Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1149 1175 1225
Rank change year-on-year +26 +50 +21
Permanent jobs citing COSO 25 21 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.094% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 45
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £73,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.59% +21.67%
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £100,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,250 £90,000 £73,000
% change year-on-year -34.17% +23.29% +21.67%

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 22,059 22,320 26,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.65% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16,994 17,666 21,287
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 8 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 16 January 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 +12 25 £80,000 - 5
London +20 14 £90,000 +28.57%
UK excluding London +18 11 £59,250 -34.17% 5
North of England +11 5 £69,250 -
North West - 5 £69,250 -
Midlands +19 4 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands +6 4 £65,000 -
South East +7 2 £33,500 -62.78% 3

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 23 (92.00%) ITIL
2 17 (68.00%) Information Security
2 17 (68.00%) COBIT
3 15 (60.00%) CISSP
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 13 (52.00%) CISM
4 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
5 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (36.00%) Security Management
6 9 (36.00%) CISA
7 8 (32.00%) ERP
7 8 (32.00%) Degree
8 7 (28.00%) Project Management
9 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
9 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 6 (24.00%) Internal Audit
10 5 (20.00%) CRISC
10 5 (20.00%) IT Governance
10 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (20.00%) Service Management
11 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) Firewall
11 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
11 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity

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 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Head of Information
1 5 (20.00%) Head of Information Security
1 5 (20.00%) Head of Security
2 4 (16.00%) Information Officer
2 4 (16.00%) Information Security Officer
2 4 (16.00%) IT Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Security Officer
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Associate Director
4 2 (8.00%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) ERP Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Risk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) ITIL
2 17 (68.00%) Information Security
3 10 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Security Management
5 8 (32.00%) ERP
6 7 (28.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (24.00%) Internal Audit
7 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (20.00%) IT Governance
8 5 (20.00%) Service Management
9 4 (16.00%) Behavioural Analysis
9 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity
9 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
9 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
9 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (16.00%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (16.00%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) CISSP
2 13 (52.00%) CISM
3 9 (36.00%) CISA
4 8 (32.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) CRISC
6 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CIMA
7 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (68.00%) COBIT
2 10 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (16.00%) ISO 31000
5 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (12.00%) BS25999
7 2 (8.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP