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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 221 244 220
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 30 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.042% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.044% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29 3 12
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.88%
UK excluding London average salary £69,500 £62,500 £72,000
% change year-on-year
+11.20% -13.19%
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
6257 6755 6934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5100 5470 5930
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 July 2015. 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 - 19 £69,000 -
Cheshire +11 11 £70,000 +3.70%
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 26 (65.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 23 (57.50%) Information Security
3 18 (45.00%) Finance
4 15 (37.50%) TOGAF
5 13 (32.50%) Banking
6 12 (30.00%) Firewall
6 12 (30.00%) CISSP
7 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) MS Office
7 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
7 11 (27.50%) Investment Banking
7 11 (27.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (27.50%) Wealth Management
7 11 (27.50%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (27.50%) SABSA
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 9 (22.50%) Security Architecture
9 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
10 6 (15.00%) PCI DSS
10 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (12.50%) CISM
11 5 (12.50%) IIS
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
11 5 (12.50%) Splunk
11 5 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
11 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (10.00%) SaaS
12 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 5 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) SaaS
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.00%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Banking
3 11 (27.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) JSON
1 2 (5.00%) OAuth
1 2 (5.00%) REST
1 2 (5.00%) SAML
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
2 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 23 (57.50%) Information Security
3 15 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 11 (27.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (27.50%) Wealth Management
4 11 (27.50%) Risk Analysis
4 11 (27.50%) SABSA
5 9 (22.50%) Security Architecture
6 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 5 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.00%) IT Governance
9 2 (5.00%) Information Assurance
9 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.00%) SOA
10 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CISSP
2 10 (25.00%) Degree
3 5 (12.50%) CISM
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) PCI DSS
1 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Splunk
2 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) IBM