Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 797 823 941
Rank change year-on-year +26 +118 +123
Permanent jobs citing MBA 89 95 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 49 42 95
10th Percentile £51,250 £58,750 £52,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £68,125 £66,530
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.71% - +13.33%
75th Percentile £90,000 £109,375 £118,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £115,000 £139,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year -6.45% -3.13% +25.49%

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 19,235 20,680 35,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 21.47% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12,248 15,565 25,964
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.05% +5.56% +1.12%

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 16 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Top 11 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 16 May 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 +39 83 £72,500 -14.71% 20
London +21 44 £75,000 -31.82% 12
UK excluding London +28 36 £72,500 -6.45% 9
South East +56 25 £64,000 -23.58% 1
Work from Home -156 8 £85,000 -22.73% 5
North West +31 4 £72,500 +3.57% 3
North of England -6 4 £72,500 +3.57% 5
South West -37 3 - -
East of England +29 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 61 (68.54%) Degree
2 31 (34.83%) Social Skills
3 28 (31.46%) Marketing
4 26 (29.21%) Finance
5 23 (25.84%) CRM
6 22 (24.72%) Project Management
6 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (23.60%) Mentoring
8 18 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (19.10%) Manufacturing
10 15 (16.85%) Business Development
10 15 (16.85%) Thought Leadership
11 14 (15.73%) IT Strategy
11 14 (15.73%) FMCG
11 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
12 13 (14.61%) B2B
12 13 (14.61%) ITIL
12 13 (14.61%) Presales
12 13 (14.61%) Product Management
12 13 (14.61%) Analytics
13 12 (13.48%) Project Delivery
13 12 (13.48%) Organisational Skills
13 12 (13.48%) Retail
14 11 (12.36%) Logistics
14 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
14 11 (12.36%) Master's Degree
14 11 (12.36%) Performance Improvement
15 10 (11.24%) DevOps
15 10 (11.24%) Coaching

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 4 (4.49%) SAS
2 2 (2.25%) Liferay
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Magento
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (2.25%) Shopify
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.12%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Power Platform
1 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.37%) Veeva
3 2 (2.25%) Azure
3 2 (2.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.12%) AWS
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.12%) GCP
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) SD-WAN
1 7 (7.87%) Software-Defined Networking
1 7 (7.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) Power BI
2 2 (2.25%) DTS
2 2 (2.25%) Mixpanel
2 2 (2.25%) Tableau
3 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) JIRA
General
1 31 (34.83%) Social Skills
2 28 (31.46%) Marketing
3 26 (29.21%) Finance
4 18 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (19.10%) Manufacturing
6 12 (13.48%) Organisational Skills
6 12 (13.48%) Retail
7 6 (6.74%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (6.74%) Public Sector
8 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
9 3 (3.37%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
10 2 (2.25%) Electronics
10 2 (2.25%) Games
10 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (1.12%) Billing
11 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 1 (1.12%) French Language
11 1 (1.12%) Legal
11 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Consultant
2 12 (13.48%) Product Manager
3 11 (12.36%) Functional Consultant
4 10 (11.24%) Business Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Marketing Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Product Marketing Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Head of Delivery
8 4 (4.49%) React Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Strategy Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.37%) SAP Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) React Native
2 4 (4.49%) DOM
2 4 (4.49%) Redux
3 3 (3.37%) MobX
4 2 (2.25%) Node.js
5 1 (1.12%) COM+
5 1 (1.12%) DCOM
5 1 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.12%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.12%) REST
5 1 (1.12%) RESTful
5 1 (1.12%) SAML
5 1 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) FMCG
2 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.37%) Life Science
6 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) CRM
2 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Project Management
3 21 (23.60%) Mentoring
3 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (16.85%) Business Development
4 15 (16.85%) Thought Leadership
5 14 (15.73%) IT Strategy
5 14 (15.73%) Service Delivery
6 13 (14.61%) Analytics
6 13 (14.61%) B2B
6 13 (14.61%) ITIL
6 13 (14.61%) Presales
6 13 (14.61%) Product Management
7 12 (13.48%) Project Delivery
8 11 (12.36%) Business Analysis
8 11 (12.36%) Logistics
8 11 (12.36%) Performance Improvement
9 10 (11.24%) Coaching
9 10 (11.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.49%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) Python
4 2 (2.25%) C
4 2 (2.25%) Ruby
5 1 (1.12%) Ada
5 1 (1.12%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.12%) R
5 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (68.54%) Degree
2 11 (12.36%) Master's Degree
3 5 (5.62%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.37%) PhD
5 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.25%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) PMO
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) SAP
2 8 (8.99%) Google
2 8 (8.99%) VMware
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.25%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) hybris
5 2 (2.25%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.12%) Anaplan
6 1 (1.12%) BT
6 1 (1.12%) CA
6 1 (1.12%) SYSPRO
6 1 (1.12%) YouTube