Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 562 772
Rank change year-on-year +80 +210 +116
Permanent jobs citing NIST 629 665 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.47% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.38% 3.37% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 476 475 300
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,950 £45,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £105,500
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 14,373 19,732 21,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.57% 14.04% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11,169 14,539 16,673
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,509
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +82 261 £65,000 -7.14% 41
South East +68 167 £67,500 +12.50% 8
Midlands +82 88 £60,000 - 7
North of England +12 82 £50,000 -16.67% 5
West Midlands +67 70 £60,000 - 4
North West +9 50 £47,000 -21.67% 4
Yorkshire +51 32 £55,000 +5.77% 1
South West +32 20 £60,000 - 3
East Midlands +41 18 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East of England +29 8 £67,500 - 6
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 428 (68.04%) Information Security
2 411 (65.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 355 (56.44%) Cybersecurity
4 290 (46.10%) CISSP
5 248 (39.43%) CISM
6 204 (32.43%) Risk Management
7 182 (28.93%) Finance
8 176 (27.98%) GDPR
9 173 (27.50%) PCI DSS
10 160 (25.44%) SIEM
11 148 (23.53%) Management Information System
12 147 (23.37%) CISA
13 122 (19.40%) Firewall
14 121 (19.24%) Security Architecture
15 108 (17.17%) COBIT
16 102 (16.22%) Data Protection
17 97 (15.42%) ITIL
18 95 (15.10%) Vulnerability Management
18 95 (15.10%) Security Operations
19 93 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
19 93 (14.79%) Security Management
20 92 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
21 90 (14.31%) OWASP
22 85 (13.51%) Degree
23 83 (13.20%) CRISC
24 81 (12.88%) Azure
25 80 (12.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
26 75 (11.92%) NIST 800
27 63 (10.02%) Risk Assessment
28 62 (9.86%) Incident Management

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 15 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.95%) IIS
2 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 81 (12.88%) Azure
2 55 (8.74%) AWS
3 37 (5.88%) Office 365
4 32 (5.09%) PaaS
5 28 (4.45%) IaaS
5 28 (4.45%) SaaS
6 12 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.27%) GCP
8 8 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.11%) G Suite
10 3 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.16%) Akamai
11 1 (0.16%) Apigee
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 122 (19.40%) Firewall
2 59 (9.38%) Network Security
3 30 (4.77%) WAN
4 28 (4.45%) VPN
5 27 (4.29%) LAN
6 19 (3.02%) RTP
7 15 (2.38%) TCP/IP
8 14 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.43%) PPP
10 8 (1.27%) SAN
10 8 (1.27%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.95%) Internet
12 5 (0.79%) DNS
13 4 (0.64%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.48%) DHCP
14 3 (0.48%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.48%) tcpdump
15 2 (0.32%) HTTP
15 2 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.64%) GIS
3 2 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.16%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.16%) Power BI
4 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.27%) ReSharper
1 8 (1.27%) SonarQube
2 7 (1.11%) Chocolatey
3 4 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.48%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.32%) GitLab
5 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 182 (28.93%) Finance
2 52 (8.27%) Legal
3 44 (7.00%) Retail
4 25 (3.97%) Law
5 22 (3.50%) Public Sector
6 19 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.07%) Games
8 11 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.43%) Banking
10 7 (1.11%) Marketing
11 5 (0.79%) Back Office
12 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.64%) Billing
13 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
14 1 (0.16%) International Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (19.40%) Analyst
2 104 (16.53%) Security Analyst
3 90 (14.31%) Consultant
4 64 (10.17%) Architect
4 64 (10.17%) Security Engineer
5 63 (10.02%) Security Architect
5 63 (10.02%) Security Manager
6 53 (8.43%) Security Consultant
7 49 (7.79%) Information Analyst
7 49 (7.79%) Information Security Analyst
8 47 (7.47%) Security Officer
9 45 (7.15%) Information Officer
9 45 (7.15%) Information Security Officer
10 41 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
11 39 (6.20%) Information Manager
12 33 (5.25%) IT Analyst
13 32 (5.09%) Risk Analyst
14 25 (3.97%) Security Specialist
15 23 (3.66%) Risk Consultant
16 22 (3.50%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.91%) Web Services
2 11 (1.75%) OAuth
3 9 (1.43%) .NET
4 8 (1.27%) .NET Core
4 8 (1.27%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.27%) OAuth2
4 8 (1.27%) XACML
5 6 (0.95%) OpenID
6 4 (0.64%) Middleware
6 4 (0.64%) ModSecurity
6 4 (0.64%) SAML
7 3 (0.48%) LDAP
7 3 (0.48%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.16%) D3.js
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) RESTful
8 1 (0.16%) Spring
8 1 (0.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 148 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 55 (8.74%) Data Protection Act
3 40 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (3.66%) Cyberattack
7 21 (3.34%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
9 14 (2.23%) Cloud Native
10 13 (2.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (1.75%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.59%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.59%) Smart Meter
13 9 (1.43%) PKI
14 8 (1.27%) Learning Management System
14 8 (1.27%) Online Games
15 7 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (1.11%) Reinsurance
16 6 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.09%) Windows
2 31 (4.93%) Linux
3 17 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.07%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.48%) Unix
8 2 (0.32%) Fedora
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (68.04%) Information Security
2 355 (56.44%) Cybersecurity
3 204 (32.43%) Risk Management
4 160 (25.44%) SIEM
5 121 (19.24%) Security Architecture
6 102 (16.22%) Data Protection
7 97 (15.42%) ITIL
8 95 (15.10%) Security Operations
8 95 (15.10%) Vulnerability Management
9 93 (14.79%) Security Management
10 92 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 90 (14.31%) OWASP
12 63 (10.02%) Risk Assessment
13 62 (9.86%) Incident Management
13 62 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (9.22%) Information Security Management
15 56 (8.90%) DevOps
16 51 (8.11%) Threat Intelligence
17 50 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (7.79%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.82%) Python
2 22 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.23%) C
4 8 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.48%) SQL
7 2 (0.32%) C#
7 2 (0.32%) Java
7 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 290 (46.10%) CISSP
2 248 (39.43%) CISM
3 147 (23.37%) CISA
4 93 (14.79%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (13.51%) Degree
6 83 (13.20%) CRISC
7 57 (9.06%) Security Cleared
8 52 (8.27%) CEH
9 48 (7.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 44 (7.00%) SC Cleared
11 42 (6.68%) SANS
12 30 (4.77%) GIAC
13 28 (4.45%) SSCP
14 22 (3.50%) CCSP
14 22 (3.50%) CompTIA Security+
14 22 (3.50%) CREST Certified
15 18 (2.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 16 (2.54%) GSEC
17 15 (2.38%) DV Cleared
18 14 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (65.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 176 (27.98%) GDPR
3 173 (27.50%) PCI DSS
4 108 (17.17%) COBIT
5 80 (12.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 75 (11.92%) NIST 800
7 56 (8.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 42 (6.68%) NCSC
9 37 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 30 (4.77%) QA
11 25 (3.97%) COSO
12 17 (2.70%) SLA
13 15 (2.38%) HIPAA
14 13 (2.07%) ISAE 3402
15 11 (1.75%) FISMA
16 10 (1.59%) RMADS
17 9 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 9 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (1.43%) JSP 440
18 8 (1.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 24 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.48%) Docker
6 2 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (3.50%) Nessus
2 11 (1.75%) Ansible
2 11 (1.75%) Terraform
3 9 (1.43%) HP Fortify
3 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.43%) WebInspect
4 8 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (0.79%) CSIRT
6 5 (0.79%) Nmap
7 4 (0.64%) Suricata
7 4 (0.64%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.48%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.32%) Avamar
9 2 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (0.32%) Puppet
9 2 (0.32%) SCCM
9 2 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.41%) VMware
3 25 (3.97%) Cisco
4 16 (2.54%) Qualys
5 15 (2.38%) CA
6 11 (1.75%) Black Duck
6 11 (1.75%) Splunk
6 11 (1.75%) Symantec
7 9 (1.43%) LogRhythm
7 9 (1.43%) Micro Focus
7 9 (1.43%) Palo Alto
7 9 (1.43%) Sonatype
8 8 (1.27%) Apple
8 8 (1.27%) Fortinet
9 6 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle
11 4 (0.64%) McAfee
12 3 (0.48%) F5
12 3 (0.48%) Sophos
12 3 (0.48%) Sparx