Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 608 758 818
Rank change year-on-year +150 +60 +14
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 277 373 398
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.52% 1.85% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 242 279 290
Median annual salary £60,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,250 £32,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £83,625 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -4.55% +10.00%

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 11,005 20,185 22,177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.28% 13.95% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8,365 14,617 17,060
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,700 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +141 247 £55,000 -8.33% 6
UK excluding London +113 142 £59,500 +13.33% 6
London +141 107 £52,500 -22.22% 1
South East +114 64 £57,500 +12.20% 3
Midlands +81 49 £55,000 +26.44% 1
Work from Home +73 38 £80,000 -8.57%
West Midlands +68 34 £55,000 +25.00%
North of England +93 23 £62,500 +17.04%
East Midlands +59 14 £57,500 +53.33% 1
North West +58 13 £62,500 +13.64%
North East +20 6 £60,000 -15.49%
Yorkshire +106 4 £65,000 +21.72%
East of England +59 4 - - 1
Scotland +58 2 £45,000 -30.77% 1

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 98 (35.38%) Information Security
2 83 (29.96%) Finance
3 74 (26.71%) PCI DSS
4 70 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 68 (24.55%) Management Information System
5 68 (24.55%) ITIL
5 68 (24.55%) Azure
6 66 (23.83%) AWS
7 57 (20.58%) CISSP
8 55 (19.86%) SQL
9 52 (18.77%) NIST
10 51 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
10 51 (18.41%) GDPR
11 48 (17.33%) COBIT
12 47 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (15.52%) SAP
13 43 (15.52%) Windows
14 40 (14.44%) Security Architecture
15 38 (13.72%) Active Directory
15 38 (13.72%) Firewall
16 37 (13.36%) CISM
17 35 (12.64%) Change Management
17 35 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (11.91%) Risk Analysis
18 33 (11.91%) Service Delivery
19 32 (11.55%) VMware
19 32 (11.55%) Remediation Plan
20 31 (11.19%) TOGAF
21 30 (10.83%) Service Management
21 30 (10.83%) SABSA

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 5 (1.81%) Apache Spark
1 5 (1.81%) Confluence
1 5 (1.81%) SAS
2 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.97%) SAP BPC
2 6 (2.17%) SAP CO
2 6 (2.17%) SAP ERP
2 6 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 68 (24.55%) Azure
2 66 (23.83%) AWS
3 8 (2.89%) Datadog
3 8 (2.89%) SaaS
4 4 (1.44%) IaaS
4 4 (1.44%) Office 365
4 4 (1.44%) PaaS
5 3 (1.08%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.72%) GCP
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) Boomi
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.72%) Firewall
2 27 (9.75%) LAN
2 27 (9.75%) WAN
3 24 (8.66%) Network Security
4 10 (3.61%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.89%) VPN
6 6 (2.17%) Wireless
7 4 (1.44%) RTP
8 3 (1.08%) DNS
8 3 (1.08%) Skype
9 2 (0.72%) BGP
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.72%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.72%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.72%) HSRP
9 2 (0.72%) HTTP
9 2 (0.72%) Internet
9 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.72%) MPLS
9 2 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.69%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.97%) Big Data
4 10 (3.61%) SAP HANA
5 8 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (2.89%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.89%) Qlik Sense
5 8 (2.89%) QlikView
6 7 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.81%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.08%) Power BI
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.89%) JIRA
General
1 83 (29.96%) Finance
2 16 (5.78%) Legal
3 15 (5.42%) Retail
4 12 (4.33%) Banking
5 11 (3.97%) Billing
6 10 (3.61%) Law
7 8 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
8 2 (0.72%) Games
8 2 (0.72%) German Language
8 2 (0.72%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (27.80%) Analyst
2 35 (12.64%) Architect
3 34 (12.27%) Security Architect
4 31 (11.19%) Security Analyst
5 29 (10.47%) IT Analyst
6 27 (9.75%) AWS Architect
6 27 (9.75%) Azure Architect
6 27 (9.75%) Cloud Architect
7 24 (8.66%) Consultant
8 21 (7.58%) Governance Analyst
8 21 (7.58%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 21 (7.58%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
8 21 (7.58%) Risk Analyst
8 21 (7.58%) Team Leader
9 20 (7.22%) Developer
10 19 (6.86%) Enterprise Architect
11 18 (6.50%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 18 (6.50%) Security Engineer
12 17 (6.14%) Security Consultant
13 15 (5.42%) Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.89%) Sensu
2 3 (1.08%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) Apache Flex
3 2 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) JSON
4 1 (0.36%) OAuth
4 1 (0.36%) Velocity
4 1 (0.36%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (24.55%) Management Information System
2 35 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.75%) CESG
4 17 (6.14%) FMCG
5 14 (5.05%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (2.17%) User Experience
9 5 (1.81%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.72%) PKI
11 2 (0.72%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.36%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.52%) Windows
2 29 (10.47%) Unix
3 15 (5.42%) Linux
3 15 (5.42%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.25%) Solaris
5 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.38%) Information Security
2 68 (24.55%) ITIL
3 51 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (14.44%) Security Architecture
6 35 (12.64%) Change Management
7 33 (11.91%) Risk Analysis
7 33 (11.91%) Service Delivery
8 32 (11.55%) Remediation Plan
9 31 (11.19%) TOGAF
10 30 (10.83%) SABSA
10 30 (10.83%) Service Management
11 28 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (9.75%) Customer Requirements
12 27 (9.75%) SIEM
13 24 (8.66%) Data Privacy
13 24 (8.66%) ERP
13 24 (8.66%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (8.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.86%) SQL
2 17 (6.14%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.17%) Java
4 6 (2.17%) Python
5 4 (1.44%) C
6 3 (1.08%) VBA
7 2 (0.72%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (20.58%) CISSP
2 37 (13.36%) CISM
3 29 (10.47%) CISA
4 26 (9.39%) Degree
4 26 (9.39%) Security Cleared
5 25 (9.03%) SC Cleared
6 21 (7.58%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.86%) CRISC
8 16 (5.78%) Master's Degree
9 14 (5.05%) CEH
10 12 (4.33%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (3.97%) PMP
12 10 (3.61%) PMI Certification
12 10 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (2.53%) CISMP
16 6 (2.17%) CREST Certified
16 6 (2.17%) PCI QSA
17 5 (1.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (26.71%) PCI DSS
2 70 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (18.77%) NIST
4 51 (18.41%) GDPR
5 48 (17.33%) COBIT
6 28 (10.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 27 (9.75%) JSP 440
8 26 (9.39%) SLA
9 10 (3.61%) HIPAA
10 9 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (2.89%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (2.53%) GLBA
12 7 (2.53%) NCSC
13 5 (1.81%) BS7799
13 5 (1.81%) ITGC
13 5 (1.81%) Solvency II
14 4 (1.44%) NIST 800
14 4 (1.44%) QA
15 2 (0.72%) COSO
15 2 (0.72%) GAAP
System Software
1 38 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (10.47%) SCOM
2 22 (7.94%) SCCM
3 21 (7.58%) WSUS
4 9 (3.25%) RSA enVision
5 8 (2.89%) Automic
5 8 (2.89%) Grafana
5 8 (2.89%) Nagios
6 6 (2.17%) Ansible
6 6 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.72%) Nessus
8 2 (0.72%) Nmap
9 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.36%) Packer
9 1 (0.36%) Puppet
9 1 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (15.52%) SAP
2 32 (11.55%) VMware
3 24 (8.66%) Oracle
4 21 (7.58%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.22%) Splunk
6 11 (3.97%) ServiceNow
7 10 (3.61%) Citrix
8 9 (3.25%) ArcSight
8 9 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.25%) McAfee
8 9 (3.25%) Qualys
9 8 (2.89%) Informatica
9 8 (2.89%) Sun
10 7 (2.53%) AlienVault
11 6 (2.17%) Forcepoint
11 6 (2.17%) Trustwave
12 5 (1.81%) Cadence
12 5 (1.81%) Cisco
12 5 (1.81%) Intel
12 5 (1.81%) Teradata