Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Analyst was £33,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Release Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1125 1159 1225
Rank change year-on-year +34 +66 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Analyst 52 63 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.033% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.034% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 46 60 64
UK median annual salary £33,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.88% - -13.51%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £63,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £32,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +3.08% +12.07% +0.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Release Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Release Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Analyst over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Analyst in the UK

Release Analyst
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Analyst within the UK 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
England +3 40 £33,000 -17.50% 1
UK excluding London +61 27 £33,500 +3.08% 1
London -10 25 £26,500 -53.91% 1
North of England +4 11 £34,625 +6.54%
North West -14 11 £34,625 -16.06%
Scotland - 11 £33,500 - 1
South East - 2 £22,500 -
East Midlands +39 1 - -
Midlands +22 1 - -
East of England +10 1 £35,000 +59.09%
Wales - 1 £25,000 -

Release Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Release Analyst 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 featuring Release Analyst in the job title.

1 45 (86.54%) ITIL
2 27 (51.92%) Release Management
3 26 (50.00%) SDLC
4 21 (40.38%) Finance
5 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Excel
6 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 15 (28.85%) Service Management
8 14 (26.92%) Problem Management
8 14 (26.92%) Management Information System
8 14 (26.92%) Document Management
9 13 (25.00%) Information Management
9 13 (25.00%) Project Planning
9 13 (25.00%) Back Office
9 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (25.00%) SAP
9 13 (25.00%) Time Management
9 13 (25.00%) Data Extraction
9 13 (25.00%) Xerox
10 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
11 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (19.23%) QA
12 9 (17.31%) Windows
13 8 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (11.54%) Change Management
15 6 (11.54%) SQL
15 6 (11.54%) Banking
16 5 (9.62%) ITSM

Release Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Back Office
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) ITIL
2 27 (51.92%) Release Management
3 26 (50.00%) SDLC
4 15 (28.85%) Service Management
5 14 (26.92%) Document Management
5 14 (26.92%) Problem Management
6 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.00%) Data Extraction
6 13 (25.00%) Information Management
6 13 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 13 (25.00%) Time Management
7 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
8 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Change Management
10 5 (9.62%) ITSM
11 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
11 4 (7.69%) Investment Management
11 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.85%) APMP
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) SAP
2 13 (25.00%) Xerox
3 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.92%) BMC
4 1 (1.92%) OpenText
4 1 (1.92%) Remedy
4 1 (1.92%) Siebel
4 1 (1.92%) Sun