Period
to 28 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 5 0 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.65% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.31% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 - -
UK median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 216 32 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.16% 10.16% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 97 19 42
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,875 £27,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -22.22%
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £50,313
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,500 £61,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,286 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.32% +8.57% -

SOC 2
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Salary histogram for SOC 2 in Northern Ireland

SOC 2
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 2 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 28 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
County Londonderry - 4 £65,000 -
County Antrim - 1 £45,500 -
SOC 2
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SOC 2.

1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) Trend Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 4 (80.00%) Data Security
2 4 (80.00%) Back Office
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) GCIA
2 4 (80.00%) GSEC
2 4 (80.00%) GCIH
2 4 (80.00%) SANS
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (80.00%) SOC 3
2 4 (80.00%) SOC 1
2 4 (80.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) NIST
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Back Office
2 4 (80.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Security Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Information Manager
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Analytics
1 4 (80.00%) Data Security
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) GCIA
1 4 (80.00%) GCIH
1 4 (80.00%) GSEC
1 4 (80.00%) SANS
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (80.00%) SOC 1
2 4 (80.00%) SOC 3
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) NIST
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS