Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 348 370 351
Rank change year-on-year +22 -19 -9
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 676 939 1,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.90% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 514 659 1,025
10th Percentile £34,650 £36,200 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 76,303 104,589 137,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.46% 92.13% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 58,806 83,983 109,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 +16 627 £62,500 +8.70% 111
London +38 317 £66,750 -1.11% 47
UK excluding London -12 309 £55,000 +10.00% 63
Work from Home -30 116 £55,000 -16.98% 18
South East +4 87 £60,000 +9.09% 14
North of England -7 86 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Midlands +15 62 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire +28 51 £45,000 +2.27% 7
South West +11 48 £55,000 +7.84% 14
West Midlands +12 40 £45,000 - 9
North West -23 32 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East Midlands +25 22 £55,000 +22.22% 3
East of England +44 13 £73,750 +28.26% 5
Scotland -15 10 £35,000 -8.70% 2
Wales +31 6 £37,680 -16.27%
North East +8 3 £56,000 +27.50% 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 327 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (36.83%) DevOps
3 141 (20.86%) Azure
4 137 (20.27%) ITIL
5 134 (19.82%) SQL
6 113 (16.72%) Finance
7 111 (16.42%) AWS
8 110 (16.27%) SDLC
9 109 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (15.09%) Change Management
10 102 (15.09%) Git (software)
11 101 (14.94%) Microsoft
12 95 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
13 94 (13.91%) Jenkins
14 93 (13.76%) Python
15 92 (13.61%) Configuration Management
16 89 (13.17%) Security Cleared
17 86 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 86 (12.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 84 (12.43%) Linux
19 79 (11.69%) Degree
20 77 (11.39%) QA
21 71 (10.50%) Windows
21 71 (10.50%) Scrum
22 70 (10.36%) Service Delivery
23 69 (10.21%) Java
24 68 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
25 65 (9.62%) Project Management
26 64 (9.47%) JIRA
26 64 (9.47%) SC Cleared

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 28 (4.14%) Confluence
2 25 (3.70%) JBoss
3 20 (2.96%) Apache ServiceMix
3 20 (2.96%) Red Hat Fuse
4 17 (2.51%) IIS
5 14 (2.07%) CMS
6 10 (1.48%) Apache
7 7 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.74%) WildFly
10 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.44%) nginx
11 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.30%) Liferay
12 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.30%) SAS
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.74%) Figma
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.30%) Eikon
2 2 (0.30%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.30%) SAP PS
2 2 (0.30%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.15%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 141 (20.86%) Azure
2 111 (16.42%) AWS
3 41 (6.07%) SaaS
4 28 (4.14%) GCP
5 20 (2.96%) Boomi
6 18 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
7 16 (2.37%) Power Platform
8 15 (2.22%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (2.22%) GitHub
9 13 (1.92%) PaaS
10 12 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.78%) Azure Machine Learning
10 12 (1.78%) Serverless
11 11 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (1.33%) IaaS
13 8 (1.18%) OpenShift
14 7 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.89%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.89%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.78%) WAN
2 9 (1.33%) VPN
3 8 (1.18%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.18%) Internet
3 8 (1.18%) MPLS
4 7 (1.04%) BGP
4 7 (1.04%) OSPF
4 7 (1.04%) SD-WAN
4 7 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 7 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.04%) VLAN
5 6 (0.89%) LAN
6 4 (0.59%) Broadband
6 4 (0.59%) Firewall
6 4 (0.59%) FTP
6 4 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.59%) SAN
6 4 (0.59%) Skype
6 4 (0.59%) WebEx
7 3 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.11%) Data Lake
5 18 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.37%) MySQL
7 16 (2.37%) Power BI
8 13 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.78%) MariaDB
10 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.48%) Delta Lake
12 7 (1.04%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.89%) Big Data
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.44%) Tableau
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 102 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 94 (13.91%) Jenkins
3 64 (9.47%) JIRA
4 37 (5.47%) GitLab
5 28 (4.14%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.40%) Visual Studio
7 22 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (3.11%) Bitbucket
9 18 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.92%) Subversion
11 12 (1.78%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.48%) Cypress.io
12 10 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.04%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.04%) JUnit
14 7 (1.04%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.89%) Balsamiq
16 4 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 113 (16.72%) Finance
2 61 (9.02%) Retail
3 37 (5.47%) Marketing
4 28 (4.14%) Law
5 16 (2.37%) Front Office
5 16 (2.37%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.07%) Banking
7 13 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.78%) Publishing
9 11 (1.63%) Legal
10 9 (1.33%) Electronics
11 8 (1.18%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.59%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) Social Housing
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (15.83%) Developer
2 93 (13.76%) Release Manager
3 73 (10.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 68 (10.06%) Analyst
5 45 (6.66%) Senior Developer
6 40 (5.92%) Applications Support
7 37 (5.47%) Architect
8 31 (4.59%) Service Manager
9 30 (4.44%) DevOps Manager
10 26 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
10 26 (3.85%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (3.55%) Software Engineer
13 23 (3.40%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.25%) Delivery Manager
15 21 (3.11%) Service Delivery Manager
16 20 (2.96%) Applications Manager
17 18 (2.66%) IT Manager
18 17 (2.51%) Data Engineer
18 17 (2.51%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.77%) .NET
2 38 (5.62%) JSON
3 34 (5.03%) REST
4 31 (4.59%) RESTful
5 25 (3.70%) HTML
6 23 (3.40%) AngularJS
6 23 (3.40%) CSS
7 22 (3.25%) React
7 22 (3.25%) Web Services
8 21 (3.11%) SOAP
9 16 (2.37%) Node.js
10 15 (2.22%) J2EE
11 14 (2.07%) Kafka
12 13 (1.92%) .NET Core
12 13 (1.92%) HTML5
13 12 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (1.78%) CSS3
13 12 (1.78%) Vue.js
14 11 (1.63%) WML
15 10 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.95%) User Experience
3 43 (6.36%) Virtual Team
4 26 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 18 (2.66%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.78%) Over-the-Top Content
8 12 (1.78%) Video on Demand
8 12 (1.78%) Video\Live Streaming
9 11 (1.63%) Equities
10 10 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.48%) PMI
10 10 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.48%) Robotics
11 9 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.33%) Reference Data
12 8 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.04%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.43%) Linux
2 71 (10.50%) Windows
3 24 (3.55%) CentOS
3 24 (3.55%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.25%) Unix
5 12 (1.78%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.59%) Android
7 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (36.83%) DevOps
3 137 (20.27%) ITIL
4 110 (16.27%) SDLC
5 109 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (15.09%) Change Management
7 95 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
8 92 (13.61%) Configuration Management
9 86 (12.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 86 (12.72%) Software Engineering
10 71 (10.50%) Scrum
11 70 (10.36%) Service Delivery
12 65 (9.62%) Project Management
13 63 (9.32%) Test Automation
14 57 (8.43%) Computer Science
15 56 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
16 54 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
17 48 (7.10%) Incident Management
18 45 (6.66%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (6.36%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 134 (19.82%) SQL
2 93 (13.76%) Python
3 69 (10.21%) Java
4 58 (8.58%) C#
4 58 (8.58%) PowerShell
5 54 (7.99%) JavaScript
6 24 (3.55%) C
7 23 (3.40%) C++
8 22 (3.25%) Scala
9 20 (2.96%) Apex Code
10 17 (2.51%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.78%) Perl
12 12 (1.78%) Ruby
13 9 (1.33%) PHP
14 7 (1.04%) Go
14 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.89%) ES6
16 3 (0.44%) Java 8
16 3 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 79 (11.69%) Degree
3 64 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 26 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.48%) PMP
7 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.18%) PhD
9 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.89%) SAP Certification
10 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.59%) CISSP
11 3 (0.44%) CISA
11 3 (0.44%) MCDST
11 3 (0.44%) MCTS
11 3 (0.44%) MOS
11 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (11.39%) QA
2 39 (5.77%) SLA
3 9 (1.33%) PMO
4 7 (1.04%) OASIS TOSCA
5 6 (0.89%) GDPR
6 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) GRC
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.15%) ITGC
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (8.58%) Docker
2 35 (5.18%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.92%) vSphere
5 7 (1.04%) KVM
6 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.44%) Firmware
7 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.44%) Microcode
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (9.32%) Kubernetes
2 51 (7.54%) Ansible
3 41 (6.07%) Terraform
4 36 (5.33%) Puppet
5 12 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.48%) Grafana
6 10 (1.48%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.33%) Graphite
8 8 (1.18%) FlexNet
8 8 (1.18%) SCCM
9 5 (0.74%) WSUS
10 4 (0.59%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.59%) vRealize
11 3 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.44%) Packer
11 3 (0.44%) Sysprep
12 2 (0.30%) Graylog
12 2 (0.30%) Nagios
12 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 101 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.25%) Salesforce.com
3 34 (5.03%) VMware
4 33 (4.88%) ServiceNow
5 30 (4.44%) UiPath
6 24 (3.55%) Oracle
7 22 (3.25%) TIBCO
8 21 (3.11%) IBM
8 21 (3.11%) MuleSoft
8 21 (3.11%) SAP
9 20 (2.96%) Dell
9 20 (2.96%) WSO2
10 17 (2.51%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.92%) Databricks
12 12 (1.78%) Adobe
13 11 (1.63%) Blue Prism
13 11 (1.63%) Cisco
14 10 (1.48%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (1.48%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.48%) Kofax