Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 701 734
Rank change year-on-year -111 +33 +12
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 385 579 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.75% 2.33% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 282 440 417
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,125 £36,250 £34,900
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +2.27%

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 22031 24815 27940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.55% 13.09% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16366 19610 22091
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 13 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 23 October 2017. 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 -92 356 £60,000 +9.09% 21
London -49 204 £65,000 - 10
UK excluding London -80 158 £50,000 -4.76% 11
North of England +11 56 £43,000 -14.00% 5
South East -20 54 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West +17 29 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Yorkshire +24 27 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Midlands -17 18 £38,750 -36.48% 3
West Midlands -28 17 £38,750 -36.48% 2
East of England -2 13 £55,000 +22.22%
South West -2 9 £72,000 +2.86% 1
Scotland -6 8 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +28 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, 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 (43.38%) Finance
2 140 (36.36%) Information Security
3 136 (35.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 116 (30.13%) Risk Management
5 113 (29.35%) PCI DSS
6 84 (21.82%) CISSP
7 68 (17.66%) Degree
8 62 (16.10%) ITIL
9 61 (15.84%) Windows
10 60 (15.58%) CISM
11 58 (15.06%) SAP
12 56 (14.55%) Firewall
12 56 (14.55%) Banking
13 55 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (11.95%) Management Information System
14 46 (11.95%) Oracle
15 45 (11.69%) Microsoft
15 45 (11.69%) IT Audit
16 43 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (10.91%) COBIT
18 41 (10.65%) Service Management
18 41 (10.65%) Internal Audit
19 40 (10.39%) SIEM
20 38 (9.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 38 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
21 37 (9.61%) Risk Analysis
21 37 (9.61%) Microsoft Excel
22 36 (9.35%) SQL
23 34 (8.83%) CISA
24 33 (8.57%) Linux

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 14 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.56%) Apache
3 6 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.30%) IIS
5 4 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.52%) CMS
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (9.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 37 (9.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Maya
Business Applications
1 25 (6.49%) SAP GRC
2 14 (3.64%) SAP ERP
3 10 (2.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (1.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 6 (1.56%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.30%) SAP CRM
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (1.04%) SAP Business One
7 4 (1.04%) SAP CO
7 4 (1.04%) SAP FI
7 4 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.78%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.78%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.52%) JDE World
10 1 (0.26%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.34%) SaaS
5 6 (1.56%) Force.com
5 6 (1.56%) Office 365
6 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.55%) Firewall
2 27 (7.01%) Network Security
3 21 (5.45%) VPN
4 19 (4.94%) DNS
5 17 (4.42%) Internet
6 16 (4.16%) LAN
6 16 (4.16%) WAN
7 15 (3.90%) DHCP
7 15 (3.90%) Wireless
8 10 (2.60%) FTP
8 10 (2.60%) HTTP
8 10 (2.60%) SMTP
8 10 (2.60%) SNMP
8 10 (2.60%) SSH
8 10 (2.60%) SSL
8 10 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.60%) Telnet
8 10 (2.60%) VoIP
9 5 (1.30%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.68%) Big Data
2 13 (3.38%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.38%) SAP BW
3 12 (3.12%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.04%) BigQuery
6 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.04%) MS Access
7 3 (0.78%) MySQL
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.52%) OpenTSDB
9 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.26%) OLAP
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.78%) Burp Suite
2 3 (0.78%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.52%) JIRA
3 2 (0.52%) Liquibase
3 2 (0.52%) MSTest
3 2 (0.52%) Subversion
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 167 (43.38%) Finance
2 56 (14.55%) Banking
3 31 (8.05%) Retail
4 30 (7.79%) Investment Banking
4 30 (7.79%) Retail Banking
5 29 (7.53%) Manufacturing
6 27 (7.01%) Legal
7 16 (4.16%) German Language
8 13 (3.38%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.34%) Electronics
9 9 (2.34%) Marketing
10 6 (1.56%) Law
11 5 (1.30%) Advertising
11 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.04%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.78%) Games
