The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 252 235 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 11 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.10% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.48% 1.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 0
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% -
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
COBIT
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
743 477 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.87% 7.03% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 617 358 536
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,650 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

COBIT
Salary Trend in the North West

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

COBIT Salary Trend in the North West

COBIT
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Merseyside - 8 £51,000 -
Cheshire -17 2 £52,500 +10.52%
Manchester -6 1 £55,000 +13.40%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 15 (68.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (59.09%) CISSP
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL
3 12 (54.55%) CISM
3 12 (54.55%) Information Security
3 12 (54.55%) ISSAP
3 12 (54.55%) ISSMP
3 12 (54.55%) Data Protection
3 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
4 10 (45.45%) Degree
4 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) Security Management
5 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
7 7 (31.82%) Supplier Management
8 6 (27.27%) Retail
8 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
9 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
9 5 (22.73%) SaaS
9 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
9 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (22.73%) PRINCE
9 5 (22.73%) Internet
9 5 (22.73%) Project Management
9 5 (22.73%) Quality Management
9 5 (22.73%) CMMI
9 5 (22.73%) SOA

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Retail
3 4 (18.18%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Senior Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Information Security Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Information Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Security Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Information Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Manager
4 3 (13.64%) IT Risk Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Governance Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Governance Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) FMCG
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
1 12 (54.55%) Information Security
1 12 (54.55%) Data Protection
2 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
2 10 (45.45%) Security Management
3 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
4 7 (31.82%) Supplier Management
5 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Matrix Management
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 5 (22.73%) RAD
5 5 (22.73%) SOA
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Quality Management
5 5 (22.73%) CMMI
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CISSP
2 12 (54.55%) CISM
2 12 (54.55%) ISSAP
2 12 (54.55%) ISSMP
3 10 (45.45%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (54.55%) PCI DSS
3 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (9.09%) COSO
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint