Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 631 727
Rank change year-on-year -169 +96 +57
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 393 720 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 2.88% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 323 572 515
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,000 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,297 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.57% - -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 21844 25025 27993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.55% 13.10% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16219 19780 22112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COBIT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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
England -156 371 £65,500 +2.34% 21
London -82 213 £70,000 - 10
UK excluding London -145 156 £54,297 -5.57% 12
South East -3 56 £49,500 -17.50% 3
North of England -23 30 £52,500 +2.94% 6
Midlands +14 28 £46,750 -22.08% 1
North West -22 26 £46,250 +0.54% 3
West Midlands -3 24 £45,000 -25.00% 1
South West -43 22 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England +12 18 £65,000 +51.16% 1
East Midlands +32 4 £80,000 +68.42%
Yorkshire -8 3 £55,000 +7.84% 3
Scotland -52 1 £80,000 +60.00% 1
North East - 1 £68,014 -
Wales - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for COBIT.

1 270 (68.70%) ITIL
2 199 (50.64%) Information Security
3 185 (47.07%) Finance
4 177 (45.04%) CISSP
5 138 (35.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 131 (33.33%) CISM
7 109 (27.74%) Risk Management
8 101 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (24.94%) TOGAF
10 89 (22.65%) Management Information System
11 87 (22.14%) CISA
12 82 (20.87%) PCI DSS
13 76 (19.34%) Security Architecture
14 66 (16.79%) CRISC
15 65 (16.54%) Data Protection
16 63 (16.03%) Degree
17 62 (15.78%) GDPR
18 60 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
19 55 (13.99%) PRINCE2
19 55 (13.99%) Cybersecurity
20 54 (13.74%) Windows
20 54 (13.74%) Microsoft
21 50 (12.72%) Change Management
22 49 (12.47%) IT Strategy
23 45 (11.45%) Penetration Testing
24 44 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
25 43 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
26 42 (10.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
26 42 (10.69%) Service Delivery
26 42 (10.69%) Banking

COBIT
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (5.85%) IIS
2 16 (4.07%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.29%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.04%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.27%) Apache
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.76%) Maya
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.02%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.33%) SaaS
4 9 (2.29%) IaaS
5 8 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.76%) Office 365
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.91%) Firewall
2 16 (4.07%) HTTP
2 16 (4.07%) Network Security
2 16 (4.07%) SMTP
3 15 (3.82%) WAN
4 13 (3.31%) IPsec
5 11 (2.80%) DNS
6 9 (2.29%) SSH
6 9 (2.29%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (2.04%) VLAN
8 7 (1.78%) BGP
8 7 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.78%) EIGRP
8 7 (1.78%) FTP
8 7 (1.78%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.78%) IGRP
8 7 (1.78%) OSPF
8 7 (1.78%) SAN
8 7 (1.78%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.82%) Big Data
3 6 (1.53%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.27%) MySQL
4 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.51%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.25%) GIS
7 1 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.29%) AppScan
2 6 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.51%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (0.51%) Selenium
3 2 (0.51%) SilkTest
General
1 185 (47.07%) Finance
2 42 (10.69%) Banking
3 29 (7.38%) Legal
4 25 (6.36%) Retail
5 23 (5.85%) Private Banking
6 12 (3.05%) Local Government
7 11 (2.80%) Law
8 8 (2.04%) Digital Economy
8 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.27%) Marketing
9 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.76%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 87 (22.14%) Analyst
2 83 (21.12%) Architect
3 54 (13.74%) Security Analyst
4 50 (12.72%) Consultant
5 37 (9.41%) Security Architect
6 35 (8.91%) IT Analyst
7 31 (7.89%) IT Manager
8 29 (7.38%) Security Manager
9 24 (6.11%) IT Security Analyst
10 23 (5.85%) Cloud Architect
11 22 (5.60%) Security Consultant
12 21 (5.34%) Risk Manager
13 20 (5.09%) Enterprise Architect
14 17 (4.33%) Risk Analyst
14 17 (4.33%) Senior Architect
14 17 (4.33%) Senior Manager
14 17 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (4.07%) Financial Analyst
16 15 (3.82%) Security Specialist
17 14 (3.56%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.07%) .NET
2 15 (3.82%) MSMQ
2 15 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (3.31%) Web Services
4 12 (3.05%) XML
5 9 (2.29%) J2EE
6 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.78%) HTML
7 7 (1.78%) OAuth
7 7 (1.78%) SAML
8 5 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.27%) CSS
8 5 (1.27%) JSP
8 5 (1.27%) XSL
9 4 (1.02%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.02%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.76%) OpenID
10 3 (0.76%) REST
11 2 (0.51%) SOAP
11 2 (0.51%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 89 (22.65%) Management Information System
2 44 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.34%) CESG
3 21 (5.34%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (4.07%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (4.07%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.80%) Life Science
7 8 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.78%) CMDB
8 7 (1.78%) User Experience
9 6 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.02%) Blog
10 4 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.02%) Social Media
11 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (0.51%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.74%) Windows
2 34 (8.65%) Linux
3 33 (8.40%) Unix
4 22 (5.60%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.80%) Android
5 11 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (68.70%) ITIL
2 199 (50.64%) Information Security
3 109 (27.74%) Risk Management
4 101 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (24.94%) TOGAF
6 76 (19.34%) Security Architecture
7 65 (16.54%) Data Protection
8 60 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (13.99%) Cybersecurity
9 55 (13.99%) PRINCE2
10 50 (12.72%) Change Management
11 49 (12.47%) IT Strategy
12 45 (11.45%) Penetration Testing
13 43 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (10.69%) Service Delivery
15 41 (10.43%) Project Management
16 38 (9.67%) Service Management
16 38 (9.67%) Six Sigma
17 36 (9.16%) IT Governance
18 33 (8.40%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.62%) SQL
2 21 (5.34%) Java
3 17 (4.33%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.05%) C
5 11 (2.80%) Python
6 10 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.04%) C#
8 7 (1.78%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.27%) C++
9 5 (1.27%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.27%) VB
10 3 (0.76%) Perl
10 3 (0.76%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 177 (45.04%) CISSP
2 131 (33.33%) CISM
3 87 (22.14%) CISA
4 66 (16.79%) CRISC
5 63 (16.03%) Degree
6 30 (7.63%) SANS
7 25 (6.36%) Security Cleared
8 20 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (4.33%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.80%) CEH
10 11 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.80%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.54%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (2.04%) CASP
13 7 (1.78%) CCIE
13 7 (1.78%) CCNA
13 7 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (1.78%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (35.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (20.87%) PCI DSS
3 62 (15.78%) GDPR
4 42 (10.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (4.83%) QA
6 17 (4.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 16 (4.07%) JSP 440
8 13 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (3.05%) COSO
9 12 (3.05%) SLA
10 10 (2.54%) ISO 22301
11 9 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (1.78%) Val IT
13 6 (1.53%) HIPAA
14 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (1.27%) NIST 800
15 4 (1.02%) BS25999
15 4 (1.02%) GCP
15 4 (1.02%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 24 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.27%) Docker
5 2 (0.51%) RACF
6 1 (0.25%) KVM
6 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 10 (2.54%) Nessus
2 6 (1.53%) Ansible
2 6 (1.53%) Puppet
3 5 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.34%) IBM
3 18 (4.58%) VMware
4 16 (4.07%) CheckPoint
5 15 (3.82%) Oracle
6 11 (2.80%) CyberArk
6 11 (2.80%) Qualys
7 10 (2.54%) Cisco
8 9 (2.29%) Apple
8 9 (2.29%) Cognizant
8 9 (2.29%) Google
8 9 (2.29%) Juniper
8 9 (2.29%) Splunk
9 8 (2.04%) HP
9 8 (2.04%) SAP
10 7 (1.78%) F5
10 7 (1.78%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.27%) Citrix
11 5 (1.27%) Xamarin
11 5 (1.27%) XebiaLabs