Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 853 955
Rank change year-on-year -38 +102 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 268 324 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 216 249 281
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £39,250 £38,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.69%

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -38 260 £55,000 - 39
UK excluding London +4 148 £50,000 - 27
London -21 118 £62,500 +4.17% 16
South East +22 54 £55,000 +15.79% 7
North of England +1 42 £41,500 -17.00% 5
North West +2 25 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +27 20 £52,500 - 3
Yorkshire +12 17 £40,000 -20.00%
Midlands +23 16 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East Midlands +31 11 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South West -8 10 £41,500 -12.63% 3
West Midlands +8 5 £55,000 +12.82% 3
Scotland -34 4 £47,500 - 4
Wales +17 2 - -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 146 (54.48%) Release Management
2 124 (46.27%) ITIL
3 92 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (26.49%) SDLC
5 58 (21.64%) Configuration Management
6 50 (18.66%) Finance
7 48 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (17.54%) Project Management
9 45 (16.79%) Change Management
10 44 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (16.04%) Service Management
12 39 (14.55%) Waterfall
13 37 (13.81%) JIRA
14 35 (13.06%) Service Delivery
15 31 (11.57%) Windows
15 31 (11.57%) QA
16 28 (10.45%) ITSM
17 25 (9.33%) Microsoft
18 24 (8.96%) DevOps
19 22 (8.21%) Retail
20 21 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
20 21 (7.84%) E-Commerce
20 21 (7.84%) Matrix Organization
21 20 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
21 20 (7.46%) Management Information System
21 20 (7.46%) Time Management
21 20 (7.46%) Test Automation
22 19 (7.09%) Degree
22 19 (7.09%) Scrum
23 18 (6.72%) Banking

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 17 (6.34%) Confluence
2 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.12%) IIS
3 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.60%) SaaS
2 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.49%) GitHub
5 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.24%) Skype
2 2 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.75%) Big Data
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 37 (13.81%) JIRA
2 15 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.87%) ClearQuest
6 4 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.49%) Subversion
7 3 (1.12%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.75%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.37%) Ant
9 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (18.66%) Finance
2 22 (8.21%) Retail
3 18 (6.72%) Banking
4 7 (2.61%) Publishing
5 6 (2.24%) Games
6 5 (1.87%) Automotive
6 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Law
8 3 (1.12%) Electronics
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.36%) .NET
2 6 (2.24%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.24%) Web Services
3 5 (1.87%) Velocity
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.61%) PMI
4 5 (1.87%) Wiki
5 4 (1.49%) iPad
5 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.75%) CMDB
6 2 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.37%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.57%) Windows
2 7 (2.61%) Linux
3 5 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (54.48%) Release Management
2 124 (46.27%) ITIL
3 92 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (26.49%) SDLC
5 58 (21.64%) Configuration Management
6 48 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 47 (17.54%) Project Management
8 45 (16.79%) Change Management
9 44 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (16.04%) Service Management
11 39 (14.55%) Waterfall
12 35 (13.06%) Service Delivery
13 28 (10.45%) ITSM
14 24 (8.96%) DevOps
15 21 (7.84%) E-Commerce
15 21 (7.84%) Matrix Organization
16 20 (7.46%) Test Automation
16 20 (7.46%) Time Management
17 19 (7.09%) Scrum
18 18 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.61%) Java
1 7 (2.61%) SQL
2 6 (2.24%) Python
3 4 (1.49%) C#
3 4 (1.49%) Perl
3 4 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
2 19 (7.09%) Degree
3 8 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.61%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.57%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.99%) SCCM
2 7 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.85%) Pega
3 6 (2.24%) BMC
3 6 (2.24%) Oracle
3 6 (2.24%) Remedy
3 6 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.87%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.87%) White Clarke
5 4 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.12%) RightScale
6 3 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) IBM
7 2 (0.75%) Informatica
7 2 (0.75%) Perforce
7 2 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.37%) Google