Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 750 729
Rank change year-on-year -48 -21 0
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 388 468 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.75% 2.09% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 269 349 433
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £41,200 £36,250 £34,400
90th Percentile £84,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -5.26%

Sarbanes-Oxley 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,121 22,358 27,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.64% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17,069 17,726 21,501
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,650
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Salary trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
England -76 351 £62,500 +13.64% 52
London -29 198 £65,000 +13.04% 28
UK excluding London -47 155 £55,000 +4.76% 24
South East +1 73 £50,000 -9.09% 8
North of England -11 26 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Midlands -16 23 £50,000 +17.65% 8
East of England +11 19 £65,000 +33.33% 5
North West -11 15 £55,000 -4.35%
East Midlands +6 12 £57,500 +35.29% 1
West Midlands +5 11 £50,000 - 7
South West 0 10 £65,000 -7.14%
Yorkshire +22 9 £60,000 +73.91% 3
Scotland -34 4 £58,750 +65.49%
North East -18 2 £85,000 +83.78%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 167 (43.04%) Finance
2 146 (37.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (34.02%) Risk Management
4 131 (33.76%) Information Security
5 119 (30.67%) PCI DSS
6 76 (19.59%) Windows
7 71 (18.30%) Banking
8 65 (16.75%) Risk Analysis
9 64 (16.49%) Degree
9 64 (16.49%) CISSP
9 64 (16.49%) IT Audit
10 62 (15.98%) ITIL
11 60 (15.46%) Service Management
11 60 (15.46%) COBIT
12 54 (13.92%) Internal Audit
13 53 (13.66%) ISO 9001
14 50 (12.89%) Management Information System
15 49 (12.63%) Firewall
16 48 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (11.86%) SAP
18 44 (11.34%) Unix
19 39 (10.05%) SQL
19 39 (10.05%) CISA
19 39 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (9.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 37 (9.54%) CISM
20 37 (9.54%) Security Architecture
21 36 (9.28%) TOGAF
21 36 (9.28%) Project Management
22 35 (9.02%) Microsoft

Sarbanes-Oxley
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.03%) Apache
4 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.52%) IIS
5 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 33 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (8.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (4.12%) SAP GRC
2 10 (2.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.32%) SAP ERP
4 7 (1.80%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 7 (1.80%) SAP MM
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.55%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.55%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.29%) SAP PM
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.77%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.29%) Office 365
3 4 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.63%) Firewall
2 25 (6.44%) Network Security
3 15 (3.87%) VPN
4 13 (3.35%) Internet
5 12 (3.09%) LAN
5 12 (3.09%) SAN
5 12 (3.09%) WAN
6 11 (2.84%) SSL
7 10 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.32%) DNS
9 6 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.55%) Wireless
10 5 (1.29%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.29%) DHCP
10 5 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.03%) BGP
11 4 (1.03%) EIGRP
11 4 (1.03%) OSPF
11 4 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.22%) Big Data
2 16 (4.12%) Hadoop
2 16 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.61%) SAP BW
3 14 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.03%) BigQuery
4 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.03%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.77%) MySQL
5 3 (0.77%) QlikView
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.26%) DB2
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 167 (43.04%) Finance
2 71 (18.30%) Banking
3 33 (8.51%) Legal
4 28 (7.22%) Retail
5 27 (6.96%) Investment Banking
5 27 (6.96%) Retail Banking
6 19 (4.90%) Manufacturing
7 17 (4.38%) German Language
8 10 (2.58%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.32%) Marketing
10 6 (1.55%) Advertising
10 6 (1.55%) Law
11 5 (1.29%) Local Government
12 4 (1.03%) Electronics
12 4 (1.03%) Games
12 4 (1.03%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.52%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) International Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (28.87%) Analyst
2 41 (10.57%) Architect
3 35 (9.02%) Security Manager
4 34 (8.76%) Consultant
5 32 (8.25%) Security Analyst
5 32 (8.25%) Security Architect
6 30 (7.73%) Auditor
6 30 (7.73%) IT Auditor
6 30 (7.73%) IT Manager
7 27 (6.96%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (6.44%) Senior Auditor
8 25 (6.44%) Senior IT Auditor
9 22 (5.67%) Security Consultant
10 19 (4.90%) Business Analyst
11 18 (4.64%) Information Manager
11 18 (4.64%) Information Security Manager
11 18 (4.64%) Risk Analyst
12 17 (4.38%) Associate Director
12 17 (4.38%) IT Director
12 17 (4.38%) Senior Associate Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.09%) .NET
2 8 (2.06%) AngularJS
2 8 (2.06%) HTML
2 8 (2.06%) HTML5
3 7 (1.80%) EDI
4 2 (0.52%) IDoc
4 2 (0.52%) SOAP
4 2 (0.52%) Web Services
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.26%) LDAP
5 1 (0.26%) OAuth
5 1 (0.26%) OpenID
5 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.26%) SAML
5 1 (0.26%) Sass
5 1 (0.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.89%) Management Information System
2 39 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.44%) CESG
4 18 (4.64%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.32%) FMCG
6 9 (2.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.55%) Fintech
8 5 (1.29%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.03%) PKI
9 4 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.77%) AS400
10 3 (0.77%) EPoS
10 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.59%) Windows
2 44 (11.34%) Unix
3 29 (7.47%) Linux
4 12 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.03%) Solaris
8 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.02%) Risk Management
2 131 (33.76%) Information Security
3 65 (16.75%) Risk Analysis
4 64 (16.49%) IT Audit
5 62 (15.98%) ITIL
6 60 (15.46%) Service Management
7 54 (13.92%) Internal Audit
8 48 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (9.54%) Security Architecture
10 36 (9.28%) Project Management
10 36 (9.28%) TOGAF
11 35 (9.02%) Cybersecurity
12 31 (7.99%) Customer Requirements
12 31 (7.99%) Data Analysis
13 30 (7.73%) Asset Management
13 30 (7.73%) SABSA
13 30 (7.73%) Validation
14 29 (7.47%) Change Management
15 27 (6.96%) SIEM
15 27 (6.96%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.05%) SQL
2 22 (5.67%) PL/SQL
3 12 (3.09%) Java
4 11 (2.84%) C
5 9 (2.32%) C#
6 6 (1.55%) C++
7 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.03%) VB
8 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.77%) Perl
8 3 (0.77%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) ABAP
10 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (16.49%) CISSP
1 64 (16.49%) Degree
2 39 (10.05%) CISA
3 37 (9.54%) CISM
4 16 (4.12%) ISEB
5 15 (3.87%) MBA
6 11 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.84%) GIAC
6 11 (2.84%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.06%) PCI QSA
7 8 (2.06%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.80%) CCNA
8 7 (1.80%) CRISC
9 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.55%) SANS
10 5 (1.29%) ISACA
10 5 (1.29%) MCSE
11 4 (1.03%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (37.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (30.67%) PCI DSS
3 60 (15.46%) COBIT
4 53 (13.66%) ISO 9001
5 37 (9.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 31 (7.99%) GDPR
7 24 (6.19%) JSP 440
8 18 (4.64%) Solvency II
9 17 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (2.84%) HIPAA
11 8 (2.06%) GxP
11 8 (2.06%) PA-DSS
11 8 (2.06%) SLA
12 7 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (1.55%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (1.55%) QA
13 6 (1.55%) SAS 70
14 5 (1.29%) COSO
14 5 (1.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.52%) Firmware
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.58%) Puppet
2 5 (1.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (1.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.03%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.52%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Nessus
4 2 (0.52%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.52%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.26%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.26%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (11.86%) SAP
2 35 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.76%) Oracle
4 29 (7.47%) Tableau
5 22 (5.67%) Cisco
6 20 (5.15%) F5
7 13 (3.35%) Cognos
7 13 (3.35%) McAfee
7 13 (3.35%) Symantec
7 13 (3.35%) VMware
8 12 (3.09%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.09%) Cloudera
8 12 (3.09%) Informatica
9 11 (2.84%) Palo Alto
10 10 (2.58%) Juniper
11 9 (2.32%) Citrix
12 7 (1.80%) ArcSight
12 7 (1.80%) CA
12 7 (1.80%) JD Edwards
12 7 (1.80%) Sun