The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Solution Architect
Rank 858 849 864
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 17 29 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.029% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 2
Average salary £75,000 £62,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

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

Security Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 within the UK.

Security Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 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 -11 16 £75,000 +20.00% 1
London +20 8 £76,750 +20.39%
South East -21 7 £75,000 +20.00%
Berkshire -14 5 £75,000 +20.00%
Reading -8 4 £75,000 +20.00%
Birmingham -18 4 £75,000 -6.25%
West Midlands -32 4 £75,000 -6.25%
South West - 4 £75,000 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £75,000 -
Oxford - 4 £75,000 -
Bournemouth - 4 £75,000 -
Brighton - 4 £75,000 -
Cambridge - 4 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £75,000 -
Dorset - 4 £75,000 -
East Sussex - 4 £75,000 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £75,000 -
East of England - 4 £75,000 - 1
City of London +10 3 £75,000 +25.00%
Surrey - 2 - -
North West - 1 £65,000 -

Security Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 18 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 15 (38.46%) Information Security
2 15 (38.46%) CISSP
3 13 (33.33%) Firewall
4 12 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 10 (25.64%) Wireless
6 9 (23.08%) PKI
7 8 (20.51%) VMware
7 8 (20.51%) Finance
7 8 (20.51%) CISM
7 8 (20.51%) HP
7 8 (20.51%) McAfee
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.51%) Windows
7 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
7 8 (20.51%) Cyber Security
8 7 (17.95%) SABSA
8 7 (17.95%) SIEM
9 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.38%) CESG
9 6 (15.38%) Banking
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
10 5 (12.82%) WAN
11 4 (10.26%) Project Management
11 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (10.26%) Basel II
11 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery

Security Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
1 2 (5.13%) PaaS
1 2 (5.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) Wireless
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
4 4 (10.26%) MPLS
5 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) PKI
2 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.38%) CESG
3 3 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 15 (38.46%) Information Security
3 12 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 8 (20.51%) Cyber Security
5 7 (17.95%) SABSA
5 7 (17.95%) SIEM
6 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Identity Management
7 4 (10.26%) Data Security
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL
7 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Database Security
8 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.13%) ERP
9 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Java
1 4 (10.26%) VBScript
2 2 (5.13%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) CISSP
2 8 (20.51%) CISM
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.26%) JNCIA
4 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CRISC
5 1 (2.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (10.26%) Basel II
2 4 (10.26%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) VMware
1 8 (20.51%) HP
1 8 (20.51%) McAfee
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Juniper
2 4 (10.26%) CA
2 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.56%) SAP