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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 733 660 644
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 170 206 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 131 154 192
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 £37,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £65,000 £68,550
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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
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 £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -54 155 £52,500 - 13
London +12 103 £55,000 +4.76% 6
City of London +12 41 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South East -36 19 £45,000 -7.21% 1
East of England +6 15 £52,500 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -15 11 £43,401 +33.54%
Scotland -15 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Leicestershire - 9 £43,401 -
Leicester - 7 £43,401 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £43,750 -
Stirling - 5 £45,000 -
Luton - 5 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £42,500 -
South West - 5 £46,250 - 1
Essex +1 4 £61,250 +6.52%
Glasgow -8 4 - - 1
Berkshire -19 4 £45,000 -10.00%
Kent -1 3 £55,000 - 1
Oxford -1 3 £40,000 -4.76%
Oxfordshire -8 3 £40,000 -4.76%
Somerset - 3 £42,500 - 1
Colchester - 3 £67,500 -
Hampshire -4 2 £70,000 -
Harrow -10 2 - -
West Midlands -27 2 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £52,500 - 1
Southampton - 2 £70,000 -
Warwickshire +15 1 £55,000 +80.32%

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 242 (63.19%) Release Management
2 143 (37.34%) ITIL
3 101 (26.37%) Project Management
4 95 (24.80%) Windows
5 80 (20.89%) Java
6 76 (19.84%) Change Management
7 74 (19.32%) Finance
8 65 (16.97%) SQL
8 65 (16.97%) Oracle
9 64 (16.71%) Configuration Management
10 57 (14.88%) Linux
11 55 (14.36%) UNIX
12 54 (14.10%) Service Management
13 48 (12.53%) .NET
14 46 (12.01%) Banking
15 45 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (11.49%) JIRA
17 43 (11.23%) Microsoft
18 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
19 41 (10.70%) Subversion
20 36 (9.40%) Degree
20 36 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (9.14%) QA
22 34 (8.88%) Citrix
23 30 (7.83%) ITIL Certification
23 30 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
24 29 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
24 29 (7.57%) IIS
24 29 (7.57%) MS Excel
25 28 (7.31%) ITIL V3

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (7.57%) IIS
2 16 (4.18%) SharePoint Server
3 14 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.66%) Documentum
3 14 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.35%) Apache
5 8 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.31%) CMS
8 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.78%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) nginx
10 1 (0.26%) Lync
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.44%) MS Office
3 11 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.09%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.83%) assyst
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.78%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.04%) SaaS
2 4 (1.04%) PaaS
3 2 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Heroku
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.35%) FTP
2 8 (2.09%) DSL
3 6 (1.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) Broadband
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) SSH
4 1 (0.26%) NAS
4 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.26%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.13%) DB2
3 8 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.09%) MySQL
4 6 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.78%) DataStage
7 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 44 (11.49%) JIRA
2 41 (10.70%) Subversion
3 30 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.01%) Maven
5 20 (5.22%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.44%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.39%) Ant
7 13 (3.39%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.87%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.83%) Hudson
10 4 (1.04%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.04%) Selenium
11 3 (0.78%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.78%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.78%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.78%) FogBugz
11 3 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.52%) InstallShield
General
1 74 (19.32%) Finance
2 46 (12.01%) Banking
3 27 (7.05%) Investment Banking
4 24 (6.27%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.48%) Law
6 17 (4.44%) Legal
7 15 (3.92%) Retail
8 11 (2.87%) Front Office
9 10 (2.61%) Games
10 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.31%) Advertising
11 5 (1.31%) Publishing
11 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
12 4 (1.04%) Marketing
13 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.53%) .NET
2 23 (6.01%) Web Services
2 23 (6.01%) XML
3 20 (5.22%) Middleware
4 12 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.57%) HTML
6 4 (1.04%) Flash
7 3 (0.78%) WCF
7 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.52%) REST
8 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.52%) J2EE
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.52%) SOAP
8 2 (0.52%) LAMP
8 2 (0.52%) Spring
9 1 (0.26%) JSF
9 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.26%) Struts
9 1 (0.26%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.35%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.35%) CMDB
3 8 (2.09%) EFT
4 5 (1.31%) PMI
4 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.04%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.04%) Derivative
5 4 (1.04%) Open Source
6 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.78%) FMCG
7 2 (0.52%) Online Games
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.26%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.26%) Kindle
8 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.26%) iSeries
8 1 (0.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 95 (24.80%) Windows
2 57 (14.88%) Linux
3 55 (14.36%) UNIX
4 20 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.57%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.31%) Solaris
8 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (63.19%) Release Management
2 143 (37.34%) ITIL
3 101 (26.37%) Project Management
4 76 (19.84%) Change Management
5 64 (16.71%) Configuration Management
6 54 (14.10%) Service Management
7 45 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (7.31%) ITIL V3
11 27 (7.05%) PRINCE2
12 25 (6.53%) Business Analysis
13 23 (6.01%) Scrum
14 22 (5.74%) Service Delivery
14 22 (5.74%) ITSM
14 22 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (5.48%) Matrix Management
15 21 (5.48%) Automated Testing
15 21 (5.48%) CRM
15 21 (5.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.89%) Java
2 65 (16.97%) SQL
3 20 (5.22%) C#
4 14 (3.66%) ABAP
5 12 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 11 (2.87%) VBA
6 11 (2.87%) Python
6 11 (2.87%) VB
7 9 (2.35%) Perl
8 7 (1.83%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.04%) C
11 4 (1.04%) C++
11 4 (1.04%) PHP
11 4 (1.04%) Ruby
12 3 (0.78%) Groovy
12 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.52%) Scala
13 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (9.40%) Degree
2 30 (7.83%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.57%) PMP
3 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.31%) APMP
5 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) MOS
5 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.14%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (5.48%) XenApp
2 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.09%) Control-M
3 6 (1.57%) SCCM
4 5 (1.31%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.31%) Puppet
4 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (16.97%) Oracle
2 43 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.88%) Citrix
4 23 (6.01%) SAP
5 16 (4.18%) NetApp
6 14 (3.66%) EMC
7 13 (3.39%) HP
8 12 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.09%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.83%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.57%) IBM
11 6 (1.57%) Huawei
12 5 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.04%) VMware
13 4 (1.04%) Fujitsu
14 3 (0.78%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.78%) Compaq
14 3 (0.78%) Sun
15 2 (0.52%) JBoss
15 2 (0.52%) Avaloq
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