The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Architect
Rank 844 891 854
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 49 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.015% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 34 11 13
Average salary £69,000 £55,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.45% -18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £55,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £68,750 £55,000 £60,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

IT Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

IT Security Architect Salary Trend in the UK

IT Security Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Security Architect over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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 +31 43 £69,000 +25.45%
Manchester - 13 £69,000 -
North West - 13 £69,000 -
London +19 11 £90,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £48,750 -
Yorkshire - 6 £48,750 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £60,000 -
South East - 5 £55,000 -
East of England - 5 £60,000 -
Cambridge - 5 £60,000 -
Harrow - 3 £72,500 -
South West -21 2 - -
Reigate - 2 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey - 2 £52,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
City of London +24 1 £90,000 -
West Midlands -5 1 £75,000 +36.36%
Edinburgh - 1 £70,000 -
Scotland - 1 £70,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £55,000 -
Castleford - 1 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -

IT Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title.

1 48 (60.76%) Security Architecture
2 44 (55.70%) Information Security
3 42 (53.16%) CISSP
4 24 (30.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (26.58%) Degree
6 19 (24.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (21.52%) CISM
9 16 (20.25%) Risk Management
10 14 (17.72%) Finance
10 14 (17.72%) Firewall
11 13 (16.46%) TOGAF
11 13 (16.46%) SIEM
11 13 (16.46%) SABSA
11 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
12 12 (15.19%) Cyber Security
12 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.19%) ITIL
13 10 (12.66%) MS Office
13 10 (12.66%) Data Protection
13 10 (12.66%) PCI DSS
13 10 (12.66%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
14 9 (11.39%) UML
14 9 (11.39%) Project Management
14 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
14 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (10.13%) N-Tier
15 8 (10.13%) Windows
15 8 (10.13%) Kalman Filter

IT Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.59%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) Network Security
3 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.80%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.27%) Big Data
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.13%) N-Tier
4 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.33%) PKI
6 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.76%) Security Architecture
2 44 (55.70%) Information Security
3 19 (24.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (20.25%) Risk Management
6 13 (16.46%) TOGAF
6 13 (16.46%) SIEM
6 13 (16.46%) SABSA
7 12 (15.19%) Cyber Security
7 12 (15.19%) ITIL
8 10 (12.66%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (12.66%) Data Protection
9 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.39%) UML
9 9 (11.39%) Project Management
10 8 (10.13%) Zachman Framework
10 8 (10.13%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (10.13%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (8.86%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) C
3 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (53.16%) CISSP
2 21 (26.58%) Degree
3 17 (21.52%) CISM
4 6 (7.59%) CEH
4 6 (7.59%) SSCP
5 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.80%) CCNP
7 3 (3.80%) CHFI
8 2 (2.53%) MCP
8 2 (2.53%) MCSA
9 1 (1.27%) MCSE
9 1 (1.27%) CCNA
9 1 (1.27%) CISA
9 1 (1.27%) GIAC
9 1 (1.27%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.66%) PCI DSS
3 7 (8.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Splunk
2 6 (7.59%) ArcSight
3 5 (6.33%) Rapid7
3 5 (6.33%) LogRhythm
3 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.33%) Tripwire
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco