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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Architect
Rank 892 880 884
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 10 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 13
Average salary £55,000 £75,000 £65,240
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +14.96%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £75,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%

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
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 2014 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 27 November 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
(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 -25 10 £55,000 -26.66% 3
Leicester - 5 £55,000 -
Leicestershire - 5 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £55,000 -
London - 3 £75,000 - 2
Hampshire -13 1 £70,000 +3.70%
South East -16 1 £70,000 +3.70%
South West - 1 £55,000 -
Bristol - 1 £55,000 -
Havant - 1 £70,000 -

IT Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 22 (84.62%) CISSP
2 19 (73.08%) Firewall
3 18 (69.23%) Security Architecture
4 17 (65.38%) Information Security
4 17 (65.38%) CISM
5 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
6 15 (57.69%) Wireless
6 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (57.69%) PCI DSS
7 14 (53.85%) Legal
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
9 3 (11.54%) Finance
9 3 (11.54%) UNIX
10 2 (7.69%) CCNP
10 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (7.69%) Security Management
10 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 2 (7.69%) Advertising
10 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (7.69%) Linux
10 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco
10 2 (7.69%) Law
10 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 2 (7.69%) CEH
10 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (7.69%) SIEM

IT Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) Firewall
2 15 (57.69%) Wireless
3 4 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
General
1 14 (53.85%) Legal
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Law
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) HPUX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Security Architecture
2 17 (65.38%) Information Security
3 16 (61.54%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.69%) Security Management
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) People Management
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) CISSP
2 17 (65.38%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) CEH
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
1 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
1 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.85%) AlgoSec
2 1 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Sun
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat