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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 862 863 891
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Permanent jobs citing COSO 28 37 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.034% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.34% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 3
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,450 £40,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +21.05%

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
11446 10759 11494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.41% 9.99% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8984 8257 9403
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 29 December 2014 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 20 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 29 December 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
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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 -6 28 £57,500 -
South East -12 16 £67,500 +12.50%
Hampshire -31 6 £80,000 +23.07%
Northamptonshire - 4 £42,500 -
Northampton - 4 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 -
Berkshire +8 3 £67,500 +39.89%
Staines - 3 £50,000 -
Surrey - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +12 2 - -
Reading -1 2 £67,500 +17.39%
London -7 2 - -
West Midlands -11 2 £60,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
Crawley - 2 £35,000 -
Warwick - 2 £60,000 -
Middlesex +9 1 £64,000 +64.10%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £60,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 50 (64.94%) COBIT
2 42 (54.55%) Finance
3 35 (45.45%) ITIL
4 34 (44.16%) Information Security
5 32 (41.56%) Management Information System
6 29 (37.66%) Degree
6 29 (37.66%) PCI DSS
7 27 (35.06%) Risk Management
8 22 (28.57%) Change Management
9 19 (24.68%) CISM
9 19 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 18 (23.38%) CISSP
11 16 (20.78%) PRINCE2
12 15 (19.48%) PRINCE
12 15 (19.48%) CISA
12 15 (19.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (19.48%) Security Management
12 15 (19.48%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
13 14 (18.18%) Project Management
14 13 (16.88%) PKI
15 10 (12.99%) CRISC
16 9 (11.69%) MS PowerPoint
16 9 (11.69%) Legal
16 9 (11.69%) Information Security Management
16 9 (11.69%) Business Continuity
17 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 8 (10.39%) Process Management
17 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
17 8 (10.39%) X.509

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.19%) MS Project
5 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) X.509
1 8 (10.39%) LDAP
2 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 5 (6.49%) SSH
2 5 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (6.49%) HTTP
2 5 (6.49%) VPN
2 5 (6.49%) SSL
3 4 (5.19%) Internet
3 4 (5.19%) Broadband
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
General
1 42 (54.55%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Security Manager
2 14 (18.18%) Information Manager
2 14 (18.18%) Information Security Manager
3 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Audit Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Risk Manager
6 8 (10.39%) IT Auditor
6 8 (10.39%) Auditor
7 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Security Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Information Risk Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Information Security Risk Manager
9 4 (5.19%) IT Audit Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Junior
9 4 (5.19%) IT Risk Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 32 (41.56%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.88%) PKI
3 8 (10.39%) Cryptography
3 8 (10.39%) Algorithms
4 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) Smartphone
6 4 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) AIX
2 5 (6.49%) Solaris
2 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) ITIL
2 34 (44.16%) Information Security
3 27 (35.06%) Risk Management
4 22 (28.57%) Change Management
5 16 (20.78%) PRINCE2
6 15 (19.48%) PRINCE
6 15 (19.48%) Security Management
6 15 (19.48%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 14 (18.18%) Project Management
8 9 (11.69%) Information Security Management
8 9 (11.69%) Business Continuity
9 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (10.39%) Process Management
10 7 (9.09%) ERP
11 6 (7.79%) Data Security
11 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
11 6 (7.79%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
1 3 (3.90%) VB
2 2 (2.60%) C
3 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) Degree
2 19 (24.68%) CISM
3 18 (23.38%) CISSP
4 15 (19.48%) CISA
5 10 (12.99%) CRISC
6 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.49%) GCIA
7 5 (6.49%) GCIH
8 2 (2.60%) ACCA
8 2 (2.60%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (64.94%) COBIT
2 29 (37.66%) PCI DSS
3 19 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (19.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (10.39%) ISO 9001
6 6 (7.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (2.60%) GAAP
7 2 (2.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.30%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) JD Edwards
3 5 (6.49%) Symantec
4 4 (5.19%) McAfee
4 4 (5.19%) Varonis
5 1 (1.30%) Tripwire