Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 465 592
Rank change year-on-year -9 +127 +36
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1,047 1,077 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 788 892 766
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £48,625
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -11.54% +4.00% +2.10%

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 157,440 157,260 187,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 127,646 129,586 155,123
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 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 -20 966 £67,500 -0.74% 104
London -43 525 £77,500 +10.71% 53
UK excluding London +21 477 £57,500 -11.54% 58
South East +33 181 £55,000 -26.67% 15
North of England +5 100 £57,500 +9.52% 13
East of England +56 85 £60,000 -14.29% 10
North West +18 71 £55,000 +4.76% 5
South West -27 49 £60,000 - 6
Scotland -27 27 £67,500 +28.57% 6
Midlands -22 26 £51,270 -14.55% 7
Yorkshire -17 22 £62,500 +19.05% 6
West Midlands -15 20 £51,270 -14.55% 3
Wales +7 11 £58,250 +12.02% 1
North East - 7 £49,250 - 2
East Midlands +14 5 £41,175 -22.68% 4

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 549 (52.44%) Information Security
2 457 (43.65%) CISSP
3 372 (35.53%) Cybersecurity
4 274 (26.17%) Firewall
5 273 (26.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 271 (25.88%) CISM
7 240 (22.92%) Finance
8 217 (20.73%) SIEM
9 200 (19.10%) Network Security
10 190 (18.15%) Penetration Testing
11 179 (17.10%) Degree
12 177 (16.91%) Security Operations
13 172 (16.43%) TOGAF
14 168 (16.05%) Management Information System
15 160 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
16 144 (13.75%) Linux
17 142 (13.56%) Windows
18 138 (13.18%) ITIL
19 132 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
20 129 (12.32%) CEH
20 129 (12.32%) PCI DSS
21 128 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
22 127 (12.13%) Cisco
23 125 (11.94%) Vulnerability Management
24 114 (10.89%) Risk Management
25 112 (10.70%) Security Cleared
25 112 (10.70%) Identity Access Management
26 108 (10.32%) TCP/IP
27 106 (10.12%) SABSA
28 105 (10.03%) Java

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 24 (2.29%) Skype for Business
2 22 (2.10%) OpenStack
3 12 (1.15%) IIS
4 10 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.38%) Mule
7 4 (0.38%) Mule ESB
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.29%) Apache
8 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.19%) Confluence
9 2 (0.19%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.19%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.096%) MTS
10 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.19%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 128 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (4.58%) IaaS
4 43 (4.11%) PaaS
5 40 (3.82%) SaaS
6 22 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.96%) Office 365
9 7 (0.67%) GitHub
10 6 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.38%) npm
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.096%) Boomi
13 1 (0.096%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.096%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.096%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 274 (26.17%) Firewall
2 200 (19.10%) Network Security
3 108 (10.32%) TCP/IP
4 65 (6.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 51 (4.87%) VPN
6 40 (3.82%) HTTP
7 39 (3.72%) Internet
8 38 (3.63%) IPsec
9 35 (3.34%) SSL
10 31 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (2.58%) DNS
12 26 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
13 25 (2.39%) Cisco ISE
13 25 (2.39%) Skype
14 22 (2.10%) Telepresence
15 20 (1.91%) LAN
15 20 (1.91%) WAN
16 19 (1.81%) VoIP
17 17 (1.62%) SMTP
18 16 (1.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.39%) Big Data
2 14 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 9 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.57%) Blockchain
7 6 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.48%) HDInsight
8 5 (0.48%) NewSQL
9 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.38%) MySQL
10 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.19%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.19%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 12 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.76%) JIRA
3 7 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.48%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.38%) Bower
5 4 (0.38%) Gradle
5 4 (0.38%) Grunt
5 4 (0.38%) gulp
5 4 (0.38%) JUnit
5 4 (0.38%) Maven
5 4 (0.38%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.29%) AppScan
6 3 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.096%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.096%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.096%) sqlmap
General
1 240 (22.92%) Finance
2 49 (4.68%) Banking
3 32 (3.06%) Legal
3 32 (3.06%) Retail
4 29 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.43%) Law
7 11 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.76%) Advertising
8 8 (0.76%) Marketing
9 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.48%) Electronics
9 5 (0.48%) Games
9 5 (0.48%) Military
9 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.38%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 347 (33.14%) Architect
2 286 (27.32%) Security Architect
3 192 (18.34%) Consultant
4 161 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 142 (13.56%) Security Consultant
6 96 (9.17%) Analyst
7 80 (7.64%) Security Analyst
8 79 (7.55%) Security Manager
9 51 (4.87%) Senior Architect
10 49 (4.68%) IT Architect
11 47 (4.49%) Cisco Consultant
11 47 (4.49%) Cloud Architect
12 45 (4.30%) IT Security Architect
13 41 (3.92%) Security Specialist
13 41 (3.92%) Senior Security Architect
14 38 (3.63%) Information Security Architect
15 33 (3.15%) Information Manager
15 33 (3.15%) Information Security Manager
15 33 (3.15%) Senior Consultant
16 31 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.15%) OAuth
1 33 (3.15%) SAML
2 29 (2.77%) .NET
2 29 (2.77%) Web Services
3 22 (2.10%) OpenID
4 17 (1.62%) LDAP
5 16 (1.53%) SailPoint
6 15 (1.43%) Middleware
7 11 (1.05%) SOAP
8 10 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.96%) REST
9 9 (0.86%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.76%) XML
11 5 (0.48%) J2EE
11 5 (0.48%) Java EE
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.48%) RESTful
11 5 (0.48%) Spring
12 4 (0.38%) OAuth2
12 4 (0.38%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 168 (16.05%) Management Information System
2 80 (7.64%) CESG
3 64 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (5.54%) Data Centre
5 57 (5.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 55 (5.25%) Data Protection Act
7 51 (4.87%) Computer Science
8 47 (4.49%) PKI
9 43 (4.11%) Cyberthreat
10 35 (3.34%) Cyberattack
11 34 (3.25%) Algorithms
12 29 (2.77%) Cyber Defence
12 29 (2.77%) Public Cloud
13 26 (2.48%) Mobile App
14 25 (2.39%) Java Card
15 24 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (2.10%) Private Cloud
16 22 (2.10%) Smart Meter
17 16 (1.53%) NHS
18 15 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 144 (13.75%) Linux
2 142 (13.56%) Windows
3 51 (4.87%) Windows Server
4 44 (4.20%) Unix
5 39 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 34 (3.25%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.62%) Android
8 6 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.48%) AIX
9 5 (0.48%) Solaris
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.096%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (52.44%) Information Security
2 372 (35.53%) Cybersecurity
3 217 (20.73%) SIEM
4 190 (18.15%) Penetration Testing
5 177 (16.91%) Security Operations
6 172 (16.43%) TOGAF
7 160 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
8 138 (13.18%) ITIL
9 125 (11.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 114 (10.89%) Risk Management
11 112 (10.70%) Identity Access Management
12 106 (10.12%) SABSA
13 91 (8.69%) Project Management
14 90 (8.60%) Data Protection
15 87 (8.31%) SDLC
16 83 (7.93%) Data Loss Prevention
16 83 (7.93%) Threat Modelling
17 81 (7.74%) Threat Intelligence
18 77 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 72 (6.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 105 (10.03%) Java
2 44 (4.20%) Python
3 35 (3.34%) C
4 24 (2.29%) Perl
4 24 (2.29%) SQL
5 23 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.72%) Ruby
7 17 (1.62%) C#
8 16 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.24%) C++
9 13 (1.24%) PHP
10 10 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.86%) Lua
12 5 (0.48%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.19%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.19%) R
15 1 (0.096%) Ada
15 1 (0.096%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 457 (43.65%) CISSP
2 271 (25.88%) CISM
3 179 (17.10%) Degree
4 132 (12.61%) Cisco Certification
5 129 (12.32%) CEH
6 112 (10.70%) Security Cleared
7 105 (10.03%) CISA
8 103 (9.84%) GIAC
9 95 (9.07%) CCNP
10 87 (8.31%) SSCP
11 80 (7.64%) SANS
12 69 (6.59%) SC Cleared
13 66 (6.30%) CESG Certified Professional
14 39 (3.72%) DV Cleared
15 36 (3.44%) CREST Certified
15 36 (3.44%) CSSLP
16 33 (3.15%) GCIH
17 26 (2.48%) CCIE
18 25 (2.39%) CCDP
18 25 (2.39%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (26.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 129 (12.32%) PCI DSS
3 79 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 77 (7.35%) COBIT
5 68 (6.49%) GDPR
6 35 (3.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 35 (3.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (2.39%) PMO
8 24 (2.29%) JSP 440
9 22 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (1.72%) NIST 800
11 17 (1.62%) HIPAA
12 16 (1.53%) RMADS
13 15 (1.43%) GCP
14 14 (1.34%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.96%) PA-DSS
16 9 (0.86%) COSO
16 9 (0.86%) QA
17 6 (0.57%) SAS 70
18 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 76 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.43%) Docker
3 12 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.67%) Firmware
6 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.29%) Snort
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.096%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 36 (3.44%) Single Sign-On
2 22 (2.10%) Ansible
2 22 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (2.10%) Cisco UCCE
2 22 (2.10%) Cisco UCCX
3 17 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.43%) Puppet
5 12 (1.15%) Nessus
6 6 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.57%) Nmap
7 5 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.29%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.29%) Nagios
8 3 (0.29%) SCCM
9 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.19%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.19%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.096%) QRadar
Vendors
1 127 (12.13%) Cisco
2 71 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 48 (4.58%) Splunk
4 42 (4.01%) CheckPoint
5 35 (3.34%) VMware
6 32 (3.06%) Apple
6 32 (3.06%) Palo Alto
7 30 (2.87%) Juniper
8 29 (2.77%) Oracle
9 27 (2.58%) ArcSight
10 26 (2.48%) Sourcefire
11 21 (2.01%) CyberArk
12 16 (1.53%) IBM
13 15 (1.43%) Veracode
14 12 (1.15%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.96%) Google
16 9 (0.86%) Fortinet
17 8 (0.76%) NetIQ
18 6 (0.57%) CA
18 6 (0.57%) Qualys