Period
to 18 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SOC 1 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOC 1 over the 6 months to 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 828 946 1109
Rank change year-on-year +118 +163 +88
Permanent jobs citing SOC 1 17 22 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.020% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 22
10th Percentile " £42,500 £56,725
25th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £65,000 £66,250
Median % change year-on-year +38.46% -1.89% +6.00%
75th Percentile £95,000 £81,250 £77,500
90th Percentile " £86,250 £128,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -26.92% - -7.14%

SOC 1 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 10,353 13,633 20,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.30% 12.39% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7,238 10,588 15,410
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SOC 1
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOC 1 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOC 1 in the UK

SOC 1
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOC 1.

Salary trend for SOC 1 in the UK

SOC 1
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC 1 over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SOC 1 in the UK

SOC 1
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 1 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 April 2021. 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 +118 17 £90,000 +38.46% 1
London +111 13 £90,000 +16.13%
Work from Home -128 2 £68,750 -11.29%
UK excluding London +78 1 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Midlands +22 1 £47,500 -26.92%
West Midlands +6 1 £47,500 -26.92%

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, IT jobs citing SOC 1 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 SOC 1.

1 16 (94.12%) Azure
2 15 (88.24%) AWS
3 14 (82.35%) GDPR
3 14 (82.35%) SOC 2
4 12 (70.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (52.94%) Information Security
5 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
5 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
5 9 (52.94%) OWASP
5 9 (52.94%) TDD
5 9 (52.94%) Pair Programming
5 9 (52.94%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (52.94%) Java
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) Python
5 9 (52.94%) Prometheus
5 9 (52.94%) linkerd
5 9 (52.94%) DevSecOps
5 9 (52.94%) Fintech
5 9 (52.94%) Terraform
5 9 (52.94%) Travis CI
5 9 (52.94%) Consul
5 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
5 9 (52.94%) BDD
5 9 (52.94%) OSCP
5 9 (52.94%) OSCE
5 9 (52.94%) Redis
5 9 (52.94%) Go
5 9 (52.94%) Docker

SOC 1
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 9 (52.94%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 16 (94.12%) Azure
2 15 (88.24%) AWS
3 9 (52.94%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (52.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Travis CI
2 2 (11.76%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Security Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) AWS Software Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Java Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Java Software Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Python Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Python Software Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DevSecOps Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Polyglot Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) BDD
1 9 (52.94%) DevOps
1 9 (52.94%) DevSecOps
1 9 (52.94%) Fintech
1 9 (52.94%) Information Security
1 9 (52.94%) OWASP
1 9 (52.94%) Pair Programming
1 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
1 9 (52.94%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure as Code
2 4 (23.53%) Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (5.88%) Data Security
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
1 9 (52.94%) Go
1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) OSCE
1 9 (52.94%) OSCP
2 1 (5.88%) ACCA
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) GDPR
1 14 (82.35%) SOC 2
2 12 (70.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (52.94%) NIST
3 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (23.53%) HIPAA
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) SOC 3
6 1 (5.88%) GRC
6 1 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (5.88%) SAS 70
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) Consul
1 9 (52.94%) Kubernetes
1 9 (52.94%) linkerd
1 9 (52.94%) Prometheus
1 9 (52.94%) Terraform
2 4 (23.53%) QRadar