Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 554 653 655
Rank change year-on-year +99 +2 +121
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 776 626 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 564 511 612
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £98,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £74,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -

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 166,836 171,875 195,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,941 140,015 164,329
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +94 715 £77,500 - 117
UK excluding London +116 376 £75,000 +1.35% 78
London +47 349 £80,000 - 55
South East +11 121 £71,250 -5.00% 18
North of England +75 104 £77,500 -3.13% 12
Midlands +65 86 £77,500 +10.71% 7
West Midlands +71 64 £68,750 -8.33% 3
North West +34 61 £75,000 -11.76% 3
East of England +22 50 £70,000 - 12
Yorkshire +58 43 £80,000 +23.08% 9
South West +13 30 £67,500 -3.57% 13
East Midlands +17 22 £77,500 +10.71% 4
Scotland -13 8 £62,500 -34.21% 10
Wales - 6 £60,000 - 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £66,250 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 381 (49.10%) Security Architecture
2 353 (45.49%) Information Security
3 328 (42.27%) CISSP
4 273 (35.18%) Cybersecurity
5 212 (27.32%) Network Security
6 197 (25.39%) TOGAF
7 188 (24.23%) SIEM
8 181 (23.32%) Finance
9 179 (23.07%) CISM
10 174 (22.42%) Cisco
11 154 (19.85%) SABSA
12 150 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
12 150 (19.33%) Presales
13 148 (19.07%) Firewall
14 142 (18.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 132 (17.01%) Data Centre
16 116 (14.95%) CCNP
17 108 (13.92%) Risk Management
17 108 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
18 104 (13.40%) PCI DSS
18 104 (13.40%) WAN
19 103 (13.27%) Juniper
20 101 (13.02%) Fortinet
21 99 (12.76%) Degree
21 99 (12.76%) CheckPoint
22 98 (12.63%) Vulnerability Management
23 89 (11.47%) LAN
24 86 (11.08%) CEH
25 85 (10.95%) Identity Access Management
26 83 (10.70%) CISA

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 19 (2.45%) IIS
2 12 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.64%) Apache
4 4 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (0.52%) CMS
4 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 108 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.38%) SaaS
4 30 (3.87%) PaaS
5 29 (3.74%) IaaS
6 19 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.16%) Mimecast
9 8 (1.03%) Office 365
10 4 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 212 (27.32%) Network Security
2 148 (19.07%) Firewall
3 104 (13.40%) WAN
4 89 (11.47%) LAN
5 56 (7.22%) WLAN
6 52 (6.70%) VPN
7 50 (6.44%) Wireless
8 35 (4.51%) Cisco Firepower
9 32 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (3.61%) Cisco ISE
11 24 (3.09%) TCP/IP
12 23 (2.96%) Internet
13 22 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (2.71%) SAN
15 19 (2.45%) SSL
16 18 (2.32%) BGP
16 18 (2.32%) DNS
16 18 (2.32%) MPLS
16 18 (2.32%) OSPF
16 18 (2.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.51%) Big Data
2 24 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.90%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.13%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Maven
1 3 (0.39%) Selenium
2 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.13%) GDB
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.13%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (23.32%) Finance
2 57 (7.35%) Retail
3 35 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 26 (3.35%) Banking
5 21 (2.71%) Legal
6 12 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.29%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.77%) Publishing
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
10 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.26%) French Language
10 2 (0.26%) German Language
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.80%) Web Services
2 16 (2.06%) .NET
2 16 (2.06%) Middleware
3 6 (0.77%) J2EE
4 5 (0.64%) OAuth
5 4 (0.52%) LDAP
5 4 (0.52%) OpenID
5 4 (0.52%) SAML
6 3 (0.39%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.39%) Spring
7 2 (0.26%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.26%) CGI
7 2 (0.26%) LAMP
7 2 (0.26%) Node.js
7 2 (0.26%) RESTful
8 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.13%) HTML
8 1 (0.13%) Kafka
8 1 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 72 (9.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 69 (8.89%) PKI
4 66 (8.51%) Management Information System
5 60 (7.73%) CESG
6 57 (7.35%) Cyberthreat
7 38 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (4.38%) Public Cloud
9 30 (3.87%) Computer Science
10 17 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (2.06%) FlexPod
12 14 (1.80%) Cyber Defence
13 13 (1.68%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (1.42%) Fintech
16 10 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (1.29%) SCADA
16 10 (1.29%) Smart Meter
16 10 (1.29%) Virtual Team
17 9 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.31%) Linux
2 36 (4.64%) Windows
3 10 (1.29%) AIX
3 10 (1.29%) Unix
4 5 (0.64%) CentOS
4 5 (0.64%) DC/OS
4 5 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (0.52%) Android
5 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.39%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (49.10%) Security Architecture
2 353 (45.49%) Information Security
3 273 (35.18%) Cybersecurity
4 197 (25.39%) TOGAF
5 188 (24.23%) SIEM
6 154 (19.85%) SABSA
7 150 (19.33%) Presales
8 108 (13.92%) Risk Management
9 98 (12.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 85 (10.95%) Identity Access Management
11 79 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (9.66%) ITIL
13 64 (8.25%) Load Balancing
14 60 (7.73%) Penetration Testing
14 60 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (6.96%) Malware Detection/Protection
16 53 (6.83%) Cryptography
17 51 (6.57%) Incident Management
18 50 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (1.93%) Java
2 14 (1.80%) C
2 14 (1.80%) SQL
3 10 (1.29%) C#
4 7 (0.90%) C++
4 7 (0.90%) Python
5 5 (0.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.52%) VBScript
7 3 (0.39%) Java 8
7 3 (0.39%) Perl
8 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.13%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) Go
9 1 (0.13%) Scala
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 328 (42.27%) CISSP
2 179 (23.07%) CISM
3 150 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (14.95%) CCNP
5 99 (12.76%) Degree
6 86 (11.08%) CEH
7 83 (10.70%) CCDP
7 83 (10.70%) CISA
8 70 (9.02%) Security Cleared
9 67 (8.63%) CCIE
10 59 (7.60%) SANS
11 57 (7.35%) GIAC
12 47 (6.06%) SC Cleared
13 41 (5.28%) CESG Certified Professional
14 36 (4.64%) ISSAP
15 35 (4.51%) CompTIA Security+
16 34 (4.38%) CCIE Security
17 32 (4.12%) CSSLP
18 29 (3.74%) TOGAF Certification
19 28 (3.61%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (18.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (13.40%) PCI DSS
3 76 (9.79%) COBIT
4 62 (7.99%) GDPR
5 29 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 18 (2.32%) JSP 440
6 18 (2.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (1.42%) HIPAA
9 10 (1.29%) GCP
9 10 (1.29%) RMADS
10 9 (1.16%) GPG13
11 7 (0.90%) NIST 800
12 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.77%) QA
13 2 (0.26%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 55 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (2.71%) Docker
3 20 (2.58%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.06%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 29 (3.74%) CASB
2 17 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (2.19%) QRadar
3 13 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.52%) Puppet
6 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.39%) Ansible
7 3 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.39%) Mesos
8 2 (0.26%) Core Impact
8 2 (0.26%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.26%) Nessus
8 2 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.26%) RSA Security Analytics
8 2 (0.26%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 174 (22.42%) Cisco
2 103 (13.27%) Juniper
3 101 (13.02%) Fortinet
4 99 (12.76%) CheckPoint
5 61 (7.86%) Palo Alto
6 56 (7.22%) VMware
7 55 (7.09%) F5
8 44 (5.67%) Forcepoint
8 44 (5.67%) Tufin
9 41 (5.28%) Splunk
10 40 (5.15%) Microsoft
11 35 (4.51%) McAfee
12 31 (3.99%) NetApp
13 23 (2.96%) IBM
14 19 (2.45%) EMC
14 19 (2.45%) HP
15 18 (2.32%) Citrix
15 18 (2.32%) SolarWinds
16 17 (2.19%) Oracle
16 17 (2.19%) Symantec