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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 685 712 665
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 215 193 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 135 145 172
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £38,950
10% offered a salary of more than £66,900 £70,000 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +4.30%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 2015 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 4 August 2015. 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 +25 178 £55,000 - 23
London -2 81 £57,500 - 10
South East +45 54 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Berkshire +30 31 £55,000 +22.22% 2
City of London +16 21 £64,250 +7.08% 5
West Midlands +1 18 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Reading +8 11 £57,500 - 1
Scotland +4 11 £54,365 +13.25%
Wales - 11 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 11 £37,500 -
South Wales - 11 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Milton Keynes -4 9 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Birmingham - 9 £50,000 -
East of England -5 7 £60,000 +11.62% 3
Maidenhead - 7 £55,000 - 1
Surrey +9 6 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Yorkshire 0 6 £36,300 -63.70%
Newbury - 6 - -
Glasgow +8 5 £60,000 +26.31%
Edinburgh +3 5 £42,500 -12.37%
East Midlands -3 5 £37,500 -11.76% 1
South West -13 5 £32,500 -36.58%
West Drayton - 5 £65,000 -
Wimbledon - 5 £66,000 -
Leicestershire +16 4 £37,500 -13.59%
West Yorkshire +4 4 £36,300 -63.70%
Bedfordshire -5 4 £60,000 +14.28%
Slough -6 4 £50,000 +16.27%
Bradford - 4 £36,300 -

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 277 (63.39%) Release Management
2 190 (43.48%) ITIL
3 160 (36.61%) Finance
4 89 (20.37%) Banking
5 86 (19.68%) Project Management
6 82 (18.76%) Windows
7 75 (17.16%) Change Management
8 73 (16.70%) SDLC
9 72 (16.48%) Configuration Management
10 68 (15.56%) Oracle
10 68 (15.56%) Degree
11 64 (14.65%) Java
12 54 (12.36%) Linux
12 54 (12.36%) ITIL Certification
13 53 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (11.21%) PRINCE2
15 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
16 45 (10.30%) SAP
17 44 (10.07%) SQL
18 42 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 41 (9.38%) QA
20 39 (8.92%) Service Management
21 37 (8.47%) SQL Server
22 35 (8.01%) Investment Banking
23 33 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (7.55%) MS Excel
24 32 (7.32%) MS Office
24 32 (7.32%) Citrix
24 32 (7.32%) Revenue Management
25 31 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.66%) IIS
3 13 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.29%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.60%) Apache
8 6 (1.37%) JBoss
8 6 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.69%) Confluence
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.46%) nginx
10 2 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.23%) Documentum
Applications
1 33 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.32%) MS Office
3 13 (2.97%) MS Project
4 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.46%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 10 (2.29%) assyst
2 7 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.60%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.69%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.69%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.46%) Cordys
5 1 (0.23%) Summit
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.35%) DHCP
1 19 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
1 19 (4.35%) NetScaler
1 19 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (2.97%) Internet
3 3 (0.69%) ATM
3 3 (0.69%) LAN
4 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.03%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.75%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.14%) QlikView
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.92%) DB2
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.69%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 30 (6.86%) JIRA
2 27 (6.18%) Ant
3 24 (5.49%) Subversion
4 21 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 18 (4.12%) Maven
6 17 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.20%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.60%) Gradle
9 6 (1.37%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.37%) Hudson
10 5 (1.14%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.14%) FishEye
11 4 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.69%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 160 (36.61%) Finance
2 89 (20.37%) Banking
3 35 (8.01%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 22 (5.03%) Retail
6 21 (4.81%) Financial Institution
7 14 (3.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.60%) Back Office
9 6 (1.37%) Front Office
10 5 (1.14%) Military
11 4 (0.92%) Publishing
11 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.46%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.86%) Mason
2 16 (3.66%) .NET
3 11 (2.52%) Web Services
4 7 (1.60%) XML
4 7 (1.60%) SOAP
5 5 (1.14%) JMX
5 5 (1.14%) JMS
5 5 (1.14%) HTML
5 5 (1.14%) JSP
5 5 (1.14%) REST
6 3 (0.69%) DOM
6 3 (0.69%) WCF
7 2 (0.46%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.46%) JRules
7 2 (0.46%) Drools
7 2 (0.46%) RESTful
8 1 (0.23%) Spring
8 1 (0.23%) Velocity
8 1 (0.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 19 (4.35%) EMC VNX
2 19 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 16 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.60%) Tandem
6 6 (1.37%) PMI
7 5 (1.14%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Wiki
7 5 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.69%) EFT
9 2 (0.46%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.46%) Statistics
9 2 (0.46%) CMDB
10 1 (0.23%) Kindle
10 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.23%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.76%) Windows
2 54 (12.36%) Linux
3 31 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (5.49%) UNIX
6 21 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (63.39%) Release Management
2 190 (43.48%) ITIL
3 86 (19.68%) Project Management
4 75 (17.16%) Change Management
5 73 (16.70%) SDLC
6 72 (16.48%) Configuration Management
7 53 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (11.21%) PRINCE2
9 42 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (8.92%) Service Management
11 33 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.32%) Revenue Management
13 25 (5.72%) ITIL V3
14 23 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (5.26%) Service Delivery
15 22 (5.03%) Wealth Management
16 21 (4.81%) Project Planning
16 21 (4.81%) Scrum
17 20 (4.58%) Validation
17 20 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 64 (14.65%) Java
2 44 (10.07%) SQL
3 20 (4.58%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.12%) Perl
5 17 (3.89%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.97%) C
7 12 (2.75%) C#
8 11 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.60%) VB
10 6 (1.37%) VBA
10 6 (1.37%) Python
11 5 (1.14%) C-shell
12 2 (0.46%) Ruby
12 2 (0.46%) ABAP
13 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (15.56%) Degree
2 54 (12.36%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (3.89%) PMP
5 11 (2.52%) PMI Certification
5 11 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.69%) CCNA
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.38%) QA
2 8 (1.83%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (6.64%) XenApp
2 19 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 19 (4.35%) vSphere
2 19 (4.35%) UAG
3 6 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.81%) Puppet
2 19 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (2.29%) Nagios
4 8 (1.83%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.14%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.69%) SCCM
6 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.69%) Nessus
7 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 68 (15.56%) Oracle
2 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 45 (10.30%) SAP
4 32 (7.32%) Citrix
5 27 (6.18%) Red Hat
6 26 (5.95%) EMC
7 24 (5.49%) VMware
8 19 (4.35%) Infoblox
8 19 (4.35%) Cisco
9 11 (2.52%) Remedy
10 10 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.29%) NetApp
11 8 (1.83%) Serena
12 7 (1.60%) BMC
13 5 (1.14%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.92%) Siebel
14 4 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 3 (0.69%) IBM
15 3 (0.69%) Informatica
16 2 (0.46%) Avaya
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