Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1171 1181 1211
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +60
Permanent jobs citing COSO 25 14 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.067% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 53
UK median annual salary £90,000 £120,000 £64,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +87.50% -1.54%
10th Percentile £48,625 £67,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,250 £140,000 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
% change year-on-year +3.45% -1.69% +22.92%

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 22,789 20,841 26,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 12.08% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17,455 16,089 20,980
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 9 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 June 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 +18 25 £90,000 -25.00% 1
London +7 19 £90,000 -25.00% 1
UK excluding London -6 6 £75,000 +3.45%
North of England +20 4 £90,000 +28.57%
North West +3 3 - -
Midlands +16 1 £75,000 -
West Midlands +11 1 £75,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £90,000 -
East of England - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 18 (72.00%) COBIT
2 16 (64.00%) Risk Management
2 16 (64.00%) Finance
3 14 (56.00%) ITIL
4 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (48.00%) Information Security
6 10 (40.00%) CISSP
7 9 (36.00%) CISM
7 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
7 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (32.00%) Internal Audit
9 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (28.00%) Degree
9 7 (28.00%) Security Management
9 7 (28.00%) Firewall
10 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
10 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
10 6 (24.00%) GDPR
11 5 (20.00%) Behavioural Analysis
11 5 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
11 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
11 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity Management
11 5 (20.00%) IT Governance
11 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
11 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 5 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
11 5 (20.00%) Legal

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 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Law
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Consultant
1 6 (24.00%) Information Officer
1 6 (24.00%) Information Security Officer
1 6 (24.00%) Security Officer
2 4 (16.00%) Auditor
2 4 (16.00%) Internal Auditor
2 4 (16.00%) IT Auditor
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Governance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Information Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) IT Governance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Risk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Engineering
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) OS/400
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Risk Management
2 14 (56.00%) ITIL
3 13 (52.00%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (48.00%) Information Security
5 8 (32.00%) Internal Audit
6 7 (28.00%) Security Management
7 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (20.00%) Behavioural Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
8 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity Management
8 5 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 5 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
8 5 (20.00%) IT Audit
8 5 (20.00%) IT Governance
8 5 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CISSP
2 9 (36.00%) CISM
3 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) CISA
4 4 (16.00%) SANS
5 3 (12.00%) CRISC
5 3 (12.00%) GIAC
5 3 (12.00%) GSNA
5 3 (12.00%) IRCA
5 3 (12.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (12.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 3 (12.00%) PCI QSA
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) COBIT
2 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (24.00%) GDPR
3 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (16.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (12.00%) Actionable Recommendations
5 3 (12.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (12.00%) Solvency II
6 2 (8.00%) ISO 31000
6 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle