Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Architect was £74,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1156 1143 1212
Rank change year-on-year -13 +69 +80
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 47 81 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.044% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 24 62 52
UK median annual salary £74,000 £72,500 £69,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.07% +4.32% +26.36%
10th Percentile £49,040 £62,875 £50,000
90th Percentile £98,500 £95,000 £89,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £71,250 £72,500 £69,000
% change year-on-year -1.72% +5.07% +25.45%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Architect in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 10 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +23 39 £74,000 +2.07% 1
UK excluding London +23 22 £71,250 -1.72% 1
London -3 21 £85,000 +21.43%
South East +37 12 £73,250 +1.03%
North of England 0 7 £53,511 -30.95% 1
Yorkshire +26 5 £53,511 -8.92% 1
Midlands +46 2 - -
South West 0 2 - -
North West -5 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 32 (68.09%) Security Architecture
2 23 (48.94%) TOGAF
3 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (31.91%) Firewall
4 15 (31.91%) SABSA
5 14 (29.79%) Information Security
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) Degree
8 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (19.15%) CISSP
9 8 (17.02%) CISM
9 8 (17.02%) SIEM
10 7 (14.89%) Network Security
11 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
11 6 (12.77%) CEH
12 5 (10.64%) Cryptography
12 5 (10.64%) Change Management
12 5 (10.64%) CISA
12 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (10.64%) Banking
13 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (8.51%) OWASP
13 4 (8.51%) GDPR
13 4 (8.51%) IT Strategy
14 3 (6.38%) Master's Degree
14 3 (6.38%) Collaborative Working
14 3 (6.38%) Identity Access Management
14 3 (6.38%) SANS
14 3 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
14 3 (6.38%) CISMP

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 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.26%) VPN
4 2 (4.26%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.13%) DMZ
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) IPsec
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) CESG
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) BYOD
3 1 (2.13%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.13%) Fintech
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) AIX
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Security Architecture
2 23 (48.94%) TOGAF
3 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (31.91%) SABSA
5 14 (29.79%) Information Security
6 8 (17.02%) SIEM
7 5 (10.64%) Change Management
7 5 (10.64%) Cryptography
7 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) IT Strategy
8 4 (8.51%) OWASP
9 3 (6.38%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (6.38%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (6.38%) Identity Management
9 3 (6.38%) ITIL
9 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (4.26%) Data Security
10 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) CISSP
3 8 (17.02%) CISM
4 6 (12.77%) CEH
5 5 (10.64%) CISA
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.38%) CISMP
7 3 (6.38%) Master's Degree
7 3 (6.38%) SANS
8 2 (4.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (4.26%) CCNP
8 2 (4.26%) CCSP
8 2 (4.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (4.26%) CRISC
8 2 (4.26%) GIAC
8 2 (4.26%) MCSE
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.51%) GDPR
4 1 (2.13%) COBIT
4 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco
1 2 (4.26%) SAP
1 2 (4.26%) VMware
2 1 (2.13%) CyberArk
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.13%) Qualys
2 1 (2.13%) Sophos
2 1 (2.13%) Symantec
2 1 (2.13%) Trend Micro