Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 790 800 837
Rank change year-on-year +10 +37 -89
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 272 354 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.61% 1.63% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 212 265 260
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £43,000 £33,800 £36,250
90th Percentile £99,750 £82,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.55%

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 16,877 21,712 22,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 13.61% 12.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12,890 16,185 17,086
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +18 264 £60,000 - 34
UK excluding London +5 172 £60,000 +14.29% 28
London +70 97 £65,000 -13.33% 8
South East +53 87 £60,000 +12.15% 9
North of England +25 32 £57,500 +12.20% 7
Midlands +24 23 £47,500 - 10
East of England +45 22 £65,000 -7.14%
North West +5 22 £52,500 +14.13% 4
West Midlands +26 19 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire +22 9 £81,250 +47.73% 3
Scotland +17 6 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +3 4 £40,000 -27.27% 2
South West +13 2 £65,000 -
North East +15 1 £37,500 -51.46%

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 109 (40.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (29.78%) Finance
3 79 (29.04%) Information Security
3 79 (29.04%) GDPR
4 77 (28.31%) NIST
5 72 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
6 71 (26.10%) ITIL
7 61 (22.43%) COBIT
8 55 (20.22%) PCI DSS
9 53 (19.49%) CISSP
10 50 (18.38%) Project Management
11 46 (16.91%) Microsoft
11 46 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (16.18%) SAP
13 41 (15.07%) Firewall
14 40 (14.71%) DevOps
15 38 (13.97%) CISA
15 38 (13.97%) CISM
16 37 (13.60%) ERP
16 37 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (13.24%) Security Architecture
18 34 (12.50%) Business Analysis
18 34 (12.50%) Retail
19 31 (11.40%) VMware
20 30 (11.03%) Oracle
21 29 (10.66%) Unix
21 29 (10.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 28 (10.29%) Network Security
22 28 (10.29%) Cisco

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 (1.47%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.74%) Confluence
2 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.74%) IIS
2 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.74%) SAS
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 19 (6.99%) SAP ERP
2 14 (5.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.21%) SAP LE
3 6 (2.21%) SAP MM
3 6 (2.21%) SAP WM
4 5 (1.84%) SAP CO
4 5 (1.84%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.47%) SAP Payroll
5 4 (1.47%) Workday HCM
6 3 (1.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.37%) HFM
8 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.19%) Azure
2 9 (3.31%) AWS
3 8 (2.94%) Office 365
4 7 (2.57%) IaaS
5 6 (2.21%) PaaS
6 4 (1.47%) Datadog
6 4 (1.47%) SaaS
6 4 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.07%) Firewall
2 28 (10.29%) Network Security
3 18 (6.62%) LAN
4 15 (5.51%) Cisco IPT
4 15 (5.51%) IP Telephony
4 15 (5.51%) VPN
5 13 (4.78%) WAN
6 10 (3.68%) PPP
7 9 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (2.94%) Internet
8 8 (2.94%) RTP
9 7 (2.57%) Cisco Firepower
10 5 (1.84%) MPLS
11 4 (1.47%) SAN
12 3 (1.10%) DNS
12 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.10%) WLAN
13 2 (0.74%) BGP
13 2 (0.74%) HTTP
13 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.94%) SAP BW
1 8 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.84%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.10%) OLTP
6 2 (0.74%) Big Data
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.37%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) JIRA
2 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (29.78%) Finance
2 34 (12.50%) Retail
3 28 (10.29%) Legal
4 21 (7.72%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.15%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.94%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.21%) Marketing
8 4 (1.47%) Automotive
8 4 (1.47%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.10%) Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (22.79%) Analyst
2 39 (14.34%) Consultant
3 33 (12.13%) Business Analyst
4 31 (11.40%) Architect
4 31 (11.40%) Security Consultant
5 28 (10.29%) Security Architect
6 27 (9.93%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (8.46%) SAP Analyst
8 22 (8.09%) Senior Business Analyst
9 21 (7.72%) SAP Business Analyst
10 18 (6.62%) IT Manager
10 18 (6.62%) Security Engineer
11 14 (5.15%) IT Operations Manager
11 14 (5.15%) Network Consultant
11 14 (5.15%) Network Security Consultant
11 14 (5.15%) Operations Manager
12 12 (4.41%) Head of Security
12 12 (4.41%) IT Architect
12 12 (4.41%) IT Security Architect
12 12 (4.41%) Sales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.04%) OAuth
1 11 (4.04%) OAuth2
1 11 (4.04%) OpenID
1 11 (4.04%) XACML
2 10 (3.68%) SailPoint
3 7 (2.57%) Web Services
4 4 (1.47%) Sensu
5 3 (1.10%) Middleware
6 2 (0.74%) .NET
6 2 (0.74%) EDI
6 2 (0.74%) REST
7 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.37%) COM
7 1 (0.37%) CSS
7 1 (0.37%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.37%) React
7 1 (0.37%) React Native
7 1 (0.37%) SOAP
7 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.19%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (4.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (4.04%) PKI
6 10 (3.68%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.84%) User Experience
9 3 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) CESG
10 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.37%) ASIC
11 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.66%) Unix
2 19 (6.99%) Windows
3 15 (5.51%) HPUX
4 7 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.84%) Linux
6 4 (1.47%) Solaris
6 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (29.04%) Information Security
2 72 (26.47%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (26.10%) ITIL
4 50 (18.38%) Project Management
5 40 (14.71%) DevOps
6 37 (13.60%) ERP
6 37 (13.60%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (13.24%) Security Architecture
8 34 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 29 (10.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 27 (9.93%) TOGAF
10 27 (9.93%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (9.19%) Service Management
12 24 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
13 21 (7.72%) Incident Management
13 21 (7.72%) Mentoring
13 21 (7.72%) OWASP
13 21 (7.72%) Project Delivery
13 21 (7.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.25%) SQL
2 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.10%) Java
4 3 (1.10%) Python
5 2 (0.74%) C
5 2 (0.74%) C#
5 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.37%) ABAP
6 1 (0.37%) VB
6 1 (0.37%) VBScript
6 1 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (19.49%) CISSP
2 38 (13.97%) CISA
2 38 (13.97%) CISM
3 20 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 18 (6.62%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.15%) CEH
6 13 (4.78%) Degree
7 12 (4.41%) CRISC
8 11 (4.04%) GSEC
8 11 (4.04%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (3.68%) SANS
10 8 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (2.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (2.21%) CREST Certified
12 5 (1.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.47%) Master's Degree
13 4 (1.47%) SSCP
14 3 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (40.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (29.04%) GDPR
3 77 (28.31%) NIST
4 61 (22.43%) COBIT
5 55 (20.22%) PCI DSS
6 25 (9.19%) ITGC
7 19 (6.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (4.78%) HIPAA
10 12 (4.41%) SLA
11 11 (4.04%) FISMA
12 9 (3.31%) Data Quality
13 7 (2.57%) NCSC
13 7 (2.57%) Solvency II
14 4 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (1.10%) HMG Infosec
15 3 (1.10%) QA
16 2 (0.74%) ISO 31000
16 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
16 2 (0.74%) Val IT
System Software
1 18 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.10%) vSphere
4 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.94%) SCOM
2 7 (2.57%) CASB
2 7 (2.57%) SCCM
2 7 (2.57%) Stealthwatch
2 7 (2.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (1.84%) IBM Guardium
4 4 (1.47%) Automic
4 4 (1.47%) Grafana
4 4 (1.47%) Nagios
4 4 (1.47%) Nessus
4 4 (1.47%) Nmap
4 4 (1.47%) WSUS
5 3 (1.10%) Ansible
5 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.74%) WMI
7 1 (0.37%) AppManager
7 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 46 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.18%) SAP
3 31 (11.40%) VMware
4 30 (11.03%) Oracle
5 28 (10.29%) Cisco
6 20 (7.35%) Citrix
7 16 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 14 (5.15%) McAfee
9 12 (4.41%) Imperva
9 12 (4.41%) Symantec
10 11 (4.04%) CA
10 11 (4.04%) Varonis
11 10 (3.68%) Qualys
11 10 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (3.31%) hybris
12 9 (3.31%) Juniper
13 7 (2.57%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.57%) Trend Micro
14 6 (2.21%) CyberArk
14 6 (2.21%) LogRhythm