Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 498 433
Rank change year-on-year +49 -65 +193
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 1,026 1,004 1,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.61% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 665 748 1,044
UK median annual salary £70,000 £66,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,875 £58,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.96% -10.77% +3.34%

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 149,014 165,379 172,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118,546 130,794 143,596
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 £84,000 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +56 966 £70,000 +7.69% 114
UK excluding London +56 545 £60,875 +4.96% 59
London +39 444 £75,000 - 56
South East -8 168 £62,500 +4.17% 19
East of England +60 151 £62,500 +25.00% 7
North of England +67 97 £62,500 +4.17% 13
South West +5 68 £57,500 -4.17% 11
North West +30 51 £60,250 +0.42% 7
Midlands +21 39 £58,750 +11.90% 8
Yorkshire +45 37 £70,000 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +17 23 £62,500 +19.05% 6
Scotland +5 19 £67,000 +48.89% 1
East Midlands +23 16 £58,750 - 2
North East +3 9 £57,500 -2.55%
Wales +2 7 £40,210 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 558 (54.39%) Information Security
2 434 (42.30%) CISSP
3 401 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
4 254 (24.76%) CISM
5 247 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 247 (24.07%) SIEM
6 223 (21.73%) Firewall
7 210 (20.47%) Degree
8 193 (18.81%) TOGAF
9 187 (18.23%) Finance
10 184 (17.93%) Windows
11 164 (15.98%) Management Information System
12 155 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
13 151 (14.72%) Linux
13 151 (14.72%) Identity Access Management
14 150 (14.62%) Network Security
14 150 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
15 148 (14.42%) Penetration Testing
16 146 (14.23%) Security Operations
17 138 (13.45%) Vulnerability Management
18 135 (13.16%) Risk Management
19 131 (12.77%) ITIL
19 131 (12.77%) PCI DSS
20 122 (11.89%) Microsoft
21 120 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
21 120 (11.70%) GDPR
22 119 (11.60%) CISA
23 112 (10.92%) GIAC
24 111 (10.82%) SABSA
25 110 (10.72%) SSCP

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 7 (0.68%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.58%) Apache
3 5 (0.49%) IIS
4 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.097%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.097%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.097%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.097%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.097%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.097%) Mule
6 1 (0.097%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.097%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.58%) SAP BPC
1 6 (0.58%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.49%) SAP GTS
2 5 (0.49%) SAP MDG
2 5 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 150 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (4.39%) SaaS
4 31 (3.02%) Office 365
5 27 (2.63%) PaaS
6 23 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.75%) IaaS
8 16 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (1.36%) G Suite
10 13 (1.27%) GitHub
10 13 (1.27%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.49%) npm
12 4 (0.39%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.097%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.097%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.097%) Serverless
14 1 (0.097%) Sumo Logic
14 1 (0.097%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 223 (21.73%) Firewall
2 150 (14.62%) Network Security
3 81 (7.89%) VPN
4 74 (7.21%) DNS
5 66 (6.43%) TCP/IP
6 62 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 51 (4.97%) LAN
8 50 (4.87%) Internet
9 47 (4.58%) WAN
10 36 (3.51%) HTTP
11 34 (3.31%) Wireless
12 32 (3.12%) SSL
13 27 (2.63%) DHCP
13 27 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (1.95%) SMTP
15 19 (1.85%) VLAN
16 18 (1.75%) SNMP
17 17 (1.66%) ICMP
18 15 (1.46%) MPLS
19 12 (1.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.05%) Big Data
1 21 (2.05%) Blockchain
2 13 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 6 (0.58%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (0.49%) MySQL
4 5 (0.49%) SAP BW
5 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.29%) Power BI
6 3 (0.29%) QlikView
6 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.19%) GIS
7 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.19%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (2.34%) JIRA
2 16 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.36%) Eclipse
4 13 (1.27%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.58%) NetBeans
6 4 (0.39%) Maven
6 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.19%) Ant
7 2 (0.19%) AppScan
7 2 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.19%) Gatling
7 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.19%) GitLab
7 2 (0.19%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.19%) Selenium
7 2 (0.19%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.097%) gulp
8 1 (0.097%) JUnit
8 1 (0.097%) Paros
8 1 (0.097%) Phabricator
General
1 187 (18.23%) Finance
2 51 (4.97%) Banking
3 42 (4.09%) Legal
4 40 (3.90%) Retail
5 33 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.14%) Law
7 12 (1.17%) Electronics
8 10 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.88%) Local Government
10 6 (0.58%) Advertising
11 5 (0.49%) Marketing
11 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.097%) Back Office
15 1 (0.097%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.097%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 410 (39.96%) Architect
2 312 (30.41%) Security Architect
3 205 (19.98%) Security Engineer
4 98 (9.55%) Consultant
5 73 (7.12%) Analyst
6 66 (6.43%) Security Consultant
7 58 (5.65%) Security Manager
8 56 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
9 55 (5.36%) Security Analyst
10 50 (4.87%) Senior Architect
11 45 (4.39%) Senior Security Architect
12 42 (4.09%) Cloud Architect
13 38 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 38 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 38 (3.70%) Security Specialist
14 37 (3.61%) Enterprise Architect
14 37 (3.61%) Network Engineer
15 36 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
16 35 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 33 (3.22%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.24%) OAuth
2 21 (2.05%) Node.js
3 20 (1.95%) .NET
4 18 (1.75%) Middleware
4 18 (1.75%) Web Services
5 17 (1.66%) Java ME
5 17 (1.66%) Java SE
6 16 (1.56%) OpenID
6 16 (1.56%) SAML
7 14 (1.36%) AWT
7 14 (1.36%) JSP
8 13 (1.27%) .NET Core
9 12 (1.17%) REST
10 9 (0.88%) OAuth2
11 8 (0.78%) React
12 7 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (0.68%) JSON
13 6 (0.58%) ISPF
13 6 (0.58%) Servlets
13 6 (0.58%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.98%) Management Information System
2 84 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
3 80 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (7.80%) Security Operations Centre
4 63 (6.14%) Computer Science
5 60 (5.85%) PKI
6 43 (4.19%) CESG
7 41 (4.00%) Data Centre
8 39 (3.80%) Data Protection Act
9 23 (2.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 23 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 21 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.85%) Cyberattack
11 19 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
12 16 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.56%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.46%) Fintech
14 13 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.27%) Xbox
15 11 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 184 (17.93%) Windows
2 151 (14.72%) Linux
3 45 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.00%) Unix
5 34 (3.31%) Mac OS X
6 32 (3.12%) Android
7 18 (1.75%) Kali Linux
7 18 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.66%) Solaris
8 17 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.56%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.17%) AIX
12 11 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.29%) CentOS
13 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.097%) MVS
15 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (54.39%) Information Security
2 401 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
3 247 (24.07%) SIEM
4 193 (18.81%) TOGAF
5 155 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (14.72%) Identity Access Management
7 148 (14.42%) Penetration Testing
8 146 (14.23%) Security Operations
9 138 (13.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 135 (13.16%) Risk Management
11 131 (12.77%) ITIL
12 111 (10.82%) SABSA
13 96 (9.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 93 (9.06%) Data Protection
15 87 (8.48%) Enterprise Architecture
15 87 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
16 86 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 83 (8.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 77 (7.50%) Project Management
19 73 (7.12%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.21%) Python
2 63 (6.14%) Java
3 47 (4.58%) PowerShell
4 44 (4.29%) C
5 38 (3.70%) Perl
6 26 (2.53%) SQL
7 24 (2.34%) JavaScript
8 21 (2.05%) C#
9 16 (1.56%) Ruby
9 16 (1.56%) VBScript
10 15 (1.46%) PHP
11 13 (1.27%) Go
12 10 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.68%) C++
13 7 (0.68%) VBA
14 6 (0.58%) Apple Swift
14 6 (0.58%) JCL
14 6 (0.58%) REXX
15 4 (0.39%) ES6
15 4 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 434 (42.30%) CISSP
2 254 (24.76%) CISM
3 210 (20.47%) Degree
4 119 (11.60%) CISA
5 112 (10.92%) GIAC
6 110 (10.72%) SSCP
7 103 (10.04%) CEH
7 103 (10.04%) Security Cleared
8 77 (7.50%) SANS
9 74 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
10 72 (7.02%) CompTIA Security+
11 65 (6.34%) CESG Certified Professional
12 46 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 40 (3.90%) CRISC
14 38 (3.70%) CSSLP
15 37 (3.61%) CREST Certified
16 35 (3.41%) SC Cleared
17 28 (2.73%) GCIA
18 25 (2.44%) TOGAF Certification
19 23 (2.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (12.77%) PCI DSS
3 120 (11.70%) GDPR
4 95 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 64 (6.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 43 (4.19%) COBIT
7 29 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (1.75%) SAS 70
9 17 (1.66%) RMADS
10 14 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 12 (1.17%) JSP 440
12 11 (1.07%) FISMA
13 9 (0.88%) SLA
14 7 (0.68%) HMG Infosec
14 7 (0.68%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.58%) PMO
15 6 (0.58%) QA
16 5 (0.49%) GxP
16 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 3 (0.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (1.75%) Docker
1 18 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 17 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.58%) RACF
4 6 (0.58%) Snort
5 4 (0.39%) Firmware
5 4 (0.39%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.097%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.097%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
2 18 (1.75%) QRadar
3 15 (1.46%) Nessus
4 14 (1.36%) CSIRT
4 14 (1.36%) Nmap
5 13 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (1.17%) Ansible
7 7 (0.68%) EnCase
7 7 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.58%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.58%) OSSEC
8 6 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.58%) zSecure
9 5 (0.49%) Puppet
10 4 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.39%) SCCM
11 3 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 122 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.17%) Splunk
3 52 (5.07%) Cisco
4 49 (4.78%) Symantec
5 36 (3.51%) Google
6 33 (3.22%) Palo Alto
7 29 (2.83%) Sophos
8 19 (1.85%) Oracle
9 17 (1.66%) Qualys
10 16 (1.56%) McAfee
11 15 (1.46%) VMware
12 14 (1.36%) Meraki
13 13 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.17%) Juniper
14 12 (1.17%) Netsparker
15 11 (1.07%) Fortinet
16 10 (0.97%) Forcepoint
17 9 (0.88%) SAP
18 7 (0.68%) F5
18 7 (0.68%) LogRhythm