Unfortunately, Versions/Releases just like with Component/s mgmt is done at each project's level (project dependent) in Jira software.
I personally have not use any 3rd party add-ons to manage cross project versions. However, Advanced Roadmap for Jira does provide the concept of cross-projects releases, but it is only within the plan and not pushed back to Jira projects. Here is the link reference - https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/create-a-cross-project-release-in-advanced-roadmaps/
Hope this helps.
Best, Joseph Chung Yin
Jira/JSM Functional Lead, Global Infrastructure Applications Team
If you or the person managing versions are comfortable with the command-line, you could use Bob Swift's CLI, which has an addVersion action that is as simple as:
acli --action addVersion --dateFormat "
" --project PROJECT --version VERSION --description DESCRIPTION --startDate STARTDATE --date RELEASEDATE
So then, this could be made into a shell script that takes a set of variables (VERSION, DESCRIPTION, STARTDATE, RELEASEDATE) and plugs them in for all of your PROJECTs. (One call for each PROJECT.)
It's conceivable that this could be turned into some kind of web service as well, but then you'd have to deal with logins and authentication and bleh.
Oh, and I forgot to link to this great tutorial for adding multiple versions in bulk from a CSV file so that's another approach:
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