Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 326 318
Rank change year-on-year +33 -8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 2007 1839 2245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.96% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.08% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1323 1447 1776
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 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 +45 1906 £53,000 +0.95% 77
UK excluding London +25 1048 £47,500 +5.56% 45
London +56 926 £60,000 - 36
North of England +41 315 £45,000 - 17
South East +75 301 £49,500 +4.21% 10
Yorkshire +72 173 £40,000 +2.56% 9
East of England +26 166 £50,000 +2.56% 9
North West -21 131 £50,000 - 7
South West +22 112 £45,500 +13.75% 2
Midlands -64 90 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -27 59 £47,500 +7.95% 2
Scotland -27 45 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands -30 31 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Wales +25 29 £35,000 -15.15% 3
North East +21 11 £38,531 -33.85% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Release Management.

1 775 (38.61%) Finance
2 721 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
3 594 (29.60%) ITIL
4 493 (24.56%) Microsoft
5 455 (22.67%) SQL
6 413 (20.58%) Java
7 412 (20.53%) Banking
8 411 (20.48%) Change Management
9 404 (20.13%) Windows
10 401 (19.98%) Linux
11 389 (19.38%) DevOps
12 350 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
13 324 (16.14%) .NET
13 324 (16.14%) Asset Management
14 307 (15.30%) Investment Banking
15 305 (15.20%) C#
16 298 (14.85%) Python
16 298 (14.85%) Wealth Management
17 295 (14.70%) SQL Server
18 285 (14.20%) QA
19 284 (14.15%) JavaScript
20 278 (13.85%) Configuration Management
21 273 (13.60%) Retail Banking
22 263 (13.10%) SDLC
23 262 (13.05%) Oracle
24 261 (13.00%) Degree
25 258 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
26 245 (12.21%) Project Management
27 239 (11.91%) Unix
28 237 (11.81%) Test Automation

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
1 132 (6.58%) Confluence
2 122 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 122 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 116 (5.78%) IIS
4 101 (5.03%) Apache
5 46 (2.29%) DataSynapse
6 40 (1.99%) CMS
7 38 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 33 (1.64%) JBoss
9 32 (1.59%) EPiServer
10 27 (1.35%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.25%) Skype for Business
12 23 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (1.15%) WebLogic
13 20 (1.00%) GlassFish
14 17 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
15 15 (0.75%) Mule
16 13 (0.65%) Anypoint
16 13 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (0.65%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 111 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Simulink
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Moqups
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.95%) SAP CO
2 19 (0.95%) SAP FI
2 19 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 14 (0.70%) Siebel CRM
4 11 (0.55%) SAP SRM
5 9 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.40%) Magento
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.15%) SAP MII
11 3 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 201 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (4.58%) SaaS
4 52 (2.59%) Office 365
5 36 (1.79%) IaaS
6 26 (1.30%) PaaS
7 23 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.75%) GitHub
10 14 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 14 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.65%) npm
12 9 (0.45%) G Suite
13 8 (0.40%) Force.com
14 7 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.88%) Firewall
2 63 (3.14%) SSL
3 61 (3.04%) SAN
4 56 (2.79%) DNS
4 56 (2.79%) Internet
5 48 (2.39%) TCP/IP
6 47 (2.34%) LAN
7 35 (1.74%) HTTP
8 32 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (1.54%) VPN
10 30 (1.49%) Skype
11 27 (1.35%) WAN
12 25 (1.25%) DHCP
12 25 (1.25%) VoIP
13 20 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
14 19 (0.95%) Intranet
15 17 (0.85%) FTP
16 16 (0.80%) Unified Communications
17 14 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.33%) MySQL
3 112 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
4 110 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 103 (5.13%) OLAP
6 100 (4.98%) Oracle OLAP
7 97 (4.83%) MongoDB
8 72 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 64 (3.19%) NoSQL
10 57 (2.84%) Big Data
11 44 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.94%) Oracle Database
13 36 (1.79%) Couchbase
14 30 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
15 28 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 28 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 23 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
17 19 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 209 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 196 (9.77%) JIRA
3 173 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 158 (7.87%) Jenkins
5 147 (7.32%) Subversion
6 113 (5.63%) TeamCity
7 103 (5.13%) Maven
8 99 (4.93%) Visual Studio
9 59 (2.94%) MSBuild
10 47 (2.34%) Selenium
11 46 (2.29%) GCC
12 40 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (1.84%) Ant
14 31 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 31 (1.54%) Gradle
15 30 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
16 27 (1.35%) Bitbucket
16 27 (1.35%) Mercurial
17 20 (1.00%) NUnit
18 19 (0.95%) Eclipse
General
1 775 (38.61%) Finance
2 412 (20.53%) Banking
3 307 (15.30%) Investment Banking
4 273 (13.60%) Retail Banking
5 106 (5.28%) Front Office
6 65 (3.24%) Retail
7 44 (2.19%) Law
8 39 (1.94%) Legal
9 34 (1.69%) Back Office
9 34 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.80%) Games
11 14 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.60%) Electronics
12 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.55%) Advertising
13 11 (0.55%) Marketing
14 10 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.50%) Billing
14 10 (0.50%) Publishing
15 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 420 (20.93%) Developer
2 226 (11.26%) Analyst
3 176 (8.77%) Release Manager
4 167 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 116 (5.78%) C# Developer
6 115 (5.73%) .NET Developer
7 108 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 105 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 104 (5.18%) Applications Support
10 99 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 87 (4.33%) Change Manager
12 75 (3.74%) IT Engineer
13 74 (3.69%) Quantitative Developer
14 71 (3.54%) Software Engineer
15 69 (3.44%) Applications Support Analyst
16 68 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
16 68 (3.39%) Service Manager
17 57 (2.84%) IT Manager
18 54 (2.69%) Project Manager
19 53 (2.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 324 (16.14%) .NET
2 171 (8.52%) HTML
3 163 (8.12%) CSS
4 137 (6.83%) Web Services
5 123 (6.13%) AngularJS
6 114 (5.68%) ASP.NET
7 90 (4.48%) XML
8 83 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 80 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 80 (3.99%) jQuery
10 79 (3.94%) JSON
11 77 (3.84%) HTML5
12 76 (3.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 72 (3.59%) REST
14 71 (3.54%) .NET Framework
15 70 (3.49%) RESTful
16 64 (3.19%) SOAP
16 64 (3.19%) WCF
17 58 (2.89%) Spring
18 53 (2.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 350 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 125 (6.23%) Enterprise Software
4 118 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
5 110 (5.48%) Management Information System
6 88 (4.38%) Data Centre
7 63 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 55 (2.74%) Derivative
9 50 (2.49%) Fintech
10 47 (2.34%) Market Risk
11 46 (2.29%) Exotic Derivative
12 42 (2.09%) User Experience
13 28 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.20%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.15%) Clustering
16 22 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (1.10%) PMI
17 20 (1.00%) CMDB
17 20 (1.00%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 404 (20.13%) Windows
2 401 (19.98%) Linux
3 239 (11.91%) Unix
4 120 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 66 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (2.44%) CentOS
8 40 (1.99%) Android
8 40 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (1.54%) Debian
10 24 (1.20%) Windows 10
11 23 (1.15%) Ubuntu
11 23 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.50%) AIX
14 9 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.40%) Solaris
16 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.20%) VxWorks
18 2 (0.100%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 594 (29.60%) ITIL
3 411 (20.48%) Change Management
4 389 (19.38%) DevOps
5 324 (16.14%) Asset Management
6 298 (14.85%) Wealth Management
7 278 (13.85%) Configuration Management
8 263 (13.10%) SDLC
9 258 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
10 245 (12.21%) Project Management
11 237 (11.81%) Test Automation
12 216 (10.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 208 (10.36%) Problem Management
14 205 (10.21%) Scrum
15 179 (8.92%) Service Management
16 176 (8.77%) Service Delivery
17 169 (8.42%) TDD
18 165 (8.22%) Software Engineering
19 150 (7.47%) Incident Management
20 143 (7.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 455 (22.67%) SQL
2 413 (20.58%) Java
3 305 (15.20%) C#
4 298 (14.85%) Python
5 284 (14.15%) JavaScript
6 210 (10.46%) Perl
7 180 (8.97%) C++
8 150 (7.47%) PowerShell
9 136 (6.78%) PL/SQL
10 124 (6.18%) Shell Script
11 112 (5.58%) Bash Shell
12 91 (4.53%) R
13 62 (3.09%) VB
14 60 (2.99%) T-SQL
15 57 (2.84%) VBScript
16 53 (2.64%) C
17 52 (2.59%) Ruby
18 48 (2.39%) VB.NET
19 35 (1.74%) PHP
20 24 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 261 (13.00%) Degree
2 94 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
3 75 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 54 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (1.89%) MCSE
7 36 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 35 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 26 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.20%) CCNA
12 23 (1.15%) PMI Certification
13 22 (1.10%) CCNP
14 18 (0.90%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.85%) Master's Degree
16 16 (0.80%) ISEB
17 15 (0.75%) CCIE
17 15 (0.75%) CCNP Voice
17 15 (0.75%) CCVP
18 12 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (14.20%) QA
2 114 (5.68%) SLA
3 34 (1.69%) PMO
4 28 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.35%) COBIT
10 6 (0.30%) FISMA
10 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.20%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.20%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.100%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.050%) EMIR
13 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 184 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 87 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (1.79%) Docker
5 33 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.75%) vSphere
7 12 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.40%) VMware NSX
10 7 (0.35%) iptables
11 6 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.25%) Postfix
12 5 (0.25%) vCloud
13 4 (0.20%) BIND 9
13 4 (0.20%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.20%) XenApp
13 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.15%) HDFS
14 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 116 (5.78%) Puppet
2 95 (4.73%) Ansible
3 87 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (2.19%) PowerBroker
4 44 (2.19%) SCCM
5 27 (1.35%) Nagios
5 27 (1.35%) SCOM
6 24 (1.20%) Terraform
7 19 (0.95%) FortiGate
8 15 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
8 15 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
8 15 (0.75%) Salt
9 14 (0.70%) WSUS
10 12 (0.60%) CloudHub
10 12 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.40%) Packer
11 8 (0.40%) Pingdom
11 8 (0.40%) vRealize
12 7 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
13 6 (0.30%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 493 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 262 (13.05%) Oracle
3 128 (6.38%) VMware
4 99 (4.93%) Cisco
5 82 (4.09%) SAP
6 65 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 49 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 37 (1.84%) CheckPoint
9 36 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.69%) Murex
10 34 (1.69%) Splunk
11 32 (1.59%) ION Trading
12 30 (1.49%) Citrix
12 30 (1.49%) IBM
13 29 (1.44%) SolarWinds
14 27 (1.35%) HP
14 27 (1.35%) Sun
15 24 (1.20%) F5
16 23 (1.15%) OpenText
16 23 (1.15%) ServiceNow