Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 656 542 707
Rank change year-on-year -114 +165 +85
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 31 31 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.069% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 46
10th Percentile £52,750 £25,125 £61,563
25th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £93,125 £82,188 £100,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £94,000 £130,000
England median annual salary £66,250 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -8.62% -3.33% +11.11%

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 6,406 3,591 7,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.22% 12.21% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,006 2,790 6,000
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,250 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £98,375 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 1 £60,000 -27.27% 3
SOC 2
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 24 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (41.94%) Social Skills
3 12 (38.71%) Information Security
4 11 (35.48%) PCI DSS
4 11 (35.48%) GDPR
5 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
6 9 (29.03%) Azure
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
7 8 (25.81%) GCP
7 8 (25.81%) AWS
7 8 (25.81%) BDD
7 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 8 (25.81%) Java
8 7 (22.58%) NIST
9 6 (19.35%) DevSecOps
9 6 (19.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
9 6 (19.35%) Terraform
9 6 (19.35%) Docker
9 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (19.35%) Finance
9 6 (19.35%) OWASP
10 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Change Management
10 5 (16.13%) TDD
10 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
10 5 (16.13%) Python
10 5 (16.13%) GitHub
10 5 (16.13%) Data Structures
10 5 (16.13%) Regulatory Compliance

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 4 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Azure
2 8 (25.81%) AWS
2 8 (25.81%) GCP
3 5 (16.13%) GitHub
4 4 (12.90%) SaaS
5 3 (9.68%) BrowserStack
5 3 (9.68%) Serverless
6 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.23%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (3.23%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (3.23%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.23%) IaaS
6 1 (3.23%) PaaS
6 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
6 1 (3.23%) PowerApps
6 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (12.90%) Redis
2 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.23%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Travis CI
2 3 (9.68%) Android Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Appium
2 3 (9.68%) CircleCI
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) git-flow
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 13 (41.94%) Social Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Games
4 2 (6.45%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (6.45%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Military
5 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Security Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Java Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Java Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Python Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Python Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Android Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Compliance Officer
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Auditor
5 2 (6.45%) Security Compliance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) WebRTC
2 3 (9.68%) OpenGL
2 3 (9.68%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (9.68%) Vulkan
3 2 (6.45%) React
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (6.45%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Structures
2 3 (9.68%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 3 (9.68%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.68%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.23%) Cyberattack
3 1 (3.23%) Legacy Code
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Information Security
2 10 (32.26%) Risk Management
3 9 (29.03%) DevOps
4 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (19.35%) DevSecOps
5 6 (19.35%) OWASP
6 5 (16.13%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Pair Programming
6 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) ATDD
7 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Fintech
7 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (12.90%) Security Operations
7 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.90%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) Go
3 4 (12.90%) Kotlin
4 3 (9.68%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) OSCE
1 4 (12.90%) OSCP
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCSP
3 1 (3.23%) CISA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CISM
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.23%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (77.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (35.48%) GDPR
2 11 (35.48%) PCI DSS
3 7 (22.58%) NIST
4 6 (19.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (12.90%) HIPAA
5 4 (12.90%) SOC 1
6 3 (9.68%) QA
7 2 (6.45%) COBIT
7 2 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (6.45%) GRC
7 2 (6.45%) ISO 22301
7 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (3.23%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Kubernetes
1 6 (19.35%) Terraform
2 4 (12.90%) Consul
2 4 (12.90%) linkerd
2 4 (12.90%) Prometheus
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
4 2 (6.45%) Ansible
4 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle