Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 654 627 744
Rank change year-on-year -27 +117 +124
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 583 766 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 469 623 487
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £57,400 £52,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £91,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +12.00%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 -45 513 £77,500 +6.90% 36
London +7 304 £82,500 +10.00% 23
UK excluding London -84 209 £72,500 +3.57% 14
South East -22 93 £75,000 +7.14% 5
East of England +3 36 £70,000 -
North of England -32 32 £70,500 +0.71% 4
Midlands -4 26 £70,000 - 2
North West -37 24 £85,000 +21.43% 3
West Midlands -9 21 £70,000 - 2
South West -22 17 £72,500 +7.41% 2
Yorkshire +16 7 £64,500 -4.44% 1
Scotland +5 7 £81,250 +44.44% 1
East Midlands +17 4 £70,000 -1.06%
North East +18 1 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 303 (51.97%) Security Architecture
2 236 (40.48%) Information Security
3 203 (34.82%) CISSP
4 165 (28.30%) TOGAF
5 164 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
6 159 (27.27%) Finance
7 150 (25.73%) Firewall
8 118 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 115 (19.73%) SIEM
10 113 (19.38%) CISM
11 102 (17.50%) Security Cleared
12 91 (15.61%) SABSA
13 85 (14.58%) Degree
14 83 (14.24%) PCI DSS
15 82 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
16 80 (13.72%) Enterprise Architecture
17 76 (13.04%) Network Security
18 69 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
19 68 (11.66%) SC Cleared
20 64 (10.98%) Data Centre
20 64 (10.98%) Identity Access Management
21 60 (10.29%) Microsoft
22 58 (9.95%) Risk Management
23 57 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
24 56 (9.61%) CESG
24 56 (9.61%) Cisco
25 55 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
26 52 (8.92%) CISA
27 51 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
27 51 (8.75%) 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 11 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.37%) IIS
3 5 (0.86%) SAS
4 3 (0.51%) Apache
4 3 (0.51%) Apache Geronimo
4 3 (0.51%) CMS
4 3 (0.51%) JBoss
4 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.51%) WildFly
5 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.69%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.00%) SaaS
4 32 (5.49%) IaaS
5 29 (4.97%) Office 365
5 29 (4.97%) PaaS
6 8 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.37%) G Suite
6 8 (1.37%) Sumo Logic
7 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (25.73%) Firewall
2 76 (13.04%) Network Security
3 37 (6.35%) WAN
4 34 (5.83%) LAN
5 27 (4.63%) MPLS
6 22 (3.77%) BGP
6 22 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (3.60%) VPN
8 20 (3.43%) Internet
8 20 (3.43%) OSPF
9 10 (1.72%) DMZ
9 10 (1.72%) EIGRP
9 10 (1.72%) Wireless
10 9 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (1.54%) VPLS
11 8 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.37%) DNS
12 7 (1.20%) HTTP
12 7 (1.20%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.26%) Big Data
2 8 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.17%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.17%) Looker
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 159 (27.27%) Finance
2 47 (8.06%) Retail
3 41 (7.03%) Banking
4 23 (3.95%) Legal
5 14 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.89%) Marketing
7 10 (1.72%) Automotive
7 10 (1.72%) Law
8 8 (1.37%) Electronics
8 8 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.03%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.86%) Games
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.51%) Military
12 3 (0.51%) Publishing
12 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.83%) Web Services
2 14 (2.40%) OAuth
3 13 (2.23%) REST
4 12 (2.06%) RESTful
5 9 (1.54%) Middleware
6 8 (1.37%) RAML
6 8 (1.37%) Swagger
6 8 (1.37%) WebSockets
7 7 (1.20%) XML
8 5 (0.86%) HTML
8 5 (0.86%) J2EE
8 5 (0.86%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.69%) .NET
9 4 (0.69%) J2SE
9 4 (0.69%) OpenID
10 3 (0.51%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.51%) Spring
11 2 (0.34%) JSON
11 2 (0.34%) SAML
12 1 (0.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.61%) CESG
3 51 (8.75%) Computer Science
4 41 (7.03%) Management Information System
5 32 (5.49%) PKI
6 30 (5.15%) Cyber Defence
7 29 (4.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 25 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
12 8 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.37%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.03%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.86%) BYOD
15 5 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.86%) Smart Meter
16 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.49%) Windows
2 29 (4.97%) Linux
3 16 (2.74%) Unix
4 4 (0.69%) VMS
5 2 (0.34%) Solaris
6 1 (0.17%) AIX
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (51.97%) Security Architecture
2 236 (40.48%) Information Security
3 165 (28.30%) TOGAF
4 164 (28.13%) Cybersecurity
5 115 (19.73%) SIEM
6 91 (15.61%) SABSA
7 80 (13.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 64 (10.98%) Identity Access Management
9 58 (9.95%) Risk Management
10 57 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (8.06%) Data Protection
13 45 (7.72%) Presales
14 43 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 39 (6.69%) Vulnerability Management
16 38 (6.52%) Zachman Framework
17 36 (6.17%) Identity Management
17 36 (6.17%) ITIL
17 36 (6.17%) SDLC
18 35 (6.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.15%) Java
2 12 (2.06%) C++
3 11 (1.89%) SQL
4 10 (1.72%) Python
5 8 (1.37%) C
6 6 (1.03%) Ada
6 6 (1.03%) C#
7 5 (0.86%) PHP
7 5 (0.86%) Ruby
8 2 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 203 (34.82%) CISSP
2 113 (19.38%) CISM
3 102 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 85 (14.58%) Degree
5 82 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (11.66%) SC Cleared
7 52 (8.92%) CISA
8 35 (6.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 34 (5.83%) CCNP
9 34 (5.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 30 (5.15%) CCSP
10 30 (5.15%) ISSAP
11 29 (4.97%) DV Cleared
11 29 (4.97%) GIAC
12 28 (4.80%) CEH
13 26 (4.46%) CCIE
14 24 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (2.40%) CCSE
15 14 (2.40%) CLAS
16 13 (2.23%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (20.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (14.24%) PCI DSS
3 31 (5.32%) COBIT
4 29 (4.97%) GDPR
4 29 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (2.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (2.40%) QA
7 12 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (1.89%) JSP 440
9 9 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.03%) MISRA
11 5 (0.86%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.69%) GCP
13 2 (0.34%) RMADS
13 2 (0.34%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.17%) MiFID
14 1 (0.17%) PMO
14 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.37%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.20%) Firmware
5 6 (1.03%) Docker
5 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 12 (2.06%) Puppet
2 10 (1.72%) Ansible
3 9 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.86%) Mesos
4 5 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.86%) Salt
5 4 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.51%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.51%) Nessus
6 3 (0.51%) QRadar
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 2 (0.34%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.61%) Cisco
3 39 (6.69%) CheckPoint
4 27 (4.63%) Oracle
4 27 (4.63%) Palo Alto
5 23 (3.95%) Splunk
6 20 (3.43%) Juniper
6 20 (3.43%) VMware
7 15 (2.57%) Google
7 15 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (2.40%) IBM
9 13 (2.23%) F5
10 10 (1.72%) Citrix
11 9 (1.54%) ArcSight
11 9 (1.54%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.37%) Apigee
12 8 (1.37%) CA
12 8 (1.37%) Fortinet
12 8 (1.37%) McAfee
13 7 (1.20%) Interwoven