The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architect
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 536 682
Rank change year-on-year -39 +146  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 289 418 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 243 347 224
Median salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,000 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81728 96163 104440
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 80920 85598
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -45 266 £75,000 +3.44% 25
London +16 156 £80,000 +3.22% 17
South East +4 47 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Surrey +31 18 £90,000 +28.57%
East of England +1 15 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Hertfordshire +12 13 £65,000 -7.14% 1
Berkshire +5 12 £75,000 +7.14% 3
South West -7 12 £74,250 +14.23%
Manchester -29 12 £87,500 +21.95%
North West -46 12 £87,500 +23.67%
City of London +8 10 £76,250 +5.17% 3
West Midlands +7 9 £66,250 -1.85% 2
Canary Wharf - 9 £80,000 -
Hampshire +21 6 £90,000 +2.85%
Scotland +20 6 £60,000 -11.76%
Oxfordshire +18 6 £75,000 +15.38%
Oxford - 6 £75,000 -
Watford - 5 £65,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £73,500 -
Yorkshire +24 4 £75,000 +14.06%
East Midlands +24 4 £70,000 -1.06%
Reading +1 4 £73,750 +1.72% 2
Coventry 0 4 £66,250 -14.51% 2
Feltham - 4 £67,500 -
Southampton - 4 £90,000 -
West Yorkshire +12 3 £61,250 -6.84%
Edinburgh +5 3 £95,000 +39.70%
Glasgow - 3 £57,250 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £70,000 -
Stevenage - 3 - -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, 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.

1 301 (50.67%) Security Architecture
2 241 (40.57%) Information Security
3 186 (31.31%) CISSP
4 159 (26.77%) Cybersecurity
5 141 (23.74%) TOGAF
6 136 (22.90%) Finance
7 121 (20.37%) Firewall
8 107 (18.01%) CISM
9 99 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 98 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 95 (15.99%) SIEM
12 83 (13.97%) Degree
13 75 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
13 75 (12.63%) SC Cleared
14 74 (12.46%) SABSA
14 74 (12.46%) Presales
15 72 (12.12%) Data Protection
16 71 (11.95%) PCI DSS
17 69 (11.62%) Data Centre
18 68 (11.45%) Enterprise Architecture
19 66 (11.11%) Cisco
20 65 (10.94%) CISA
21 60 (10.10%) Network Security
22 56 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
23 51 (8.59%) Risk Management
23 51 (8.59%) Security Operations
24 48 (8.08%) Management Information System
25 46 (7.74%) PKI
26 45 (7.58%) ITIL
26 45 (7.58%) Computer Science

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 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.35%) IIS
4 5 (0.84%) Apache
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.51%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.34%) JBoss
6 2 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.67%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.02%) PaaS
3 12 (2.02%) SaaS
4 10 (1.68%) IaaS
5 8 (1.35%) Office 365
6 6 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 121 (20.37%) Firewall
2 60 (10.10%) Network Security
3 44 (7.41%) WAN
4 41 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (6.06%) LAN
6 35 (5.89%) MPLS
7 31 (5.22%) VPN
8 24 (4.04%) BGP
9 23 (3.87%) Wireless
10 21 (3.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (3.20%) OSPF
12 18 (3.03%) Internet
13 15 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (2.53%) SSL
14 12 (2.02%) DNS
15 11 (1.85%) LDAP
16 10 (1.68%) HTTP
17 9 (1.52%) DHCP
17 9 (1.52%) Multicast
17 9 (1.52%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.02%) Big Data
2 8 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.84%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.34%) AppScan
2 2 (0.34%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.34%) Paros
2 2 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 136 (22.90%) Finance
2 43 (7.24%) Retail
3 29 (4.88%) Banking
4 19 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.52%) Law
6 8 (1.35%) Games
6 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.01%) Advertising
7 6 (1.01%) Legal
8 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.84%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Military
9 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.02%) Web Services
2 11 (1.85%) REST
3 7 (1.18%) Middleware
4 6 (1.01%) XML
5 5 (0.84%) Java EE
5 5 (0.84%) OAuth
6 4 (0.67%) JCE
6 4 (0.67%) RESTful
6 4 (0.67%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.51%) .NET
7 3 (0.51%) HTML
7 3 (0.51%) RAML
7 3 (0.51%) Swagger
7 3 (0.51%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.34%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.34%) Node.js
8 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.34%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.08%) Management Information System
3 46 (7.74%) PKI
4 45 (7.58%) Computer Science
5 44 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 29 (4.88%) Cyber Defence
7 28 (4.71%) CESG
8 25 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.52%) Fintech
12 8 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.84%) Blog
14 5 (0.84%) BYOD
14 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 4 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.90%) Windows
2 37 (6.23%) Linux
3 22 (3.70%) Unix
4 4 (0.67%) VMS
4 4 (0.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (50.67%) Security Architecture
2 241 (40.57%) Information Security
3 159 (26.77%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (23.74%) TOGAF
5 95 (15.99%) SIEM
6 74 (12.46%) Presales
6 74 (12.46%) SABSA
7 72 (12.12%) Data Protection
8 68 (11.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 56 (9.43%) Identity Access Management
10 51 (8.59%) Risk Management
10 51 (8.59%) Security Operations
11 45 (7.58%) ITIL
12 42 (7.07%) Identity Management
13 40 (6.73%) Mentoring
13 40 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (6.23%) Fraud Detection
15 36 (6.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 35 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (5.72%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.56%) Java
2 17 (2.86%) C
3 9 (1.52%) Python
3 9 (1.52%) SQL
4 8 (1.35%) C++
5 6 (1.01%) C#
5 6 (1.01%) PHP
6 4 (0.67%) Ruby
7 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.17%) Ada
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 186 (31.31%) CISSP
2 107 (18.01%) CISM
3 99 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 83 (13.97%) Degree
5 75 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (12.63%) SC Cleared
6 65 (10.94%) CISA
7 38 (6.40%) CCNP
8 32 (5.39%) CCIE
9 30 (5.05%) CCSP
10 28 (4.71%) ISSAP
11 27 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 23 (3.87%) CESG Certified Professional
13 22 (3.70%) DV Cleared
13 22 (3.70%) SANS
14 21 (3.54%) CEH
15 19 (3.20%) GIAC
16 14 (2.36%) CLAS
16 14 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (2.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (16.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (11.95%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (2.86%) COBIT
5 15 (2.53%) GDPR
6 10 (1.68%) RMADS
7 9 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.52%) QA
8 7 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.84%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002
11 3 (0.51%) PMO
12 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.34%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.17%) MISRA
13 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 23 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.51%) IAG
4 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Docker
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (2.86%) Puppet
2 15 (2.53%) Ansible
3 9 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (0.84%) CSIRT
6 5 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.84%) QRadar
7 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.67%) Mesos
7 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.67%) Salt
8 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.51%) Nagios
9 2 (0.34%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.34%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.34%) WSUS
10 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (11.11%) Cisco
2 41 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.73%) Oracle
4 38 (6.40%) CheckPoint
5 36 (6.06%) Palo Alto
6 33 (5.56%) Splunk
7 28 (4.71%) Juniper
8 26 (4.38%) VMware
9 23 (3.87%) ArcSight
10 16 (2.69%) IBM
11 14 (2.36%) F5
12 13 (2.19%) Meraki
13 10 (1.68%) EMC
14 9 (1.52%) AlgoSec
14 9 (1.52%) Interwoven
14 9 (1.52%) NetApp
14 9 (1.52%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.35%) Citrix
16 7 (1.18%) Fortinet
16 7 (1.18%) Imperva
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Posted: 21 hours ago
London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £58,000 per annum 15% Bonus + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + n/a
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