Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 759 1098 1184
Rank change year-on-year +339 +86 +29
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 17 13 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.038% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 0
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 14,358 34,254 40,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.99% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10,380 24,851 30,119
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

MBCS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MBCS over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +323 17 £47,500 +11.76% 1
UK excluding London +287 16 £47,500 +11.76%
East of England +99 6 £40,000 -5.88%
South East - 6 £60,000 -
Work from Home +72 5 £40,000 -5.88%
North of England - 4 £56,750 -
North West - 4 £56,750 -
London - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT jobs citing MBCS 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 MBCS.

1 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (58.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (52.94%) High Availability
3 9 (52.94%) RHCSA
3 9 (52.94%) 802.1X
3 9 (52.94%) Resource Management
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless Security
3 9 (52.94%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (52.94%) Wireless
3 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
3 9 (52.94%) CEH
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
4 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (47.06%) Security Hardening
4 8 (47.06%) Patch Management
4 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
4 8 (47.06%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (47.06%) Commercial Awareness
4 8 (47.06%) Tech Ops
4 8 (47.06%) NCSC

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 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (23.53%) Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
1 9 (52.94%) Wireless
1 9 (52.94%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (17.65%) Power BI
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
1 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Police
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Security Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Operational Security Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Operations Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Security Operations Manager
3 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 6 (35.29%) SOC Manager
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) 802.1X
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Sass
2 3 (17.65%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (35.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (52.94%) High Availability
2 9 (52.94%) Resource Management
2 9 (52.94%) Risk Management
3 8 (47.06%) Commercial Awareness
3 8 (47.06%) Patch Management
3 8 (47.06%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Security Hardening
3 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
3 8 (47.06%) Tech Ops
3 8 (47.06%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (23.53%) Line Management
6 3 (17.65%) DevOps
6 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (17.65%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
1 3 (17.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Degree
2 10 (58.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (52.94%) CEH
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (52.94%) RHCSA
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) NCSC
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft