The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 635 738 623
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -115
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 284 195 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 228 135 199
Average salary £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,250 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £69,000 £62,500 £72,250
% change year-on-year
+10.40% -13.49%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Security Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Architect over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Security Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
(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 +107 265 £70,000 +7.69% 19
London +65 97 £72,500 +3.57% 11
South East +1 65 £60,000 -7.69% 2
City of London +54 31 £65,000 -18.75% 4
West Midlands +27 30 £70,000 +12.00% 2
North West +25 30 £70,000 +1.81% 1
Berkshire +8 26 £68,750 +1.85% 1
Surrey +21 24 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Manchester - 18 £69,000 -
East of England +13 15 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Birmingham +7 13 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Cheshire +12 12 £70,000 -5.08% 1
Yorkshire +13 11 £70,000 +12.00%
Guildford +3 11 £55,000 -18.51%
West Yorkshire - 11 £70,000 -
Scotland +15 9 £68,000 +8.80%
Cambridgeshire +17 8 £60,000 - 1
Hampshire -2 8 £76,250 +32.60%
South West -14 8 £70,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 8 £68,000 -
Cambridge +15 7 £60,000 - 1
Harrow +11 7 £72,500 +3.57%
Hertfordshire +6 7 £62,500 +4.16%
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £55,000 +15.78%
Milton Keynes -8 6 £55,000 +15.78%
Reading -17 5 £65,000 -3.70%
Watford - 5 £62,500 -
Leeds - 5 £70,000 -
Sussex - 5 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 4 £70,000 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Architect in their job title.

1 292 (52.61%) Information Security
2 290 (52.25%) Security Architecture
3 224 (40.36%) CISSP
4 165 (29.73%) Firewall
5 157 (28.29%) TOGAF
6 131 (23.60%) Cyber Security
7 128 (23.06%) Finance
8 111 (20.00%) SABSA
9 104 (18.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 100 (18.02%) CISM
11 99 (17.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 91 (16.40%) Network Security
13 86 (15.50%) Security Cleared
14 83 (14.95%) Cisco
15 75 (13.51%) Risk Management
16 71 (12.79%) PCI DSS
17 70 (12.61%) SIEM
18 67 (12.07%) SC Cleared
19 63 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
20 60 (10.81%) CheckPoint
20 60 (10.81%) Degree
21 56 (10.09%) WAN
22 55 (9.91%) PKI
23 52 (9.37%) Penetration Testing
24 51 (9.19%) Wireless
25 49 (8.83%) LAN
26 48 (8.65%) Information Assurance
27 47 (8.47%) Management Information System
27 47 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 46 (8.29%) Windows

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.80%) Apache
2 7 (1.26%) IIS
3 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.18%) Drupal
3 1 (0.18%) WordPress
3 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
Applications
1 19 (3.42%) MS Office
2 6 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.86%) SaaS
2 25 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.44%) PaaS
4 7 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.08%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) Office 365
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 165 (29.73%) Firewall
2 91 (16.40%) Network Security
3 56 (10.09%) WAN
4 51 (9.19%) Wireless
5 49 (8.83%) LAN
6 43 (7.75%) VPN
7 25 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (4.32%) Wireless Security
8 24 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (2.88%) Internet
9 16 (2.88%) SSL
9 16 (2.88%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.34%) DNS
10 13 (2.34%) DMZ
11 11 (1.98%) EIGRP
11 11 (1.98%) MPLS
12 10 (1.80%) ATM
12 10 (1.80%) DHCP
12 10 (1.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (1.44%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.08%) Big Data
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.18%) ReSharper
1 1 (0.18%) Moq
1 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 128 (23.06%) Finance
2 33 (5.95%) Retail
3 24 (4.32%) Banking
4 21 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.60%) Legal
6 15 (2.70%) Law
7 14 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.62%) Marketing
9 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.60%) Middleware
2 17 (3.06%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.98%) JSP
4 6 (1.08%) Web Services
5 4 (0.72%) OAuth
5 4 (0.72%) SAML
6 3 (0.54%) REST
7 2 (0.36%) XML
7 2 (0.36%) JSON
8 1 (0.18%) WPF
8 1 (0.18%) WSDL
8 1 (0.18%) SOAP
8 1 (0.18%) .NET
8 1 (0.18%) J2EE
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) COM
8 1 (0.18%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.18%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.18%) LAMP
8 1 (0.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.91%) PKI
2 47 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 41 (7.39%) Data Centre
4 38 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 34 (6.13%) CESG
6 31 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.24%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.70%) Cryptography
9 14 (2.52%) RMADS
10 13 (2.34%) CESG CLAS
11 11 (1.98%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.80%) GIS
13 9 (1.62%) FMCG
13 9 (1.62%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.62%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.44%) BYOD
14 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.90%) Blog
16 3 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.29%) Windows
2 33 (5.95%) UNIX
3 22 (3.96%) Linux
4 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.54%) AIX
5 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.18%) HPUX
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (52.61%) Information Security
2 290 (52.25%) Security Architecture
3 157 (28.29%) TOGAF
4 131 (23.60%) Cyber Security
5 111 (20.00%) SABSA
6 104 (18.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 75 (13.51%) Risk Management
8 70 (12.61%) SIEM
9 52 (9.37%) Penetration Testing
10 48 (8.65%) Information Assurance
11 47 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 44 (7.93%) ITIL
13 36 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (6.31%) Data Protection
15 33 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (5.77%) Identity Management
17 28 (5.05%) Data Privacy
18 27 (4.86%) Security Management
19 26 (4.68%) Project Management
19 26 (4.68%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.67%) C
2 14 (2.52%) SQL
3 12 (2.16%) Java
4 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.36%) R
5 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 224 (40.36%) CISSP
2 100 (18.02%) CISM
3 86 (15.50%) Security Cleared
4 67 (12.07%) SC Cleared
5 63 (11.35%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (10.81%) Degree
7 44 (7.93%) CCNP
8 28 (5.05%) CCIE
9 22 (3.96%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.42%) CEH
11 18 (3.24%) GIAC
12 16 (2.88%) CISA
13 15 (2.70%) CCNA
14 13 (2.34%) SSCP
15 11 (1.98%) CRISC
16 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (1.26%) MCSE
18 5 (0.90%) SAP Certification
18 5 (0.90%) HP ASE
19 4 (0.72%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (12.79%) PCI DSS
3 41 (7.39%) COBIT
4 11 (1.98%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.90%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.54%) QA
8 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.36%) SLA
9 1 (0.18%) COSO
System Software
1 16 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
4 1 (0.18%) pfSense
4 1 (0.18%) Snort
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.06%) FortiGate
2 10 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (1.62%) Nessus
4 5 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.18%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 83 (14.95%) Cisco
2 60 (10.81%) CheckPoint
3 41 (7.39%) Juniper
4 31 (5.59%) McAfee
5 30 (5.41%) F5
5 30 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.32%) SAP
7 20 (3.60%) Fortinet
8 19 (3.42%) VMware
9 17 (3.06%) HP
10 15 (2.70%) Sourcefire
10 15 (2.70%) Splunk
11 13 (2.34%) IBM
12 11 (1.98%) Oracle
12 11 (1.98%) ArcSight
12 11 (1.98%) Qualys
12 11 (1.98%) LogRhythm
13 10 (1.80%) Riverbed
13 10 (1.80%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.08%) Huawei
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + + Package & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75-95k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65000 - 75,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Addition Solutions
Salary: From £46,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
2Source Talent
Salary: £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-£70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000k-£70,000k
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £80k Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago