Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Release Manager was £58,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 976 926 857
Rank change year-on-year -50 -69 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Release Manager 176 275 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 147 203 317
UK median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% +1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -57 172 £58,000 +5.45% 19
UK excluding London -10 126 £57,500 +15.00% 15
London -25 50 £65,000 +13.04% 5
South East +6 44 £57,500 +4.55% 3
East of England +43 43 £58,000 -3.73% 5
North of England +26 17 £50,000 +7.53% 2
North West +8 16 £48,750 -2.50% 2
South West -14 11 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Midlands +26 8 £55,000 +22.22% 2
West Midlands +33 4 £55,000 +41.94% 1
East Midlands -6 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Wales +2 3 £40,000 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £62,500 +52.44%
Scotland -1 1 - - 1

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 112 (63.64%) Release Management
2 97 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (54.55%) ITIL
4 60 (34.09%) Change Management
4 60 (34.09%) DevOps
5 53 (30.11%) Finance
6 51 (28.98%) JIRA
6 51 (28.98%) Service Delivery
7 37 (21.02%) SDLC
8 35 (19.89%) Project Management
9 33 (18.75%) Mobile App
10 32 (18.18%) Service Delivery Management
10 32 (18.18%) SaaS
11 30 (17.05%) Analytics
12 29 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
12 29 (16.48%) Linux
13 28 (15.91%) CRM
13 28 (15.91%) QA
13 28 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
14 27 (15.34%) Big Data
14 27 (15.34%) Transition Management
14 27 (15.34%) .NET
15 24 (13.64%) Software Delivery
15 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
16 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (11.93%) Banking
17 18 (10.23%) Configuration Management
18 17 (9.66%) Windows
18 17 (9.66%) Degree
19 16 (9.09%) PRINCE2

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 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) Mule
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.18%) SaaS
2 29 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
1 2 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.34%) Big Data
2 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (28.98%) JIRA
2 12 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.41%) Selenium
6 5 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.27%) Gradle
7 4 (2.27%) Maven
8 3 (1.70%) Ant
8 3 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.14%) dbdeploy
9 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.57%) VersionOne
General
1 53 (30.11%) Finance
2 21 (11.93%) Banking
3 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.55%) Retail
5 5 (2.84%) Billing
6 3 (1.70%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Games
7 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Local Government
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.34%) .NET
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.57%) Ehcache
2 1 (0.57%) JSON
2 1 (0.57%) REST
2 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.41%) Reinsurance
4 6 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.27%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.70%) CMDB
6 3 (1.70%) Fintech
7 2 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.14%) PMI
7 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.14%) VHDL
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.48%) Linux
2 17 (9.66%) Windows
3 6 (3.41%) Android
3 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (63.64%) Release Management
2 97 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (54.55%) ITIL
4 60 (34.09%) Change Management
4 60 (34.09%) DevOps
5 51 (28.98%) Service Delivery
6 37 (21.02%) SDLC
7 35 (19.89%) Project Management
8 32 (18.18%) Service Delivery Management
9 30 (17.05%) Analytics
10 28 (15.91%) CRM
11 27 (15.34%) Transition Management
12 24 (13.64%) Software Delivery
12 24 (13.64%) Waterfall
13 21 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (10.23%) Configuration Management
15 16 (9.09%) PRINCE2
16 15 (8.52%) Risk Management
16 15 (8.52%) Test Automation
17 13 (7.39%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.55%) Java
2 5 (2.84%) Ruby
3 3 (1.70%) C
3 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.70%) Python
4 2 (1.14%) Groovy
5 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) Degree
2 13 (7.39%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.70%) PMP
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.91%) QA
2 9 (5.11%) PMO
3 8 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.27%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Firmware
1 2 (1.14%) vCloud
1 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Nagios
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (5.11%) Informatica
1 9 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (4.55%) IBM
3 6 (3.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.41%) SAP
4 5 (2.84%) Oracle
5 3 (1.70%) VMware
6 2 (1.14%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.57%) Terracotta
7 1 (0.57%) TIBCO