Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 755 999 1103
Rank change year-on-year +244 +104 +71
Permanent jobs citing COSO 15 29 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.023% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.19% 0.19% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 9
Median annual salary £66,500 £42,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.47% -43.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £49,000 £36,250 £50,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £69,375 £81,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £42,500 £61,250
% change year-on-year +52.94% -30.61% +2.08%

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 7,723 15,656 21,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.00% 12.53% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,719 12,181 15,662
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +242 13 £62,500 +47.06% 2
UK excluding London +199 12 £65,000 +52.94%
South East +151 10 £60,000 +60.00%
Work from Home -60 10 £68,000 +60.00%
London +208 3 £68,000 +26.51% 2
Wales - 2 £68,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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%) Management Information System
1 15 (100.00%) COBIT
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (80.00%) NIST
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 9 (60.00%) CISA
3 9 (60.00%) Security Management
3 9 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
5 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (40.00%) Remedy
5 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow
5 6 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (20.00%) SAML
6 3 (20.00%) LDAP
6 3 (20.00%) SOA
6 3 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (20.00%) SSL
6 3 (20.00%) CISM
6 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Azure
1 3 (20.00%) BPaaS
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (20.00%) IaaS
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) SSL
1 3 (20.00%) WAAS
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 6 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Governance Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Identity Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
3 9 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (60.00%) Security Management
4 6 (40.00%) Cryptography
4 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (40.00%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (20.00%) SIEM
5 3 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (60.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) COBIT
2 12 (80.00%) NIST
3 3 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (20.00%) HIPAA
3 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (20.00%) ITGC
3 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Remedy
1 6 (40.00%) ServiceNow