The median annual salary for a IT Security Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

IT Security Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 885 941
Rank change year-on-year +65 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 32 65 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.062% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.064% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 31 53 22
Median salary £70,000 £69,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £61,215
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year - -3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

IT Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Architect in the UK

IT Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Security Architect in the UK

IT Security Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Architect over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Architect in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 31 £70,000 +1.08% 4
South West +40 9 £65,000 +4.00% 1
London +42 8 £80,000 +23.07% 1
Gloucestershire +5 8 £65,000 +4.00% 1
Gloucester - 8 £65,000 -
North West -14 3 £85,000 +25.00% 1
Manchester -22 3 £85,000 +25.00% 1
East of England +34 2 £65,000 -5.45%
West Midlands - 2 £75,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £65,000 -
Coventry - 2 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £65,000 -
South East +38 1 £72,500 +3.57%
Yorkshire +27 1 £75,000 +15.38%
City of London +25 1 £74,000 +13.84%
North Yorkshire +8 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Harrogate +5 1 £75,000 +15.38%
Feltham - 1 £67,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £65,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £72,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £70,000 -
North East - 1 £65,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £65,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £60,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Architect in the job title.

1 24 (44.44%) Security Architecture
2 23 (42.59%) Information Security
3 19 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (31.48%) Management Information System
5 16 (29.63%) Service Management
6 15 (27.78%) CISSP
6 15 (27.78%) ISMS
7 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
7 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 14 (25.93%) Security Management
8 13 (24.07%) Information Security Management
8 13 (24.07%) RMADS
8 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (18.52%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) TOGAF
10 10 (18.52%) CISM
11 9 (16.67%) Network Design
11 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 9 (16.67%) Degree
12 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (11.11%) Firewall
13 6 (11.11%) CISA
13 6 (11.11%) Banking
13 6 (11.11%) GIAC
13 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
14 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
14 5 (9.26%) SABSA

IT 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 2 (3.70%) IaaS
1 2 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (7.41%) Network Security
3 3 (5.56%) VLAN
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) SNMP
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) International Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) OAuth
2 1 (1.85%) OpenID
2 1 (1.85%) SAML
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.85%) Blog
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) AIX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Security Architecture
2 23 (42.59%) Information Security
3 16 (29.63%) Service Management
4 15 (27.78%) ISMS
5 14 (25.93%) Security Management
6 13 (24.07%) Information Security Management
6 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (18.52%) TOGAF
9 9 (16.67%) Network Design
9 9 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (9.26%) Cryptography
11 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
11 5 (9.26%) SABSA
12 4 (7.41%) Change Management
13 3 (5.56%) ITIL
13 3 (5.56%) Migration
13 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
13 3 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) Java
1 2 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) CISSP
2 14 (25.93%) DV Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) CISM
4 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.11%) CISA
6 6 (11.11%) GIAC
7 4 (7.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (7.41%) ISSAP
7 4 (7.41%) SANS
8 3 (5.56%) CCIE
8 3 (5.56%) CRISC
8 3 (5.56%) PMP
9 2 (3.70%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (24.07%) RMADS
3 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.70%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
2 1 (1.85%) NetApp
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) VMware
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