The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 82 100 114
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 9 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.85% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.41% 1.24% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £48,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 107 161 209
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.13% 12.38% 12.05%
Number of salaries quoted 67 114 150
Median salary £35,000 £38,625 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% -9.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) CISSP
3 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 5 (41.67%) COBIT
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) CISA
4 5 (41.67%) Change Management
4 5 (41.67%) Unix
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) CISM
5 4 (33.33%) Wealth Management
5 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Data Security
6 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) CRISC
6 3 (25.00%) Internal Audit
7 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (16.67%) IaaS
7 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) Avaya
7 2 (16.67%) PMP

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
1 1 (8.33%) Ingres
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Advertising
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Legal
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Risk Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Technology Risk Manager
3 4 (33.33%) COBIT Manager
4 3 (25.00%) Audit Manager
4 3 (25.00%) IT Audit Manager
4 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (25.00%) IT Risk Manager
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (8.33%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Lean Project Manager
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Officer
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC Manager
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC Project Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Information Security Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Wealth Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Security
4 3 (25.00%) Internal Audit
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CISSP
2 5 (41.67%) CISA
3 4 (33.33%) CISM
4 3 (25.00%) CRISC
5 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (16.67%) PMP
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) MCP
6 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) COBIT
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) BS25999
3 1 (8.33%) COSO
3 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Avaya
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP