Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 694 710 782
Rank change year-on-year +16 +72 -128
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 386 464 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.29% 2.14% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 302 309 361
UK median annual salary £59,875 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.20% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £39,775 £35,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £94,675 £90,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -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 16,877 21,712 22,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 13.61% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12,890 16,185 17,086
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 +11 362 £59,875 -0.21% 33
UK excluding London +44 217 £55,000 -4.35% 25
London +30 158 £65,000 -7.14% 11
South East +36 76 £67,500 +12.50% 7
Midlands +56 53 £52,945 -3.74% 7
West Midlands +45 41 £52,945 +10.32% 6
North of England +49 37 £59,750 +19.50% 5
East of England +57 26 £55,000 -29.03% 1
North West +27 25 £52,500 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +16 12 £70,000 -9.68% 1
South West +4 12 £52,500 +19.32% 2
Yorkshire +24 11 £70,000 +25.68% 3
Wales +11 8 £55,000 -25.42%
Scotland +16 6 £125,000 +31.58% 3
North East +15 1 £65,000 +44.44%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 246 (63.73%) ITIL
2 192 (49.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 177 (45.85%) Information Security
4 162 (41.97%) Finance
5 126 (32.64%) CISSP
6 120 (31.09%) NIST
7 114 (29.53%) Cybersecurity
8 89 (23.06%) CISA
9 87 (22.54%) Microsoft
10 86 (22.28%) CISM
10 86 (22.28%) Risk Management
11 85 (22.02%) Management Information System
12 81 (20.98%) Security Management
13 76 (19.69%) TOGAF
14 72 (18.65%) PCI DSS
15 70 (18.13%) Azure
16 66 (17.10%) Security Architecture
17 62 (16.06%) GDPR
18 61 (15.80%) Firewall
18 61 (15.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 59 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
20 58 (15.03%) Information Security Management
21 56 (14.51%) Service Management
22 50 (12.95%) PRINCE2
23 49 (12.69%) Windows
24 48 (12.44%) Enterprise Architecture
25 46 (11.92%) Active Directory
25 46 (11.92%) Security Operations
26 45 (11.66%) CRISC
27 43 (11.14%) Vulnerability Management

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 29 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2010
1 29 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (1.81%) IIS
3 5 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.04%) SAS
5 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 70 (18.13%) Azure
2 34 (8.81%) AWS
3 12 (3.11%) GCP
4 11 (2.85%) Office 365
5 8 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.30%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.30%) SaaS
7 5 (1.30%) Serverless
8 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.80%) Firewall
2 15 (3.89%) Cisco IPT
2 15 (3.89%) IP Telephony
3 11 (2.85%) Network Security
4 10 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.33%) DNS
6 7 (1.81%) DHCP
6 7 (1.81%) LAN
6 7 (1.81%) VoIP
6 7 (1.81%) WAN
7 5 (1.30%) SAN
8 3 (0.78%) Internet
8 3 (0.78%) VPN
9 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.52%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.52%) Skype
9 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.52%) WebEx
10 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.30%) Big Data
3 5 (1.30%) Power BI
4 3 (0.78%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.78%) GIS
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) ReSharper
1 4 (1.04%) SonarQube
1 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.78%) ERwin
3 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 162 (41.97%) Finance
2 33 (8.55%) Legal
2 33 (8.55%) Retail
3 19 (4.92%) Banking
3 19 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.85%) Advertising
5 10 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.30%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.04%) Law
8 4 (1.04%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) International Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Local Government
9 2 (0.52%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 97 (25.13%) Architect
2 58 (15.03%) Security Architect
3 50 (12.95%) Analyst
4 48 (12.44%) IT Manager
5 38 (9.84%) Consultant
6 30 (7.77%) Security Manager
7 26 (6.74%) Operations Manager
8 25 (6.48%) Security Consultant
9 24 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (6.22%) Security Analyst
9 24 (6.22%) Security Engineer
10 22 (5.70%) IT Architect
11 21 (5.44%) Information Manager
11 21 (5.44%) Information Security Manager
12 20 (5.18%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
12 20 (5.18%) IT Security Architect
12 20 (5.18%) Risk Manager
13 18 (4.66%) IT Operations Manager
14 17 (4.40%) Information Analyst
14 17 (4.40%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.37%) OAuth
2 12 (3.11%) OpenID
3 11 (2.85%) OAuth2
3 11 (2.85%) XACML
4 9 (2.33%) .NET
5 5 (1.30%) Web Services
6 4 (1.04%) .NET Core
6 4 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.78%) SAML
8 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.26%) COM
9 1 (0.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 85 (22.02%) Management Information System
2 40 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (4.40%) PKI
6 13 (3.37%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.07%) NHS
9 5 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.30%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.04%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.78%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.69%) Windows
2 35 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (8.29%) Windows Server
3 32 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (6.22%) Unix
5 15 (3.89%) HPUX
6 7 (1.81%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.30%) Linux
7 5 (1.30%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (63.73%) ITIL
2 177 (45.85%) Information Security
3 114 (29.53%) Cybersecurity
4 86 (22.28%) Risk Management
5 81 (20.98%) Security Management
6 76 (19.69%) TOGAF
7 66 (17.10%) Security Architecture
8 59 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (15.03%) Information Security Management
10 56 (14.51%) Service Management
11 50 (12.95%) PRINCE2
12 48 (12.44%) Enterprise Architecture
13 46 (11.92%) Security Operations
14 43 (11.14%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (10.88%) Project Management
16 36 (9.33%) Mentoring
17 35 (9.07%) ISMS
18 32 (8.29%) ITSM
19 31 (8.03%) Service Delivery
19 31 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.15%) C
2 15 (3.89%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.63%) SQL
4 8 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.55%) VBA
6 5 (1.30%) Java
7 4 (1.04%) C#
8 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (32.64%) CISSP
2 89 (23.06%) CISA
3 86 (22.28%) CISM
4 45 (11.66%) CRISC
5 34 (8.81%) Degree
6 14 (3.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 14 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.11%) CEH
7 12 (3.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 11 (2.85%) ISEB
8 11 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.59%) MCSA
10 9 (2.33%) CISMP
10 9 (2.33%) MCSE
11 7 (1.81%) ISSAP
11 7 (1.81%) SANS
11 7 (1.81%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (1.30%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (49.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (31.09%) NIST
3 72 (18.65%) PCI DSS
4 62 (16.06%) GDPR
5 61 (15.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 33 (8.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 20 (5.18%) COSO
7 20 (5.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (3.63%) Data Quality
8 14 (3.63%) ITGC
9 12 (3.11%) NIST 800
10 10 (2.59%) NCSC
11 7 (1.81%) QA
11 7 (1.81%) SLA
12 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
13 5 (1.30%) Solvency II
14 4 (1.04%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.52%) Val IT
System Software
1 46 (11.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.04%) XenApp
6 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.70%) SCCM
2 19 (4.92%) Nessus
3 18 (4.66%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (1.30%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.04%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.78%) WSUS
7 2 (0.52%) Ansible
7 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.52%) Puppet
7 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.52%) Terraform
8 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 87 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.77%) VMware
3 22 (5.70%) Citrix
3 22 (5.70%) Qualys
4 20 (5.18%) Palo Alto
5 19 (4.92%) Oracle
6 18 (4.66%) Cisco
7 8 (2.07%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.81%) WatchGuard
9 6 (1.55%) SAP
10 5 (1.30%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.30%) Splunk
11 4 (1.04%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.04%) Meraki
11 4 (1.04%) SonicWALL
12 3 (0.78%) Sparx
12 3 (0.78%) Veracode
13 2 (0.52%) Mitel
13 2 (0.52%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.52%) Polycom