Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 637 654
Rank change year-on-year -88 +17 +99
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 480 639 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.17% 2.86% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 398 559 621
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +3.31%
10th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,750 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.08% +4.35% -1.71%

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 22,121 22,358 27,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.64% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17,069 17,726 21,501
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,650
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -105 438 £62,000 -1.59% 75
London -91 227 £74,250 +10.00% 33
UK excluding London -51 216 £52,750 -12.08% 43
North of England +26 65 £51,500 -6.36% 7
South East -35 58 £49,500 -17.50% 14
Midlands +36 55 £56,250 -15.09% 11
West Midlands +38 43 £56,250 -6.25% 5
North West +2 37 £30,500 -41.90% 1
Yorkshire +40 22 £53,000 -18.46% 5
South West -39 19 £48,750 -18.75% 3
East of England -6 13 £69,250 +4.14% 7
East Midlands +25 12 £57,500 -28.13% 6
North East - 6 £62,757 - 1
Scotland -51 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales - 2 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 283 (58.96%) Information Security
2 280 (58.33%) ITIL
3 195 (40.63%) Finance
4 194 (40.42%) CISSP
5 193 (40.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 139 (28.96%) CISM
7 131 (27.29%) Risk Management
8 116 (24.17%) PCI DSS
9 109 (22.71%) Management Information System
10 102 (21.25%) TOGAF
11 99 (20.63%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (19.79%) Data Protection
12 95 (19.79%) CISA
13 87 (18.13%) GDPR
14 85 (17.71%) Windows
15 83 (17.29%) Security Architecture
16 80 (16.67%) Firewall
17 78 (16.25%) Degree
18 72 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 70 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
20 69 (14.38%) Incident Management
21 65 (13.54%) SIEM
22 60 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
23 59 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
24 57 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
24 57 (11.88%) PRINCE2
25 55 (11.46%) CRISC
26 54 (11.25%) Unix
26 54 (11.25%) Project Management
27 51 (10.63%) Linux

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 28 (5.83%) IIS
2 26 (5.42%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.04%) Apache
5 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (4.79%) SaaS
2 19 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.92%) IaaS
4 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Office 365
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 80 (16.67%) Firewall
2 27 (5.63%) WAN
3 23 (4.79%) SSL
3 23 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 18 (3.75%) IPsec
5 16 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (3.13%) SAN
6 15 (3.13%) VoIP
7 14 (2.92%) HTTP
7 14 (2.92%) SMTP
7 14 (2.92%) SSH
8 13 (2.71%) LAN
8 13 (2.71%) Network Security
9 8 (1.67%) Internet
10 7 (1.46%) SMS
10 7 (1.46%) VPN
11 5 (1.04%) DNS
12 4 (0.83%) Wireless
13 3 (0.63%) DMZ
13 3 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.46%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.04%) MySQL
5 4 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.83%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.83%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.63%) Big Data
6 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.88%) AppScan
2 4 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 195 (40.63%) Finance
2 42 (8.75%) Banking
3 31 (6.46%) Retail
4 26 (5.42%) Law
5 25 (5.21%) Legal
6 23 (4.79%) Private Banking
7 8 (1.67%) Digital Economy
8 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.25%) Marketing
8 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (26.25%) Analyst
2 90 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 83 (17.29%) Architect
4 57 (11.88%) Security Manager
5 48 (10.00%) IT Manager
6 46 (9.58%) Consultant
6 46 (9.58%) Risk Manager
7 45 (9.38%) Information Analyst
7 45 (9.38%) Information Security Analyst
8 44 (9.17%) IT Analyst
8 44 (9.17%) Security Architect
9 33 (6.88%) IT Security Analyst
10 30 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
11 29 (6.04%) Information Security Manager
12 26 (5.42%) Information Manager
13 23 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (4.79%) Senior Security Analyst
14 22 (4.58%) IT Risk Manager
14 22 (4.58%) Risk Analyst
15 21 (4.38%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.79%) MSMQ
1 23 (4.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 13 (2.71%) .NET
3 9 (1.88%) J2EE
3 9 (1.88%) OAuth
3 9 (1.88%) SAML
3 9 (1.88%) Web Services
4 7 (1.46%) Middleware
5 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.25%) SailPoint
5 6 (1.25%) XML
6 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.04%) CSS
6 5 (1.04%) HTML
6 5 (1.04%) JSP
6 5 (1.04%) OpenID
6 5 (1.04%) XSL
7 4 (0.83%) LDAP
7 4 (0.83%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 109 (22.71%) Management Information System
2 43 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.46%) CESG
4 25 (5.21%) Data Centre
5 20 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (2.71%) Mobile Computing
9 10 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.46%) CMDB
11 7 (1.46%) User Experience
12 6 (1.25%) Cyberattack
12 6 (1.25%) PKI
12 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (17.71%) Windows
2 54 (11.25%) Unix
3 51 (10.63%) Linux
4 38 (7.92%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.50%) Android
5 12 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.83%) Solaris
6 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.42%) AIX
8 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) OS/400
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (58.96%) Information Security
2 280 (58.33%) ITIL
3 131 (27.29%) Risk Management
4 102 (21.25%) TOGAF
5 99 (20.63%) Cybersecurity
6 95 (19.79%) Data Protection
7 83 (17.29%) Security Architecture
8 72 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 70 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (14.38%) Incident Management
11 65 (13.54%) SIEM
12 59 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
13 57 (11.88%) PRINCE2
13 57 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 54 (11.25%) Project Management
15 46 (9.58%) Security Management
16 45 (9.38%) Service Management
17 44 (9.17%) Change Management
18 43 (8.96%) IT Strategy
19 41 (8.54%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.17%) SQL
2 29 (6.04%) Java
3 20 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.54%) Python
5 12 (2.50%) C#
5 12 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.88%) C
6 9 (1.88%) C++
7 6 (1.25%) VB
8 5 (1.04%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.83%) Perl
9 4 (0.83%) PHP
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (40.42%) CISSP
2 139 (28.96%) CISM
3 95 (19.79%) CISA
4 78 (16.25%) Degree
5 55 (11.46%) CRISC
6 30 (6.25%) SANS
7 19 (3.96%) CEH
8 18 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.92%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (2.50%) CCNA
10 12 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.29%) MCSE
12 8 (1.67%) CASP
12 8 (1.67%) CLAS
13 7 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (1.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (1.46%) Security Cleared
14 6 (1.25%) GIAC
15 5 (1.04%) ISACA
15 5 (1.04%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (40.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (24.17%) PCI DSS
3 87 (18.13%) GDPR
4 60 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (5.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 24 (5.00%) JSP 440
7 18 (3.75%) COSO
7 18 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (3.33%) ISO 22301
9 15 (3.13%) SLA
10 14 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials
11 11 (2.29%) PMO
12 10 (2.08%) GPG13
13 8 (1.67%) QA
14 6 (1.25%) ISO 31000
14 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.83%) BS7799
15 4 (0.83%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.63%) BS25999
16 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 30 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) Docker
6 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 18 (3.75%) Nessus
2 11 (2.29%) RSA enVision
3 4 (0.83%) Ansible
3 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.83%) Puppet
4 3 (0.63%) CSIRT
4 3 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
6 1 (0.21%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.21%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.21%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.21%) QRadar
6 1 (0.21%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.21%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 51 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.63%) VMware
3 23 (4.79%) IBM
4 22 (4.58%) Splunk
5 17 (3.54%) Oracle
5 17 (3.54%) Qualys
6 14 (2.92%) ArcSight
7 13 (2.71%) Apple
7 13 (2.71%) Cisco
8 11 (2.29%) CyberArk
9 9 (1.88%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.88%) LogRhythm
9 9 (1.88%) SAP
10 8 (1.67%) Google
11 5 (1.04%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.04%) HP
11 5 (1.04%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.04%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.83%) FireEye
12 4 (0.83%) ServiceNow