Period
to 25 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Technical Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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

Security Technical Architect
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1147 1241 1304
Rank change year-on-year +94 +63 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 36 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 8
UK median annual salary £87,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% +12.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £75,000 £51,650 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £90,513 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £87,500 £65,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year +34.62% +10.64% -9.62%

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 170504 195110 215041
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138625 163935 176370
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Security Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect.

Salary trend for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +104 36 £87,500 +22.81% 1
UK excluding London +75 24 £87,500 +34.62% 1
South East - 11 £81,250 -
London +45 10 £90,000 +50.00%
East of England +20 8 - -
North West - 5 £87,500 -
North of England - 5 £87,500 -

Security Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
3 9 (25.00%) CCIE
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 6 (16.67%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 6 (16.67%) CESG
5 6 (16.67%) Banking
5 6 (16.67%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) Electronics
5 6 (16.67%) Firewall
5 6 (16.67%) Firmware
6 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.89%) CCNP
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
6 5 (13.89%) CCSM
7 4 (11.11%) Analytics
7 4 (11.11%) Apigee
7 4 (11.11%) Presales
7 4 (11.11%) Microservices
7 4 (11.11%) API Design
7 4 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (11.11%) RAML
7 4 (11.11%) Swagger
7 4 (11.11%) REST

Security Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
2 6 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) OAuth
1 4 (11.11%) RAML
1 4 (11.11%) REST
1 4 (11.11%) Swagger
1 4 (11.11%) WebSockets
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) CESG
3 2 (5.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Solaris
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (16.67%) DevOps
2 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance
2 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Analytics
3 4 (11.11%) API Design
3 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.11%) B2B
3 4 (11.11%) B2C
3 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (11.11%) Kanban
3 4 (11.11%) Microservices
3 4 (11.11%) Presales
3 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 4 (11.11%) Scrum
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (8.33%) SIEM
4 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) CCIE
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) CCSM
5 4 (11.11%) CISSP
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE Security
6 2 (5.56%) CCSE
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (5.56%) GDPR
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Blue Coat
1 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) Apigee
2 4 (11.11%) CA
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 3 (8.33%) Juniper
3 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Forcepoint
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Sophos