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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 753 680 700
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 151 184 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 119 129 144
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 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 18 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 -73 138 £51,000 +2.00% 10
London +2 92 £55,000 - 6
City of London +15 32 £55,000 +2.32% 2
South East -28 22 £47,500 -2.06% 3
Berkshire -9 11 £40,000 -15.78%
East Midlands -10 9 £43,401 +33.54%
East of England -16 9 £50,000 +42.85%
Leicestershire - 7 £43,401 -
Leicester - 7 £43,401 -
Reading -4 6 £40,000 -
Scotland -26 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Kent +3 4 £55,000 -29.03%
South West -11 4 £46,250 +2.77%
Glasgow -12 3 - -
Harrow - 3 - -
Folkestone - 3 £52,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £52,500 -
Stirling - 3 £45,000 -
Somerset - 3 £42,500 -
Essex +2 2 £56,250 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Surrey -11 2 £47,250 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £70,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Southampton - 2 £70,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £65,000 -
Suffolk +6 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Oxford 0 1 £40,000 -11.60%
Slough -2 1 £43,000 -4.44%
Cannock -5 1 £33,000 -2.94%

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 222 (60.99%) Release Management
2 144 (39.56%) ITIL
3 96 (26.37%) Windows
4 90 (24.73%) Project Management
5 82 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (20.88%) Java
7 67 (18.41%) Service Management
8 66 (18.13%) Finance
9 65 (17.86%) Change Management
10 63 (17.31%) Configuration Management
11 59 (16.21%) SQL
11 59 (16.21%) Oracle
12 56 (15.38%) UNIX
13 50 (13.74%) Linux
14 46 (12.64%) Banking
14 46 (12.64%) JIRA
15 45 (12.36%) SQL Server
16 42 (11.54%) Microsoft
17 38 (10.44%) .NET
18 36 (9.89%) QA
19 35 (9.62%) Citrix
20 34 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (8.79%) Subversion
22 31 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
23 30 (8.24%) Degree
24 27 (7.42%) IIS
25 26 (7.14%) PRINCE2
25 26 (7.14%) Business Analysis
25 26 (7.14%) ITIL V3
26 25 (6.87%) Telecoms

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 27 (7.42%) IIS
2 14 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (3.57%) Documentum
3 13 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.75%) Apache
5 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.37%) CMS
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.55%) SAS
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) Mule
10 1 (0.27%) Lync
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.40%) MS Office
3 11 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) MS Project
4 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.47%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.65%) assyst
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.82%) Demantra
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.10%) PaaS
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.75%) FTP
2 7 (1.92%) DSL
3 5 (1.37%) Internet
4 4 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.27%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.27%) NAS
5 1 (0.27%) SSH
5 1 (0.27%) Broadband
5 1 (0.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) DB2
3 7 (1.92%) MySQL
4 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 46 (12.64%) JIRA
2 32 (8.79%) Subversion
3 31 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.32%) Maven
5 19 (5.22%) Jenkins
6 15 (4.12%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 11 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.75%) Ant
10 6 (1.65%) Hudson
11 4 (1.10%) Selenium
11 4 (1.10%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.82%) FogBugz
12 3 (0.82%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.82%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.82%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.55%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 66 (18.13%) Finance
2 46 (12.64%) Banking
3 25 (6.87%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.59%) Investment Banking
5 23 (6.32%) Law
6 17 (4.67%) Legal
7 15 (4.12%) Retail
8 13 (3.57%) Front Office
9 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.65%) Games
9 6 (1.65%) Marketing
10 5 (1.37%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.55%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.44%) .NET
2 23 (6.32%) XML
3 16 (4.40%) Web Services
4 12 (3.30%) Middleware
5 11 (3.02%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (0.82%) WCF
7 2 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.55%) SOAP
7 2 (0.55%) HTML
7 2 (0.55%) J2EE
7 2 (0.55%) LAMP
7 2 (0.55%) Spring
7 2 (0.55%) REST
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.27%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.27%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.20%) EFT
4 8 (2.20%) CMDB
5 6 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.10%) PMI
7 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.10%) Derivative
7 4 (1.10%) Open Source
8 3 (0.82%) FMCG
8 3 (0.82%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.55%) Tandem
9 2 (0.55%) IPTV
9 2 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.27%) iSeries
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.27%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 96 (26.37%) Windows
2 56 (15.38%) UNIX
3 50 (13.74%) Linux
4 23 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.75%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.92%) Solaris
8 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (60.99%) Release Management
2 144 (39.56%) ITIL
3 90 (24.73%) Project Management
4 82 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (18.41%) Service Management
6 65 (17.86%) Change Management
7 63 (17.31%) Configuration Management
8 34 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 26 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 26 (7.14%) ITIL V3
10 22 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (6.04%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.77%) Scrum
11 21 (5.77%) Automated Testing
12 20 (5.49%) ITSM
13 19 (5.22%) Service Delivery
13 19 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (4.95%) Matrix Management
15 16 (4.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (20.88%) Java
2 59 (16.21%) SQL
3 18 (4.95%) C#
4 13 (3.57%) ABAP
5 11 (3.02%) VBA
5 11 (3.02%) VB.NET
5 11 (3.02%) Python
6 10 (2.75%) VB
7 8 (2.20%) Perl
8 6 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.10%) C
9 4 (1.10%) Ruby
10 3 (0.82%) Groovy
10 3 (0.82%) C++
10 3 (0.82%) PHP
10 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (8.24%) Degree
2 25 (6.87%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.37%) PMP
3 5 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.10%) APMP
5 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.89%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (5.49%) XenApp
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (2.75%) SCCM
1 10 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.47%) Control-M
3 6 (1.65%) Puppet
4 5 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.37%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (16.21%) Oracle
2 42 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.62%) Citrix
4 22 (6.04%) SAP
5 15 (4.12%) NetApp
6 14 (3.85%) HP
7 13 (3.57%) EMC
8 9 (2.47%) Fiserv
9 8 (2.20%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.65%) Huawei
11 5 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.10%) IBM
12 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.10%) VMware
13 3 (0.82%) Fujitsu
13 3 (0.82%) Compaq
13 3 (0.82%) Sun
14 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.55%) Remedy
14 2 (0.55%) JBoss
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