Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 835 553 732
Rank change year-on-year -282 +179 +90
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 197 138 362
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.06% 2.28% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 146 112 272
10th Percentile £23,500 £38,475 £35,175
25th Percentile £36,188 £41,906 £51,200
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,813 £75,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £87,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +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 18,533 6,042 19,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 12.57% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 11,366 4,750 14,511
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,059 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.18% +9.02% -

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -260 185 £55,000 - 38
UK excluding London -200 123 £52,500 -4.55% 23
London -230 64 £60,000 -9.09% 16
South East -169 45 £62,500 +19.05% 7
Midlands -105 42 £52,500 -8.70% 7
West Midlands -80 33 £65,000 +11.11% 3
North of England -117 20 £45,000 -30.77% 5
Work from Home -262 20 £61,250 +2.94% 3
Yorkshire -89 11 £24,000 -66.90% 2
North West -86 9 £52,750 -17.25% 3
South West -104 9 £29,500 -43.54% 1
East Midlands -78 7 £24,000 -58.26% 4
Scotland -94 4 £61,500 +112.07% 1
East of England -92 3 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 73 (37.06%) Finance
2 60 (30.46%) Windows
3 57 (28.93%) GDPR
4 52 (26.40%) Social Skills
4 52 (26.40%) ERP
5 50 (25.38%) Degree
6 49 (24.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (24.37%) Microsoft
7 48 (24.37%) Information Security
8 43 (21.83%) DNS
9 41 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (19.80%) Oracle
10 39 (19.80%) JD Edwards
11 37 (18.78%) DHCP
12 35 (17.77%) Active Directory
13 34 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (16.24%) SaaS
14 32 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (15.74%) Azure
16 30 (15.23%) PCI DSS
17 29 (14.72%) Risk Management
18 28 (14.21%) Driving Licence
19 26 (13.20%) CISA
19 26 (13.20%) Firewall
19 26 (13.20%) CISSP
20 25 (12.69%) Project Management
20 25 (12.69%) Management Information System
21 24 (12.18%) SharePoint
21 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
21 24 (12.18%) Windows Server

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 24 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) nginx
4 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.03%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 20 (10.15%) NetSuite
2 8 (4.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (2.03%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (1.02%) Cloudability
6 2 (1.02%) HFM
6 2 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.51%) JDE World
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.51%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.51%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.24%) SaaS
2 31 (15.74%) Azure
3 22 (11.17%) AWS
4 20 (10.15%) Power Platform
5 11 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (4.57%) PaaS
7 7 (3.55%) GCP
8 6 (3.05%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (2.03%) IaaS
9 4 (2.03%) Octopai
10 3 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.02%) Boomi
11 2 (1.02%) GitHub
11 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.83%) DNS
2 37 (18.78%) DHCP
3 26 (13.20%) Firewall
4 17 (8.63%) VPN
5 12 (6.09%) WAN
6 8 (4.06%) GSM
6 8 (4.06%) Network Security
7 7 (3.55%) Internet
8 6 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.03%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (2.03%) LAN
9 4 (2.03%) Multicast
10 3 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.52%) HTTP
10 3 (1.52%) NX-OS
10 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.52%) WebEx
11 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.02%) Intranet
11 2 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.15%) Power BI
3 16 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (5.08%) MySQL
5 6 (3.05%) Big Data
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.52%) Metadata
8 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.02%) QlikView
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.03%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.03%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.02%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) AppScan
4 1 (0.51%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
General
1 73 (37.06%) Finance
2 52 (26.40%) Social Skills
3 41 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.14%) Influencing Skills
5 16 (8.12%) Publishing
6 15 (7.61%) Legal
7 11 (5.58%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (5.08%) Manufacturing
8 10 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (3.55%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (3.05%) Banking
11 4 (2.03%) Back Office
11 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
12 3 (1.52%) Billing
12 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (1.02%) French Language
13 2 (1.02%) International Banking
13 2 (1.02%) Marketing
13 2 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (25.89%) Analyst
2 21 (10.66%) Consultant
2 21 (10.66%) IT Support
3 20 (10.15%) IT Support Technician
3 20 (10.15%) IT Technician
3 20 (10.15%) Support Technician
4 14 (7.11%) IT Analyst
5 10 (5.08%) Compliance Analyst
6 9 (4.57%) Architect
6 9 (4.57%) Engineering Manager
6 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering Manager
6 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (4.57%) IT Compliance Analyst
6 9 (4.57%) NetSuite Analyst
6 9 (4.57%) NetSuite Consultant
6 9 (4.57%) Technology Manager
7 8 (4.06%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) Compliance Manager
7 8 (4.06%) Navision Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) EDI
2 7 (3.55%) Middleware
2 7 (3.55%) Web Services
3 6 (3.05%) COM
4 2 (1.02%) .NET
4 2 (1.02%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) SOAP
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.51%) J2EE
5 1 (0.51%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) JSP
5 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) Driving Licence
2 25 (12.69%) Management Information System
3 23 (11.68%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (9.14%) AS400
4 18 (9.14%) Data Structures
4 18 (9.14%) iSeries
5 11 (5.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.03%) Cybercrime
7 4 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.03%) Smartcard
7 4 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.52%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.02%) CMDB
9 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.02%) Robotics
9 2 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.46%) Windows
2 24 (12.18%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.68%) Linux
4 22 (11.17%) Windows 10
4 22 (11.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (10.15%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.05%) Solaris
7 4 (2.03%) Unix
8 2 (1.02%) CentOS
8 2 (1.02%) SUSE
8 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.40%) ERP
2 48 (24.37%) Information Security
3 34 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (14.72%) Risk Management
6 25 (12.69%) Project Management
7 23 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (11.17%) Change Management
9 21 (10.66%) Business Continuity
10 20 (10.15%) Network Management
11 19 (9.64%) Order to Cash
12 18 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (9.14%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (9.14%) Identity Access Management
12 18 (9.14%) Internal Audit
13 17 (8.63%) Analytics
13 17 (8.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (8.12%) Privileged Access Management
14 16 (8.12%) Software Testing
15 15 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.68%) SQL
2 12 (6.09%) Java
3 6 (3.05%) C#
3 6 (3.05%) Python
4 5 (2.54%) C
5 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.52%) Perl
6 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.51%) C++
7 1 (0.51%) Go
7 1 (0.51%) PHP
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 50 (25.38%) Degree
2 26 (13.20%) CISA
2 26 (13.20%) CISSP
3 20 (10.15%) CRISC
4 17 (8.63%) CGEIT
5 14 (7.11%) CISM
6 10 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.05%) CEH
7 6 (3.05%) FFIEC
8 5 (2.54%) OSCP
9 4 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (2.03%) CCSP
9 4 (2.03%) CLAS
9 4 (2.03%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.03%) CREST Certified
9 4 (2.03%) IISP
10 3 (1.52%) CCNA
10 3 (1.52%) CCNP
11 2 (1.02%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (28.93%) GDPR
2 49 (24.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (15.23%) PCI DSS
4 23 (11.68%) NIST
5 22 (11.17%) COBIT
5 22 (11.17%) ITGC
6 17 (8.63%) GRC
7 13 (6.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (6.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (4.06%) HIPAA
8 8 (4.06%) IFRS
9 5 (2.54%) GLBA
9 5 (2.54%) ISO 9001
9 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (2.03%) Data Quality
10 4 (2.03%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (2.03%) ISO 31000
11 3 (1.52%) QA
11 3 (1.52%) SLA
11 3 (1.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 35 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.03%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.52%) Docker
4 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) KVM
5 1 (0.51%) LXC
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.54%) Nessus
2 5 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.03%) Ansible
3 4 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.03%) Terraform
3 4 (2.03%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.02%) Control-M
5 2 (1.02%) Puppet
6 1 (0.51%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.51%) Mesos
6 1 (0.51%) QRadar
6 1 (0.51%) SCCM
6 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 48 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.80%) JD Edwards
2 39 (19.80%) Oracle
3 20 (10.15%) Acronis
3 20 (10.15%) MAPICS
3 20 (10.15%) Veeam
4 16 (8.12%) LANSA
5 13 (6.60%) Cisco
6 11 (5.58%) Splunk
7 10 (5.08%) Okta
8 9 (4.57%) SAP
9 6 (3.05%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.54%) F5
10 5 (2.54%) Google
10 5 (2.54%) Juniper
11 4 (2.03%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.03%) Imperva
11 4 (2.03%) Informatica
11 4 (2.03%) TIBCO
11 4 (2.03%) Tripwire