Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 331 332
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,531 1,589 2,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.94% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.04% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,150 1,218 1,610
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,963 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,125 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 156,079 152,958 180,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.52% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,673 125,376 150,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -18 1,458 £52,500 - 193
UK excluding London -6 909 £45,000 -5.26% 141
London -35 601 £60,000 +4.35% 69
South East +3 290 £50,000 -5.66% 30
North of England +37 240 £40,000 -11.11% 43
East of England -78 128 £52,500 +5.00% 18
North West +60 120 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Yorkshire +29 111 £40,000 -11.11% 16
Midlands +40 99 £45,000 -15.09% 22
South West -52 98 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Midlands +20 58 £47,500 -10.38% 16
East Midlands +27 41 £45,000 -43.75% 6
Wales +28 39 £45,000 +41.40% 2
Scotland -37 38 £35,000 -39.13% 15
North East -14 9 £35,000 -9.68% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 580 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (36.12%) Finance
3 535 (34.94%) ITIL
4 388 (25.34%) SQL
5 340 (22.21%) DevOps
6 334 (21.82%) Windows
7 308 (20.12%) Change Management
8 299 (19.53%) Microsoft
9 297 (19.40%) Linux
10 273 (17.83%) Degree
11 234 (15.28%) .NET
12 233 (15.22%) SQL Server
13 216 (14.11%) JavaScript
13 216 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
14 215 (14.04%) C#
15 214 (13.98%) SDLC
16 211 (13.78%) Scrum
17 197 (12.87%) QA
18 196 (12.80%) Configuration Management
19 192 (12.54%) Service Delivery
19 192 (12.54%) PowerShell
20 189 (12.34%) Java
21 187 (12.21%) JIRA
22 184 (12.02%) Continuous Improvement
23 162 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
24 159 (10.39%) Git (software)
25 158 (10.32%) Test Automation
26 157 (10.25%) VMware
27 154 (10.06%) Service Management
27 154 (10.06%) 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
1 105 (6.86%) Confluence
2 45 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 42 (2.74%) IIS
4 41 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 32 (2.09%) SharePoint
6 30 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 25 (1.63%) Apache
7 25 (1.63%) OpenStack
8 24 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 23 (1.50%) Apache Spark
10 21 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.31%) JBoss
12 16 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.98%) CMS
14 14 (0.91%) IBM Notes
15 13 (0.85%) EPiServer
16 9 (0.59%) Apache Pig
16 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (0.59%) MS Exchange
17 8 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 18 (1.18%) MetaTrader
2 15 (0.98%) Documaker
3 12 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 11 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.65%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.46%) Magento
8 6 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.33%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 145 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 123 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (3.66%) IaaS
4 53 (3.46%) SaaS
5 52 (3.40%) GitHub
6 18 (1.18%) NuGet
7 16 (1.05%) Office 365
7 16 (1.05%) PaaS
8 14 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.65%) Slack
10 10 (0.65%) Trello
11 7 (0.46%) Force.com
12 6 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.57%) SSL
2 49 (3.20%) FIX Connectivity
3 46 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 42 (2.74%) DNS
5 40 (2.61%) FTP
6 38 (2.48%) Firewall
7 36 (2.35%) HTTP
7 36 (2.35%) LAN
8 35 (2.29%) WAN
9 33 (2.16%) Internet
9 33 (2.16%) SAN
10 30 (1.96%) VPN
11 26 (1.70%) Network Security
12 22 (1.44%) DHCP
12 22 (1.44%) Intranet
13 21 (1.37%) SNMP
14 20 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (1.31%) SMTP
15 19 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (1.24%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 86 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 71 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 66 (4.31%) Big Data
6 59 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (3.66%) MySQL
8 46 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 34 (2.22%) NoSQL
12 31 (2.02%) Hadoop
13 30 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.70%) Blockchain
15 26 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
16 25 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 25 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
17 24 (1.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 187 (12.21%) JIRA
2 159 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 133 (8.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 118 (7.71%) Jenkins
5 75 (4.90%) Subversion
6 67 (4.38%) Visual Studio
7 64 (4.18%) Maven
8 51 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 48 (3.14%) MSBuild
10 37 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 35 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 33 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 29 (1.89%) Selenium
14 29 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
15 28 (1.83%) Eclipse
16 25 (1.63%) Ant
17 24 (1.57%) CA Release Automation
18 22 (1.44%) IntelliJ
19 20 (1.31%) Cucumber
General
1 553 (36.12%) Finance
2 136 (8.88%) Banking
3 78 (5.09%) Retail
4 41 (2.68%) Legal
5 34 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.96%) Marketing
6 30 (1.96%) Publishing
7 29 (1.89%) Law
8 27 (1.76%) Games
9 24 (1.57%) Advertising
9 24 (1.57%) Back Office
9 24 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.91%) Front Office
12 12 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.39%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.20%) French Language
16 2 (0.13%) Billing
16 2 (0.13%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 236 (15.41%) Analyst
2 221 (14.44%) Developer
3 154 (10.06%) Release Manager
