Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1175 1173 1261
Rank change year-on-year -2 +88 +51
Permanent jobs citing RHCA 31 70 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.037% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.071% 0.14% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 28 64 29
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £37,350 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% +35.14%

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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -8 31 £55,000 +4.76% 2
UK excluding London -9 21 £60,000 +14.29% 1
South East +6 11 £60,000 +14.29%
London +25 10 £40,000 -39.62% 1
South West - 10 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) Python
3 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
4 20 (64.52%) RHCE
4 20 (64.52%) Red Hat
5 19 (61.29%) RHCSA
6 17 (54.84%) CentOS
7 16 (51.61%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (51.61%) Windows
8 15 (48.39%) Java
8 15 (48.39%) CISSP
8 15 (48.39%) SIEM
9 12 (38.71%) Unix
9 12 (38.71%) MySQL
10 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
10 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (35.48%) ITSM
10 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
11 10 (32.26%) AlienVault
11 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (32.26%) Acunetix
11 10 (32.26%) Splunk
11 10 (32.26%) Rapid7
11 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
11 10 (32.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (32.26%) Nessus
11 10 (32.26%) Snort
11 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
11 10 (32.26%) CISM
12 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Wireless
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
1 5 (16.13%) HTTP
1 5 (16.13%) HTTPS
1 5 (16.13%) IPsec
1 5 (16.13%) Network Security
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) VPN
1 5 (16.13%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Security Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Cloud Specialist
2 11 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Linux Specialist
3 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (32.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (16.13%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (54.84%) CentOS
3 16 (51.61%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) Unix
5 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Ubuntu
7 5 (16.13%) Debian
7 5 (16.13%) Kali Linux
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (3.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) SIEM
2 11 (35.48%) Incident Management
2 11 (35.48%) ITSM
3 10 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.13%) Cryptography
4 5 (16.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (16.13%) Security Operations
4 5 (16.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Python
2 21 (67.74%) JavaScript
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
4 5 (16.13%) C-shell
4 5 (16.13%) Korn
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) RHCE
2 19 (61.29%) RHCSA
3 15 (48.39%) CISSP
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (32.26%) CISM
6 5 (16.13%) CEH
6 5 (16.13%) CREST Certified
6 5 (16.13%) GIAC
6 5 (16.13%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (16.13%) LPIC
6 5 (16.13%) SANS
6 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (16.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Snort
2 5 (16.13%) pfSense
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Nessus
2 5 (16.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) Cacti
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Red Hat
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Acunetix
3 10 (32.26%) AlienVault
3 10 (32.26%) LogRhythm
3 10 (32.26%) Rapid7
3 10 (32.26%) Splunk
4 5 (16.13%) Aruba
4 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Extreme Networks
4 5 (16.13%) F5
4 5 (16.13%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
4 5 (16.13%) SonicWALL
4 5 (16.13%) WatchGuard
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 2 (6.45%) VMware