The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Security Architect
Rank 875 872 874
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Security Architect 5 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.007% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 13
Average salary £70,000 £87,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £72,000 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £87,500 £81,500
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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%

Lead Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Lead Security Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Security Architect over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Lead Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -4 5 £70,000 -20.00% 1
South East - 2 £86,250 -
London -14 1 £70,000 -20.00%
Berkshire - 1 £90,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £67,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £82,500 -
North West - 1 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
Coventry - 1 £62,500 -

Lead Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Security Architect in their job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) CISSP
4 3 (37.50%) CISM
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (25.00%) COBIT
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) SSCP
6 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 1 (12.50%) CISA

Lead Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (50.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
1 3 (37.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SSCP
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) COBIT
2 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
3 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft