Period
to 25 June 2021

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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 805 611 756
Rank change year-on-year -194 +145 +86
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 148 238 387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.04% 2.30% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 87 195 294
10th Percentile £35,450 £38,475 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,875 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £55,000 £61,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% -9.84% +5.17%
75th Percentile £68,750 £69,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £85,500 £82,500 £85,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £53,400
% change year-on-year -2.27% +3.00% -2.91%

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 14,234 10,355 20,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 12.93% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,054 7,998 15,278
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,375 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Sarbanes-Oxley
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley.

Salary trend for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 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
England -168 133 £64,500 +17.27% 27
UK excluding London -128 71 £53,750 -2.27% 20
London -77 65 £65,000 +23.81% 10
Midlands -54 29 £65,000 +18.18% 7
West Midlands -50 27 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Work from Home -235 21 £65,000 -18.75% 3
East of England -8 18 £38,500 - 2
South East -70 13 £53,000 -3.64% 5
North of England -69 6 £49,750 -17.08% 1
North West -43 4 £49,750 -20.40%
Scotland -50 4 £57,750 - 4
East Midlands -39 2 £51,250 -10.87% 2
Yorkshire -43 2 £42,000 -35.38% 1
South West - 1 £36,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 59 (39.86%) Information Security
2 46 (31.08%) GDPR
2 46 (31.08%) Social Skills
3 41 (27.70%) Windows
4 38 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (20.95%) Finance
7 29 (19.59%) NIST
8 26 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (16.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (15.54%) AWS
10 23 (15.54%) PCI DSS
11 22 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (14.19%) SaaS
12 21 (14.19%) Project Management
12 21 (14.19%) CISSP
13 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
13 20 (13.51%) ERP
13 20 (13.51%) Risk Management
13 20 (13.51%) Azure
14 18 (12.16%) ITGC
14 18 (12.16%) Identity Access Management
14 18 (12.16%) Management Information System
14 18 (12.16%) Linux
14 18 (12.16%) Active Directory
14 18 (12.16%) DNS
14 18 (12.16%) Degree
15 17 (11.49%) Splunk
15 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (10.81%) Change Management

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 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) NetSuite
2 5 (3.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.38%) SAP GRC
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.35%) Cloudability
4 2 (1.35%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.68%) JDE World
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.54%) AWS
2 21 (14.19%) SaaS
3 20 (13.51%) Azure
4 11 (7.43%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.76%) Amazon S3
5 10 (6.76%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (6.76%) OpenShift
5 10 (6.76%) Serverless
6 8 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.38%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.70%) GCP
8 4 (2.70%) PaaS
9 2 (1.35%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.35%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.16%) DNS
2 16 (10.81%) Firewall
3 14 (9.46%) DHCP
4 10 (6.76%) VPN
4 10 (6.76%) WAN
5 7 (4.73%) RTP
6 6 (4.05%) Network Security
7 4 (2.70%) Internet
7 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (2.03%) Multicast
9 2 (1.35%) LAN
9 2 (1.35%) Skype
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.68%) FTP
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
10 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.43%) GIS
2 10 (6.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 9 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.70%) Big Data
5 3 (2.03%) Essbase
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.35%) Power BI
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.76%) GoCD
1 10 (6.76%) Jenkins
1 10 (6.76%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.03%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 46 (31.08%) Social Skills
2 31 (20.95%) Finance
3 17 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.08%) Publishing
5 7 (4.73%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.38%) Legal
7 5 (3.38%) Marketing
8 4 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (2.03%) Automotive
9 3 (2.03%) Banking
9 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.35%) Billing
10 2 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.35%) Games
10 2 (1.35%) Law
11 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.68%) Retail
11 1 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Analyst
2 14 (9.46%) Consultant
3 13 (8.78%) Security Analyst
4 10 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.76%) IT Analyst
4 10 (6.76%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (6.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Information Analyst
6 8 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (5.41%) Information Security Specialist
6 8 (5.41%) Information Specialist
6 8 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Security Specialist
7 7 (4.73%) Architect
7 7 (4.73%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.73%) NetSuite Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Engineering Manager
8 6 (4.05%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (4.05%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) COM
2 4 (2.70%) Middleware
3 3 (2.03%) EDI
3 3 (2.03%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.43%) Data Structures
3 10 (6.76%) AS400
3 10 (6.76%) iSeries
4 9 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.70%) Life Science
6 4 (2.70%) Reinsurance
6 4 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.35%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.35%) Robotics
9 1 (0.68%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Windows
2 18 (12.16%) Linux
3 14 (9.46%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.73%) Unix
5 4 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.86%) Information Security
2 34 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (14.19%) Project Management
7 20 (13.51%) ERP
7 20 (13.51%) Risk Management
8 18 (12.16%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (10.81%) Change Management
10 15 (10.14%) ITIL
11 14 (9.46%) DevOps
11 14 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (9.46%) Security Operations
12 13 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.78%) Order to Cash
12 13 (8.78%) Privileged Access Management
12 13 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.11%) Migration
13 12 (8.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.46%) PowerShell
1 14 (9.46%) Python
2 10 (6.76%) Bash Shell
2 10 (6.76%) C#
2 10 (6.76%) SQL
3 5 (3.38%) C
4 3 (2.03%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.19%) CISSP
2 18 (12.16%) Degree
3 11 (7.43%) CISA
4 7 (4.73%) OSCP
5 6 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.38%) CEH
6 5 (3.38%) CGEIT
6 5 (3.38%) CRISC
6 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.70%) CISM
7 4 (2.70%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.70%) FFIEC
7 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.03%) CCDP
8 3 (2.03%) CCNP
8 3 (2.03%) CSSLP
8 3 (2.03%) GISP
8 3 (2.03%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.08%) GDPR
2 38 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (19.59%) NIST
4 23 (15.54%) PCI DSS
5 18 (12.16%) ITGC
6 15 (10.14%) HIPAA
7 12 (8.11%) COBIT
8 10 (6.76%) GRC
9 8 (5.41%) SLA
10 7 (4.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (4.73%) NCSC
11 6 (4.05%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (2.70%) Data Quality
12 4 (2.70%) GAAP
12 4 (2.70%) GLBA
12 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
12 4 (2.70%) PMO
13 3 (2.03%) FedRAMP
14 2 (1.35%) IFRS
System Software
1 18 (12.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) Ansible
1 10 (6.76%) Kubernetes
1 10 (6.76%) Rancher
1 10 (6.76%) Rundeck
1 10 (6.76%) Terraform
2 6 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.70%) SCCM
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.03%) Sysprep
4 3 (2.03%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 20 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.49%) Splunk
3 14 (9.46%) JD Edwards
4 10 (6.76%) Oracle
5 9 (6.08%) LANSA
6 8 (5.41%) SAP
7 7 (4.73%) Cisco
8 6 (4.05%) Okta
9 4 (2.70%) Google
9 4 (2.70%) Informatica
9 4 (2.70%) Juniper
9 4 (2.70%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.70%) Qualys
9 4 (2.70%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.70%) VMware
10 3 (2.03%) Citrix
10 3 (2.03%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.03%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.03%) McAfee
10 3 (2.03%) TOWER Software