Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1193 1283
Rank change year-on-year +56 +90 -21
Permanent jobs citing COSO 26 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.096% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 26
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £51,750 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £95,000 £94,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £78,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% +25.00%

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 21845 25080 27818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16220 19832 21995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +77 26 £65,000 -7.14% 2
London +8 16 £65,000 -7.14%
UK excluding London +62 10 £70,000 -10.26% 2
North of England +23 7 £64,250 - 1
North West - 7 £64,250 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £70,000 - 1
Midlands - 3 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing COSO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for COSO.

1 21 (80.77%) ITIL
2 18 (69.23%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) CISA
4 12 (46.15%) CISSP
4 12 (46.15%) Information Security
4 12 (46.15%) COBIT
5 11 (42.31%) CISM
5 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (34.62%) ERP
7 8 (30.77%) Project Management
7 8 (30.77%) Internal Audit
8 7 (26.92%) CRISC
8 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Service Management
8 7 (26.92%) IT Governance
8 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
9 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
9 6 (23.08%) IT Audit
10 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (19.23%) CA
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
10 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
11 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
11 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
11 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Head of Information
3 4 (15.38%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Head of Security
3 4 (15.38%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) ERP Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) Senior IT Auditor
4 2 (7.69%) SOX Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) ERP Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior ERP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) PMI
4 2 (7.69%) Digital Currency
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Information Security
3 9 (34.62%) ERP
4 8 (30.77%) Internal Audit
4 8 (30.77%) Project Management
5 7 (26.92%) IT Governance
5 7 (26.92%) Service Management
6 6 (23.08%) IT Audit
7 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) BPR
8 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
8 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) CISA
2 12 (46.15%) CISSP
3 11 (42.31%) CISM
4 7 (26.92%) CRISC
4 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (7.69%) CIMA
6 2 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) COBIT
2 9 (34.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 4 (15.38%) ISO 31000
4 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (11.54%) BS25999
6 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) CA
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy