Period
to 2 December 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Architect
UK > England
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 296 356
Rank change year-on-year -24 +60 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 565 259 519
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.83% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.89% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 171 355
10th Percentile £525 £488 £500
25th Percentile £581 £550 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £638 £600
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -7.69%
75th Percentile £750 £709 £688
90th Percentile £800 £775 £750
UK median daily rate £660 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +5.60% +4.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £70.75 £66.41 -
Median % change year-on-year +6.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.75 £66.41 £67.66
% change year-on-year +6.54% -1.85% +12.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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 contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 66,811 28,950 69,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 92.62% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,325 19,974 47,078
10th Percentile £300 £258 £255
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £514 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +8.21% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £501 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.37% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,983 1,046 2,402
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.33
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.78% +4.71%
75th Percentile £45.34 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.15 £55.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.91 £18.70
% change year-on-year -12.70% +22.55% +6.83%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 330 £700 +7.69% 66
South East -44 81 £600 +2.13% 12
South West -23 36 £650 +1.96% 10
Midlands -59 31 £625 - 17
West Midlands -58 25 £625 -1.96% 13
North of England -71 15 £650 +30.00% 11
North West -51 10 £625 +25.00% 8
East of England -46 9 £600 -2.04% 5
Yorkshire -46 4 £750 +36.36% 3
East Midlands -43 2 £663 +32.50% 4
North East - 1 £800 -
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 245 (43.36%) Security Architecture
2 238 (42.12%) Cybersecurity
3 194 (34.34%) Azure
4 169 (29.91%) AWS
5 167 (29.56%) Finance
6 145 (25.66%) CISSP
7 125 (22.12%) Security Cleared
8 122 (21.59%) Information Security
9 106 (18.76%) Firewall
10 101 (17.88%) SC Cleared
11 96 (16.99%) GCP
12 92 (16.28%) DevOps
13 88 (15.58%) Network Security
14 85 (15.04%) Risk Management
15 80 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
16 77 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (13.45%) Social Skills
18 71 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 71 (12.57%) SaaS
19 68 (12.04%) Banking
20 67 (11.86%) Threat Modelling
21 64 (11.33%) Terraform
22 63 (11.15%) Kubernetes
23 62 (10.97%) SABSA
24 61 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
25 60 (10.62%) TOGAF
26 58 (10.27%) Microsoft
27 56 (9.91%) Data Security
27 56 (9.91%) NIST
28 54 (9.56%) CISM

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 35 (6.19%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.06%) Confluence
4 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.18%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 194 (34.34%) Azure
2 169 (29.91%) AWS
3 96 (16.99%) GCP
4 71 (12.57%) SaaS
5 48 (8.50%) IaaS
6 40 (7.08%) PaaS
7 38 (6.73%) Microsoft 365
8 33 (5.84%) Serverless
9 32 (5.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (3.89%) Azure Sentinel
12 19 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.42%) AWS CloudTrail
13 8 (1.42%) AWS KMS
14 7 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (1.24%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.06%) Amazon S3
15 6 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 106 (18.76%) Firewall
2 88 (15.58%) Network Security
3 36 (6.37%) VPN
4 30 (5.31%) WAN
5 25 (4.42%) Internet
5 25 (4.42%) SD-WAN
6 22 (3.89%) SSL
7 21 (3.72%) IPsec
8 18 (3.19%) IKE
9 12 (2.12%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (1.95%) BGP
11 10 (1.77%) X.509
12 9 (1.59%) DNS
13 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.53%) DMZ
14 3 (0.53%) HTTP
14 3 (0.53%) Intranet
14 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.53%) VoIP
14 3 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.24%) Amazon Athena
2 5 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.71%) Power BI
3 4 (0.71%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.53%) Data Lake
4 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.53%) DataStax
4 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.35%) Big Data
5 2 (0.35%) GIS
5 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.18%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 15 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.59%) JIRA
3 8 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.53%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) GitLab
