Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 397 353 369
Rank change year-on-year -44 +16 -13
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 845 590 1,265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.83% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 632 426 937
10th Percentile £36,300 £37,028 £36,000
25th Percentile £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%
75th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £76,250
90th Percentile £93,000 £86,250 £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 105,191 65,318 134,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.45% 92.38% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71,704 52,852 107,080
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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 -56 761 £60,000 +9.09% 158
London -18 400 £70,000 +7.69% 77
UK excluding London -77 377 £55,000 +10.00% 89
Work from Home -118 183 £62,500 +4.17% 27
South East -42 117 £60,000 +20.00% 20
North of England -85 87 £48,000 -4.00% 22
Midlands -69 65 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Yorkshire -30 49 £49,250 +9.44% 15
South West -58 46 £47,500 -22.45% 10
West Midlands -71 44 £44,750 -14.76% 19
North West -76 36 £45,000 -14.29% 5
East of England -1 31 £60,000 -4.00% 5
Scotland -51 22 £45,000 +20.81% 9
East Midlands -36 20 £63,625 +49.71% 3
Wales -20 7 £42,370 -5.85%
North East -17 2 £56,000 +1.82% 2
Northern Ireland -36 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 415 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (27.69%) DevOps
3 222 (26.27%) Social Skills
4 195 (23.08%) Azure
5 174 (20.59%) SQL
6 172 (20.36%) ITIL
7 168 (19.88%) Finance
8 153 (18.11%) Microsoft
9 145 (17.16%) Change Management
10 139 (16.45%) Scrum
11 138 (16.33%) SDLC
12 135 (15.98%) AWS
13 117 (13.85%) Project Management
14 111 (13.14%) Degree
15 106 (12.54%) JIRA
16 105 (12.43%) JavaScript
16 105 (12.43%) Test Automation
17 101 (11.95%) SQL Server
18 100 (11.83%) Linux
19 99 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
20 96 (11.36%) Windows
21 91 (10.77%) Software Engineering
22 87 (10.30%) Git (software)
23 86 (10.18%) Configuration Management
24 85 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
25 84 (9.94%) QA
25 84 (9.94%) Python
26 83 (9.82%) Jenkins
27 80 (9.47%) TDD

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 53 (6.27%) Confluence
2 23 (2.72%) CMS
3 22 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.25%) IIS
5 14 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.54%) Apache
7 12 (1.42%) Documentum
8 9 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.59%) JCAPS
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.47%) JBoss
12 4 (0.47%) nginx
12 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.36%) WildFly
14 2 (0.24%) Moodle
14 2 (0.24%) SAS
14 2 (0.24%) Totara
15 1 (0.12%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 22 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.36%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.24%) Figma
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.71%) TrackWise
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.36%) Magento
6 3 (0.36%) Maximo
6 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.36%) Shopify
7 2 (0.24%) Eikon
7 2 (0.24%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.24%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.24%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 195 (23.08%) Azure
2 135 (15.98%) AWS
3 73 (8.64%) SaaS
4 49 (5.80%) Power Platform
5 44 (5.21%) GCP
6 28 (3.31%) Amazon S3
6 28 (3.31%) Azure Data Factory
7 27 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (2.96%) GitHub
9 21 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (2.49%) Microsoft 365
10 20 (2.37%) PaaS
10 20 (2.37%) Serverless
11 16 (1.89%) Veeva
12 13 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.30%) IaaS
14 10 (1.18%) Heroku
15 9 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (1.07%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.67%) Broadband
2 10 (1.18%) HTTP
2 10 (1.18%) Internet
2 10 (1.18%) SAN
3 9 (1.07%) VPN
4 8 (0.95%) DNS
4 8 (0.95%) Network Security
5 7 (0.83%) SSL
6 6 (0.71%) 5G
6 6 (0.71%) SMTP
7 5 (0.59%) 4G
7 5 (0.59%) SSH
7 5 (0.59%) WAN
8 4 (0.47%) AMQP
8 4 (0.47%) BGP
8 4 (0.47%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.47%) MPLS
8 4 (0.47%) OSPF
8 4 (0.47%) VLAN
8 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 60 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (5.44%) Power BI
4 41 (4.85%) MySQL
5 35 (4.14%) Data Lake
6 27 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.66%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (1.42%) Redis
14 9 (1.07%) Amazon Aurora
14 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.07%) Tableau
15 8 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.95%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 106 (12.54%) JIRA
2 87 (10.30%) Git (software)
3 83 (9.82%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.79%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.96%) Cypress.io
5 25 (2.96%) Jasmine
6 24 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 20 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 19 (2.25%) GitLab
9 17 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 17 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.66%) Subversion
11 12 (1.42%) Selenium
12 11 (1.30%) Maven
13 9 (1.07%) Capybara
13 9 (1.07%) Pivotal Tracker
13 9 (1.07%) RSpec
13 9 (1.07%) SoapUI
General
1 222 (26.27%) Social Skills
2 168 (19.88%) Finance
3 53 (6.27%) Retail
4 47 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.56%) Marketing
5 45 (5.33%) Influencing Skills
6 37 (4.38%) Banking
7 33 (3.91%) Law
8 27 (3.20%) Organisational Skills
8 27 (3.20%) Public Sector
9 26 (3.08%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
11 23 (2.72%) Manufacturing
12 22 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (2.01%) Games
