Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 920 935 1023
Rank change year-on-year +15 +88 -31
Permanent jobs citing MBA 213 271 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 117 123 101
UK median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £47,500 £46,450 £40,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £117,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,500 £68,750 £67,500
% change year-on-year -0.36% +1.85% +12.50%

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 37,958 43,163 48,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.77% 24.02% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27,902 33,207 38,676
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 +23 204 £85,000 +21.43% 13
London +87 167 £90,000 +28.57% 6
UK excluding London 0 45 £68,500 -0.36% 7
East of England +41 18 £82,500 +6.45%
South East -32 11 £62,500 +16.28% 2
Scotland +4 8 £77,500 -40.38%
North of England +42 5 £50,000 -30.07% 1
Yorkshire +41 5 £50,000 -47.37%
Midlands +30 2 - - 3
South West +12 2 £55,000 -30.16% 1
West Midlands +12 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 173 (81.22%) Degree
2 137 (64.32%) Finance
3 79 (37.09%) Analytics
4 76 (35.68%) Computer Science
5 70 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (22.07%) Project Management
7 41 (19.25%) Business Development
7 41 (19.25%) Data Science
8 40 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (17.84%) Coaching
9 38 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (16.90%) Marketing
11 35 (16.43%) ITIL
11 35 (16.43%) Public Cloud
12 34 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (15.49%) Natural Language Processing
14 32 (15.02%) Presales
14 32 (15.02%) Salesforce.com
14 32 (15.02%) Google
15 30 (14.08%) Migration
15 30 (14.08%) Enterprise Cloud
15 30 (14.08%) Google Cloud Platform
15 30 (14.08%) High Availability
16 29 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (11.74%) Banking
18 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.27%) Product Management
19 23 (10.80%) Decision-Making
19 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel

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 20 (9.39%) OpenStack
2 6 (2.82%) SAS
3 4 (1.88%) nginx
4 3 (1.41%) MS Project Server
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.41%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.84%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (15.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (14.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (6.57%) SaaS
5 7 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.29%) PaaS
6 6 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.82%) Office 365
7 5 (2.35%) IaaS
8 4 (1.88%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.41%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (1.41%) G Suite
9 3 (1.41%) Serverless
9 3 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) Internet
2 5 (2.35%) WAN
2 5 (2.35%) Wireless
3 4 (1.88%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.41%) LAN
5 2 (0.94%) Firewall
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.45%) Blockchain
2 12 (5.63%) Big Data
3 5 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.35%) Power BI
4 4 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.88%) MySQL
4 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.88%) QlikView
4 4 (1.88%) Redis
5 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.94%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.94%) ROLAP
6 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.47%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.41%) Maven
1 3 (1.41%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.94%) RStudio
3 1 (0.47%) Hudson
3 1 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 137 (64.32%) Finance
2 36 (16.90%) Marketing
3 25 (11.74%) Banking
4 14 (6.57%) Retail
5 11 (5.16%) Legal
6 6 (2.82%) Back Office
7 5 (2.35%) Automotive
7 5 (2.35%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (2.35%) Games
7 5 (2.35%) Social Science
8 3 (1.41%) Electronics
8 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (19.25%) Consultant
2 31 (14.55%) Architect
3 30 (14.08%) AWS Architect
3 30 (14.08%) Azure Architect
3 30 (14.08%) Cloud Architect
4 23 (10.80%) Project Manager
5 18 (8.45%) Senior Manager
6 16 (7.51%) Product Manager
6 16 (7.51%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.04%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.04%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
8 13 (6.10%) Service Manager
9 12 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
9 12 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (5.63%) Services Delivery Manager
10 10 (4.69%) Business Manager
10 10 (4.69%) IT Manager
11 9 (4.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.49%) Natural Language Processing
2 22 (10.33%) Web Services
3 6 (2.82%) Middleware
4 4 (1.88%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.41%) .NET
5 3 (1.41%) Ajax
5 3 (1.41%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.41%) HTML
5 3 (1.41%) J2EE
5 3 (1.41%) JSON
5 3 (1.41%) JSP
5 3 (1.41%) LAMP
5 3 (1.41%) Node.js
5 3 (1.41%) RESTful
5 3 (1.41%) SOAP
5 3 (1.41%) Spring
5 3 (1.41%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.41%) XML
5 3 (1.41%) XSLT
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 70 (32.86%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (16.43%) Public Cloud
3 30 (14.08%) Enterprise Cloud
4 22 (10.33%) User Experience
5 15 (7.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (7.04%) Private Cloud
6 14 (6.57%) Data Centre
7 13 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (5.16%) Mobile App
9 9 (4.23%) Fintech
9 9 (4.23%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.82%) Virtual Team
11 5 (2.35%) Algorithms
11 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (2.35%) FMCG
12 4 (1.88%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.88%) NHS
12 4 (1.88%) PMI
13 3 (1.41%) Marketing Technology
14 2 (0.94%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.23%) Linux
1 9 (4.23%) Windows
2 8 (3.76%) Ubuntu
3 5 (2.35%) Debian
3 5 (2.35%) Unix
3 5 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.88%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.09%) Analytics
2 76 (35.68%) Computer Science
3 47 (22.07%) Project Management
4 41 (19.25%) Business Development
4 41 (19.25%) Data Science
5 40 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (17.84%) Coaching
7 36 (16.90%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (16.43%) ITIL
9 32 (15.02%) Presales
10 30 (14.08%) High Availability
10 30 (14.08%) Migration
11 29 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (11.27%) Product Management
13 23 (10.80%) Decision-Making
14 21 (9.86%) Matrix Organization
14 21 (9.86%) Scrum
14 21 (9.86%) Service Delivery
15 20 (9.39%) Data Management
15 20 (9.39%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.92%) SQL
2 17 (7.98%) Python
3 10 (4.69%) R
4 8 (3.76%) Java
5 5 (2.35%) VBA
6 4 (1.88%) C
7 2 (0.94%) C#
7 2 (0.94%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 173 (81.22%) Degree
2 20 (9.39%) PhD
3 17 (7.98%) PMI Certification
4 13 (6.10%) PMP
5 11 (5.16%) Master's Degree
6 6 (2.82%) CFA
7 5 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.94%) CCIE
8 2 (0.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.94%) CIMA
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.94%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ACCA
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.23%) SLA
2 8 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 8 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.29%) PMO
4 6 (2.82%) QA
5 2 (0.94%) DO-160
5 2 (0.94%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.47%) Basel II
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.47%) IFRS
6 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
1 5 (2.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (15.02%) Google
1 32 (15.02%) Salesforce.com
2 24 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.33%) VMware
4 21 (9.86%) Oracle
5 15 (7.04%) IBM
6 5 (2.35%) Cognizant
6 5 (2.35%) NetApp
6 5 (2.35%) Tableau
7 4 (1.88%) Adobe
7 4 (1.88%) SAP
8 3 (1.41%) Rakuten
8 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.94%) Cisco
9 2 (0.94%) Marketo
9 2 (0.94%) Mitel
9 2 (0.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.47%) PayPal
10 1 (0.47%) WorldPay