The median annual salary for a Release Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Engineer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 887 886
Rank change year-on-year +88 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Engineer 53 63 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.060% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.063% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 44 57 75
Median salary £45,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.73% +27.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £37,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Release Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Release Engineer.

Salary trend for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Engineer over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +66 51 £45,000 -25.00% 5
South East +74 22 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Berkshire +57 19 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Reading +55 18 £45,000 -28.00% 1
North West - 14 £30,000 -
Manchester - 12 £30,000 -
London +42 10 £63,750 +2.00% 1
East of England +34 4 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £47,500 - 2
Watford - 4 £47,500 - 2
South Wales +12 2 £43,000 +48.27%
Cardiff +8 2 £43,000 +48.27%
Wales +4 2 £43,000 +48.27%
Liverpool - 2 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Merseyside - 2 £30,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey +49 1 £60,000 +4.34%
West Midlands +27 1 - -
City of London +26 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £60,000 -
Bolton - 1 £37,500 -

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Release Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Release Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 47 (47.00%) Linux
3 46 (46.00%) Python
3 46 (46.00%) Perl
4 39 (39.00%) Java
5 38 (38.00%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (38.00%) DevOps
6 34 (34.00%) Unix
7 33 (33.00%) Puppet
8 31 (31.00%) Jenkins
8 31 (31.00%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (31.00%) Ant
8 31 (31.00%) Maven
9 30 (30.00%) Bash Shell
10 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
12 27 (27.00%) Ansible
12 27 (27.00%) Finance
13 26 (26.00%) SQL
13 26 (26.00%) Salt
14 25 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
14 25 (25.00%) Windows
15 22 (22.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (21.00%) Release Management
17 20 (20.00%) Spring
18 19 (19.00%) QA
18 19 (19.00%) Oracle
18 19 (19.00%) Continuous Delivery
19 18 (18.00%) Gradle
19 18 (18.00%) PowerShell

Release Engineer Skill Set
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 9 (9.00%) IIS
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Magento
2 4 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.00%) SaaS
3 3 (3.00%) IaaS
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) MySQL
2 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.00%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.00%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 31 (31.00%) Ant
2 31 (31.00%) Jenkins
2 31 (31.00%) Maven
3 22 (22.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (18.00%) Gradle
5 17 (17.00%) JIRA
6 16 (16.00%) Subversion
7 15 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (13.00%) Apache Ivy
9 12 (12.00%) Bitbucket
10 10 (10.00%) TeamCity
11 8 (8.00%) Hudson
12 7 (7.00%) Mercurial
13 6 (6.00%) ClearCase
14 5 (5.00%) CruiseControl
14 5 (5.00%) MSBuild
14 5 (5.00%) NuGet
15 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
15 4 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Banking
3 9 (9.00%) Games
4 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.00%) Spring
2 12 (12.00%) .NET
3 11 (11.00%) Web Services
4 6 (6.00%) LAMP
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.00%) WCF
5 1 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.00%) Linux
2 34 (34.00%) Unix
3 25 (25.00%) Windows
4 9 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.00%) AIX
6 2 (2.00%) Android
6 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) Continuous Integration
1 38 (38.00%) DevOps
2 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 21 (21.00%) Release Management
5 19 (19.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (13.00%) Build Automation
6 13 (13.00%) Dependency Management
6 13 (13.00%) SOA
7 12 (12.00%) Project Management
7 12 (12.00%) Prototyping
7 12 (12.00%) Rapid Prototyping
8 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (9.00%) OO
9 9 (9.00%) Workflow
10 8 (8.00%) Game Development
11 7 (7.00%) Software Deployment
11 7 (7.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (6.00%) ITIL
12 6 (6.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.00%) Perl
1 46 (46.00%) Python
2 39 (39.00%) Java
3 30 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 26 (26.00%) SQL
5 18 (18.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (11.00%) C++
6 11 (11.00%) Shell Script
7 10 (10.00%) C#
8 7 (7.00%) PHP
9 5 (5.00%) Groovy
10 3 (3.00%) Ruby
11 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.00%) VB
12 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.00%) CCNP
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.00%) NCDA
4 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (33.00%) Puppet
2 31 (31.00%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (27.00%) Ansible
4 26 (26.00%) Salt
5 4 (4.00%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.00%) SCCM
6 2 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Oracle
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.00%) Perforce
6 5 (5.00%) Pega
6 5 (5.00%) VMware
7 4 (4.00%) BMC
7 4 (4.00%) Remedy
8 3 (3.00%) Cognizant
9 2 (2.00%) Cisco
9 2 (2.00%) NetApp
9 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.00%) Zend
10 1 (1.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 1 (1.00%) IBM
10 1 (1.00%) Informatica
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