Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 536 582
Rank change year-on-year +52 +46 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 53 57 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38 51 45
South East median annual salary £56,250 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.18% +5.77%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £61,250
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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29799 33908 41500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.00% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24860 28418 34627
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Manager in the South East

Release Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +52 35 £53,750 -10.42% 3
Berkshire +45 17 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Buckinghamshire - 17 £52,500 -
Surrey +32 16 £60,000 +26.32%
Kent 0 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £50,000 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 27 (50.94%) SDLC
2 26 (49.06%) ITIL
3 24 (45.28%) Release Management
4 20 (37.74%) Project Management
5 18 (33.96%) Finance
6 15 (28.30%) Change Management
7 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (24.53%) QA
9 12 (22.64%) Time Management
9 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
10 11 (20.75%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
12 9 (16.98%) Degree
13 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
13 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (13.21%) Scrum
14 6 (11.32%) Automotive
14 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
14 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
14 6 (11.32%) Product Management
14 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.32%) Resource Allocation
14 6 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
15 5 (9.43%) Programme Delivery
15 5 (9.43%) Defect Management
15 5 (9.43%) Mercurial
15 5 (9.43%) Confluence

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) OLAP
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) ClearQuest
1 5 (9.43%) Mercurial
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) eCATT
3 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Automotive
3 4 (7.55%) Law
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Velocity
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.43%) Wiki
5 4 (7.55%) iPad
5 4 (7.55%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) SDLC
2 26 (49.06%) ITIL
3 24 (45.28%) Release Management
4 20 (37.74%) Project Management
5 15 (28.30%) Change Management
6 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (22.64%) Time Management
8 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (16.98%) Service Delivery
10 7 (13.21%) Programme Management
10 7 (13.21%) Scrum
10 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.32%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
11 6 (11.32%) Product Management
11 6 (11.32%) Resource Allocation
12 5 (9.43%) Defect Management
12 5 (9.43%) Programme Delivery
12 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) C#
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.77%) VB
2 2 (3.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 6 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) PMO
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (7.55%) White Clarke
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Infor
3 1 (1.89%) JDA
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) RedPrairie
3 1 (1.89%) SAP