The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Release Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 187 177 183
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.024% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Release Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3909 3648 3638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.95% 94.56% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3231 3188 3199
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Release Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Release Manager across the Manchester region.

Release Manager Salary Trend in Manchester

Release Manager
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Release Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft