Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 308 343
Rank change year-on-year +13 +35 +42
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 481 250 643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.76% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.87% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 168 426
10th Percentile £463 £466 £463
25th Percentile £550 £523 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
75th Percentile £713 £675 £688
90th Percentile £775 £738 £763
UK median daily rate £620 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
10th Percentile £32.92 £74.00 £60.28
25th Percentile £33.70 £76.25 £60.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £60.65
Median % change year-on-year -56.25% +31.90% +21.31%
75th Percentile £50.50 " £60.82
90th Percentile £59.80 " £60.85
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £75.00 £60.87
% change year-on-year -53.33% +23.21% +21.74%

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 50,723 28,651 73,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.97% 87.04% 88.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,153 19,479 49,716
10th Percentile £313 £304 £303
25th Percentile £408 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,473 783 1,917
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £11.83
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.84 £14.60
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.70 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -6.88% +7.72% +11.85%
75th Percentile £46.75 £46.22 £46.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.08% +7.77% +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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 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 -1 281 £625 +5.04% 45
North of England -31 57 £600 -1.48% 15
South East -24 46 £560 +4.19% 14
South West -5 34 £675 +12.50% 3
North West -18 31 £615 +6.96% 9
Midlands -45 26 £625 -3.85% 5
Yorkshire -23 18 £598 -4.40% 4
West Midlands -40 17 £627 -5.37% 4
East Midlands -8 9 £503 -8.64% 1
North East +4 8 £600 +2.13% 2
East of England -13 4 - - 3
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 200 (41.58%) Cybersecurity
2 187 (38.88%) Azure
3 147 (30.56%) Finance
4 144 (29.94%) Information Security
5 140 (29.11%) AWS
6 106 (22.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 104 (21.62%) CISSP
8 90 (18.71%) Microsoft
9 86 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (17.26%) Risk Management
11 75 (15.59%) GCP
12 74 (15.38%) Firewall
13 70 (14.55%) SIEM
14 69 (14.35%) SaaS
14 69 (14.35%) NIST
15 67 (13.93%) Social Skills
15 67 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 66 (13.72%) TOGAF
17 64 (13.31%) DevOps
18 63 (13.10%) Banking
19 61 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
20 60 (12.47%) SABSA
21 59 (12.27%) IaaS
22 57 (11.85%) Data Protection
22 57 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
23 55 (11.43%) Network Security
24 54 (11.23%) PaaS
25 51 (10.60%) Management Information System
26 49 (10.19%) Vulnerability Management
27 47 (9.77%) Security Cleared

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 12 (2.49%) Confluence
2 11 (2.29%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.04%) IIS
5 4 (0.83%) SAS
6 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) BASE24
2 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 187 (38.88%) Azure
2 140 (29.11%) AWS
3 75 (15.59%) GCP
4 69 (14.35%) SaaS
5 59 (12.27%) IaaS
6 54 (11.23%) PaaS
7 35 (7.28%) Microsoft 365
8 24 (4.99%) Serverless
9 19 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (2.29%) OpenShift
12 10 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.25%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (1.04%) Azure Sentinel
15 5 (1.04%) CloudFront
16 4 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.83%) Route 53
17 3 (0.62%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (15.38%) Firewall
2 55 (11.43%) Network Security
3 27 (5.61%) Internet
4 26 (5.41%) VPN
5 14 (2.91%) SSL
5 14 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.70%) Kerberos
6 13 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (2.49%) IPsec
7 12 (2.49%) WAN
8 11 (2.29%) VoIP
9 10 (2.08%) DNS
10 9 (1.87%) DMZ
11 7 (1.46%) Broadband
11 7 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.46%) LAN
11 7 (1.46%) MPLS
11 7 (1.46%) SDH
12 6 (1.25%) Wireless
13 5 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.08%) Big Data
2 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.62%) Power BI
4 2 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.42%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.42%) Data Vault
4 2 (0.42%) DataStax
4 2 (0.42%) Delta Lake
4 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.42%) Metadata
4 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.42%) MySQL
4 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.42%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.21%) GIS
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (3.33%) JIRA
2 13 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.04%) GitLab
6 3 (0.62%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 147 (30.56%) Finance
2 67 (13.93%) Social Skills
3 63 (13.10%) Banking
4 33 (6.86%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.78%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.91%) Legal
7 14 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
10 10 (2.08%) Marketing
10 10 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (2.08%) Retail
11 8 (1.66%) Electronics
12 7 (1.46%) Law
13 6 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 6 (1.25%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (1.04%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (0.62%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (60.29%) Architect
