System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SOC 2 skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SOC 2 over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 823 834 1030
Rank change year-on-year +11 +196 -108
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 81 85 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.092% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.58% 0.51% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 76 50 85
10th Percentile £43,125 £42,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £76,250 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -24.59% +17.31% -7.14%
75th Percentile £77,500 £94,375 £87,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £127,875 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £66,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -13.21% +1.92% +16.07%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

SOC 2 falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,021 16,698 29,954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 18.06% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,272 8,331 13,395
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,500 £93,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 25 June 2024.

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 25 June 2024. 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 +27 76 £57,500 -25.81% 44
Work from Home +42 46 £55,000 -29.03% 37
UK excluding London -45 41 £57,500 -13.21% 10
London +84 38 £55,000 -29.03% 34
North of England +20 14 £72,500 -29.27% 2
North West -16 12 £72,500 -29.27% 2
South West - 10 £59,500 -
Midlands -33 7 £57,500 +76.92% 1
South East -44 5 £47,500 -36.67% 4
East Midlands - 5 £57,500 - 1
Scotland -64 4 £52,500 -30.00% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £49,750 -
West Midlands -12 1 £77,500 +138.46%
East of England - 1 £57,500 -

SOC 2
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.86%) Azure
2 20 (24.69%) AWS
3 16 (19.75%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (17.28%) SaaS
5 12 (14.81%) Google Workspace
6 4 (4.94%) Azure Monitor
6 4 (4.94%) Serverless
6 4 (4.94%) WhatsApp
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon ECR
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon MSK
7 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.70%) AWS Control Tower
7 3 (3.70%) IaaS
7 3 (3.70%) PaaS
7 3 (3.70%) Route 53
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (50.62%) Firewall
2 14 (17.28%) DNS
3 12 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (14.81%) Wireless
4 11 (13.58%) Broadband
4 11 (13.58%) NAS
5 5 (6.17%) Network Security
6 3 (3.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.23%) LAN
7 1 (1.23%) SAN
7 1 (1.23%) WAN
7 1 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) GitLab
1 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 24 (29.63%) Social Skills
2 20 (24.69%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (17.28%) Finance
4 11 (13.58%) Games
5 8 (9.88%) Legal
6 5 (6.17%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (4.94%) Law
8 2 (2.47%) Banking
8 2 (2.47%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.23%) Advertising
9 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (16.05%) Consultant
2 11 (13.58%) IT Consultant
2 11 (13.58%) Security Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Security Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Compliance Manager
4 7 (8.64%) IT Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Security Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Compliance Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Information Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (7.41%) Security Compliance Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Risk Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) OAuth
1 4 (4.94%) OpenID
1 4 (4.94%) SAML
2 3 (3.70%) ARM Templates
2 3 (3.70%) AWS SAM
2 3 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Security Posture
2 12 (14.81%) Onboarding
3 11 (13.58%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.41%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.17%) Clustering
5 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (6.17%) Private Cloud
5 5 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.94%) Cyber Threat
6 4 (4.94%) Cyberattack
7 3 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.70%) Distributed Systems
7 3 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.47%) Life Science
8 2 (2.47%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Mac OS
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.88%) Linux
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (39.51%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (34.57%) Information Security
4 23 (28.40%) SIEM
5 22 (27.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 19 (23.46%) Data Protection
7 16 (19.75%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (18.52%) Identity Management
9 14 (17.28%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (17.28%) IT Audit
10 13 (16.05%) Business Continuity
10 13 (16.05%) Security Operations
11 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (13.58%) Asset Management
12 11 (13.58%) Data Security
12 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (13.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (12.35%) Computer Science
13 10 (12.35%) Project Management
13 10 (12.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) Bash
2 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.17%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) CISSP
2 10 (12.35%) Degree
3 8 (9.88%) CISA
4 5 (6.17%) AWS Certification
5 4 (4.94%) CISM
6 3 (3.70%) Azure Certification
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.47%) CCA
7 2 (2.47%) CCSP
7 2 (2.47%) CRISC
7 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP
8 1 (1.23%) GIAC
8 1 (1.23%) ISACA
8 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.23%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (87.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (19.75%) GDPR
4 15 (18.52%) NIST
5 12 (14.81%) PCI DSS
6 11 (13.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (13.58%) GRC
7 8 (9.88%) SOC 1
8 7 (8.64%) HIPAA
9 5 (6.17%) ISO 9001
10 4 (4.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (3.70%) ITGC
11 3 (3.70%) NCSC
12 2 (2.47%) California Consumer Privacy Act
13 1 (1.23%) COBIT
13 1 (1.23%) ISO 31000
13 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (1.23%) NIST 800
13 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.41%) Docker
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.41%) Nessus
2 6 (7.41%) Terraform
3 2 (2.47%) QRadar
4 1 (1.23%) CASB
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.75%) VMware
3 13 (16.05%) Google
4 11 (13.58%) Apple
5 6 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Qualys
6 2 (2.47%) Splunk
7 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.23%) CrowdStrike
7 1 (1.23%) Kenna
7 1 (1.23%) OneTrust
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.23%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.23%) Zscaler