Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 809 832
Rank change year-on-year +83 +23 -122
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 359 374 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.93% 1.72% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 267 285 287
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -9.09%

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 18,623 21,718 21,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.14% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,771 16,494 16,060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +36 325 £62,000 +3.33% 30
UK excluding London +27 236 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East +36 96 £60,000 +2.13% 9
London +52 86 £67,500 -8.47% 11
North of England +38 57 £53,400 +17.36% 5
North West +50 44 £60,000 +50.00% 2
East of England +52 39 £65,000 +20.93% 2
Midlands +5 30 £45,000 -5.26% 3
West Midlands +1 19 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Yorkshire -5 12 £53,400 +6.80% 3
East Midlands +23 11 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +26 10 £65,000 - 2
South West +16 4 £57,500 -
North East +20 1 £37,500 -35.34%

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 123 (34.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (29.81%) PCI DSS
3 105 (29.25%) GDPR
4 101 (28.13%) Information Security
5 87 (24.23%) Finance
6 80 (22.28%) Microsoft
7 75 (20.89%) ITIL
8 73 (20.33%) Cybersecurity
9 67 (18.66%) Retail
10 64 (17.83%) NIST
11 62 (17.27%) CISSP
12 59 (16.43%) COBIT
13 54 (15.04%) Firewall
14 52 (14.48%) Network Security
14 52 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
15 50 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (13.93%) Security Architecture
15 50 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (13.93%) Project Management
16 46 (12.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 43 (11.98%) ERP
18 42 (11.70%) Cisco
18 42 (11.70%) McAfee
18 42 (11.70%) CISM
19 39 (10.86%) CISA
19 39 (10.86%) Data Protection
20 38 (10.58%) Windows
20 38 (10.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 37 (10.31%) SAP
21 37 (10.31%) GAP Analysis

