Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 611 706
Rank change year-on-year -14 +95 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 640 642 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 455 556 540
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £98,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £69,250
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.30% -0.36%

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 170,562 164,124 197,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,513 136,338 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -12 592 £77,500 +3.33% 80
London -52 312 £80,000 - 46
UK excluding London -9 279 £72,500 -3.33% 39
South East -11 110 £85,000 +13.33% 20
North of England +51 80 £72,500 +3.57% 3
Midlands +39 67 £74,000 +5.71% 4
West Midlands +40 56 £68,750 -8.33% 3
North West +4 39 £67,500 -20.59% 3
Yorkshire +38 37 £75,000 +15.38%
East of England -22 26 £80,000 +10.34% 3
South West -18 21 £68,250 +1.11% 4
East Midlands +5 10 £82,500 +17.86% 1
Scotland -38 6 £56,250 -4.05%
Wales +1 4 £57,500 +10.58% 3
North East -19 4 £48,500 -25.38%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 345 (53.91%) Security Architecture
2 286 (44.69%) CISSP
3 282 (44.06%) Information Security
4 206 (32.19%) Cybersecurity
5 172 (26.88%) TOGAF
6 168 (26.25%) CISM
7 167 (26.09%) Finance
8 140 (21.88%) SIEM
9 137 (21.41%) Network Security
10 133 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 133 (20.78%) Firewall
11 130 (20.31%) SABSA
12 107 (16.72%) Cisco
13 102 (15.94%) Cisco Certification
13 102 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
14 99 (15.47%) Risk Management
15 92 (14.38%) Degree
16 91 (14.22%) PCI DSS
17 90 (14.06%) Presales
18 87 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
19 85 (13.28%) Identity Access Management
20 84 (13.13%) CISA
21 81 (12.66%) ITIL
21 81 (12.66%) Data Centre
22 77 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management
23 76 (11.88%) COBIT
24 73 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
24 73 (11.41%) SDLC
25 71 (11.09%) CEH
26 69 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure

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 23 (3.59%) IIS
2 9 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.78%) Apache
5 4 (0.63%) CMS
6 3 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 102 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.56%) IaaS
4 39 (6.09%) PaaS
5 38 (5.94%) SaaS
6 18 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.25%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.78%) Office 365
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) G Suite
10 2 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 137 (21.41%) Network Security
2 133 (20.78%) Firewall
3 59 (9.22%) WAN
4 46 (7.19%) LAN
5 36 (5.63%) MPLS
6 32 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.84%) VPN
7 31 (4.84%) Wireless
8 29 (4.53%) SSL
9 28 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (4.22%) Cisco Firepower
10 27 (4.22%) Internet
11 25 (3.91%) BGP
11 25 (3.91%) OSPF
12 24 (3.75%) SNMP
12 24 (3.75%) VLAN
13 23 (3.59%) DHCP
13 23 (3.59%) DNS
13 23 (3.59%) Wireshark
14 22 (3.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.84%) Big Data
2 19 (2.97%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (0.78%) GIS
7 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.16%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Maven
1 10 (1.56%) Selenium
2 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.31%) GDB
3 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.31%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) JIRA
4 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 167 (26.09%) Finance
2 44 (6.88%) Banking
3 43 (6.72%) Retail
4 26 (4.06%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.28%) Legal
6 12 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.41%) Military
8 8 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.09%) Law
10 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Local Government
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.16%) Web Services
2 22 (3.44%) Middleware
3 16 (2.50%) .NET
4 11 (1.72%) OAuth
5 10 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 10 (1.56%) Spring
6 8 (1.25%) SAML
7 6 (0.94%) J2EE
7 6 (0.94%) LDAP
8 4 (0.63%) RESTful
9 3 (0.47%) OpenID
10 2 (0.31%) CGI
10 2 (0.31%) Java EE
10 2 (0.31%) LAMP
11 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.16%) HTML
11 1 (0.16%) Kafka
11 1 (0.16%) REST
11 1 (0.16%) XACML
11 1 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 59 (9.22%) Management Information System
3 52 (8.13%) PKI
4 49 (7.66%) CESG
5 38 (5.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
8 27 (4.22%) Computer Science
9 21 (3.28%) Public Cloud
10 20 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
10 20 (3.13%) Private Cloud
11 17 (2.66%) Mobile App
11 17 (2.66%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (2.03%) FlexPod
13 11 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.56%) Mainframe
15 9 (1.41%) Smart Meter
15 9 (1.41%) Virtual Team
16 7 (1.09%) Internet of Things
16 7 (1.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.88%) Windows
2 37 (5.78%) Linux
3 12 (1.88%) Unix
4 11 (1.72%) Kali Linux
5 9 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.25%) AIX
6 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.94%) VMS
8 5 (0.78%) CentOS
8 5 (0.78%) DC/OS
8 5 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (53.91%) Security Architecture
2 282 (44.06%) Information Security
3 206 (32.19%) Cybersecurity
4 172 (26.88%) TOGAF
5 140 (21.88%) SIEM
6 130 (20.31%) SABSA
7 99 (15.47%) Risk Management
8 90 (14.06%) Presales
9 87 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (13.28%) Identity Access Management
11 81 (12.66%) ITIL
12 77 (12.03%) Vulnerability Management
13 73 (11.41%) Penetration Testing
13 73 (11.41%) SDLC
14 63 (9.84%) Security Operations
15 60 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
16 58 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
17 55 (8.59%) Incident Management
18 52 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (5.63%) Java
2 15 (2.34%) C
3 14 (2.19%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.03%) C++
4 13 (2.03%) SQL
5 10 (1.56%) Java 8
6 9 (1.41%) C#
7 7 (1.09%) Python
8 5 (0.78%) Objective-C
8 5 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.63%) Perl
10 3 (0.47%) VBScript
11 1 (0.16%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.16%) Scala
11 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 286 (44.69%) CISSP
2 168 (26.25%) CISM
3 102 (15.94%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (14.38%) Degree
5 84 (13.13%) CISA
6 71 (11.09%) CEH
7 67 (10.47%) CCNP
8 64 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 63 (9.84%) SANS
10 58 (9.06%) CCIE
11 47 (7.34%) SC Cleared
12 44 (6.88%) CCDP
13 41 (6.41%) CSSLP
14 38 (5.94%) ISSAP
15 37 (5.78%) CCIE Security
16 35 (5.47%) GIAC
17 29 (4.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 27 (4.22%) CESG Certified Professional
19 26 (4.06%) SSCP
19 26 (4.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (20.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (14.22%) PCI DSS
3 76 (11.88%) COBIT
4 50 (7.81%) GDPR
5 29 (4.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (3.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 21 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 21 (3.28%) JSP 440
8 17 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (1.88%) GCP
9 12 (1.88%) HIPAA
10 8 (1.25%) ISO 9001
10 8 (1.25%) QA
10 8 (1.25%) RMADS
11 7 (1.09%) PMO
12 6 (0.94%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.47%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.47%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.16%) Def Stans
System Software
1 28 (4.38%) Active Directory
1 28 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.34%) Docker
3 13 (2.03%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (4.22%) CASB
2 21 (3.28%) QRadar
3 14 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
4 13 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.41%) Core Impact
6 6 (0.94%) CSIRT
6 6 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.63%) Ansible
8 4 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.63%) Puppet
9 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.31%) Nmap
10 2 (0.31%) RSA Security Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 107 (16.72%) Cisco
2 64 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 55 (8.59%) Juniper
4 52 (8.13%) Fortinet
5 49 (7.66%) Palo Alto
6 39 (6.09%) Microsoft
7 37 (5.78%) F5
8 35 (5.47%) VMware
9 34 (5.31%) IBM
9 34 (5.31%) Splunk
10 22 (3.44%) Forcepoint
10 22 (3.44%) McAfee
10 22 (3.44%) Tufin
11 21 (3.28%) LogRhythm
12 19 (2.97%) HP
13 15 (2.34%) Google
13 15 (2.34%) Meraki
14 14 (2.19%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.03%) Infoblox
15 13 (2.03%) Symantec