Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 199 188 225
Rank change year-on-year -11 +37 +31
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 46 41 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.82% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.84% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 94
10th Percentile £54,125 £61,250 £63,250
25th Percentile £68,250 £66,563 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £98,750 £95,063 £93,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £82,000 £80,000 £76,250
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.92% +5.17%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,337 4,910 9,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.37% 94.37% 94.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,780 4,303 8,616
10th Percentile £42,999 £42,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £66,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +5.26% +2.31%
75th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the City of London

Security Architecture
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architecture in the City of London.

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the City of London

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 32 (69.57%) Azure
2 27 (58.70%) Information Security
3 22 (47.83%) Finance
3 22 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (39.13%) CISSP
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
6 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
6 15 (32.61%) AWS
6 15 (32.61%) Network Security
7 14 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
9 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (23.91%) SaaS
10 11 (23.91%) PaaS
10 11 (23.91%) IaaS
10 11 (23.91%) NIST
11 10 (21.74%) Information Assurance
11 10 (21.74%) Python
11 10 (21.74%) Security Management
12 9 (19.57%) Firewall
12 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
12 9 (19.57%) OWASP
12 9 (19.57%) DevSecOps
12 9 (19.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (19.57%) Kubernetes
12 9 (19.57%) Palo Alto
13 8 (17.39%) Terraform
13 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
13 8 (17.39%) Azure Key Vault
13 8 (17.39%) Git (software)

Security Architecture
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:

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 32 (69.57%) Azure
2 15 (32.61%) AWS
3 11 (23.91%) IaaS
3 11 (23.91%) PaaS
3 11 (23.91%) SaaS
4 9 (19.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (17.39%) Azure Key Vault
5 8 (17.39%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (15.22%) GCP
7 1 (2.17%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) Network Security
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Social Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Law
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Architect
1 23 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Security Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Security Technical Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Technical Architect
4 8 (17.39%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Azure Architect
5 6 (13.04%) IT Architect
5 6 (13.04%) IT Security Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Principal Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Principal Security Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Principal Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) OAuth
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Tandem
3 2 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Information Security
2 22 (47.83%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 10 (21.74%) Security Management
6 9 (19.57%) DevSecOps
6 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
6 9 (19.57%) OWASP
7 8 (17.39%) Cryptography
7 8 (17.39%) DevOps
7 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.39%) Security Operations
7 8 (17.39%) SIEM
8 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (13.04%) Data Security
9 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (13.04%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Python
2 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) CISM
3 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 6 (13.04%) GIAC
4 4 (8.70%) CISA
5 3 (6.52%) SANS
6 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) NIST
2 7 (15.22%) COBIT
2 7 (15.22%) NIST 800
3 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (8.70%) GRC
5 3 (6.52%) GDPR
6 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 8 (17.39%) Terraform
3 6 (13.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec
4 1 (2.17%) VMware