Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 966 934 1088
Rank change year-on-year -32 +154 -83
Permanent jobs citing MBA 196 271 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.64% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109 128 112
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +9.43% +15.22%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,075 £40,250
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,750 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,500 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -8.67% +11.11% +28.57%

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 39,080 42,544 50,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.39% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,975 32,654 40,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

MBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MBA in the UK

MBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MBA over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MBA in the UK

MBA
Top 12 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 22 October 2018. 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 +14 185 £77,500 +6.90% 19
London +46 146 £77,500 +6.90% 11
UK excluding London -31 50 £68,500 -8.67% 9
East of England +27 14 £82,500 +59.42% 3
Scotland +2 11 £76,250 -41.35% 1
South East -42 11 £58,750 -21.67% 4
North of England +13 7 £59,250 -28.83%
Yorkshire +24 5 £50,000 -48.72%
West Midlands +23 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Midlands +18 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
South West -15 4 £80,000 +1.59%
North West +12 2 £69,500 +46.32%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 160 (81.63%) Degree
2 116 (59.18%) Finance
3 53 (27.04%) Computer Science
4 52 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (25.51%) Analytics
6 49 (25.00%) Project Management
7 47 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (17.35%) Business Development
11 29 (14.80%) Coaching
12 28 (14.29%) ITIL
13 26 (13.27%) Marketing
14 24 (12.24%) Data Science
14 24 (12.24%) IT Strategy
15 23 (11.73%) Product Management
15 23 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (11.22%) Presales
16 22 (11.22%) Banking
16 22 (11.22%) Migration
17 21 (10.71%) Service Delivery
17 21 (10.71%) Oracle
17 21 (10.71%) Decision-Making
18 20 (10.20%) Scrum
19 19 (9.69%) PMI Certification
19 19 (9.69%) Retail
19 19 (9.69%) Public Cloud
20 18 (9.18%) DevOps
20 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 18 (9.18%) Strategic Thinking

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 12 (6.12%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.53%) MS Project Server
2 3 (1.53%) nginx
2 3 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (8.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.53%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.02%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (1.02%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (6.63%) SaaS
5 8 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.57%) IaaS
6 7 (3.57%) PaaS
7 6 (3.06%) G Suite
7 6 (3.06%) Office 365
8 4 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.53%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (1.53%) Serverless
9 3 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.12%) Internet
2 4 (2.04%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.53%) Firewall
3 3 (1.53%) WAN
4 2 (1.02%) Wireless
5 1 (0.51%) LAN
5 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.65%) Blockchain
2 14 (7.14%) Big Data
3 8 (4.08%) Data Lake
4 5 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.04%) MySQL
5 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.04%) Power BI
6 3 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.53%) Redis
7 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.02%) ROLAP
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.51%) QlikView
8 1 (0.51%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.53%) Maven
1 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.51%) Hudson
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) RStudio
General
1 116 (59.18%) Finance
2 26 (13.27%) Marketing
3 22 (11.22%) Banking
4 19 (9.69%) Retail
5 15 (7.65%) Legal
6 9 (4.59%) Back Office
6 9 (4.59%) Investment Banking
7 8 (4.08%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.55%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (2.55%) Games
8 5 (2.55%) Social Science
9 4 (2.04%) Automotive
10 3 (1.53%) Front Office
10 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
11 2 (1.02%) Private Banking
11 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.51%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (14.80%) Consultant
2 20 (10.20%) Project Manager
3 17 (8.67%) Product Manager
3 17 (8.67%) Senior Manager
4 14 (7.14%) Architect
4 14 (7.14%) AWS Architect
4 14 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 14 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (6.63%) Service Manager
6 12 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (6.12%) Services Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.10%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.08%) Business Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) ITIL Manager
10 7 (3.57%) ITIL Service Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Service Manager
10 7 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) Web Services
2 14 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
3 6 (3.06%) Middleware
4 4 (2.04%) .NET
5 3 (1.53%) Ajax
5 3 (1.53%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.53%) HTML
5 3 (1.53%) J2EE
5 3 (1.53%) JSON
5 3 (1.53%) JSP
5 3 (1.53%) LAMP
5 3 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.53%) Node.js
5 3 (1.53%) RESTful
5 3 (1.53%) SOAP
5 3 (1.53%) Spring
5 3 (1.53%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.53%) XML
5 3 (1.53%) XSLT
6 2 (1.02%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.04%) Computer Science
2 52 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.69%) Public Cloud
4 14 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 14 (7.14%) Enterprise Cloud
4 14 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (5.10%) Fintech
7 8 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (4.08%) User Experience
8 7 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (3.57%) Private Cloud
9 6 (3.06%) PMI
9 6 (3.06%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.55%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.55%) Digital Currency
10 5 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (2.55%) FMCG
10 5 (2.55%) Machine to Machine
10 5 (2.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.08%) Linux
1 8 (4.08%) Ubuntu
1 8 (4.08%) Windows
2 5 (2.55%) Debian
2 5 (2.55%) Unix
2 5 (2.55%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.53%) Solaris
3 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.51%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.51%) Analytics
2 49 (25.00%) Project Management
3 47 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (17.35%) Business Development
7 29 (14.80%) Coaching
8 28 (14.29%) ITIL
9 24 (12.24%) Data Science
9 24 (12.24%) IT Strategy
10 23 (11.73%) Product Management
11 22 (11.22%) Migration
11 22 (11.22%) Presales
12 21 (10.71%) Decision-Making
12 21 (10.71%) Service Delivery
13 20 (10.20%) Scrum
14 18 (9.18%) DevOps
14 18 (9.18%) Matrix Organization
14 18 (9.18%) Strategic Thinking
15 16 (8.16%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.18%) Python
2 17 (8.67%) SQL
3 9 (4.59%) Java
3 9 (4.59%) R
4 4 (2.04%) C
4 4 (2.04%) C#
5 3 (1.53%) VBA
6 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 160 (81.63%) Degree
2 19 (9.69%) PMI Certification
3 17 (8.67%) Master's Degree
4 13 (6.63%) PMP
5 6 (3.06%) PhD
6 5 (2.55%) CFA
6 5 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (1.53%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.02%) CCNP
8 2 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.02%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ACCA
9 1 (0.51%) CIMA
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.12%) SLA
2 9 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 8 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (3.57%) PMO
5 5 (2.55%) ISO 8583
6 2 (1.02%) DO-160
7 1 (0.51%) Basel II
7 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.51%) IFRS
7 1 (0.51%) QA
7 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (2.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) Oracle
2 14 (7.14%) Google
2 14 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
2 14 (7.14%) VMware
3 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.57%) IBM
5 5 (2.55%) Cognizant
5 5 (2.55%) NetApp
5 5 (2.55%) SAP
6 3 (1.53%) Cisco
6 3 (1.53%) Rakuten
6 3 (1.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.02%) Mitel
8 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) PayPal
8 1 (0.51%) Tableau
8 1 (0.51%) WorldPay