Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 545 754
Rank change year-on-year +51 +209 +142
Permanent jobs citing NIST 577 657 443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.48% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.24% 3.39% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 438 477 317
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,700 £45,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £110,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -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 13,604 19,389 21,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.42% 14.10% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,530 14,197 16,685
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +65 252 £65,000 -13.33% 16
South East +48 143 £68,750 +14.58% 10
Midlands +89 77 £60,000 - 2
North of England +73 75 £50,000 -16.67% 9
West Midlands +68 63 £60,000 - 2
North West +30 48 £50,000 -16.67% 8
Yorkshire +56 27 £54,000 +3.85% 1
South West +11 22 £72,500 +20.83% 6
East Midlands +33 14 £65,000 +8.33%
East of England +18 7 £62,500 +4.17% 10
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 399 (69.15%) Information Security
2 360 (62.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 317 (54.94%) Cybersecurity
4 238 (41.25%) CISSP
5 203 (35.18%) Risk Management
6 187 (32.41%) Finance
7 185 (32.06%) CISM
8 155 (26.86%) PCI DSS
9 151 (26.17%) GDPR
10 147 (25.48%) SIEM
11 124 (21.49%) Management Information System
12 123 (21.32%) CISA
13 114 (19.76%) Firewall
14 108 (18.72%) Security Architecture
15 107 (18.54%) ITIL
16 105 (18.20%) COBIT
17 100 (17.33%) Data Protection
18 96 (16.64%) OWASP
19 95 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
20 92 (15.94%) Azure
21 87 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
22 86 (14.90%) Security Management
23 82 (14.21%) Vulnerability Management
24 74 (12.82%) Security Operations
25 72 (12.48%) CRISC
25 72 (12.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
25 72 (12.48%) Microsoft
26 68 (11.79%) NIST 800
27 64 (11.09%) Risk Assessment
28 60 (10.40%) AWS

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 14 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.04%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.52%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 92 (15.94%) Azure
2 60 (10.40%) AWS
3 41 (7.11%) Office 365
4 34 (5.89%) PaaS
5 33 (5.72%) SaaS
6 32 (5.55%) IaaS
7 11 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.73%) G Suite
9 8 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.39%) GCP
10 7 (1.21%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.04%) Dropbox
11 6 (1.04%) Slack
12 3 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.17%) Apigee
14 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
14 1 (0.17%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 114 (19.76%) Firewall
2 49 (8.49%) Network Security
3 20 (3.47%) VPN
4 16 (2.77%) WAN
5 15 (2.60%) RTP
6 13 (2.25%) LAN
7 11 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (1.91%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.73%) Wireshark
9 8 (1.39%) Internet
9 8 (1.39%) PPP
10 7 (1.21%) DNS
11 6 (1.04%) SAN
12 5 (0.87%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.87%) Wireless
13 4 (0.69%) DHCP
13 4 (0.69%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.52%) SCCP
15 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.69%) GIS
3 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.35%) Big Data
4 2 (0.35%) MySQL
4 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.39%) ReSharper
1 8 (1.39%) SonarQube
2 7 (1.21%) Chocolatey
3 5 (0.87%) IDA Disassembler
4 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.52%) GitLab
5 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
General
1 187 (32.41%) Finance
2 41 (7.11%) Legal
3 31 (5.37%) Retail
4 17 (2.95%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.60%) Law
6 12 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.56%) Banking
8 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.87%) Back Office
10 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.69%) Games
11 3 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (19.76%) Analyst
2 95 (16.46%) Security Analyst
3 84 (14.56%) Consultant
4 68 (11.79%) Security Engineer
5 60 (10.40%) Architect
6 55 (9.53%) Security Architect
7 54 (9.36%) Security Manager
8 52 (9.01%) Security Consultant
9 49 (8.49%) Security Officer
10 47 (8.15%) Information Officer
10 47 (8.15%) Information Security Officer
11 42 (7.28%) Information Analyst
11 42 (7.28%) Information Security Analyst
12 37 (6.41%) Information Security Manager
13 35 (6.07%) Information Manager
14 33 (5.72%) IT Analyst
15 29 (5.03%) Risk Analyst
16 23 (3.99%) Risk Consultant
17 21 (3.64%) Information Security Consultant
