The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 732 756
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 129 183 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 91 151 112
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -18.18%  

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 79492 88017 100281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65375 75047 83568
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -9 47 £62,500 +4.16% 4
South East +71 30 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South West +21 23 £45,000 -13.87%
East of England +11 17 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Midlands +19 4 £45,000 +6.91% 1
North West -65 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -6 3 £40,000 -2.43%
Yorkshire +9 1 £46,500 +43.07%
Release Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 175 (72.92%) Release Management
2 131 (54.58%) ITIL
3 76 (31.67%) SDLC
4 74 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (28.75%) Finance
6 61 (25.42%) Project Management
7 49 (20.42%) Change Management
8 45 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
9 38 (15.83%) Configuration Management
10 28 (11.67%) Service Management
11 25 (10.42%) Retail
11 25 (10.42%) Microsoft
12 23 (9.58%) Windows
12 23 (9.58%) DevOps
13 21 (8.75%) QA
14 20 (8.33%) Degree
15 19 (7.92%) .NET
15 19 (7.92%) Service Delivery
16 18 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (7.08%) ITIL V3
17 17 (7.08%) SLA
18 16 (6.67%) PMI Certification
18 16 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (6.25%) Scrum
19 15 (6.25%) ITSM
19 15 (6.25%) Management Information System
20 14 (5.83%) PMI
20 14 (5.83%) PRINCE2
20 14 (5.83%) Jenkins

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 1 (0.42%) Confluence
1 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.58%) SaaS
2 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.42%) Internet
1 1 (0.42%) LAN
1 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.25%) OLAP
4 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) Power BI
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.58%) Maven
3 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.75%) Subversion
4 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (2.50%) Ant
6 6 (2.50%) JIRA
7 5 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.67%) Selenium
9 3 (1.25%) Hudson
9 3 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.83%) JMeter
10 2 (0.83%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.83%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (28.75%) Finance
2 25 (10.42%) Retail
3 5 (2.08%) Banking
3 5 (2.08%) Marketing
4 4 (1.67%) Publishing
5 3 (1.25%) Back Office
5 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.83%) Automotive
6 2 (0.83%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.92%) .NET
2 5 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.25%) HTML
4 2 (0.83%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.83%) PMI
4 6 (2.50%) Fintech
5 5 (2.08%) CMDB
6 4 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.58%) Windows
2 4 (1.67%) Linux
2 4 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (72.92%) Release Management
2 131 (54.58%) ITIL
3 76 (31.67%) SDLC
4 74 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (25.42%) Project Management
6 49 (20.42%) Change Management
7 38 (15.83%) Configuration Management
8 28 (11.67%) Service Management
9 23 (9.58%) DevOps
10 19 (7.92%) Service Delivery
11 18 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.08%) ITIL V3
13 15 (6.25%) ITSM
13 15 (6.25%) Scrum
14 14 (5.83%) PRINCE2
15 12 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 12 (5.00%) Waterfall
16 11 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (4.58%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.17%) SQL
2 8 (3.33%) C#
3 7 (2.92%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.25%) VB
6 3 (1.25%) VB6
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) Python
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.42%) C
8 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 20 (8.33%) Degree
3 16 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.75%) PMP
5 8 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) ISEB
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) MBA
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.75%) QA
2 17 (7.08%) SLA
3 10 (4.17%) PMO
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.25%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Salt
3 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.08%) Oracle
2 5 (2.08%) ServiceNow
3 4 (1.67%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.67%) IBM
4 3 (1.25%) HP
4 3 (1.25%) Snow
5 2 (0.83%) SaltStack
5 2 (0.83%) SAP
6 1 (0.42%) Baan
6 1 (0.42%) Epicor
6 1 (0.42%) IFS
6 1 (0.42%) Infor
6 1 (0.42%) Informatica
6 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.42%) Remedy
6 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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