Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 440 624
Rank change year-on-year -36 +184 +110
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1017 1312 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.69% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.77% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 757 1036 723
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £61,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +6.56% +1.67%

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 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -60 941 £65,000 - 56
UK excluding London -37 483 £57,500 -11.54% 32
London -81 473 £75,000 +11.11% 27
South East +32 193 £58,000 -20.00% 8
East of England +84 120 £50,000 - 3
South West -25 65 £60,000 - 5
North of England -63 54 £60,000 - 10
Midlands -25 38 £52,500 -19.23% 3
North West -39 35 £60,000 +9.09% 3
West Midlands -46 32 £53,750 -17.31% 1
Yorkshire -22 15 £60,000 -6.25% 3
Scotland -44 8 £67,500 +35.00% 2
Wales +7 6 £45,000 -13.46% 1
East Midlands +30 4 £30,850 -52.54% 2
North East +10 4 £50,000 -9.09% 4

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 610 (59.98%) Information Security
2 472 (46.41%) CISSP
3 353 (34.71%) Cybersecurity
4 314 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 297 (29.20%) CISM
6 287 (28.22%) Firewall
7 228 (22.42%) SIEM
8 227 (22.32%) Finance
9 214 (21.04%) Penetration Testing
10 202 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
11 194 (19.08%) Linux
12 191 (18.78%) Windows
13 186 (18.29%) Security Operations
14 176 (17.31%) Network Security
15 172 (16.91%) TOGAF
16 171 (16.81%) Security Cleared
17 161 (15.83%) Degree
18 159 (15.63%) ITIL
19 155 (15.24%) Management Information System
20 148 (14.55%) CISA
21 143 (14.06%) Data Protection
22 140 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
23 139 (13.67%) CEH
24 134 (13.18%) PCI DSS
25 126 (12.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
26 119 (11.70%) TCP/IP
27 116 (11.41%) Active Directory
28 111 (10.91%) GIAC
29 107 (10.52%) Java
29 107 (10.52%) SC Cleared

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 16 (1.57%) Skype for Business
2 13 (1.28%) IIS
3 8 (0.79%) Apache
3 8 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.59%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.29%) Apache Geronimo
6 3 (0.29%) CMS
6 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.29%) JBoss
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.29%) WildFly
7 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.20%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.098%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.098%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.83%) SaaS
4 31 (3.05%) IaaS
5 30 (2.95%) Office 365
5 30 (2.95%) PaaS
6 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.098%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.098%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.098%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 287 (28.22%) Firewall
2 176 (17.31%) Network Security
3 119 (11.70%) TCP/IP
4 64 (6.29%) Internet
5 41 (4.03%) VPN
6 40 (3.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 33 (3.24%) VoIP
8 31 (3.05%) SSL
9 28 (2.75%) IPsec
10 23 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (1.57%) DNS
11 16 (1.57%) LAN
11 16 (1.57%) Skype
11 16 (1.57%) WAN
12 14 (1.38%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (1.38%) NAS
12 14 (1.38%) SAN
13 12 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (1.08%) DMVPN
14 11 (1.08%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.85%) Big Data
2 20 (1.97%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 13 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 10 (0.98%) MySQL
5 9 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.59%) Looker
6 6 (0.59%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.49%) HDInsight
7 5 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.49%) NewSQL
8 4 (0.39%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.20%) Adabas
10 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (1.38%) AppScan
2 9 (0.88%) Burp Suite
3 8 (0.79%) Metasploit
4 6 (0.59%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.49%) Paros
5 5 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.29%) MSI
6 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.098%) GDB
8 1 (0.098%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.098%) JIRA
8 1 (0.098%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.098%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.098%) Xcode
General
1 227 (22.32%) Finance
2 81 (7.96%) Banking
3 47 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.33%) Legal
5 25 (2.46%) Retail
6 17 (1.67%) Law
7 15 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.18%) Advertising
8 12 (1.18%) Electronics
9 11 (1.08%) Marketing
10 10 (0.98%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.79%) Digital Economy
12 7 (0.69%) Automotive
12 7 (0.69%) Games
13 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.39%) Military
14 4 (0.39%) Publishing
15 3 (0.29%) Billing
16 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 310 (30.48%) Architect
2 265 (26.06%) Security Architect
3 192 (18.88%) Security Engineer
4 174 (17.11%) Consultant
5 135 (13.27%) Security Consultant
6 109 (10.72%) Analyst
7 91 (8.95%) Security Analyst
8 69 (6.78%) Security Manager
9 64 (6.29%) IT Engineer
9 64 (6.29%) IT Security Engineer
10 52 (5.11%) Security Specialist
11 48 (4.72%) Senior Architect
12 46 (4.52%) Senior Consultant
13 44 (4.33%) Operations Engineer
14 43 (4.23%) Senior Security Consultant
15 40 (3.93%) Senior Security Architect
16 39 (3.83%) IT Analyst
16 39 (3.83%) IT Security Analyst
17 36 (3.54%) Head of Security
18 35 (3.44%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.82%) Web Services
2 38 (3.74%) .NET
3 24 (2.36%) OAuth
4 22 (2.16%) SailPoint
5 20 (1.97%) SAML
6 19 (1.87%) OpenID
7 14 (1.38%) Middleware
8 13 (1.28%) J2EE
9 12 (1.18%) REST
10 10 (0.98%) CSS
10 10 (0.98%) XML
11 9 (0.88%) HTML
12 8 (0.79%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.69%) SOAP
14 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.49%) JSP
14 5 (0.49%) XSL
15 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 155 (15.24%) Management Information System
2 88 (8.65%) Data Protection Act
3 77 (7.57%) CESG
4 76 (7.47%) Computer Science
5 74 (7.28%) Cyberthreat
6 72 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (5.80%) Security Operations Centre
8 53 (5.21%) PKI
9 39 (3.83%) Algorithms
10 36 (3.54%) Mobile App
11 32 (3.15%) Data Centre
12 29 (2.85%) Java Card
13 21 (2.06%) Cyber Attack
14 17 (1.67%) Cyber Defence
14 17 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
14 17 (1.67%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (1.38%) Smart Meter
17 13 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
17 13 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 194 (19.08%) Linux
2 191 (18.78%) Windows
3 71 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 60 (5.90%) Unix
5 52 (5.11%) Apple iOS
6 33 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 24 (2.36%) Android
8 12 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.08%) Kali Linux
10 8 (0.79%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.39%) Solaris
13 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.20%) VMS
15 1 (0.098%) CentOS
15 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (59.98%) Information Security
2 353 (34.71%) Cybersecurity
3 228 (22.42%) SIEM
4 214 (21.04%) Penetration Testing
5 202 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
6 186 (18.29%) Security Operations
7 172 (16.91%) TOGAF
8 159 (15.63%) ITIL
9 143 (14.06%) Data Protection
10 140 (13.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 98 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (9.54%) Risk Management
13 94 (9.24%) SABSA
14 93 (9.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 92 (9.05%) Risk Analysis
16 85 (8.36%) DRM
17 80 (7.87%) Data Loss Prevention
18 73 (7.18%) OWASP
18 73 (7.18%) Threat Modelling
19 72 (7.08%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (10.52%) Java
2 45 (4.42%) C
3 39 (3.83%) SQL
4 36 (3.54%) Python
5 23 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.06%) C++
7 16 (1.57%) C#
8 10 (0.98%) Perl
8 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.98%) Ruby
9 7 (0.69%) VB
10 6 (0.59%) Ada
10 6 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.59%) PHP
11 5 (0.49%) Lua
11 5 (0.49%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.29%) R
12 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 472 (46.41%) CISSP
2 297 (29.20%) CISM
3 171 (16.81%) Security Cleared
4 161 (15.83%) Degree
5 148 (14.55%) CISA
6 139 (13.67%) CEH
7 111 (10.91%) GIAC
8 107 (10.52%) SC Cleared
9 78 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (7.67%) DV Cleared
10 68 (6.69%) CESG Certified Professional
11 58 (5.70%) CREST Certified
12 56 (5.51%) SSCP
13 50 (4.92%) GCIH
13 50 (4.92%) SANS
14 48 (4.72%) CCNP
15 28 (2.75%) PhD
16 26 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (2.56%) CRISC
17 24 (2.36%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (30.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (13.18%) PCI DSS
3 126 (12.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 70 (6.88%) COBIT
5 53 (5.21%) GDPR
6 32 (3.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 31 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (2.75%) ISO 9001
9 20 (1.97%) NIST 800
10 17 (1.67%) JSP 440
11 16 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (1.18%) PMO
12 12 (1.18%) SLA
13 11 (1.08%) SAS 70
14 10 (0.98%) RMADS
15 7 (0.69%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.59%) COSO
16 6 (0.59%) MISRA
16 6 (0.59%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 116 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.06%) Hyper-V
2 21 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (1.28%) Firmware
5 7 (0.69%) Docker
6 6 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.29%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.20%) Snort
10 1 (0.098%) LXC
10 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.098%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.098%) Xen
10 1 (0.098%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (3.54%) Nessus
2 18 (1.77%) SCCM
3 16 (1.57%) Nmap
4 15 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 11 (1.08%) HP Fortify
6 9 (0.88%) Ansible
6 9 (0.88%) CSIRT
7 8 (0.79%) EMC Navisphere
7 8 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.79%) Puppet
8 6 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.49%) WebInspect
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (7.47%) Cisco
2 61 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.82%) Splunk
4 42 (4.13%) Apple
5 37 (3.64%) Palo Alto
6 31 (3.05%) CyberArk
7 29 (2.85%) Oracle
8 24 (2.36%) CheckPoint
9 19 (1.87%) Symantec
10 18 (1.77%) Juniper
11 17 (1.67%) McAfee
11 17 (1.67%) Qualys
12 16 (1.57%) IBM
12 16 (1.57%) VMware
13 14 (1.38%) Aveksa
14 13 (1.28%) Fortinet
15 12 (1.18%) Sourcefire
16 9 (0.88%) Forcepoint
16 9 (0.88%) HP
17 8 (0.79%) EMC