Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 312 267 349
Rank change year-on-year -45 +82 +72
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 571 259 554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.93% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.07% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 182 372
10th Percentile £497 £438 £463
25th Percentile £563 £488 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
75th Percentile £738 £675 £675
90th Percentile £788 £700 £761
UK median daily rate £643 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +7.08% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £77.50 -
% change year-on-year -54.84% - -

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 60,925 24,238 67,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.31% 87.39% 87.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,901 16,727 45,647
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.50%
75th Percentile £625 £584 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,508 700 1,906
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.75 £11.55
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.47 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.18 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.30% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £46.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend 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 27 October 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 -38 341 £630 +5.00% 60
North of England -35 61 £634 +17.91% 10
South East -64 54 £585 +6.44% 11
South West -24 46 £650 +8.33% 14
North West -36 36 £650 +8.15% 5
Midlands -81 22 £625 - 12
Yorkshire -43 18 £675 +47.95% 5
West Midlands -64 17 £627 -3.55% 9
North East - 8 £600 -
East of England -49 6 £300 -52.00% 7
East Midlands -35 5 £555 +30.59% 3
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 224 (39.23%) Cybersecurity
2 222 (38.88%) Azure
3 205 (35.90%) AWS
4 175 (30.65%) Finance
5 157 (27.50%) Information Security
6 122 (21.37%) DevOps
7 121 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (20.84%) CISSP
9 108 (18.91%) Risk Management
10 105 (18.39%) Social Skills
11 103 (18.04%) Firewall
12 95 (16.64%) Microsoft
13 94 (16.46%) GCP
14 90 (15.76%) Enterprise Architecture
15 86 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 85 (14.89%) SaaS
17 77 (13.49%) NIST
18 76 (13.31%) Microservices
18 76 (13.31%) Python
19 74 (12.96%) Data Protection
20 73 (12.78%) GDPR
21 72 (12.61%) IaaS
21 72 (12.61%) SIEM
22 69 (12.08%) Threat Modelling
23 65 (11.38%) Network Security
24 63 (11.03%) Banking
25 62 (10.86%) Security Cleared
25 62 (10.86%) DevSecOps
26 61 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
27 58 (10.16%) Kubernetes

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 29 (5.08%) OpenStack
2 15 (2.63%) Confluence
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (0.70%) IIS
5 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.18%) Liferay
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.53%) BASE24
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 222 (38.88%) Azure
2 205 (35.90%) AWS
3 94 (16.46%) GCP
4 85 (14.89%) SaaS
5 72 (12.61%) IaaS
6 55 (9.63%) PaaS
7 50 (8.76%) Serverless
8 34 (5.95%) Microsoft 365
9 25 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (2.45%) OpenShift
12 12 (2.10%) Apigee
12 12 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.93%) GitHub
14 8 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (1.23%) AWS Direct Connect
15 7 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 6 (1.05%) Azure Key Vault
16 6 (1.05%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 103 (18.04%) Firewall
2 65 (11.38%) Network Security
3 35 (6.13%) VPN
4 31 (5.43%) Internet
5 23 (4.03%) SSL
6 18 (3.15%) TCP/IP
7 16 (2.80%) WAN
8 14 (2.45%) DNS
8 14 (2.45%) IPsec
9 11 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 10 (1.75%) VoIP
11 9 (1.58%) LAN
11 9 (1.58%) X.509
12 8 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.40%) DMZ
12 8 (1.40%) HTTP
12 8 (1.40%) Wireless
13 7 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.93%) MongoDB
2 10 (1.75%) Big Data
3 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.88%) Cloud Spanner
4 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.70%) MySQL
5 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.53%) Metadata
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.35%) Data Vault
7 2 (0.35%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 26 (4.55%) JIRA
2 23 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.23%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.70%) GitLab
8 3 (0.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.53%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
10 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 175 (30.65%) Finance
2 105 (18.39%) Social Skills
3 63 (11.03%) Banking
4 44 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.95%) Public Sector
6 27 (4.73%) Legal
7 21 (3.68%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.98%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
10 13 (2.28%) Law
10 13 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
11 9 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.58%) Retail
11 9 (1.58%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.40%) Marketing
13 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.05%) Electronics
15 5 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 335 (58.67%) Architect
2 229 (40.11%) Security Architect
3 72 (12.61%) Security Engineer
4 67 (11.73%) Consultant
5 60 (10.51%) Solutions Architect
6 58 (10.16%) Cloud Architect
7 49 (8.58%) Security Consultant
8 35 (6.13%) AWS Architect
9 34 (5.95%) Senior Architect
