Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 312 329
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -15
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,773 1,713 2,100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.99% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.10% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,316 1,313 1,706
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,150 £32,470
90th Percentile £72,500 £84,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 157,852 155,291 187,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.54% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,991 127,938 155,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +11 1,680 £52,500 -4.55% 196
UK excluding London +22 987 £45,000 - 126
London +3 764 £60,000 +4.35% 78
South East +85 319 £50,000 +5.26% 21
North of England +14 284 £42,500 -8.60% 51
North West +40 149 £45,000 -5.26% 22
East of England -63 126 £47,500 +5.56% 19
Yorkshire +21 121 £40,000 -11.11% 21
South West -6 95 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Midlands -12 87 £47,500 - 18
West Midlands -6 53 £47,500 +11.76% 11
Scotland -40 45 £38,000 -47.59% 7
East Midlands 0 34 £45,000 -8.94% 7
Wales +18 33 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North East -29 14 £38,531 -51.84% 8
Northern Ireland -19 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 615 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (33.05%) Finance
3 545 (30.74%) ITIL
4 420 (23.69%) Change Management
5 409 (23.07%) Microsoft
6 392 (22.11%) Linux
7 379 (21.38%) Windows
8 376 (21.21%) SQL
9 349 (19.68%) DevOps
10 306 (17.26%) .NET
11 297 (16.75%) JavaScript
12 293 (16.53%) C#
13 288 (16.24%) Java
14 249 (14.04%) SQL Server
14 249 (14.04%) Degree
15 240 (13.54%) Banking
16 227 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
17 225 (12.69%) Service Delivery
18 223 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
19 222 (12.52%) Configuration Management
20 221 (12.46%) Scrum
21 217 (12.24%) QA
22 202 (11.39%) Test Automation
23 195 (11.00%) JIRA
24 194 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
25 193 (10.89%) Service Management
26 191 (10.77%) PowerShell
27 190 (10.72%) SDLC
28 183 (10.32%) Project Management
29 182 (10.27%) Oracle

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
1 113 (6.37%) Confluence
2 88 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 77 (4.34%) IIS
4 65 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 57 (3.21%) Apache
6 42 (2.37%) CMS
7 30 (1.69%) MS Exchange
8 26 (1.47%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.35%) JBoss
10 23 (1.30%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.24%) EPiServer
11 22 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.79%) nginx
14 14 (0.79%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.79%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.73%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 88 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Moqups
7 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.79%) MetaTrader
3 12 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 12 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.45%) Magento
5 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.11%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 143 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.16%) SaaS
4 48 (2.71%) Office 365
5 37 (2.09%) IaaS
6 22 (1.24%) GitHub
7 21 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (1.13%) PaaS
9 19 (1.07%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.34%) Force.com
12 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.28%) Slack
12 5 (0.28%) Trello
13 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.23%) G Suite
13 4 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.12%) Firewall
2 67 (3.78%) SSL
3 61 (3.44%) Internet
4 46 (2.59%) DNS
5 44 (2.48%) SAN
5 44 (2.48%) VPN
6 41 (2.31%) LAN
7 36 (2.03%) HTTP
8 34 (1.92%) WAN
9 33 (1.86%) VoIP
10 30 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
10 30 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 29 (1.64%) FTP
11 29 (1.64%) Skype
12 25 (1.41%) Network Security
13 23 (1.30%) Intranet
13 23 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
14 21 (1.18%) MPLS
15 20 (1.13%) BGP
16 19 (1.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.94%) MySQL
3 112 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 70 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 66 (3.72%) NoSQL
6 65 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 64 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (2.88%) Big Data
9 48 (2.71%) MongoDB
10 45 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 38 (2.14%) Oracle Database
12 33 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 31 (1.75%) OLAP
13 31 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (1.58%) Oracle OLAP
14 28 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.47%) QlikView
16 24 (1.35%) Blockchain
16 24 (1.35%) Couchbase
16 24 (1.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 195 (11.00%) JIRA
2 160 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 156 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 114 (6.43%) Jenkins
5 112 (6.32%) Subversion
6 81 (4.57%) Maven
6 81 (4.57%) TeamCity
7 76 (4.29%) Visual Studio
8 50 (2.82%) MSBuild
9 37 (2.09%) Ant
10 32 (1.80%) Mercurial
11 30 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 30 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 29 (1.64%) Selenium
13 27 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (1.52%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (1.18%) IntelliJ
16 18 (1.02%) Bitbucket
16 18 (1.02%) NuGet
General
1 586 (33.05%) Finance
2 240 (13.54%) Banking
3 108 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 84 (4.74%) Retail Banking
5 64 (3.61%) Retail
6 46 (2.59%) Law
6 46 (2.59%) Legal
7 44 (2.48%) Front Office
8 28 (1.58%) Advertising
9 25 (1.41%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.24%) Back Office
11 18 (1.02%) Marketing
12 17 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.90%) Games
14 13 (0.73%) Publishing
15 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.34%) Automotive
16 6 (0.34%) Russian Language
17 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 355 (20.02%) Developer
2 217 (12.24%) Analyst
3 158 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 149 (8.40%) Release Manager
5 92 (5.19%) .NET Developer
5 92 (5.19%) C# Developer
6 91 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 87 (4.91%) Senior Developer
8 84 (4.74%) Change Manager
9 79 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 72 (4.06%) Applications Support
11 64 (3.61%) Team Leader
12 59 (3.33%) Service Manager
13 58 (3.27%) IT Manager
14 55 (3.10%) Consultant
15 52 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
16 50 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
17 48 (2.71%) Java Developer
18 46 (2.59%) Administrator
18 46 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (17.26%) .NET
2 154 (8.69%) HTML
2 154 (8.69%) Web Services
3 149 (8.40%) CSS
4 125 (7.05%) AngularJS
5 121 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 101 (5.70%) jQuery
7 91 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 85 (4.79%) XML
9 79 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 74 (4.17%) Spring
11 69 (3.89%) .NET Framework
12 66 (3.72%) JSON
13 62 (3.50%) REST
14 59 (3.33%) SOAP
15 55 (3.10%) HTML5
15 55 (3.10%) React
16 54 (3.05%) RESTful
17 48 (2.71%) WCF
18 43 (2.43%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 72 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (3.44%) Management Information System
6 57 (3.21%) Fintech
7 53 (2.99%) User Experience
8 49 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
9 34 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.80%) CMDB
11 27 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.30%) Fixed Income
13 21 (1.18%) Equities
14 20 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 19 (1.07%) NHS
16 18 (1.02%) Derivative
17 16 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
17 16 (0.90%) Hedge funds
18 15 (0.85%) PKI
18 15 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 392 (22.11%) Linux
2 379 (21.38%) Windows
3 141 (7.95%) Unix
4 109 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 67 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (3.21%) CentOS
7 46 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (2.14%) Android
10 35 (1.97%) Debian
11 31 (1.75%) Windows 10
12 29 (1.64%) Windows 7
13 18 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 17 (0.96%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.39%) AIX
15 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.39%) VMS
16 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.23%) HPUX
18 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (30.74%) ITIL
3 420 (23.69%) Change Management
4 349 (19.68%) DevOps
5 225 (12.69%) Service Delivery
6 223 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
7 222 (12.52%) Configuration Management
8 221 (12.46%) Scrum
9 202 (11.39%) Test Automation
10 194 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 193 (10.89%) Service Management
12 190 (10.72%) SDLC
13 183 (10.32%) Project Management
14 160 (9.02%) MVC
15 147 (8.29%) Problem Management
16 140 (7.90%) Asset Management
17 132 (7.45%) Waterfall
18 131 (7.39%) Software Engineering
19 129 (7.28%) TDD
20 121 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 376 (21.21%) SQL
2 297 (16.75%) JavaScript
3 293 (16.53%) C#
4 288 (16.24%) Java
5 191 (10.77%) PowerShell
6 168 (9.48%) Python
7 124 (6.99%) Perl
8 96 (5.41%) Bash Shell
9 80 (4.51%) Shell Script
10 65 (3.67%) C++
11 58 (3.27%) PHP
11 58 (3.27%) T-SQL
12 56 (3.16%) PL/SQL
13 55 (3.10%) C
14 44 (2.48%) VB
15 36 (2.03%) VBScript
16 34 (1.92%) VB.NET
17 32 (1.80%) R
18 28 (1.58%) Ruby
19 25 (1.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 249 (14.04%) Degree
2 104 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
4 58 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (2.37%) DV Cleared
6 34 (1.92%) MCSE
7 33 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (1.75%) MCSA
8 31 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 29 (1.64%) CCNP
10 28 (1.58%) ISTQB
11 27 (1.52%) ISEB
12 26 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (1.07%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.02%) CCNA
16 14 (0.79%) CEH
16 14 (0.79%) MCTS
17 13 (0.73%) CCDP
18 12 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (12.24%) QA
2 102 (5.75%) SLA
3 28 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.41%) PMO
5 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.45%) GDPR
7 7 (0.39%) COBIT
8 6 (0.34%) FISMA
8 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.34%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 132 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (7.16%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.69%) Docker
6 22 (1.24%) Firmware
7 21 (1.18%) vSphere
8 17 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.73%) Postfix
10 12 (0.68%) BIND 9
10 12 (0.68%) Kamailio
11 11 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.34%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.34%) HDFS
12 6 (0.34%) XenApp
12 6 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.23%) KVM
13 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 83 (4.68%) Puppet
2 58 (3.27%) Ansible
3 51 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.76%) SCCM
5 29 (1.64%) Nagios
6 24 (1.35%) Kibana
6 24 (1.35%) SCOM
7 20 (1.13%) Perfmon
7 20 (1.13%) vCenter Server
8 17 (0.96%) Terraform
8 17 (0.96%) WSUS
9 16 (0.90%) logstash
10 15 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
11 14 (0.79%) PowerBroker
12 13 (0.73%) Cacti
13 12 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 12 (0.68%) HAProxy
13 12 (0.68%) Munin
Vendors
1 409 (23.07%) Microsoft
2 182 (10.27%) Oracle
3 164 (9.25%) VMware
4 90 (5.08%) Cisco
5 65 (3.67%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.05%) SAP
7 49 (2.76%) SolarWinds
8 43 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (2.31%) HP
10 40 (2.26%) Atlassian
11 34 (1.92%) TIBCO
12 31 (1.75%) NetApp
13 26 (1.47%) Tableau
14 25 (1.41%) Dynatrace
15 24 (1.35%) Citrix
15 24 (1.35%) Dell
16 23 (1.30%) ServiceNow
17 20 (1.13%) F5
18 19 (1.07%) Juniper
18 19 (1.07%) Remedy