Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 555 658 905
Rank change year-on-year +103 +247 +131
Permanent jobs citing NIST 616 535 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.46% 2.54% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 456 358 247
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £41,375 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,375 £83,750
UK median annual salary £67,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.20% +4.17% -7.69%

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 17,801 21,041 20,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.48% 13.23% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,191 16,004 15,297
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £27,200
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -1.03%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in England

NIST
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NIST in England.

Salary trend for NIST in England

NIST
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NIST in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +91 296 £72,500 - 30
South East +10 116 £70,000 +27.27% 17
South West +70 71 £60,000 +33.33% 10
North of England +22 57 £48,750 -18.75% 10
North West +38 49 £45,000 -25.00% 6
Midlands +49 40 £60,000 - 8
East of England +78 33 £60,000 -14.29% 2
West Midlands +26 27 £55,000 -8.33% 4
East Midlands +28 13 £70,000 +12.00% 4
Yorkshire -5 6 £55,000 -31.25% 3
North East - 2 £70,000 - 1
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 393 (63.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 361 (58.60%) Information Security
3 333 (54.06%) CISSP
4 329 (53.41%) Cybersecurity
5 253 (41.07%) CISM
6 179 (29.06%) PCI DSS
7 174 (28.25%) CISA
8 164 (26.62%) Security Architecture
9 143 (23.21%) SIEM
10 137 (22.24%) Risk Management
11 136 (22.08%) Degree
12 133 (21.59%) Management Information System
13 125 (20.29%) Finance
14 123 (19.97%) GDPR
15 121 (19.64%) Security Operations
16 108 (17.53%) OWASP
17 105 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
18 99 (16.07%) Firewall
19 97 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
20 96 (15.58%) Data Protection
21 95 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
22 89 (14.45%) COBIT
22 89 (14.45%) SABSA
23 87 (14.12%) TOGAF
23 87 (14.12%) Microsoft
24 86 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
25 85 (13.80%) ITIL
26 82 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
27 80 (12.99%) Cyber Essentials
28 79 (12.82%) CRISC

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 16 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.79%) IIS
3 6 (0.97%) Apache
4 4 (0.65%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.32%) Confluence
5 2 (0.32%) nginx
5 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.16%) Relativity
2 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 86 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (7.14%) SaaS
4 26 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 20 (3.25%) IaaS
7 19 (3.08%) PaaS
8 10 (1.62%) Office 365
8 10 (1.62%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.32%) Route 53
11 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.07%) Firewall
2 49 (7.95%) Network Security
3 46 (7.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (5.19%) Internet
5 24 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.27%) Wireless
7 13 (2.11%) Intranet
7 13 (2.11%) LAN
8 11 (1.79%) DNS
9 10 (1.62%) DHCP
10 8 (1.30%) WAN
11 6 (0.97%) HTTP
12 5 (0.81%) Sourcefire
13 4 (0.65%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.65%) IPsec
13 4 (0.65%) RTP
13 4 (0.65%) SMTP
13 4 (0.65%) tcpdump
13 4 (0.65%) VPN
13 4 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.97%) Big Data
1 6 (0.97%) Power BI
2 5 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (2.11%) JIRA
1 13 (2.11%) SonarQube
2 7 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.65%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.65%) IDA Disassembler
4 4 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.49%) AppScan
5 3 (0.49%) Paros
5 3 (0.49%) WebScarab
6 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 125 (20.29%) Finance
2 56 (9.09%) Legal
3 38 (6.17%) Retail
4 35 (5.68%) Banking
5 21 (3.41%) Law
6 12 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.62%) Games
8 8 (1.30%) Marketing
9 7 (1.14%) Back Office
10 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.81%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.81%) Military
12 4 (0.65%) Billing
12 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) International Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (18.51%) Analyst
2 108 (17.53%) Architect
3 105 (17.05%) Security Analyst
4 102 (16.56%) Security Architect
5 97 (15.75%) Consultant
6 84 (13.64%) Security Consultant
7 65 (10.55%) Security Manager
8 53 (8.60%) Information Analyst
8 53 (8.60%) Information Security Analyst
9 46 (7.47%) Security Engineer
10 31 (5.03%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (4.06%) Subject Matter Expert
12 24 (3.90%) Risk Analyst
13 23 (3.73%) Head of Security
14 22 (3.57%) Information Architect
14 22 (3.57%) Information Security Architect
15 21 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
16 20 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (3.25%) Security Risk Analyst
17 19 (3.08%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.68%) OAuth
2 25 (4.06%) SAML
3 13 (2.11%) Web Services
4 10 (1.62%) OAuth2
4 10 (1.62%) OpenID
5 6 (0.97%) XACML
6 5 (0.81%) LDAP
7 4 (0.65%) .NET
7 4 (0.65%) CGI
7 4 (0.65%) HTML
7 4 (0.65%) OLE
7 4 (0.65%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.65%) XML
8 2 (0.32%) jQuery
8 2 (0.32%) Middleware
9 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 133 (21.59%) Management Information System
2 47 (7.63%) Cyberthreat
3 45 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 37 (6.01%) CESG
6 35 (5.68%) Data Protection Act
7 27 (4.38%) Data Centre
8 26 (4.22%) Internet of Things
9 23 (3.73%) Public Cloud
10 21 (3.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 15 (2.44%) Cyberattack
11 15 (2.44%) Mobile App
12 14 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
12 14 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.79%) PKI
14 10 (1.62%) Driving Licence
15 9 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
16 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.90%) Linux
1 61 (9.90%) Windows
2 12 (1.95%) Unix
3 11 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.14%) Solaris
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (0.32%) CentOS
5 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Android
6 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (58.60%) Information Security
2 329 (53.41%) Cybersecurity
3 164 (26.62%) Security Architecture
4 143 (23.21%) SIEM
5 137 (22.24%) Risk Management
6 121 (19.64%) Security Operations
7 108 (17.53%) OWASP
8 105 (17.05%) Penetration Testing
9 97 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 96 (15.58%) Data Protection
11 95 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
12 89 (14.45%) SABSA
13 87 (14.12%) TOGAF
14 85 (13.80%) ITIL
15 78 (12.66%) Risk Assessment
16 76 (12.34%) Identity Access Management
17 75 (12.18%) Security Management
18 64 (10.39%) Security Testing
19 63 (10.23%) SDLC
20 56 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.25%) Python
2 13 (2.11%) Java
2 13 (2.11%) SQL
3 12 (1.95%) Perl
4 11 (1.79%) C#
4 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.46%) C
6 7 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.65%) C++
8 4 (0.65%) F#
8 4 (0.65%) Haskell
8 4 (0.65%) PureScript
8 4 (0.65%) Scala
9 2 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 333 (54.06%) CISSP
2 253 (41.07%) CISM
3 174 (28.25%) CISA
4 136 (22.08%) Degree
5 79 (12.82%) CRISC
6 68 (11.04%) CEH
6 68 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (7.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (7.79%) SANS
7 48 (7.79%) Security Cleared
8 42 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 39 (6.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 38 (6.17%) MCSE
11 33 (5.36%) GIAC
12 32 (5.19%) SC Cleared
13 25 (4.06%) CREST Certified
13 25 (4.06%) MCITP
14 22 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
15 20 (3.25%) CCNA
16 16 (2.60%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (63.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 179 (29.06%) PCI DSS
3 123 (19.97%) GDPR
4 89 (14.45%) COBIT
5 80 (12.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 62 (10.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 55 (8.93%) NCSC
8 53 (8.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 39 (6.33%) NIST 800
10 25 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 21 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 21 (3.41%) ISO 22301
12 19 (3.08%) ISO 9001
13 17 (2.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 12 (1.95%) COSO
14 12 (1.95%) ISO 31000
14 12 (1.95%) SAS 70
15 11 (1.79%) QA
16 10 (1.62%) ISAE 3402
17 8 (1.30%) HIPAA
System Software
1 49 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.14%) ISA Server
2 7 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.65%) Snort
4 2 (0.32%) Docker
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (4.38%) Nessus
2 14 (2.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (1.14%) IBM Guardium
3 7 (1.14%) QRadar
3 7 (1.14%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.97%) RSA Archer
5 5 (0.81%) Ansible
5 5 (0.81%) CASB
6 4 (0.65%) Terraform
7 2 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.32%) EnCase
7 2 (0.32%) Graylog
7 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.16%) FTK
8 1 (0.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.01%) Splunk
3 28 (4.55%) Qualys
4 24 (3.90%) Cisco
5 20 (3.25%) Symantec
6 18 (2.92%) McAfee
7 17 (2.76%) Google
7 17 (2.76%) Oracle
8 16 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 15 (2.44%) ArcSight
9 15 (2.44%) CA
10 14 (2.27%) CyberArk
11 13 (2.11%) FireEye
11 13 (2.11%) IBM
12 11 (1.79%) Imperva
12 11 (1.79%) LogRhythm
13 10 (1.62%) Trend Micro
14 9 (1.46%) VMware
15 8 (1.30%) Palo Alto
16 7 (1.14%) Zscaler