The median annual salary for an IT Security Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 889 939
Rank change year-on-year +40 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 25 58 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.059% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.061% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 24
Median salary £85,000 £72,500 £71,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% +1.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,750 £59,125
10% offered a salary of more than £94,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £79,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +9.65% +3.57%  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Architect in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 14 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 22 June 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 +19 24 £85,000 +17.24%
London +12 15 £85,000 +6.25%
South East +36 7 £74,000 +2.06%
City of London +18 3 £85,000 -
Southampton - 3 £90,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £90,000 -
Middlesex - 3 £74,000 -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Manchester -32 1 £85,000 +21.42%
North West -43 1 £85,000 +21.42%
Bradford - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £47,500 -
Kent - 1 £47,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 30 (54.55%) Security Architecture
2 22 (40.00%) Information Security
3 21 (38.18%) Finance
4 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
6 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
6 13 (23.64%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (20.00%) Banking
7 11 (20.00%) Change Management
8 10 (18.18%) Service Management
8 10 (18.18%) CISSP
8 10 (18.18%) ISMS
9 9 (16.36%) Degree
9 9 (16.36%) Security Management
9 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (14.55%) Cryptography
10 8 (14.55%) Project Management
10 8 (14.55%) Firewall
10 8 (14.55%) Information Security Management
10 8 (14.55%) RMADS
10 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
10 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
10 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (14.55%) SABSA
11 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
11 7 (12.73%) Network Design
12 6 (10.91%) SIEM
13 5 (9.09%) GIAC
13 5 (9.09%) CISA

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 4 (7.27%) PaaS
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 5 (9.09%) LAN
2 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 4 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.45%) DMZ
4 3 (5.45%) Network Security
4 3 (5.45%) SSL
5 2 (3.64%) SNMP
5 2 (3.64%) VLAN
6 1 (1.82%) IPsec
6 1 (1.82%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless Security
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.45%) Law
3 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) International Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Blog
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) AIX
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Security Architecture
2 22 (40.00%) Information Security
3 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
4 13 (23.64%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (20.00%) Change Management
6 10 (18.18%) ISMS
6 10 (18.18%) Service Management
7 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (16.36%) Security Management
8 8 (14.55%) Cryptography
8 8 (14.55%) Information Security Management
8 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (14.55%) Project Management
8 8 (14.55%) SABSA
9 7 (12.73%) Network Design
9 7 (12.73%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.91%) SIEM
11 5 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
12 4 (7.27%) IT Strategy
12 4 (7.27%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Java
1 2 (3.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) CISSP
2 9 (16.36%) Degree
3 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) CISA
4 5 (9.09%) CISM
4 5 (9.09%) GIAC
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (7.27%) ISSAP
6 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.45%) ISEB
6 3 (5.45%) Master's Degree
7 2 (3.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE Security
7 2 (3.64%) CCSP
7 2 (3.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.82%) CEH
8 1 (1.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (14.55%) RMADS
3 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (3.64%) GDPR
5 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.82%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.45%) McAfee
2 3 (5.45%) Palo Alto
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.82%) VMware