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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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 399 402 384
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 -13
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,479 881 492
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.81% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 796 665 363
10th Percentile £38,675 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £96,965 £93,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +25 1,300 £60,000 -4.00% 140
UK excluding London +77 709 £55,000 +4.76% 79
London -47 661 £73,000 +4.29% 68
Work from Home -58 596 £55,250 -12.65% 57
South East +55 243 £55,000 -2.40% 30
Midlands +42 169 £55,000 +22.91% 16
West Midlands +40 147 £55,000 +25.00% 12
North of England -3 145 £55,000 +5.77% 16
North West -27 67 £55,000 +18.92% 5
Yorkshire -7 63 £58,250 +8.37% 6
Wales +30 50 £55,000 +23.93% 1
South West -31 36 £45,000 -13.46% 4
East of England -55 36 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Scotland -20 31 £41,475 -7.83% 7
East Midlands -19 22 £70,000 +49.33% 4
North East +1 15 £50,000 -10.71% 5
Northern Ireland -10 3 £38,782 -22.44% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 840 (56.80%) Agile
2 529 (35.77%) Social Skills
3 479 (32.39%) DevOps
4 418 (28.26%) CI/CD
5 417 (28.19%) Finance
6 364 (24.61%) Azure
7 349 (23.60%) Test Automation
8 343 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
9 323 (21.84%) AWS
10 308 (20.82%) Python
11 294 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
12 273 (18.46%) Scrum
13 271 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
14 264 (17.85%) SQL
15 260 (17.58%) JIRA
16 259 (17.51%) Java
17 258 (17.44%) Git (software)
18 253 (17.11%) Linux
19 247 (16.70%) JavaScript
20 242 (16.36%) Jenkins
21 237 (16.02%) Project Management
22 227 (15.35%) Software Engineering
22 227 (15.35%) QA
23 211 (14.27%) Degree
24 209 (14.13%) Software Testing
25 208 (14.06%) Docker
26 199 (13.46%) Kubernetes
27 198 (13.39%) ITIL
28 190 (12.85%) SDLC
29 182 (12.31%) Microsoft

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
1 158 (10.68%) Confluence
2 40 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.10%) IIS
4 29 (1.96%) Apache
5 27 (1.83%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 25 (1.69%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.28%) CMS
9 16 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.68%) Drupal
12 9 (0.61%) DNN
12 9 (0.61%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.54%) IBM Domino
13 8 (0.54%) JBoss
13 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.41%) EPiServer
14 6 (0.41%) nginx
14 6 (0.41%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.54%) Maple
5 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Front Arena
1 6 (0.41%) Workday HCM
2 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.34%) SAP CAR
2 5 (0.34%) SAP Retail
3 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 2 (0.14%) Fidessa
5 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.14%) Magento
5 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 1 (0.068%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.068%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 364 (24.61%) Azure
2 323 (21.84%) AWS
3 113 (7.64%) Serverless
4 102 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
5 84 (5.68%) GitHub
6 81 (5.48%) SaaS
7 58 (3.92%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
8 56 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
9 52 (3.52%) Microsoft 365
10 51 (3.45%) GCP
11 48 (3.25%) Power Platform
12 42 (2.84%) Amazon S3
13 39 (2.64%) PaaS
14 37 (2.50%) OpenShift
15 35 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
16 33 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
17 32 (2.16%) IaaS
18 31 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
19 22 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
20 21 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.37%) Internet
2 32 (2.16%) Broadband
2 32 (2.16%) Firewall
3 27 (1.83%) VPN
4 22 (1.49%) DNS
5 16 (1.08%) SAN
5 16 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.95%) DHCP
6 14 (0.95%) Network Security
7 11 (0.74%) HTTP
7 11 (0.74%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.74%) SD-WAN
7 11 (0.74%) SSL
8 9 (0.61%) X.509
9 8 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.47%) Junos
10 7 (0.47%) LAN
10 7 (0.47%) WAN
11 6 (0.41%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (3.72%) Big Data
6 52 (3.52%) MySQL
7 44 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 40 (2.70%) Power BI
10 33 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 31 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (2.10%) MongoDB
13 30 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (1.96%) Data Lake
15 28 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
16 25 (1.69%) InfluxDB
17 22 (1.49%) Redis
18 21 (1.42%) Metadata
19 20 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 260 (17.58%) JIRA
2 258 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 242 (16.36%) Jenkins
4 66 (4.46%) GitLab
4 66 (4.46%) Polyspace
5 62 (4.19%) Mocha
6 47 (3.18%) Rational DOORS
6 47 (3.18%) Rational Rhapsody
7 43 (2.91%) Selenium
8 35 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 33 (2.23%) Cucumber
10 30 (2.03%) REST Assured
11 28 (1.89%) Artifactory
11 28 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.76%) JUnit
13 25 (1.69%) TestNG
14 24 (1.62%) Subversion
15 22 (1.49%) Cypress.io
15 22 (1.49%) Postman
16 19 (1.28%) git-flow
General
1 529 (35.77%) Social Skills
2 417 (28.19%) Finance
3 271 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
4 122 (8.25%) Retail
5 100 (6.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 88 (5.95%) Law
7 86 (5.81%) Marketing
8 81 (5.48%) Automotive
9 69 (4.67%) Banking
10 67 (4.53%) Organisational Skills
11 62 (4.19%) Public Sector
12 57 (3.85%) Telecoms
13 41 (2.77%) Games
14 39 (2.64%) Documentation Skills
14 39 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
14 39 (2.64%) Presentation Skills
15 34 (2.30%) Legal
16 33 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (1.96%) Advertising
18 16 (1.08%) Police
Job Titles
1 270 (18.26%) Developer
2 164 (11.09%) Analyst
3 119 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 114 (7.71%) Senior Developer
5 102 (6.90%) Release Manager
6 64 (4.33%) Salesforce Developer
7 61 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 58 (3.92%) Data Engineer
9 57 (3.85%) Cloud Developer
9 57 (3.85%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud Developer
10 54 (3.65%) Software Engineer
11 52 (3.52%) Applications Support
12 48 (3.25%) Architect
13 45 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
13 45 (3.04%) Software Integration Engineer
14 42 (2.84%) Analyst Developer
15 41 (2.77%) Consultant
15 41 (2.77%) Senior Manager
16 39 (2.64%) Administrator
16 39 (2.64%) Senior Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (11.29%) REST
2 149 (10.07%) React
3 134 (9.06%) Node.js
4 121 (8.18%) .NET
5 92 (6.22%) AngularJS
5 92 (6.22%) HTML
6 87 (5.88%) Spring
7 83 (5.61%) RESTful
8 67 (4.53%) Web Services
9 61 (4.12%) Chai
10 60 (4.06%) CSS
10 60 (4.06%) Kafka
11 54 (3.65%) GraphQL
12 51 (3.45%) JSON
12 51 (3.45%) Lightning Web Components
13 48 (3.25%) XML
14 46 (3.11%) Java EE
15 44 (2.97%) .NET Framework
16 39 (2.64%) Visualforce
17 37 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.79%) Self-Motivation
1 130 (8.79%) User Experience
2 71 (4.80%) Management Information System
2 71 (4.80%) Virtual Team
3 56 (3.79%) Cyberattack
4 50 (3.38%) Social Media
5 47 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
7 42 (2.84%) Public Cloud
8 40 (2.70%) Smartphone
9 39 (2.64%) Data Centre
10 37 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
11 36 (2.43%) Driving Licence
11 36 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
12 35 (2.37%) Cloud Native
13 31 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.83%) Life Science
14 27 (1.83%) Replication
15 19 (1.28%) Blog
15 19 (1.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 253 (17.11%) Linux
2 149 (10.07%) Windows
3 79 (5.34%) Unix
4 33 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.62%) Android
6 23 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.35%) CentOS
8 11 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.34%) FreeRTOS
11 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.27%) Tizen
11 4 (0.27%) webOS
12 3 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (56.80%) Agile
2 479 (32.39%) DevOps
3 418 (28.26%) CI/CD
4 349 (23.60%) Test Automation
5 343 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
6 294 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
7 273 (18.46%) Scrum
8 237 (16.02%) Project Management
9 227 (15.35%) Software Engineering
10 209 (14.13%) Software Testing
11 198 (13.39%) ITIL
12 190 (12.85%) SDLC
13 169 (11.43%) Change Management
14 160 (10.82%) Configuration Management
15 157 (10.62%) Microservices
16 152 (10.28%) Analytics
17 149 (10.07%) Software Delivery
18 147 (9.94%) TDD
19 125 (8.45%) Computer Science
20 118 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (20.82%) Python
2 264 (17.85%) SQL
3 259 (17.51%) Java
4 247 (16.70%) JavaScript
5 142 (9.60%) C
6 140 (9.47%) C#
7 90 (6.09%) C++
8 71 (4.80%) PowerShell
9 70 (4.73%) TypeScript
10 61 (4.12%) Bash
11 55 (3.72%) T-SQL
12 54 (3.65%) Perl
13 48 (3.25%) Apex Code
14 41 (2.77%) PHP
15 37 (2.50%) Shell Script
16 35 (2.37%) VBA
17 30 (2.03%) Scala
18 23 (1.56%) Go
19 19 (1.28%) R
20 15 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 211 (14.27%) Degree
2 114 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 89 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 19 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (1.08%) CCA
9 14 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.88%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.81%) ISEB
11 12 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.61%) CCNP
13 9 (0.61%) CISSP
14 7 (0.47%) MBCS
15 6 (0.41%) CCNA
16 5 (0.34%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
17 3 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (15.35%) QA
2 66 (4.46%) Automotive SPICE
2 66 (4.46%) MISRA
3 38 (2.57%) PMO
4 37 (2.50%) SLA
5 32 (2.16%) Accessibility
6 22 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.74%) AUTOSAR
9 10 (0.68%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.61%) GxP
10 9 (0.61%) HL7
11 5 (0.34%) GDPR
12 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.27%) NIST
12 4 (0.27%) WCAG
13 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 208 (14.06%) Docker
2 56 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 47 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.95%) KVM
6 12 (0.81%) Firmware
7 11 (0.74%) vSphere
7 11 (0.74%) Xen
8 10 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.34%) Embedded Firmware
10 5 (0.34%) NFS
10 5 (0.34%) Samba
11 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) Ceph
13 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.068%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 199 (13.46%) Kubernetes
2 135 (9.13%) Ansible
3 113 (7.64%) Terraform
4 38 (2.57%) Grafana
5 35 (2.37%) Puppet
6 28 (1.89%) SCCM
7 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.68%) WSUS
10 9 (0.61%) logstash
11 8 (0.54%) SCOM
12 7 (0.47%) Control-M
12 7 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.47%) Rancher
13 6 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.41%) Consul
13 6 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.34%) Argo
14 5 (0.34%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 182 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.60%) Salesforce.com
3 108 (7.30%) Oracle
4 89 (6.02%) IBM
5 53 (3.58%) Google
5 53 (3.58%) VMware
6 52 (3.52%) Splunk
7 50 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 40 (2.70%) Perforce
8 40 (2.70%) SAP
9 38 (2.57%) AppDynamics
10 37 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 31 (2.10%) Adobe
11 31 (2.10%) Reuters
12 28 (1.89%) Dataiku
12 28 (1.89%) Refinitiv
13 26 (1.76%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.15%) New Relic
15 14 (0.95%) Databricks
15 14 (0.95%) Dell