The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 214 192 194
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 8 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.71% 4.16% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 3
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £58,000 £55,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +12.24%
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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
468 457 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.27% 8.50% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 401 367 395
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

COBIT
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

COBIT Salary Trend in the West Midlands

COBIT
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COBIT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

COBIT Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

COBIT
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Birmingham -12 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Coventry -15 1 £38,500 -
Staffordshire -18 1 £22,000 -51.11%
Warwickshire - 1 £58,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
6 4 (23.53%) Marketing
6 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Logistics
6 4 (23.53%) CISSP
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Automotive
6 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
8 2 (11.76%) CRISC
8 2 (11.76%) SailPoint
8 2 (11.76%) CISA
8 2 (11.76%) ERP
8 2 (11.76%) Data Security
9 1 (5.88%) GIAC
9 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.88%) Firewall
9 1 (5.88%) Electronics
9 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (5.88%) LAN

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Automotive
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Service Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Business Manager
1 4 (23.53%) IT Services Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Auditor
3 2 (11.76%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior IT Auditor
3 2 (11.76%) Auditor
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Auditor
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SailPoint
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Information Security
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
4 5 (29.41%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Logistics
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Security
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) UML
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CISA
2 2 (11.76%) CRISC
3 1 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) GIAC
3 1 (5.88%) GCIA
3 1 (5.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft