Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 270 333
Rank change year-on-year +39 +63 +31
Permanent jobs citing NIST 49 67 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.66% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.29% 4.34% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 35 59 31
Median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +46.67%
10th Percentile £38,250 £46,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -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 926 1,544 1,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.67% 15.17% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 690 1,105 1,214
Median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,600 £68,375
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 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +12 37 £47,000 -21.67% 5
Merseyside +16 9 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Cumbria - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire +17 1 - -
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 35 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (69.39%) CISSP
3 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (57.14%) Information Security
5 19 (38.78%) CISM
6 18 (36.73%) CISA
6 18 (36.73%) PCI DSS
7 15 (30.61%) SIEM
8 11 (22.45%) ITIL
8 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (20.41%) Security Management
9 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
10 9 (18.37%) GIAC
10 9 (18.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.33%) Azure
11 8 (16.33%) SaaS
11 8 (16.33%) PaaS
11 8 (16.33%) COBIT
11 8 (16.33%) Tech Ops
12 7 (14.29%) IaaS
12 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
13 6 (12.24%) Information Security Management
13 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.24%) Degree
13 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (12.24%) GDPR
13 6 (12.24%) Cyber Essentials

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 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Azure
1 8 (16.33%) PaaS
1 8 (16.33%) SaaS
2 7 (14.29%) IaaS
3 4 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) Office 365
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.04%) AWS
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.08%) VPN
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) VLAN
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.04%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.04%) GIS
1 1 (2.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
1 13 (26.53%) Security Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Information Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) IT Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) IT Security Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.12%) Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) OAuth
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (4.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (67.35%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (57.14%) Information Security
3 15 (30.61%) SIEM
4 11 (22.45%) ITIL
4 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
5 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
5 10 (20.41%) Security Management
6 8 (16.33%) Tech Ops
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.24%) Information Security Management
8 5 (10.20%) API Integration
8 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Internal Audit
8 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
9 4 (8.16%) Due Diligence
9 4 (8.16%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (8.16%) Security Operations
9 4 (8.16%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (69.39%) CISSP
2 19 (38.78%) CISM
3 18 (36.73%) CISA
4 9 (18.37%) GIAC
5 6 (12.24%) Degree
6 5 (10.20%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (6.12%) CRISC
8 3 (6.12%) PCI QSA
9 2 (4.08%) CCSP
9 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (4.08%) CREST Certified
9 2 (4.08%) ISSAP
9 2 (4.08%) MCSE
9 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.08%) PMP
9 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (36.73%) PCI DSS
3 9 (18.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (16.33%) COBIT
5 6 (12.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (12.24%) GDPR
5 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (6.12%) NCSC
7 2 (4.08%) NIST 800
7 2 (4.08%) SLA
8 1 (2.04%) HIPAA
8 1 (2.04%) ISO 31000
8 1 (2.04%) ITGC
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.08%) HP Fortify
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Fortinet
2 4 (8.16%) Symantec
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Apple
3 2 (4.08%) BeyondTrust
3 2 (4.08%) CyberArk
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Capita
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Databricks