Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Architecture
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 258 289
Rank change year-on-year -32 +31 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Architecture 33 81 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.71% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.80% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 55 24
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.23% -7.14% +64.71%
10th Percentile £37,825 £48,250 £53,975
90th Percentile £98,500 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +8.00%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9052 10159 9516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.76% 89.15% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7329 7943 7843
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Coventry +30 18 £46,875 -37.50%
Birmingham -12 10 £75,000 +15.38% 2
Warwickshire -4 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £52,500 -
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 13 (39.39%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (36.36%) Python
4 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 10 (30.30%) CISSP
4 10 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (27.27%) Firewall
5 9 (27.27%) Network Security
5 9 (27.27%) OWASP
5 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
6 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
6 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
6 8 (24.24%) OSCP
7 7 (21.21%) NIST 800
7 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
8 6 (18.18%) Fiddler
8 6 (18.18%) NAS
8 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 6 (18.18%) Nessus
8 6 (18.18%) Ruby
8 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) Perl
8 6 (18.18%) SQL
8 6 (18.18%) VPN
8 6 (18.18%) SNMP
8 6 (18.18%) SAN
8 6 (18.18%) NetApp
8 6 (18.18%) HP

Security Architecture
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Firewall
1 9 (27.27%) Network Security
2 6 (18.18%) NAS
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 6 (18.18%) SNMP
2 6 (18.18%) VPN
3 5 (15.15%) 802.11
3 5 (15.15%) HTTP
4 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.03%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.03%) LDAP
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) SSH
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 6 (18.18%) Looker
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Fiddler
2 4 (12.12%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.03%) GDB
3 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.03%) sqlmap
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
1 6 (18.18%) Penetration Tester
1 6 (18.18%) Security Architect
1 6 (18.18%) Tester
2 5 (15.15%) Head of Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) Head of Security
2 5 (15.15%) Security Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 5 (15.15%) Senior Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Senior Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Senior Security Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Architecture Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Chief Technology Officer
4 2 (6.06%) Head of Information
4 2 (6.06%) Head of IT
4 2 (6.06%) Head of Technology
4 2 (6.06%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.03%) OAuth
2 1 (3.03%) OpenID
2 1 (3.03%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) Kali Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 13 (39.39%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (27.27%) OWASP
4 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 6 (18.18%) Open Source
6 5 (15.15%) Patch Management
6 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
6 5 (15.15%) Social Engineering
6 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) DevOps
7 4 (12.12%) Security Management
8 3 (9.09%) Internal Audit
8 3 (9.09%) Prototyping
8 3 (9.09%) SDLC
8 3 (9.09%) SIEM
8 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
3 6 (18.18%) Perl
3 6 (18.18%) Ruby
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
4 5 (15.15%) C
4 5 (15.15%) C#
4 5 (15.15%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) CISSP
2 8 (24.24%) OSCP
3 5 (15.15%) CHECK Team Leader
3 5 (15.15%) CHECK Team Member
3 5 (15.15%) ISSEP
4 3 (9.09%) CISM
4 3 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 3 (9.09%) OSCE
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) CISA
5 2 (6.06%) CLAS
5 2 (6.06%) CRISC
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (3.03%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) CCNP
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PCI QSA
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.21%) NIST 800
2 7 (21.21%) PCI DSS
3 2 (6.06%) ISO 14001
3 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.03%) GDPR
4 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Fortify
1 6 (18.18%) Nessus
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) Nmap
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) HP
1 6 (18.18%) NetApp
1 6 (18.18%) Veracode
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee
3 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds