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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Architect
Rank 862 873 850
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 11 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.014% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 14
Average salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,750 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%

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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 5 March 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 10 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 5 March 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
England +4 11 £70,000 -9.67% 3
Warrington - 4 £61,215 -
Cheshire - 4 £61,215 -
North West - 4 £61,215 -
South East - 4 £72,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £75,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £78,250 -
Berkshire - 2 £70,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £75,000 -
London +25 1 £70,000 -9.67% 1

IT Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 14 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 12 (63.16%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
4 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
5 5 (26.32%) Information Security
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Legal
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.53%) AIX
8 2 (10.53%) HPUX
8 2 (10.53%) Solaris
8 2 (10.53%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) Sun
8 2 (10.53%) SAN

IT Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) HPUX
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Security Architecture
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Business Development
5 2 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) People Management
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) DRM
6 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) VCP4
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
1 2 (10.53%) Sun
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) AlgoSec
2 1 (5.26%) Cyber-Ark
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