Period
to 27 September 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 546 711 669
Rank change year-on-year +165 -42 +160
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 138 407 566
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.43% 2.18% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 128 324 397
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,700 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 5,678 18,668 21,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.93% 13.30% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4,396 13,820 16,641
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,975 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,075 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +158 132 £65,000 - 21
UK excluding London +178 71 £63,750 +6.25% 16
London +175 64 £67,500 -3.57% 7
South East +166 30 £80,000 +18.52% 3
East of England +129 12 £70,000 +16.67% 2
Midlands +120 11 £46,000 -13.12% 1
West Midlands +100 11 £46,000 -13.12% 1
North of England +148 9 £42,500 -25.44% 5
Work from Home +45 8 £49,000 -30.00% 3
North West +102 7 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South West +126 5 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Scotland +102 2 £46,250 -38.33%
Wales +45 2 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North East +30 2 £42,500 -34.62% 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 100 (72.46%) ITIL
2 80 (57.97%) Information Security
3 66 (47.83%) NIST
4 58 (42.03%) Risk Management
5 57 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
6 53 (38.41%) CISSP
7 49 (35.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 41 (29.71%) Finance
8 41 (29.71%) Management Information System
9 39 (28.26%) CISM
10 32 (23.19%) Security Management
11 30 (21.74%) Project Management
12 29 (21.01%) Degree
13 28 (20.29%) Firewall
13 28 (20.29%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 24 (17.39%) Information Security Management
14 24 (17.39%) IBM
15 22 (15.94%) Remedy
15 22 (15.94%) Threat Intelligence
16 21 (15.22%) ServiceNow
16 21 (15.22%) CMMI
16 21 (15.22%) Service Delivery
16 21 (15.22%) Oracle
16 21 (15.22%) PCI DSS
17 20 (14.49%) Service Management
17 20 (14.49%) CISA
17 20 (14.49%) Security Architecture
17 20 (14.49%) SIEM
17 20 (14.49%) ISO 31000

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 (11.59%) IIS
1 16 (11.59%) SAS
2 15 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 15 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.45%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) Confluence
4 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (10.87%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) AWS
1 17 (12.32%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (10.87%) IaaS
2 15 (10.87%) PaaS
2 15 (10.87%) SaaS
3 11 (7.97%) Azure
4 3 (2.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.29%) Firewall
2 16 (11.59%) Network Security
3 14 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (7.97%) VPN
5 10 (7.25%) Internet
6 7 (5.07%) LAN
6 7 (5.07%) SSL
6 7 (5.07%) WAN
7 6 (4.35%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.45%) DNS
8 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.72%) DHCP
9 1 (0.72%) FTP
9 1 (0.72%) SMTP
9 1 (0.72%) SSH
9 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.87%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (10.87%) DB2
2 15 (10.87%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) Power BI
4 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Ant
1 2 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (29.71%) Finance
2 18 (13.04%) Banking
3 17 (12.32%) Legal
4 6 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Law
5 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.17%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.45%) International Banking
7 2 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.72%) Local Government
8 1 (0.72%) Military
8 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Analyst
2 23 (16.67%) Architect
3 21 (15.22%) Security Analyst
4 19 (13.77%) Information Analyst
4 19 (13.77%) Security Engineer
5 18 (13.04%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (10.87%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 15 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (9.42%) IT Manager
7 13 (9.42%) Security Manager
8 11 (7.97%) ITSM Architect
9 10 (7.25%) Information Manager
9 10 (7.25%) IT Analyst
9 10 (7.25%) Senior Security Engineer
10 9 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (5.80%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (5.07%) Risk Analyst
12 7 (5.07%) Risk Manager
13 6 (4.35%) IT Risk Manager
13 6 (4.35%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.77%) .NET
2 6 (4.35%) YAML
3 3 (2.17%) Web Services
4 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.45%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.71%) Management Information System
2 18 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.07%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 6 (4.35%) Robotics
6 5 (3.62%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.17%) Blog
7 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.17%) PMI
7 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.45%) CMDB
8 2 (1.45%) PKI
8 2 (1.45%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.45%) User Experience
8 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.77%) Windows
2 14 (10.14%) Linux
3 10 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.80%) Unix
5 6 (4.35%) Solaris
5 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (72.46%) ITIL
2 80 (57.97%) Information Security
3 58 (42.03%) Risk Management
4 57 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
5 32 (23.19%) Security Management
6 30 (21.74%) Project Management
7 28 (20.29%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (17.39%) Information Security Management
8 24 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
9 22 (15.94%) Threat Intelligence
10 21 (15.22%) CMMI
10 21 (15.22%) Service Delivery
11 20 (14.49%) Security Architecture
11 20 (14.49%) Service Management
11 20 (14.49%) SIEM
12 19 (13.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 19 (13.77%) Security Operations
12 19 (13.77%) TOGAF
13 18 (13.04%) ERP
13 18 (13.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) Java
2 14 (10.14%) Python
3 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 9 (6.52%) Perl
5 6 (4.35%) SQL
6 5 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) C#
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) VBA
9 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (38.41%) CISSP
2 39 (28.26%) CISM
3 29 (21.01%) Degree
4 20 (14.49%) CISA
5 16 (11.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (8.70%) SANS
8 9 (6.52%) GPEN
8 9 (6.52%) Postgraduate
9 8 (5.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (5.07%) CREST Certified
11 6 (4.35%) CCSP
11 6 (4.35%) GCFA
11 6 (4.35%) GCIA
11 6 (4.35%) GCIH
12 5 (3.62%) MCSA
12 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.62%) PMI Certification
13 4 (2.90%) CCNP
13 4 (2.90%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (47.83%) NIST
2 49 (35.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (15.22%) PCI DSS
4 20 (14.49%) ISO 31000
5 9 (6.52%) COSO
5 9 (6.52%) GDPR
6 7 (5.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (4.35%) BS7799
7 6 (4.35%) GLBA
8 3 (2.17%) AICPA
8 3 (2.17%) ISO 9001
8 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (2.17%) NCSC
8 3 (2.17%) PMO
9 2 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (1.45%) SLA
10 1 (0.72%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.72%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (6.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) QRadar
2 6 (4.35%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.45%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.72%) CASB
4 1 (0.72%) Nessus
4 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) IBM
2 22 (15.94%) Remedy
3 21 (15.22%) Oracle
3 21 (15.22%) ServiceNow
4 16 (11.59%) PeopleSoft
4 16 (11.59%) SAP
4 16 (11.59%) VMware
5 15 (10.87%) CA
5 15 (10.87%) Cisco
5 15 (10.87%) HP
5 15 (10.87%) Hyperion
5 15 (10.87%) Siebel
6 10 (7.25%) Splunk
7 9 (6.52%) Darktrace
7 9 (6.52%) LogRhythm
7 9 (6.52%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.35%) Intel
9 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.62%) Nasuni
9 5 (3.62%) Palo Alto