Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Information Security Architect
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1112 1085 1223
Rank change year-on-year -27 +138 +60
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 55 94 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.054% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.056% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 41 86 40
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £122,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +24.14% +11.54% +18.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Information Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Architect over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 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
England -16 53 £80,000 +6.67% 10
UK excluding London +11 33 £90,000 +24.14% 5
London -53 22 £72,500 -3.33% 6
South East +21 18 £105,000 +31.25% 1
North of England 0 7 £72,500 +5.45% 2
Midlands +10 4 £80,000 -3.03%
West Midlands +8 4 £80,000 -3.03%
North West -2 4 £72,500 +5.45%
Yorkshire - 3 £72,500 - 1
South West -6 2 £90,000 +33.33%
Scotland - 2 £85,000 - 1

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Information 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 featuring Information Security Architect in the job title.

1 54 (98.18%) Information Security
2 35 (63.64%) Security Architecture
3 27 (49.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
5 21 (38.18%) CISSP
6 19 (34.55%) PCI DSS
6 19 (34.55%) SABSA
7 18 (32.73%) SDLC
7 18 (32.73%) CISM
8 15 (27.27%) Firewall
8 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (25.45%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (25.45%) PaaS
10 13 (23.64%) SIEM
11 12 (21.82%) IaaS
12 11 (20.00%) Middleware
13 10 (18.18%) Network Security
13 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (18.18%) CEH
13 10 (18.18%) Security Operations
14 9 (16.36%) OAuth
14 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
15 8 (14.55%) GIAC
15 8 (14.55%) Hibernate
15 8 (14.55%) SAML
15 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
15 8 (14.55%) SOA
15 8 (14.55%) Java
15 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
15 8 (14.55%) WAN

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) PaaS
2 12 (21.82%) IaaS
3 5 (9.09%) SaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) Network Security
3 8 (14.55%) WAN
4 7 (12.73%) LAN
5 2 (3.64%) IPsec
5 2 (3.64%) MPLS
5 2 (3.64%) SSL
5 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.82%) SNMP
6 1 (1.82%) SSH
6 1 (1.82%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Maven
1 8 (14.55%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.82%) GDB
2 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.82%) sqlmap
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Middleware
2 9 (16.36%) OAuth
3 8 (14.55%) Hibernate
3 8 (14.55%) SAML
3 8 (14.55%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) OpenID
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (1.82%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (12.73%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (12.73%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) CESG
4 2 (3.64%) CMDB
4 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (98.18%) Information Security
2 35 (63.64%) Security Architecture
3 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
4 19 (34.55%) SABSA
5 18 (32.73%) SDLC
6 15 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (25.45%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (23.64%) SIEM
9 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.18%) Security Operations
10 9 (16.36%) Risk Management
11 8 (14.55%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
11 8 (14.55%) SOA
11 8 (14.55%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (12.73%) Database Security
12 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
13 6 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
13 6 (10.91%) Identity Management
13 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Java
1 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) CISSP
2 18 (32.73%) CISM
3 10 (18.18%) CEH
4 8 (14.55%) GIAC
5 6 (10.91%) CREST Certified
6 5 (9.09%) Degree
7 4 (7.27%) CISA
7 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.64%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (3.64%) CRISC
9 2 (3.64%) ISEB
9 2 (3.64%) ISSAP
9 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.64%) PMP
10 1 (1.82%) CCIE
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.82%) GCIH
10 1 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (49.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (34.55%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.73%) ISO 9001
3 7 (12.73%) NIST 800
4 5 (9.09%) GDPR
5 3 (5.45%) COBIT
6 2 (3.64%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Nmap
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
1 2 (3.64%) Citrix
1 2 (3.64%) EMC
1 2 (3.64%) NetApp
1 2 (3.64%) VMware
2 1 (1.82%) NetIQ