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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 121 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 1 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.055% 0.61% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 7.48% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 5
Average salary £55,000 £100,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.00% +110.52%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
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
181 147 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.95% 8.19% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 139 134 127
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £30,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £55,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 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 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
2 3 (42.86%) CESG
2 3 (42.86%) Process Management
2 3 (42.86%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (42.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) BCP
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (42.86%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Risk Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
1 3 (42.86%) CESG
1 3 (42.86%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Information Governance
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
2 3 (42.86%) Process Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) BCP
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP