The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 124 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 6 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.47% 2.87% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 2
Average salary £50,000 £58,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% +0.86%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
COBIT
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
243 174 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.00% 8.64% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 211 138 156
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COBIT across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

COBIT
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBIT across the Birmingham region.

COBIT Salary Trend in Birmingham

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing COBIT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBIT.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (42.86%) Business Development
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing COBIT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Release Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Security Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Business Development
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) CMMI
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP