The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 260 238
Rank change year-on-year +39 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 13 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.017% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.018% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Median salary £51,250 - £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £50,250 - £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 - £45,491
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +16.66% -21.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4894 5703 5868
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.72% 96.78% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4089 4722 4912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Bristol - 13 £51,250 - 3
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South West region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 17 (58.62%) Release Management
2 16 (55.17%) SDLC
3 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (37.93%) C#
5 10 (34.48%) .NET
5 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) WiX
6 9 (31.03%) InstallShield
7 8 (27.59%) Change Management
7 8 (27.59%) Subversion
8 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
11 3 (10.34%) CMDB
11 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
12 2 (6.90%) Finance
12 2 (6.90%) MSBuild
12 2 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
13 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
13 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
13 1 (3.45%) Defect Tracking
13 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
13 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
13 1 (3.45%) Changepoint
13 1 (3.45%) JIRA
13 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
13 1 (3.45%) JMeter

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Changepoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) WiX
3 9 (31.03%) InstallShield
4 8 (27.59%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.45%) Ant
6 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) NUnit
6 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Release Management
2 16 (55.17%) SDLC
3 8 (27.59%) Change Management
4 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (3.45%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
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