17 21 (3.64%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.12%) .NET
2 15 (2.60%) Web Services
3 12 (2.08%) OAuth
4 10 (1.73%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.73%) Middleware
5 8 (1.39%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.04%) OAuth2
6 6 (1.04%) OpenID
6 6 (1.04%) XACML
7 4 (0.69%) ModSecurity
8 3 (0.52%) LDAP
8 3 (0.52%) TensorFlow
9 2 (0.35%) J2EE
9 2 (0.35%) SAML
10 1 (0.17%) COM
10 1 (0.17%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 124 (21.49%) Management Information System
2 53 (9.19%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.47%) Cyberattack
6 19 (3.29%) Cloud Native
6 19 (3.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (3.12%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (2.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 14 (2.43%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (2.25%) PKI
9 13 (2.25%) Private Cloud
10 12 (2.08%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.73%) Data Centre
12 7 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.04%) User Experience
14 5 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.37%) Windows
2 27 (4.68%) Linux
3 15 (2.60%) Windows 10
3 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.69%) Unix
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (69.15%) Information Security
2 317 (54.94%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (35.18%) Risk Management
4 147 (25.48%) SIEM
5 108 (18.72%) Security Architecture
6 107 (18.54%) ITIL
7 100 (17.33%) Data Protection
8 96 (16.64%) OWASP
9 95 (16.46%) Penetration Testing
10 86 (14.90%) Security Management
11 82 (14.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 74 (12.82%) Security Operations
13 64 (11.09%) Risk Assessment
14 57 (9.88%) Information Security Management
15 56 (9.71%) DevOps
16 53 (9.19%) Incident Management
17 49 (8.49%) Security Testing
17 49 (8.49%) Threat Intelligence
18 48 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.07%) Python
2 27 (4.68%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.39%) C
3 8 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.04%) Java
4 6 (1.04%) SQL
5 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.52%) Julia
6 3 (0.52%) MATLAB
6 3 (0.52%) R
6 3 (0.52%) Scala
7 2 (0.35%) C#
7 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 238 (41.25%) CISSP
2 185 (32.06%) CISM
3 123 (21.32%) CISA
4 87 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (12.48%) CRISC
6 58 (10.05%) Degree
7 50 (8.67%) Security Cleared
8 42 (7.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 42 (7.28%) CEH
9 37 (6.41%) SC Cleared
10 35 (6.07%) SANS
11 24 (4.16%) CCSP
12 20 (3.47%) GIAC
13 17 (2.95%) SSCP
14 16 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
15 12 (2.08%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 11 (1.91%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (1.91%) CREST Certified
16 11 (1.91%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.91%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (62.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (26.86%) PCI DSS
3 151 (26.17%) GDPR
4 105 (18.20%) COBIT
5 72 (12.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 68 (11.79%) NIST 800
7 48 (8.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 35 (6.07%) NCSC
9 31 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 29 (5.03%) QA
11 27 (4.68%) COSO
12 15 (2.60%) ISAE 3402
13 13 (2.25%) HIPAA
13 13 (2.25%) SLA
14 10 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (1.56%) JSP 440
15 9 (1.56%) RMADS
16 8 (1.39%) FISMA
17 7 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 7 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 24 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.73%) Docker
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.47%) Terraform
2 19 (3.29%) Nessus
3 11 (1.91%) Ansible
4 10 (1.73%) HP Fortify
5 9 (1.56%) WebInspect
6 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.87%) Nmap
9 4 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 3 (0.52%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.35%) Puppet
11 2 (0.35%) Suricata
12 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.17%) CSIRT
12 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.89%) VMware
3 26 (4.51%) Cisco
4 14 (2.43%) Qualys
5 12 (2.08%) Black Duck
5 12 (2.08%) CA
6 9 (1.56%) Micro Focus
6 9 (1.56%) Sonatype
7 8 (1.39%) LogRhythm
7 8 (1.39%) Splunk
8 7 (1.21%) Google
8 7 (1.21%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.04%) Apple
9 6 (1.04%) CrowdStrike
9 6 (1.04%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.04%) HP
9 6 (1.04%) Symantec
10 5 (0.87%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (0.87%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.69%) Aruba