Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 278 178 286
Rank change year-on-year -100 +108 +73
Permanent jobs citing NIST 58 28 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.55% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.34% 4.79% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 44 28 33
10th Percentile £47,150 £45,250 £39,250
25th Percentile £49,750 £47,500 £47,651
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
75th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £82,250
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,735 585 1,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.34% 14.43% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 461 1,344
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,150
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,299
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the Midlands

NIST
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for NIST in the Midlands

NIST
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST in the Midlands

NIST
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
West Midlands -80 50 £57,500 +4.55% 11
East Midlands - 6 £56,250 - 1
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for NIST.

1 46 (79.31%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (77.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (53.45%) Information Security
4 26 (44.83%) GDPR
4 26 (44.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (37.93%) CISSP
6 20 (34.48%) Social Skills
6 20 (34.48%) SIEM
7 17 (29.31%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (29.31%) PCI DSS
8 16 (27.59%) CISM
9 15 (25.86%) Risk Management
9 15 (25.86%) GRC
10 14 (24.14%) Security Management
11 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
12 11 (18.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (17.24%) Police
13 10 (17.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (17.24%) Smart Meter
13 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (17.24%) Firewall
14 9 (15.52%) CISA
14 9 (15.52%) Finance
14 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
14 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (15.52%) ISMS
14 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
14 9 (15.52%) Security Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Law

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (3.45%) AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 1 (1.72%) GCP
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) Firewall
2 5 (8.62%) LAN
2 5 (8.62%) Network Security
2 5 (8.62%) WAN
3 4 (6.90%) BGP
3 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 4 (6.90%) OSPF
3 4 (6.90%) RTP
4 3 (5.17%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) DMZ
4 3 (5.17%) HSRP
4 3 (5.17%) SD-WAN
4 3 (5.17%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.17%) VoIP
4 3 (5.17%) VPN
4 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.72%) MPLS
5 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Power BI
General
1 20 (34.48%) Social Skills
2 10 (17.24%) Police
3 9 (15.52%) Finance
4 8 (13.79%) Law
4 8 (13.79%) Legal
5 4 (6.90%) Banking
6 2 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Consultant
1 10 (17.24%) Security Consultant
1 10 (17.24%) Security Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Architect
2 8 (13.79%) Security Architect
2 8 (13.79%) Security Specialist
3 7 (12.07%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 7 (12.07%) Security Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Security Officer
5 5 (8.62%) Information Officer
5 5 (8.62%) Information Security Officer
6 4 (6.90%) Information Assurance Leader
6 4 (6.90%) Risk Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Information Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Smart Meter
2 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.45%) SCADA
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (79.31%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (53.45%) Information Security
3 20 (34.48%) SIEM
4 17 (29.31%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (25.86%) Risk Management
6 14 (24.14%) Security Management
7 11 (18.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (17.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
9 9 (15.52%) ISMS
9 9 (15.52%) Security Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Business Continuity
11 7 (12.07%) ITIL
12 6 (10.34%) Fraud Detection
12 6 (10.34%) Identity Management
12 6 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
12 6 (10.34%) Security Operations
12 6 (10.34%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) CISSP
2 16 (27.59%) CISM
3 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) CISA
5 5 (8.62%) Degree
6 4 (6.90%) CASP
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.90%) CRISC
7 3 (5.17%) CCNA
7 3 (5.17%) CCNP
8 2 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (3.45%) SANS
8 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) SSCP
9 1 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.72%) CCSP
9 1 (1.72%) CISMP
9 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.72%) GIAC
9 1 (1.72%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (77.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (44.83%) Cyber Essentials
2 26 (44.83%) GDPR
3 17 (29.31%) PCI DSS
4 15 (25.86%) GRC
5 10 (17.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 7 (12.07%) COBIT
7 6 (10.34%) NCSC
7 6 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (5.17%) NIST 800
9 3 (5.17%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) RSA Archer
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Cisco
1 4 (6.90%) Qualys
2 3 (5.17%) Aruba
2 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Meraki
2 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
2 3 (5.17%) Rapid7
3 2 (3.45%) AlienVault
3 2 (3.45%) JD Edwards
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) Databricks
4 1 (1.72%) Dell
4 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.72%) Zerto