Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 497 511
Rank change year-on-year +37 +14 +138
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1,094 909 1,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 824 808 913
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 156,628 153,326 180,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,948 125,702 150,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +43 989 £71,250 +1.79% 111
London +46 551 £80,000 +6.67% 69
UK excluding London +62 487 £60,000 -7.69% 51
South East -29 137 £60,000 -11.11% 11
North of England +83 118 £62,500 +21.95% 7
East of England +47 93 £57,500 -4.17% 7
North West +58 85 £62,500 +8.70% 5
South West -22 47 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Midlands -1 44 £62,500 +4.17% 8
Scotland -18 37 £65,000 +13.29% 6
Yorkshire +33 31 £70,000 +40.00% 2
West Midlands -2 26 £60,000 - 5
East Midlands +2 18 £80,000 -3.03% 3
Wales +22 13 £42,750 - 3
North East - 2 £61,750 -
Northern Ireland +6 1 £62,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 602 (55.03%) Information Security
2 472 (43.14%) CISSP
3 376 (34.37%) Cybersecurity
4 301 (27.51%) CISM
5 278 (25.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 274 (25.05%) Firewall
7 265 (24.22%) Finance
8 226 (20.66%) SIEM
9 201 (18.37%) Network Security
10 200 (18.28%) Penetration Testing
11 196 (17.92%) Degree
12 189 (17.28%) TOGAF
13 186 (17.00%) Management Information System
14 175 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
15 165 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
16 160 (14.63%) Security Operations
17 157 (14.35%) Risk Management
18 148 (13.53%) ITIL
19 138 (12.61%) PCI DSS
20 135 (12.34%) Windows
21 131 (11.97%) Identity Access Management
22 126 (11.52%) Vulnerability Management
23 123 (11.24%) SABSA
24 116 (10.60%) Linux
24 116 (10.60%) GDPR
25 114 (10.42%) Cisco
26 112 (10.24%) Project Management
27 110 (10.05%) Cisco Certification
28 108 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
28 108 (9.87%) SDLC

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 18 (1.65%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 10 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (0.91%) IIS
4 8 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.64%) CMS
6 6 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.46%) Apache
8 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.37%) Mule
8 4 (0.37%) Mule ESB
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Confluence
9 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.18%) JBoss
11 1 (0.091%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.091%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.18%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (4.57%) IaaS
4 48 (4.39%) SaaS
5 43 (3.93%) PaaS
6 40 (3.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.82%) Office 365
9 7 (0.64%) GitHub
10 6 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.46%) npm
12 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.091%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.091%) Boomi
13 1 (0.091%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.091%) Serverless
13 1 (0.091%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 274 (25.05%) Firewall
2 201 (18.37%) Network Security
3 84 (7.68%) TCP/IP
4 70 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 48 (4.39%) VPN
6 45 (4.11%) Internet
7 36 (3.29%) HTTP
8 34 (3.11%) SSL
9 26 (2.38%) LAN
10 25 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (2.29%) DNS
11 23 (2.10%) IPsec
11 23 (2.10%) Sourcefire
12 22 (2.01%) WAN
13 20 (1.83%) SMTP
14 19 (1.74%) Cisco Firepower
14 19 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (1.74%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (1.46%) Skype
16 14 (1.28%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.01%) Big Data
2 19 (1.74%) Blockchain
3 14 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 14 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.18%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.18%) MySQL
9 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.18%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.091%) Flink
10 1 (0.091%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.091%) NewSQL
10 1 (0.091%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.91%) JIRA
3 8 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.55%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.37%) Bower
5 4 (0.37%) Burp Suite
5 4 (0.37%) Gradle
5 4 (0.37%) Grunt
5 4 (0.37%) gulp
5 4 (0.37%) JUnit
5 4 (0.37%) Maven
5 4 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.18%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.091%) AppScan
7 1 (0.091%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.091%) GDB
7 1 (0.091%) sqlmap
General
1 265 (24.22%) Finance
2 62 (5.67%) Banking
3 54 (4.94%) Retail
4 43 (3.93%) Legal
5 24 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.37%) Law
7 15 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.73%) Marketing
10 6 (0.55%) Advertising
11 5 (0.46%) Electronics
12 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.37%) Games
12 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
15 1 (0.091%) Military
15 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 438 (40.04%) Architect
2 362 (33.09%) Security Architect
3 157 (14.35%) Consultant
4 117 (10.69%) Security Consultant
5 106 (9.69%) Security Engineer
6 96 (8.78%) Security Manager
7 80 (7.31%) Analyst
8 75 (6.86%) Security Analyst
9 70 (6.40%) Senior Architect
10 63 (5.76%) Cloud Architect
10 63 (5.76%) Senior Security Architect
11 59 (5.39%) IT Architect
12 55 (5.03%) IT Security Architect
13 52 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
14 41 (3.75%) Security Specialist
15 37 (3.38%) Information Manager
16 36 (3.29%) Information Security Manager
17 35 (3.20%) Information Security Architect
18 32 (2.93%) Cisco Consultant
18 32 (2.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.30%) .NET
2 38 (3.47%) Web Services
3 24 (2.19%) OAuth
4 22 (2.01%) SAML
5 17 (1.55%) Middleware
6 13 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.19%) LDAP
7 11 (1.01%) OpenID
7 11 (1.01%) SailPoint
8 9 (0.82%) Node.js
9 8 (0.73%) .NET Core
10 7 (0.64%) RESTful
11 4 (0.37%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.37%) Hystrix
11 4 (0.37%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.37%) RAML
11 4 (0.37%) Spring Boot
11 4 (0.37%) Spring Security
11 4 (0.37%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 186 (17.00%) Management Information System
2 73 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.67%) CESG
3 62 (5.67%) PKI
4 51 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 48 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 43 (3.93%) Data Protection Act
6 43 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (3.84%) Public Cloud
7 42 (3.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 37 (3.38%) Cyber Defence
9 33 (3.02%) Cyberattack
10 26 (2.38%) Private Cloud
11 21 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
12 20 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (1.83%) Smart Meter
13 17 (1.55%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.28%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.19%) Fintech
16 12 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (12.34%) Windows
2 116 (10.60%) Linux
3 46 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.47%) Unix
5 33 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.83%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.55%) Android
8 8 (0.73%) AIX
8 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.64%) Solaris
10 6 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.46%) CentOS
11 5 (0.46%) DC/OS
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.27%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.091%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (55.03%) Information Security
2 376 (34.37%) Cybersecurity
3 226 (20.66%) SIEM
4 200 (18.28%) Penetration Testing
5 189 (17.28%) TOGAF
6 175 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 160 (14.63%) Security Operations
8 157 (14.35%) Risk Management
9 148 (13.53%) ITIL
10 131 (11.97%) Identity Access Management
11 126 (11.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 123 (11.24%) SABSA
13 112 (10.24%) Project Management
14 108 (9.87%) SDLC
15 101 (9.23%) Data Protection
16 98 (8.96%) OWASP
17 89 (8.14%) Threat Modelling
18 87 (7.95%) Security Management
19 85 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 83 (7.59%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (7.22%) Java
2 52 (4.75%) Python
3 35 (3.20%) Perl
4 31 (2.83%) C
5 22 (2.01%) C#
6 18 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.55%) Ruby
8 16 (1.46%) PHP
9 15 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 12 (1.10%) SQL
12 11 (1.01%) C++
13 5 (0.46%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.37%) Lua
15 2 (0.18%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.091%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.091%) ES6
16 1 (0.091%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.091%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 472 (43.14%) CISSP
2 301 (27.51%) CISM
3 196 (17.92%) Degree
4 110 (10.05%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (9.05%) CISA
5 99 (9.05%) SANS
6 91 (8.32%) Security Cleared
7 83 (7.59%) CEH
8 78 (7.13%) CCNP
9 76 (6.95%) GIAC
10 74 (6.76%) CSSLP
11 67 (6.12%) SSCP
12 47 (4.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 46 (4.20%) SC Cleared
14 38 (3.47%) TOGAF Certification
15 37 (3.38%) CREST Certified
16 32 (2.93%) CCIE
17 30 (2.74%) CCIE Security
17 30 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
18 27 (2.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (25.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (12.61%) PCI DSS
3 116 (10.60%) GDPR
4 97 (8.87%) COBIT
5 68 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (3.02%) HIPAA
7 31 (2.83%) GCP
8 30 (2.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 28 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
11 22 (2.01%) JSP 440
12 18 (1.65%) PMO
13 16 (1.46%) RMADS
14 13 (1.19%) ISO 9001
15 12 (1.10%) QA
16 8 (0.73%) COSO
16 8 (0.73%) ISO 31000
17 7 (0.64%) ISO 22301
17 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 5 (0.46%) NIST 800
System Software
1 60 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.47%) Docker
3 17 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.64%) Snort
5 5 (0.46%) Firmware
5 5 (0.46%) KVM
5 5 (0.46%) vSphere
6 4 (0.37%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.091%) QEMU
9 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
2 24 (2.19%) Ansible
3 19 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.55%) Puppet
5 14 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 14 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (1.01%) CASB
7 10 (0.91%) Nessus
8 8 (0.73%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.64%) RSA Security Analytics
10 6 (0.55%) EnCase
10 6 (0.55%) OSSEC
11 5 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.46%) Nagios
12 4 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.27%) SCCM
14 2 (0.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 114 (10.42%) Cisco
2 84 (7.68%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.03%) CheckPoint
4 45 (4.11%) VMware
5 37 (3.38%) Splunk
6 34 (3.11%) Oracle
6 34 (3.11%) Palo Alto
7 31 (2.83%) Juniper
7 31 (2.83%) Veracode
8 22 (2.01%) ArcSight
9 21 (1.92%) Apple
9 21 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.55%) IBM
11 14 (1.28%) CyberArk
11 14 (1.28%) F5
12 13 (1.19%) Google
13 9 (0.82%) LogRhythm
13 9 (0.82%) Zscaler
14 8 (0.73%) CA
14 8 (0.73%) Symantec