Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 297 333
Rank change year-on-year -53 +36 +3
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,424 2,028 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.14% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.24% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,365 1,383
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

Release Management 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 145,913 163,729 167,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115,334 130,166 139,244
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 6 months to 17 December 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 -55 1,305 £55,000 +4.76% 169
UK excluding London -34 807 £47,500 - 120
London -70 593 £60,500 +0.83% 58
South East -19 247 £50,000 +1.01% 19
North of England -104 144 £42,500 -10.53% 43
East of England -3 117 £55,000 +15.79% 8
Midlands +57 113 £47,500 -5.00% 19
South West +9 90 £49,000 +8.89% 22
North West -48 88 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Scotland +25 70 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +57 64 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire -67 49 £42,250 -0.59% 14
East Midlands +35 46 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Wales +14 42 £47,500 +21.02% 2
North East +3 7 £28,500 -26.03% 7
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Release Management 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 Management.

1 598 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (35.39%) Finance
3 401 (28.16%) SQL
4 384 (26.97%) DevOps
5 379 (26.62%) Microsoft
6 357 (25.07%) ITIL
7 300 (21.07%) Windows
8 279 (19.59%) SQL Server
9 249 (17.49%) .NET
10 235 (16.50%) Linux
11 224 (15.73%) Project Management
11 224 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
12 221 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 220 (15.45%) Change Management
14 215 (15.10%) C#
15 213 (14.96%) Test Automation
16 205 (14.40%) Degree
17 195 (13.69%) Scrum
18 182 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
19 181 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
20 173 (12.15%) JavaScript
21 169 (11.87%) JIRA
22 168 (11.80%) PowerShell
23 163 (11.45%) SDLC
24 162 (11.38%) Java
25 153 (10.74%) Oracle
26 152 (10.67%) QA
27 150 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
28 147 (10.32%) Unix
29 146 (10.25%) Waterfall

Release Management
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 75 (5.27%) Confluence
2 42 (2.95%) WebSphere
3 41 (2.88%) JBoss
4 39 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 33 (2.32%) IIS
7 26 (1.83%) Apache
8 25 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.47%) GlassFish
10 18 (1.26%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (1.05%) CMS
14 13 (0.91%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.49%) Drupal
17 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 5 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
19 4 (0.28%) GemFire
19 4 (0.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 56 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.56%) Magento
6 7 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.42%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 6 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.42%) SAP MDG
7 6 (0.42%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.42%) SAP SRM
7 6 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.21%) HFM
9 3 (0.21%) Infor SunSystems
9 3 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.21%) Workday HCM
10 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.14%) Endur
10 2 (0.14%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 221 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (5.55%) SaaS
4 64 (4.49%) PaaS
5 60 (4.21%) GitHub
6 54 (3.79%) IaaS
7 34 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (2.11%) Office 365
9 27 (1.90%) Serverless
10 13 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
10 13 (0.91%) Azure Functions
11 9 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.56%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.49%) Data Lake Analytics
14 6 (0.42%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.81%) FIX Connectivity
2 39 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 37 (2.60%) Firewall
4 31 (2.18%) VPN
5 29 (2.04%) WAN
6 25 (1.76%) LAN
6 25 (1.76%) Network Security
7 17 (1.19%) DNS
8 16 (1.12%) Ethernet
8 16 (1.12%) Internet
8 16 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (0.84%) Broadband
10 11 (0.77%) SAN
10 11 (0.77%) Skype
11 10 (0.70%) HTTP
11 10 (0.70%) MPLS
11 10 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.56%) DHCP
13 7 (0.49%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.42%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 66 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 57 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 50 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 48 (3.37%) Oracle Database
8 42 (2.95%) MySQL
9 38 (2.67%) Big Data
10 33 (2.32%) Power BI
11 29 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 28 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 27 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.40%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
17 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 169 (11.87%) JIRA
2 141 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 130 (9.13%) Jenkins
4 111 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 85 (5.97%) Visual Studio
6 83 (5.83%) Selenium
7 76 (5.34%) TeamCity
8 72 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 70 (4.92%) Subversion
10 41 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 32 (2.25%) Maven
12 30 (2.11%) SpecFlow
13 26 (1.83%) JUnit
14 21 (1.47%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.91%) Gerrit
17 13 (0.91%) MSBuild
17 13 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 504 (35.39%) Finance
2 132 (9.27%) Banking
3 69 (4.85%) Retail
4 46 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.95%) Legal
6 38 (2.67%) Back Office
7 34 (2.39%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.76%) Front Office
9 23 (1.62%) Law
10 20 (1.40%) Billing
10 20 (1.40%) Games
10 20 (1.40%) Marketing
11 14 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.49%) Czech Language
12 7 (0.49%) Local Government
13 6 (0.42%) Publishing
14 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.28%) Military
15 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 232 (16.29%) Analyst
2 228 (16.01%) Developer
3 123 (8.64%) Release Manager
4 89 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 79 (5.55%) .NET Developer
6 65 (4.56%) Senior Developer
7 60 (4.21%) Applications Support
7 60 (4.21%) Service Manager
8 52 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 47 (3.30%) Architect
10 46 (3.23%) IT Manager
11 43 (3.02%) Support Engineer
12 39 (2.74%) Software Developer
13 38 (2.67%) C# Developer
13 38 (2.67%) Change Manager
14 37 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
14 37 (2.60%) Test Engineer
15 35 (2.46%) Business Analyst
15 35 (2.46%) DevOps Manager
16 34 (2.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (17.49%) .NET
2 99 (6.95%) Web Services
3 96 (6.74%) HTML
4 78 (5.48%) AngularJS
5 68 (4.78%) CSS
6 66 (4.63%) React
7 64 (4.49%) ASP.NET
8 60 (4.21%) .NET Framework
9 57 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
9 57 (4.00%) XML
10 48 (3.37%) REST
11 39 (2.74%) HTML5
12 36 (2.53%) Middleware
13 32 (2.25%) Node.js
13 32 (2.25%) RESTful
14 31 (2.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (2.04%) WCF
16 27 (1.90%) JSON
17 26 (1.83%) KnockoutJS
18 25 (1.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 182 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (4.56%) Fixed Income
4 64 (4.49%) Equities
5 63 (4.42%) Derivative
6 59 (4.14%) Management Information System
7 52 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 51 (3.58%) Data Centre
9 46 (3.23%) Fintech
10 40 (2.81%) Mobile App
10 40 (2.81%) User Experience
11 36 (2.53%) CMDB
11 36 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
14 21 (1.47%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.33%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.19%) PKI
17 12 (0.84%) Reinsurance
18 11 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 300 (21.07%) Windows
2 235 (16.50%) Linux
3 147 (10.32%) Unix
4 102 (7.16%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (2.25%) CentOS
7 22 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.47%) Android
8 21 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.70%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.28%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.070%) Solaris
15 1 (0.070%) VMS
15 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.070%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (26.97%) DevOps
3 357 (25.07%) ITIL
4 224 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
4 224 (15.73%) Project Management
5 220 (15.45%) Change Management
6 213 (14.96%) Test Automation
7 195 (13.69%) Scrum
8 181 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
9 163 (11.45%) SDLC
10 150 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 146 (10.25%) Waterfall
12 142 (9.97%) Service Delivery
13 137 (9.62%) Configuration Management
14 134 (9.41%) Incident Management
14 134 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 133 (9.34%) Service Management
16 119 (8.36%) Software Engineering
17 107 (7.51%) Problem Management
18 106 (7.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 401 (28.16%) SQL
2 215 (15.10%) C#
3 173 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 168 (11.80%) PowerShell
5 162 (11.38%) Java
6 132 (9.27%) Python
7 92 (6.46%) T-SQL
8 49 (3.44%) PHP
9 45 (3.16%) Bash Shell
9 45 (3.16%) Shell Script
10 44 (3.09%) C++
11 39 (2.74%) C
12 38 (2.67%) Ruby
13 31 (2.18%) Perl
13 31 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.33%) VB
15 18 (1.26%) VBA
16 13 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.91%) VBScript
17 11 (0.77%) X++
Qualifications
1 205 (14.40%) Degree
2 75 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (3.37%) ISTQB
4 44 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
5 41 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 24 (1.69%) ISEB
8 17 (1.19%) PMP
9 16 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.12%) MCSA
9 16 (1.12%) MCSE
9 16 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.98%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.56%) CISM
11 8 (0.56%) CISSP
11 8 (0.56%) MCP
12 7 (0.49%) APMP
12 7 (0.49%) SAFe Agilist
13 6 (0.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (10.67%) QA
2 76 (5.34%) SLA
3 26 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.62%) GDPR
5 19 (1.33%) PMO
6 15 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.91%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.49%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.35%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.070%) JTAG
12 1 (0.070%) MiFID
12 1 (0.070%) MISRA
System Software
1 113 (7.94%) Docker
2 75 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 63 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.33%) Firmware
5 11 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.63%) XenApp
8 8 (0.56%) vSphere
9 6 (0.42%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.42%) HDFS
9 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.21%) vCloud
11 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 113 (7.94%) Puppet
2 109 (7.65%) Ansible
3 85 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (4.28%) Kubernetes
5 36 (2.53%) SCCM
6 26 (1.83%) Nagios
7 25 (1.76%) Terraform
8 24 (1.69%) HP ALM
9 19 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
10 18 (1.26%) Salt
11 16 (1.12%) WSUS
12 15 (1.05%) SCOM
13 9 (0.63%) Automic
13 9 (0.63%) Dollar Universe
13 9 (0.63%) Kibana
14 8 (0.56%) Perfmon
15 6 (0.42%) Control-M
15 6 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (0.42%) Nessus
16 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 379 (26.62%) Microsoft
2 153 (10.74%) Oracle
3 70 (4.92%) VMware
4 46 (3.23%) Citrix
5 42 (2.95%) Red Hat
6 40 (2.81%) HP
6 40 (2.81%) SAP
6 40 (2.81%) ServiceNow
7 38 (2.67%) Splunk
8 30 (2.11%) Atlassian
9 28 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 27 (1.90%) BMC
11 25 (1.76%) IBM
12 22 (1.54%) Sitecore
13 19 (1.33%) Sybase
14 18 (1.26%) Informatica
15 17 (1.19%) Cognos
16 16 (1.12%) Remedy
17 14 (0.98%) AppDynamics
18 13 (0.91%) Cisco