Period
to 22 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for COSO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited COSO over the 6 months to 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1069 1180 1166
Rank change year-on-year +111 -14 +57
Permanent jobs citing COSO 13 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.015% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.065% 0.12% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 7
UK median annual salary £72,500 £90,000 £120,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.44% -25.00% +71.43%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £54,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £140,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +30.43% -21.23%

COSO is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 20,004 22,025 20,266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.86% 12.83% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14,508 16,981 15,877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing COSO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing COSO.

Salary trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing COSO over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for COSO 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 6 months to 22 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 13 £72,500 -19.44%
UK excluding London +67 11 £75,000 -
South East +45 8 £77,500 +134.85%
Midlands +22 3 £47,500 -26.92%
London +60 2 £52,500 -41.67%
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands +20 1 £47,500 -26.92%

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, IT jobs citing COSO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for COSO.

1 13 (100.00%) COBIT
2 11 (84.62%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) Information Security
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) Security Management
6 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 5 (38.46%) Internal Audit
7 4 (30.77%) Network Security
7 4 (30.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 4 (30.77%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (30.77%) CISSP
7 4 (30.77%) CISM
7 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
7 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
7 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
8 3 (23.08%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
8 3 (23.08%) IT Governance

COSO
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) IT Manager
1 4 (30.77%) IT Security Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Security Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Head of IT
3 2 (15.38%) Head of IT Operations
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Operations
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Audit Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technology Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) CMDB
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) Information Security
3 6 (46.15%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (38.46%) Internal Audit
4 5 (38.46%) Security Management
5 4 (30.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
5 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (30.77%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) Behavioural Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) IT Audit
6 3 (23.08%) IT Governance
6 3 (23.08%) IT Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
6 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISM
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ACCA
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CRISC
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) COBIT
2 8 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (53.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (15.38%) GDPR
4 2 (15.38%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Citrix
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) SAP