Period
to 19 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for COBIT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COBIT over the 6 months to 19 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 671 762
Rank change year-on-year +71 +91 -134
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 228 227 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.12% 1.81% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 180 163 119
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,297
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.90% -5.57%
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £63,422 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -2.43% -3.70% +5.88%

COBIT is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,759 12,536 11,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.79% 13.55% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,869 9,374 8,737
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the UK excluding London

COBIT
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COBIT in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for COBIT in the UK excluding London

COBIT
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for COBIT in the UK excluding London

COBIT
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +34 76 £67,500 +12.50% 11
North of England +51 57 £60,000 +10.20% 4
Midlands +40 42 £52,945 -7.92% 4
North West +61 41 £52,613 +5.23% 1
East of England +66 31 £55,000 -29.03% 1
West Midlands +44 29 £52,945 +32.36% 4
Yorkshire +4 15 £70,000 +21.74% 3
East Midlands +23 13 £82,500 +6.45%
South West +15 10 £55,000 +50.68% 10
Wales +9 8 £55,000 -25.42% 1
Scotland +8 5 £105,000 +22.09% 1
North East +15 1 £65,000 +73.33%
COBIT
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, IT jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 159 (69.74%) ITIL
2 116 (50.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 110 (48.25%) Information Security
4 87 (38.16%) CISSP
5 79 (34.65%) Cybersecurity
6 78 (34.21%) Finance
7 72 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 56 (24.56%) NIST
9 54 (23.68%) Firewall
10 53 (23.25%) Management Information System
11 52 (22.81%) TOGAF
12 50 (21.93%) CISM
13 49 (21.49%) Azure
14 48 (21.05%) PCI DSS
14 48 (21.05%) CISA
15 47 (20.61%) Windows
16 46 (20.18%) GDPR
17 45 (19.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 45 (19.74%) Security Architecture
18 43 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (17.98%) Project Management
20 40 (17.54%) PRINCE2
20 40 (17.54%) Security Management
21 38 (16.67%) Active Directory
22 37 (16.23%) VMware
23 36 (15.79%) Service Management
23 36 (15.79%) Degree
24 35 (15.35%) Risk Management
25 34 (14.91%) Information Security Management
25 34 (14.91%) Enterprise Architecture

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 29 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (3.95%) IIS
3 2 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.44%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.49%) Azure
2 32 (14.04%) AWS
3 15 (6.58%) SaaS
4 10 (4.39%) GCP
5 7 (3.07%) Office 365
6 6 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.68%) Firewall
2 16 (7.02%) Cisco IPT
2 16 (7.02%) IP Telephony
3 9 (3.95%) DHCP
3 9 (3.95%) DNS
3 9 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.95%) VoIP
4 7 (3.07%) LAN
4 7 (3.07%) WAN
5 6 (2.63%) Network Security
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.44%) Internet
7 1 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.95%) SQL Server
1 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.44%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.44%) GIS
4 1 (0.44%) OLAP
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (34.21%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Legal
3 20 (8.77%) Retail
4 17 (7.46%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.70%) Banking
6 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.63%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.75%) Games
9 3 (1.32%) Advertising
9 3 (1.32%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.88%) Local Government
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (25.88%) Architect
2 44 (19.30%) Security Architect
3 29 (12.72%) Security Engineer
4 28 (12.28%) Analyst
5 24 (10.53%) IT Manager
6 21 (9.21%) IT Architect
7 20 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (8.77%) IT Security Architect
8 18 (7.89%) Operations Manager
9 17 (7.46%) IT Operations Manager
10 16 (7.02%) Consultant
11 15 (6.58%) Security Consultant
12 14 (6.14%) Security Manager
13 13 (5.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) Business Analyst
14 10 (4.39%) Senior Security Engineer
15 9 (3.95%) IT Technician
16 8 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
16 8 (3.51%) IT Analyst
16 8 (3.51%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.82%) OpenID
2 10 (4.39%) OAuth
2 10 (4.39%) OAuth2
2 10 (4.39%) XACML
3 3 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.44%) COM
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
4 1 (0.44%) SAML
4 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (23.25%) Management Information System
2 34 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.70%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.70%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (5.26%) PKI
6 10 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.07%) PMI
8 6 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.32%) TM Forum
11 2 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 1 (0.44%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (20.61%) Windows
2 29 (12.72%) Windows Server
2 29 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (12.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (8.33%) Unix
4 16 (7.02%) HPUX
5 12 (5.26%) Linux
6 9 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (69.74%) ITIL
2 110 (48.25%) Information Security
3 79 (34.65%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (22.81%) TOGAF
5 45 (19.74%) Security Architecture
6 43 (18.86%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (17.98%) Project Management
8 40 (17.54%) PRINCE2
8 40 (17.54%) Security Management
9 36 (15.79%) Service Management
10 35 (15.35%) Risk Management
11 34 (14.91%) Enterprise Architecture
11 34 (14.91%) Information Security Management
12 30 (13.16%) Mentoring
13 26 (11.40%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (10.96%) DevOps
15 23 (10.09%) ISMS
15 23 (10.09%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (10.09%) SIEM
16 22 (9.65%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.65%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.02%) Java
3 12 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 12 (5.26%) SQL
4 5 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.75%) C
5 4 (1.75%) Python
6 2 (0.88%) C#
6 2 (0.88%) VBA
7 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (38.16%) CISSP
2 50 (21.93%) CISM
3 48 (21.05%) CISA
4 36 (15.79%) Degree
5 30 (13.16%) CRISC
6 20 (8.77%) CEH
7 12 (5.26%) ISEB
8 10 (4.39%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (4.39%) CISMP
8 10 (4.39%) MCSA
8 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.39%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (3.95%) MCSE
9 9 (3.95%) PMI Certification
10 8 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.63%) NVQ Level 3
11 6 (2.63%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (50.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (24.56%) NIST
3 48 (21.05%) PCI DSS
4 46 (20.18%) GDPR
5 45 (19.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (7.02%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (3.95%) NCSC
9 7 (3.07%) ITGC
10 6 (2.63%) COSO
10 6 (2.63%) Data Quality
10 6 (2.63%) ISAE 3402
10 6 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (2.63%) QA
11 4 (1.75%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.32%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.88%) SLA
14 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.44%) PMO
14 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 38 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.07%) XenApp
6 3 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (6.14%) Nessus
2 13 (5.70%) SCCM
2 13 (5.70%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.44%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 72 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.23%) VMware
3 29 (12.72%) Qualys
4 25 (10.96%) Citrix
5 19 (8.33%) Oracle
6 16 (7.02%) Cisco
7 15 (6.58%) Veracode
8 13 (5.70%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.95%) WatchGuard
10 7 (3.07%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.07%) Meraki
10 7 (3.07%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.63%) Progress
12 5 (2.19%) SAP
12 5 (2.19%) Sparx
13 1 (0.44%) Google
13 1 (0.44%) Kaspersky
13 1 (0.44%) Splunk