Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 636 802 621
Rank change year-on-year +166 -181 +101
Permanent jobs citing COBIT 594 415 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.55% 1.90% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 415 351 669
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.44% -6.92%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -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 23,268 21,787 26,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.42% 12.19% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,683 16,473 21,109
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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 +148 551 £64,000 -1.54% 45
London +83 323 £75,000 +11.11% 30
UK excluding London +92 242 £60,000 - 19
South East +29 76 £60,000 - 3
Midlands +52 60 £42,555 -29.08% 3
North of England +20 50 £57,500 -10.51% 3
West Midlands +52 38 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire +42 27 £57,500 +4.55%
East of England +20 23 £80,000 +33.33% 2
North West -6 23 £64,000 -8.57% 2
East Midlands - 22 £77,500 - 1
Scotland -5 17 £60,000 +20.00% 4
South West -16 12 £40,000 -33.33% 4
Wales +17 4 £57,500 +43.75%

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 392 (65.99%) ITIL
2 291 (48.99%) Information Security
3 274 (46.13%) Finance
4 250 (42.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 219 (36.87%) CISSP
6 188 (31.65%) CISM
7 161 (27.10%) CISA
8 155 (26.09%) Risk Management
9 137 (23.06%) Cybersecurity
10 129 (21.72%) PCI DSS
11 115 (19.36%) GDPR
12 113 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 103 (17.34%) PRINCE2
14 93 (15.66%) Project Management
15 92 (15.49%) Management Information System
16 89 (14.98%) Firewall
17 80 (13.47%) Service Management
18 77 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
18 77 (12.96%) Security Architecture
19 75 (12.63%) TOGAF
20 74 (12.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 74 (12.46%) Degree
21 72 (12.12%) Business Continuity
22 69 (11.62%) Retail
23 67 (11.28%) Windows
24 64 (10.77%) Security Management
25 63 (10.61%) CRISC
26 62 (10.44%) Data Protection
27 58 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
28 51 (8.59%) IT Governance

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 31 (5.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.02%) IIS
3 11 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.67%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.85%) assyst
2 5 (0.84%) SAP BPC
2 5 (0.84%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (3.37%) IaaS
4 17 (2.86%) SaaS
5 13 (2.19%) PaaS
6 10 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.51%) Office 365
8 1 (0.17%) BPaaS
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 89 (14.98%) Firewall
2 35 (5.89%) SAN
3 33 (5.56%) VoIP
4 31 (5.22%) LAN
4 31 (5.22%) Network Security
4 31 (5.22%) WAN
5 29 (4.88%) IPsec
6 28 (4.71%) SSL
7 19 (3.20%) Internet
8 12 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (1.35%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.35%) VPN
10 7 (1.18%) DNS
11 6 (1.01%) DHCP
11 6 (1.01%) NAS
12 5 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.84%) VLAN
13 3 (0.51%) MPLS
13 3 (0.51%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.18%) Big Data
3 6 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.84%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.84%) SAP HANA
4 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.67%) DB2
6 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 274 (46.13%) Finance
2 69 (11.62%) Retail
3 44 (7.41%) Legal
4 32 (5.39%) Banking
5 28 (4.71%) Marketing
6 14 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.02%) Billing
8 10 (1.68%) German Language
9 9 (1.52%) Law
10 8 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.01%) Publishing
11 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.84%) Games
12 5 (0.84%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.51%) Advertising
13 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) Back Office
15 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (23.74%) Analyst
2 100 (16.84%) Architect
3 94 (15.82%) Consultant
4 76 (12.79%) Security Analyst
4 76 (12.79%) Security Architect
5 69 (11.62%) IT Manager
6 60 (10.10%) Information Analyst
7 56 (9.43%) Information Security Analyst
8 38 (6.40%) Risk Manager
9 36 (6.06%) Security Consultant
10 31 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
11 30 (5.05%) Security Manager
12 27 (4.55%) IT Architect
13 26 (4.38%) Senior Information Analyst
13 26 (4.38%) Senior Information Security Analyst
14 25 (4.21%) IT Security Architect