7 1 (0.18%) Gradle
7 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 167 (29.56%) Finance
2 76 (13.45%) Social Skills
3 68 (12.04%) Banking
4 41 (7.26%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.60%) Legal
6 23 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.72%) Financial Institution
8 17 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.83%) Games
9 16 (2.83%) Influencing Skills
10 15 (2.65%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.59%) Electronics
11 9 (1.59%) Police
12 8 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.42%) Law
12 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.42%) Marketing
13 7 (1.24%) Automotive
14 5 (0.88%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.37%) OAuth
2 26 (4.60%) OAuth2
3 22 (3.89%) SAML
4 15 (2.65%) .NET
5 8 (1.42%) OpenID
6 7 (1.24%) Web Services
7 6 (1.06%) Middleware
8 5 (0.88%) JWT
8 5 (0.88%) LDAP
9 3 (0.53%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.53%) ARM Templates
9 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (0.53%) ModSecurity
9 3 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.35%) Kafka
10 2 (0.35%) Keycloak
10 2 (0.35%) RESTful
10 2 (0.35%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.35%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.55%) Management Information System
2 33 (5.84%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.49%) PKI
4 30 (5.31%) Private Cloud
5 27 (4.78%) Public Cloud
6 18 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (3.01%) Hedge funds
8 16 (2.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 15 (2.65%) Cloud Native
10 14 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.24%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
15 4 (0.71%) Cyberattack
15 4 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.71%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.84%) Linux
2 29 (5.13%) Windows
3 13 (2.30%) Unix
4 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (43.36%) Security Architecture
2 238 (42.12%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (21.59%) Information Security
4 92 (16.28%) DevOps
5 85 (15.04%) Risk Management
6 80 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 77 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (11.86%) Threat Modelling
9 62 (10.97%) SABSA
10 61 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 60 (10.62%) TOGAF
12 56 (9.91%) Data Security
13 49 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
14 48 (8.50%) SIEM
15 47 (8.32%) Identity Access Management
16 44 (7.79%) Data Protection
17 43 (7.61%) Security Operations
18 41 (7.26%) OWASP
19 38 (6.73%) Privileged Access Management
20 37 (6.55%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.03%) Python
2 49 (8.67%) Java
3 29 (5.13%) C
4 28 (4.96%) C++
5 27 (4.78%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.89%) C#
7 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.53%) R
9 2 (0.35%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) Go
10 1 (0.18%) Groovy
10 1 (0.18%) Scala
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (25.66%) CISSP
2 125 (22.12%) Security Cleared
3 101 (17.88%) SC Cleared
4 54 (9.56%) CISM
5 36 (6.37%) CESG Certified Professional
5 36 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (5.84%) Degree
7 32 (5.66%) CISA
8 30 (5.31%) CRISC
9 23 (4.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 17 (3.01%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (2.12%) GIAC
13 11 (1.95%) SANS
14 10 (1.77%) CCIE
15 9 (1.59%) CSSLP
16 8 (1.42%) CISMP
17 7 (1.24%) CCNP
17 7 (1.24%) CCSP
17 7 (1.24%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (9.91%) NIST
3 51 (9.03%) GDPR
4 47 (8.32%) NCSC
5 17 (3.01%) NIST 800
6 15 (2.65%) COBIT
6 15 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (2.30%) PCI DSS
8 11 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (1.24%) GRC
10 7 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (1.24%) JSP 440
10 7 (1.24%) RMADS
11 3 (0.53%) HMG Infosec
12 2 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.35%) QA
12 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 48 (8.50%) Docker
2 36 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.19%) vCloud
5 18 (3.19%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 64 (11.33%) Terraform
2 63 (11.15%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 12 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (1.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.59%) Ansible
7 2 (0.35%) CASB
8 1 (0.18%) Consul
8 1 (0.18%) Istio
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (10.27%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.79%) VMware
3 36 (6.37%) Google
4 33 (5.84%) Cisco
5 19 (3.36%) CA
6 12 (2.12%) SAP
7 8 (1.42%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.24%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.24%) IBM
8 7 (1.24%) Oracle
8 7 (1.24%) Splunk
9 6 (1.06%) F5
9 6 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.88%) Sparx
11 4 (0.71%) CyberArk
11 4 (0.71%) Juniper
11 4 (0.71%) Okta
12 3 (0.53%) Concur
12 3 (0.53%) Infoblox
12 3 (0.53%) Varonis