Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 419 392 475
Rank change year-on-year -27 +83 +103
Permanent jobs citing NIST 286 165 302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.46% 4.73% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 236 124 257
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,250 £41,400
25th Percentile £63,750 £50,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £65,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £84,063 £95,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £120,250 £102,500
England median annual salary £66,045 £62,250 £69,000
% change year-on-year +6.10% -9.78% +10.40%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,417 3,488 7,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.25% 12.17% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,007 2,707 5,934
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,700 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.42% +7.40% -

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in London

NIST
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NIST in London.

Salary trend for NIST in London

NIST
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST in London

NIST
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the London region over the 6 months to 29 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
Central London +6 59 £71,250 +9.62% 12
South London +3 7 £60,305 -7.32% 1
West London -22 5 £91,250 +58.70% 3
East London - 5 £60,000 - 4
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for NIST.

1 178 (62.24%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (56.99%) Information Security
3 157 (54.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 120 (41.96%) CISSP
5 114 (39.86%) Finance
6 97 (33.92%) Azure
7 90 (31.47%) CISM
8 78 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (23.43%) GDPR
10 64 (22.38%) SIEM
10 64 (22.38%) Social Skills
11 62 (21.68%) Risk Management
12 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
13 55 (19.23%) OWASP
14 53 (18.53%) Degree
14 53 (18.53%) AWS
15 50 (17.48%) CISA
16 48 (16.78%) Cyber Essentials
17 47 (16.43%) Security Architecture
17 47 (16.43%) Management Information System
18 43 (15.03%) Vulnerability Management
19 42 (14.69%) ITIL
19 42 (14.69%) Penetration Testing
20 41 (14.34%) Security Management
20 41 (14.34%) Programme Management
20 41 (14.34%) Firewall
21 40 (13.99%) Project Management
22 39 (13.64%) COBIT
22 39 (13.64%) DevOps
22 39 (13.64%) Public Sector

