Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 299 332
Rank change year-on-year -60 +33 -10
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,452 2,007 1,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.26% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,069 1,323 1,447
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,450 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £78,750
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 148,908 159,518 173,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 118,438 125,808 144,551
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 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 21 October 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 -62 1,340 £55,000 +3.77% 176
UK excluding London -44 831 £47,500 - 127
London -85 589 £62,500 +4.17% 59
South East -22 251 £50,000 +1.01% 19
North of England -66 156 £42,500 -5.56% 44
East of England -8 126 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Midlands +59 123 £45,000 -10.00% 16
North West -10 107 £45,000 -10.00% 35
South West -18 90 £55,000 +20.88% 20
West Midlands +45 73 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Scotland +20 58 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Wales +20 48 £48,750 +39.29% 1
East Midlands +15 47 £46,250 -19.57% 6
Yorkshire -90 40 £37,500 -6.25% 8
North East -11 9 £28,500 -26.03% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 570 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (35.40%) Finance
3 458 (31.54%) SQL
4 400 (27.55%) ITIL
5 388 (26.72%) DevOps
6 373 (25.69%) Microsoft
7 317 (21.83%) Windows
8 297 (20.45%) SQL Server
9 275 (18.94%) .NET
10 268 (18.46%) Linux
11 246 (16.94%) Change Management
12 242 (16.67%) C#
13 232 (15.98%) Degree
14 222 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
15 213 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 203 (13.98%) Scrum
17 194 (13.36%) JavaScript
18 189 (13.02%) Test Automation
19 184 (12.67%) Java
19 184 (12.67%) Project Management
20 183 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
21 181 (12.47%) JIRA
22 171 (11.78%) PowerShell
23 170 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
24 168 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
25 166 (11.43%) Unix
26 164 (11.29%) SDLC
27 163 (11.23%) Oracle
28 159 (10.95%) QA
29 156 (10.74%) Configuration 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 88 (6.06%) Confluence
2 53 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 48 (3.31%) JBoss
4 44 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 43 (2.96%) Apache
6 38 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 35 (2.41%) IIS
7 35 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 31 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.52%) GlassFish
10 19 (1.31%) Apache Spark
11 17 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.83%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.62%) CMS
15 6 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.41%) Drupal
16 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.28%) Liferay
17 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.62%) Documaker
5 9 (0.62%) Magento
6 6 (0.41%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.41%) SAP MDG
6 6 (0.41%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.41%) SAP SRM
6 6 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.28%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.21%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.14%) iTrent
9 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 213 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (5.58%) SaaS
4 62 (4.27%) GitHub
5 58 (3.99%) IaaS
6 57 (3.93%) PaaS
7 42 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.65%) Office 365
9 18 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (1.17%) Serverless
11 10 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.41%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
14 5 (0.34%) Yammer
15 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.28%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.28%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.89%) FIX Connectivity
3 35 (2.41%) Firewall
4 33 (2.27%) WAN
5 28 (1.93%) LAN
5 28 (1.93%) VPN
6 24 (1.65%) DNS
7 21 (1.45%) HTTP
8 20 (1.38%) SSL
9 17 (1.17%) DHCP
9 17 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.03%) FTP
11 14 (0.96%) Network Security
12 13 (0.90%) Broadband
12 13 (0.90%) WebEx
13 12 (0.83%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.76%) Internet
14 11 (0.76%) Skype
15 10 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 84 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 67 (4.61%) MySQL
5 65 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (4.13%) Big Data
8 58 (3.99%) MongoDB
9 55 (3.79%) NoSQL
10 50 (3.44%) RDBMS
11 49 (3.37%) Oracle Database
12 29 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (1.65%) Power BI
15 20 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (1.31%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (0.90%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 181 (12.47%) JIRA
2 151 (10.40%) Git (software)
3 133 (9.16%) Jenkins
4 117 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 95 (6.54%) Visual Studio
6 83 (5.72%) Selenium
7 73 (5.03%) Subversion
8 71 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 61 (4.20%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.17%) Maven
11 38 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 36 (2.48%) SpecFlow
13 29 (2.00%) Bitbucket
14 25 (1.72%) Gerrit
14 25 (1.72%) JUnit
14 25 (1.72%) MSBuild
15 24 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
16 23 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.58%) Eclipse
17 22 (1.52%) Cucumber
General
1 514 (35.40%) Finance
2 125 (8.61%) Banking
3 69 (4.75%) Retail
4 56 (3.86%) Legal
5 31 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.79%) Games
7 25 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.65%) Law
9 22 (1.52%) Back Office
9 22 (1.52%) Front Office
10 15 (1.03%) Marketing
11 13 (0.90%) Billing
12 6 (0.41%) Local Government
13 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) French Language
15 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 243 (16.74%) Analyst
