Security Architect

Security Architect

Security architects take responsibility for technical design of security systems and procedures within organisation.

The role will vary in responsibility depending on the size of the employer organisation but will usually include leading strategy and decision making around the technical design of the security as well as strategy and methodology used. Security architects need to understand the wider direction of technology being used to make informed decisions on the requirements and strategy moving forward.

Key skills

Due to the nature of their role, they need the ability to communicate technical concepts and requirements to leadership teams. They also use their ability to engage stakeholders to identify and understand business problems and turn these into complex but easily explained security strategy.

The key technical knowledge needed for a role as a security architect will depend on the type of organisation but will usually involve a high level of technical skill and the ability to understand and communicate complex cyber security concepts and technology.

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Security Architect FAQs

What is the average salary for a security architect in the region?

The average security architect salary in the North East in 2022 was £47,000.

Do I need a degree to become a security architect?

Although a degree in computer science or cyber security would be a great starting point for this type of role your technical skills and experience will be much more crucial. When applying for roles at this level your understanding of the technologies you'll be working with as well as your experience within the sector will be the most important factors.

What roles could I start with to progress to a security architect?

If you're goal is to become a security architect then entry level roles focussing on cyber security, such as secruity analyst positions, are a great place to start.

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