The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 831 811 859
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +48
Permanent jobs citing COSO 19 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.037% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 12
Average salary £55,000 £45,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.87% -9.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,250 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
COSO
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10342 9783 10479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 10.47% 10.23% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8127 7587 8647
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing COSO across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in England

COSO
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COSO across the England region.

COSO Salary Trend in England

COSO
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COSO across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

COSO Salary Histogram in England

COSO
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -35 10 £64,000 +8.93% 1
East Midlands - 4 £47,500 -
London -6 3 £100,000 +119.78%
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing COSO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COSO.

1 41 (64.06%) COBIT
2 34 (53.13%) Information Security
3 33 (51.56%) Finance
4 26 (40.63%) Management Information System
4 26 (40.63%) Risk Management
4 26 (40.63%) ITIL
5 22 (34.38%) Degree
6 21 (32.81%) PCI DSS
6 21 (32.81%) CISM
7 17 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (25.00%) CISA
9 15 (23.44%) CISSP
10 14 (21.88%) Change Management
10 14 (21.88%) Security Management
11 13 (20.31%) Data Protection
12 12 (18.75%) PRINCE
12 12 (18.75%) Project Management
13 11 (17.19%) CRISC
14 10 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (15.63%) Information Security Management
15 9 (14.06%) Business Continuity
15 9 (14.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
16 8 (12.50%) LDAP
16 8 (12.50%) X.509
16 8 (12.50%) Cryptography
16 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (12.50%) PKI
16 8 (12.50%) Algorithms

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing COSO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) LDAP
1 8 (12.50%) X.509
2 4 (6.25%) Internet
2 4 (6.25%) Broadband
3 1 (1.56%) Network Security
General
1 33 (51.56%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Banking
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.94%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Information Manager
1 13 (20.31%) Information Security Manager
1 13 (20.31%) Security Manager
2 10 (15.63%) Risk Manager
3 8 (12.50%) IT Auditor
3 8 (12.50%) Auditor
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Audit Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Information Risk Manager
5 5 (7.81%) IT Risk Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Junior
6 4 (6.25%) IT Audit Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Head of Security
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.13%) IT Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 8 (12.50%) PKI
2 8 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) UNIX
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Information Security
2 26 (40.63%) Risk Management
2 26 (40.63%) ITIL
3 14 (21.88%) Change Management
3 14 (21.88%) Security Management
4 13 (20.31%) Data Protection
5 12 (18.75%) PRINCE
5 12 (18.75%) Project Management
6 10 (15.63%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (15.63%) Information Security Management
7 9 (14.06%) Business Continuity
7 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (9.38%) ERP
8 6 (9.38%) ISMS
9 5 (7.81%) IT Governance
9 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) C
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (34.38%) Degree
2 21 (32.81%) CISM
3 16 (25.00%) CISA
4 15 (23.44%) CISSP
5 11 (17.19%) CRISC
6 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.13%) ACCA
7 2 (3.13%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (64.06%) COBIT
2 21 (32.81%) PCI DSS
3 17 (26.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (14.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (6.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (3.13%) GAAP
8 1 (1.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) SAP
2 4 (6.25%) JD Edwards
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
3 3 (4.69%) Symantec
4 2 (3.13%) McAfee
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) Varonis
5 1 (1.56%) Tripwire