Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Security Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 594 720 616
Rank change year-on-year +126 -104 +130
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 675 523 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.30% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 504 378 632
UK median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £93,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - -

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 155,234 173,013 183,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 124,965 138,802 153,718
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,170 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.41% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 +156 637 £80,000 +3.23% 84
UK excluding London +136 341 £72,500 +3.57% 42
London +118 301 £85,000 +3.03% 43
South East +39 108 £80,000 +8.11% 14
North of England +48 70 £75,000 +15.38% 11
East of England +73 69 £65,000 -13.33% 4
South West +35 46 £65,000 - 7
Midlands +33 44 £77,500 - 5
North West +21 38 £75,000 +8.30% 5
Yorkshire +52 32 £80,000 +23.08% 6
West Midlands +29 23 £80,000 +3.23% 3
East Midlands +34 21 £77,500 - 2
Scotland 0 8 £76,000 -10.59% 1
Wales 0 3 £65,000 -0.75%
Northern Ireland -1 1 £70,000 +21.74%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Security Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 302 (44.74%) Security Architecture
2 296 (43.85%) Information Security
3 290 (42.96%) Cybersecurity
4 283 (41.93%) CISSP
5 165 (24.44%) TOGAF
6 151 (22.37%) SIEM
7 147 (21.78%) Network Security
8 141 (20.89%) Finance
9 137 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 137 (20.30%) CISM
10 136 (20.15%) Firewall
11 119 (17.63%) SABSA
12 112 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
12 112 (16.59%) Cisco
13 106 (15.70%) Degree
14 104 (15.41%) Risk Management
15 92 (13.63%) Amazon AWS
16 88 (13.04%) PCI DSS
16 88 (13.04%) Data Centre
16 88 (13.04%) Presales
17 87 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
18 81 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
19 78 (11.56%) Vulnerability Management
20 76 (11.26%) Management Information System
21 73 (10.81%) Security Cleared
22 68 (10.07%) CCNP
23 64 (9.48%) GDPR
24 59 (8.74%) WAN
24 59 (8.74%) Retail
25 58 (8.59%) CISA

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 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.59%) CMS
2 4 (0.59%) IIS
3 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 92 (13.63%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 25 (3.70%) PaaS
4 24 (3.56%) IaaS
4 24 (3.56%) SaaS
5 19 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.93%) Office 365
7 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.44%) GitHub
9 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.30%) Serverless
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (21.78%) Network Security
2 136 (20.15%) Firewall
3 59 (8.74%) WAN
4 57 (8.44%) LAN
5 32 (4.74%) Wireless
6 31 (4.59%) VPN
7 28 (4.15%) WLAN
8 25 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (2.96%) Cisco Firepower
9 20 (2.96%) TCP/IP
10 18 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (1.93%) VoIP
12 12 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (1.78%) DNS
12 12 (1.78%) Internet
12 12 (1.78%) SAN
13 10 (1.48%) IP Telephony
13 10 (1.48%) NGN
14 9 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.04%) Big Data
2 5 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.44%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (0.74%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.15%) AppScan
3 1 (0.15%) FxCop
General
1 141 (20.89%) Finance
2 59 (8.74%) Retail
3 23 (3.41%) Banking
4 17 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.63%) Legal
6 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.04%) Publishing
8 6 (0.89%) Advertising
8 6 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.74%) Local Government
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 4 (0.59%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.30%) French Language
12 2 (0.30%) German Language
12 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.15%) Web Services
2 12 (1.78%) OAuth
3 11 (1.63%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (1.48%) OpenID
4 10 (1.48%) SAML
5 9 (1.33%) Middleware
6 8 (1.19%) OAuth2
7 6 (0.89%) XACML
8 5 (0.74%) .NET
8 5 (0.74%) LDAP
9 4 (0.59%) Node.js
9 4 (0.59%) REST
9 4 (0.59%) XMPP
10 3 (0.44%) CGI
10 3 (0.44%) J2EE
10 3 (0.44%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.30%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.30%) React
12 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 76 (11.26%) Management Information System
3 53 (7.85%) PKI
4 46 (6.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 44 (6.52%) CESG
6 36 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (5.33%) Public Cloud
7 35 (5.19%) Computer Science
8 31 (4.59%) Cyberthreat
9 28 (4.15%) Fintech
10 27 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
11 17 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.93%) Enterprise Cloud
14 11 (1.63%) NHS
15 10 (1.48%) Cyberattack
16 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
17 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
17 6 (0.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.70%) Linux
1 52 (7.70%) Windows
2 21 (3.11%) Unix
3 10 (1.48%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.33%) AIX
4 9 (1.33%) Android
5 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.30%) MVS
7 1 (0.15%) VMS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (44.74%) Security Architecture
2 296 (43.85%) Information Security
3 290 (42.96%) Cybersecurity
4 165 (24.44%) TOGAF
5 151 (22.37%) SIEM
6 119 (17.63%) SABSA
7 104 (15.41%) Risk Management
8 88 (13.04%) Presales
9 81 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
10 78 (11.56%) Vulnerability Management
11 54 (8.00%) Cryptography
12 53 (7.85%) Technical Architecture
13 51 (7.56%) Threat Modelling
14 50 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
15 44 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (6.37%) Identity Management
17 41 (6.07%) OWASP
18 39 (5.78%) Security Management
19 36 (5.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.81%) C
2 6 (0.89%) C++
2 6 (0.89%) Python
3 5 (0.74%) C#
3 5 (0.74%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.59%) Go
4 4 (0.59%) Java
4 4 (0.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.59%) SQL
5 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
5 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 283 (41.93%) CISSP
2 137 (20.30%) CISM
3 112 (16.59%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (15.70%) Degree
5 73 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 68 (10.07%) CCNP
7 58 (8.59%) CISA
8 54 (8.00%) CCIE
9 51 (7.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 45 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 44 (6.52%) CEH
11 44 (6.52%) SANS
11 44 (6.52%) SC Cleared
12 39 (5.78%) CCDP
13 38 (5.63%) ISSAP
14 35 (5.19%) CCSP
15 34 (5.04%) SSCP
16 30 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
17 29 (4.30%) CCIE Security
18 28 (4.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (20.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 88 (13.04%) PCI DSS
3 64 (9.48%) GDPR
4 37 (5.48%) COBIT
5 22 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (2.52%) RMADS
7 14 (2.07%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.19%) GPG13
9 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (1.04%) HMG Infosec
10 7 (1.04%) NIST 800
10 7 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.30%) Basel III
11 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.30%) PMO
11 2 (0.30%) QA
12 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 49 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.15%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.41%) Docker
4 5 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.30%) Xen
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) vCloud
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (2.67%) CA Single Sign-On
2 18 (2.67%) Mesos
3 10 (1.48%) CASB
4 7 (1.04%) QRadar
5 6 (0.89%) Ansible
5 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) Puppet
9 1 (0.15%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.15%) Terraform
9 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 112 (16.59%) Cisco
2 51 (7.56%) Fortinet
3 50 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.41%) VMware
4 49 (7.26%) Juniper
5 39 (5.78%) Palo Alto
6 35 (5.19%) F5
7 34 (5.04%) CheckPoint
8 32 (4.74%) Google
9 25 (3.70%) Oracle
9 25 (3.70%) Splunk
10 22 (3.26%) CA
11 21 (3.11%) NetApp
12 20 (2.96%) ForgeRock
13 17 (2.52%) Citrix
13 17 (2.52%) Red Hat
14 16 (2.37%) Tufin
15 12 (1.78%) Forcepoint
16 11 (1.63%) McAfee
16 11 (1.63%) Salesforce.com