Period
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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 247 198 208
Rank change year-on-year -49 +10 +122
Permanent jobs citing NIST 103 84 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.94% 1.05% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.96% 7.37% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 52 61 69
10th Percentile £41,131 £43,750 £48,050
25th Percentile £42,500 £49,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 2,078 1,139 1,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.98% 14.26% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 837 937
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £25,650
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,017
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,400 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -31 89 £62,500 - 9
East Midlands -39 10 £42,500 -19.05% 1
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 71 (68.93%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (66.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (60.19%) Information Security
4 56 (54.37%) GDPR
5 47 (45.63%) SIEM
6 43 (41.75%) CISSP
7 39 (37.86%) Social Skills
8 36 (34.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (34.95%) Cyber Essentials
9 35 (33.98%) CISM
10 34 (33.01%) Finance
11 28 (27.18%) Security Testing
12 25 (24.27%) Banking
12 25 (24.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 25 (24.27%) Police
12 25 (24.27%) Security Operations
12 25 (24.27%) Smart Meter
13 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
14 20 (19.42%) Security Management
15 19 (18.45%) PCI DSS
16 17 (16.50%) NCSC
16 17 (16.50%) CISA
17 14 (13.59%) Security Architecture
18 13 (12.62%) ITIL
19 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
19 12 (11.65%) Data Protection
20 11 (10.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
20 11 (10.68%) Information Security Management
20 11 (10.68%) Legal
21 10 (9.71%) Cyberthreat

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) assyst
2 2 (1.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Azure
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (4.85%) AWS
4 4 (3.88%) IaaS
4 4 (3.88%) PaaS
4 4 (3.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.97%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) Network Security
2 8 (7.77%) Firewall
3 5 (4.85%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.97%) Broadband
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) LTE
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
5 1 (0.97%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.97%) SSH
5 1 (0.97%) SSL
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) VPN
5 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.97%) Subversion
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (37.86%) Social Skills
2 34 (33.01%) Finance
3 25 (24.27%) Banking
3 25 (24.27%) Police
4 11 (10.68%) Legal
5 9 (8.74%) Public Sector
6 8 (7.77%) Automotive
6 8 (7.77%) Manufacturing
7 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.91%) Law
9 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (36.89%) Architect
1 38 (36.89%) Security Architect
2 26 (25.24%) Analyst
3 20 (19.42%) Security Manager
4 17 (16.50%) Security Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (7.77%) Information Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Operational Security Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Security Operations Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Information Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Operations Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Risk Management Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) CSS
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.97%) COM
2 1 (0.97%) HTML
2 1 (0.97%) HTML5
2 1 (0.97%) jQuery
2 1 (0.97%) RESTful
2 1 (0.97%) SOAP
2 1 (0.97%) WCF
2 1 (0.97%) WinForms
2 1 (0.97%) WML
2 1 (0.97%) XML
2 1 (0.97%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.27%) Smart Meter
2 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
3 11 (10.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 10 (9.71%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (9.71%) Public Cloud
5 9 (8.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (7.77%) CSOC
7 7 (6.80%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (4.85%) IoT
8 5 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.97%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.97%) Life Science
10 1 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (68.93%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (60.19%) Information Security
3 47 (45.63%) SIEM
4 36 (34.95%) Vulnerability Management
5 28 (27.18%) Security Testing
6 25 (24.27%) Security Operations
7 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
8 20 (19.42%) Security Management
9 14 (13.59%) Security Architecture
10 13 (12.62%) ITIL
11 12 (11.65%) Data Protection
12 11 (10.68%) Information Security Management
13 10 (9.71%) Data Privacy
13 10 (9.71%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (8.74%) Agile
14 9 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (8.74%) Data Loss Prevention
14 9 (8.74%) Incident Management
14 9 (8.74%) Threat Intelligence
15 8 (7.77%) MITRE ATT&CK
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.97%) C#
1 1 (0.97%) Python
1 1 (0.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (41.75%) CISSP
2 35 (33.98%) CISM
3 17 (16.50%) CISA
4 9 (8.74%) Degree
4 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.77%) ISEB
6 7 (6.80%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (5.83%) CRISC
8 5 (4.85%) PCI QSA
8 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.94%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.94%) CEH
10 2 (1.94%) GSEC
11 1 (0.97%) CHFI
11 1 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.97%) GCIH
11 1 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.97%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (66.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (54.37%) GDPR
3 36 (34.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (24.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 19 (18.45%) PCI DSS
6 17 (16.50%) NCSC
7 5 (4.85%) COBIT
7 5 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (3.88%) JSP 440
9 3 (2.91%) GRC
10 2 (1.94%) IASME
10 2 (1.94%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.94%) SOC 2
10 2 (1.94%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (1.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) QRadar
1 2 (1.94%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.97%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
3 3 (2.91%) Cisco
4 2 (1.94%) Qualys
5 1 (0.97%) Dell
5 1 (0.97%) IBM
5 1 (0.97%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.97%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.97%) Sophos
5 1 (0.97%) Splunk