4 131 (8.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 80 (5.23%) Team Leader
6 75 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 59 (3.85%) Applications Support
8 55 (3.59%) Change Manager
9 51 (3.33%) .NET Developer
9 51 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 46 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 46 (3.00%) IT Analyst
10 46 (3.00%) IT Manager
10 46 (3.00%) Service Manager
11 44 (2.87%) Senior Developer
12 43 (2.81%) Administrator
13 41 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 41 (2.68%) Software Engineer
14 40 (2.61%) Architect
15 39 (2.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (15.28%) .NET
2 124 (8.10%) Web Services
3 114 (7.45%) HTML
4 92 (6.01%) ASP.NET
5 91 (5.94%) CSS
6 85 (5.55%) AngularJS
7 81 (5.29%) XML
8 73 (4.77%) SOAP
9 71 (4.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 66 (4.31%) jQuery
11 61 (3.98%) REST
12 60 (3.92%) FIX Protocol
13 58 (3.79%) Spring
14 55 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (3.40%) JSON
16 49 (3.20%) HTML5
17 47 (3.07%) .NET Framework
18 41 (2.68%) RESTful
19 40 (2.61%) React
20 38 (2.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 162 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.27%) Computer Science
3 88 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 84 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (4.38%) Fixed Income
6 66 (4.31%) Data Centre
7 52 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 46 (3.00%) Fintech
9 38 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (2.35%) Mobile App
11 33 (2.16%) User Experience
12 32 (2.09%) Equities
13 30 (1.96%) Public Cloud
14 27 (1.76%) CMDB
15 22 (1.44%) iPhone
16 21 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (1.24%) Hedge funds
18 17 (1.11%) Driving Licence
18 17 (1.11%) PKI
19 16 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 334 (21.82%) Windows
2 297 (19.40%) Linux
3 140 (9.14%) Unix
4 101 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 66 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (2.74%) CentOS
8 39 (2.55%) Android
9 33 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.24%) Debian
12 15 (0.98%) Solaris
12 15 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.78%) VMS
14 11 (0.72%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.59%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (34.94%) ITIL
3 340 (22.21%) DevOps
4 308 (20.12%) Change Management
5 216 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
6 214 (13.98%) SDLC
7 211 (13.78%) Scrum
8 196 (12.80%) Configuration Management
9 192 (12.54%) Service Delivery
10 184 (12.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 158 (10.32%) Test Automation
12 154 (10.06%) Project Management
12 154 (10.06%) Service Management
13 148 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
14 147 (9.60%) Mentoring
15 138 (9.01%) MVC
16 125 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 120 (7.84%) ITIL V3
18 115 (7.51%) Software Engineering
18 115 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (25.34%) SQL
2 216 (14.11%) JavaScript
3 215 (14.04%) C#
4 192 (12.54%) PowerShell
5 189 (12.34%) Java
6 119 (7.77%) Python
7 76 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 62 (4.05%) Perl
9 56 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 53 (3.46%) C++
11 52 (3.40%) PHP
12 48 (3.14%) T-SQL
13 45 (2.94%) C
14 31 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 25 (1.63%) RPG
16 18 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.18%) Ruby
17 17 (1.11%) VB
18 12 (0.78%) Apex Code
19 11 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 273 (17.83%) Degree
2 81 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.68%) ISEB
4 40 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
6 31 (2.02%) MCSA
6 31 (2.02%) MCSE
7 30 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 23 (1.50%) ISTQB
9 23 (1.50%) SC Cleared
10 14 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.72%) MCTS
13 10 (0.65%) MCP
14 9 (0.59%) CCNP
14 9 (0.59%) CISSP
14 9 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (12.87%) QA
2 80 (5.23%) SLA
3 28 (1.83%) ISO 9001
4 18 (1.18%) PMO
5 15 (0.98%) GDPR
6 14 (0.91%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.39%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.065%) COBIT
13 1 (0.065%) EMIR
13 1 (0.065%) JTAG
13 1 (0.065%) MiFID
13 1 (0.065%) MISRA
13 1 (0.065%) TickIT
System Software
1 149 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 71 (4.64%) Docker
4 39 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (2.29%) Firmware
6 28 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.63%) vSphere
8 16 (1.05%) Samba
8 16 (1.05%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.52%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.52%) HDFS
10 6 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.33%) BIND 9
11 5 (0.33%) Kamailio
11 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.33%) Postfix
12 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.065%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 86 (5.62%) Ansible
1 86 (5.62%) Puppet
2 82 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (2.87%) SCCM
4 34 (2.22%) Kibana
5 25 (1.63%) Nagios
5 25 (1.63%) Terraform
6 23 (1.50%) Automic
6 23 (1.50%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.50%) Perfmon
7 22 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 20 (1.31%) logstash
8 20 (1.31%) Rancher
8 20 (1.31%) SCOM
9 15 (0.98%) Sysdig
9 15 (0.98%) vRealize
10 14 (0.91%) Salt
11 11 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.65%) Dollar Universe
12 10 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 299 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 157 (10.25%) VMware
3 142 (9.27%) Oracle
4 60 (3.92%) HP
4 60 (3.92%) ServiceNow
5 54 (3.53%) SAP
6 50 (3.27%) Cisco
6 50 (3.27%) Red Hat
7 46 (3.00%) SolarWinds
8 42 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (2.02%) Citrix
10 30 (1.96%) IBM
11 27 (1.76%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.63%) BMC
12 25 (1.63%) Dynatrace
12 25 (1.63%) Tableau
13 24 (1.57%) Remedy
14 23 (1.50%) NetApp
15 22 (1.44%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.37%) Splunk