Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 662 684 590
Rank change year-on-year +22 -94 +181
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 578 516 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.52% 2.51% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 445 480 760
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.31% -6.92%
10th Percentile £37,500 £43,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £92,650 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -4.17%

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 22,951 20,583 26,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 12.11% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,788 16,288 21,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +19 532 £65,000 +4.00% 45
London -17 299 £75,000 +15.38% 28
UK excluding London -3 246 £57,500 -4.17% 17
North of England +45 75 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Midlands +41 69 £45,500 -24.17% 4
South East -16 68 £70,000 +16.67% 5
West Midlands +28 47 £42,500 -29.17% 4
North West -9 36 £64,000 +16.36%
Yorkshire +43 34 £55,000 -12.00% 5
East Midlands +20 22 £60,000 -25.00%
South West -32 17 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Scotland -42 10 £45,500 -9.00%
East of England -41 5 £80,000 +33.33% 1
North East - 5 £57,500 - 1
Wales +5 2 £47,500 +18.75%

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 335 (57.96%) ITIL
2 333 (57.61%) Information Security
3 259 (44.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 237 (41.00%) Finance
5 230 (39.79%) CISSP
6 191 (33.04%) CISM
7 146 (25.26%) Risk Management
8 142 (24.57%) Cybersecurity
9 141 (24.39%) CISA
10 137 (23.70%) PCI DSS
11 124 (21.45%) GDPR
12 123 (21.28%) Firewall
13 98 (16.96%) Windows
13 98 (16.96%) Management Information System
14 93 (16.09%) Security Architecture
15 92 (15.92%) Data Protection
16 90 (15.57%) TOGAF
17 85 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 85 (14.71%) PRINCE2
18 79 (13.67%) Project Management
19 78 (13.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 76 (13.15%) SIEM
20 76 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
21 75 (12.98%) Service Management
22 73 (12.63%) Degree
23 68 (11.76%) Incident Management
24 67 (11.59%) Security Management
24 67 (11.59%) Security Operations
25 64 (11.07%) Business Continuity
25 64 (11.07%) Retail

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 30 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.63%) IIS
3 15 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.69%) assyst
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.94%) SaaS
3 16 (2.77%) IaaS
4 7 (1.21%) PaaS
5 3 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (21.28%) Firewall
2 35 (6.06%) SSL
3 33 (5.71%) WAN
4 32 (5.54%) VoIP
5 30 (5.19%) IPsec
5 30 (5.19%) SAN
6 28 (4.84%) Network Security
7 26 (4.50%) LAN
8 25 (4.33%) TCP/IP
9 22 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (2.94%) Internet
11 12 (2.08%) VPN
12 10 (1.73%) DNS
13 8 (1.38%) DHCP
13 8 (1.38%) HTTP
13 8 (1.38%) SMTP
13 8 (1.38%) SSH
14 4 (0.69%) SMS
15 3 (0.52%) DMZ
15 3 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.69%) Big Data
3 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.69%) SAP BW
3 4 (0.69%) SAP HANA
4 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.17%) DB2
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 237 (41.00%) Finance
2 64 (11.07%) Retail
3 29 (5.02%) Banking
4 26 (4.50%) Legal
5 18 (3.11%) Law
6 13 (2.25%) Marketing
6 13 (2.25%) Private Banking
7 12 (2.08%) Billing
7 12 (2.08%) German Language
8 9 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.04%) Publishing
10 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.87%) Games
10 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (25.95%) Analyst
2 103 (17.82%) Security Analyst
3 101 (17.47%) Architect
4 76 (13.15%) Information Analyst
4 76 (13.15%) Information Security Analyst
4 76 (13.15%) Security Architect
5 74 (12.80%) IT Manager
6 63 (10.90%) Consultant
7 62 (10.73%) Security Manager
8 60 (10.38%) Risk Manager
9 32 (5.54%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (5.54%) Senior Security Analyst
10 31 (5.36%) Risk Analyst
11 29 (5.02%) Information Security Manager
12 28 (4.84%) Head of Security
12 28 (4.84%) IT Risk Manager
13 26 (4.50%) Senior Information Analyst
13 26 (4.50%) Senior Information Security Analyst
14 25 (4.33%) IT Analyst
14 25 (4.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.42%) SailPoint
2 13 (2.25%) MSMQ
2 13 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (2.08%) Middleware
4 11 (1.90%) Web Services
5 3 (0.52%) .NET
5 3 (0.52%) OAuth
5 3 (0.52%) OpenID
5 3 (0.52%) SAML
6 2 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.96%) Management Information System
2 45 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.98%) CESG
6 19 (3.29%) Public Cloud
7 18 (3.11%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.77%) PKI
8 16 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
11 10 (1.73%) Cyber Defence
11 10 (1.73%) Fintech
11 10 (1.73%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.21%) CMDB
14 7 (1.21%) Cyberattack
14 7 (1.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.96%) Windows
2 53 (9.17%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.06%) Unix
4 34 (5.88%) Linux
5 20 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.60%) Windows 8
6 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.87%) Solaris
8 5 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.52%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Android
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (57.96%) ITIL
2 333 (57.61%) Information Security
3 146 (25.26%) Risk Management
4 142 (24.57%) Cybersecurity
5 93 (16.09%) Security Architecture
6 92 (15.92%) Data Protection
7 90 (15.57%) TOGAF
8 85 (14.71%) PRINCE2
8 85 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (13.67%) Project Management
10 76 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 76 (13.15%) SIEM
11 75 (12.98%) Service Management
12 68 (11.76%) Incident Management
13 67 (11.59%) Security Management
13 67 (11.59%) Security Operations
14 64 (11.07%) Business Continuity
15 54 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
16 52 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 50 (8.65%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.06%) SQL
2 13 (2.25%) C
3 11 (1.90%) Java
4 9 (1.56%) PowerShell
4 9 (1.56%) Python
5 4 (0.69%) C#
5 4 (0.69%) C++
5 4 (0.69%) PHP
6 3 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 230 (39.79%) CISSP
2 191 (33.04%) CISM
3 141 (24.39%) CISA
4 73 (12.63%) Degree
5 52 (9.00%) CRISC
6 26 (4.50%) SANS
7 23 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (3.46%) CEH
9 18 (3.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 13 (2.25%) GIAC
11 12 (2.08%) CCIE
11 12 (2.08%) CCIE Security
11 12 (2.08%) CCNP
11 12 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 12 (2.08%) Security Cleared
12 11 (1.90%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.73%) CCDP
13 10 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.73%) JNCIE
13 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (44.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (23.70%) PCI DSS
3 124 (21.45%) GDPR
4 78 (13.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (4.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 22 (3.81%) COSO
7 20 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 19 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (3.29%) JSP 440
9 14 (2.42%) GPG13
9 14 (2.42%) QA
10 13 (2.25%) ISO 22301
11 8 (1.38%) PMO
12 7 (1.21%) BS7799
13 6 (1.04%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.87%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.87%) SLA
15 4 (0.69%) ISO 31000
16 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
17 2 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 41 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.35%) KVM
8 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (4.33%) Nessus
2 15 (2.60%) RSA enVision
3 11 (1.90%) OpenVAS
4 9 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.38%) Core Impact
5 8 (1.38%) Nexpose
5 8 (1.38%) QRadar
6 7 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (1.21%) SCCM
7 4 (0.69%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.52%) Ansible
8 3 (0.52%) Nmap
8 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.52%) Puppet
9 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.17%) PowerBroker
10 1 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 44 (7.61%) VMware
2 42 (7.27%) Cisco
3 39 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.50%) ArcSight
4 26 (4.50%) Splunk
5 24 (4.15%) Qualys
6 22 (3.81%) Oracle
7 20 (3.46%) SAP
8 19 (3.29%) Juniper
8 19 (3.29%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.42%) CyberArk
10 11 (1.90%) AlienVault
10 11 (1.90%) Bomgar
10 11 (1.90%) LogRhythm
11 10 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.56%) Apple
12 9 (1.56%) Fortinet
12 9 (1.56%) IBM
12 9 (1.56%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.38%) Aveksa