Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 476 427 579
Rank change year-on-year -49 +152 +89
Permanent jobs citing NIST 613 400 620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.43% 4.72% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 484 319 462
10th Percentile £42,999 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £52,250 £50,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,045 £62,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.67% -7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £99,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -7.41% +8.00%

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 13,839 8,469 19,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.88% 13.00% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8,942 6,630 14,187
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -30 287 £75,000 +15.38% 34
South East -15 138 £60,000 -14.29% 24
Midlands -41 73 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North of England -57 65 £55,000 +10.00% 21
West Midlands -42 63 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North West -37 48 £52,500 +2.94% 15
East of England -29 28 £70,000 +7.69% 5
South West -89 14 £62,500 -30.56% 16
Yorkshire -60 12 £60,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands - 9 £52,500 - 1
North East -15 5 £60,000 +64.38%
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 391 (63.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 388 (63.30%) Cybersecurity
3 349 (56.93%) Information Security
4 253 (41.27%) CISSP
5 191 (31.16%) Social Skills
6 178 (29.04%) CISM
7 174 (28.38%) Azure
8 172 (28.06%) Finance
9 164 (26.75%) Risk Management
10 159 (25.94%) SIEM
11 157 (25.61%) Cyber Essentials
12 153 (24.96%) GDPR
13 125 (20.39%) Vulnerability Management
14 119 (19.41%) Management Information System
15 112 (18.27%) Microsoft
16 103 (16.80%) Security Management
17 101 (16.48%) Security Architecture
17 101 (16.48%) OWASP
18 96 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
19 93 (15.17%) CISA
19 93 (15.17%) Degree
20 91 (14.85%) Firewall
21 90 (14.68%) ITIL
22 87 (14.19%) AWS
23 86 (14.03%) PCI DSS
24 79 (12.89%) Security Cleared
25 77 (12.56%) Data Protection
26 76 (12.40%) COBIT
27 74 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
28 73 (11.91%) Security Operations

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 8 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.49%) Confluence
4 2 (0.33%) Apache
4 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.82%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 174 (28.38%) Azure
2 87 (14.19%) AWS
3 57 (9.30%) Microsoft 365
4 38 (6.20%) SaaS
5 37 (6.04%) GCP
6 29 (4.73%) PaaS
7 25 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (2.94%) IaaS
9 13 (2.12%) Azure Sentinel
10 8 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.31%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.31%) Serverless
11 5 (0.82%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 5 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.82%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.82%) Slack
12 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.49%) Azure Key Vault
12 3 (0.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.85%) Firewall
2 70 (11.42%) Network Security
3 26 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.08%) VPN
5 20 (3.26%) WAN
6 17 (2.77%) DNS
7 13 (2.12%) DHCP
8 12 (1.96%) LAN
9 10 (1.63%) HTTP
9 10 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.63%) Wireless
10 9 (1.47%) SD-WAN
11 8 (1.31%) BGP
11 8 (1.31%) SSL
12 6 (0.98%) Internet
12 6 (0.98%) OSPF
12 6 (0.98%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.82%) RTP
13 5 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (1.14%) Blockchain
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
3 6 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.82%) Big Data
5 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.65%) Redis
6 3 (0.49%) Power BI
7 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.33%) DB2
7 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) GIS
8 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.96%) JIRA
2 5 (0.82%) SoapUI
3 4 (0.65%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.49%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.33%) Snyk
5 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.16%) Emacs
6 1 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 191 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 172 (28.06%) Finance
3 53 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (8.65%) Banking
3 53 (8.65%) Telecoms
4 51 (8.32%) Manufacturing
4 51 (8.32%) Public Sector
5 48 (7.83%) Police
6 45 (7.34%) Marketing
7 44 (7.18%) Electronics
7 44 (7.18%) Legal
8 24 (3.92%) Law
8 24 (3.92%) Presentation Skills
9 22 (3.59%) Retail
10 19 (3.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 16 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
12 15 (2.45%) Organisational Skills
13 9 (1.47%) Financial Institution
14 8 (1.31%) Military
15 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (18.11%) Consultant
2 110 (17.94%) Architect
3 95 (15.50%) Security Architect
4 81 (13.21%) Security Consultant
5 80 (13.05%) Analyst
6 77 (12.56%) Security Engineer
7 67 (10.93%) Security Manager
8 64 (10.44%) Security Analyst
9 45 (7.34%) Security Specialist
10 44 (7.18%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 36 (5.87%) Information Analyst
11 36 (5.87%) Information Manager
11 36 (5.87%) Information Security Analyst
11 36 (5.87%) Security Officer
12 32 (5.22%) Information Security Manager
12 32 (5.22%) Information Security Officer
13 28 (4.57%) Information Officer
13 28 (4.57%) Risk Analyst
14 26 (4.24%) Information Security Consultant
15 24 (3.92%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.26%) OAuth
2 18 (2.94%) OAuth2
3 9 (1.47%) SOAP
4 8 (1.31%) JSON
4 8 (1.31%) Web Services
5 7 (1.14%) .NET
5 7 (1.14%) XML
6 6 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.82%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.82%) Middleware
7 5 (0.82%) SAML
8 4 (0.65%) ISPF
8 4 (0.65%) RESTful
9 3 (0.49%) EDI
9 3 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 119 (19.41%) Management Information System
2 48 (7.83%) Smart Meter
3 38 (6.20%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.73%) Cloud Native
5 23 (3.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 23 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.59%) Data Centre
7 21 (3.43%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
9 13 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.79%) SCADA
10 11 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.82%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.65%) Life Science
15 4 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.83%) Windows
2 43 (7.01%) Linux
3 15 (2.45%) Unix
4 8 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.82%) Kali Linux
6 5 (0.82%) Solaris
7 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.65%) SUSE
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.33%) AIX
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (63.30%) Cybersecurity
2 349 (56.93%) Information Security
3 164 (26.75%) Risk Management
4 159 (25.94%) SIEM
5 125 (20.39%) Vulnerability Management
6 103 (16.80%) Security Management
7 101 (16.48%) OWASP
7 101 (16.48%) Security Architecture
8 96 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (14.68%) ITIL
10 77 (12.56%) Data Protection
11 74 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
12 73 (11.91%) Security Operations
13 66 (10.77%) ISMS
13 66 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 65 (10.60%) Security Testing
15 63 (10.28%) Information Security Management
16 60 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (9.14%) Regulatory Compliance
18 53 (8.65%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.73%) Python
2 18 (2.94%) Java
2 18 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.45%) SQL
4 11 (1.79%) C
5 10 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.14%) Go
7 3 (0.49%) C#
7 3 (0.49%) Ruby
7 3 (0.49%) VBA
8 2 (0.33%) C++
8 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.33%) Perl
8 2 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 253 (41.27%) CISSP
2 178 (29.04%) CISM
3 93 (15.17%) CISA
3 93 (15.17%) Degree
4 79 (12.89%) Security Cleared
5 52 (8.48%) CRISC
6 35 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (4.89%) SC Cleared
8 28 (4.57%) SANS
9 25 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 24 (3.92%) GIAC
11 22 (3.59%) SSCP
12 18 (2.94%) CEH
12 18 (2.94%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.61%) OSCP
14 12 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
14 12 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (1.96%) ISSAP
15 11 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (1.79%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (63.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 157 (25.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 153 (24.96%) GDPR
4 86 (14.03%) PCI DSS
5 76 (12.40%) COBIT
6 62 (10.11%) NCSC
7 61 (9.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 54 (8.81%) GRC
9 47 (7.67%) NIST 800
10 21 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (3.26%) SOC 2
12 13 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 10 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 9 (1.47%) JSP 440
14 9 (1.47%) RMADS
15 8 (1.31%) ISO 9001
16 7 (1.14%) QA
17 6 (0.98%) ISO 22301
17 6 (0.98%) SOC 1
System Software
1 44 (7.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.98%) Docker
4 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (2.94%) Terraform
2 11 (1.79%) Ansible
3 10 (1.63%) Puppet
4 9 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.47%) QRadar
4 9 (1.47%) RSA Archer
5 8 (1.31%) CASB
6 7 (1.14%) HP Fortify
7 6 (0.98%) Nessus
8 5 (0.82%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.82%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.65%) Consul
9 4 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.65%) linkerd
9 4 (0.65%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.49%) Nmap
11 2 (0.33%) EnCase
Vendors
1 112 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.50%) SAP
3 24 (3.92%) Cisco
4 18 (2.94%) CyberArk
4 18 (2.94%) Splunk
5 17 (2.77%) ForgeRock
5 17 (2.77%) Google
6 16 (2.61%) VMware
7 15 (2.45%) Oracle
7 15 (2.45%) Qualys
8 12 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 10 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.63%) Rapid7
10 6 (0.98%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.98%) Citrix
10 6 (0.98%) Fortinet
10 6 (0.98%) McAfee
10 6 (0.98%) Meraki
10 6 (0.98%) Symantec
11 5 (0.82%) ArcSight