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 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 878 888 959
Rank change year-on-year +10 +71  
Permanent jobs citing COSO 9 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.038% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.087% 0.29% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 14
Median salary £120,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £45,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £140,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £76,750 £61,250
% change year-on-year -2.28% +25.30%  

COSO is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10317 12766 13552
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.77% 12.99% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7935 10169 10625
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  

COSO
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing COSO as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Salary histogram for COSO in the UK

COSO
Top 5 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 9 £120,000 +71.42%
London +22 8 £120,000 +108.69%
Croydon - 3 - -
South East +48 1 £75,000 -2.28%
Surrey - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 10 (83.33%) CISSP
2 10 (83.33%) COBIT
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) Information Security
4 8 (66.67%) Finance
4 8 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (66.67%) ISO27005
5 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (50.00%) CISA
5 6 (50.00%) CISM
6 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
6 5 (41.67%) ISO27002
7 4 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
7 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
8 3 (25.00%) Data Security
8 3 (25.00%) Security Management
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) SSH
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Head of Information
1 4 (33.33%) Head of Information Security
1 4 (33.33%) Head of Security
2 3 (25.00%) Engineering Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 3 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 9 (75.00%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
5 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (25.00%) Data Security
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (25.00%) Security Hardening
6 3 (25.00%) Security Management
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) CISA
3 6 (50.00%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) CIMA
4 1 (8.33%) CRISC
4 1 (8.33%) GCIA
4 1 (8.33%) GCIH
4 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) COBIT
2 8 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (66.67%) ISO27005
3 5 (41.67%) ISO27002
4 4 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (16.67%) BS25999
5 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (8.33%) SAS 70
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (8.33%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy