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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 610 718 601
Rank change year-on-year
+108 -117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 290 190 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 236 128 199
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 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +82 265 £70,000 +7.69% 16
London +39 87 £80,000 +14.28% 7
South East +4 56 £65,000 - 5
West Midlands +25 38 £70,000 +16.66%
North West +30 34 £69,000 -4.82% 1
Berkshire +15 30 £70,000 +3.70% 1
City of London +30 20 £72,500 -9.37% 2
Manchester +18 18 £69,000 -4.82%
Surrey +2 17 £52,500 -21.64% 2
Cheshire +15 16 £70,000 -3.44% 1
Yorkshire +23 13 £70,000 +12.00% 2
Birmingham +19 13 £70,000 -
South West -14 13 £61,250 +2.08%
West Yorkshire - 13 £70,000 - 1
Scotland +10 12 £68,000 +8.80%
Edinburgh +4 10 £68,000 -
East of England -6 10 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £61,250 +32.43% 1
Milton Keynes -8 8 £61,250 +32.43% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £70,000 -
Cambridge +13 6 £72,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £72,500 -
Reading -10 6 £66,250 -1.85% 1
East Midlands -12 6 £82,500 +50.00% 1
Leeds - 6 £70,000 - 1
Bracknell +23 5 £70,000 -
Somerset +8 5 £52,500 -
Guildford -6 5 £55,000 -18.51% 1
Swindon - 5 £70,000 -
Bath - 5 £52,500 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 293 (52.51%) Information Security
2 283 (50.72%) Security Architecture
3 216 (38.71%) CISSP
4 157 (28.14%) Firewall
5 149 (26.70%) TOGAF
6 144 (25.81%) Cyber Security
7 132 (23.66%) Finance
8 117 (20.97%) SABSA
9 99 (17.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 97 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 95 (17.03%) Network Security
12 93 (16.67%) CISM
13 83 (14.87%) Security Cleared
14 71 (12.72%) Cisco
15 68 (12.19%) SC Cleared
16 67 (12.01%) Risk Management
17 66 (11.83%) SIEM
18 64 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
19 62 (11.11%) Degree
20 60 (10.75%) PCI DSS
21 58 (10.39%) Windows
22 56 (10.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 55 (9.86%) CheckPoint
24 54 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
25 52 (9.32%) WAN
26 48 (8.60%) PKI
27 47 (8.42%) LAN
27 47 (8.42%) Information Assurance
28 46 (8.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
29 45 (8.06%) Data Centre

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (1.61%) Apache
2 7 (1.25%) IIS
3 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.18%) Drupal
4 1 (0.18%) WordPress
4 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (3.05%) MS Office
2 9 (1.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
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 (4.84%) SaaS
2 25 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.90%) IaaS
4 5 (0.90%) PaaS
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 157 (28.14%) Firewall
2 95 (17.03%) Network Security
3 52 (9.32%) WAN
4 47 (8.42%) LAN
5 44 (7.89%) VPN
6 39 (6.99%) Wireless
7 25 (4.48%) Wireless Security
8 23 (4.12%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (3.58%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (3.41%) SSL
11 18 (3.23%) TCP/IP
12 16 (2.87%) Internet
13 15 (2.69%) DNS
14 10 (1.79%) DMZ
15 9 (1.61%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.61%) LDAP
15 9 (1.61%) Broadband
16 8 (1.43%) MPLS
16 8 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 7 (1.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.25%) Big Data
2 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 132 (23.66%) Finance
2 33 (5.91%) Banking
3 27 (4.84%) Retail
4 25 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.51%) Law
7 9 (1.61%) Marketing
8 8 (1.43%) Legal
9 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Military
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.23%) Middleware
2 17 (3.05%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.97%) JSP
4 8 (1.43%) Web Services
5 6 (1.08%) .NET
5 6 (1.08%) J2EE
6 2 (0.36%) COM
6 2 (0.36%) SAML
6 2 (0.36%) OAuth
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.18%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) WSDL
7 1 (0.18%) LAMP
7 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.60%) PKI
2 46 (8.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 45 (8.06%) Data Centre
4 39 (6.99%) Management Information System
5 36 (6.45%) CESG
6 28 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.76%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.05%) Cryptography
9 11 (1.97%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.97%) RMADS
10 10 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
11 9 (1.61%) GIS
11 9 (1.61%) FMCG
11 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.43%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.08%) BYOD
14 5 (0.90%) Blog
15 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.39%) Windows
2 37 (6.63%) UNIX
3 23 (4.12%) Linux
4 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (52.51%) Information Security
2 283 (50.72%) Security Architecture
3 149 (26.70%) TOGAF
4 144 (25.81%) Cyber Security
5 117 (20.97%) SABSA
6 99 (17.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 67 (12.01%) Risk Management
8 66 (11.83%) SIEM
9 56 (10.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 54 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
11 47 (8.42%) Information Assurance
12 38 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (6.45%) Identity Management
14 35 (6.27%) Data Protection
15 34 (6.09%) ITIL
16 29 (5.20%) Security Management
16 29 (5.20%) Zachman Framework
16 29 (5.20%) Vulnerability Management
16 29 (5.20%) Data Privacy
17 28 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.71%) C
2 16 (2.87%) Java
2 16 (2.87%) SQL
3 4 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.18%) Perl
4 1 (0.18%) C++
4 1 (0.18%) ABAP
4 1 (0.18%) Python
4 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 216 (38.71%) CISSP
2 93 (16.67%) CISM
3 83 (14.87%) Security Cleared
4 68 (12.19%) SC Cleared
5 64 (11.47%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (11.11%) Degree
7 44 (7.89%) CCNP
8 30 (5.38%) CCIE
9 25 (4.48%) DV Cleared
10 21 (3.76%) CEH
11 18 (3.23%) GIAC
12 17 (3.05%) CISA
13 13 (2.33%) CCNA
14 12 (2.15%) SSCP
15 11 (1.97%) CRISC
16 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (1.25%) MCSE
18 6 (1.08%) SAP Certification
18 6 (1.08%) HP ASE
19 5 (0.90%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (10.75%) PCI DSS
3 31 (5.56%) COBIT
4 11 (1.97%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.08%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.36%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 21 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) 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 (3.05%) FortiGate
2 10 (1.79%) Nessus
3 7 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 71 (12.72%) Cisco
2 55 (9.86%) CheckPoint
3 40 (7.17%) Juniper
4 31 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.02%) F5
6 26 (4.66%) McAfee
7 25 (4.48%) SAP
8 20 (3.58%) Oracle
9 18 (3.23%) HP
9 18 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 17 (3.05%) Splunk
11 16 (2.87%) VMware
12 15 (2.69%) LogRhythm
13 14 (2.51%) Sourcefire
14 12 (2.15%) ArcSight
14 12 (2.15%) Qualys
15 11 (1.97%) IBM
16 7 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.25%) Riverbed
16 7 (1.25%) SolarWinds
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