The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 563 675
Rank change year-on-year -40 +112  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 273 419 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 227 338 250
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 £94,250 £87,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -69 252 £75,000 +3.44% 32
London -6 144 £80,000 +6.66% 15
South East -23 45 £75,000 +7.14% 6
East of England +9 19 £70,000 +1.81% 4
Surrey +25 17 £76,250 +12.96% 1
Hertfordshire +13 16 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands -4 13 £65,000 -11.86% 3
Manchester -29 12 £87,500 +2.94% 2
North West -47 12 £87,500 +24.55% 3
City of London 0 10 £75,000 - 3
South West -2 10 £75,000 +15.38%
Canary Wharf - 9 £80,000 -
Oxfordshire +20 6 £75,000 +11.11%
Berkshire -9 6 £87,500 +25.00% 2
Oxford - 6 £75,000 -
Hampshire +21 5 £90,000 +2.85% 2
Scotland +14 5 £76,125 +21.80%
Coventry -2 5 £58,750 -24.19% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £73,500 -
Stevenage - 5 - - 1
Watford - 5 £65,000 -
Southampton - 4 £90,000 -
Home Counties - 4 £75,000 -
West Yorkshire +13 3 £61,250 -16.94%
Maidenhead +9 3 £90,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire +1 3 £61,250 -16.94%
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 £74,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £57,250 -
Malvern - 3 - -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 290 (49.83%) Security Architecture
2 238 (40.89%) Information Security
3 183 (31.44%) CISSP
4 158 (27.15%) Cybersecurity
5 138 (23.71%) Finance
6 137 (23.54%) TOGAF
7 125 (21.48%) Firewall
8 105 (18.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 100 (17.18%) CISM
10 96 (16.49%) SIEM
10 96 (16.49%) Security Cleared
11 74 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
12 73 (12.54%) Enterprise Architecture
12 73 (12.54%) Degree
12 73 (12.54%) PCI DSS
13 72 (12.37%) SABSA
14 70 (12.03%) SC Cleared
15 69 (11.86%) Data Centre
16 65 (11.17%) Cisco
17 64 (11.00%) Data Protection
18 62 (10.65%) Network Security
19 60 (10.31%) Presales
20 52 (8.93%) CISA
21 51 (8.76%) Risk Management
21 51 (8.76%) Identity Access Management
22 44 (7.56%) Retail
22 44 (7.56%) WAN
22 44 (7.56%) Security Operations
23 43 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
23 43 (7.39%) PKI

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 12 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (1.37%) IIS
4 4 (0.69%) Apache
5 3 (0.52%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.34%) SAS
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.69%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.58%) SaaS
4 14 (2.41%) PaaS
5 12 (2.06%) IaaS
6 11 (1.89%) Office 365
7 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (21.48%) Firewall
2 62 (10.65%) Network Security
3 44 (7.56%) WAN
4 37 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (6.19%) LAN
6 33 (5.67%) MPLS
7 29 (4.98%) VPN
8 22 (3.78%) BGP
9 20 (3.44%) Wireless
10 19 (3.26%) Internet
11 17 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (2.92%) OSPF
12 15 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (2.41%) SSL
14 10 (1.72%) DNS
15 9 (1.55%) Cisco Wireless
15 9 (1.55%) HTTP
15 9 (1.55%) VPLS
16 8 (1.37%) DHCP
16 8 (1.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.37%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.20%) Big Data
3 5 (0.86%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.17%) DB2
5 1 (0.17%) Looker
5 1 (0.17%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.72%) 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
1 138 (23.71%) Finance
2 44 (7.56%) Retail
3 32 (5.50%) Banking
4 14 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.55%) Law
6 8 (1.37%) Games
6 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.20%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.03%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Electronics
9 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Military
9 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) International Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.23%) REST
2 12 (2.06%) Web Services
3 8 (1.37%) Middleware
3 8 (1.37%) XML
4 7 (1.20%) OAuth
5 5 (0.86%) HTML
5 5 (0.86%) Java EE
