Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 331 332
Rank change year-on-year -25 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,533 1,799 1,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.02% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,108 1,213 1,518
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 154,533 162,008 180,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.53% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 123,110 128,969 150,343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -31 1,446 £53,000 +0.95% 189
UK excluding London -6 921 £47,500 - 129
London -47 585 £60,000 - 70
South East +17 285 £47,500 -9.52% 27
North of England -6 214 £41,000 -3.53% 38
East of England -34 149 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Midlands +72 123 £45,000 -15.09% 18
North West +43 122 £42,500 -15.00% 15
South West -57 91 £55,000 +17.65% 22
Yorkshire -30 85 £40,000 -2.44% 18
West Midlands +50 70 £43,750 -17.45% 12
Wales +39 57 £47,500 +49.25% 4
East Midlands +48 53 £45,000 -21.74% 5
Scotland -4 43 £45,000 -21.74% 6
North East -16 7 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 610 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (36.33%) Finance
3 480 (31.31%) SQL
4 465 (30.33%) ITIL
5 377 (24.59%) DevOps
6 324 (21.14%) Windows
7 311 (20.29%) Microsoft
8 291 (18.98%) Degree
9 287 (18.72%) SQL Server
10 283 (18.46%) Linux
11 261 (17.03%) .NET
11 261 (17.03%) Change Management
12 248 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
13 228 (14.87%) C#
14 227 (14.81%) Scrum
15 213 (13.89%) SDLC
16 204 (13.31%) JavaScript
17 203 (13.24%) QA
18 194 (12.65%) JIRA
19 193 (12.59%) Java
20 191 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
21 190 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
22 188 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
23 180 (11.74%) Test Automation
24 177 (11.55%) Configuration Management
25 175 (11.42%) Git (software)
26 173 (11.29%) PowerShell
27 172 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
28 168 (10.96%) Software Engineering
28 168 (10.96%) Project 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 97 (6.33%) Confluence
2 55 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 51 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 44 (2.87%) WebLogic
5 39 (2.54%) JBoss
6 38 (2.48%) Apache
7 32 (2.09%) IIS
8 28 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (1.76%) SharePoint
10 26 (1.70%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.37%) Apache Spark
12 20 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.85%) GlassFish
14 11 (0.72%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 9 (0.59%) CMS
16 9 (0.59%) MS Exchange
17 6 (0.39%) Drupal
17 6 (0.39%) EPiServer
Applications
1 49 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.33%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.065%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 21 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 20 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.11%) Documaker
4 13 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.59%) Magento
6 8 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.52%) MetaTrader
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.39%) SAP MDG
8 6 (0.39%) SAP MM
8 6 (0.39%) SAP SRM
8 6 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 191 (12.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (4.24%) GitHub
4 64 (4.17%) SaaS
5 62 (4.04%) IaaS
6 32 (2.09%) PaaS
7 27 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (0.78%) Office 365
10 11 (0.72%) Serverless
11 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.52%) NuGet
13 7 (0.46%) Slack
13 7 (0.46%) Trello
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 50 (3.26%) FIX Connectivity
3 47 (3.07%) SSL
4 44 (2.87%) WAN
5 39 (2.54%) DNS
5 39 (2.54%) LAN
6 33 (2.15%) Firewall
6 33 (2.15%) FTP
6 33 (2.15%) HTTP
7 28 (1.83%) DHCP
8 26 (1.70%) VPN
9 21 (1.37%) WebEx
10 19 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (1.24%) HTTPS
10 19 (1.24%) SSH
11 18 (1.17%) SNMP
12 17 (1.11%) ICMP
12 17 (1.11%) POP3
12 17 (1.11%) SMTP
12 17 (1.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 103 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 87 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 84 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 80 (5.22%) Big Data
6 73 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 72 (4.70%) MySQL
8 61 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (3.20%) Oracle Database
10 47 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (2.41%) NoSQL
13 34 (2.22%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
16 27 (1.76%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.57%) Apache Hive
18 23 (1.50%) Power BI
19 21 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
19 21 (1.37%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 194 (12.65%) JIRA
2 175 (11.42%) Git (software)
3 139 (9.07%) Jenkins
4 115 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (5.48%) Visual Studio
6 75 (4.89%) Subversion
7 69 (4.50%) Selenium
8 54 (3.52%) TeamCity
9 50 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 49 (3.20%) Maven
11 41 (2.67%) Bitbucket
12 37 (2.41%) MSBuild
13 36 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
16 28 (1.83%) Eclipse
16 28 (1.83%) Gerrit
17 23 (1.50%) Cucumber
17 23 (1.50%) SpecFlow
18 18 (1.17%) JUnit
General
1 557 (36.33%) Finance
2 118 (7.70%) Banking
3 93 (6.07%) Retail
4 55 (3.59%) Legal
5 30 (1.96%) Games
6 28 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.37%) Law
8 21 (1.37%) Marketing
9 20 (1.30%) Back Office
10 18 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.17%) Publishing
11 16 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 13 (0.85%) Front Office
13 11 (0.72%) Advertising
14 8 (0.52%) Billing
15 5 (0.33%) Electronics
16 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.20%) French Language
17 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 258 (16.83%) Analyst
2 225 (14.68%) Developer
3 143 (9.33%) Release Manager
4 114 (7.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 70 (4.57%) Support Analyst
6 68 (4.44%) Team Leader
7 65 (4.24%) Applications Support
8 63 (4.11%) Software Engineer
9 61 (3.98%) .NET Developer
10 56 (3.65%) IT Analyst
11 48 (3.13%) DevOps Manager
12 42 (2.74%) Service Manager
13 40 (2.61%) Business Analyst
13 40 (2.61%) C# Developer
13 40 (2.61%) SQL Developer
14 38 (2.48%) Administrator
14 38 (2.48%) AWS DevOps
15 37 (2.41%) Architect
15 37 (2.41%) Senior Developer
16 36 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (17.03%) .NET
2 129 (8.41%) Web Services
3 100 (6.52%) HTML
4 81 (5.28%) XML
5 78 (5.09%) ASP.NET
6 72 (4.70%) AngularJS
7 67 (4.37%) SOAP
8 63 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
9 60 (3.91%) REST
10 57 (3.72%) CSS
11 56 (3.65%) .NET Framework
12 55 (3.59%) JSON
13 48 (3.13%) RESTful
14 44 (2.87%) jQuery
15 42 (2.74%) Spring
16 41 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 39 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
17 39 (2.54%) HTML5
17 39 (2.54%) Middleware
17 39 (2.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 190 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 92 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 87 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 84 (5.48%) Fixed Income
6 68 (4.44%) Data Centre
7 57 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 56 (3.65%) Mobile App
9 51 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
10 45 (2.94%) Equities
10 45 (2.94%) Fintech
11 38 (2.48%) User Experience
12 35 (2.28%) CMDB
13 31 (2.02%) Derivative
14 29 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (1.50%) Data Structures
16 22 (1.44%) Driving Licence
16 22 (1.44%) Public Cloud
17 21 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
18 14 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 324 (21.14%) Windows
2 283 (18.46%) Linux
3 166 (10.83%) Unix
4 107 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 57 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (2.67%) CentOS
8 39 (2.54%) Android
9 36 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.17%) Solaris
12 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.59%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.52%) Debian
15 6 (0.39%) VMS
15 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (30.33%) ITIL
3 377 (24.59%) DevOps
4 261 (17.03%) Change Management
5 248 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
6 227 (14.81%) Scrum
7 213 (13.89%) SDLC
8 188 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 180 (11.74%) Test Automation
10 177 (11.55%) Configuration Management
11 172 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
12 168 (10.96%) Project Management
12 168 (10.96%) Software Engineering
13 166 (10.83%) Mentoring
14 163 (10.63%) Service Delivery
15 142 (9.26%) Service Management
16 126 (8.22%) Waterfall
17 124 (8.09%) MVC
18 112 (7.31%) ITIL V3
18 112 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (31.31%) SQL
2 228 (14.87%) C#
3 204 (13.31%) JavaScript
4 193 (12.59%) Java
5 173 (11.29%) PowerShell
6 164 (10.70%) Python
7 91 (5.94%) T-SQL
8 77 (5.02%) Bash Shell
9 73 (4.76%) C++
10 72 (4.70%) PHP
11 60 (3.91%) Perl
12 59 (3.85%) C
13 55 (3.59%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.74%) Ruby
15 26 (1.70%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.04%) RPG
18 15 (0.98%) X++
19 12 (0.78%) ANSI SQL
20 10 (0.65%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 291 (18.98%) Degree
2 70 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.67%) DV Cleared
3 41 (2.67%) ISEB
4 29 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.83%) MCSE
6 27 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 26 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (1.63%) MCSA
9 22 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 22 (1.44%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.11%) MCP
11 16 (1.04%) SAFe Agilist
12 12 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.72%) CISSP
14 10 (0.65%) CISA
14 10 (0.65%) CISM
14 10 (0.65%) CRISC
15 8 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (13.24%) QA
2 70 (4.57%) SLA
3 27 (1.76%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.63%) PMO
5 20 (1.30%) GDPR
6 16 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 16 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 12 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) JTAG
9 3 (0.20%) MISRA
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) GCP
10 2 (0.13%) MiFID
10 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.065%) EMIR
11 1 (0.065%) TickIT
System Software
1 94 (6.13%) Docker
2 91 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (4.44%) Active Directory
4 42 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (2.54%) Firmware
6 21 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.17%) Samba
8 17 (1.11%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 15 (0.98%) HDFS
10 13 (0.85%) vSphere
11 12 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.065%) vCloud
14 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.065%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 128 (8.35%) Puppet
2 122 (7.96%) Ansible
3 108 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.22%) Nagios
5 31 (2.02%) Kubernetes
6 30 (1.96%) Kibana
7 27 (1.76%) SCCM
8 25 (1.63%) Automic
8 25 (1.63%) Terraform
9 22 (1.44%) Salt
10 21 (1.37%) Dollar Universe
10 21 (1.37%) Rancher
11 18 (1.17%) Perfmon
11 18 (1.17%) vRealize
12 17 (1.11%) Sysdig
13 15 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
14 12 (0.78%) SCOM
15 11 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
15 11 (0.72%) HP ALM
16 10 (0.65%) Oozie
Vendors
1 311 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.92%) Oracle
3 98 (6.39%) VMware
4 89 (5.81%) ServiceNow
5 58 (3.78%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.52%) HP
7 44 (2.87%) BMC
7 44 (2.87%) SAP
8 37 (2.41%) Atlassian
9 36 (2.35%) Cisco
10 35 (2.28%) Splunk
11 33 (2.15%) Citrix
12 29 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (1.83%) IBM
14 27 (1.76%) SolarWinds
15 26 (1.70%) AppDynamics
16 22 (1.44%) New Relic
17 18 (1.17%) Capita
18 17 (1.11%) Intel
18 17 (1.11%) WorldPay