Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 716 705
Rank change year-on-year -93 -11 +44
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 403 599 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.87% 2.31% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 295 457 417
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +13.40%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £36,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.38% +6.67%

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 21525 25969 27996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 13.20% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16060 20616 22019
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 15 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 23 August 2017. 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 -76 370 £57,500 +4.55% 31
London -12 206 £65,000 +18.18% 16
UK excluding London -67 178 £50,000 -4.76% 15
North of England +5 61 £43,000 -16.10% 9
South East -19 59 £51,250 -6.82% 3
North West -25 34 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +21 26 £37,500 - 4
Midlands -5 20 £40,000 -34.43% 1
West Midlands -18 19 £40,000 -36.00%
East of England +1 16 £51,250 +62.70% 2
Scotland +19 14 £45,000 -35.71%
South West -28 6 £59,500 -15.00%
Wales - 2 £40,000 -
North East +17 1 - -
East Midlands +14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 153 (37.97%) Finance
1 153 (37.97%) Information Security
2 148 (36.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (28.54%) PCI DSS
4 112 (27.79%) CISSP
5 102 (25.31%) Risk Management
6 91 (22.58%) ITIL
7 80 (19.85%) CISM
8 76 (18.86%) Windows
9 73 (18.11%) Degree
10 65 (16.13%) Firewall
11 63 (15.63%) SAP
12 59 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (13.90%) SIEM
13 56 (13.90%) Cisco
14 50 (12.41%) Microsoft
15 49 (12.16%) Oracle
15 49 (12.16%) Management Information System
15 49 (12.16%) Retail
16 47 (11.66%) CISA
17 42 (10.42%) Banking
18 41 (10.17%) IT Audit
19 40 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
19 40 (9.93%) TOGAF
19 40 (9.93%) SQL
20 39 (9.68%) Service Management
21 38 (9.43%) COBIT
22 36 (8.93%) Data Security
23 35 (8.68%) Unix
23 35 (8.68%) Network Security

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 22 (5.46%) IIS
2 16 (3.97%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.48%) Apache
6 8 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.74%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.24%) SAS
10 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 30 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (7.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) Maya
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (7.94%) SAP GRC
2 14 (3.47%) SAP ERP
3 10 (2.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (2.48%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.99%) JDE World
4 4 (0.99%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.74%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.50%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.25%) Movex
7 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP LE
7 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.73%) SaaS
4 10 (2.48%) GitHub
5 9 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.23%) IaaS
6 8 (1.99%) Force.com
6 8 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.99%) Office 365
8 2 (0.50%) Veeva
9 1 (0.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 65 (16.13%) Firewall
2 35 (8.68%) Network Security
3 31 (7.69%) DNS
4 29 (7.20%) Internet
4 29 (7.20%) LAN
4 29 (7.20%) WAN
5 28 (6.95%) VPN
6 22 (5.46%) SSL
7 21 (5.21%) SMTP
7 21 (5.21%) TCP/IP
8 19 (4.71%) DHCP
9 18 (4.47%) Wireless
10 15 (3.72%) VoIP
11 14 (3.47%) FTP
11 14 (3.47%) HTTP
12 13 (3.23%) SNMP
12 13 (3.23%) SSH
12 13 (3.23%) Telnet
13 11 (2.73%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.47%) SAP BW
1 18 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.22%) Big Data
3 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (2.73%) Apache Hive
5 11 (2.73%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.48%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.99%) MS Access
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.74%) MySQL
9 2 (0.50%) OpenTSDB
10 1 (0.25%) Impala
10 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.25%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Burp Suite
1 5 (1.24%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.50%) Liquibase
4 2 (0.50%) MSTest
4 2 (0.50%) Subversion
4 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.25%) UltraEdit
General
1 153 (37.97%) Finance
2 49 (12.16%) Retail
3 42 (10.42%) Banking
4 27 (6.70%) Manufacturing
5 21 (5.21%) Investment Banking
6 19 (4.71%) Retail Banking
7 16 (3.97%) German Language
8 15 (3.72%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.23%) Advertising
10 8 (1.99%) Electronics
10 8 (1.99%) Marketing
11 7 (1.74%) Legal
12 6 (1.49%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.99%) Law
13 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.74%) Games
14 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.25%) French Language
15 1 (0.25%) International Banking
15 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (26.30%) Analyst
2 47 (11.66%) Security Analyst
3 46 (11.41%) Consultant
4 43 (10.67%) IT Analyst
5 37 (9.18%) Architect
5 37 (9.18%) Security Manager
6 32 (7.94%) SAP Consultant
7 30 (7.44%) Security Architect
8 27 (6.70%) IT Manager
8 27 (6.70%) Security Engineer
9 24 (5.96%) IT Engineer
10 23 (5.71%) Information Analyst
10 23 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
11 22 (5.46%) SAP GRC Consultant
12 19 (4.71%) Risk Analyst
13 18 (4.47%) Auditor
13 18 (4.47%) Developer
13 18 (4.47%) Information Security Manager
13 18 (4.47%) IT Auditor
14 17 (4.22%) Compliance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.71%) .NET
2 13 (3.23%) SOAP
3 11 (2.73%) XML
4 10 (2.48%) Flask
4 10 (2.48%) Grails
4 10 (2.48%) JSON
4 10 (2.48%) Kafka
4 10 (2.48%) Node.js
4 10 (2.48%) REST
5 9 (2.23%) LAMP
6 8 (1.99%) 802.1X
7 6 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.99%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.74%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.74%) Web Services
10 2 (0.50%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.50%) WPF
11 1 (0.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.64%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 35 (8.68%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.21%) CESG
5 16 (3.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.23%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.48%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (1.49%) DataPower
11 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.99%) AS400
12 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.74%) Clustering
14 2 (0.50%) Digital Currency
14 2 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.86%) Windows
2 35 (8.68%) Unix
3 34 (8.44%) Linux
4 32 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.48%) CentOS
6 8 (1.99%) Debian
7 5 (1.24%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (37.97%) Information Security
2 102 (25.31%) Risk Management
3 91 (22.58%) ITIL
4 56 (13.90%) SIEM
5 41 (10.17%) IT Audit
6 40 (9.93%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (9.93%) TOGAF
7 39 (9.68%) Service Management
8 36 (8.93%) Data Security
9 34 (8.44%) Security Architecture
10 32 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (7.44%) Asset Management
11 30 (7.44%) Penetration Testing
11 30 (7.44%) Risk Analysis
11 30 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (7.20%) Internal Audit
13 28 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (6.95%) Project Management
14 27 (6.70%) Change Management
14 27 (6.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.93%) SQL
2 20 (4.96%) Python
3 18 (4.47%) C#
4 16 (3.97%) Java
5 10 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.48%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.99%) Perl
6 8 (1.99%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.24%) C
8 4 (0.99%) VB
9 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.50%) Go
10 2 (0.50%) PHP
10 2 (0.50%) Ruby
10 2 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.25%) R
11 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 112 (27.79%) CISSP
2 80 (19.85%) CISM
3 73 (18.11%) Degree
4 47 (11.66%) CISA
5 19 (4.71%) CRISC
6 16 (3.97%) MBA
7 12 (2.98%) IISP
7 12 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (2.98%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.73%) MCSE
8 11 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.73%) Security Cleared
9 10 (2.48%) CEH
10 9 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.23%) ISSAP
11 8 (1.99%) SANS
12 6 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.49%) Master's Degree
12 6 (1.49%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (36.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (28.54%) PCI DSS
3 38 (9.43%) COBIT
4 26 (6.45%) GDPR
4 26 (6.45%) ISO 9001
5 24 (5.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 20 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (3.47%) SSAE 16
8 12 (2.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (2.98%) JSP 440
8 12 (2.98%) SLA
9 10 (2.48%) HIPAA
10 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (1.99%) COSO
12 6 (1.49%) BS25999
12 6 (1.49%) ISO 14001
12 6 (1.49%) QA
13 3 (0.74%) Basel II
13 3 (0.74%) GxP
14 2 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.97%) Hyper-V
2 16 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.74%) vSphere
4 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.25%) KVM
6 1 (0.25%) RACF
6 1 (0.25%) SRDF
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) Puppet
1 9 (2.23%) SCCM
2 5 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (0.74%) Nagios
4 2 (0.50%) Icinga
4 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.50%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.25%) Kibana
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.25%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (15.63%) SAP
2 56 (13.90%) Cisco
3 50 (12.41%) Microsoft
4 49 (12.16%) Oracle
5 23 (5.71%) Sun
5 23 (5.71%) VMware
6 19 (4.71%) Tableau
7 14 (3.47%) Citrix
8 12 (2.98%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.73%) F5
10 10 (2.48%) Apigee
10 10 (2.48%) Google
10 10 (2.48%) McAfee
11 9 (2.23%) Splunk
12 8 (1.99%) Blue Coat
12 8 (1.99%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.99%) Symantec
13 7 (1.74%) IBM
14 6 (1.49%) Sybase
15 5 (1.24%) CA