Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 699 726 639
Rank change year-on-year +27 -87 +32
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 437 481 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.10% 2.21% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 305 399 562
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £93,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £53,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.19% -11.67% +4.35%

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 20,823 21,785 22,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.58% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15,310 16,783 17,741
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +69 431 £62,500 - 61
UK excluding London +86 239 £55,750 +5.19% 37
London +11 194 £72,500 -1.36% 29
South East +65 93 £62,500 +26.26% 9
Midlands +36 53 £48,742 -15.23% 10
East of England +51 37 £77,500 +11.91% 2
North of England +2 34 £42,500 -17.48% 7
West Midlands +39 33 £47,500 -15.56% 8
North West +20 25 £41,500 +36.07% 6
South West +9 19 £44,500 -15.24% 4
East Midlands +20 17 £76,250 +27.08% 2
Yorkshire +6 7 £65,000 +22.64% 1
Scotland +6 3 £95,000 +111.11% 4
North East +11 2 £45,000 -28.29%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 281 (64.30%) ITIL
2 244 (55.84%) Information Security
3 201 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 138 (31.58%) Management Information System
5 137 (31.35%) Finance
6 127 (29.06%) CISSP
7 113 (25.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 102 (23.34%) TOGAF
9 90 (20.59%) PRINCE2
10 88 (20.14%) GDPR
11 83 (18.99%) CISM
11 83 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
12 82 (18.76%) CISA
13 77 (17.62%) Risk Management
14 76 (17.39%) Degree
14 76 (17.39%) PCI DSS
15 75 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (14.42%) CRISC
16 63 (14.42%) Project Management
17 62 (14.19%) Security Management
18 61 (13.96%) Service Management
19 59 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
20 58 (13.27%) Data Protection
21 55 (12.59%) Legal
22 51 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
22 51 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
23 48 (10.98%) Windows
24 47 (10.76%) Security Architecture
25 42 (9.61%) Retail
26 41 (9.38%) Penetration Testing

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 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 14 (3.20%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.14%) IIS
5 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
6 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.55%) Office 365
1 33 (7.55%) SaaS
2 23 (5.26%) PaaS
3 21 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (3.43%) IaaS
6 12 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.83%) BPaaS
7 8 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.14%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.46%) GitHub
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.15%) Firewall
2 16 (3.66%) Skype
3 14 (3.20%) LAN
3 14 (3.20%) SAN
3 14 (3.20%) WAN
4 13 (2.97%) Network Security
5 8 (1.83%) VPN
6 6 (1.37%) DNS
6 6 (1.37%) Internet
6 6 (1.37%) VoIP
7 5 (1.14%) IPsec
8 4 (0.92%) SSL
9 3 (0.69%) DHCP
9 3 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.69%) NAS
9 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.69%) Wireless
10 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.46%) VLAN
10 2 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.03%) Big Data
2 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.23%) Flink
5 1 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.23%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (1.60%) ERwin
2 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) AppScan
3 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) MSI
3 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (31.35%) Finance
2 55 (12.59%) Legal
3 42 (9.61%) Retail
4 36 (8.24%) Banking
5 26 (5.95%) Marketing
6 22 (5.03%) Telecoms
7 15 (3.43%) Law
7 15 (3.43%) Local Government
8 13 (2.97%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.92%) Billing
11 3 (0.69%) Back Office
12 2 (0.46%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (22.43%) Analyst
2 69 (15.79%) Architect
3 68 (15.56%) IT Analyst
4 67 (15.33%) Security Manager
5 56 (12.81%) Consultant
6 43 (9.84%) Information Security Manager
7 41 (9.38%) Information Manager
7 41 (9.38%) IT Manager
8 40 (9.15%) Security Analyst
9 24 (5.49%) Information Analyst
9 24 (5.49%) Security Consultant
10 23 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
10 23 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
11 22 (5.03%) Information Security Analyst
11 22 (5.03%) Risk Manager
11 22 (5.03%) Security Architect
12 20 (4.58%) Governance Analyst
12 20 (4.58%) IT Security Manager
13 19 (4.35%) IT Consultant
13 19 (4.35%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.14%) Web Services
2 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.46%) Middleware
2 2 (0.46%) OLE
2 2 (0.46%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.46%) SAML
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (0.23%) Kafka
3 1 (0.23%) RAML
3 1 (0.23%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (0.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 138 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 75 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (6.64%) Cyberthreat
5 28 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.97%) NHS
7 10 (2.29%) PMI
8 9 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.60%) PKI
10 6 (1.37%) FMCG
11 5 (1.14%) Fintech
12 4 (0.92%) CESG
12 4 (0.92%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.92%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Robotics
12 4 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.98%) Windows
2 24 (5.49%) Linux
3 23 (5.26%) Unix
4 10 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.46%) MVS
12 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (64.30%) ITIL
2 244 (55.84%) Information Security
3 113 (25.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 102 (23.34%) TOGAF
5 90 (20.59%) PRINCE2
6 83 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
7 77 (17.62%) Risk Management
8 63 (14.42%) Project Management
9 62 (14.19%) Security Management
10 61 (13.96%) Service Management
11 59 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
12 58 (13.27%) Data Protection
13 51 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 47 (10.76%) Security Architecture
15 41 (9.38%) Business Continuity
15 41 (9.38%) Penetration Testing
15 41 (9.38%) SIEM
16 39 (8.92%) Enterprise Architecture
17 38 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.97%) SQL
2 6 (1.37%) C
3 5 (1.14%) Python
4 3 (0.69%) Java
5 2 (0.46%) PHP
5 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 127 (29.06%) CISSP
2 83 (18.99%) CISM
3 82 (18.76%) CISA
4 76 (17.39%) Degree
5 63 (14.42%) CRISC
6 19 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (3.20%) PMI Certification
8 13 (2.97%) ISACA
9 10 (2.29%) Security Cleared
9 10 (2.29%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (2.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (2.06%) GIAC
10 9 (2.06%) SANS
11 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.37%) CEH
13 6 (1.37%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.14%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (20.14%) GDPR
3 76 (17.39%) PCI DSS
4 34 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (4.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (3.43%) ISO 9001
7 14 (3.20%) BS7799
8 13 (2.97%) COSO
9 12 (2.75%) ISO 22301
10 10 (2.29%) QA
11 9 (2.06%) Data Quality
12 6 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (1.14%) NIST 800
13 5 (1.14%) PMO
14 4 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.46%) Basel III
15 2 (0.46%) BS25999
15 2 (0.46%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.46%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (4.12%) Active Directory
1 18 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.92%) vSphere
3 4 (0.92%) XenApp
4 3 (0.69%) Docker
5 2 (0.46%) KVM
5 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.46%) Xen
6 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (2.06%) RSA enVision
2 4 (0.92%) Nmap
2 4 (0.92%) RSA Archer
2 4 (0.92%) WSUS
3 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.69%) QRadar
3 3 (0.69%) SCCM
3 3 (0.69%) SCOM
3 3 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.46%) Ansible
4 2 (0.46%) Core Impact
4 2 (0.46%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.46%) Nessus
4 2 (0.46%) Nexpose
4 2 (0.46%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.03%) Oracle
3 19 (4.35%) ArcSight
3 19 (4.35%) VMware
4 17 (3.89%) Splunk
5 14 (3.20%) Cisco
5 14 (3.20%) iManage
5 14 (3.20%) WorldPay
6 12 (2.75%) LogRhythm
7 9 (2.06%) SAP
8 8 (1.83%) Google
9 7 (1.60%) Juniper
10 6 (1.37%) HP
10 6 (1.37%) IBM
10 6 (1.37%) Qualys
10 6 (1.37%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.14%) Citrix
12 4 (0.92%) 3PAR
12 4 (0.92%) CA
12 4 (0.92%) Ivanti