Period
to 30 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
England > London
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 675 467 712
Rank change year-on-year -208 +245 +70
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 50 17 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.097% 0.079% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.64% 0.66% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 21
10th Percentile £47,000 £65,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £60,000 £73,438 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £90,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +16.13% +14.81%
75th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £96,875 £93,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £76,250
% change year-on-year -13.33% -1.64% +17.31%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7,766 2,590 6,936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.02% 11.96% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,066 2,128 5,384
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,250
90th Percentile £101,625 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 in London over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Salary histogram for SOC 2 in London

SOC 2
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 2 within the London region over the 6 months to 30 November 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
Central London -46 6 £60,000 -20.00% 6
South London - 1 £50,000 -
SOC 2
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 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 London region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 38 (76.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (58.00%) Information Security
3 24 (48.00%) Social Skills
4 21 (42.00%) Risk Management
5 19 (38.00%) Azure
6 18 (36.00%) GDPR
7 16 (32.00%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (32.00%) CISSP
8 14 (28.00%) AWS
9 13 (26.00%) CISM
10 12 (24.00%) Google
10 12 (24.00%) GCP
11 11 (22.00%) DevSecOps
11 11 (22.00%) Data Security
11 11 (22.00%) Finance
12 10 (20.00%) Identity Management
12 10 (20.00%) CISA
12 10 (20.00%) HTML
12 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 10 (20.00%) HTTP
12 10 (20.00%) Cryptography
12 10 (20.00%) Node.js
12 10 (20.00%) NIST
12 10 (20.00%) Serverless
12 10 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (20.00%) React
12 10 (20.00%) TypeScript
12 10 (20.00%) Analytics
12 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
12 10 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.00%) Azure
2 14 (28.00%) AWS
3 12 (24.00%) GCP
4 10 (20.00%) Serverless
5 2 (4.00%) GitHub
5 2 (4.00%) GitHub Actions
5 2 (4.00%) Google Workspace
5 2 (4.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
6 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Data Lake
1 4 (8.00%) OLAP
1 4 (8.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Android Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Appium
1 1 (2.00%) CircleCI
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) git-flow
1 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (48.00%) Social Skills
2 11 (22.00%) Finance
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (12.00%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (10.00%) Banking
6 4 (8.00%) Back Office
6 4 (8.00%) Legal
6 4 (8.00%) Marketing
6 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (4.00%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (4.00%) Retail
8 1 (2.00%) French Language
8 1 (2.00%) Law
8 1 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 10 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 10 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 9 (18.00%) Product Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Information Manager
4 8 (16.00%) Information Security Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Information Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.00%) IT Services Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
1 10 (20.00%) Node.js
1 10 (20.00%) React
2 2 (4.00%) ARM Templates
3 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.00%) REST
3 1 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.00%) Vulkan
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) FMCG
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) Risk Management
3 16 (32.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (22.00%) Data Security
4 11 (22.00%) DevSecOps
5 10 (20.00%) Analytics
5 10 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 10 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 10 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 9 (18.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
7 8 (16.00%) DevOps
7 8 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (16.00%) Web Filtering
8 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (12.00%) OWASP
9 6 (12.00%) Privileged Access Management
9 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) CISSP
2 13 (26.00%) CISM
3 10 (20.00%) CISA
4 4 (8.00%) GCIA
4 4 (8.00%) GCIH
4 4 (8.00%) GSEC
4 4 (8.00%) SANS
4 4 (8.00%) SSCP
5 3 (6.00%) CRISC
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) CCNP
7 1 (2.00%) CCSA
7 1 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (76.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (36.00%) GDPR
3 10 (20.00%) NIST
4 9 (18.00%) PCI DSS
4 9 (18.00%) SOC 1
5 6 (12.00%) COBIT
5 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (10.00%) HIPAA
7 4 (8.00%) COSO
7 4 (8.00%) ITGC
7 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (8.00%) SOC 3
8 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
8 1 (2.00%) NIST 800
8 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee
3 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto