Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1046 1155 1188
Rank change year-on-year +109 +33 +59
Permanent jobs citing COSO 15 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.083% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 21
UK median annual salary £42,500 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.09% -11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £32,500 £48,125 £51,750
90th Percentile £82,000 £100,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £47,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.89% -32.14% -12.50%

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 18,069 21,740 21,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 13.19% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13,523 16,505 16,158
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 October 2019.

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 22 October 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 +83 15 £42,500 -26.09%
London +81 9 £35,000 -44.00%
UK excluding London +62 6 £43,750 -7.89%
North of England - 4 £42,500 -
North West - 4 £42,500 -
South East - 2 £82,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 15 (100.00%) CISSP
1 15 (100.00%) COBIT
2 13 (86.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (86.67%) CISA
2 13 (86.67%) CISM
3 11 (73.33%) NIST
4 10 (66.67%) Information Security
5 9 (60.00%) Security Architecture
6 8 (53.33%) Finance
6 8 (53.33%) Legal
6 8 (53.33%) ITIL
7 7 (46.67%) ISSAP
8 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
10 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
10 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
10 4 (26.67%) Retail
10 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (26.67%) Unix
10 4 (26.67%) Windows
10 4 (26.67%) Project Management
10 4 (26.67%) C
10 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
10 4 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (26.67%) Service Design
10 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (13.33%) Azure
12 2 (13.33%) Network Security
12 2 (13.33%) CRISC

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 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (13.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
1 8 (53.33%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
1 7 (46.67%) Security Architect
2 4 (26.67%) IT Architect
2 4 (26.67%) IT Security Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Auditor
3 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Security Assurance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SOX Auditor
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) Security Architecture
3 8 (53.33%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (26.67%) Service Design
6 2 (13.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) IT Audit
6 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (6.67%) Fintech
7 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
2 13 (86.67%) CISA
2 13 (86.67%) CISM
3 7 (46.67%) ISSAP
4 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
5 2 (13.33%) CRISC
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) COBIT
2 13 (86.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (73.33%) NIST
4 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) VMware