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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 909 960
Rank change year-on-year +74 +51  
Permanent jobs citing RHCA 39 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.025% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.093% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 22
Median salary £55,000 £51,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.31% +20.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,450 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £51,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.31% +20.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21989 25899 30478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17158 20956 24185
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

RHCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RHCA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Top 8 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 39 £55,000 +4.76% 1
London +43 20 £40,000 -30.43%
South West - 13 £55,000 -
Cornwall - 13 £55,000 -
City of London +33 8 £38,750 -22.50%
South East +47 6 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Surrey +34 6 £70,000 -
Staines - 6 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 66 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (75.76%) Red Hat
3 49 (74.24%) RHCE
4 39 (59.09%) Python
4 39 (59.09%) RHCSA
5 38 (57.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (46.97%) Java
7 29 (43.94%) Unix
8 25 (37.88%) VMware
9 24 (36.36%) Telecoms
9 24 (36.36%) Windows
10 22 (33.33%) Cisco
10 22 (33.33%) CentOS
10 22 (33.33%) SIEM
11 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (30.30%) CISSP
12 20 (30.30%) Data Centre
13 17 (25.76%) AlienVault
13 17 (25.76%) LogRhythm
13 17 (25.76%) Nessus
14 16 (24.24%) Oracle
14 16 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
15 15 (22.73%) Rapid7
15 15 (22.73%) Splunk
15 15 (22.73%) Acunetix
15 15 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
15 15 (22.73%) CISM
15 15 (22.73%) Snort
16 14 (21.21%) 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 7 (10.61%) OpenStack
2 6 (9.09%) Apache
2 6 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) IaaS
1 6 (9.09%) PaaS
1 6 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 11 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
1 11 (16.67%) Firewall
1 11 (16.67%) Wireless
2 10 (15.15%) Network Security
3 8 (12.12%) VPN
4 6 (9.09%) DNS
4 6 (9.09%) Internet
4 6 (9.09%) IPsec
4 6 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (7.58%) HTTP
5 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
5 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.55%) LDAP
7 1 (1.52%) SSH
7 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MySQL
2 6 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 24 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 9 (13.64%) Finance
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Linux Engineer
2 25 (37.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (30.30%) Security Engineer
4 16 (24.24%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) Administrator
6 14 (21.21%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (19.70%) Linux Administrator
7 13 (19.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 9 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Linux Support
10 6 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 5 (7.58%) Linux Support Engineer
11 5 (7.58%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 5 (7.58%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) LAMP
1 7 (10.61%) REST
1 7 (10.61%) RESTful
2 6 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.30%) Data Centre
2 15 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (19.70%) Computer Science
4 9 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (10.61%) PKI
6 5 (7.58%) Private Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) Clustering
7 2 (3.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (57.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (43.94%) Unix
4 24 (36.36%) Windows
5 22 (33.33%) CentOS
6 11 (16.67%) Ubuntu
7 7 (10.61%) Debian
8 5 (7.58%) Kali Linux
8 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.03%) AIX
10 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) SIEM
2 16 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (18.18%) High Availability
4 11 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 10 (15.15%) ITIL
6 7 (10.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (10.61%) Open Source
6 7 (10.61%) Structured Programming
6 7 (10.61%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 7 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 6 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (7.58%) Cryptography
8 5 (7.58%) Operations Management
8 5 (7.58%) Security Operations
9 3 (4.55%) Information Security
9 3 (4.55%) Line Management
9 3 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) Python
2 31 (46.97%) Java
3 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.67%) C
4 11 (16.67%) C++
5 6 (9.09%) Perl
5 6 (9.09%) PHP
6 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.58%) C-shell
6 5 (7.58%) Korn
6 5 (7.58%) Ruby
7 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (74.24%) RHCE
2 39 (59.09%) RHCSA
3 20 (30.30%) CISSP
4 15 (22.73%) CISM
5 13 (19.70%) Degree
6 11 (16.67%) Linux+ Certification
6 11 (16.67%) LPIC
6 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.58%) CEH
7 5 (7.58%) CREST Certified
7 5 (7.58%) GIAC
7 5 (7.58%) MCSE
7 5 (7.58%) SANS
7 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.06%) CCNA
8 4 (6.06%) CCNP
8 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.06%) JNCIA
8 4 (6.06%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (10.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.73%) Snort
3 14 (21.21%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (15.15%) KVM
5 7 (10.61%) pfSense
6 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) Nessus
2 11 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 9 (13.64%) Puppet
4 5 (7.58%) ZABBIX
5 4 (6.06%) Nagios
6 3 (4.55%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Red Hat
2 25 (37.88%) VMware
3 22 (33.33%) Cisco
4 17 (25.76%) AlienVault
4 17 (25.76%) LogRhythm
5 16 (24.24%) Oracle
6 15 (22.73%) Acunetix
6 15 (22.73%) Rapid7
6 15 (22.73%) Splunk
7 11 (16.67%) Aruba
7 11 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 11 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
7 11 (16.67%) F5
7 11 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 11 (16.67%) Juniper
7 11 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 11 (16.67%) SonicWALL
7 11 (16.67%) WatchGuard
8 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds