Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 698 639
Rank change year-on-year +109 -59 +129
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 694 516 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 493 435 588
England median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.64% +2.86%
10th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £99,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,000
% change year-on-year - +7.64% +2.86%

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 152,504 159,845 180,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.08% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 123,814 129,993 153,522
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +51 317 £82,500 - 47
South East +33 119 £70,000 -6.67% 18
North of England +92 102 £77,500 +3.33% 9
Midlands +72 77 £77,500 +10.71% 9
East of England +38 65 £70,000 - 6
North West +57 60 £75,000 -11.76% 4
West Midlands +65 53 £72,000 -0.69% 6
Yorkshire +60 42 £80,000 +24.03% 5
South West -4 33 £62,500 -12.28% 9
East Midlands +33 24 £77,500 +10.71% 3
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 318 (45.82%) Security Architecture
2 299 (43.08%) CISSP
2 299 (43.08%) Information Security
3 251 (36.17%) Cybersecurity
4 195 (28.10%) Network Security
5 170 (24.50%) SIEM
5 170 (24.50%) Cisco
6 166 (23.92%) TOGAF
7 163 (23.49%) Finance
8 149 (21.47%) Firewall
9 145 (20.89%) CISM
10 144 (20.75%) Presales
11 137 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
12 131 (18.88%) SABSA
13 125 (18.01%) Data Centre
14 114 (16.43%) CCNP
15 102 (14.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 101 (14.55%) Risk Management
17 99 (14.27%) Juniper
17 99 (14.27%) Fortinet
18 98 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
18 98 (14.12%) Vulnerability Management
19 94 (13.54%) Degree
19 94 (13.54%) WAN
20 87 (12.54%) CheckPoint
21 79 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 78 (11.24%) LAN
23 77 (11.10%) CEH
24 73 (10.52%) CCDP
24 73 (10.52%) Identity Access Management

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 14 (2.02%) IIS
2 11 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (0.58%) CMS
3 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.29%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 98 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.31%) SaaS
4 21 (3.03%) PaaS
5 20 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (2.74%) IaaS
7 11 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.30%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.30%) Office 365
9 4 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 195 (28.10%) Network Security
2 149 (21.47%) Firewall
3 94 (13.54%) WAN
4 78 (11.24%) LAN
5 53 (7.64%) WLAN
6 49 (7.06%) VPN
7 44 (6.34%) Wireless
8 31 (4.47%) Cisco Firepower
9 27 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (3.60%) Cisco ISE
11 19 (2.74%) TCP/IP
12 18 (2.59%) SAN
13 17 (2.45%) Internet
13 17 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (2.31%) DNS
15 14 (2.02%) BGP
15 14 (2.02%) MPLS
15 14 (2.02%) OSPF
15 14 (2.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.76%) Big Data
2 23 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (0.86%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
1 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.14%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.14%) GDB
2 1 (0.14%) Maven
2 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
2 1 (0.14%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (23.49%) Finance
2 65 (9.37%) Retail
3 32 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.88%) Banking
5 18 (2.59%) Legal
6 11 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.86%) Publishing
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.48%) Web Services
2 15 (2.16%) .NET
3 9 (1.30%) Middleware
4 5 (0.72%) OAuth
5 4 (0.58%) J2EE
5 4 (0.58%) OpenID
5 4 (0.58%) SAML
6 3 (0.43%) LDAP
7 2 (0.29%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.29%) CGI
7 2 (0.29%) LAMP
7 2 (0.29%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.14%) HTML
8 1 (0.14%) Spring
8 1 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 125 (18.01%) Data Centre
2 71 (10.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 62 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 62 (8.93%) PKI
4 45 (6.48%) Cyberthreat
5 31 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 30 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (4.18%) Public Cloud
8 27 (3.89%) CESG
9 19 (2.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 17 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (2.02%) Fintech
12 13 (1.87%) FlexPod
12 13 (1.87%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
13 9 (1.30%) SCADA
14 8 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.01%) Smart Meter
15 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.91%) Linux
2 29 (4.18%) Windows
3 9 (1.30%) Unix
4 7 (1.01%) AIX
5 4 (0.58%) Android
5 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.58%) CentOS
5 4 (0.58%) DC/OS
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.29%) MVS
7 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (45.82%) Security Architecture
2 299 (43.08%) Information Security
3 251 (36.17%) Cybersecurity
4 170 (24.50%) SIEM
5 166 (23.92%) TOGAF
6 144 (20.75%) Presales
7 131 (18.88%) SABSA
8 101 (14.55%) Risk Management
9 98 (14.12%) Vulnerability Management
10 73 (10.52%) Identity Access Management
11 69 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (9.80%) ITIL
13 54 (7.78%) Load Balancing
13 54 (7.78%) Penetration Testing
14 50 (7.20%) Technical Architecture
15 49 (7.06%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 49 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
16 45 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (6.48%) Cryptography
16 45 (6.48%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.02%) C
2 13 (1.87%) SQL
3 10 (1.44%) C#
4 8 (1.15%) C++
4 8 (1.15%) Java
5 6 (0.86%) Python
6 5 (0.72%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.58%) VBScript
8 3 (0.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.29%) Go
9 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.14%) Java 8
10 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 299 (43.08%) CISSP
2 145 (20.89%) CISM
3 137 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (16.43%) CCNP
5 94 (13.54%) Degree
6 77 (11.10%) CEH
7 73 (10.52%) CCDP
8 69 (9.94%) CISA
9 64 (9.22%) CCIE
10 61 (8.79%) Security Cleared
11 60 (8.65%) SANS
12 50 (7.20%) GIAC
13 40 (5.76%) ISSAP
13 40 (5.76%) SC Cleared
14 38 (5.48%) CCIE Security
14 38 (5.48%) CESG Certified Professional
15 37 (5.33%) CSSLP
16 32 (4.61%) CompTIA Security+
17 30 (4.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 30 (4.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (14.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (9.37%) PCI DSS
3 64 (9.22%) COBIT
4 60 (8.65%) GDPR
5 27 (3.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.44%) RMADS
7 9 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.15%) JSP 440
9 7 (1.01%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.86%) GCP
10 6 (0.86%) GPG13
11 5 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.72%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.72%) QA
12 2 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.29%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 62 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.46%) Docker
3 19 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.87%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.29%) Xen
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (3.17%) CASB
2 15 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.02%) QRadar
4 7 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.86%) Mesos
6 4 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.29%) Nessus
8 2 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
8 2 (0.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.14%) Nmap
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
9 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 170 (24.50%) Cisco
2 99 (14.27%) Fortinet
2 99 (14.27%) Juniper
3 87 (12.54%) CheckPoint
4 62 (8.93%) VMware
5 59 (8.50%) Palo Alto
6 52 (7.49%) F5
7 41 (5.91%) Forcepoint
7 41 (5.91%) Microsoft
7 41 (5.91%) Tufin
8 36 (5.19%) Splunk
9 31 (4.47%) McAfee
10 30 (4.32%) NetApp
11 18 (2.59%) Citrix
11 18 (2.59%) EMC
12 17 (2.45%) Symantec
13 16 (2.31%) Oracle
13 16 (2.31%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.16%) IBM
15 14 (2.02%) Google