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IT Auditor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An IT Auditor monitors IT systems to ensure they follow policies and practices. Must evaluate technology, manage staff, identify controls, and keep records.

Job Outlook

There were 216 IT Auditor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 9253 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst industry, which includes the IT Auditor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new IT Auditor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $86,838.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $83,542.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for IT Auditor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $71,969.

Education and Experience

Posted IT Auditor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.45%
Bachelor's Degree66.72%
Master's Degree19.09%
Doctoral Degree0.73%
Other4.49%

Posted IT Auditor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years31.7%
3 to 5 years56.31%
6 to 8 years8.62%
9+ years3.36%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills IT Auditor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (45.69%)
  • Communication (30.53%)
  • Planning (27%)
  • Information Technology (26.23%)
  • Operations (24.89%)
  • Writing (21.65%)
  • Leadership (21.02%)
  • Detail Oriented (15.44%)
  • Microsoft Excel (14.96%)
  • Research (13.56%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Finance (22.49%)
  • Internal Controls (27.39%)
  • Information Systems (23.37%)
  • Risk Based Internal Auditing (9.3%)
  • IT General Controls (ITGC) (12.7%)
  • Control Objectives For Information And Related Technology (COBIT) (16.2%)
  • Accounting (50.46%)
  • Internal Auditing (37.65%)
  • Auditing (97.4%)
  • Risk Analysis (26.28%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Audit Planning (14.98%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (8.18%)
  • Audit Management (3.38%)
  • Cyber Security (11.25%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (8.57%)
  • External Auditing (16.06%)
  • Auditor's Report (19.77%)
  • Process Improvement (9.69%)
  • Audit Engagements (6.94%)
  • Business Process (17.62%)
  • Public Accounting (20.18%)
  • Financial Statements (15.68%)
  • Project Management (14.74%)
  • Auditing Standards (12.23%)
  • Data Analysis (17.58%)
  • Audit Working Papers (15.72%)
  • Risk Management (18.84%)
  • Computer Science (15.55%)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Compliance (13.02%)
  • Management Information Systems (9.27%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Audit Risk (6.04%)
  • Audit Command Language (6.65%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with IT Auditor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Auditor
  • Audit Supervisor
  • IT Security Auditor
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • IT Audit Analyst
  • IT Audit Consultant
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Assurance Auditor
  • Lead IT Auditor

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most IT Auditor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Wintrust Financial Corporation (480)
  • Aya Healthcare (421)
  • Crowe (211)
  • GPAC (177)
  • Robert Half (132)
  • Health Services Advisory Group (122)
  • Wells Fargo (116)
  • KPMG (113)
  • Point32Health (108)
  • CyberCoders (87)

North Carolina

  • Wells Fargo (12)
  • CyberCoders (11)
  • Lowe's (8)
  • Aya Healthcare (6)
  • Kelly Services (6)
  • Spectrum (5)
  • Windstream (5)
  • Deloitte (5)
  • KPMG (4)
  • Lno (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!