Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
England > London
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 617 741
Rank change year-on-year +55 +124 +49
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 29 33 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.088% 0.079% 0.064%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.75% 0.68% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 36
10th Percentile £53,125 £25,125 £61,563
25th Percentile £62,500 £46,250 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,250 £77,500 £86,250
Median % change year-on-year -2.90% -10.14% +40.82%
75th Percentile £95,000 £86,563 £108,750
90th Percentile £95,625 £98,500 £130,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - -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 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 3,852 4,831 7,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.70% 11.62% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,806 3,750 5,940
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,750 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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 9 May 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 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
West London - 1 £55,000 -
SOC 2
England

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 London region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (51.72%) AWS
3 13 (44.83%) Azure
3 13 (44.83%) Information Security
4 12 (41.38%) DevOps
5 11 (37.93%) GCP
5 11 (37.93%) Terraform
5 11 (37.93%) PCI DSS
6 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (34.48%) Python
6 10 (34.48%) GDPR
6 10 (34.48%) Social Skills
7 9 (31.03%) NIST
7 9 (31.03%) Docker
7 9 (31.03%) Kubernetes
7 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
8 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
8 8 (27.59%) Pair Programming
8 8 (27.59%) Java
8 8 (27.59%) OWASP
8 8 (27.59%) BDD
8 8 (27.59%) SOC 1
8 8 (27.59%) DevSecOps
9 7 (24.14%) Fintech
9 7 (24.14%) Travis CI
9 7 (24.14%) Consul
9 7 (24.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (24.14%) Prometheus
9 7 (24.14%) linkerd

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 7 (24.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) AWS
2 13 (44.83%) Azure
3 11 (37.93%) GCP
4 6 (20.69%) SaaS
5 4 (13.79%) GitHub
5 4 (13.79%) IaaS
5 4 (13.79%) PaaS
6 3 (10.34%) Serverless
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (3.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (3.45%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (3.45%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
8 1 (3.45%) PowerApps
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (24.14%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Travis CI
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 10 (34.48%) Social Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Games
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Military
4 1 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Security Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) AWS Software Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Software Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Python Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Python Software Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Auditor
5 3 (10.34%) IT Auditor
5 3 (10.34%) IT Security Auditor
5 3 (10.34%) Security Auditor
5 3 (10.34%) Security Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (6.90%) Vue.js
2 1 (3.45%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Information Security
2 12 (41.38%) DevOps
3 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
5 8 (27.59%) BDD
5 8 (27.59%) DevSecOps
5 8 (27.59%) OWASP
5 8 (27.59%) Pair Programming
5 8 (27.59%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (27.59%) TDD
6 7 (24.14%) Fintech
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (10.34%) Business Case
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.34%) Contract Management
8 3 (10.34%) Contract Negotiation
8 3 (10.34%) Email Filtering
8 3 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Python
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
3 7 (24.14%) Go
4 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Kotlin
6 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) OSCE
1 7 (24.14%) OSCP
2 2 (6.90%) CISSP
3 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CCSP
3 1 (3.45%) CISA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CISM
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.45%) ISSEP
3 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PgMP
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (72.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) PCI DSS
3 10 (34.48%) GDPR
4 9 (31.03%) NIST
5 8 (27.59%) SOC 1
6 7 (24.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (6.90%) COBIT
8 2 (6.90%) GRC
8 2 (6.90%) HIPAA
8 2 (6.90%) ISO 22301
9 1 (3.45%) FedRAMP
9 1 (3.45%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Terraform
2 9 (31.03%) Kubernetes
3 7 (24.14%) Consul
3 7 (24.14%) linkerd
3 7 (24.14%) Prometheus
4 4 (13.79%) Ansible
4 4 (13.79%) Puppet
5 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle