Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 340 334
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 23 23 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 29
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.87% +4.05%
10th Percentile £46,075 £42,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £60,125 £62,750 £52,650
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12673 12011 12573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10145 10103 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
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 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire -16 17 £50,633 +1.27% 2
Manchester -26 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) Release Management
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
5 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
6 9 (39.13%) SDLC
6 9 (39.13%) PMI
6 9 (39.13%) PMI Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
7 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (30.43%) Change Control
8 7 (30.43%) SaaS
8 7 (30.43%) Supplier Management
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
9 6 (26.09%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (26.09%) People Management
9 6 (26.09%) Service Management
9 6 (26.09%) CMMI
9 6 (26.09%) Project Management
9 6 (26.09%) PRINCE
9 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (26.09%) RUP
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) Information Security
10 5 (21.74%) DevOps
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
11 4 (17.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 3 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
12 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) SaaS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Power BI
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Release Management
3 11 (47.83%) ITIL
4 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
5 9 (39.13%) SDLC
6 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (30.43%) Change Control
7 7 (30.43%) Supplier Management
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) CMMI
8 6 (26.09%) People Management
8 6 (26.09%) PRINCE
8 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
8 6 (26.09%) Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) RUP
8 6 (26.09%) Service Management
9 5 (21.74%) DevOps
9 5 (21.74%) Information Security
10 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft