Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 358 359 342
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 -14
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,263 1,531 1,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.97% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1,129 1,197
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,219 £31,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.01% +5.28%

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 132,251 158,378 158,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.03% 92.00% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 103,737 127,468 128,710
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -6 1,160 £57,500 +9.52% 30
UK excluding London -37 660 £50,000 +11.11% 17
London +52 575 £70,000 +12.00% 16
South East -30 192 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North of England -17 179 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Midlands +43 119 £40,750 -9.44% 4
North West +28 118 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands +38 75 £40,000 -13.51% 3
Scotland +44 70 £45,000 +28.57% 3
South West -17 58 £45,000 -1.10% 2
Yorkshire -55 53 £43,000 +7.50% 2
East Midlands +21 40 £45,000 - 1
East of England -32 29 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Wales -18 18 £52,500 +16.67%
North East +22 8 £40,000 +14.29%
Northern Ireland -26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 467 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (30.40%) Finance
3 348 (27.55%) DevOps
4 295 (23.36%) ITIL
5 291 (23.04%) SQL
6 240 (19.00%) Microsoft
7 225 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
8 208 (16.47%) Windows
9 205 (16.23%) JavaScript
10 202 (15.99%) SDLC
11 200 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
12 197 (15.60%) Project Management
13 196 (15.52%) SQL Server
14 191 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
15 190 (15.04%) Java
16 187 (14.81%) Change Management
17 184 (14.57%) Linux
18 175 (13.86%) Web Services
19 163 (12.91%) Python
20 159 (12.59%) QA
21 156 (12.35%) Configuration Management
22 151 (11.96%) Degree
23 146 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
24 142 (11.24%) Git (software)
25 140 (11.08%) Test Automation
26 137 (10.85%) Service Delivery
27 134 (10.61%) PowerShell
27 134 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
28 133 (10.53%) .NET
29 128 (10.13%) C#

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 97 (7.68%) Apache
2 90 (7.13%) Tomcat
3 64 (5.07%) IIS
4 44 (3.48%) Confluence
5 27 (2.14%) CMS
6 25 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.27%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.19%) Apache Pig
9 15 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (1.03%) nginx
11 12 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.79%) SAS
14 9 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.63%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.63%) JBoss
16 7 (0.55%) Drupal
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 44 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.03%) thinkFolio
4 12 (0.95%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.079%) Magento
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.079%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 191 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
4 57 (4.51%) Amazon SQS
5 54 (4.28%) Dynamics 365
6 49 (3.88%) Serverless
7 40 (3.17%) SaaS
8 39 (3.09%) Office 365
9 38 (3.01%) Amazon S3
10 37 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 36 (2.85%) OpenShift
12 35 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (2.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 28 (2.22%) GitHub
15 26 (2.06%) PaaS
16 25 (1.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 23 (1.82%) Power Platform
18 22 (1.74%) IaaS
19 14 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
20 9 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.09%) DNS
1 39 (3.09%) Firewall
2 34 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.45%) LAN
3 31 (2.45%) WAN
4 28 (2.22%) DHCP
5 24 (1.90%) SAN
6 20 (1.58%) FIX Connectivity
7 19 (1.50%) Network Security
8 14 (1.11%) Internet
8 14 (1.11%) Wireless
9 13 (1.03%) VPN
10 10 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (0.79%) HTTP
10 10 (0.79%) SSL
11 8 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.63%) Skype
11 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.55%) Intranet
12 7 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 76 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (4.99%) Amazon RDS
4 61 (4.83%) MySQL
5 58 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 39 (3.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 38 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (2.38%) Big Data
10 28 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 24 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (1.66%) Power BI
13 15 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 15 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (1.11%) JasperReports
14 14 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.95%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 125 (9.90%) JIRA
3 103 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 65 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (3.72%) TeamCity
6 43 (3.40%) Maven
7 38 (3.01%) Bitbucket
7 38 (3.01%) Selenium
8 37 (2.93%) GitLab
9 35 (2.77%) Artifactory
9 35 (2.77%) git-flow
10 32 (2.53%) Subversion
11 30 (2.38%) RSpec
11 30 (2.38%) Visual Studio
12 28 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (2.06%) Mercurial
14 25 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
15 18 (1.43%) Eclipse
15 18 (1.43%) SpecFlow
15 18 (1.43%) Travis CI
General
1 384 (30.40%) Finance
2 77 (6.10%) Banking
3 46 (3.64%) Retail
4 33 (2.61%) Law
4 33 (2.61%) Marketing
5 28 (2.22%) Front Office
6 26 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.90%) Legal
8 21 (1.66%) Back Office
8 21 (1.66%) Billing
9 16 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.79%) Games
13 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.40%) Advertising
