Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 489 475
Rank change year-on-year +20 -14 +165
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1,092 1,044 1,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 763 884 1,008
UK median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +6.56%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 157,849 161,235 182,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.67% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,086 129,822 152,126
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 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 +12 992 £70,000 +3.70% 110
UK excluding London +74 562 £62,500 +4.17% 64
London -10 472 £75,000 - 54
East of England +75 152 £55,000 -8.33% 9
South East -31 142 £70,000 +7.69% 18
North of England +78 122 £62,750 +19.52% 13
North West +67 79 £62,500 +4.17% 2
South West 0 60 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Midlands -1 49 £74,000 +23.33% 8
Yorkshire +46 35 £72,500 +45.00% 11
West Midlands -6 30 £60,000 - 6
Scotland -13 28 £65,000 +13.54% 5
East Midlands +14 19 £82,500 - 2
Wales +19 14 £42,500 - 3
North East - 8 £57,500 -
Northern Ireland 0 1 £62,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing Security Architecture 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 Security Architecture.

1 620 (56.78%) Information Security
2 516 (47.25%) CISSP
3 401 (36.72%) Cybersecurity
4 357 (32.69%) CISM
5 276 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 263 (24.08%) SIEM
7 251 (22.99%) Finance
8 243 (22.25%) Firewall
9 215 (19.69%) Degree
10 214 (19.60%) TOGAF
11 186 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
12 183 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
13 175 (16.03%) Management Information System
14 171 (15.66%) Windows
15 165 (15.11%) Network Security
16 162 (14.84%) Identity Access Management
17 155 (14.19%) Security Operations
17 155 (14.19%) ITIL
17 155 (14.19%) Risk Management
18 153 (14.01%) PCI DSS
19 151 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
20 147 (13.46%) SABSA
21 144 (13.19%) CISA
22 134 (12.27%) Linux
23 132 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
24 129 (11.81%) GDPR
25 116 (10.62%) SANS
26 114 (10.44%) GIAC
27 113 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
28 109 (9.98%) Data Protection

Security Architecture
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 8 (0.73%) Skype for Business
2 7 (0.64%) CMS
3 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.46%) Apache
5 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.27%) Confluence
6 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.27%) IIS
6 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.18%) JBoss
8 1 (0.092%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.092%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.092%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.092%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.27%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.092%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 151 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.75%) SaaS
4 35 (3.21%) PaaS
5 32 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (2.93%) IaaS
6 23 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.11%) Office 365
7 12 (1.10%) GitHub
8 8 (0.73%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.46%) G Suite
10 4 (0.37%) npm
11 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.092%) Serverless
12 1 (0.092%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 243 (22.25%) Firewall
2 165 (15.11%) Network Security
3 73 (6.68%) TCP/IP
4 60 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 55 (5.04%) Internet
6 48 (4.40%) VPN
7 42 (3.85%) LAN
8 37 (3.39%) WAN
9 33 (3.02%) DNS
10 29 (2.66%) HTTP
11 22 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (2.01%) SSL
12 18 (1.65%) Cisco Firepower
13 16 (1.47%) Sourcefire
14 15 (1.37%) SAN
15 14 (1.28%) SNMP
16 13 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (1.19%) DHCP
17 12 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
17 12 (1.10%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.01%) Blockchain
2 21 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.28%) Big Data
3 14 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 7 (0.64%) MySQL
6 5 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.18%) GIS
9 2 (0.18%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (1.56%) JIRA
2 16 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.82%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.37%) NetBeans
5 2 (0.18%) Ant
5 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.18%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.18%) Gatling
5 2 (0.18%) GitLab
5 2 (0.18%) Maven
5 2 (0.18%) NeoLoad
5 2 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.18%) Selenium
5 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.092%) AppScan
General
1 251 (22.99%) Finance
2 59 (5.40%) Banking
3 55 (5.04%) Retail
4 47 (4.30%) Legal
5 32 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.47%) Law
8 7 (0.64%) Advertising
8 7 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.55%) Electronics
9 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.46%) Marketing
11 4 (0.37%) Automotive
11 4 (0.37%) Games
11 4 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 455 (41.67%) Architect
2 379 (34.71%) Security Architect
3 149 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 123 (11.26%) Consultant
5 99 (9.07%) Security Manager
6 88 (8.06%) Security Consultant
7 76 (6.96%) Senior Architect
8 73 (6.68%) Senior Security Architect
9 62 (5.68%) Analyst
10 55 (5.04%) Security Analyst
11 53 (4.85%) Cloud Architect
11 53 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
12 47 (4.30%) IT Architect
12 47 (4.30%) IT Security Architect
13 37 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 37 (3.39%) Security Specialist
14 35 (3.21%) Information Security Architect
15 34 (3.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 34 (3.11%) Enterprise Architect
16 32 (2.93%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.67%) .NET
2 37 (3.39%) Web Services
3 20 (1.83%) Node.js
4 19 (1.74%) Middleware
5 16 (1.47%) .NET Core
6 13 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.01%) OAuth
8 9 (0.82%) SAML
9 8 (0.73%) OpenID
10 7 (0.64%) LDAP
10 7 (0.64%) SailPoint
11 6 (0.55%) REST
12 5 (0.46%) J2EE
12 5 (0.46%) JSON
12 5 (0.46%) Mason
13 4 (0.37%) AWT
13 4 (0.37%) CSS
13 4 (0.37%) HTML
13 4 (0.37%) JSP
13 4 (0.37%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 175 (16.03%) Management Information System
2 79 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (7.14%) PKI
4 73 (6.68%) CESG
5 69 (6.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 68 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
7 52 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 44 (4.03%) Data Protection Act
9 38 (3.48%) Data Centre
10 35 (3.21%) Public Cloud
11 28 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
12 25 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (1.56%) Fintech
14 16 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.47%) Xbox
15 15 (1.37%) Cyberattack
15 15 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (1.28%) Smart Meter
17 12 (1.10%) SCADA
18 11 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 171 (15.66%) Windows
2 134 (12.27%) Linux
3 57 (5.22%) Unix
4 55 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.47%) Mac OS X
6 20 (1.83%) Android
7 19 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.28%) Solaris
9 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.92%) Kali Linux
10 10 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.82%) AIX
12 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.46%) CentOS
13 5 (0.46%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (56.78%) Information Security
2 401 (36.72%) Cybersecurity
3 263 (24.08%) SIEM
4 214 (19.60%) TOGAF
5 186 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (16.76%) Penetration Testing
7 162 (14.84%) Identity Access Management
8 155 (14.19%) ITIL
8 155 (14.19%) Risk Management
8 155 (14.19%) Security Operations
9 147 (13.46%) SABSA
10 132 (12.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 109 (9.98%) Data Protection
12 97 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 94 (8.61%) Project Management
14 93 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
14 93 (8.52%) OWASP
15 82 (7.51%) Threat Modelling
16 79 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 78 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (6.41%) Java
2 60 (5.49%) Python
3 38 (3.48%) Perl
4 30 (2.75%) C
5 23 (2.11%) C#
5 23 (2.11%) PHP
6 19 (1.74%) Ruby
7 16 (1.47%) Objective-C
8 14 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.10%) SQL
10 10 (0.92%) C++
10 10 (0.92%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.64%) Go
12 5 (0.46%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.37%) ES6
13 4 (0.37%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.18%) VBA
15 1 (0.092%) REXX
15 1 (0.092%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 516 (47.25%) CISSP
2 357 (32.69%) CISM
3 215 (19.69%) Degree
4 144 (13.19%) CISA
5 116 (10.62%) SANS
6 114 (10.44%) GIAC
7 99 (9.07%) Security Cleared
8 92 (8.42%) CEH
9 88 (8.06%) CSSLP
10 86 (7.88%) SSCP
11 81 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
12 66 (6.04%) CompTIA Security+
13 58 (5.31%) CESG Certified Professional
14 47 (4.30%) CCNP
14 47 (4.30%) CREST Certified
15 45 (4.12%) SC Cleared
16 34 (3.11%) TOGAF Certification
17 32 (2.93%) CRISC
18 28 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
19 27 (2.47%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (25.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 153 (14.01%) PCI DSS
3 129 (11.81%) GDPR
4 84 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 77 (7.05%) COBIT
6 44 (4.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 33 (3.02%) HIPAA
8 28 (2.56%) GCP
9 18 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 16 (1.47%) RMADS
10 16 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (1.37%) PMO
12 11 (1.01%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.73%) QA
15 7 (0.64%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.55%) ISO 31000
17 5 (0.46%) FISMA
17 5 (0.46%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.66%) Docker
3 15 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.92%) Snort
6 7 (0.64%) Firmware
7 5 (0.46%) KVM
7 5 (0.46%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.18%) vSphere
11 1 (0.092%) QEMU
11 1 (0.092%) RACF
11 1 (0.092%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
2 16 (1.47%) Ansible
3 15 (1.37%) Nessus
4 13 (1.19%) EnCase
4 13 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.19%) Puppet
5 9 (0.82%) FortiGate
5 9 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.82%) Nmap
5 9 (0.82%) OSSEC
6 8 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.64%) CASB
7 7 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.55%) CSIRT
8 6 (0.55%) QRadar
9 5 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
10 4 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 103 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 82 (7.51%) Cisco
3 47 (4.30%) CheckPoint
4 36 (3.30%) Symantec
5 35 (3.21%) Oracle
6 33 (3.02%) Splunk
7 32 (2.93%) Palo Alto
7 32 (2.93%) VMware
8 29 (2.66%) Sophos
9 28 (2.56%) Veracode
10 27 (2.47%) Juniper
11 19 (1.74%) Google
12 14 (1.28%) McAfee
13 13 (1.19%) F5
13 13 (1.19%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.10%) IBM
15 11 (1.01%) LogRhythm
16 10 (0.92%) CyberArk
16 10 (0.92%) Qualys
16 10 (0.92%) Trend Micro