Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 613 689
Rank change year-on-year -183 +76 +66
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 416 793 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.93% 3.05% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 349 635 546
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,422
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £58,250
% change year-on-year +4.35% -1.29% +5.91%

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 21525 25969 27996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 13.20% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16060 20616 22019
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Top 14 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 23 August 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 -141 394 £66,750 +6.80% 30
London -59 247 £70,000 - 11
UK excluding London -166 146 £60,000 +4.35% 20
South East -12 53 £60,000 +3.45% 7
North of England -42 33 £70,000 +37.25% 4
South West -27 31 £60,000 -7.69% 2
North West -24 26 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Midlands -1 21 £60,000 - 5
West Midlands -14 21 £60,000 - 4
East of England -24 13 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire -29 7 £55,000 +7.84% 2
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -14 2 £70,000 +64.71%
Scotland -38 2 £55,000 -6.38% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 277 (66.59%) ITIL
2 215 (51.68%) Information Security
3 203 (48.80%) Finance
4 201 (48.32%) CISSP
5 155 (37.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 141 (33.89%) CISM
7 133 (31.97%) Management Information System
8 126 (30.29%) Risk Management
9 108 (25.96%) CISA
10 100 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (23.32%) TOGAF
12 86 (20.67%) Security Architecture
13 71 (17.07%) PCI DSS
14 70 (16.83%) Degree
15 67 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (15.87%) Microsoft
17 62 (14.90%) PRINCE2
18 60 (14.42%) CRISC
19 56 (13.46%) Data Protection
20 53 (12.74%) Banking
20 53 (12.74%) IT Strategy
21 51 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
22 47 (11.30%) Security Management
22 47 (11.30%) Project Management
22 47 (11.30%) GDPR
23 43 (10.34%) Service Delivery
24 40 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
25 39 (9.38%) ISMS
26 38 (9.13%) Security Cleared
26 38 (9.13%) Service Management

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 16 (3.85%) IIS
2 12 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.68%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.20%) Apache
7 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.72%) Maya
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.96%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) assyst
4 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
4 7 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.96%) Office 365
6 4 (0.96%) SaaS
7 2 (0.48%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.69%) Firewall
2 26 (6.25%) Network Security
3 16 (3.85%) HTTP
3 16 (3.85%) SMTP
4 14 (3.37%) DNS
5 10 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.40%) VPN
5 10 (2.40%) WAN
6 9 (2.16%) SSH
7 7 (1.68%) BGP
7 7 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.68%) EIGRP
7 7 (1.68%) FTP
7 7 (1.68%) HTTPS
7 7 (1.68%) IGRP
7 7 (1.68%) IPsec
7 7 (1.68%) OSPF
7 7 (1.68%) VLAN
7 7 (1.68%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.25%) Big Data
2 16 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.20%) MySQL
3 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.48%) GIS
6 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.44%) AppScan
3 4 (0.96%) HP UFT
3 4 (0.96%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (0.96%) Selenium
3 4 (0.96%) SilkTest
General
1 203 (48.80%) Finance
2 53 (12.74%) Banking
3 28 (6.73%) Legal
4 26 (6.25%) Retail
5 21 (5.05%) Local Government
6 16 (3.85%) Private Banking
7 11 (2.64%) Marketing
8 10 (2.40%) Law
8 10 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.20%) Digital Economy
10 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Electronics
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (20.19%) Architect
2 72 (17.31%) Analyst
3 69 (16.59%) Consultant
4 43 (10.34%) Security Analyst
5 34 (8.17%) IT Manager
6 33 (7.93%) Security Consultant
7 32 (7.69%) Risk Manager
7 32 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 29 (6.97%) Security Manager
9 27 (6.49%) IT Analyst
10 23 (5.53%) Enterprise Architect
10 23 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.57%) Information Manager
11 19 (4.57%) IT Risk Manager
11 19 (4.57%) Senior Manager
12 18 (4.33%) Risk Analyst
13 17 (4.09%) Head of Security
14 16 (3.85%) Senior Architect
14 16 (3.85%) Senior Enterprise Architect
14 16 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.53%) .NET
2 15 (3.61%) Web Services
3 14 (3.37%) XML
4 9 (2.16%) HTML
5 8 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.92%) Java EE
5 8 (1.92%) MSMQ
5 8 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (1.44%) J2EE
7 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.20%) boto
7 5 (1.20%) CSS
7 5 (1.20%) JSP
7 5 (1.20%) XSL
8 4 (0.96%) OAuth
8 4 (0.96%) OAuth2
8 4 (0.96%) SAML
8 4 (0.96%) SOAP
8 4 (0.96%) XBRL
9 3 (0.72%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 133 (31.97%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.57%) Virtual Team
5 15 (3.61%) CESG
5 15 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.40%) Life Science
8 7 (1.68%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.44%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.20%) Blog
10 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Social Media
12 3 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.72%) Fintech
12 3 (0.72%) PMI
13 2 (0.48%) AS400
13 2 (0.48%) Replication
13 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.89%) Windows
2 27 (6.49%) Linux
3 21 (5.05%) Unix
4 8 (1.92%) Android
4 8 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (66.59%) ITIL
2 215 (51.68%) Information Security
3 126 (30.29%) Risk Management
4 100 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (23.32%) TOGAF
6 86 (20.67%) Security Architecture
7 67 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (14.90%) PRINCE2
9 56 (13.46%) Data Protection
10 53 (12.74%) IT Strategy
11 51 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (11.30%) Project Management
12 47 (11.30%) Security Management
13 43 (10.34%) Service Delivery
14 40 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (9.38%) ISMS
16 38 (9.13%) IT Audit
16 38 (9.13%) Service Management
17 34 (8.17%) Risk Assessment
18 33 (7.93%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.73%) C
2 22 (5.29%) SQL
3 19 (4.57%) Python
4 18 (4.33%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.88%) Java
6 9 (2.16%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.20%) C#
7 5 (1.20%) C++
7 5 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
7 5 (1.20%) Perl
7 5 (1.20%) PHP
7 5 (1.20%) Ruby
7 5 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 201 (48.32%) CISSP
2 141 (33.89%) CISM
3 108 (25.96%) CISA
4 70 (16.83%) Degree
5 60 (14.42%) CRISC
6 38 (9.13%) Security Cleared
7 30 (7.21%) DV Cleared
8 25 (6.01%) SANS
9 17 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (4.09%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (2.16%) CCSP
12 9 (2.16%) ISACA
12 9 (2.16%) ISSAP
12 9 (2.16%) PCI QSA
13 8 (1.92%) CITP
13 8 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (37.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 47 (11.30%) GDPR
4 38 (9.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (7.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (4.09%) COSO
6 17 (4.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 17 (4.09%) QA
7 12 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 12 (2.88%) JSP 440
8 10 (2.40%) BS25999
9 9 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 9 (2.16%) NIST 800
10 8 (1.92%) ISO 31000
11 5 (1.20%) HIPAA
11 5 (1.20%) PMO
11 5 (1.20%) Val IT
12 4 (0.96%) GCP
12 4 (0.96%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 21 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.20%) Docker
4 2 (0.48%) KVM
4 2 (0.48%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (2.64%) Nessus
2 10 (2.40%) Ansible
2 10 (2.40%) Puppet
3 7 (1.68%) SCCM
4 5 (1.20%) CSIRT
4 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.25%) Oracle
3 25 (6.01%) IBM
4 17 (4.09%) Cognizant
5 14 (3.37%) VMware
6 13 (3.13%) Cisco
6 13 (3.13%) SAP
7 12 (2.88%) CheckPoint
7 12 (2.88%) Qualys
8 11 (2.64%) CyberArk
9 10 (2.40%) Citrix
10 9 (2.16%) Juniper
10 9 (2.16%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.92%) Google
11 8 (1.92%) HP
12 7 (1.68%) F5
13 6 (1.44%) Apple
14 5 (1.20%) Xamarin
14 5 (1.20%) XebiaLabs
15 3 (0.72%) ArcSight