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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 170 189 198
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 81 50 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.93% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 67 43 44
Average salary £36,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.11% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
6093 5376 5713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.97% 77.61% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4561 4967
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Cheshire +11 38 £30,000 -36.17% 2
Manchester -16 26 £43,000 +7.50% 5
Lancashire +1 12 £36,000 -14.79%
Merseyside - 6 £35,000 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 69 (40.83%) SQL
2 62 (36.69%) ITIL
3 54 (31.95%) .NET
4 47 (27.81%) VB
5 44 (26.04%) Oracle
5 44 (26.04%) Finance
6 40 (23.67%) UNIX
7 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
8 32 (18.93%) Service Delivery
9 30 (17.75%) IBM
10 29 (17.16%) SharePoint
11 28 (16.57%) Windows
11 28 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (15.98%) Java
12 27 (15.98%) Remedy
13 25 (14.79%) FileNet
13 25 (14.79%) Validation
13 25 (14.79%) Management Information System
14 24 (14.20%) HFM
14 24 (14.20%) Aquila
14 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
14 24 (14.20%) Delphi
14 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
14 24 (14.20%) Oracle Financials
14 24 (14.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 24 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (14.20%) Relational Database
15 23 (13.61%) Change Management
15 23 (13.61%) VB6
16 22 (13.02%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (17.16%) SharePoint
2 25 (14.79%) FileNet
3 13 (7.69%) LiveLink
4 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.78%) Lync
6 2 (1.18%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 2 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.18%) AquaLogic
6 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.59%) SAS
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.59%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) MS Office
3 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (14.20%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (14.20%) HFM
2 7 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.18%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) SSL
2 2 (1.18%) FTP
2 2 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (0.59%) VPN
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) WLAN
3 1 (0.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.59%) Internet
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) SQL Server
1 24 (14.20%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.14%) DB2
4 3 (1.78%) DTS
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 7 (4.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (3.55%) MSTest
5 3 (1.78%) Selenium
5 3 (1.78%) NUnit
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (26.04%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Billing
3 5 (2.96%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Legal
4 3 (1.78%) Front Office
4 3 (1.78%) Back Office
4 3 (1.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (47.34%) Analyst
2 27 (15.98%) Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 24 (14.20%) Applications Support
5 23 (13.61%) Support Analyst
6 22 (13.02%) Applications Support Analyst
7 17 (10.06%) Service Manager
8 15 (8.88%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.51%) Test Manager
9 11 (6.51%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.92%) VB.NET Developer
11 9 (5.33%) Team Leader
11 9 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (5.33%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.33%) Release Manager
11 9 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.33%) Integration Manager
11 9 (5.33%) Services Delivery Manager
12 7 (4.14%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.95%) .NET
2 12 (7.10%) Web Services
3 10 (5.92%) .NET Framework
4 9 (5.33%) Middleware
5 7 (4.14%) Spring
5 7 (4.14%) XML
5 7 (4.14%) HTML
6 6 (3.55%) CSS
7 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.96%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.37%) Java EE
8 4 (2.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (2.37%) HTML5
9 3 (1.78%) CSS3
9 3 (1.78%) XHTML
9 3 (1.78%) J2EE
10 2 (1.18%) XSLT
10 2 (1.18%) Spring Web Flow
11 1 (0.59%) jQuery
11 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.79%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.96%) AS400
3 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.96%) iSeries
4 3 (1.78%) Open Source
4 3 (1.78%) Tandem
4 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
4 3 (1.78%) PKI
4 3 (1.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) CMDB
5 2 (1.18%) FMCG
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.67%) UNIX
2 28 (16.57%) Windows
3 18 (10.65%) Linux
4 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.59%) MVS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.69%) ITIL
2 32 (18.93%) Service Delivery
3 28 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (14.79%) Validation
5 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
6 23 (13.61%) Change Management
7 21 (12.43%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (12.43%) Problem Management
8 20 (11.83%) Project Management
9 16 (9.47%) Service Management
9 16 (9.47%) Integration Testing
10 15 (8.88%) Performance Testing
11 14 (8.28%) System Testing
12 12 (7.10%) Unit Testing
12 12 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2
12 12 (7.10%) SOA
13 11 (6.51%) Manual Testing
14 10 (5.92%) V-Model
14 10 (5.92%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (40.83%) SQL
2 47 (27.81%) VB
3 27 (15.98%) Java
4 24 (14.20%) Delphi
4 24 (14.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 23 (13.61%) VB6
6 13 (7.69%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.96%) C#
7 5 (2.96%) RPG
8 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.78%) Perl
9 3 (1.78%) Python
10 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.59%) Scala
11 1 (0.59%) Clojure
11 1 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) ISEB
2 16 (9.47%) ISTQB
3 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 11 (6.51%) PMP
4 11 (6.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CISA
5 1 (0.59%) CISM
5 1 (0.59%) CCVP
5 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.59%) MCITP
5 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CISSP
5 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) MCSE
5 1 (0.59%) MCSA
5 1 (0.59%) CCNP
5 1 (0.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 5 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.18%) Nagios
3 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 44 (26.04%) Oracle
2 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (17.75%) IBM
4 27 (15.98%) Remedy
5 24 (14.20%) Aquila
6 7 (4.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.37%) Adobe
8 3 (1.78%) Citrix
9 2 (1.18%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.18%) hybris
9 2 (1.18%) HP
9 2 (1.18%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.59%) SAP
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco
10 1 (0.59%) Misys
10 1 (0.59%) Twitter
10 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
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