Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 690 664 825
Rank change year-on-year -26 +161 -193
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 408 567 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.19% 2.61% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 301 383 337
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +4.65%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,750 £38,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 18,623 21,718 21,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.14% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,771 16,494 16,060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -46 387 £65,000 - 47
UK excluding London +18 220 £60,000 - 34
London -30 178 £70,000 -6.67% 18
South East +23 75 £67,500 +12.50% 12
North of England +22 55 £59,000 +2.61% 2
North West +38 41 £52,500 -
Midlands +28 37 £52,945 +3.81% 6
East of England +68 32 £60,000 -22.58% 3
West Midlands +24 23 £48,973 +22.43% 6
East Midlands +23 14 £82,500 +6.45%
Yorkshire -16 13 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Wales +15 10 £55,000 -15.38% 3
South West +7 9 £57,500 +57.53% 6
Scotland +10 3 £75,000 -12.79% 2
North East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 254 (62.25%) ITIL
2 201 (49.26%) Information Security
3 190 (46.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 154 (37.75%) CISSP
5 130 (31.86%) Finance
6 106 (25.98%) CISM
7 104 (25.49%) NIST
8 100 (24.51%) Cybersecurity
9 95 (23.28%) Microsoft
10 85 (20.83%) Risk Management
11 82 (20.10%) Security Architecture
12 79 (19.36%) Management Information System
13 78 (19.12%) TOGAF
14 76 (18.63%) Windows
15 75 (18.38%) CISA
16 71 (17.40%) Azure
16 71 (17.40%) GDPR
17 67 (16.42%) AWS
18 65 (15.93%) PCI DSS
19 64 (15.69%) Degree
20 61 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
20 61 (14.95%) Security Management
21 59 (14.46%) Service Management
21 59 (14.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 57 (13.97%) Project Management
23 56 (13.73%) Firewall
24 55 (13.48%) PRINCE2
25 49 (12.01%) SIEM
26 48 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
27 45 (11.03%) Information Security 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 23 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 23 (5.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.94%) IIS
3 8 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 71 (17.40%) Azure
2 67 (16.42%) AWS
3 29 (7.11%) SaaS
4 16 (3.92%) Office 365
5 15 (3.68%) GCP
6 10 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) IaaS
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.73%) Firewall
2 14 (3.43%) Cisco IPT
2 14 (3.43%) IP Telephony
3 13 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.70%) DHCP
4 11 (2.70%) DNS
4 11 (2.70%) Network Security
5 10 (2.45%) LAN
5 10 (2.45%) WAN
6 8 (1.96%) VoIP
7 5 (1.23%) SAN
7 5 (1.23%) VPN
8 3 (0.74%) Internet
8 3 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.49%) HTTP
9 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.49%) SMTP
9 2 (0.49%) SNMP
10 1 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.98%) Big Data
3 4 (0.98%) GIS
4 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.25%) OLAP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (31.86%) Finance
2 38 (9.31%) Retail
3 33 (8.09%) Legal
4 27 (6.62%) Banking
5 21 (5.15%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.66%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.45%) Public Sector
8 9 (2.21%) Law
9 7 (1.72%) Games
10 6 (1.47%) Marketing
11 5 (1.23%) Advertising
12 3 (0.74%) International Banking
12 3 (0.74%) Local Government
13 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
14 1 (0.25%) Billing
14 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (27.45%) Architect
2 80 (19.61%) Security Architect
3 62 (15.20%) Analyst
4 45 (11.03%) IT Manager
5 40 (9.80%) Consultant
6 33 (8.09%) Security Engineer
7 28 (6.86%) IT Architect
8 26 (6.37%) IT Security Architect
9 25 (6.13%) Security Consultant
10 24 (5.88%) Security Manager
11 23 (5.64%) IT Analyst
12 19 (4.66%) Operations Manager
13 18 (4.41%) Security Analyst
14 16 (3.92%) IT Operations Manager
15 15 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.68%) Risk Manager
15 15 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
16 14 (3.43%) Business Analyst
17 13 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
17 13 (3.19%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.45%) OAuth
2 9 (2.21%) OpenID
3 8 (1.96%) OAuth2
3 8 (1.96%) XACML
4 4 (0.98%) Web Services
5 3 (0.74%) .NET
5 3 (0.74%) SAML
6 2 (0.49%) LDAP
6 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 79 (19.36%) Management Information System
2 48 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.68%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.45%) PKI
8 9 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.72%) PMI
11 6 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.47%) Social Media
12 4 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.98%) NHS
12 4 (0.98%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.63%) Windows
2 29 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (6.86%) Linux
4 27 (6.62%) Unix
4 27 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.37%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.43%) HPUX
7 8 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (62.25%) ITIL
2 201 (49.26%) Information Security
3 100 (24.51%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 82 (20.10%) Security Architecture
6 78 (19.12%) TOGAF
7 61 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (14.95%) Security Management
8 59 (14.46%) Service Management
9 57 (13.97%) Project Management
10 55 (13.48%) PRINCE2
11 49 (12.01%) SIEM
12 45 (11.03%) Information Security Management
13 42 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
13 42 (10.29%) SABSA
14 38 (9.31%) Penetration Testing
15 35 (8.58%) Change Management
15 35 (8.58%) Security Operations
16 34 (8.33%) DevOps
16 34 (8.33%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 29 (7.11%) Java
3 16 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 16 (3.92%) SQL
4 14 (3.43%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.45%) Python
6 9 (2.21%) C
7 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.98%) VBA
8 2 (0.49%) C#
8 2 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 154 (37.75%) CISSP
2 106 (25.98%) CISM
3 75 (18.38%) CISA
4 64 (15.69%) Degree
5 33 (8.09%) CEH
6 31 (7.60%) CRISC
7 23 (5.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 23 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.43%) CESG Certified Professional
10 13 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (3.19%) ISEB
11 12 (2.94%) MCSA
12 11 (2.70%) ISSAP
12 11 (2.70%) MCSE
13 10 (2.45%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (2.21%) CISMP
14 9 (2.21%) CREST Certified
14 9 (2.21%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.72%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (46.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (25.49%) NIST
3 71 (17.40%) GDPR
4 65 (15.93%) PCI DSS
5 59 (14.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (6.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (3.92%) QA
8 14 (3.43%) COSO
8 14 (3.43%) Data Quality
8 14 (3.43%) NCSC
9 10 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (1.96%) ITGC
11 7 (1.72%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (1.47%) HIPAA
12 6 (1.47%) NIST 800
12 6 (1.47%) SLA
13 5 (1.23%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.98%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.74%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 40 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.72%) XenApp
6 3 (0.74%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.25%) Docker
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (3.68%) SCCM
2 9 (2.21%) Nessus
3 8 (1.96%) RSA enVision
3 8 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.74%) Ansible
4 3 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (0.74%) CSIRT
4 3 (0.74%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (0.49%) Graylog
5 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) Puppet
5 2 (0.49%) QRadar
5 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.49%) Terraform
6 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.07%) Qualys
3 36 (8.82%) VMware
4 28 (6.86%) Veracode
5 27 (6.62%) Citrix
6 21 (5.15%) Oracle
7 20 (4.90%) Cisco
8 13 (3.19%) Palo Alto
9 12 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.94%) SAP
10 11 (2.70%) Splunk
11 10 (2.45%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.21%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.96%) WatchGuard
14 7 (1.72%) Meraki
14 7 (1.72%) SonicWALL
14 7 (1.72%) Sparx
15 6 (1.47%) Cognizant
15 6 (1.47%) Progress
16 4 (0.98%) IBM