Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 482 466
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16 +146
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 909 1,027 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 599 769 910
UK median annual salary £67,500 £69,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +6.15% -3.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +4.00%

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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,651
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +15 840 £68,546 +1.55% 139
UK excluding London +22 434 £60,000 +4.35% 84
London -9 424 £75,000 -3.23% 62
South East +5 152 £60,000 +9.09% 29
East of England +16 90 £75,000 +30.43% 6
North of England +32 79 £62,500 +13.64% 16
Midlands +60 49 £60,000 +16.50% 13
South West -3 48 £56,250 -6.25% 13
North West +29 47 £61,500 +11.82% 4
West Midlands +62 33 £60,000 -14.29% 13
Yorkshire +30 31 £70,000 +16.67% 11
East Midlands +31 22 £60,000 +45.72%
Scotland +4 15 £71,000 +5.19% 3
Wales +8 4 £36,412 -29.30% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 1
North East +9 1 £52,500 +6.60% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 482 (53.03%) Information Security
2 319 (35.09%) CISSP
3 312 (34.32%) Cybersecurity
4 218 (23.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 199 (21.89%) TOGAF
6 187 (20.57%) Firewall
7 180 (19.80%) Management Information System
8 167 (18.37%) SIEM
9 165 (18.15%) Degree
10 161 (17.71%) CISM
11 153 (16.83%) Risk Management
12 150 (16.50%) Penetration Testing
12 150 (16.50%) Network Security
13 149 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
14 141 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
15 139 (15.29%) Finance
16 135 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
17 124 (13.64%) SABSA
18 123 (13.53%) Windows
19 118 (12.98%) GDPR
20 117 (12.87%) Identity Access Management
20 117 (12.87%) Security Operations
21 109 (11.99%) Linux
22 102 (11.22%) ITIL
22 102 (11.22%) Microsoft
23 98 (10.78%) Security Cleared
24 95 (10.45%) PCI DSS
25 93 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
26 90 (9.90%) Project Management
27 87 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management

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 6 (0.66%) Apache
2 5 (0.55%) IIS
2 5 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.11%) Mule
4 1 (0.11%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) SAP BPC
1 5 (0.55%) SAP GRC
1 5 (0.55%) SAP GTS
1 5 (0.55%) SAP MDG
1 5 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (15.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (5.28%) SaaS
4 31 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (2.42%) PaaS
6 21 (2.31%) IaaS
7 18 (1.98%) Office 365
8 11 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.99%) G Suite
10 6 (0.66%) GitHub
11 5 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.44%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.11%) Akamai
14 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.11%) npm
14 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 187 (20.57%) Firewall
2 150 (16.50%) Network Security
3 77 (8.47%) VPN
4 58 (6.38%) DNS
5 47 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 43 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 39 (4.29%) LAN
8 38 (4.18%) WAN
9 36 (3.96%) Internet
10 33 (3.63%) Wireless
11 28 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (2.86%) SSL
13 25 (2.75%) HTTP
14 22 (2.42%) SMTP
15 21 (2.31%) DHCP
16 15 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.43%) VLAN
18 12 (1.32%) MPLS
18 12 (1.32%) SNMP
19 10 (1.10%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.08%) Big Data
2 18 (1.98%) Blockchain
3 7 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.55%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.33%) Power BI
6 3 (0.33%) QlikView
6 3 (0.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.11%) DataStage
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (2.42%) JIRA
2 13 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 9 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.66%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.33%) NetBeans
7 2 (0.22%) Ant
7 2 (0.22%) AppScan
7 2 (0.22%) GitLab
7 2 (0.22%) Maven
7 2 (0.22%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.11%) Bower
8 1 (0.11%) Gradle
8 1 (0.11%) Grunt
8 1 (0.11%) gulp
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) Paros
General
1 139 (15.29%) Finance
2 55 (6.05%) Banking
3 31 (3.41%) Retail
4 28 (3.08%) Legal
5 21 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.65%) Law
6 15 (1.65%) Local Government
7 12 (1.32%) Advertising
8 10 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.10%) Electronics
9 9 (0.99%) Marketing
10 7 (0.77%) Billing
10 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.44%) Front Office
13 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.33%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 363 (39.93%) Architect
2 279 (30.69%) Security Architect
3 141 (15.51%) Security Engineer
4 78 (8.58%) Consultant
5 65 (7.15%) Analyst
6 60 (6.60%) Security Specialist
7 54 (5.94%) Security Consultant
8 50 (5.50%) Security Analyst
9 49 (5.39%) Security Manager
10 45 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
11 39 (4.29%) Network Engineer
12 37 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
13 36 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
13 36 (3.96%) Lead Architect
13 36 (3.96%) Senior Architect
14 33 (3.63%) Senior Security Architect
15 32 (3.52%) Application Security Specialist
15 32 (3.52%) Applications Specialist
15 32 (3.52%) Lead Security Architect
16 30 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.07%) OAuth
2 24 (2.64%) OpenID
3 22 (2.42%) SAML
4 16 (1.76%) Java ME
4 16 (1.76%) Java SE
4 16 (1.76%) Middleware
4 16 (1.76%) OAuth2
5 15 (1.65%) Node.js
5 15 (1.65%) Web Services
6 13 (1.43%) AWT
6 13 (1.43%) JSP
6 13 (1.43%) REST
6 13 (1.43%) SailPoint
6 13 (1.43%) XACML
7 10 (1.10%) .NET
8 8 (0.88%) SOAP
9 6 (0.66%) React
10 5 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.55%) ISPF
11 4 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 180 (19.80%) Management Information System
2 81 (8.91%) Self-Motivation
3 78 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.72%) PKI
5 47 (5.17%) CESG
6 41 (4.51%) Security Operations Centre
7 32 (3.52%) Cyberattack
8 30 (3.30%) NHS
9 29 (3.19%) Public Cloud
10 27 (2.97%) Virtual Team
11 23 (2.53%) Data Centre
12 22 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 20 (2.20%) Mobile App
15 19 (2.09%) Cloud Native
16 18 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
17 14 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
18 13 (1.43%) Linked Data
18 13 (1.43%) Semantic Web
18 13 (1.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.53%) Windows
2 109 (11.99%) Linux
3 23 (2.53%) Android
4 22 (2.42%) Mac OS X
5 19 (2.09%) Unix
6 17 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.32%) AIX
8 11 (1.21%) Kali Linux
8 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.99%) Solaris
10 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.33%) CentOS
13 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) MVS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (53.03%) Information Security
2 312 (34.32%) Cybersecurity
3 199 (21.89%) TOGAF
4 167 (18.37%) SIEM
5 153 (16.83%) Risk Management
6 150 (16.50%) Penetration Testing
7 135 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (13.64%) SABSA
9 117 (12.87%) Identity Access Management
9 117 (12.87%) Security Operations
10 102 (11.22%) ITIL
11 90 (9.90%) Project Management
12 87 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management
13 85 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
14 84 (9.24%) Enterprise Architecture
15 83 (9.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 80 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 74 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
18 72 (7.92%) Security Monitoring
19 68 (7.48%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 64 (7.04%) Java
2 62 (6.82%) Python
3 55 (6.05%) C
4 42 (4.62%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.19%) Perl
6 26 (2.86%) SQL
7 19 (2.09%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.87%) VBScript
9 12 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 9 (0.99%) C#
10 9 (0.99%) Ruby
11 8 (0.88%) Go
12 7 (0.77%) Scala
13 6 (0.66%) PHP
14 5 (0.55%) JCL
14 5 (0.55%) REXX
14 5 (0.55%) VBA
15 3 (0.33%) C++
16 2 (0.22%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.22%) Lua
Qualifications
1 319 (35.09%) CISSP
2 165 (18.15%) Degree
3 161 (17.71%) CISM
4 98 (10.78%) Security Cleared
5 93 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (8.91%) CESG Certified Professional
7 78 (8.58%) CEH
8 76 (8.36%) CISA
9 69 (7.59%) SSCP
10 59 (6.49%) GIAC
11 51 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 48 (5.28%) SANS
13 47 (5.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 43 (4.73%) CRISC
15 35 (3.85%) CREST Certified
15 35 (3.85%) ISSAP
15 35 (3.85%) SC Cleared
16 34 (3.74%) CompTIA Security+
17 26 (2.86%) CCNP
18 25 (2.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (23.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (12.98%) GDPR
3 95 (10.45%) PCI DSS
4 79 (8.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 51 (5.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 47 (5.17%) COBIT
7 38 (4.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (2.97%) SAS 70
9 26 (2.86%) QA
10 15 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (1.43%) RMADS
12 12 (1.32%) JSP 440
13 11 (1.21%) PA-DSS
14 9 (0.99%) SLA
15 8 (0.88%) FISMA
15 8 (0.88%) HMG Infosec
16 6 (0.66%) NIST 800
17 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 5 (0.55%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.43%) Docker
2 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.55%) RACF
5 3 (0.33%) PowerHA
5 3 (0.33%) Snort
5 3 (0.33%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (1.43%) QRadar
4 10 (1.10%) Ansible
5 9 (0.99%) CSIRT
6 8 (0.88%) Nessus
7 7 (0.77%) Nmap
8 6 (0.66%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.66%) WSUS
9 5 (0.55%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (0.55%) SCCM
9 5 (0.55%) zSecure
10 4 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.44%) Terraform
11 3 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.33%) OSSEC
11 3 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.71%) Cisco
3 38 (4.18%) Splunk
4 34 (3.74%) Palo Alto
5 31 (3.41%) Google
6 21 (2.31%) Symantec
7 14 (1.54%) Oracle
7 14 (1.54%) VMware
8 11 (1.21%) WorldPay
9 10 (1.10%) Fortinet
9 10 (1.10%) Qualys
10 9 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 9 (0.99%) CyberArk
10 9 (0.99%) Meraki
10 9 (0.99%) SAP
11 8 (0.88%) ForgeRock
12 7 (0.77%) Juniper
13 6 (0.66%) McAfee
14 5 (0.55%) Ariba
14 5 (0.55%) Sophos