Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 785 878 1078
Rank change year-on-year +93 +200 +58
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 59 93 61
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.083% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.67% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 51 74 59
10th Percentile £52,000 £35,125 £57,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,250 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £84,375 £81,250 £100,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,125 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% - -7.14%

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 10,292 13,899 20,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.30% 12.36% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7,202 10,803 15,418
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,263
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 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 15 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SOC 2 in the UK

SOC 2
Top 12 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 15 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 +97 55 £63,750 -1.92% 3
London +96 26 £80,000 +3.23% 1
UK excluding London +77 26 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Work from Home -132 10 £69,000 +22.67%
South East +95 8 £52,000 -38.82% 2
North of England +39 8 £55,000 -3.51%
North West +32 5 £55,000 -3.51%
Midlands +1 5 £70,000 +7.69%
West Midlands -1 5 £70,000 +7.69%
East of England +53 4 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £62,000 +8.77%
South West - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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 45 (76.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (52.54%) Information Security
3 28 (47.46%) Azure
4 26 (44.07%) AWS
5 21 (35.59%) GDPR
6 19 (32.20%) GCP
7 18 (30.51%) PCI DSS
8 17 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (25.42%) DevOps
9 15 (25.42%) NIST
10 14 (23.73%) TDD
10 14 (23.73%) OWASP
10 14 (23.73%) Java
10 14 (23.73%) SOC 1
10 14 (23.73%) Terraform
11 13 (22.03%) Finance
11 13 (22.03%) SaaS
12 12 (20.34%) Risk Management
12 12 (20.34%) Docker
12 12 (20.34%) Kubernetes
13 11 (18.64%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (18.64%) DevSecOps
13 11 (18.64%) Python
13 11 (18.64%) Linux
13 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
14 10 (16.95%) Data Privacy
15 9 (15.25%) Fintech
15 9 (15.25%) BDD
15 9 (15.25%) OSCP

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 9 (15.25%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (47.46%) Azure
2 26 (44.07%) AWS
3 19 (32.20%) GCP
4 13 (22.03%) SaaS
5 8 (13.56%) IaaS
5 8 (13.56%) PaaS
6 4 (6.78%) Power Platform
6 4 (6.78%) PowerApps
7 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (5.08%) GitHub
7 3 (5.08%) Serverless
8 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (15.25%) Redis
2 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Travis CI
2 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Legal
2 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Security Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Security Manager
3 9 (15.25%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) AWS Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Java Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Java Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Python Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Python Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Junior
6 5 (8.47%) Junior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
1 2 (3.39%) .NET Core
1 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.39%) RESTful
1 2 (3.39%) SOAP
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
1 2 (3.39%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.69%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.78%) Cloud Native
3 3 (5.08%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.39%) SUSE
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Information Security
2 17 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (25.42%) DevOps
4 14 (23.73%) OWASP
4 14 (23.73%) TDD
5 12 (20.34%) Risk Management
6 11 (18.64%) DevSecOps
6 11 (18.64%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (18.64%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
7 10 (16.95%) Data Privacy
8 9 (15.25%) Analytics
8 9 (15.25%) BDD
8 9 (15.25%) Fintech
8 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (15.25%) Pair Programming
9 8 (13.56%) Business Continuity
10 7 (11.86%) Commercial Awareness
10 7 (11.86%) People Management
10 7 (11.86%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 11 (18.64%) Python
3 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.25%) Go
4 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.47%) Apex Code
5 5 (8.47%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) OSCE
1 9 (15.25%) OSCP
2 6 (10.17%) CISM
3 5 (8.47%) CISA
4 4 (6.78%) CISSP
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 2 (3.39%) CRISC
6 2 (3.39%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.39%) ISSEP
7 1 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.69%) PgMP
7 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (76.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (35.59%) GDPR
3 18 (30.51%) PCI DSS
4 15 (25.42%) NIST
5 14 (23.73%) SOC 1
6 7 (11.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (11.86%) GRC
7 6 (10.17%) ISO 22301
8 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (6.78%) HIPAA
9 4 (6.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (5.08%) COBIT
10 3 (5.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (3.39%) FedRAMP
11 2 (3.39%) ITGC
12 1 (1.69%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Docker
2 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Terraform
2 12 (20.34%) Kubernetes
3 9 (15.25%) Consul
3 9 (15.25%) linkerd
3 9 (15.25%) Prometheus
4 8 (13.56%) Puppet
5 5 (8.47%) Ansible
6 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (6.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Google
2 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle