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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 138 134 114
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 6 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.56% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.89% 5.67% 10.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 18
Average salary £67,500 £60,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +46.34%
UK excluding London average salary £59,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +2.04%
COBIT
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
318 247 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 12.45% 9.93% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 142 176 159
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £63,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

COBIT
Salary Trend in Reading

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

COBIT Salary Trend in Reading

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 22 (62.86%) Information Security
2 16 (45.71%) ITIL
3 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
6 8 (22.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (22.86%) Firewall
6 8 (22.86%) TOGAF
6 8 (22.86%) Security Architecture
7 7 (20.00%) SABSA
8 6 (17.14%) VPN
8 6 (17.14%) SSL
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco
8 6 (17.14%) Juniper
8 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
8 6 (17.14%) NetScreen
8 6 (17.14%) CISA
8 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
8 6 (17.14%) Network Security
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (17.14%) Junos
8 6 (17.14%) F5
8 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security
9 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 5 (14.29%) CISSP
9 5 (14.29%) PRINCE
9 5 (14.29%) CISM
9 5 (14.29%) CRISC
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) Network Security
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (17.14%) Junos
2 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 6 (17.14%) SSL
2 6 (17.14%) NetScreen
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
1 8 (22.86%) Consultant
1 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Architect
1 8 (22.86%) Security Architect
1 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Risk Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Lead Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) IT Risk Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) IT Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) IT Auditor
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior IT Auditor
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Auditor
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Auditor
3 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) CESG
2 2 (5.71%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) AIX
1 2 (5.71%) Solaris
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Information Security
2 16 (45.71%) ITIL
3 12 (34.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (22.86%) TOGAF
4 8 (22.86%) Security Architecture
5 7 (20.00%) SABSA
6 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security
6 6 (17.14%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 5 (14.29%) People Management
8 4 (11.43%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Business Development
9 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.86%) Data Governance
10 1 (2.86%) Line Management
10 1 (2.86%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.86%) Security Management
10 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CISA
2 5 (14.29%) CISM
2 5 (14.29%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) CRISC
3 3 (8.57%) IRCA
4 2 (5.71%) GIAC
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
3 8 (22.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.71%) COSO
5 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco
1 6 (17.14%) Juniper
1 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
1 6 (17.14%) F5
2 2 (5.71%) VMware
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Citrix