Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 621 729
Rank change year-on-year -85 +108 +111
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 505 673 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 364 577 486
UK median annual salary £75,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% +12.00%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 16 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 January 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 -110 437 £75,500 +0.67% 81
London -98 221 £82,500 +6.45% 46
UK excluding London -52 217 £67,500 -6.90% 37
South East -21 93 £70,000 -6.67% 10
North of England +38 66 £65,000 +2.36% 9
North West +23 37 £72,500 +11.54% 4
Midlands +22 31 £77,500 +19.23% 10
West Midlands +28 28 £77,500 +14.81% 8
Yorkshire +32 24 £65,000 +4.00% 3
South West -34 15 £52,500 -34.38% 3
East of England -10 11 £79,500 +0.95% 3
Scotland -37 5 £70,000 +33.33% 1
North East - 5 £48,500 - 2
Wales +6 4 £65,493 +25.95% 1
East Midlands +21 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 264 (52.28%) Security Architecture
2 227 (44.95%) Information Security
3 189 (37.43%) CISSP
4 187 (37.03%) TOGAF
5 171 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
6 133 (26.34%) Firewall
7 126 (24.95%) SABSA
8 121 (23.96%) Finance
9 116 (22.97%) CISM
10 113 (22.38%) SIEM
11 105 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 91 (18.02%) Network Security
13 81 (16.04%) Identity Access Management
14 78 (15.45%) Degree
15 72 (14.26%) PCI DSS
16 67 (13.27%) Security Cleared
17 66 (13.07%) Enterprise Architecture
17 66 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
18 64 (12.67%) SDLC
19 61 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
20 60 (11.88%) Risk Management
21 57 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
22 55 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 52 (10.30%) Cisco
24 50 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
25 49 (9.70%) CESG
25 49 (9.70%) CISA
26 47 (9.31%) Windows
26 47 (9.31%) CEH
26 47 (9.31%) IaaS

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 9 (1.78%) IIS
1 9 (1.78%) SAS
2 5 (0.99%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.79%) Apache Geronimo
3 4 (0.79%) CMS
3 4 (0.79%) JBoss
3 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.79%) WildFly
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (9.31%) IaaS
4 35 (6.93%) PaaS
4 35 (6.93%) SaaS
5 25 (4.95%) Office 365
6 12 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.38%) G Suite
6 12 (2.38%) Sumo Logic
7 8 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 133 (26.34%) Firewall
2 91 (18.02%) Network Security
3 44 (8.71%) WAN
4 40 (7.92%) LAN
5 33 (6.53%) MPLS
6 31 (6.14%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.35%) VPN
8 24 (4.75%) BGP
8 24 (4.75%) OSPF
9 18 (3.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (2.38%) DNS
11 12 (2.38%) Internet
11 12 (2.38%) SSL
12 11 (2.18%) DMZ
12 11 (2.18%) EIGRP
12 11 (2.18%) VLAN
12 11 (2.18%) VoIP
12 11 (2.18%) VPLS
13 10 (1.98%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.36%) Big Data
2 7 (1.39%) GIS
3 2 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 9 (1.78%) Maven
1 9 (1.78%) Selenium
2 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.20%) GDB
2 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.20%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (23.96%) Finance
2 40 (7.92%) Banking
3 21 (4.16%) Legal
4 20 (3.96%) Retail
5 10 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.78%) Law
6 9 (1.78%) Military
7 8 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.19%) Marketing
8 6 (1.19%) Publishing
9 3 (0.59%) Advertising
9 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.94%) Web Services
2 19 (3.76%) Middleware
3 17 (3.37%) OAuth
4 15 (2.97%) SAML
5 14 (2.77%) Spring
6 13 (2.57%) Hibernate
7 12 (2.38%) RESTful
8 10 (1.98%) OpenID
9 9 (1.78%) .NET
9 9 (1.78%) J2EE
10 8 (1.58%) CGI
10 8 (1.58%) REST
10 8 (1.58%) SOAP
11 6 (1.19%) J2SE
12 3 (0.59%) Java EE
12 3 (0.59%) SailPoint
13 2 (0.40%) LDAP
13 2 (0.40%) XACML
14 1 (0.20%) CSS
