Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 770 547 719
Rank change year-on-year -223 +172 -37
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 260 138 408
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.41% 2.30% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 209 121 310
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £39,975
25th Percentile £45,500 £50,000 £51,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
75th Percentile £71,250 £90,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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 18,389 6,001 19,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 12.59% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 11,259 4,708 14,607
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,125
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,261 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -

COBIT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing COBIT.

Salary trend for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing COBIT over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 -203 247 £62,500 -5.66% 48
London -186 129 £65,000 -3.70% 24
UK excluding London -194 123 £60,000 -7.69% 23
Work from Home -222 72 £67,500 +37.76% 7
South East -157 48 £62,500 -21.88% 2
Midlands -111 26 £58,750 +27.72% 8
South West -81 24 £44,250 -11.50% 4
West Midlands -91 23 £60,000 +30.43% 8
North of England -117 21 £55,000 +29.41% 8
North West -88 11 £47,000 +10.59% 6
Yorkshire - 10 £55,000 - 2
Scotland -95 7 £52,500 +13.51%
East of England -104 3 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Wales -45 1 £45,000 -16.28%
East Midlands - 1 £64,250 -

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 with a requirement for COBIT.

1 166 (63.85%) ITIL
2 145 (55.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 138 (53.08%) Information Security
4 103 (39.62%) Finance
5 98 (37.69%) Risk Management
6 93 (35.77%) NIST
7 87 (33.46%) Social Skills
8 75 (28.85%) CISSP
9 64 (24.62%) Management Information System
10 63 (24.23%) PCI DSS
11 58 (22.31%) Cybersecurity
12 50 (19.23%) CISA
12 50 (19.23%) Service Delivery
13 49 (18.85%) ITSM
14 47 (18.08%) Security Management
14 47 (18.08%) Azure
15 46 (17.69%) CISM
16 45 (17.31%) Firewall
17 43 (16.54%) ServiceNow
18 42 (16.15%) Microsoft
19 41 (15.77%) GRC
20 38 (14.62%) Information Security Management
21 36 (13.85%) Security Operations
22 34 (13.08%) IT Audit
22 34 (13.08%) CRISC
23 33 (12.69%) AWS
23 33 (12.69%) Cyberthreat
23 33 (12.69%) TOGAF
24 31 (11.92%) Service Management
24 31 (11.92%) Cisco

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 14 (5.38%) CMS
2 5 (1.92%) Ethereum
2 5 (1.92%) Hyperledger
2 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.54%) Drupal
3 4 (1.54%) WordPress
4 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 18 (6.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (1.92%) R3 Corda
3 3 (1.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 2 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.08%) Azure
2 33 (12.69%) AWS
3 7 (2.69%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (2.31%) GCP
5 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.15%) Serverless
7 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Functions
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (0.77%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (0.77%) IaaS
7 2 (0.77%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.38%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.38%) SaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.31%) Firewall
2 21 (8.08%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (7.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 19 (7.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (4.62%) Network Security
5 8 (3.08%) GSM
5 8 (3.08%) VPN
6 7 (2.69%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.15%) Skype
8 3 (1.15%) Wireless
9 2 (0.77%) DNS
9 2 (0.77%) FTP
9 2 (0.77%) SMTP
10 1 (0.38%) DHCP
10 1 (0.38%) HTTP
10 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.38%) OSPF
10 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.08%) MySQL
2 5 (1.92%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.15%) Power BI
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.77%) Big Data
5 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
General
1 103 (39.62%) Finance
2 87 (33.46%) Social Skills
3 30 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (9.62%) Presentation Skills
5 13 (5.00%) Legal
5 13 (5.00%) Public Sector
6 11 (4.23%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (3.85%) Manufacturing
8 9 (3.46%) Banking
9 8 (3.08%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (3.08%) Law
9 8 (3.08%) Retail
10 7 (2.69%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 5 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.54%) Local Government
12 4 (1.54%) Marketing
13 3 (1.15%) Electronics
13 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (21.92%) Analyst
2 46 (17.69%) Architect
3 27 (10.38%) Security Specialist
4 26 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 22 (8.46%) Consultant
5 22 (8.46%) Information Security Specialist
5 22 (8.46%) Information Specialist
5 22 (8.46%) IT Manager
6 21 (8.08%) Service Analyst
7 20 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
7 20 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 19 (7.31%) Security Manager
9 18 (6.92%) Security Analyst
10 17 (6.54%) Security Architect
11 16 (6.15%) Information Security Consultant
12 14 (5.38%) Security Operations Specialist
13 12 (4.62%) Information Manager
13 12 (4.62%) Information Security Manager
13 12 (4.62%) Security Engineer
14 10 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.77%) Middleware
2 5 (1.92%) Web Services
3 4 (1.54%) REST
3 4 (1.54%) SOAP
4 2 (0.77%) OAuth
4 2 (0.77%) OLE
4 2 (0.77%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (24.62%) Management Information System
2 33 (12.69%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (7.69%) Replication
4 16 (6.15%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.31%) Robotics
5 6 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.15%) NHS
7 2 (0.77%) CESG
7 2 (0.77%) CMDB
7 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.77%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Social Media
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.38%) Linux
2 19 (7.31%) Unix
3 16 (6.15%) Windows
4 5 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) AIX
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (63.85%) ITIL
2 138 (53.08%) Information Security
3 98 (37.69%) Risk Management
4 58 (22.31%) Cybersecurity
5 50 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 49 (18.85%) ITSM
7 47 (18.08%) Security Management
8 38 (14.62%) Information Security Management
9 36 (13.85%) Security Operations
10 34 (13.08%) IT Audit
11 33 (12.69%) TOGAF
12 31 (11.92%) Service Management
13 30 (11.54%) Internal Audit
14 29 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (10.00%) PRINCE2
15 26 (10.00%) Problem Management
16 25 (9.62%) Business Continuity
16 25 (9.62%) Regulatory Compliance
16 25 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (8.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.46%) SQL
2 7 (2.69%) Java
3 5 (1.92%) DAML
4 4 (1.54%) C
4 4 (1.54%) PHP
5 3 (1.15%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) C++
6 1 (0.38%) Go
6 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 75 (28.85%) CISSP
2 50 (19.23%) CISA
3 46 (17.69%) CISM
4 34 (13.08%) CRISC
5 30 (11.54%) Degree
6 14 (5.38%) CGEIT
7 13 (5.00%) GIAC
8 12 (4.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (3.46%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.69%) CASP
11 6 (2.31%) ISACA
11 6 (2.31%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.54%) SANS
12 4 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.15%) CISMP
14 2 (0.77%) CEH
14 2 (0.77%) CREST Certified
14 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (55.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (35.77%) NIST
3 63 (24.23%) PCI DSS
4 41 (15.77%) GRC
5 27 (10.38%) GDPR
6 25 (9.62%) NIST 800
7 22 (8.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (7.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.85%) IASME
9 10 (3.85%) SOC 2
10 9 (3.46%) SLA
11 8 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (2.31%) ISO 22301
13 4 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
14 3 (1.15%) ITGC
14 3 (1.15%) SOC 1
15 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.77%) NCSC
16 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.23%) SCCM
2 10 (3.85%) OpenView
2 10 (3.85%) OVSD
2 10 (3.85%) SCOM
3 7 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.77%) QRadar
5 1 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.38%) Nessus
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (16.54%) ServiceNow
2 42 (16.15%) Microsoft
3 31 (11.92%) Cisco
4 20 (7.69%) F5
5 19 (7.31%) Apple
5 19 (7.31%) CheckPoint
5 19 (7.31%) Zscaler
6 12 (4.62%) Oracle
7 11 (4.23%) Remedy
8 10 (3.85%) BMC
8 10 (3.85%) HP
9 8 (3.08%) SAP
10 6 (2.31%) Google
11 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.77%) Splunk
13 1 (0.38%) Alteryx
13 1 (0.38%) hybris
13 1 (0.38%) LogRhythm
13 1 (0.38%) Palo Alto