10 29 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
11 28 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
12 26 (4.55%) Azure Architect
13 22 (3.85%) Technical Architect
14 20 (3.50%) Cloud Consultant
14 20 (3.50%) Enterprise Security Architect
15 18 (3.15%) Analyst
15 18 (3.15%) Lead Architect
16 16 (2.80%) Senior Security Architect
17 14 (2.45%) Security Analyst
17 14 (2.45%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.48%) SAML
2 34 (5.95%) OAuth
3 31 (5.43%) OpenID
4 21 (3.68%) OAuth2
4 21 (3.68%) REST
5 18 (3.15%) Web Services
6 16 (2.80%) SOAP
7 12 (2.10%) ARM Templates
7 12 (2.10%) XACML
8 10 (1.75%) Middleware
9 8 (1.40%) Kafka
9 8 (1.40%) LDAP
9 8 (1.40%) Spring Boot
10 7 (1.23%) HTML
10 7 (1.23%) Spring
11 6 (1.05%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.88%) GraphQL
12 5 (0.88%) RAML
13 4 (0.70%) .NET
13 4 (0.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.58%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.48%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 33 (5.78%) Data Centre
5 29 (5.08%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.20%) Cloud Native
7 19 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (3.15%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.98%) Enterprise Cloud
9 17 (2.98%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (2.63%) PKI
12 9 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.58%) Reference Data
13 7 (1.23%) CESG
13 7 (1.23%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.05%) NHS
14 6 (1.05%) Online Banking
15 5 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
15 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.01%) Windows
2 35 (6.13%) Linux
3 25 (4.38%) Unix
4 11 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.88%) Android
7 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.53%) Solaris
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (39.23%) Cybersecurity
2 157 (27.50%) Information Security
3 122 (21.37%) DevOps
4 121 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (18.91%) Risk Management
6 90 (15.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 76 (13.31%) Microservices
8 74 (12.96%) Data Protection
9 72 (12.61%) SIEM
10 69 (12.08%) Threat Modelling
11 62 (10.86%) DevSecOps
12 61 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 57 (9.98%) TOGAF
14 56 (9.81%) Identity Access Management
15 54 (9.46%) Data Security
16 51 (8.93%) SABSA
16 51 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
17 49 (8.58%) OWASP
18 47 (8.23%) SDLC
18 47 (8.23%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (13.31%) Python
2 48 (8.41%) Java
3 35 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.08%) C
4 29 (5.08%) C++
4 29 (5.08%) SQL
5 20 (3.50%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.15%) Perl
7 12 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.23%) Go
9 5 (0.88%) C#
10 4 (0.70%) Groovy
10 4 (0.70%) PHP
11 3 (0.53%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) R
12 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 119 (20.84%) CISSP
2 62 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 46 (8.06%) Degree
4 41 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (7.18%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.83%) CISM
6 33 (5.78%) CISA
7 28 (4.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 26 (4.55%) GIAC
9 25 (4.38%) CRISC
10 19 (3.33%) SANS
11 18 (3.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 15 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 14 (2.45%) CCSP
14 13 (2.28%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (2.10%) CEH
16 11 (1.93%) CCIE
17 10 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (1.75%) FFIEC
18 7 (1.23%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (15.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (13.49%) NIST
3 73 (12.78%) GDPR
4 21 (3.68%) NIST 800
5 20 (3.50%) GRC
6 16 (2.80%) NCSC
6 16 (2.80%) PCI DSS
7 14 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (2.28%) QA
9 12 (2.10%) COBIT
10 11 (1.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (1.75%) SOC 2
12 9 (1.58%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.88%) FedRAMP
13 5 (0.88%) RMADS
14 4 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.70%) HMG Infosec
14 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (8.58%) Docker
2 40 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.58%) RACF
5 6 (1.05%) OpenAM
5 6 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.35%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) XenApp
8 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (10.16%) Kubernetes
2 53 (9.28%) Terraform
3 31 (5.43%) Ansible
4 20 (3.50%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (2.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 12 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (1.23%) Nessus
10 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.88%) CASB
12 4 (0.70%) Consul
12 4 (0.70%) Istio
12 4 (0.70%) SCCM
12 4 (0.70%) Sysdig
13 3 (0.53%) EnCase
13 3 (0.53%) Grafana
13 3 (0.53%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.53%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.53%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 95 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.53%) Google
3 29 (5.08%) Cisco
4 19 (3.33%) VMware
5 17 (2.98%) Splunk
6 13 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.93%) CheckPoint
7 11 (1.93%) F5
7 11 (1.93%) Oracle
7 11 (1.93%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.75%) CyberArk
8 10 (1.75%) Palo Alto
9 9 (1.58%) Infoblox
9 9 (1.58%) Qualys
10 7 (1.23%) SAP
11 6 (1.05%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.88%) Black Duck
12 5 (0.88%) McAfee
12 5 (0.88%) Okta
13 4 (0.70%) Trend Micro