Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Solutions Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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

Security Solution Architect
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 189 215
Rank change year-on-year +33 +26 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 32 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.85% 0.16% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.16% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 3
Birmingham median annual salary £77,500 £64,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.09% +16.36% -
West Midlands median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +40.91% -21.43%

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 3,634 3,658 4,621
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.26% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,631 3,005 3,429
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,000 £24,320
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 Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Security Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Solutions Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 32 (100.00%) SIEM
1 32 (100.00%) Presales
1 32 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 26 (81.25%) Fortinet
2 26 (81.25%) Load Balancing
2 26 (81.25%) CCNP
2 26 (81.25%) CCDP
2 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (81.25%) WAN
2 26 (81.25%) Cisco
3 25 (78.13%) Network Security
4 24 (75.00%) ITIL V3
4 24 (75.00%) ITIL
4 24 (75.00%) Juniper
5 17 (53.13%) LAN
5 17 (53.13%) WLAN
5 17 (53.13%) VPN
5 17 (53.13%) Tufin
5 17 (53.13%) Incident Management
5 17 (53.13%) Software Optimisation
5 17 (53.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (53.13%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 17 (53.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (53.13%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (46.88%) CISSP
6 15 (46.88%) Forcepoint
6 15 (46.88%) VMware
7 14 (43.75%) Information Security

Security Solutions 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 9 (28.13%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) IaaS
1 6 (18.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) WAN
2 25 (78.13%) Network Security
3 17 (53.13%) LAN
3 17 (53.13%) VPN
3 17 (53.13%) WLAN
4 9 (28.13%) BGP
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco Firepower
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (28.13%) DHCP
4 9 (28.13%) DNS
4 9 (28.13%) Ethernet
4 9 (28.13%) FWSM
4 9 (28.13%) MPLS
4 9 (28.13%) OSPF
4 9 (28.13%) SNMP
4 9 (28.13%) SSL
4 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
4 9 (28.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 6 (18.75%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (53.13%) Cyberthreat
2 17 (53.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (25.00%) FlexPod
4 6 (18.75%) CMDB
4 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Presales
1 32 (100.00%) SIEM
2 26 (81.25%) Load Balancing
3 24 (75.00%) ITIL
3 24 (75.00%) ITIL V3
4 17 (53.13%) Incident Management
4 17 (53.13%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 17 (53.13%) Software Optimisation
4 17 (53.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (43.75%) Information Security
6 9 (28.13%) Application Performance Management
6 9 (28.13%) DNA
6 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
6 9 (28.13%) Migration
6 9 (28.13%) Network Design
6 9 (28.13%) Performance Management
6 9 (28.13%) Security Management
7 8 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
7 8 (25.00%) Line Management
7 8 (25.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) CCDP
1 26 (81.25%) CCNP
1 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CISSP
3 9 (28.13%) CCIE
3 9 (28.13%) CCSE
3 9 (28.13%) IISP
3 9 (28.13%) ISSAP
3 9 (28.13%) JNCIP
4 6 (18.75%) CEH
4 6 (18.75%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) ISEB
4 6 (18.75%) PMI Certification
4 6 (18.75%) PMP
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (18.75%) GPG13
2 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (28.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) CASB
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (28.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 26 (81.25%) Cisco
2 26 (81.25%) Fortinet
3 24 (75.00%) Juniper
4 17 (53.13%) Tufin
5 15 (46.88%) Forcepoint
5 15 (46.88%) VMware
6 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
7 9 (28.13%) Aruba
7 9 (28.13%) F5
7 9 (28.13%) IBM
7 9 (28.13%) Infoblox
7 9 (28.13%) LogRhythm
7 9 (28.13%) Meraki
7 9 (28.13%) Riverbed
7 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
7 9 (28.13%) Sophos
7 9 (28.13%) Splunk
8 8 (25.00%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) McAfee