Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 673 1051 1155
Rank change year-on-year +378 +104 +37
Permanent jobs citing COSO 18 14 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.078% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 14
Median annual salary £68,000 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -26.09% -11.54%
UK excluding London median annual salary £64,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +50.59% -10.53% -32.14%

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 5,909 17,914 21,767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.82% 13.07% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,613 13,470 16,454
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,125 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing COSO.

Salary trend for COSO in the UK

COSO
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing COSO over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +370 16 £60,000 +41.18% 1
UK excluding London +334 11 £64,000 +50.59% 2
South East +213 9 £54,500 -39.44% 1
Work from Home +20 9 £68,000 +60.00%
London +275 5 £68,000 +94.29%
Wales - 2 £68,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 16 (88.89%) COBIT
2 15 (83.33%) Information Security
3 14 (77.78%) CISSP
3 14 (77.78%) Management Information System
4 13 (72.22%) ITIL
4 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (72.22%) NIST
5 9 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
5 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (44.44%) Finance
6 8 (44.44%) CISA
6 8 (44.44%) Security Management
7 6 (33.33%) Remedy
7 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (33.33%) Cryptography
7 6 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
7 6 (33.33%) ServiceNow
8 4 (22.22%) ITGC
9 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 2 (11.11%) WAAS
10 2 (11.11%) SIEM
10 2 (11.11%) Azure
10 2 (11.11%) SaaS
10 2 (11.11%) PaaS
10 2 (11.11%) Time Management
10 2 (11.11%) HIPAA
10 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 2 (11.11%) QA

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 (5.56%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
1 2 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.11%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) BPaaS
2 2 (11.11%) IaaS
2 2 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
1 2 (11.11%) WAAS
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Governance Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Identity Management Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Operational Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) SOX Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SOX Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technology Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Information Security
2 13 (72.22%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (72.22%) ITIL
3 9 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (44.44%) Security Management
5 6 (33.33%) Cryptography
5 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (11.11%) Data Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (11.11%) Identity Management
7 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 2 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) CISSP
2 8 (44.44%) CISA
3 2 (11.11%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (88.89%) COBIT
2 13 (72.22%) NIST
3 4 (22.22%) ITGC
4 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (11.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (11.11%) HIPAA
5 2 (11.11%) QA
5 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Remedy
1 6 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle