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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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 973 804 815
Rank change year-on-year -169 +11 +225
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 147 49 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.060% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.64% 0.46% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 74 42 64
10th Percentile £49,125 £52,000 £43,275
25th Percentile £58,125 £52,813 £57,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £83,125 £81,563
90th Percentile £94,250 £95,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £69,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -5.80% -4.83% +3.57%

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 22,805 10,579 11,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.61% 12.97% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11,910 7,485 8,750
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +10.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -169 116 £65,000 -13.33% 7
South East -96 18 £82,500 +58.65% 1
Midlands -68 4 £50,000 -32.20%
South West -27 3 £65,000 +52.94%
North West -79 3 £50,000 -9.09%
North of England -90 3 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England -79 2 £90,000 +38.46% 2
East Midlands - 2 £44,500 -
West Midlands -51 1 £77,500 +5.08%
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 75 (51.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (49.66%) Social Skills
3 64 (43.54%) SOC 1
4 62 (42.18%) AWS
5 61 (41.50%) Finance
6 50 (34.01%) Information Security
7 48 (32.65%) CISSP
8 45 (30.61%) CISM
8 45 (30.61%) Azure
9 44 (29.93%) Infrastructure as Code
10 43 (29.25%) DevOps
11 42 (28.57%) ITIL
12 39 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
12 39 (26.53%) Terraform
13 37 (25.17%) Linux
14 35 (23.81%) Kubernetes
14 35 (23.81%) CI/CD
15 34 (23.13%) CISA
16 33 (22.45%) Agile
17 30 (20.41%) Ansible
18 29 (19.73%) Cloud Native
19 28 (19.05%) Service Management
20 27 (18.37%) PCI DSS
21 26 (17.69%) NIST
22 24 (16.33%) GDPR
22 24 (16.33%) COBIT
22 24 (16.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 24 (16.33%) Risk Management
23 23 (15.65%) Risk Analysis
23 23 (15.65%) COSO

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 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (7.48%) R3 Corda
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (42.18%) AWS
2 45 (30.61%) Azure
3 22 (14.97%) GCP
4 20 (13.61%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (13.61%) SaaS
5 19 (12.93%) Serverless
6 13 (8.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (8.84%) GitHub
7 8 (5.44%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (4.76%) Amazon EKS
8 7 (4.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 7 (4.76%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (2.72%) PubNub
9 4 (2.72%) WhatsApp
10 3 (2.04%) IaaS
10 3 (2.04%) PaaS
11 2 (1.36%) Azure Functions
11 2 (1.36%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.36%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) HTTP
3 2 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.08%) Tableau
2 5 (3.40%) Big Data
3 2 (1.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (8.84%) GitLab
1 13 (8.84%) Jenkins
General
1 73 (49.66%) Social Skills
2 61 (41.50%) Finance
3 21 (14.29%) Documentation Skills
3 21 (14.29%) Legal
4 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.48%) Telecoms
6 9 (6.12%) Games
6 9 (6.12%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (5.44%) Marketing
8 7 (4.76%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (2.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (2.72%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.68%) Law
11 1 (0.68%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.68%) Publishing
11 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (19.73%) Analyst
2 22 (14.97%) Cloud Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) IT Manager
3 17 (11.56%) IT Services Manager
4 16 (10.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.48%) Consultant
5 11 (7.48%) Security Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) Information Security Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) Senior Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) Senior Security Consultant
7 9 (6.12%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Head of Security
8 8 (5.44%) Information Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Security Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Head of Information
9 7 (4.76%) Head of Information Security
9 7 (4.76%) Junior Business Process Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Junior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.61%) ARM Templates
2 14 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.08%) React
4 5 (3.40%) Matplotlib
4 5 (3.40%) NumPy
4 5 (3.40%) Pandas
4 5 (3.40%) scikit-learn
4 5 (3.40%) SciPy
4 5 (3.40%) Statsmodels
5 4 (2.72%) HTML
5 4 (2.72%) Node.js
6 2 (1.36%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.36%) LDAP
6 2 (1.36%) OAuth
6 2 (1.36%) OAuth2
6 2 (1.36%) OpenID
6 2 (1.36%) React Native
6 2 (1.36%) REST
6 2 (1.36%) SAML
6 2 (1.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.73%) Cloud Native
2 21 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 16 (10.88%) Blockchain
4 13 (8.84%) Clustering
4 13 (8.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (8.84%) Virtual Team
5 12 (8.16%) Public Cloud
6 9 (6.12%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.08%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (2.72%) Blog
8 4 (2.72%) Digital Wallet
8 4 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.17%) Linux
2 22 (14.97%) Windows
3 13 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Android
4 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.01%) Information Security
2 44 (29.93%) Infrastructure as Code
3 43 (29.25%) DevOps
4 42 (28.57%) ITIL
5 39 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (23.81%) CI/CD
7 33 (22.45%) Agile
8 28 (19.05%) Service Management
9 24 (16.33%) Risk Management
10 23 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (15.65%) Risk Analysis
11 20 (13.61%) GitOps
11 20 (13.61%) Project Management
12 19 (12.93%) Software Engineering
13 18 (12.24%) ISMS
13 18 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (11.56%) Fintech
15 16 (10.88%) ITSM
15 16 (10.88%) Service Delivery
16 15 (10.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.29%) Python
2 20 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 19 (12.93%) Java
4 18 (12.24%) Bash
5 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.44%) SQL
6 6 (4.08%) Kotlin
7 5 (3.40%) C
8 4 (2.72%) C#
8 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.72%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.36%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (32.65%) CISSP
2 45 (30.61%) CISM
3 34 (23.13%) CISA
4 22 (14.97%) Degree
5 16 (10.88%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (7.48%) CRISC
7 6 (4.08%) CCSK
8 5 (3.40%) PhD
9 4 (2.72%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.72%) GPEN
9 4 (2.72%) GXPN
9 4 (2.72%) OSCE
9 4 (2.72%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.72%) PMP
9 4 (2.72%) SANS
10 1 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.68%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.68%) GISP
10 1 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (51.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (43.54%) SOC 1
3 27 (18.37%) PCI DSS
4 26 (17.69%) NIST
5 24 (16.33%) COBIT
5 24 (16.33%) GDPR
5 24 (16.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (15.65%) COSO
6 23 (15.65%) ITGC
7 18 (12.24%) HIPAA
8 15 (10.20%) GRC
9 7 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (4.08%) IASME
11 5 (3.40%) Accessibility
12 3 (2.04%) ISO 22301
13 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
13 2 (1.36%) NCSC
13 2 (1.36%) SLA
14 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (11.56%) Docker
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (26.53%) Terraform
2 35 (23.81%) Kubernetes
3 30 (20.41%) Ansible
4 17 (11.56%) Grafana
4 17 (11.56%) Prometheus
5 13 (8.84%) PowerCLI
6 9 (6.12%) Puppet
7 4 (2.72%) CSIRT
7 4 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Google
2 13 (8.84%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.84%) VMware
3 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.72%) Adobe
4 4 (2.72%) Cisco
4 4 (2.72%) DocuSign
4 4 (2.72%) Ericsson
4 4 (2.72%) Facebook
4 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.36%) Apiary
5 2 (1.36%) CA
5 2 (1.36%) HubSpot
5 2 (1.36%) Marketo
5 2 (1.36%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.36%) Okta
5 2 (1.36%) PagerDuty
5 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.36%) Sun
6 1 (0.68%) Tanium