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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 782 754 794
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 166 217 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 149 145 165
Average salary £45,000 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.31%

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
99438 106716 115504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83514 87039 93609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 2016. 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 -29 159 £45,000 -22.74% 21
London -14 50 £54,000 -6.08% 8
North West +71 48 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Manchester +31 33 £45,000 +38.46% 3
West Midlands -19 20 £44,000 -26.66% 3
Coventry +9 16 £42,500 -29.16% 3
East Midlands +14 14 £47,500 -5.00%
South East -11 14 £42,500 -33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire - 13 £47,500 -
Lancashire - 13 £31,000 -
Nottingham - 12 £47,500 -
Chorley - 11 £31,000 -
Berkshire +11 10 £39,250 -43.92% 1
East of England -11 9 £57,500 -6.12% 2
Reading +18 7 £37,500 -34.78%
Scotland -6 7 £38,250 -30.76%
Bedfordshire - 7 £57,500 -
City of London +33 6 £52,500 -8.69%
Glasgow -5 5 £37,500 -35.06%
Luton - 5 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes +23 2 £60,000 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £60,000 -7.69%
Yorkshire +9 2 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Edinburgh +5 2 £39,000 +11.42%
Birmingham -18 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Kent - 2 £60,000 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £45,000 -
Bromley - 2 £45,750 -
Croydon - 2 £62,500 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 199 (58.02%) Release Management
2 191 (55.69%) ITIL
3 137 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (37.32%) Finance
5 103 (30.03%) Change Management
6 101 (29.45%) Project Management
7 69 (20.12%) SDLC
8 64 (18.66%) Service Delivery
9 57 (16.62%) ITIL Certification
10 52 (15.16%) Waterfall
11 50 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 49 (14.29%) Service Management
13 45 (13.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (11.08%) Configuration Management
15 35 (10.20%) QA
16 34 (9.91%) Windows
17 32 (9.33%) Java
17 32 (9.33%) Oracle
18 31 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (8.16%) Degree
21 26 (7.58%) PRINCE2
22 24 (7.00%) Microsoft
22 24 (7.00%) Management Information System
22 24 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
23 22 (6.41%) Risk Management
23 22 (6.41%) Banking
23 22 (6.41%) Software Delivery
23 22 (6.41%) DevOps
24 21 (6.12%) .NET

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (3.50%) Confluence
2 6 (1.75%) CMS
3 5 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.87%) IIS
5 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (4.96%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.17%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (1.17%) SunGard APT
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) FastStats
3 2 (0.58%) Summit
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.25%) SaaS
2 7 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.17%) Extranet
2 2 (0.58%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) Network Security
3 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.29%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.17%) GIS
4 4 (1.17%) MySQL
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.87%) QlikView
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) DataStage
7 1 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.29%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQLite
7 1 (0.29%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (5.83%) JIRA
2 15 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.04%) Subversion
5 6 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.46%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.58%) Ant
7 2 (0.58%) Hudson
7 2 (0.58%) Maven
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) GitLab
8 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
General
1 128 (37.32%) Finance
2 22 (6.41%) Banking
3 18 (5.25%) Retail
4 10 (2.92%) Legal
5 9 (2.62%) Billing
6 7 (2.04%) Games
7 6 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.46%) Publishing
9 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.17%) Law
9 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.87%) Marketing
11 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.12%) .NET
2 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.29%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) WCF
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.92%) Statistics
3 10 (2.92%) User Experience
4 9 (2.62%) CMDB
4 9 (2.62%) Smart Meter
5 8 (2.33%) iPad
6 6 (1.75%) Tandem
7 4 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.87%) FMCG
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.58%) Fintech
9 2 (0.58%) Life Science
9 2 (0.58%) PMI
9 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.58%) Wiki
10 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.29%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.91%) Windows
2 12 (3.50%) Linux
3 9 (2.62%) Unix
4 7 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) AIX
6 1 (0.29%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (58.02%) Release Management
2 191 (55.69%) ITIL
3 137 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (30.03%) Change Management
5 101 (29.45%) Project Management
6 69 (20.12%) SDLC
7 64 (18.66%) Service Delivery
8 52 (15.16%) Waterfall
9 49 (14.29%) Service Management
10 45 (13.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 38 (11.08%) Configuration Management
12 31 (9.04%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (7.58%) PRINCE2
15 24 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (6.41%) DevOps
16 22 (6.41%) Risk Management
16 22 (6.41%) Software Delivery
17 20 (5.83%) Process Improvement
18 19 (5.54%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.33%) Java
2 21 (6.12%) SQL
3 10 (2.92%) C#
4 8 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.33%) PHP
5 5 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.58%) Perl
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) C
9 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (16.62%) ITIL Certification
2 28 (8.16%) Degree
3 5 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.17%) CITP
4 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.17%) MBA
5 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.20%) QA
2 17 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (4.66%) PCI DSS
4 11 (3.21%) ISO 9001
5 10 (2.92%) COSO
5 10 (2.92%) ISO22301
6 6 (1.75%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.75%) ISAE 3402
6 6 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.87%) COBIT
7 3 (0.87%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Control-M
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (9.33%) Oracle
2 24 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.92%) SAP
4 6 (1.75%) Cisco
4 6 (1.75%) IBM
5 4 (1.17%) Charles River
5 4 (1.17%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.17%) SunGard
6 3 (0.87%) Remedy
6 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.87%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.58%) Apteco
7 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.58%) Informatica
7 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.58%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.29%) Rally
8 1 (0.29%) Splunk
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita plc
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £34000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Release Manager/Delivery Manager
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford
Consult RPM
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 11 days ago