Period
to 4 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

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
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 563 532 583
Rank change year-on-year -31 +51 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 591 204 577
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 420 153 429
10th Percentile £62,500 £57,250 £60,000
25th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
75th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £93,750
90th Percentile £111,375 £96,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £78,750 £75,000 £75,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -0.66% +7.86%

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 116,921 53,399 129,886
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.41% 95.14% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 81,819 44,915 105,389
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Architect.

Salary trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Architect over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 17 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 4 December 2021. 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 -23 509 £80,000 - 120
London -62 273 £87,500 -2.78% 58
UK excluding London -82 252 £78,750 +5.00% 68
Work from Home -113 154 £80,000 -7.25% 12
South East -71 99 £80,000 - 11
South West -45 44 £70,000 +7.69% 10
Midlands -87 35 £80,000 - 17
North of England -119 34 £72,500 -2.03% 15
West Midlands -71 31 £80,000 - 12
North West -90 21 £72,500 -3.33% 10
Scotland -58 19 £85,000 +42.86% 4
East of England -91 16 £82,000 +73.35% 6
Yorkshire -74 12 £77,500 +12.32% 5
Wales - 9 £67,500 - 3
Northern Ireland -42 2 £85,000 +30.77% 2
East Midlands -65 2 £75,000 -21.05% 5
North East - 1 £75,000 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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.

1 248 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
2 247 (41.79%) Azure
3 227 (38.41%) Information Security
4 212 (35.87%) Security Architecture
5 205 (34.69%) AWS
6 177 (29.95%) CISSP
7 168 (28.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 168 (28.43%) NIST
8 150 (25.38%) Social Skills
9 139 (23.52%) Finance
10 125 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
10 125 (21.15%) SIEM
11 117 (19.80%) TOGAF
12 115 (19.46%) GCP
13 101 (17.09%) Vulnerability Management
14 97 (16.41%) Security Cleared
14 97 (16.41%) Risk Management
14 97 (16.41%) Microsoft
15 92 (15.57%) CISM
16 87 (14.72%) GDPR
17 79 (13.37%) Google
18 78 (13.20%) SC Cleared
18 78 (13.20%) Security Testing
18 78 (13.20%) DevSecOps
19 75 (12.69%) Firewall
20 69 (11.68%) Presales
21 66 (11.17%) OWASP
22 65 (11.00%) Management Information System
23 62 (10.49%) DevOps
24 60 (10.15%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (1.69%) IIS
2 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.85%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.51%) Avolution ABACUS
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 247 (41.79%) Azure
2 205 (34.69%) AWS
3 115 (19.46%) GCP
4 47 (7.95%) Serverless
5 29 (4.91%) PaaS
6 27 (4.57%) Microsoft 365
7 25 (4.23%) SaaS
8 23 (3.89%) Azure Sentinel
9 19 (3.21%) GitHub
10 18 (3.05%) IaaS
11 15 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (1.69%) Pulumi
13 8 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.85%) Amazon Cognito
16 5 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.85%) AWS KMS
17 2 (0.34%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 75 (12.69%) Firewall
2 43 (7.28%) Network Security
3 18 (3.05%) WAN
4 17 (2.88%) DNS
5 14 (2.37%) HTTP
6 12 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (1.69%) VPN
8 6 (1.02%) Intranet
9 5 (0.85%) BGP
9 5 (0.85%) LAN
9 5 (0.85%) MQTT
9 5 (0.85%) OSPF
9 5 (0.85%) SD-WAN
10 4 (0.68%) Internet
11 3 (0.51%) MPLS
11 3 (0.51%) SAN
12 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (0.68%) MySQL
2 4 (0.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.34%) Big Data
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (4.91%) JIRA
2 18 (3.05%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.35%) Ant
3 8 (1.35%) Gradle
3 8 (1.35%) Maven
3 8 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (1.35%) SonarQube
3 8 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.85%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.17%) GitLab
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) Postman
General
1 150 (25.38%) Social Skills
2 139 (23.52%) Finance
3 53 (8.97%) Banking
4 46 (7.78%) Police
5 36 (6.09%) Electronics
6 31 (5.25%) Public Sector
7 29 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (3.05%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.54%) Influencing Skills
10 14 (2.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 13 (2.20%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.69%) Law
12 10 (1.69%) Legal
13 8 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.18%) Back Office
14 7 (1.18%) Military
14 7 (1.18%) Retail
15 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.68%) Automotive
15 4 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.91%) OpenID
2 28 (4.74%) OAuth
3 25 (4.23%) React
4 22 (3.72%) Web Services
5 19 (3.21%) .NET
5 19 (3.21%) RESTful
6 15 (2.54%) .NET Core
6 15 (2.54%) AngularJS
6 15 (2.54%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.54%) ASP.NET Core
6 15 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (2.54%) OAuth2
7 14 (2.37%) SAML
8 10 (1.69%) HTML
8 10 (1.69%) Node.js
8 10 (1.69%) YAML
9 5 (0.85%) GraphQL
9 5 (0.85%) JWT
9 5 (0.85%) Kafka
10 3 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.00%) Management Information System
2 46 (7.78%) Smart Meter
3 38 (6.43%) Public Cloud
4 34 (5.75%) Blog
5 32 (5.41%) Social Media
5 32 (5.41%) Tandem
6 27 (4.57%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.72%) Cloud Native
8 16 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (2.37%) PKI
11 13 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.35%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (1.35%) Smartcard
13 7 (1.18%) Clustering
13 7 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (1.02%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.28%) Windows
2 39 (6.60%) Linux
3 11 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.35%) Solaris
5 7 (1.18%) Unix
6 3 (0.51%) Debian
6 3 (0.51%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Android
8 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
2 227 (38.41%) Information Security
3 212 (35.87%) Security Architecture
4 125 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (21.15%) SIEM
5 117 (19.80%) TOGAF
6 101 (17.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 97 (16.41%) Risk Management
8 78 (13.20%) DevSecOps
8 78 (13.20%) Security Testing
9 69 (11.68%) Presales
10 66 (11.17%) OWASP
11 62 (10.49%) DevOps
12 58 (9.81%) Identity Access Management
12 58 (9.81%) SABSA
13 55 (9.31%) Risk Assessment
14 51 (8.63%) Business Development
15 47 (7.95%) Migration
16 46 (7.78%) Project Management
17 45 (7.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.58%) Python
2 28 (4.74%) C#
3 17 (2.88%) C
3 17 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 16 (2.71%) Java
5 15 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.20%) TypeScript
7 9 (1.52%) SQL
8 2 (0.34%) R
9 1 (0.17%) Go
9 1 (0.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 177 (29.95%) CISSP
2 97 (16.41%) Security Cleared
3 92 (15.57%) CISM
4 78 (13.20%) SC Cleared
5 60 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (9.48%) CEH
7 50 (8.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 45 (7.61%) Degree
9 43 (7.28%) CESG Certified Professional
10 42 (7.11%) CISA
11 33 (5.58%) GIAC
12 26 (4.40%) AWS Certification
13 21 (3.55%) CCSP
14 19 (3.21%) ISSAP
14 19 (3.21%) SANS
15 18 (3.05%) DV Cleared
16 17 (2.88%) TOGAF Certification
17 13 (2.20%) OSCP
18 12 (2.03%) CREST Certified
18 12 (2.03%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (28.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 168 (28.43%) NIST
2 87 (14.72%) GDPR
3 60 (10.15%) Cyber Essentials
4 52 (8.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 38 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 38 (6.43%) PCI DSS
6 37 (6.26%) NCSC
7 23 (3.89%) GRC
8 19 (3.21%) COBIT
8 19 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 18 (3.05%) IASME
9 18 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (2.54%) QA
11 13 (2.20%) JSP 440
12 12 (2.03%) NIST 800
13 11 (1.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 10 (1.69%) SOC 2
15 9 (1.52%) RMADS
16 8 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (5.92%) Docker
2 26 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.52%) KVM
6 8 (1.35%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.51%) Firmware
8 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.17%) LXC
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (9.14%) Kubernetes
2 33 (5.58%) Ansible
2 33 (5.58%) Terraform
3 29 (4.91%) CASB
4 27 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (4.40%) Puppet
6 22 (3.72%) Nessus
7 21 (3.55%) Single Sign-On
8 17 (2.88%) Istio
9 8 (1.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 6 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (0.68%) Consul
11 4 (0.68%) QRadar
12 3 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.34%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 1 (0.17%) SCCM
14 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 79 (13.37%) Google
3 30 (5.08%) Cisco
4 24 (4.06%) Oracle
5 22 (3.72%) VMware
6 18 (3.05%) Splunk
7 13 (2.20%) Okta
8 12 (2.03%) F5
9 9 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.52%) Palo Alto
10 8 (1.35%) Centrify
10 8 (1.35%) CrowdStrike
10 8 (1.35%) Imperva
10 8 (1.35%) OneTrust
10 8 (1.35%) SaltStack
10 8 (1.35%) Trend Micro
10 8 (1.35%) Tripwire
11 7 (1.18%) AlienVault
11 7 (1.18%) SAP
12 5 (0.85%) Cubic Transportation