Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 782 638 704
Rank change year-on-year -144 +66 +41
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 418 696 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 2.83% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 338 553 560
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £94,125 £89,200 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.17% +0.87% -0.86%

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 22612 24627 28139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 12.97% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 16929 19480 22253
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -151 393 £66,750 +5.12% 27
London -113 213 £72,500 +5.45% 9
UK excluding London -89 180 £55,000 -5.17% 18
South East -22 54 £49,500 -17.50% 3
North of England -10 46 £50,000 -2.44% 10
Midlands +22 36 £49,250 -14.35% 2
North West -17 36 £42,500 -7.61% 5
West Midlands +18 32 £46,750 -18.70% 1
South West -48 21 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England +3 19 £65,000 +6.12% 3
Yorkshire +12 8 £50,500 -17.55% 5
East Midlands +35 4 £80,000 +20.75% 1
Scotland -43 2 £80,000 +60.00%
North East - 2 £62,757 -
Wales - 2 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for COBIT.

1 279 (66.75%) ITIL
2 223 (53.35%) Information Security
3 193 (46.17%) Finance
4 186 (44.50%) CISSP
5 152 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 134 (32.06%) CISM
7 126 (30.14%) Risk Management
8 102 (24.40%) TOGAF
9 97 (23.21%) PCI DSS
10 93 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (21.53%) Management Information System
12 89 (21.29%) CISA
13 78 (18.66%) Data Protection
14 71 (16.99%) Degree
15 70 (16.75%) Security Architecture
15 70 (16.75%) GDPR
16 67 (16.03%) Cybersecurity
17 65 (15.55%) CRISC
18 61 (14.59%) Stakeholder Management
19 56 (13.40%) Windows
20 51 (12.20%) Change Management
21 50 (11.96%) Project Management
21 50 (11.96%) IT Strategy
22 49 (11.72%) Continuous Improvement
23 48 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
24 46 (11.00%) Banking
24 46 (11.00%) PRINCE2
24 46 (11.00%) Microsoft
25 43 (10.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
26 42 (10.05%) Service 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 26 (6.22%) IIS
2 20 (4.78%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.20%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Maya
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.78%) SaaS
4 11 (2.63%) IaaS
5 8 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.91%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
8 2 (0.48%) Office 365
9 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.81%) Firewall
2 17 (4.07%) WAN
3 14 (3.35%) IPsec
4 12 (2.87%) HTTP
4 12 (2.87%) SMTP
5 11 (2.63%) Network Security
5 11 (2.63%) SAN
6 10 (2.39%) LAN
6 10 (2.39%) VoIP
7 9 (2.15%) SSL
8 7 (1.67%) SSH
8 7 (1.67%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.44%) DNS
9 6 (1.44%) VLAN
10 5 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.20%) FTP
10 5 (1.20%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.20%) SMS
10 5 (1.20%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.35%) Big Data
3 7 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.20%) MySQL
5 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.24%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) AppScan
2 5 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 193 (46.17%) Finance
2 46 (11.00%) Banking
3 32 (7.66%) Legal
4 27 (6.46%) Private Banking
5 24 (5.74%) Retail
6 19 (4.55%) Law
7 10 (2.39%) Local Government
8 9 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.91%) Digital Economy
10 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.20%) Marketing
12 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.72%) Advertising
14 2 (0.48%) Billing
14 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.24%) Back Office
15 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 94 (22.49%) Analyst
2 79 (18.90%) Architect
3 60 (14.35%) Security Analyst
4 53 (12.68%) Consultant
5 40 (9.57%) Security Manager
6 38 (9.09%) IT Analyst
7 34 (8.13%) Security Architect
8 32 (7.66%) IT Manager
9 31 (7.42%) Risk Manager
10 26 (6.22%) Cloud Architect
11 24 (5.74%) Information Analyst
11 24 (5.74%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (5.74%) IT Security Analyst
11 24 (5.74%) Risk Analyst
12 21 (5.02%) Information Manager
12 21 (5.02%) Security Consultant
13 20 (4.78%) Information Security Manager
