Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Release Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Release Automation over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1006 1057 1099
Rank change year-on-year +51 +42 +124
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 95 130 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.076% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.082% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 65 88 71
UK median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.81% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £40,200 £35,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,750 £78,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -13.64%

Release Automation 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 138,253 157,812 160,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.80% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,025 127,041 132,889
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,979 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Release Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Release Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Release Automation in the UK

Release Automation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Release Automation in the UK

Release Automation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Automation over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Release Automation in the UK

Release Automation
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 +40 90 £65,000 +23.81% 6
UK excluding London +51 56 £50,000 +25.00% 6
London +26 39 £72,500 +35.51% 1
South East +19 35 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East of England +28 7 £71,800 - 1
Midlands +24 7 £39,000 +21.88% 2
West Midlands +26 6 £39,000 - 2
Scotland - 3 £50,000 -
North of England +37 2 - -
Wales - 2 £47,000 -
North West +33 1 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
East Midlands +20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Release Automation 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 with a requirement for Release Automation.

1 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (64.21%) DevOps
3 48 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (47.37%) Jenkins
5 42 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
6 41 (43.16%) Test Automation
7 40 (42.11%) Docker
8 36 (37.89%) Java
9 35 (36.84%) Configuration Management
10 34 (35.79%) Ansible
11 32 (33.68%) Puppet
12 31 (32.63%) Linux
13 30 (31.58%) Microservices
14 27 (28.42%) Kubernetes
15 26 (27.37%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
16 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
17 23 (24.21%) .NET
17 23 (24.21%) Oracle
17 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
19 21 (22.11%) Release Management
19 21 (22.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (22.11%) Middleware
19 21 (22.11%) Finance
19 21 (22.11%) Degree
20 20 (21.05%) Python
21 19 (20.00%) C#
21 19 (20.00%) REST
22 18 (18.95%) AngularJS

Release Automation
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 17 (17.89%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (13.68%) CMS
3 8 (8.42%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (8.42%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.37%) Confluence
5 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.21%) GemFire
6 4 (4.21%) nginx
7 3 (3.16%) JBoss
7 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.05%) CICS
9 1 (1.05%) IIS
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.63%) GitHub
4 10 (10.53%) PaaS
5 8 (8.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 8 (8.42%) IaaS
5 8 (8.42%) OpenShift
6 7 (7.37%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (6.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (4.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (4.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (4.21%) CloudFront
8 4 (4.21%) Route 53
8 4 (4.21%) Serverless
8 4 (4.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (2.11%) SaaS
10 1 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) Internet
2 11 (11.58%) Firewall
3 4 (4.21%) SNMP
3 4 (4.21%) VPN
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
5 1 (1.05%) Broadband
5 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) MongoDB
2 16 (16.84%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.26%) Big Data
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.21%) MariaDB
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) DB2
7 1 (1.05%) QlikView
7 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 25 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 21 (22.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (12.63%) JIRA
4 12 (12.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (10.53%) Maven
6 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (5.26%) Subversion
8 4 (4.21%) Ant
8 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.21%) Selenium
8 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.21%) Toad
8 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.16%) Hudson
9 3 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.16%) Protractor
9 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.16%) Front Office
3 3 (3.16%) Prime Brokerage
3 3 (3.16%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
4 1 (1.05%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Senior Software Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Software Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Release Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Senior Technical Support
4 8 (8.42%) Technical Support
5 7 (7.37%) Senior DevOps
5 7 (7.37%) Technical Leader
6 6 (6.32%) Release Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) .NET
2 21 (22.11%) Middleware
3 19 (20.00%) REST
4 18 (18.95%) AngularJS
5 13 (13.68%) AppFabric
5 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
5 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (13.68%) Backbone.js
5 13 (13.68%) CSS
5 13 (13.68%) CSS3
5 13 (13.68%) HTML
5 13 (13.68%) HTML5
5 13 (13.68%) jQuery
5 13 (13.68%) JSON
5 13 (13.68%) KnockoutJS
5 13 (13.68%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (13.68%) SignalR
5 13 (13.68%) WCF
5 13 (13.68%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Spread Betting
2 12 (12.63%) Public Cloud
3 10 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.37%) Cloud Native
5 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.21%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.11%) CMDB
8 1 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.05%) Blog
8 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.05%) PKI
8 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.63%) Linux
2 14 (14.74%) Windows
3 10 (10.53%) Unix
4 9 (9.47%) CentOS
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.11%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (64.21%) DevOps
3 48 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (43.16%) Test Automation
5 35 (36.84%) Configuration Management
6 30 (31.58%) Microservices
7 26 (27.37%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (22.11%) Release Management
9 18 (18.95%) Software Engineering
10 17 (17.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (17.89%) Unit Testing
11 16 (16.84%) Computer Science
11 16 (16.84%) Software Delivery
11 16 (16.84%) Web Development
12 15 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
13 13 (13.68%) Content Management
13 13 (13.68%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 13 (13.68%) Front End Development
13 13 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (13.68%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.89%) Java
2 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) Python
4 19 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (16.84%) SQL
6 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
7 11 (11.58%) Perl
8 8 (8.42%) Ruby
9 7 (7.37%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.16%) COBOL
12 2 (2.11%) C++
13 1 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (1.05%) Go
13 1 (1.05%) Groovy
13 1 (1.05%) JCL
13 1 (1.05%) REXX
13 1 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) PCI DSS
1 6 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.21%) QA
System Software
1 40 (42.11%) Docker
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (35.79%) Ansible
2 32 (33.68%) Puppet
3 27 (28.42%) Kubernetes
4 22 (23.16%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (11.58%) Terraform
6 10 (10.53%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (7.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (6.32%) vCenter Server
8 6 (6.32%) vRealize
9 5 (5.26%) Nagios
10 4 (4.21%) Mesos
10 4 (4.21%) Rancher
10 4 (4.21%) Salt
11 1 (1.05%) Automic
11 1 (1.05%) Grafana
11 1 (1.05%) Prometheus
11 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (24.21%) Oracle
2 11 (11.58%) VMware
3 7 (7.37%) Cognizant
4 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.26%) Alibaba
6 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.21%) Sun
7 3 (3.16%) IBM
7 3 (3.16%) Perforce
7 3 (3.16%) Sybase
7 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.11%) EXTOL
8 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) Splunk
9 1 (1.05%) CA
9 1 (1.05%) Google
9 1 (1.05%) Moogsoft
9 1 (1.05%) New Relic
9 1 (1.05%) Tableau
9 1 (1.05%) WSO2