The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 231 229 208
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 14 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.71% 1.58% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 17
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.91%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.04%
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 South West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
517 633 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 8.16% 10.67% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 409 479 592
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 South West

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

COBIT
Salary Trend in the South West

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

COBIT Salary Trend in the South West

COBIT
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £57,500 -
Somerset +6 4 £60,000 +14.28%
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Bristol +12 1 £57,500 +76.92%
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 32 (84.21%) ITIL
2 17 (44.74%) Finance
3 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
4 14 (36.84%) ITSM
4 14 (36.84%) Service Management
4 14 (36.84%) .NET
5 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) TOGAF
7 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.68%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) SOA
8 9 (23.68%) Banking
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
9 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
10 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (18.42%) LDAP
11 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.79%) Six Sigma
11 6 (15.79%) UML
11 6 (15.79%) Project Management
11 6 (15.79%) Information Security
11 6 (15.79%) Asset Management
11 6 (15.79%) Marketing
11 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (15.79%) Wealth Management
11 6 (15.79%) Use Case

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) iPlanet
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LDAP
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) SNMP
4 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) NAS
6 1 (2.63%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Consultant
2 11 (28.95%) ITSM Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Technical Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Senior Consultant
4 8 (21.05%) Senior Technical Architect
4 8 (21.05%) Senior Architect
5 6 (15.79%) Solutions Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Sales Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Designer
6 5 (13.16%) Designer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Designer
7 4 (10.53%) Information Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Security Manager
7 4 (10.53%) Business Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Head of Technology
8 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) SAML
2 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) UNIX
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Service Management
2 14 (36.84%) ITSM
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (31.58%) TOGAF
5 9 (23.68%) SOA
6 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
7 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (15.79%) Six Sigma
8 6 (15.79%) UML
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Information Security
8 6 (15.79%) Asset Management
8 6 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (15.79%) Wealth Management
8 6 (15.79%) Use Case
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
10 4 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) CISSP
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (13.16%) CISM
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CISA
3 1 (2.63%) QiCA
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Altiris
2 5 (13.16%) DevExpress
2 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
4 1 (2.63%) Tripwire