Period
to 13 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK > England
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 459 354 417
Rank change year-on-year -105 +63 +69
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 520 633 981
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.82% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.89% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 382 494 766
10th Percentile £46,500 £49,325 £50,632
25th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £98,625 £110,000 £100,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83,042 71,188 122,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.27% 92.43% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,260 57,707 98,173
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architecture in England.

Salary trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the England region over the 6 months to 13 June 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
London -94 259 £82,500 -2.94% 42
South East -24 88 £65,000 -10.34% 26
North of England -51 52 £65,000 +6.12% 12
Midlands -12 50 £70,000 +16.67% 8
West Midlands -8 49 £70,000 +16.67% 5
South West -80 40 £63,750 +10.87% 7
North West -27 29 £70,000 +7.48% 6
Yorkshire -31 21 £65,000 +15.56% 4
East of England -12 10 £75,500 -5.63% 3
North East -10 2 £54,000 -4.00% 2
East Midlands -35 1 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, IT jobs citing Security Architecture 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 across the England region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 256 (49.23%) Cybersecurity
2 186 (35.77%) Information Security
3 179 (34.42%) Azure
4 162 (31.15%) CISSP
5 150 (28.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 142 (27.31%) Social Skills
7 141 (27.12%) AWS
8 124 (23.85%) CISM
9 122 (23.46%) Finance
10 114 (21.92%) Microsoft
11 105 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (18.08%) Risk Management
13 91 (17.50%) SIEM
13 91 (17.50%) Security Operations
14 88 (16.92%) Security Cleared
15 82 (15.77%) Management Information System
16 79 (15.19%) Network Security
17 77 (14.81%) NIST
18 70 (13.46%) Firewall
19 69 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
20 68 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
21 66 (12.69%) TOGAF
22 62 (11.92%) Degree
22 62 (11.92%) GDPR
23 61 (11.73%) DevOps
24 60 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
24 60 (11.54%) PCI DSS
25 59 (11.35%) Identity Access Management
26 55 (10.58%) CISA
27 54 (10.38%) SaaS

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (1.92%) IIS
2 5 (0.96%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.58%) Confluence
5 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.19%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 179 (34.42%) Azure
2 141 (27.12%) AWS
3 60 (11.54%) Microsoft 365
4 54 (10.38%) SaaS
5 42 (8.08%) GCP
5 42 (8.08%) PaaS
6 41 (7.88%) IaaS
7 25 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (3.08%) Serverless
10 12 (2.31%) Azure Key Vault
11 11 (2.12%) BPaaS
12 9 (1.73%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (1.35%) Akamai
14 6 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (1.15%) Azure Sentinel
15 5 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.96%) Azure Service Bus
16 4 (0.77%) Mimecast
16 4 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (15.19%) Network Security
2 70 (13.46%) Firewall
3 28 (5.38%) VPN
4 27 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.65%) Internet
6 14 (2.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (2.69%) SD-WAN
7 13 (2.50%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.92%) MPLS
8 10 (1.92%) WAAS
9 9 (1.73%) IPv4
9 9 (1.73%) IPv6
10 8 (1.54%) DNS
10 8 (1.54%) HTTP
10 8 (1.54%) LAN
10 8 (1.54%) WAN
11 6 (1.15%) 802.11
11 6 (1.15%) SNMP
11 6 (1.15%) Wireless
12 4 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.88%) Big Data
2 14 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.77%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.19%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.12%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.15%) Burp Suite
2 6 (1.15%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.58%) JIRA
4 3 (0.58%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 142 (27.31%) Social Skills
2 122 (23.46%) Finance
3 47 (9.04%) Banking
4 43 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.96%) Legal
6 30 (5.77%) Telecoms
7 25 (4.81%) Public Sector
8 18 (3.46%) Aerospace
9 15 (2.88%) Retail
10 12 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
11 11 (2.12%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (1.92%) Law
12 10 (1.92%) Local Government
13 7 (1.35%) Games
13 7 (1.35%) Retail Banking
14 6 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 6 (1.15%) Public Speaking
15 5 (0.96%) Marketing
15 5 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.96%) Police
Job Titles
1 257 (49.42%) Architect
2 181 (34.81%) Security Architect
3 78 (15.00%) Consultant
4 59 (11.35%) Security Consultant
4 59 (11.35%) Solutions Architect
5 57 (10.96%) Security Engineer
6 49 (9.42%) Cloud Architect
7 44 (8.46%) Senior Architect
8 30 (5.77%) Senior Security Architect
9 27 (5.19%) Analyst
10 25 (4.81%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 25 (4.81%) Security Specialist
11 21 (4.04%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.85%) Technical Architect
13 18 (3.46%) Security Manager
13 18 (3.46%) Security Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.27%) Information Security Specialist
14 17 (3.27%) Information Specialist
14 17 (3.27%) Security Analyst
15 16 (3.08%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.35%) Web Services
2 22 (4.23%) OAuth
3 18 (3.46%) .NET
4 13 (2.50%) SAML
5 10 (1.92%) React
6 9 (1.73%) SOAP
7 7 (1.35%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.35%) OpenID
8 6 (1.15%) REST
9 5 (0.96%) Apache Thrift
9 5 (0.96%) LDAP
9 5 (0.96%) WSDL
10 4 (0.77%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.77%) RESTful
10 4 (0.77%) XML
11 2 (0.38%) Anaconda
12 1 (0.19%) JSON
12 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.19%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.77%) Management Information System
2 44 (8.46%) Public Cloud
3 31 (5.96%) Cyberthreat
3 31 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 19 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.73%) SCADA
9 8 (1.54%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.54%) Internet of Things
9 8 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.35%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.15%) Cyberattack
11 6 (1.15%) PKI
12 5 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.69%) Linux
2 28 (5.38%) Windows
3 13 (2.50%) Unix
4 6 (1.15%) Kali Linux
5 5 (0.96%) Mac OS
5 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.77%) SUSE
6 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.58%) VMS
8 2 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (49.23%) Cybersecurity
2 186 (35.77%) Information Security
3 105 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (18.08%) Risk Management
5 91 (17.50%) Security Operations
5 91 (17.50%) SIEM
6 69 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
7 68 (13.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 66 (12.69%) TOGAF
9 61 (11.73%) DevOps
10 59 (11.35%) Identity Access Management
11 52 (10.00%) Information Assurance
12 51 (9.81%) Microservices
13 50 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
14 43 (8.27%) Technical Architecture
15 42 (8.08%) Artificial Intelligence
15 42 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.88%) Data Protection
17 40 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
18 38 (7.31%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.85%) Python
2 26 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.04%) C
4 20 (3.85%) SQL
5 18 (3.46%) Java
6 15 (2.88%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.31%) C#
8 10 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.73%) Ruby
10 7 (1.35%) Lua
11 6 (1.15%) Go
12 3 (0.58%) C++
12 3 (0.58%) VBA
13 2 (0.38%) Perl
13 2 (0.38%) Scala
14 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.19%) R
14 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (31.15%) CISSP
2 124 (23.85%) CISM
3 88 (16.92%) Security Cleared
4 62 (11.92%) Degree
5 55 (10.58%) CISA
6 42 (8.08%) SC Cleared
7 37 (7.12%) DV Cleared
8 28 (5.38%) SANS
9 26 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (4.81%) CESG Certified Professional
11 18 (3.46%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (2.88%) OSCP
13 14 (2.69%) CEH
14 13 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 13 (2.50%) CCSP
15 11 (2.12%) CRISC
15 11 (2.12%) DBS Check
15 11 (2.12%) ISSAP
15 11 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
16 10 (1.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (28.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (14.81%) NIST
3 62 (11.92%) GDPR
4 60 (11.54%) PCI DSS
5 29 (5.58%) NCSC
6 28 (5.38%) JSP 440
7 27 (5.19%) GRC
8 22 (4.23%) RMADS
9 21 (4.04%) NIST 800
10 19 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 13 (2.50%) COBIT
12 13 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (2.50%) QA
13 11 (2.12%) HIPAA
13 11 (2.12%) ITGC
14 10 (1.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 8 (1.54%) PSD2
16 7 (1.35%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 53 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.62%) Docker
2 24 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.77%) Terraform
3 13 (2.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 13 (2.50%) CASB
4 10 (1.92%) Ansible
5 8 (1.54%) Nessus
6 6 (1.15%) Nmap
6 6 (1.15%) systemd
7 5 (0.96%) EnCase
7 5 (0.96%) Kibana
7 5 (0.96%) Puppet
7 5 (0.96%) QRadar
8 3 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.58%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.38%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.38%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 114 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.96%) Google
3 27 (5.19%) Cisco
3 27 (5.19%) VMware
4 21 (4.04%) Splunk
5 20 (3.85%) Palo Alto
6 15 (2.88%) Citrix
7 10 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.73%) NEC
8 9 (1.73%) Northgate
9 8 (1.54%) Adobe
9 8 (1.54%) Apple
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle
11 5 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.96%) F5
11 5 (0.96%) Fortinet
11 5 (0.96%) Intel
11 5 (0.96%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.96%) Symantec
11 5 (0.96%) Zscaler