Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architect
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 352 256 331
Rank change year-on-year -96 +75 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 97 37 183
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.47% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.49% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 48 28 141
10th Percentile £63,375 £64,375 £62,500
25th Percentile £74,063 £73,438 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £78,750 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% +10.34%
75th Percentile £85,000 £88,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £90,750 £94,125 £95,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,678 7,586 24,426
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 96.35% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,712 6,309 20,225
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the South East

Security Architect
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Architect in the South East

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the South East

Security Architect
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley -71 51 £81,250 -4.41% 4
Berkshire -42 42 £82,500 -2.94% 2
West Sussex +2 16 £80,000 -5.88% 4
Hampshire -109 16 £67,500 +17.39% 2
Surrey -63 13 £80,000 +4.92% 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £105,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -29 2 £72,500 -3.33%
Kent -40 1 £85,000 -
Sussex - 1 £90,000 -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 45 (46.39%) Social Skills
2 44 (45.36%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (44.33%) Information Security
4 34 (35.05%) SIEM
5 32 (32.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (30.93%) NIST
7 28 (28.87%) Finance
8 27 (27.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 25 (25.77%) Security Testing
10 24 (24.74%) Azure
11 23 (23.71%) Smart Meter
11 23 (23.71%) Police
11 23 (23.71%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (23.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 23 (23.71%) Banking
12 21 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
13 19 (19.59%) Security Architecture
14 18 (18.56%) IT Strategy
15 17 (17.53%) Presales
15 17 (17.53%) OAuth
16 16 (16.49%) OWASP
16 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
16 16 (16.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 15 (15.46%) OpenID
17 15 (15.46%) SABSA
17 15 (15.46%) CISSP
18 14 (14.43%) TOGAF
18 14 (14.43%) C#
18 14 (14.43%) .NET

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.74%) Azure
2 12 (12.37%) AWS
3 2 (2.06%) Apigee
3 2 (2.06%) GCP
3 2 (2.06%) IaaS
3 2 (2.06%) PaaS
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) Firewall
2 8 (8.25%) Network Security
3 6 (6.19%) BGP
3 6 (6.19%) OSPF
3 6 (6.19%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) HTTP
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.03%) DNS
6 1 (1.03%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.03%) FTP
6 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.03%) IGRP
6 1 (1.03%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) IPsec
6 1 (1.03%) LAN
6 1 (1.03%) SAN
6 1 (1.03%) SMTP
6 1 (1.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.03%) VXLAN
General
1 45 (46.39%) Social Skills
2 28 (28.87%) Finance
3 23 (23.71%) Banking
3 23 (23.71%) Police
4 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.28%) Electronics
6 4 (4.12%) Military
7 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.03%) Automotive
8 1 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.03%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.03%) Retail
8 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) OAuth
2 15 (15.46%) OpenID
3 14 (14.43%) .NET
3 14 (14.43%) .NET Core
3 14 (14.43%) AngularJS
3 14 (14.43%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.43%) ASP.NET Core
3 14 (14.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (14.43%) OAuth2
3 14 (14.43%) React
4 3 (3.09%) SAML
5 2 (2.06%) REST
6 1 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Smart Meter
2 14 (14.43%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (9.28%) Blog
3 9 (9.28%) Social Media
3 9 (9.28%) Tandem
4 7 (7.22%) CESG
5 5 (5.15%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (5.15%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.06%) PKI
8 1 (1.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.25%) Windows
2 7 (7.22%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Debian
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.03%) CentOS
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.36%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (44.33%) Information Security
3 34 (35.05%) SIEM
4 27 (27.84%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (25.77%) Security Testing
6 21 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (19.59%) Security Architecture
8 18 (18.56%) IT Strategy
9 17 (17.53%) Presales
10 16 (16.49%) OWASP
10 16 (16.49%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 15 (15.46%) SABSA
12 14 (14.43%) MVC
12 14 (14.43%) TOGAF
13 11 (11.34%) Line Management
14 10 (10.31%) Business Development
14 10 (10.31%) Mentoring
15 9 (9.28%) Business Enablement
15 9 (9.28%) People Management
16 7 (7.22%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) C#
2 2 (2.06%) C
3 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) CISSP
3 11 (11.34%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.28%) CEH
5 8 (8.25%) CISM
6 7 (7.22%) Degree
6 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.19%) CCIE
8 5 (5.15%) CCNP
8 5 (5.15%) CLAS
8 5 (5.15%) CREST Certified
8 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (4.12%) CCSP
10 3 (3.09%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (3.09%) CRISC
11 2 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.03%) CCA
12 1 (1.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (32.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (30.93%) NIST
3 23 (23.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 23 (23.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 11 (11.34%) GDPR
5 6 (6.19%) PCI DSS
6 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (5.15%) JSP 440
6 5 (5.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (3.09%) COBIT
7 3 (3.09%) GAMP
7 3 (3.09%) HIPAA
7 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (3.09%) NCSC
8 2 (2.06%) RMADS
9 1 (1.03%) NIST 800
9 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Ansible
1 6 (6.19%) QRadar
2 3 (3.09%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.03%) CASB
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) Splunk
3 8 (8.25%) Cisco
4 7 (7.22%) LogRhythm
5 5 (5.15%) AlienVault
5 5 (5.15%) Sophos
5 5 (5.15%) VMware
6 4 (4.12%) Adobe
6 4 (4.12%) Apple
6 4 (4.12%) Google
7 2 (2.06%) CA
7 2 (2.06%) F5
7 2 (2.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.03%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.03%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.03%) Nokia
8 1 (1.03%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.03%) Veeam
8 1 (1.03%) Zerto