Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 921 905 896
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 260 378 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 186 330 280
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% -
10th Percentile £40,808 £33,675 £39,988
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +12.82%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170529 194747 213359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 138650 163674 174935
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -34 253 £54,000 +8.00% 16
UK excluding London +49 183 £52,500 +16.67% 9
London -21 77 £62,500 +8.70% 8
South East +101 61 £57,500 +35.29% 2
South West +38 38 £45,000 -10.89% 1
East of England +35 37 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North of England -51 33 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Yorkshire +14 20 £47,500 +35.71% 2
North West -87 11 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Scotland +10 7 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Midlands -4 7 £42,500 -2.30% 1
East Midlands +16 4 £45,000 -0.55% 1
West Midlands +13 3 £40,000 -6.76%
North East +22 2 £37,500 -44.44%

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 184 (70.77%) Release Management
2 137 (52.69%) ITIL
3 90 (34.62%) SDLC
4 80 (30.77%) Finance
5 76 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (25.38%) Project Management
7 55 (21.15%) Change Management
8 54 (20.77%) ITIL Certification
9 46 (17.69%) Configuration Management
10 30 (11.54%) Service Management
11 29 (11.15%) Retail
11 29 (11.15%) Windows
11 29 (11.15%) QA
12 24 (9.23%) Microsoft
12 24 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (8.46%) Management Information System
13 22 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (8.46%) ITIL V3
14 21 (8.08%) Degree
14 21 (8.08%) .NET
15 20 (7.69%) Service Delivery
16 19 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (7.31%) DevOps
17 17 (6.54%) Waterfall
17 17 (6.54%) Time Management
18 15 (5.77%) ITSM
18 15 (5.77%) Mentoring
19 14 (5.38%) PRINCE2
19 14 (5.38%) PMI Certification
20 13 (5.00%) E-Commerce

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 1 (0.38%) Confluence
1 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.62%) SaaS
2 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.38%) Firewall
1 1 (0.38%) LAN
1 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.15%) OLAP
4 3 (1.15%) Power BI
4 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (4.62%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.62%) Jenkins
1 12 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.85%) Maven
2 10 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.08%) Subversion
4 7 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (2.31%) Ant
5 6 (2.31%) JIRA
6 4 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.15%) ClearQuest
7 3 (1.15%) JMeter
7 3 (1.15%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.15%) Selenium
7 3 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.38%) eCATT
General
1 80 (30.77%) Finance
2 29 (11.15%) Retail
3 11 (4.23%) Banking
4 7 (2.69%) Marketing
5 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Automotive
6 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.08%) .NET
2 5 (1.92%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
3 3 (1.15%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (8.46%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.62%) PMI
3 7 (2.69%) Fintech
4 5 (1.92%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (1.54%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.15%) CMDB
6 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.15%) Windows
2 7 (2.69%) Linux
3 5 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (70.77%) Release Management
2 137 (52.69%) ITIL
3 90 (34.62%) SDLC
4 76 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (25.38%) Project Management
6 55 (21.15%) Change Management
7 46 (17.69%) Configuration Management
8 30 (11.54%) Service Management
9 24 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (8.46%) ITIL V3
11 20 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 19 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (7.31%) DevOps
13 17 (6.54%) Time Management
13 17 (6.54%) Waterfall
14 15 (5.77%) ITSM
14 15 (5.77%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.38%) PRINCE2
16 13 (5.00%) E-Commerce
16 13 (5.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.00%) SQL
2 7 (2.69%) C#
2 7 (2.69%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.15%) VB
5 3 (1.15%) VB6
6 2 (0.77%) PHP
6 2 (0.77%) Python
6 2 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (20.77%) ITIL Certification
2 21 (8.08%) Degree
3 14 (5.38%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.31%) PMP
6 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.77%) ISEB
8 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.15%) QA
2 12 (4.62%) PMO
2 12 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) Ansible
1 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.77%) Puppet
1 2 (0.77%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (9.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.69%) Oracle
3 6 (2.31%) SAP
3 6 (2.31%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.92%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.15%) Snow
6 2 (0.77%) Infor
6 2 (0.77%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.38%) Baan
7 1 (0.38%) Epicor
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Informatica
7 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.38%) JDA
7 1 (0.38%) Pega
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
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