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Cyber Security Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Cyber Security Architect builds and develops systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. Includes understanding of client computer systems, potential weak points in security, and monitoring and response to security issues.

Job Outlook

There were 187 Cyber Security Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5436 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst industry, which includes the Cyber Security Architect career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Cyber Security Architect jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $123,026.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $125,768.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Cyber Security Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $108,101.

Education and Experience

Posted Cyber Security Architect jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.93%
Bachelor's Degree65.03%
Master's Degree27.81%
Doctoral Degree4.38%
Other4.51%

Posted Cyber Security Architect jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years4.84%
3 to 5 years29.64%
6 to 8 years34.8%
9+ years30.72%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Cyber Security Architect positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (37.95%)
  • Communication (35.14%)
  • Leadership (29.3%)
  • Information Technology (20.68%)
  • Governance (20.24%)
  • Problem Solving (18.01%)
  • Research (16.57%)
  • Planning (16.37%)
  • Operations (15.65%)
  • Security Policies (15.56%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Microsoft Azure (23.29%)
  • IT Security Architecture (43.64%)
  • Identity And Access Management (33.6%)
  • Cyber Security (54.16%)
  • Computer Science (36.19%)
  • Firewall (20.76%)
  • Vulnerability (25.42%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Endpoint Security (7.25%)
  • Java (Programming Language) (7.29%)
  • Agile Methodology (8.73%)
  • Penetration Testing (9.67%)
  • Authentications (22.4%)
  • NIST 800-53 (8.63%)
  • Okta (8.59%)
  • DevSecOps (8.93%)
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence (10.03%)
  • Active Directory (9.08%)
  • Application Development (7.76%)
  • Infrastructure Security (10.75%)
  • Auditing (13.52%)
  • Technology Solutions (5.25%)
  • Access Controls (9.07%)
  • Automation (18.21%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (13.03%)
  • Business Requirements (10.56%)
  • Application Security (17.98%)
  • Architectural Design (8.67%)
  • Cloud Computing (8.37%)
  • Information Systems (18.11%)
  • Software As A Service (SaaS) (7.54%)
  • Amazon Web Services (25.21%)
  • Encryption (13.9%)
  • Configuration Management (8.08%)
  • Security Controls (17.94%)
  • Information Privacy (11.2%)
  • Operating Systems (12.6%)
  • Data Security (6.19%)
  • Directory Service (6.97%)
  • Enterprise Security (9.58%)
  • Cloud Security (17.64%)
  • Business Strategies (7.74%)
  • TCP/IP (4.85%)
  • Cryptography (14.45%)
  • Incident Response (14.69%)
  • Security Systems (11.05%)
  • DevOps (8.5%)
  • Linux (12.99%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (13.35%)
  • Key Management (3.74%)
  • Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) (4.31%)
  • Network Security (17.15%)
  • Scalability (9.42%)
  • Risk Management (14.67%)
  • Project Management (12.88%)
  • OAuth (9.78%)
  • Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (8.82%)
  • Security Engineering (9.56%)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 (12.96%)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (6.61%)
  • CI/CD (8.31%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (5.63%)
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (9.2%)
  • Public Key Infrastructure (7.55%)
  • Security Technology (5.44%)
  • Platform As A Service (PaaS) (4.87%)
  • Vulnerability Management (9.54%)
  • Risk Analysis (16.37%)
  • Security Information And Event Management (SIEM) (11.2%)
  • Tooling (4.21%)
  • Systems Development Life Cycle (9.33%)
  • Scripting (9.97%)
  • Solution Architecture (9.48%)
  • Mitigation (9.67%)
  • Security Requirements Analysis (18.28%)
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) (13.64%)
  • Threat Modeling (17%)
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) (4.63%)
  • Vulnerability Assessments (4.48%)
  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) (10.59%)
  • Privileged Access Management (10.44%)
  • Authorization (Computing) (13.88%)
  • Security Strategies (11.39%)
  • IT Security (16.26%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Secure Application Development (1.49%)
  • Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (3.42%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • IT Security Architecture (99.23%)
  • Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (7.77%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Cyber Security Architect skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Information Security Architect
  • Security Architect
  • IAM Architect
  • IT Security Architect
  • Principal Architect
  • Delivery Architect
  • Sailpoint Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Identity and Access Management Architect

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Cyber Security Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (346)
  • Beacon Hill Staffing Group (116)
  • Marriott International (90)
  • Cisco (85)
  • Amentum (81)
  • Ryder (77)
  • Motion Recruitment (57)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (55)
  • Cox Communications (54)
  • Grant Thornton (53)

North Carolina

  • First Citizens Bank (26)
  • Deloitte (9)
  • Wells Fargo (5)
  • Idexcel (3)
  • Technology Consulting (3)
  • First Citizens Bank And Trust Company (3)
  • Verizon Communications (3)
  • Peraton (3)
  • Marriott International (2)
  • Grant Thornton (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!