The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 742 675 663
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 165 199 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 127 145 180
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Release Manager
Salary Trend

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

Release Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Release Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Release Manager over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 within the UK.

Release Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Release Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK 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
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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
England -61 151 £52,500 - 17
London +28 103 £57,500 +4.54% 9
City of London +28 42 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East -48 19 £45,000 -7.21% 2
East of England -19 12 £52,500 +50.00% 3
East Midlands -1 10 £43,401 +33.54% 1
Scotland -15 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leicestershire - 8 £43,401 - 1
Leicester - 7 £43,401 - 1
Berkshire -13 6 £40,000 -20.00%
Bedfordshire - 6 £52,500 - 1
South West -22 5 £46,250 +2.77%
Stirling - 5 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £50,000 -4.76%
Reading - 4 £40,000 -
Luton - 4 £52,500 -
Kent +2 3 £51,250 -
Glasgow -7 3 - -
Milton Keynes -10 3 £45,000 -14.28%
Harrow -12 3 - -
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
Essex +2 2 £61,250 +6.52%
Oxford -2 2 £42,500 +1.19%
Hampshire -6 2 £70,000 -
Surrey -6 2 £47,250 - 2
Oxfordshire -11 2 £42,500 +1.19%
Hertfordshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Southampton - 2 £70,000 -
Folkestone - 2 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £65,000 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 228 (62.13%) Release Management
2 140 (38.15%) ITIL
3 93 (25.34%) Windows
3 93 (25.34%) Project Management
4 77 (20.98%) Java
5 69 (18.80%) Finance
6 67 (18.26%) Change Management
7 64 (17.44%) Configuration Management
8 60 (16.35%) Oracle
9 59 (16.08%) SQL
9 59 (16.08%) Service Management
10 57 (15.53%) UNIX
11 54 (14.71%) Linux
12 47 (12.81%) Banking
13 46 (12.53%) JIRA
14 44 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (11.72%) SQL Server
15 43 (11.72%) .NET
16 42 (11.44%) Microsoft
17 36 (9.81%) Subversion
18 34 (9.26%) QA
18 34 (9.26%) Citrix
19 32 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
20 30 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
21 29 (7.90%) Degree
22 28 (7.63%) ITIL Certification
22 28 (7.63%) IIS
22 28 (7.63%) MS Excel
23 27 (7.36%) ITIL V3
24 26 (7.08%) Continuous Integration

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 28 (7.63%) IIS
2 14 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.54%) Documentum
3 13 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.72%) Apache
5 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.36%) CMS
8 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.82%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.27%) Mule
11 1 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.27%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.63%) MS Office
3 11 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.45%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.63%) assyst
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.82%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.09%) SaaS
2 4 (1.09%) PaaS
3 2 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Heroku
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) FTP
2 8 (2.18%) DSL
3 6 (1.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.27%) Broadband
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
4 1 (0.27%) SSH
4 1 (0.27%) NAS
4 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.27%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.27%) DNS
4 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.72%) DB2
3 7 (1.91%) MySQL
4 6 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.54%) DataStage
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 46 (12.53%) JIRA
2 36 (9.81%) Subversion
3 30 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.27%) Maven
5 20 (5.45%) Jenkins
6 15 (4.09%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.54%) TeamCity
8 11 (3.00%) Ant
8 11 (3.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.63%) Hudson
10 4 (1.09%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.09%) Selenium
11 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.82%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.82%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.82%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.82%) FogBugz
11 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
General
1 69 (18.80%) Finance
2 47 (12.81%) Banking
3 26 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 24 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.72%) Law
6 17 (4.63%) Legal
7 14 (3.81%) Retail
8 13 (3.54%) Front Office
9 8 (2.18%) Games
10 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.82%) Marketing
12 3 (0.82%) Advertising
13 2 (0.54%) Publishing
13 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.72%) .NET
2 23 (6.27%) XML
3 19 (5.18%) Web Services
4 16 (4.36%) Middleware
5 11 (3.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.09%) HTML
7 3 (0.82%) WCF
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.54%) REST
8 2 (0.54%) SOAP
8 2 (0.54%) J2EE
8 2 (0.54%) LAMP
8 2 (0.54%) Spring
8 2 (0.54%) Flash
9 1 (0.27%) JMS
9 1 (0.27%) WSDL
9 1 (0.27%) JSF
9 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.45%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.45%) CMDB
3 8 (2.18%) EFT
4 7 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.36%) PMI
5 5 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.09%) Derivative
6 4 (1.09%) Open Source
7 3 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.82%) FMCG
8 2 (0.54%) Online Games
8 2 (0.54%) Tandem
8 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.27%) Kindle
9 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 93 (25.34%) Windows
2 57 (15.53%) UNIX
3 54 (14.71%) Linux
4 20 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.91%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.63%) Solaris
8 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (62.13%) Release Management
2 140 (38.15%) ITIL
3 93 (25.34%) Project Management
4 67 (18.26%) Change Management
5 64 (17.44%) Configuration Management
6 59 (16.08%) Service Management
7 44 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (7.36%) ITIL V3
10 26 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.08%) PRINCE2
11 24 (6.54%) Business Analysis
12 21 (5.72%) Automated Testing
12 21 (5.72%) Service Delivery
12 21 (5.72%) E-Commerce
12 21 (5.72%) Scrum
12 21 (5.72%) ITSM
13 20 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (4.90%) Matrix Management
14 18 (4.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 77 (20.98%) Java
2 59 (16.08%) SQL
3 18 (4.90%) C#
4 13 (3.54%) ABAP
5 11 (3.00%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.72%) VBA
6 10 (2.72%) Python
6 10 (2.72%) VB
7 8 (2.18%) Perl
8 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.36%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.09%) C
10 4 (1.09%) PHP
10 4 (1.09%) Ruby
11 3 (0.82%) Groovy
11 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.82%) C++
12 2 (0.54%) Scala
12 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (7.90%) Degree
2 28 (7.63%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.63%) PMP
3 6 (1.63%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.36%) APMP
5 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) MOS
6 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.26%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) SLA
3 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (5.45%) XenApp
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.45%) Control-M
3 7 (1.91%) SCCM
4 6 (1.63%) Puppet
5 5 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.36%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (16.35%) Oracle
2 42 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 34 (9.26%) Citrix
4 22 (5.99%) SAP
5 15 (4.09%) NetApp
6 14 (3.81%) HP
7 13 (3.54%) EMC
8 10 (2.72%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.45%) Fiserv
10 6 (1.63%) Huawei
11 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.36%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.36%) IBM
12 4 (1.09%) VMware
12 4 (1.09%) Fujitsu
13 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.82%) Compaq
13 3 (0.82%) Sun
14 2 (0.54%) JBoss
14 2 (0.54%) Avaloq
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