Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 345 435 493
Rank change year-on-year +90 +58 -1
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 536 852 912
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 448 675 648
Median annual salary £76,250 £75,000 £69,591
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +7.77% +0.86%
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £98,750 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +4.35%

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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +94 518 £75,000 - 105
London +139 264 £85,000 +2.72% 38
UK excluding London +44 254 £70,000 - 72
South East +23 93 £80,000 +14.29% 21
North of England +109 80 £67,500 - 22
North West +116 59 £68,000 +4.20% 10
Work from Home -60 45 £80,000 - 11
South West +41 35 £60,000 -4.00% 4
Midlands +51 33 £70,000 +16.67% 9
West Midlands +29 29 £70,000 +14.75% 6
Yorkshire +34 21 £60,000 -7.69% 8
East of England +101 7 £65,000 -7.14% 10
East Midlands +60 4 £70,000 +75.00% 3
Scotland +16 4 £59,500 -20.67% 4
Wales +44 2 £42,500 -15.00% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 225 (41.98%) Information Security
2 194 (36.19%) CISSP
3 183 (34.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 182 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
5 153 (28.54%) Azure
6 127 (23.69%) AWS
7 124 (23.13%) Firewall
8 117 (21.83%) Finance
9 113 (21.08%) Network Security
10 109 (20.34%) Identity Access Management
11 107 (19.96%) Management Information System
12 100 (18.66%) DevOps
13 91 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
13 91 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
14 88 (16.42%) CISM
14 88 (16.42%) Microsoft
15 87 (16.23%) SIEM
16 75 (13.99%) Python
16 75 (13.99%) NIST
17 69 (12.87%) CCNP
18 68 (12.69%) SaaS
19 66 (12.31%) OAuth
20 65 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
21 64 (11.94%) Risk Management
22 63 (11.75%) IaaS
23 62 (11.57%) PaaS
24 61 (11.38%) Security Management
24 61 (11.38%) SAML
25 59 (11.01%) CISA
26 57 (10.63%) CCNA

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 8 (1.49%) ArcGIS
1 8 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 153 (28.54%) Azure
2 127 (23.69%) AWS
3 68 (12.69%) SaaS
4 63 (11.75%) IaaS
5 62 (11.57%) PaaS
6 37 (6.90%) GCP
7 32 (5.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (5.04%) Office 365
9 24 (4.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 24 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (4.29%) BPaaS
11 20 (3.73%) Serverless
12 15 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (1.49%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
16 7 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 124 (23.13%) Firewall
2 113 (21.08%) Network Security
3 42 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 42 (7.84%) VPN
4 27 (5.04%) LAN
5 23 (4.29%) DNS
6 21 (3.92%) WAN
7 17 (3.17%) Wireless
8 16 (2.99%) WAAS
9 15 (2.80%) IPv4
9 15 (2.80%) IPv6
10 14 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (2.43%) Unified Communications
12 11 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (2.05%) Internet
13 10 (1.87%) DHCP
13 10 (1.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (1.87%) MPLS
14 8 (1.49%) HTTP
14 8 (1.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.85%) Big Data
2 21 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.31%) Blockchain
4 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.93%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.93%) Dremio
5 5 (0.93%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.68%) JIRA
4 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.37%) Ant
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.19%) JUnit
6 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 117 (21.83%) Finance
2 42 (7.84%) Banking
3 28 (5.22%) Retail
4 25 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.10%) Aerospace
6 19 (3.54%) Legal
7 18 (3.36%) Public Sector
8 13 (2.43%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.68%) Law
9 9 (1.68%) Marketing
10 8 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.56%) Automotive
13 3 (0.56%) Electronics
14 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.19%) International Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Local Government
15 1 (0.19%) Military
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 197 (36.75%) Architect
2 135 (25.19%) Security Architect
3 107 (19.96%) Consultant
4 89 (16.60%) Security Engineer
5 43 (8.02%) Security Consultant
6 42 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (7.09%) Cloud Architect
8 34 (6.34%) Analyst
9 30 (5.60%) Senior Architect
10 27 (5.04%) Security Analyst
10 27 (5.04%) Security Manager
11 24 (4.48%) Network Engineer
12 22 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
13 21 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
14 19 (3.54%) Network Architect
15 18 (3.36%) Network Security Architect
16 17 (3.17%) Azure Architect
16 17 (3.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
16 17 (3.17%) IT Security Analyst
16 17 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (12.31%) OAuth
2 61 (11.38%) SAML
3 52 (9.70%) OpenID
4 31 (5.78%) React
5 23 (4.29%) .NET
6 17 (3.17%) Web Services
7 16 (2.99%) SailPoint
8 8 (1.49%) Anaconda
8 8 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.49%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (1.49%) Regular Expression
9 7 (1.31%) JSON
9 7 (1.31%) LDAP
10 6 (1.12%) Kafka
10 6 (1.12%) RESTful
11 4 (0.75%) Middleware
11 4 (0.75%) REST
11 4 (0.75%) SOAP
12 3 (0.56%) SAP Fiori
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 107 (19.96%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.04%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (4.48%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.99%) Cloud Native
6 16 (2.99%) PKI
7 15 (2.80%) Cyberattack
7 15 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
9 8 (1.49%) Linked Data
9 8 (1.49%) Semantic Web
9 8 (1.49%) User Experience
10 7 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.12%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.96%) Windows
2 27 (5.04%) Linux
3 12 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.31%) CentOS
5 6 (1.12%) Android
5 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.12%) Unix
6 5 (0.93%) Check Point GAiA
6 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.75%) MVS
8 1 (0.19%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.19%) VMS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (41.98%) Information Security
2 182 (33.96%) Cybersecurity
3 109 (20.34%) Identity Access Management
4 100 (18.66%) DevOps
5 91 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (16.23%) SIEM
7 65 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
8 64 (11.94%) Risk Management
9 61 (11.38%) Security Management
10 57 (10.63%) OWASP
11 52 (9.70%) Penetration Testing
11 52 (9.70%) TOGAF
12 50 (9.33%) Microservices
13 49 (9.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 49 (9.14%) Security Operations
14 43 (8.02%) Kalman Filter
15 37 (6.90%) Data Security
15 37 (6.90%) Information Assurance
16 36 (6.72%) Data Protection
17 32 (5.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.99%) Python
2 40 (7.46%) SQL
3 37 (6.90%) Java
4 24 (4.48%) C#
5 23 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 17 (3.17%) C
7 16 (2.99%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.87%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.68%) Scala
10 8 (1.49%) Go
11 6 (1.12%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.93%) C++
12 5 (0.93%) Ruby
13 2 (0.37%) Lua
14 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 194 (36.19%) CISSP
2 91 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (16.42%) CISM
4 69 (12.87%) CCNP
5 59 (11.01%) CISA
6 57 (10.63%) CCNA
7 53 (9.89%) Security Cleared
8 34 (6.34%) SC Cleared
9 31 (5.78%) Degree
10 20 (3.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 17 (3.17%) OSCP
12 16 (2.99%) CCSP
12 16 (2.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 15 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (2.61%) CEH
14 14 (2.61%) DV Cleared
15 11 (2.05%) DBS Check
15 11 (2.05%) OSCE
16 10 (1.87%) GPEN
16 10 (1.87%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (34.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (13.99%) NIST
3 50 (9.33%) GDPR
4 49 (9.14%) PCI DSS
5 38 (7.09%) NCSC
6 34 (6.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 25 (4.66%) HIPAA
9 21 (3.92%) RMADS
10 19 (3.54%) QA
11 17 (3.17%) ITGC
12 16 (2.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 14 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 14 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (2.43%) COBIT
14 13 (2.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 11 (2.05%) SLA
16 10 (1.87%) JSP 440
16 10 (1.87%) NIST 800
17 9 (1.68%) GAMP
System Software
1 49 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.29%) Docker
3 15 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.31%) XenApp
5 6 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) NFS
7 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (8.40%) Terraform
2 23 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 20 (3.73%) Ansible
4 14 (2.61%) Nessus
5 13 (2.43%) CSIRT
6 11 (2.05%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.49%) CASB
9 6 (1.12%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.93%) Packer
11 3 (0.56%) Marathon
11 3 (0.56%) Mesos
12 2 (0.37%) OpenVAS
12 2 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
13 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.19%) RSA Archer
13 1 (0.19%) systemd
13 1 (0.19%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 88 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.53%) Cisco
3 32 (5.97%) ForgeRock
4 30 (5.60%) CheckPoint
5 24 (4.48%) Palo Alto
6 23 (4.29%) Oracle
7 19 (3.54%) CyberArk
8 17 (3.17%) Google
8 17 (3.17%) Juniper
9 15 (2.80%) F5
9 15 (2.80%) Splunk
9 15 (2.80%) VMware
10 12 (2.24%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.05%) HP
12 10 (1.87%) Aruba
12 10 (1.87%) Citrix
12 10 (1.87%) SAP
13 7 (1.31%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.31%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.12%) Symantec