Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 359 364
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 -24
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 793 1,270 1,529
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.95% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 577 991 1,151
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £35,150 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 81,864 133,388 159,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.24% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 64,945 104,472 128,717
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Release Management in the UK

Release Management
Top 17 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 1 June 2020. 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 +29 740 £57,500 -4.17% 34
UK excluding London +56 436 £50,000 - 28
London +7 339 £70,000 -3.45% 6
North of England +74 142 £50,000 +16.28% 11
South East +62 125 £50,000 -9.09% 5
North West +63 98 £52,500 +23.53% 7
Midlands +28 70 £45,000 - 9
West Midlands +50 59 £47,500 +18.75% 7
South West +81 49 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +88 37 £43,000 - 2
Scotland +18 25 £37,500 -16.67%
Work from Home +2 23 £67,500 -20.59% 2
East of England +69 19 £57,500 +43.75% 1
East Midlands +23 10 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wales -4 10 £45,000 -12.20%
North East +13 7 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Northern Ireland +25 5 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 302 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (33.54%) Finance
3 231 (29.13%) DevOps
4 206 (25.98%) ITIL
5 188 (23.71%) Azure
6 185 (23.33%) SQL
7 183 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 144 (18.16%) Degree
9 143 (18.03%) Windows
10 140 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 127 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
12 120 (15.13%) AWS
13 119 (15.01%) SDLC
14 115 (14.50%) QA
15 111 (14.00%) Python
16 108 (13.62%) Linux
17 105 (13.24%) Java
18 103 (12.99%) Test Automation
19 100 (12.61%) Git (software)
20 94 (11.85%) Windows Server
21 93 (11.73%) JavaScript
22 90 (11.35%) Jenkins
23 88 (11.10%) PowerShell
24 85 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (10.21%) Salesforce.com
25 81 (10.21%) Computer Science
26 80 (10.09%) Configuration Management
26 80 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
27 77 (9.71%) Scrum
28 76 (9.58%) Change Management

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 53 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 42 (5.30%) Apache
3 36 (4.54%) IIS
4 35 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.40%) Confluence
6 17 (2.14%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.51%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.26%) CMS
8 10 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.13%) NetWeaver
10 8 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.63%) JBoss
13 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
15 2 (0.25%) nginx
15 2 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 49 (6.18%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.38%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.38%) Sketch
7 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 38 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (2.14%) Shopify
4 9 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.13%) Magento
5 6 (0.76%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.25%) Maximo
7 2 (0.25%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.25%) Q-Pulse
7 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.13%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 188 (23.71%) Azure
2 120 (15.13%) AWS
3 60 (7.57%) SaaS
4 52 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (3.66%) GitHub
6 27 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 25 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (2.90%) Office 365
9 21 (2.65%) Serverless
10 19 (2.40%) GCP
11 16 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (2.02%) Force.com
11 16 (2.02%) Logic Apps
12 15 (1.89%) IaaS
12 15 (1.89%) PaaS
13 8 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
13 8 (1.01%) Trello
14 7 (0.88%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (0.76%) Boomi
15 6 (0.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.15%) Internet
2 12 (1.51%) WAN
2 12 (1.51%) ZigBee
3 11 (1.39%) DNS
4 8 (1.01%) Firewall
4 8 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.88%) WebEx
6 6 (0.76%) LAN
6 6 (0.76%) SAN
6 6 (0.76%) SSL
7 5 (0.63%) VPN
8 4 (0.50%) HTTP
8 4 (0.50%) NAS
8 4 (0.50%) Network Security
8 4 (0.50%) Skype
9 3 (0.38%) DHCP
9 3 (0.38%) FTP
9 3 (0.38%) Intranet
10 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.31%) MySQL
3 41 (5.17%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (3.40%) Power BI
9 24 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (1.64%) Big Data
13 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.13%) Data Mining
15 9 (1.13%) InterSystems Cache
15 9 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 100 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 90 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.95%) JIRA
4 35 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (4.29%) Selenium
6 25 (3.15%) Maven
7 24 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (2.77%) GitLab
10 19 (2.40%) git-flow
11 17 (2.14%) SonarQube
11 17 (2.14%) Subversion
12 16 (2.02%) Visual Studio
13 14 (1.77%) RSpec
14 11 (1.39%) Bitbucket
14 11 (1.39%) JUnit
15 10 (1.26%) Ant
15 10 (1.26%) Ranorex
16 8 (1.01%) Artifactory
16 8 (1.01%) Liquibase
General
1 266 (33.54%) Finance
2 35 (4.41%) Marketing
3 34 (4.29%) Banking
4 31 (3.91%) Retail
5 26 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.40%) Law
7 17 (2.14%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.51%) Legal
9 8 (1.01%) Back Office
9 8 (1.01%) Digital Economy
10 7 (0.88%) Advertising
10 7 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.63%) Games
11 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Military
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (15.38%) Analyst
2 107 (13.49%) Developer
3 100 (12.61%) Release Manager
4 69 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 46 (5.80%) Applications Support
6 41 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 39 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 28 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
9 27 (3.40%) Consultant
10 25 (3.15%) Architect
11 23 (2.90%) Salesforce Developer
11 23 (2.90%) Software Engineer
12 21 (2.65%) DBA
12 21 (2.65%) Release Analyst
12 21 (2.65%) Senior DevOps
13 20 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (2.52%) SQL DBA
14 19 (2.40%) Senior Salesforce Developer
15 17 (2.14%) Technical Consultant
16 16 (2.02%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.45%) .NET
2 61 (7.69%) HTML
3 56 (7.06%) AngularJS
4 53 (6.68%) Web Services
5 45 (5.67%) CSS
6 38 (4.79%) JSON
6 38 (4.79%) REST
7 37 (4.67%) XML
8 31 (3.91%) Node.js
9 30 (3.78%) SOAP
10 29 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
11 28 (3.53%) React
12 22 (2.77%) Spring
13 20 (2.52%) HTML5
13 20 (2.52%) Spring Boot
14 19 (2.40%) LAMP
15 18 (2.27%) Visualforce
16 16 (2.02%) jQuery
17 14 (1.77%) Middleware
18 12 (1.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.79%) Public Cloud
3 29 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 29 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.40%) User Experience
5 17 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 13 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.51%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.51%) PKI
9 10 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.13%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.63%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.63%) Replication
13 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 143 (18.03%) Windows
2 108 (13.62%) Linux
3 94 (11.85%) Windows Server
4 51 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (3.91%) Unix
6 16 (2.02%) Windows Server 2016
7 15 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.39%) CentOS
8 11 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.01%) HPUX
10 6 (0.76%) Android
11 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.50%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (29.13%) DevOps
3 206 (25.98%) ITIL
4 127 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (15.01%) SDLC
6 103 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 81 (10.21%) Computer Science
8 80 (10.09%) Configuration Management
8 80 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (9.71%) Scrum
10 76 (9.58%) Change Management
10 76 (9.58%) Project Management
11 75 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 68 (8.58%) Service Management
13 65 (8.20%) ETL
14 59 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
15 57 (7.19%) Analytics
15 57 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 55 (6.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 185 (23.33%) SQL
2 111 (14.00%) Python
3 105 (13.24%) Java
4 93 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 88 (11.10%) PowerShell
6 39 (4.92%) Ruby
7 35 (4.41%) C#
8 34 (4.29%) T-SQL
9 29 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.03%) PHP
11 22 (2.77%) C
11 22 (2.77%) Perl
11 22 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.65%) Apex Code
12 21 (2.65%) SOQL
13 16 (2.02%) C++
14 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (0.76%) Go
16 6 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 144 (18.16%) Degree
2 42 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
4 28 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.52%) MCP
7 16 (2.02%) MCSA
7 16 (2.02%) MCSE
8 8 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.01%) MCITP
8 8 (1.01%) MCTS
9 7 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.76%) HND
10 6 (0.76%) ISEB
11 4 (0.50%) CCNA
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.50%) RHCE
11 4 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (14.50%) QA
2 32 (4.04%) GDPR
3 12 (1.51%) SLA
4 5 (0.63%) PMO
5 4 (0.50%) COBIT
5 4 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (8.83%) Docker
2 58 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.55%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (1.89%) vSphere
7 13 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.88%) Firmware
8 7 (0.88%) KVM
9 3 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (9.58%) Ansible
2 67 (8.45%) Kubernetes
3 59 (7.44%) Puppet
4 44 (5.55%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (4.29%) Packer
6 22 (2.77%) Terraform
7 18 (2.27%) SCCM
8 17 (2.14%) Prometheus
9 15 (1.89%) Grafana
9 15 (1.89%) SCOM
10 14 (1.77%) Consul
10 14 (1.77%) Icinga
11 12 (1.51%) Salt
12 10 (1.26%) Kibana
12 10 (1.26%) PowerCLI
13 6 (0.76%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.50%) logstash
14 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
15 3 (0.38%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 183 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.21%) Salesforce.com
3 62 (7.82%) VMware
4 53 (6.68%) IBM
5 51 (6.43%) Oracle
6 38 (4.79%) Informatica
7 26 (3.28%) Citrix
8 19 (2.40%) Tableau
9 17 (2.14%) Pardot
10 16 (2.02%) Remedy
10 16 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.77%) Cisco
13 11 (1.39%) TIBCO
14 10 (1.26%) Adobe
14 10 (1.26%) HP
14 10 (1.26%) InterSystems
14 10 (1.26%) MuleSoft
15 8 (1.01%) Micro Focus
16 7 (0.88%) Dell