15 24 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
15 24 (4.04%) Head of Security
15 24 (4.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.88%) SailPoint
2 11 (1.85%) Middleware
2 11 (1.85%) Web Services
3 8 (1.35%) Java EE
4 6 (1.01%) .NET
5 5 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
6 4 (0.67%) Hibernate
6 4 (0.67%) J2EE
6 4 (0.67%) REST
6 4 (0.67%) SOAP
6 4 (0.67%) Struts
6 4 (0.67%) XML
7 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.17%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth
7 1 (0.17%) OpenID
7 1 (0.17%) SAML
7 1 (0.17%) Velocity
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.49%) Management Information System
2 46 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.86%) FMCG
8 16 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.36%) NHS
10 12 (2.02%) CESG
10 12 (2.02%) Cyber Defence
10 12 (2.02%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.85%) Fintech
11 11 (1.85%) PKI
12 7 (1.18%) CMDB
12 7 (1.18%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.28%) Windows
2 45 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 25 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.68%) Windows 8
6 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.18%) Linux
8 5 (0.84%) Unix
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Android
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (65.99%) ITIL
2 291 (48.99%) Information Security
3 155 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 137 (23.06%) Cybersecurity
5 113 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 103 (17.34%) PRINCE2
7 93 (15.66%) Project Management
8 80 (13.47%) Service Management
9 77 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (12.96%) Security Architecture
10 75 (12.63%) TOGAF
11 72 (12.12%) Business Continuity
12 64 (10.77%) Security Management
13 62 (10.44%) Data Protection
14 58 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 51 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 51 (8.59%) IT Governance
16 50 (8.42%) IT Strategy
17 49 (8.25%) Security Operations
18 48 (8.08%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.86%) SQL
2 11 (1.85%) C
3 2 (0.34%) Java
3 2 (0.34%) Perl
3 2 (0.34%) Python
4 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 219 (36.87%) CISSP
2 188 (31.65%) CISM
3 161 (27.10%) CISA
4 74 (12.46%) Degree
5 63 (10.61%) CRISC
6 26 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.53%) CEH
7 15 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (2.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 12 (2.02%) CCNP
9 12 (2.02%) GIAC
9 12 (2.02%) PMP
9 12 (2.02%) SANS
10 11 (1.85%) Security Cleared
11 10 (1.68%) CCIE
11 10 (1.68%) GSLC
11 10 (1.68%) SC Cleared
12 9 (1.52%) CCDP
12 9 (1.52%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (42.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (21.72%) PCI DSS
3 115 (19.36%) GDPR
4 74 (12.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (3.54%) COSO
7 20 (3.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (2.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (2.53%) QA
10 10 (1.68%) JSP 440
11 8 (1.35%) ISO 22301
12 7 (1.18%) NIST 800
13 6 (1.01%) BS7799
14 5 (0.84%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.84%) GPG13
14 5 (0.84%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.67%) SLA
16 3 (0.51%) Solvency II
17 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 47 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.01%) vCloud
7 5 (0.84%) KVM
8 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) Docker
9 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (4.55%) Nessus
2 24 (4.04%) OpenVAS
3 22 (3.70%) QRadar
4 21 (3.54%) Core Impact
4 21 (3.54%) Nexpose
5 8 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (0.84%) SCCM
7 4 (0.67%) RSA enVision
7 4 (0.67%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (0.51%) Nmap
8 3 (0.51%) PowerBroker
9 2 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.17%) Ansible
10 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.17%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 45 (7.58%) VMware
2 41 (6.90%) Cisco
3 35 (5.89%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.22%) Splunk
5 28 (4.71%) SolarWinds
6 27 (4.55%) Qualys
7 26 (4.38%) ArcSight
8 24 (4.04%) AlienVault
8 24 (4.04%) CyberArk
8 24 (4.04%) LogRhythm
9 23 (3.87%) Bomgar
9 23 (3.87%) Oracle
10 21 (3.54%) Juniper
11 20 (3.37%) Aveksa
12 19 (3.20%) SAP
13 16 (2.69%) Cognizant
14 10 (1.68%) Palo Alto
14 10 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.52%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.35%) IBM