14 5 (0.40%) Electronics
14 5 (0.40%) Publishing
15 4 (0.32%) Local Government
15 4 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 230 (18.21%) Developer
2 177 (14.01%) Analyst
3 135 (10.69%) Release Manager
4 98 (7.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 53 (4.20%) Architect
6 53 (4.20%) Service Manager
7 43 (3.40%) Administrator
7 43 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
8 42 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 40 (3.17%) Applications Support
9 40 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 35 (2.77%) Services Delivery Manager
11 34 (2.69%) Angular Developer
12 33 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
12 33 (2.61%) Test Manager
13 31 (2.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 30 (2.38%) .NET Developer
14 30 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
15 29 (2.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (13.86%) Web Services
2 133 (10.53%) .NET
3 109 (8.63%) HTML
4 85 (6.73%) CSS
5 70 (5.54%) AngularJS
6 64 (5.07%) Node.js
7 58 (4.59%) REST
8 57 (4.51%) JSON
9 50 (3.96%) SOAP
10 48 (3.80%) J2EE
11 46 (3.64%) React
12 43 (3.40%) Spring
13 40 (3.17%) Vue.js
14 36 (2.85%) ASP.NET
14 36 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
14 36 (2.85%) RESTful
14 36 (2.85%) XML
15 35 (2.77%) Visualforce
16 32 (2.53%) Spring Boot
17 31 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 134 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.62%) User Experience
3 64 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 61 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.59%) Public Cloud
6 44 (3.48%) Equities
7 34 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 32 (2.53%) Fixed Income
9 30 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.82%) PKI
12 22 (1.74%) Derivative
13 16 (1.27%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 15 (1.19%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.87%) Clustering
16 11 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 208 (16.47%) Windows
2 184 (14.57%) Linux
3 115 (9.11%) Unix
4 83 (6.57%) Windows Server
5 50 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (2.61%) CentOS
7 25 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 14 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.79%) AIX
11 8 (0.63%) MVS
11 8 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.55%) Android
12 7 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.16%) Solaris
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.079%) HPUX
14 1 (0.079%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (27.55%) DevOps
3 295 (23.36%) ITIL
4 225 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
5 202 (15.99%) SDLC
6 200 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
7 197 (15.60%) Project Management
8 187 (14.81%) Change Management
9 156 (12.35%) Configuration Management
10 140 (11.08%) Test Automation
11 137 (10.85%) Service Delivery
12 123 (9.74%) Service Management
13 110 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 105 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 102 (8.08%) Problem Management
16 101 (8.00%) Incident Management
16 101 (8.00%) Software Engineering
17 90 (7.13%) Migration
18 86 (6.81%) Scrum
19 81 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 291 (23.04%) SQL
2 205 (16.23%) JavaScript
3 190 (15.04%) Java
4 163 (12.91%) Python
5 134 (10.61%) PowerShell
6 128 (10.13%) C#
7 60 (4.75%) T-SQL
8 59 (4.67%) PHP
9 58 (4.59%) Perl
10 55 (4.35%) Ruby
11 40 (3.17%) C++
12 39 (3.09%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.93%) C
14 35 (2.77%) Apex Code
15 28 (2.22%) X++
16 27 (2.14%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.90%) Scala
18 20 (1.58%) SOQL
19 19 (1.50%) PL/SQL
19 19 (1.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 151 (11.96%) Degree
2 58 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (4.51%) Security Cleared
4 44 (3.48%) SC Cleared
5 40 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (2.53%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.82%) ISEB
8 15 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.71%) CISM
11 9 (0.71%) CISSP
11 9 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.63%) HND
12 8 (0.63%) MCSE
13 7 (0.55%) PMP
14 5 (0.40%) CCNA
14 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.40%) CITP
14 5 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (12.59%) QA
2 76 (6.02%) SLA
3 23 (1.82%) GDPR
4 19 (1.50%) PMO
5 13 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.63%) MiFID
9 5 (0.40%) COBIT
10 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.079%) PSD2
13 1 (0.079%) TickIT
System Software
1 126 (9.98%) Docker
2 72 (5.70%) Active Directory
3 51 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.98%) XenApp
7 9 (0.71%) vSphere
7 9 (0.71%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.63%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 8 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.32%) HDFS
10 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.24%) oVirt
11 3 (0.24%) RHEV
11 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 112 (8.87%) Ansible
2 77 (6.10%) Kubernetes
2 77 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (5.94%) Puppet
4 53 (4.20%) Terraform
5 34 (2.69%) Salt
6 32 (2.53%) Prometheus
6 32 (2.53%) SCCM
7 30 (2.38%) Consul
7 30 (2.38%) Icinga
7 30 (2.38%) Packer
8 12 (0.95%) WSUS
9 10 (0.79%) Nagios
10 8 (0.63%) OpenView
10 8 (0.63%) SCOM
10 8 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 240 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 88 (6.97%) VMware
3 72 (5.70%) Oracle
4 68 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (3.72%) IBM
6 40 (3.17%) Google
7 34 (2.69%) Citrix
8 29 (2.30%) SAP
9 25 (1.98%) HP
10 23 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 23 (1.82%) Informatica
11 22 (1.74%) MuleSoft
11 22 (1.74%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.66%) Cisco
12 21 (1.66%) ServiceNow
13 19 (1.50%) Adobe
13 19 (1.50%) Atlassian
14 16 (1.27%) Sitecore
14 16 (1.27%) Splunk
15 14 (1.11%) Dynatrace