The median annual salary for a Senior Security Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Senior Security Architect
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 922 954
Rank change year-on-year +57 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Architect 25 10 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.010% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.011% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 27
Median salary £82,500 £80,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.12% +45.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £71,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -26.31% +29.54%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Architect in the UK

Senior Security Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Security Architect in the UK

Senior Security Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Architect over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Architect in the UK

Senior Security Architect
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +51 16 £82,500 +3.12%
London +38 10 £82,500 +3.12%
West Midlands - 3 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South East +44 1 £90,000 +20.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 £82,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £90,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £90,000 -
Coventry - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Architect in the job title.

1 35 (74.47%) Security Architecture
2 30 (63.83%) TOGAF
3 21 (44.68%) SIEM
4 20 (42.55%) PCI DSS
5 18 (38.30%) Mentoring
5 18 (38.30%) CISSP
6 17 (36.17%) CISM
6 17 (36.17%) Firewall
7 16 (34.04%) Information Security
8 15 (31.91%) Zachman Framework
8 15 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 15 (31.91%) MODAF
9 14 (29.79%) SABSA
10 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (23.40%) Finance
11 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (17.02%) SDLC
14 7 (14.89%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (14.89%) Project Management
14 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
14 7 (14.89%) Degree
15 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
15 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
15 6 (12.77%) ISSAP
15 6 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
16 5 (10.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 5 (10.64%) Computer Science

Senior 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (8.51%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Looker
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Middleware
1 4 (8.51%) RESTful
2 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Cyberthreat
1 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Blog
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Security Architecture
2 30 (63.83%) TOGAF
3 21 (44.68%) SIEM
4 18 (38.30%) Mentoring
5 16 (34.04%) Information Security
6 15 (31.91%) MODAF
6 15 (31.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (31.91%) Zachman Framework
7 14 (29.79%) SABSA
8 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (17.02%) SDLC
11 7 (14.89%) Project Management
12 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (12.77%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
13 4 (8.51%) Business Development
13 4 (8.51%) Consumerization
13 4 (8.51%) Data Encryption
13 4 (8.51%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) CISSP
2 17 (36.17%) CISM
3 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 6 (12.77%) ISSAP
7 5 (10.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (8.51%) CCSP
8 4 (8.51%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (8.51%) CISA
8 4 (8.51%) CREST Certified
8 4 (8.51%) GIAC
9 3 (6.38%) CCIE
9 3 (6.38%) CCNP
10 1 (2.13%) CCSM
10 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.13%) ISSEP
10 1 (2.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (42.55%) PCI DSS
2 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.51%) NIST 800
4 1 (2.13%) GDPR
4 1 (2.13%) MiFID
4 1 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Mesos
2 1 (2.13%) Nessus
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) Arista
2 2 (4.26%) Juniper
2 2 (4.26%) Meraki
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) NetApp
3 1 (2.13%) Veracode