Period
to 19 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 504 595 674
Rank change year-on-year +91 +79 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 732 710 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.45% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 562 510 478
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,750 £95,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +3.45%

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 129,471 156,615 160,879
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.32% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 104,273 127,611 132,253
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,328 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +18 268 £85,000 +6.25% 45
South East +74 172 £75,000 +7.14% 20
Midlands +22 82 £75,000 -3.23% 9
South West +46 72 £65,000 -3.70% 10
East of England +99 67 £90,000 +28.57% 2
West Midlands +26 64 £75,000 +9.09% 6
North of England -33 59 £77,500 - 12
North West +1 44 £73,750 -1.67% 7
East Midlands +17 16 £80,250 +3.55% 3
Yorkshire -19 13 £80,000 - 5
North East - 2 £53,596 -
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 409 (55.87%) Security Architecture
2 307 (41.94%) Information Security
3 289 (39.48%) Cybersecurity
4 240 (32.79%) CISSP
5 235 (32.10%) TOGAF
6 150 (20.49%) Security Cleared
7 135 (18.44%) SABSA
8 134 (18.31%) CISM
9 133 (18.17%) Firewall
9 133 (18.17%) Network Security
10 132 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 125 (17.08%) Management Information System
12 124 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
13 120 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 119 (16.26%) Information Assurance
15 112 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
15 112 (15.30%) Presales
16 111 (15.16%) Finance
17 107 (14.62%) SIEM
18 104 (14.21%) GDPR
19 102 (13.93%) SC Cleared
20 94 (12.84%) NIST
21 92 (12.57%) Microsoft
22 87 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
22 87 (11.89%) Risk Management
23 84 (11.48%) Cisco
24 82 (11.20%) PCI DSS
25 80 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
26 79 (10.79%) Degree
27 78 (10.66%) Data Centre

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 16 (2.19%) OpenStack
2 12 (1.64%) IIS
3 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 132 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (6.01%) PaaS
4 40 (5.46%) IaaS
5 30 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 29 (3.96%) SaaS
7 24 (3.28%) Office 365
8 21 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.27%) Serverless
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) Apcera
12 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 133 (18.17%) Firewall
1 133 (18.17%) Network Security
2 44 (6.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (5.19%) Wireless
4 34 (4.64%) WAN
5 29 (3.96%) Internet
6 21 (2.87%) LAN
7 16 (2.19%) SSL
8 15 (2.05%) WLAN
9 14 (1.91%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (1.37%) VPN
11 8 (1.09%) X.500
12 6 (0.82%) DNS
12 6 (0.82%) IPsec
13 5 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.55%) HTTP
14 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
15 3 (0.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.64%) Data Lake
2 10 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (0.82%) Big Data
4 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.14%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.37%) JIRA
2 8 (1.09%) SonarQube
3 7 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.14%) Cobertura
5 1 (0.14%) Gradle
5 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.14%) Snyk
General
1 111 (15.16%) Finance
2 38 (5.19%) Retail
3 37 (5.05%) Banking
4 29 (3.96%) Legal
5 20 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.23%) Back Office
6 9 (1.23%) Marketing
7 8 (1.09%) Law
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.55%) Advertising
9 4 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.41%) Military
10 3 (0.41%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.42%) OAuth
2 18 (2.46%) Web Services
3 15 (2.05%) SAML
4 14 (1.91%) OpenID
5 13 (1.78%) OAuth2
6 11 (1.50%) XACML
7 10 (1.37%) LDAP
8 8 (1.09%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.68%) SAP Fiori
10 4 (0.55%) REST
10 4 (0.55%) SAPUI5
10 4 (0.55%) Web Dynpro
11 3 (0.41%) .NET
11 3 (0.41%) Middleware
12 2 (0.27%) ModSecurity
12 2 (0.27%) SOAP
13 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.14%) COM
13 1 (0.14%) HTML
13 1 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (17.08%) Management Information System
2 124 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (10.66%) Data Centre
4 71 (9.70%) CESG
5 45 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
6 38 (5.19%) PKI
7 35 (4.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 26 (3.55%) Public Cloud
10 21 (2.87%) Private Cloud
11 15 (2.05%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.78%) Internet of Things
13 12 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.96%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (0.82%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.61%) Linux
2 54 (7.38%) Windows
3 23 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.73%) Unix
5 9 (1.23%) Solaris
5 9 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.96%) AIX
7 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.27%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (55.87%) Security Architecture
2 307 (41.94%) Information Security
3 289 (39.48%) Cybersecurity
4 235 (32.10%) TOGAF
5 135 (18.44%) SABSA
6 119 (16.26%) Information Assurance
7 112 (15.30%) Presales
8 107 (14.62%) SIEM
9 87 (11.89%) Risk Management
10 80 (10.93%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (10.25%) IT Strategy
11 75 (10.25%) Threat Modelling
12 69 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 66 (9.02%) ITIL
14 61 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
15 59 (8.06%) Cryptography
16 54 (7.38%) Vulnerability Management
17 53 (7.24%) DevOps
18 49 (6.69%) Technical Architecture
19 48 (6.56%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.55%) R
2 20 (2.73%) C
2 20 (2.73%) Python
3 15 (2.05%) SQL
4 11 (1.50%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.37%) Java
6 8 (1.09%) C#
7 4 (0.55%) ABAP
7 4 (0.55%) Ruby
8 2 (0.27%) C++
8 2 (0.27%) Go
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.14%) Java 8
9 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 240 (32.79%) CISSP
2 150 (20.49%) Security Cleared
3 134 (18.31%) CISM
4 102 (13.93%) SC Cleared
5 87 (11.89%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (10.79%) Degree
7 76 (10.38%) CESG Certified Professional
8 67 (9.15%) CISA
9 64 (8.74%) DV Cleared
10 44 (6.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 38 (5.19%) ISSAP
12 37 (5.05%) CCNP
13 34 (4.64%) CRISC
14 33 (4.51%) CEH
14 33 (4.51%) TOGAF Certification
15 31 (4.23%) CCIE
16 30 (4.10%) CCSP
17 21 (2.87%) CompTIA Security+
18 20 (2.73%) GIAC
19 19 (2.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (14.21%) GDPR
3 94 (12.84%) NIST
4 82 (11.20%) PCI DSS
5 52 (7.10%) COBIT
6 37 (5.05%) JSP 440
7 32 (4.37%) HMG Infosec
8 30 (4.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 25 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (2.05%) NCSC
11 14 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 13 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 11 (1.50%) RMADS
14 10 (1.37%) ISO 31000
15 8 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (1.09%) QA
16 7 (0.96%) ISAE 3402
16 7 (0.96%) ISO 22301
16 7 (0.96%) ISO 9001
17 5 (0.68%) GPG13
System Software
1 47 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.32%) Docker
3 7 (0.96%) ISA Server
3 7 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.41%) KVM
5 3 (0.41%) LXC
5 3 (0.41%) RACF
5 3 (0.41%) vSphere
5 3 (0.41%) Xen
6 2 (0.27%) Firmware
6 2 (0.27%) vCloud
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.83%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.91%) Mesos
4 13 (1.78%) Ansible
4 13 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.50%) QRadar
6 10 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.37%) Nessus
7 8 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (0.96%) IBM Guardium
8 7 (0.96%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 5 (0.68%) Terraform
10 4 (0.55%) CASB
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (0.55%) Puppet
11 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.27%) SCCM
11 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 92 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 84 (11.48%) Cisco
3 59 (8.06%) Palo Alto
4 41 (5.60%) F5
5 22 (3.01%) Juniper
5 22 (3.01%) VMware
6 21 (2.87%) Aruba
7 20 (2.73%) CheckPoint
7 20 (2.73%) Oracle
8 18 (2.46%) Okta
8 18 (2.46%) Splunk
9 16 (2.19%) Google
9 16 (2.19%) SAP
10 15 (2.05%) IBM
11 13 (1.78%) CA
11 13 (1.78%) HP
11 13 (1.78%) Symantec
12 11 (1.50%) Qualys
13 9 (1.23%) Databricks
13 9 (1.23%) McAfee