Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MBCS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1190 1218 1281
Rank change year-on-year +28 +63 +33
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 16 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.051% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 17
UK median annual salary £67,500 £42,283 £63,299
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.64% -33.20% +48.07%
10th Percentile £46,000 £36,517 £48,100
90th Percentile £92,500 £50,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £79,007 £37,626 £63,299
% change year-on-year +109.98% -40.56% +48.94%

MBCS 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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

MBCS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MBCS over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MBCS within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +9 10 £68,014 +60.86% 1
London +25 5 £46,000 +8.79%
UK excluding London +8 5 £79,007 +109.98% 1
North of England +9 3 £79,007 +109.98% 1
South East - 3 £90,000 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £90,000 +139.20%
North East +6 1 £68,014 +80.77% 1
North West +2 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing MBCS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MBCS.

1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
3 9 (56.25%) Information Security
4 8 (50.00%) CITP
5 7 (43.75%) Security Architecture
5 7 (43.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (43.75%) IISP
5 7 (43.75%) Service Management
5 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 7 (43.75%) ISO 9001
5 7 (43.75%) CESG
5 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
6 6 (37.50%) Data Analysis
6 6 (37.50%) Quality Management
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Big Data
7 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (18.75%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) Legal
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
8 3 (18.75%) Security Management
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (18.75%) VPN

MBCS
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 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
1 3 (18.75%) Wireless
1 3 (18.75%) Wireless Security
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 2 (12.50%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Lead Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Service Continuity Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Head of IT
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
2 7 (43.75%) CESG
3 3 (18.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (56.25%) Information Security
4 7 (43.75%) Security Architecture
4 7 (43.75%) Service Management
4 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
5 6 (37.50%) Data Analysis
5 6 (37.50%) Quality Management
6 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
7 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
7 3 (18.75%) Line Management
7 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (18.75%) Security Management
8 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
8 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CITP
2 7 (43.75%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 7 (43.75%) IISP
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (12.50%) CEH
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MCSE
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (12.50%) RHCSA
6 1 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) CISM
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (6.25%) ISEB
6 1 (6.25%) MBA
6 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO 9001
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) GDPR
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Capita
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle