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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 213 241 241
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 16 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.67% 1.90% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 11
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +21.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £42,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £56,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +7.61%
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
599 684 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.69% 9.71% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 466 575 450
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBIT across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

COBIT Salary Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
Manchester +28 12 £55,000 +27.16% 2
Cheshire +23 3 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Merseyside -11 1 £51,500 -6.36% 1
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (56.52%) ITIL
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
3 9 (39.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (39.13%) CISM
4 8 (34.78%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (30.43%) IT Audit
6 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (26.09%) Degree
6 6 (26.09%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
7 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
7 5 (21.74%) SIEM
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
8 4 (17.39%) OWASP
8 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance
8 4 (17.39%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (17.39%) SANS
8 4 (17.39%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (17.39%) SSAE 16
8 4 (17.39%) GIAC
8 4 (17.39%) Intranet
8 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
8 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) CEH

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 4 (17.39%) Intranet
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Auditor
2 4 (17.39%) IT Auditor
2 4 (17.39%) IT Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SOC Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Head of IT Operations
5 1 (4.35%) Head of Technical Operations
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.35%) BYOD
4 1 (4.35%) CESG
4 1 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (30.43%) IT Audit
5 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (21.74%) SIEM
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance
7 4 (17.39%) OWASP
7 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (8.70%) Security Operations
10 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CISSP
2 9 (39.13%) CISM
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) CEH
4 4 (17.39%) GIAC
4 4 (17.39%) SANS
5 3 (13.04%) CISA
6 1 (4.35%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
4 4 (17.39%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (17.39%) SSAE 16
5 3 (13.04%) COSO
6 2 (8.70%) Val IT
7 1 (4.35%) ISO22301
7 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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