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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 238 223 258
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 9 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.40% 2.49% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 10
Average salary £50,000 £43,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £40,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,250 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
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
644 522 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.36% 7.90% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 543 406 438
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.49% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
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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 - 5 £55,000 -
Cheshire 0 2 £45,000 -0.55%
Manchester -13 2 £43,250 -6.98%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) ITIL
1 16 (80.00%) CISSP
1 16 (80.00%) Information Security
2 14 (70.00%) CISM
3 13 (65.00%) ISSAP
3 13 (65.00%) ISSMP
4 12 (60.00%) Information Security Management
4 12 (60.00%) Security Management
4 12 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
5 10 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 7 (35.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (25.00%) CISA
8 5 (25.00%) Retail
8 5 (25.00%) Law
8 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 2 (10.00%) UNIX
11 2 (10.00%) Windows
11 2 (10.00%) Cisco
11 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
11 2 (10.00%) FMCG
11 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (25.00%) Law
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Security Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Manager
4 3 (15.00%) IT Risk Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Governance Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Governance Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Information Governance Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) FMCG
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) GIS
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.00%) RMADS
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
1 16 (80.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Information Security Management
2 12 (60.00%) Security Management
3 10 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) CISSP
2 14 (70.00%) CISM
3 13 (65.00%) ISSAP
3 13 (65.00%) ISSMP
4 7 (35.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) CISA
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) CRISC
6 1 (5.00%) CISMP
6 1 (5.00%) QiCA
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCNP
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 12 (60.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Juniper
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint