Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 661 658 766
Rank change year-on-year -3 +108 -80
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 177 340 375
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.74% 2.42% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 137 279 269
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% -10.16%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £92,750 £94,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.36% +4.76% -8.70%

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 10,183 14,050 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.34% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7,119 10,931 15,430
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for COBIT in the UK

COBIT
Top 16 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 13 April 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 0 165 £62,500 -3.85% 23
UK excluding London +14 87 £51,500 -6.36% 13
London +76 86 £65,000 -10.34% 10
Midlands +29 31 £49,500 -23.85% 3
West Midlands +14 28 £49,000 -24.62% 3
Work from Home -127 25 £68,000 -15.00% 1
East of England +53 20 £62,500 +22.55% 1
South East +33 16 £69,000 +20.00% 4
South West +17 6 £67,500 +58.82% 1
Wales +32 5 £45,000 -28.00%
North of England +30 5 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Scotland +5 4 £38,000 -22.45%
North West +28 3 £42,500 -20.86% 4
East Midlands +20 2 £76,250 +22.98%
North East +15 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Yorkshire -1 1 £40,000 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 140 (79.10%) ITIL
2 89 (50.28%) Information Security
3 72 (40.68%) Finance
4 70 (39.55%) CISSP
5 65 (36.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 64 (36.16%) NIST
7 62 (35.03%) Risk Management
8 53 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (29.38%) Microsoft
10 49 (27.68%) CISA
11 48 (27.12%) CISM
12 45 (25.42%) Management Information System
13 40 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (20.90%) Service Delivery
15 36 (20.34%) Firewall
15 36 (20.34%) ServiceNow
16 30 (16.95%) Azure
17 29 (16.38%) GRC
18 28 (15.82%) Internal Audit
19 27 (15.25%) ITSM
20 26 (14.69%) GDPR
21 25 (14.12%) Change Management
21 25 (14.12%) PCI DSS
22 24 (13.56%) Microsoft 365
23 23 (12.99%) Middleware
24 22 (12.43%) TOGAF
24 22 (12.43%) Security Operations
24 22 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
25 21 (11.86%) Contract Negotiation
25 21 (11.86%) Cyberthreat

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 15 (8.47%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.69%) SAS
3 2 (1.13%) IIS
3 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (8.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.13%) SAP GTS
1 2 (1.13%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) Azure
2 24 (13.56%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (10.17%) AWS
4 11 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.21%) IaaS
4 11 (6.21%) SaaS
5 10 (5.65%) PaaS
6 5 (2.82%) GCP
6 5 (2.82%) Serverless
7 2 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.13%) BPaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.13%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.34%) Firewall
2 15 (8.47%) Skype
3 10 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (5.65%) VPN
4 6 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.39%) SSL
4 6 (3.39%) Unified Communications
5 5 (2.82%) LAN
5 5 (2.82%) Network Security
5 5 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.82%) WAN
6 4 (2.26%) DHCP
6 4 (2.26%) DNS
6 4 (2.26%) FTP
6 4 (2.26%) SMTP
6 4 (2.26%) SSH
7 3 (1.69%) 3G
7 3 (1.69%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (2.26%) DB2
5 3 (1.69%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.13%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
General
1 72 (40.68%) Finance
2 19 (10.73%) Banking
3 13 (7.34%) Legal
4 8 (4.52%) Retail
5 7 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.69%) Law
7 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.13%) Advertising
8 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.03%) Analyst
2 22 (12.43%) Consultant
3 21 (11.86%) Security Specialist
4 20 (11.30%) IT Manager
4 20 (11.30%) Service Analyst
5 19 (10.73%) Architect
5 19 (10.73%) Financial Analyst
5 19 (10.73%) Information Security Specialist
5 19 (10.73%) Information Specialist
6 17 (9.60%) IT Analyst
6 17 (9.60%) Security Manager
7 14 (7.91%) Audit Manager
7 14 (7.91%) Security Analyst
8 11 (6.21%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) IT Security Manager
10 8 (4.52%) Information Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Information Assurance Specialist
10 8 (4.52%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.95%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.99%) Middleware
2 10 (5.65%) .NET
3 6 (3.39%) Web Services
4 5 (2.82%) .NET Core
4 5 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.82%) RESTful
4 5 (2.82%) SOAP
4 5 (2.82%) XML
5 3 (1.69%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.13%) LDAP
6 2 (1.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.42%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.86%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (10.73%) Replication
4 17 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (9.04%) User Experience
6 5 (2.82%) PMI
7 4 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.13%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.13%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.56%) PKI
9 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.60%) Linux
2 12 (6.78%) Unix
3 9 (5.08%) Windows
4 5 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.82%) SUSE
4 5 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.69%) Android
6 2 (1.13%) AIX
6 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (79.10%) ITIL
2 89 (50.28%) Information Security
3 62 (35.03%) Risk Management
4 53 (29.94%) Cybersecurity
5 40 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (20.90%) Service Delivery
7 28 (15.82%) Internal Audit
8 27 (15.25%) ITSM
9 25 (14.12%) Change Management
10 22 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (12.43%) Security Operations
10 22 (12.43%) TOGAF
11 21 (11.86%) Contract Negotiation
12 19 (10.73%) Decision-Making
12 19 (10.73%) Problem Management
12 19 (10.73%) Project Management
13 18 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (9.60%) Identity Access Management
14 17 (9.60%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.21%) SQL
2 2 (1.13%) Java
2 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 70 (39.55%) CISSP
2 49 (27.68%) CISA
3 48 (27.12%) CISM
4 13 (7.34%) Degree
5 9 (5.08%) CRISC
6 8 (4.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (3.39%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.82%) CEH
8 5 (2.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 5 (2.82%) ISSAP
8 5 (2.82%) ISSEP
8 5 (2.82%) SANS
9 3 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.69%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.69%) CITP
9 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (36.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (36.16%) NIST
3 29 (16.38%) GRC
4 26 (14.69%) GDPR
5 25 (14.12%) PCI DSS
6 16 (9.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (3.95%) SLA
8 6 (3.39%) ISO 22301
8 6 (3.39%) ISO 31000
9 5 (2.82%) COSO
10 4 (2.26%) BS25999
10 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (2.26%) ITGC
10 4 (2.26%) NIST 800
11 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.69%) NCSC
11 3 (1.69%) PMO
11 3 (1.69%) QA
11 3 (1.69%) SOC 2
System Software
1 5 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
1 5 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (8.47%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (2.26%) Nessus
3 3 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.69%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 52 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.34%) ServiceNow
3 19 (10.73%) IBM
4 16 (9.04%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (8.47%) Cisco
6 11 (6.21%) Apple
6 11 (6.21%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.65%) F5
7 10 (5.65%) Zscaler
8 7 (3.95%) Oracle
9 5 (2.82%) Okta
10 4 (2.26%) Citrix
10 4 (2.26%) Qualys
10 4 (2.26%) SAP
11 2 (1.13%) CA
11 2 (1.13%) HP
11 2 (1.13%) Hyperion
11 2 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.13%) Remedy
11 2 (1.13%) Siebel