2 205 (42.62%) Security Architect
3 69 (14.35%) Security Engineer
4 62 (12.89%) Cloud Architect
5 49 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
6 40 (8.32%) Consultant
7 35 (7.28%) Senior Architect
8 32 (6.65%) Enterprise Architect
8 32 (6.65%) Security Consultant
9 25 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (4.99%) Azure Architect
10 24 (4.99%) Technical Architect
11 23 (4.78%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 21 (4.37%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 19 (3.95%) Lead Architect
13 19 (3.95%) Senior Security Architect
14 18 (3.74%) AWS Architect
15 14 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
15 14 (2.91%) Lead Security Architect
16 12 (2.49%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.82%) SAML
2 25 (5.20%) OAuth
3 22 (4.57%) OpenID
4 21 (4.37%) Web Services
5 16 (3.33%) OAuth2
6 13 (2.70%) XACML
7 7 (1.46%) Middleware
8 5 (1.04%) 802.1X
8 5 (1.04%) Node.js
8 5 (1.04%) React
8 5 (1.04%) SailPoint
9 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.83%) LDAP
9 4 (0.83%) REST
9 4 (0.83%) RESTful
10 3 (0.62%) .NET
10 3 (0.62%) Kafka
10 3 (0.62%) SOAP
10 3 (0.62%) Spring
10 3 (0.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.60%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.03%) Data Protection Act
3 25 (5.20%) Cloud Native
3 25 (5.20%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (4.57%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.91%) PKI
6 14 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.66%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.66%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.04%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.04%) NHS
13 4 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.83%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.69%) Windows
2 29 (6.03%) Linux
3 12 (2.49%) Unix
4 8 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.25%) Android
5 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.83%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (41.58%) Cybersecurity
2 144 (29.94%) Information Security
3 106 (22.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 86 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (17.26%) Risk Management
6 70 (14.55%) SIEM
7 66 (13.72%) TOGAF
8 64 (13.31%) DevOps
9 61 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
10 60 (12.47%) SABSA
11 57 (11.85%) Data Protection
11 57 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (10.19%) Vulnerability Management
13 46 (9.56%) Threat Modelling
14 42 (8.73%) Microservices
15 38 (7.90%) Data Security
16 33 (6.86%) Security Testing
17 32 (6.65%) DevSecOps
18 31 (6.44%) Architectural Design
19 30 (6.24%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.32%) Python
2 26 (5.41%) Java
3 18 (3.74%) SQL
4 16 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.12%) C
5 15 (3.12%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.91%) C++
7 10 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.46%) Perl
9 5 (1.04%) Go
10 2 (0.42%) R
10 2 (0.42%) Ruby
10 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) Groovy
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) Scala
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (21.62%) CISSP
2 47 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 39 (8.11%) CISM
4 36 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 35 (7.28%) Degree
6 24 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (4.78%) CISA
8 22 (4.57%) CRISC
8 22 (4.57%) GIAC
9 20 (4.16%) SANS
10 18 (3.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 15 (3.12%) TOGAF Certification
12 12 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (2.29%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.87%) CCSP
15 8 (1.66%) FFIEC
16 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (1.25%) IISP
18 5 (1.04%) CCIE
19 4 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (14.35%) NIST
2 67 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (8.94%) GDPR
4 20 (4.16%) NIST 800
5 18 (3.74%) PCI DSS
6 17 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (2.49%) QA
8 11 (2.29%) COBIT
9 10 (2.08%) GRC
9 10 (2.08%) NCSC
9 10 (2.08%) SOC 2
10 9 (1.87%) HIPAA
11 8 (1.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (1.66%) JSP 440
12 7 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (1.04%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (1.04%) FedRAMP
14 5 (1.04%) RMADS
15 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.82%) Docker
3 9 (1.87%) RACF
4 6 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.61%) Terraform
3 21 (4.37%) Ansible
4 17 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.66%) Nessus
6 6 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.25%) SCCM
7 3 (0.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.62%) CASB
7 3 (0.62%) EnCase
7 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.62%) Puppet
8 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.42%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.42%) QRadar
9 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.21%) Istio
9 1 (0.21%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
Vendors
1 90 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.69%) Google
3 31 (6.44%) Cisco
4 17 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.49%) Splunk
6 11 (2.29%) Palo Alto
6 11 (2.29%) SAP
7 10 (2.08%) Oracle
7 10 (2.08%) VMware
8 9 (1.87%) F5
9 8 (1.66%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.46%) Qualys
11 6 (1.25%) Carbon Black
11 6 (1.25%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.25%) Okta
11 6 (1.25%) Zscaler
12 5 (1.04%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.83%) Fortinet