The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 258 234 245
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 1 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.013% 0.029% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.031% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7036 6493 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.65% 94.24% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5725 5590 6111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 the North West

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

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Release Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Release Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Release Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 10 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Middleware
2 10 (71.43%) Project Management
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 10 (71.43%) EAI
2 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Release Management
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Subversion
6 3 (21.43%) Change Control
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) Web Services
2 10 (71.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Change Management
2 10 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (71.43%) EAI
2 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 10 (71.43%) Project Management
2 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Release Management
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Change Control
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft