Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 470 613 856
Rank change year-on-year +143 +243 +66
Permanent jobs citing NIST 704 602 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.26% 2.97% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 523 425 248
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £87,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -3.70%

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 16,532 20,273 21,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.08% 13.44% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12,628 15,382 15,860
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +106 317 £70,000 - 29
South East +54 153 £67,500 +17.39% 21
North of England +10 96 £50,000 -16.67% 15
Midlands +72 63 £60,000 - 11
North West +6 62 £46,000 -23.33% 15
South West +46 58 £61,082 -6.03% 3
West Midlands +54 40 £57,500 -4.17% 7
Yorkshire +26 33 £55,000 -8.33%
East Midlands +39 23 £70,000 +16.67% 4
East of England +47 13 £70,000 - 3
North East +18 1 £90,000 +100.00%
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 476 (67.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 457 (64.91%) Information Security
3 379 (53.84%) Cybersecurity
4 378 (53.69%) CISSP
5 314 (44.60%) CISM
6 211 (29.97%) PCI DSS
7 204 (28.98%) CISA
8 191 (27.13%) Security Architecture
9 184 (26.14%) Finance
10 180 (25.57%) GDPR
11 172 (24.43%) SIEM
12 157 (22.30%) Management Information System
13 153 (21.73%) Degree
14 149 (21.16%) Risk Management
15 135 (19.18%) Firewall
16 122 (17.33%) Security Operations
17 118 (16.76%) COBIT
18 115 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
19 114 (16.19%) OWASP
20 105 (14.91%) ITIL
21 102 (14.49%) TOGAF
22 99 (14.06%) Azure
23 96 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
24 95 (13.49%) Data Protection
24 95 (13.49%) CRISC
25 93 (13.21%) Security Management
26 92 (13.07%) SABSA
27 86 (12.22%) AWS
27 86 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
28 83 (11.79%) Microsoft

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 18 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.85%) IIS
3 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.57%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.28%) Apache
5 2 (0.28%) Confluence
5 2 (0.28%) nginx
5 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Relativity
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 99 (14.06%) Azure
2 86 (12.22%) AWS
3 40 (5.68%) Office 365
3 40 (5.68%) SaaS
4 27 (3.84%) IaaS
4 27 (3.84%) PaaS
5 22 (3.13%) GCP
6 20 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.85%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.57%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.43%) G Suite
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (19.18%) Firewall
2 66 (9.38%) Network Security
3 38 (5.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 33 (4.69%) LAN
5 32 (4.55%) WAN
6 31 (4.40%) Internet
7 23 (3.27%) VPN
8 22 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.56%) RTP
10 9 (1.28%) PPP
11 8 (1.14%) SAN
12 7 (0.99%) Wireless
13 6 (0.85%) DNS
14 3 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.43%) DHCP
14 3 (0.43%) HTTP
14 3 (0.43%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.43%) WLAN
15 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (0.57%) GIS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.28%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.28%) Power BI
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.14%) Big Data
4 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.14%) JIRA
2 4 (0.57%) Chocolatey
2 4 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.57%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.28%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.28%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 184 (26.14%) Finance
2 70 (9.94%) Legal
3 47 (6.68%) Retail
4 31 (4.40%) Law
4 31 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 29 (4.12%) Banking
6 16 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.13%) Games
8 12 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.56%) Marketing
10 8 (1.14%) Billing
11 7 (0.99%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (17.47%) Architect
2 121 (17.19%) Analyst
3 117 (16.62%) Security Architect
4 114 (16.19%) Security Analyst
5 106 (15.06%) Consultant
6 73 (10.37%) Security Consultant
7 69 (9.80%) Information Analyst
7 69 (9.80%) Information Security Analyst
8 68 (9.66%) Security Manager
9 61 (8.66%) Security Engineer
10 34 (4.83%) Information Security Consultant
11 32 (4.55%) Information Manager
12 31 (4.40%) Information Security Manager
13 28 (3.98%) Head of Security
13 28 (3.98%) IT Architect
13 28 (3.98%) IT Security Architect
13 28 (3.98%) Security Officer
14 27 (3.84%) Senior Consultant
15 26 (3.69%) Information Officer
15 26 (3.69%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.26%) OAuth
2 18 (2.56%) OAuth2
3 15 (2.13%) OpenID
4 14 (1.99%) SAML
4 14 (1.99%) XACML
5 8 (1.14%) SailPoint
6 5 (0.71%) Web Services
7 3 (0.43%) .NET
7 3 (0.43%) LDAP
8 2 (0.28%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.28%) jQuery
9 1 (0.14%) D3.js
9 1 (0.14%) EDI
9 1 (0.14%) OLE
9 1 (0.14%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.14%) RESTful
9 1 (0.14%) Spring
9 1 (0.14%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 157 (22.30%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.81%) Data Protection Act
3 55 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.82%) Cyberthreat
5 31 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (3.98%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (2.84%) Internet of Things
8 19 (2.70%) Cyberattack
9 18 (2.56%) CESG
10 17 (2.41%) PKI
11 13 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.70%) Cyber Defence
12 12 (1.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 11 (1.56%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.56%) Smart Meter
14 10 (1.42%) Public Cloud
15 8 (1.14%) Learning Management System
15 8 (1.14%) Private Cloud
15 8 (1.14%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.39%) Windows
2 51 (7.24%) Linux
3 15 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.71%) Unix
7 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) Fedora
8 2 (0.28%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (64.91%) Information Security
2 379 (53.84%) Cybersecurity
3 191 (27.13%) Security Architecture
4 172 (24.43%) SIEM
5 149 (21.16%) Risk Management
6 122 (17.33%) Security Operations
7 115 (16.34%) Vulnerability Management
8 114 (16.19%) OWASP
9 105 (14.91%) ITIL
10 102 (14.49%) TOGAF
11 96 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
12 95 (13.49%) Data Protection
13 93 (13.21%) Security Management
14 92 (13.07%) SABSA
15 79 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 78 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
17 74 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
17 74 (10.51%) Risk Assessment
18 72 (10.23%) SDLC
19 70 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.56%) C
2 16 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.99%) Python
4 11 (1.56%) SQL
5 4 (0.57%) Java
5 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.28%) F#
7 2 (0.28%) Haskell
7 2 (0.28%) PureScript
7 2 (0.28%) Scala
8 1 (0.14%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 378 (53.69%) CISSP
2 314 (44.60%) CISM
3 204 (28.98%) CISA
4 153 (21.73%) Degree
5 95 (13.49%) CRISC
6 86 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (9.38%) CEH
8 57 (8.10%) Security Cleared
9 55 (7.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 47 (6.68%) SANS
11 46 (6.53%) GIAC
12 41 (5.82%) SC Cleared
13 30 (4.26%) CREST Certified
13 30 (4.26%) SSCP
14 26 (3.69%) CESG Certified Professional
14 26 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
15 24 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (2.98%) CCSP
17 20 (2.84%) CompTIA Security+
18 19 (2.70%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (67.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 211 (29.97%) PCI DSS
3 180 (25.57%) GDPR
4 118 (16.76%) COBIT
5 82 (11.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 72 (10.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 66 (9.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 51 (7.24%) NCSC
9 45 (6.39%) NIST 800
10 16 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 15 (2.13%) HIPAA
11 15 (2.13%) SLA
12 13 (1.85%) COSO
12 13 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 13 (1.85%) QA
13 11 (1.56%) FISMA
13 11 (1.56%) ISO 9001
14 10 (1.42%) ITGC
15 9 (1.28%) ISO 22301
16 8 (1.14%) SAS 70
System Software
1 42 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.28%) Docker
4 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.28%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (3.41%) Nessus
2 11 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (1.14%) Terraform
4 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (0.71%) CASB
6 5 (0.71%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.57%) Suricata
7 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.43%) Ansible
8 3 (0.43%) Nmap
8 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.28%) Avamar
9 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.28%) SCCM
9 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.28%) vRealize
10 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.14%) QRadar
10 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 83 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.98%) CA
3 27 (3.84%) Symantec
4 26 (3.69%) VMware
5 24 (3.41%) Cisco
6 19 (2.70%) Qualys
7 18 (2.56%) Splunk
8 16 (2.27%) McAfee
8 16 (2.27%) Palo Alto
9 12 (1.70%) Oracle
10 11 (1.56%) Fortinet
11 10 (1.42%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.28%) Google
13 8 (1.14%) LogRhythm
13 8 (1.14%) Sparx
14 6 (0.85%) Apple
14 6 (0.85%) CyberArk
14 6 (0.85%) Imperva
14 6 (0.85%) SonicWALL
14 6 (0.85%) Varonis