Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 580 728 820
Rank change year-on-year +148 +92 +28
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 107 348 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.82% 1.95% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 85 275 268
Median annual salary £62,500 £64,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.34% +6.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £45,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £91,500 £100,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +10.00%

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 5,879 17,848 21,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.82% 13.06% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,588 13,436 16,397
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,044 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 13 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 31 October 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 +162 103 £65,000 +4.00% 16
UK excluding London +168 80 £62,500 +4.17% 10
South East +177 48 £65,000 +8.33% 1
London +196 23 £67,500 - 6
Midlands +116 14 £55,000 +18.92% 3
Work from Home +8 14 £86,250 -13.75% 3
North of England +129 9 £63,750 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +83 9 £50,000 +25.00%
South West +133 6 £52,250 -9.13% 1
Yorkshire +117 5 £62,500 +17.04% 2
West Midlands +94 5 £57,500 -11.54% 3
North West +88 4 £65,000 +8.33%
Scotland +91 3 £29,000 -57.04% 1

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 37 (34.58%) ITIL
1 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.91%) GDPR
3 29 (27.10%) Finance
4 28 (26.17%) SQL
4 28 (26.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (25.23%) SAP
6 25 (23.36%) Azure
7 22 (20.56%) Service Delivery
8 21 (19.63%) Management Information System
8 21 (19.63%) Project Management
8 21 (19.63%) PCI DSS
9 20 (18.69%) Information Security
10 19 (17.76%) Service Management
10 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
11 18 (16.82%) SLA
12 17 (15.89%) ERP
12 17 (15.89%) Business Analysis
12 17 (15.89%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (15.89%) NIST
13 16 (14.95%) Firewall
13 16 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
14 15 (14.02%) AWS
15 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (13.08%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (13.08%) Product Backlog
15 14 (13.08%) CISSP
15 14 (13.08%) EDI
15 14 (13.08%) Oracle

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 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.41%) SAP ERP
2 5 (4.67%) SAP LE
2 5 (4.67%) SAP SD
3 3 (2.80%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.87%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.87%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.87%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.93%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.36%) Azure
2 15 (14.02%) AWS
3 5 (4.67%) SaaS
4 3 (2.80%) Boomi
4 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.80%) IaaS
4 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 3 (2.80%) PaaS
5 2 (1.87%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.93%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Firewall
2 12 (11.21%) LAN
2 12 (11.21%) WAN
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.74%) Network Security
5 3 (2.80%) DNS
5 3 (2.80%) Internet
5 3 (2.80%) MPLS
5 3 (2.80%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.80%) VoIP
5 3 (2.80%) VPN
5 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.87%) BGP
6 2 (1.87%) DMVPN
6 2 (1.87%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.87%) HSRP
6 2 (1.87%) HTTP
6 2 (1.87%) WLAN
7 1 (0.93%) DMZ
7 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) RDBMS
1 9 (8.41%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.54%) Data Lake
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.61%) Big Data
3 6 (5.61%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.67%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.67%) HBase
4 5 (4.67%) Impala
4 5 (4.67%) OLTP
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.67%) Spark SQL
5 4 (3.74%) MySQL
6 3 (2.80%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.87%) Power BI
7 2 (1.87%) Tableau
8 1 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Ant
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
General
1 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.48%) Banking
4 7 (6.54%) Legal
4 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.87%) Local Government
6 2 (1.87%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.87%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Analyst
2 17 (15.89%) Business Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) SAP Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) SAP Business Analyst
4 13 (12.15%) Architect
5 11 (10.28%) Developer
5 11 (10.28%) IT Manager
6 10 (9.35%) Team Leader
7 9 (8.41%) SAP Supply Chain Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) SAP Supply Chain Business Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) Security Architect
7 9 (8.41%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
8 8 (7.48%) Security Analyst
8 8 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Compliance Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 7 (6.54%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
10 5 (4.67%) Governance Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.08%) EDI
2 5 (4.67%) EDIFACT
3 4 (3.74%) Middleware
4 3 (2.80%) OAuth
4 3 (2.80%) OAuth2
4 3 (2.80%) OpenID
4 3 (2.80%) SAML
5 2 (1.87%) .NET
6 1 (0.93%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Management Information System
2 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.15%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.61%) FMCG
4 5 (4.67%) Credit Risk
4 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.80%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.80%) iSeries
6 3 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.87%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.87%) PKI
7 2 (1.87%) PMI
7 2 (1.87%) Social Media
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) Unix
3 5 (4.67%) Solaris
4 4 (3.74%) Linux
5 3 (2.80%) SUSE
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) AIX
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (34.58%) ITIL
2 22 (20.56%) Service Delivery
3 21 (19.63%) Project Management
4 20 (18.69%) Information Security
5 19 (17.76%) Service Management
6 17 (15.89%) Business Analysis
6 17 (15.89%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (15.89%) ERP
7 16 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (13.08%) Identity Access Management
8 14 (13.08%) Logistics
8 14 (13.08%) Product Backlog
8 14 (13.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 13 (12.15%) Data Protection
9 13 (12.15%) Project Delivery
9 13 (12.15%) Security Architecture
10 12 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (11.21%) SIEM
10 12 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.17%) SQL
2 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.61%) Python
4 3 (2.80%) Java
4 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.80%) VBScript
5 2 (1.87%) C
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.93%) Scala
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) CISSP
2 10 (9.35%) CISM
2 10 (9.35%) DV Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.41%) CISA
4 8 (7.48%) Degree
5 5 (4.67%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.74%) CCNA
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.74%) CRISC
6 4 (3.74%) FFIEC
6 4 (3.74%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.80%) MCSA
7 3 (2.80%) PCI QSA
7 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.91%) GDPR
2 28 (26.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (19.63%) PCI DSS
4 18 (16.82%) SLA
5 17 (15.89%) NIST
6 12 (11.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (8.41%) Data Quality
8 8 (7.48%) GAMP
8 8 (7.48%) HIPAA
9 6 (5.61%) COBIT
10 5 (4.67%) QA
11 3 (2.80%) BS7799
11 3 (2.80%) GLBA
11 3 (2.80%) GxP
11 3 (2.80%) ITGC
12 2 (1.87%) COSO
12 2 (1.87%) IFRS
12 2 (1.87%) MiFID
13 1 (0.93%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.93%) SAS 70
System Software
1 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (4.67%) HDFS
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.15%) SCCM
2 10 (9.35%) SCOM
2 10 (9.35%) WSUS
3 5 (4.67%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 27 (25.23%) SAP
2 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.08%) Oracle
3 14 (13.08%) VMware
4 6 (5.61%) Ab Initio
4 6 (5.61%) Cisco
4 6 (5.61%) Teradata
5 5 (4.67%) Cloudera
5 5 (4.67%) Dell
5 5 (4.67%) Sun
6 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.80%) Aruba
7 3 (2.80%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.80%) IBM
7 3 (2.80%) Intel
7 3 (2.80%) Juniper
7 3 (2.80%) Mitel
7 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.93%) WatchGuard