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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 854 840 882
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +42
Permanent jobs citing COSO 48 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.034% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.33% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 14
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,550 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £81,250 £86,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £61,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +16.66%

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
12134 10806 12210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 10.13% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9351 8472 10058
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 46 £60,000 -7.69%
South East -3 29 £65,000 +8.33%
Hampshire +2 20 £65,000 -
Basingstoke -2 8 £60,000 -7.69%
London -36 8 £55,000 -27.86%
Birmingham - 6 - -
Havant - 6 £65,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
West Midlands - 6 - -
East of England - 6 - -
Berkshire +7 5 £60,000 +53.84%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Crawley - 3 £35,000 -
North West - 3 £48,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £47,250 -
City of London +3 1 £65,000 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £52,500 -4.54%
Manchester - 1 £75,000 -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (70.18%) COBIT
2 32 (56.14%) Finance
3 31 (54.39%) ITIL
4 24 (42.11%) Management Information System
5 23 (40.35%) PCI DSS
6 21 (36.84%) Information Security
6 21 (36.84%) Risk Management
7 18 (31.58%) Change Management
8 17 (29.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (29.82%) Degree
9 16 (28.07%) PRINCE2
10 14 (24.56%) Project Management
10 14 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (22.81%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (21.05%) Data Protection
12 12 (21.05%) Security Management
12 12 (21.05%) CISSP
13 11 (19.30%) CISA
13 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (17.54%) Process Management
15 9 (15.79%) PRINCE
15 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
15 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 9 (15.79%) MS Visio
16 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
16 8 (14.04%) Middleware
16 8 (14.04%) ISO 9001
16 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
16 8 (14.04%) CISM
16 8 (14.04%) PKI

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.02%) MS Project
4 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) HTTP
1 5 (8.77%) VPN
1 5 (8.77%) SSL
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
1 5 (8.77%) SSH
1 5 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.02%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) Broadband
3 3 (5.26%) LDAP
3 3 (5.26%) X.509
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
General
1 32 (56.14%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) German Language
4 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Security Manager
2 10 (17.54%) Information Manager
2 10 (17.54%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Audit Manager
4 8 (14.04%) Auditor
5 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
5 7 (12.28%) IT Auditor
6 6 (10.53%) Security Specialist
6 6 (10.53%) Risk Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) IT Audit Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Service Improvement Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) ERP Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) IT Audit Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) PKI
3 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
3 4 (7.02%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) AIX
2 5 (8.77%) Solaris
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) ITIL
2 21 (36.84%) Risk Management
2 21 (36.84%) Information Security
3 18 (31.58%) Change Management
4 16 (28.07%) PRINCE2
5 14 (24.56%) Project Management
6 13 (22.81%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (21.05%) Data Protection
7 12 (21.05%) Security Management
8 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (17.54%) Process Management
10 9 (15.79%) PRINCE
10 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
11 7 (12.28%) Programme Management
11 7 (12.28%) ERP
12 6 (10.53%) Information Security Management
12 6 (10.53%) Data Security
12 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.53%) Resource Management
13 5 (8.77%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Degree
2 12 (21.05%) CISSP
3 11 (19.30%) CISA
4 8 (14.04%) CISM
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) GCIA
5 5 (8.77%) GCIH
6 2 (3.51%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (70.18%) COBIT
2 23 (40.35%) PCI DSS
3 17 (29.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (24.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (14.04%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.75%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) SAP
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) JD Edwards
3 5 (8.77%) Symantec
4 4 (7.02%) McAfee
4 4 (7.02%) Varonis
5 1 (1.75%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.75%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft