Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 922 853 958
Rank change year-on-year -69 +105 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 265 352 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 205 287 272
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,250 £35,575
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170935 178789 207568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.51% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 137524 149261 173163
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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
England -48 256 £55,000 - 14
UK excluding London +13 154 £50,000 +5.26% 8
London -43 110 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South East +55 55 £52,500 +16.67% 6
North of England -21 44 £41,500 -17.00%
Yorkshire +20 22 £40,000 -20.00%
North West -13 22 £50,000 -
East of England +15 20 £60,500 +21.00% 1
South West +4 16 £45,000 -5.26%
Midlands +33 11 £50,000 +17.65%
East Midlands +18 10 £50,000 +51.52%
Scotland -24 6 £47,500 - 1
Wales +15 2 - -
West Midlands +15 1 - -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 156 (58.87%) Release Management
2 134 (50.57%) ITIL
3 87 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (30.94%) SDLC
5 68 (25.66%) Configuration Management
6 57 (21.51%) Change Management
7 55 (20.75%) Finance
8 51 (19.25%) Project Management
9 47 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (16.23%) Service Management
11 41 (15.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 36 (13.58%) Waterfall
12 36 (13.58%) QA
13 31 (11.70%) JIRA
13 31 (11.70%) Service Delivery
14 28 (10.57%) ITSM
14 28 (10.57%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (9.81%) Windows
16 23 (8.68%) Management Information System
16 23 (8.68%) Time Management
16 23 (8.68%) Test Automation
16 23 (8.68%) Matrix Organization
17 21 (7.92%) Microsoft
18 20 (7.55%) Retail
19 19 (7.17%) Banking
19 19 (7.17%) E-Commerce
19 19 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
20 18 (6.79%) Test Management
21 17 (6.42%) Degree

Release Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (4.91%) Confluence
2 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.13%) IIS
3 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.15%) SaaS
2 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.51%) GitHub
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.75%) Wireless
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.75%) Big Data
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Power BI
3 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (11.70%) JIRA
2 14 (5.28%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.26%) ClearQuest
3 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.51%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.51%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.13%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.13%) Maven
6 3 (1.13%) Subversion
7 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.38%) Ant
8 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (20.75%) Finance
2 20 (7.55%) Retail
3 19 (7.17%) Banking
4 6 (2.26%) Automotive
4 6 (2.26%) Games
5 5 (1.89%) Electronics
5 5 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.89%) Marketing
5 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.51%) Law
7 3 (1.13%) Publishing
8 2 (0.75%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.15%) .NET
2 6 (2.26%) Web Services
3 5 (1.89%) Velocity
4 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.68%) Management Information System
2 19 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.02%) PMI
4 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.89%) Wiki
6 4 (1.51%) iPad
7 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.38%) CMDB
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) EPoS
8 1 (0.38%) Fintech
8 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.81%) Windows
2 6 (2.26%) Linux
3 5 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (58.87%) Release Management
2 134 (50.57%) ITIL
3 87 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (30.94%) SDLC
5 68 (25.66%) Configuration Management
6 57 (21.51%) Change Management
7 51 (19.25%) Project Management
8 47 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (16.23%) Service Management
10 41 (15.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (13.58%) Waterfall
12 31 (11.70%) Service Delivery
13 28 (10.57%) ITSM
14 23 (8.68%) Matrix Organization
14 23 (8.68%) Test Automation
14 23 (8.68%) Time Management
15 19 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (7.17%) E-Commerce
16 18 (6.79%) Test Management
17 17 (6.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.40%) SQL
2 7 (2.64%) Java
3 6 (2.26%) Python
4 4 (1.51%) Perl
4 4 (1.51%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.13%) C#
5 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.57%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (6.42%) Degree
3 8 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (3.02%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.58%) QA
2 11 (4.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) Ansible
2 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.91%) Pega
3 7 (2.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (2.64%) Oracle
4 6 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.26%) SAP
5 5 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.89%) White Clarke
6 2 (0.75%) IBM
6 2 (0.75%) Informatica
6 2 (0.75%) Perforce
6 2 (0.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) Infor
7 1 (0.38%) JDA
7 1 (0.38%) RedPrairie