The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 157 181 190
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 85 57 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.00% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 72 46 56
Average salary £36,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5771 5692 5719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.10% 77.89% 76.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4596 4836 5026
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Release Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Release Management
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Release Management across the North West region.

Release Management Salary Trend in the North West

Release Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Release Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Release Management Salary Histogram in the North West

Release Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +22 29 £32,000 -32.63% 5
Manchester +4 28 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Cheshire -9 13 £30,000 -36.17% 1
Merseyside - 5 £35,000 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 55 (39.86%) SQL
2 51 (36.96%) .NET
3 47 (34.06%) VB
4 44 (31.88%) ITIL
5 40 (28.99%) Oracle
6 39 (28.26%) UNIX
7 32 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 31 (22.46%) IBM
9 30 (21.74%) Finance
10 29 (21.01%) Java
11 27 (19.57%) Windows
12 26 (18.84%) SharePoint
13 25 (18.12%) FileNet
13 25 (18.12%) Change Management
14 24 (17.39%) Management Information System
14 24 (17.39%) Validation
14 24 (17.39%) Remedy
14 24 (17.39%) Oracle Financials
14 24 (17.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 24 (17.39%) Delphi
14 24 (17.39%) HFM
14 24 (17.39%) Aquila
14 24 (17.39%) Relational Database
15 23 (16.67%) VB6
15 23 (16.67%) Service Delivery
16 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
16 21 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
17 19 (13.77%) Problem Management
17 19 (13.77%) Linux
18 18 (13.04%) MS Excel

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (18.84%) SharePoint
2 25 (18.12%) FileNet
3 13 (9.42%) LiveLink
4 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.45%) AquaLogic
4 2 (1.45%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.72%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (17.39%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (17.39%) HFM
2 7 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.45%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SSL
2 1 (0.72%) LAN
2 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 21 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.52%) DB2
4 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.17%) DTS
6 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (2.90%) MSTest
4 3 (2.17%) JIRA
4 3 (2.17%) Selenium
4 3 (2.17%) Subversion
4 3 (2.17%) NUnit
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Billing
3 5 (3.62%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.17%) Advertising
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (49.28%) Analyst
2 26 (18.84%) Technical Analyst
3 24 (17.39%) Developer
4 22 (15.94%) Applications Support
4 22 (15.94%) Support Analyst
5 21 (15.22%) Applications Support Analyst
6 13 (9.42%) Test Manager
7 11 (7.97%) .NET Developer
8 10 (7.25%) VB.NET Developer
8 10 (7.25%) Release Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Service Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Team Leader
9 9 (6.52%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Services Delivery Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Software Developer
10 8 (5.80%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Integration Manager
11 7 (5.07%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (5.07%) Testing Manager
12 6 (4.35%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (36.96%) .NET
2 12 (8.70%) Web Services
3 9 (6.52%) Middleware
4 7 (5.07%) XML
5 6 (4.35%) Spring
6 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.62%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.90%) HTML
7 4 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.90%) Java EE
8 3 (2.17%) XHTML
8 3 (2.17%) J2EE
8 3 (2.17%) CSS
9 2 (1.45%) XSLT
9 2 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (0.72%) HTML5
10 1 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.62%) iSeries
4 5 (3.62%) AS400
5 4 (2.90%) Tandem
5 4 (2.90%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.90%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.90%) PKI
5 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.17%) Open Source
7 2 (1.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.26%) UNIX
2 27 (19.57%) Windows
3 19 (13.77%) Linux
4 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) MVS
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.88%) ITIL
2 25 (18.12%) Change Management
3 24 (17.39%) Validation
4 23 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 21 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 19 (13.77%) Problem Management
7 18 (13.04%) Project Management
7 18 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 17 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.70%) SOA
9 12 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 10 (7.25%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.52%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.52%) EAI
12 8 (5.80%) OOD
12 8 (5.80%) System Testing
13 7 (5.07%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.07%) Asset Management
13 7 (5.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.86%) SQL
2 47 (34.06%) VB
3 29 (21.01%) Java
4 24 (17.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 24 (17.39%) Delphi
5 23 (16.67%) VB6
6 13 (9.42%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.62%) C#
7 5 (3.62%) RPG
8 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.45%) VBScript
8 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) Clojure
9 1 (0.72%) Groovy
9 1 (0.72%) Scala
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Degree
2 11 (7.97%) ISEB
3 7 (5.07%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MCITP
4 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.72%) MCSE
4 1 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 40 (28.99%) Oracle
2 32 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 31 (22.46%) IBM
4 24 (17.39%) Remedy
4 24 (17.39%) Aquila
5 9 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.90%) Adobe
7 3 (2.17%) Citrix
8 2 (1.45%) HP
8 2 (1.45%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.45%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.45%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.45%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.45%) hybris
9 1 (0.72%) Twitter
9 1 (0.72%) Misys
9 1 (0.72%) SAP
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