13 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.52%) International Banking
15 1 (0.26%) Local Government
15 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (28.83%) Analyst
2 42 (10.91%) Consultant
3 40 (10.39%) Security Manager
4 36 (9.35%) Architect
5 31 (8.05%) Security Analyst
6 30 (7.79%) IT Analyst
6 30 (7.79%) Security Architect
7 27 (7.01%) IT Manager
8 24 (6.23%) SAP Consultant
9 22 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
10 20 (5.19%) Risk Analyst
11 19 (4.94%) Information Manager
11 19 (4.94%) SAP GRC Consultant
12 18 (4.68%) Compliance Analyst
12 18 (4.68%) IT Engineer
12 18 (4.68%) Security Engineer
13 17 (4.42%) Auditor
13 17 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
13 17 (4.42%) IT Auditor
14 16 (4.16%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.42%) .NET
2 8 (2.08%) AngularJS
2 8 (2.08%) HTML
2 8 (2.08%) HTML5
3 6 (1.56%) LAMP
3 6 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.30%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 3 (0.78%) Web Services
6 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.52%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.52%) WPF
7 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (11.95%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.49%) CESG
4 20 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.56%) DataPower
7 6 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.04%) FMCG
9 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.78%) AS400
10 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.84%) Windows
2 33 (8.57%) Linux
3 28 (7.27%) Unix
4 26 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.82%) CentOS
6 5 (1.30%) Debian
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.78%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (36.36%) Information Security
2 116 (30.13%) Risk Management
3 62 (16.10%) ITIL
4 45 (11.69%) IT Audit
5 43 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (10.65%) Internal Audit
6 41 (10.65%) Service Management
7 40 (10.39%) SIEM
8 38 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
9 37 (9.61%) Risk Analysis
10 33 (8.57%) Asset Management
10 33 (8.57%) TOGAF
11 32 (8.31%) Validation
12 30 (7.79%) ERP
12 30 (7.79%) Security Architecture
13 29 (7.53%) Wealth Management
14 28 (7.27%) Data Analysis
15 27 (7.01%) Data Security
15 27 (7.01%) Project Management
16 26 (6.75%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.35%) SQL
2 17 (4.42%) Java
3 16 (4.16%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.90%) C#
5 10 (2.60%) C
6 9 (2.34%) Python
7 7 (1.82%) Perl
8 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.04%) VB
10 3 (0.78%) VBA
11 2 (0.52%) Go
11 2 (0.52%) PHP
11 2 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (21.82%) CISSP
2 68 (17.66%) Degree
3 60 (15.58%) CISM
4 34 (8.83%) CISA
5 17 (4.42%) CRISC
6 16 (4.16%) MBA
7 13 (3.38%) ISEB
7 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.12%) MCSE
9 10 (2.60%) Security Cleared
10 9 (2.34%) CEH
10 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.34%) PCI QSA
10 9 (2.34%) SANS
11 8 (2.08%) CCNA
12 7 (1.82%) SC Cleared
13 6 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.56%) GIAC
13 6 (1.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (35.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (29.35%) PCI DSS
3 42 (10.91%) COBIT
4 33 (8.57%) ISO 9001
5 29 (7.53%) GDPR
6 17 (4.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 16 (4.16%) JSP 440
8 14 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (3.64%) HIPAA
9 13 (3.38%) Solvency II
9 13 (3.38%) SSAE 16
10 11 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (2.34%) COSO
11 9 (2.34%) SLA
12 8 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (1.56%) ISO 14001
13 6 (1.56%) QA
14 5 (1.30%) BS25999
15 4 (1.04%) GxP
16 2 (0.52%) BS7799
System Software
1 17 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.38%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.30%) vSphere
5 2 (0.52%) Docker
5 2 (0.52%) Firmware
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) Puppet
2 8 (2.08%) SCCM
3 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.78%) Ansible
4 3 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.78%) Nagios
5 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.52%) Icinga
5 2 (0.52%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.52%) Terraform
6 1 (0.26%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.26%) Kibana
6 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.26%) Nessus
6 1 (0.26%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.26%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (15.06%) SAP
2 46 (11.95%) Oracle
3 45 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.53%) Tableau
5 25 (6.49%) Cisco
6 20 (5.19%) VMware
7 13 (3.38%) Citrix
8 12 (3.12%) Google
9 10 (2.60%) Cognos
10 9 (2.34%) Cloudera
10 9 (2.34%) Informatica
10 9 (2.34%) JD Edwards
11 8 (2.08%) Symantec
12 7 (1.82%) McAfee
12 7 (1.82%) Splunk
13 6 (1.56%) IBM
13 6 (1.56%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.56%) Sun
13 6 (1.56%) Sybase
14 5 (1.30%) CA