Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 569 660
Rank change year-on-year +136 +91 +258
Permanent jobs citing NIST 407 623 556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.79% 3.34% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 329 474 382
Median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £65,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +2.66% +5.20%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £105,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% -

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 8,491 18,626 21,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.30% 13.80% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6,540 13,741 16,522
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 +64 170 £62,500 -13.79% 17
South East +116 78 £67,500 -3.57% 7
Midlands +138 56 £55,000 +2.33% 1
West Midlands +119 54 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North of England +153 53 £50,000 - 6
North West +110 40 £50,500 +6.32% 3
South West +75 35 £90,000 +50.00% 4
East of England +68 18 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Yorkshire +116 12 £52,000 -22.96%
North East +25 1 £36,500 -59.44% 3
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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.

1 278 (68.30%) Information Security
2 257 (63.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 234 (57.49%) Cybersecurity
4 167 (41.03%) CISSP
5 136 (33.42%) Risk Management
6 122 (29.98%) CISM
7 119 (29.24%) Finance
8 113 (27.76%) PCI DSS
9 108 (26.54%) Azure
10 91 (22.36%) AWS
10 91 (22.36%) Management Information System
11 82 (20.15%) CISA
12 81 (19.90%) Security Architecture
13 77 (18.92%) ITIL
14 75 (18.43%) Firewall
14 75 (18.43%) GDPR
15 73 (17.94%) SIEM
16 68 (16.71%) COBIT
17 65 (15.97%) Degree
17 65 (15.97%) Data Protection
17 65 (15.97%) NIST 800
18 63 (15.48%) Microsoft
19 60 (14.74%) OWASP
20 59 (14.50%) Python
21 58 (14.25%) Security Management
22 57 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
23 54 (13.27%) SaaS
24 52 (12.78%) Legal
25 51 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
26 50 (12.29%) PaaS

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 7 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.98%) ColdFusion
3 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Distributed Ledger
1 8 (1.97%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 108 (26.54%) Azure
2 91 (22.36%) AWS
3 54 (13.27%) SaaS
4 50 (12.29%) PaaS
5 49 (12.04%) IaaS
6 22 (5.41%) Office 365
7 13 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.70%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (2.46%) Azure Functions
9 10 (2.46%) PowerApps
9 10 (2.46%) Serverless
10 9 (2.21%) GCP
10 9 (2.21%) iPaaS
11 7 (1.72%) Dropbox
11 7 (1.72%) Slack
12 6 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.23%) G Suite
14 2 (0.49%) Apigee
15 1 (0.25%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 75 (18.43%) Firewall
2 24 (5.90%) Network Security
3 16 (3.93%) DNS
4 15 (3.69%) Internet
5 8 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.72%) VPN
6 7 (1.72%) WAN
7 6 (1.47%) Wireshark
8 5 (1.23%) HTTP
8 5 (1.23%) SSL
8 5 (1.23%) Wireless
9 4 (0.98%) DHCP
9 4 (0.98%) LAN
9 4 (0.98%) SCCP
10 3 (0.74%) tcpdump
11 2 (0.49%) RTP
12 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.25%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.90%) Big Data
2 14 (3.44%) Data Lake
2 14 (3.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.46%) IntelliJ
2 4 (0.98%) GitLab
2 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.74%) IDA Disassembler
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.49%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.25%) Gradle
5 1 (0.25%) Snyk
General
1 119 (29.24%) Finance
2 52 (12.78%) Legal
3 23 (5.65%) Retail
4 13 (3.19%) Banking
4 13 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.72%) Public Sector
6 4 (0.98%) Advertising
6 4 (0.98%) Law
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (15.23%) Architect
2 61 (14.99%) Analyst
3 55 (13.51%) Security Engineer
4 52 (12.78%) Consultant
5 50 (12.29%) Security Analyst
6 45 (11.06%) Security Architect
7 35 (8.60%) Cloud Architect
8 33 (8.11%) Security Consultant
9 29 (7.13%) Security Manager
10 28 (6.88%) Risk Analyst
11 27 (6.63%) Information Analyst
12 26 (6.39%) Security Specialist
13 24 (5.90%) Security Officer
14 23 (5.65%) Information Security Analyst
15 21 (5.16%) Governance Analyst
16 20 (4.91%) Information Officer
16 20 (4.91%) Information Security Officer
16 20 (4.91%) Security Risk Analyst
16 20 (4.91%) Senior Security Engineer
17 16 (3.93%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.16%) OAuth
2 20 (4.91%) Web Services
3 17 (4.18%) .NET
4 11 (2.70%) Middleware
5 9 (2.21%) Spring Boot
6 8 (1.97%) OpenID
7 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.98%) J2EE
9 3 (0.74%) LDAP
9 3 (0.74%) SAML
9 3 (0.74%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.49%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.49%) YAML
11 1 (0.25%) COM
11 1 (0.25%) ModSecurity
11 1 (0.25%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 91 (22.36%) Management Information System
2 57 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.60%) Cloud Native
4 28 (6.88%) Cyberattack
5 24 (5.90%) Public Cloud
6 22 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (5.41%) PKI
7 19 (4.67%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (3.19%) Cyber Defence
9 9 (2.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 9 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.21%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.72%) User Experience
11 6 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.47%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.23%) Blog
12 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.98%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.81%) Linux
2 35 (8.60%) Windows
3 22 (5.41%) Unix
4 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.98%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (68.30%) Information Security
2 234 (57.49%) Cybersecurity
3 136 (33.42%) Risk Management
4 81 (19.90%) Security Architecture
5 77 (18.92%) ITIL
6 73 (17.94%) SIEM
7 65 (15.97%) Data Protection
8 60 (14.74%) OWASP
9 58 (14.25%) Security Management
10 51 (12.53%) Penetration Testing
11 50 (12.29%) Security Operations
12 49 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (11.30%) Data Security
13 46 (11.30%) DevOps
13 46 (11.30%) Information Security Management
14 44 (10.81%) Analytics
15 41 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (9.83%) Risk Assessment
17 39 (9.58%) Vulnerability Management
18 36 (8.85%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.50%) Python
2 35 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.11%) Java
4 21 (5.16%) Perl
4 21 (5.16%) SQL
5 18 (4.42%) R
6 15 (3.69%) Bash Shell
6 15 (3.69%) C++
7 11 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.21%) Kotlin
9 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.74%) Julia
11 3 (0.74%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.25%) C#
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 167 (41.03%) CISSP
2 122 (29.98%) CISM
3 82 (20.15%) CISA
4 65 (15.97%) Degree
5 47 (11.55%) CRISC
5 47 (11.55%) Security Cleared
6 38 (9.34%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (6.14%) SC Cleared
8 23 (5.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 21 (5.16%) DV Cleared
9 21 (5.16%) SANS
10 15 (3.69%) CompTIA Security+
10 15 (3.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 14 (3.44%) CEH
12 13 (3.19%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (2.70%) CCSP
13 11 (2.70%) DBS Check
13 11 (2.70%) OSCP
14 10 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (2.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (63.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 113 (27.76%) PCI DSS
3 75 (18.43%) GDPR
4 68 (16.71%) COBIT
5 65 (15.97%) NIST 800
6 37 (9.09%) NCSC
7 35 (8.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 35 (8.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (3.69%) ISO 31000
10 13 (3.19%) ISAE 3402
11 12 (2.95%) ISO 22301
11 12 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (2.46%) COSO
12 10 (2.46%) QA
13 9 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (1.97%) SLA
15 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 5 (1.23%) AICPA
17 4 (0.98%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 33 (8.11%) Docker
2 30 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (10.07%) Terraform
2 12 (2.95%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.97%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 7 (1.72%) HP Fortify
5 6 (1.47%) Ansible
5 6 (1.47%) QRadar
6 5 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.98%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 4 (0.98%) Nessus
7 4 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.74%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.74%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.49%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.49%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.25%) Puppet
10 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.90%) Google
3 19 (4.67%) Splunk
4 17 (4.18%) VMware
5 15 (3.69%) Cisco
6 11 (2.70%) LogRhythm
6 11 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.72%) Black Duck
7 7 (1.72%) CrowdStrike
7 7 (1.72%) HP
7 7 (1.72%) IBM
8 6 (1.47%) Darktrace
8 6 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle
10 4 (0.98%) Aruba
10 4 (0.98%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (0.98%) Ruckus Wireless
11 3 (0.74%) Coverity
11 3 (0.74%) F5
11 3 (0.74%) Qualys