The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
UK / England
Rank 716 746 758
Rank change year-on-year +30 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 111 174 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 163 117
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -17.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,500 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £68,600
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +16.66% -20.35%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Release Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Manager in England

Release Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +42 39 £60,000 +9.09% 3
South East +63 22 £56,250 +25.00% 2
East of England +43 16 £55,000 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +29 14 £47,500 +40.74%
South West +35 13 £51,250 - 3
North West -51 5 £47,500 +5.55%
North East - 2 £37,500 -
Release Manager
UK

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Release Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 172 (68.25%) Release Management
2 128 (50.79%) ITIL
3 91 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (32.14%) SDLC
5 73 (28.97%) Finance
6 58 (23.02%) Change Management
7 51 (20.24%) Project Management
8 43 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (15.87%) Service Management
10 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 36 (14.29%) DevOps
11 36 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (11.51%) Waterfall
13 28 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (10.71%) ITIL V3
15 24 (9.52%) Scrum
16 22 (8.73%) ITSM
16 22 (8.73%) .NET
17 19 (7.54%) C#
17 19 (7.54%) MS Excel
17 19 (7.54%) Banking
17 19 (7.54%) Business Analysis
18 18 (7.14%) JIRA
18 18 (7.14%) Jenkins
18 18 (7.14%) Service Delivery
18 18 (7.14%) E-Commerce
18 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2
18 18 (7.14%) SLA
19 17 (6.75%) PMI Certification
19 17 (6.75%) Configuration Management

Release Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.40%) Confluence
2 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 36 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.14%) JIRA
3 14 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 12 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.37%) Hudson
6 10 (3.97%) WiX
7 9 (3.57%) InstallShield
7 9 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (3.57%) Subversion
8 8 (3.17%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.98%) Maven
10 2 (0.79%) Ant
10 2 (0.79%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.79%) Selenium
11 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.40%) JMeter
11 1 (0.40%) JUnit
11 1 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 73 (28.97%) Finance
2 19 (7.54%) Banking
3 13 (5.16%) Publishing
4 11 (4.37%) Retail
5 9 (3.57%) Marketing
5 9 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.38%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.73%) .NET
2 6 (2.38%) HTML
3 5 (1.98%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.59%) Web Services
4 4 (1.59%) XML
5 2 (0.79%) Ajax
5 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.79%) CSS
5 2 (0.79%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.79%) jQuery
5 2 (0.79%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (0.79%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
5 2 (0.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.35%) PMI
2 13 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 7 (2.78%) Fintech
3 7 (2.78%) Reinsurance
4 6 (2.38%) CMDB
4 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.59%) iPad
6 3 (1.19%) FMCG
7 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.40%) Online Games
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) User Experience
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.17%) Windows
2 6 (2.38%) Linux
3 3 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (68.25%) Release Management
2 128 (50.79%) ITIL
3 91 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (32.14%) SDLC
5 58 (23.02%) Change Management
6 51 (20.24%) Project Management
7 43 (17.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (15.87%) Service Management
9 36 (14.29%) DevOps
10 29 (11.51%) Waterfall
11 27 (10.71%) ITIL V3
12 24 (9.52%) Scrum
13 22 (8.73%) ITSM
14 19 (7.54%) Business Analysis
15 18 (7.14%) E-Commerce
15 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2
15 18 (7.14%) Service Delivery
16 17 (6.75%) Configuration Management
16 17 (6.75%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.54%) C#
2 11 (4.37%) SQL
3 10 (3.97%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.78%) Java
5 6 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.79%) Python
8 2 (0.79%) Ruby
8 2 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) C
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (6.75%) PMI Certification
3 12 (4.76%) PMP
4 9 (3.57%) Degree
5 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.14%) SLA
2 13 (5.16%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) ISO19770
System Software
1 2 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.59%) Puppet
2 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.79%) Ansible
3 2 (0.79%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.95%) Atlassian
3 11 (4.37%) HP
3 11 (4.37%) IBM
4 10 (3.97%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.17%) SAP
6 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.19%) Remedy
8 2 (0.79%) Adobe
8 2 (0.79%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.79%) Snow
9 1 (0.40%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.40%) Facebook
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle
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