The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 883 906 877
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -29
Permanent jobs citing COSO 16 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.022% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 12
Average salary £69,250 £42,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.94% -12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,300
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £70,000 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £60,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11936 12295 11108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.76% 10.35% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 9312 9596 8859
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

COSO
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COSO within the UK.

COSO Salary Trend in the UK

COSO
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing COSO over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +25 16 £69,250 +62.94%
South East +17 8 £66,250 -5.35%
London +17 5 £75,000 +76.47%
Middlesex - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Berkshire -7 1 £70,000 +8.52%
Hampshire - 1 £70,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £70,000 -
Camberley - 1 £62,500 -
Luton - 1 £39,500 -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -
Slough - 1 £70,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 21 (58.33%) COBIT
2 20 (55.56%) Information Security
2 20 (55.56%) CISM
2 20 (55.56%) Risk Management
3 19 (52.78%) CISSP
4 17 (47.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (41.67%) Finance
5 15 (41.67%) CRISC
6 12 (33.33%) ISMS
6 12 (33.33%) Degree
6 12 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (33.33%) CISA
7 11 (30.56%) Information Security Management
7 11 (30.56%) Security Management
7 11 (30.56%) Legal
8 10 (27.78%) ITIL
9 7 (19.44%) Change Management
9 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
10 6 (16.67%) Banking
11 4 (11.11%) CSSLP
11 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
11 4 (11.11%) IT Governance
11 4 (11.11%) Taxonomies
11 4 (11.11%) SAP
11 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (8.33%) ERP
12 3 (8.33%) PRINCE
12 3 (8.33%) C

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) LDAP
1 2 (5.56%) X.509
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Legal
3 6 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Risk Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Information Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Information Security Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Security Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Information Security Risk Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Information Risk Manager
3 8 (22.22%) Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Risk Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) IT Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Risk Officer
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) IT Auditor
7 2 (5.56%) Auditor
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Auditor
7 2 (5.56%) Senior IT Auditor
7 2 (5.56%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Compliance Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Head of Security
8 1 (2.78%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.11%) Taxonomies
4 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) UNIX
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Risk Management
1 20 (55.56%) Information Security
2 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (33.33%) ISMS
3 11 (30.56%) Information Security Management
3 11 (30.56%) Security Management
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
5 7 (19.44%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) IT Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.33%) ERP
7 3 (8.33%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
9 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) CISM
2 19 (52.78%) CISSP
3 15 (41.67%) CRISC
4 12 (33.33%) CISA
4 12 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) CSSLP
6 2 (5.56%) ACCA
7 1 (2.78%) PMP
7 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (58.33%) COBIT
2 17 (47.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.56%) GAAP
4 2 (5.56%) AICPA
5 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle