Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 457 632
Rank change year-on-year -12 +175 +112
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1066 1279 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.73% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 886 1013 672
UK median annual salary £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159119 175986 191424
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.06% 88.11%
Number of salaries quoted 126483 146806 156211
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Top 15 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 18 August 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 -25 971 £67,500 +3.85% 50
London +46 550 £75,000 +8.30% 30
UK excluding London -72 447 £60,000 -7.69% 21
South East 0 171 £60,000 -14.29% 10
East of England +54 107 £60,000 +14.29% 4
South West -41 62 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Midlands -29 57 £60,000 -7.69% 1
West Midlands -49 44 £60,000 -7.69% 1
North of England -64 35 £57,000 -12.31% 2
Scotland +8 22 £53,625 +2.14% 1
North West -52 22 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire -2 13 £50,000 -23.08% 1
East Midlands +29 12 £82,500 +17.86%
Wales +20 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing Security Architecture 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 Security Architecture.

1 666 (62.48%) Information Security
2 510 (47.84%) CISSP
3 423 (39.68%) Cybersecurity
4 358 (33.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 311 (29.17%) CISM
6 288 (27.02%) Firewall
7 258 (24.20%) Finance
8 207 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
8 207 (19.42%) SIEM
9 202 (18.95%) Degree
10 199 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
11 191 (17.92%) Windows
12 182 (17.07%) Security Cleared
13 177 (16.60%) Security Operations
14 176 (16.51%) Network Security
15 175 (16.42%) CISA
16 173 (16.23%) Data Protection
17 172 (16.14%) Linux
18 170 (15.95%) ITIL
18 170 (15.95%) TOGAF
19 165 (15.48%) Risk Management
20 164 (15.38%) Management Information System
21 162 (15.20%) PCI DSS
22 129 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
23 127 (11.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 108 (10.13%) SC Cleared
25 107 (10.04%) Active Directory
26 105 (9.85%) Security Management
26 105 (9.85%) Identity Access Management
27 104 (9.76%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (1.88%) IIS
2 11 (1.03%) Apache
3 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.47%) JBoss
3 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
4 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.28%) CMS
5 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Apache Geronimo
6 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.19%) SAS
6 2 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 104 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.56%) SaaS
4 26 (2.44%) Office 365
5 24 (2.25%) PaaS
6 21 (1.97%) IaaS
7 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 288 (27.02%) Firewall
2 176 (16.51%) Network Security
3 89 (8.35%) TCP/IP
4 60 (5.63%) Internet
5 42 (3.94%) VPN
6 34 (3.19%) SSL
7 33 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 26 (2.44%) SAN
9 21 (1.97%) NAS
10 20 (1.88%) DNS
10 20 (1.88%) LAN
10 20 (1.88%) VoIP
11 18 (1.69%) WAN
12 16 (1.50%) IPsec
13 11 (1.03%) DHCP
14 10 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.84%) VLAN
16 8 (0.75%) DMVPN
16 8 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
16 8 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.56%) Big Data
2 23 (2.16%) Hadoop
2 23 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.75%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.56%) Looker
4 6 (0.56%) MySQL
4 6 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.38%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.28%) Adabas
7 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.28%) OLTP
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.19%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.19%) OpenTSDB
8 2 (0.19%) QlikView
8 2 (0.19%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (1.13%) Eclipse
1 12 (1.13%) Xcode
2 11 (1.03%) AppScan
2 11 (1.03%) Burp Suite
3 10 (0.94%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.56%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.47%) Paros
5 5 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.28%) MSI
7 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 258 (24.20%) Finance
2 96 (9.01%) Banking
3 49 (4.60%) Legal
4 47 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 43 (4.03%) Retail
6 22 (2.06%) Law
7 21 (1.97%) Aerospace
8 15 (1.41%) Marketing
9 13 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.13%) Advertising
10 12 (1.13%) Electronics
11 11 (1.03%) Digital Economy
11 11 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.66%) Automotive
12 7 (0.66%) Games
12 7 (0.66%) Military
12 7 (0.66%) Publishing
13 6 (0.56%) Local Government
14 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 349 (32.74%) Architect
2 303 (28.42%) Security Architect
3 190 (17.82%) Consultant
4 155 (14.54%) Security Consultant
5 132 (12.38%) Security Engineer
6 118 (11.07%) Analyst
7 106 (9.94%) Security Analyst
8 67 (6.29%) Security Manager
9 62 (5.82%) IT Engineer
9 62 (5.82%) IT Security Engineer
10 52 (4.88%) Security Specialist
11 42 (3.94%) Senior Architect
12 41 (3.85%) Head of Security
13 40 (3.75%) Information Security Architect
13 40 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
14 38 (3.56%) Senior Security Consultant
15 37 (3.47%) Information Security Analyst
15 37 (3.47%) Information Security Consultant
15 37 (3.47%) IT Security Analyst
15 37 (3.47%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.91%) Web Services
2 38 (3.56%) .NET
3 22 (2.06%) SailPoint
4 15 (1.41%) Middleware
5 10 (0.94%) OAuth
6 9 (0.84%) SAML
7 8 (0.75%) J2EE
8 7 (0.66%) CSS
8 7 (0.66%) XML
9 6 (0.56%) HTML
9 6 (0.56%) REST
10 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.47%) boto
10 5 (0.47%) JSP
10 5 (0.47%) XSL
11 4 (0.38%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.38%) OpenID
12 3 (0.28%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 101 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (8.72%) Computer Science
4 82 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
5 63 (5.91%) CESG
6 57 (5.35%) Cyberthreat
7 52 (4.88%) PKI
8 47 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (3.75%) Cyber Defence
10 32 (3.00%) Data Centre
11 30 (2.81%) Cyber Attack
12 26 (2.44%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 15 (1.41%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.22%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.22%) Driving Licence
16 12 (1.13%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.94%) Internet of Things
17 10 (0.94%) NHS
18 9 (0.84%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 191 (17.92%) Windows
2 172 (16.14%) Linux
3 64 (6.00%) Windows Server
4 59 (5.53%) Apple iOS
5 51 (4.78%) Unix
6 35 (3.28%) Mac OS X
7 27 (2.53%) Android
8 14 (1.31%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.03%) Kali Linux
9 11 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.47%) VMS
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.094%) AIX
14 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (62.48%) Information Security
2 423 (39.68%) Cybersecurity
3 207 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (19.42%) SIEM
4 199 (18.67%) Penetration Testing
5 177 (16.60%) Security Operations
6 173 (16.23%) Data Protection
7 170 (15.95%) ITIL
7 170 (15.95%) TOGAF
8 165 (15.48%) Risk Management
9 129 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
10 105 (9.85%) Identity Access Management
10 105 (9.85%) Security Management
11 97 (9.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (8.35%) Project Management
13 87 (8.16%) Risk Analysis
14 86 (8.07%) Enterprise Architecture
15 85 (7.97%) SABSA
16 83 (7.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 77 (7.22%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 90 (8.44%) Java
2 55 (5.16%) C
3 54 (5.07%) Python
4 38 (3.56%) SQL
5 31 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 28 (2.63%) Perl
7 23 (2.16%) Ruby
8 21 (1.97%) C++
9 15 (1.41%) C#
10 14 (1.31%) PHP
11 8 (0.75%) VB
12 7 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.56%) Ada
14 5 (0.47%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.19%) Scala
16 1 (0.094%) R
16 1 (0.094%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 510 (47.84%) CISSP
2 311 (29.17%) CISM
3 202 (18.95%) Degree
4 182 (17.07%) Security Cleared
5 175 (16.42%) CISA
6 108 (10.13%) SC Cleared
7 84 (7.88%) DV Cleared
8 76 (7.13%) CREST Certified
9 73 (6.85%) CEH
9 73 (6.85%) GIAC
10 67 (6.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 66 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (4.41%) GCIH
13 42 (3.94%) SANS
14 41 (3.85%) CCNA
15 39 (3.66%) CCNP
16 36 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
17 30 (2.81%) CRISC
18 27 (2.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 27 (2.53%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (33.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 162 (15.20%) PCI DSS
3 127 (11.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 86 (8.07%) COBIT
5 48 (4.50%) GDPR
6 33 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 30 (2.81%) ISO 9001
8 28 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 15 (1.41%) ISO 22301
10 14 (1.31%) NIST 800
11 13 (1.22%) SAS 70
12 11 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (1.03%) JSP 440
12 11 (1.03%) SLA
13 9 (0.84%) BS25999
13 9 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.75%) COSO
14 8 (0.75%) ISO 31000
15 7 (0.66%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.66%) RMADS
System Software
1 107 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
4 20 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 20 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.31%) Firmware
6 9 (0.84%) Snort
7 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.47%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.38%) Docker
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.094%) LXC
12 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (3.94%) Nessus
2 22 (2.06%) SCCM
3 21 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (1.69%) Ansible
4 18 (1.69%) Puppet
5 15 (1.41%) EMC Navisphere
6 13 (1.22%) Nmap
7 11 (1.03%) HP Fortify
8 10 (0.94%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.66%) CSIRT
11 6 (0.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (0.56%) Mesos
11 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.56%) RSA enVision
11 6 (0.56%) Salt
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.47%) WebInspect
13 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (7.50%) Microsoft
1 80 (7.50%) Splunk
2 57 (5.35%) Cisco
3 40 (3.75%) Apple
4 38 (3.56%) Oracle
5 34 (3.19%) Palo Alto
6 31 (2.91%) ArcSight
7 29 (2.72%) VMware
8 28 (2.63%) CyberArk
9 26 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 26 (2.44%) Symantec
10 23 (2.16%) McAfee
11 19 (1.78%) Aveksa
12 16 (1.50%) EMC
13 14 (1.31%) Qualys
14 13 (1.22%) IBM
15 12 (1.13%) Sun
16 11 (1.03%) Forcepoint
16 11 (1.03%) Juniper
17 10 (0.94%) HP