Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 804 706
Rank change year-on-year +11 -98 +48
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 376 401 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.73% 1.85% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 287 290 466
UK median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,875 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +15.79%

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 21,784 21,671 25,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.26% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16,553 16,075 20,169
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,261 £27,181
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +39 362 £60,000 +1.69% 43
UK excluding London +100 251 £55,000 +10.00% 33
London -60 116 £72,500 +11.54% 13
South East +60 96 £58,750 +6.82% 16
Midlands +78 62 £47,500 +35.71% 5
East of England +56 57 £57,500 +9.52% 2
West Midlands +69 51 £47,500 +35.71% 4
North of England -1 33 £45,500 +5.81% 7
North West -3 18 £40,000 -27.27% 6
East Midlands +16 11 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +17 8 £50,000 +29.03%
North East -8 7 £58,000 - 1
Scotland -10 6 - - 2
South West +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 161 (42.82%) Finance
2 124 (32.98%) Information Security
3 91 (24.20%) CISSP
4 82 (21.81%) PCI DSS
5 80 (21.28%) Oracle
6 76 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 68 (18.09%) ITIL
8 64 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (15.43%) CISA
10 55 (14.63%) CISM
11 52 (13.83%) Risk Management
11 52 (13.83%) COBIT
12 50 (13.30%) Management Information System
13 47 (12.50%) Firewall
13 47 (12.50%) GDPR
14 46 (12.23%) Change Management
14 46 (12.23%) Unix
14 46 (12.23%) Degree
15 45 (11.97%) Project Management
15 45 (11.97%) Legal
16 44 (11.70%) Splunk
17 42 (11.17%) Linux
18 41 (10.90%) Windows
18 41 (10.90%) ERP
19 40 (10.64%) Games
20 39 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
21 37 (9.84%) Analytics
22 36 (9.57%) Perl
23 35 (9.31%) SAP
23 35 (9.31%) Business Intelligence

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 (3.19%) Oracle Application Server
2 6 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.06%) Confluence
4 4 (1.06%) IIS
5 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.53%) Apache
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.53%) SAS
6 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.46%) SAP GRC
2 10 (2.66%) HFM
2 10 (2.66%) SAP BPC
2 10 (2.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.60%) SAP MDG
4 5 (1.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (1.33%) SAP GTS
5 4 (1.06%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.53%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.86%) SaaS
4 6 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.06%) Office 365
7 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.50%) Firewall
2 33 (8.78%) DNS
3 30 (7.98%) WAN
4 29 (7.71%) LAN
4 29 (7.71%) Wireless
5 23 (6.12%) SSL
6 21 (5.59%) SMTP
7 20 (5.32%) Network Security
8 17 (4.52%) Internet
9 16 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (4.26%) TCP/IP
10 8 (2.13%) VoIP
10 8 (2.13%) VPN
11 7 (1.86%) DHCP
12 5 (1.33%) Skype
12 5 (1.33%) SSH
12 5 (1.33%) VLAN
13 4 (1.06%) BGP
13 4 (1.06%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.06%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.12%) Essbase
2 21 (5.59%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
5 16 (4.26%) RDBMS
6 15 (3.99%) SAP BW
7 11 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.39%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (2.13%) SAP HANA
10 7 (1.86%) Big Data
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server
12 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.27%) DTS
15 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.19%) Burp Suite
2 5 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.33%) GitLab
2 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.33%) JIRA
2 5 (1.33%) Subversion
2 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.80%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.80%) JMeter
3 3 (0.80%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.80%) NUnit
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.80%) Selenium
3 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.80%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.53%) Grunt
4 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 161 (42.82%) Finance
2 45 (11.97%) Legal
3 40 (10.64%) Games
4 16 (4.26%) Retail
5 15 (3.99%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.19%) Banking
7 8 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.60%) Marketing
9 5 (1.33%) Billing
9 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.80%) Front Office
10 3 (0.80%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 89 (23.67%) Analyst
2 38 (10.11%) Security Analyst
3 35 (9.31%) Administrator
4 32 (8.51%) IT Manager
5 27 (7.18%) Information Analyst
5 27 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
6 26 (6.91%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (5.32%) Senior Security Analyst
8 19 (5.05%) Security Manager
8 19 (5.05%) Senior Information Analyst
8 19 (5.05%) Senior Information Security Analyst
9 18 (4.79%) Technical Leader
10 17 (4.52%) Security Specialist
11 16 (4.26%) Architect
11 16 (4.26%) Consultant
11 16 (4.26%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.99%) IT Analyst
12 15 (3.99%) Unix Administrator
13 14 (3.72%) DBA
13 14 (3.72%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.18%) SailPoint
2 16 (4.26%) .NET
3 8 (2.13%) EDI
4 5 (1.33%) SAP Fiori
5 4 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.06%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.80%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.80%) HTML
6 3 (0.80%) OAuth
6 3 (0.80%) SAML
7 2 (0.53%) CSS
7 2 (0.53%) jQuery
7 2 (0.53%) JSON
7 2 (0.53%) Node.js
7 2 (0.53%) OLE
7 2 (0.53%) RESTful
7 2 (0.53%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.53%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (13.30%) Management Information System
3 29 (7.71%) Computer Science
4 24 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.52%) iSeries
6 10 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.66%) User Experience
7 9 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.33%) CESG
11 5 (1.33%) Life Science
11 5 (1.33%) Reinsurance
12 4 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.06%) Fintech
13 3 (0.80%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.23%) Unix
2 42 (11.17%) Linux
3 41 (10.90%) Windows
4 19 (5.05%) Solaris
5 15 (3.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.86%) CentOS
7 6 (1.60%) Android
7 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.33%) Debian
9 3 (0.80%) AIX
9 3 (0.80%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.80%) VMS
10 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.98%) Information Security
2 68 (18.09%) ITIL
3 52 (13.83%) Risk Management
4 46 (12.23%) Change Management
5 45 (11.97%) Project Management
6 41 (10.90%) ERP
7 39 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (9.84%) Analytics
9 35 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (8.51%) Data Governance
12 31 (8.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 29 (7.71%) Configuration Management
13 29 (7.71%) Security Architecture
14 28 (7.45%) Data Protection
15 27 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (7.18%) Regulatory Compliance
16 26 (6.91%) Security Monitoring
17 25 (6.65%) Performance Management
18 24 (6.38%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.57%) Perl
2 29 (7.71%) Python
3 24 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 23 (6.12%) C
5 17 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 17 (4.52%) Java
5 17 (4.52%) VBScript
6 14 (3.72%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.19%) SQL
8 10 (2.66%) AWK
8 10 (2.66%) C-shell
8 10 (2.66%) Korn
9 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.06%) C#
10 4 (1.06%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (24.20%) CISSP
2 58 (15.43%) CISA
3 55 (14.63%) CISM
4 46 (12.23%) Degree
5 20 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (4.79%) GIAC
7 8 (2.13%) CRISC
8 7 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.60%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.60%) CCIE
10 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.33%) SAP Certification
11 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.06%) Security Cleared
12 3 (0.80%) CCIE Security
12 3 (0.80%) CCNP
12 3 (0.80%) CGEIT
12 3 (0.80%) ISACA
12 3 (0.80%) PCI QSA
12 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (21.81%) PCI DSS
2 76 (20.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (13.83%) COBIT
4 47 (12.50%) GDPR
5 25 (6.65%) Data Quality
6 23 (6.12%) HIPAA
7 21 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 19 (5.05%) QA
9 16 (4.26%) SAS 70
10 15 (3.99%) Solvency II
11 10 (2.66%) SLA
12 9 (2.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (2.39%) SSAE 16
13 8 (2.13%) NIST 800
14 6 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (1.60%) GxP
15 5 (1.33%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (1.33%) JSP 440
16 3 (0.80%) BS7799
16 3 (0.80%) COSO
System Software
1 19 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.33%) Docker
5 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.53%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.38%) Nessus
1 24 (6.38%) QRadar
2 22 (5.85%) OpenVAS
3 21 (5.59%) Core Impact
3 21 (5.59%) Nexpose
4 19 (5.05%) Data Guard
4 19 (5.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 19 (5.05%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (3.46%) WMI
6 7 (1.86%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (1.60%) Ansible
7 6 (1.60%) SCCM
8 5 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.33%) Terraform
9 4 (1.06%) SCOM
10 3 (0.80%) Nagios
10 3 (0.80%) PowerBroker
10 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (21.28%) Oracle
2 44 (11.70%) Splunk
3 35 (9.31%) SAP
4 25 (6.65%) ArcSight
5 24 (6.38%) CyberArk
5 24 (6.38%) Qualys
6 23 (6.12%) LogRhythm
7 22 (5.85%) AlienVault
7 22 (5.85%) SolarWinds
8 21 (5.59%) Bomgar
8 21 (5.59%) Microsoft
9 20 (5.32%) Aveksa
10 19 (5.05%) Informatica
11 15 (3.99%) Hyperion
11 15 (3.99%) PeopleSoft
12 14 (3.72%) Cisco
13 12 (3.19%) Juniper
13 12 (3.19%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.19%) VMware
14 10 (2.66%) CheckPoint