Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 395 445 452
Rank change year-on-year +50 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 619 526 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 321 292
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £438 £450 £400
90th Percentile £775 £725 £724
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 86,410 86,099 82,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.83% 85.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,036 57,590 54,781
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.86% +1.33% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,199 2,021 2,396
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.02 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

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 17 January 2019.

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
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 17 January 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
England +33 569 £575 +2.22% 139
UK excluding London +5 305 £550 +4.76% 84
London +35 299 £583 -0.85% 62
South East +23 92 £600 - 29
Midlands +23 68 £575 +9.52% 13
North of England -23 43 £625 +20.31% 16
South West -12 41 £525 +5.00% 13
West Midlands -6 39 £600 +14.29% 13
Wales +14 31 £585 +37.65% 3
East Midlands +22 30 £600 -7.69%
East of England -1 25 £519 +0.48% 6
Yorkshire -11 24 £600 +14.29% 11
North West -27 17 £750 +51.52% 4
Scotland +4 9 £456 -8.75% 3
North East -5 2 £700 -4.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 226 (36.51%) Information Security
2 202 (32.63%) Cybersecurity
3 180 (29.08%) CISSP
4 146 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
5 137 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 134 (21.65%) Security Cleared
7 129 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
8 123 (19.87%) Finance
9 116 (18.74%) CISM
10 100 (16.16%) Management Information System
10 100 (16.16%) TOGAF
11 97 (15.67%) Penetration Testing
11 97 (15.67%) Risk Management
12 93 (15.02%) Microsoft
13 89 (14.38%) SC Cleared
14 88 (14.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 88 (14.22%) DevOps
15 85 (13.73%) Firewall
16 84 (13.57%) Degree
17 82 (13.25%) SABSA
18 72 (11.63%) PCI DSS
19 70 (11.31%) Windows
19 70 (11.31%) Linux
20 60 (9.69%) Java
21 59 (9.53%) Identity Access Management
22 58 (9.37%) Oracle
22 58 (9.37%) Network Security
22 58 (9.37%) Enterprise Architecture
23 56 (9.05%) Python
24 54 (8.72%) GDPR

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 16 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.42%) OpenStack
3 11 (1.78%) IIS
4 10 (1.62%) nginx
5 8 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.65%) Apache
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.48%) Mule
9 3 (0.48%) Mule ESB
9 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Appian
11 1 (0.16%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (1.78%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 146 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (7.92%) PaaS
3 49 (7.92%) SaaS
4 43 (6.95%) Office 365
5 39 (6.30%) IaaS
6 36 (5.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (3.23%) GitHub
8 14 (2.26%) Apigee
9 13 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.62%) Serverless
11 9 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.45%) Quay.io
12 8 (1.29%) Akamai
12 8 (1.29%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 85 (13.73%) Firewall
2 58 (9.37%) Network Security
3 42 (6.79%) VPN
4 28 (4.52%) Internet
5 24 (3.88%) HTTP
6 21 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (3.39%) LAN
7 20 (3.23%) WAN
8 18 (2.91%) SNMP
8 18 (2.91%) VoIP
9 16 (2.58%) Wireless
10 13 (2.10%) 802.11
10 13 (2.10%) MPLS
11 11 (1.78%) SAN
11 11 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.62%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.62%) Unified Communications
13 9 (1.45%) DNS
13 9 (1.45%) IPsec
13 9 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.07%) Big Data
4 14 (2.26%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.78%) Data Lake
6 11 (1.78%) Essbase
7 10 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.65%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.65%) DB2
11 4 (0.65%) Flink
11 4 (0.65%) HBase
11 4 (0.65%) Impala
11 4 (0.65%) Redis
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.39%) GitLab
4 15 (2.42%) Burp Suite
5 14 (2.26%) JIRA
5 14 (2.26%) Metasploit
5 14 (2.26%) SonarQube
6 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.78%) Artifactory
7 11 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.81%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.65%) IDA Disassembler
9 4 (0.65%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.48%) Bower
10 3 (0.48%) Gradle
10 3 (0.48%) Grunt
10 3 (0.48%) gulp
10 3 (0.48%) JUnit
10 3 (0.48%) Maven
11 2 (0.32%) AppScan
General
1 123 (19.87%) Finance
2 52 (8.40%) Banking
3 32 (5.17%) Retail
4 23 (3.72%) Legal
5 16 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.62%) Law
7 9 (1.45%) Back Office
7 9 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.97%) Billing
9 6 (0.97%) Electronics
9 6 (0.97%) Marketing
10 5 (0.81%) Local Government
11 4 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 344 (55.57%) Architect
2 275 (44.43%) Security Architect
3 89 (14.38%) Consultant
4 80 (12.92%) Security Consultant
5 72 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
6 63 (10.18%) Cloud Architect
7 46 (7.43%) Security Engineer
8 38 (6.14%) Security Solutions Architect
9 24 (3.88%) Enterprise Architect
10 23 (3.72%) Analyst
11 21 (3.39%) Security Analyst
12 20 (3.23%) AWS Architect
12 20 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 20 (3.23%) Security Manager
13 19 (3.07%) Lead Architect
13 19 (3.07%) Technical Architect
14 17 (2.75%) Information Security Architect
15 16 (2.58%) Developer
16 15 (2.42%) Penetration Tester
16 15 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.82%) Web Services
2 33 (5.33%) .NET
3 32 (5.17%) SAML
4 27 (4.36%) OAuth
5 14 (2.26%) 802.1X
6 13 (2.10%) SOAP
7 11 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (1.78%) LDAP
7 11 (1.78%) OpenID
8 10 (1.62%) Middleware
8 10 (1.62%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.45%) REST
10 8 (1.29%) COM+
10 8 (1.29%) DCOM
11 7 (1.13%) JSON
11 7 (1.13%) Rendezvous
11 7 (1.13%) Spring
11 7 (1.13%) WCF
12 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (16.16%) Management Information System
2 40 (6.46%) PKI
3 39 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (5.98%) Data Centre
5 30 (4.85%) Mobile App
6 24 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
7 23 (3.72%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (2.91%) SCADA
9 15 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.78%) CESG
10 11 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.78%) Wiki
11 9 (1.45%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.29%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.13%) Online Banking
13 7 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 70 (11.31%) Linux
1 70 (11.31%) Windows
2 27 (4.36%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.39%) Unix
4 14 (2.26%) Kali Linux
5 13 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.94%) CoreOS
7 10 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.29%) Solaris
9 7 (1.13%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.81%) Android
11 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (36.51%) Information Security
2 202 (32.63%) Cybersecurity
3 129 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (16.16%) TOGAF
5 97 (15.67%) Penetration Testing
5 97 (15.67%) Risk Management
6 88 (14.22%) DevOps
7 82 (13.25%) SABSA
8 59 (9.53%) Identity Access Management
9 58 (9.37%) Enterprise Architecture
10 51 (8.24%) Security Operations
10 51 (8.24%) SIEM
10 51 (8.24%) Technical Architecture
11 50 (8.08%) ITIL
11 50 (8.08%) Open Source
12 47 (7.59%) IT Strategy
12 47 (7.59%) Security Management
13 46 (7.43%) Computer Science
14 44 (7.11%) Analytics
14 44 (7.11%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.69%) Java
2 56 (9.05%) Python
3 43 (6.95%) C#
4 39 (6.30%) Bash Shell
5 36 (5.82%) SQL
6 27 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 25 (4.04%) Ruby
8 19 (3.07%) C
9 15 (2.42%) Perl
10 14 (2.26%) Lua
11 12 (1.94%) C++
12 10 (1.62%) Go
13 5 (0.81%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.81%) Scala
14 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 180 (29.08%) CISSP
2 134 (21.65%) Security Cleared
3 116 (18.74%) CISM
4 89 (14.38%) SC Cleared
5 84 (13.57%) Degree
6 52 (8.40%) CISA
7 41 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (5.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 33 (5.33%) DV Cleared
10 32 (5.17%) CRISC
11 29 (4.68%) CEH
12 27 (4.36%) TOGAF Certification
13 26 (4.20%) CREST Certified
14 22 (3.55%) ISSAP
15 21 (3.39%) SANS
16 20 (3.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 19 (3.07%) GIAC
18 18 (2.91%) CCNP
19 14 (2.26%) OSCE
20 13 (2.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (14.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (11.63%) PCI DSS
3 54 (8.72%) GDPR
4 19 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 17 (2.75%) COBIT
6 16 (2.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (2.42%) HMG Infosec
7 15 (2.42%) JSP 440
8 14 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (1.62%) PSD2
10 8 (1.29%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (1.29%) ISO 22301
10 8 (1.29%) ISO 31000
10 8 (1.29%) ISO 9001
10 8 (1.29%) QA
11 4 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.65%) COSO
11 4 (0.65%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 33 (5.33%) Docker
2 31 (5.01%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.62%) etcd
3 10 (1.62%) flannel
3 10 (1.62%) SkyDNS
4 9 (1.45%) Ceph
4 9 (1.45%) GlusterFS
5 8 (1.29%) ISA Server
5 8 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.97%) XenApp
7 5 (0.81%) OpenAM
7 5 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.65%) Snort
9 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (4.36%) Nessus
2 23 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
3 22 (3.55%) Kubernetes
4 19 (3.07%) Ansible
4 19 (3.07%) Puppet
5 17 (2.75%) Sysdig
6 14 (2.26%) Nmap
7 13 (2.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 12 (1.94%) Terraform
9 10 (1.62%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.62%) Graphite
9 10 (1.62%) HAProxy
9 10 (1.62%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.62%) rkt
10 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 7 (1.13%) HP Fortify
11 7 (1.13%) SCCM
11 7 (1.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.37%) Oracle
3 47 (7.59%) Cisco
4 35 (5.65%) Google
5 21 (3.39%) SAP
6 20 (3.23%) IBM
7 17 (2.75%) Qualys
8 16 (2.58%) VMware
9 15 (2.42%) F5
9 15 (2.42%) McAfee
10 13 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.78%) ArcSight
11 11 (1.78%) Barracuda Networks
11 11 (1.78%) Citrix
11 11 (1.78%) Hyperion
11 11 (1.78%) Splunk
12 10 (1.62%) Okta
13 8 (1.29%) Centrify
13 8 (1.29%) Imperva
13 8 (1.29%) Trend Micro