The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
England / North West
Rank 244 197 260
Rank change year-on-year -47 +63  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 5 41 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.081% 0.72% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.74% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 5 39 1
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +38.46%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +11 4 £47,500 +18.75%
Merseyside - 1 £30,000 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Release Management
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
4 7 (38.89%) Change Management
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) SaaS
6 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
6 5 (27.78%) PMI
6 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) PRINCE
7 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (16.67%) SAP ERP
8 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (16.67%) FMCG
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (16.67%) SAP
8 3 (16.67%) Workflow
8 3 (16.67%) ERP
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) Programme Management

Release Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PMI
2 3 (16.67%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Release Management
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Change Management
4 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
6 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 4 (22.22%) PRINCE
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) ERP
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Cognizant
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy