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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 866 863 852
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs citing COSO 15 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 12
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £41,200 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £64,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £49,750 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.47% +15.00%

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
11257 10836 10985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.52% 10.29% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8720 8346 8842
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 £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 February 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 February 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 -20 15 £50,000 +17.64% 1
South East -18 9 £60,000 -4.00%
Middlesex - 5 £64,000 -
London +7 3 £100,000 +135.29% 1
Northampton - 2 £47,500 -
Staines - 2 £49,750 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £47,500 -
Surrey - 2 £49,750 -
City of London - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £62,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £60,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £45,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (57.41%) COBIT
2 27 (50.00%) Information Security
3 24 (44.44%) Finance
4 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
4 22 (40.74%) Degree
5 20 (37.04%) CISM
6 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
7 16 (29.63%) ITIL
8 15 (27.78%) CISSP
8 15 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (27.78%) CRISC
9 12 (22.22%) PCI DSS
9 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (22.22%) Information Security Management
9 12 (22.22%) Security Management
10 11 (20.37%) CISA
11 10 (18.52%) Change Management
11 10 (18.52%) Legal
11 10 (18.52%) ISMS
12 9 (16.67%) PRINCE
12 9 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (14.81%) X.509
13 8 (14.81%) LDAP
13 8 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
13 8 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (14.81%) PKI
13 8 (14.81%) Cryptography
13 8 (14.81%) Algorithms
14 7 (12.96%) Banking

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) LDAP
1 8 (14.81%) X.509
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Legal
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Risk Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Information Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Information Security Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Security Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Information Security Risk Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Information Risk Manager
3 7 (12.96%) Auditor
3 7 (12.96%) IT Auditor
4 6 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) IT Risk Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Junior
7 3 (5.56%) Audit Manager
7 3 (5.56%) IT Audit Manager
8 2 (3.70%) ERP Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.81%) Cryptography
2 8 (14.81%) PKI
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.81%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) UNIX
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Information Security
2 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
3 16 (29.63%) ITIL
4 12 (22.22%) Information Security Management
4 12 (22.22%) Security Management
4 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.52%) Change Management
5 10 (18.52%) ISMS
6 9 (16.67%) PRINCE
7 8 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (12.96%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (11.11%) ERP
10 5 (9.26%) IT Governance
11 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
12 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
12 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (3.70%) Process Management
13 2 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) C
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
1 3 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) Degree
2 20 (37.04%) CISM
3 15 (27.78%) CISSP
3 15 (27.78%) CRISC
4 11 (20.37%) CISA
5 2 (3.70%) ACCA
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (57.41%) COBIT
2 15 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 9 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (3.70%) GAAP
5 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (3.70%) QA
6 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) SAP
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) JD Edwards
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
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