Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 489 446 615
Rank change year-on-year -43 +169 +109
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 980 1297 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.76% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 767 1014 725
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - -
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,125 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £64,024
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.52% +2.44%

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 157359 171111 192913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.96% 89.17% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123907 142468 158541
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 October 2017.

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 17 October 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 -44 910 £67,500 +3.85% 64
London -36 484 £75,000 +9.29% 35
UK excluding London -65 437 £60,000 -7.69% 29
South East +29 177 £60,000 -17.24% 10
East of England +68 115 £50,000 -2.44% 5
South West -35 61 £60,000 -7.69% 3
North of England -60 41 £60,000 -6.25% 9
Midlands -33 34 £55,000 -15.38% 2
West Midlands -34 30 £52,500 -19.23% 1
North West -37 27 £60,000 +8.11% 5
Yorkshire -3 13 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland -40 5 £51,250 +2.50%
East Midlands +32 3 £82,500 +32.00% 1
Wales +16 2 £65,000 +25.00%
Northern Ireland -30 2 £50,000 -
North East +14 1 £68,014 +13.36% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 625 (63.78%) Information Security
2 490 (50.00%) CISSP
3 362 (36.94%) Cybersecurity
4 315 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 307 (31.33%) CISM
6 281 (28.67%) Firewall
7 231 (23.57%) Finance
8 220 (22.45%) SIEM
9 211 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
10 210 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
11 184 (18.78%) Windows
12 183 (18.67%) Security Operations
13 179 (18.27%) Security Cleared
14 178 (18.16%) Linux
15 172 (17.55%) Degree
16 168 (17.14%) Data Protection
16 168 (17.14%) Network Security
17 164 (16.73%) ITIL
17 164 (16.73%) TOGAF
18 163 (16.63%) Management Information System
19 159 (16.22%) CISA
20 141 (14.39%) Vulnerability Management
21 132 (13.47%) PCI DSS
22 120 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
23 118 (12.04%) Risk Management
24 115 (11.73%) SC Cleared
25 111 (11.33%) TCP/IP
26 109 (11.12%) Active Directory
27 106 (10.82%) CEH
28 105 (10.71%) 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 14 (1.43%) IIS
2 7 (0.71%) Apache
2 7 (0.71%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Geronimo
6 3 (0.31%) CMS
6 3 (0.31%) JBoss
6 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.31%) WildFly
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.10%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 97 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.27%) SaaS
4 28 (2.86%) Office 365
5 24 (2.45%) PaaS
6 23 (2.35%) IaaS
7 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.10%) GitHub
11 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 281 (28.67%) Firewall
2 168 (17.14%) Network Security
3 111 (11.33%) TCP/IP
4 64 (6.53%) Internet
5 39 (3.98%) VPN
6 35 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 31 (3.16%) SSL
8 27 (2.76%) VoIP
9 24 (2.45%) IPsec
10 17 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (1.63%) DNS
11 16 (1.63%) SAN
12 14 (1.43%) LAN
12 14 (1.43%) NAS
13 13 (1.33%) WAN
14 12 (1.22%) DMVPN
15 9 (0.92%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (0.92%) FWSM
16 8 (0.82%) VLAN
16 8 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.65%) Big Data
2 19 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.82%) MySQL
6 6 (0.61%) Looker
7 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.41%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.31%) HDInsight
9 3 (0.31%) NewSQL
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.20%) Adabas
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.20%) GIS
10 2 (0.20%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (1.43%) AppScan
2 9 (0.92%) Burp Suite
3 8 (0.82%) Eclipse
3 8 (0.82%) Metasploit
3 8 (0.82%) Xcode
4 6 (0.61%) Fiddler
5 5 (0.51%) Paros
5 5 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.31%) MSI
7 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.10%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 231 (23.57%) Finance
2 88 (8.98%) Banking
3 46 (4.69%) Legal
4 38 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.78%) Retail
6 20 (2.04%) Law
7 14 (1.43%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.22%) Marketing
9 11 (1.12%) Digital Economy
9 11 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.02%) Advertising
10 10 (1.02%) Electronics
11 8 (0.82%) Automotive
12 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.71%) Games
12 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.51%) Publishing
14 4 (0.41%) Billing
15 3 (0.31%) Military
16 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 310 (31.63%) Architect
2 275 (28.06%) Security Architect
3 166 (16.94%) Security Engineer
4 156 (15.92%) Consultant
5 127 (12.96%) Security Consultant
6 107 (10.92%) Analyst
7 89 (9.08%) Security Analyst
8 69 (7.04%) Security Manager
9 66 (6.73%) IT Engineer
9 66 (6.73%) IT Security Engineer
10 50 (5.10%) Security Specialist
11 44 (4.49%) Senior Architect
11 44 (4.49%) Senior Consultant
12 41 (4.18%) Senior Security Consultant
13 39 (3.98%) Senior Security Architect
14 37 (3.78%) IT Analyst
14 37 (3.78%) IT Security Analyst
14 37 (3.78%) Operations Engineer