14 1 (0.20%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.70%) CESG
2 45 (8.91%) Management Information System
3 40 (7.92%) Computer Science
4 33 (6.53%) Data Centre
5 30 (5.94%) PKI
6 28 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (4.75%) Cyberthreat
8 21 (4.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 20 (3.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 19 (3.76%) Cyber Defence
11 18 (3.56%) Mobile App
12 17 (3.37%) Smart Meter
13 13 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (2.18%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
16 7 (1.39%) Public Cloud
17 6 (1.19%) CMDB
17 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
18 5 (0.99%) BYOD
19 3 (0.59%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.31%) Windows
2 30 (5.94%) Linux
3 16 (3.17%) Unix
4 7 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.39%) Kali Linux
4 7 (1.39%) VMS
5 6 (1.19%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.79%) AIX
7 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (52.28%) Security Architecture
2 227 (44.95%) Information Security
3 187 (37.03%) TOGAF
4 171 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
5 126 (24.95%) SABSA
6 113 (22.38%) SIEM
7 81 (16.04%) Identity Access Management
8 66 (13.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 64 (12.67%) SDLC
10 61 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (11.88%) Risk Management
12 50 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 44 (8.71%) ITIL
13 44 (8.71%) Security Operations
14 43 (8.51%) Incident Management
15 42 (8.32%) Penetration Testing
16 41 (8.12%) Identity Management
17 40 (7.92%) Presales
18 39 (7.72%) Risk Analysis
19 37 (7.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.14%) Java
2 12 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 10 (1.98%) C
3 10 (1.98%) C++
4 8 (1.58%) SQL
5 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.40%) Ada
6 2 (0.40%) C#
6 2 (0.40%) Perl
6 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 189 (37.43%) CISSP
2 116 (22.97%) CISM
3 78 (15.45%) Degree
4 67 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 66 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (9.70%) CISA
7 47 (9.31%) CEH
8 41 (8.12%) GIAC
8 41 (8.12%) SC Cleared
9 32 (6.34%) ISSAP
10 30 (5.94%) SANS
11 28 (5.54%) CESG Certified Professional
12 25 (4.95%) CCIE
13 24 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (4.55%) DV Cleared
15 20 (3.96%) CCNP
16 19 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 18 (3.56%) CompTIA Security+
18 17 (3.37%) SSCP
19 15 (2.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (14.26%) PCI DSS
3 44 (8.71%) COBIT
4 35 (6.93%) GDPR
5 32 (6.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 30 (5.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 24 (4.75%) JSP 440
8 17 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (2.57%) NIST 800
10 12 (2.38%) QA
11 9 (1.78%) PMO
12 7 (1.39%) ISO 9001
12 7 (1.39%) RMADS
13 6 (1.19%) GPG13
14 3 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.59%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.59%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.40%) GCP
15 2 (0.40%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.40%) MISRA
System Software
1 28 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.79%) Firmware
4 2 (0.40%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.58%) CSIRT
1 8 (1.58%) QRadar
2 6 (1.19%) Core Impact
3 2 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
4 1 (0.20%) Nmap
4 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (10.30%) Cisco
2 41 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.34%) Google
4 26 (5.15%) Splunk
5 25 (4.95%) CheckPoint
6 22 (4.36%) Juniper
7 20 (3.96%) VMware
8 18 (3.56%) IBM
9 14 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (2.57%) Fortinet
10 13 (2.57%) Palo Alto
10 13 (2.57%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.78%) NetApp
12 8 (1.58%) Forcepoint
12 8 (1.58%) LogRhythm
12 8 (1.58%) Tufin
13 7 (1.39%) EMC
13 7 (1.39%) F5
13 7 (1.39%) Interwoven
13 7 (1.39%) McAfee