The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
England / West Midlands
Rank 194 195 206
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 19 47 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.77% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.87% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 9
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £65,000 £61,215
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.18%  

Security Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4249 5420 4224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 89.96% 88.26% 83.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3440 4367 3531
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
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 Security Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +12 9 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Birmingham -10 5 £60,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £82,500 -
Worcestershire -10 2 £45,750 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £61,250 - 1
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 21 (46.67%) CISSP
2 20 (44.44%) Information Security
3 16 (35.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 14 (31.11%) ITIL
6 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
7 11 (24.44%) Firewall
8 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 9 (20.00%) CISM
9 9 (20.00%) LAN
9 9 (20.00%) Degree
9 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (20.00%) Line Management
9 9 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (17.78%) SIEM
11 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
11 7 (15.56%) WAN
11 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
12 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
12 6 (13.33%) Business Continuity
12 6 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (11.11%) Presales
13 5 (11.11%) ISO27002
13 5 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (11.11%) Network Security

Security Architecture
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) Firewall
2 9 (20.00%) LAN
3 7 (15.56%) WAN
4 6 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (11.11%) DNS
5 5 (11.11%) HTTP
5 5 (11.11%) Network Security
5 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 3 (6.67%) SNMP
6 3 (6.67%) VLAN
6 3 (6.67%) VPN
7 2 (4.44%) Skype
7 2 (4.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.22%) MPLS
General
1 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
2 11 (24.44%) Security Architect
3 9 (20.00%) Head of Security
4 7 (15.56%) Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 5 (11.11%) Security Manager
5 5 (11.11%) SOC Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Information Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (8.89%) IT Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.22%) Blog
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
1 1 (2.22%) Unix
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Information Security
2 15 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 14 (31.11%) ITIL
4 10 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 9 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (20.00%) Line Management
5 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.78%) SIEM
7 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
8 6 (13.33%) Business Continuity
8 6 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.11%) Open Source
9 5 (11.11%) Presales
10 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (8.89%) IT Strategy
10 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.89%) Threat Analysis
10 4 (8.89%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) CISSP
2 9 (20.00%) CISM
2 9 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) CCSP
4 3 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (6.67%) CISA
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) ISSAP
4 3 (6.67%) PCI QSA
5 2 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) CISMP
5 2 (4.44%) CLAS
5 2 (4.44%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.44%) CRISC
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.22%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (11.11%) ISO27002
4 3 (6.67%) ISO22301
4 3 (6.67%) ISO27005
5 2 (4.44%) COBIT
5 2 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.22%) PA-DSS
6 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 5 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Cisco
2 2 (4.44%) EMC
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) SAP
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
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