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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 841 869 875
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Permanent jobs citing COSO 49 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34 28 14
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,500 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £81,000 £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
11809 10924 12138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.49% 10.06% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9151 8537 9921
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 £26,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £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 22 October 2014 within the UK.

COSO Salary Histogram in the UK

COSO
Top 27 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 22 October 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 +30 46 £62,500 - 7
South East -2 29 £65,000 +6.12% 6
Hampshire +1 15 £65,000 - 2
London +9 9 £55,000 -21.42%
Berkshire +2 8 £67,500 +73.07% 2
Havant - 6 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands -21 5 £60,000 -
West Sussex - 5 £35,000 - 1
Crawley - 5 £35,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Basingstoke +10 3 £60,000 -7.69%
Birmingham - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £60,000 -
Reading - 2 £67,500 -
Warwick - 2 £60,000 -
City of London +15 1 £65,000 -18.75%
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £52,500 -4.54%
Northamptonshire - 1 £36,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £75,000 -
Northampton - 1 £36,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £36,000 - 1
North West - 1 £75,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 47 (69.12%) COBIT
2 36 (52.94%) Finance
3 35 (51.47%) ITIL
4 27 (39.71%) Information Security
5 26 (38.24%) Management Information System
6 25 (36.76%) PCI DSS
7 24 (35.29%) Risk Management
8 21 (30.88%) Change Management
8 21 (30.88%) Degree
9 18 (26.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (23.53%) PRINCE2
11 15 (22.06%) CISA
11 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 15 (22.06%) Data Protection
12 14 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (20.59%) CISM
12 14 (20.59%) Project Management
12 14 (20.59%) CISSP
13 11 (16.18%) Security Management
13 11 (16.18%) PRINCE
13 11 (16.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (14.71%) Process Management
14 10 (14.71%) PKI
15 9 (13.24%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (13.24%) Business Continuity
15 9 (13.24%) MS Visio
15 9 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (11.76%) ISO 9001
16 8 (11.76%) Microsoft

COSO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (13.24%) MS PowerPoint
1 9 (13.24%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS Project
3 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) SSH
1 5 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (7.35%) HTTP
1 5 (7.35%) VPN
1 5 (7.35%) SSL
1 5 (7.35%) LDAP
1 5 (7.35%) Firewall
1 5 (7.35%) X.509
2 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 4 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
General
1 36 (52.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Security Manager
2 10 (14.71%) Audit Manager
2 10 (14.71%) Information Manager
2 10 (14.71%) Information Security Manager
3 9 (13.24%) Auditor
4 8 (11.76%) Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) IT Auditor
5 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.82%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.82%) Risk Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Incident Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) IT Audit Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Junior
9 3 (4.41%) Service Improvement Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Head of Security
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.71%) PKI
3 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Cryptography
4 5 (7.35%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) AIX
2 5 (7.35%) Solaris
2 5 (7.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) ITIL
2 27 (39.71%) Information Security
3 24 (35.29%) Risk Management
4 21 (30.88%) Change Management
5 16 (23.53%) PRINCE2
6 15 (22.06%) Data Protection
7 14 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (20.59%) Project Management
8 11 (16.18%) Security Management
8 11 (16.18%) PRINCE
8 11 (16.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (14.71%) Process Management
10 9 (13.24%) Business Continuity
11 8 (11.76%) ERP
12 7 (10.29%) Programme Management
13 6 (8.82%) Data Security
13 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (8.82%) Resource Management
14 5 (7.35%) Network Architecture
14 5 (7.35%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) VB
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) Degree
2 15 (22.06%) CISA
3 14 (20.59%) CISM
3 14 (20.59%) CISSP
4 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.35%) GCIA
5 5 (7.35%) GCIH
6 3 (4.41%) CRISC
6 3 (4.41%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.47%) ACCA
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (69.12%) COBIT
2 25 (36.76%) PCI DSS
3 18 (26.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 8 (11.76%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.94%) QA
8 1 (1.47%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.76%) SAP
2 6 (8.82%) JD Edwards
3 5 (7.35%) Symantec
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) Varonis
4 4 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (1.47%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.47%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.47%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.47%) CA
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum generous car allowance bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
GA Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum 6.6K Car Allowance + 20% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Pension Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
INVESCO
Posted: 7 days ago