Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 503 519 583
Rank change year-on-year +16 +64 +143
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 180 665 709
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.51% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 157 529 571
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £59,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £105,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £76,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% +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 46,376 130,139 156,814
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,335 103,792 126,328
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +40 164 £80,000 - 60
UK excluding London +23 92 £77,500 +1.97% 40
London +127 78 £85,000 -2.86% 22
South East +74 37 £77,500 -3.13% 27
North of England +156 20 £75,000 -3.23% 3
Work from Home +15 17 £82,500 +3.13% 10
Midlands +84 16 £80,000 +6.67% 2
North West +126 15 £79,000 +14.08% 2
West Midlands +62 14 £80,000 +6.67%
South West +89 13 £70,875 +9.04% 4
Yorkshire +122 5 £67,500 -16.15% 1
Scotland +64 4 £59,500 -21.71% 2
East of England +93 2 £73,652 -26.35% 2
East Midlands +82 2 £87,500 +4.48% 2
Northern Ireland +22 2 £62,500 -37.50%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 88 (48.89%) Security Architecture
2 80 (44.44%) Azure
3 64 (35.56%) AWS
4 60 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (27.22%) Information Security
6 48 (26.67%) DevOps
7 41 (22.78%) Finance
8 38 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 37 (20.56%) Microsoft
9 37 (20.56%) CISSP
10 35 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 31 (17.22%) Network Security
11 31 (17.22%) TOGAF
12 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 26 (14.44%) Firewall
14 26 (14.44%) CISM
15 25 (13.89%) SaaS
15 25 (13.89%) DevSecOps
16 24 (13.33%) NIST
16 24 (13.33%) GCP
16 24 (13.33%) IaaS
17 23 (12.78%) SIEM
17 23 (12.78%) Risk Management
18 22 (12.22%) PaaS
19 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
20 20 (11.11%) CISA
20 20 (11.11%) Microservices
20 20 (11.11%) SABSA
20 20 (11.11%) GDPR

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 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.56%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 80 (44.44%) Azure
2 64 (35.56%) AWS
3 25 (13.89%) SaaS
4 24 (13.33%) GCP
4 24 (13.33%) IaaS
5 22 (12.22%) PaaS
6 19 (10.56%) Office 365
7 11 (6.11%) Serverless
8 8 (4.44%) Power Platform
9 7 (3.89%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (3.89%) Azure Functions
9 7 (3.89%) PowerApps
10 3 (1.67%) GitHub
11 2 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon Cognito
12 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.22%) Network Security
2 26 (14.44%) Firewall
3 9 (5.00%) Internet
4 8 (4.44%) DNS
5 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.89%) VPN
6 5 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.78%) WAN
7 4 (2.22%) HTTP
7 4 (2.22%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.67%) IPv4
8 3 (1.67%) IPv6
9 2 (1.11%) LAN
9 2 (1.11%) MPLS
9 2 (1.11%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.11%) Wireless
9 2 (1.11%) X.509
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Firepower
10 1 (0.56%) IPsec
10 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
1 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.11%) Big Data
2 2 (1.11%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.11%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.11%) GitLab
3 2 (1.11%) Gradle
3 2 (1.11%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.11%) Snyk
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 41 (22.78%) Finance
2 17 (9.44%) Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Retail
4 9 (5.00%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.44%) Legal
5 8 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.78%) Law
8 3 (1.67%) Automotive
8 3 (1.67%) Military
9 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.89%) OAuth
2 11 (6.11%) OpenID
2 11 (6.11%) SAML
3 9 (5.00%) .NET
4 7 (3.89%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.33%) React
6 5 (2.78%) Web Services
7 4 (2.22%) .NET Core
7 4 (2.22%) LDAP
7 4 (2.22%) Middleware
7 4 (2.22%) Node.js
8 3 (1.67%) RESTful
9 2 (1.11%) ADO
9 2 (1.11%) HTML
9 2 (1.11%) Kafka
9 2 (1.11%) REST
9 2 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.11%) WCF
9 2 (1.11%) WinForms
9 2 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.11%) PKI
4 10 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.44%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.78%) CESG
8 4 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.22%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.67%) SCADA
9 3 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.11%) Cyberattack
10 2 (1.11%) Derivative
10 2 (1.11%) Wiki
11 1 (0.56%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.11%) Windows
2 5 (2.78%) Unix
3 4 (2.22%) Linux
4 2 (1.11%) HPUX
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) MVS
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (48.89%) Security Architecture
2 60 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (27.22%) Information Security
4 48 (26.67%) DevOps
5 31 (17.22%) TOGAF
6 28 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (13.89%) DevSecOps
9 23 (12.78%) Risk Management
9 23 (12.78%) SIEM
10 20 (11.11%) Microservices
10 20 (11.11%) SABSA
11 19 (10.56%) Security Management
11 19 (10.56%) Threat Modelling
12 18 (10.00%) OWASP
13 16 (8.89%) Open Source
14 14 (7.78%) Data Security
14 14 (7.78%) Mentoring
14 14 (7.78%) Software Engineering
15 12 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.00%) Python
2 13 (7.22%) Java
3 12 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.11%) C
5 8 (4.44%) C#
5 8 (4.44%) C++
6 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.22%) SQL
8 2 (1.11%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) Go
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (20.56%) CISSP
2 26 (14.44%) CISM
3 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
4 20 (11.11%) CISA
5 16 (8.89%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.78%) Degree
7 11 (6.11%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.44%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.89%) CRISC
10 6 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (2.78%) CCIE
11 5 (2.78%) CCSP
12 4 (2.22%) CCNA
12 4 (2.22%) CCSA
12 4 (2.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 4 (2.22%) SANS
13 3 (1.67%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.67%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (13.33%) NIST
3 20 (11.11%) GDPR
4 15 (8.33%) NIST 800
5 14 (7.78%) NCSC
6 10 (5.56%) PCI DSS
7 9 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (3.89%) COBIT
8 7 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (2.22%) JSP 440
10 4 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.67%) GAMP
11 3 (1.67%) HIPAA
12 2 (1.11%) QA
12 2 (1.11%) SLA
13 1 (0.56%) COSO
13 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (6.67%) Docker
2 8 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.11%) Terraform
3 6 (3.33%) Ansible
4 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.67%) CASB
5 3 (1.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.11%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.56%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.56%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.56%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.56%) Cisco
2 10 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (3.89%) Google
4 5 (2.78%) Interwoven
4 5 (2.78%) Splunk
5 4 (2.22%) Black Duck
5 4 (2.22%) F5
5 4 (2.22%) HP
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle
5 4 (2.22%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.67%) Juniper
6 3 (1.67%) LogRhythm
6 3 (1.67%) VMware
7 2 (1.11%) McAfee
7 2 (1.11%) Meraki
7 2 (1.11%) Ping Identity
7 2 (1.11%) SAP
7 2 (1.11%) Veracode
8 1 (0.56%) IBM