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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SOC 2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOC 2 over the 6 months to 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1017 925 783
Rank change year-on-year -92 -142 +252
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 245 51 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.048% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.78% 0.35% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 93 41 48
10th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £38,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £56,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £69,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.80% -4.83% +3.57%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £85,313
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £93,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -19.23% -

SOC 2 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 31,540 14,780 10,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.56% 13.83% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13,877 9,285 7,872
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,346 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%

SOC 2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOC 2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOC 2 in the UK

SOC 2
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOC 2.

Salary trend for SOC 2 in the UK

SOC 2
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOC 2 over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for SOC 2 in the UK

SOC 2
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOC 2 within the UK over the 6 months to 1 July 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 -113 174 £65,000 -3.70% 13
Work from Home -124 146 £65,000 -7.14% 2
London -137 133 £65,000 -13.33% 9
UK excluding London -111 43 £62,500 +19.05% 4
South East -73 22 £85,000 +63.46%
South West -33 5 £65,000 +52.94%
Midlands -60 5 £49,000 -30.00% 3
North West -76 3 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East of England -87 3 £72,500 +11.54%
North of England -92 3 £55,000 +7.84% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,500 -
Wales - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £44,500 -
West Midlands -59 1 £48,000 -31.43% 3

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, IT jobs citing SOC 2 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 2.

1 127 (51.84%) AWS
2 119 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (48.16%) Social Skills
4 112 (45.71%) DevOps
5 94 (38.37%) Azure
6 89 (36.33%) Terraform
7 87 (35.51%) Infrastructure as Code
8 84 (34.29%) Information Security
9 81 (33.06%) Agile
9 81 (33.06%) Kubernetes
10 75 (30.61%) Finance
11 72 (29.39%) SOC 1
12 68 (27.76%) GCP
13 66 (26.94%) CI/CD
14 63 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (24.08%) CISM
15 59 (24.08%) CISSP
16 57 (23.27%) Linux
17 56 (22.86%) Cloud Native
18 47 (19.18%) ITIL
19 46 (18.78%) Ansible
20 45 (18.37%) Docker
20 45 (18.37%) CISA
20 45 (18.37%) Risk Management
21 44 (17.96%) Python
21 44 (17.96%) Software Engineering
21 44 (17.96%) NIST
22 42 (17.14%) GDPR
22 42 (17.14%) Windows
23 41 (16.73%) PCI DSS

SOC 2
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 6 (2.45%) Apache Airflow
1 6 (2.45%) Luigi
2 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 15 (6.12%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (51.84%) AWS
2 94 (38.37%) Azure
3 68 (27.76%) GCP
4 40 (16.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 38 (15.51%) SaaS
6 29 (11.84%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (8.98%) Azure DevOps
8 16 (6.53%) Serverless
9 14 (5.71%) GitHub
10 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (3.27%) OpenShift
12 7 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
12 7 (2.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 7 (2.86%) AWS CloudTrail
13 6 (2.45%) IaaS
13 6 (2.45%) PaaS
13 6 (2.45%) Snowflake
14 4 (1.63%) PubNub
14 4 (1.63%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.16%) Network Security
2 9 (3.67%) Firewall
3 5 (2.04%) DNS
3 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
5 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.88%) Relational Database
2 26 (10.61%) NoSQL
2 26 (10.61%) RDBMS
3 15 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.49%) MySQL
5 8 (3.27%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.45%) MariaDB
7 6 (2.45%) Tableau
8 5 (2.04%) Big Data
9 2 (0.82%) DTS
10 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (9.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.71%) GitLab
3 8 (3.27%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Grunt
General
1 118 (48.16%) Social Skills
2 75 (30.61%) Finance
3 33 (13.47%) Legal
4 22 (8.98%) Documentation Skills
5 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (6.53%) Marketing
7 15 (6.12%) Telecoms
8 12 (4.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (3.67%) Games
9 9 (3.67%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (3.27%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (2.04%) Billing
12 4 (1.63%) Banking
12 4 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (1.63%) Retail
13 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.41%) Law
13 1 (0.41%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (20.41%) Analyst
2 48 (19.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 33 (13.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 27 (11.02%) Senior DevOps
4 27 (11.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 21 (8.57%) Security Analyst
6 19 (7.76%) Security Engineer
7 16 (6.53%) IT Manager
8 15 (6.12%) Compliance Analyst
9 14 (5.71%) Risk Analyst
10 13 (5.31%) IT Services Manager
11 12 (4.90%) Consultant
11 12 (4.90%) Security Consultant
12 11 (4.49%) Information Security Consultant
12 11 (4.49%) Information Security Engineer
12 11 (4.49%) Security Compliance Analyst
12 11 (4.49%) Software Engineer
13 10 (4.08%) Information Analyst
13 10 (4.08%) Senior Information Security Consultant
13 10 (4.08%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.98%) ARM Templates
2 15 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (3.27%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (2.04%) LDAP
4 5 (2.04%) Matplotlib
4 5 (2.04%) NumPy
4 5 (2.04%) Pandas
4 5 (2.04%) React
4 5 (2.04%) scikit-learn
4 5 (2.04%) SciPy
4 5 (2.04%) Statsmodels
5 3 (1.22%) Node.js
6 2 (0.82%) Flutter
6 2 (0.82%) iOS SDK
6 2 (0.82%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (0.82%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.82%) React Native
6 2 (0.82%) REST
6 2 (0.82%) SAML
6 2 (0.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.86%) Cloud Native
2 37 (15.10%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.16%) Virtual Team
4 18 (7.35%) Public Cloud
5 16 (6.53%) Blockchain
6 14 (5.71%) Clustering
6 14 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (4.08%) Data Centre
8 9 (3.67%) PMI
9 8 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (3.27%) Social Media
10 7 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.45%) Augmented Reality
12 5 (2.04%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.63%) Blog
13 4 (1.63%) Digital Wallet
13 4 (1.63%) Hackathon
13 4 (1.63%) Hedge funds
14 3 (1.22%) Cyberattack
14 3 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.27%) Linux
2 42 (17.14%) Windows
3 14 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.82%) Android
6 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (45.71%) DevOps
2 87 (35.51%) Infrastructure as Code
3 84 (34.29%) Information Security
4 81 (33.06%) Agile
5 66 (26.94%) CI/CD
6 63 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
7 47 (19.18%) ITIL
8 45 (18.37%) Risk Management
9 44 (17.96%) Software Engineering
10 41 (16.73%) High Availability
11 40 (16.33%) Observability
12 39 (15.92%) Service Management
13 37 (15.10%) ISMS
14 36 (14.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (12.24%) Open Source
16 28 (11.43%) Project Management
17 26 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
18 25 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
19 23 (9.39%) DevSecOps
20 22 (8.98%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.96%) Python
2 34 (13.88%) PowerShell
3 31 (12.65%) Java
4 23 (9.39%) Bash
5 17 (6.94%) SQL
6 12 (4.90%) C#
7 10 (4.08%) Ruby
8 9 (3.67%) Perl
9 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.45%) Kotlin
11 5 (2.04%) C
12 4 (1.63%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.82%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.82%) Go
14 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 59 (24.08%) CISM
1 59 (24.08%) CISSP
2 45 (18.37%) CISA
3 31 (12.65%) Degree
4 18 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (5.71%) CRISC
6 13 (5.31%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.27%) AWS Certification
8 7 (2.86%) CCSK
8 7 (2.86%) CREST Certified
9 5 (2.04%) PhD
9 5 (2.04%) PMP
10 4 (1.63%) GPEN
10 4 (1.63%) GXPN
10 4 (1.63%) OSCE
10 4 (1.63%) SANS
11 3 (1.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 2 (0.82%) GIAC
13 1 (0.41%) CEH
13 1 (0.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (48.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (29.39%) SOC 1
3 44 (17.96%) NIST
4 42 (17.14%) GDPR
5 41 (16.73%) PCI DSS
6 29 (11.84%) HIPAA
7 28 (11.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (10.20%) COBIT
9 23 (9.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 19 (7.76%) COSO
10 19 (7.76%) GRC
10 19 (7.76%) ITGC
11 13 (5.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 13 (5.31%) QA
12 8 (3.27%) FISMA
12 8 (3.27%) HITRUST
13 7 (2.86%) Data Quality
14 6 (2.45%) IASME
14 6 (2.45%) ISO 22301
14 6 (2.45%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (18.37%) Docker
2 14 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 89 (36.33%) Terraform
2 81 (33.06%) Kubernetes
3 46 (18.78%) Ansible
4 19 (7.76%) Grafana
4 19 (7.76%) Prometheus
5 14 (5.71%) PowerCLI
6 10 (4.08%) Puppet
7 6 (2.45%) Argo
8 4 (1.63%) CSIRT
8 4 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.41%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 25 (10.20%) Google
2 16 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 14 (5.71%) VMware
5 8 (3.27%) LexisNexis
6 5 (2.04%) PagerDuty
6 5 (2.04%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.04%) Sun
7 4 (1.63%) Adobe
7 4 (1.63%) Cisco
7 4 (1.63%) DocuSign
7 4 (1.63%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.63%) Facebook
8 2 (0.82%) Apiary
8 2 (0.82%) Apple
8 2 (0.82%) CA
8 2 (0.82%) Marketo
8 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.82%) Okta