Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 385 374 350
Rank change year-on-year -11 -24 -40
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 433 1,022 1,360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.88% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 400 748 1,032
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 57,835 115,507 139,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.31% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,689 92,510 111,615
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,591 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.48% +1.31% -

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Release Management.

Salary trend for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Release Management over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 15 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 18 January 2021. 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 -19 408 £58,000 -3.33% 88
London +23 219 £62,500 -3.85% 38
UK excluding London -19 188 £51,000 +2.00% 56
North of England +33 65 £45,000 -1.10% 16
Work from Home -31 53 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South East +38 48 £57,000 +3.64% 12
Yorkshire +64 46 £42,500 -8.11% 9
South West +73 35 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Midlands +47 32 £41,500 -7.78% 14
North West +41 19 £45,000 - 6
West Midlands +37 18 £35,000 -25.53% 13
East Midlands +41 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Scotland -7 5 £77,500 +55.00% 6
East of England +63 3 £75,000 +30.43% 3
Wales - 3 £30,120 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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.

1 194 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (37.88%) DevOps
3 122 (28.18%) Finance
4 94 (21.71%) SQL
5 88 (20.32%) ITIL
6 84 (19.40%) Python
7 82 (18.94%) AWS
8 80 (18.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 78 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (17.32%) Microsoft
11 71 (16.40%) Azure
12 70 (16.17%) Jenkins
13 67 (15.47%) Git (software)
14 65 (15.01%) Change Management
15 62 (14.32%) Java
16 61 (14.09%) SDLC
17 60 (13.86%) Configuration Management
18 55 (12.70%) Linux
19 51 (11.78%) C#
19 51 (11.78%) Test Automation
20 49 (11.32%) JavaScript
20 49 (11.32%) Docker
21 48 (11.09%) Software Engineering
22 47 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
23 46 (10.62%) QA
24 45 (10.39%) Degree
25 44 (10.16%) PowerShell
25 44 (10.16%) Kubernetes
26 42 (9.70%) Computer Science
27 41 (9.47%) RESTful

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 21 (4.85%) JBoss
2 20 (4.62%) Apache ServiceMix
2 20 (4.62%) Red Hat Fuse
3 14 (3.23%) IIS
4 13 (3.00%) Apache
5 7 (1.62%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.92%) CMS
7 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.69%) Liferay
8 3 (0.69%) nginx
8 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.46%) Confluence
9 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.46%) WordPress
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.23%) Figma
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Sketch
5 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.08%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (18.94%) AWS
2 71 (16.40%) Azure
3 20 (4.62%) Boomi
3 20 (4.62%) SaaS
4 17 (3.93%) GCP
5 12 (2.77%) Office 365
6 7 (1.62%) Serverless
7 6 (1.39%) DigitalOcean
7 6 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.39%) GitHub
7 6 (1.39%) npm
7 6 (1.39%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.39%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.15%) PaaS
8 5 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.54%) WAN
2 10 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (2.08%) VPN
4 8 (1.85%) Ethernet
4 8 (1.85%) Internet
4 8 (1.85%) MPLS
5 7 (1.62%) BGP
5 7 (1.62%) OSPF
5 7 (1.62%) Software-Defined Networking
5 7 (1.62%) VLAN
6 6 (1.39%) Firewall
7 5 (1.15%) Skype
8 4 (0.92%) FTP
8 4 (0.92%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.92%) LAN
8 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.69%) DNS
9 3 (0.69%) Intranet
9 3 (0.69%) WebEx
9 3 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.08%) MariaDB
5 9 (2.08%) Siebel EIM
6 8 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.39%) CouchDB
7 6 (1.39%) Power BI
7 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.15%) MySQL
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.15%) Tableau
9 4 (0.92%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.69%) HBase
11 2 (0.46%) Big Data
11 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (16.17%) Jenkins
2 67 (15.47%) Git (software)
3 34 (7.85%) JIRA
4 26 (6.00%) GitLab
4 26 (6.00%) TeamCity
5 17 (3.93%) Subversion
6 15 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.77%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.85%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.39%) Grunt
10 6 (1.39%) gulp
10 6 (1.39%) jspm
10 6 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.92%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.69%) SilkTest
General
1 122 (28.18%) Finance
2 30 (6.93%) Retail
3 27 (6.24%) Front Office
4 18 (4.16%) Legal
5 12 (2.77%) Marketing
5 12 (2.77%) Publishing
6 11 (2.54%) Law
7 9 (2.08%) Banking
8 7 (1.62%) Electronics
9 6 (1.39%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.92%) Games
10 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.69%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 2 (0.46%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.46%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 83 (19.17%) Developer
2 63 (14.55%) Release Manager
3 44 (10.16%) Analyst
4 40 (9.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (6.70%) Architect
6 23 (5.31%) Applications Support
7 21 (4.85%) Senior Developer
8 19 (4.39%) Applications Manager
9 18 (4.16%) DevOps Manager
10 14 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (3.23%) Support Analyst
11 12 (2.77%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (2.77%) C# Developer
11 12 (2.77%) IT Manager
12 11 (2.54%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (2.54%) ITIL Manager
12 11 (2.54%) Junior
12 11 (2.54%) Service Manager
12 11 (2.54%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.47%) RESTful
2 34 (7.85%) Web Services
3 33 (7.62%) .NET
3 33 (7.62%) JSON
4 31 (7.16%) React
5 27 (6.24%) REST
6 25 (5.77%) HTML
7 24 (5.54%) CSS
8 18 (4.16%) AngularJS
8 18 (4.16%) SOAP
9 14 (3.23%) .NET Framework
10 13 (3.00%) HTML5
11 12 (2.77%) CSS3
11 12 (2.77%) Middleware
12 11 (2.54%) XML
13 8 (1.85%) Kafka
13 8 (1.85%) Visualforce
14 7 (1.62%) Entity Framework
14 7 (1.62%) LINQ
14 7 (1.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.00%) User Experience
3 23 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 18 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.54%) Equities
9 10 (2.31%) Robotics
10 9 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (2.08%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.85%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.92%) PlayStation
12 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Xbox
13 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.69%) STB
14 2 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.70%) Linux
2 35 (8.08%) Windows
3 21 (4.85%) Unix
4 13 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.31%) CentOS
6 7 (1.62%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.39%) Debian
7 6 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Android
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (37.88%) DevOps
3 88 (20.32%) ITIL
4 80 (18.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 78 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (15.01%) Change Management
7 61 (14.09%) SDLC
8 60 (13.86%) Configuration Management
9 51 (11.78%) Test Automation
10 48 (11.09%) Software Engineering
11 47 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (9.70%) Computer Science
13 41 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 41 (9.47%) Scrum
14 40 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (9.01%) Project Management
16 37 (8.55%) Open Source
17 34 (7.85%) Service Delivery
18 29 (6.70%) Release Automation
19 27 (6.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 94 (21.71%) SQL
2 84 (19.40%) Python
3 62 (14.32%) Java
4 51 (11.78%) C#
5 49 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 44 (10.16%) PowerShell
7 24 (5.54%) C
8 20 (4.62%) Bash Shell
8 20 (4.62%) C++
9 17 (3.93%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.70%) Perl
11 11 (2.54%) Ruby
12 10 (2.31%) Apex Code
13 9 (2.08%) Scala
14 8 (1.85%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.62%) Go
15 7 (1.62%) PHP
16 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (10.39%) Degree
2 40 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) MOS
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.62%) QA
2 16 (3.70%) SLA
3 7 (1.62%) OASIS TOSCA
4 6 (1.39%) GDPR
5 5 (1.15%) PMO
6 4 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.46%) ITGC
8 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (11.32%) Docker
2 20 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.31%) vSphere
5 7 (1.62%) KVM
5 7 (1.62%) Microcode
6 6 (1.39%) Ceph
6 6 (1.39%) Xen
7 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.46%) LXC
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 39 (9.01%) Ansible
3 30 (6.93%) Terraform
4 19 (4.39%) Puppet
5 9 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.39%) Proxmox
7 4 (0.92%) Nagios
7 4 (0.92%) SCCM
8 3 (0.69%) Grafana
8 3 (0.69%) Packer
9 2 (0.46%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.46%) Rancher
9 2 (0.46%) WSUS
9 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.23%) Consul
10 1 (0.23%) Control-M
10 1 (0.23%) Netcool
10 1 (0.23%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (17.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.16%) VMware
3 30 (6.93%) UiPath
4 25 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (5.31%) IBM
6 22 (5.08%) MuleSoft
7 21 (4.85%) TIBCO
8 20 (4.62%) Dell
8 20 (4.62%) WSO2
9 18 (4.16%) Atlassian
10 17 (3.93%) ServiceNow
11 14 (3.23%) Oracle
12 12 (2.77%) Cisco
13 11 (2.54%) Siebel
14 10 (2.31%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (2.31%) Blue Prism
14 10 (2.31%) Juniper
14 10 (2.31%) Kofax
15 7 (1.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 7 (1.62%) Arista