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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Rank 878 893 878
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 5 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.044% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 3
Average salary £35,000 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% +14.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +9.33%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 8 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 22 May 2015. 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 +26 5 £35,000 -18.60%
South East +1 4 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £35,000 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -

MBCS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) CITP
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (80.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (40.00%) Security Management
4 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) CISA
4 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Cyber Security
4 4 (40.00%) ISMS
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (40.00%) CESG
4 4 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
4 4 (40.00%) Retail
4 4 (40.00%) CEH
4 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) CISMP
5 1 (10.00%) Google
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development

MBCS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Cyber Security Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Enterprise Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (40.00%) CESG
1 4 (40.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (10.00%) SystemC
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security Management
3 4 (40.00%) Security Management
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (40.00%) Cyber Security
3 4 (40.00%) ISMS
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CITP
2 8 (80.00%) CISSP
3 4 (40.00%) CISA
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) CEH
3 4 (40.00%) CISMP
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Google
1 1 (10.00%) Aerohive Networks
1 1 (10.00%) Veeam
1 1 (10.00%) Spiceworks
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Toshiba
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec
1 1 (10.00%) Sophos