Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 301 384
Rank change year-on-year -5 +83 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 20 52 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.45% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 43 33
City of London median annual salary £87,500 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £55,125 £65,000 £55,250
90th Percentile £108,125 £104,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -6.67%

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 9680 11204 16347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.40% 95.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8762 10214 14209
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 11 (55.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (50.00%) CISSP
3 7 (35.00%) CISM
3 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (30.00%) Microservices
4 6 (30.00%) Information Security
4 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Firewall
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (20.00%) CISA
6 4 (20.00%) SaaS
6 4 (20.00%) PaaS
6 4 (20.00%) Big Data
6 4 (20.00%) IaaS
6 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) Cryptography
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) CRISC
7 3 (15.00%) SIEM
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software

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 2 (10.00%) Apache Geronimo
1 2 (10.00%) CMS
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) IaaS
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
1 4 (20.00%) SaaS
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DMZ
3 2 (10.00%) IPsec
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
1 2 (10.00%) J2SE
1 2 (10.00%) OAuth
1 2 (10.00%) OpenID
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Security Architecture
2 7 (35.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (30.00%) Information Security
3 6 (30.00%) Microservices
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Cryptography
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Network Segmentation
5 3 (15.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (15.00%) SABSA
5 3 (15.00%) SIEM
5 3 (15.00%) SOA
5 3 (15.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 2 (10.00%) Garbage Collection
6 2 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CISSP
2 7 (35.00%) CISM
3 4 (20.00%) CISA
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) CRISC
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (10.00%) Master's Degree
6 1 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) CCSA
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) CEH
6 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.00%) MCSA
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (10.00%) GCP
4 1 (5.00%) COBIT
4 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) CyberArk
3 1 (5.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Qualys
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) Trend Micro