Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 957 961 931
Rank change year-on-year +4 -30 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 248 251 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 207 179 326
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,350 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -18.18%

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 167,987 170,855 196,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.21% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,960 139,529 164,954
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +3 240 £52,500 -3.23% 39
UK excluding London -5 178 £52,500 - 32
London +5 69 £65,000 +8.33% 7
South East -4 58 £52,500 -4.55% 11
North of England +28 45 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East of England +21 44 £57,500 +4.55% 5
North West +36 37 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Midlands +13 15 £50,000 +17.65% 2
West Midlands +29 9 £51,250 +28.13% 1
South West -37 9 £46,000 +2.22% 2
Yorkshire +13 8 £50,000 +5.26% 7
East Midlands +3 6 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -21 5 £55,000 -4.35%
Wales - 3 £40,000 -

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Release Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 157 (63.31%) Release Management
2 156 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (47.58%) ITIL
4 74 (29.84%) Finance
5 67 (27.02%) JIRA
6 64 (25.81%) SDLC
7 61 (24.60%) DevOps
8 58 (23.39%) Change Management
9 53 (21.37%) Project Management
10 51 (20.56%) Service Delivery
11 45 (18.15%) Scrum
11 45 (18.15%) Waterfall
12 43 (17.34%) QA
12 43 (17.34%) PRINCE2
13 37 (14.92%) SaaS
14 33 (13.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (12.90%) Software Delivery
16 30 (12.10%) Retail
17 29 (11.69%) Big Data
18 28 (11.29%) Linux
18 28 (11.29%) CRM
18 28 (11.29%) Jenkins
19 27 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 27 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
19 27 (10.89%) Degree
20 26 (10.48%) Service Delivery Management
21 25 (10.08%) .NET
22 23 (9.27%) Configuration Management
22 23 (9.27%) Mobile App

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 16 (6.45%) Confluence
2 14 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.63%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) Mule
5 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.92%) SaaS
2 27 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.21%) GitHub
4 2 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.40%) Force.com
5 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) DNS
2 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.81%) DSL
3 2 (0.81%) Firewall
3 2 (0.81%) SAN
3 2 (0.81%) Skype
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.69%) Big Data
2 9 (3.63%) Apache Hive
2 9 (3.63%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (3.63%) QlikView
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.21%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 67 (27.02%) JIRA
2 28 (11.29%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.24%) Subversion
4 12 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.03%) Selenium
6 6 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.42%) Maven
7 5 (2.02%) Gradle
7 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.61%) CircleCI
8 4 (1.61%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.61%) JUnit
8 4 (1.61%) PHPUnit
8 4 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.21%) Ant
9 3 (1.21%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.21%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (29.84%) Finance
2 30 (12.10%) Retail
3 15 (6.05%) Banking
4 14 (5.65%) Publishing
5 8 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.42%) Law
7 5 (2.02%) Marketing
8 4 (1.61%) Billing
8 4 (1.61%) Electronics
8 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.81%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.08%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.21%) LAMP
3 2 (0.81%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.81%) J2EE
3 2 (0.81%) REST
3 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.40%) JSON
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) Velocity
4 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.27%) Mobile App
2 18 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.82%) PMI
4 6 (2.42%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.02%) CMDB
5 5 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.61%) VHDL
6 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.21%) Fintech
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.40%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.29%) Linux
2 20 (8.06%) Windows
3 10 (4.03%) Android
4 6 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.02%) Unix
6 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (63.31%) Release Management
2 156 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (47.58%) ITIL
4 64 (25.81%) SDLC
5 61 (24.60%) DevOps
6 58 (23.39%) Change Management
7 53 (21.37%) Project Management
8 51 (20.56%) Service Delivery
9 45 (18.15%) Scrum
9 45 (18.15%) Waterfall
10 43 (17.34%) PRINCE2
11 33 (13.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 33 (13.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (12.90%) Software Delivery
13 28 (11.29%) CRM
14 26 (10.48%) Service Delivery Management
15 23 (9.27%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.87%) Analytics
17 19 (7.66%) Risk Management
17 19 (7.66%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.24%) Java
2 9 (3.63%) Python
3 7 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.02%) C
5 4 (1.61%) Ruby
5 4 (1.61%) SQL
6 3 (1.21%) C#
7 2 (0.81%) Groovy
7 2 (0.81%) Perl
7 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (10.89%) Degree
2 20 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (4.44%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 9 (3.63%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.42%) PMP
7 4 (1.61%) ISEB
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.34%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) PMO
3 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) Firmware
1 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.40%) vCloud
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.63%) Oozie
2 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.21%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Automic
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (4.44%) Microsoft
1 11 (4.44%) Oracle
2 8 (3.23%) SAP
3 4 (1.61%) HP
3 4 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
3 4 (1.61%) VMware
4 3 (1.21%) Capita
4 3 (1.21%) IBM
4 3 (1.21%) Informatica
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.81%) BMC
5 2 (0.81%) Guidewire
5 2 (0.81%) Remedy
6 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix
6 1 (0.40%) Sybase
6 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.40%) TOWER Software