Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1097 1117 1144
Rank change year-on-year +20 +27 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Engineer 91 106 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.058% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 76 76 135
UK median annual salary £42,500 £47,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £29,405 £36,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,875 £76,250 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171576 182627 210672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137617 152768 175132
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Release Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Release Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Engineer in the UK

Release Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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 -12 74 £45,000 -4.26% 7
UK excluding London +37 64 £37,500 -9.09% 4
London -10 26 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North of England +21 23 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Yorkshire +42 17 £40,000 - 1
South East +21 13 £45,000 +9.09%
Wales - 12 £33,934 -
East of England +11 6 £35,000 -17.65% 1
North West -5 6 £37,500 +19.05%
Midlands +40 5 £55,000 -4.35% 2
East Midlands +33 5 £55,000 -26.67% 2
Scotland -15 4 £50,000 -
South West 0 1 £31,500 -30.00%

Release Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 42 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.16%) PowerShell
4 30 (32.97%) Windows
5 29 (31.87%) Linux
6 27 (29.67%) .NET
7 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
8 25 (27.47%) Release Automation
9 24 (26.37%) SQL
10 23 (25.27%) DevOps
11 22 (24.18%) C#
11 22 (24.18%) Unix
12 21 (23.08%) Configuration Management
13 20 (21.98%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (21.98%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (20.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (19.78%) ITIL
16 17 (18.68%) Finance
16 17 (18.68%) Software Engineering
16 17 (18.68%) Release Management
17 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET
18 14 (15.38%) Jenkins
18 14 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
18 14 (15.38%) Ansible
18 14 (15.38%) Java
18 14 (15.38%) Python
18 14 (15.38%) Puppet
19 13 (14.29%) IIS
20 12 (13.19%) Perl

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 13 (14.29%) IIS
2 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.40%) JBoss
3 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) IaaS
3 3 (3.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (7.69%) MySQL
3 7 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.40%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.20%) GIS
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.10%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (27.47%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 11 (12.09%) Subversion
4 11 (12.09%) TeamCity
5 10 (10.99%) JIRA
5 10 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.79%) Maven
7 7 (7.69%) Ant
8 6 (6.59%) Gradle
9 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
10 4 (4.40%) NuGet
11 3 (3.30%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (3.30%) Buildbot
11 3 (3.30%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (2.20%) Hudson
12 2 (2.20%) MSBuild
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Automotive
2 2 (2.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.67%) .NET
2 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.40%) Velocity
4 3 (3.30%) Java EE
4 3 (3.30%) Spring
4 3 (3.30%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.40%) PMI
3 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.97%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Linux
3 22 (24.18%) Unix
4 7 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.20%) HPUX
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.47%) Release Automation
4 23 (25.27%) DevOps
5 21 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 20 (21.98%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (20.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (19.78%) ITIL
9 17 (18.68%) Release Management
9 17 (18.68%) Software Engineering
10 12 (13.19%) SEO
11 11 (12.09%) E-Commerce
11 11 (12.09%) Test Automation
12 10 (10.99%) Scrum
13 9 (9.89%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 9 (9.89%) Performance Monitoring
13 9 (9.89%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (9.89%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) PowerShell
2 24 (26.37%) SQL
3 22 (24.18%) C#
4 14 (15.38%) Java
4 14 (15.38%) Python
5 12 (13.19%) Perl
6 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.40%) Ruby
10 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.20%) C
11 2 (2.20%) C++
12 1 (1.10%) Go
12 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Siebel Certification
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.40%) PMP
3 3 (3.30%) ISEB
4 2 (2.20%) APMP
4 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.30%) VirtualBox
3 3 (3.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Ansible
1 14 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (3.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) OpenText
1 9 (9.89%) Siebel
1 9 (9.89%) Sun
2 7 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) VMware
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.30%) Guidewire
6 2 (2.20%) HP