Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 236 371
Rank change year-on-year -80 +135 +57
Permanent jobs citing NIST 145 53 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.97% 4.89% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80 45 114
10th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £48,625
25th Percentile £51,250 £49,000 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% -3.57% +21.74%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £85,500 £95,000 "
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%

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 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 2,915 1,083 3,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.08% 13.32% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,863 856 2,811
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 28 October 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 28 October 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
Thames Valley -33 71 £72,500 -6.45% 6
Berkshire -29 62 £75,000 -11.76% 4
Surrey -48 34 £55,000 -22.81% 5
West Sussex -1 19 £60,000 -32.39% 4
Hampshire -120 13 £59,500 +2.59%
Buckinghamshire -51 5 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £57,500 - 1
Kent -43 3 - - 1
Sussex - 3 £60,000 -
East Sussex -50 2 £75,000 +53.06%
NIST
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 123 (84.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (79.31%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (53.10%) Social Skills
4 70 (48.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 70 (48.28%) Information Security
5 58 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 57 (39.31%) GDPR
7 53 (36.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 53 (36.55%) Security Testing
8 48 (33.10%) Risk Management
9 47 (32.41%) Smart Meter
9 47 (32.41%) Police
10 46 (31.72%) SIEM
11 41 (28.28%) CISM
11 41 (28.28%) CISSP
12 35 (24.14%) Management Information System
13 33 (22.76%) Firewall
13 33 (22.76%) Finance
14 32 (22.07%) Security Cleared
15 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
16 29 (20.00%) Data Protection
17 28 (19.31%) Degree
17 28 (19.31%) Regulatory Compliance
18 26 (17.93%) Identity Management
19 25 (17.24%) Network Security
20 24 (16.55%) Fraud Detection
20 24 (16.55%) Cyber Assurance
20 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (16.55%) Threat Analysis
21 23 (15.86%) Banking

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 1 (0.69%) Apache
1 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
1 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) Azure
2 16 (11.03%) AWS
3 12 (8.28%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (4.14%) IaaS
4 6 (4.14%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.14%) PaaS
5 4 (2.76%) SaaS
6 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.38%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.69%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.69%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.76%) Firewall
2 25 (17.24%) Network Security
3 14 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.90%) VPN
5 8 (5.52%) HTTP
5 8 (5.52%) SSL
6 7 (4.83%) WAN
6 7 (4.83%) Wireless
7 6 (4.14%) VLAN
8 4 (2.76%) Internet
8 4 (2.76%) IPsec
8 4 (2.76%) LAN
9 3 (2.07%) Broadband
10 2 (1.38%) BGP
10 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.38%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.38%) NNTP
10 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.14%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.38%) DB2
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) JIRA
1 6 (4.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.69%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.69%) Emacs
General
1 77 (53.10%) Social Skills
2 47 (32.41%) Police
3 33 (22.76%) Finance
4 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (15.86%) Banking
6 11 (7.59%) Legal
6 11 (7.59%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (5.52%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (5.52%) Telecoms
8 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.76%) Public Sector
10 3 (2.07%) Electronics
10 3 (2.07%) Marketing
10 3 (2.07%) Retail
10 3 (2.07%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.69%) Law
11 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (22.76%) Architect
2 31 (21.38%) Security Architect
3 29 (20.00%) Consultant
3 29 (20.00%) Security Consultant
4 27 (18.62%) Security Engineer
5 24 (16.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 18 (12.41%) Junior
7 16 (11.03%) Analyst
7 16 (11.03%) Junior Consultant
7 16 (11.03%) Junior Security Consultant
8 13 (8.97%) Security Analyst
9 11 (7.59%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Network Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.83%) Information Manager
11 7 (4.83%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (4.83%) Security Specialist
12 6 (4.14%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.14%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) SOAP
2 4 (2.76%) OAuth
3 3 (2.07%) EDI
3 3 (2.07%) JSON
3 3 (2.07%) OAuth2
3 3 (2.07%) SAML
3 3 (2.07%) XML
4 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (32.41%) Smart Meter
2 35 (24.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.21%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.83%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.14%) Digital Media
5 6 (4.14%) PKI
5 6 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.45%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.07%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.69%) Blog
9 1 (0.69%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Linux
2 8 (5.52%) Windows
3 6 (4.14%) Solaris
3 6 (4.14%) Unix
4 2 (1.38%) AIX
4 2 (1.38%) zOS
5 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (79.31%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (48.28%) Information Security
3 58 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 53 (36.55%) Security Testing
5 48 (33.10%) Risk Management
6 46 (31.72%) SIEM
7 29 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 28 (19.31%) Regulatory Compliance
9 26 (17.93%) Identity Management
10 24 (16.55%) Cyber Assurance
10 24 (16.55%) Fraud Detection
10 24 (16.55%) Threat Analysis
11 23 (15.86%) OWASP
11 23 (15.86%) Security Architecture
12 19 (13.10%) Business Continuity
13 17 (11.72%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (10.34%) Security Management
15 14 (9.66%) Data Loss Prevention
16 13 (8.97%) Threat Modelling
17 12 (8.28%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.52%) SQL
2 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.76%) C
3 4 (2.76%) Python
4 3 (2.07%) Go
5 1 (0.69%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) CISM
1 41 (28.28%) CISSP
2 32 (22.07%) Security Cleared
3 28 (19.31%) Degree
4 18 (12.41%) CISA
5 13 (8.97%) CRISC
6 11 (7.59%) CEH
6 11 (7.59%) FFIEC
7 10 (6.90%) GIAC
8 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.21%) OSCP
9 7 (4.83%) CCNA
10 6 (4.14%) ISEB
10 6 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (4.14%) OSCE
10 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (4.14%) SSCP
11 5 (3.45%) CGEIT
11 5 (3.45%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (84.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (48.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 57 (39.31%) GDPR
4 53 (36.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 21 (14.48%) COBIT
6 17 (11.72%) SOC 2
7 15 (10.34%) PCI DSS
8 11 (7.59%) NIST 800
8 11 (7.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (6.90%) GRC
9 10 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (5.52%) QA
11 7 (4.83%) HIPAA
12 5 (3.45%) ISO 22301
13 4 (2.76%) GAMP
13 4 (2.76%) RMADS
14 3 (2.07%) ITGC
15 2 (1.38%) NCSC
16 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.45%) Firmware
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.38%) OpenAM
3 2 (1.38%) OpenIDM
3 2 (1.38%) RACF
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) HP ALM
1 6 (4.14%) HP Fortify
1 6 (4.14%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (4.14%) WebInspect
2 3 (2.07%) Nessus
2 3 (2.07%) Nexpose
2 3 (2.07%) Nmap
3 2 (1.38%) Ansible
3 2 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.66%) Oracle
3 8 (5.52%) CheckPoint
4 6 (4.14%) ArcSight
4 6 (4.14%) Black Duck
4 6 (4.14%) Cisco
4 6 (4.14%) HP
4 6 (4.14%) McAfee
4 6 (4.14%) Micro Focus
4 6 (4.14%) Palo Alto
4 6 (4.14%) Qualys
4 6 (4.14%) Sonatype
4 6 (4.14%) Splunk
4 6 (4.14%) Tripwire
5 3 (2.07%) CA
5 3 (2.07%) Dataiku
5 3 (2.07%) NetApp
5 3 (2.07%) Openreach
5 3 (2.07%) SAP
6 2 (1.38%) Apple