Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 June 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 510 441
Rank change year-on-year +145 -69 +106
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 643 340 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.44% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 196 389
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £469 £419 £412
90th Percentile £750 £719 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.78% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £60.87 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.07% +15.94% -8.70%
10th Percentile £37.25 £60.87 £47.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £60.87 £68.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.87 £52.50
% change year-on-year -42.50% +15.94% -8.70%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
England +129 621 £600 +9.09% 100
London +109 325 £600 - 43
UK excluding London +75 306 £575 +9.52% 61
South East +49 97 £600 +12.94% 19
North of England -23 60 £598 +3.91% 7
Midlands +32 58 £550 - 12
East of England +13 46 £575 +9.52% 16
North West -32 37 £550 - 4
West Midlands +11 35 £545 -0.91% 10
South West +34 34 £563 +8.17% 3
Yorkshire -23 18 £675 +17.39% 2
East Midlands +10 17 £663 +31.19% 2
Scotland -40 10 £525 +5.00% 3
North East +12 9 £675 - 1
Wales - 3 £638 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 249 (38.72%) Information Security
2 238 (37.01%) CISSP
3 165 (25.66%) Cybersecurity
4 136 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
5 131 (20.37%) TOGAF
6 129 (20.06%) CISM
7 127 (19.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 121 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
9 117 (18.20%) Finance
9 117 (18.20%) PCI DSS
10 111 (17.26%) Firewall
11 108 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
12 102 (15.86%) Security Cleared
13 99 (15.40%) Degree
14 95 (14.77%) Management Information System
15 94 (14.62%) CISA
15 94 (14.62%) GDPR
16 91 (14.15%) Risk Management
17 87 (13.53%) DevOps
18 81 (12.60%) SC Cleared
19 78 (12.13%) Network Security
20 76 (11.82%) Microsoft
21 73 (11.35%) OWASP
22 71 (11.04%) SIEM
23 68 (10.58%) IaaS
24 66 (10.26%) ITIL
25 65 (10.11%) PaaS
26 61 (9.49%) SaaS
27 59 (9.18%) Project Management
28 58 (9.02%) Windows

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (2.02%) IIS
2 9 (1.40%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.78%) WildFly
6 4 (0.62%) Apache
7 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.47%) Mule
7 3 (0.47%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.47%) nginx
8 2 (0.31%) Hubot
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 136 (21.15%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (10.58%) IaaS
4 65 (10.11%) PaaS
5 61 (9.49%) SaaS
6 38 (5.91%) Office 365
7 10 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.62%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.47%) npm
11 3 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 111 (17.26%) Firewall
2 78 (12.13%) Network Security
3 40 (6.22%) WAN
4 36 (5.60%) Internet
5 32 (4.98%) LAN
6 24 (3.73%) VPN
7 22 (3.42%) MPLS
8 20 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (2.95%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.18%) SNMP
10 14 (2.18%) VLAN
11 13 (2.02%) IPsec
12 12 (1.87%) HTTP
13 11 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (1.71%) SAN
13 11 (1.71%) SSL
14 10 (1.56%) BGP
14 10 (1.56%) DNS
14 10 (1.56%) WLAN
15 9 (1.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.80%) Big Data
2 12 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.78%) MySQL
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.47%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.47%) HBase
8 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.16%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.40%) SonarQube
2 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.47%) Bower
4 3 (0.47%) Gradle
4 3 (0.47%) Grunt
4 3 (0.47%) gulp
4 3 (0.47%) JIRA
4 3 (0.47%) JUnit
4 3 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.16%) GitLab
6 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.16%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 117 (18.20%) Finance
2 52 (8.09%) Retail
3 47 (7.31%) Banking
4 35 (5.44%) Legal
5 17 (2.64%) Law
6 15 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.24%) Marketing
8 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.78%) Local Government
8 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.62%) Games
10 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.47%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 417 (64.85%) Architect
2 350 (54.43%) Security Architect
3 77 (11.98%) Cloud Architect
4 57 (8.86%) Consultant
5 53 (8.24%) Security Consultant
6 40 (6.22%) Information Architect
7 36 (5.60%) Security Manager
8 35 (5.44%) Technical Architect
9 34 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (4.67%) Information Security Architect
11 26 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 25 (3.89%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.58%) Lead Architect
14 22 (3.42%) Azure Architect
15 21 (3.27%) AWS Architect
16 20 (3.11%) Lead Security Architect
16 20 (3.11%) Security Technical Architect
