Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Release Management
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 365 360 302
Rank change year-on-year -5 -58 +35
Permanent jobs citing Release Management 1,096 1,456 2,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.97% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1,071 1,324
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 125,339 150,104 160,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.82% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 98,593 119,437 127,009
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019. 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 -17 1,006 £60,000 +9.09% 149
UK excluding London -27 591 £50,000 +5.26% 101
London +28 484 £67,500 +8.00% 62
South East -16 175 £53,250 +6.50% 33
North of England 0 128 £46,977 +10.53% 22
Midlands +20 103 £42,500 -5.56% 11
North West +8 76 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Scotland +23 67 £50,000 +11.11% 9
East of England +5 58 £55,000 - 4
East Midlands +32 52 £42,500 -8.11% 4
South West -22 52 £46,250 -15.91% 17
West Midlands +10 51 £46,216 +8.74% 6
Yorkshire +2 41 £46,500 +24.00% 6
North East +20 11 £60,000 +110.53% 2
Channel Islands - 5 - -
Wales -43 3 £36,125 -25.90% 5
Northern Ireland -13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 501 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (29.47%) DevOps
3 297 (27.10%) Finance
4 273 (24.91%) ITIL
5 242 (22.08%) SQL
6 200 (18.25%) Microsoft
7 194 (17.70%) Azure
8 189 (17.24%) Change Management
9 179 (16.33%) Java
10 178 (16.24%) .NET
11 177 (16.15%) Windows
12 171 (15.60%) SQL Server
13 165 (15.05%) QA
14 159 (14.51%) Continuous Integration
15 154 (14.05%) JavaScript
16 152 (13.87%) SDLC
17 142 (12.96%) Scrum
18 139 (12.68%) Configuration Management
19 136 (12.41%) AWS
20 135 (12.32%) Linux
21 129 (11.77%) Service Delivery
22 128 (11.68%) Test Automation
23 125 (11.41%) Git (software)
24 124 (11.31%) Docker
25 119 (10.86%) Continuous Improvement
25 119 (10.86%) Degree
26 111 (10.13%) Service Management
27 110 (10.04%) PowerShell
28 109 (9.95%) Python
28 109 (9.95%) Analytical Skills

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 52 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.56%) Apache
3 45 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 40 (3.65%) Confluence
5 35 (3.19%) CMS
6 33 (3.01%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.37%) IIS
8 22 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.00%) EPiServer
12 11 (1.00%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.73%) JBoss
15 7 (0.64%) Apache TomEE
15 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.64%) nginx
16 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.091%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.091%) HipChat
7 1 (0.091%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.09%) Magento
4 10 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.82%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.82%) thinkFolio
6 8 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.64%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.18%) SAP VC
12 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.091%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 194 (17.70%) Azure
2 136 (12.41%) AWS
3 75 (6.84%) SaaS
4 55 (5.02%) Office 365
5 48 (4.38%) GCP
6 37 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
7 35 (3.19%) GitHub
8 32 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (2.74%) Power Platform
10 29 (2.65%) PaaS
11 28 (2.55%) Serverless
12 23 (2.10%) IaaS
13 22 (2.01%) OpenShift
14 21 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (1.64%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 16 (1.46%) PowerApps
17 10 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
18 7 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.20%) Firewall
2 46 (4.20%) DNS
3 30 (2.74%) WAN
4 25 (2.28%) LAN
5 23 (2.10%) Network Security
6 21 (1.92%) DHCP
6 21 (1.92%) Internet
6 21 (1.92%) SAN
6 21 (1.92%) SSL
7 15 (1.37%) NAS
8 14 (1.28%) VPN
9 13 (1.19%) Intranet
9 13 (1.19%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.09%) Skype
11 10 (0.91%) NetScaler
12 8 (0.73%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.64%) VSAN
14 6 (0.55%) SSH
15 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.74%) MySQL
3 46 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (4.11%) Relational Database
4 45 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
7 20 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (1.73%) Big Data
8 19 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (1.64%) Power BI
10 17 (1.55%) Data Mining
11 16 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.28%) SAP HANA
14 13 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.19%) OLAP
15 12 (1.09%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 125 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 104 (9.49%) Jenkins
3 101 (9.22%) JIRA
4 65 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (4.56%) Visual Studio
6 45 (4.11%) Ant
7 43 (3.92%) Selenium
8 39 (3.56%) Maven
9 35 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 31 (2.83%) Bitbucket
11 29 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (2.55%) GitLab
13 27 (2.46%) Apache Ivy
14 25 (2.28%) Subversion
14 25 (2.28%) TeamCity
15 22 (2.01%) WebDriver
16 16 (1.46%) Artifactory
16 16 (1.46%) Travis CI
17 15 (1.37%) JUnit
18 14 (1.28%) CircleCI
General
1 297 (27.10%) Finance
2 82 (7.48%) Retail
3 66 (6.02%) Banking
4 39 (3.56%) Marketing
5 34 (3.10%) Legal
6 29 (2.65%) Front Office
7 21 (1.92%) Aerospace
8 20 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 20 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.55%) Law
11 15 (1.37%) Games
12 7 (0.64%) Back Office
12 7 (0.64%) Billing
12 7 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.64%) Local Government
13 5 (0.46%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 207 (18.89%) Developer
2 103 (9.40%) Analyst
3 101 (9.22%) Release Manager
4 74 (6.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 65 (5.93%) Senior Developer
6 59 (5.38%) Service Manager
