Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Internal Audit skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Internal Audit over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internal Auditing
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 603 789 806
Rank change year-on-year +186 +17 +52
Permanent jobs citing Internal Audit 123 275 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 112 221 225
Median annual salary £63,750 £56,302 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.23% -2.08% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,150
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -13.04% +27.78%

Internal Audit is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 52,278 125,094 149,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.18% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43,371 99,073 118,586
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,886
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.17% +1.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

Internal Audit
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Internal Audit as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Internal Audit in the UK

Internal Audit
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Internal Audit.

Salary trend for Internal Audit in the UK

Internal Audit
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Internal Audit over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Internal Audit in the UK

Internal Audit
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Internal Audit within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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 +189 120 £65,000 +13.89% 40
UK excluding London +162 62 £45,000 -10.00% 35
London +191 58 £82,500 +13.79% 8
North West +101 24 £42,500 -22.73% 3
North of England +98 24 £42,500 -20.76% 3
South East +181 16 £70,000 +55.56% 8
Midlands +106 16 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Work from Home +1 16 £67,500 +1.89% 5
East Midlands +90 8 £67,500 +80.00% 6
West Midlands +68 8 £55,000 +22.22% 4
East of England +122 3 £45,000 -21.74% 6
South West +89 2 - - 5
Scotland +67 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT jobs citing Internal Audit 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 Internal Audit.

1 73 (59.35%) Finance
2 61 (49.59%) Information Security
3 43 (34.96%) IT Audit
4 42 (34.15%) Risk Management
5 37 (30.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.76%) NIST
7 26 (21.14%) CISSP
8 25 (20.33%) PCI DSS
9 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
9 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
9 24 (19.51%) Firewall
10 23 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (18.70%) Data Protection
11 22 (17.89%) Legal
11 22 (17.89%) SAP
12 21 (17.07%) Degree
12 21 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
13 20 (16.26%) GDPR
14 19 (15.45%) Data Governance
14 19 (15.45%) Validation
15 18 (14.63%) CISM
15 18 (14.63%) C
15 18 (14.63%) COBIT
16 17 (13.82%) Banking
16 17 (13.82%) SAP Security
16 17 (13.82%) Cisco
16 17 (13.82%) BusinessObjects
16 17 (13.82%) Identity Management
16 17 (13.82%) Risk Assessment

Internal Audit
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 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) AWS
2 9 (7.32%) Azure
3 2 (1.63%) IaaS
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
3 2 (1.63%) Power Platform
3 2 (1.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.51%) Firewall
2 15 (12.20%) WAN
3 8 (6.50%) BGP
3 8 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (6.50%) DHCP
3 8 (6.50%) DNS
3 8 (6.50%) EIGRP
3 8 (6.50%) IPv6
3 8 (6.50%) Multicast
3 8 (6.50%) NX-OS
3 8 (6.50%) OSPF
3 8 (6.50%) Unified Communications
3 8 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (5.69%) LAN
4 7 (5.69%) SSL
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
4 7 (5.69%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.44%) Tableau
3 2 (1.63%) Power BI
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
General
1 73 (59.35%) Finance
2 22 (17.89%) Legal
3 17 (13.82%) Banking
4 10 (8.13%) Retail
5 9 (7.32%) Financial Institution
5 9 (7.32%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.44%) French Language
7 3 (2.44%) German Language
7 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.44%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.63%) Japanese Language
8 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.81%) Automotive
9 1 (0.81%) Back Office
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.01%) IT Manager
2 14 (11.38%) Consultant
3 13 (10.57%) Audit Manager
4 12 (9.76%) IT Audit Manager
5 10 (8.13%) Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Information Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Information Security Specialist
6 9 (7.32%) Information Specialist
6 9 (7.32%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.32%) Security Specialist
7 8 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Security Manager
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Compliance Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) YAML
2 3 (2.44%) Keras
2 3 (2.44%) SAP Fiori
2 3 (2.44%) TensorFlow
2 3 (2.44%) Web Services
3 2 (1.63%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.32%) Robotics
3 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (5.69%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (4.07%) SWIFT
6 4 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.44%) NHS
7 3 (2.44%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.81%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Linux
1 8 (6.50%) Unix
2 7 (5.69%) Solaris
2 7 (5.69%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.59%) Information Security
2 43 (34.96%) IT Audit
3 42 (34.15%) Risk Management
4 23 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (18.70%) Data Protection
5 19 (15.45%) Data Governance
5 19 (15.45%) Validation
6 17 (13.82%) Identity Management
6 17 (13.82%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (13.82%) SAP Security
7 11 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.13%) ISMS
8 10 (8.13%) ITIL
8 10 (8.13%) ITSM
8 10 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (8.13%) Process Improvement
8 10 (8.13%) Security Management
9 9 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) C
2 5 (4.07%) SQL
3 3 (2.44%) Python
3 3 (2.44%) R
4 2 (1.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) CISSP
2 21 (17.07%) Degree
3 18 (14.63%) CISM
4 15 (12.20%) CISA
5 8 (6.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 8 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.69%) CCSP
6 7 (5.69%) CREST Certified
6 7 (5.69%) GCFA
6 7 (5.69%) GCIA
6 7 (5.69%) GCIH
7 6 (4.88%) ACCA
8 3 (2.44%) CASP
8 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.44%) OSCP
8 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) MCSA
9 2 (1.63%) MCSE
9 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (30.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (22.76%) NIST
3 25 (20.33%) PCI DSS
4 21 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 20 (16.26%) GDPR
6 18 (14.63%) COBIT
7 12 (9.76%) ISO 9001
8 7 (5.69%) ITGC
9 4 (3.25%) ISO 14001
9 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (3.25%) QA
9 4 (3.25%) Solvency II
10 3 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (2.44%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (2.44%) NCSC
11 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
11 2 (1.63%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.81%) GAMP
12 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.89%) SAP
3 17 (13.82%) Cisco
4 9 (7.32%) VMware
5 8 (6.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.50%) Infoblox
6 6 (4.88%) OneTrust
7 4 (3.25%) Oracle
8 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.81%) Apple
8 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow