Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 711 607 739
Rank change year-on-year -104 +132 +138
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 530 755 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 405 607 509
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £56,350 £54,469 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 -116 448 £77,500 +6.90% 32
London -39 245 £82,500 +10.00% 16
UK excluding London -112 204 £70,000 - 17
South East -33 88 £74,000 +2.07% 2
North of England -16 40 £65,000 -2.50% 7
East of England +4 30 £70,000 - 2
North West -13 30 £65,500 -6.76% 4
Midlands +16 29 £77,500 +10.71% 3
West Midlands +4 27 £77,500 +10.71% 2
South West -25 11 £67,500 -6.90% 2
Yorkshire +12 9 £62,500 -3.85% 2
Scotland -9 6 £95,000 +80.95% 1
Wales +17 2 £65,493 +9.15%
East Midlands +34 1 - - 1
North East +18 1 £68,014 +4.64% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 278 (52.45%) Security Architecture
2 219 (41.32%) Information Security
3 184 (34.72%) CISSP
4 177 (33.40%) TOGAF
5 171 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
6 147 (27.74%) Firewall
7 132 (24.91%) Finance
8 113 (21.32%) SIEM
9 112 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 110 (20.75%) CISM
11 102 (19.25%) SABSA
12 99 (18.68%) Security Cleared
13 86 (16.23%) Network Security
14 78 (14.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 76 (14.34%) Degree
16 74 (13.96%) PCI DSS
17 70 (13.21%) Identity Access Management
18 68 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 65 (12.26%) CESG
20 62 (11.70%) SC Cleared
20 62 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
21 56 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
22 54 (10.19%) Risk Management
22 54 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
23 52 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
24 49 (9.25%) Identity Management
25 47 (8.87%) Microsoft
25 47 (8.87%) Data Centre
26 44 (8.30%) SDLC
26 44 (8.30%) 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 8 (1.51%) SAS
2 4 (0.75%) Apache Geronimo
2 4 (0.75%) CMS
2 4 (0.75%) JBoss
2 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.75%) WildFly
3 3 (0.57%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.38%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (10.57%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (6.79%) Office 365
4 35 (6.60%) IaaS
5 32 (6.04%) SaaS
6 27 (5.09%) PaaS
7 12 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.26%) G Suite
7 12 (2.26%) Sumo Logic
8 8 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 147 (27.74%) Firewall
2 86 (16.23%) Network Security
3 33 (6.23%) WAN
4 32 (6.04%) LAN
5 21 (3.96%) MPLS
5 21 (3.96%) VPN
6 20 (3.77%) BGP
6 20 (3.77%) OSPF
7 15 (2.83%) EIGRP
7 15 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (2.64%) DMZ
8 14 (2.64%) Internet
9 13 (2.45%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.89%) VoIP
10 10 (1.89%) VPLS
10 10 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.70%) IPsec
12 6 (1.13%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.13%) Wireless
13 5 (0.94%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.15%) Big Data
2 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.38%) GIS
3 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.19%) Looker
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.19%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Maven
1 2 (0.38%) Selenium
2 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 132 (24.91%) Finance
2 40 (7.55%) Banking
3 38 (7.17%) Retail
4 29 (5.47%) Legal
5 12 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.08%) Automotive
6 11 (2.08%) Marketing
7 8 (1.51%) Law
8 7 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.32%) Electronics
9 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.13%) Publishing
10 4 (0.75%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.92%) Web Services
2 20 (3.77%) OAuth
3 15 (2.83%) REST
4 12 (2.26%) RESTful
5 11 (2.08%) Middleware
5 11 (2.08%) OpenID
6 8 (1.51%) RAML
6 8 (1.51%) SAML
6 8 (1.51%) Swagger
6 8 (1.51%) WebSockets
7 7 (1.32%) J2EE
7 7 (1.32%) SOAP
7 7 (1.32%) Spring
8 6 (1.13%) CGI
8 6 (1.13%) Hibernate
8 6 (1.13%) J2SE
8 6 (1.13%) XML
9 5 (0.94%) HTML
9 5 (0.94%) SailPoint
10 4 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.26%) CESG
2 47 (8.87%) Data Centre
3 44 (8.30%) Computer Science
4 40 (7.55%) Management Information System
5 35 (6.60%) PKI
6 28 (5.28%) Cyberthreat
7 26 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (4.91%) Security Operations Centre
8 24 (4.53%) Cyber Defence
9 16 (3.02%) Smart Meter
10 13 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.51%) Cyber Attack
13 7 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.13%) CMDB
14 6 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
16 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.85%) Windows
2 29 (5.47%) Linux
3 19 (3.58%) Unix
4 3 (0.57%) VMS
5 2 (0.38%) AIX
5 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (52.45%) Security Architecture
2 219 (41.32%) Information Security
3 177 (33.40%) TOGAF
4 171 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 113 (21.32%) SIEM
6 102 (19.25%) SABSA
7 78 (14.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 70 (13.21%) Identity Access Management
9 54 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (10.19%) Risk Management
10 52 (9.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (9.25%) Identity Management
12 44 (8.30%) SDLC
13 38 (7.17%) Mentoring
13 38 (7.17%) Project Management
13 38 (7.17%) Zachman Framework
14 36 (6.79%) Vulnerability Management
15 33 (6.23%) Business Development
15 33 (6.23%) ITIL
16 31 (5.85%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.96%) Java
2 9 (1.70%) C
3 8 (1.51%) C++
3 8 (1.51%) SQL
4 7 (1.32%) Ada
5 3 (0.57%) Python
6 2 (0.38%) C#
6 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 184 (34.72%) CISSP
2 110 (20.75%) CISM
3 99 (18.68%) Security Cleared
4 76 (14.34%) Degree
5 62 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (11.70%) SC Cleared
6 41 (7.74%) CEH
7 38 (7.17%) GIAC
8 36 (6.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 35 (6.60%) CISA
10 31 (5.85%) DV Cleared
11 27 (5.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 27 (5.09%) ISSAP
12 25 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 18 (3.40%) CCNP
14 16 (3.02%) CCSP
15 15 (2.83%) CCIE
16 13 (2.45%) CLAS
17 10 (1.89%) GSEC
17 10 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (13.96%) PCI DSS
3 36 (6.79%) COBIT
4 29 (5.47%) GDPR
4 29 (5.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (4.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (2.83%) JSP 440
7 14 (2.64%) QA
8 13 (2.45%) NIST 800
9 12 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (1.70%) PSD2
11 7 (1.32%) MISRA
12 6 (1.13%) GPG13
12 6 (1.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.75%) GCP
14 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.57%) PMO
14 3 (0.57%) RMADS
15 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.70%) Firmware
4 6 (1.13%) Docker
5 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.38%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.57%) CSIRT
2 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.57%) Nessus
3 2 (0.38%) Ansible
3 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.19%) Mesos
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.36%) Cisco
3 33 (6.23%) CheckPoint
4 27 (5.09%) Google
5 20 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.21%) Splunk
7 16 (3.02%) VMware
8 15 (2.83%) IBM
8 15 (2.83%) Oracle
8 15 (2.83%) Palo Alto
9 14 (2.64%) Citrix
10 13 (2.45%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.89%) Juniper
12 9 (1.70%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.51%) Apigee
13 8 (1.51%) CA
13 8 (1.51%) F5
14 7 (1.32%) NetApp
15 6 (1.13%) EMC
15 6 (1.13%) McAfee