Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 738 809 822
Rank change year-on-year +71 +13 -50
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 370 389 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.84% 1.75% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 264 270 283
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,225 £35,450
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% -

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 20,110 22,248 20,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.86% 12.79% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14,589 17,111 15,849
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +64 328 £57,500 -4.17% 7
UK excluding London +54 206 £52,500 -2.33% 3
London +28 120 £67,500 -3.57% 4
South East +24 70 £52,500 -8.70%
Midlands +35 55 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England +49 50 £53,400 +6.80% 1
West Midlands +24 37 £42,500 -15.00%
North West +63 36 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East of England +67 17 £70,000 +21.74% 1
East Midlands +37 14 £31,750 -36.50%
Scotland +25 11 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +9 9 £53,400 +6.80%
North East +10 5 £72,500 +25.00%
South West +29 3 £57,500 +35.29% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 122 (32.97%) Finance
2 114 (30.81%) Information Security
3 109 (29.46%) PCI DSS
4 105 (28.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 95 (25.68%) ITIL
6 90 (24.32%) GDPR
7 71 (19.19%) Retail
8 70 (18.92%) CISSP
9 62 (16.76%) Risk Management
10 59 (15.95%) CISA
11 56 (15.14%) Degree
12 54 (14.59%) Network Security
12 54 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
13 52 (14.05%) Management Information System
14 51 (13.78%) COBIT
15 50 (13.51%) Windows
16 49 (13.24%) Microsoft
16 49 (13.24%) CISM
17 47 (12.70%) Firewall
17 47 (12.70%) IT Audit
18 42 (11.35%) Change Management
19 41 (11.08%) Cybersecurity
20 40 (10.81%) Project Management
21 39 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
21 39 (10.54%) Incident Management
22 38 (10.27%) Service Management
22 38 (10.27%) Security Operations
23 37 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
24 36 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 36 (9.73%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (3.51%) IIS
2 11 (2.97%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.16%) Apache
4 6 (1.62%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.54%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 2 (0.54%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.16%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 7 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.35%) SAP GRC
4 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.81%) Line 50
4 3 (0.81%) Line 500
4 3 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.81%) SAP FS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (3.51%) Office 365
5 10 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.62%) IaaS
7 5 (1.35%) PaaS
7 5 (1.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.59%) Network Security
2 47 (12.70%) Firewall
3 20 (5.41%) DNS
4 19 (5.14%) WAN
5 18 (4.86%) LAN
6 14 (3.78%) SMTP
6 14 (3.78%) SSL
6 14 (3.78%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (2.97%) FTP
8 11 (2.97%) Internet
9 10 (2.70%) BGP
10 9 (2.43%) OSPF
10 9 (2.43%) SAN
10 9 (2.43%) VLAN
11 8 (2.16%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (1.89%) DMVPN
12 7 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.62%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.08%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.27%) Power BI
6 1 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (3.78%) Jenkins
1 14 (3.78%) Maven
1 14 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.89%) JIRA
3 7 (1.89%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.54%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
5 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) WinRunner
General
1 122 (32.97%) Finance
2 71 (19.19%) Retail
3 21 (5.68%) Banking
3 21 (5.68%) Legal
4 16 (4.32%) Back Office
5 15 (4.05%) Law
6 10 (2.70%) French Language
6 10 (2.70%) Local Government
7 9 (2.43%) German Language
7 9 (2.43%) Italian Language
7 9 (2.43%) Spanish Language
8 8 (2.16%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.08%) Marketing
10 4 (1.08%) Military
11 3 (0.81%) Games
11 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.54%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (24.32%) Analyst
2 65 (17.57%) Consultant
3 40 (10.81%) Security Consultant
4 29 (7.84%) IT Analyst
5 26 (7.03%) Architect
5 26 (7.03%) Security Architect
6 24 (6.49%) Security Manager
7 21 (5.68%) Security Analyst
8 18 (4.86%) IT Consultant
9 17 (4.59%) Information Manager
9 17 (4.59%) Information Security Manager
9 17 (4.59%) Security Specialist
10 16 (4.32%) IT Manager
11 15 (4.05%) Auditor
11 15 (4.05%) Head of Security
12 13 (3.51%) Compliance Analyst
12 13 (3.51%) IT Auditor
12 13 (3.51%) Risk Consultant
12 13 (3.51%) Technical Leader
13 12 (3.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.05%) Web Services
2 9 (2.43%) JSON
2 9 (2.43%) XML
3 4 (1.08%) LDAP
4 2 (0.54%) EDI
4 2 (0.54%) Memcached
4 2 (0.54%) OLE
4 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.05%) Management Information System
2 37 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.59%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.78%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.24%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.35%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.35%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.35%) SCADA
11 4 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.08%) Life Science
11 4 (1.08%) PMI
11 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.81%) CMDB
12 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (13.51%) Windows
2 36 (9.73%) Linux
3 26 (7.03%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.32%) Unix
5 8 (2.16%) Solaris
6 5 (1.35%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Fedora
9 1 (0.27%) HPUX
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.81%) Information Security
2 95 (25.68%) ITIL
3 62 (16.76%) Risk Management
4 54 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (12.70%) IT Audit
6 42 (11.35%) Change Management
7 41 (11.08%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (10.81%) Project Management
9 39 (10.54%) Incident Management
10 38 (10.27%) Security Operations
10 38 (10.27%) Service Management
11 36 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (9.73%) Security Architecture
12 35 (9.46%) Data Protection
13 34 (9.19%) Regulatory Compliance
13 34 (9.19%) SDLC
14 32 (8.65%) Business Continuity
14 32 (8.65%) Data Privacy
14 32 (8.65%) ERP
14 32 (8.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.86%) Java
2 10 (2.70%) SQL
3 7 (1.89%) C#
4 6 (1.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.81%) Python
6 2 (0.54%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) ABAP
7 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (18.92%) CISSP
2 59 (15.95%) CISA
3 56 (15.14%) Degree
4 49 (13.24%) CISM
5 39 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (5.14%) CCIE
7 18 (4.86%) CCNP
8 16 (4.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 16 (4.32%) CRISC
9 12 (3.24%) CGEIT
10 11 (2.97%) CREST Certified
10 11 (2.97%) PMI Certification
10 11 (2.97%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.97%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.70%) ACCA
11 10 (2.70%) CCSP
11 10 (2.70%) CIMA
11 10 (2.70%) Master's Degree
12 9 (2.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (2.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (29.46%) PCI DSS
2 105 (28.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (24.32%) GDPR
4 51 (13.78%) COBIT
5 36 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (7.03%) HIPAA
7 18 (4.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 14 (3.78%) Solvency II
9 13 (3.51%) ISAE 3402
10 12 (3.24%) Basel III
11 11 (2.97%) ISO 22301
12 10 (2.70%) ISO 31000
12 10 (2.70%) SLA
13 9 (2.43%) Basel II
13 9 (2.43%) ISO 9001
14 8 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (2.16%) PA-DSS
14 8 (2.16%) SAS 70
15 7 (1.89%) COSO
15 7 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 27 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.89%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.81%) XenApp
5 2 (0.54%) Corosync
5 2 (0.54%) Snort
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.59%) Puppet
2 13 (3.51%) IBM Guardium
3 9 (2.43%) CASB
3 9 (2.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (2.16%) Nessus
4 8 (2.16%) Stealthwatch
4 8 (2.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 6 (1.62%) RSA Archer
5 6 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.08%) QRadar
8 3 (0.81%) Ansible
8 3 (0.81%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.54%) Control-M
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.54%) Pacemaker
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.73%) Cisco
2 36 (9.73%) Oracle
3 34 (9.19%) VMware
4 28 (7.57%) SAP
5 25 (6.76%) McAfee
6 17 (4.59%) Citrix
7 16 (4.32%) Symantec
7 16 (4.32%) Trend Micro
8 14 (3.78%) Juniper
8 14 (3.78%) Palo Alto
8 14 (3.78%) Splunk
9 13 (3.51%) Imperva
10 11 (2.97%) BMC
10 11 (2.97%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.70%) Google
11 10 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.43%) ArcSight
12 9 (2.43%) F5
12 9 (2.43%) Qualys