Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RHCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1149 1163 1268
Rank change year-on-year +14 +105 +34
Permanent jobs citing RHCA 43 65 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.034% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.13% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 34 58 37
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £37,725 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £70,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +35.71%

RHCA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

RHCA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RHCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RHCA.

Salary trend for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RHCA over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RHCA within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +35 43 £55,000 +4.76% 1
UK excluding London +28 26 £55,000 +4.76% 1
London +37 17 £40,250 -32.92%
South West - 15 £55,000 -
South East +13 11 £60,000 +14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing RHCA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RHCA.

1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (74.42%) RHCE
3 31 (72.09%) Python
4 30 (69.77%) RHCSA
5 27 (62.79%) Red Hat
6 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
7 20 (46.51%) Java
7 20 (46.51%) CISSP
7 20 (46.51%) SIEM
8 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (39.53%) Unix
9 17 (39.53%) CentOS
10 16 (37.21%) Windows
11 15 (34.88%) CISM
11 15 (34.88%) Nessus
11 15 (34.88%) Snort
11 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
11 15 (34.88%) Acunetix
11 15 (34.88%) Splunk
11 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (34.88%) Rapid7
11 15 (34.88%) LogRhythm
11 15 (34.88%) AlienVault
11 15 (34.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (30.23%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (27.91%) MySQL
13 12 (27.91%) Oracle
14 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
14 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (25.58%) Banking

RHCA
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 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) IaaS
1 3 (6.98%) PaaS
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Wireless
1 5 (11.63%) Firewall
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
1 5 (11.63%) HTTPS
1 5 (11.63%) IPsec
1 5 (11.63%) Network Security
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.63%) VPN
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
2 4 (9.30%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
General
1 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (25.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (41.86%) Security Engineer
3 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 15 (34.88%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Administrator
5 8 (18.60%) Cloud Specialist
5 8 (18.60%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (18.60%) Linux Specialist
5 8 (18.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (18.60%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Support
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) LAMP
1 3 (6.98%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (30.23%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (11.63%) PKI
4 3 (6.98%) Clustering
4 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (39.53%) CentOS
3 17 (39.53%) Unix
4 16 (37.21%) Windows
5 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
6 5 (11.63%) Debian
6 5 (11.63%) Kali Linux
7 2 (4.65%) AIX
8 1 (2.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) SIEM
2 15 (34.88%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
3 8 (18.60%) ITSM
4 5 (11.63%) Cryptography
4 5 (11.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (11.63%) Security Operations
4 5 (11.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.98%) High Availability
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.98%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) Python
2 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 20 (46.51%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
4 5 (11.63%) C-shell
4 5 (11.63%) Korn
4 5 (11.63%) Ruby
5 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 3 (6.98%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) RHCE
2 30 (69.77%) RHCSA
3 20 (46.51%) CISSP
4 15 (34.88%) CISM
5 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (11.63%) CEH
6 5 (11.63%) CREST Certified
6 5 (11.63%) GIAC
6 5 (11.63%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (11.63%) LPIC
6 5 (11.63%) SANS
6 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Snort
2 8 (18.60%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (11.63%) pfSense
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) Nessus
2 5 (11.63%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.33%) Cacti
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Red Hat
2 15 (34.88%) Acunetix
2 15 (34.88%) AlienVault
2 15 (34.88%) LogRhythm
2 15 (34.88%) Rapid7
2 15 (34.88%) Splunk
3 12 (27.91%) Oracle
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.63%) Aruba
5 5 (11.63%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) Fortinet
5 5 (11.63%) Juniper
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.63%) SonicWALL
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) WatchGuard