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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 935 823 617
Rank change year-on-year -112 -206 +135
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 337 151 236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.05% 1.01% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 193 94 190
10th Percentile £31,500 £35,000 £38,475
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £45,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £63,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.55% -12.00%
75th Percentile £79,000 £68,750 £69,000
90th Percentile £96,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.38% -1.36% +3.00%

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 31,997 14,913 10,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.61% 13.83% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,976 9,374 7,868
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,800 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.84% - +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 4 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 16 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 305 £62,500 - 31
UK excluding London -62 163 £55,000 +1.38% 19
London -157 149 £65,000 - 11
Work from Home -151 148 £65,000 +19.82% 8
East of England -52 47 £77,500 +101.30% 4
South East -56 38 £55,000 -12.00% 7
North of England -58 36 £62,500 +31.58% 5
North West -49 32 £56,250 +13.07% 4
Midlands -72 20 £32,500 -50.00% 3
West Midlands -63 14 £35,000 -46.15% 3
Scotland -46 13 £50,160 -18.44%
East Midlands -35 6 £31,000 -58.67%
South West -24 4 £62,750 +99.21%
Yorkshire -54 4 £66,450 +176.88% 1
Wales - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 144 (42.73%) Finance
2 101 (29.97%) Social Skills
3 91 (27.00%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (24.93%) Internal Audit
5 81 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 80 (23.74%) Microsoft
7 71 (21.07%) Information Security
7 71 (21.07%) Agile
8 69 (20.47%) Management Information System
9 65 (19.29%) CISSP
9 65 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
10 63 (18.69%) Firewall
11 59 (17.51%) Legal
12 58 (17.21%) CISA
13 54 (16.02%) Risk Management
14 52 (15.43%) Analytics
15 51 (15.13%) ITIL
16 50 (14.84%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (14.84%) COBIT
17 49 (14.54%) GDPR
18 46 (13.65%) Windows
19 45 (13.35%) Microsoft Office
19 45 (13.35%) Microsoft Excel
20 43 (12.76%) Degree
21 41 (12.17%) Active Directory
21 41 (12.17%) Change Management
21 41 (12.17%) NIST
22 40 (11.87%) IT Audit
23 39 (11.57%) CIMA
23 39 (11.57%) CISM

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 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (13.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 45 (13.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.59%) assyst
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.30%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.39%) AWS
2 34 (10.09%) Azure
3 15 (4.45%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (3.56%) Power Platform
4 12 (3.56%) SaaS
5 9 (2.67%) GCP
6 7 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.78%) IaaS
8 5 (1.48%) Azure Logic Apps
9 3 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.89%) Azure DevOps
9 3 (0.89%) Azure Event Grid
9 3 (0.89%) Azure Monitor
9 3 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.89%) PaaS
9 3 (0.89%) Serverless
9 3 (0.89%) Snowflake
10 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.59%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 63 (18.69%) Firewall
2 39 (11.57%) Internet
3 36 (10.68%) WAN
4 34 (10.09%) LAN
5 27 (8.01%) Wi-Fi
5 27 (8.01%) Wireless
6 26 (7.72%) VoIP
7 24 (7.12%) DNS
7 24 (7.12%) MPLS
8 22 (6.53%) DHCP
9 11 (3.26%) VPN
10 9 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.37%) SD-WAN
12 6 (1.78%) Network Security
13 5 (1.48%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.48%) WLAN
14 4 (1.19%) Broadband
14 4 (1.19%) HTTP
14 4 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.97%) Power BI
3 9 (2.67%) Tableau
4 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.89%) Big Data
6 3 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.89%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (1.78%) ERwin
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 144 (42.73%) Finance
2 101 (29.97%) Social Skills
3 91 (27.00%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (17.51%) Legal
5 36 (10.68%) Influencing Skills
6 28 (8.31%) Banking
7 23 (6.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 22 (6.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 21 (6.23%) Presentation Skills
10 19 (5.64%) Law
11 16 (4.75%) Public Sector
12 15 (4.45%) Manufacturing
13 14 (4.15%) Telecoms
14 12 (3.56%) Games
14 12 (3.56%) Marketing
15 8 (2.37%) Retail
16 7 (2.08%) Publishing
17 5 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
18 4 (1.19%) Billing
19 2 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (22.26%) Analyst
2 30 (8.90%) Auditor
2 30 (8.90%) IT Auditor
3 26 (7.72%) Architect
4 24 (7.12%) Senior Auditor
4 24 (7.12%) Senior IT Auditor
5 23 (6.82%) Network Manager
6 22 (6.53%) IT Analyst
7 18 (5.34%) Telephony Manager
8 17 (5.04%) IT Manager
9 14 (4.15%) Security Architect
10 13 (3.86%) IT Services Manager
10 13 (3.86%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.56%) Data Architect
11 12 (3.56%) Information Architect
11 12 (3.56%) SOX Analyst
12 11 (3.26%) Compliance Analyst
12 11 (3.26%) Security Analyst
13 9 (2.67%) Head of Information Security
13 9 (2.67%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.78%) HTML
2 4 (1.19%) COM
2 4 (1.19%) CSS
2 4 (1.19%) LESS
2 4 (1.19%) RESTful
2 4 (1.19%) Sass
3 2 (0.59%) EDI
3 2 (0.59%) JSP
3 2 (0.59%) SOAP
3 2 (0.59%) Web Services
3 2 (0.59%) XML
3 2 (0.59%) XSLT
4 1 (0.30%) OAuth
4 1 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (20.47%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.15%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.56%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.97%) Hackathon
6 9 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.67%) Life Science
7 7 (2.08%) Social Media
8 6 (1.78%) CSOC
8 6 (1.78%) TM Forum
9 5 (1.48%) FMCG
9 5 (1.48%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.48%) PKI
10 4 (1.19%) Biotechnology
10 4 (1.19%) Low-Code
11 3 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.89%) iSeries
11 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.65%) Windows
2 16 (4.75%) Windows 10
3 15 (4.45%) Linux
4 12 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (3.56%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.37%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.19%) AIX
7 4 (1.19%) Unix
8 3 (0.89%) CentOS
8 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.59%) zOS
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.93%) Internal Audit
2 71 (21.07%) Agile
2 71 (21.07%) Information Security
3 65 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (16.02%) Risk Management
5 52 (15.43%) Analytics
6 51 (15.13%) ITIL
7 50 (14.84%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (12.17%) Change Management
9 40 (11.87%) IT Audit
10 38 (11.28%) Coaching
11 36 (10.68%) Mentoring
12 33 (9.79%) Matrix Organization
12 33 (9.79%) Process Improvement
13 32 (9.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (9.50%) SIEM
14 27 (8.01%) Project Management
15 25 (7.42%) Risk Register
15 25 (7.42%) Security Architecture
16 24 (7.12%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.01%) SQL
2 14 (4.15%) Python
3 9 (2.67%) Java
4 7 (2.08%) Bash
5 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.48%) C
6 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.19%) C#
8 3 (0.89%) JCL
8 3 (0.89%) REXX
8 3 (0.89%) VB
9 2 (0.59%) Jython
9 2 (0.59%) Perl
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (19.29%) CISSP
2 58 (17.21%) CISA
3 43 (12.76%) Degree
4 39 (11.57%) ACCA
4 39 (11.57%) CIMA
4 39 (11.57%) CISM
5 29 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (8.01%) CCNP
7 23 (6.82%) CCNA
8 16 (4.75%) MBA
9 11 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (2.97%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.08%) CCDP
12 7 (2.08%) CEH
12 7 (2.08%) CRISC
12 7 (2.08%) ISACA
12 7 (2.08%) Security Cleared
13 6 (1.78%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (14.84%) COBIT
3 49 (14.54%) GDPR
4 41 (12.17%) NIST
5 39 (11.57%) PCI DSS
6 28 (8.31%) SOC 2
7 25 (7.42%) ITGC
8 20 (5.93%) COSO
9 19 (5.64%) SOC 1
10 15 (4.45%) Data Quality
10 15 (4.45%) HIPAA
11 12 (3.56%) GRC
12 11 (3.26%) SLA
13 9 (2.67%) QA
14 8 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (1.48%) GAMP
16 4 (1.19%) GLP
16 4 (1.19%) GMP
17 3 (0.89%) GLBA
System Software
1 41 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 17 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.89%) RACF
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.30%) ACF2
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (2.97%) SCCM
3 5 (1.48%) Observium
4 4 (1.19%) Terraform
5 3 (0.89%) Ansible
5 3 (0.89%) Puppet
5 3 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.59%) EnCase
6 2 (0.59%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.59%) zSecure
7 1 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.30%) CASB
Vendors
1 80 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.57%) Cisco
3 31 (9.20%) Citrix
4 28 (8.31%) Palo Alto
5 24 (7.12%) VMware
6 23 (6.82%) FIS
6 23 (6.82%) Oracle
6 23 (6.82%) WorldPay
7 16 (4.75%) SAP
7 16 (4.75%) Workday
8 12 (3.56%) Veeam
9 11 (3.26%) Funding Circle
10 10 (2.97%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.67%) Acronis
11 9 (2.67%) F5
11 9 (2.67%) JD Edwards
11 9 (2.67%) Symantec
12 8 (2.37%) MAPICS
13 7 (2.08%) FireEye
13 7 (2.08%) SolarWinds