Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 884 663 944
Rank change year-on-year -221 +281 +41
Permanent jobs citing MBA 174 41 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 74
10th Percentile £45,375 £65,000 £48,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £72,500 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.67% -3.23%
75th Percentile £78,438 £103,750 £112,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £120,000 £125,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year -23.33% -3.23% +13.14%

MBA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,125 10,445 31,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.60% 21.57% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 15,114 8,037 23,416
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,651 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.75% +7.78% -

MBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MBA.

Salary trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MBA over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MBA within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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 -188 170 £60,000 -25.00% 22
London -153 111 £72,500 -12.12% 14
UK excluding London -199 58 £57,500 -23.33% 11
South East -125 35 £57,500 -54.90% 3
Work from Home -242 27 £62,500 -64.29% 1
North of England -116 8 £90,000 - 1
South West -93 5 - - 1
Midlands - 5 £57,500 -
North West - 4 £90,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £57,500 -
East of England - 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -108 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT jobs citing MBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MBA.

1 114 (65.52%) Degree
2 76 (43.68%) Marketing
3 71 (40.80%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (36.21%) Social Skills
5 57 (32.76%) Finance
6 51 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (29.31%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (24.14%) Product Management
8 40 (22.99%) Business Development
9 38 (21.84%) Computer Science
10 34 (19.54%) Analytics
10 34 (19.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 33 (18.97%) PhD
11 33 (18.97%) Life Science
12 30 (17.24%) Business Case
13 29 (16.67%) Product Strategy
13 29 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
14 26 (14.94%) Project Management
15 25 (14.37%) Presales
16 23 (13.22%) PMO
16 23 (13.22%) Strategic Roadmap
16 23 (13.22%) SaaS
17 21 (12.07%) Project Delivery
17 21 (12.07%) Thought Leadership
18 20 (11.49%) Requirements Gathering
19 19 (10.92%) Master's Degree
20 18 (10.34%) ERP
20 18 (10.34%) Prototyping
21 17 (9.77%) Matrix Organization
21 17 (9.77%) SAP

MBA
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 2 (1.15%) IIS
1 2 (1.15%) MTS
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.57%) Confluence
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (5.17%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (3.45%) NetSuite
3 4 (2.30%) Sentinel
4 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.15%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 2 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle AGIS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.22%) SaaS
2 16 (9.20%) AWS
3 12 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
3 12 (6.90%) Serverless
4 11 (6.32%) Veeva
5 8 (4.60%) Oracle CX
6 6 (3.45%) Azure
6 6 (3.45%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.30%) GCP
8 3 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.72%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.72%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.57%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.62%) DTS
2 9 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.02%) Tableau
5 6 (3.45%) Power BI
6 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (1.15%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.15%) Cypress.io
2 2 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 76 (43.68%) Marketing
2 71 (40.80%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (36.21%) Social Skills
4 57 (32.76%) Finance
5 34 (19.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (7.47%) Legal
6 13 (7.47%) Presentation Skills
7 12 (6.90%) Public Sector
8 10 (5.75%) Telecoms
9 9 (5.17%) French Language
10 6 (3.45%) Manufacturing
10 6 (3.45%) Spanish Language
11 5 (2.87%) German Language
11 5 (2.87%) Retail
12 2 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.15%) Italian Language
12 2 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
13 1 (0.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.57%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 26 (14.94%) Product Manager
2 19 (10.92%) Consultant
3 15 (8.62%) Developer
3 15 (8.62%) Head of Digital
3 15 (8.62%) Head of Portfolio Management
4 10 (5.75%) Commercial Consultant
5 9 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.60%) Business Manager
6 8 (4.60%) IT Manager
6 8 (4.60%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (4.60%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (4.60%) Telecoms Manager
6 8 (4.60%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 7 (4.02%) Product Management Director
8 6 (3.45%) ERP Consultant
8 6 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (3.45%) React Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Senior Mobile Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) GraphQL
1 9 (5.17%) React
2 6 (3.45%) React Native
2 6 (3.45%) Redux
3 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.72%) DOM
3 3 (1.72%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.72%) J2EE
3 3 (1.72%) MobX
3 3 (1.72%) RESTful
3 3 (1.72%) Spring
4 2 (1.15%) COM+
4 2 (1.15%) CSS
4 2 (1.15%) DCOM
4 2 (1.15%) HTML
4 2 (1.15%) HTML5
4 2 (1.15%) LAMP
4 2 (1.15%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.15%) WPF
4 2 (1.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.97%) Life Science
2 16 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.60%) User Experience
4 7 (4.02%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.45%) Legacy Code
6 5 (2.87%) Marketing Technology
7 4 (2.30%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.30%) Learning Management System
7 4 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.72%) NHS
8 3 (1.72%) Social Media
9 2 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.57%) FMCG
10 1 (0.57%) LIMS
10 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.45%) Windows
2 3 (1.72%) Linux
2 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (29.31%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (24.14%) Product Management
3 40 (22.99%) Business Development
4 38 (21.84%) Computer Science
5 34 (19.54%) Analytics
6 30 (17.24%) Business Case
7 29 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
7 29 (16.67%) Product Strategy
8 26 (14.94%) Project Management
9 25 (14.37%) Presales
10 23 (13.22%) Strategic Roadmap
11 21 (12.07%) Project Delivery
11 21 (12.07%) Thought Leadership
12 20 (11.49%) Requirements Gathering
13 18 (10.34%) ERP
13 18 (10.34%) Prototyping
14 17 (9.77%) Matrix Organization
15 16 (9.20%) Due Diligence
15 16 (9.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.60%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.45%) Python
2 6 (3.45%) R
2 6 (3.45%) SQL
3 4 (2.30%) Java
4 2 (1.15%) PHP
4 2 (1.15%) Ruby
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (65.52%) Degree
2 33 (18.97%) PhD
3 19 (10.92%) Master's Degree
4 8 (4.60%) PMI Certification
4 8 (4.60%) PMP
5 4 (2.30%) CIPD
6 2 (1.15%) CFA
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) MCSA
7 1 (0.57%) MCSD
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.22%) PMO
2 16 (9.20%) QA
3 4 (2.30%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.57%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (9.77%) SAP
2 16 (9.20%) Google
3 15 (8.62%) Oracle
4 10 (5.75%) CA
5 5 (2.87%) Infor
5 5 (2.87%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.87%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.87%) Sage
6 3 (1.72%) Adobe
6 3 (1.72%) New Relic
6 3 (1.72%) Splunk
7 2 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.57%) Cadence
8 1 (0.57%) Dell
8 1 (0.57%) Facebook
8 1 (0.57%) FIS
8 1 (0.57%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) VMware
8 1 (0.57%) YouTube