Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Automation
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1040 1022 1142
Rank change year-on-year -18 +120 +80
Permanent jobs citing Release Automation 108 159 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.091% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.099% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 82 115 76
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £42,525 £33,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,000 £76,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -9.09%

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 149,742 160,074 174,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,107 126,320 145,060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 -27 100 £60,000 +20.00% 13
UK excluding London -1 60 £50,000 +11.11% 8
London +4 48 £71,250 +29.55% 5
South East +5 28 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +33 14 £70,000 - 1
North of England +7 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +20 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Scotland - 6 £47,750 -
Midlands -1 3 £43,750 -7.89% 1
East Midlands -9 2 £40,000 +25.00%
Wales - 2 £47,000 -
West Midlands +16 1 £47,500 - 1
North West +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 61 (56.48%) DevOps
2 59 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 46 (42.59%) Jenkins
5 42 (38.89%) Docker
6 40 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (32.41%) Java
8 34 (31.48%) Linux
8 34 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (29.63%) C#
10 32 (29.63%) .NET
10 32 (29.63%) Ansible
11 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
11 30 (27.78%) Python
12 29 (26.85%) SQL
12 29 (26.85%) Configuration Management
12 29 (26.85%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
13 27 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 27 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 27 (25.00%) Puppet
14 25 (23.15%) TeamCity
15 23 (21.30%) Git (software)
15 23 (21.30%) Degree
15 23 (21.30%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (21.30%) Deployment Automation
16 22 (20.37%) Kubernetes
16 22 (20.37%) REST
16 22 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement

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 19 (17.59%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (14.81%) CMS
3 6 (5.56%) IIS
3 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.63%) Confluence
5 4 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.70%) nginx
6 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.85%) GemFire
8 1 (0.93%) CICS
8 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.93%) JBoss
8 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 34 (31.48%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (14.81%) GitHub
4 13 (12.04%) PaaS
5 10 (9.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 8 (7.41%) OpenShift
7 7 (6.48%) IaaS
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (4.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (4.63%) CloudFront
8 5 (4.63%) Route 53
8 5 (4.63%) Serverless
9 4 (3.70%) Amazon S3
9 4 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.85%) NuGet
11 1 (0.93%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) Internet
2 9 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (3.70%) SNMP
3 4 (3.70%) VPN
4 2 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (0.93%) Broadband
5 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.59%) MongoDB
3 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
4 12 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 7 (6.48%) QlikView
8 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (3.70%) Big Data
10 2 (1.85%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.93%) DB2
11 1 (0.93%) MySQL
11 1 (0.93%) Redis
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 27 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (23.15%) TeamCity
4 23 (21.30%) Git (software)
5 14 (12.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (12.04%) JIRA
6 13 (12.04%) Subversion
7 12 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (8.33%) Ant
9 9 (8.33%) Maven
9 9 (8.33%) tSQLt
10 7 (6.48%) Bitbucket
11 6 (5.56%) Travis CI
12 5 (4.63%) Toad
13 4 (3.70%) CA Release Automation
13 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.70%) Gradle
13 4 (3.70%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.78%) Hudson
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.78%) Front Office
4 3 (2.78%) Prime Brokerage
4 3 (2.78%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
5 1 (0.93%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (37.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (16.67%) Developer
3 15 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
3 15 (13.89%) Software Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (12.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Database Developer
7 7 (6.48%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.48%) SSIS Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.63%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Build Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Build Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Release Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Technical Support
10 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.70%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (29.63%) .NET
2 22 (20.37%) REST
3 21 (19.44%) Middleware
4 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET
6 16 (14.81%) WCF
7 15 (13.89%) Ajax
7 15 (13.89%) AppFabric
7 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (13.89%) Backbone.js
7 15 (13.89%) CSS
7 15 (13.89%) CSS3
7 15 (13.89%) HTML
7 15 (13.89%) HTML5
7 15 (13.89%) jQuery
7 15 (13.89%) JSON
7 15 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
7 15 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (13.89%) SignalR
7 15 (13.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 16 (14.81%) Spread Betting
3 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 7 (6.48%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.70%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.85%) CMDB
9 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.93%) Fintech
9 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.93%) PKI
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.48%) Linux
2 21 (19.44%) Windows
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.33%) CentOS
5 8 (7.41%) Unix
6 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (56.48%) DevOps
2 59 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 40 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (26.85%) Configuration Management
6 27 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 23 (21.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (21.30%) Deployment Automation
8 22 (20.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (16.67%) Software Delivery
9 18 (16.67%) Web Development
10 17 (15.74%) Microservices
10 17 (15.74%) OO
11 15 (13.89%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 15 (13.89%) Front End Development
11 15 (13.89%) Multithreading
11 15 (13.89%) Performance Testing
11 15 (13.89%) Push Notifications
11 15 (13.89%) Release Management
11 15 (13.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.41%) Java
2 32 (29.63%) C#
3 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.78%) Python
4 29 (26.85%) SQL
5 27 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 17 (15.74%) T-SQL
7 15 (13.89%) Perl
8 12 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 12 (11.11%) Ruby
8 12 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 10 (9.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (6.48%) C++
10 7 (6.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.93%) Go
11 1 (0.93%) Groovy
11 1 (0.93%) JCL
11 1 (0.93%) Korn
11 1 (0.93%) REXX
11 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (21.30%) Degree
2 13 (12.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (38.89%) Docker
2 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.78%) vSphere
5 2 (1.85%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (29.63%) Ansible
2 29 (26.85%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (25.00%) Puppet
4 22 (20.37%) Kubernetes
5 8 (7.41%) Terraform
6 7 (6.48%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (4.63%) Mesos
7 5 (4.63%) Rancher
8 4 (3.70%) Automic
8 4 (3.70%) Nagios
8 4 (3.70%) Salt
8 4 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (2.78%) Packer
9 3 (2.78%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.78%) vRealize
9 3 (2.78%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.85%) Graphite
11 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Oracle
2 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.26%) VMware
4 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.48%) Tableau
6 5 (4.63%) Perforce
7 4 (3.70%) Sun
8 3 (2.78%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.78%) Sybase
8 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.85%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.85%) EXTOL
9 2 (1.85%) New Relic
9 2 (1.85%) RedGate
9 2 (1.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.93%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.93%) Google
10 1 (0.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.93%) Moogsoft
10 1 (0.93%) OutSystems