The table below looks at the statistics for MBCS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MBCS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Rank 881 873 869
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 15 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.027% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 12
Average salary £45,000 £51,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.19% +36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £65,000 £55,900
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31096 29130 32721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.29% 26.78% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24587 23777 27213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MBCS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MBCS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MBCS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK.

MBCS Salary Trend in the UK

MBCS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MBCS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 within the UK.

MBCS Salary Histogram in the UK

MBCS
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 15 £45,000 -12.19%
East of England - 10 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 10 £45,000 -
Letchworth - 8 £43,750 -
London +16 5 £87,500 +34.61%
Stevenage - 4 £45,000 -

MBCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MBCS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MBCS.

1 14 (46.67%) Wireless
2 13 (43.33%) CITP
2 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 13 (43.33%) E-Commerce
3 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) MCP
3 12 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (33.33%) VoIP
5 10 (33.33%) UNIX
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 10 (33.33%) VCP4
5 10 (33.33%) VCP5
5 10 (33.33%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) Document Management
5 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (26.67%) VPLS
6 8 (26.67%) MPLS
6 8 (26.67%) OSPF
6 8 (26.67%) BGP
6 8 (26.67%) CCNP
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (26.67%) Firewall

MBCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MBCS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MBCS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Wireless
2 10 (33.33%) VoIP
3 8 (26.67%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) MPLS
3 8 (26.67%) OSPF
3 8 (26.67%) BGP
3 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) VPLS
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Maven
1 6 (20.00%) JUnit
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Ant
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (13.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Architect
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Principal Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Support Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) IT Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Web Services
1 6 (20.00%) XML
1 6 (20.00%) JMS
1 6 (20.00%) JSP
1 6 (20.00%) Spring
1 6 (20.00%) JSTL
2 5 (16.67%) Ajax
2 5 (16.67%) Struts
2 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 5 (16.67%) JAXB
3 2 (6.67%) X-Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Servlets
4 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) UNIX
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
1 13 (43.33%) E-Commerce
2 12 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (33.33%) Document Management
4 7 (23.33%) ERP
4 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
5 6 (20.00%) System Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Change Control
6 5 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Supply Chain Management
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.67%) Business Development
10 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
10 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) Java
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) Groovy
3 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CITP
2 12 (40.00%) MCP
3 10 (33.33%) VCP4
3 10 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (33.33%) VCP5
4 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (20.00%) Sun Certification
5 6 (20.00%) OCPJWCD
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) VCAP
7 3 (10.00%) OCPJP
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.00%) MCSE
8 2 (6.67%) MCTS
8 2 (6.67%) MCITP
9 1 (3.33%) CCNA
9 1 (3.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
1 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Sun
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Cognizant
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) CODA
6 1 (3.33%) Sage