Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Release Manager
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 914 844 958
Rank change year-on-year -70 +114 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 260 362 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 204 301 237
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Release Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 110 £60,000 - 6
South East +41 53 £57,500 +27.78% 4
North of England -1 44 £41,500 -17.00% 3
North West +4 23 £50,000 - 2
South West +13 22 £45,000 -5.26%
East of England +9 21 £60,500 +42.35% 1
Yorkshire +5 21 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +34 10 £47,500 +21.79%
East Midlands +39 9 £48,750 +47.73%
West Midlands +14 1 £37,500 -31.82%
Release Manager
UK

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 156 (60.00%) Release Management
2 136 (52.31%) ITIL
3 88 (33.85%) SDLC
4 80 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (26.92%) Configuration Management
6 60 (23.08%) Finance
7 59 (22.69%) Change Management
8 52 (20.00%) Project Management
9 48 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (16.15%) Service Management
11 37 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (13.85%) QA
13 33 (12.69%) ITIL Certification
14 31 (11.92%) Windows
14 31 (11.92%) Waterfall
15 29 (11.15%) Service Delivery
16 28 (10.77%) ITSM
16 28 (10.77%) JIRA
17 22 (8.46%) Test Automation
17 22 (8.46%) Management Information System
17 22 (8.46%) Microsoft
17 22 (8.46%) Matrix Organization
18 20 (7.69%) Time Management
19 19 (7.31%) E-Commerce
19 19 (7.31%) Retail
20 18 (6.92%) Test Management
20 18 (6.92%) ITIL V3
21 17 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
21 17 (6.54%) Product Management

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (3.46%) Confluence
2 4 (1.54%) IIS
3 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.62%) SaaS
2 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) Wireless
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) LAN
2 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.15%) Power BI
3 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.77%) Big Data
4 2 (0.77%) OLAP
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (10.77%) JIRA
2 10 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.46%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.31%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.92%) Maven
7 4 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.54%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.15%) Ant
8 3 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.15%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (1.15%) Subversion
8 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.77%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.77%) JMeter
9 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.77%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
General
1 60 (23.08%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Retail
3 15 (5.77%) Banking
4 6 (2.31%) Automotive
4 6 (2.31%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Electronics
5 5 (1.92%) Games
5 5 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.92%) Law
5 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.54%) .NET
2 4 (1.54%) Velocity
2 4 (1.54%) Web Services
3 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.77%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.77%) HTML
5 1 (0.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.23%) PMI
4 6 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.54%) iPad
5 4 (1.54%) Wiki
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) EPoS
8 1 (0.38%) Fintech
8 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.92%) Windows
2 6 (2.31%) Linux
3 5 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (60.00%) Release Management
2 136 (52.31%) ITIL
3 88 (33.85%) SDLC
4 80 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (26.92%) Configuration Management
6 59 (22.69%) Change Management
7 52 (20.00%) Project Management
8 48 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (16.15%) Service Management
10 37 (14.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (11.92%) Waterfall
12 29 (11.15%) Service Delivery
13 28 (10.77%) ITSM
14 22 (8.46%) Matrix Organization
14 22 (8.46%) Test Automation
15 20 (7.69%) Time Management
16 19 (7.31%) E-Commerce
17 18 (6.92%) ITIL V3
17 18 (6.92%) Test Management
18 17 (6.54%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.23%) SQL
2 7 (2.69%) Java
3 5 (1.92%) C#
4 4 (1.54%) Python
5 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.77%) Perl
6 2 (0.77%) PHP
6 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.77%) VB
6 2 (0.77%) VB6
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (12.69%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (6.15%) Degree
3 11 (4.23%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.85%) QA
2 12 (4.62%) SLA
3 5 (1.92%) PMO
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.00%) Pega
3 7 (2.69%) CheckPoint
4 6 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.31%) SAP
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle
6 4 (1.54%) White Clarke
7 2 (0.77%) IBM
7 2 (0.77%) Informatica
7 2 (0.77%) Perforce
7 2 (0.77%) VMware
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.38%) HP
8 1 (0.38%) Infor
8 1 (0.38%) JDA
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.38%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow