Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1216 1299
Rank change year-on-year +48 +83 +31
Permanent jobs citing MBCS 19 24 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.045% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 10
UK median annual salary £67,500 £40,063 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.49% -30.33% +43.75%
10th Percentile £46,000 £36,517 £45,350
90th Percentile £92,500 £81,000 £66,432
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £37,626 £55,000
% change year-on-year +139.20% -31.59% +37.50%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MBCS in the UK

MBCS
Top 9 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 22 August 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 +57 13 £72,000 +79.72%
London +37 7 £57,604 -9.82%
UK excluding London +35 6 £90,000 +139.20%
South East +80 4 £90,000 +9.09%
Midlands +31 1 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 £90,000 +139.20%
West Midlands +19 1 - -
South West -3 1 - -
North of England -21 1 £90,000 +139.20%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
3 7 (36.84%) CITP
3 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
3 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
4 6 (31.58%) CISSP
4 6 (31.58%) Service Management
4 6 (31.58%) Quality Management
4 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) CESG
4 6 (31.58%) Big Data
4 6 (31.58%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (31.58%) IISP
5 5 (26.32%) Legal
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) JMeter
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Windows

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 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Big Data
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (21.05%) JMeter
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
1 4 (21.05%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (26.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Security Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Security Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Service Continuity Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Head of IT
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) CESG
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
3 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
4 6 (31.58%) Quality Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
6 3 (15.79%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
1 4 (21.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CITP
2 6 (31.58%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (31.58%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) IISP
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) ISEB
6 1 (5.26%) MBA
6 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
2 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle