Period
to 8 August 2020

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 August 2020 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 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 266 394 419
Rank change year-on-year +128 +25 +111
Permanent jobs citing NIST 61 115 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.44% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.26% 3.15% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 56 93 77
Median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +27.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £32,125 £55,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £100,000
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 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 1,432 3,654 3,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.88% 13.97% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,126 2,767 3,111
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 August 2020.

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 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
Thames Valley +86 27 £80,000 +14.29%
Berkshire +68 23 £85,000 +21.43%
Surrey +99 16 £67,500 +12.50%
Hampshire +74 6 £58,000 -22.67% 1
Kent - 6 £33,500 -
Oxfordshire +42 3 £70,000 -
East Sussex +40 3 £43,500 -47.27%
West Sussex +36 3 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire +62 1 £62,500 -10.71%
NIST
England

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

1 49 (80.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (65.57%) Information Security
3 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (42.62%) CISSP
5 24 (39.34%) GDPR
6 23 (37.70%) Risk Management
7 19 (31.15%) CISM
7 19 (31.15%) Finance
8 17 (27.87%) CISA
8 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
8 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
9 16 (26.23%) Firewall
10 15 (24.59%) NIST 800
10 15 (24.59%) AWS
11 13 (21.31%) Security Architecture
11 13 (21.31%) Azure
12 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
12 12 (19.67%) Information Security Management
12 12 (19.67%) Data Security
12 12 (19.67%) Security Management
12 12 (19.67%) Python
12 12 (19.67%) OWASP
13 11 (18.03%) DNS
13 11 (18.03%) SaaS
14 10 (16.39%) Open Source
14 10 (16.39%) Data Protection
15 9 (14.75%) PaaS
15 9 (14.75%) SIEM
15 9 (14.75%) IaaS
15 9 (14.75%) DevOps

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.59%) AWS
2 13 (21.31%) Azure
3 11 (18.03%) SaaS
4 9 (14.75%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (14.75%) Azure Functions
4 9 (14.75%) IaaS
4 9 (14.75%) PaaS
4 9 (14.75%) Power Platform
4 9 (14.75%) PowerApps
4 9 (14.75%) Serverless
5 2 (3.28%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) DNS
3 9 (14.75%) Internet
4 5 (8.20%) Network Security
5 4 (6.56%) HTTP
5 4 (6.56%) VPN
6 3 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.92%) SCCP
6 3 (4.92%) SSL
6 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.92%) WAN
7 2 (3.28%) RTP
8 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Architect
2 17 (27.87%) Security Architect
3 12 (19.67%) Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (14.75%) Security Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Security Specialist
5 7 (11.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Audit Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) IT Audit Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) IT Consultant
7 5 (8.20%) Security Officer
8 4 (6.56%) Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Cloud Specialist
8 4 (6.56%) IT Security Officer
8 4 (6.56%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 3 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 2 (3.28%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) LDAP
2 3 (4.92%) SAML
3 2 (3.28%) OAuth
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Cloud Native
3 6 (9.84%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (9.84%) PKI
3 6 (9.84%) SWIFT
4 5 (8.20%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.28%) Cyberattack
7 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.64%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.64%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (65.57%) Information Security
2 34 (55.74%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (37.70%) Risk Management
4 13 (21.31%) Security Architecture
5 12 (19.67%) Data Security
5 12 (19.67%) Information Security Management
5 12 (19.67%) OWASP
5 12 (19.67%) Security Management
6 10 (16.39%) Data Protection
6 10 (16.39%) Open Source
7 9 (14.75%) Anomaly Detection
7 9 (14.75%) DevOps
7 9 (14.75%) ITIL
7 9 (14.75%) SIEM
7 9 (14.75%) Task Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Coaching
8 8 (13.11%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (13.11%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Security Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) PowerShell
1 12 (19.67%) Python
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) CISSP
2 19 (31.15%) CISM
3 17 (27.87%) CISA
4 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
6 7 (11.48%) CRISC
6 7 (11.48%) Degree
7 6 (9.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (8.20%) CEH
9 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.92%) CCSP
10 3 (4.92%) CSSLP
10 3 (4.92%) GWAPT
10 3 (4.92%) ISSAP
10 3 (4.92%) ISSEP
10 3 (4.92%) PhD
11 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (3.28%) OSCE
11 2 (3.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (80.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (39.34%) GDPR
3 17 (27.87%) PCI DSS
4 15 (24.59%) NIST 800
5 6 (9.84%) COBIT
5 6 (9.84%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (9.84%) SLA
6 4 (6.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (3.28%) GAMP
8 2 (3.28%) HIPAA
8 2 (3.28%) NCSC
8 2 (3.28%) QA
9 1 (1.64%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Terraform
2 2 (3.28%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.28%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.28%) HP Fortify
2 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.28%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) CA
4 3 (4.92%) Splunk
5 2 (3.28%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.28%) Black Duck
5 2 (3.28%) F5
5 2 (3.28%) Google
5 2 (3.28%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.28%) Qualys
5 2 (3.28%) Sonatype
5 2 (3.28%) Tripwire
6 1 (1.64%) Dell
6 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.64%) Juniper
6 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.64%) VMware