Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 345 301 348
Rank change year-on-year -44 +47 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 88 62 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.54% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.53% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 55 53 134
10th Percentile £63,368 £57,250 £62,500
25th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £85,750 £91,750 £91,250
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

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 15,283 11,607 25,589
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 95.68% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,180 9,591 21,215
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -23 49 £80,000 +8.47% 8
Berkshire -22 44 £80,000 +1.59% 7
Hampshire -44 26 £68,023 +0.77% 4
Surrey -39 8 £80,000 +3.23% 3
West Sussex 0 4 £80,000 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -7 3 £72,500 +3.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 3 - -
Kent -26 3 £85,000 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £70,000 -
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 47 (53.41%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (38.64%) SIEM
3 29 (32.95%) Information Security
4 28 (31.82%) Social Skills
5 25 (28.41%) Security Testing
5 25 (28.41%) Azure
5 25 (28.41%) NIST
6 23 (26.14%) Finance
7 21 (23.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (22.73%) CISSP
9 18 (20.45%) Firewall
10 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
10 17 (19.32%) Banking
10 17 (19.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (19.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 17 (19.32%) Security Architecture
10 17 (19.32%) Smart Meter
10 17 (19.32%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (19.32%) Police
11 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.77%) SABSA
12 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (13.64%) TOGAF
13 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
13 12 (13.64%) DevOps
13 12 (13.64%) Presales
13 12 (13.64%) NCSC
14 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (12.50%) Network Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.14%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.41%) Azure
2 10 (11.36%) AWS
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 2 (2.27%) Apigee
4 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.27%) PaaS
4 2 (2.27%) SaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) Firewall
2 11 (12.50%) Network Security
3 7 (7.95%) WAN
4 5 (5.68%) BGP
4 5 (5.68%) OSPF
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.27%) HTTP
5 2 (2.27%) Internet
5 2 (2.27%) LAN
5 2 (2.27%) SSL
5 2 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.14%) MPLS
6 1 (1.14%) SAN
6 1 (1.14%) TACACS
6 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) MySQL
1 1 (1.14%) Redis
General
1 28 (31.82%) Social Skills
2 23 (26.14%) Finance
3 17 (19.32%) Banking
3 17 (19.32%) Police
4 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (2.27%) Military
7 1 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) OAuth
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) .NET Core
2 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Core
2 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (4.55%) OAuth2
2 4 (4.55%) OpenID
2 4 (4.55%) React
3 2 (2.27%) SAML
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.14%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) JSON
4 1 (1.14%) Laravel
4 1 (1.14%) LDAP
4 1 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) Smart Meter
2 5 (5.68%) CESG
2 5 (5.68%) CESG CLAS
2 5 (5.68%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Windows
3 5 (5.68%) Debian
4 2 (2.27%) Android
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.27%) CentOS
4 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (38.64%) SIEM
3 29 (32.95%) Information Security
4 25 (28.41%) Security Testing
5 17 (19.32%) Security Architecture
5 17 (19.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (14.77%) SABSA
7 12 (13.64%) DevOps
7 12 (13.64%) Presales
7 12 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 12 (13.64%) TOGAF
8 9 (10.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (9.09%) DevSecOps
9 8 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.82%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (6.82%) Information Assurance
11 6 (6.82%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) C
2 4 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (1.14%) PHP
3 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) CISSP
2 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) CISM
5 7 (7.95%) Degree
6 6 (6.82%) CCIE
6 6 (6.82%) CCNP
7 5 (5.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (5.68%) CCSP
7 5 (5.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (5.68%) CLAS
7 5 (5.68%) CREST Certified
7 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) CCSA
8 2 (2.27%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.14%) CCA
9 1 (1.14%) CCNA
9 1 (1.14%) CRISC
9 1 (1.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.41%) NIST
2 21 (23.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (19.32%) Cyber Essentials
3 17 (19.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 12 (13.64%) NCSC
5 7 (7.95%) JSP 440
6 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
7 5 (5.68%) GDPR
7 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (5.68%) RMADS
8 1 (1.14%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.14%) QA
8 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) KVM
2 1 (1.14%) Snort
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) Ansible
1 7 (7.95%) CASB
2 5 (5.68%) QRadar
3 3 (3.41%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.14%) Kibana
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) Cisco
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Splunk
3 7 (7.95%) LogRhythm
4 5 (5.68%) AlienVault
4 5 (5.68%) Sophos
5 4 (4.55%) Adobe
5 4 (4.55%) Apple
6 2 (2.27%) CA
6 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.27%) F5
6 2 (2.27%) Google
6 2 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.14%) Huawei
7 1 (1.14%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.14%) Nokia
7 1 (1.14%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Zerto