Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1145 1195 1301
Rank change year-on-year +50 +106 -4
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 18 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.044% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 12
UK median annual salary £67,500 £39,954 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.94% -30.51% +35.29%
10th Percentile £46,000 £36,517 £47,600
90th Percentile £92,500 £51,525 £74,048
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £37,626 £63,299
% change year-on-year +139.20% -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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +65 12 £72,000 +80.21% 1
UK excluding London +54 6 £90,000 +139.20% 1
London +4 6 £59,000 +39.54%
South East - 4 £90,000 -
North of England +12 3 £79,007 +109.98% 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £90,000 +139.20%
North East +15 1 £68,014 +80.77% 1
North West -5 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 8 (44.44%) CITP
4 7 (38.89%) Security Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (38.89%) IISP
4 7 (38.89%) Service Management
4 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
4 7 (38.89%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) CESG
4 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
5 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Big Data
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) JMeter
7 3 (16.67%) Legal
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 3 (16.67%) Security Management
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) C

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 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless Security
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) JMeter
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 3 (16.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Service Continuity Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 7 (38.89%) CESG
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (44.44%) Information Security
4 7 (38.89%) Security Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Service Management
4 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
5 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Line Management
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Security Management
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
1 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CITP
2 7 (38.89%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (38.89%) CISSP
2 7 (38.89%) IISP
3 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (5.56%) CEH
6 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
6 1 (5.56%) ISEB
6 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
6 1 (5.56%) MBA
6 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) GDPR
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle