The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 195 167 192
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +25
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 45 83 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 1.17% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.40% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 40 69 46
Average salary £43,750 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.52% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,043 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5629 5933 5810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.12% 83.35% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4567 4720 4940
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +13 31 £42,500 -1.16% 4
Cheshire -3 8 £46,000 +53.33%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.48%) Project Management
3 32 (34.41%) SQL
3 32 (34.41%) ITIL
4 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 26 (27.96%) Finance
6 25 (26.88%) QA
7 22 (23.66%) PRINCE2
7 22 (23.66%) .NET
7 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
8 21 (22.58%) Oracle
8 21 (22.58%) Service Delivery
9 20 (21.51%) SDLC
10 18 (19.35%) Service Management
11 17 (18.28%) C#
11 17 (18.28%) Windows
12 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET
12 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
12 16 (17.20%) Middleware
13 15 (16.13%) XML
13 15 (16.13%) Test Scripting
13 15 (16.13%) VMware
14 14 (15.05%) Degree
14 14 (15.05%) Web Services
14 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (13.98%) Configuration Management
15 13 (13.98%) CSS
15 13 (13.98%) HTML
15 13 (13.98%) jQuery
16 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 10 (10.75%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.53%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (7.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.30%) IIS
5 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.15%) CMS
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.15%) Mule
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (9.68%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.08%) Heroku
3 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Intranet
1 7 (7.53%) Internet
2 4 (4.30%) NAS
2 4 (4.30%) SAN
3 3 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (2.15%) DMZ
4 2 (2.15%) DHCP
4 2 (2.15%) HTTP
4 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.08%) SSL
5 1 (1.08%) ISDN
5 1 (1.08%) PSTN
5 1 (1.08%) VoIP
5 1 (1.08%) Symposium
5 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (8.60%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.53%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.08%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 11 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.68%) Hudson
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (6.45%) HP UFT
4 6 (6.45%) MSTest
5 3 (3.23%) Selenium
6 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.15%) JMeter
6 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.15%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (2.15%) JUnit
7 1 (1.08%) VisualSVN
7 1 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (27.96%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Law
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Analyst
2 17 (18.28%) Developer
3 12 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (10.75%) Architect
5 9 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.68%) Service Manager
6 8 (8.60%) Software Tester
6 8 (8.60%) Release Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Tester
6 8 (8.60%) Oracle Architect
7 7 (7.53%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (7.53%) DBA
7 7 (7.53%) Oracle DBA
7 7 (7.53%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 6 (6.45%) Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Software Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) QA Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Test Consultant
8 6 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.66%) .NET
2 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET
2 16 (17.20%) Middleware
3 15 (16.13%) XML
4 14 (15.05%) Web Services
5 13 (13.98%) HTML
5 13 (13.98%) CSS
5 13 (13.98%) jQuery
6 12 (12.90%) XSLT
7 11 (11.83%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (9.68%) J2EE
9 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
9 8 (8.60%) REST
10 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (7.53%) CAML
10 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (7.53%) Ajax
11 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.38%) XSD
13 3 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) NHS
2 6 (6.45%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) Clustering
3 3 (3.23%) Informatics
4 2 (2.15%) CMDB
4 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.28%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) UNIX
3 8 (8.60%) Solaris
4 6 (6.45%) AIX
5 4 (4.30%) Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.48%) Project Management
3 32 (34.41%) ITIL
4 22 (23.66%) PRINCE2
5 21 (22.58%) Service Delivery
6 20 (21.51%) SDLC
7 18 (19.35%) Service Management
8 15 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (13.98%) Configuration Management
11 12 (12.90%) SOA
12 11 (11.83%) Performance Testing
12 11 (11.83%) Mentoring
13 10 (10.75%) Change Management
13 10 (10.75%) Scrum
14 9 (9.68%) Content Management
14 9 (9.68%) Software Testing
14 9 (9.68%) Incident Management
14 9 (9.68%) MVC
14 9 (9.68%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.41%) SQL
2 17 (18.28%) C#
3 16 (17.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.38%) Java
5 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.23%) Python
5 3 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (2.15%) Groovy
6 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.15%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Degree
2 11 (11.83%) ISEB
3 6 (6.45%) MCP
3 6 (6.45%) MCSE
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.15%) PMP
5 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.15%) CISM
5 2 (2.15%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.88%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (6.45%) Data Guard
2 6 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.15%) Ganglia
3 2 (2.15%) WSUS
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Netcool
4 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) Oracle
3 15 (16.13%) VMware
4 5 (5.38%) Retek
5 4 (4.30%) Citrix
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco
6 3 (3.23%) IBM
7 2 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.15%) Sun
7 2 (2.15%) EMC
7 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.15%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.15%) webMethods
7 2 (2.15%) ATG
7 2 (2.15%) Stellent
7 2 (2.15%) Endeca
7 2 (2.15%) Eloqua
7 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
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