Period
to 17 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NIST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NIST over the 6 months to 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 493 556
Rank change year-on-year +93 +63 +172
Permanent jobs citing NIST 504 532 658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.58% 4.16% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 398 404 470
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £52,403 £52,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,188 £85,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £98,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

NIST is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,027 12,798 19,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.06% 12.49% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 10,030 14,524
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in England

NIST
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NIST in England.

Salary trend for NIST in England

NIST
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in England over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST in England

NIST
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the England region over the 6 months to 17 April 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +106 215 £70,000 +7.69% 29
South East +62 126 £59,500 -13.45% 16
Midlands +53 79 £62,500 +4.17% 9
West Midlands +16 61 £62,500 +4.17% 7
North of England +7 28 £43,000 -14.00% 11
East of England +70 27 £89,500 +43.20% 4
North West +11 22 £43,000 -14.00% 9
East Midlands +26 17 £52,500 -20.75% 1
South West +2 17 £47,500 -40.63% 7
Yorkshire -13 4 £40,000 -20.00% 2
North East - 2 £45,000 -
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, IT jobs citing NIST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for NIST.

1 304 (60.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 297 (58.93%) Cybersecurity
3 271 (53.77%) Information Security
4 208 (41.27%) CISSP
5 146 (28.97%) Azure
6 137 (27.18%) Finance
7 134 (26.59%) CISM
8 130 (25.79%) GDPR
9 108 (21.43%) SIEM
10 104 (20.63%) Risk Management
11 102 (20.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 101 (20.04%) Management Information System
13 100 (19.84%) OWASP
13 100 (19.84%) PCI DSS
14 97 (19.25%) Security Architecture
15 92 (18.25%) AWS
16 86 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
17 83 (16.47%) Microsoft
18 81 (16.07%) ITIL
19 77 (15.28%) Firewall
20 75 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
21 72 (14.29%) CISA
22 64 (12.70%) Security Cleared
23 63 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
24 61 (12.10%) Degree
25 59 (11.71%) COBIT
26 58 (11.51%) SaaS
27 56 (11.11%) Network Security
27 56 (11.11%) Active Directory
28 55 (10.91%) Penetration Testing

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (0.99%) Confluence
3 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Relativity
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 146 (28.97%) Azure
2 92 (18.25%) AWS
3 58 (11.51%) SaaS
4 52 (10.32%) Microsoft 365
5 33 (6.55%) GCP
6 26 (5.16%) PaaS
7 25 (4.96%) IaaS
8 19 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (3.17%) Apigee
9 16 (3.17%) iPaaS
10 15 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.99%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 5 (0.99%) Power Platform
11 5 (0.99%) Serverless
12 4 (0.79%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (15.28%) Firewall
2 56 (11.11%) Network Security
3 24 (4.76%) VPN
4 22 (4.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (3.37%) DNS
6 14 (2.78%) DHCP
7 12 (2.38%) RTP
7 12 (2.38%) WAN
8 11 (2.18%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.98%) SAN
10 8 (1.59%) LAN
10 8 (1.59%) Wireless
11 5 (0.99%) HTTP
11 5 (0.99%) Intranet
12 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.60%) Internet
13 3 (0.60%) NAS
13 3 (0.60%) SSL
13 3 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (3.97%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.77%) Blockchain
4 15 (2.98%) Big Data
5 9 (1.79%) Redis
6 5 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.20%) GIS
8 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.20%) Power BI
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.17%) IntelliJ
2 9 (1.79%) JIRA
2 9 (1.79%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.20%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 137 (27.18%) Finance
2 51 (10.12%) Legal
3 44 (8.73%) Retail
4 29 (5.75%) Banking
5 26 (5.16%) Public Sector
6 24 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 23 (4.56%) Manufacturing
8 20 (3.97%) Marketing
9 19 (3.77%) Electronics
10 14 (2.78%) Military
11 13 (2.58%) Aerospace
12 12 (2.38%) Law
13 3 (0.60%) Advertising
13 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (18.85%) Analyst
2 84 (16.67%) Architect
3 67 (13.29%) Security Analyst
4 60 (11.90%) Security Engineer
5 53 (10.52%) Consultant
6 52 (10.32%) Security Architect
7 43 (8.53%) Security Specialist
8 40 (7.94%) Security Consultant
8 40 (7.94%) Security Manager
9 36 (7.14%) Information Analyst
9 36 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (6.75%) IT Analyst
11 31 (6.15%) Cloud Architect
11 31 (6.15%) Risk Analyst
12 26 (5.16%) Information Manager
13 23 (4.56%) Security Officer
14 21 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
14 21 (4.17%) IT Risk Analyst
15 20 (3.97%) Information Security Officer
16 19 (3.77%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.15%) Web Services
2 19 (3.77%) OAuth
3 16 (3.17%) Spring Boot
4 6 (1.19%) .NET
4 6 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.79%) .NET Core
5 4 (0.79%) Middleware
5 4 (0.79%) RESTful
5 4 (0.79%) SOAP
5 4 (0.79%) XML
6 3 (0.60%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (20.04%) Management Information System
2 75 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.73%) Public Cloud
4 35 (6.94%) Cyberthreat
5 20 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (3.57%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 13 (2.58%) Cyber Defence
10 12 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.79%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.59%) Social Network
14 6 (1.19%) Social Media
15 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.99%) SCADA
16 4 (0.79%) Life Science
16 4 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.53%) Windows
2 41 (8.13%) Linux
3 11 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.98%) Unix
5 6 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.79%) SUSE
7 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.60%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.40%) AIX
8 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (58.93%) Cybersecurity
2 271 (53.77%) Information Security
3 108 (21.43%) SIEM
4 104 (20.63%) Risk Management
5 100 (19.84%) OWASP
6 97 (19.25%) Security Architecture
7 86 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (16.07%) ITIL
9 63 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 55 (10.91%) DevOps
10 55 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
11 54 (10.71%) Security Management
12 49 (9.72%) DevSecOps
13 48 (9.52%) Data Protection
13 48 (9.52%) Security Operations
13 48 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 46 (9.13%) Data Security
14 46 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (8.73%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.75%) Java
2 28 (5.56%) SQL
3 22 (4.37%) Python
4 16 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.58%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.58%) Go
6 12 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.39%) C
8 4 (0.79%) C#
9 3 (0.60%) Ruby
9 3 (0.60%) VBA
10 2 (0.40%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.40%) Lua
11 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 208 (41.27%) CISSP
2 134 (26.59%) CISM
3 72 (14.29%) CISA
4 64 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 61 (12.10%) Degree
6 55 (10.91%) CRISC
7 37 (7.34%) SANS
8 29 (5.75%) SC Cleared
9 19 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 19 (3.77%) OSCP
10 17 (3.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 15 (2.98%) CEH
12 14 (2.78%) CCSP
12 14 (2.78%) GIAC
12 14 (2.78%) OSCE
13 13 (2.58%) CompTIA Security+
13 13 (2.58%) ISSAP
13 13 (2.58%) SSCP
14 12 (2.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (60.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (25.79%) GDPR
3 102 (20.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 100 (19.84%) PCI DSS
5 59 (11.71%) COBIT
6 52 (10.32%) NCSC
7 43 (8.53%) GRC
8 40 (7.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 31 (6.15%) NIST 800
10 14 (2.78%) SOC 2
11 13 (2.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 13 (2.58%) RMADS
12 11 (2.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 11 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (1.79%) JSP 440
13 9 (1.79%) SOC 1
14 8 (1.59%) GAMP
14 8 (1.59%) HIPAA
15 6 (1.19%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 56 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.94%) Docker
3 12 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.60%) vSphere
6 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (8.13%) Terraform
2 28 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.38%) Ansible
4 11 (2.18%) CASB
4 11 (2.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 11 (2.18%) Nessus
4 11 (2.18%) Prometheus
5 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.79%) Consul
6 9 (1.79%) linkerd
6 9 (1.79%) Puppet
7 4 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.60%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.40%) EnCase
9 2 (0.40%) Graylog
9 2 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.20%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 83 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.37%) SAP
3 21 (4.17%) Oracle
4 18 (3.57%) VMware
5 16 (3.17%) Cisco
6 13 (2.58%) Google
6 13 (2.58%) OneTrust
7 12 (2.38%) Splunk
8 10 (1.98%) CyberArk
9 9 (1.79%) Darktrace
10 8 (1.59%) ForgeRock
10 8 (1.59%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
11 7 (1.39%) FireEye
11 7 (1.39%) IBM
11 7 (1.39%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.39%) McAfee
11 7 (1.39%) Symantec
12 6 (1.19%) IronPort
12 6 (1.19%) NetWitness