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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 875 874 855
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Permanent jobs citing COSO 15 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.027% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 13
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £59,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +18.00%

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
11501 11747 11072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.63% 10.41% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8965 9182 8827
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 £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 30 March 2015 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 18 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 30 March 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 0 15 £60,000 +41.17%
South East +2 9 £65,000 +4.00%
Middlesex - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
London -8 2 £84,250 +98.23%
Basingstoke +9 1 £70,000 +12.00%
Hampshire -6 1 £70,000 +12.00%
Reading -8 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Berkshire -13 1 £70,000 +18.64%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £65,000 -
Slough - 1 £70,000 -
Staines - 1 £49,500 -
Luton - 1 £39,500 -
Northampton - 1 £47,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £47,500 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (60.47%) COBIT
2 22 (51.16%) Information Security
3 21 (48.84%) CISM
4 20 (46.51%) Risk Management
5 19 (44.19%) Finance
6 17 (39.53%) CRISC
7 16 (37.21%) Degree
7 16 (37.21%) CISSP
8 15 (34.88%) ITIL
8 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (32.56%) Management Information System
10 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (27.91%) ISMS
12 11 (25.58%) CISA
12 11 (25.58%) Information Security Management
12 11 (25.58%) Security Management
12 11 (25.58%) Legal
13 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
14 7 (16.28%) Banking
14 7 (16.28%) Change Management
14 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
15 6 (13.95%) PRINCE
16 5 (11.63%) X.509
16 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
16 5 (11.63%) LDAP
16 5 (11.63%) Cryptography
16 5 (11.63%) PKI
16 5 (11.63%) IT Governance
16 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
17 4 (9.30%) Data Protection

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) LDAP
1 5 (11.63%) X.509
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Legal
3 7 (16.28%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Risk Manager
2 10 (23.26%) Information Manager
2 10 (23.26%) Information Security Manager
2 10 (23.26%) Security Manager
2 10 (23.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Information Risk Manager
3 8 (18.60%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) IT Risk Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Auditor
5 4 (9.30%) IT Auditor
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior IT Auditor
6 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Auditor
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.63%) Cryptography
3 5 (11.63%) PKI
3 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Information Security
2 20 (46.51%) Risk Management
3 15 (34.88%) ITIL
4 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (27.91%) ISMS
6 11 (25.58%) Information Security Management
6 11 (25.58%) Security Management
7 7 (16.28%) Change Management
8 6 (13.95%) PRINCE
9 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (11.63%) IT Governance
10 4 (9.30%) ERP
10 4 (9.30%) Data Protection
11 3 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (2.33%) Business Development
12 1 (2.33%) SIEM
12 1 (2.33%) Change Control
12 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 1 (2.33%) Analytics
12 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) CISM
2 17 (39.53%) CRISC
3 16 (37.21%) Degree
3 16 (37.21%) CISSP
4 11 (25.58%) CISA
5 2 (4.65%) ACCA
6 1 (2.33%) PMP
6 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (60.47%) COBIT
2 15 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (4.65%) GAAP
5 2 (4.65%) AICPA
6 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards