Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SOC 2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOC 2 over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 800 838 1017
Rank change year-on-year +38 +179 +98
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 54 83 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.090% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 46 67 55
10th Percentile £52,000 £41,250 £53,750
25th Percentile £52,813 £57,000 £58,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -7.14% +12.00%
75th Percentile £84,688 £81,250 £100,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £130,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +12.00%

SOC 2 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 advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,510 11,508 19,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.14% 12.47% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6,811 8,995 14,175
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOC 2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOC 2 in England.

Salary trend for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SOC 2 in England

SOC 2
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 2 within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 2021. 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
London +55 29 £75,250 -2.90% 2
South East +66 8 £52,000 -38.82% 5
North of England 0 6 £55,000 -16.67% 1
North West +24 4 £55,000 -26.67%
West Midlands -23 4 £73,750 +13.46%
Midlands -25 4 £73,750 +13.46%
East of England +26 3 £65,000 -
Yorkshire -5 2 £62,000 +8.77% 1
South West - 1 £42,500 -
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing SOC 2 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 across the England region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 40 (74.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (48.15%) Information Security
2 26 (48.15%) Social Skills
3 25 (46.30%) Azure
4 23 (42.59%) AWS
5 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (29.63%) GDPR
6 13 (24.07%) TDD
6 13 (24.07%) OWASP
6 13 (24.07%) Java
6 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
6 13 (24.07%) SaaS
6 13 (24.07%) NIST
7 12 (22.22%) DevOps
7 12 (22.22%) GCP
7 12 (22.22%) PCI DSS
8 11 (20.37%) Finance
8 11 (20.37%) Terraform
8 11 (20.37%) SOC 1
9 10 (18.52%) DevSecOps
9 10 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (18.52%) Python
9 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
10 9 (16.67%) Linux
10 9 (16.67%) Kubernetes
10 9 (16.67%) Docker
10 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (14.81%) Data Privacy
11 8 (14.81%) IaaS

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (12.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 25 (46.30%) Azure
2 23 (42.59%) AWS
3 13 (24.07%) SaaS
4 12 (22.22%) GCP
5 8 (14.81%) IaaS
5 8 (14.81%) PaaS
6 5 (9.26%) Power Platform
6 5 (9.26%) PowerApps
6 5 (9.26%) Serverless
7 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (7.41%) GitHub
8 3 (5.56%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (5.56%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (3.70%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
3 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (12.96%) Redis
2 3 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Travis CI
2 6 (11.11%) JIRA
3 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (48.15%) Social Skills
2 11 (20.37%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Legal
3 5 (9.26%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Games
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Security Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Security Manager
3 8 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) AWS Software Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Java Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Python Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Python Software Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Information Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Information Security Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Junior
5 5 (9.26%) Junior Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Java Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Junior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) .NET Core
1 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.70%) RESTful
1 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (3.70%) SOAP
1 2 (3.70%) Vue.js
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Native
3 3 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.70%) SUSE
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.85%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Information Security
2 16 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (24.07%) OWASP
3 13 (24.07%) Risk Management
3 13 (24.07%) TDD
4 12 (22.22%) DevOps
5 10 (18.52%) DevSecOps
5 10 (18.52%) Identity Access Management
5 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure as Code
7 8 (14.81%) BDD
7 8 (14.81%) Data Privacy
7 8 (14.81%) Pair Programming
8 7 (12.96%) Analytics
8 7 (12.96%) Fintech
8 7 (12.96%) Security Operations
9 6 (11.11%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (11.11%) Task Automation
9 6 (11.11%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) Python
3 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
3 7 (12.96%) Go
3 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.26%) Apex Code
4 5 (9.26%) C#
5 3 (5.56%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) OSCE
1 7 (12.96%) OSCP
2 5 (9.26%) CISM
2 5 (9.26%) CISSP
3 4 (7.41%) CISA
4 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ISSAP
4 3 (5.56%) ISSEP
5 2 (3.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (1.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CCSP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.85%) CRISC
6 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.85%) PgMP
6 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (74.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (29.63%) GDPR
3 13 (24.07%) NIST
4 12 (22.22%) PCI DSS
5 11 (20.37%) SOC 1
6 7 (12.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (9.26%) HIPAA
8 4 (7.41%) COBIT
8 4 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (5.56%) GRC
9 3 (5.56%) ISO 22301
10 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (3.70%) ITGC
11 1 (1.85%) FedRAMP
11 1 (1.85%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Docker
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Terraform
2 9 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 8 (14.81%) Puppet
4 7 (12.96%) Consul
4 7 (12.96%) linkerd
4 7 (12.96%) Prometheus
5 4 (7.41%) Ansible
5 4 (7.41%) QRadar
6 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.56%) Google
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian