The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architect
UK
Rank 564 625 698
Rank change year-on-year +61 +73  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 312 356 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 257 287 194
Median salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,600 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +59 295 £75,000 +7.14% 43
London +64 157 £80,000 +6.66% 26
South East +82 66 £75,000 +7.14% 6
Berkshire +38 34 £75,000 +8.30% 1
Surrey +49 23 £90,000 +28.57% 3
South West +19 21 £65,000 +4.00% 2
East of England +13 13 £82,500 +3.12%
North West -11 13 £77,500 +14.81% 3
Reading +28 12 £68,750 -1.78% 1
Yorkshire +29 11 £65,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +15 10 £100,000 +42.85%
Bristol +5 10 £70,000 +12.00% 1
City of London +27 9 £80,000 +23.07% 5
Manchester -21 9 £77,500 +14.81% 3
Gloucester +6 8 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire +3 8 £65,000 +4.00% 1
West Yorkshire +36 7 £56,250 +2.27% 1
West Midlands +13 7 £78,750 +26.00% 3
Leeds +24 6 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £80,000 +14.28%
Hampshire +21 5 £80,000 +3.22% 1
Feltham - 5 £67,500 -
North Yorkshire +4 4 £75,000 +15.38%
Coventry +16 3 £75,000 +36.36%
Milton Keynes 0 3 £80,000 +14.28%
Cambridge - 3 £65,000 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £82,500 -
Portsmouth - 3 £80,000 -
Royston - 3 £65,000 -
Camberley - 3 £95,000 - 1

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 335 (50.07%) Security Architecture
2 282 (42.15%) Information Security
3 202 (30.19%) CISSP
4 167 (24.96%) Cybersecurity
5 155 (23.17%) Firewall
6 123 (18.39%) CISM
7 120 (17.94%) TOGAF
8 117 (17.49%) Finance
9 114 (17.04%) Cisco
10 113 (16.89%) Security Cleared
11 107 (15.99%) Presales
12 99 (14.80%) SIEM
13 96 (14.35%) SC Cleared
14 93 (13.90%) Network Security
14 93 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 87 (13.00%) Degree
16 86 (12.86%) Data Protection
17 85 (12.71%) CISA
18 78 (11.66%) SABSA
19 76 (11.36%) PCI DSS
20 70 (10.46%) Data Centre
21 65 (9.72%) Management Information System
22 63 (9.42%) Palo Alto
23 62 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
24 58 (8.67%) Security Operations
25 55 (8.22%) Identity Access Management
26 53 (7.92%) CheckPoint
26 53 (7.92%) VPN
26 53 (7.92%) PKI
26 53 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection

Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 27 (4.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.49%) JBoss
3 10 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.35%) Apache
5 4 (0.60%) IIS
6 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.45%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.35%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.90%) SaaS
5 5 (0.75%) IaaS
5 5 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (23.17%) Firewall
2 93 (13.90%) Network Security
3 53 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 53 (7.92%) VPN
4 46 (6.88%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (6.73%) WAN
6 36 (5.38%) MPLS
7 31 (4.63%) LAN
8 26 (3.89%) SSL
8 26 (3.89%) Wireless
9 25 (3.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (3.44%) BGP
11 19 (2.84%) LDAP
11 19 (2.84%) OSPF
12 18 (2.69%) HTTP
13 15 (2.24%) DNS
14 11 (1.64%) Multicast
15 10 (1.49%) Wireshark
16 9 (1.35%) VLAN
16 9 (1.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.98%) Big Data
2 22 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.15%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (1.49%) AppScan
2 10 (1.49%) Burp Suite
2 10 (1.49%) Paros
3 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 117 (17.49%) Finance
2 31 (4.63%) Banking
2 31 (4.63%) Retail
3 26 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.54%) Legal
5 15 (2.24%) Games
6 14 (2.09%) Advertising
7 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.94%) Web Services
2 9 (1.35%) AngularJS
2 9 (1.35%) Node.js
2 9 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (1.05%) Middleware
3 7 (1.05%) SAML
4 6 (0.90%) Java EE
4 6 (0.90%) OpenID
4 6 (0.90%) REST
5 5 (0.75%) .NET
5 5 (0.75%) JCE
5 5 (0.75%) OAuth2
5 5 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.45%) RESTful
6 3 (0.45%) SPNEGO
7 2 (0.30%) iOS SDK
7 2 (0.30%) OAuth
7 2 (0.30%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.30%) XML
8 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.46%) Data Centre
2 65 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 53 (7.92%) PKI
4 50 (7.47%) Computer Science
5 44 (6.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 33 (4.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 32 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (4.04%) CESG
9 19 (2.84%) Cyber Defence
9 19 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
10 13 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.49%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.49%) Fintech
11 10 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.35%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
14 5 (0.75%) Blog
14 5 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.98%) Linux
2 38 (5.68%) Unix
3 37 (5.53%) Windows
4 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.60%) VMS
6 3 (0.45%) CentOS
6 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (50.07%) Security Architecture
2 282 (42.15%) Information Security
3 167 (24.96%) Cybersecurity
4 120 (17.94%) TOGAF
5 107 (15.99%) Presales
6 99 (14.80%) SIEM
7 86 (12.86%) Data Protection
8 78 (11.66%) SABSA
9 58 (8.67%) Security Operations
10 55 (8.22%) Identity Access Management
11 49 (7.32%) Identity Management
12 48 (7.17%) Risk Management
12 48 (7.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 47 (7.03%) Fraud Detection
13 47 (7.03%) ITIL
14 45 (6.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 44 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
16 43 (6.43%) Kalman Filter
17 41 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
18 39 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (7.77%) Java
2 36 (5.38%) C
3 16 (2.39%) Python
4 14 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.79%) SQL
6 9 (1.35%) Ruby
7 6 (0.90%) C++
8 5 (0.75%) C#
8 5 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.30%) Perl
9 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 202 (30.19%) CISSP
2 123 (18.39%) CISM
3 113 (16.89%) Security Cleared
4 96 (14.35%) SC Cleared
5 87 (13.00%) Degree
6 85 (12.71%) CISA
7 62 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (5.68%) CCIE
9 34 (5.08%) DV Cleared
10 32 (4.78%) GIAC
11 31 (4.63%) CEH
12 27 (4.04%) CESG Certified Professional
13 26 (3.89%) CCNP
14 24 (3.59%) ISSAP
14 24 (3.59%) SANS
15 19 (2.84%) GCED
15 19 (2.84%) GPEN
15 19 (2.84%) GPPA
15 19 (2.84%) GSSP-JAVA
15 19 (2.84%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.24%) RMADS
4 14 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (1.49%) PMO
6 9 (1.35%) QA
6 9 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 6 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.75%) COBIT
9 5 (0.75%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.75%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.45%) GPG13
11 2 (0.30%) BS7799
11 2 (0.30%) GDPR
11 2 (0.30%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.30%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 39 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.69%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.60%) Docker
4 4 (0.60%) IAG
5 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.45%) Xen
6 2 (0.30%) Firmware
6 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 19 (2.84%) Puppet
2 16 (2.39%) Ansible
2 16 (2.39%) QRadar
3 10 (1.49%) HP Fortify
3 10 (1.49%) WebInspect
4 9 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 7 (1.05%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (0.90%) CSIRT
7 5 (0.75%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.60%) Mesos
8 4 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.60%) Salt
9 3 (0.45%) Nagios
10 2 (0.30%) Nessus
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 114 (17.04%) Cisco
2 63 (9.42%) Palo Alto
3 53 (7.92%) CheckPoint
4 49 (7.32%) Juniper
5 48 (7.17%) Splunk
6 46 (6.88%) VMware
7 34 (5.08%) Oracle
8 33 (4.93%) Microsoft
9 27 (4.04%) ArcSight
10 25 (3.74%) F5
11 20 (2.99%) IBM
12 19 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (2.69%) AlgoSec
14 16 (2.39%) Imperva
14 16 (2.39%) Meraki
15 15 (2.24%) LogLogic
16 13 (1.94%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.79%) Symantec
18 11 (1.64%) HP
19 10 (1.49%) NetApp
Surrey
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Required IT Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Parity Professionals
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: From £49,772 to £59,400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, UK
Wipro
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Charles Taylor InsureTech Limited
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum £65,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 - 95,000k + great package
Posted: 4 days ago