Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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

Security Architect
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 576 750 629
Rank change year-on-year +174 -121 +126
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 662 448 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 488 358 572
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,750 £91,125
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year - +6.90% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 146,319 156,725 174,116
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 118,860 126,440 147,248
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £79,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +74 298 £85,000 +3.03% 46
South East +39 112 £75,000 +1.35% 15
North of England +91 84 £76,250 +17.31% 5
East of England +62 67 £65,000 -7.14% 5
Midlands +64 64 £77,500 - 5
North West +36 53 £75,000 +14.50% 3
South West +35 43 £62,500 -7.41% 12
West Midlands +41 37 £77,500 - 4
Yorkshire +53 31 £80,000 +28.00% 2
East Midlands +25 27 £77,500 - 1
Security Architect
UK

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 England region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 306 (46.22%) Information Security
2 303 (45.77%) Security Architecture
3 283 (42.75%) CISSP
4 265 (40.03%) Cybersecurity
5 171 (25.83%) Network Security
6 167 (25.23%) SIEM
7 166 (25.08%) TOGAF
8 144 (21.75%) Firewall
9 141 (21.30%) Finance
10 134 (20.24%) Cisco
11 132 (19.94%) Cisco Certification
12 129 (19.49%) CISM
13 126 (19.03%) SABSA
14 118 (17.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 109 (16.47%) Data Centre
16 105 (15.86%) Risk Management
17 103 (15.56%) Vulnerability Management
17 103 (15.56%) Degree
17 103 (15.56%) Presales
18 92 (13.90%) CCNP
19 91 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
20 88 (13.29%) WAN
21 87 (13.14%) Identity Access Management
22 82 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
22 82 (12.39%) LAN
23 80 (12.08%) Management Information System
24 79 (11.93%) PCI DSS
25 77 (11.63%) Fortinet
26 73 (11.03%) Juniper
27 71 (10.73%) Security Cleared

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (1.21%) IIS
2 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 91 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.93%) IaaS
3 26 (3.93%) PaaS
3 26 (3.93%) SaaS
4 20 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.96%) Office 365
7 4 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 171 (25.83%) Network Security
2 144 (21.75%) Firewall
3 88 (13.29%) WAN
4 82 (12.39%) LAN
5 51 (7.70%) VPN
6 50 (7.55%) WLAN
7 36 (5.44%) Wireless
8 25 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (3.47%) TCP/IP
10 22 (3.32%) Cisco Firepower
11 15 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (2.11%) SAN
13 12 (1.81%) DNS
13 12 (1.81%) Internet
13 12 (1.81%) IP Telephony
13 12 (1.81%) NGN
14 11 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.66%) VoIP
15 10 (1.51%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.38%) Big Data
2 8 (1.21%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.45%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.15%) FxCop
3 1 (0.15%) GDB
3 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.15%) sqlmap
General
1 141 (21.30%) Finance
2 58 (8.76%) Retail
3 17 (2.57%) Banking
3 17 (2.57%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.51%) Legal
6 6 (0.91%) Publishing
7 5 (0.76%) Advertising
7 5 (0.76%) Local Government
7 5 (0.76%) Marketing
7 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.30%) French Language
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
9 2 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Military
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.53%) Web Services
2 15 (2.27%) OAuth
3 12 (1.81%) OpenID
3 12 (1.81%) SAML
4 8 (1.21%) .NET
4 8 (1.21%) Middleware
4 8 (1.21%) OAuth2
5 7 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (0.91%) LDAP
6 6 (0.91%) XACML
7 5 (0.76%) J2EE
8 3 (0.45%) CGI
8 3 (0.45%) Node.js
8 3 (0.45%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.30%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.30%) REST
9 2 (0.30%) XMPP
10 1 (0.15%) React
10 1 (0.15%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.47%) Data Centre
2 80 (12.08%) Management Information System
3 69 (10.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 54 (8.16%) PKI
5 46 (6.95%) Cyberthreat
6 39 (5.89%) Computer Science
7 38 (5.74%) Public Cloud
8 37 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (4.98%) CESG
10 26 (3.93%) Security Operations Centre
11 24 (3.63%) Fintech
12 19 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.66%) NHS
15 9 (1.36%) Smart Meter
16 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
17 7 (1.06%) Cyberattack
18 6 (0.91%) CMDB
18 6 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
18 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.01%) Linux
2 51 (7.70%) Windows
3 22 (3.32%) Unix
4 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.21%) AIX
5 8 (1.21%) Android
6 2 (0.30%) MVS
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.15%) VMS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (46.22%) Information Security
2 303 (45.77%) Security Architecture
3 265 (40.03%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (25.23%) SIEM
5 166 (25.08%) TOGAF
6 126 (19.03%) SABSA
7 105 (15.86%) Risk Management
8 103 (15.56%) Presales
8 103 (15.56%) Vulnerability Management
9 87 (13.14%) Identity Access Management
10 56 (8.46%) Cryptography
11 53 (8.01%) Technical Architecture
12 52 (7.85%) Threat Modelling
13 49 (7.40%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 49 (7.40%) Penetration Testing
14 48 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 44 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (6.34%) Identity Management
16 42 (6.34%) Load Balancing
17 40 (6.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.57%) C
2 9 (1.36%) Python
3 7 (1.06%) C++
4 6 (0.91%) C#
4 6 (0.91%) SQL
5 5 (0.76%) Go
5 5 (0.76%) Java
5 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.30%) VBScript
8 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 283 (42.75%) CISSP
2 132 (19.94%) Cisco Certification
3 129 (19.49%) CISM
4 103 (15.56%) Degree
5 92 (13.90%) CCNP
6 71 (10.73%) Security Cleared
7 59 (8.91%) CCDP
8 53 (8.01%) CESG Certified Professional
9 49 (7.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 49 (7.40%) CCIE
9 49 (7.40%) CISA
10 46 (6.95%) CEH
11 43 (6.50%) SC Cleared
12 41 (6.19%) SANS
13 38 (5.74%) ISSAP
14 35 (5.29%) CCSP
15 34 (5.14%) SSCP
16 32 (4.83%) GIAC
17 31 (4.68%) CCIE Security
18 27 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (17.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (11.93%) PCI DSS
3 69 (10.42%) GDPR
4 37 (5.59%) COBIT
5 27 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (2.57%) RMADS
7 9 (1.36%) JSP 440
8 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.06%) GPG13
9 7 (1.06%) NIST 800
10 5 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
12 2 (0.30%) Basel III
12 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.30%) PMO
12 2 (0.30%) QA
13 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 55 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.32%) Docker
4 7 (1.06%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.30%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) vCloud
6 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.93%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 15 (2.27%) CASB
2 15 (2.27%) Mesos
3 9 (1.36%) QRadar
4 7 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (0.91%) Ansible
6 3 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.15%) Nessus
8 1 (0.15%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Terraform
8 1 (0.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 134 (20.24%) Cisco
2 77 (11.63%) Fortinet
3 73 (11.03%) Juniper
4 57 (8.61%) CheckPoint
5 56 (8.46%) VMware
6 51 (7.70%) Microsoft
7 40 (6.04%) Palo Alto
8 36 (5.44%) Tufin
9 33 (4.98%) F5
10 32 (4.83%) Forcepoint
11 27 (4.08%) Google
12 26 (3.93%) Oracle
13 24 (3.63%) NetApp
13 24 (3.63%) Splunk
14 19 (2.87%) CA
14 19 (2.87%) Citrix
15 17 (2.57%) ForgeRock
15 17 (2.57%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.27%) McAfee
17 12 (1.81%) EMC