Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 306 331
Rank change year-on-year +121 +25 +40
Permanent jobs citing NIST 39 44 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.71% 2.85% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 31
Median annual salary £50,500 £46,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% -22.92% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,275 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,562 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +8.00% -

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 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 683 1,544 1,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.35% 14.56% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 524 972 1,227
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,000 £24,150
90th Percentile £68,375 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +2.04%

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion 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

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

Salary trend for NIST in the North West

NIST
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in the North West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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
Manchester +93 25 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Merseyside +31 12 £62,500 +61.29%
Cumbria - 2 £55,000 -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 North West region with a requirement for NIST.

1 33 (84.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (66.67%) CISSP
4 23 (58.97%) Information Security
4 23 (58.97%) PCI DSS
5 22 (56.41%) CISM
6 19 (48.72%) CISA
7 10 (25.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.64%) Security Architecture
8 9 (23.08%) ITIL
9 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (20.51%) COBIT
9 8 (20.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (15.38%) PCI QSA
11 6 (15.38%) SaaS
11 6 (15.38%) PaaS
11 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (12.82%) GIAC
12 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.82%) Azure
12 5 (12.82%) OWASP
12 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
12 5 (12.82%) IaaS
12 5 (12.82%) CRISC
12 5 (12.82%) API Integration
13 4 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (10.26%) Security Patching

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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) PaaS
1 6 (15.38%) SaaS
2 5 (12.82%) Azure
2 5 (12.82%) IaaS
3 4 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) Akamai
5 1 (2.56%) AWS
5 1 (2.56%) Office 365
5 1 (2.56%) Power Automate
5 1 (2.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.56%) Power BI
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Legal
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
1 12 (30.77%) Security Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Security Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) IT Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Governance Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Information Governance Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Information Risk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
1 3 (7.69%) Social Media
2 2 (5.13%) Cyberattack
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (5.13%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (58.97%) Information Security
3 10 (25.64%) Risk Management
3 10 (25.64%) Security Architecture
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 8 (20.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (12.82%) API Integration
7 5 (12.82%) OWASP
7 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.26%) Information Security Management
8 4 (10.26%) Security Management
8 4 (10.26%) Security Patching
9 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.69%) ISMS
9 3 (7.69%) Migration
9 3 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) CISSP
2 22 (56.41%) CISM
3 19 (48.72%) CISA
4 6 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (15.38%) PCI QSA
5 5 (12.82%) CRISC
5 5 (12.82%) GIAC
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (7.69%) CSSLP
7 3 (7.69%) ISSAP
7 3 (7.69%) ISSMP
7 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.69%) SANS
8 2 (5.13%) CCSP
8 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
8 2 (5.13%) Degree
8 2 (5.13%) MCITP
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (84.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (58.97%) PCI DSS
3 10 (25.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (20.51%) COBIT
4 8 (20.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (10.26%) NCSC
7 3 (7.69%) NIST 800
8 2 (5.13%) SLA
9 1 (2.56%) GDPR
9 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
9 1 (2.56%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) BeyondTrust
2 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.56%) Databricks