15 36 (3.67%) Head of Security
15 36 (3.67%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.61%) Web Services
2 40 (4.08%) .NET
3 21 (2.14%) SailPoint
4 15 (1.53%) OAuth
5 14 (1.43%) Middleware
6 13 (1.33%) J2EE
7 12 (1.22%) SAML
8 10 (1.02%) OpenID
9 9 (0.92%) CSS
10 7 (0.71%) HTML
10 7 (0.71%) REST
10 7 (0.71%) XML
11 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.51%) JSP
11 5 (0.51%) XSL
12 4 (0.41%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.41%) OAuth2
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 163 (16.63%) Management Information System
2 89 (9.08%) Data Protection Act
3 88 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (8.16%) Computer Science
5 76 (7.76%) CESG
6 71 (7.24%) Cyberthreat
7 55 (5.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 50 (5.10%) PKI
9 33 (3.37%) Algorithms
10 31 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
10 31 (3.16%) Mobile App
11 23 (2.35%) Data Centre
11 23 (2.35%) Java Card
12 22 (2.24%) Cyber Attack
13 15 (1.53%) Public Cloud
14 14 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 14 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
14 14 (1.43%) Smart Meter
15 11 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
16 10 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.78%) Windows
2 178 (18.16%) Linux
3 72 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 53 (5.41%) Unix
6 36 (3.67%) Mac OS X
7 27 (2.76%) Android
8 14 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.12%) Kali Linux
10 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.41%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.20%) VMS
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 625 (63.78%) Information Security
2 362 (36.94%) Cybersecurity
3 220 (22.45%) SIEM
4 211 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
5 210 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
6 183 (18.67%) Security Operations
7 168 (17.14%) Data Protection
8 164 (16.73%) ITIL
8 164 (16.73%) TOGAF
9 141 (14.39%) Vulnerability Management
10 118 (12.04%) Risk Management
11 99 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 94 (9.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 93 (9.49%) Identity Access Management
14 88 (8.98%) Risk Analysis
15 84 (8.57%) DRM
16 82 (8.37%) Enterprise Architecture
16 82 (8.37%) SABSA
17 81 (8.27%) Data Loss Prevention
17 81 (8.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (10.71%) Java
2 55 (5.61%) C
3 43 (4.39%) Python
4 40 (4.08%) SQL
5 28 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 19 (1.94%) C++
6 19 (1.94%) Perl
7 14 (1.43%) Ruby
8 11 (1.12%) C#
9 8 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.82%) VB
10 7 (0.71%) Ada
11 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.51%) PHP
11 5 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.10%) Lua
14 1 (0.10%) R
14 1 (0.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 490 (50.00%) CISSP
2 307 (31.33%) CISM
3 179 (18.27%) Security Cleared
4 172 (17.55%) Degree
5 159 (16.22%) CISA
6 115 (11.73%) SC Cleared
7 106 (10.82%) CEH
8 93 (9.49%) GIAC
9 86 (8.78%) DV Cleared
10 73 (7.45%) CREST Certified
11 68 (6.94%) CESG Certified Professional
12 64 (6.53%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (5.71%) GCIH
14 50 (5.10%) SANS
15 35 (3.57%) CCNP
16 33 (3.37%) CRISC
16 33 (3.37%) SSCP
17 31 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
18 29 (2.96%) GSEC
19 24 (2.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (13.47%) PCI DSS
3 120 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 74 (7.55%) COBIT
5 47 (4.80%) GDPR
6 34 (3.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 32 (3.27%) ISO 9001
8 30 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (1.43%) ISO 22301
9 14 (1.43%) JSP 440
10 12 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 12 (1.22%) NIST 800
10 12 (1.22%) SLA
11 9 (0.92%) SAS 70
12 7 (0.71%) BS25999
12 7 (0.71%) MISRA
12 7 (0.71%) RMADS
13 6 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.61%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 109 (11.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 20 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.94%) Firmware
4 14 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.51%) Snort
6 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.41%) Docker
8 2 (0.20%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.10%) LXC
9 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.10%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (4.29%) Nessus
2 22 (2.24%) SCCM
3 19 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (1.73%) Nmap
5 11 (1.12%) HP Fortify
6 8 (0.82%) Ansible
6 8 (0.82%) EMC Navisphere
6 8 (0.82%) Puppet
7 7 (0.71%) CSIRT
8 6 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (0.61%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.51%) WebInspect
10 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.31%) EnCase
11 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.31%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.31%) Salt
11 3 (0.31%) Suricata
Vendors
1 62 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 58 (5.92%) Cisco
3 47 (4.80%) Splunk
4 45 (4.59%) Apple
5 35 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 31 (3.16%) Oracle
7 28 (2.86%) CyberArk
8 24 (2.45%) Symantec
9 23 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 21 (2.14%) McAfee
10 21 (2.14%) VMware
11 18 (1.84%) Aveksa
11 18 (1.84%) Qualys
12 16 (1.63%) IBM
13 14 (1.43%) Fortinet
14 13 (1.33%) Forcepoint
15 11 (1.12%) Juniper
16 10 (1.02%) HP
17 9 (0.92%) ArcSight
17 9 (0.92%) NetWitness