Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 382 476
Rank change year-on-year +58 +94 -43
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 559 598 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.63% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.72% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 396 267
England median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £463 £450 £425
90th Percentile £775 £764 £725
UK median daily rate £575 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £60.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -17.27% +38.93%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £60.44
% change year-on-year -30.00% -17.27% -3.30%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 66,180 82,804 81,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.33% 86.93% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,852 55,470 54,870
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,024 2,124 1,947
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.95 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.34% -5.14% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.04
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.50% +2.39%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Architecture in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 6 months to 15 November 2019. 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 +79 308 £625 +4.17% 48
South East +26 87 £563 -6.25% 22
North of England +29 57 £550 -8.33% 8
Midlands +26 44 £550 - 7
South West -3 42 £636 +21.14% 7
West Midlands +46 37 £550 -8.33% 6
North West +33 32 £563 +2.27% 2
East of England +34 20 £600 +13.48% 6
Yorkshire +17 20 £550 -8.33% 5
East Midlands +3 7 £525 -12.50% 1
North East +23 4 £575 -14.81% 1
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 199 (35.60%) Information Security
2 193 (34.53%) AWS
3 159 (28.44%) CISSP
4 151 (27.01%) Cybersecurity
5 131 (23.43%) Azure
6 125 (22.36%) Security Cleared
7 106 (18.96%) Finance
8 99 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (17.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 89 (15.92%) TOGAF
10 88 (15.74%) Firewall
11 85 (15.21%) SIEM
12 84 (15.03%) SC Cleared
13 82 (14.67%) CISM
14 72 (12.88%) DevOps
15 68 (12.16%) Management Information System
15 68 (12.16%) Network Security
16 66 (11.81%) Identity Access Management
17 65 (11.63%) Microsoft
18 62 (11.09%) PCI DSS
18 62 (11.09%) Security Operations
19 61 (10.91%) SaaS
20 59 (10.55%) Active Directory
21 58 (10.38%) Risk Management
22 57 (10.20%) NIST
23 56 (10.02%) PKI
24 54 (9.66%) Enterprise Architecture
25 52 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
26 50 (8.94%) Windows
26 50 (8.94%) GDPR

Security Architecture
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 23 (4.11%) OpenStack
2 18 (3.22%) IIS
3 10 (1.79%) Confluence
4 8 (1.43%) CMS
5 7 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.89%) Apache
7 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.36%) JBoss
9 2 (0.36%) SAS
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 193 (34.53%) AWS
2 131 (23.43%) Azure
3 61 (10.91%) SaaS
4 42 (7.51%) PaaS
5 30 (5.37%) Office 365
6 28 (5.01%) IaaS
7 25 (4.47%) GCP
8 18 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (3.04%) GitHub
10 15 (2.68%) Serverless
11 13 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.07%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.72%) Power Platform
17 3 (0.54%) Amazon Cognito
17 3 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
17 3 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.74%) Firewall
2 68 (12.16%) Network Security
3 31 (5.55%) VPN
4 29 (5.19%) Internet
4 29 (5.19%) WAN
5 23 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (3.40%) VLAN
7 17 (3.04%) DNS
8 13 (2.33%) LAN
9 11 (1.97%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.61%) IPsec
10 9 (1.61%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.43%) Wireless
12 7 (1.25%) HTTP
12 7 (1.25%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.25%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (1.25%) X.509
13 6 (1.07%) 3GPP
13 6 (1.07%) DHCP
14 5 (0.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.98%) Big Data
2 14 (2.50%) MySQL
3 13 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 11 (1.97%) SQL Server
6 9 (1.61%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.25%) Jackrabbit
7 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.07%) HBase
9 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.36%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.36%) Power BI
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.33%) JIRA
4 11 (1.97%) Burp Suite
5 9 (1.61%) GitLab
6 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.36%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (0.36%) MSI
8 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.18%) Hudson
9 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 106 (18.96%) Finance
2 37 (6.62%) Banking
3 34 (6.08%) Legal
4 30 (5.37%) Public Sector
5 27 (4.83%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.22%) Law
7 15 (2.68%) Retail
8 14 (2.50%) Marketing
9 10 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.25%) Electronics
11 6 (1.07%) Military
12 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Games
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Automotive
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
14 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.18%) International Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 343 (61.36%) Architect
2 257 (45.97%) Security Architect
3 76 (13.60%) Cloud Architect
4 59 (10.55%) Consultant
5 52 (9.30%) Security Consultant
6 47 (8.41%) Security Engineer
7 40 (7.16%) AWS Architect
8 37 (6.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 36 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 22 (3.94%) Enterprise Architect
11 22 (3.94%) Technical Architect
12 20 (3.58%) Information Architect
13 19 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
14 18 (3.22%) Analyst
14 18 (3.22%) Information Security Architect
15 16 (2.86%) Developer
15 16 (2.86%) Enterprise Security Architect
15 16 (2.86%) Information Assurance Architect
16 14 (2.50%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.41%) Web Services
2 31 (5.55%) SAML
3 27 (4.83%) OAuth
4 16 (2.86%) CSS
4 16 (2.86%) HTML
5 14 (2.50%) OpenID
6 13 (2.33%) .NET
7 8 (1.43%) JSON
7 8 (1.43%) REST
8 7 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (1.25%) HTML5
8 7 (1.25%) JSR 170
8 7 (1.25%) Middleware
8 7 (1.25%) OSGi
9 6 (1.07%) Kafka
9 6 (1.07%) LDAP
9 6 (1.07%) OAuth2
9 6 (1.07%) YAML
10 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 56 (10.02%) PKI
3 49 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 43 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.04%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.97%) SCADA
8 10 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
8 10 (1.79%) Online Banking
9 9 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.61%) N-Tier
9 9 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.43%) CESG
11 7 (1.25%) Bitcoin
11 7 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.25%) State Machine
11 7 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.94%) Windows
2 49 (8.77%) Linux
3 32 (5.72%) Unix
4 13 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 13 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.54%) Android
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) CentOS
9 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (35.60%) Information Security
2 151 (27.01%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (15.92%) TOGAF
5 85 (15.21%) SIEM
6 72 (12.88%) DevOps
7 66 (11.81%) Identity Access Management
8 62 (11.09%) Security Operations
9 58 (10.38%) Risk Management
10 54 (9.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 52 (9.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 49 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (8.59%) Data Protection
14 47 (8.41%) SDLC
15 45 (8.05%) Security Testing
16 43 (7.69%) OWASP
17 39 (6.98%) Penetration Testing
18 38 (6.80%) Cryptography
19 37 (6.62%) Analytics
19 37 (6.62%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.69%) Python
2 38 (6.80%) Java
3 27 (4.83%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.76%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.04%) C++
6 15 (2.68%) C
7 10 (1.79%) C#
8 9 (1.61%) PHP
9 5 (0.89%) Perl
9 5 (0.89%) SQL
10 4 (0.72%) Ruby
11 3 (0.54%) Go
11 3 (0.54%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 159 (28.44%) CISSP
2 125 (22.36%) Security Cleared
3 84 (15.03%) SC Cleared
4 82 (14.67%) CISM
5 45 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (6.80%) DV Cleared
7 35 (6.26%) SANS
8 33 (5.90%) Degree
9 29 (5.19%) CISA
9 29 (5.19%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (4.11%) GIAC
11 19 (3.40%) AWS Certification
12 17 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 14 (2.50%) ISSAP
15 13 (2.33%) CRISC
15 13 (2.33%) IISP
16 12 (2.15%) CSSLP
17 11 (1.97%) CCNP
17 11 (1.97%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (11.09%) PCI DSS
3 57 (10.20%) NIST
4 50 (8.94%) GDPR
5 25 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (3.94%) COBIT
7 16 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (1.97%) QA
9 9 (1.61%) RMADS
10 8 (1.43%) NCSC
11 7 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.25%) JSP 440
12 6 (1.07%) HMG Infosec
12 6 (1.07%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.72%) PMO
14 3 (0.54%) COSO
15 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
16 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
16 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 59 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.59%) Docker
3 22 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.33%) vSphere
5 9 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.25%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.07%) HDFS
8 3 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.54%) XenApp
8 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 46 (8.23%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.47%) CASB
3 18 (3.22%) Terraform
4 15 (2.68%) Nessus
5 14 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 12 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (2.15%) vCenter Server
7 11 (1.97%) Ansible
8 10 (1.79%) Puppet
9 8 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.25%) vRealize
11 5 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.72%) QRadar
12 4 (0.72%) Suricata
13 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 2 (0.36%) Grafana
13 2 (0.36%) HP Fortify
13 2 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
13 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 65 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.55%) Splunk
3 30 (5.37%) Cisco
4 22 (3.94%) VMware
5 20 (3.58%) Qualys
6 16 (2.86%) Google
7 14 (2.50%) McAfee
8 12 (2.15%) Greenplum
8 12 (2.15%) Oracle
9 10 (1.79%) Citrix
10 9 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 9 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.43%) SAP
11 8 (1.43%) Symantec
12 7 (1.25%) Adobe
12 7 (1.25%) Alibaba
13 6 (1.07%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.07%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.07%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.07%) Tableau