Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 655 756 794
Rank change year-on-year +101 +38 +36
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 113 278 345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.48% 1.76% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 105 254 253
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -15.38%
10th Percentile £35,750 £45,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -4.76%

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 7,634 15,767 21,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.54% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,648 12,270 15,658
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +119 109 £65,000 +8.33% 17
UK excluding London +163 91 £62,500 +4.17% 8
South East +109 40 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Midlands +78 21 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Work from Home -55 21 £77,500 -3.13% 5
London +119 20 £77,500 +29.17% 9
West Midlands +69 16 £62,500 +13.64% 2
East of England +105 14 £30,000 -50.00% 2
North of England +71 10 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Yorkshire +48 8 £62,500 -16.67% 2
East Midlands +68 5 £27,500 -57.69%
South West - 4 £52,250 -
North West +66 2 £53,700 -2.36%
Scotland +33 2 £29,000 -35.56%

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 46 (40.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (28.32%) Information Security
2 32 (28.32%) GDPR
3 29 (25.66%) NIST
4 24 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.35%) ITIL
5 23 (20.35%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (18.58%) Management Information System
6 21 (18.58%) Finance
7 20 (17.70%) PCI DSS
8 19 (16.81%) HIPAA
8 19 (16.81%) Risk Management
9 18 (15.93%) SAP
10 17 (15.04%) Windows
10 17 (15.04%) Data Security
11 16 (14.16%) Firewall
11 16 (14.16%) ERP
11 16 (14.16%) Coaching
12 15 (13.27%) Microservices
12 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
12 15 (13.27%) Project Management
12 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.27%) Business Analysis
13 14 (12.39%) Security Architecture
14 13 (11.50%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
14 13 (11.50%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (11.50%) DevOps
14 13 (11.50%) SIEM

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 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (7.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.31%) SAP ERP
1 6 (5.31%) SAP SD
2 4 (3.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.54%) SAP LE
3 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.77%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.77%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.77%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.88%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.50%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (10.62%) AWS
3 10 (8.85%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (8.85%) Amazon S3
3 10 (8.85%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (8.85%) OpenShift
3 10 (8.85%) Serverless
4 8 (7.08%) Azure
5 5 (4.42%) SaaS
6 4 (3.54%) Office 365
7 3 (2.65%) IaaS
8 2 (1.77%) Boomi
8 2 (1.77%) PaaS
8 2 (1.77%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) Firewall
2 7 (6.19%) RTP
3 6 (5.31%) WAN
4 4 (3.54%) LAN
4 4 (3.54%) VPN
4 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.65%) Internet
5 3 (2.65%) VoIP
6 2 (1.77%) DNS
6 2 (1.77%) MPLS
6 2 (1.77%) Network Security
6 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.88%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.88%) DMZ
7 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.88%) HSRP
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 10 (8.85%) GIS
2 3 (2.65%) Essbase
3 2 (1.77%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.77%) Power BI
3 2 (1.77%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Git (software)
1 10 (8.85%) GoCD
1 10 (8.85%) Jenkins
1 10 (8.85%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.77%) Ant
General
1 21 (18.58%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Automotive
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Local Government
6 2 (1.77%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.77%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) Analyst
2 13 (11.50%) Architect
2 13 (11.50%) Business Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) SAP Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) Security Architect
4 10 (8.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.85%) SAP Business Analyst
4 10 (8.85%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (8.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) IT Manager
6 8 (7.08%) Compliance Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Governance Manager
8 6 (5.31%) SAP Supply Chain Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) SAP Supply Chain Business Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Head of Compliance
9 4 (3.54%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.85%) EDI
2 6 (5.31%) EDIFACT
3 2 (1.77%) OAuth
3 2 (1.77%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.77%) OpenID
3 2 (1.77%) SAML
3 2 (1.77%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.08%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.31%) FMCG
5 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.77%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.77%) iSeries
7 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) PKI
8 1 (0.88%) PMI
8 1 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Windows
2 12 (10.62%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) Information Security
2 24 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (20.35%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (20.35%) ITIL
4 21 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (16.81%) Risk Management
6 17 (15.04%) Data Security
7 16 (14.16%) Coaching
7 16 (14.16%) ERP
8 15 (13.27%) Business Analysis
8 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
8 15 (13.27%) Microservices
8 15 (13.27%) Project Management
9 14 (12.39%) Security Architecture
10 13 (11.50%) DevOps
10 13 (11.50%) SIEM
10 13 (11.50%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (10.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (10.62%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (10.62%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) PowerShell
1 12 (10.62%) Python
2 10 (8.85%) Bash Shell
2 10 (8.85%) C#
3 7 (6.19%) SQL
4 2 (1.77%) VBScript
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.96%) CISSP
4 8 (7.08%) CISM
5 7 (6.19%) CISA
6 6 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (5.31%) Degree
6 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.54%) CGEIT
8 4 (3.54%) CRISC
9 3 (2.65%) CCNA
9 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.77%) CASP
10 2 (1.77%) FFIEC
10 2 (1.77%) MCSA
10 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.88%) CCNP
11 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (40.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (28.32%) GDPR
3 29 (25.66%) NIST
4 20 (17.70%) PCI DSS
5 19 (16.81%) HIPAA
6 9 (7.96%) GAMP
6 9 (7.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (7.96%) SLA
7 7 (6.19%) COBIT
8 6 (5.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (5.31%) ITGC
9 5 (4.42%) GAAP
9 5 (4.42%) NCSC
10 4 (3.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (3.54%) QA
11 3 (2.65%) PMO
12 2 (1.77%) BS7799
12 2 (1.77%) GLBA
12 2 (1.77%) IFRS
12 2 (1.77%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) Ansible
1 10 (8.85%) Kubernetes
1 10 (8.85%) Rancher
1 10 (8.85%) Rundeck
1 10 (8.85%) Terraform
2 6 (5.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.65%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) WSUS
4 2 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 18 (15.93%) SAP
2 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Splunk
3 7 (6.19%) Cisco
4 6 (5.31%) VMware
5 5 (4.42%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.54%) Dell
6 4 (3.54%) Juniper
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle
7 3 (2.65%) Intel
7 3 (2.65%) Workday
8 2 (1.77%) Adobe
8 2 (1.77%) Aruba
8 2 (1.77%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.77%) IBM
8 2 (1.77%) Mitel
8 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.77%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.88%) Google
9 1 (0.88%) HP