Period
to 21 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1162 1214 1266
Rank change year-on-year +52 +52 +19
Permanent jobs citing COSO 25 45 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18 38 32
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £54,025 £42,500 £42,750
90th Percentile £133,000 £79,125 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £64,250 £76,000 £61,250
% change year-on-year -15.46% +24.08% +2.08%

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 21464 26007 28192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.19% 13.20% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16021 20648 22163
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 2017.

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 21 August 2017. 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 +59 25 £72,500 +3.57% 3
London +43 20 £103,750 +62.75%
UK excluding London +68 5 £64,250 -15.46% 3
North of England -16 4 £58,500 - 3
North West - 4 £58,500 - 3
South East +68 1 £75,000 -1.32%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (80.00%) ITIL
2 18 (72.00%) Finance
3 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 16 (64.00%) COBIT
3 16 (64.00%) CISSP
4 15 (60.00%) CISA
5 14 (56.00%) Degree
6 13 (52.00%) CISM
7 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
9 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (32.00%) Business Continuity
9 8 (32.00%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (32.00%) Security Architecture
9 8 (32.00%) ISO 31000
10 7 (28.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
11 6 (24.00%) Security Management
11 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (24.00%) IT Audit
12 5 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
12 5 (20.00%) Internal Audit
12 5 (20.00%) CA
13 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (16.00%) ERP
13 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification

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 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Head of Information
1 8 (32.00%) Head of Information Security
1 8 (32.00%) Head of Security
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Engineering Manager
4 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (12.00%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) SOX Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Head of Information Services
6 1 (4.00%) IT Governance Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Officer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Currency
4 2 (8.00%) PMI
5 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) ITIL
2 16 (64.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
4 8 (32.00%) Business Continuity
4 8 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (32.00%) Security Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (32.00%) Strategic Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (24.00%) IT Audit
5 6 (24.00%) Security Management
6 5 (20.00%) Internal Audit
6 5 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (16.00%) ERP
7 4 (16.00%) IT Governance
7 4 (16.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (12.00%) Data Security
8 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CISSP
2 15 (60.00%) CISA
3 14 (56.00%) Degree
4 13 (52.00%) CISM
5 4 (16.00%) CRISC
5 4 (16.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (8.00%) CIMA
6 2 (8.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) COBIT
2 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (48.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (32.00%) ISO 31000
5 7 (28.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (16.00%) BS25999
7 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) CA
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy