Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 359 480 554
Rank change year-on-year +121 +74 +282
Permanent jobs citing NIST 462 638 661
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.73% 4.33% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 435 509 528
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%

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 6,869 14,738 19,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.96% 12.62% 13.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,214 11,549 14,705
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +208 265 £67,500 +3.85% 27
South East +84 90 £68,000 -2.86% 20
Midlands +53 41 £55,000 -8.33% 9
West Midlands +41 30 £55,000 -8.33% 8
South West +60 26 £56,500 -8.87% 2
North of England +26 21 £42,500 -15.00% 4
East of England +120 15 £70,000 - 9
North West +51 15 £42,500 -9.57% 4
East Midlands +50 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 5 £40,000 -27.27%
North East - 1 £36,500 -
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 288 (62.34%) Information Security
2 278 (60.17%) Cybersecurity
3 274 (59.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 201 (43.51%) CISSP
5 141 (30.52%) CISM
6 136 (29.44%) GDPR
7 124 (26.84%) Azure
7 124 (26.84%) SIEM
8 120 (25.97%) Firewall
8 120 (25.97%) Finance
9 102 (22.08%) AWS
10 101 (21.86%) Management Information System
11 94 (20.35%) Risk Management
12 92 (19.91%) ITIL
13 82 (17.75%) Identity Access Management
14 80 (17.32%) OWASP
15 79 (17.10%) Cyber Essentials
16 78 (16.88%) Intrusion Detection
17 74 (16.02%) Security Architecture
18 71 (15.37%) PCI DSS
19 69 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
19 69 (14.94%) COBIT
20 67 (14.50%) Security Operations
21 66 (14.29%) Active Directory
21 66 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
22 65 (14.07%) DevOps
23 64 (13.85%) Security Management
24 63 (13.64%) CISA
25 61 (13.20%) Microsoft
26 60 (12.99%) Degree

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 6 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 124 (26.84%) Azure
2 102 (22.08%) AWS
3 48 (10.39%) SaaS
4 45 (9.74%) IaaS
5 33 (7.14%) Office 365
6 26 (5.63%) GCP
7 20 (4.33%) PaaS
8 19 (4.11%) Apigee
8 19 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (4.11%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.43%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.43%) Loggly
11 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (25.97%) Firewall
2 78 (16.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 44 (9.52%) Network Security
4 30 (6.49%) VPN
5 21 (4.55%) DNS
6 17 (3.68%) WAN
7 16 (3.46%) LAN
8 13 (2.81%) DHCP
9 12 (2.60%) Wireless
10 9 (1.95%) Internet
11 7 (1.52%) SSL
12 6 (1.30%) BGP
12 6 (1.30%) RTP
12 6 (1.30%) SAN
12 6 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.30%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.08%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.08%) MPLS
13 5 (1.08%) OSPF
13 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.81%) Big Data
3 13 (2.81%) Blockchain
4 6 (1.30%) Redis
5 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.11%) IntelliJ
2 6 (1.30%) Travis CI
3 4 (0.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.22%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 120 (25.97%) Finance
2 40 (8.66%) Banking
3 36 (7.79%) Legal
4 31 (6.71%) Retail
5 12 (2.60%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.38%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.16%) Military
7 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.73%) Marketing
9 7 (1.52%) Electronics
9 7 (1.52%) Law
9 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (22.29%) Analyst
2 81 (17.53%) Security Analyst
3 62 (13.42%) Architect
4 56 (12.12%) Security Engineer
5 55 (11.90%) Consultant
6 51 (11.04%) Information Analyst
6 51 (11.04%) Information Security Analyst
7 37 (8.01%) Security Manager
8 36 (7.79%) Security Consultant
9 34 (7.36%) Risk Analyst
9 34 (7.36%) Security Architect
10 32 (6.93%) Cloud Architect
10 32 (6.93%) Security Specialist
11 24 (5.19%) Security Risk Analyst
12 23 (4.98%) Information Manager
13 22 (4.76%) Developer
14 21 (4.55%) Information Risk Analyst
14 21 (4.55%) IT Analyst
15 20 (4.33%) Information Security Manager
16 18 (3.90%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.28%) Web Services
2 20 (4.33%) OAuth
3 19 (4.11%) Spring Boot
4 13 (2.81%) .NET
5 10 (2.16%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.08%) YAML
7 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.43%) CSS
7 2 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.43%) HTML
7 2 (0.43%) Middleware
7 2 (0.43%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (0.43%) React
7 2 (0.43%) RESTful
7 2 (0.43%) SOAP
7 2 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.43%) WCF
7 2 (0.43%) WinForms
7 2 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (21.86%) Management Information System
2 66 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 55 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
5 26 (5.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 24 (5.19%) Public Cloud
7 22 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 17 (3.68%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.52%) PKI
10 7 (1.52%) Robotics
11 6 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.30%) Social Network
12 5 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.08%) Social Media
13 4 (0.87%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.09%) Windows
2 36 (7.79%) Linux
3 32 (6.93%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.60%) Unix
5 5 (1.08%) Solaris
5 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.22%) AIX
6 1 (0.22%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.22%) MVS
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (62.34%) Information Security
2 278 (60.17%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (26.84%) SIEM
4 94 (20.35%) Risk Management
5 92 (19.91%) ITIL
6 82 (17.75%) Identity Access Management
7 80 (17.32%) OWASP
8 74 (16.02%) Security Architecture
9 69 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 67 (14.50%) Security Operations
11 65 (14.07%) DevOps
12 64 (13.85%) Security Management
13 60 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (11.26%) Information Security Management
15 51 (11.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 46 (9.96%) Kalman Filter
16 46 (9.96%) Penetration Testing
16 46 (9.96%) Web Filtering
17 44 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (9.09%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.61%) Java
2 34 (7.36%) Python
3 23 (4.98%) SQL
4 20 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.81%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.81%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.60%) Go
7 8 (1.73%) Perl
8 7 (1.52%) C
9 6 (1.30%) C#
10 3 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.43%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.43%) Lua
11 2 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 201 (43.51%) CISSP
2 141 (30.52%) CISM
3 63 (13.64%) CISA
4 60 (12.99%) Degree
5 44 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 28 (6.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 28 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (5.84%) CCSP
8 25 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 25 (5.41%) CRISC
9 22 (4.76%) SC Cleared
10 21 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 17 (3.68%) SANS
12 15 (3.25%) OSCP
13 14 (3.03%) CEH
14 13 (2.81%) GIAC
15 12 (2.60%) OSCE
16 11 (2.38%) GPEN
17 10 (2.16%) CSSLP
17 10 (2.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (59.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 136 (29.44%) GDPR
3 79 (17.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 71 (15.37%) PCI DSS
5 69 (14.94%) COBIT
6 30 (6.49%) NCSC
7 27 (5.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 25 (5.41%) NIST 800
9 17 (3.68%) ISO 31000
10 12 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (2.16%) COSO
11 10 (2.16%) HIPAA
11 10 (2.16%) SLA
12 9 (1.95%) GAMP
13 8 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (1.08%) RMADS
16 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
17 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 66 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.87%) Docker
3 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (9.74%) Terraform
2 33 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 25 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 9 (1.95%) Ansible
5 9 (1.95%) CASB
6 8 (1.73%) Prometheus
7 7 (1.52%) Nessus
8 6 (1.30%) Consul
8 6 (1.30%) linkerd
8 6 (1.30%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.08%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.87%) QRadar
11 2 (0.43%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 2 (0.43%) Graylog
11 2 (0.43%) Puppet
12 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.22%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.22%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.36%) VMware
3 18 (3.90%) Google
4 12 (2.60%) Cisco
4 12 (2.60%) Oracle
5 11 (2.38%) Darktrace
6 10 (2.16%) OneTrust
6 10 (2.16%) Splunk
7 9 (1.95%) LogRhythm
7 9 (1.95%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.73%) IBM
8 8 (1.73%) SAP
9 6 (1.30%) FireEye
9 6 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.30%) Remedy
10 5 (1.08%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.08%) IronPort
10 5 (1.08%) NetWitness
10 5 (1.08%) Qualys
10 5 (1.08%) Salesforce.com