Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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

Information Security Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 322 348
Rank change year-on-year +38 +26 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 10 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.030% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.031% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 1
West Midlands median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22% +30.91%
10th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £79,000 £72,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,272 9,526 11,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.42% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,435 7,913 8,955
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Information Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Architect in the West Midlands

Information Security Architect
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Information Security Architect in the West Midlands

Information Security Architect
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Architect in the West Midlands

Information Security Architect
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 9 £77,500 +10.71%
Coventry - 1 - -
Information Security Architect
England

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Information 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 West Midlands region featuring Information Security Architect in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) SIEM
3 8 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (80.00%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (80.00%) Presales
3 8 (80.00%) Forcepoint
3 8 (80.00%) Software Optimisation
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) WLAN
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) CCNP
3 8 (80.00%) CCDP
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (80.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (80.00%) Fortinet
3 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 8 (80.00%) Tufin
3 8 (80.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 8 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (10.00%) GDB
5 1 (10.00%) SaaS
5 1 (10.00%) PaaS

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
2 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) WLAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) FTP
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) SMTP
3 1 (10.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Burp Suite
1 1 (10.00%) GDB
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (10.00%) sqlmap
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Cyberthreat
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (80.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) Cyberattack
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Kali Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (90.00%) SIEM
3 8 (80.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (80.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 8 (80.00%) Presales
3 8 (80.00%) Software Optimisation
3 8 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) OWASP
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) SABSA
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) CCDP
1 8 (80.00%) CCNP
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CASB
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) Nmap
1 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (80.00%) Forcepoint
2 8 (80.00%) Fortinet
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
2 8 (80.00%) Tufin
3 1 (10.00%) VMware