Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 606 743
Rank change year-on-year -95 +137 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 517 766 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 375 630 517
UK median annual salary £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £93,750 £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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -146 429 £77,500 +3.33% 29
UK excluding London -78 217 £70,000 - 15
London -118 215 £82,500 +10.00% 14
South East -32 92 £74,000 +2.07% 1
North of England +8 50 £65,000 - 7
North West -7 34 £69,250 +6.54% 4
Midlands +15 31 £77,500 +10.71% 4
West Midlands +6 27 £77,500 +10.71% 3
East of England -2 22 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South West -47 15 £65,000 -11.86% 2
Yorkshire +19 13 £65,000 - 2
Scotland -17 5 £85,000 +61.90%
Wales +11 4 £65,493 +25.95%
North East - 3 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands +40 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 266 (51.45%) Security Architecture
2 212 (41.01%) Information Security
3 186 (35.98%) TOGAF
4 169 (32.69%) Cybersecurity
5 168 (32.50%) CISSP
6 140 (27.08%) Firewall
7 118 (22.82%) SABSA
8 113 (21.86%) Finance
9 105 (20.31%) SIEM
10 99 (19.15%) CISM
11 98 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 94 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 85 (16.44%) Network Security
14 78 (15.09%) Degree
15 72 (13.93%) Identity Access Management
16 69 (13.35%) PCI DSS
17 68 (13.15%) Enterprise Architecture
18 66 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 62 (11.99%) CESG
20 61 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
20 61 (11.80%) SC Cleared
21 60 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
22 53 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
23 51 (9.86%) Identity Management
24 46 (8.90%) SDLC
25 45 (8.70%) Risk Management
25 45 (8.70%) Web Services
25 45 (8.70%) Microsoft
26 43 (8.32%) Cisco
26 43 (8.32%) 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 9 (1.74%) SAS
2 4 (0.77%) Apache Geronimo
2 4 (0.77%) CMS
2 4 (0.77%) JBoss
2 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
2 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.77%) WildFly
3 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.39%) IIS
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (11.80%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (7.93%) IaaS
4 37 (7.16%) SaaS
5 36 (6.96%) Office 365
6 28 (5.42%) PaaS
7 15 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.90%) G Suite
7 15 (2.90%) Sumo Logic
8 10 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 140 (27.08%) Firewall
2 85 (16.44%) Network Security
3 33 (6.38%) WAN
4 29 (5.61%) LAN
5 21 (4.06%) MPLS
6 19 (3.68%) VPN
7 18 (3.48%) BGP
7 18 (3.48%) OSPF
8 16 (3.09%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (2.71%) DMZ
10 14 (2.71%) Internet
11 13 (2.51%) EIGRP
11 13 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (2.13%) VoIP
12 11 (2.13%) VPLS
13 10 (1.93%) IPsec
14 7 (1.35%) Wireless
15 5 (0.97%) DNS
16 4 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.45%) Big Data
2 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.39%) GIS
4 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.19%) Looker
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Maven
1 4 (0.77%) Selenium
2 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.19%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.19%) GDB
2 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.19%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (21.86%) Finance
2 38 (7.35%) Banking
3 28 (5.42%) Legal
4 24 (4.64%) Retail
5 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.13%) Marketing
7 10 (1.93%) Automotive
8 6 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.16%) Electronics
8 6 (1.16%) Publishing
9 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.77%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.58%) Law
11 3 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.70%) Web Services
2 20 (3.87%) OAuth
3 15 (2.90%) REST
3 15 (2.90%) RESTful
4 14 (2.71%) Middleware
5 13 (2.51%) OpenID
6 9 (1.74%) SAML
6 9 (1.74%) Spring
7 8 (1.55%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.55%) SOAP
8 7 (1.35%) J2EE
9 6 (1.16%) CGI
9 6 (1.16%) J2SE
9 6 (1.16%) RAML
9 6 (1.16%) Swagger
9 6 (1.16%) WebSockets
10 4 (0.77%) .NET
10 4 (0.77%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.58%) XML
12 2 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.99%) CESG
2 43 (8.32%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.54%) Management Information System
4 37 (7.16%) Data Centre
5 32 (6.19%) PKI
6 27 (5.22%) Cyberthreat
7 23 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (4.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 21 (4.06%) Cyber Defence
9 14 (2.71%) Smart Meter
10 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.55%) Cyber Attack
12 8 (1.55%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.16%) CMDB
15 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.80%) Windows
2 27 (5.22%) Linux
3 16 (3.09%) Unix
4 4 (0.77%) VMS
5 2 (0.39%) AIX
5 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) Android
6 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (51.45%) Security Architecture
2 212 (41.01%) Information Security
3 186 (35.98%) TOGAF
4 169 (32.69%) Cybersecurity
5 118 (22.82%) SABSA
6 105 (20.31%) SIEM
7 72 (13.93%) Identity Access Management
8 68 (13.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 60 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (9.86%) Identity Management
11 46 (8.90%) SDLC
12 45 (8.70%) Risk Management
13 40 (7.74%) Zachman Framework
14 38 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (6.77%) Risk Analysis
16 34 (6.58%) ITIL
16 34 (6.58%) Project Management
17 32 (6.19%) Presales
18 30 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.84%) Java
2 12 (2.32%) C
3 11 (2.13%) C++
4 9 (1.74%) SQL
5 6 (1.16%) Ada
6 5 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.97%) Python
7 3 (0.58%) C#
7 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.58%) Perl
8 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 168 (32.50%) CISSP
2 99 (19.15%) CISM
3 94 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 78 (15.09%) Degree
5 61 (11.80%) SC Cleared
6 53 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (8.12%) CEH
8 40 (7.74%) GIAC
9 35 (6.77%) CESG Certified Professional
10 33 (6.38%) DV Cleared
11 27 (5.22%) CISA
12 26 (5.03%) ISSAP
13 24 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (3.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 15 (2.90%) CCIE
16 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (2.13%) CCNP
18 10 (1.93%) CLAS
18 10 (1.93%) GSEC
18 10 (1.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (13.35%) PCI DSS
3 34 (6.58%) COBIT
3 34 (6.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (5.22%) GDPR
5 23 (4.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (3.48%) JSP 440
7 14 (2.71%) NIST 800
8 13 (2.51%) QA
9 12 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (1.35%) PSD2
11 6 (1.16%) GPG13
11 6 (1.16%) ISO 9001
11 6 (1.16%) MISRA
12 5 (0.97%) RMADS
13 4 (0.77%) GCP
13 4 (0.77%) PMO
14 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.39%) SSAE 16
15 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.55%) Docker
3 8 (1.55%) Firmware
4 3 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.39%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.77%) CSIRT
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) Nessus
4 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.19%) Mesos
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.19%) Nmap
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 45 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.32%) Cisco
3 31 (6.00%) Google
4 25 (4.84%) CheckPoint
5 23 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (4.06%) Splunk
7 16 (3.09%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.09%) VMware
8 15 (2.90%) Palo Alto
9 13 (2.51%) IBM
10 11 (2.13%) Citrix
10 11 (2.13%) Juniper
11 9 (1.74%) NetApp
12 8 (1.55%) Oracle
13 7 (1.35%) McAfee
14 6 (1.16%) Apigee
14 6 (1.16%) CA
14 6 (1.16%) EMC
14 6 (1.16%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.16%) HP