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.10%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 97 (33.92%) Azure
2 53 (18.53%) AWS
3 27 (9.44%) GCP
4 19 (6.64%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (5.94%) SaaS
6 11 (3.85%) Azure Sentinel
6 11 (3.85%) PaaS
7 5 (1.75%) IaaS
8 3 (1.05%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.05%) Slack
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.70%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.70%) Serverless
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.34%) Firewall
2 32 (11.19%) Network Security
3 13 (4.55%) VPN
4 6 (2.10%) DNS
4 6 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.10%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.75%) HTTP
6 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.40%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.05%) DHCP
7 3 (1.05%) Internet
7 3 (1.05%) MPLS
7 3 (1.05%) SD-WAN
7 3 (1.05%) WAN
7 3 (1.05%) Wireless
8 2 (0.70%) BGP
8 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.70%) LAN
8 2 (0.70%) OSPF
8 2 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.75%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.05%) Redis
3 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.35%) Big Data
4 1 (0.35%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) DB2
4 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.35%) Power BI
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Travis CI
2 2 (0.70%) Snyk
3 1 (0.35%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 114 (39.86%) Finance
2 64 (22.38%) Social Skills
3 39 (13.64%) Public Sector
4 35 (12.24%) Telecoms
5 34 (11.89%) Banking
5 34 (11.89%) Marketing
6 33 (11.54%) Electronics
6 33 (11.54%) Manufacturing
7 14 (4.90%) Legal
8 12 (4.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 11 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (3.50%) Law
10 10 (3.50%) Retail
11 8 (2.80%) Financial Institution
12 7 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
14 4 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (1.40%) Public Speaking
15 3 (1.05%) Advertising
16 2 (0.70%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 63 (22.03%) Architect
2 54 (18.88%) Security Architect
3 53 (18.53%) Consultant
4 37 (12.94%) Security Engineer
4 37 (12.94%) Security Manager
5 30 (10.49%) Security Consultant
6 25 (8.74%) Analyst
7 23 (8.04%) Security Analyst
8 21 (7.34%) Security Specialist
9 20 (6.99%) Information Manager
10 19 (6.64%) Information Security Manager
11 18 (6.29%) Information Security Consultant
12 16 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
13 15 (5.24%) Azure Consultant
13 15 (5.24%) IAM Consultant
14 14 (4.90%) Information Analyst
14 14 (4.90%) Information Security Analyst
15 13 (4.55%) CISSP Architect
16 12 (4.20%) Incident Analyst
16 12 (4.20%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.24%) OAuth
1 15 (5.24%) OAuth2
2 5 (1.75%) JSON
3 4 (1.40%) Middleware
3 4 (1.40%) Web Services
4 3 (1.05%) .NET
4 3 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.05%) SAML
5 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.35%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.43%) Management Information System
2 22 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 21 (7.34%) Cloud Native
4 17 (5.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 17 (5.94%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (4.90%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
7 8 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.75%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.40%) Digital Currency
10 4 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.40%) Social Network
11 3 (1.05%) CESG
11 3 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.59%) Linux
1 16 (5.59%) Windows
2 6 (2.10%) Unix
3 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.35%) AIX
4 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (62.24%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (56.99%) Information Security
3 78 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (22.38%) SIEM
5 62 (21.68%) Risk Management
6 55 (19.23%) OWASP
7 47 (16.43%) Security Architecture
8 43 (15.03%) Vulnerability Management
9 42 (14.69%) ITIL
9 42 (14.69%) Penetration Testing
10 41 (14.34%) Programme Management
10 41 (14.34%) Security Management
11 40 (13.99%) Project Management
12 39 (13.64%) DevOps
13 38 (13.29%) Information Security Management
14 37 (12.94%) Identity Access Management
15 36 (12.59%) DevSecOps
15 36 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.69%) Python
2 15 (5.24%) Java
3 6 (2.10%) C
3 6 (2.10%) Go
4 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.75%) SQL
5 4 (1.40%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.05%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) C++
7 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.70%) Perl
7 2 (0.70%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 120 (41.96%) CISSP
2 90 (31.47%) CISM
3 53 (18.53%) Degree
4 50 (17.48%) CISA
5 16 (5.59%) CRISC
6 14 (4.90%) GIAC
7 10 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (3.50%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.50%) SSCP
8 8 (2.80%) OSCP
8 8 (2.80%) SANS
9 7 (2.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (2.10%) CEH
10 6 (2.10%) CREST Certified
11 5 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (1.75%) OSCE
11 5 (1.75%) PCI QSA
11 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.40%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.40%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (54.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (23.43%) GDPR
3 48 (16.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 39 (13.64%) COBIT
5 37 (12.94%) PCI DSS
6 26 (9.09%) NCSC
7 23 (8.04%) NIST 800
8 15 (5.24%) GRC
9 9 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (2.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (2.45%) ISO 9001
11 6 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (2.10%) SOC 2
12 5 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (1.75%) JSP 440
12 5 (1.75%) SLA
13 4 (1.40%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (1.40%) PA-DSS
13 4 (1.40%) RMADS
14 3 (1.05%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 27 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.40%) Docker
4 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.55%) Terraform
2 7 (2.45%) CASB
2 7 (2.45%) QRadar
3 6 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.05%) Ansible
5 3 (1.05%) Consul
5 3 (1.05%) linkerd
5 3 (1.05%) Nessus
5 3 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.70%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.70%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.70%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.70%) Puppet
6 2 (0.70%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.70%) SCCM
6 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.35%) Nmap
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.54%) SAP
3 16 (5.59%) CyberArk
4 15 (5.24%) ForgeRock
5 10 (3.50%) Google
6 9 (3.15%) Cisco
6 9 (3.15%) Splunk
7 6 (2.10%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.10%) Palo Alto
7 6 (2.10%) Qualys
8 5 (1.75%) VMware
9 4 (1.40%) AlienVault
9 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.40%) McAfee
9 4 (1.40%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.40%) Symantec
10 3 (1.05%) Citrix
10 3 (1.05%) Okta
11 2 (0.70%) Alibaba
11 2 (0.70%) Fortinet