Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 311 406 479
Rank change year-on-year +95 +73 +29
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 460 1,054 1,010
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.77% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 367 801 691
Median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £101,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -

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 45,168 126,311 150,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.41% 92.22% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,232 99,403 119,673
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architecture.

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Top 14 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 21 October 2020. 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 +83 446 £80,000 +6.67% 96
London +162 261 £93,500 +10.00% 30
UK excluding London +25 190 £70,000 - 68
North of England +146 61 £68,000 -8.51% 17
South East +34 58 £75,000 +7.14% 32
North West +123 47 £70,000 - 14
South West +66 40 £75,000 +7.14% 7
Midlands +68 21 £72,500 +16.47% 5
Work from Home +20 18 £80,000 +18.52% 12
West Midlands +57 17 £72,500 +16.00% 3
Yorkshire +108 14 £35,000 -56.25% 3
Scotland +60 8 £59,500 -25.63% 2
East Midlands +74 4 £75,000 +78.57% 2
East of England +80 2 £70,000 -12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 173 (37.61%) Information Security
2 157 (34.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (33.70%) CISSP
4 145 (31.52%) Azure
4 145 (31.52%) Cybersecurity
5 130 (28.26%) DevOps
6 116 (25.22%) AWS
7 107 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
8 106 (23.04%) Finance
9 104 (22.61%) Identity Access Management
10 100 (21.74%) CCNP
11 93 (20.22%) OAuth
12 92 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 91 (19.78%) SAML
14 90 (19.57%) Firewall
15 88 (19.13%) OpenID
16 85 (18.48%) CCNA
17 84 (18.26%) Microsoft
18 73 (15.87%) Network Security
19 61 (13.26%) IaaS
20 59 (12.83%) ForgeRock
21 57 (12.39%) Management Information System
22 52 (11.30%) Microservices
23 51 (11.09%) SaaS
24 49 (10.65%) Security Cleared
25 47 (10.22%) PaaS
25 47 (10.22%) Active Directory
26 46 (10.00%) Cloud Native
27 45 (9.78%) Data Protection
28 44 (9.57%) Degree

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 (3.91%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.87%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.43%) Apache
4 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (0.87%) SPSS
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 145 (31.52%) Azure
2 116 (25.22%) AWS
3 61 (13.26%) IaaS
4 51 (11.09%) SaaS
5 47 (10.22%) PaaS
6 36 (7.83%) Serverless
7 33 (7.17%) GCP
8 29 (6.30%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 23 (5.00%) Office 365
10 19 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (4.13%) AWS CloudTrail
10 19 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (3.04%) BPaaS
12 12 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (2.17%) Azure Functions
15 6 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (19.57%) Firewall
2 73 (15.87%) Network Security
3 25 (5.43%) VPN
4 24 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.26%) LAN
6 13 (2.83%) DNS
6 13 (2.83%) Wireless
7 11 (2.39%) IPv4
7 11 (2.39%) IPv6
7 11 (2.39%) WAN
8 10 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.74%) Unified Communications
10 7 (1.52%) IPsec
11 6 (1.30%) BGP
11 6 (1.30%) SSL
12 5 (1.09%) DHCP
13 4 (0.87%) HTTP
13 4 (0.87%) Internet
13 4 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.65%) Big Data
3 20 (4.35%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.43%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (3.26%) TeamCity
3 14 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.74%) JIRA
5 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.43%) Ant
7 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.22%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 106 (23.04%) Finance
2 42 (9.13%) Banking
3 28 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 27 (5.87%) Legal
5 26 (5.65%) Retail
6 8 (1.74%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.74%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.30%) Electronics
8 6 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (1.09%) Law
10 3 (0.65%) Automotive
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Marketing
11 2 (0.43%) International Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 153 (33.26%) Architect
2 102 (22.17%) Consultant
3 87 (18.91%) Security Architect
4 81 (17.61%) Security Engineer
5 50 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (10.65%) Cloud Architect
7 31 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (6.09%) Senior Security Engineer
9 25 (5.43%) Network Engineer
10 24 (5.22%) CyberArk Consultant
10 24 (5.22%) ForgeRock Consultant
10 24 (5.22%) SailPoint Consultant
11 20 (4.35%) Security Consultant
12 18 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 17 (3.70%) Azure Architect
14 16 (3.48%) Analyst
14 16 (3.48%) Senior Cloud Engineer
15 13 (2.83%) AWS Architect
15 13 (2.83%) Lead Architect
16 12 (2.61%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (20.22%) OAuth
2 91 (19.78%) SAML
3 88 (19.13%) OpenID
4 41 (8.91%) .NET
5 40 (8.70%) React
6 35 (7.61%) SailPoint
7 19 (4.13%) Kafka
8 18 (3.91%) Web Services
9 12 (2.61%) JSON
10 8 (1.74%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.52%) Regular Expression
12 6 (1.30%) LDAP
13 5 (1.09%) 802.1X
13 5 (1.09%) HTML
13 5 (1.09%) Middleware
14 4 (0.87%) Anaconda
14 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.87%) Natural Language Processing
15 3 (0.65%) REST
15 3 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.39%) Management Information System
2 46 (10.00%) Cloud Native
3 33 (7.17%) Public Cloud
4 32 (6.96%) Data Centre
5 22 (4.78%) PKI
6 20 (4.35%) Cyberattack
7 19 (4.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (3.26%) Mobile App
10 14 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (3.04%) Private Cloud
11 12 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.96%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (1.09%) CESG
15 5 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
16 4 (0.87%) Augmented Reality
16 4 (0.87%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.04%) Windows
2 27 (5.87%) Linux
3 10 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.52%) CentOS
4 7 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 7 (1.52%) Unix
5 6 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.43%) AIX
6 2 (0.43%) Android
6 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.22%) MVS
7 1 (0.22%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (37.61%) Information Security
2 145 (31.52%) Cybersecurity
3 130 (28.26%) DevOps
4 104 (22.61%) Identity Access Management
5 92 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (11.30%) Microservices
7 45 (9.78%) Data Protection
8 42 (9.13%) Data Security
8 42 (9.13%) DevSecOps
8 42 (9.13%) SIEM
9 40 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (8.26%) Risk Management
11 37 (8.04%) Penetration Testing
12 33 (7.17%) Security Operations
13 32 (6.96%) OWASP
14 30 (6.52%) Computer Science
14 30 (6.52%) Security Management
15 29 (6.30%) Kalman Filter
15 29 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (6.09%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.13%) Python
2 40 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 39 (8.48%) SQL
4 34 (7.39%) Java
5 31 (6.74%) C#
6 19 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.91%) Scala
8 17 (3.70%) C
8 17 (3.70%) C++
9 6 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.30%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.65%) Go
11 2 (0.43%) PHP
11 2 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 155 (33.70%) CISSP
2 107 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (21.74%) CCNP
4 85 (18.48%) CCNA
5 49 (10.65%) Security Cleared
6 44 (9.57%) Degree
7 35 (7.61%) CISM
8 28 (6.09%) SC Cleared
9 21 (4.57%) AWS Certification
10 18 (3.91%) CISA
10 18 (3.91%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.48%) OSCP
12 13 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (2.61%) CEH
14 11 (2.39%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (1.30%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 6 (1.30%) JNCIP
16 5 (1.09%) CRISC
16 5 (1.09%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (34.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (9.13%) NIST
3 31 (6.74%) PCI DSS
4 30 (6.52%) NCSC
5 26 (5.65%) GDPR
6 23 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (3.91%) NIST 800
9 16 (3.48%) SLA
10 14 (3.04%) COBIT
11 12 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 9 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (1.96%) QA
13 8 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (1.52%) HIPAA
14 7 (1.52%) RMADS
15 6 (1.30%) ISO 31000
16 5 (1.09%) ISO 22301
16 5 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.22%) Docker
3 16 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.39%) XenApp
5 10 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) Firmware
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (8.70%) Terraform
2 31 (6.74%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.61%) Ansible
4 10 (2.17%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.52%) CSIRT
7 5 (1.09%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.65%) CASB
8 3 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.65%) Packer
9 2 (0.43%) Marathon
9 2 (0.43%) Mesos
9 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.22%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.22%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.83%) ForgeRock
3 36 (7.83%) CyberArk
4 31 (6.74%) Google
5 24 (5.22%) Cisco
6 18 (3.91%) Oracle
7 16 (3.48%) CheckPoint
7 16 (3.48%) Juniper
7 16 (3.48%) VMware
8 15 (3.26%) Citrix
9 12 (2.61%) Splunk
10 11 (2.39%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.96%) F5
12 7 (1.52%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.30%) Aruba
13 6 (1.30%) HP
13 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.30%) SAP
14 4 (0.87%) AlienVault
14 4 (0.87%) Tufin