Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 699 641
Rank change year-on-year +124 -58 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 742 560 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.33% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 559 448 613
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £58,750 £57,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £108,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +137 692 £77,500 - 97
UK excluding London +170 389 £75,000 +5.26% 74
London +75 307 £85,000 +3.03% 37
South East +42 116 £75,000 - 27
North of England +105 101 £77,500 +19.23% 10
Midlands +62 73 £77,500 +10.71% 6
East of England +49 69 £68,750 -1.79% 4
North West +48 63 £75,000 +3.45% 9
West Midlands +38 42 £76,250 +3.39% 3
South West +29 41 £65,000 -12.46% 13
Yorkshire +51 38 £80,000 +33.33%
East Midlands +36 31 £77,500 +10.71% 3
Scotland 0 5 £73,750 - 3
Wales - 3 £62,500 - 11
Northern Ireland +2 2 £66,250 +15.22%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 339 (45.69%) Information Security
2 333 (44.88%) Security Architecture
3 315 (42.45%) CISSP
4 271 (36.52%) Cybersecurity
5 187 (25.20%) SIEM
6 184 (24.80%) Network Security
7 171 (23.05%) TOGAF
8 158 (21.29%) Cisco
9 154 (20.75%) Finance
10 152 (20.49%) CISM
10 152 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 149 (20.08%) Firewall
12 142 (19.14%) Cisco Certification
13 140 (18.87%) SABSA
14 128 (17.25%) Presales
15 119 (16.04%) Data Centre
16 107 (14.42%) PCI DSS
17 106 (14.29%) Risk Management
18 105 (14.15%) CCNP
19 100 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
20 98 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
21 97 (13.07%) Degree
22 93 (12.53%) Fortinet
23 92 (12.40%) WAN
24 89 (11.99%) Juniper
25 86 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
26 81 (10.92%) LAN
27 77 (10.38%) Identity Access Management
28 76 (10.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
29 73 (9.84%) 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 14 (1.89%) IIS
2 9 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 100 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.37%) PaaS
3 25 (3.37%) SaaS
4 23 (3.10%) IaaS
5 21 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.48%) Office 365
8 4 (0.54%) GitHub
8 4 (0.54%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 184 (24.80%) Network Security
2 149 (20.08%) Firewall
3 92 (12.40%) WAN
4 81 (10.92%) LAN
5 51 (6.87%) WLAN
6 50 (6.74%) VPN
7 44 (5.93%) Wireless
8 28 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (3.77%) Cisco Firepower
9 25 (3.37%) TCP/IP
10 22 (2.96%) Cisco ISE
11 20 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (2.16%) DNS
12 16 (2.16%) SAN
13 15 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (1.75%) BGP
14 13 (1.75%) OSPF
14 13 (1.75%) VLAN
15 12 (1.62%) IP Telephony
15 12 (1.62%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.77%) Big Data
2 18 (2.43%) NoSQL
3 9 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (0.40%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.27%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.13%) MySQL
6 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.13%) FxCop
3 1 (0.13%) GDB
3 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) Maven
3 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.13%) Selenium
3 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 154 (20.75%) Finance
2 64 (8.63%) Retail
3 24 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.16%) Banking
5 15 (2.02%) Legal
6 12 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
9 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Local Government
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.26%) Web Services
2 12 (1.62%) .NET
3 10 (1.35%) Middleware
3 10 (1.35%) OAuth
3 10 (1.35%) SAML
4 7 (0.94%) OpenID
5 5 (0.67%) J2EE
5 5 (0.67%) LDAP
6 4 (0.54%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (0.40%) Node.js
7 3 (0.40%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.27%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.27%) CGI
8 2 (0.27%) REST
8 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.13%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.13%) React
9 1 (0.13%) SOAP
9 1 (0.13%) Spring
9 1 (0.13%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 76 (10.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 69 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 68 (9.16%) PKI
5 61 (8.22%) CESG
6 50 (6.74%) Cyberthreat
7 38 (5.12%) Computer Science
8 34 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (4.04%) Public Cloud
10 24 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
11 19 (2.56%) Fintech
11 19 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.75%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.21%) FlexPod
15 8 (1.08%) NHS
15 8 (1.08%) Smart Meter
16 7 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
17 6 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.06%) Linux
2 37 (4.99%) Windows
3 17 (2.29%) Unix
4 8 (1.08%) AIX
5 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.67%) Android
7 2 (0.27%) MVS
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (45.69%) Information Security
2 333 (44.88%) Security Architecture
3 271 (36.52%) Cybersecurity
4 187 (25.20%) SIEM
5 171 (23.05%) TOGAF
6 140 (18.87%) SABSA
7 128 (17.25%) Presales
8 106 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 98 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 77 (10.38%) Identity Access Management
11 66 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (7.28%) ITIL
13 53 (7.14%) Cryptography
14 51 (6.87%) Load Balancing
14 51 (6.87%) Security Management
15 50 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
16 48 (6.47%) Technical Architecture
17 47 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (6.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
18 43 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (1.89%) C
2 9 (1.21%) SQL
3 8 (1.08%) C++
4 7 (0.94%) C#
4 7 (0.94%) PowerShell
4 7 (0.94%) Python
5 5 (0.67%) Java
6 4 (0.54%) Go
6 4 (0.54%) VBScript
7 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.13%) Java 8
8 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 315 (42.45%) CISSP
2 152 (20.49%) CISM
3 142 (19.14%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (14.15%) CCNP
5 97 (13.07%) Degree
6 73 (9.84%) Security Cleared
7 69 (9.30%) CCDP
7 69 (9.30%) CISA
8 65 (8.76%) CEH
9 60 (8.09%) CCIE
10 57 (7.68%) SANS
11 52 (7.01%) CESG Certified Professional
12 49 (6.60%) SC Cleared
13 45 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 44 (5.93%) ISSAP
15 42 (5.66%) GIAC
16 38 (5.12%) SSCP
17 34 (4.58%) CompTIA Security+
18 33 (4.45%) CCIE Security
18 33 (4.45%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (14.42%) PCI DSS
3 73 (9.84%) GDPR
4 62 (8.36%) COBIT
5 27 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (2.16%) RMADS
7 13 (1.75%) JSP 440
8 12 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 12 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (1.35%) GPG13
9 10 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (0.94%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.94%) NIST 800
11 6 (0.81%) GCP
12 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.27%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.27%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.27%) PMO
13 2 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 64 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.23%) Docker
4 12 (1.62%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) Firmware
6 1 (0.13%) vCloud
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
2 20 (2.70%) CASB
3 14 (1.89%) QRadar
4 12 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (1.48%) CA Single Sign-On
5 11 (1.48%) Mesos
6 4 (0.54%) Ansible
6 4 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.27%) Nessus
8 2 (0.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.13%) Nmap
9 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.13%) Puppet
9 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 158 (21.29%) Cisco
2 93 (12.53%) Fortinet
3 89 (11.99%) Juniper
4 71 (9.57%) CheckPoint
5 64 (8.63%) VMware
6 52 (7.01%) Palo Alto
7 50 (6.74%) Microsoft
8 42 (5.66%) F5
9 39 (5.26%) Tufin
10 37 (4.99%) Forcepoint
11 34 (4.58%) Splunk
12 27 (3.64%) NetApp
13 26 (3.50%) Google
14 25 (3.37%) McAfee
15 19 (2.56%) Citrix
16 18 (2.43%) Oracle
16 18 (2.43%) Red Hat
17 15 (2.02%) EMC
18 14 (1.89%) CA
18 14 (1.89%) Symantec