The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 232 245 239
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 12 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.072% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.075% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £60,000 £61,215 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.98% -21.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,500 £61,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £93,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Security Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Architect across the North West region.

Security Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Security Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 10 £57,500 - 1
Cheshire +14 2 £62,500 +14.97%
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Security Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Architect in their job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 11 (45.83%) TOGAF
3 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (33.33%) People Management
4 8 (33.33%) MODAF
4 8 (33.33%) Games
5 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) CISSP
7 4 (16.67%) SaaS
7 4 (16.67%) SIEM
7 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (16.67%) IaaS
8 3 (12.50%) AlgoSec
8 3 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (12.50%) QRadar
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (12.50%) Symantec
8 3 (12.50%) McAfee
8 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.50%) VPN

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Security Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) IaaS
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (8.33%) GSM
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 8 (33.33%) Games
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) BYOD
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 11 (45.83%) TOGAF
3 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (33.33%) MODAF
4 8 (33.33%) People Management
5 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (16.67%) SIEM
6 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Information Security
7 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Line Management
8 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.33%) SABSA
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) CISSP
3 3 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.17%) CLAS
4 1 (4.17%) GCIA
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
4 1 (4.17%) IISP
4 1 (4.17%) PCI QSA
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.17%) PA-DSS
3 1 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) RMADS
3 1 (4.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
2 3 (12.50%) Adobe
2 3 (12.50%) AlgoSec
2 3 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Juniper
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) Qualys
2 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) SAP