Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 772 801 738
Rank change year-on-year +29 -63 +8
Permanent jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 345 388 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.66% 1.78% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 248 267 356
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,750 £85,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +16.67%

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 20,823 21,785 22,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.58% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15,310 16,783 17,741
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +67 339 £55,000 -12.00% 35
UK excluding London +126 218 £50,000 -9.09% 19
London -32 122 £67,500 +3.85% 16
South East +35 76 £47,500 -5.00% 6
North of England +69 62 £52,500 -12.50% 4
North West +64 47 £45,500 -17.27% 4
Midlands +58 47 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +43 35 £70,000 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +60 25 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +22 20 £55,000 -4.35% 2
Yorkshire +22 10 £55,000 -8.33%
North East +18 5 £72,500 -14.71%
Scotland +4 1 - -
South West 0 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 109 (31.59%) Finance
2 104 (30.14%) Information Security
3 82 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (20.29%) PCI DSS
5 63 (18.26%) Degree
6 62 (17.97%) CISSP
7 61 (17.68%) ITIL
8 57 (16.52%) Firewall
9 52 (15.07%) DNS
10 50 (14.49%) Windows
11 48 (13.91%) GDPR
12 47 (13.62%) Change Management
13 44 (12.75%) Risk Management
13 44 (12.75%) Project Management
13 44 (12.75%) Regulatory Compliance
14 42 (12.17%) SSL
15 41 (11.88%) ERP
15 41 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
16 39 (11.30%) LAN
17 38 (11.01%) TCP/IP
17 38 (11.01%) Security Architecture
18 37 (10.72%) WAN
19 36 (10.43%) Security Operations
20 35 (10.14%) Linux
20 35 (10.14%) Management Information System
20 35 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
21 34 (9.86%) SMTP
21 34 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
22 33 (9.57%) Retail
22 33 (9.57%) 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 10 (2.90%) Apache
1 10 (2.90%) IIS
1 10 (2.90%) Tomcat
1 10 (2.90%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.45%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.16%) Confluence
4 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (4.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (2.90%) SAP GRC
3 8 (2.32%) SAP BPC
4 5 (1.45%) SAP GTS
4 5 (1.45%) SAP MDG
4 5 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.16%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.58%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.58%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.58%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.74%) SaaS
5 5 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.52%) Firewall
2 52 (15.07%) DNS
3 42 (12.17%) SSL
4 39 (11.30%) LAN
5 38 (11.01%) TCP/IP
6 37 (10.72%) WAN
7 34 (9.86%) SMTP
8 33 (9.57%) Network Security
9 27 (7.83%) Intrusion Detection
10 21 (6.09%) Wireless
11 16 (4.64%) Internet
12 15 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (4.06%) VLAN
14 13 (3.77%) BGP
14 13 (3.77%) OSPF
14 13 (3.77%) VoIP
15 12 (3.48%) SAN
16 11 (3.19%) BIG-IP
16 11 (3.19%) FTP
17 10 (2.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.45%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.58%) Big Data
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.58%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.29%) DTS
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.74%) JIRA
3 6 (1.74%) Maven
3 6 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.45%) GitLab
4 5 (1.45%) Subversion
5 4 (1.16%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.87%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.29%) Chocolatey
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 109 (31.59%) Finance
2 33 (9.57%) Retail
3 25 (7.25%) Legal
4 10 (2.90%) Law
4 10 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.74%) Banking
5 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.16%) Back Office
6 4 (1.16%) Military
7 3 (0.87%) Billing
7 3 (0.87%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (23.77%) Analyst
2 37 (10.72%) IT Manager
3 31 (8.99%) Security Specialist
4 29 (8.41%) Security Analyst
5 22 (6.38%) Network Engineer
6 21 (6.09%) Consultant
7 18 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (4.64%) Administrator
9 15 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 15 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (3.48%) Compliance Specialist
10 12 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) ERP Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) Information Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
10 12 (3.48%) Information Security Specialist
10 12 (3.48%) Information Specialist
10 12 (3.48%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.48%) Security Manager
10 12 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.64%) EDI
2 13 (3.77%) .NET
3 7 (2.03%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.87%) OAuth
4 3 (0.87%) SAML
4 3 (0.87%) Web Services
5 2 (0.58%) OLE
5 2 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.29%) Kafka
6 1 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.14%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 9 (2.61%) Life Science
6 8 (2.32%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (1.74%) Cyberattack
7 6 (1.74%) Robotics
8 5 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.45%) Reinsurance
8 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.49%) Windows
2 35 (10.14%) Linux
3 26 (7.54%) Unix
4 13 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.32%) CentOS
6 6 (1.74%) Android
6 6 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.74%) Debian
6 6 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.16%) AIX
8 3 (0.87%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Fedora
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (30.14%) Information Security
2 61 (17.68%) ITIL
3 47 (13.62%) Change Management
4 44 (12.75%) Project Management
4 44 (12.75%) Regulatory Compliance
4 44 (12.75%) Risk Management
5 41 (11.88%) ERP
6 38 (11.01%) Security Architecture
7 36 (10.43%) Security Operations
8 34 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (8.99%) DevOps
10 30 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (8.41%) Business Continuity
11 29 (8.41%) Computer Science
11 29 (8.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 27 (7.83%) IT Audit
13 26 (7.54%) SDLC
14 25 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (6.96%) Data Privacy
15 24 (6.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.83%) Perl
1 27 (7.83%) Python
2 21 (6.09%) C
3 19 (5.51%) PowerShell
4 18 (5.22%) Java
5 17 (4.93%) VBScript
6 12 (3.48%) SQL
7 7 (2.03%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.03%) C++
8 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.87%) Ruby
10 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (18.26%) Degree
2 62 (17.97%) CISSP
3 30 (8.70%) CISA
4 27 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (7.83%) CISM
5 20 (5.80%) CEH
6 19 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (5.22%) CCNA
7 18 (5.22%) GIAC
8 14 (4.06%) CCIE
9 12 (3.48%) CCNP
10 11 (3.19%) GCIH
10 11 (3.19%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.90%) GCIA
12 9 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.61%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.32%) SANS
14 7 (2.03%) CIMA
14 7 (2.03%) MBA
15 6 (1.74%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (20.29%) PCI DSS
3 48 (13.91%) GDPR
4 31 (8.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 29 (8.41%) SAS 70
6 25 (7.25%) HIPAA
7 20 (5.80%) COBIT
8 17 (4.93%) SLA
9 11 (3.19%) PA-DSS
10 10 (2.90%) Solvency II
11 9 (2.61%) GxP
12 8 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (2.03%) Data Quality
13 7 (2.03%) NIST 800
13 7 (2.03%) SSAE 16
14 4 (1.16%) Basel II
14 4 (1.16%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.58%) Basel III
15 2 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 17 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.74%) Docker
4 3 (0.87%) Snort
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.58%) vSphere
5 2 (0.58%) XenApp
6 1 (0.29%) Firmware
6 1 (0.29%) KVM
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.03%) Ansible
1 7 (2.03%) Puppet
2 6 (1.74%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.45%) Terraform
4 4 (1.16%) QRadar
4 4 (1.16%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.16%) SCCM
5 3 (0.87%) Nagios
5 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.58%) Core Impact
6 2 (0.58%) Nessus
6 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.58%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.58%) OpenVAS
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.58%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.70%) Oracle
2 30 (8.70%) SAP
3 24 (6.96%) Cisco
4 21 (6.09%) Splunk
4 21 (6.09%) VMware
5 17 (4.93%) CheckPoint
6 14 (4.06%) F5
7 11 (3.19%) Juniper
7 11 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.19%) WorldPay
8 10 (2.90%) Meraki
9 8 (2.32%) Citrix
9 8 (2.32%) JD Edwards
10 7 (2.03%) IBM
10 7 (2.03%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.74%) Cadence
11 6 (1.74%) Cognos
11 6 (1.74%) MobileIron
11 6 (1.74%) Thales