Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1127 1135 1259
Rank change year-on-year +8 +124 +18
Permanent jobs citing RHCA 59 66 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.038% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 48 57 27
UK median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.82% +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,425 £80,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 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 41,230 43,036 55,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.87% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30,970 33,696 44,439
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.70% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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 -20 55 £67,000 +21.82% 5
UK excluding London +16 39 £67,000 +21.82% 2
South East +18 20 £74,000 +5.71% 1
East of England - 18 £38,750 -
London -31 16 £60,000 - 3
North West - 1 - - 1
North of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT jobs citing RHCA 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 with a requirement for RHCA.

1 51 (86.44%) Red Hat
2 41 (69.49%) Microsoft
2 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 41 (69.49%) Linux
3 39 (66.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (52.54%) Cisco
5 29 (49.15%) RHCE
5 29 (49.15%) CentOS
6 26 (44.07%) Python
7 25 (42.37%) VMware
8 23 (38.98%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (35.59%) SANS
9 21 (35.59%) SIEM
9 21 (35.59%) Firewall
9 21 (35.59%) CISSP
10 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
10 20 (33.90%) ITSM
10 20 (33.90%) Incident Management
10 20 (33.90%) Cloud Operations
10 20 (33.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 19 (32.20%) MCSE
12 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (30.51%) CCSP
12 18 (30.51%) CCNP
12 18 (30.51%) Finance
12 18 (30.51%) SSCP
12 18 (30.51%) ISSAP
12 18 (30.51%) ISSEP
12 18 (30.51%) GCWN
12 18 (30.51%) CSSLP

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 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) Firewall
2 15 (25.42%) Wireshark
3 11 (18.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (16.95%) Network Security
5 5 (8.47%) BGP
5 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
5 5 (8.47%) Multicast
5 5 (8.47%) OSPF
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (5.08%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (5.08%) IPsec
6 3 (5.08%) OpenVPN
6 3 (5.08%) Sourcefire
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 3 (5.08%) Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) DHCP
7 2 (3.39%) DNS
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) MySQL
2 4 (6.78%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.69%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Retail
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Cloud Specialist
1 20 (33.90%) Linux Specialist
2 18 (30.51%) Analyst
2 18 (30.51%) Security Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Security Operations Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Firewall Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) SIEM Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 10 (16.95%) Senior Linux Specialist
6 8 (13.56%) Application Security Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Web Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Web Applications Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Architect
7 7 (11.86%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Security Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) LAMP
1 1 (1.69%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (25.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (13.56%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (8.47%) Fintech
6 3 (5.08%) PKI
6 3 (5.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.69%) Clustering
8 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Linux
1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) CentOS
3 9 (15.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.47%) Fedora
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) Debian
5 3 (5.08%) Kali Linux
5 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) SIEM
2 20 (33.90%) Cloud Operations
2 20 (33.90%) Incident Management
2 20 (33.90%) ITSM
2 20 (33.90%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 18 (30.51%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (30.51%) Data Loss Prevention
3 18 (30.51%) Event Correlation
3 18 (30.51%) Security Operations
4 16 (27.12%) Computer Security
5 15 (25.42%) Analytics
5 15 (25.42%) Information Security
6 11 (18.64%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (18.64%) Risk Management
6 11 (18.64%) Security Management
6 11 (18.64%) Trend Analysis
6 11 (18.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (18.64%) Web Filtering
7 10 (16.95%) DevOps
7 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.07%) Python
2 20 (33.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.25%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.17%) Perl
4 6 (10.17%) Ruby
4 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.47%) Bourne shell
5 5 (8.47%) Korn
6 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (49.15%) RHCE
3 21 (35.59%) CISSP
3 21 (35.59%) SANS
4 19 (32.20%) MCSE
5 18 (30.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 18 (30.51%) CCNP
5 18 (30.51%) CCSP
5 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (30.51%) CSSLP
5 18 (30.51%) GCWN
5 18 (30.51%) ISSAP
5 18 (30.51%) ISSEP
5 18 (30.51%) SSCP
6 14 (23.73%) CCIE
6 14 (23.73%) CCIE Security
6 14 (23.73%) VCAP
6 14 (23.73%) VCDX
6 14 (23.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (18.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.47%) vSphere
3 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.08%) pfSense
3 3 (5.08%) Snort
4 1 (1.69%) Docker
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.47%) Puppet
3 4 (6.78%) Ansible
4 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
4 3 (5.08%) Nessus
4 3 (5.08%) OpenVAS
4 3 (5.08%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.69%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.69%) Nagios
5 1 (1.69%) Rancher
5 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (86.44%) Red Hat
2 41 (69.49%) Microsoft
3 31 (52.54%) Cisco
4 25 (42.37%) VMware
5 15 (25.42%) Splunk
5 15 (25.42%) Symantec
6 8 (13.56%) Juniper
7 3 (5.08%) AlienVault
7 3 (5.08%) Aruba
7 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.08%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (5.08%) F5
7 3 (5.08%) ForeScout
7 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.08%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) LogRhythm
7 3 (5.08%) McAfee
7 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.08%) SonicWALL
7 3 (5.08%) WatchGuard