Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Architect was £76,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 195 183
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Architect 38 7 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.01% 0.18% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.19% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 38
Birmingham median annual salary £76,250 £70,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.93% +1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £66,250 £63,100 £52,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.39% +5.36% -

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 3,661 3,737 4,677
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 96.31% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,656 3,068 3,466
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £24,424
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 36 (94.74%) SIEM
2 32 (84.21%) CheckPoint
2 32 (84.21%) Data Centre
2 32 (84.21%) Presales
3 27 (71.05%) CCDP
3 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (68.42%) CCNP
4 26 (68.42%) WAN
4 26 (68.42%) Cisco
4 26 (68.42%) Fortinet
4 26 (68.42%) Load Balancing
5 25 (65.79%) Network Security
5 25 (65.79%) Juniper
6 24 (63.16%) ITIL
6 24 (63.16%) ITIL V3
7 20 (52.63%) Information Security
8 19 (50.00%) CISSP
9 17 (44.74%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (42.11%) Software Optimisation
10 16 (42.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 16 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (42.11%) VMware
10 16 (42.11%) LAN
10 16 (42.11%) WLAN
10 16 (42.11%) VPN
10 16 (42.11%) Tufin
10 16 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (42.11%) Incident Management
11 15 (39.47%) Forcepoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (21.05%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) IaaS
1 6 (15.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) WAN
2 25 (65.79%) Network Security
3 16 (42.11%) LAN
3 16 (42.11%) VPN
3 16 (42.11%) WLAN
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (26.32%) Wireless
5 8 (21.05%) BGP
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (21.05%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (21.05%) DHCP
5 8 (21.05%) DNS
5 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
5 8 (21.05%) FWSM
5 8 (21.05%) SNMP
5 8 (21.05%) SSL
5 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 8 (21.05%) VLAN
5 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 6 (15.79%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 32 (84.21%) Data Centre
2 17 (44.74%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (23.68%) FlexPod
5 7 (18.42%) Management Information System
6 6 (15.79%) CMDB
6 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
6 6 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (10.53%) PKI
8 1 (2.63%) Cyberattack
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) SIEM
2 32 (84.21%) Presales
3 26 (68.42%) Load Balancing
4 24 (63.16%) ITIL
4 24 (63.16%) ITIL V3
5 20 (52.63%) Information Security
6 16 (42.11%) Incident Management
6 16 (42.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 16 (42.11%) Software Optimisation
6 16 (42.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (26.32%) Application Performance Management
7 10 (26.32%) DNA
7 10 (26.32%) Migration
7 10 (26.32%) Performance Management
7 10 (26.32%) Security Management
8 9 (23.68%) Converged Infrastructure
8 9 (23.68%) Value Proposition
9 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 8 (21.05%) Network Design
10 7 (18.42%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) CCDP
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (68.42%) CCNP
3 19 (50.00%) CISSP
4 11 (28.95%) CCIE
5 8 (21.05%) CCSE
5 8 (21.05%) IISP
5 8 (21.05%) ISSAP
5 8 (21.05%) JNCIP
6 7 (18.42%) CEH
6 7 (18.42%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
7 6 (15.79%) ISEB
7 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
7 6 (15.79%) PMP
8 4 (10.53%) CISA
8 4 (10.53%) CISMP
9 1 (2.63%) ISACA
9 1 (2.63%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (18.42%) GPG13
2 7 (18.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.26%) GDPR
4 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (26.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) CASB
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (21.05%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) CheckPoint
2 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 26 (68.42%) Fortinet
3 25 (65.79%) Juniper
4 16 (42.11%) Tufin
4 16 (42.11%) VMware
5 15 (39.47%) Forcepoint
6 11 (28.95%) Palo Alto
7 10 (26.32%) Aruba
7 10 (26.32%) F5
7 10 (26.32%) Infoblox
7 10 (26.32%) Meraki
7 10 (26.32%) Riverbed
7 10 (26.32%) SolarWinds
7 10 (26.32%) Sophos
8 9 (23.68%) HP
8 9 (23.68%) McAfee
9 8 (21.05%) IBM
9 8 (21.05%) LogRhythm
9 8 (21.05%) Splunk