14 19 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
15 18 (4.31%) Senior Architect
16 17 (4.07%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.55%) MSMQ
1 19 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (3.35%) .NET
3 9 (2.15%) J2EE
3 9 (2.15%) XML
4 8 (1.91%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.91%) OAuth
4 8 (1.91%) SAML
4 8 (1.91%) Web Services
5 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.20%) CSS
5 5 (1.20%) HTML
5 5 (1.20%) JSP
5 5 (1.20%) XSL
6 4 (0.96%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.96%) OpenID
6 4 (0.96%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.72%) Middleware
7 3 (0.72%) REST
8 1 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.53%) Management Information System
2 41 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.50%) CESG
4 21 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 20 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (4.31%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (3.35%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (2.63%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.15%) Life Science
11 7 (1.67%) CMDB
11 7 (1.67%) User Experience
12 6 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.96%) Blog
13 4 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.96%) Social Media
14 3 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
15 2 (0.48%) Cyber Attack
15 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.40%) Windows
2 36 (8.61%) Unix
3 35 (8.37%) Linux
4 29 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.63%) Android
5 11 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.48%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (66.75%) ITIL
2 223 (53.35%) Information Security
3 126 (30.14%) Risk Management
4 102 (24.40%) TOGAF
5 93 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (18.66%) Data Protection
7 70 (16.75%) Security Architecture
8 67 (16.03%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (14.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (12.20%) Change Management
11 50 (11.96%) IT Strategy
11 50 (11.96%) Project Management
12 49 (11.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
14 46 (11.00%) PRINCE2
15 42 (10.05%) Service Management
16 40 (9.57%) Service Delivery
17 38 (9.09%) Six Sigma
18 37 (8.85%) Business Continuity
18 37 (8.85%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.66%) SQL
2 23 (5.50%) Java
3 14 (3.35%) C
3 14 (3.35%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.39%) C#
6 9 (2.15%) Python
7 7 (1.67%) C++
8 6 (1.44%) VB
9 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.72%) Ruby
11 2 (0.48%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 186 (44.50%) CISSP
2 134 (32.06%) CISM
3 89 (21.29%) CISA
4 71 (16.99%) Degree
5 65 (15.55%) CRISC
6 34 (8.13%) SANS
7 21 (5.02%) Security Cleared
8 18 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.83%) CEH
10 14 (3.35%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.39%) CCNA
11 10 (2.39%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.39%) Security+ Certification
12 9 (2.15%) MCSE
12 9 (2.15%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.91%) CASP
14 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.44%) CITP
15 6 (1.44%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (23.21%) PCI DSS
3 70 (16.75%) GDPR
4 43 (10.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (4.31%) JSP 440
7 17 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (3.11%) COSO
8 13 (3.11%) QA
9 12 (2.87%) ISO 22301
9 12 (2.87%) SLA
10 9 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (1.44%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (1.44%) Val IT
12 5 (1.20%) ISO 31000
12 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (1.20%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.96%) BS7799
13 4 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.20%) Docker
5 1 (0.24%) KVM
5 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.24%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (2.15%) Nessus
2 5 (1.20%) Ansible
2 5 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.50%) IBM
3 21 (5.02%) VMware
4 14 (3.35%) CheckPoint
5 12 (2.87%) Oracle
6 11 (2.63%) CyberArk
6 11 (2.63%) Splunk
7 9 (2.15%) Apple
7 9 (2.15%) Google
7 9 (2.15%) Qualys
8 8 (1.91%) Cisco
8 8 (1.91%) HP
8 8 (1.91%) LogRhythm
9 7 (1.67%) Juniper
10 6 (1.44%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.44%) F5
10 6 (1.44%) SAP
11 5 (1.20%) Xamarin
11 5 (1.20%) XebiaLabs
12 4 (0.96%) HEAT Software