5 5 (0.86%) RAML
5 5 (0.86%) Swagger
5 5 (0.86%) WebSockets
6 4 (0.69%) JCE
6 4 (0.69%) RESTful
7 3 (0.52%) .NET
7 3 (0.52%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.34%) JSON
8 2 (0.34%) SAML
9 1 (0.17%) CSS
9 1 (0.17%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.39%) PKI
3 42 (7.22%) Management Information System
4 39 (6.70%) Computer Science
5 38 (6.53%) Security Operations Centre
6 31 (5.33%) CESG
7 28 (4.81%) Cyber Defence
8 20 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.55%) Fintech
12 8 (1.37%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.03%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.86%) Blog
14 5 (0.86%) BYOD
14 5 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.86%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.36%) Linux
1 37 (6.36%) Windows
2 21 (3.61%) Unix
3 3 (0.52%) VMS
3 3 (0.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.17%) AIX
4 1 (0.17%) Solaris
4 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (49.83%) Security Architecture
2 238 (40.89%) Information Security
3 158 (27.15%) Cybersecurity
4 137 (23.54%) TOGAF
5 96 (16.49%) SIEM
6 73 (12.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 72 (12.37%) SABSA
8 64 (11.00%) Data Protection
9 60 (10.31%) Presales
10 51 (8.76%) Identity Access Management
10 51 (8.76%) Risk Management
11 44 (7.56%) Security Operations
12 43 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (6.70%) Mentoring
14 38 (6.53%) Identity Management
14 38 (6.53%) ITIL
15 35 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (5.84%) Vulnerability Management
17 33 (5.67%) Security Management
18 32 (5.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.15%) Java
2 10 (1.72%) C
2 10 (1.72%) Python
3 8 (1.37%) C++
4 7 (1.20%) SQL
5 6 (1.03%) PHP
6 5 (0.86%) C#
7 4 (0.69%) Ruby
8 2 (0.34%) Ada
8 2 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 183 (31.44%) CISSP
2 100 (17.18%) CISM
3 96 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 74 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (12.54%) Degree
6 70 (12.03%) SC Cleared
7 52 (8.93%) CISA
8 38 (6.53%) CCNP
9 31 (5.33%) CCSP
10 30 (5.15%) CCIE
11 29 (4.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 29 (4.98%) ISSAP
12 23 (3.95%) DV Cleared
13 22 (3.78%) CEH
13 22 (3.78%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (3.26%) SANS
15 18 (3.09%) GIAC
16 15 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (2.23%) CCSE
17 13 (2.23%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (18.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (12.54%) PCI DSS
3 22 (3.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (3.26%) COBIT
5 18 (3.09%) GDPR
6 10 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (1.55%) RMADS
8 8 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.20%) QA
10 6 (1.03%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.69%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.34%) MISRA
12 2 (0.34%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.17%) MiFID
13 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 22 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) Firmware
3 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Docker
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.58%) Puppet
2 13 (2.23%) Ansible
3 9 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.69%) Mesos
6 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.69%) QRadar
6 4 (0.69%) Salt
7 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.52%) Nagios
8 2 (0.34%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.34%) WSUS
9 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.17%) Nessus
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 65 (11.17%) Cisco
2 41 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.87%) CheckPoint
4 39 (6.70%) Oracle
5 36 (6.19%) Palo Alto
6 25 (4.30%) VMware
7 24 (4.12%) Splunk
8 23 (3.95%) Juniper
9 18 (3.09%) IBM
10 17 (2.92%) ArcSight
11 14 (2.41%) F5
12 13 (2.23%) Meraki
13 11 (1.89%) Citrix
14 10 (1.72%) EMC
14 10 (1.72%) NetApp
15 9 (1.55%) Arista
15 9 (1.55%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.55%) Interwoven
16 7 (1.20%) AlgoSec
16 7 (1.20%) SolarWinds
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