Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 392 485 428
Rank change year-on-year +93 -57 +113
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 613 406 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 255 358
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% +6.64%
10th Percentile £455 £400 £388
90th Percentile £725 £725 £716
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £60.87 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.07% +18.77% +13.89%
10th Percentile £42.50 £60.87 £45.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £60.87 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.87 £51.25
% change year-on-year - +18.77% +13.89%

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 85,976 80,448 89,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.76% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,376 53,341 58,281
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,073 2,220 2,628
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +24.22%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +22.35%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 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 +119 595 £575 +1.55% 101
London +68 312 £588 -1.67% 50
UK excluding London +60 289 £550 +4.76% 61
South East +8 75 £625 +19.05% 15
Midlands +49 66 £525 +11.11% 11
North of England +55 63 £505 -15.92% 9
East of England +21 47 £550 +4.76% 13
West Midlands +34 40 £513 +3.54% 7
North West +17 38 £495 -23.85% 5
South West +18 31 £500 -13.04% 3
Yorkshire +12 23 £525 -8.70% 4
East Midlands +14 21 £663 +47.22% 4
Wales -6 6 £425 -15.00% 2
Scotland -30 4 £525 -16.00% 8
North East +50 3 £733 -2.27%

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 261 (42.58%) Information Security
2 225 (36.70%) CISSP
3 169 (27.57%) Cybersecurity
4 123 (20.07%) Finance
5 114 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
6 111 (18.11%) Security Cleared
7 110 (17.94%) TOGAF
8 109 (17.78%) Risk Management
8 109 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 105 (17.13%) CISM
10 102 (16.64%) Network Security
11 101 (16.48%) PCI DSS
11 101 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 99 (16.15%) Firewall
13 96 (15.66%) Degree
14 91 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
15 89 (14.52%) Management Information System
16 84 (13.70%) SC Cleared
17 81 (13.21%) Security Operations
18 79 (12.89%) DevOps
19 77 (12.56%) SIEM
20 73 (11.91%) GDPR
21 65 (10.60%) IaaS
22 64 (10.44%) CISA
23 63 (10.28%) Windows
24 62 (10.11%) SDLC
25 61 (9.95%) Linux
25 61 (9.95%) ITIL
25 61 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
26 60 (9.79%) Java

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 12 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (1.47%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.31%) Mule
3 8 (1.31%) Mule ESB
4 7 (1.14%) Confluence
5 5 (0.82%) IIS
5 5 (0.82%) WildFly
6 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 114 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (10.60%) IaaS
4 58 (9.46%) PaaS
5 48 (7.83%) SaaS
6 30 (4.89%) Office 365
7 11 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.31%) npm
10 7 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.98%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.33%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.33%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.16%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 102 (16.64%) Network Security
2 99 (16.15%) Firewall
3 38 (6.20%) WAN
4 36 (5.87%) LAN
5 29 (4.73%) MPLS
6 28 (4.57%) Internet
7 24 (3.92%) Kerberos
7 24 (3.92%) SAN
7 24 (3.92%) TCP/IP
8 20 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (3.10%) SSL
10 17 (2.77%) SNMP
10 17 (2.77%) VLAN
11 15 (2.45%) VPN
12 11 (1.79%) NAS
13 10 (1.63%) FTP
13 10 (1.63%) IPsec
14 9 (1.47%) DMZ
15 8 (1.31%) SMTP
15 8 (1.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.55%) Hadoop
2 33 (5.38%) Big Data
3 13 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.31%) SQL Server
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.82%) GIS
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.49%) HBase
9 3 (0.49%) MySQL
10 2 (0.33%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.33%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.63%) Burp Suite
2 10 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.63%) JIRA
3 8 (1.31%) Bower
3 8 (1.31%) Gradle
3 8 (1.31%) Grunt
3 8 (1.31%) gulp
3 8 (1.31%) JUnit
3 8 (1.31%) Maven
3 8 (1.31%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
6 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 123 (20.07%) Finance
2 56 (9.14%) Retail
3 35 (5.71%) Banking
4 29 (4.73%) Legal
5 22 (3.59%) Law
6 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.47%) Marketing
9 7 (1.14%) Electronics
10 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.82%) Local Government
12 4 (0.65%) Military
13 3 (0.49%) Billing
13 3 (0.49%) Games
14 2 (0.33%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) Back Office
15 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 332 (54.16%) Architect
2 264 (43.07%) Security Architect
3 81 (13.21%) Consultant
4 68 (11.09%) Security Consultant
5 53 (8.65%) Cloud Architect
6 49 (7.99%) Security Engineer
7 38 (6.20%) Information Architect
8 33 (5.38%) Information Security Architect
9 25 (4.08%) Azure Architect
9 25 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.92%) Security Specialist
10 24 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.43%) Analyst
11 21 (3.43%) Security Analyst
11 21 (3.43%) Security Manager
12 19 (3.10%) Network Security Architect
13 17 (2.77%) Designer
13 17 (2.77%) IT Architect
13 17 (2.77%) Security Designer
14 16 (2.61%) IT Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.85%) Web Services
2 24 (3.92%) SAML
3 16 (2.61%) SOAP
4 14 (2.28%) OAuth
5 13 (2.12%) OAuth2
6 12 (1.96%) Middleware
7 9 (1.47%) REST
7 9 (1.47%) Spring Security
8 8 (1.31%) Hystrix
8 8 (1.31%) JDBC
8 8 (1.31%) RAML
8 8 (1.31%) RESTful
8 8 (1.31%) Spring
8 8 (1.31%) Spring Boot
8 8 (1.31%) Swagger
8 8 (1.31%) XML
8 8 (1.31%) XSLT
9 7 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.98%) LDAP
11 4 (0.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.52%) Management Information System
2 40 (6.53%) Cyberthreat
3 34 (5.55%) CESG
4 27 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 23 (3.75%) PKI
7 22 (3.59%) Data Centre
8 19 (3.10%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (2.12%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.14%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.98%) BYOD
15 6 (0.98%) SCADA
15 6 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
16 5 (0.82%) Industrial Internet of Things
17 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.28%) Windows
2 61 (9.95%) Linux
3 36 (5.87%) Unix
4 11 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.63%) Android
5 10 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.14%) AIX
6 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.14%) Solaris
6 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.65%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (42.58%) Information Security
2 169 (27.57%) Cybersecurity
3 110 (17.94%) TOGAF
4 109 (17.78%) Risk Management
5 91 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (13.21%) Security Operations
7 79 (12.89%) DevOps
8 77 (12.56%) SIEM
9 62 (10.11%) SDLC
10 61 (9.95%) ITIL
10 61 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 59 (9.62%) SABSA
12 57 (9.30%) Data Protection
13 55 (8.97%) Penetration Testing
14 52 (8.48%) Enterprise Architecture
14 52 (8.48%) Project Management
15 48 (7.83%) Change Management
15 48 (7.83%) Security Management
16 44 (7.18%) Security Testing
17 42 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.79%) Java
2 28 (4.57%) C
3 25 (4.08%) Python
4 16 (2.61%) Perl
5 15 (2.45%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.63%) SQL
7 4 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.49%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.49%) C++
9 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.16%) C#
10 1 (0.16%) C-shell
10 1 (0.16%) Go
10 1 (0.16%) Korn
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) VB
10 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 225 (36.70%) CISSP
2 111 (18.11%) Security Cleared
3 105 (17.13%) CISM
4 96 (15.66%) Degree
5 84 (13.70%) SC Cleared
6 64 (10.44%) CISA
7 60 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (4.73%) CCNP
9 28 (4.57%) ISSAP
10 23 (3.75%) CEH
11 21 (3.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 20 (3.26%) GIAC
13 19 (3.10%) SANS
14 17 (2.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 16 (2.61%) DV Cleared
16 15 (2.45%) CCIE
16 15 (2.45%) CCNA
17 10 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (1.47%) GSEC
18 9 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (17.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (16.48%) PCI DSS
3 73 (11.91%) GDPR
4 46 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 38 (6.20%) COBIT
6 26 (4.24%) QA
7 16 (2.61%) NIST 800
7 16 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.31%) COSO
8 8 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.82%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.82%) RMADS
11 4 (0.65%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.49%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.33%) GMP
13 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.33%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.33%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 34 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.08%) Docker
3 13 (2.12%) vSphere
4 11 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.98%) vCloud
6 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.82%) XenApp
7 3 (0.49%) HDFS
8 2 (0.33%) IAG
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) Openswan
9 1 (0.16%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 20 (3.26%) Ansible
2 19 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
3 17 (2.77%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.79%) Nessus
4 11 (1.79%) Terraform
5 7 (1.14%) logstash
5 7 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.49%) QRadar
8 3 (0.49%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.33%) Consul
9 2 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.33%) Nagios
9 2 (0.33%) Puppet
9 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.89%) Cisco
2 30 (4.89%) Oracle
3 26 (4.24%) CheckPoint
4 22 (3.59%) VMware
5 17 (2.77%) Hortonworks
6 13 (2.12%) McAfee
6 13 (2.12%) Palo Alto
7 12 (1.96%) Juniper
8 11 (1.79%) Google
8 11 (1.79%) Qualys
8 11 (1.79%) SAP
9 10 (1.63%) Splunk
10 9 (1.47%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.31%) CyberArk
11 8 (1.31%) MuleSoft
12 7 (1.14%) AlienVault
12 7 (1.14%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.98%) Citrix