7 57 (5.20%) Administrator
8 51 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
9 40 (3.65%) Architect
10 39 (3.56%) Service Delivery Manager
11 37 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
12 35 (3.19%) Test Manager
13 34 (3.10%) IT Manager
14 30 (2.74%) Software Engineer
15 28 (2.55%) Applications Support
16 27 (2.46%) Software Developer
16 27 (2.46%) Systems Administrator
17 26 (2.37%) Java Developer
18 24 (2.19%) Consultant
18 24 (2.19%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (16.24%) .NET
2 101 (9.22%) Web Services
3 72 (6.57%) AngularJS
4 71 (6.48%) HTML
5 70 (6.39%) REST
6 64 (5.84%) JSON
7 52 (4.74%) Spring
8 45 (4.11%) ASP.NET
9 43 (3.92%) Node.js
10 40 (3.65%) CSS
11 38 (3.47%) XML
12 36 (3.28%) .NET Framework
12 36 (3.28%) React
13 35 (3.19%) J2EE
14 31 (2.83%) HTML5
15 26 (2.37%) RESTful
15 26 (2.37%) SOAP
15 26 (2.37%) Spring MVC
16 25 (2.28%) Middleware
17 23 (2.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.56%) Management Information System
2 50 (4.56%) User Experience
3 36 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.46%) Public Cloud
5 26 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.10%) Replication
7 22 (2.01%) Mobile App
8 21 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.82%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.73%) Equities
11 17 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.46%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.37%) CMDB
14 13 (1.19%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.19%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.15%) Windows
2 135 (12.32%) Linux
3 60 (5.47%) Windows Server
4 45 (4.11%) Unix
5 29 (2.65%) CentOS
6 23 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.19%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.64%) Android
12 7 (0.64%) SUSE
13 6 (0.55%) AIX
13 6 (0.55%) Debian
13 6 (0.55%) Fedora
14 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.36%) HPUX
16 2 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (29.47%) DevOps
3 273 (24.91%) ITIL
4 189 (17.24%) Change Management
5 159 (14.51%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (13.87%) SDLC
7 142 (12.96%) Scrum
8 139 (12.68%) Configuration Management
9 129 (11.77%) Service Delivery
10 128 (11.68%) Test Automation
11 119 (10.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 111 (10.13%) Service Management
13 107 (9.76%) Software Engineering
14 106 (9.67%) Project Management
15 102 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
16 98 (8.94%) Incident Management
17 94 (8.58%) Problem Management
18 88 (8.03%) Waterfall
19 86 (7.85%) TDD
20 81 (7.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 242 (22.08%) SQL
2 179 (16.33%) Java
3 154 (14.05%) JavaScript
4 110 (10.04%) PowerShell
5 109 (9.95%) Python
6 104 (9.49%) C#
7 54 (4.93%) Ruby
8 44 (4.01%) C
9 42 (3.83%) PHP
10 37 (3.38%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.28%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.01%) Go
12 22 (2.01%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 15 (1.37%) ABAP
14 15 (1.37%) Apex Code
15 14 (1.28%) Java 8
15 14 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.19%) C++
16 13 (1.19%) ES6
Qualifications
1 119 (10.86%) Degree
2 47 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.56%) ISTQB
4 34 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
5 33 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.92%) SAFe Agilist
9 15 (1.37%) HND
10 11 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.00%) DBS Check
10 11 (1.00%) ISEB
10 11 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.91%) CCNA
11 10 (0.91%) HNC
11 10 (0.91%) MCSE
11 10 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.91%) PMP
12 8 (0.73%) CISM
12 8 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (15.05%) QA
2 68 (6.20%) SLA
3 26 (2.37%) GDPR
4 23 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.46%) PMO
6 15 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (1.09%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.73%) COBIT
9 8 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 8 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.55%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.46%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.27%) NIST
13 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.091%) BS7799
14 1 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.091%) IFRS
14 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.091%) PSD2
System Software
1 124 (11.31%) Docker
2 49 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 46 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.55%) vSphere
5 16 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.91%) XenApp
7 9 (0.82%) etcd
8 8 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.64%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.46%) HDFS
12 4 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.27%) KVM
13 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.27%) Xen
13 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.18%) LXC
14 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 83 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 77 (7.03%) Ansible
3 67 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (6.11%) Puppet
4 56 (5.11%) Terraform
5 24 (2.19%) SCCM
6 18 (1.64%) Consul
7 13 (1.19%) Nagios
7 13 (1.19%) PowerCLI
7 13 (1.19%) SCOM
8 12 (1.09%) Graphite
8 12 (1.09%) Istio
8 12 (1.09%) linkerd
9 10 (0.91%) Prometheus
10 9 (0.82%) Packer
11 8 (0.73%) Grafana
11 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.64%) Avamar
13 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 200 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 94 (8.58%) Oracle
3 67 (6.11%) VMware
4 43 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (3.19%) ServiceNow
6 30 (2.74%) SAP
7 29 (2.65%) Red Hat
7 29 (2.65%) TIBCO
8 28 (2.55%) Cisco
9 27 (2.46%) Micro Focus
10 25 (2.28%) Adobe
11 24 (2.19%) Google
11 24 (2.19%) IBM
12 17 (1.55%) MuleSoft
13 14 (1.28%) hybris
13 14 (1.28%) Splunk
14 13 (1.19%) Citrix
15 12 (1.09%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.09%) Remedy
16 11 (1.00%) Alteryx