Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 795 767
Rank change year-on-year -37 -28 +1
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 360 375 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.57% 1.82% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 258 285 429
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 22,951 20,583 26,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 12.11% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,788 16,288 21,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 -18 337 £60,000 +4.35% 55
UK excluding London -41 180 £52,500 +5.00% 40
London -36 163 £65,000 +11.59% 19
South East +9 84 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North of England -1 39 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Midlands -11 30 £50,000 +13.64% 9
East of England -10 22 £65,000 +52.94% 6
East Midlands -2 19 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Yorkshire +19 18 £50,000 +33.33% 2
North East -10 13 £58,000 - 1
West Midlands -2 11 £50,000 -18.03% 4
North West -38 8 £40,000 -30.43% 3
South West -2 4 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Scotland -52 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 143 (39.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (39.17%) Information Security
3 140 (38.89%) Finance
4 131 (36.39%) PCI DSS
5 89 (24.72%) Risk Management
6 82 (22.78%) ITIL
6 82 (22.78%) Windows
7 80 (22.22%) CISSP
8 78 (21.67%) COBIT
9 74 (20.56%) Management Information System
10 61 (16.94%) CISM
11 52 (14.44%) GDPR
12 51 (14.17%) CISA
13 47 (13.06%) SAP
13 47 (13.06%) Degree
14 45 (12.50%) IT Audit
14 45 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (11.94%) Risk Analysis
15 43 (11.94%) Project Management
16 38 (10.56%) Change Management
16 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (10.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 34 (9.44%) Service Management
17 34 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (9.17%) Firewall
19 32 (8.89%) Linux
19 32 (8.89%) SQL
20 31 (8.61%) Customer Requirements
21 30 (8.33%) Security Architecture
22 29 (8.06%) Change Control

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 12 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) IIS
7 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.28%) Liferay
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.67%) SAP GRC
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (1.11%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.83%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle ASCP
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (3.61%) Office 365
2 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.11%) SaaS
4 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.17%) Firewall
2 22 (6.11%) LAN
2 22 (6.11%) Network Security
3 21 (5.83%) Internet
4 17 (4.72%) WAN
5 15 (4.17%) SAN
6 13 (3.61%) Cisco Firepower
6 13 (3.61%) Wireless
7 10 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.50%) SSL
9 6 (1.67%) SMS
9 6 (1.67%) WebEx
10 5 (1.39%) BIG-IP
10 5 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (1.39%) Value-Added Service
11 4 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.83%) DMZ
12 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.83%) VPN
13 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.50%) Big Data
2 18 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.33%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.11%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.83%) MySQL
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.67%) Artifactory
2 6 (1.67%) JMeter
2 6 (1.67%) NUnit
2 6 (1.67%) Selenium
2 6 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.67%) SpecFlow
2 6 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.83%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.83%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.28%) Grunt
5 1 (0.28%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 140 (38.89%) Finance
2 28 (7.78%) Legal
3 27 (7.50%) Banking
4 23 (6.39%) Retail
5 17 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 15 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.50%) Local Government
8 6 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.67%) Games
9 5 (1.39%) Marketing
10 4 (1.11%) Advertising
10 4 (1.11%) Front Office
11 3 (0.83%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Automotive
12 2 (0.56%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 118 (32.78%) Analyst
2 57 (15.83%) Security Analyst
3 41 (11.39%) Security Manager
4 37 (10.28%) Architect
5 32 (8.89%) Consultant
6 31 (8.61%) IT Analyst
7 29 (8.06%) IT Manager
7 29 (8.06%) Security Architect
8 27 (7.50%) Information Analyst
8 27 (7.50%) Information Security Analyst
9 25 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
10 24 (6.67%) Auditor
