Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 304 363
Rank change year-on-year +26 +59 -8
Permanent jobs citing NIST 53 62 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.52% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.64% 3.88% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 43 50 14
North West median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% - +71.43%
10th Percentile £35,250 £50,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,562 £76,250 £79,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,458 1,597 1,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.87% 13.41% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1,239 1,099
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,102 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NIST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the North West

NIST
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NIST in the North West.

Salary trend for NIST in the North West

NIST
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NIST in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for NIST in the North West

NIST
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. 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
Manchester +10 47 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Cheshire +31 3 £55,000 -24.14% 3
Merseyside -6 3 £38,750 -46.55% 1
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for NIST.

1 44 (83.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (69.81%) Information Security
3 31 (58.49%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (52.83%) CISSP
5 27 (50.94%) CISA
6 21 (39.62%) CISM
7 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
8 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
9 14 (26.42%) COBIT
9 14 (26.42%) SIEM
9 14 (26.42%) Security Management
10 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
10 13 (24.53%) Patch Management
11 12 (22.64%) CRISC
12 11 (20.75%) Finance
12 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
13 10 (18.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (18.87%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (16.98%) Legal
14 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
14 9 (16.98%) Security Architecture
15 8 (15.09%) Linux
15 8 (15.09%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (15.09%) Collaborative Working
15 8 (15.09%) Tech Ops
15 8 (15.09%) NCSC
16 7 (13.21%) Threat Intelligence
16 7 (13.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 7 (13.21%) Symantec

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Flow
1 5 (9.43%) Power Platform
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
2 4 (7.55%) PaaS
2 4 (7.55%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) DHCP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
1 4 (7.55%) HTTP
1 4 (7.55%) SMTP
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Power BI
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Legal
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 18 (33.96%) Security Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 5 (9.43%) Head of Design
4 5 (9.43%) Head of Security
4 5 (9.43%) Information Security Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Security Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Compliance Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Governance Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 4 (7.55%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Security Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Auditor
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.21%) Smart Meter
3 6 (11.32%) Smart Energy
4 5 (9.43%) Cyberattack
5 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.77%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Information Security
2 31 (58.49%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (26.42%) Security Management
3 14 (26.42%) SIEM
4 13 (24.53%) Patch Management
4 13 (24.53%) Risk Management
5 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.98%) Security Architecture
7 8 (15.09%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (15.09%) Tech Ops
8 7 (13.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (13.21%) Server Hardening
8 7 (13.21%) Threat Intelligence
9 6 (11.32%) Information Security Management
9 6 (11.32%) Internal Audit
9 6 (11.32%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (11.32%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (11.32%) Security Operations
9 6 (11.32%) Service Design
10 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 28 (52.83%) CISSP
2 27 (50.94%) CISA
3 21 (39.62%) CISM
4 12 (22.64%) CRISC
5 10 (18.87%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (11.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.32%) CREST Certified
7 5 (9.43%) Degree
7 5 (9.43%) SSCP
8 4 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (7.55%) SANS
9 3 (5.66%) ISACA
10 2 (3.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.77%) GIAC
10 2 (3.77%) GSEC
10 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
10 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (83.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
3 14 (26.42%) COBIT
4 10 (18.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (15.09%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (15.09%) NCSC
6 2 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (3.77%) GDPR
6 2 (3.77%) ISO 22301
6 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
6 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.89%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.77%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (3.77%) Graylog
2 2 (3.77%) QRadar
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Symantec
3 6 (11.32%) Fortinet
4 5 (9.43%) Sparx
5 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Zscaler
6 2 (3.77%) AlienVault
6 2 (3.77%) Apple
6 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.77%) Splunk