Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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

Security Architect
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 155 203
Rank change year-on-year +17 +48 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 24 44 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.87% 1.14% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.17% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 3
Birmingham median annual salary £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +3.70%
10th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £63,100
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,625 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.72% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 2,675 3,745 3,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.75% 96.82% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,284 2,719 3,105
Birmingham median annual salary £46,308 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.91% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in Birmingham

Security Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Security Architect in Birmingham

Security Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in Birmingham

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, Security Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 22 (91.67%) Information Security
2 21 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 19 (79.17%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (75.00%) Azure
4 18 (75.00%) AWS
4 18 (75.00%) SIEM
4 18 (75.00%) Firewall
5 17 (70.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
5 17 (70.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (70.83%) Data Privacy
5 17 (70.83%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (70.83%) Security Operations
6 5 (20.83%) IaaS
6 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (20.83%) PaaS
6 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
7 4 (16.67%) CISSP
7 4 (16.67%) ISEB
7 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (16.67%) SABSA
8 3 (12.50%) CRISC
8 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 3 (12.50%) CISM
8 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
9 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
10 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 18 (75.00%) AWS
1 18 (75.00%) Azure
2 5 (20.83%) IaaS
2 5 (20.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 17 (70.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
General
1 3 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 21 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (70.83%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Information Security
2 19 (79.17%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (75.00%) SIEM
4 17 (70.83%) Data Privacy
4 17 (70.83%) Security Operations
4 17 (70.83%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (20.83%) TOGAF
6 4 (16.67%) SABSA
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) DevSecOps
8 1 (4.17%) Due Diligence
8 1 (4.17%) Gantt Chart
8 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Thought Leadership
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) CISM
2 3 (12.50%) CRISC
3 1 (4.17%) CEH
3 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) OSCP
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) EMC
2 1 (4.17%) NetApp
2 1 (4.17%) VMware