Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 7 December 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
England > London
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 298 264 304
Rank change year-on-year -34 +40 +51
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 323 127 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.88% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 102 171
10th Percentile £500 £473 £450
25th Percentile £563 £491 £528
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £613
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -2.04% +2.08%
75th Percentile £748 £684 £725
90th Percentile £788 £725 £825
England median daily rate £643 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +11.74% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £77.50 £75.00
% change year-on-year -54.84% +3.33% +50.00%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 34,739 14,440 30,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.24% 88.73% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,235 10,439 22,110
10th Percentile £378 £319 £323
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £663 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 132 365
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.14 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.48 £22.88 £16.08
Median hourly rate £37.25 £32.00 £22.33
Median % change year-on-year +16.41% +43.30% +4.54%
75th Percentile £54.22 £45.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £69.88 £58.68 £53.28
England median hourly rate £24.36 £27.00 £21.54
% change year-on-year -9.78% +25.33% +6.41%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in London

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Security Architecture in London

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architecture in London over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in London

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in London

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 7 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
Central London -29 33 £600 -14.29% 24
West London -11 13 £525 -16.67% 4
South London +12 12 £750 - 1
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 London region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 132 (40.87%) AWS
2 124 (38.39%) Azure
3 113 (34.98%) Finance
4 108 (33.44%) Cybersecurity
5 80 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (23.53%) Information Security
7 74 (22.91%) DevOps
8 60 (18.58%) Risk Management
9 58 (17.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 58 (17.96%) GCP
10 56 (17.34%) CISSP
11 55 (17.03%) Firewall
11 55 (17.03%) Social Skills
12 51 (15.79%) Banking
13 48 (14.86%) SaaS
14 47 (14.55%) Python
14 47 (14.55%) NIST
15 46 (14.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 46 (14.24%) Microservices
16 45 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (13.00%) IaaS
17 42 (13.00%) GDPR
18 39 (12.07%) TOGAF
19 38 (11.76%) DevSecOps
20 37 (11.46%) SIEM
20 37 (11.46%) Threat Modelling
21 36 (11.15%) Kubernetes
21 36 (11.15%) OWASP
22 35 (10.84%) Microsoft
23 34 (10.53%) Data Protection

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (2.48%) Confluence
1 8 (2.48%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.55%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.31%) Apache
3 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.31%) IIS
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) BASE24
2 2 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 132 (40.87%) AWS
2 124 (38.39%) Azure
3 58 (17.96%) GCP
4 48 (14.86%) SaaS
5 42 (13.00%) IaaS
6 31 (9.60%) PaaS
7 27 (8.36%) Serverless
8 18 (5.57%) Microsoft 365
9 14 (4.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.72%) Apigee
10 12 (3.72%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (3.41%) GitHub
12 9 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (2.48%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (2.17%) Amazon S3
14 7 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (1.86%) AWS KMS
15 6 (1.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.03%) Firewall
2 27 (8.36%) Internet
3 25 (7.74%) Network Security
4 20 (6.19%) VPN
5 8 (2.48%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.48%) WAN
6 7 (2.17%) X.509
7 4 (1.24%) DMZ
7 4 (1.24%) DNS
7 4 (1.24%) Intranet
7 4 (1.24%) Wireless
8 3 (0.93%) RTSP
8 3 (0.93%) SD-WAN
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (0.62%) HTTP
9 2 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.62%) SSL
10 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
1 7 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 6 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.55%) Amazon Athena
3 5 (1.55%) Cloud Spanner
3 5 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.93%) Big Data
5 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.93%) Power BI
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.62%) DataStax
6 2 (0.62%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.31%) Flink
7 1 (0.31%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.72%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.72%) JIRA
3 10 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.93%) GitLab
4 3 (0.93%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.62%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.31%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
6 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 113 (34.98%) Finance
2 55 (17.03%) Social Skills
3 51 (15.79%) Banking
4 15 (4.64%) Public Sector
5 13 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.02%) Legal
6 10 (3.10%) Influencing Skills
6 10 (3.10%) Law
7 7 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (2.17%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.24%) Retail
9 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.93%) Police
11 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 195 (60.37%) Architect
2 132 (40.87%) Security Architect
3 59 (18.27%) Security Engineer
4 44 (13.62%) Solutions Architect
5 34 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
6 30 (9.29%) Consultant
7 29 (8.98%) AWS Architect
8 25 (7.74%) Enterprise Architect
9 23 (7.12%) Security Consultant
10 20 (6.19%) Azure Architect
11 18 (5.57%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (5.57%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 12 (3.72%) Senior Architect
12 12 (3.72%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.41%) Security Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.79%) Head of Development
15 8 (2.48%) Cloud Consultant
15 8 (2.48%) Data Architect
15 8 (2.48%) Lead Architect
15 8 (2.48%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.19%) OAuth
1 20 (6.19%) REST
1 20 (6.19%) SAML
2 17 (5.26%) OpenID
3 14 (4.33%) Web Services
4 11 (3.41%) SOAP
5 8 (2.48%) ARM Templates
6 7 (2.17%) OAuth2
7 6 (1.86%) Kafka
7 6 (1.86%) Middleware
8 5 (1.55%) GraphQL
8 5 (1.55%) RAML
8 5 (1.55%) Spring
8 5 (1.55%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.24%) HTML
9 4 (1.24%) HTML5
9 4 (1.24%) RESTful
10 3 (0.93%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.62%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.81%) Public Cloud
2 21 (6.50%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.57%) Cloud Native
5 17 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.95%) Mobile App
7 14 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.48%) Reference Data
10 7 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.86%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.86%) Online Banking
12 5 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.55%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (1.24%) Blog
13 4 (1.24%) NHS
13 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.93%) Equities
14 3 (0.93%) PKI
14 3 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.02%) Unix
1 13 (4.02%) Windows
2 11 (3.41%) Linux
3 5 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (33.44%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (23.53%) Information Security
4 74 (22.91%) DevOps
5 60 (18.58%) Risk Management
6 58 (17.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 46 (14.24%) Microservices
8 45 (13.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (12.07%) TOGAF
10 38 (11.76%) DevSecOps
11 37 (11.46%) SIEM
11 37 (11.46%) Threat Modelling
12 36 (11.15%) OWASP
13 34 (10.53%) Data Protection
14 33 (10.22%) Data Security
14 33 (10.22%) SDLC
15 32 (9.91%) Identity Access Management
16 27 (8.36%) Security Operations
17 24 (7.43%) SABSA
17 24 (7.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.55%) Python
2 27 (8.36%) Java
3 19 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 16 (4.95%) C
6 11 (3.41%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.10%) C++
7 10 (3.10%) SQL
8 8 (2.48%) Perl
9 7 (2.17%) Go
10 5 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.24%) Groovy
12 3 (0.93%) PHP
12 3 (0.93%) Ruby
13 2 (0.62%) C#
13 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (17.34%) CISSP
2 22 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 19 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 19 (5.88%) Degree
5 17 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.95%) CISM
7 13 (4.02%) CCSP
8 12 (3.72%) CISA
8 12 (3.72%) CRISC
9 11 (3.41%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (2.48%) AWS Certification
10 8 (2.48%) GIAC
10 8 (2.48%) SANS
11 6 (1.86%) CEH
11 6 (1.86%) FFIEC
12 5 (1.55%) ISACA
13 3 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.93%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (14.55%) NIST
2 46 (14.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (13.00%) GDPR
4 15 (4.64%) NIST 800
5 14 (4.33%) GRC
6 11 (3.41%) COBIT
6 11 (3.41%) PCI DSS
7 9 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (2.17%) QA
8 7 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (2.17%) SOC 2
9 5 (1.55%) FedRAMP
9 5 (1.55%) NCSC
10 3 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.93%) SEPA
11 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.31%) DICOM
11 1 (0.31%) GMP
11 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 25 (7.74%) Docker
2 20 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.86%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.62%) OpenDJ
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 36 (11.15%) Kubernetes
2 30 (9.29%) Terraform
3 21 (6.50%) Ansible
4 14 (4.33%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (3.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (3.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.24%) CASB
8 4 (1.24%) Consul
8 4 (1.24%) Istio
9 2 (0.62%) EnCase
9 2 (0.62%) Grafana
10 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.31%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.31%) Packer
10 1 (0.31%) SCCM
10 1 (0.31%) Sysdig
10 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.74%) Google
3 13 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.79%) Cisco
5 7 (2.17%) Splunk
6 6 (1.86%) CyberArk
6 6 (1.86%) Oracle
7 5 (1.55%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.55%) Qualys
7 5 (1.55%) VMware
8 4 (1.24%) Okta
8 4 (1.24%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.93%) BiZZdesign
9 3 (0.93%) IBM
9 3 (0.93%) IFS
9 3 (0.93%) NCR
9 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.62%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.62%) Informatica