Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1070 1067 1218
Rank change year-on-year -3 +151 +24
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 125 114 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.066% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.073% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 82 70 54
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,875 £32,525
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £58,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £38,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +54.84% -22.50% +11.11%

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 161,094 155,531 184,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.42% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 130,584 127,997 153,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Release Automation in the UK

Release Automation
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 Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 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 +22 119 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London -2 69 £52,500 - 7
UK excluding London +3 56 £60,000 +54.84% 11
South East -16 31 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Midlands +7 9 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East of England - 9 £62,500 - 3
Scotland - 6 £62,500 - 1
East Midlands +5 5 £51,250 +2.50% 2
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +13 1 £40,000 -46.67% 1
North of England +4 1 £40,000 -46.67% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 70 (56.00%) DevOps
2 63 (50.40%) Test Automation
3 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (47.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 51 (40.80%) Windows
6 48 (38.40%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (36.00%) Git (software)
7 45 (36.00%) C#
8 43 (34.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 42 (33.60%) SQL
10 40 (32.00%) PowerShell
11 39 (31.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (30.40%) Configuration Management
13 36 (28.80%) .NET
14 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
14 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
14 35 (28.00%) Ansible
15 34 (27.20%) Python
16 33 (26.40%) Opscode Chef
17 32 (25.60%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (25.60%) Java
18 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (24.00%) ITIL
19 30 (24.00%) Docker
20 29 (23.20%) Linux
20 29 (23.20%) Finance
21 27 (21.60%) OO
22 26 (20.80%) Performance Monitoring
23 25 (20.00%) Puppet
23 25 (20.00%) Open Source

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 15 (12.00%) IIS
2 10 (8.00%) CMS
3 9 (7.20%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.80%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.20%) JBoss
5 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.60%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.80%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (25.60%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (15.20%) GitHub
4 9 (7.20%) PaaS
5 8 (6.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.60%) Datadog
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.80%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.80%) IaaS
8 1 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.80%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) Internet
2 13 (10.40%) VoIP
3 8 (6.40%) Firewall
4 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.20%) DNS
6 2 (1.60%) BGP
6 2 (1.60%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.60%) MPLS
6 2 (1.60%) OSPF
6 2 (1.60%) RIP
7 1 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.80%) SAN
7 1 (0.80%) SMS
7 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.80%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.60%) Redis
7 1 (0.80%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) MSDE
7 1 (0.80%) MySQL
7 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Git (software)
2 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 23 (18.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (16.80%) JIRA
5 18 (14.40%) Cucumber
5 18 (14.40%) TeamCity
5 18 (14.40%) WebDriver
6 17 (13.60%) Selenium
7 14 (11.20%) Maven
8 12 (9.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (7.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (5.60%) Ant
11 7 (5.60%) Subversion
12 6 (4.80%) Toad
13 5 (4.00%) Bitbucket
13 5 (4.00%) Vagrant
14 4 (3.20%) CircleCI
14 4 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
15 3 (2.40%) ClearCase
General
1 29 (23.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 5 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (42.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Automation Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Automation Tester
3 15 (12.00%) Tester
4 14 (11.20%) Release Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) PowerShell Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (7.20%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (6.40%) Architect
6 8 (6.40%) DevOps Architect
6 8 (6.40%) Digital Architect
6 8 (6.40%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.80%) .NET
2 19 (15.20%) Spring Boot
3 18 (14.40%) REST
4 13 (10.40%) WCF
5 12 (9.60%) Spring
5 12 (9.60%) Spring Cloud
5 12 (9.60%) Spring MVC
6 11 (8.80%) JSON
7 9 (7.20%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.20%) HTML
7 9 (7.20%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (6.40%) AppFabric
8 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.40%) Backbone.js
8 8 (6.40%) CSS3
8 8 (6.40%) jQuery
8 8 (6.40%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (6.40%) Middleware
8 8 (6.40%) SignalR
8 8 (6.40%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.80%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.60%) Cloud Native
3 12 (9.60%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.00%) Spread Betting
5 9 (7.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.60%) Fintech
7 1 (0.80%) Equities
7 1 (0.80%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (40.80%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Linux
3 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 3 (2.40%) CentOS
4 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (56.00%) DevOps
2 63 (50.40%) Test Automation
3 61 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (47.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 48 (38.40%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (34.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 38 (30.40%) Configuration Management
8 30 (24.00%) ITIL
9 27 (21.60%) OO
10 26 (20.80%) Performance Monitoring
11 25 (20.00%) Open Source
12 23 (18.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (17.60%) Microservices
14 21 (16.80%) Data Development
14 21 (16.80%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (16.80%) System Integration Testing
15 20 (16.00%) MVC
15 20 (16.00%) User Stories
16 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
17 17 (13.60%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (36.00%) C#
2 42 (33.60%) SQL
3 40 (32.00%) PowerShell
4 35 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 34 (27.20%) Python
6 32 (25.60%) Java
7 24 (19.20%) Perl
8 13 (10.40%) Bash Shell
8 13 (10.40%) Ruby
9 9 (7.20%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.00%) ES6
11 3 (2.40%) PHP
11 3 (2.40%) Scala
11 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.60%) C++
13 1 (0.80%) Groovy
13 1 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (16.80%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.40%) QA
System Software
1 30 (24.00%) Docker
2 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (28.00%) Ansible
2 33 (26.40%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (20.00%) Puppet
4 12 (9.60%) Kubernetes
5 8 (6.40%) Terraform
6 6 (4.80%) Nagios
7 4 (3.20%) yum
8 3 (2.40%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.60%) Automic
9 2 (1.60%) Capistrano
9 2 (1.60%) Pingdom
9 2 (1.60%) Salt
10 1 (0.80%) Consul
10 1 (0.80%) Graphite
10 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.80%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.80%) Rancher
10 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (16.80%) Siebel
1 21 (16.80%) Sun
2 19 (15.20%) OpenText
3 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.60%) Cognizant
5 8 (6.40%) Oracle
5 8 (6.40%) Rackspace
6 7 (5.60%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.80%) AppDynamics
7 6 (4.80%) New Relic
8 4 (3.20%) Perforce
8 4 (3.20%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.40%) BMC
9 3 (2.40%) VMware
10 2 (1.60%) Citrix
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.60%) Splunk
11 1 (0.80%) Facebook
11 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.80%) Veeam