The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 94 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 8 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.75% - 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.79% - 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 4
Average salary £61,250 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.50% +3.00%
COBIT
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
91 158 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 8.54% 13.21% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 82 134 104
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

COBIT
Salary Trend in Kent

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

COBIT Salary Trend in Kent

COBIT
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 7 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £70,000 -
COBIT
South East

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 13 (92.86%) ITIL
1 13 (92.86%) Service Delivery
2 10 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 6 (42.86%) IP Telephony
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Release Management
5 6 (42.86%) Network Management
5 6 (42.86%) Line Management
6 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Management
6 5 (35.71%) Security Management
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
6 5 (35.71%) VMS
6 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) MCSE
7 4 (28.57%) MCSA
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) CCIE
7 4 (28.57%) CCNA
7 4 (28.57%) CCDP
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) MCP

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 5 (35.71%) LAN
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Head of IT
2 4 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Head of Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Service Assurance Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Vendor Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) ITIL
1 13 (92.86%) Service Delivery
2 10 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) Release Management
3 6 (42.86%) Network Management
3 6 (42.86%) Line Management
4 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
4 5 (35.71%) Security Management
4 5 (35.71%) Performance Management
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) People Management
5 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
7 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) MCP
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
2 4 (28.57%) MCSA
2 4 (28.57%) CCIE
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) CCDP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (28.57%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) SAP