Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 709 607
Rank change year-on-year +138 -102 +151
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 661 536 686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 469 383 588
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £110,500 £105,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +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 145,312 169,092 167,446
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 116,330 138,498 139,104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +161 631 £80,000 +3.23% 128
UK excluding London +157 341 £72,500 +3.57% 82
London +68 296 £87,500 +9.38% 48
South East +42 108 £75,000 -11.76% 30
South West +70 62 £65,000 +23.81% 15
Midlands +40 56 £77,500 -3.13% 9
North of England +36 56 £70,000 +6.87% 16
East of England +90 51 £75,000 -5.66% 10
North West +28 38 £72,500 - 6
West Midlands +18 36 £77,500 - 6
East Midlands +36 19 £77,500 -6.06% 3
Yorkshire +41 16 £70,000 +7.69% 8
Northern Ireland - 8 £70,000 -
Scotland +7 5 £67,000 -4.29% 1
Wales +10 4 £70,000 +7.69% 1
North East +12 2 £47,915 -1.21% 2

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 315 (47.66%) Security Architecture
2 302 (45.69%) Information Security
3 264 (39.94%) CISSP
4 260 (39.33%) Cybersecurity
5 207 (31.32%) TOGAF
6 156 (23.60%) CISM
7 145 (21.94%) Risk Management
8 143 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 141 (21.33%) SABSA
10 139 (21.03%) Network Security
11 130 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
12 129 (19.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 128 (19.36%) Finance
14 127 (19.21%) Management Information System
14 127 (19.21%) Security Cleared
15 124 (18.76%) Degree
16 107 (16.19%) Firewall
17 104 (15.73%) GDPR
18 102 (15.43%) SIEM
19 94 (14.22%) CESG Certified Professional
20 90 (13.62%) SC Cleared
21 85 (12.86%) Information Assurance
22 82 (12.41%) Identity Access Management
22 82 (12.41%) CESG
23 81 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
23 81 (12.25%) Presales
24 80 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
25 78 (11.80%) PCI DSS
26 67 (10.14%) DV Cleared
26 67 (10.14%) Threat Modelling

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 7 (1.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.91%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.76%) IIS
4 4 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.15%) SAS
5 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.15%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 143 (21.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (19.67%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (7.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 38 (5.75%) PaaS
5 31 (4.69%) IaaS
6 28 (4.24%) SaaS
7 16 (2.42%) Office 365
8 12 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.91%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.30%) Serverless
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Apcera
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 139 (21.03%) Network Security
2 107 (16.19%) Firewall
3 37 (5.60%) WAN
4 28 (4.24%) LAN
4 28 (4.24%) Wireless
5 27 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (3.48%) VPN
7 22 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (3.18%) TCP/IP
9 19 (2.87%) Internet
10 18 (2.72%) MPLS
11 17 (2.57%) BGP
11 17 (2.57%) VLAN
12 16 (2.42%) OSPF
13 15 (2.27%) DNS
14 12 (1.82%) WLAN
15 10 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (1.51%) VoIP
16 9 (1.36%) SCCP
16 9 (1.36%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.93%) Big Data
2 7 (1.06%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (1.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Ant
2 2 (0.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.15%) AppScan
3 1 (0.15%) FxCop
General
1 128 (19.36%) Finance
2 43 (6.51%) Banking
3 37 (5.60%) Retail
4 22 (3.33%) Legal
5 17 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.42%) Advertising
7 11 (1.66%) Marketing
7 11 (1.66%) Publishing
8 9 (1.36%) Electronics
8 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.76%) Front Office
10 5 (0.76%) Local Government
11 3 (0.45%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.75%) Web Services
2 30 (4.54%) OAuth
3 22 (3.33%) SAML
4 18 (2.72%) Natural Language Processing
5 16 (2.42%) OpenID
6 15 (2.27%) OAuth2
7 13 (1.97%) XACML
8 10 (1.51%) LDAP
8 10 (1.51%) Middleware
8 10 (1.51%) REST
9 9 (1.36%) .NET
9 9 (1.36%) 802.1X
9 9 (1.36%) ModSecurity
10 8 (1.21%) Node.js
10 8 (1.21%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.61%) SOAP
11 4 (0.61%) XMPP
12 3 (0.45%) SAP Fiori
12 3 (0.45%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 127 (19.21%) Management Information System
2 82 (12.41%) CESG
3 80 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (8.02%) Data Centre
5 51 (7.72%) Public Cloud
6 44 (6.66%) PKI
7 37 (5.60%) Cyberthreat
8 29 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 27 (4.08%) Enterprise Cloud
10 23 (3.48%) Private Cloud
11 21 (3.18%) Fintech
12 16 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
13 15 (2.27%) Cloud Native
14 11 (1.66%) Cyberattack
15 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
16 7 (1.06%) CESG CLAS
16 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.68%) Windows
2 56 (8.47%) Linux
3 34 (5.14%) Unix
4 17 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.42%) Android
6 9 (1.36%) AIX
7 5 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.15%) VMS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (47.66%) Security Architecture
2 302 (45.69%) Information Security
3 260 (39.33%) Cybersecurity
4 207 (31.32%) TOGAF
5 145 (21.94%) Risk Management
6 141 (21.33%) SABSA
7 102 (15.43%) SIEM
8 85 (12.86%) Information Assurance
9 82 (12.41%) Identity Access Management
10 81 (12.25%) Presales
11 67 (10.14%) Threat Modelling
12 63 (9.53%) Cryptography
13 61 (9.23%) Identity Management
14 58 (8.77%) OWASP
15 56 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 51 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (6.81%) Computer Science
18 44 (6.66%) Analytics
18 44 (6.66%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.24%) C
2 12 (1.82%) Java
2 12 (1.82%) Python
3 6 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 5 (0.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.76%) R
5 4 (0.61%) Go
5 4 (0.61%) SQL
6 3 (0.45%) ABAP
6 3 (0.45%) C#
6 3 (0.45%) C++
7 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.30%) Ruby
7 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 264 (39.94%) CISSP
2 156 (23.60%) CISM
3 127 (19.21%) Security Cleared
4 124 (18.76%) Degree
5 94 (14.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 90 (13.62%) SC Cleared
7 81 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
8 67 (10.14%) DV Cleared
9 64 (9.68%) CISA
10 41 (6.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 40 (6.05%) CRISC
12 36 (5.45%) ISSAP
13 34 (5.14%) CCIE
14 33 (4.99%) CEH
14 33 (4.99%) SANS
15 30 (4.54%) CCNP
16 26 (3.93%) TOGAF Certification
17 23 (3.48%) CompTIA Security+
18 22 (3.33%) CCSP
19 20 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (19.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (15.73%) GDPR
3 78 (11.80%) PCI DSS
4 21 (3.18%) QA
5 20 (3.03%) RMADS
6 19 (2.87%) JSP 440
7 18 (2.72%) COBIT
7 18 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (2.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (1.97%) HMG Infosec
9 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.76%) PMO
10 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.61%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.30%) Basel III
14 1 (0.15%) GPG13
14 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 54 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.14%) Docker
3 23 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.76%) Snort
4 5 (0.76%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.61%) IAG
6 3 (0.45%) vCloud
6 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
2 22 (3.33%) Mesos
3 21 (3.18%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.51%) Ansible
4 10 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.06%) QRadar
6 6 (0.91%) CASB
7 4 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.45%) Puppet
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.56%) Google
3 49 (7.41%) Cisco
4 44 (6.66%) Palo Alto
5 30 (4.54%) VMware
6 29 (4.39%) Oracle
7 25 (3.78%) CA
8 23 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (3.03%) SAP
10 19 (2.87%) F5
10 19 (2.87%) ForgeRock
11 16 (2.42%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.42%) Juniper
12 15 (2.27%) Fortinet
13 12 (1.82%) Splunk
14 9 (1.36%) IBM
15 8 (1.21%) Aruba
16 6 (0.91%) Citrix
17 5 (0.76%) Dell
17 5 (0.76%) EMC