14 14 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (1.54%) Electronics
16 10 (1.18%) Back Office
16 10 (1.18%) Billing
17 8 (0.95%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 138 (16.33%) Developer
2 107 (12.66%) Analyst
3 70 (8.28%) Release Manager
4 66 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 45 (5.33%) Service Manager
7 37 (4.38%) Applications Support
8 36 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
9 35 (4.14%) Software Engineer
10 34 (4.02%) IT Manager
10 34 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 32 (3.79%) Consultant
12 29 (3.43%) Architect
13 28 (3.31%) Administrator
13 28 (3.31%) Business Analyst
14 26 (3.08%) Scala Developer
15 25 (2.96%) Applications Support Analyst
15 25 (2.96%) Support Analyst
16 24 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
16 24 (2.84%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.39%) Web Services
2 51 (6.04%) .NET
3 48 (5.68%) React
4 47 (5.56%) Node.js
5 46 (5.44%) AngularJS
6 44 (5.21%) REST
7 36 (4.26%) HTML
8 31 (3.67%) SOAP
9 30 (3.55%) XML
10 26 (3.08%) CSS
11 25 (2.96%) JSON
12 24 (2.84%) ASP.NET
12 24 (2.84%) RESTful
13 23 (2.72%) Vue.js
14 22 (2.60%) Kafka
15 20 (2.37%) Jest
15 20 (2.37%) Redux
16 19 (2.25%) .NET Framework
17 17 (2.01%) .NET Core
17 17 (2.01%) MobX
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.51%) User Experience
2 48 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.38%) Over-the-Top Content
4 31 (3.67%) Video\Live Streaming
5 30 (3.55%) Video on Demand
6 27 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.08%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.96%) Cloud Native
9 23 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (2.72%) Virtual Team
10 22 (2.60%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.25%) Life Science
11 19 (2.25%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.89%) Social Media
13 10 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.07%) PMI
14 9 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.95%) Equities
15 8 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 100 (11.83%) Linux
2 96 (11.36%) Windows
3 31 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.43%) Unix
5 10 (1.18%) CentOS
5 10 (1.18%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.95%) Android
6 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.47%) Tizen
8 4 (0.47%) webOS
9 3 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (27.69%) DevOps
3 172 (20.36%) ITIL
4 145 (17.16%) Change Management
5 139 (16.45%) Scrum
6 138 (16.33%) SDLC
7 117 (13.85%) Project Management
8 105 (12.43%) Test Automation
9 99 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
9 99 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (10.77%) Software Engineering
11 86 (10.18%) Configuration Management
12 85 (10.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 80 (9.47%) TDD
14 79 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (9.35%) Service Delivery
15 70 (8.28%) Service Management
15 70 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (8.17%) Mentoring
17 64 (7.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (20.59%) SQL
2 105 (12.43%) JavaScript
3 84 (9.94%) Python
4 56 (6.63%) Java
5 55 (6.51%) C#
6 54 (6.39%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.43%) Scala
8 25 (2.96%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.13%) C
10 15 (1.78%) Apex Code
10 15 (1.78%) Ruby
11 14 (1.66%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.42%) C++
12 12 (1.42%) PHP
13 10 (1.18%) Perl
14 9 (1.07%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.71%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.71%) ES6
15 6 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 111 (13.14%) Degree
2 73 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 48 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.30%) PMP
8 8 (0.95%) PhD
9 7 (0.83%) CISA
9 7 (0.83%) CISSP
9 7 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.83%) MCP
10 6 (0.71%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.71%) RIBA
10 6 (0.71%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.59%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.94%) QA
2 49 (5.80%) SLA
3 18 (2.13%) Accessibility
4 13 (1.54%) PMO
5 12 (1.42%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.18%) GDPR
7 7 (0.83%) TickIT
8 5 (0.59%) HL7
8 5 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.47%) OASIS TOSCA
9 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.24%) IFRS
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.24%) MiFID
10 2 (0.24%) SEPA
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 58 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.51%) Docker
3 19 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.47%) KVM
7 3 (0.36%) Firmware
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (6.98%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.73%) Terraform
3 33 (3.91%) Ansible
4 27 (3.20%) Puppet
5 19 (2.25%) Grafana
6 11 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.07%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.95%) FlexNet
8 8 (0.95%) SCCM
9 6 (0.71%) Nagios
10 5 (0.59%) Galera Cluster
10 5 (0.59%) Graphite
10 5 (0.59%) Kibana
11 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.36%) Packer
11 3 (0.36%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.36%) WSUS
12 2 (0.24%) Icinga
12 2 (0.24%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 153 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
3 48 (5.68%) Oracle
4 44 (5.21%) ServiceNow
5 36 (4.26%) SAP
6 25 (2.96%) VMware
7 24 (2.84%) Databricks
8 19 (2.25%) Adobe
9 18 (2.13%) Google
10 14 (1.66%) IBM
11 13 (1.54%) OpenText
11 13 (1.54%) Pega
12 12 (1.42%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.18%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.07%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.95%) ANSYS
16 7 (0.83%) Citrix
16 7 (0.83%) Snow
16 7 (0.83%) Veeam
17 6 (0.71%) Apple