Period
to 16 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 533 485 517
Rank change year-on-year -48 +32 +96
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 420 383 733
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.50% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.53% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 312 303 543
10th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £56,625
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,625 £65,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
75th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £105,000
UK median annual salary £78,250 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year -2.19% +3.23% -

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 82,813 72,898 127,544
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.79% 95.08% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 60,810 59,766 103,450
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £74,375 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Salary trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -45 178 £87,500 +2.94% 32
South East -17 84 £75,000 - 17
North of England +1 67 £70,000 +12.00% 5
Midlands -34 51 £75,000 - 6
West Midlands -17 49 £75,000 -3.23% 3
Yorkshire -5 41 £70,000 +13.36%
North West -11 25 £70,000 +7.69% 4
South West -52 25 £68,750 -8.33% 10
East of England -6 12 £75,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands -30 4 £75,000 +7.14% 3
North East -11 3 £64,500 -24.12% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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.

1 194 (46.19%) Cybersecurity
2 182 (43.33%) Security Architecture
3 175 (41.67%) Azure
4 144 (34.29%) AWS
5 120 (28.57%) CISSP
6 108 (25.71%) TOGAF
7 105 (25.00%) SIEM
8 102 (24.29%) Information Security
9 85 (20.24%) Microsoft
10 83 (19.76%) Finance
11 78 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 77 (18.33%) Social Skills
13 74 (17.62%) Firewall
14 72 (17.14%) CISM
14 72 (17.14%) NIST
15 70 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 68 (16.19%) Network Security
17 64 (15.24%) SABSA
18 57 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
19 52 (12.38%) SC Cleared
20 50 (11.90%) Risk Management
21 49 (11.67%) DevOps
22 48 (11.43%) Presales
23 46 (10.95%) Security Operations
23 46 (10.95%) Degree
24 45 (10.71%) Migration
25 41 (9.76%) GCP
26 38 (9.05%) Identity Access Management
27 37 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
27 37 (8.81%) Penetration Testing

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 5 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.24%) nginx
2 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 175 (41.67%) Azure
2 144 (34.29%) AWS
3 41 (9.76%) GCP
4 33 (7.86%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (5.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (5.00%) SaaS
7 14 (3.33%) PaaS
8 13 (3.10%) Azure Sentinel
9 10 (2.38%) IaaS
10 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.19%) Serverless
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.71%) Azure Key Vault
11 3 (0.71%) Pulumi
11 3 (0.71%) Slack
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (17.62%) Firewall
2 68 (16.19%) Network Security
3 19 (4.52%) SD-WAN
3 19 (4.52%) WAN
4 18 (4.29%) MPLS
5 16 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.81%) VPN
6 10 (2.38%) Internet
7 8 (1.90%) IPv4
7 8 (1.90%) IPv6
8 7 (1.67%) BGP
8 7 (1.67%) LAN
8 7 (1.67%) OSPF
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (0.95%) DNS
9 4 (0.95%) SSL
9 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.48%) 5G
10 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.43%) Blockchain
2 5 (1.19%) Big Data
3 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.24%) DataStax
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.24%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.19%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (19.76%) Finance
2 77 (18.33%) Social Skills
3 31 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.67%) Banking
5 25 (5.95%) Public Sector
6 15 (3.57%) Police
7 13 (3.10%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (2.14%) Retail
9 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.67%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.43%) Law
12 5 (1.19%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
12 5 (1.19%) Local Government
12 5 (1.19%) Military
13 4 (0.95%) Electronics
13 4 (0.95%) Marketing
14 3 (0.71%) Legal
14 3 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.19%) Web Services
2 23 (5.48%) OAuth
3 9 (2.14%) CGI
4 8 (1.90%) SAML
5 5 (1.19%) Middleware
5 5 (1.19%) OpenID
6 3 (0.71%) YAML
7 2 (0.48%) .NET
7 2 (0.48%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.48%) JSON
7 2 (0.48%) LDAP
7 2 (0.48%) RESTful
7 2 (0.48%) SOAP
7 2 (0.48%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.24%) Laravel
8 1 (0.24%) REST
8 1 (0.24%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 20 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.81%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.10%) CESG
6 12 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (2.62%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.14%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.14%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.90%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.19%) FMCG
11 5 (1.19%) PKI
12 4 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (0.95%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.71%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.10%) Windows
2 11 (2.62%) Linux
3 4 (0.95%) Debian
3 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (0.95%) Unix
4 2 (0.48%) Android
4 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.48%) CentOS
4 2 (0.48%) SUSE
4 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (46.19%) Cybersecurity
2 182 (43.33%) Security Architecture
3 108 (25.71%) TOGAF
4 105 (25.00%) SIEM
5 102 (24.29%) Information Security
6 64 (15.24%) SABSA
7 57 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (11.90%) Risk Management
9 49 (11.67%) DevOps
10 48 (11.43%) Presales
11 46 (10.95%) Security Operations
12 45 (10.71%) Migration
13 38 (9.05%) Identity Access Management
14 37 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
14 37 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (8.33%) Security Testing
16 34 (8.10%) DevSecOps
17 32 (7.62%) Collaborative Working
18 31 (7.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 30 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.38%) C
2 7 (1.67%) Python
3 5 (1.19%) SQL
4 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.71%) Java
6 2 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 120 (28.57%) CISSP
2 72 (17.14%) CISM
3 70 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 52 (12.38%) SC Cleared
5 46 (10.95%) Degree
6 34 (8.10%) CISA
7 30 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (4.52%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.52%) GIAC
9 16 (3.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 13 (3.10%) CCSP
10 13 (3.10%) SANS
11 11 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (2.38%) CCNP
13 9 (2.14%) CCIE
13 9 (2.14%) CCNA
14 7 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.43%) AWS Certification
15 6 (1.43%) ISSAP
16 5 (1.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (17.14%) NIST
3 32 (7.62%) GDPR
4 29 (6.90%) PCI DSS
5 22 (5.24%) NCSC
6 21 (5.00%) JSP 440
7 14 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (1.43%) GRC
12 5 (1.19%) HMG Infosec
12 5 (1.19%) RMADS
13 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.95%) QA
14 3 (0.71%) COBIT
14 3 (0.71%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) Docker
4 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.24%) Snort
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (6.67%) CASB
2 15 (3.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 13 (3.10%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.67%) Ansible
4 7 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.19%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) QRadar
7 3 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.48%) Terraform
9 1 (0.24%) Kibana
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) Nessus
9 1 (0.24%) SCCM
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.67%) Cisco
3 21 (5.00%) Google
4 14 (3.33%) Splunk
5 12 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 10 (2.38%) Palo Alto
7 9 (2.14%) Oracle
7 9 (2.14%) VMware
8 8 (1.90%) Adobe
8 8 (1.90%) Apple
9 7 (1.67%) Juniper
9 7 (1.67%) Symantec
10 6 (1.43%) AlienVault
10 6 (1.43%) SAP
11 5 (1.19%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.19%) NEC
11 5 (1.19%) Northgate
12 4 (0.95%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.95%) Sophos
13 3 (0.71%) Atlassian