The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 923 949 968
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +19
Permanent jobs citing COSO 8 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.068% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 11
Median salary £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £62,500 £48,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £88,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £78,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-17.46% +31.25%

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
11707 12701 13043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.94% 11.52% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9293 9967 10114
Median salary £50,000 £46,250 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -0.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing COSO as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 July 2016 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 8 £67,500 -10.00% 1
London +37 5 £70,000 -3.44% 1
South East - 3 £65,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £64,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £64,500 -
Reading - 1 £76,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £76,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing COSO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for COSO.

1 46 (92.00%) COBIT
2 43 (86.00%) CISSP
3 42 (84.00%) ITIL
4 39 (78.00%) Information Security
5 35 (70.00%) Computer Science
5 35 (70.00%) Degree
6 25 (50.00%) Finance
7 24 (48.00%) Data Protection
8 20 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (38.00%) Risk Management
10 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
11 17 (34.00%) ISO27005
12 13 (26.00%) Identity Management
13 11 (22.00%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (20.00%) CISA
14 10 (20.00%) Project Management
15 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 7 (14.00%) Firewall
16 7 (14.00%) CISM
16 7 (14.00%) Windows
16 7 (14.00%) Internal Audit
16 7 (14.00%) PCI QSA
17 6 (12.00%) IT Audit
18 5 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
18 5 (10.00%) Security Operations
18 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
18 5 (10.00%) ISACA
18 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
19 4 (8.00%) VMware
19 4 (8.00%) VMware Workstation

COSO
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Risk Manager
2 12 (24.00%) CISSP Manager
2 12 (24.00%) IT Manager
3 11 (22.00%) Security Officer
4 10 (20.00%) IT Risk Manager
4 10 (20.00%) Security Manager
5 9 (18.00%) Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Information Security Officer
5 9 (18.00%) Security Analyst
6 8 (16.00%) Information Manager
6 8 (16.00%) Information Officer
6 8 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (14.00%) Information Risk Manager
7 7 (14.00%) Information Security Risk Manager
8 5 (10.00%) Auditor
8 5 (10.00%) Information Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) IT Auditor
9 3 (6.00%) Compliance Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 35 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) ITIL
2 39 (78.00%) Information Security
3 24 (48.00%) Data Protection
4 19 (38.00%) Risk Management
5 13 (26.00%) Identity Management
6 11 (22.00%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (20.00%) Project Management
8 8 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (14.00%) Internal Audit
10 6 (12.00%) IT Audit
11 5 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
11 5 (10.00%) Security Operations
11 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (8.00%) Change Management
12 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (6.00%) Data Security
14 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 2 (4.00%) Security Management
14 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
14 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) Python
1 2 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (86.00%) CISSP
2 35 (70.00%) Degree
3 10 (20.00%) CISA
4 7 (14.00%) CISM
4 7 (14.00%) PCI QSA
5 5 (10.00%) ISACA
6 2 (4.00%) CIMA
6 2 (4.00%) GCIA
6 2 (4.00%) GCIH
6 2 (4.00%) MBA
6 2 (4.00%) MCSE
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMP
7 1 (2.00%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (92.00%) COBIT
2 20 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (34.00%) ISO27005
4 4 (8.00%) ISAE 3402
4 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (4.00%) SSAE 16
6 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) SAP
1 4 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco
2 2 (4.00%) Citrix
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
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