Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
England > South East
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 345 278 318
Rank change year-on-year -67 +40 +104
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 85 66 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.57% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.62% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 71 44 166
10th Percentile £33,750 £47,500 £52,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £54,875 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -24.14% +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £86,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -9.38% +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,436 10,664 24,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.60% 91.92% 91.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,933 8,747 19,847
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architecture in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture in the South East over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the South East region over the 6 months to 3 August 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
Thames Valley -35 33 £71,250 +15.62% 10
Hampshire -60 25 £47,500 -24.00% 8
Surrey -41 19 £41,250 -46.77% 3
Berkshire -33 18 £75,000 +15.38% 7
Buckinghamshire -29 10 £55,000 -5.58% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £72,500 - 1
West Sussex -5 4 £60,000 -29.41%
East Sussex -25 4 £66,250 -8.62%
Kent - 2 £73,750 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £70,000 -
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 54 (63.53%) Information Security
2 44 (51.76%) Social Skills
3 38 (44.71%) CISSP
4 36 (42.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (35.29%) CISM
7 23 (27.06%) Windows
7 23 (27.06%) Security Operations
8 22 (25.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (24.71%) Degree
10 20 (23.53%) GDPR
11 19 (22.35%) NIST
12 18 (21.18%) Network Security
13 17 (20.00%) Linux
13 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 17 (20.00%) Firewall
14 16 (18.82%) Decision-Making
15 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (16.47%) ITIL
16 13 (15.29%) Unix
16 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
16 13 (15.29%) Penetration Testing
16 13 (15.29%) Risk Management
16 13 (15.29%) Risk Assessment
17 12 (14.12%) Data Security
17 12 (14.12%) CISA
17 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.12%) SIEM
18 11 (12.94%) AWS
18 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (2.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) AWS
2 8 (9.41%) Azure
3 7 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (7.06%) IaaS
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (7.06%) PaaS
4 6 (7.06%) SaaS
5 3 (3.53%) BPaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.18%) Network Security
2 17 (20.00%) Firewall
3 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.06%) HTTP
4 6 (7.06%) SSL
5 5 (5.88%) Wireless
6 3 (3.53%) IPsec
6 3 (3.53%) VPN
6 3 (3.53%) WAAS
7 2 (2.35%) BGP
7 2 (2.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.35%) SAN
7 2 (2.35%) SD-WAN
7 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.35%) WAN
8 1 (1.18%) DNS
8 1 (1.18%) MPLS
8 1 (1.18%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
1 6 (7.06%) RDBMS
1 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
1 6 (7.06%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (51.76%) Social Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (5.88%) Retail
6 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.35%) Games
8 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.18%) Military
8 1 (1.18%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Architect
2 17 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 13 (15.29%) Security Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Consultant
4 11 (12.94%) Security Specialist
5 8 (9.41%) Information Security Specialist
5 8 (9.41%) Information Specialist
5 8 (9.41%) Security Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) QA Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) QA Leader
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Senior QA Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) SOAP
2 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Thrift
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.06%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.53%) PKI
6 2 (2.35%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
7 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 17 (20.00%) Linux
3 13 (15.29%) Unix
4 6 (7.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.35%) CentOS
6 1 (1.18%) Android
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (63.53%) Information Security
2 34 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (27.06%) Security Operations
4 22 (25.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (18.82%) Decision-Making
6 14 (16.47%) ITIL
6 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (15.29%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (15.29%) Risk Management
8 12 (14.12%) Data Security
8 12 (14.12%) SIEM
9 11 (12.94%) Change Management
9 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.94%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (10.59%) Data Protection
10 9 (10.59%) ITIL V3
10 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (9.41%) Information Assurance
11 8 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) C
2 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.18%) C++
2 1 (1.18%) Java
2 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (44.71%) CISSP
2 30 (35.29%) CISM
3 21 (24.71%) Degree
4 12 (14.12%) CISA
4 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
6 9 (10.59%) DBS Check
7 7 (8.24%) CEH
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.06%) CRISC
8 6 (7.06%) GIAC
8 6 (7.06%) ISEB
8 6 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (7.06%) OSCE
8 6 (7.06%) OSCP
9 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.88%) SANS
10 4 (4.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (4.71%) CCSP
11 3 (3.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (42.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (23.53%) GDPR
3 19 (22.35%) NIST
4 9 (10.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (8.24%) GRC
5 7 (8.24%) PCI DSS
6 6 (7.06%) JSP 440
6 6 (7.06%) NCSC
6 6 (7.06%) QA
7 5 (5.88%) COBIT
7 5 (5.88%) RMADS
8 4 (4.71%) NIST 800
9 3 (3.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (3.53%) HIPAA
9 3 (3.53%) ITGC
10 1 (1.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) HP ALM
1 6 (7.06%) HP Fortify
1 6 (7.06%) WebInspect
2 2 (2.35%) Ansible
2 2 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.18%) OPNET
3 1 (1.18%) Packer
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Qualys
2 7 (8.24%) Splunk
3 6 (7.06%) ArcSight
3 6 (7.06%) Black Duck
3 6 (7.06%) HP
3 6 (7.06%) Micro Focus
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Sonatype
3 6 (7.06%) Tripwire
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (4.71%) Adobe
5 4 (4.71%) Apple
5 4 (4.71%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.53%) Citrix
7 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.35%) Meraki
7 2 (2.35%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.35%) Veeam
7 2 (2.35%) Zscaler