The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 802 771
Rank change year-on-year +46 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 124 166 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 85 149 145
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -21.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  

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 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Release Manager in the UK

Release Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 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
England +56 122 £52,500 +16.66% 19
London +51 35 £70,000 +29.62% 6
South East +83 31 £55,000 +29.41% 4
East of England +26 22 £55,000 -4.34% 2
South West - 15 £52,500 - 3
Hertfordshire - 14 £55,000 -
Berkshire +34 12 £37,500 -4.45%
Bristol - 12 £52,500 - 2
Watford - 12 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +33 10 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +23 10 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Surrey - 10 £55,000 - 2
Reading +21 9 £37,500 -
Leeds +21 9 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Bedfordshire +24 8 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £67,500 +12.50% 2
City of London +35 7 £75,000 +42.85% 1
High Wycombe - 6 £70,000 - 1
Redhill - 6 £56,250 -
Luton +14 5 £52,500 -8.69% 1
Cheshire -5 5 £47,500 - 1
North West -67 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Wilmslow - 4 £47,500 -
Somerset - 3 - - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £60,000 -
Bath - 3 - - 1
Hammersmith - 3 £70,000 -
Birmingham +18 2 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Glasgow +17 2 £58,000 +54.66%
North East +12 2 £37,500 -44.44%

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 166 (66.67%) Release Management
2 123 (49.40%) ITIL
3 85 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (33.73%) SDLC
5 66 (26.51%) Finance
6 55 (22.09%) Change Management
7 54 (21.69%) Project Management
8 40 (16.06%) Microsoft
9 37 (14.86%) Service Management
10 36 (14.46%) DevOps
11 30 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (12.05%) ITIL Certification
12 29 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (9.64%) Retail
14 23 (9.24%) .NET
15 21 (8.43%) Scrum
16 20 (8.03%) Configuration Management
16 20 (8.03%) Waterfall
17 19 (7.63%) Banking
18 18 (7.23%) PMI Certification
18 18 (7.23%) C#
18 18 (7.23%) ITIL V3
19 17 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (6.83%) Service Delivery
19 17 (6.83%) ITSM
20 16 (6.43%) PMI
20 16 (6.43%) SLA
20 16 (6.43%) QA
21 15 (6.02%) Degree
21 15 (6.02%) SaaS

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 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.02%) SaaS
2 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.80%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) HTTP
1 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (11.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.42%) JIRA
4 10 (4.02%) Hudson
5 9 (3.61%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.21%) WiX
7 7 (2.81%) InstallShield
7 7 (2.81%) Subversion
8 4 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.61%) Maven
9 2 (0.80%) Selenium
10 1 (0.40%) Ant
10 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (26.51%) Finance
2 24 (9.64%) Retail
3 19 (7.63%) Banking
4 11 (4.42%) Publishing
5 10 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.24%) .NET
2 5 (2.01%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.61%) HTML
4 2 (0.80%) Ajax
4 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.80%) CSS
4 2 (0.80%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.80%) jQuery
4 2 (0.80%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (0.80%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (0.80%) SOAP
4 2 (0.80%) WCF
4 2 (0.80%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.43%) PMI
3 11 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.81%) CMDB
4 7 (2.81%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.41%) Fintech
6 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.20%) iPad
6 3 (1.20%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.40%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.02%) Windows
2 3 (1.20%) Linux
3 2 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (66.67%) Release Management
2 123 (49.40%) ITIL
3 85 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (33.73%) SDLC
5 55 (22.09%) Change Management
6 54 (21.69%) Project Management
7 37 (14.86%) Service Management
8 36 (14.46%) DevOps
9 30 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (8.43%) Scrum
11 20 (8.03%) Configuration Management
11 20 (8.03%) Waterfall
12 18 (7.23%) ITIL V3
13 17 (6.83%) ITSM
13 17 (6.83%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (5.62%) E-Commerce
15 13 (5.22%) Business Analysis
15 13 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (4.82%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.23%) C#
2 12 (4.82%) SQL
3 7 (2.81%) Java
3 7 (2.81%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.80%) C
6 2 (0.80%) C++
6 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.80%) Python
6 2 (0.80%) Ruby
6 2 (0.80%) VB
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (12.05%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (7.23%) PMI Certification
3 15 (6.02%) Degree
4 12 (4.82%) PMP
5 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.80%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.40%) MBA
7 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.43%) QA
1 16 (6.43%) SLA
2 2 (0.80%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) ISO19770
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.61%) Puppet
2 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.80%) Ansible
3 2 (0.80%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.62%) Atlassian
3 10 (4.02%) HP
3 10 (4.02%) IBM
4 9 (3.61%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle
6 3 (1.20%) Snow
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe
7 2 (0.80%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.80%) Remedy
7 2 (0.80%) SaltStack
7 2 (0.80%) SAP
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