (7.76%) CentOS
10 36 (4.51%) Windows 7
11 28 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (3.38%) Windows 10
13 17 (2.13%) VMS
14 16 (2.00%) Fedora
15 13 (1.63%) Android
15 13 (1.63%) Debian
16 11 (1.38%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
18 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
19 7 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (29.16%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (27.53%) DevOps
3 175 (21.90%) Configuration Management
4 147 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (12.64%) ITIL
6 99 (12.39%) Test Automation
7 90 (11.26%) Mentoring
8 85 (10.64%) Open Source
9 79 (9.89%) Migration
10 65 (8.14%) Asset Management
11 61 (7.63%) Analytics
12 58 (7.26%) Scrum
13 55 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
14 52 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
15 48 (6.01%) High Availability
15 48 (6.01%) SDLC
16 47 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
17 44 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
18 43 (5.38%) Software Engineering
19 39 (4.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 281 (35.17%) PowerShell
2 216 (27.03%) Python
3 192 (24.03%) SQL
4 140 (17.52%) Java
5 122 (15.27%) Perl
6 105 (13.14%) Bash Shell
7 88 (11.01%) JavaScript
8 77 (9.64%) Ruby
9 69 (8.64%) C#
10 60 (7.51%) PHP
11 38 (4.76%) T-SQL
12 28 (3.50%) C++
13 27 (3.38%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.50%) Korn
15 16 (2.00%) Bourne shell
16 14 (1.75%) Go
17 13 (1.63%) Erlang
17 13 (1.63%) VBA
18 12 (1.50%) PHP 5
18 12 (1.50%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 113 (14.14%) Degree
2 31 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.13%) CCNA
5 17 (2.13%) CCNP
6 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (1.63%) CCIE
8 12 (1.50%) CCIE Data Center
8 12 (1.50%) VCAP
9 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.13%) PMP
10 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
10 8 (1.00%) MCSE
11 6 (0.75%) CCSA
12 4 (0.50%) GCIH
12 4 (0.50%) GIAC
12 4 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.01%) QA
2 33 (4.13%) SLA
3 9 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.88%) PMO
6 6 (0.75%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.63%) SEPA
8 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.25%) WAI
9 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 168 (21.03%) Active Directory
2 107 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (13.27%) Docker
4 33 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (2.75%) vSphere
6 20 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (2.13%) Postfix
8 16 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 15 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.63%) Ceph
11 12 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (1.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (1.00%) Xen
13 8 (1.00%) XenApp
14 7 (0.88%) KVM
14 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.88%) NFS
14 7 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 234 (29.29%) Puppet
2 171 (21.40%) Ansible
3 155 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (9.51%) SCCM
5 72 (9.01%) Nagios
6 47 (5.88%) Terraform
7 34 (4.26%) SCOM
8 23 (2.88%) Icinga
9 19 (2.38%) Juju
10 14 (1.75%) Grafana
11 13 (1.63%) Kubernetes
11 13 (1.63%) Salt
12 12 (1.50%) vRealize
13 11 (1.38%) Graphite
13 11 (1.38%) Oracle ZFS
13 11 (1.38%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.38%) Rsyslog
14 10 (1.25%) SCOrch
15 9 (1.13%) logstash
15 9 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 265 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 165 (20.65%) VMware
3 115 (14.39%) Red Hat
4 70 (8.76%) Cisco
5 62 (7.76%) Oracle
6 57 (7.13%) Citrix
7 48 (6.01%) Atlassian
8 23 (2.88%) IBM
9 20 (2.50%) SAP
10 19 (2.38%) HP
11 17 (2.13%) NetApp
12 15 (1.88%) SaltStack
13 14 (1.75%) SolarWinds
14 12 (1.50%) Sybase
15 10 (1.25%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.25%) Google
15 10 (1.25%) Juniper
15 10 (1.25%) Tableau
16 9 (1.13%) LANDesk
16 9 (1.13%) Splunk