Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 766 615 759
Rank change year-on-year -151 +144 +93
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 425 693 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 316 572 462
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,339
90th Percentile £108,750 £95,000 £92,250
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%

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 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -131 212 £82,500 +10.00% 14
South East -20 91 £74,000 +2.07% 2
North of England -1 50 £65,000 - 10
North West -4 34 £69,250 +6.54% 4
Midlands +23 32 £77,500 +10.71% 5
West Midlands -4 28 £77,500 +10.71% 2
East of England +2 22 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South West -25 14 £62,500 -20.63% 3
Yorkshire +7 13 £65,000 - 3
North East - 3 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands +39 2 - - 2
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Security Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 216 (50.82%) Security Architecture
2 163 (38.35%) Information Security
3 142 (33.41%) Cybersecurity
4 136 (32.00%) CISSP
5 124 (29.18%) TOGAF
6 112 (26.35%) Firewall
7 106 (24.94%) Finance
8 84 (19.76%) CISM
9 77 (18.12%) SIEM
10 76 (17.88%) SABSA
11 74 (17.41%) Security Cleared
12 68 (16.00%) Network Security
13 67 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 58 (13.65%) Degree
14 58 (13.65%) Identity Access Management
15 53 (12.47%) Enterprise Architecture
16 48 (11.29%) SC Cleared
16 48 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (9.18%) PCI DSS
19 39 (9.18%) Risk Management
19 39 (9.18%) Cisco
20 37 (8.71%) Banking
21 36 (8.47%) CEH
22 35 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
22 35 (8.24%) SDLC
23 34 (8.00%) Data Centre
23 34 (8.00%) Identity Management
24 33 (7.76%) Microsoft

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 9 (2.12%) SAS
2 4 (0.94%) Apache Geronimo
2 4 (0.94%) CMS
2 4 (0.94%) JBoss
2 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.94%) WildFly
3 3 (0.71%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.47%) IIS
4 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (6.82%) IaaS
4 28 (6.59%) PaaS
5 25 (5.88%) SaaS
6 24 (5.65%) Office 365
7 10 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.71%) G Suite
10 3 (0.71%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 112 (26.35%) Firewall
2 68 (16.00%) Network Security
3 31 (7.29%) WAN
4 27 (6.35%) LAN
5 21 (4.94%) MPLS
6 18 (4.24%) BGP
6 18 (4.24%) OSPF
6 18 (4.24%) VPN
7 16 (3.76%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (3.29%) DMZ
9 14 (3.29%) Internet
9 14 (3.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (3.06%) EIGRP
11 11 (2.59%) VoIP
11 11 (2.59%) VPLS
12 10 (2.35%) IPsec
13 5 (1.18%) DNS
14 4 (0.94%) SSL
14 4 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.47%) Big Data
2 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.47%) GIS
3 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.24%) Looker
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.24%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Maven
1 4 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.24%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.24%) GDB
2 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.24%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (24.94%) Finance
2 37 (8.71%) Banking
3 21 (4.94%) Retail
4 14 (3.29%) Legal
5 13 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.35%) Automotive
7 7 (1.65%) Marketing
8 6 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.41%) Electronics
8 6 (1.41%) Publishing
9 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.18%) Military
10 4 (0.94%) Advertising
11 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.71%) Law
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.06%) Web Services
2 20 (4.71%) OAuth
3 15 (3.53%) REST
4 14 (3.29%) Middleware
5 13 (3.06%) OpenID
6 9 (2.12%) SAML
6 9 (2.12%) Spring
7 8 (1.88%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.88%) SOAP
8 7 (1.65%) J2EE
9 6 (1.41%) CGI
9 6 (1.41%) J2SE
9 6 (1.41%) RAML
9 6 (1.41%) Swagger
9 6 (1.41%) WebSockets
10 4 (0.94%) .NET
10 4 (0.94%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.71%) RESTful
11 3 (0.71%) XML
12 2 (0.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.76%) CESG
3 31 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 31 (7.29%) PKI
4 22 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.18%) Cyberthreat
5 21 (4.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 18 (4.24%) Cyber Defence
7 14 (3.29%) Smart Meter
8 13 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (2.12%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.41%) CMDB
13 5 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.82%) Windows
2 26 (6.12%) Linux
3 16 (3.76%) Unix
4 4 (0.94%) VMS
5 2 (0.47%) AIX
5 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Android
6 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (50.82%) Security Architecture
2 163 (38.35%) Information Security
3 142 (33.41%) Cybersecurity
4 124 (29.18%) TOGAF
5 77 (18.12%) SIEM
6 76 (17.88%) SABSA
7 58 (13.65%) Identity Access Management
8 53 (12.47%) Enterprise Architecture
9 48 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (9.18%) Risk Management
11 35 (8.24%) SDLC
12 34 (8.00%) Identity Management
13 33 (7.76%) Zachman Framework
14 32 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (6.59%) Presales
16 27 (6.35%) Cryptography
16 27 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
17 26 (6.12%) Information Assurance
18 25 (5.88%) Microservices
18 25 (5.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.88%) Java
2 11 (2.59%) C
2 11 (2.59%) C++
3 9 (2.12%) SQL
4 6 (1.41%) Ada
5 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.18%) Python
6 3 (0.71%) C#
6 3 (0.71%) Objective-C
6 3 (0.71%) Perl
7 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 136 (32.00%) CISSP
2 84 (19.76%) CISM
3 74 (17.41%) Security Cleared
4 58 (13.65%) Degree
5 48 (11.29%) SC Cleared
6 36 (8.47%) CEH
7 35 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (7.06%) DV Cleared
9 27 (6.35%) CISA
10 26 (6.12%) GIAC
11 25 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (3.06%) CCIE
14 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.35%) GSEC
15 10 (2.35%) ISSAP
16 9 (2.12%) CompTIA Security+
16 9 (2.12%) SANS
16 9 (2.12%) Security+ Certification
16 9 (2.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (15.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (9.18%) PCI DSS
3 25 (5.88%) GDPR
4 15 (3.53%) NIST 800
5 13 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (2.82%) COBIT
7 9 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (1.65%) PSD2
9 6 (1.41%) GPG13
9 6 (1.41%) MISRA
10 5 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.18%) RMADS
11 4 (0.94%) GCP
11 4 (0.94%) PMO
12 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.47%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.24%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.24%) MiFID
13 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.59%) Active Directory
1 11 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.88%) Docker
2 8 (1.88%) Firmware
3 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.47%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.41%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.94%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.71%) Ansible
3 3 (0.71%) Nessus
4 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.24%) Mesos
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.24%) Nmap
5 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (9.18%) Cisco
2 33 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.18%) CheckPoint
4 19 (4.47%) Google
5 15 (3.53%) Palo Alto
5 15 (3.53%) VMware
6 13 (3.06%) IBM
7 11 (2.59%) Citrix
7 11 (2.59%) Juniper
7 11 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.12%) NetApp
9 7 (1.65%) Oracle
9 7 (1.65%) Splunk
10 6 (1.41%) Apigee
10 6 (1.41%) CA
10 6 (1.41%) EMC
10 6 (1.41%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.41%) HP
11 5 (1.18%) McAfee
12 4 (0.94%) ServiceNow