Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 710 691 795
Rank change year-on-year -19 +104 +56
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 139 304 332
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.37% 2.17% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 84 257 241
10th Percentile £41,475 £41,625 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -12.50%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £120,250 £83,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,750 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% +10.00% -3.85%

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 10,141 14,034 20,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.24% 12.36% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7,111 10,910 15,446
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 11 April 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 11 April 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 0 125 £64,000 +16.36% 19
UK excluding London +40 79 £60,750 +10.45% 15
London +54 48 £67,500 +22.73% 6
Work from Home -131 29 £77,500 -3.13%
South East +51 28 £63,000 +14.55% 2
Midlands +9 23 £55,000 - 1
East of England +77 20 £39,250 - 2
West Midlands +20 20 £65,000 +18.18% 1
North of England +16 5 £62,500 +4.17% 7
Yorkshire +13 4 £62,500 -19.35% 2
East Midlands +9 3 £27,500 -57.69%
Scotland +9 2 £61,500 +36.67% 2
North West +28 1 - - 5
South West - 1 £36,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 (42.45%) Information Security
2 52 (37.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (36.69%) GDPR
4 44 (31.65%) NIST
5 39 (28.06%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (20.86%) Risk Management
7 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (18.71%) Management Information System
9 25 (17.99%) PCI DSS
10 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (16.55%) Finance
11 22 (15.83%) Windows
11 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (14.39%) Security Architecture
13 19 (13.67%) HIPAA
14 18 (12.95%) Data Security
14 18 (12.95%) Firewall
14 18 (12.95%) Project Management
15 16 (11.51%) CISSP
15 16 (11.51%) AWS
15 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (10.79%) DevOps
16 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
16 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (10.79%) Project Delivery
16 15 (10.79%) Security Operations
16 15 (10.79%) ITIL
16 15 (10.79%) Degree
17 14 (10.07%) Python
17 14 (10.07%) GRC

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 1 (0.72%) SAS
1 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) SAP GRC
2 3 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.44%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.44%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.44%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.44%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.44%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.44%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.51%) AWS
2 12 (8.63%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.19%) Amazon S3
3 10 (7.19%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (7.19%) OpenShift
3 10 (7.19%) Serverless
4 7 (5.04%) Azure
5 6 (4.32%) SaaS
6 4 (2.88%) GCP
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.44%) IaaS
8 2 (1.44%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.72%) Boomi
9 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.95%) Firewall
2 11 (7.91%) RTP
3 5 (3.60%) VPN
4 4 (2.88%) DNS
4 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.88%) WAN
4 4 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.16%) Internet
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.44%) Multicast
6 2 (1.44%) Network Security
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.72%) FTP
7 1 (0.72%) HTTP
7 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.91%) GIS
2 10 (7.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.16%) Essbase
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
1 10 (7.19%) GoCD
1 10 (7.19%) Jenkins
1 10 (7.19%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (16.55%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.88%) Marketing
4 3 (2.16%) Automotive
4 3 (2.16%) Legal
4 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.44%) Electronics
5 2 (1.44%) Law
5 2 (1.44%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.72%) French Language
6 1 (0.72%) German Language
6 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.72%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.72%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (17.99%) Analyst
2 14 (10.07%) Architect
2 14 (10.07%) Security Analyst
3 13 (9.35%) Security Architect
4 10 (7.19%) Compliance Manager
4 10 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.19%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (7.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Consultant
5 9 (6.47%) IT Analyst
6 8 (5.76%) Information Security Specialist
6 8 (5.76%) Information Specialist
6 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.76%) Security Specialist
7 7 (5.04%) Information Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Governance Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.16%) Web Services
2 2 (1.44%) EDI
2 2 (1.44%) EDIFACT
2 2 (1.44%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) COM
3 1 (0.72%) JSON
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) OAuth
3 1 (0.72%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.72%) OpenID
3 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.72%) REST
3 1 (0.72%) SAML
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.71%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.88%) FMCG
4 4 (2.88%) Life Science
4 4 (2.88%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.83%) Windows
2 13 (9.35%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Unix
3 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.45%) Information Security
2 39 (28.06%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (20.86%) Risk Management
4 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (15.83%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (14.39%) Security Architecture
8 18 (12.95%) Data Security
8 18 (12.95%) Project Management
9 15 (10.79%) DevOps
9 15 (10.79%) ITIL
9 15 (10.79%) Project Delivery
9 15 (10.79%) Security Operations
9 15 (10.79%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (10.07%) SIEM
11 13 (9.35%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (8.63%) IT Audit
12 12 (8.63%) Microservices
12 12 (8.63%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (7.91%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) PowerShell
1 14 (10.07%) Python
2 10 (7.19%) Bash Shell
2 10 (7.19%) C#
2 10 (7.19%) SQL
3 4 (2.88%) C
4 3 (2.16%) VBScript
5 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.51%) CISSP
2 15 (10.79%) Degree
2 15 (10.79%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.91%) CISA
5 8 (5.76%) CISM
6 6 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.88%) CGEIT
8 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.88%) CRISC
8 4 (2.88%) FFIEC
9 3 (2.16%) CASP
9 3 (2.16%) CSSLP
9 3 (2.16%) GISP
9 3 (2.16%) ISSAP
9 3 (2.16%) MCDST
9 3 (2.16%) MCTS
9 3 (2.16%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (37.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (36.69%) GDPR
3 44 (31.65%) NIST
4 25 (17.99%) PCI DSS
5 19 (13.67%) HIPAA
6 14 (10.07%) GRC
7 9 (6.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (6.47%) GAMP
7 9 (6.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (6.47%) NCSC
7 9 (6.47%) SLA
8 8 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (5.76%) ITGC
9 7 (5.04%) COBIT
10 6 (4.32%) PMO
11 5 (3.60%) GAAP
12 4 (2.88%) ISO 9001
12 4 (2.88%) SOC 2
13 3 (2.16%) FedRAMP
14 2 (1.44%) IFRS
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) Ansible
1 10 (7.19%) Kubernetes
1 10 (7.19%) Rancher
1 10 (7.19%) Rundeck
1 10 (7.19%) Terraform
2 4 (2.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.16%) Sysprep
3 3 (2.16%) WSUS
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.72%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) SAP
1 12 (8.63%) Splunk
2 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) Cisco
4 5 (3.60%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.88%) Google
5 4 (2.88%) Juniper
5 4 (2.88%) Qualys
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.16%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.16%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.16%) McAfee
6 3 (2.16%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.44%) Citrix
7 2 (1.44%) Informatica
7 2 (1.44%) Intel
7 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.44%) TIBCO