Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1127 1201 1272
Rank change year-on-year +74 +71 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Architect 55 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.013% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 34
UK median annual salary £82,500 £54,788 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.58% -21.73% -11.45%
10th Percentile £57,500 £49,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £107,000 £88,375 £124,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 £52,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +49.04% -25.71% -11.45%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Senior Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Architect in the UK

Senior Security Architect
Top 6 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 6 months to 22 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 +41 38 £85,000 +13.33% 1
London +7 20 £92,500 +23.33% 1
UK excluding London +47 18 £77,500 +49.04%
South East +52 11 £66,250 +27.40%
Midlands +36 7 £77,500 +3.33%
West Midlands +9 7 £77,500 +3.33%

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 40 (72.73%) Security Architecture
2 33 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 23 (41.82%) PCI DSS
4 21 (38.18%) SABSA
5 20 (36.36%) Information Security
6 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
7 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (25.45%) Zachman Framework
9 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
9 13 (23.64%) Firewall
10 11 (20.00%) Finance
10 11 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (20.00%) SIEM
10 11 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (16.36%) Java
12 9 (16.36%) CISSP
12 9 (16.36%) COBIT
12 9 (16.36%) MODAF
12 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
12 9 (16.36%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (14.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (14.55%) CESG
13 8 (14.55%) CISM
14 7 (12.73%) SDLC
14 7 (12.73%) JSP 440
15 6 (10.91%) LAN
15 6 (10.91%) WAN
16 5 (9.09%) Risk Assessment

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Geronimo
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) JBoss
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.82%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) LAN
2 6 (10.91%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) Looker
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) J2EE
1 4 (7.27%) J2SE
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) OAuth
3 1 (1.82%) OpenID
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (14.55%) CESG
3 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
1 1 (1.82%) Unix
1 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Security Architecture
2 33 (60.00%) TOGAF
3 21 (38.18%) SABSA
4 20 (36.36%) Information Security
5 19 (34.55%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (25.45%) Zachman Framework
7 11 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (20.00%) SIEM
8 10 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
9 9 (16.36%) MODAF
10 7 (12.73%) SDLC
11 5 (9.09%) Information Assurance
11 5 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (7.27%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (7.27%) Cryptography
12 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
13 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) Java
2 4 (7.27%) C++
3 3 (5.45%) C
3 3 (5.45%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) CISSP
3 8 (14.55%) CISM
4 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
5 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.45%) CEH
6 3 (5.45%) GIAC
7 2 (3.64%) CCNP
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.82%) CCIE
8 1 (1.82%) CCSM
8 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.82%) CISA
8 1 (1.82%) CLAS
8 1 (1.82%) CSSLP
8 1 (1.82%) MCSE
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.82%) PCI DSS
2 18 (32.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (16.36%) COBIT
5 8 (14.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (12.73%) JSP 440
7 4 (7.27%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.82%) GDPR
8 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.82%) MiFID
8 1 (1.82%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Ansible
1 1 (1.82%) HP Fortify
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Mesos
1 1 (1.82%) Nessus
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
1 1 (1.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco
1 1 (1.82%) HP
1 1 (1.82%) IBM
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.82%) NetApp
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle
1 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
1 1 (1.82%) Veracode
1 1 (1.82%) VMware