Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
England > North West
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 213 245
Rank change year-on-year +55 +32 +47
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 98 119 122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.57% 1.17% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.26% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 88 72 87
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £34,219
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -

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 5,750 9,473 11,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.10% 93.52% 92.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,563 7,036 9,038
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Release Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Release Management in the North West over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Merseyside +30 53 £51,000 +20.00% 2
Manchester +49 37 £52,500 - 3
Cheshire +22 8 £57,500 +57.53% 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 58 (59.18%) ITIL
2 52 (53.06%) Finance
3 51 (52.04%) Windows
4 43 (43.88%) Microsoft
5 41 (41.84%) SQL Server
5 41 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (40.82%) Windows Server
7 39 (39.80%) Azure
8 37 (37.76%) SQL
9 32 (32.65%) IIS
9 32 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (32.65%) SharePoint
9 32 (32.65%) Degree
10 28 (28.57%) ITIL V3
11 27 (27.55%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (23.47%) AWS
12 23 (23.47%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (23.47%) Internet
13 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
13 22 (22.45%) GDPR
14 19 (19.39%) Investment Management
14 19 (19.39%) DevOps
14 19 (19.39%) Service Design
15 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (18.37%) T-SQL
16 17 (17.35%) MCP
16 17 (17.35%) Cybersecurity
16 17 (17.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (16.33%) Citrix

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 32 (32.65%) IIS
1 32 (32.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (14.29%) Apache
2 14 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (6.12%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.04%) CMS
5 2 (2.04%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.04%) NetSuite
3 2 (2.04%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (1.02%) Aareon QL
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (39.80%) Azure
2 27 (27.55%) Dynamics 365
3 23 (23.47%) AWS
3 23 (23.47%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (8.16%) GCP
4 8 (8.16%) Office 365
5 7 (7.14%) SaaS
6 6 (6.12%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (6.12%) Power Platform
6 6 (6.12%) Slack
7 3 (3.06%) Logic Apps
8 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) Network Security
2 1 (1.02%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (41.84%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (10.20%) MySQL
5 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
6 8 (8.16%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (6.12%) Big Data
7 6 (6.12%) GIS
7 6 (6.12%) Power BI
8 4 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (4.08%) DB2
9 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) JIRA
1 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (53.06%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Legal
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Law
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (42.86%) Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Applications Support
2 20 (20.41%) Applications Support Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Support Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 6 (6.12%) Consultant
5 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) IT Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Sun Support
7 3 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (3.06%) Environment Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Release Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Release Management Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Test Environment Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) JSON
1 9 (9.18%) XML
2 6 (6.12%) LDAP
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
3 4 (4.08%) LAMP
4 3 (3.06%) .NET
4 3 (3.06%) Node.js
4 3 (3.06%) React
5 2 (2.04%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.04%) Angular 2
5 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.02%) CSS
6 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) PKI
2 6 (6.12%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.12%) User Experience
3 4 (4.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.04%) Windows
2 41 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 40 (40.82%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.27%) Linux
5 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (8.16%) HPUX
7 7 (7.14%) Unix
8 3 (3.06%) Android
8 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.02%) CentOS
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.18%) ITIL
2 28 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 22 (22.45%) Computer Science
4 19 (19.39%) DevOps
4 19 (19.39%) Investment Management
4 19 (19.39%) Service Design
5 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (17.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (17.35%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (14.29%) CRM
7 14 (14.29%) Scrum
8 13 (13.27%) Configuration Management
8 13 (13.27%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (13.27%) SDLC
9 12 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (11.22%) Change Management
10 11 (11.22%) Data Integration
10 11 (11.22%) Workflow
11 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (10.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.76%) SQL
2 18 (18.37%) T-SQL
3 15 (15.31%) PowerShell
4 12 (12.24%) Java
5 11 (11.22%) Python
6 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.10%) Perl
7 5 (5.10%) Ruby
7 5 (5.10%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.08%) C#
9 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.04%) X++
10 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Degree
2 17 (17.35%) MCP
3 15 (15.31%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (7.14%) MCITP
4 7 (7.14%) MCSA
4 7 (7.14%) MCSE
4 7 (7.14%) MCTS
4 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) GDPR
2 11 (11.22%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.20%) Docker
4 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Puppet
2 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.14%) Ansible
3 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.12%) Grafana
4 6 (6.12%) Kibana
4 6 (6.12%) Terraform
5 1 (1.02%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 43 (43.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.33%) Citrix
3 14 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (13.27%) VMware
5 9 (9.18%) InterSystems
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle
7 6 (6.12%) SaltStack
8 5 (5.10%) hybris
9 4 (4.08%) Sun
10 2 (2.04%) IBM
10 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
10 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
11 1 (1.02%) Aareon
11 1 (1.02%) Apple
11 1 (1.02%) ATG
11 1 (1.02%) Civica
11 1 (1.02%) Google
11 1 (1.02%) Micro Focus