The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Architect
Rank 884 836 877
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +41
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 15 37 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.035% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.037% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 6
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £74,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -22.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,550 £61,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £81,500 £88,000
UK excluding London average salary £61,250 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Information Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK.

Information Security Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Information Security Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security Architect over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Information Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Information Security Architect
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
England -57 13 £60,000 +4.34% 3
East Midlands -16 5 £52,500 -4.54%
London -4 4 £60,000 -25.00%
Scotland -17 2 £62,500 -
South East -26 2 £65,000 -11.86% 2
Hampshire - 2 £65,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Aldershot - 2 £65,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £62,500 -
Leicester - 1 £45,000 -
Bristol - 1 £60,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £65,000 -
Worcester - 1 £65,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

Information Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Architect in their job title.

1 54 (100.00%) Information Security
2 30 (55.56%) CISSP
3 28 (51.85%) Security Architecture
4 20 (37.04%) CISM
5 18 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 18 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (27.78%) Risk Management
7 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
8 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (18.52%) Firewall
9 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.67%) CISA
10 9 (16.67%) Banking
10 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) Data Security
12 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
13 6 (11.11%) Wireless
13 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (11.11%) SSCP
14 5 (9.26%) Network Security
14 5 (9.26%) Retail
15 4 (7.41%) Computer Security
15 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
15 4 (7.41%) Project Management
15 4 (7.41%) GIAC
15 4 (7.41%) Finance
15 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
15 4 (7.41%) CRISC
15 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software

Information Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) Wireless
3 5 (9.26%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
4 3 (5.56%) Publishing
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) RMADS
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (51.85%) Security Architecture
3 15 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 7 (12.96%) Data Security
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.41%) Computer Security
9 3 (5.56%) Information Assurance
9 3 (5.56%) Product Management
9 3 (5.56%) Use Case
9 3 (5.56%) SIEM
9 3 (5.56%) Analytics
9 3 (5.56%) SABSA
9 3 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (5.56%) Information Security Management
9 3 (5.56%) Security Management
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 30 (55.56%) CISSP
2 20 (37.04%) CISM
3 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 9 (16.67%) CISA
5 8 (14.81%) Degree
6 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
7 6 (11.11%) SSCP
8 4 (7.41%) GIAC
8 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
8 4 (7.41%) CRISC
9 3 (5.56%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.85%) GSEC
10 1 (1.85%) CEH
10 1 (1.85%) GCED
10 1 (1.85%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (24.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) QA