Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1157 1222
Rank change year-on-year +22 +65 +75
Permanent jobs citing COSO 31 31 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.018% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 38
UK median annual salary £87,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £48,750 £55,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £130,000 £91,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £70,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -9.68% +3.33%

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 22,731 21,859 25,533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.57% 12.37% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17,244 16,224 20,260
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,818 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 6 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 21 September 2018. 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 +38 30 £87,500 +25.00% 1
London +55 26 £75,000 -10.45% 1
UK excluding London +30 4 £90,000 +28.57%
North of England +24 4 £90,000 +28.57%
North West +17 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 24 (77.42%) Risk Management
2 21 (67.74%) COBIT
3 18 (58.06%) Information Security
4 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (38.71%) ITIL
6 11 (35.48%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
7 9 (29.03%) Information Security Governance
8 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
8 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (25.81%) Information Governance
8 8 (25.81%) Data Privacy
8 8 (25.81%) GDPR
8 8 (25.81%) IT Governance
9 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity
9 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (22.58%) Internal Audit
10 6 (19.35%) CISM
10 6 (19.35%) Legal
10 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (16.13%) CISA
11 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
11 5 (16.13%) CISSP
11 5 (16.13%) NHS
11 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (16.13%) CRISC
11 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity Management
12 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Legal
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Law
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.45%) Games
5 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Security Officer
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Governance Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Information Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Information Governance Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Information Officer
4 5 (16.13%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (12.90%) Auditor
5 4 (12.90%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) Information Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) Internal Auditor
5 4 (12.90%) IT Auditor
5 4 (12.90%) Security Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Governance Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Governance Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Risk Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) NHS
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Risk Management
2 18 (58.06%) Information Security
3 12 (38.71%) ITIL
4 11 (35.48%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (29.03%) Data Protection
5 9 (29.03%) Information Security Governance
6 8 (25.81%) Data Privacy
6 8 (25.81%) Information Governance
6 8 (25.81%) IT Governance
7 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity
7 7 (22.58%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (22.58%) Internal Audit
8 6 (19.35%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (16.13%) Business Continuity Management
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.90%) IT Audit
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) CISM
2 5 (16.13%) CISA
2 5 (16.13%) CISSP
2 5 (16.13%) CRISC
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) GIAC
3 3 (9.68%) GSNA
3 3 (9.68%) IRCA
3 3 (9.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 3 (9.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
3 3 (9.68%) PCI QSA
3 3 (9.68%) SANS
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CISMP
4 1 (3.23%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) COBIT
2 15 (48.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (25.81%) GDPR
3 8 (25.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (9.68%) Actionable Recommendations
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (9.68%) Solvency II
5 2 (6.45%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft