Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 566 721 829
Rank change year-on-year +155 +108 -3
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 197 385 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.61% 2.03% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 153 313 278
Median annual salary £59,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.80% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £45,250 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £92,625 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 7,553 18,927 22,265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.16% 13.34% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,735 13,955 16,881
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,000 £28,500
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% - +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 15 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 15 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 15 August 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 +201 188 £57,500 -8.00% 9
UK excluding London +158 116 £57,500 - 8
London +192 71 £52,500 -22.22% 1
South East +150 57 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Midlands +105 32 £57,500 +30.68% 2
Work from Home +79 21 £65,000 -35.00% 1
East Midlands +83 18 £57,500 +48.39% 1
North of England +140 16 £62,500 +17.04% 2
West Midlands +80 14 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West +102 10 £62,500 +4.17% 1
South West +118 6 £52,250 -9.13% 1
North East +27 5 £60,000 +60.00%
East of England +85 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +120 1 £72,500 +35.77% 1
Scotland +78 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 63 (31.98%) Management Information System
2 58 (29.44%) ITIL
3 57 (28.93%) Information Security
4 56 (28.43%) Finance
5 48 (24.37%) Azure
6 47 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (23.35%) SQL
8 43 (21.83%) SAP
9 42 (21.32%) PCI DSS
10 41 (20.81%) AWS
11 39 (19.80%) Service Management
12 37 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 36 (18.27%) Service Delivery
14 34 (17.26%) Windows
15 32 (16.24%) CISSP
16 31 (15.74%) Firewall
17 30 (15.23%) GDPR
18 28 (14.21%) NIST
18 28 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
19 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
20 25 (12.69%) SLA
21 24 (12.18%) Unix
21 24 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
22 23 (11.68%) CISA
22 23 (11.68%) Remediation Plan
23 22 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
23 22 (11.17%) VMware
24 21 (10.66%) 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 7 (3.55%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.05%) SAS
3 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.02%) Confluence
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.58%) SAP BPC
2 7 (3.55%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.52%) SAP LE
3 3 (1.52%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.02%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 48 (24.37%) Azure
2 41 (20.81%) AWS
3 8 (4.06%) SaaS
4 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.03%) Office 365
5 3 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 3 (1.52%) IaaS
5 3 (1.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Boomi
6 1 (0.51%) GCP
6 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.51%) Serverless
6 1 (0.51%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.74%) Firewall
2 19 (9.64%) LAN
2 19 (9.64%) WAN
3 18 (9.14%) Network Security
4 10 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.03%) VPN
6 4 (2.03%) Wireless
7 3 (1.52%) DNS
7 3 (1.52%) Internet
7 3 (1.52%) MPLS
7 3 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.52%) VoIP
7 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.02%) BGP
8 2 (1.02%) DMVPN
8 2 (1.02%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.02%) HSRP
8 2 (1.02%) HTTP
8 2 (1.02%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.09%) SAP BW
3 11 (5.58%) Big Data
3 11 (5.58%) Hadoop
3 11 (5.58%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.08%) SAP HANA
5 9 (4.57%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.06%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.05%) QlikView
9 5 (2.54%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.54%) HBase
9 5 (2.54%) Impala
9 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.54%) OLTP
9 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.54%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (2.54%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 56 (28.43%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Banking
3 10 (5.08%) Retail
4 8 (4.06%) Legal
4 8 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.05%) Billing
7 3 (1.52%) Law
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.02%) Games
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 56 (28.43%) Analyst
2 31 (15.74%) Security Analyst
3 22 (11.17%) Developer
4 18 (9.14%) IT Manager
5 17 (8.63%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 17 (8.63%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
5 17 (8.63%) Team Leader
6 15 (7.61%) SAP Analyst
7 14 (7.11%) Architect
7 14 (7.11%) Compliance Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Governance Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) IT Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Risk Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Security Compliance Analyst
8 13 (6.60%) Security Risk Analyst
9 12 (6.09%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.58%) Business Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) Consultant
10 11 (5.58%) IT Security Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) EDI
2 4 (2.03%) Middleware
2 4 (2.03%) OAuth
3 3 (1.52%) .NET
3 3 (1.52%) EDIFACT
3 3 (1.52%) OAuth2
3 3 (1.52%) OpenID
3 3 (1.52%) SAML
4 2 (1.02%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.51%) HTML
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (31.98%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.15%) FMCG
4 17 (8.63%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.55%) Cloud Native
7 6 (3.05%) CESG
7 6 (3.05%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.54%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.52%) iSeries
9 3 (1.52%) PKI
9 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.02%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.02%) PMI
10 2 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.26%) Windows
2 24 (12.18%) Unix
3 17 (8.63%) Linux
4 14 (7.11%) Solaris
5 7 (3.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.52%) SUSE
7 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.44%) ITIL
2 57 (28.93%) Information Security
3 47 (23.86%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (19.80%) Service Management
5 36 (18.27%) Service Delivery
6 26 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (11.68%) Remediation Plan
9 21 (10.66%) Change Management
9 21 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (10.66%) SIEM
10 20 (10.15%) Project Delivery
11 19 (9.64%) Project Management
11 19 (9.64%) Security Architecture
12 18 (9.14%) Logistics
12 18 (9.14%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (8.63%) Vulnerability Management
14 16 (8.12%) Identity Access Management
14 16 (8.12%) Information Security Governance
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.35%) SQL
2 14 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.55%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.05%) Python
5 5 (2.54%) Java
6 3 (1.52%) C
6 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.52%) VBScript
7 2 (1.02%) C#
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (16.24%) CISSP
2 23 (11.68%) CISA
3 21 (10.66%) CISM
4 19 (9.64%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.64%) Security Cleared
5 18 (9.14%) Degree
6 17 (8.63%) DV Cleared
7 12 (6.09%) PMI Certification
8 11 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (5.58%) CRISC
8 11 (5.58%) Master's Degree
9 10 (5.08%) PMP
9 10 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (3.55%) PCI QSA
11 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.03%) CCNA
12 4 (2.03%) CISMP
12 4 (2.03%) FFIEC
12 4 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (21.32%) PCI DSS
2 37 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (15.23%) GDPR
4 28 (14.21%) NIST
5 25 (12.69%) SLA
6 19 (9.64%) COBIT
7 11 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (4.57%) Data Quality
9 7 (3.55%) BS7799
9 7 (3.55%) GLBA
10 6 (3.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (3.05%) JSP 440
11 5 (2.54%) HIPAA
11 5 (2.54%) ITGC
12 4 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (1.52%) NCSC
13 3 (1.52%) QA
14 2 (1.02%) COSO
14 2 (1.02%) GAMP
14 2 (1.02%) IFRS
System Software
1 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.54%) HDFS
3 1 (0.51%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (10.66%) SCCM
2 17 (8.63%) SCOM
2 17 (8.63%) WSUS
3 9 (4.57%) RSA enVision
4 6 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.54%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.02%) Ansible
7 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.51%) Packer
8 1 (0.51%) Puppet
8 1 (0.51%) Salt
8 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (21.83%) SAP
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 22 (11.17%) VMware
4 18 (9.14%) Oracle
5 12 (6.09%) Splunk
6 11 (5.58%) Teradata
7 10 (5.08%) Sun
8 9 (4.57%) ArcSight
9 7 (3.55%) Intel
10 6 (3.05%) Ab Initio
10 6 (3.05%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.05%) Cisco
11 5 (2.54%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.54%) Informatica
11 5 (2.54%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.03%) AlienVault
12 4 (2.03%) Qualys
13 3 (1.52%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.52%) Juniper
13 3 (1.52%) Mitel