17 18 (2.80%) Information Assurance Architect
18 17 (2.64%) Senior Architect
19 16 (2.49%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.75%) SAML
2 32 (4.98%) Web Services
3 28 (4.35%) OAuth
4 16 (2.49%) Middleware
5 14 (2.18%) .NET
6 10 (1.56%) OpenID
7 9 (1.40%) OAuth2
8 8 (1.24%) Node.js
8 8 (1.24%) SOAP
9 7 (1.09%) REST
10 6 (0.93%) JSON
10 6 (0.93%) XACML
11 5 (0.78%) LDAP
12 4 (0.62%) Spring
12 4 (0.62%) Spring Boot
12 4 (0.62%) Spring Security
12 4 (0.62%) Swagger
13 3 (0.47%) 802.1X
13 3 (0.47%) Hystrix
13 3 (0.47%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (14.77%) Management Information System
2 40 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.20%) PKI
5 25 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.42%) Cyberthreat
7 20 (3.11%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.49%) CESG
10 13 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (1.87%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.71%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.56%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.40%) Online Banking
15 8 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
16 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
17 6 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.02%) Windows
2 31 (4.82%) Linux
3 26 (4.04%) Unix
4 8 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.47%) Android
5 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Debian
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (38.72%) Information Security
2 165 (25.66%) Cybersecurity
3 131 (20.37%) TOGAF
4 121 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (14.15%) Risk Management
6 87 (13.53%) DevOps
7 73 (11.35%) OWASP
8 71 (11.04%) SIEM
9 66 (10.26%) ITIL
10 59 (9.18%) Project Management
11 57 (8.86%) Penetration Testing
12 56 (8.71%) Security Operations
13 55 (8.55%) SABSA
14 53 (8.24%) Data Protection
14 53 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (7.93%) Change Management
15 51 (7.93%) Identity Access Management
16 50 (7.78%) Security Management
17 47 (7.31%) Enterprise Architecture
18 43 (6.69%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.82%) Java
2 17 (2.64%) C
3 16 (2.49%) Python
4 15 (2.33%) Perl
5 13 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.93%) C#
6 6 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.62%) C++
7 4 (0.62%) SQL
8 3 (0.47%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.31%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (0.31%) Go
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.16%) VB
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 238 (37.01%) CISSP
2 129 (20.06%) CISM
3 102 (15.86%) Security Cleared
4 99 (15.40%) Degree
5 94 (14.62%) CISA
6 81 (12.60%) SC Cleared
7 55 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (6.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 29 (4.51%) CCNP
10 28 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
11 26 (4.04%) ISSAP
12 22 (3.42%) SANS
13 21 (3.27%) GIAC
14 18 (2.80%) CCIE
15 16 (2.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 16 (2.49%) CCNA
16 15 (2.33%) CEH
16 15 (2.33%) CISMP
17 14 (2.18%) IISP
18 13 (2.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (19.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (18.20%) PCI DSS
3 94 (14.62%) GDPR
4 47 (7.31%) COBIT
5 32 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 29 (4.51%) NIST 800
7 27 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (4.04%) QA
9 13 (2.02%) COSO
10 10 (1.56%) ISO 22301
10 10 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 9 (1.40%) HIPAA
12 8 (1.24%) ISO 9001
13 7 (1.09%) ISO 31000
13 7 (1.09%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.93%) HMG Infosec
14 6 (0.93%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.78%) RMADS
15 5 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.49%) Docker
3 11 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.93%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.62%) vSphere
6 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) IAG
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (3.27%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.40%) Terraform
4 8 (1.24%) Ansible
4 8 (1.24%) Nessus
5 7 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.93%) CASB
6 6 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.93%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 5 (0.78%) Consul
7 5 (0.78%) QRadar
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.62%) Puppet
8 4 (0.62%) SCCM
8 4 (0.62%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.47%) MIIS
9 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.31%) Nagios
10 2 (0.31%) StackStorm
10 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.00%) Cisco
3 28 (4.35%) Oracle
4 23 (3.58%) CheckPoint
5 19 (2.95%) IBM
5 19 (2.95%) VMware
6 15 (2.33%) SAP
7 14 (2.18%) Juniper
8 13 (2.02%) McAfee
9 12 (1.87%) Splunk
10 11 (1.71%) Google
11 10 (1.56%) CyberArk
11 10 (1.56%) Qualys
12 9 (1.40%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.09%) Capita
13 7 (1.09%) Cloudera
13 7 (1.09%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.09%) Imperva
13 7 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.93%) ArcSight