2 237 (16.32%) Developer
3 112 (7.71%) Release Manager
4 95 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 85 (5.85%) .NET Developer
6 70 (4.82%) Applications Support
7 64 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 56 (3.86%) Service Manager
9 50 (3.44%) C# Developer
10 48 (3.31%) Senior Developer
10 48 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 47 (3.24%) IT Manager
12 46 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
13 45 (3.10%) Support Engineer
14 42 (2.89%) DevOps Manager
15 41 (2.82%) Business Analyst
16 38 (2.62%) Software Developer
17 36 (2.48%) Applications Support Analyst
17 36 (2.48%) Architect
17 36 (2.48%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (18.94%) .NET
2 134 (9.23%) Web Services
3 108 (7.44%) HTML
4 82 (5.65%) AngularJS
5 75 (5.17%) ASP.NET
6 74 (5.10%) XML
7 66 (4.55%) CSS
8 64 (4.41%) .NET Framework
9 56 (3.86%) React
10 55 (3.79%) FIX Protocol
11 54 (3.72%) REST
12 48 (3.31%) RESTful
13 47 (3.24%) JSON
14 46 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 44 (3.03%) SOAP
16 41 (2.82%) Middleware
17 37 (2.55%) HTML5
18 34 (2.34%) jQuery
19 33 (2.27%) WCF
20 32 (2.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 183 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
3 82 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 75 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 75 (5.17%) Fixed Income
5 60 (4.13%) Data Centre
6 53 (3.65%) Equities
7 50 (3.44%) Mobile App
8 49 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 47 (3.24%) Derivative
10 46 (3.17%) Fintech
11 43 (2.96%) CMDB
12 39 (2.69%) User Experience
13 27 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
13 27 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (1.52%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.38%) Data Structures
16 19 (1.31%) Public Cloud
17 16 (1.10%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 317 (21.83%) Windows
2 268 (18.46%) Linux
3 166 (11.43%) Unix
4 102 (7.02%) Windows Server
5 48 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.75%) CentOS
7 37 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (2.07%) Android
9 26 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.69%) Solaris
13 8 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.34%) AIX
16 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.14%) Debian
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (27.55%) ITIL
3 388 (26.72%) DevOps
4 246 (16.94%) Change Management
5 222 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
6 203 (13.98%) Scrum
7 189 (13.02%) Test Automation
8 184 (12.67%) Project Management
9 170 (11.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 168 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
11 164 (11.29%) SDLC
12 156 (10.74%) Configuration Management
12 156 (10.74%) Service Delivery
13 143 (9.85%) Software Engineering
14 140 (9.64%) Service Management
15 139 (9.57%) Waterfall
16 125 (8.61%) Incident Management
17 121 (8.33%) Mentoring
17 121 (8.33%) Problem Management
18 117 (8.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 458 (31.54%) SQL
2 242 (16.67%) C#
3 194 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 184 (12.67%) Java
5 171 (11.78%) PowerShell
6 151 (10.40%) Python
7 94 (6.47%) T-SQL
8 69 (4.75%) PHP
9 60 (4.13%) Bash Shell
10 57 (3.93%) C++
11 52 (3.58%) C
12 50 (3.44%) Perl
12 50 (3.44%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.69%) Ruby
14 25 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.24%) X++
16 17 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.96%) VB
18 10 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
18 10 (0.69%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 232 (15.98%) Degree
2 68 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.10%) DV Cleared
4 40 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 38 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
6 33 (2.27%) ISEB
7 29 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.86%) MCSE
8 27 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.79%) MCSA
10 25 (1.72%) SC Cleared
11 18 (1.24%) MCP
12 17 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (0.76%) PMP
13 11 (0.76%) SAFe Agilist
14 10 (0.69%) CISSP
15 9 (0.62%) CISA
15 9 (0.62%) CISM
15 9 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (10.95%) QA
2 82 (5.65%) SLA
3 18 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.24%) PMO
4 17 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.90%) GDPR
6 12 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.14%) JTAG
9 2 (0.14%) MISRA
10 1 (0.069%) MiFID
System Software
1 110 (7.58%) Docker
2 64 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.06%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.72%) Firmware
5 21 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (0.83%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.83%) HDFS
8 9 (0.62%) Samba
8 9 (0.62%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.55%) vSphere
10 4 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.14%) vCloud
11 2 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.14%) XenApp
12 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 136 (9.37%) Puppet
2 127 (8.75%) Ansible
3 97 (6.68%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (3.44%) Kubernetes
5 34 (2.34%) Nagios
6 28 (1.93%) SCCM
7 24 (1.65%) Salt
8 21 (1.45%) Kibana
9 20 (1.38%) Terraform
10 19 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
11 18 (1.24%) HP ALM
12 15 (1.03%) Automic
12 15 (1.03%) Dollar Universe
12 15 (1.03%) Perfmon
13 13 (0.90%) HP UCMDB
13 13 (0.90%) SCOM
14 12 (0.83%) vRealize
15 9 (0.62%) Rancher
15 9 (0.62%) Sysdig
15 9 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 373 (25.69%) Microsoft
2 163 (11.23%) Oracle
3 84 (5.79%) ServiceNow
4 72 (4.96%) VMware
5 49 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 47 (3.24%) HP
7 43 (2.96%) BMC
8 42 (2.89%) Atlassian
8 42 (2.89%) Splunk
9 40 (2.75%) Citrix
10 27 (1.86%) SAP
11 24 (1.65%) AppDynamics
12 23 (1.58%) Cisco
13 22 (1.52%) Sitecore
14 20 (1.38%) IBM
15 18 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.03%) Pega
17 14 (0.96%) Cognos
17 14 (0.96%) Sybase
18 13 (0.90%) Remedy