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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 215 174 193
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +19
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 4 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.075% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.84% 4.34% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 13
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £26,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
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
474 415 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.92% 8.45% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 395 363 410
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +16.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Warwickshire -12 1 £60,000 -4.00%
Coventry -21 1 £60,000 -
Birmingham -22 1 £55,000 -45.00%
Staffordshire - 1 £70,000 -
COBIT
England

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (52.63%) Information Security
1 10 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
4 6 (31.58%) Information Governance
4 6 (31.58%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) CESG
7 3 (15.79%) Electronics
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) CISA
7 3 (15.79%) Process Management
7 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (15.79%) Middleware
7 3 (15.79%) BCP
7 3 (15.79%) SQL

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (15.79%) Electronics
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Information Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Security Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Compliance Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Lead Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Lead Security Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Head of IT
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (31.58%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (15.79%) CESG
3 3 (15.79%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (10.53%) PKI
4 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Data Protection
4 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
4 6 (31.58%) Information Governance
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Security Management
7 3 (15.79%) Process Management
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.79%) BCP
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) CISA
3 2 (10.53%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) CGEIT
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
3 4 (21.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (15.79%) HIPAA
4 3 (15.79%) QA
4 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Veeam
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP