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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 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1146 1020 766
Rank change year-on-year -126 -254 +321
Permanent jobs citing SOC 1 68 5 8
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.029% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 26 5 8
10th Percentile £49,875 - £68,750
25th Percentile - £52,500 £73,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £77,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -9.68% +3.33%
75th Percentile - £72,500 £81,250
90th Percentile - £86,000 £86,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 29,045 17,013 7,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.59% 14.66% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13,910 10,464 5,933
10th Percentile £31,231 £31,250 £30,525
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £74,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 August 2022.

Salary histogram for SOC 1 in the UK

SOC 1
Top 9 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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -95 65 £65,000 -7.14%
London -122 47 £65,000 -7.14%
Work from Home -165 34 £65,000 +18.18%
UK excluding London -47 19 £65,000 +18.18%
South East - 12 - -
South West - 4 £65,000 -
Wales - 2 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 £57,500 +4.55%
North of England -67 1 £57,500 +4.55%

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 65 (95.59%) SOC 2
2 41 (60.29%) Social Skills
3 37 (54.41%) ITIL
3 37 (54.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (51.47%) Agile
5 33 (48.53%) Finance
6 31 (45.59%) AWS
7 26 (38.24%) CISSP
7 26 (38.24%) CISM
8 23 (33.82%) Windows
9 22 (32.35%) Linux
10 21 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
10 21 (30.88%) Terraform
11 20 (29.41%) CISA
11 20 (29.41%) Project Management
12 19 (27.94%) Service Management
12 19 (27.94%) ITSM
12 19 (27.94%) Service Delivery
12 19 (27.94%) Customer Service
13 17 (25.00%) GitOps
13 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (25.00%) Kubernetes
14 16 (23.53%) Ansible
14 16 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 15 (22.06%) Agile Project Management
15 15 (22.06%) COSO
15 15 (22.06%) COBIT
15 15 (22.06%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (22.06%) ITGC

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (45.59%) AWS
2 21 (30.88%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (20.59%) SaaS
4 13 (19.12%) Azure
5 12 (17.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (17.65%) Azure DevOps
5 12 (17.65%) GitHub
5 12 (17.65%) Serverless
6 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (7.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (7.35%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (7.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (7.35%) IaaS
7 5 (7.35%) PaaS
8 2 (2.94%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) DNS
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.65%) GitLab
General
1 41 (60.29%) Social Skills
2 33 (48.53%) Finance
3 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (20.59%) Documentation Skills
4 6 (8.82%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (7.35%) Billing
5 5 (7.35%) Legal
6 3 (4.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.47%) Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) IT Manager
4 10 (14.71%) Service Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) IT Services Manager
6 8 (11.76%) Junior
7 7 (10.29%) Auditor
7 7 (10.29%) Business Process Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) IT Auditor
7 7 (10.29%) Junior Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Junior Business Process Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Junior Process Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Process Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Product Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Security Officer
9 5 (7.35%) Head of Information Security
9 5 (7.35%) Head of Security
9 5 (7.35%) Information Officer
9 5 (7.35%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) ARM Templates
1 12 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Blockchain
2 12 (17.65%) Cloud Native
2 12 (17.65%) Clustering
2 12 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Linux
3 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) ITIL
2 35 (51.47%) Agile
3 20 (29.41%) Project Management
4 19 (27.94%) Customer Service
4 19 (27.94%) ITSM
4 19 (27.94%) Service Delivery
4 19 (27.94%) Service Management
5 17 (25.00%) GitOps
5 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (22.06%) Agile Project Management
6 15 (22.06%) Risk Analysis
6 15 (22.06%) Risk Register
7 14 (20.59%) Asset Management
7 14 (20.59%) BCP
7 14 (20.59%) GAP Analysis
7 14 (20.59%) Information Security
7 14 (20.59%) Internal Audit
7 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (20.59%) Statistics
8 13 (19.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) Bash
2 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.35%) SQL
4 4 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) CISM
1 26 (38.24%) CISSP
2 20 (29.41%) CISA
3 17 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (13.24%) CRISC
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (95.59%) SOC 2
2 37 (54.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (22.06%) COBIT
4 15 (22.06%) COSO
4 15 (22.06%) ITGC
5 13 (19.12%) PCI DSS
6 5 (7.35%) SLA
7 3 (4.41%) GRC
8 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.47%) GDPR
8 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.47%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Docker
2 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (30.88%) Terraform
2 17 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 16 (23.53%) Ansible
4 12 (17.65%) Grafana
4 12 (17.65%) PowerCLI
4 12 (17.65%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.47%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
1 12 (17.65%) VMware
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) PagerDuty
2 5 (7.35%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (7.35%) ServiceNow
2 5 (7.35%) Sun
3 2 (2.94%) Google