Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 233 254
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21 -28
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 150 127 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.02% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.14% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 90 99 128
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11813 11184 11695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.82% 89.74% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9390 9336 9669
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Release Management in the North West

Release Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Management 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 83 £44,471 -14.48% 9
Cheshire +12 49 £60,000 +96.72% 7
Merseyside +1 13 £75,000 +50.00%
Cumbria - 2 £56,000 -
Lancashire -6 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 80 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (37.33%) Windows
3 52 (34.67%) Change Management
4 43 (28.67%) ITIL
4 43 (28.67%) Linux
5 39 (26.00%) Finance
5 39 (26.00%) Git (software)
6 38 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 33 (22.00%) C
9 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
10 30 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 30 (20.00%) Atlassian
10 30 (20.00%) C#
10 30 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 28 (18.67%) Software Engineering
12 25 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 24 (16.00%) Service Management
14 23 (15.33%) Banking
14 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
14 23 (15.33%) Java
14 23 (15.33%) Test Automation
14 23 (15.33%) Integration Testing
15 21 (14.00%) DevOps
15 21 (14.00%) .NET
16 20 (13.33%) SQL
16 20 (13.33%) Service Delivery
16 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (12.67%) Bash Shell
17 19 (12.67%) Oracle

Release Management
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 10 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.33%) Apache
2 8 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.67%) IIS
3 7 (4.67%) JBoss
4 5 (3.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.67%) EPiServer
6 3 (2.00%) Confluence
7 2 (1.33%) CMS
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.67%) CICS
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.00%) SAP MII
2 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.67%) Force.com
4 3 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.00%) SaaS
4 3 (2.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (1.33%) IaaS
5 2 (1.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) HTTP
2 5 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (3.33%) Firewall
2 5 (3.33%) SAN
2 5 (3.33%) VPN
3 4 (2.67%) WebEx
4 3 (2.00%) Internet
4 3 (2.00%) Network Security
5 2 (1.33%) BGP
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.33%) HSRP
5 2 (1.33%) IPsec
5 2 (1.33%) MPLS
5 2 (1.33%) OSPF
5 2 (1.33%) VLAN
5 2 (1.33%) VRRP
5 2 (1.33%) Wireless
5 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.67%) Big Data
3 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.00%) MySQL
4 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.33%) Apache Accumulo
5 5 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.33%) HBase
5 5 (3.33%) Impala
5 5 (3.33%) Sqoop
6 4 (2.67%) Power BI
7 3 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (26.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 14 (9.33%) Selenium
4 13 (8.67%) Subversion
5 12 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (7.33%) FogBugz
7 9 (6.00%) JIRA
8 6 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.33%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.67%) Grunt
10 1 (0.67%) gulp
10 1 (0.67%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.67%) NuGet
10 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 39 (26.00%) Finance
2 23 (15.33%) Banking
3 9 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.33%) Law
5 5 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.33%) Legal
8 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (18.67%) Software Engineer
2 21 (14.00%) Developer
3 13 (8.67%) C# Developer
4 12 (8.00%) Analyst
4 12 (8.00%) Release Manager
5 11 (7.33%) Selenium Tester
5 11 (7.33%) Tester
6 10 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 10 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
6 10 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 9 (6.00%) Developer in Test
7 9 (6.00%) Test Automation Developer
8 8 (5.33%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Architect
8 8 (5.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) JavaScript Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Change Manager
9 7 (4.67%) Java Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.00%) .NET
2 17 (11.33%) AngularJS
3 16 (10.67%) .NET Framework
4 14 (9.33%) jQuery
5 13 (8.67%) CSS
5 13 (8.67%) HTML
6 12 (8.00%) Node.js
7 11 (7.33%) Gherkin
7 11 (7.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (6.00%) Backbone.js
9 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.33%) D3.js
9 8 (5.33%) Ember.js
9 8 (5.33%) NancyFx
9 8 (5.33%) React
9 8 (5.33%) SOAP
10 7 (4.67%) Entity Framework
10 7 (4.67%) J2EE
10 7 (4.67%) Web Services
10 7 (4.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.33%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (6.67%) PMI
4 10 (6.67%) User Experience
5 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.00%) PKI
7 5 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.33%) NHS
8 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.00%) Contactless
9 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.00%) Smart Meter
9 3 (2.00%) Social Media
10 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.33%) CMDB
10 2 (1.33%) Fintech
10 2 (1.33%) FMCG
10 2 (1.33%) Life Science
10 2 (1.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.33%) Windows
2 43 (28.67%) Linux
3 11 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.33%) AIX
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (0.67%) Android
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Unix
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.67%) Change Management
3 43 (28.67%) ITIL
4 28 (18.67%) Software Engineering
5 25 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 24 (16.00%) Service Management
7 23 (15.33%) Integration Testing
7 23 (15.33%) Test Automation
8 21 (14.00%) DevOps
9 20 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 17 (11.33%) Risk Management
11 16 (10.67%) OO
11 16 (10.67%) TDD
12 15 (10.00%) Machine Learning
13 14 (9.33%) Configuration Management
13 14 (9.33%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.33%) Load Testing
14 13 (8.67%) BDD
14 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (8.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.00%) C
2 30 (20.00%) C#
2 30 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.33%) Java
4 20 (13.33%) SQL
5 19 (12.67%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.67%) Python
7 10 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.33%) Perl
9 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.00%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.67%) PHP
12 2 (1.33%) COBOL
13 1 (0.67%) ABAP
13 1 (0.67%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.67%) VBA
13 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (20.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (10.00%) Degree
4 10 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.00%) Sun Certification
6 5 (3.33%) CCDP
6 5 (3.33%) CCNP
6 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.33%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.33%) MCITP
7 2 (1.33%) MCSA
7 2 (1.33%) MCSE
7 2 (1.33%) MCTS
7 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.67%) APMP
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.33%) Apache Flume
3 5 (3.33%) Firmware
3 5 (3.33%) HDFS
4 1 (0.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) BladeLogic
1 4 (2.67%) CA Wily
2 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.33%) Ansible
3 2 (1.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.67%) Oracle
4 10 (6.67%) Cisco
5 9 (6.00%) Cloudera
6 7 (4.67%) VMware
7 6 (4.00%) HP
7 6 (4.00%) Sun
8 5 (3.33%) SAP
8 5 (3.33%) Xamarin
9 4 (2.67%) AppDynamics
9 4 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.67%) Splunk
10 3 (2.00%) Capita
10 3 (2.00%) Citrix
11 2 (1.33%) BMC
11 2 (1.33%) CA
11 2 (1.33%) Remedy
11 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.67%) Talend