Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1023 1119 1227
Rank change year-on-year +96 +108 -16
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 154 103 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.054% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.061% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 111 84 75
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -5.98% +23.16%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £43,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £89,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 160900 169699 194446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126975 141046 160155
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 18 November 2017.

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 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 +79 154 £50,000 -9.09% 20
London +31 84 £55,000 -12.00% 7
UK excluding London +82 70 £40,000 -20.00% 13
South East +60 35 £40,000 -33.33% 5
Midlands +9 19 £39,750 -20.50% 3
West Midlands - 16 £47,500 - 3
North of England +18 12 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire +43 11 £43,750 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +7 3 £32,000 -36.00%
South West - 2 £46,250 - 1
East of England - 2 - -
North West - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 85 (55.19%) DevOps
2 66 (42.86%) Docker
3 65 (42.21%) Test Automation
4 63 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 59 (38.31%) Continuous Delivery
6 57 (37.01%) Amazon AWS
6 57 (37.01%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (35.06%) Python
8 54 (35.06%) Ansible
9 53 (34.42%) Opscode Chef
9 53 (34.42%) Puppet
10 51 (33.12%) Linux
11 50 (32.47%) PowerShell
12 46 (29.87%) Git (software)
12 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
13 45 (29.22%) SQL
14 43 (27.92%) Windows
15 40 (25.97%) JavaScript
16 39 (25.32%) SQL Server
17 38 (24.68%) ITIL
18 37 (24.03%) Configuration Management
18 37 (24.03%) Finance
19 36 (23.38%) Java
20 35 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
21 33 (21.43%) Kubernetes
22 30 (19.48%) .NET
23 29 (18.83%) Unix
24 28 (18.18%) C#
24 28 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing

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 12 (7.79%) IIS
2 10 (6.49%) CMS
3 7 (4.55%) Drupal
3 7 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.30%) Mule
5 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 57 (37.01%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (17.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (16.88%) GitHub
5 16 (10.39%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (6.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (5.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 7 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (4.55%) CloudBees
8 7 (4.55%) Datadog
8 7 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (3.90%) PaaS
10 4 (2.60%) IaaS
11 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.30%) Bluemix
11 2 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.30%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.30%) Serverless
12 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.65%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (2.60%) BGP
2 4 (2.60%) EIGRP
2 4 (2.60%) Firewall
2 4 (2.60%) MPLS
2 4 (2.60%) OSPF
2 4 (2.60%) RIP
3 3 (1.95%) VoIP
4 2 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) SNMP
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.94%) MongoDB
3 22 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 17 (11.04%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (11.04%) NoSQL
5 16 (10.39%) MySQL
6 12 (7.79%) Redis
7 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.90%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.30%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.30%) Riak
12 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (29.87%) Git (software)
1 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.23%) Selenium
2 25 (16.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (15.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (14.29%) Maven
5 21 (13.64%) Vagrant
6 19 (12.34%) JIRA
6 19 (12.34%) Subversion
7 18 (11.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (11.04%) Cucumber
8 17 (11.04%) TeamCity
9 16 (10.39%) WebDriver
10 14 (9.09%) GoCD
11 13 (8.44%) Bitbucket
11 13 (8.44%) GitLab
12 12 (7.79%) ClearCase
13 10 (6.49%) Ant
14 9 (5.84%) Artifactory
15 7 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 37 (24.03%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Banking
3 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Front Office
5 2 (1.30%) Games
5 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (16.88%) Release Engineer
3 23 (14.94%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (10.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.39%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Automation Engineer
5 13 (8.44%) Consultant
6 12 (7.79%) Senior DevOps
7 11 (7.14%) Analyst
8 9 (5.84%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Architect
9 8 (5.19%) DevOps Architect
9 8 (5.19%) DevOps Consultant
9 8 (5.19%) Senior Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.55%) DevOps Manager
10 7 (4.55%) Head of DevOps
10 7 (4.55%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.48%) .NET
2 11 (7.14%) REST
2 11 (7.14%) Web Services
3 10 (6.49%) Memcached
3 10 (6.49%) Node.js
4 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (3.90%) Spring
7 5 (3.25%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.25%) JSON
8 4 (2.60%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.95%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.95%) CSS
9 3 (1.95%) CSS3
9 3 (1.95%) HTML
9 3 (1.95%) HTML5
9 3 (1.95%) J2EE
10 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.30%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 9 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.95%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.95%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.65%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.12%) Linux
2 43 (27.92%) Windows
3 29 (18.83%) Unix
4 7 (4.55%) CoreOS
5 6 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.60%) CentOS
6 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (55.19%) DevOps
2 65 (42.21%) Test Automation
3 63 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 59 (38.31%) Continuous Delivery
5 57 (37.01%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (24.68%) ITIL
8 37 (24.03%) Configuration Management
9 28 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (16.23%) Performance Monitoring
11 24 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
12 23 (14.94%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 22 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (13.64%) Open Source
15 20 (12.99%) OO
16 18 (11.69%) Manual Testing
17 17 (11.04%) Scrum
17 17 (11.04%) User Stories
18 16 (10.39%) OOP
19 15 (9.74%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.06%) Python
2 50 (32.47%) PowerShell
3 45 (29.22%) SQL
4 40 (25.97%) JavaScript
5 36 (23.38%) Java
6 28 (18.18%) C#
7 22 (14.29%) Perl
8 21 (13.64%) Bash Shell
9 18 (11.69%) Ruby
10 16 (10.39%) ES6
11 7 (4.55%) PHP
12 6 (3.90%) VBScript
13 4 (2.60%) Scala
14 3 (1.95%) Go
15 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.65%) C++
16 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.34%) Degree
2 13 (8.44%) Siebel Certification
3 8 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.74%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (42.86%) Docker
2 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.30%) KVM
5 2 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.65%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 54 (35.06%) Ansible
2 53 (34.42%) Opscode Chef
2 53 (34.42%) Puppet
3 33 (21.43%) Kubernetes
4 21 (13.64%) Terraform
5 15 (9.74%) Salt
6 12 (7.79%) Nagios
7 9 (5.84%) Rundeck
8 7 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
8 7 (4.55%) Capistrano
8 7 (4.55%) Graphite
8 7 (4.55%) Pingdom
9 6 (3.90%) SCVMM
10 4 (2.60%) SCCM
11 3 (1.95%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.30%) Consul
12 2 (1.30%) Ganeti
12 2 (1.30%) Marathon
12 2 (1.30%) Mesos
12 2 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (14.29%) OpenText
1 22 (14.29%) Siebel
1 22 (14.29%) Sun
2 18 (11.69%) CA
3 16 (10.39%) IBM
4 12 (7.79%) Citrix
5 11 (7.14%) AppDynamics
5 11 (7.14%) New Relic
5 11 (7.14%) Rackspace
6 10 (6.49%) VMware
7 9 (5.84%) BMC
8 8 (5.19%) Cognizant
9 7 (4.55%) Dynatrace
9 7 (4.55%) Google
9 7 (4.55%) Oracle
9 7 (4.55%) SaltStack
9 7 (4.55%) Splunk
9 7 (4.55%) XebiaLabs
10 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.60%) Red Hat