10 24 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
10 24 (6.67%) IT Auditor
10 24 (6.67%) Security Consultant
11 22 (6.11%) Information Manager
12 17 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (4.17%) Senior Auditor
13 15 (4.17%) Senior IT Auditor
13 15 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.89%) .NET
2 11 (3.06%) SailPoint
3 9 (2.50%) Web Services
4 8 (2.22%) EDI
5 6 (1.67%) Gherkin
5 6 (1.67%) Middleware
6 5 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.11%) HTML
8 3 (0.83%) CSS
8 3 (0.83%) jQuery
8 3 (0.83%) JSON
9 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.56%) IDoc
9 2 (0.56%) LDAP
9 2 (0.56%) XML
10 1 (0.28%) OAuth
10 1 (0.28%) SAML
10 1 (0.28%) Symfony
10 1 (0.28%) Velocity
10 1 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.56%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.28%) CESG
6 12 (3.33%) Fintech
7 10 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (2.22%) Cyberattack
10 7 (1.94%) FMCG
10 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.67%) CMDB
11 6 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.39%) iSeries
13 4 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (1.11%) PKI
13 4 (1.11%) Swaptions
14 3 (0.83%) Clustering
14 3 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 82 (22.78%) Windows
2 32 (8.89%) Linux
3 26 (7.22%) Unix
4 22 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.94%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.94%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.67%) VMS
9 5 (1.39%) Solaris
10 3 (0.83%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.56%) AIX
12 1 (0.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (39.17%) Information Security
2 89 (24.72%) Risk Management
3 82 (22.78%) ITIL
4 45 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (12.50%) IT Audit
5 43 (11.94%) Project Management
5 43 (11.94%) Risk Analysis
6 38 (10.56%) Change Management
6 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (9.44%) Service Management
8 31 (8.61%) Customer Requirements
9 30 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 29 (8.06%) Change Control
10 29 (8.06%) Data Protection
11 28 (7.78%) TOGAF
12 27 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (7.22%) Compliance Audit
14 25 (6.94%) Internal Audit
14 25 (6.94%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.89%) SQL
2 16 (4.44%) C
3 10 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 9 (2.50%) C++
4 9 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.50%) Python
5 7 (1.94%) PHP
6 6 (1.67%) C#
6 6 (1.67%) Java
6 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) ABAP
9 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (22.22%) CISSP
2 61 (16.94%) CISM
3 51 (14.17%) CISA
4 47 (13.06%) Degree
5 20 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.22%) GIAC
8 8 (2.22%) ISACA
9 7 (1.94%) CCNA
9 7 (1.94%) CRISC
9 7 (1.94%) PCI QSA
9 7 (1.94%) SANS
10 6 (1.67%) CCIE
10 6 (1.67%) CGEIT
11 5 (1.39%) CCNP
12 4 (1.11%) CEH
12 4 (1.11%) OSCP
13 3 (0.83%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (39.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (36.39%) PCI DSS
3 78 (21.67%) COBIT
4 52 (14.44%) GDPR
5 38 (10.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 28 (7.78%) ISO 9001
7 24 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 19 (5.28%) JSP 440
9 13 (3.61%) PMO
9 13 (3.61%) SLA
10 9 (2.50%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (1.94%) BS7799
12 6 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (1.67%) PA-DSS
12 6 (1.67%) SAS 70
12 6 (1.67%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.83%) COSHH
13 3 (0.83%) COSO
13 3 (0.83%) GxP
13 3 (0.83%) HIPAA
System Software
1 25 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.83%) Xen
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.61%) SCCM
2 12 (3.33%) Nessus
3 11 (3.06%) OpenVAS
4 8 (2.22%) Core Impact
4 8 (2.22%) Nexpose
4 8 (2.22%) QRadar
5 6 (1.67%) RSA enVision
6 5 (1.39%) Puppet
6 5 (1.39%) WMI
7 4 (1.11%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (0.83%) Ansible
8 3 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.83%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) Ambari
9 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) PowerBroker
9 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 47 (13.06%) SAP
2 29 (8.06%) Cisco
3 25 (6.94%) Oracle
4 24 (6.67%) F5
5 20 (5.56%) McAfee
5 20 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.28%) Symantec
7 18 (5.00%) ArcSight
7 18 (5.00%) Splunk
8 17 (4.72%) CheckPoint
8 17 (4.72%) Juniper
9 16 (4.44%) Palo Alto
10 13 (3.61%) VMware
11 12 (3.33%) CyberArk
11 12 (3.33%) Qualys
12 11 (3.06%) AlienVault
12 11 (3.06%) Bomgar
12 11 (3.06%) LogRhythm
12 11 (3.06%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.50%) Citrix