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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 729 598 295
Rank change year-on-year -131 -303 +49
Permanent jobs citing SOC 2 149 20 12
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.19% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 0.42% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 56 17 12
10th Percentile £55,000 £56,600 -
25th Percentile £60,625 £61,250 £25,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +21.74% -23.33%
75th Percentile £81,250 £95,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £92,500 - -
UK median annual salary £65,000 £69,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -5.80% -4.83% +3.57%

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 WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,741 4,713 977
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.07% 12.54% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,414 3,201 795
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £72,647 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

SOC 2
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SOC 2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SOC 2 trend for jobs with a WFH option

SOC 2
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SOC 2.

SOC 2 salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SOC 2
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SOC 2 over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

SOC 2 salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, SOC 2 job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SOC 2.

1 95 (63.76%) AWS
2 83 (55.70%) Social Skills
3 79 (53.02%) DevOps
4 69 (46.31%) Azure
5 62 (41.61%) Infrastructure as Code
6 61 (40.94%) Terraform
7 59 (39.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 57 (38.26%) Kubernetes
9 55 (36.91%) Finance
10 53 (35.57%) GCP
11 52 (34.90%) Agile
12 48 (32.21%) CISSP
13 47 (31.54%) CISM
14 39 (26.17%) SOC 1
15 38 (25.50%) Information Security
16 36 (24.16%) Relational Database
16 36 (24.16%) High Availability
16 36 (24.16%) CISA
16 36 (24.16%) Cloud Native
17 33 (22.15%) CI/CD
18 31 (20.81%) NIST
19 30 (20.13%) Software Engineering
20 29 (19.46%) ITIL
21 28 (18.79%) RDBMS
21 28 (18.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 28 (18.79%) Open Source
21 28 (18.79%) NoSQL
21 28 (18.79%) HIPAA
21 28 (18.79%) Docker
21 28 (18.79%) AWS CloudFormation

SOC 2
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 (4.03%) Apache Airflow
1 6 (4.03%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 8 (5.37%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 95 (63.76%) AWS
2 69 (46.31%) Azure
3 53 (35.57%) GCP
4 28 (18.79%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (18.12%) SaaS
6 11 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (5.37%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (5.37%) OpenShift
9 7 (4.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (4.70%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (4.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 7 (4.70%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (4.03%) IaaS
10 6 (4.03%) PaaS
10 6 (4.03%) Snowflake
11 4 (2.68%) PubNub
12 2 (1.34%) Google Workspace
13 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.37%) Network Security
2 5 (3.36%) DNS
2 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.16%) Relational Database
2 28 (18.79%) NoSQL
2 28 (18.79%) RDBMS
3 15 (10.07%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.38%) MySQL
5 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.70%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.03%) MariaDB
7 6 (4.03%) Tableau
8 5 (3.36%) Big Data
9 2 (1.34%) DTS
10 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.37%) JIRA
3 3 (2.01%) Grunt
General
1 83 (55.70%) Social Skills
2 55 (36.91%) Finance
3 12 (8.05%) Marketing
4 11 (7.38%) Legal
5 8 (5.37%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.70%) Games
6 7 (4.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (4.70%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (3.36%) Billing
8 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (18.79%) Senior DevOps
2 28 (18.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 19 (12.75%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (10.74%) IT Manager
5 13 (8.72%) IT Services Manager
6 12 (8.05%) Analyst
6 12 (8.05%) Security Engineer
7 11 (7.38%) Information Security Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Head of Security
8 9 (6.04%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Head of Information
9 8 (5.37%) Head of Information Security
9 8 (5.37%) IT Risk Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Lead Software Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Risk Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Compliance Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) IT Compliance Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) ARM Templates
1 8 (5.37%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (3.36%) LDAP
2 5 (3.36%) Matplotlib
2 5 (3.36%) NumPy
2 5 (3.36%) Pandas
2 5 (3.36%) scikit-learn
2 5 (3.36%) SciPy
2 5 (3.36%) Statsmodels
3 1 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (24.16%) Cloud Native
2 17 (11.41%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.72%) Virtual Team
4 11 (7.38%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.37%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.37%) Social Media
6 6 (4.03%) Augmented Reality
7 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.68%) Blog
8 4 (2.68%) Hackathon
9 3 (2.01%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.01%) NHS
10 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.67%) Equities
11 1 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.44%) Linux
2 20 (13.42%) Windows
3 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (1.34%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.02%) DevOps
2 62 (41.61%) Infrastructure as Code
3 52 (34.90%) Agile
4 38 (25.50%) Information Security
5 36 (24.16%) High Availability
6 33 (22.15%) CI/CD
7 30 (20.13%) Software Engineering
8 29 (19.46%) ITIL
9 28 (18.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (18.79%) Observability
9 28 (18.79%) Open Source
10 26 (17.45%) Risk Management
11 25 (16.78%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (16.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (14.77%) Risk Analysis
14 19 (12.75%) Risk Register
15 18 (12.08%) Fintech
16 17 (11.41%) Service Management
17 16 (10.74%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (10.07%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) Python
2 20 (13.42%) Java
3 17 (11.41%) SQL
4 16 (10.74%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.04%) Perl
6 8 (5.37%) C#
6 8 (5.37%) Ruby
7 5 (3.36%) Bash
8 4 (2.68%) Kotlin
8 4 (2.68%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.01%) Go
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) CISSP
2 47 (31.54%) CISM
3 36 (24.16%) CISA
4 12 (8.05%) Degree
5 11 (7.38%) CRISC
6 8 (5.37%) AWS Certification
7 7 (4.70%) CREST Certified
8 5 (3.36%) PhD
9 4 (2.68%) GPEN
9 4 (2.68%) GXPN
9 4 (2.68%) OSCE
9 4 (2.68%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.68%) PMP
9 4 (2.68%) SANS
10 3 (2.01%) CCSK
11 2 (1.34%) GIAC
12 1 (0.67%) CEH
12 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (39.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (26.17%) SOC 1
3 31 (20.81%) NIST
4 28 (18.79%) HIPAA
4 28 (18.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 26 (17.45%) GDPR
6 21 (14.09%) COBIT
7 19 (12.75%) COSO
7 19 (12.75%) ITGC
7 19 (12.75%) PCI DSS
8 9 (6.04%) QA
9 8 (5.37%) FISMA
9 8 (5.37%) GRC
9 8 (5.37%) HITRUST
10 7 (4.70%) Data Quality
11 5 (3.36%) Accessibility
11 5 (3.36%) ISO 22301
11 5 (3.36%) SLA
12 4 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (2.01%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 28 (18.79%) Docker
2 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (40.94%) Terraform
2 57 (38.26%) Kubernetes
3 17 (11.41%) Ansible
4 10 (6.71%) Puppet
5 6 (4.03%) Argo
6 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Google
2 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (3.36%) PagerDuty
3 5 (3.36%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.36%) Sun
4 4 (2.68%) Adobe
4 4 (2.68%) Cisco
4 4 (2.68%) DocuSign
4 4 (2.68%) Ericsson
5 3 (2.01%) Apple
6 1 (0.67%) Tanium