Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1115 1174 1202
Rank change year-on-year +59 +28 +66
Permanent jobs citing COSO 26 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 20
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £94,500 £104,375 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £58,500 £90,000
% change year-on-year +4.70% -35.00% +23.29%

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 21,592 22,480 23,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.57% 12.55% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16,038 17,037 18,572
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 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 +66 25 £62,500 -3.85% 1
London +57 23 £62,500 -26.47% 1
UK excluding London +32 2 £61,250 +4.70%
West Midlands +29 2 £61,250 -5.77%
Midlands +26 2 £61,250 -5.77%

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (80.77%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) COBIT
3 15 (57.69%) Risk Management
4 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (46.15%) ITIL
6 11 (42.31%) Finance
7 9 (34.62%) Information Security Governance
8 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (23.08%) Retail
10 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (23.08%) CISM
10 6 (23.08%) CRISC
11 5 (19.23%) Information Governance
11 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
11 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (19.23%) NHS
11 5 (19.23%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (19.23%) QA
11 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
12 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
12 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
12 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (11.54%) GDPR
13 3 (11.54%) Regulatory Compliance
13 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
13 3 (11.54%) SIEM
13 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials

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 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Games
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Security Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Risk Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Governance Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Information Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Information Governance Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Security Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Information Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security Officer
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Information Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Governance Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) IT Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (19.23%) NHS
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) Risk Management
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL
4 9 (34.62%) Information Security Governance
5 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (19.23%) Data Privacy
7 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
7 5 (19.23%) Information Governance
8 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
8 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
9 3 (11.54%) Change Management
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
9 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (11.54%) SIEM
9 3 (11.54%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CISM
1 6 (23.08%) CRISC
2 3 (11.54%) CISA
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CGEIT
3 1 (3.85%) CISMP
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) COBIT
2 14 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (19.23%) QA
4 3 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (11.54%) GDPR
4 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (3.85%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft