Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 332 515 627
Rank change year-on-year +183 +112 +266
Permanent jobs citing NIST 403 666 568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.53% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.59% 3.99% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 381 506 420
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £47,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -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 5,309 16,692 20,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.73% 13.28% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,211 12,632 15,526
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.00% - -

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +194 251 £65,000 -13.33% 31
South East +120 47 £67,500 -3.57% 28
South West +103 34 £85,000 +41.67% 7
North of England +125 28 £47,500 -9.91% 10
Midlands +113 27 £55,000 +1.90% 3
West Midlands +96 24 £55,000 +3.88% 1
North West +90 19 £47,500 +1.06% 7
East of England +144 16 £65,000 -7.14% 7
Yorkshire +102 7 £60,000 +9.09% 3
North East +26 2 £36,500 -59.44%
East Midlands +77 1 - - 2
NIST
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 290 (71.96%) Information Security
2 268 (66.50%) Cybersecurity
3 254 (63.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 204 (50.62%) CISSP
5 151 (37.47%) CISM
6 128 (31.76%) Firewall
7 117 (29.03%) SIEM
8 114 (28.29%) Azure
9 110 (27.30%) Risk Management
10 108 (26.80%) Finance
10 108 (26.80%) GDPR
11 104 (25.81%) AWS
12 100 (24.81%) Management Information System
13 96 (23.82%) ITIL
14 86 (21.34%) Degree
15 79 (19.60%) Intrusion Detection
16 77 (19.11%) Identity Access Management
17 76 (18.86%) Security Operations
18 73 (18.11%) PCI DSS
19 68 (16.87%) Vulnerability Management
20 66 (16.38%) COBIT
20 66 (16.38%) CISA
21 59 (14.64%) Security Management
22 55 (13.65%) Microsoft
22 55 (13.65%) IaaS
23 54 (13.40%) Python
24 53 (13.15%) Windows
24 53 (13.15%) Active Directory
24 53 (13.15%) OWASP
25 51 (12.66%) DevOps

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 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.99%) Distributed Ledger
1 8 (1.99%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 114 (28.29%) Azure
2 104 (25.81%) AWS
3 55 (13.65%) IaaS
4 41 (10.17%) SaaS
5 31 (7.69%) Office 365
5 31 (7.69%) PaaS
6 18 (4.47%) GCP
7 10 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.23%) iPaaS
9 8 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.99%) Azure Functions
9 8 (1.99%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.99%) PowerApps
9 8 (1.99%) Serverless
10 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.25%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (31.76%) Firewall
2 79 (19.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (5.96%) VPN
4 23 (5.71%) Network Security
5 22 (5.46%) DNS
6 17 (4.22%) WAN
7 16 (3.97%) LAN
8 13 (3.23%) Internet
9 10 (2.48%) Wireless
10 8 (1.99%) DHCP
10 8 (1.99%) SSL
10 8 (1.99%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.24%) BGP
12 5 (1.24%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.24%) MPLS
12 5 (1.24%) OSPF
13 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.25%) SMTP
14 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.21%) Big Data
2 14 (3.47%) Data Lake
3 12 (2.98%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.50%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.50%) MySQL
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.50%) Redis
6 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.48%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.25%) GitLab
3 1 (0.25%) Gradle
3 1 (0.25%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.25%) Snyk
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 108 (26.80%) Finance
2 38 (9.43%) Banking
3 35 (8.68%) Legal
4 15 (3.72%) Retail
5 12 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Electronics
7 4 (0.99%) Law
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Marketing
7 4 (0.99%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (25.06%) Analyst
2 82 (20.35%) Security Analyst
3 59 (14.64%) Security Engineer
4 58 (14.39%) Information Analyst
5 54 (13.40%) Information Security Analyst
6 53 (13.15%) Consultant
7 39 (9.68%) Risk Analyst
8 37 (9.18%) Architect
9 32 (7.94%) Security Risk Analyst
10 31 (7.69%) Security Consultant
11 29 (7.20%) Information Risk Analyst
11 29 (7.20%) Security Manager
12 28 (6.95%) Security Specialist
13 25 (6.20%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (5.96%) Security Architect
15 21 (5.21%) Senior Manager
16 20 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
16 20 (4.96%) Senior Consultant
17 19 (4.71%) Information Manager
18 17 (4.22%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.47%) .NET
2 15 (3.72%) OAuth
3 14 (3.47%) Web Services
4 11 (2.73%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.23%) Spring Boot
6 7 (1.74%) YAML
7 4 (0.99%) OpenID
8 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.50%) CSS
8 2 (0.50%) Middleware
8 2 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.50%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.50%) React
8 2 (0.50%) RESTful
8 2 (0.50%) SOAP
8 2 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.50%) WCF
8 2 (0.50%) WinForms
8 2 (0.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (24.81%) Management Information System
2 48 (11.91%) Cyberthreat
3 44 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 25 (6.20%) Cloud Native
6 24 (5.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (5.46%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (4.22%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.23%) PKI
10 12 (2.98%) Cyberattack
11 10 (2.48%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.74%) Robotics
13 5 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (1.24%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.99%) Social Media
14 4 (0.99%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.74%) Driving Licence
15 3 (0.74%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.15%) Windows
2 51 (12.66%) Linux
3 31 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 30 (7.44%) Unix
5 7 (1.74%) Solaris
5 7 (1.74%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) MVS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (71.96%) Information Security
2 268 (66.50%) Cybersecurity
3 117 (29.03%) SIEM
4 110 (27.30%) Risk Management
5 96 (23.82%) ITIL
6 77 (19.11%) Identity Access Management
7 76 (18.86%) Security Operations
8 68 (16.87%) Vulnerability Management
9 59 (14.64%) Security Management
10 53 (13.15%) OWASP
11 51 (12.66%) DevOps
11 51 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
12 49 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (11.66%) Security Architecture
13 47 (11.66%) Web Filtering
14 46 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (11.17%) Information Security Management
16 43 (10.67%) Data Protection
17 39 (9.68%) Analytics
18 36 (8.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.40%) Python
2 48 (11.91%) Java
3 29 (7.20%) Perl
4 21 (5.21%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.47%) SQL
6 17 (4.22%) R
7 15 (3.72%) C++
8 13 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.48%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.23%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.24%) C
11 5 (1.24%) Go
12 2 (0.50%) C#
13 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 204 (50.62%) CISSP
2 151 (37.47%) CISM
3 86 (21.34%) Degree
4 66 (16.38%) CISA
5 37 (9.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 35 (8.68%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (8.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 28 (6.95%) Security Cleared
9 27 (6.70%) CCSP
9 27 (6.70%) CRISC
10 24 (5.96%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 15 (3.72%) CSSLP
11 15 (3.72%) SANS
12 13 (3.23%) CREST Certified
13 12 (2.98%) GCFA
13 12 (2.98%) GCIA
13 12 (2.98%) GIAC
13 12 (2.98%) GPEN
13 12 (2.98%) SC Cleared
14 11 (2.73%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (63.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (26.80%) GDPR
3 73 (18.11%) PCI DSS
4 66 (16.38%) COBIT
5 42 (10.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 41 (10.17%) NIST 800
7 30 (7.44%) ISO 31000
8 24 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 23 (5.71%) NCSC
10 15 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (3.23%) SLA
12 12 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 11 (2.73%) COSO
14 9 (2.23%) ISO 22301
15 8 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (1.49%) HIPAA
17 5 (1.24%) GAMP
17 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 4 (0.99%) ISAE 3402
19 3 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 53 (13.15%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.69%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (8.44%) Terraform
2 26 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (4.96%) Kubernetes
4 11 (2.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 9 (2.23%) QRadar
6 7 (1.74%) CSIRT
7 6 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 4 (0.99%) Ansible
10 2 (0.50%) CASB
10 2 (0.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.50%) Consul
10 2 (0.50%) linkerd
10 2 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.25%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.69%) VMware
3 24 (5.96%) Google
4 19 (4.71%) Splunk
5 11 (2.73%) LogRhythm
6 10 (2.48%) Darktrace
6 10 (2.48%) IBM
7 9 (2.23%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.99%) Cisco
8 8 (1.99%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.49%) Remedy
10 5 (1.24%) SAP
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle
11 3 (0.74%) Qualys
12 2 (0.50%) Apple
13 1 (0.25%) F5
13 1 (0.25%) HP
13 1 (0.25%) IronPort
13 1 (0.25%) McAfee