Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 519 687
Rank change year-on-year -110 +168 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 211 353 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.47% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.49% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 167 301 202
London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £115,500 £100,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Architect in London.

Salary trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London -13 27 £85,000 +9.68% 5
East London - 8 £98,750 -
West London -10 7 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South London +3 2 £87,500 +9.38%
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 111 (52.61%) Security Architecture
2 88 (41.71%) Information Security
3 68 (32.23%) CISSP
4 63 (29.86%) Finance
5 59 (27.96%) Cybersecurity
6 57 (27.01%) TOGAF
7 52 (24.64%) Firewall
8 46 (21.80%) CISM
9 44 (20.85%) Identity Access Management
10 42 (19.91%) SABSA
10 42 (19.91%) SIEM
11 34 (16.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 33 (15.64%) Network Security
13 27 (12.80%) Enterprise Architecture
14 26 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (11.37%) PCI DSS
17 23 (10.90%) Banking
17 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
18 22 (10.43%) Risk Management
18 22 (10.43%) SDLC
19 20 (9.48%) Java
19 20 (9.48%) Degree
19 20 (9.48%) Microservices
20 19 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
21 18 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
21 18 (8.53%) Cyber Defence
21 18 (8.53%) Threat Modelling
22 17 (8.06%) IaaS

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (1.90%) Apache Geronimo
1 4 (1.90%) CMS
1 4 (1.90%) JBoss
1 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.90%) WebSphere
1 4 (1.90%) WildFly
2 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.37%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.06%) IaaS
3 17 (8.06%) SaaS
4 16 (7.58%) PaaS
5 10 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (4.27%) Office 365
7 5 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.42%) G Suite
9 3 (1.42%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.47%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.64%) Firewall
2 33 (15.64%) Network Security
3 11 (5.21%) Internet
4 6 (2.84%) WAN
5 5 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.37%) LAN
6 3 (1.42%) DMZ
6 3 (1.42%) IPsec
6 3 (1.42%) SSL
7 2 (0.95%) DNS
7 2 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.95%) Wireless
8 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.69%) Big Data
2 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.95%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 63 (29.86%) Finance
2 23 (10.90%) Banking
3 16 (7.58%) Retail
4 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.37%) Legal
6 4 (1.90%) Advertising
6 4 (1.90%) Automotive
6 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Law
7 3 (1.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.74%) OAuth
2 9 (4.27%) Web Services
3 7 (3.32%) J2EE
4 6 (2.84%) J2SE
4 6 (2.84%) REST
5 5 (2.37%) Middleware
5 5 (2.37%) OpenID
5 5 (2.37%) RAML
5 5 (2.37%) Spring
5 5 (2.37%) Swagger
5 5 (2.37%) WebSockets
6 4 (1.90%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.42%) .NET
7 3 (1.42%) RESTful
7 3 (1.42%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.95%) Java EE
9 1 (0.47%) CGI
9 1 (0.47%) SAML
9 1 (0.47%) SOAP
9 1 (0.47%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.53%) Cyber Defence
2 15 (7.11%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.69%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.27%) CESG
6 9 (4.27%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.79%) PKI
8 7 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.42%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.42%) Fintech
11 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.95%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.32%) Windows
2 3 (1.42%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Android
3 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.47%) Unix
3 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (52.61%) Security Architecture
2 88 (41.71%) Information Security
3 59 (27.96%) Cybersecurity
4 57 (27.01%) TOGAF
5 44 (20.85%) Identity Access Management
6 42 (19.91%) SABSA
6 42 (19.91%) SIEM
7 27 (12.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 26 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (10.43%) Risk Management
9 22 (10.43%) SDLC
10 20 (9.48%) Microservices
11 19 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
12 18 (8.53%) Threat Modelling
13 17 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (7.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 16 (7.58%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 16 (7.58%) Threat Detection
15 14 (6.64%) Cryptography
15 14 (6.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.48%) Java
2 8 (3.79%) SQL
3 5 (2.37%) C
3 5 (2.37%) C++
4 3 (1.42%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.95%) C#
5 2 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (32.23%) CISSP
2 46 (21.80%) CISM
3 20 (9.48%) Degree
4 18 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (8.06%) CISA
6 11 (5.21%) CEH
7 9 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (4.27%) GIAC
8 7 (3.32%) GSEC
9 6 (2.84%) CCNA
9 6 (2.84%) Master's Degree
9 6 (2.84%) MCSA
9 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 5 (2.37%) CCENT
10 5 (2.37%) CCSP
10 5 (2.37%) CRISC
10 5 (2.37%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.95%) GISF
11 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.37%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (5.21%) GDPR
5 9 (4.27%) COBIT
6 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.84%) PSD2
8 4 (1.90%) GCP
9 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (1.42%) NIST 800
9 3 (1.42%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.47%) MiFID
10 1 (0.47%) PMO
10 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.32%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.95%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.95%) Nessus
2 2 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.47%) Mesos
3 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (10.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.11%) Cisco
3 12 (5.69%) IBM
4 11 (5.21%) Palo Alto
5 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
6 8 (3.79%) Google
7 7 (3.32%) Splunk
8 6 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.37%) Apigee
9 5 (2.37%) CA
9 5 (2.37%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.37%) HP
9 5 (2.37%) McAfee
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle
10 4 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.42%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.42%) SAP
11 3 (1.42%) Symantec
11 3 (1.42%) VMware
12 2 (0.95%) ForgeRock