The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £74,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Security Architect
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 229 296
Rank change year-on-year +9 +67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 8 34 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.49% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8 25 16
Median salary £74,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £89,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6888 9927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.67% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4556 6155 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Security Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, Security Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 28 (71.79%) Security Architecture
2 24 (61.54%) Information Security
3 22 (56.41%) Degree
4 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
5 15 (38.46%) CISSP
6 14 (35.90%) Advertising
6 14 (35.90%) CISM
7 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (33.33%) C
7 13 (33.33%) Postgraduate
7 13 (33.33%) PhD
8 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
10 8 (20.51%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (17.95%) Banking
11 7 (17.95%) SABSA
11 7 (17.95%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (17.95%) Firewall
12 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
12 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (12.82%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (12.82%) Big Data
13 5 (12.82%) SIEM
13 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.82%) CISA
13 5 (12.82%) Data Security
13 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 4 (10.26%) CCIE

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 3 (7.69%) JBoss
1 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.13%) IPsec
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) AppScan
1 3 (7.69%) Burp Suite
1 3 (7.69%) Paros
2 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (35.90%) Advertising
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (17.95%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Computer Science
2 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.56%) Digital TV
5 1 (2.56%) IPTV
5 1 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) VMS
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Security Architecture
2 24 (61.54%) Information Security
3 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 8 (20.51%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (17.95%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (17.95%) SABSA
7 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.82%) Data Security
8 5 (12.82%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (12.82%) SIEM
8 5 (12.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (10.26%) Threat Modelling
10 3 (7.69%) Fraud Detection
10 3 (7.69%) Microservices
10 3 (7.69%) Presales
10 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) C
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Degree
2 15 (38.46%) CISSP
3 14 (35.90%) CISM
4 13 (33.33%) PhD
4 13 (33.33%) Postgraduate
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.82%) CISA
7 4 (10.26%) CCIE
7 4 (10.26%) CCNA
8 3 (7.69%) CSSLP
9 2 (5.13%) CCSP
9 2 (5.13%) GIAC
9 2 (5.13%) SANS
9 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Fortify
1 3 (7.69%) WebInspect
2 2 (5.13%) Ansible
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.56%) Mesos
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) BeyondTrust
3 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.56%) AlgoSec
4 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.56%) F5
4 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.56%) Imperva
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Tufin
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
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