Period
to 17 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 401 403 452
Rank change year-on-year +2 +49 +21
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 580 787 973
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 425 600 690
10th Percentile £46,750 £45,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
75th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £87,500
90th Percentile £110,900 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +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 77,807 102,415 137,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.18% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,817 82,278 109,099
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 17 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 +27 539 £72,500 -3.33% 83
London +34 270 £82,500 -0.60% 34
UK excluding London +24 265 £67,500 +3.85% 53
South East +23 92 £71,250 +1.15% 16
Work from Home -121 89 £85,000 +6.25% 9
North of England +63 66 £70,000 +27.27% 18
Midlands +51 45 £70,000 +16.67% 4
North West +52 43 £70,000 +27.27% 6
West Midlands +20 43 £70,000 +16.67% 4
South West -25 39 £52,498 -8.70% 5
Yorkshire +10 23 £65,000 +6.12% 8
East of England +46 13 £65,000 -18.75% 4
Scotland -2 6 £72,500 +20.83% 5
Wales +35 4 £53,750 +26.47% 1
East Midlands +20 2 £65,000 +15.56%

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 260 (44.83%) Cybersecurity
2 233 (40.17%) Information Security
3 198 (34.14%) CISSP
4 197 (33.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 187 (32.24%) Azure
6 153 (26.38%) AWS
7 139 (23.97%) Finance
8 122 (21.03%) CISM
9 115 (19.83%) Management Information System
10 109 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
11 107 (18.45%) Firewall
12 106 (18.28%) NIST
13 105 (18.10%) Risk Management
13 105 (18.10%) SIEM
14 102 (17.59%) Network Security
15 95 (16.38%) Identity Access Management
16 94 (16.21%) Microsoft
17 86 (14.83%) Security Cleared
18 78 (13.45%) Security Operations
19 76 (13.10%) TOGAF
20 75 (12.93%) PCI DSS
20 75 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
21 74 (12.76%) CISA
22 71 (12.24%) SaaS
22 71 (12.24%) DevOps
23 70 (12.07%) GDPR
24 65 (11.21%) IaaS
24 65 (11.21%) Microsoft 365
25 64 (11.03%) Python
26 62 (10.69%) PaaS

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 10 (1.72%) IIS
2 7 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.86%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.69%) ArcGIS
4 4 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.69%) SPSS
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 187 (32.24%) Azure
2 153 (26.38%) AWS
3 71 (12.24%) SaaS
4 65 (11.21%) IaaS
4 65 (11.21%) Microsoft 365
5 62 (10.69%) PaaS
6 54 (9.31%) GCP
7 33 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.10%) BPaaS
9 18 (3.10%) Serverless
9 18 (3.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (2.07%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 10 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
12 8 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.03%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 107 (18.45%) Firewall
2 102 (17.59%) Network Security
3 42 (7.24%) TCP/IP
4 40 (6.90%) VPN
5 24 (4.14%) Internet
6 19 (3.28%) DNS
7 18 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (2.93%) WAAS
9 16 (2.76%) LAN
10 15 (2.59%) SD-WAN
10 15 (2.59%) WAN
11 14 (2.41%) MPLS
11 14 (2.41%) Unified Communications
12 13 (2.24%) HTTP
12 13 (2.24%) IPv4
12 13 (2.24%) IPv6
13 10 (1.72%) Wireless
14 9 (1.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 8 (1.38%) DHCP
16 7 (1.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.62%) Big Data
2 13 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.21%) Blockchain
4 6 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.52%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.34%) git-flow
3 2 (0.34%) GitLab
3 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 139 (23.97%) Finance
2 58 (10.00%) Banking
3 31 (5.34%) Legal
4 27 (4.66%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.31%) Retail
6 22 (3.79%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.90%) Marketing
8 10 (1.72%) Local Government
9 9 (1.55%) Law
9 9 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.86%) Games
11 5 (0.86%) Police
12 3 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 273 (47.07%) Architect
2 191 (32.93%) Security Architect
3 87 (15.00%) Consultant
4 65 (11.21%) Security Engineer
5 60 (10.34%) Security Consultant
6 54 (9.31%) Cloud Architect
7 48 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
8 46 (7.93%) Senior Architect
9 37 (6.38%) Analyst
10 36 (6.21%) Security Manager
11 27 (4.66%) Security Analyst
11 27 (4.66%) Technical Architect
12 24 (4.14%) IT Architect
12 24 (4.14%) IT Security Architect
13 22 (3.79%) Network Architect
14 20 (3.45%) Network Security Architect
15 19 (3.28%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 19 (3.28%) Information Security Consultant
15 19 (3.28%) Security Specialist
15 19 (3.28%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.72%) OAuth
2 30 (5.17%) Web Services
3 26 (4.48%) SAML
4 16 (2.76%) .NET
5 15 (2.59%) OpenID
6 14 (2.41%) React
7 11 (1.90%) RESTful
8 10 (1.72%) SOAP
9 6 (1.03%) LDAP
9 6 (1.03%) REST
10 5 (0.86%) .NET Core
10 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.86%) Apache Thrift
10 5 (0.86%) WSDL
10 5 (0.86%) XML
11 4 (0.69%) Anaconda
11 4 (0.69%) Natural Language Processing
11 4 (0.69%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
12 2 (0.34%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 115 (19.83%) Management Information System
2 44 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.21%) Public Cloud
4 35 (6.03%) Data Centre
5 32 (5.52%) Cyberthreat
6 25 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (3.10%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.76%) Cloud Native
9 14 (2.41%) PKI
10 11 (1.90%) FMCG
11 9 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.55%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.38%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.21%) Linked Data
13 7 (1.21%) Semantic Web
13 7 (1.21%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.24%) Windows
2 38 (6.55%) Linux
3 10 (1.72%) Unix
3 10 (1.72%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.03%) Android
4 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.86%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.86%) SUSE
5 5 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.52%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.52%) MVS
6 3 (0.52%) VMS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (44.83%) Cybersecurity
2 233 (40.17%) Information Security
3 109 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (18.10%) Risk Management
4 105 (18.10%) SIEM
5 95 (16.38%) Identity Access Management
6 78 (13.45%) Security Operations
7 76 (13.10%) TOGAF
8 75 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (12.24%) DevOps
10 59 (10.17%) Security Management
10 59 (10.17%) Vulnerability Management
11 55 (9.48%) Microservices
12 52 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 52 (8.97%) Penetration Testing
13 51 (8.79%) Information Assurance
14 48 (8.28%) Artificial Intelligence
15 47 (8.10%) OWASP
16 46 (7.93%) DevSecOps
17 42 (7.24%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.03%) Python
2 33 (5.69%) Java
3 30 (5.17%) SQL
4 18 (3.10%) PowerShell
5 17 (2.93%) C
6 13 (2.24%) C#
7 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.55%) Go
9 7 (1.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.21%) Ruby
10 6 (1.03%) Scala
11 5 (0.86%) C++
12 4 (0.69%) Lua
13 3 (0.52%) VBA
14 2 (0.34%) Perl
15 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 198 (34.14%) CISSP
2 122 (21.03%) CISM
3 86 (14.83%) Security Cleared
4 74 (12.76%) CISA
5 54 (9.31%) Degree
6 45 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 33 (5.69%) DV Cleared
9 28 (4.83%) CCNP
10 25 (4.31%) CESG Certified Professional
11 24 (4.14%) CCNA
11 24 (4.14%) SANS
12 19 (3.28%) OSCP
13 17 (2.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 15 (2.59%) DBS Check
15 14 (2.41%) CEH
15 14 (2.41%) CRISC
16 13 (2.24%) CCSP
17 11 (1.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (1.90%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (33.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (18.28%) NIST
3 75 (12.93%) PCI DSS
4 70 (12.07%) GDPR
5 45 (7.76%) NCSC
6 33 (5.69%) GRC
7 28 (4.83%) RMADS
8 27 (4.66%) JSP 440
9 25 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 25 (4.31%) HIPAA
10 24 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 23 (3.97%) NIST 800
12 20 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 19 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 18 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 18 (3.10%) ITGC
15 17 (2.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 13 (2.24%) QA
17 11 (1.90%) COBIT
18 8 (1.38%) GAMP
System Software
1 58 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.79%) Docker
4 5 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.69%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (7.59%) Terraform
2 24 (4.14%) Kubernetes
3 19 (3.28%) Ansible
4 18 (3.10%) Nessus
5 16 (2.76%) CASB
6 10 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.21%) systemd
8 6 (1.03%) CSIRT
8 6 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.86%) EnCase
10 4 (0.69%) OpenVAS
10 4 (0.69%) Puppet
11 3 (0.52%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.52%) Marathon
11 3 (0.52%) Mesos
11 3 (0.52%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.34%) Nmap
12 2 (0.34%) Packer
13 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 94 (16.21%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.17%) Google
3 29 (5.00%) Cisco
3 29 (5.00%) VMware
4 24 (4.14%) CheckPoint
4 24 (4.14%) Palo Alto
5 18 (3.10%) Oracle
6 14 (2.41%) Splunk
7 13 (2.24%) Citrix
8 9 (1.55%) F5
8 9 (1.55%) Fortinet
8 9 (1.55%) NEC
8 9 (1.55%) Northgate
9 8 (1.38%) ForgeRock
10 7 (1.21%) Forcepoint
10 7 (1.21%) HP
10 7 (1.21%) Juniper
10 7 (1.21%) SAP
10 7 (1.21%) Symantec
11 6 (1.03%) Intel