Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 238 358
Rank change year-on-year -10 +120 +1
Permanent jobs citing NIST 45 110 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 1.04% 0.087%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.56% 6.98% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30 96 9
North West median annual salary £45,250 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.58% +9.09% +62.96%
10th Percentile £35,000 £57,500 £29,050
90th Percentile £60,250 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -11.11%

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 986 1,576 1,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.29% 14.94% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 741 1,227 1,202
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,102 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 January 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 19 January 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 -10 41 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Cheshire +22 3 £51,250 -29.31% 2
Merseyside +7 1 - -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 29 (64.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (57.78%) Information Security
3 24 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (51.11%) CISSP
5 22 (48.89%) SIEM
6 19 (42.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (35.56%) Management Information System
7 16 (35.56%) CISA
8 14 (31.11%) Tech Ops
9 12 (26.67%) CISM
9 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
10 11 (24.44%) Finance
10 11 (24.44%) Security Management
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
11 10 (22.22%) Linux
11 10 (22.22%) Patch Management
12 9 (20.00%) Smart Meter
12 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
12 9 (20.00%) Symantec
12 9 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
12 9 (20.00%) Server Hardening
13 8 (17.78%) Internal Audit
13 8 (17.78%) GIAC
14 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
14 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (15.56%) Degree
14 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
14 7 (15.56%) Service Design
14 7 (15.56%) GDPR

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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) PaaS
2 3 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (4.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) SMTP
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.22%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
1 11 (24.44%) Security Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 5 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Information Security Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Head of Information
5 3 (6.67%) Head of Information Security
5 3 (6.67%) Head of Security
6 2 (4.44%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) LDAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Management Information System
2 9 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 6 (13.33%) Smart Energy
4 3 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.67%) PMI
5 1 (2.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Information Security
2 24 (53.33%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (48.89%) SIEM
4 19 (42.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (31.11%) Tech Ops
6 11 (24.44%) Security Management
7 10 (22.22%) Patch Management
8 9 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
8 9 (20.00%) Server Hardening
9 8 (17.78%) Internal Audit
10 7 (15.56%) Data Protection
10 7 (15.56%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
10 7 (15.56%) Service Design
11 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Compliance Audit
12 5 (11.11%) ISMS
12 5 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
12 5 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) CISSP
2 16 (35.56%) CISA
3 12 (26.67%) CISM
4 8 (17.78%) GIAC
5 7 (15.56%) Degree
6 6 (13.33%) CRISC
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (8.89%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.44%) GSEC
10 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.22%) CEH
11 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (2.22%) CISMP
11 1 (2.22%) CSSLP
11 1 (2.22%) ISACA
11 1 (2.22%) PMP
11 1 (2.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (64.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (26.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (15.56%) GDPR
4 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (6.67%) ISO 22301
5 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
5 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (4.44%) COBIT
6 2 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (4.44%) ITGC
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 9 (20.00%) Symantec
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Apple
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) Databricks