The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Security Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 599 690
Rank change year-on-year +44 +91  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 310 370 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 257 300 199
Median salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,900 £56,900
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +29 293 £75,000 +7.14% 36
London +46 156 £80,000 +6.66% 26
South East +62 66 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Berkshire +41 34 £75,000 +8.30% 1
Surrey +54 23 £90,000 +28.57% 1
South West +30 21 £65,000 +4.00% 1
North West -6 14 £85,000 +25.92% 1
East of England +6 12 £82,500 +3.12%
Reading +26 11 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Hertfordshire +9 10 £100,000 +42.85%
Bristol 0 10 £70,000 +14.28%
Manchester -27 10 £85,000 +25.92% 1
Yorkshire +35 9 £65,000 - 2
West Midlands +17 8 £75,000 +20.00%
Gloucester +5 8 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire +3 8 £65,000 +4.00% 1
West Yorkshire +22 6 £65,000 +18.18% 2
City of London +16 6 £75,000 +13.20% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £80,000 +14.28%
Leeds +24 5 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Feltham - 5 £67,500 -
Hampshire +22 4 £80,000 +3.22% 2
Coventry +21 4 £70,000 +27.27%
Milton Keynes +8 3 £80,000 +14.28%
North Yorkshire +5 3 £75,000 +15.38%
Camberley - 3 £95,000 - 1
Woking - 3 £82,500 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £82,500 -
Newbury - 3 - -
Royston - 3 £65,000 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Security Architect in the job title.

1 329 (49.62%) Security Architecture
2 279 (42.08%) Information Security
3 195 (29.41%) CISSP
4 162 (24.43%) Cybersecurity
5 151 (22.78%) Firewall
6 117 (17.65%) CISM
6 117 (17.65%) Finance
6 117 (17.65%) TOGAF
7 114 (17.19%) Cisco
8 109 (16.44%) Security Cleared
9 107 (16.14%) Presales
10 96 (14.48%) SIEM
11 92 (13.88%) SC Cleared
11 92 (13.88%) Network Security
12 89 (13.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 88 (13.27%) Degree
14 85 (12.82%) Data Protection
15 80 (12.07%) CISA
16 78 (11.76%) SABSA
17 71 (10.71%) Data Centre
17 71 (10.71%) PCI DSS
18 65 (9.80%) Palo Alto
19 62 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
19 62 (9.35%) Management Information System
20 59 (8.90%) Security Operations
21 56 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
22 53 (7.99%) CheckPoint
23 52 (7.84%) PKI
23 52 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
24 51 (7.69%) Juniper

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 26 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (1.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.51%) WebLogic
2 10 (1.51%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.36%) Apache
3 9 (1.36%) JBoss
4 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.60%) IIS
5 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.45%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.36%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.90%) SaaS
4 5 (0.75%) IaaS
4 5 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 151 (22.78%) Firewall
2 92 (13.88%) Network Security
3 52 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 51 (7.69%) VPN
5 47 (7.09%) WAN
6 44 (6.64%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (5.43%) MPLS
8 33 (4.98%) LAN
9 26 (3.92%) Wireless
10 25 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (3.77%) SSL
11 23 (3.47%) BGP
12 19 (2.87%) LDAP
12 19 (2.87%) OSPF
13 18 (2.71%) HTTP
14 16 (2.41%) DNS
15 12 (1.81%) Multicast
16 10 (1.51%) VLAN
16 10 (1.51%) Wireshark
17 9 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.88%) Big Data
2 21 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.36%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.15%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.36%) AppScan
2 9 (1.36%) Burp Suite
2 9 (1.36%) Paros
3 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 117 (17.65%) Finance
2 31 (4.68%) Retail
3 30 (4.52%) Banking
4 23 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.56%) Legal
6 14 (2.11%) Advertising
6 14 (2.11%) Games
7 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.11%) Web Services
2 9 (1.36%) AngularJS
2 9 (1.36%) Node.js
2 9 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (1.06%) Middleware
3 7 (1.06%) REST
3 7 (1.06%) SAML
4 6 (0.90%) Java EE
4 6 (0.90%) OpenID
5 5 (0.75%) JCE
5 5 (0.75%) OAuth2
5 5 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (0.60%) .NET
6 4 (0.60%) RESTful
7 3 (0.45%) SPNEGO
8 2 (0.30%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.30%) OAuth
8 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.30%) XML
9 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 62 (9.35%) Management Information System
3 52 (7.84%) PKI
4 50 (7.54%) Computer Science
5 45 (6.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 32 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (3.62%) CESG
9 21 (3.17%) Cyber Defence
10 20 (3.02%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.51%) Fintech
12 10 (1.51%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.36%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
15 7 (1.06%) CESG CLAS
16 5 (0.75%) Blog
16 5 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
17 4 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.73%) Linux
2 36 (5.43%) Unix
3 35 (5.28%) Windows
4 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.60%) VMS
6 3 (0.45%) CentOS
6 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (49.62%) Security Architecture
2 279 (42.08%) Information Security
3 162 (24.43%) Cybersecurity
4 117 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 107 (16.14%) Presales
6 96 (14.48%) SIEM
7 85 (12.82%) Data Protection
8 78 (11.76%) SABSA
9 59 (8.90%) Security Operations
10 56 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
11 49 (7.39%) Identity Management
12 48 (7.24%) Risk Management
13 47 (7.09%) Fraud Detection
14 46 (6.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 45 (6.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 44 (6.64%) ITIL
17 42 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
18 41 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
18 41 (6.18%) Penetration Testing
19 40 (6.03%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.69%) Java
2 35 (5.28%) C
3 17 (2.56%) Python
4 15 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.66%) SQL
6 9 (1.36%) Ruby
7 7 (1.06%) C++
8 6 (0.90%) C#
8 6 (0.90%) PHP
9 3 (0.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 195 (29.41%) CISSP
2 117 (17.65%) CISM
3 109 (16.44%) Security Cleared
4 92 (13.88%) SC Cleared
5 88 (13.27%) Degree
6 80 (12.07%) CISA
7 62 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (5.43%) CCIE
9 31 (4.68%) DV Cleared
9 31 (4.68%) GIAC
10 28 (4.22%) CEH
11 27 (4.07%) ISSAP
12 26 (3.92%) CCNP
12 26 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
13 25 (3.77%) SANS
14 18 (2.71%) GCFA
14 18 (2.71%) GPPA
14 18 (2.71%) GSNA
14 18 (2.71%) GSSP-JAVA
14 18 (2.71%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (13.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (10.71%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.26%) RMADS
4 14 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 9 (1.36%) PMO
5 9 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.21%) QA
7 7 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.75%) COBIT
9 5 (0.75%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.75%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.30%) BS7799
10 2 (0.30%) GDPR
10 2 (0.30%) GPG13
10 2 (0.30%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.30%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 39 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.56%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.60%) Docker
4 4 (0.60%) IAG
5 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.45%) Xen
6 2 (0.30%) Firmware
6 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.02%) Puppet
2 18 (2.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (2.56%) Ansible
3 17 (2.56%) QRadar
4 9 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (1.36%) HP Fortify
4 9 (1.36%) WebInspect
5 7 (1.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 7 (1.06%) CSIRT
5 7 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.06%) RSA Security Analytics
6 5 (0.75%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.60%) Mesos
7 4 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.60%) Salt
8 3 (0.45%) Nagios
9 2 (0.30%) Nessus
9 2 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (17.19%) Cisco
2 65 (9.80%) Palo Alto
3 53 (7.99%) CheckPoint
4 51 (7.69%) Juniper
5 50 (7.54%) Splunk
6 46 (6.94%) VMware
7 33 (4.98%) Oracle
8 32 (4.83%) Microsoft
9 28 (4.22%) ArcSight
10 25 (3.77%) F5
11 20 (3.02%) IBM
12 19 (2.87%) AlgoSec
13 18 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (2.41%) Meraki
15 15 (2.26%) Imperva
16 14 (2.11%) LogLogic
16 14 (2.11%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.81%) Symantec
18 10 (1.51%) Forcepoint
18 10 (1.51%) Intel Security
City, London
Venquis Limited
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £130k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Bonus/ Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £10000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: From £49,772 to £59,400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, UK
Wipro
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Charles Taylor InsureTech Limited
Salary: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
City, London
HCA Hospitals
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent bens incl. private health
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90000 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago