Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 739 632
Rank change year-on-year +136 -107 +142
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 594 453 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 447 333 553
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £57,500 £54,800 £55,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £107,500 £95,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%

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 142,380 161,499 168,572
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.97% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 115,418 130,997 141,909
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,375
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +112 289 £85,000 +3.03% 45
South East +19 96 £80,000 +12.28% 18
North of England +49 66 £72,500 +13.28% 9
East of England +73 65 £65,000 -13.33% 2
South West +39 39 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Midlands +45 37 £77,500 - 15
North West +19 37 £72,500 - 3
Yorkshire +48 28 £71,250 +14.00% 5
West Midlands +12 19 £80,000 +3.23% 9
East Midlands +37 18 £63,750 - 6
North East -4 1 £49,638 +2.35% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 284 (47.81%) Security Architecture
2 261 (43.94%) Information Security
3 257 (43.27%) CISSP
4 248 (41.75%) Cybersecurity
5 149 (25.08%) TOGAF
6 129 (21.72%) Firewall
7 128 (21.55%) Finance
7 128 (21.55%) SIEM
7 128 (21.55%) Network Security
8 124 (20.88%) CISM
9 121 (20.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 117 (19.70%) Risk Management
11 108 (18.18%) SABSA
12 102 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
12 102 (17.17%) Degree
13 98 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 93 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
15 92 (15.49%) Identity Access Management
16 83 (13.97%) Management Information System
17 81 (13.64%) Cisco
18 76 (12.79%) PCI DSS
19 74 (12.46%) GDPR
20 70 (11.78%) Data Centre
21 67 (11.28%) Vulnerability Management
22 63 (10.61%) Security Cleared
23 59 (9.93%) Presales
24 54 (9.09%) Windows
25 53 (8.92%) Linux
25 53 (8.92%) Microsoft
26 52 (8.75%) Retail

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 7 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.67%) CMS
2 4 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 102 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (4.21%) PaaS
5 24 (4.04%) IaaS
6 23 (3.87%) SaaS
7 15 (2.53%) Office 365
8 13 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.01%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.51%) GitHub
11 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.34%) Serverless
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (21.72%) Firewall
2 128 (21.55%) Network Security
3 45 (7.58%) WAN
4 41 (6.90%) LAN
5 26 (4.38%) VPN
6 23 (3.87%) Wireless
7 21 (3.54%) TCP/IP
8 19 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (3.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (2.86%) WLAN
10 14 (2.36%) DNS
10 14 (2.36%) Internet
11 13 (2.19%) VoIP
12 10 (1.68%) MPLS
13 9 (1.52%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.52%) SAN
14 7 (1.18%) BGP
14 7 (1.18%) SCCP
15 6 (1.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.22%) Big Data
2 5 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.51%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.17%) MySQL
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.17%) Ant
3 1 (0.17%) AppScan
3 1 (0.17%) FxCop
General
1 128 (21.55%) Finance
2 52 (8.75%) Retail
3 29 (4.88%) Banking
4 15 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.02%) Legal
6 7 (1.18%) Publishing
7 6 (1.01%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) Local Government
8 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.67%) Electronics
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.39%) Web Services
2 22 (3.70%) OAuth
3 15 (2.53%) Natural Language Processing
3 15 (2.53%) OpenID
3 15 (2.53%) SAML
4 14 (2.36%) OAuth2
5 12 (2.02%) XACML
6 11 (1.85%) Middleware
7 6 (1.01%) LDAP
7 6 (1.01%) REST
8 5 (0.84%) .NET
9 4 (0.67%) Node.js
9 4 (0.67%) XMPP
10 3 (0.51%) CGI
10 3 (0.51%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.51%) SOAP
11 2 (0.34%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.34%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.34%) J2EE
11 2 (0.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 70 (11.78%) Data Centre
3 50 (8.42%) PKI
4 38 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (6.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 36 (6.06%) Public Cloud
7 30 (5.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 28 (4.71%) Fintech
9 27 (4.55%) CESG
10 21 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
11 17 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
12 13 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (2.02%) NHS
14 10 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.52%) Cyberattack
15 9 (1.52%) Private Cloud
16 8 (1.35%) Smart Meter
17 6 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
17 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
18 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.09%) Windows
2 53 (8.92%) Linux
3 24 (4.04%) Unix
4 11 (1.85%) AIX
4 11 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.68%) Android
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) MVS
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (47.81%) Security Architecture
2 261 (43.94%) Information Security
3 248 (41.75%) Cybersecurity
4 149 (25.08%) TOGAF
5 128 (21.55%) SIEM
6 117 (19.70%) Risk Management
7 108 (18.18%) SABSA
8 92 (15.49%) Identity Access Management
9 67 (11.28%) Vulnerability Management
10 59 (9.93%) Presales
11 51 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (8.42%) Penetration Testing
13 49 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (8.25%) OWASP
14 46 (7.74%) Cryptography
15 43 (7.24%) Technical Architecture
16 42 (7.07%) Security Operations
17 41 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (6.57%) Threat Modelling
19 38 (6.40%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.86%) C
2 6 (1.01%) C++
2 6 (1.01%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.01%) Python
3 5 (0.84%) C#
4 4 (0.67%) Go
4 4 (0.67%) Java
4 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.67%) SQL
5 2 (0.34%) Apple Swift
5 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 257 (43.27%) CISSP
2 124 (20.88%) CISM
3 102 (17.17%) Degree
4 93 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (10.61%) Security Cleared
6 49 (8.25%) CCNP
7 48 (8.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 48 (8.08%) CISA
8 47 (7.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 45 (7.58%) CCIE
10 44 (7.41%) SC Cleared
11 38 (6.40%) CCSP
12 36 (6.06%) ISSAP
13 34 (5.72%) CEH
14 32 (5.39%) SANS
15 31 (5.22%) SSCP
16 26 (4.38%) CCIE Security
16 26 (4.38%) CompTIA Security+
17 24 (4.04%) CCDP
18 21 (3.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (20.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (12.79%) PCI DSS
3 74 (12.46%) GDPR
4 25 (4.21%) COBIT
5 22 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (2.86%) RMADS
7 12 (2.02%) JSP 440
8 10 (1.68%) QA
9 9 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (1.18%) HMG Infosec
10 7 (1.18%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.51%) GPG13
12 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.34%) Basel III
13 2 (0.34%) PMO
14 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 38 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 27 (4.55%) Docker
4 4 (0.67%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.34%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) vCloud
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (5.39%) Single Sign-On
2 21 (3.54%) CA Single Sign-On
2 21 (3.54%) Mesos
3 8 (1.35%) CASB
4 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.01%) Ansible
5 6 (1.01%) QRadar
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.34%) Puppet
9 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Terraform
9 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (13.64%) Cisco
2 53 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.90%) Google
4 40 (6.73%) VMware
5 35 (5.89%) Fortinet
5 35 (5.89%) Palo Alto
6 34 (5.72%) Juniper
7 28 (4.71%) Oracle
8 25 (4.21%) CA
8 25 (4.21%) F5
9 23 (3.87%) CheckPoint
9 23 (3.87%) ForgeRock
10 17 (2.86%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (2.19%) Splunk
13 12 (2.02%) NetApp
14 11 (1.85%) Citrix
14 11 (1.85%) SAP
15 9 (1.52%) IBM
15 9 (1.52%) Tufin