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 8 (2.23%) IIS
2 7 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (0.56%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.62%) SAP ERP
2 12 (3.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (1.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.11%) Line 50
5 4 (1.11%) Line 500
5 4 (1.11%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.84%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.28%) HFM
8 1 (0.28%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.28%) JDE World
8 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.08%) Azure
2 22 (6.13%) Office 365
3 13 (3.62%) IaaS
3 13 (3.62%) PaaS
4 8 (2.23%) AWS
4 8 (2.23%) SaaS
5 6 (1.67%) GCP
6 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.04%) Firewall
2 52 (14.48%) Network Security
3 17 (4.74%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (4.74%) Cisco Firepower
4 15 (4.18%) LAN
5 14 (3.90%) Cisco IPT
5 14 (3.90%) IP Telephony
6 10 (2.79%) Internet
6 10 (2.79%) WAN
7 9 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.39%) SAN
11 3 (0.84%) MPLS
11 3 (0.84%) RTP
11 3 (0.84%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.84%) VPN
11 3 (0.84%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.56%) DHCP
12 2 (0.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.51%) SAP BW
3 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.28%) Power BI
7 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.95%) JIRA
3 6 (1.67%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.84%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.84%) Maven
4 3 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (24.23%) Finance
2 67 (18.66%) Retail
3 27 (7.52%) Manufacturing
4 26 (7.24%) Public Sector
5 20 (5.57%) Legal
6 12 (3.34%) Banking
6 12 (3.34%) Local Government
7 9 (2.51%) Back Office
7 9 (2.51%) French Language
7 9 (2.51%) German Language
7 9 (2.51%) Italian Language
7 9 (2.51%) Marketing
7 9 (2.51%) Spanish Language
8 8 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.11%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Automotive
11 2 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (23.96%) Consultant
2 68 (18.94%) Analyst
3 63 (17.55%) Security Consultant
4 41 (11.42%) Architect
5 39 (10.86%) Security Architect
6 31 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
7 26 (7.24%) Network Consultant
7 26 (7.24%) Network Security Consultant
8 25 (6.96%) Head of Security
9 24 (6.69%) Business Analyst
10 23 (6.41%) Senior Business Analyst
11 22 (6.13%) IT Manager
12 18 (5.01%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 17 (4.74%) Firewall Consultant
14 15 (4.18%) IT Analyst
15 14 (3.90%) IT Operations Manager
15 14 (3.90%) Operations Manager
16 13 (3.62%) IT Consultant
16 13 (3.62%) SAP Analyst
16 13 (3.62%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.18%) Web Services
2 10 (2.79%) JSON
2 10 (2.79%) XML
3 8 (2.23%) OAuth
3 8 (2.23%) OAuth2
3 8 (2.23%) OpenID
3 8 (2.23%) XACML
4 6 (1.67%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.84%) EDI
5 3 (0.84%) OLE
6 2 (0.56%) Middleware
6 2 (0.56%) REST
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.28%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.28%) React
7 1 (0.28%) React Native
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (5.01%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.90%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.62%) PKI
7 10 (2.79%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.79%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.11%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.11%) SCADA
11 4 (1.11%) User Experience
12 3 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.56%) NHS
13 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.58%) Windows
2 26 (7.24%) Linux
3 23 (6.41%) Unix
4 15 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.90%) HPUX
6 9 (2.51%) Solaris
7 8 (2.23%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (28.13%) Information Security
2 75 (20.89%) ITIL
3 73 (20.33%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (13.93%) Project Management
4 50 (13.93%) Security Architecture
5 43 (11.98%) ERP
6 39 (10.86%) Data Protection
7 37 (10.31%) GAP Analysis
8 36 (10.03%) Service Management
8 36 (10.03%) TOGAF
9 34 (9.47%) SDLC
10 33 (9.19%) Business Analysis
11 32 (8.91%) Change Management
11 32 (8.91%) Mentoring
12 31 (8.64%) DevOps
12 31 (8.64%) Risk Management
13 26 (7.24%) Incident Management
13 26 (7.24%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.06%) SQL
2 8 (2.23%) Java
3 7 (1.95%) C#
4 6 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.84%) ABAP
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 62 (17.27%) CISSP
2 42 (11.70%) CISM
3 39 (10.86%) CISA
4 28 (7.80%) Degree
5 27 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (5.85%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.57%) SC Cleared
8 19 (5.29%) CREST Certified
9 15 (4.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 15 (4.18%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (2.79%) CEH
10 10 (2.79%) GIAC
11 9 (2.51%) CCIE
11 9 (2.51%) CCNP
11 9 (2.51%) Master's Degree
12 8 (2.23%) GSEC
12 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.23%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (1.95%) CLAS
13 7 (1.95%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (34.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (29.81%) PCI DSS
3 105 (29.25%) GDPR
4 64 (17.83%) NIST
5 59 (16.43%) COBIT
6 46 (12.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (10.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (3.62%) ITGC
9 12 (3.34%) NCSC
9 12 (3.34%) Solvency II
10 11 (3.06%) ISO 9001
11 10 (2.79%) ISO 22301
12 9 (2.51%) ISO 31000
12 9 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 7 (1.95%) HIPAA
13 7 (1.95%) ISAE 3402
13 7 (1.95%) SLA
14 6 (1.67%) Basel III
15 4 (1.11%) HMG Infosec
16 3 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 28 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.95%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.84%) Snort
5 3 (0.84%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.13%) IBM Guardium
2 19 (5.29%) CASB
2 19 (5.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 17 (4.74%) Stealthwatch
4 9 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.67%) Nessus
5 6 (1.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.84%) FlexNet
6 3 (0.84%) Puppet
6 3 (0.84%) QRadar
6 3 (0.84%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) Control-M
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.56%) WMI
8 1 (0.28%) AppManager
8 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 80 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.70%) Cisco
2 42 (11.70%) McAfee
3 37 (10.31%) SAP
3 37 (10.31%) VMware
4 35 (9.75%) Oracle
4 35 (9.75%) Symantec
5 28 (7.80%) Imperva
6 26 (7.24%) Palo Alto
7 25 (6.96%) Citrix
7 25 (6.96%) Trend Micro
8 22 (6.13%) Varonis
9 17 (4.74%) CheckPoint
9 17 (4.74%) Juniper
10 12 (3.34%) Qualys
11 11 (3.06%) JD Edwards
11 11 (3.06%) Splunk
12 10 (2.79%) ArcSight
12 10 (2.79%) BMC
13 7 (1.95%) Salesforce.com