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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
Rank 833 951 958
Rank change year-on-year +118 +7  
Permanent jobs citing RHCA 27 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.017% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 27 5 8
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £48,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £59,000 £40,100
UK excluding London median salary £53,000 £50,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% +31.57%  

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 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,800 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Top 7 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 March 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 +134 27 £60,000 -7.69%
London +98 20 £62,500 -3.84%
City of London - 9 £62,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £53,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £47,250 -
South West - 2 £55,000 -
Cornwall - 2 £55,000 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 54 (96.43%) Linux
2 50 (89.29%) Red Hat
3 29 (51.79%) Python
3 29 (51.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (50.00%) Windows
5 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (46.43%) RHCE
5 26 (46.43%) CentOS
6 20 (35.71%) VMware
6 20 (35.71%) Unix
6 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 19 (33.93%) Perl
7 19 (33.93%) ITSM
8 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
9 15 (26.79%) Finance
9 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (25.00%) ITIL
10 14 (25.00%) Puppet
10 14 (25.00%) High Availability
10 14 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (23.21%) Open Source
11 13 (23.21%) OpenStack
11 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
11 13 (23.21%) Degree
12 12 (21.43%) Cisco
13 11 (19.64%) Oracle
13 11 (19.64%) RHCSA
14 10 (17.86%) Java
14 10 (17.86%) MySQL
14 10 (17.86%) MS Excel

RHCA
Top Related 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 13 (23.21%) OpenStack
2 9 (16.07%) Apache
2 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) IaaS
1 9 (16.07%) PaaS
1 9 (16.07%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) DNS
1 9 (16.07%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
2 4 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
2 4 (7.14%) Wireless
3 3 (5.36%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.79%) IPsec
5 1 (1.79%) SSH
5 1 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) MySQL
2 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
2 9 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.57%) DB2
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 8 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 2 (3.57%) Games
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Cloud Specialist
3 10 (17.86%) Linux Specialist
3 10 (17.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Administrator
7 4 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) LAMP
2 9 (16.07%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (7.14%) REST
3 4 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.93%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.57%) Online Games
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 54 (96.43%) Linux
2 29 (51.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (50.00%) Windows
4 26 (46.43%) CentOS
5 20 (35.71%) Unix
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) ITSM
2 14 (25.00%) High Availability
2 14 (25.00%) ITIL
3 13 (23.21%) Open Source
4 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
5 9 (16.07%) ITIL V3
5 9 (16.07%) Mathematics
6 8 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (8.93%) Information Security
7 5 (8.93%) Operations Management
8 4 (7.14%) Line Management
8 4 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.14%) Structured Programming
9 3 (5.36%) SIEM
9 3 (5.36%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.57%) Information Security Management
10 2 (3.57%) Security Management
10 2 (3.57%) Server Hardening
10 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Python
2 19 (33.93%) Perl
3 10 (17.86%) Java
4 9 (16.07%) PHP
5 8 (14.29%) C
5 8 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (46.43%) RHCE
2 13 (23.21%) Degree
3 11 (19.64%) RHCSA
4 7 (12.50%) MCSE
5 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.14%) CCNA
6 4 (7.14%) CCNP
6 4 (7.14%) CISM
6 4 (7.14%) CISSP
6 4 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.14%) JNCIS
6 4 (7.14%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (7.14%) LPIC
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.57%) CCDP
8 2 (3.57%) CCIE
8 2 (3.57%) CEH
8 2 (3.57%) CISA
8 2 (3.57%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) GPG13
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.79%) EMIR
2 1 (1.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.50%) KVM
3 5 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.57%) NFS
6 2 (3.57%) Snort
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (8.93%) Nagios
2 5 (8.93%) ZABBIX
3 4 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.57%) Nessus
5 1 (1.79%) Ansible
5 1 (1.79%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 50 (89.29%) Red Hat
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.71%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Cisco
4 11 (19.64%) Oracle
5 5 (8.93%) New Relic
5 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 4 (7.14%) Aruba
6 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
6 4 (7.14%) F5
6 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.14%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Juniper
6 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 4 (7.14%) WatchGuard
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix
7 2 (3.57%) NetApp