Period
to 5 December 2021

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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 498 321 424
Rank change year-on-year -177 +103 +56
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 707 513 959
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.92% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.99% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 555 406 660
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £51,248
25th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £92,500 £99,375 £90,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £120,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £68,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +16.67%

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 119,828 51,911 125,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.34% 92.85% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 80,248 43,543 100,488
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architecture.

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

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 5 December 2021. 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 -164 628 £75,000 -3.23% 129
London -177 341 £85,000 -5.56% 67
UK excluding London -151 287 £72,500 +6.62% 68
Work from Home -104 185 £75,000 -6.25% 20
South East -118 99 £74,500 -0.67% 14
South West -44 55 £68,750 +12.24% 8
Midlands -90 44 £73,750 +2.43% 13
North of England -153 44 £72,500 +6.62% 18
West Midlands -72 41 £72,500 +0.69% 10
North West -128 33 £72,500 +6.62% 11
Scotland -51 21 £55,000 -7.56% 4
East of England -88 17 £55,000 -15.38% 8
Wales -40 8 £67,500 +80.00% 2
North East - 6 £75,000 - 1
Yorkshire -93 5 £50,000 +25.00% 6
East Midlands -62 3 £75,000 +7.14% 3

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, 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.

1 304 (43.00%) Information Security
2 302 (42.72%) Cybersecurity
3 246 (34.79%) AWS
4 242 (34.23%) Azure
5 228 (32.25%) CISSP
6 185 (26.17%) Finance
7 170 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 142 (20.08%) CISM
8 142 (20.08%) TOGAF
9 139 (19.66%) Risk Management
10 135 (19.09%) Social Skills
11 134 (18.95%) NIST
12 133 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
13 131 (18.53%) SIEM
14 111 (15.70%) Vulnerability Management
15 110 (15.56%) Firewall
16 107 (15.13%) Security Operations
17 106 (14.99%) GDPR
18 103 (14.57%) Management Information System
19 98 (13.86%) Microsoft
20 90 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
21 89 (12.59%) Microservices
22 88 (12.45%) GCP
22 88 (12.45%) Network Security
22 88 (12.45%) Data Protection
23 86 (12.16%) Risk Assessment
23 86 (12.16%) Python
24 78 (11.03%) Security Cleared
25 75 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
25 75 (10.61%) NCSC

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 12 (1.70%) Apache Spark
2 11 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.41%) IIS
4 6 (0.85%) Confluence
5 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 246 (34.79%) AWS
2 242 (34.23%) Azure
3 88 (12.45%) GCP
4 51 (7.21%) Microsoft 365
5 36 (5.09%) Serverless
6 31 (4.38%) SaaS
7 23 (3.25%) IaaS
8 22 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
9 21 (2.97%) PaaS
10 19 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (1.84%) Azure Sentinel
12 12 (1.70%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.13%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 8 (1.13%) AWS CloudTrail
14 8 (1.13%) AWS KMS
15 7 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 110 (15.56%) Firewall
2 88 (12.45%) Network Security
3 28 (3.96%) VPN
4 27 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.97%) HTTP
6 19 (2.69%) LAN
7 17 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (2.26%) IPsec
8 16 (2.26%) WAN
9 15 (2.12%) Internet
9 15 (2.12%) SSL
10 13 (1.84%) Wireless
11 12 (1.70%) BGP
12 10 (1.41%) OSPF
13 8 (1.13%) Broadband
13 8 (1.13%) Sourcefire
14 7 (0.99%) Unified Communications
15 6 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (0.85%) X.509
16 5 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.37%) Big Data
2 26 (3.68%) MongoDB
3 18 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (2.12%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (1.41%) SQL Server
6 9 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.13%) Dremio
7 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.13%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.57%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.57%) DB2
9 4 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.57%) HBase
9 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.57%) Power BI
9 4 (0.57%) Tableau
10 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (3.39%) JIRA
2 18 (2.55%) Burp Suite
3 17 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.84%) SonarQube
5 11 (1.56%) GitLab
6 10 (1.41%) git-flow
6 10 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.13%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.13%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.71%) CircleCI
8 5 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.71%) Travis CI
8 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (0.57%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.57%) Cypress.io
9 4 (0.57%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.57%) Mocha
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
General
1 185 (26.17%) Finance
2 135 (19.09%) Social Skills
3 58 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (7.50%) Public Sector
5 50 (7.07%) Telecoms
6 47 (6.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 44 (6.22%) Legal
8 32 (4.53%) Law
8 32 (4.53%) Presentation Skills
9 31 (4.38%) Banking
10 30 (4.24%) Marketing
11 22 (3.11%) Retail
12 17 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (2.12%) Manufacturing
14 11 (1.56%) Electronics
15 10 (1.41%) Publishing
16 9 (1.27%) Automotive
17 8 (1.13%) Aerospace
17 8 (1.13%) Billing
18 7 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 324 (45.83%) Architect
2 210 (29.70%) Security Architect
3 94 (13.30%) Consultant
4 83 (11.74%) Security Engineer
5 80 (11.32%) Cloud Architect
6 68 (9.62%) Security Consultant
7 45 (6.36%) Technical Architect
8 43 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
9 40 (5.66%) Security Manager
10 39 (5.52%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 33 (4.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 29 (4.10%) Analyst
12 29 (4.10%) Senior Security Engineer
13 28 (3.96%) Senior Consultant
14 27 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
14 27 (3.82%) Senior Architect
15 26 (3.68%) Head of Security
16 20 (2.83%) Information Manager
16 20 (2.83%) Information Security Consultant
16 20 (2.83%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.23%) Web Services
2 27 (3.82%) Kafka
3 21 (2.97%) Node.js
3 21 (2.97%) React
4 14 (1.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 14 (1.98%) Spring
4 14 (1.98%) Spring Boot
5 10 (1.41%) RESTful
5 10 (1.41%) SOAP
6 9 (1.27%) OpenAPI
6 9 (1.27%) Swagger
7 8 (1.13%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.13%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.13%) GraphQL
7 8 (1.13%) HTML
7 8 (1.13%) LDAP
7 8 (1.13%) Lucene
7 8 (1.13%) Regular Expression
8 7 (0.99%) REST
8 7 (0.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (14.57%) Management Information System
2 53 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 47 (6.65%) Data Protection Act
4 41 (5.80%) Data Centre
5 29 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (3.11%) Cloud Native
6 22 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (3.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (2.83%) PKI
8 17 (2.40%) Cyber Defence
9 15 (2.12%) NHS
9 15 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 14 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.41%) Internet of Things
13 9 (1.27%) Cyberattack
13 9 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
13 9 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.19%) Windows
2 63 (8.91%) Linux
3 23 (3.25%) Unix
4 16 (2.26%) Solaris
5 14 (1.98%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.71%) Android
8 5 (0.71%) Kali Linux
8 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.57%) AIX
9 4 (0.57%) zOS
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (43.00%) Information Security
2 302 (42.72%) Cybersecurity
3 142 (20.08%) TOGAF
4 139 (19.66%) Risk Management
5 133 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (18.53%) SIEM
7 111 (15.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 107 (15.13%) Security Operations
9 90 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (12.59%) Microservices
11 88 (12.45%) Data Protection
12 86 (12.16%) Risk Assessment
13 75 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
14 72 (10.18%) Migration
15 70 (9.90%) DevOps
16 69 (9.76%) DevSecOps
16 69 (9.76%) Security Management
17 64 (9.05%) ITIL
18 62 (8.77%) Security Testing
19 56 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 86 (12.16%) Python
2 42 (5.94%) Java
3 26 (3.68%) SQL
4 19 (2.69%) C++
5 16 (2.26%) C
5 16 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.98%) C#
7 12 (1.70%) Perl
8 10 (1.41%) Ruby
9 9 (1.27%) Scala
10 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.13%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.85%) Go
12 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.42%) R
14 2 (0.28%) Lua
14 2 (0.28%) PHP
14 2 (0.28%) VB
15 1 (0.14%) Julia
Qualifications
1 228 (32.25%) CISSP
2 142 (20.08%) CISM
3 78 (11.03%) Security Cleared
4 74 (10.47%) Degree
5 62 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 52 (7.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 48 (6.79%) CISA
8 42 (5.94%) GIAC
8 42 (5.94%) SANS
9 37 (5.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 34 (4.81%) CEH
11 29 (4.10%) AWS Certification
12 27 (3.82%) CCSP
13 22 (3.11%) ISSAP
14 21 (2.97%) DV Cleared
14 21 (2.97%) TOGAF Certification
15 19 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
17 14 (1.98%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (24.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (18.95%) NIST
3 106 (14.99%) GDPR
4 75 (10.61%) NCSC
5 50 (7.07%) PCI DSS
6 36 (5.09%) GRC
7 34 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 32 (4.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 24 (3.39%) COBIT
10 23 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 21 (2.97%) QA
12 19 (2.69%) JSP 440
13 17 (2.40%) HIPAA
13 17 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 16 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 15 (2.12%) NIST 800
15 15 (2.12%) RMADS
16 10 (1.41%) SOC 2
17 9 (1.27%) ISO 31000
18 8 (1.13%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 21 (2.97%) Docker
2 18 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.27%) Firmware
5 8 (1.13%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.57%) HDFS
7 4 (0.57%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.57%) OpenIDM
7 4 (0.57%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.57%) RACF
8 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) LXC
9 1 (0.14%) Snort
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.25%) Nessus
3 19 (2.69%) Ansible
3 19 (2.69%) Terraform
4 9 (1.27%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.13%) Kibana
5 8 (1.13%) Puppet
5 8 (1.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 7 (0.99%) HP Fortify
6 7 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.99%) WebInspect
7 6 (0.85%) QRadar
8 5 (0.71%) Istio
8 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.71%) Packer
9 4 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.57%) CASB
9 4 (0.57%) Consul
9 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 98 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (8.77%) Google
3 48 (6.79%) Oracle
4 45 (6.36%) Splunk
5 34 (4.81%) Cisco
6 25 (3.54%) Palo Alto
7 18 (2.55%) VMware
8 17 (2.40%) Tripwire
9 12 (1.70%) F5
9 12 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.70%) SAP
10 11 (1.56%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.41%) ArcSight
11 10 (1.41%) CA
11 10 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.41%) Sonatype
12 9 (1.27%) CrowdStrike
12 9 (1.27%) HP
12 9 (1.27%) Qualys
12 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com