The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 239 207 205
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 5 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.081% 0.059% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.062% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 8
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,200 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £50,500
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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5876 4822 5549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 95.20% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 4175 4917
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Release Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Release Manager Salary Trend in the South West

Release Manager
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
Bristol -7 2 £48,750 +17.46%
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 8 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) Maven
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (8.33%) OSGi
7 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Maven
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint