Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SAS 70 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SAS 70 over the 6 months to 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70: Service Organizations (SAS 70)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1081 1158 1190
Rank change year-on-year +77 +32 +87
Permanent jobs citing SAS 70 29 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.074% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 6
UK median annual salary £75,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% +10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £40,000

SAS 70 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 20,805 21,621 22,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 12.55% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15,302 16,618 17,482
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% - -

SAS 70
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SAS 70 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SAS 70 in the UK

SAS 70
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SAS 70.

Salary trend for SAS 70 in the UK

SAS 70
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SAS 70 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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 +72 29 £75,000 +36.36%
London +50 27 £75,000 +36.36%
East of England - 2 - -
UK excluding London - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT jobs citing SAS 70 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 SAS 70.

1 29 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 27 (93.10%) Security Architecture
3 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) DNS
4 17 (58.62%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
5 16 (55.17%) Splunk
5 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (55.17%) Degree
5 16 (55.17%) Computer Science
5 16 (55.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 16 (55.17%) Network Packet Analysis
5 16 (55.17%) Regulatory Compliance
5 16 (55.17%) Task Automation
5 16 (55.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (55.17%) SSL
5 16 (55.17%) CISSP
5 16 (55.17%) Perl
5 16 (55.17%) VBScript
5 16 (55.17%) Python
5 16 (55.17%) LAN
5 16 (55.17%) WAN
5 16 (55.17%) SMTP
5 16 (55.17%) C
5 16 (55.17%) Information Security
5 16 (55.17%) Wireless
5 16 (55.17%) Finance
5 16 (55.17%) GIAC
6 13 (44.83%) DevOps

SAS 70
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:

Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) DNS
1 18 (62.07%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 16 (55.17%) LAN
2 16 (55.17%) SMTP
2 16 (55.17%) SSL
2 16 (55.17%) WAN
2 16 (55.17%) Wireless
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security
4 2 (6.90%) BGP
4 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
4 2 (6.90%) HSRP
4 2 (6.90%) OSPF
4 2 (6.90%) PPP
4 2 (6.90%) SNMP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
4 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Security Specialist
2 10 (34.48%) Application Security Specialist
2 10 (34.48%) Applications Specialist
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Security Specialist
4 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Fintech
2 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Security Architecture
2 16 (55.17%) Computer Science
2 16 (55.17%) Information Security
2 16 (55.17%) Network Packet Analysis
2 16 (55.17%) Regulatory Compliance
2 16 (55.17%) Task Automation
2 16 (55.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 13 (44.83%) DevOps
4 10 (34.48%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 10 (34.48%) SDLC
4 10 (34.48%) Security Operations
4 10 (34.48%) Static Code Analysis
4 10 (34.48%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (6.90%) Compliance Audit
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Network Design
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C
1 16 (55.17%) Perl
1 16 (55.17%) PowerShell
1 16 (55.17%) Python
1 16 (55.17%) VBScript
2 10 (34.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) CISSP
1 16 (55.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 16 (55.17%) Degree
1 16 (55.17%) GIAC
2 2 (6.90%) CCIE
2 2 (6.90%) CCMSE
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) CCSA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) PA-DSS
2 11 (37.93%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Splunk
2 11 (37.93%) WorldPay
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Cognizant