Period
to 22 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 276 309
Rank change year-on-year +36 +33 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 58 45 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.43% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.45% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 46 39 24
City of London median annual salary £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £63,125 £66,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £96,875 £130,000 £122,500
Central London median annual salary £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.47% +1.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 8,562 9,924 10,222
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.51% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7,390 8,862 9,117
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, Security Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 44 (75.86%) Information Security
2 41 (70.69%) Security Architecture
3 29 (50.00%) CISSP
4 24 (41.38%) TOGAF
5 23 (39.66%) SABSA
6 20 (34.48%) AWS
7 19 (32.76%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (32.76%) CISM
8 16 (27.59%) Azure
8 16 (27.59%) Firewall
9 15 (25.86%) Finance
10 13 (22.41%) Identity Management
10 13 (22.41%) DevSecOps
10 13 (22.41%) Public Sector
11 12 (20.69%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (20.69%) LAN
12 11 (18.97%) PCI DSS
13 10 (17.24%) IIS
13 10 (17.24%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (17.24%) IISP
13 10 (17.24%) Cyber Resilience
14 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
14 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
14 9 (15.52%) Network Security
14 9 (15.52%) Degree
14 9 (15.52%) SIEM
14 9 (15.52%) GCP
15 8 (13.79%) PaaS
15 8 (13.79%) Computer Science

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.24%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) AWS
2 16 (27.59%) Azure
3 9 (15.52%) GCP
4 8 (13.79%) PaaS
5 7 (12.07%) IaaS
6 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.72%) Office 365
7 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) Firewall
2 12 (20.69%) LAN
3 9 (15.52%) Network Security
4 8 (13.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (13.79%) WAN
5 6 (10.34%) SSL
6 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.62%) Wireless
6 5 (8.62%) WLAN
7 3 (5.17%) VPN
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
9 1 (1.72%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Big Data
1 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.79%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (75.86%) Information Security
2 41 (70.69%) Security Architecture
3 24 (41.38%) TOGAF
4 23 (39.66%) SABSA
5 19 (32.76%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (22.41%) DevSecOps
6 13 (22.41%) Identity Management
7 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (20.69%) Security Monitoring
8 10 (17.24%) Cyber Resilience
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
9 9 (15.52%) SIEM
10 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
11 7 (12.07%) DevOps
11 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (12.07%) SDLC
11 7 (12.07%) Strategic Roadmap
11 7 (12.07%) Threat Modelling
12 6 (10.34%) Risk Analysis
12 6 (10.34%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Python
2 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) CISSP
2 19 (32.76%) CISM
3 10 (17.24%) CESG Certified Professional
3 10 (17.24%) IISP
4 9 (15.52%) Degree
5 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (12.07%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (10.34%) CISA
8 5 (8.62%) CCSP
8 5 (8.62%) CEH
8 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (8.62%) Master's Degree
9 4 (6.90%) CRISC
10 3 (5.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (5.17%) CREST Certified
10 3 (5.17%) CSSLP
11 2 (3.45%) GREM
11 2 (3.45%) OSCP
11 2 (3.45%) SANS
11 2 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.07%) GDPR
3 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.90%) NIST
5 3 (5.17%) QA
6 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (3.45%) ITGC
6 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ansible
1 1 (1.72%) CASB
1 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
1 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (1.72%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.72%) TIBCO