Period
to 21 January 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1049 1084 1206
Rank change year-on-year +35 +122 +11
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 130 96 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.055% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.061% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 88 71 66
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%
10th Percentile £35,500 £31,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £78,250 £80,000 £89,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% -13.64% +15.79%

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 154,446 157,552 185,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,126 130,212 153,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2018.

Salary histogram for Release Automation in the UK

Release Automation
Top 12 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 2018. 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 +49 130 £52,500 -4.55% 12
London +13 70 £53,500 -17.69% 3
UK excluding London +33 60 £40,000 -15.79% 9
South East +34 35 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Midlands +25 16 £32,000 -36.00% 2
West Midlands - 13 - - 1
North of England - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
East Midlands +10 3 £32,000 -36.00% 1
East of England - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Release Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Release Automation.

1 73 (56.15%) Test Automation
2 66 (50.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 61 (46.92%) DevOps
4 51 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 48 (36.92%) SQL
7 45 (34.62%) Python
7 45 (34.62%) Docker
8 44 (33.85%) ITIL
9 43 (33.08%) JavaScript
10 41 (31.54%) Finance
10 41 (31.54%) Amazon AWS
11 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (30.77%) Windows
12 39 (30.00%) Ansible
13 38 (29.23%) Linux
13 38 (29.23%) PowerShell
13 38 (29.23%) Jenkins
14 37 (28.46%) Configuration Management
15 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
16 33 (25.38%) Java
17 32 (24.62%) Puppet
17 32 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
18 30 (23.08%) C#
18 30 (23.08%) .NET
18 30 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (21.54%) System Integration Testing
19 28 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
20 27 (20.77%) Performance Monitoring
20 27 (20.77%) Git (software)

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 14 (10.77%) CMS
2 11 (8.46%) IIS
3 7 (5.38%) Drupal
4 6 (4.62%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.54%) Apache
6 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.54%) Mule
6 2 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 41 (31.54%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 23 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (15.38%) GitHub
4 12 (9.23%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (9.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (5.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (5.38%) Datadog
6 6 (4.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (2.31%) PaaS
8 2 (1.54%) Bluemix
8 2 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.77%) Heroku
9 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.00%) Internet
2 8 (6.15%) VoIP
3 5 (3.85%) Firewall
4 4 (3.08%) BGP
4 4 (3.08%) EIGRP
4 4 (3.08%) MPLS
4 4 (3.08%) OSPF
4 4 (3.08%) RIP
5 2 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 13 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
3 13 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.38%) Redis
6 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.77%) Big Data
8 1 (0.77%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.77%) Riak
Development Applications
1 38 (29.23%) Jenkins
2 27 (20.77%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 17 (13.08%) Cucumber
4 16 (12.31%) Selenium
4 16 (12.31%) WebDriver
5 15 (11.54%) JIRA
6 12 (9.23%) Maven
6 12 (9.23%) Vagrant
7 11 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (7.69%) TeamCity
9 7 (5.38%) Ant
9 7 (5.38%) Codeship
9 7 (5.38%) GoCD
9 7 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (4.62%) Bitbucket
10 6 (4.62%) Subversion
11 5 (3.85%) ClearCase
11 5 (3.85%) GitLab
11 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Front Office
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (13.85%) Release Engineer
3 17 (13.08%) AWS DevOps
4 11 (8.46%) Automation Engineer
4 11 (8.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.46%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) Analyst
6 9 (6.92%) Automation Tester
6 9 (6.92%) Tester
7 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) DevOps Manager
8 7 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Consultant
9 6 (4.62%) DevOps Specialist
9 6 (4.62%) Head of DevOps
9 6 (4.62%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Build Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.08%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) REST
3 11 (8.46%) Web Services
4 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.92%) JSON
6 8 (6.15%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.15%) Node.js
7 7 (5.38%) HTML
7 7 (5.38%) Spring Boot
8 6 (4.62%) Backbone.js
8 6 (4.62%) CSS
8 6 (4.62%) CSS3
8 6 (4.62%) HTML5
8 6 (4.62%) J2EE
8 6 (4.62%) Memcached
9 5 (3.85%) AppFabric
9 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (3.85%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.08%) Public Cloud
3 13 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.85%) Spread Betting
6 4 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Fintech
8 1 (0.77%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.77%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.77%) Windows
2 38 (29.23%) Linux
3 16 (12.31%) Unix
4 5 (3.85%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.08%) CentOS
5 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (56.15%) Test Automation
2 66 (50.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 61 (46.92%) DevOps
4 51 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 44 (33.85%) ITIL
7 40 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (28.46%) Configuration Management
9 32 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (21.54%) System Integration Testing
11 27 (20.77%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 25 (19.23%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 24 (18.46%) OO
15 23 (17.69%) Open Source
16 19 (14.62%) Manual Testing
17 16 (12.31%) User Stories
18 15 (11.54%) OOP
18 15 (11.54%) Scrum
19 13 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.92%) SQL
2 45 (34.62%) Python
3 43 (33.08%) JavaScript
4 38 (29.23%) PowerShell
5 33 (25.38%) Java
6 30 (23.08%) C#
7 19 (14.62%) Ruby
8 16 (12.31%) Bash Shell
9 13 (10.00%) Perl
10 10 (7.69%) ES6
11 7 (5.38%) PHP
12 6 (4.62%) VBScript
13 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
13 4 (3.08%) Scala
14 1 (0.77%) C++
14 1 (0.77%) Go
14 1 (0.77%) Jython
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 9 (6.92%) Siebel Certification
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.31%) QA
System Software
1 45 (34.62%) Docker
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.77%) KVM
5 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (30.00%) Ansible
2 32 (24.62%) Puppet
3 28 (21.54%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (14.62%) Kubernetes
4 19 (14.62%) Terraform
5 10 (7.69%) Salt
6 7 (5.38%) Capistrano
6 7 (5.38%) Pingdom
7 6 (4.62%) SCVMM
8 4 (3.08%) Nagios
9 3 (2.31%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.77%) Ganeti
10 1 (0.77%) Marathon
10 1 (0.77%) Mesos
10 1 (0.77%) rkt
10 1 (0.77%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 26 (20.00%) OpenText
1 26 (20.00%) Siebel
1 26 (20.00%) Sun
2 11 (8.46%) Rackspace
3 10 (7.69%) Citrix
3 10 (7.69%) Oracle
4 9 (6.92%) BMC
5 8 (6.15%) VMware
6 7 (5.38%) Splunk
7 4 (3.08%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.08%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.08%) New Relic
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.31%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.31%) CA
9 2 (1.54%) BEA
9 2 (1.54%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) Perforce
9 2 (1.54%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.77%) Temenos