Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 912 648 1024
Rank change year-on-year -264 +376 +55
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 77 25 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.055% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.46% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70 22 44
10th Percentile £43,625 £49,150 £38,250
25th Percentile £51,563 £61,250 £50,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,250 £76,250 £76,250
Median % change year-on-year -13.11% - +17.31%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,875 £95,000 £90,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £76,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year -14.75% +1.67% +15.38%

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 16,648 5,658 17,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.94% 12.45% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,713 4,516 13,350
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -228 42 £85,000 +9.68% 13
South East -138 20 £52,500 -29.34% 3
North of England -118 12 £57,500 -30.30% 8
Yorkshire - 8 £68,750 - 3
North West -96 3 £47,500 -42.42% 5
North East - 1 £57,500 -
South West - 1 £72,500 -
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 70 (90.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (61.04%) Information Security
3 34 (44.16%) NIST
4 33 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (33.77%) Azure
5 26 (33.77%) Social Skills
6 24 (31.17%) Risk Management
7 18 (23.38%) PCI DSS
7 18 (23.38%) GDPR
8 13 (16.88%) Firewall
8 13 (16.88%) Business Continuity
8 13 (16.88%) IT Audit
8 13 (16.88%) SOC 1
9 12 (15.58%) Data Protection
9 12 (15.58%) OWASP
9 12 (15.58%) AWS
9 12 (15.58%) COBIT
9 12 (15.58%) CISSP
10 11 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (12.99%) Analytics
11 10 (12.99%) SaaS
11 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (12.99%) Data Security
11 10 (12.99%) CISA
12 9 (11.69%) VPN
12 9 (11.69%) Risk Assessment
12 9 (11.69%) Public Cloud
12 9 (11.69%) Data Loss Prevention
12 9 (11.69%) HIPAA
13 8 (10.39%) Network Security

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 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.77%) Azure
2 12 (15.58%) AWS
3 10 (12.99%) SaaS
4 7 (9.09%) Mimecast
4 7 (9.09%) PaaS
5 6 (7.79%) GCP
5 6 (7.79%) GitHub
5 6 (7.79%) IaaS
5 6 (7.79%) Serverless
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (3.90%) BrowserStack
7 3 (3.90%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.30%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) Firewall
2 9 (11.69%) VPN
3 8 (10.39%) Network Security
4 7 (9.09%) VLAN
5 5 (6.49%) HTTP
6 2 (2.60%) LAN
6 2 (2.60%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.30%) DHCP
7 1 (1.30%) DNS
7 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.30%) SMTP
7 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.30%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Data Lake
1 4 (5.19%) OLAP
1 4 (5.19%) OLTP
2 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Android Studio
1 3 (3.90%) Appium
1 3 (3.90%) CircleCI
1 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.90%) git-flow
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 26 (33.77%) Social Skills
2 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.39%) Organisational Skills
4 7 (9.09%) Finance
5 5 (6.49%) Banking
5 5 (6.49%) Legal
5 5 (6.49%) Marketing
6 4 (5.19%) Back Office
6 4 (5.19%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.90%) Spanish Language
8 2 (2.60%) Advertising
9 1 (1.30%) French Language
9 1 (1.30%) Games
9 1 (1.30%) Law
9 1 (1.30%) Military
9 1 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Security Manager
2 14 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 12 (15.58%) Security Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Information Manager
4 9 (11.69%) Information Security Manager
5 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Auditor
6 7 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) IT Auditor
8 5 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Information Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Product Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Risk Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Manager
8 5 (6.49%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) React
2 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) Node.js
3 4 (5.19%) WebRTC
4 3 (3.90%) OpenGL
4 3 (3.90%) REST
4 3 (3.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (3.90%) Vulkan
5 1 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.30%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Public Cloud
2 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.90%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (3.90%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.30%) Legacy Code
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.04%) Information Security
2 33 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (31.17%) Risk Management
4 13 (16.88%) Business Continuity
4 13 (16.88%) IT Audit
5 12 (15.58%) Data Protection
5 12 (15.58%) OWASP
6 11 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (12.99%) Analytics
7 10 (12.99%) Data Security
8 9 (11.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (11.69%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (10.39%) DevOps
9 8 (10.39%) Proactive Monitoring
10 7 (9.09%) Due Diligence
10 7 (9.09%) ITIL
10 7 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
10 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 7 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
1 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.79%) TypeScript
2 4 (5.19%) C++
2 4 (5.19%) Java
2 4 (5.19%) Kotlin
3 3 (3.90%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) SQL
5 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.30%) PHP
5 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) CISSP
2 10 (12.99%) CISA
3 8 (10.39%) CISM
4 6 (7.79%) CRISC
5 5 (6.49%) Degree
6 4 (5.19%) CCNA
6 4 (5.19%) CCNP
6 4 (5.19%) CCSA
6 4 (5.19%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.19%) GCIA
6 4 (5.19%) GCIH
6 4 (5.19%) GSEC
6 4 (5.19%) ISACA
6 4 (5.19%) SANS
6 4 (5.19%) SSCP
7 1 (1.30%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (90.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (44.16%) NIST
3 18 (23.38%) GDPR
3 18 (23.38%) PCI DSS
4 13 (16.88%) SOC 1
5 12 (15.58%) COBIT
6 9 (11.69%) HIPAA
7 8 (10.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (7.79%) ISO 22301
9 5 (6.49%) ISO 9001
9 5 (6.49%) QA
10 4 (5.19%) SOC 3
11 2 (2.60%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (1.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Firmware
2 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 7 (9.09%) McAfee
1 7 (9.09%) Palo Alto
2 6 (7.79%) Google
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) NetApp
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle