Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Lead Security Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1209 1305
Rank change year-on-year +28 +96 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Security Architect 30 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.007% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 18
UK median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £63,500 £75,000 £61,243
90th Percentile £108,000 £96,000 £89,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Lead Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Security Architect in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Security Architect in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Security Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Security Architect in the UK

Lead Security Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Security Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +56 24 £85,000 +3.03% 1
London +16 16 £85,000 +3.03%
UK excluding London +52 10 £65,000 -13.33% 2
East of England +12 5 - -
North West - 2 £75,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £75,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £65,000 - 1
South East +53 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Security Architect in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Security Architecture
2 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (33.33%) CESG
3 10 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 7 (23.33%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) SIEM
5 7 (23.33%) Big Data
6 6 (20.00%) J2EE
6 6 (20.00%) CISSP
6 6 (20.00%) Electronics
6 6 (20.00%) Information Assurance
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (16.67%) Firmware
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) J2SE
7 5 (16.67%) SABSA
7 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (13.33%) Microservices
8 4 (13.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.33%) Web Services

Lead 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Apache Geronimo
1 3 (10.00%) CMS
1 3 (10.00%) JBoss
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.00%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Big Data
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.33%) GIS
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 5 (16.67%) J2SE
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) Dropwizard
6 1 (3.33%) OAuth
6 1 (3.33%) OpenID
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) CESG
2 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.67%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Smart Energy
5 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Security Architecture
2 11 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 7 (23.33%) SIEM
6 6 (20.00%) Information Assurance
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) SABSA
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 4 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (13.33%) Microservices
8 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.00%) CRM
9 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) CISSP
3 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) CITP
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (10.00%) IISP
5 3 (10.00%) MBCS
6 2 (6.67%) CCNP
6 2 (6.67%) CISM
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CEH
7 1 (3.33%) GIAC
7 1 (3.33%) ISSAP
7 1 (3.33%) ISSMP
7 1 (3.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) McAfee
1 3 (10.00%) Splunk
2 2 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) SAP