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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Architect
Rank 859 928 866
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -62
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 43 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.009% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 12
Average salary £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £55,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £69,000 £55,000 £60,250
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -8.71%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 3 July 2015 within the UK.

IT Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 21 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 3 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
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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 +49 36 £70,000 +27.27% 3
London +31 15 £76,250 - 1
Manchester - 10 £69,000 - 1
North West - 10 £69,000 - 1
Harrow - 8 £72,500 -
South East - 4 £77,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
City of London +35 2 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £43,750 -
Surrey - 2 £52,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £43,750 -
Berkshire - 2 £77,500 -
Castleford - 1 £42,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £70,000 -
Reading - 1 £77,500 -
Reigate - 1 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £70,000 -

IT Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 42 (67.74%) Security Architecture
2 35 (56.45%) CISSP
3 26 (41.94%) Information Security
4 15 (24.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (20.97%) Firewall
5 13 (20.97%) CISM
6 12 (19.35%) Risk Management
6 12 (19.35%) TOGAF
6 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 11 (17.74%) Degree
8 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
9 9 (14.52%) Business Development
10 8 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
10 8 (12.90%) SABSA
10 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.90%) MS Office
11 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 7 (11.29%) N-Tier
11 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
11 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
12 6 (9.68%) Retail
12 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (9.68%) Finance
13 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security

IT Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) Network Security
2 2 (3.23%) DMZ
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
3 1 (1.61%) SAN
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
1 6 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Law
2 1 (1.61%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) N-Tier
1 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) AIX
2 1 (1.61%) HPUX
2 1 (1.61%) Solaris
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Security Architecture
2 26 (41.94%) Information Security
3 15 (24.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (19.35%) TOGAF
4 12 (19.35%) Risk Management
5 11 (17.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (14.52%) Business Development
6 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
7 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
7 8 (12.90%) SABSA
8 7 (11.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (11.29%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security
11 4 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (6.45%) SIEM
11 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (56.45%) CISSP
2 13 (20.97%) CISM
3 11 (17.74%) Degree
4 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.84%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) CHFI
7 2 (3.23%) MCSA
7 2 (3.23%) MCP
8 1 (1.61%) MCSE
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) CISA
8 1 (1.61%) CEH
8 1 (1.61%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Splunk
2 4 (6.45%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Sun
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) VMware
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