Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1072 1045 1191
Rank change year-on-year -27 +146 +41
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 117 155 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.096% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 79 107 65
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £29,950
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -

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 156,958 161,209 182,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.63% 90.77% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 125,377 129,352 151,685
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,883 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.23% +5.02% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -16 108 £55,000 +22.22% 12
UK excluding London +2 62 £55,000 +22.22% 8
London -41 55 £60,000 +20.00% 4
East of England - 19 £66,250 -
South East -23 18 £51,250 +13.89% 3
Midlands +17 10 £47,500 - 1
Scotland - 9 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 7 £47,500 - 1
Yorkshire +22 6 £46,250 +15.63% 3
North of England +7 6 £46,250 +15.63% 4
West Midlands +22 3 £46,250 -2.63%

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 76 (64.96%) DevOps
2 65 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (47.86%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (47.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
5 49 (41.88%) PowerShell
6 45 (38.46%) Jenkins
7 43 (36.75%) C#
8 42 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (34.19%) .NET
10 38 (32.48%) Git (software)
11 36 (30.77%) Ansible
12 35 (29.91%) TeamCity
12 35 (29.91%) Windows
12 35 (29.91%) Configuration Management
13 34 (29.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (26.50%) Docker
14 31 (26.50%) Microsoft
14 31 (26.50%) Python
14 31 (26.50%) Java
15 30 (25.64%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
17 27 (23.08%) SQL
18 26 (22.22%) Linux
19 25 (21.37%) Perl
20 24 (20.51%) JavaScript
20 24 (20.51%) Puppet
21 22 (18.80%) MVC
22 19 (16.24%) Software Engineering

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 16 (13.68%) IIS
2 11 (9.40%) CMS
2 11 (9.40%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.42%) JBoss
3 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (47.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (24.79%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (15.38%) PaaS
4 16 (13.68%) GitHub
5 4 (3.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.42%) IaaS
5 4 (3.42%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) NuGet
8 1 (0.85%) Akamai
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.85%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.85%) npm
8 1 (0.85%) Route 53
8 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) Internet
2 6 (5.13%) VoIP
3 5 (4.27%) Firewall
3 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.42%) DNS
5 2 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.85%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) SMS
6 1 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.55%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.84%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.13%) QlikView
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.71%) MySQL
8 2 (1.71%) Redis
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.85%) MSDE
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 42 (35.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (32.48%) Git (software)
4 35 (29.91%) TeamCity
5 19 (16.24%) JIRA
6 18 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (10.26%) Maven
7 12 (10.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (10.26%) Subversion
8 8 (6.84%) Ant
8 8 (6.84%) tSQLt
8 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (5.98%) Bitbucket
9 7 (5.98%) Cucumber
9 7 (5.98%) Selenium
9 7 (5.98%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.27%) Travis CI
11 4 (3.42%) CircleCI
12 3 (2.56%) CA Release Automation
General
1 8 (6.84%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Banking
2 6 (5.13%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (47.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Automation Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Developer
3 12 (10.26%) Senior DevOps
4 11 (9.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Database Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Architect
7 8 (6.84%) DevOps Architect
7 8 (6.84%) Digital Architect
8 7 (5.98%) SQL Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
9 6 (5.13%) PowerShell Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Release Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) SQL Database Developer
9 6 (5.13%) SSIS Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Tester
10 5 (4.27%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (34.19%) .NET
2 16 (13.68%) WCF
3 15 (12.82%) Spring Boot
4 14 (11.97%) REST
4 14 (11.97%) RESTful
5 12 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 12 (10.26%) Spring
5 12 (10.26%) Spring Cloud
5 12 (10.26%) Spring MVC
5 12 (10.26%) Web Services
6 11 (9.40%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.40%) JSON
6 11 (9.40%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (8.55%) AppFabric
7 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (8.55%) Backbone.js
7 10 (8.55%) CSS3
7 10 (8.55%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (8.55%) SignalR
7 10 (8.55%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.53%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.11%) Spread Betting
4 12 (10.26%) Cloud Native
4 12 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.42%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.71%) Fintech
7 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) Equities
8 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.91%) Windows
2 26 (22.22%) Linux
3 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.71%) Unix
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (64.96%) DevOps
2 65 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (47.86%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (42.74%) Test Automation
5 35 (29.91%) Configuration Management
6 34 (29.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 30 (25.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (18.80%) MVC
9 19 (16.24%) OO
9 19 (16.24%) Software Engineering
10 18 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
10 18 (15.38%) Microservices
11 15 (12.82%) Software Delivery
12 13 (11.11%) Data Management
13 12 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
13 12 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (10.26%) Re-Platforming
13 12 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (9.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.88%) PowerShell
2 43 (36.75%) C#
3 31 (26.50%) Java
3 31 (26.50%) Python
4 27 (23.08%) SQL
5 25 (21.37%) Perl
6 24 (20.51%) JavaScript
7 17 (14.53%) Bash Shell
8 16 (13.68%) T-SQL
9 12 (10.26%) Ruby
10 8 (6.84%) PL/SQL
10 8 (6.84%) Shell Script
11 7 (5.98%) C++
12 6 (5.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.85%) ES6
13 1 (0.85%) Groovy
13 1 (0.85%) Korn
13 1 (0.85%) PHP
13 1 (0.85%) Scala
13 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Degree
2 10 (8.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.84%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.85%) MCP
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) GCP
System Software
1 31 (26.50%) Docker
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (35.90%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (30.77%) Ansible
3 24 (20.51%) Puppet
4 11 (9.40%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.27%) Terraform
6 4 (3.42%) Nagios
6 4 (3.42%) yum
7 3 (2.56%) Automic
7 3 (2.56%) Graphite
7 3 (2.56%) Packer
7 3 (2.56%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.71%) Consul
8 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.71%) Rancher
9 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.85%) Mesos
9 1 (0.85%) SCCM
9 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 31 (26.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.26%) Cognizant
3 7 (5.98%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.13%) Perforce
4 6 (5.13%) Tableau
5 5 (4.27%) AppDynamics
5 5 (4.27%) New Relic
6 4 (3.42%) Rackspace
6 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.42%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.42%) VMware
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle
7 3 (2.56%) Siebel
7 3 (2.56%) Sun
8 2 (1.71%) RedGate
9 1 (0.85%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) OpenText
9 1 (0.85%) PayPal
9 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com