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|Automation Engineer salaries - 15 salaries reported||£59,434/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 14 salaries reported||£47,869/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 12 salaries reported||£44,933/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£64,940/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£32,499/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£24,587/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 6 salaries reported||£48,616/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 5 salaries reported||£53,607/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 5 salaries reported||£47,361/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£67,205/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£43,247/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£52,765/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£50,704/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 4 salaries reported||£55,670/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£34,955/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£46,629/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£48,914/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£54,277/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£56,669/yr|
|Automation Engineer salaries - 3 salaries reported||£51,112/yr|
The average salary for an Automation Engineer is £51,081 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 470 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Automation Engineer employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for an Automation Engineer in United Kingdom is £66,190 per year.
The lowest salary for an Automation Engineer in United Kingdom is £40,319 per year.
Automation engineering salaries are high, reflecting the field’s significant barriers to entry. A bachelor’s in engineering degree is considered a minimum qualification, although many firms strongly prefer candidates with internship experience. Once hired, automation engineers typically work full-time and are paid a salary with full benefits. To improve their salary outlook, automation engineers can work towards becoming a lead engineer or manager of a project. They can also specialise in particular areas of robotics in order to make themselves more competitive to employers.
Automation engineers have considerable potential to increase their earnings with a combination of advanced training and experience. Look into earning industry certifications such as certified software tester (CSTE), professional Scrum developer certification (PSD), A4Q-certified selenium tester, UFT, and an ISTQB-certified tester advanced level, test automation engineer (CTAL-TAE) certificates. Some of these certifications can be earned with brief workshop training, while others require a substantial commitment of time and work.
Consider specialising in a specific niche within automation engineering such as an emerging technology, a specific industry sector, or a specialised aspect of automation, such as industrial robotics or process optimisation.
Automation technology is rapidly evolving, so it's crucial to stay updated with the latest trends through professional development, industry conferences, and webinars. Being at the forefront of automation advancements can position you as a valuable asset and increase your market value.
You can increase your earnings as an automation engineer either through promotions and transfers or by renegotiating your salary at the job you have now. To find a new and better-paid position, try searching for automation engineer jobs in geographic locations you're willing to move to. If you're staying on at your current job, keep your CV updated with all of your current certifications, and approach your management team when your performance is good or you feel you are qualified for a higher wage. You can increase your leverage for more pay with a track record of successful projects and steadily advancing responsibilities.
About 74.01% of Automation Engineer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £3,598 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of an Automation Engineer in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Automation Engineer professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £32,975 and £86,118 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £51,082 following the average career path of an Automation Engineer.