The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 906 861 878
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +17
Permanent jobs citing COSO 29 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.024% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 12
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £59,000 £50,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -23.07%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12656 11420 11387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.31% 10.10% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9891 9073 9370
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 April 2014 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 17 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 27 £42,500 -10.52%
London -38 15 £42,500 -3.40%
South East -16 9 £64,500 +22.85%
Berkshire - 5 £59,000 -
North West -2 3 £40,250 -15.26%
Manchester -1 2 £40,250 -0.61%
Oxfordshire - 2 £70,000 -
Jersey - 2 £62,500 -
Channel Islands - 2 £62,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £72,500 -
Basingstoke +4 1 - -
Cheshire +3 1 - -
City of London -7 1 £45,000 +4.65%
Hampshire -17 1 - -
Kent - 1 £45,000 -
Chatham - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 £55,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 61 (91.04%) COBIT
2 51 (76.12%) ITIL
3 49 (73.13%) Finance
4 33 (49.25%) Information Security
5 30 (44.78%) Risk Management
6 28 (41.79%) CISSP
7 22 (32.84%) Management Information System
7 22 (32.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (29.85%) Degree
9 17 (25.37%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (23.88%) CISM
10 16 (23.88%) Change Management
11 14 (20.90%) Legal
11 14 (20.90%) Data Protection
11 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
12 13 (19.40%) Ethical Hacking
12 13 (19.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (19.40%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (19.40%) CISA
13 12 (17.91%) Security Management
14 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
15 9 (13.43%) Resource Management
15 9 (13.43%) Identity Management
16 8 (11.94%) Project Management
16 8 (11.94%) PRINCE
16 8 (11.94%) Banking
17 7 (10.45%) WebInspect
17 7 (10.45%) OWASP
17 7 (10.45%) HP
18 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Network Security
1 1 (1.49%) SSH
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) VPN
1 1 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
General
1 49 (73.13%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Legal
3 8 (11.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Military
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Security Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Consultant
4 13 (19.40%) Information Security Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Information Analyst
5 12 (17.91%) Penetration Tester
5 12 (17.91%) Tester
6 8 (11.94%) IT Risk Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Risk Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Ethical Hacker
7 6 (8.96%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Security Risk Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Security Officer
9 3 (4.48%) Chief Information Security Officer
9 3 (4.48%) Information Security Officer
9 3 (4.48%) Chief Information Officer
9 3 (4.48%) Chief Security Officer
9 3 (4.48%) Auditor
9 3 (4.48%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) iXBRL
1 1 (1.49%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.46%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) FMCG
5 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) AIX
2 1 (1.49%) Solaris
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) ITIL
2 33 (49.25%) Information Security
3 30 (44.78%) Risk Management
4 17 (25.37%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (23.88%) Change Management
6 14 (20.90%) Data Protection
7 13 (19.40%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (19.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (19.40%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Security Management
9 9 (13.43%) Resource Management
9 9 (13.43%) Identity Management
10 8 (11.94%) Project Management
10 8 (11.94%) PRINCE
11 7 (10.45%) OWASP
12 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.96%) Data Security
12 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.96%) Low Latency
13 5 (7.46%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) CISSP
2 20 (29.85%) Degree
3 16 (23.88%) CISM
4 13 (19.40%) CISA
5 6 (8.96%) CEH
6 3 (4.48%) ACCA
6 3 (4.48%) MBA
6 3 (4.48%) CIMA
7 2 (2.99%) GIAC
7 2 (2.99%) CGEIT
8 1 (1.49%) GCIH
8 1 (1.49%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (91.04%) COBIT
2 22 (32.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (4.48%) QA
5 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.49%) Basel III
6 1 (1.49%) Solvency II
6 1 (1.49%) GAAP
6 1 (1.49%) COREP
6 1 (1.49%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) WebInspect
2 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) HP
2 2 (2.99%) SAP
2 2 (2.99%) JD Edwards
2 2 (2.99%) IBM
3 1 (1.49%) McAfee
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco
3 1 (1.49%) Varonis