Period
to 27 January 2021

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 January 2021 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 623 677 706
Rank change year-on-year +54 +29 +30
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 154 348 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.97% 2.22% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 159 329 324
Median annual salary £65,000 £63,422 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +1.47% -5.30%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +2.52%

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 7,837 15,673 20,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.56% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,801 12,212 15,431
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,149 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +111 148 £65,000 +8.33% 25
UK excluding London +75 77 £62,500 +13.64% 17
London +146 73 £68,000 -2.86% 9
South East +108 27 £68,000 +6.67% 6
Work from Home -75 23 £68,000 -15.00% 7
Midlands +50 16 £46,500 -19.13% 4
West Midlands +19 16 £46,500 -19.13% 4
East of England +84 12 £63,750 +15.91% 2
South West +67 10 £65,000 +30.00%
North of England +78 9 £42,500 -29.17% 3
North West +64 6 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Wales +35 3 £68,000 +23.64% 1
North East +17 2 £75,000 +15.38%
Yorkshire +41 1 £40,000 -42.86% 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 110 (71.43%) ITIL
2 102 (66.23%) Information Security
3 79 (51.30%) CISSP
4 73 (47.40%) NIST
5 72 (46.75%) Risk Management
6 64 (41.56%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (40.26%) Management Information System
7 62 (40.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 53 (34.42%) CISM
9 49 (31.82%) Finance
10 43 (27.92%) CISA
11 37 (24.03%) Firewall
12 33 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (19.48%) Microsoft
14 26 (16.88%) Security Management
15 25 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (15.58%) Banking
16 24 (15.58%) Internal Audit
16 24 (15.58%) ServiceNow
17 23 (14.94%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (14.94%) Project Management
18 22 (14.29%) PCI DSS
18 22 (14.29%) Azure
19 20 (12.99%) AWS
19 20 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (12.99%) ITSM
20 19 (12.34%) Intrusion Detection
20 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
21 18 (11.69%) Service Management
21 18 (11.69%) Security Operations

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 8 (5.19%) SAS
2 7 (4.55%) IIS
2 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (4.55%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.29%) Azure
2 20 (12.99%) AWS
3 15 (9.74%) SaaS
4 12 (7.79%) IaaS
5 11 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (7.14%) Office 365
6 10 (6.49%) PaaS
7 4 (2.60%) GCP
8 3 (1.95%) BPaaS
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.03%) Firewall
2 19 (12.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (7.14%) VPN
4 9 (5.84%) LAN
4 9 (5.84%) WAN
5 8 (5.19%) Network Security
5 8 (5.19%) SSL
6 6 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (3.90%) Skype
7 5 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (3.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (3.25%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.95%) WAAS
8 3 (1.95%) Wireless
9 2 (1.30%) Internet
10 1 (0.65%) 3G
10 1 (0.65%) CHAP
10 1 (0.65%) DWDM
10 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) DB2
2 7 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (4.55%) MySQL
2 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.30%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Ant
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (31.82%) Finance
2 24 (15.58%) Banking
3 9 (5.84%) Legal
3 9 (5.84%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.95%) Law
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.30%) Back Office
6 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.30%) Front Office
6 2 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) International Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (25.32%) Analyst
2 27 (17.53%) Security Analyst
3 19 (12.34%) IT Manager
4 18 (11.69%) Information Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Information Security Analyst
4 18 (11.69%) Security Manager
5 17 (11.04%) Architect
6 14 (9.09%) Consultant
7 11 (7.14%) Security Specialist
8 10 (6.49%) Audit Manager
8 10 (6.49%) Information Security Specialist
8 10 (6.49%) Information Specialist
8 10 (6.49%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.19%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Security Architect
9 8 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.55%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.55%) IT Security Manager
10 7 (4.55%) ITSM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.14%) .NET
2 10 (6.49%) Middleware
3 5 (3.25%) YAML
4 3 (1.95%) LDAP
4 3 (1.95%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.95%) SAML
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (40.26%) Management Information System
2 17 (11.04%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (5.19%) User Experience
6 5 (3.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (3.25%) Robotics
7 4 (2.60%) PMI
7 4 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.30%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.65%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.09%) Linux
2 11 (7.14%) Unix
2 11 (7.14%) Windows
3 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.25%) Solaris
4 5 (3.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.60%) Android
6 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) MVS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (71.43%) ITIL
2 102 (66.23%) Information Security
3 72 (46.75%) Risk Management
4 64 (41.56%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
6 26 (16.88%) Security Management
7 25 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (15.58%) Internal Audit
9 23 (14.94%) Project Management
9 23 (14.94%) Risk Assessment
10 20 (12.99%) ITSM
10 20 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (12.34%) Service Delivery
12 18 (11.69%) Security Operations
12 18 (11.69%) Service Management
13 17 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (11.04%) SIEM
14 15 (9.74%) ERP
14 15 (9.74%) Information Security Management
14 15 (9.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.84%) SQL
2 7 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.30%) Perl
3 2 (1.30%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (51.30%) CISSP
2 53 (34.42%) CISM
3 43 (27.92%) CISA
4 15 (9.74%) Degree
5 14 (9.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 9 (5.84%) CRISC
7 8 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.90%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (3.90%) CREST Certified
8 6 (3.90%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.90%) PMI Certification
8 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (3.25%) CCSP
9 5 (3.25%) GCFA
9 5 (3.25%) GCIA
9 5 (3.25%) GCIH
9 5 (3.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (2.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (47.40%) NIST
2 62 (40.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 16 (10.39%) GDPR
5 15 (9.74%) COSO
5 15 (9.74%) ISO 31000
6 9 (5.84%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (5.19%) NCSC
8 7 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (3.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (2.60%) ITGC
10 4 (2.60%) QA
11 3 (1.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (1.95%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.95%) ISO 9001
12 2 (1.30%) BS7799
12 2 (1.30%) NIST 800
12 2 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Firmware
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) IBM BigFix
2 5 (3.25%) CSIRT
3 3 (1.95%) QRadar
4 1 (0.65%) CASB
4 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.58%) ServiceNow
3 17 (11.04%) IBM
4 15 (9.74%) Cisco
5 13 (8.44%) Remedy
6 9 (5.84%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.84%) SAP
6 9 (5.84%) VMware
7 8 (5.19%) Oracle
8 7 (4.55%) CA
8 7 (4.55%) HP
8 7 (4.55%) Hyperion
8 7 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (4.55%) Siebel
9 6 (3.90%) Apple
10 5 (3.25%) F5
10 5 (3.25%) Zscaler
11 4 (2.60%) Okta
11 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto