Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 447 335 510
Rank change year-on-year -112 +175 +135
Permanent jobs citing NIST 740 397 667
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.89% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.47% 7.14% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 522 343 505
10th Percentile £45,050 £45,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £98,250
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% -2.99% +7.20%

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 16,561 5,563 17,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.93% 12.40% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,682 4,450 13,351
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,225
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -157 373 £73,000 +12.31% 69
South East -67 142 £62,500 -7.41% 21
North of England -54 103 £57,500 +24.32% 22
North West -47 68 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Midlands -82 59 £56,000 +1.82% 13
West Midlands -77 51 £57,500 +4.55% 12
South West -81 51 £65,000 -23.53% 11
Yorkshire -74 28 £60,000 - 4
East of England -109 14 £55,000 -15.38% 6
North East -29 7 £40,000 +9.59%
East Midlands - 6 £56,250 - 1
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 516 (69.73%) Cybersecurity
2 514 (69.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 383 (51.76%) Information Security
4 253 (34.19%) Risk Management
5 252 (34.05%) CISSP
6 249 (33.65%) Social Skills
7 232 (31.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 230 (31.08%) GDPR
9 199 (26.89%) SIEM
10 195 (26.35%) Vulnerability Management
11 190 (25.68%) Finance
12 189 (25.54%) CISM
13 179 (24.19%) Azure
14 164 (22.16%) Management Information System
15 144 (19.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 140 (18.92%) Data Protection
17 138 (18.65%) Security Management
18 137 (18.51%) Security Testing
19 124 (16.76%) Microsoft
20 122 (16.49%) Security Cleared
21 119 (16.08%) Firewall
22 117 (15.81%) AWS
23 114 (15.41%) Smart Meter
23 114 (15.41%) Police
24 112 (15.14%) PCI DSS
25 108 (14.59%) Security Architecture
26 106 (14.32%) Degree
27 104 (14.05%) Regulatory Compliance
28 102 (13.78%) Network Security
29 99 (13.38%) CISA

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 10 (1.35%) IIS
2 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.41%) Apache
3 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 179 (24.19%) Azure
2 117 (15.81%) AWS
3 48 (6.49%) GCP
4 41 (5.54%) Microsoft 365
5 33 (4.46%) SaaS
6 31 (4.19%) PaaS
7 30 (4.05%) IaaS
8 11 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.49%) Azure Sentinel
8 11 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.35%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.81%) Serverless
11 5 (0.68%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.54%) GitHub
13 3 (0.41%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.27%) Azure Key Vault
14 2 (0.27%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.27%) Slack
15 1 (0.14%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 119 (16.08%) Firewall
2 102 (13.78%) Network Security
3 25 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.11%) VPN
5 22 (2.97%) DNS
6 16 (2.16%) Internet
6 16 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (2.03%) WAN
8 14 (1.89%) Wireless
9 13 (1.76%) HTTP
9 13 (1.76%) LAN
10 10 (1.35%) SSL
11 9 (1.22%) Broadband
12 8 (1.08%) DHCP
12 8 (1.08%) VLAN
13 6 (0.81%) BGP
13 6 (0.81%) SD-WAN
13 6 (0.81%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.68%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.22%) RDBMS
2 9 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.68%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.54%) Big Data
4 4 (0.54%) Power BI
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.27%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.27%) DB2
5 2 (0.27%) GIS
5 2 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.14%) DTS
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.14%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (1.22%) JIRA
1 9 (1.22%) SoapUI
2 6 (0.81%) Burp Suite
3 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.27%) Emacs
4 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.27%) GitLab
4 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.27%) Snyk
4 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.14%) GoCD
5 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 249 (33.65%) Social Skills
2 190 (25.68%) Finance
3 114 (15.41%) Police
4 72 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (8.78%) Banking
6 62 (8.38%) Telecoms
7 51 (6.89%) Legal
8 46 (6.22%) Public Sector
9 40 (5.41%) Marketing
10 36 (4.86%) Manufacturing
11 31 (4.19%) Electronics
11 31 (4.19%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (3.11%) Influencing Skills
12 23 (3.11%) Law
13 10 (1.35%) Retail
14 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 162 (21.89%) Consultant
2 135 (18.24%) Architect
3 134 (18.11%) Security Consultant
4 121 (16.35%) Security Architect
5 91 (12.30%) Analyst
5 91 (12.30%) Security Manager
6 89 (12.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 80 (10.81%) Security Engineer
8 76 (10.27%) Security Analyst
9 34 (4.59%) Information Manager
10 33 (4.46%) Information Security Manager
10 33 (4.46%) Junior
11 31 (4.19%) Information Analyst
11 31 (4.19%) Information Security Analyst
12 30 (4.05%) Security Officer
13 29 (3.92%) Junior Consultant
13 29 (3.92%) Junior Security Consultant
13 29 (3.92%) Risk Analyst
14 28 (3.78%) Information Security Officer
14 28 (3.78%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.84%) OAuth
2 15 (2.03%) OAuth2
3 11 (1.49%) SAML
4 10 (1.35%) SOAP
5 9 (1.22%) LDAP
6 8 (1.08%) JSON
7 4 (0.54%) OpenID
8 3 (0.41%) .NET
8 3 (0.41%) EDI
8 3 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.41%) ISPF
8 3 (0.41%) RESTful
8 3 (0.41%) XML
9 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.27%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.27%) LAMP
9 2 (0.27%) ModSecurity
9 2 (0.27%) SailPoint
10 1 (0.14%) J2EE
10 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 164 (22.16%) Management Information System
2 114 (15.41%) Smart Meter
3 29 (3.92%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.24%) Data Centre
6 23 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 22 (2.97%) Cloud Native
8 20 (2.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 14 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (1.89%) PKI
10 12 (1.62%) Cyberattack
10 12 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (1.62%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.22%) SCADA
13 8 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.68%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.68%) Windows
2 41 (5.54%) Linux
3 13 (1.76%) Unix
4 9 (1.22%) Solaris
5 6 (0.81%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.68%) Kali Linux
6 5 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.27%) AIX
8 2 (0.27%) CentOS
8 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.27%) zOS
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (69.73%) Cybersecurity
2 383 (51.76%) Information Security
3 253 (34.19%) Risk Management
4 199 (26.89%) SIEM
5 195 (26.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 140 (18.92%) Data Protection
7 138 (18.65%) Security Management
8 137 (18.51%) Security Testing
9 108 (14.59%) Security Architecture
10 104 (14.05%) Regulatory Compliance
11 94 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (12.30%) OWASP
13 87 (11.76%) ISMS
14 85 (11.49%) ITIL
15 82 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
16 80 (10.81%) Identity Management
17 79 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 77 (10.41%) Cyber Assurance
19 74 (10.00%) Fraud Detection
19 74 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.92%) Python
2 17 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 17 (2.30%) SQL
3 12 (1.62%) Java
4 11 (1.49%) C
5 10 (1.35%) Go
6 7 (0.95%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) Perl
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 252 (34.05%) CISSP
2 189 (25.54%) CISM
3 122 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 106 (14.32%) Degree
5 99 (13.38%) CISA
6 53 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (5.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 39 (5.27%) CRISC
9 34 (4.59%) CEH
10 31 (4.19%) GIAC
11 30 (4.05%) SSCP
12 27 (3.65%) CESG Certified Professional
13 25 (3.38%) SANS
14 24 (3.24%) SC Cleared
15 22 (2.97%) OSCP
16 16 (2.16%) CCSP
16 16 (2.16%) CREST Certified
17 15 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.89%) DV Cleared
19 13 (1.76%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (69.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 232 (31.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 230 (31.08%) GDPR
4 144 (19.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 112 (15.14%) PCI DSS
6 91 (12.30%) COBIT
7 67 (9.05%) NCSC
8 58 (7.84%) GRC
9 51 (6.89%) NIST 800
10 42 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 35 (4.73%) SOC 2
12 26 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (2.43%) HIPAA
13 18 (2.43%) QA
14 12 (1.62%) SLA
15 10 (1.35%) ISO 22301
16 9 (1.22%) ITGC
16 9 (1.22%) SOC 1
17 8 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 6 (0.81%) IASME
System Software
1 43 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.68%) Docker
2 5 (0.68%) Firmware
2 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.41%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.41%) KVM
3 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.27%) iptables
4 2 (0.27%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.27%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.27%) RACF
5 1 (0.14%) LXC
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
1 15 (2.03%) Terraform
2 14 (1.89%) Ansible
3 10 (1.35%) Nessus
4 9 (1.22%) CASB
4 9 (1.22%) HP Fortify
4 9 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.22%) Puppet
5 8 (1.08%) HP ALM
6 7 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.95%) QRadar
6 7 (0.95%) WebInspect
7 6 (0.81%) Nmap
8 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.68%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.54%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 124 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.32%) SAP
3 29 (3.92%) Google
4 25 (3.38%) Oracle
5 24 (3.24%) Qualys
6 21 (2.84%) Cisco
7 17 (2.30%) CyberArk
8 16 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 16 (2.16%) ForgeRock
9 13 (1.76%) Splunk
10 12 (1.62%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.22%) ArcSight
11 9 (1.22%) Tripwire
12 8 (1.08%) HP
13 7 (0.95%) Black Duck
13 7 (0.95%) LogRhythm
13 7 (0.95%) McAfee
13 7 (0.95%) Micro Focus
13 7 (0.95%) Sonatype
14 6 (0.81%) Rapid7