Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 505 415
Rank change year-on-year +84 -90 +99
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 584 386 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.46% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 230 401
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £473 £449 £400
90th Percentile £750 £726 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £60.44 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.68% -3.30% +22.14%
10th Percentile £35.00 £57.84 £29.05
90th Percentile £51.75 £62.34 £72.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.44 £62.50
% change year-on-year -29.68% -3.30% +48.81%

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 88,563 84,563 91,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,464 55,705 60,520
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,448 2,088 2,384
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +3.26% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.86% -0.04% +6.82%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +91 550 £600 +4.35% 106
UK excluding London +50 295 £575 +9.52% 70
London +84 274 £600 -4.00% 44
South East +26 105 £600 +9.09% 16
North of England -20 60 £573 +1.78% 14
South West +6 45 £525 +0.48% 13
East of England +2 35 £550 +7.32% 13
Midlands -2 35 £600 +14.29% 6
North West -31 32 £550 - 9
Yorkshire 0 24 £550 -4.35% 3
West Midlands -9 23 £600 +14.29% 4
East Midlands +20 16 £600 +6.67% 2
Scotland -21 11 £506 +1.25% 4
Wales -12 9 £669 - 4
North East -2 8 £675 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 237 (40.58%) Information Security
2 184 (31.51%) CISSP
3 162 (27.74%) Cybersecurity
4 141 (24.14%) Finance
5 127 (21.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 123 (21.06%) Amazon AWS
7 119 (20.38%) CISM
8 103 (17.64%) Security Cleared
9 101 (17.29%) Risk Management
10 100 (17.12%) TOGAF
11 97 (16.61%) Management Information System
12 93 (15.92%) Firewall
13 92 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
14 87 (14.90%) Microsoft
15 81 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
16 80 (13.70%) PCI DSS
17 75 (12.84%) Degree
18 73 (12.50%) GDPR
19 72 (12.33%) Network Security
20 70 (11.99%) OWASP
21 69 (11.82%) CISA
22 67 (11.47%) SC Cleared
23 63 (10.79%) Banking
23 63 (10.79%) DevOps
24 62 (10.62%) Windows
25 56 (9.59%) SAML
25 56 (9.59%) SABSA
26 55 (9.42%) Identity Access Management
26 55 (9.42%) Cisco
27 54 (9.25%) ITIL

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 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.40%) IIS
3 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.86%) Apache
4 5 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.51%) nginx
5 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.34%) AquaLogic
6 2 (0.34%) Confluence
6 2 (0.34%) Hubot
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) Appian
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (21.06%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (7.19%) Office 365
4 38 (6.51%) SaaS
5 24 (4.11%) PaaS
6 22 (3.77%) IaaS
7 16 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.03%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.86%) GitHub
9 5 (0.86%) HP Helion
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 93 (15.92%) Firewall
2 72 (12.33%) Network Security
3 26 (4.45%) VPN
3 26 (4.45%) WAN
4 20 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (3.42%) Kerberos
5 16 (2.74%) Internet
5 16 (2.74%) LAN
6 14 (2.40%) IPsec
7 11 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (1.88%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.54%) HTTP
8 9 (1.54%) Skype
8 9 (1.54%) Unified Communications
9 8 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.37%) DNS
9 8 (1.37%) MPLS
9 8 (1.37%) SCCP
9 8 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
9 8 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.91%) Big Data
2 10 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.86%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.68%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.68%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.51%) HBase
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.51%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.34%) MySQL
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (1.71%) SonarQube
2 7 (1.20%) JIRA
3 6 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.03%) GitLab
4 5 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.34%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.34%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.34%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.17%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 141 (24.14%) Finance
2 63 (10.79%) Banking
3 38 (6.51%) Retail
4 26 (4.45%) Legal
5 16 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.37%) Law
7 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.86%) Back Office
8 5 (0.86%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 377 (64.55%) Architect
2 309 (52.91%) Security Architect
3 75 (12.84%) Cloud Architect
3 75 (12.84%) Consultant
4 70 (11.99%) Security Consultant
5 56 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
6 33 (5.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 28 (4.79%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 28 (4.79%) Information Architect
7 28 (4.79%) Security Engineer
8 27 (4.62%) Information Security Architect
9 24 (4.11%) Security Manager
10 23 (3.94%) Enterprise Security Architect
10 23 (3.94%) Technical Architect
11 21 (3.60%) Information Security Consultant
11 21 (3.60%) Network Architect
11 21 (3.60%) Security Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.42%) Senior Architect
13 19 (3.25%) Lead Architect
14 18 (3.08%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.59%) SAML
2 36 (6.16%) OAuth
3 31 (5.31%) Web Services
4 26 (4.45%) .NET
5 23 (3.94%) Middleware
6 9 (1.54%) LDAP
6 9 (1.54%) OpenID
7 8 (1.37%) JSON
8 6 (1.03%) Node.js
8 6 (1.03%) OAuth2
9 5 (0.86%) REST
9 5 (0.86%) Spring
10 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.68%) COM+
10 4 (0.68%) DCOM
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.68%) Rendezvous
10 4 (0.68%) WCF
10 4 (0.68%) XACML
11 3 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.61%) Management Information System
2 48 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.51%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.82%) PKI
5 29 (4.97%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (4.28%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.60%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.57%) CESG
8 15 (2.57%) Online Banking
8 15 (2.57%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.05%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.05%) Taxonomies
10 10 (1.71%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.62%) Windows
2 43 (7.36%) Linux
3 19 (3.25%) Unix
3 19 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.05%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.54%) Android
5 9 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.68%) Solaris
8 2 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (40.58%) Information Security
2 162 (27.74%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (17.29%) Risk Management
4 100 (17.12%) TOGAF
5 92 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (11.99%) OWASP
7 63 (10.79%) DevOps
8 56 (9.59%) SABSA
9 55 (9.42%) Identity Access Management
10 54 (9.25%) ITIL
11 53 (9.08%) SIEM
12 49 (8.39%) Enterprise Architecture
13 48 (8.22%) Cryptography
14 44 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
15 43 (7.36%) Data Protection
15 43 (7.36%) Security Testing
16 42 (7.19%) Information Assurance
16 42 (7.19%) Security Management
17 39 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.48%) Java
2 20 (3.42%) C#
3 12 (2.05%) C++
4 10 (1.71%) Perl
5 9 (1.54%) C
5 9 (1.54%) Python
5 9 (1.54%) SQL
6 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.34%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (0.34%) Go
9 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.17%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.17%) Scala
9 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.17%) VBA
9 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (31.51%) CISSP
2 119 (20.38%) CISM
3 103 (17.64%) Security Cleared
4 75 (12.84%) Degree
5 69 (11.82%) CISA
6 67 (11.47%) SC Cleared
7 45 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (6.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 25 (4.28%) ISSAP
10 23 (3.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 23 (3.94%) DV Cleared
11 21 (3.60%) SANS
12 20 (3.42%) CISMP
12 20 (3.42%) TOGAF Certification
13 18 (3.08%) GIAC
14 17 (2.91%) CRISC
15 16 (2.74%) CREST Certified
16 15 (2.57%) ISSEP
16 15 (2.57%) SSCP
17 14 (2.40%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (21.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (13.70%) PCI DSS
3 73 (12.50%) GDPR
4 25 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 24 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (3.94%) COBIT
7 22 (3.77%) NIST 800
8 19 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 15 (2.57%) HMG Infosec
10 14 (2.40%) JSP 440
11 13 (2.23%) QA
12 11 (1.88%) ISAE 3402
12 11 (1.88%) ISO 22301
12 11 (1.88%) ISO 31000
13 10 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (1.71%) ISO 9001
14 9 (1.54%) PSD2
15 8 (1.37%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (1.03%) COSO
16 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (6.51%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.57%) Docker
3 14 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.71%) OpenAM
5 9 (1.54%) XenApp
5 9 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.68%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.68%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.51%) Snort
8 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.34%) Squid
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 22 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
2 15 (2.57%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.88%) Nessus
4 10 (1.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 9 (1.54%) SCCM
6 8 (1.37%) SCOM
6 8 (1.37%) Terraform
7 7 (1.20%) QRadar
8 6 (1.03%) CASB
8 6 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.68%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.68%) Puppet
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.51%) Consul
11 3 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.51%) MIIS
11 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.42%) Cisco
3 29 (4.97%) Oracle
4 28 (4.79%) Google
5 27 (4.62%) IBM
6 24 (4.11%) SAP
6 24 (4.11%) VMware
7 15 (2.57%) Splunk
8 14 (2.40%) McAfee
8 14 (2.40%) Qualys
9 12 (2.05%) ArcSight
9 12 (2.05%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.05%) Citrix
10 10 (1.71%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (1.71%) Centrify
10 10 (1.71%) ForgeRock
10 10 (1.71%) Imperva
10 10 (1.71%) Juniper
10 10 (1.71%) Trend Micro
10 10 (1.71%) Tripwire