The median annual salary for a Release Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 233 250
Rank change year-on-year -20 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Engineer 18 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 1
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +32.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6527 5416 6176
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.74% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5334 4594 5041
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in the North West

Release Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Release Engineer in the North West

Release Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Engineer in the North West

Release Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 8 £37,500 -
Merseyside -4 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 -
Release Engineer
England

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Release Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) Git (software)
3 22 (66.67%) QA
4 21 (63.64%) Puppet
4 21 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
5 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
6 19 (57.58%) Ansible
7 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (51.52%) TDD
8 17 (51.52%) DevOps
9 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (48.48%) Windows
10 15 (45.45%) Linux
10 15 (45.45%) VMware
10 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (45.45%) NuGet
11 10 (30.30%) VirtualBox
11 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
11 10 (30.30%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (30.30%) Xen
12 6 (18.18%) Release Management
12 6 (18.18%) Perl
12 6 (18.18%) Python
13 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
13 5 (15.15%) Machine Learning
13 5 (15.15%) PHP
13 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 5 (15.15%) OO
14 4 (12.12%) Ant

Release Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Magento
2 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (3.03%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Git (software)
2 15 (45.45%) NuGet
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.12%) Ant
4 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (12.12%) ClearCase
4 4 (12.12%) CruiseControl
4 4 (12.12%) Gradle
4 4 (12.12%) JIRA
4 4 (12.12%) Maven
4 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
4 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (51.52%) DevOps
3 17 (51.52%) TDD
4 16 (48.48%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Release Management
6 5 (15.15%) Machine Learning
6 5 (15.15%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) OO PHP
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
8 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Workflow
9 1 (3.03%) CMMI
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL
9 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) Perl
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) PHP
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) Groovy
5 3 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) APMP
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (30.30%) Hyper-V
2 10 (30.30%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (30.30%) VirtualBox
2 10 (30.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (63.64%) Puppet
2 19 (57.58%) Ansible
3 4 (12.12%) Salt
4 3 (9.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) BMC
3 3 (9.09%) Pega
3 3 (9.09%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) Zend
5 1 (3.03%) Perforce