Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 471 490 456
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34 +169
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1,008 1,008 1,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 680 823 1,003
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £92,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,250 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +0.42% -7.69% +0.19%

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 152,515 161,529 173,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,393 127,449 145,145
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +17 944 £70,000 +3.70% 111
UK excluding London +94 558 £60,250 +0.42% 70
London -17 413 £75,000 - 48
South East -8 161 £63,750 +6.25% 18
East of England +76 157 £55,000 -4.35% 12
North of England +95 110 £62,500 +4.17% 14
North West +53 65 £62,500 +4.17% 8
South West +10 63 £57,500 -4.17% 13
Midlands +21 43 £67,500 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire +51 37 £70,000 +16.67% 4
West Midlands +16 23 £66,250 +10.42% 4
East Midlands +26 20 £68,750 -16.67% 2
Scotland -4 17 £67,500 +17.90% 3
Wales +16 12 £40,210 -38.14% 4
North East -7 8 £57,500 -15.46% 2
Northern Ireland +2 1 £62,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 592 (58.73%) Information Security
2 464 (46.03%) CISSP
3 361 (35.81%) Cybersecurity
4 286 (28.37%) CISM
5 255 (25.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 237 (23.51%) SIEM
7 222 (22.02%) Degree
8 219 (21.73%) Firewall
9 202 (20.04%) Finance
10 191 (18.95%) TOGAF
11 174 (17.26%) Windows
12 170 (16.87%) Management Information System
13 151 (14.98%) Network Security
14 150 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
14 150 (14.88%) Security Operations
15 142 (14.09%) ITIL
16 140 (13.89%) PCI DSS
17 137 (13.59%) Risk Management
18 136 (13.49%) GDPR
19 135 (13.39%) Identity Access Management
20 132 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
20 132 (13.10%) Penetration Testing
21 131 (13.00%) Vulnerability Management
22 127 (12.60%) CISA
23 125 (12.40%) Linux
24 121 (12.00%) GIAC
25 120 (11.90%) SABSA
26 108 (10.71%) Security Cleared
27 104 (10.32%) Data Protection
28 103 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.30%) CMS
3 2 (0.20%) Apache
3 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.20%) IIS
3 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.099%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.099%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.099%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.099%) Confluence
4 1 (0.099%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.099%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.099%) Mule
4 1 (0.099%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.099%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
1 7 (0.69%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.60%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.50%) SAP GTS
3 5 (0.50%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.37%) SaaS
4 28 (2.78%) Office 365
5 27 (2.68%) PaaS
6 23 (2.28%) IaaS
7 19 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.19%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.09%) G Suite
11 9 (0.89%) GitHub
12 5 (0.50%) npm
13 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.099%) Akamai
14 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.099%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.099%) Serverless
14 1 (0.099%) Sumo Logic
14 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 219 (21.73%) Firewall
2 151 (14.98%) Network Security
3 72 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 71 (7.04%) VPN
5 54 (5.36%) DNS
5 54 (5.36%) TCP/IP
6 50 (4.96%) LAN
7 49 (4.86%) WAN
8 47 (4.66%) Internet
9 38 (3.77%) SSL
10 27 (2.68%) HTTP
10 27 (2.68%) Wireless
11 21 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (1.98%) SMTP
13 17 (1.69%) MPLS
14 13 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.29%) VLAN
15 11 (1.09%) IPsec
16 9 (0.89%) DHCP
16 9 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.48%) Blockchain
2 20 (1.98%) MongoDB
3 15 (1.49%) Big Data
4 9 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.69%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.50%) MySQL
6 5 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.30%) Power BI
7 3 (0.30%) QlikView
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.20%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (1.79%) JIRA
2 12 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.99%) Metasploit
4 8 (0.79%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.60%) NetBeans
6 4 (0.40%) Maven
7 3 (0.30%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.20%) Ant
8 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.20%) Gatling
8 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.20%) GitLab
8 2 (0.20%) NeoLoad
8 2 (0.20%) Selenium
9 1 (0.099%) Bower
9 1 (0.099%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.099%) GDB
9 1 (0.099%) Gradle
9 1 (0.099%) JUnit
9 1 (0.099%) Rational DOORS
General
1 202 (20.04%) Finance
2 49 (4.86%) Banking
3 42 (4.17%) Legal
4 38 (3.77%) Retail
4 38 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.69%) Law
7 8 (0.79%) Local Government
8 7 (0.69%) Advertising
8 7 (0.69%) Electronics
9 6 (0.60%) Marketing
10 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.20%) Automotive
11 2 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.099%) Back Office
12 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.099%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 411 (40.77%) Architect
2 326 (32.34%) Security Architect
3 186 (18.45%) Security Engineer
4 111 (11.01%) Consultant
5 77 (7.64%) Security Consultant
6 67 (6.65%) Analyst
7 62 (6.15%) Senior Architect
8 59 (5.85%) Security Manager
8 59 (5.85%) Senior Security Architect
9 54 (5.36%) Security Analyst
10 46 (4.56%) Cloud Architect
11 43 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
12 41 (4.07%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 36 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
14 34 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (3.37%) Security Specialist
15 33 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 32 (3.17%) Network Engineer
17 31 (3.08%) Information Security Architect
17 31 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.97%) .NET
2 29 (2.88%) Web Services
3 24 (2.38%) Node.js
4 19 (1.88%) .NET Core
5 18 (1.79%) OAuth
6 13 (1.29%) SAML
7 11 (1.09%) Java ME
7 11 (1.09%) Java SE
7 11 (1.09%) Middleware
7 11 (1.09%) OpenID
8 9 (0.89%) REST
9 8 (0.79%) AWT
9 8 (0.79%) JSP
10 6 (0.60%) ISPF
10 6 (0.60%) J2EE
10 6 (0.60%) OAuth2
10 6 (0.60%) Servlets
11 5 (0.50%) JSON
11 5 (0.50%) Mason
11 5 (0.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 170 (16.87%) Management Information System
2 78 (7.74%) Self-Motivation
3 73 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 71 (7.04%) PKI
5 69 (6.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 65 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
7 64 (6.35%) CESG
8 40 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
9 28 (2.78%) Data Centre
10 25 (2.48%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 19 (1.88%) Xbox
13 16 (1.59%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.39%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.39%) Fintech
15 12 (1.19%) Smart Meter
16 10 (0.99%) Java Card
17 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 174 (17.26%) Windows
2 125 (12.40%) Linux
3 51 (5.06%) Unix
4 44 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.58%) Android
6 23 (2.28%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.69%) Solaris
8 15 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.99%) Kali Linux
11 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.69%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.099%) CentOS
14 1 (0.099%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.099%) MVS
14 1 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (58.73%) Information Security
2 361 (35.81%) Cybersecurity
3 237 (23.51%) SIEM
4 191 (18.95%) TOGAF
5 150 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (14.88%) Security Operations
6 142 (14.09%) ITIL
7 137 (13.59%) Risk Management
8 135 (13.39%) Identity Access Management
9 132 (13.10%) Penetration Testing
10 131 (13.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 120 (11.90%) SABSA
12 104 (10.32%) Data Protection
13 85 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 85 (8.43%) Project Management
14 80 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 79 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
16 74 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 70 (6.94%) Threat Modelling
17 70 (6.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 69 (6.85%) Python
2 56 (5.56%) Java
3 44 (4.37%) C
4 42 (4.17%) Perl
5 35 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 24 (2.38%) C#
7 22 (2.18%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.79%) SQL
9 16 (1.59%) PHP
9 16 (1.59%) VBScript
10 14 (1.39%) Ruby
11 10 (0.99%) Go
12 9 (0.89%) Objective-C
13 8 (0.79%) C++
14 7 (0.69%) VBA
15 6 (0.60%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.60%) JCL
15 6 (0.60%) REXX
16 4 (0.40%) ES6
16 4 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 464 (46.03%) CISSP
2 286 (28.37%) CISM
3 222 (22.02%) Degree
4 127 (12.60%) CISA
5 121 (12.00%) GIAC
6 108 (10.71%) Security Cleared
7 97 (9.62%) SSCP
8 96 (9.52%) CEH
9 86 (8.53%) SANS
10 71 (7.04%) CompTIA Security+
11 65 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (6.35%) CESG Certified Professional
13 54 (5.36%) CSSLP
14 49 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 38 (3.77%) SC Cleared
16 35 (3.47%) CREST Certified
17 34 (3.37%) CRISC
18 24 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
19 21 (2.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 21 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (25.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 136 (13.49%) GDPR
4 100 (9.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 68 (6.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 52 (5.16%) COBIT
7 29 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (2.08%) RMADS
9 16 (1.59%) SAS 70
10 13 (1.29%) HIPAA
11 11 (1.09%) FISMA
11 11 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 8 (0.79%) JSP 440
14 7 (0.69%) PMO
14 7 (0.69%) SLA
15 6 (0.60%) NIST 800
16 5 (0.50%) GxP
17 4 (0.40%) ISO 31000
17 4 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 26 (2.58%) Docker
2 15 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.89%) Snort
6 6 (0.60%) Firmware
6 6 (0.60%) RACF
7 4 (0.40%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.30%) KVM
8 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.20%) vSphere
10 1 (0.099%) QEMU
10 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.099%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (1.39%) Nessus
4 12 (1.19%) CSIRT
4 12 (1.19%) QRadar
5 11 (1.09%) Nmap
6 10 (0.99%) Ansible
7 9 (0.89%) EnCase
7 9 (0.89%) FortiGate
7 9 (0.89%) OSSEC
8 7 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.60%) zSecure
10 5 (0.50%) CASB
10 5 (0.50%) Puppet
10 5 (0.50%) SCCM
11 4 (0.40%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 97 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.96%) Cisco
3 45 (4.46%) Symantec
4 43 (4.27%) Splunk
5 30 (2.98%) Google
5 30 (2.98%) Sophos
6 26 (2.58%) Palo Alto
7 23 (2.28%) CheckPoint
8 20 (1.98%) VMware
9 18 (1.79%) Oracle
10 17 (1.69%) McAfee
11 15 (1.49%) Qualys
12 13 (1.29%) Juniper
13 11 (1.09%) Meraki
14 10 (0.99%) Fortinet
15 9 (0.89%) Forcepoint
15 9 (0.89%) LogRhythm
15 9 (0.89%) Netsparker
15 9 (0.89%) SAP
15 9 (0.89%) Trend Micro