Period
to 8 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 8 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
England > South East
6 months to
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 300 361
Rank change year-on-year +37 +61 +86
Permanent jobs citing NIST 112 130 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.86% 5.16% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 93 99 101
10th Percentile " £40,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £58,750 £52,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.86% - +27.27%
75th Percentile £71,250 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,910 2,520 3,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.54% 13.88% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,240 1,951 2,955
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £64,063 £67,500 £61,125
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

NIST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NIST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for NIST in the South East

NIST
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NIST in the South East.

Salary trend for NIST in the South East

NIST
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing NIST in the South East over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Salary histogram for NIST in the South East

NIST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NIST within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 May 2021. 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
Hampshire +62 44 £65,000 -3.70% 3
West Sussex +31 25 £42,500 -47.69% 1
Thames Valley -6 25 £75,000 +7.14% 7
Berkshire -17 19 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Surrey 0 10 £62,500 -16.67% 7
Middlesex - 6 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £48,000 -38.06% 2
East Sussex +19 5 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Kent +7 3 £46,000 +5.75% 1
Oxfordshire +25 1 £57,500 -17.86% 1
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for NIST.

1 74 (66.07%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (58.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (48.21%) Information Security
4 49 (43.75%) CISSP
5 45 (40.18%) Social Skills
6 35 (31.25%) Azure
7 34 (30.36%) Risk Management
8 28 (25.00%) SIEM
8 28 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
9 27 (24.11%) NCSC
10 26 (23.21%) CISM
11 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
11 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
12 24 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
13 23 (20.54%) GDPR
13 23 (20.54%) CRISC
13 23 (20.54%) Finance
14 22 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (18.75%) Management Information System
15 21 (18.75%) PCI DSS
16 20 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
17 19 (16.96%) Mobile Device Management
17 19 (16.96%) Validation
18 17 (15.18%) Public Cloud
18 17 (15.18%) AWS
18 17 (15.18%) Organisational Skills
19 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
20 15 (13.39%) Oracle
21 13 (11.61%) Vulnerability Management

NIST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.79%) Apache
1 2 (1.79%) Apache Pig
1 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (31.25%) Azure
2 17 (15.18%) AWS
3 10 (8.93%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 2 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.79%) Azure Functions
4 2 (1.79%) IaaS
4 2 (1.79%) PaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.79%) PowerApps
4 2 (1.79%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) Firewall
2 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.46%) Network Security
3 5 (4.46%) SAN
4 4 (3.57%) DHCP
4 4 (3.57%) DNS
4 4 (3.57%) WAN
5 3 (2.68%) NAS
6 2 (1.79%) Internet
6 2 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.79%) SSH
6 2 (1.79%) SSL
6 2 (1.79%) VPN
7 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) Big Data
2 2 (1.79%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
General
1 45 (40.18%) Social Skills
2 28 (25.00%) Presentation Skills
3 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (20.54%) Finance
5 17 (15.18%) Organisational Skills
6 12 (10.71%) Legal
7 11 (9.82%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (8.93%) Military
9 6 (5.36%) Public Sector
10 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
11 4 (3.57%) Aerospace
12 3 (2.68%) Electronics
12 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
12 3 (2.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Architect
3 23 (20.54%) IT Analyst
4 19 (16.96%) IT Risk Analyst
4 19 (16.96%) Risk Analyst
5 16 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 14 (12.50%) Consultant
7 13 (11.61%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (11.61%) Security Consultant
8 12 (10.71%) AWS Architect
9 11 (9.82%) Security Architect
10 10 (8.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 9 (8.04%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 9 (8.04%) Information Analyst
11 9 (8.04%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (6.25%) Security Engineer
13 6 (5.36%) Security Specialist
14 5 (4.46%) Information Security Officer
14 5 (4.46%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (1.79%) OAuth
2 2 (1.79%) SAML
3 1 (0.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 17 (15.18%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.79%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.36%) Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.07%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (48.21%) Information Security
3 34 (30.36%) Risk Management
4 28 (25.00%) SIEM
5 22 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (17.86%) Risk Analysis
7 19 (16.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (16.96%) Validation
8 13 (11.61%) Vulnerability Management
9 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
9 12 (10.71%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.82%) Privileged Access Management
10 11 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (8.93%) ISMS
12 9 (8.04%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (8.04%) OWASP
13 8 (7.14%) Security Management
13 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
13 8 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.25%) Python
2 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.57%) C
3 4 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (1.79%) C#
4 2 (1.79%) Lua
4 2 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (43.75%) CISSP
2 26 (23.21%) CISM
3 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
4 23 (20.54%) CRISC
5 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.04%) Degree
6 9 (8.04%) SSCP
7 8 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 7 (6.25%) SANS
9 6 (5.36%) AWS Certification
9 6 (5.36%) CEH
10 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.57%) CCNA
11 4 (3.57%) CCNP
11 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.68%) CISA
13 2 (1.79%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.79%) GCIH
13 2 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (58.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (24.11%) NCSC
3 24 (21.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (20.54%) GDPR
5 21 (18.75%) PCI DSS
6 8 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (6.25%) NIST 800
8 4 (3.57%) COBIT
9 2 (1.79%) Def Stans
9 2 (1.79%) GAMP
9 2 (1.79%) GRC
9 2 (1.79%) HIPAA
9 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (1.79%) RMADS
9 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (1.79%) SOC 2
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Ansible
2 3 (2.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.79%) Nessus
3 2 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
1 15 (13.39%) Oracle
2 6 (5.36%) Barracuda Networks
2 6 (5.36%) Cisco
3 4 (3.57%) Dell
3 4 (3.57%) VMware
4 3 (2.68%) CyberArk
4 3 (2.68%) ForgeRock
4 3 (2.68%) IBM
4 3 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
4 3 (2.68%) Veeam
4 3 (2.68%) Workday
5 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.79%) McAfee
5 2 (1.79%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.79%) Rapid7
5 2 (1.79%) Sophos
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
5 2 (1.79%) Symantec