We surveyed 81 security architects to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical security architect. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a security architect?

Low

High

Working as a security architect typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that security architects are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a security architect?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a security architect typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a security architect?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a security architect.