Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 674 741 717
Rank change year-on-year +67 -24 -60
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 357 398 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.33% 1.92% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 306 278 429
UK median annual salary £63,422 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.30% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% -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 15,347 20,780 22,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.93% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11,862 15,196 17,444
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +45 310 £62,000 +7.83% 41
UK excluding London +45 192 £55,000 +1.85% 22
London +42 131 £70,250 +8.08% 20
South East +35 66 £52,500 -25.00% 5
Midlands +16 50 £65,000 +32.65% 3
West Midlands +36 49 £65,000 +40.07% 2
East of England +55 25 £51,000 -21.54% 4
North of England +46 22 £60,000 +45.45% 6
North West +33 13 £60,000 +50.00% 5
South West +32 11 £42,500 -10.05% 3
Wales - 11 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +36 9 £80,000 +23.08%
Scotland +35 7 £125,000 +104.92% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £50,000 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 199 (55.74%) ITIL
2 193 (54.06%) Information Security
3 175 (49.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 142 (39.78%) Finance
5 116 (32.49%) Cybersecurity
6 113 (31.65%) NIST
7 108 (30.25%) CISSP
8 100 (28.01%) Management Information System
9 94 (26.33%) Security Management
10 87 (24.37%) Risk Management
10 87 (24.37%) CISA
11 85 (23.81%) PCI DSS
12 75 (21.01%) CISM
13 70 (19.61%) Information Security Management
14 69 (19.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 64 (17.93%) TOGAF
16 58 (16.25%) Microsoft
17 55 (15.41%) Azure
17 55 (15.41%) Security Architecture
18 52 (14.57%) Service Management
19 51 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
20 49 (13.73%) PRINCE2
21 47 (13.17%) Firewall
22 41 (11.48%) AWS
22 41 (11.48%) Cyber Essentials
23 40 (11.20%) Security Operations
23 40 (11.20%) ISMS
24 38 (10.64%) SABSA
25 37 (10.36%) Vulnerability Management
26 34 (9.52%) CRISC

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 21 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 21 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (1.96%) IIS
3 4 (1.12%) SAS
4 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.41%) Azure
2 41 (11.48%) AWS
3 12 (3.36%) Serverless
4 7 (1.96%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.12%) Office 365
6 3 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.84%) SaaS
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.56%) GCP
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.17%) Firewall
2 10 (2.80%) DNS
2 10 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.52%) Network Security
4 7 (1.96%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (1.96%) DHCP
4 7 (1.96%) Internet
4 7 (1.96%) IP Telephony
4 7 (1.96%) VoIP
5 6 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.68%) SAN
6 4 (1.12%) LAN
6 4 (1.12%) WAN
7 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.56%) Skype
7 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.56%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) WebEx
8 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.96%) Power BI
2 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.84%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.24%) ReSharper
1 8 (2.24%) SonarQube
2 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.84%) ERwin
General
1 142 (39.78%) Finance
2 33 (9.24%) Legal
3 16 (4.48%) Retail
4 14 (3.92%) Banking
5 11 (3.08%) Advertising
6 8 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.40%) Law
9 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.56%) International Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (21.85%) Architect
2 54 (15.13%) Security Architect
3 49 (13.73%) Analyst
4 38 (10.64%) IT Manager
5 33 (9.24%) Security Manager
6 30 (8.40%) Security Analyst
7 29 (8.12%) Information Manager
7 29 (8.12%) Information Security Manager
8 26 (7.28%) Security Engineer
9 25 (7.00%) Cloud Architect
10 24 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (6.72%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
11 23 (6.44%) AWS Architect
11 23 (6.44%) Azure Architect
12 22 (6.16%) Enterprise Architect
13 19 (5.32%) Consultant
14 18 (5.04%) Information Analyst
14 18 (5.04%) Information Security Analyst
15 16 (4.48%) Enterprise Security Architect
15 16 (4.48%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.36%) .NET
2 9 (2.52%) Web Services
3 8 (2.24%) .NET Core
3 8 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.68%) OAuth
5 5 (1.40%) OpenID
6 4 (1.12%) OAuth2
6 4 (1.12%) XACML
7 3 (0.84%) SAML
8 2 (0.56%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 100 (28.01%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.44%) CESG
4 13 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.80%) PKI
6 9 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (2.24%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.24%) NHS
8 7 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.12%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.84%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.28%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.84%) Windows
2 21 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 21 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (3.64%) Unix
4 7 (1.96%) HPUX
4 7 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (55.74%) ITIL
2 193 (54.06%) Information Security
3 116 (32.49%) Cybersecurity
4 94 (26.33%) Security Management
5 87 (24.37%) Risk Management
6 70 (19.61%) Information Security Management
7 64 (17.93%) TOGAF
8 55 (15.41%) Security Architecture
9 52 (14.57%) Service Management
10 51 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (13.73%) PRINCE2
12 40 (11.20%) ISMS
12 40 (11.20%) Security Operations
13 38 (10.64%) SABSA
14 37 (10.36%) Vulnerability Management
15 32 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (8.68%) IT Governance
16 31 (8.68%) Mentoring
17 29 (8.12%) Data Protection
17 29 (8.12%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.92%) SQL
2 12 (3.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.08%) C
4 9 (2.52%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.68%) C#
6 4 (1.12%) VBA
7 2 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 108 (30.25%) CISSP
2 87 (24.37%) CISA
3 75 (21.01%) CISM
4 34 (9.52%) CRISC
5 22 (6.16%) Degree
6 16 (4.48%) CESG Certified Professional
7 14 (3.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.08%) SANS
8 11 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 9 (2.52%) MCSA
9 9 (2.52%) MCSE
9 9 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.24%) CEH
10 8 (2.24%) CISMP
11 7 (1.96%) CREST Certified
11 7 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.68%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.40%) IISP
13 5 (1.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (49.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (31.65%) NIST
3 85 (23.81%) PCI DSS
4 69 (19.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 41 (11.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 32 (8.96%) GDPR
7 28 (7.84%) COSO
8 27 (7.56%) NIST 800
9 24 (6.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 24 (6.72%) JSP 440
10 17 (4.76%) SLA
11 16 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (4.20%) NCSC
13 13 (3.64%) ISAE 3402
14 11 (3.08%) ITGC
14 11 (3.08%) QA
15 6 (1.68%) SSAE 16
16 5 (1.40%) Solvency II
17 4 (1.12%) HIPAA
17 4 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (5.32%) Nessus
2 14 (3.92%) SCCM
2 14 (3.92%) SCOrch
3 6 (1.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (1.40%) CSIRT
5 3 (0.84%) RSA Archer
5 3 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.28%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 58 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.76%) VMware
3 15 (4.20%) Palo Alto
3 15 (4.20%) Qualys
4 14 (3.92%) Oracle
5 10 (2.80%) Citrix
6 9 (2.52%) Cisco
7 7 (1.96%) WatchGuard
8 6 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.84%) Cognos
9 3 (0.84%) SAP
9 3 (0.84%) Sparx
9 3 (0.84%) Sun
10 2 (0.56%) Mitel
10 2 (0.56%) Okta
10 2 (0.56%) Polycom
10 2 (0.56%) Splunk
10 2 (0.56%) Tableau
11 1 (0.28%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.28%) Snow